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Just to update this on my ice maker cleaning...

Just to update this on my ice maker cleaning experience...

The mold simply comes from condensation of outside-the-refrigerator air condensing on the outside of the cold ice dispenser door....
01-31-16, 08:51 PM
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Ha, got mixed up with paintable &...

Ha, got mixed up with paintable & water-resistant. So nothing to worry about then if it starts getting soft when the dryer is on?
01-31-16, 07:35 PM
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XSleeper - yes it said paintable in an hour, but...

XSleeper - yes it said paintable in an hour, but fully cured in 7-14 days. I'm using the basic OSI Quad (orange/black). Do I seriously have to wait til full cure before risking a fire/ignition?
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01-31-16, 07:13 PM
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Question Caulk for dryer vent melting...proper caulk?

Brick house with dryer vent on side of house. I used OSI Quad to caulk on the outside. Tried to use dryer 3 hours later (said it was paintable in 1 hour), but caulk started to turn soft & moist when...
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Just to update this thread... ...it was...

Just to update this thread...

...it was cellulose insulation. The analysis I got done said it was a high probability that the sample collected above my registers matched the same particles...
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I'm honestly not that familiar with the specifics...

I'm honestly not that familiar with the specifics within DOCSIS (the standard that cable internet adheres to), like if there's some low power operating mode or something, but the signal you're...
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If you understand electric circuits, the key...

If you understand electric circuits, the key thing going on at the physical layer is signal modulation. A "MoDem" at its core is a signal modulator/demodulator. It takes a vanilla electric signal and...
01-05-16, 08:54 AM
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Don't let us ruin the party...have fun with it,...

Don't let us ruin the party...have fun with it, learn what you can from it, just make sure you realize some of its intricacies before making decisions based on data you obtain from it.
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Yeah that's pretty plausible. Stuck my flashlight...

Yeah that's pretty plausible. Stuck my flashlight up there yesterday & I can see that area is already sweating again with mold definitely growing back. The funny thing is it's on the outside of the...
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Like you, I'm still a relatively new first-time...

Like you, I'm still a relatively new first-time homeowner. We used our dryer many times before I ever thought about cleaning it. Ours exhausts on the side of the house and I remember that after I...
01-04-16, 11:25 AM
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I agree with this statement. Interpretation...

I agree with this statement.

Interpretation is key with these things - point the thermometer at a mirror & when you get a section of the mirror reading 80+ degrees, it'll help you understand one...
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Let's take this one at a time: 1) Laptop...

Let's take this one at a time:
1) Laptop connected "before split" (explain what this means)
2) Laptop connected "after split" (I presume this means a cat5 cable, coupler, another cat5 cable, and...
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I don't know much about how they work aside from...

I don't know much about how they work aside from the experience of trying to clean mine out because I used to get specs of stuff in my ice.

I started by trying to clean out the tray that the water...
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ukrbyk, post a shot of the underside of the rj45...

ukrbyk, post a shot of the underside of the rj45 coming out of the "split" cable that has the blue/brown wires.

If it is indeed "splitting," what's being split is the cable, not the signal. And if...
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Ok, well that just confuses things if stuff is...

Ok, well that just confuses things if stuff is being moved around & we're trying to figure out how things were originally set up.

Honestly, if I were in your position, I'd just ask myself:

1)...
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...except that the 10 people before the both of...

...except that the 10 people before the both of you decided to just steal the poor guy's files without leaving a note! Or better yet, place a virus or malware on the share, and create a shortcut to...
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Well I connect my wired PCs directly to a modem,...

Well I connect my wired PCs directly to a modem, currently anyway... So that's no good then? Not secure?[/QUOTE]

In a general sense for most of the population...yeah I would agree. Basically when...
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Now that I look closer at slots 2 and 5 of your...

Now that I look closer at slots 2 and 5 of your H628, it looks like these lines are just patched together. Seems intention was to patch line 2 to 5, and normally you'd clip the rj45 off each cable,...
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Another option is to give your desktop wifi with...

Another option is to give your desktop wifi with a tiny USB dongle that you just leave plugged in & never have to worry about:

Amazon.com: Edimax EW-7811Un 150Mbps 11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter, Nano Size...
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ukrbyk, here's what I gather: 1) Your modem...

ukrbyk, here's what I gather:

1) Your modem functions as a router. If you want devices connected to the individual rooms' ethernet connections to have internet access, those ethernet connections...
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Posted By jpritzen1

What problem? Once you get the unidentified...

What problem?

Once you get the unidentified network screen, just click on "Home."

Are you having connection problems or you're just worried about the unidentified network screen?
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If you changed modems, reset the settings on the...

If you changed modems, reset the settings on the existing modem, or if you're plugging directly into the modem & before you used to plugin to a (wireless) router who then plugged into the modem, or...
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For what it's worth, my house has a chimney liner...

For what it's worth, my house has a chimney liner for the water heater. It's a 4" liner going up a masonry/clay chimney that is not in good shape at the top (brickwork & mortar). It was done before I...
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Someone who knows dryers can help better than me,...

Someone who knows dryers can help better than me, but just from a DIY perspective, make sure everything is the way it was before you started. I've cleaned my dryer exhaust out many times with a...
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Run the Air-Dry mode - do you have decent flow of...

Run the Air-Dry mode - do you have decent flow of air coming out the exhaust. If not, disconnect it at the dryer & check if that has decent air flow. If it's good coming out the dryer but poor at the...
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