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Creative and stylish repair - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
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Creative and stylish repair
The center of the plastic button of this 30 year old doorbell wore through so it looked rather like a toilet seat, but it worked PERFECTLY. Still, most people would have replaced the whole doorbell. A little epoxy putty and a real shirt button and now it looks like an upgrade. What? You never heard of a button on a doorbell before?

[EDIT: the button itself was actually selected and provided by whirlybirdie]

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dcseain From: dcseain Date: April 27th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the look of that. Red was a nice choice.
fixx From: fixx Date: April 27th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank You!

as for the color it is more of a antique pink pearlescent.

As I so often like to say (when wearing pink)
---------"I'm not vanilla; I'm STRAWBERRY!"
dcseain From: dcseain Date: April 27th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank You!

as for the color it is more of a antique pink pearlescent.

Oooh. I should come see it.
fixx From: fixx Date: April 27th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank You!

AS *IF* you needed an excuse to visit!
From: whirlybirdie Date: May 10th, 2005 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank You!

Yes, I am dissapointed that it looks much darker while installed. A camera "trick" maybe? Also I would have rotated it 45 deg so the holes were diamond in possition. What the heck, it's only a button! :-)
fixx From: fixx Date: May 10th, 2005 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank You!

I only thought about orientation as I was placing it. I felt the square on approach made it more obvious that they were not simply decorative dots.

As fo for the color, it is brighter in daylight. Sort of a dusty rose.
archgirl06 From: archgirl06 Date: April 27th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
as the resident designer/artist, I actually like that.

Though a flat round piece of stone (gem or otherwise) would look pretty awesome too.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: April 27th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
archgirl06 From: archgirl06 Date: April 27th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
At first I thought you were suggsting fixx put a scary looking pyramid thing on his doorknob. I was thinking *ouch*. Then I saw the round stone things and realized that I had simply overlooked the reasonable option.
fixx From: fixx Date: April 27th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I assumed the scary pyramid things which would have been that much cooler if the original lamp still worked!
archgirl06 From: archgirl06 Date: April 27th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, because your goal is to injure people that visit your home and push the scary jabby doorbell...
that's so typical of you =p
fixx From: fixx Date: April 27th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are right. Before I do anything that weird, I should install an "Atari" style joystick on my house that makes a different door bell noise depending in which direction you toggle it.

People who recall the scary-looking doorbell I installed at the apartment of still_asking several years ago will probably be especially amused.
fixx From: fixx Date: April 27th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
as the resident comedian/punster, I insist it *had* to be a button.

Though it is true it would have been really striking if I had instead mounted a genuine piec of polished Tiger's Eye, Amethyst or Turquise (really!) left over from my deceased grandfather's hobby. I mean even a REJECT piece would be so cool/way-overkill for a stupid doorbell. Although on *my* house?
archgirl06 From: archgirl06 Date: April 27th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Interior design (well exterior in this case) is all about overkill. Where have you been? But I don't think it would be overkill. Diamonds would be overkill, but a nice round piece of onyx or something? Pretty. =)
fixx From: fixx Date: April 27th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tell you what, these doorbells only cost about $5 each give or take. If you want to make some extra money you can mount stones on them and sell them on ebay. Not a bad idea for a starving artist.

If you are interested, the particular variety of epoxy I chose was a plumbing grade of epoxy putty intended not to fail under the extremes of temperature and temperature swings you can get in plumbing. I figured it would hold up a few years. If I feel sufficently inspired I will pull out one of the replacement doorbells I already bought before I came up with the "button" idea and upgrade it with a stone. Although you've seen my place, I have some real priorities to address well aheas of that idea.
archgirl06 From: archgirl06 Date: April 27th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I already have a favourite epoxy. =)

E6000, Industrial Stength
excellent stuff, hurts like a bitch if you accidentally get it in your eyes... learned that the hard way.

But it's wonderful. You should pick it up. I've already fixed a door hinge with it, aside from the various architecture models and what-not.
fixx From: fixx Date: April 28th, 2005 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)
When working with adhesives, you really need to keep an eye on what you are doing... Oh I see you did that!
archgirl06 From: archgirl06 Date: April 28th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
haha... you're hilarious *much sarcasm*
From: whirlybirdie Date: May 10th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Funny...

Don't encourage him. Eye could see that pun coming a "meyel" away :p
fixx From: fixx Date: May 10th, 2005 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Funny...

I think you meant to say "mohel away" A mohel is the one that performs the "Bris" (ritual circumcision) in the jewish religion.

And don't worry, she really doesn't encourage me.
archgirl06 From: archgirl06 Date: May 10th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Funny...

nope
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