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07-02-20, 07:58 AM
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Posted By jayre

Thanks! It looks like I can just take pic first...

Thanks! It looks like I can just take pic first then replace it the exact same way. If I turn the AC switch off in the circuit box, it should kill all the power for me to safely work, right?
07-01-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By jayre

AC unit buzzing and humming but the fan not working

My Trane unit is about 12yrs old. It was working great until a couple hrs ago. Suddenly I can hear that the unit is on by its humming buzzing sound so I kept manually rotating the fan with a stick...
07-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,096
Posted By jayre

Thank you so much. I'll try it as you stated. ...

Thank you so much. I'll try it as you stated. Unfortunately I will not be able to take photos from the outside with the window closed because it's way up on the second floor.
07-08-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,096
Posted By jayre

Casement window not closing all the way

We have Pella casement windows that need an adjustment as they don't close all the way. I thought all I need is a flat sash wrench to adjust the nut but our window model does not have the nut to...
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By jayre

Roofer or Handyman

I found a few loose shingles. Please see the video (sorry for shaking) and the photo of the shingle. Should I call a roofer or try to find an insured handyman? What would be the approximate cost? I...
06-01-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By jayre

Thank you all. I did exactly that. I bought a...

Thank you all. I did exactly that. I bought a canister auger (snake) which you can operate either with a power drill or hand. After several tries and cleanouts, it finally cleared. Thank you all...
05-30-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By jayre

Kitchen sinks clogged

My side-by-side kitchen sinks are clogged and overflow to the other side when disposal runs. I tried plunging both sides with plugs but didn't work. I diassembled the pipes and traps and they are all...
04-07-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,427
Posted By jayre

No there's no small tank above the unit. Why...

No there's no small tank above the unit. Why wasn't this an issue with the previous unit but with this new one?

After a couple rounds of showers, the noise stopped. I want the plumber to come...
04-06-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,427
Posted By jayre

New water heater shaking and hammering noise in the wall

I had the plumber replace a water heater last week. It's a Rheem 50G power vent unit. Everything was working fine until today when there's hammering noise in our shower wall in the second floor and...
08-17-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By jayre

I am using the pleated paper type. The one...

I am using the pleated paper type. The one you're suggesting is only 1 inch thick. Filter slot in my furnace can fit up to 5". Wouldn't that be a problem?
08-17-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By jayre

Frosted coil I'm referring to is in the A/C unit...

Frosted coil I'm referring to is in the A/C unit outside right near the ports where you refill the refrigerant.

When you say leave the fan set to ON, do you mean don't turn the A/C on but just let...
08-17-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By jayre

Central A/C coil frosted! Temp won't go down.

Last evening, temperature wouldn't drop under 82 even 'tho it was set at 77. I felt the cold air from the vent but it's not blowing out very strong. I checked the air filter (16x20x4) which was...
03-11-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By jayre

Existing room. There's a basement but no open...

Existing room. There's a basement but no open ceiling.

I need to to know how to feed off the outlet left to the TV or move that outlet to under the TV.
03-11-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By jayre

How to move/create new outlet?

I need to create a power outlet directly under the TV about 6" off the floor. How do I find the live wire or feed off of existing outlet?
Forum: Water Heaters
10-25-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By jayre

I do have a multimeter but it looks like a job...

I do have a multimeter but it looks like a job for an electrician.
Forum: Water Heaters
10-25-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By jayre

Indeed electric, I just learned. :D Just...

Indeed electric, I just learned. :D

Just checked the breaker box and everything is on. Water heater switch is on too. Is there anything else I can check?
Forum: Water Heaters
10-25-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By jayre

Where is the pilot for this water heater?

I'm not getting hot water at my business so I checked for the pilot but I cannot locate one. I opened the brown cover too but there's nothing. Where is the heat source? I'm very puzzled.
10-14-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By jayre

Instant hot water help

We have 3 bathrooms and the laundry room on our second floor. We get hot water right away from the faucets in one bathroom and the laundry room. But the other 2 bathrooms, we have to run it for a...
Replies: 6
Views: 21,917
Posted By jayre

I see. Will I be able to open the keypad and...

I see. Will I be able to open the keypad and just cut the wire that's connected to whatever device that makes it beep?
Replies: 6
Views: 21,917
Posted By jayre

I don't need the monitoring. I just want to...

I don't need the monitoring. I just want to continue using it for in-home only for alerting.

What will happen if I turn off the switch in the panel and turn it back on? Will the keypad not work...
Replies: 6
Views: 21,917
Posted By jayre

Brinks/ADT keypad beeping "CP Trouble"

I recently changed my home phone service to Vonage which my current ADT (Brinks keypad) system doesn't support. Now it flashes "CP trouble" and beeps every morning until I press cancel. ADT gave...
Replies: 4
Views: 17,030
Posted By jayre

Manual says you only add the acid in the very...

Manual says you only add the acid in the very beginning. I've added distilled water when the controller signaled for it about three different times since the very beginning.
Replies: 4
Views: 17,030
Posted By jayre

Watchdog backup sump battery warning

It's about 3yrs old and the following light is on and is beeping:

Terminals corroded or battery defective / Clean terminals or replace battery.

However, I don't see any corrosion and the...
01-18-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,442
Posted By jayre

Yes sir. I'm replacing it with the exact same...

Yes sir. I'm replacing it with the exact same one I just bought. Corner green light lights up when I hooked it up but why doesn't the reset button work?
01-17-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,442
Posted By jayre

Here are bigger and clearer photos. This is the...

Here are bigger and clearer photos. This is the outlet that's burnt out. I bought and exact same replacement and thought I hooked the wires the same way but guess I didn't.
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