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How Bad Is It If I Put 60 Watt Bulbs in 40 Watt Lamps?
I have one standing lamp in a very small studio apt. I have enough room for one standing lamp. It has takes 5 bulbs at a max of 40 watts each. It has stainless steel unremovable lamp shades that just don’t give off enough light. Would it be a fire hazard to put 60 watt bulbs in it?
I can’t rewire the to put up a light because I rent. And I can’t drill into the ceiling either because it’s made of reinforced concrete. So, track lights are out.
60watt bulbs x 5=300watts divided by 120volts =2.5amps
40watt bulbs x 5=200watts divided by 120volts =1.67amps
The manufacturer of the fixture recommends a lower wattage bulb for safety reasons. I myself believe that they sometimes over kill on safety. As long as the circuit can handle it, it will probably be fine, but that is your call.
Whats the best neighborhood to rent in Portland Oregon? What are the price ranges for rentals in these areas?
I am 24 yr old looking for a one bed/2 bedroom apt NOT in an apt complex! Like to be near by fun shops, good restaurants, and (hopefully) a nice yoga studio. Wouldn’t mind be a little further away from those amenities if there was a house with a lot of light, good energy, and a yard:-) Will be living with my boyfriend I’m a massage therapist and he’s a chef. Thanks!!
Definitely around NW 23rd. I actually know of a yoga studio right around there, I think it’s called CorePower Yoga.
I’m not sure about the price ranges for rentals.
Can my landlord ask me to pay rent 5 days early?
I have lived there for 3 years. Its a studio apt above a garage which is part of a house. The landlords live in the house. We do not have a rental agreement or lease term. She asked me last month to pay rent 5 days early because she needed the money and she gave me a 40dollar discount. (oddly, she didn’t cash the check til days after the original due date).
She hasn’t offered me an incentive such as a rent discount.
Please read the question thoroughly.
-Rent is usually due on the 5th.
-This is the second month in a row she has asked for it on the 1st.
-Last month the check wasn’t cleared until the 8th or so.
“We do not have a rental agreement or lease term”
Then legally you have a month to month lease and she (the landlord) can change the due date to the 1st simply by giving you 30 days notice.
For example on or before Sep 1 she could inform you that the rent is now due on the 1st effective Oct 1 and that would be the new due date unless/until you give notice to vacate.
Is it possible to afford $600 rent and still go to school full time?
Living at home/commuting isn’t an option. Parents are both alcoholics/dad’s homophobic…and I just hate the boring town I live in.
I want to move into a tiny studio apt. in Chicago. It’s actually $525 but I’m estimating $600 with utilities.
Since public transportation is so good, I won’t be using a car.
Just wondering does this sound crazy? Or would it still be possible to pay for food, laundry, hygenetics, etc., and still have a little spending money leftover? I’m not sure if I should just take a semester off school to work more or just try to rough it out.
Also I tried looking for roommates but no luck…and I don’t want a random roommate from Craigslist, cuz that’s just a little too weird for me.
I’ll have about $5000 in savings by the time I move.
i would have a job whether i’m in school or not…i don’t want to spend the $5000 it’s mostly just to fall back on.
I dont know wat tosay.
I feel sorry for u.
Landlord tries to evict me because I ask for heat in the apt?
I moved into an apt 3 months ago and heat is included in my rent. My landlord didnt turn on the heat for all of October making the house 55-59* everyday. By the time November came, I could no longer stand it because it was 50*-52* (which I have to shower in every morning). After some attempts he finally has it on, but it was erratic. The heat was on one day, off the next. On the days it was on, it only heated one room, and all the other ones was cold. My guest had to eat dinner in their jacket and my family had to wrap up in blankets. When I called him and left a message, he called me back and say he’s not happy with me and want me out.
The heating is my major complaint, but there are other things in the apt he refused to fix.
Extremely hight electrically usage, when I am barely home
-Broken fuse (my fuse blown twice, he has fix the 2nd one), no light and plugs can be use in my bathrom and kitchen.
-broken stove, only half of the burner are functioning
-broke refrigerator (it freezes and then unfreezes my foods).
-other minors things includes broken stairs, un-closeable cabinet door, etc.
He said he wants to evict me because I didnt provide him with the truthful landlord name and he already spoke with them. So he can evict me for lying to him all along. I didnt even know that they were long term friends prior to moving in.
My questions are:
1. If I get evicted, and there is a court day, can I reschedule it because I already have a cruise booked.
2. Since he is has not fixed all the broken things mentioned, can I deduce the rent?
3. Can I also deduce rent for not having heat for the month of October and 1 week of November?
4. I paid $650 a month with heat included for a studio size apt, so I plan to only give him $300 for next month for rent, since he didnt fix my fridge, stove, electrical circuit. Is this reasonable?
I am so lost, please help and give advise what to do. thanks
I live in Maine, that is why is so cold.
You’re not happy in the apartment -he’s not happy with you as a tenant. Call the land lord up and see if he will let you out of your lease with out penalty. Then you go rent somewhere else and he can get another tenant. That way, you both will be happy.
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