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I went to the locksmith - the same one that said...

I went to the locksmith - the same one that said (over the phone) that the mechanism couldn't be cleaned and should be replaced and he was very impressed at the cleaning job I did. He confirmed that...
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Thank you for your replies. I use my bike...

Thank you for your replies.

I use my bike chain degreaser to clean all the parts. See here:...
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Thank you for taking the time to reply - really...

Thank you for taking the time to reply - really appreciated. In light of what you both told me, I decided to remove the circlip and inspect the mechanism.

Turns out, there is a lot of old...
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Help: Problem with front door mechanism

Hi,

For the past few months, I've noticed that my front door latch didn't always return to its "full out" position, making my front door not stay closed. After some investigation, I noticed that...
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Central vacuum - Hose stopped working - FIXED

As I was typing my question, I investigated a little more and found the solution. I thought I'd post this nevertheless so that other can benefit from my findings.

Hi,

I have a central vacuum...
08-27-18, 06:47 PM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Ok, I managed to dismantle the panel and get to...

Ok, I managed to dismantle the panel and get to the compressor.

When the central unit requests for cooling, the AC unit's fan starts turning, but the compressor emits a small humm for 4 seconds,...
08-27-18, 05:26 PM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Yes, the fan on the unit outside is running. How...

Yes, the fan on the unit outside is running. How many Farads should I measure on the 2 tabs of the big condenser?
08-24-18, 06:27 PM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Thank you for your quick reply. I removed the...

Thank you for your quick reply. I removed the breaker from the A/C unit (but am aware that capacitors could still have energy stored).



--> How can I know for sure? I hear (and see) the fan...
08-24-18, 04:12 PM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Help debugging an A/C unit not cooling anymore

Hi,

I own a 11 years old HiSeer (I think that's cheap Chinese company) A/C unit.

Model: SHCR-24K-31B
Cooling Capacity: 24 000BTU

I have been trying to take care of it by changing the...
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Posted By CanadianUser

I don't think so, where is it located? I only...

I don't think so, where is it located? I only take off the items related to the drain assembly. See 4 arrows in the attached picture.


That has been my experience in the past, but not this time....
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Whirlpool Duet Washer is leaking water. What to do?

Hi,

For the past few months, I have been experiencing water leak from my Whirlpool Duet (model WFW8500SR03) washer. It is about 11 years old (or almost new, as I would call it).

A few years...
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Posted By CanadianUser

Unfortunately, indeed, there is no shut-off valve...

Unfortunately, indeed, there is no shut-off valve on the hot water pex coming out of the water tank.

However, someone gave me an interesting idea: Could it be that one of my cartridge is broken?...
06-26-18, 04:04 PM
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Posted By CanadianUser

System to remote control main water valve? Read water flow and humidity sensor.

Hi,

My water heater recently started leaking, and this could have been quite dammaging since I noticed it only a few hours after leaving my house for 3 days.

While I'll have a plumber here to...
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Posted By CanadianUser

That's an interesting idea. Indeed, I had come to...

That's an interesting idea. Indeed, I had come to the conclusion that the water was probably back flowing in the tank from the hot water side. And there is no shut-off valve on the hot water side....
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Posted By CanadianUser

When I talk about the main water valve, I refer...

When I talk about the main water valve, I refer to the main water that comes in the into my home. I did physically cut anything, just turned 90 degrees the handle to cut-off the water flow.

So,...
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Posted By CanadianUser

Thanks for your reply. Indeed, before...

Thanks for your reply.

Indeed, before leaving for a few days, I had cut the main water valve, and I had put a hose between the water heater drain outlet to the house drain (that is actually only...
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Posted By CanadianUser

Is there a way to bypass a pressure-balance valve?

Hi,

As alluded (here (https://www.doityourself.com/forum/water-heaters/593273-help-selecting-replacement-bradford-white-gas-water-heater.html)) exactly one month ago, I had a water heater that may...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-17-18, 10:14 PM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Help selecting the replacement Bradford White gas water heater

Hi,

I own a 9-10 years old water heater located in the mechanical room at garage height (lower than the basement) in a town house. There is a drain directly next to the water heater.

Brand:...
05-16-18, 10:07 AM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Ok, I'm reading that home kit are generally...

Ok, I'm reading that home kit are generally regarded as unreliable; however, the local lawn center does offer tests for only 10$. I must bring 10 samples taken at approximately 10cm deep with a total...
05-16-18, 09:39 AM
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Posted By CanadianUser

I have not. I didn't know there was such a thing....

I have not. I didn't know there was such a thing. Should I buy a test kit, or I take a soil sample and bring it to Home Depot..?
05-16-18, 09:29 AM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Well, I guess the first step is to identify the...

Well, I guess the first step is to identify the worm, so that the appropriate treatment can be applied. Once I know what I have (worm), I can call various vendors and see what treatment/product they...
05-16-18, 08:47 AM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Worms in my grass/lawn

I probably should not have mentioned last year's problem since clearly what I now have is a worm issue (or not) and not a "bug" problem.

I just don't know which worm that is, and what damage it...
05-15-18, 03:09 PM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Bugs under my grass

Hi,

I am not sure if this should be in this thread or in the "pest control" thread...?

Today, as I was removing the moss in some areas of my grass and notice some kind of worm that was all...
05-15-18, 02:48 PM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Racoon taking a dump on my patio...

Hi,

I don't know for sure that this is from a racoon, but at the end of the winter I noticed a huge pile of dung on the base of my outdoor sunshade. I thought it would only come during the winter,...
03-15-18, 10:11 AM
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Posted By CanadianUser

Luckily, I took pictures every week during...

Luckily, I took pictures every week during construction. Here is what the pipe looks like.

By looking at the picture, it seems that even if I was to cut the copper pipe that stands out of the...
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