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06-08-17, 09:05 AM
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Posted By xaryss

Thank you for the quick response. I do have...

Thank you for the quick response.

I do have a multi-meter but will have to wait until I get home to test. I am a newbie when it comes to that tool so which setting should I have it on?

I have...
06-08-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By xaryss

Sparking House Outlets

Good morning.

My wife was using her laptop on the island in our kitchen this morning when she looked to see that her laptop cord was turning black and the outlet sparked whenever she plugged...
04-02-17, 09:11 AM
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Views: 7,019
Posted By xaryss

Thanks for the follow up. He is not a puppy. He...

Thanks for the follow up. He is not a puppy. He is a 6 year old German Shepherd and this is the first time I have ever had to Spackle anything. I will try the cayenne pepper idea. I have disciplined...
03-31-17, 01:58 PM
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Views: 7,019
Posted By xaryss

Dog Eating Spackle

Hello! So a while back we had some damage to the wall that I need to repair. I bought the DryDex Spackle kit. I have tried at least 5 or 6 times and every time my dog has decided to lick it off. This...
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Views: 2,588
Posted By xaryss

Thanks. So do you recommend sticking with...

Thanks. So do you recommend sticking with polymeric sand? Any potential brand you would recommend? I read online where it really is hit or miss with the manufacturers of it so curious on what you...
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Views: 622
Posted By xaryss

The strap itself broke. Question for Wirepuller38...

The strap itself broke. Question for Wirepuller38 - what tools would I need to attach a new strap?
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Posted By xaryss

Help re-attaching downspout drain to exterior

Recently, the metal band that held my downspout extension in place broke. The downspout is now hanging off the side of my house. I made the mistake of trying to fix it the lazy route using caulk (no...
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Views: 2,588
Posted By xaryss

Patio Pavers - Grout/Polymeric Sand Repair

Good morning. So, as the Florida weather becomes some what more enjoyable over the next few months it is time for me to start working on my home repair list again. The first item on the list is...
01-05-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

PD - I should have read your comment yesterday as...

PD - I should have read your comment yesterday as I just finished burying the wire today. I went the same route as the previous wire so pulled that one out of the ground as I installed the new one....
01-04-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

Update

I just wanted to give everyone an update as to my progress. I purchased what I needed and started by digging up the wires which were coming in to the four zones that were not working. I did some...
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Views: 689
Posted By xaryss

Excellent. Thank you. I appreciate the quick...

Excellent. Thank you. I appreciate the quick feedback.
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Views: 689
Posted By xaryss

Craftsman Mower - Blade Replacement Assistance

I own a Craftsman 21" Self-Propelled Mower (Model No. 247.37683) and decided to finally sharpen the blade since I hadn't yet done it since purchasing my mower.

I followed the instructions with...
01-02-15, 08:14 AM
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Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

Will do. Thanks for all the great advice! I am...

Will do. Thanks for all the great advice! I am learning a lot.
01-01-15, 08:31 PM
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Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

PD - did additional tests and confirmed it is...

PD - did additional tests and confirmed it is only the common wire that is having issues. Headed to store tomorrow to buy wire to rerun it.
01-01-15, 07:12 PM
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Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

Yes, I agree. That Will be my next steps once I...

Yes, I agree. That Will be my next steps once I purchase the new wire.
12-31-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

PD - Hmm, you bring up excellent points and I...

PD - Hmm, you bring up excellent points and I will test more wires than just the common one to see what I can find. I tend to doubt the issue is with any of the hot wires as I was able to do the ohm...
12-31-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

So I took your recommendation PD with the...

So I took your recommendation PD with the exception that I only tested it with one zone. I went out to one of the non-working zones and removed the common and hot (that is what I will call it at...
12-30-14, 08:02 PM
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Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

Thanks for the 101 on it. Now I understand. I...

Thanks for the 101 on it. Now I understand. I will be giving this a test tomorrow so we will see what comes out of it.
12-30-14, 01:39 PM
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Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

PD, Excellent, thank you for the...

PD,

Excellent, thank you for the suggestions. Quick question though (and totally a newbie one) and that is what do you mean by testing continuity between wires?
12-30-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

Thanks for that excellent information. Oddly...

Thanks for that excellent information. Oddly enough none of my wiring was twisted together with any type of water proofing. They are all just held in a standard wire nut. I suppose that could be an...
12-29-14, 02:13 PM
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Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

PD, The picture shows one of the covers that...

PD,

The picture shows one of the covers that holds two solenoid valves. The other one is to the left of the open one in the picture. Those are pictures of the non-working zones.

So I went ahead...
12-29-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

So, I did some digging and have attached some...

So, I did some digging and have attached some pictures. Unfortunately for me, when they build this house the landscaping company decided to put pushes directly over the access point on the right hand...
12-29-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

Thanks for the feedback. I cannot help but state...

Thanks for the feedback. I cannot help but state again the fact that I am very inexperienced with this kind of stuff and might have to ask questions on terminology.

For example, I am assuming...
12-28-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By xaryss

Need Assistance Diagnosing Sprinkler System

Hello,

First off, I would like to thank anyone who takes the time out to assist me with trying to diagnose what could be wrong with my home sprinkler system. It is much appreciated.

I recently...
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