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As follow-up, turns out it was the TIPM. I found...

As follow-up, turns out it was the TIPM. I found a company called Vertical Visions that sells a bypass that you plug into the TIPM fusebox area and once I did that, it started right up and I haven't...
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I am thinking itís something other than the...

I am thinking itís something other than the battery too now. I took it back to the place I bought the battery and they confirmed the battery, alternator, and starter all are good. I popped the fuse...
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It has been a weird day....I went out to try and...

It has been a weird day....I went out to try and start it from the battery, and it turns over, but didnít actually fire up. I let it turn over for about 8 seconds before stopping, and then when I...
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Posted By haytrain

New Battery, but Minivan Wonít Start

2013 Town & Country minivan, went and bought a new battery at the local store because it was getting old and the van wasnít starting. The next day it wonít start, but I am able to jumpstart with my...
12-02-20, 06:29 PM
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Posted By haytrain

That solved it, thank you!

That solved it, thank you!
11-30-20, 07:19 AM
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Posted By haytrain

Outlet controlled by 3-way switches

I'm finishing my project of replacing old switches and outlets in our new house, and I have a wall outlet where the lower receptacle was controlled by two 2-way switches, so we can control a floor...
10-10-20, 08:43 AM
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Posted By haytrain

Thanks very much, that resolved the issue. Very...

Thanks very much, that resolved the issue. Very clear explanation!
10-09-20, 04:46 PM
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Posted By haytrain

GFCI Rewiring Error

I decided to replace all the old switches and outlets in our new house, and for the most part it's been straightforward matching up the wires from the old switches/outlets to the new ones. But after...
10-07-20, 11:27 AM
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Posted By haytrain

No, that's exactly what it is. A 7x7 Rubbermaid...

No, that's exactly what it is. A 7x7 Rubbermaid shed that comes with a floor, but I was under the impression that I should put a foundation down too, either with pavers or with deck blocks and...
10-07-20, 09:00 AM
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Posted By haytrain

Thanks, I kind of figured. If I can find the...

Thanks, I kind of figured. If I can find the right spacing to put deck blocks down without getting near the exposed roots, and then elevate the foundation like in the picture below, is this...
10-06-20, 02:58 PM
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Posted By haytrain

Roots Visible for Shed Foundation

I'm afraid I know the answer here, but I have a spot in my yard where I want to put a plastic 7x7 shed on a patio paver foundation. There are some roots visible in the ground from a nearby Silver...
09-24-20, 12:50 PM
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Posted By haytrain

Wiring to have power always on, removing switch

We just bought a house and there is a light switch near the mud-room access door in the garage that powers the power outlet the garage door opener is plugged into up in the rafters. (Meaning, if...
06-22-20, 12:02 PM
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Posted By haytrain

That's an interesting point....and I'm fearful...

That's an interesting point....and I'm fearful that may be what happened here. There are two outlets up in the third floor, (near where the closet is) and according to my outlet tester, one of the...
06-22-20, 07:46 AM
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Posted By haytrain

I peeled back the casing/paper a bit and Iím...

I peeled back the casing/paper a bit and Iím assuming this is probably a ground tucked away in there?

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06-21-20, 08:30 PM
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Posted By haytrain

Adding Outlet To a Lightbulb Socket

My house was built in the late 1800s, and had the electrical updated within the past 20 years and they got rid of all the old knob-and-tube wiring. I have a large closet on the third floor that is...
05-01-20, 11:34 AM
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Posted By haytrain

Making closet doors fit my closet opening

I'm sure this is a basic question, but I have a closet opening that is 54 inches wide and I need to put closet doors on it. However, I haven't seen any closet doors out there that are 27 inches. Do I...
03-16-20, 07:15 AM
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Posted By haytrain

Iíve started the process of cleaning out the...

Iíve started the process of cleaning out the caulk (again) and now Iím questioning what my best option is for moving forward. Given that the gap Iím trying to fill is 1/4th inch or less, should I try...
03-12-20, 04:55 AM
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Posted By haytrain

Follow-Up

Unfortunately, I'm still dealing with this problem. I followed the advice here, (cleared out all the grout, cleaned the surface with rubbing alcohol, used fans and hair dryers to completely dry the...
02-15-20, 08:23 AM
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Posted By haytrain

Attaching the picture here, as the other was too...

Attaching the picture here, as the other was too blurry.

I didn't see the specific type of caulking being used, but I could ask. I also didn't see him clean it with anything. As you can see, it...
02-15-20, 06:01 AM
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Posted By haytrain

Caulk At Bathtub Edge Not Holding

We had a contractor put in a new tub and subway tile wall, and he initially used grout for where the tub met the bottom row of tile, but after a couple of weeks it started coming out in places, so I...
01-25-20, 09:10 PM
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Posted By haytrain

I'm not really sure if they were on full-blast,...

I'm not really sure if they were on full-blast, as there's no individual controls on any of the heaters. They're "all-or-nothing," and all linked to the wall thermostat, so I guess that means they...
01-15-20, 11:59 AM
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Posted By haytrain

Baseboard Heaters No Longer Controlled By Thermostat

I have three electric baseboards that were all controlled by a single (old) wall-mounted thermostat control. Recently, I noticed that the heaters in the kitchen and the dining room are always on,...
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Posted By haytrain

Leaking Flush Valve Seal

It looks like the seal from our cylinder-type flush valve is leaking/not sitting right against the drain, so the toilet will run constantly....or sometimes just occasionally, as the water level dips...
06-04-19, 07:29 AM
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Views: 1,648
Posted By haytrain

Thank you both for the feedback/advice. I...

Thank you both for the feedback/advice.

I scraped most of the dirt away and it is draining all the way to the storm drain and out of my house at the lowest point in my basement. There are a few...
06-04-19, 07:26 AM
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Views: 1,648
Posted By haytrain

Interesting...was that an intentional technique...

Interesting...was that an intentional technique when laying foundations/concrete slabs? It's odd because the opposite wall doesn't have any gaps, it's solid cement all along the entire wall. I'm a...
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