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Garden spigot mildly dripping in December

I've closed the inside valve that sends water to outside spigot and then fully opened outside spigot back in early November. It's dripping mildly probably once about 10 seconds. It dripped last...
08-20-20, 05:16 PM
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Would it be good idea to periodically fully close...

Would it be good idea to periodically fully close these dial valves and then fully open them back up for a maintenance purpose? Would it help in reducing the corrosion on the valve and valve stem? ...
08-20-20, 05:07 PM
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Hal_S, I think you are saying you partially open...

Hal_S, I think you are saying you partially open Hot and Cold water valves under bathroom sinks, so when the drain in the center of the sink is closed, and your renters are using the water, the...
08-20-20, 04:27 PM
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Should the dial-turn water valves be fully open in your home

Most of my indoor home water valves (under toilet, bathroom/kitchen sinks) are dial-turn type (turns 360 degrees) of valves like in the pic. I've been using the valves partially open for a very long...
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HOA approval before doing home exterior improvments

I am considering building a backyard 1) deck, 2) (wood or stone) patio under the deck, and 3) backyard fence. I may get all three or may end up getting one or two. I completely understand that you...
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Thank you for your responses. Giving it more...

Thank you for your responses. Giving it more thought front pads are probably ok at 8/32 (meaning 25%), but rear is brake shoes, NOT brake pads, and rear is at 4/32 (meaning 12.5%). I can't seem to...
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Brake wear question on Toyota Corolla

My mechanic says my front brake pad are at 8/42 and rear break shoes are at 4/32 which is about the same as a little more than one year ago because I don't put on that many miles. The breaks are...
02-16-20, 05:11 PM
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The CPVC shut off valve dripped water again...

The CPVC shut off valve dripped water again yesterday after holding dry for almost two months, and then stopped dripping by itself and it's dry today. I suspect that the valve is beginning to wear...
01-18-20, 12:39 PM
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Posted By BeingCareful88

Tear on hollow dry wall

Drywall got torn due to the weight of curtain, its hanging metal bar, and the metal bracket over time. This happened about 2 years ago, and I managed to repair it with joint compound and drywall...
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Mild whirring and grinding noise from a brand new HP laptop

I purchased HP laptop model 17z-Ca000. HP shipped it internationally from one of their locations in China. It didn't come in a retail box, but in a brown shipping box. Laptop cosmetically looks...
12-23-19, 03:58 PM
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It's kind of interesting. The shut off valve has...

It's kind of interesting. The shut off valve has been nice and dry since about last night. All I did was finagle it by pulling out the stem and re-seating the stem, and gently tightening the nut...
12-22-19, 05:13 PM
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Yes, that means I will not have enough length on...

Yes, that means I will not have enough length on both ends when I cut the existing valve. That's what's going to screw me either with a shark bite or a new CPVC valve.. As for the getting the...
12-22-19, 03:18 PM
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Posted By BeingCareful88

What do you think about replacing the CPVC shut...

What do you think about replacing the CPVC shut off valve with shark bite shut off valve which may be easier to replace due to no need for priming and cementing. However once I cut the exiting valve,...
12-22-19, 12:12 PM
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Ok, I'll try that. Thanks. That makes me think...

Ok, I'll try that. Thanks. That makes me think it will be easier to trying replacing the valve stem before replacing the shut off valve. I'll order the valve stem from the amazon link Pete linked...
12-22-19, 10:40 AM
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Ok, I checked after about 12 hours passed since...

Ok, I checked after about 12 hours passed since tightening that nut in the center of the valve. It has definitely reduce the dripping, but with a flash light I can see that water is still slightly...
12-21-19, 10:28 PM
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Posted By BeingCareful88

I just tighten up the nut up slightly in the...

I just tighten up the nut up slightly in the center of valve. It turned which I found to be somewhat interesting. I'll check in the morning. Hopefully, the dripping will be gone.

In case I...
12-21-19, 08:59 PM
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Shut off valve that controls outdoor spigot is dripping

I have the valve that shuts off the water going to the outdoor spigot in my basement. Valve is shut off to stop the water flow to the outdoor spigot to avoid water tubing freezing since we are in...
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Most economic way to replace Gas Range, Over the range microwave, and dishwasher

When replacing the gas range, and microwave oven over the gas range, and dishwasher, what is the most sensible and economic way to get them replaced possibly all at once?

Should I buy the...
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GE Spacemaker XL JVM1630 microwave oven runs with door closed

This is an over the range oven. I cleaned food grease buildups on the top front vent panel and removed the panel, and cleaned underneath the panel with microwave breaker off on the electric panel. ...
10-19-19, 01:40 PM
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My compressor doesn't have compressor crankcase...

My compressor doesn't have compressor crankcase heater. So it sounds like turning off the AC breaker during non-summer seasons would result in negligible, if any, reduction in vampire power draw...
10-19-19, 06:48 AM
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Ok, then would it be ok and not cause any harm if...

Ok, then would it be ok and not cause any harm if I cover the top of the AC compressor with the black plastic tarp in fall, winter, and spring and remove it in summer when I turn on the AC? As of...
10-18-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By BeingCareful88

Yes, you are correct. What I have in the picture...

Yes, you are correct. What I have in the picture is plastic tarp that is advertised as water proof and snow proof. So you're advising that I should use the plastic tarp only in WINTER? Right?
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10-18-19, 06:29 PM
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Vampire electrical consumption of outdoor AC condenser during non-summer seasons

Summer 2019 has ended. My outdoor AC condenser is 14 seer unit on breaker that meets my local code. Is it a good idea to turn off the breaker on the panel that provides electricity to AC, OR unplug...
10-18-19, 05:11 AM
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Posted By BeingCareful88

Maintenance tune up of home heating system for winter

I have gas furnace so heating runs on gas. Is hiring a hvac contractor to do maintenance tune up to prepare for the coming winter recommended? I understand that experience and opinions can vary,...
10-14-19, 12:28 PM
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Covering the top of outdoor A/C condenser

Now that the summer has ended, I would like to cover up top of my outdoor AC condenser like below linked picture with a cloth cover until summer 2020 to reduce leaves, insects, rain moisture, and...
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