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Posted By SZ8

Thanks for the suggestion. The brightness of...

Thanks for the suggestion.

The brightness of led is also my concern. I might just give it a try
to see how it performs.
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Posted By SZ8

LED light (MR16) good as reading light?

Hi,

I have a few MR16 (12 V) track light fixtures in my house and they are
mainly used as reading lights for kids.

The current halogen bulbs (50W each) has a few drawbacks including
short...
11-12-12, 09:05 AM
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Posted By SZ8

Issue resolved.

Nashkat1,
Thanks a lot for the replay. I called my friend to double check if the wire
jacket extended into the box and he confirmed actually it did. The pair
of the wires as line-in was identified...
11-11-12, 04:08 PM
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Posted By SZ8

Yeah, There is only one GFCI unit in his...

Yeah,

There is only one GFCI unit in his bathroom.

I can not be sure if the incoming neutral is correct. I
used my multimeter to make sure the pair with 124V
is connected to the line-in of...
11-11-12, 09:44 AM
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Posted By SZ8

strange Leviton GFCI connection issue.

Hi,

One of my friends was trying to replace one of the GFCI outlets
in his bathroom. He somehow disconnected the old one without
remembering the connections.

I came over with my multimeter...
06-21-10, 02:11 PM
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Posted By SZ8

Thanks for the info. A second guy came

and checked with a similar conclusion.

I've decided to have it replaced.;)

Thanks again.
06-21-10, 06:29 AM
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Posted By SZ8

Thanks for reply. I guess

my questions is: if low side is 111 psi given the plate
saying low/high test gauge of 150/300 psi, can we
say low side is not low enough?

Thanks again.
06-20-10, 10:17 PM
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Posted By SZ8

Central AC not cold enough, pro gets confused

Hi, all,

Today I noticed that one of the two AC that for my
downstairs does not stop for the
whole afternoon. The temp set to was 78 and the room
temp stayed at 80. Outside was around 99 here...
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Posted By SZ8

Sometimes, it takes quite long to have water...

Sometimes, it takes quite long to have water stopped dripping
after turning the main off.

If the main does not turn off the water completely, you have
a couple of choices:

1. Normally, the...
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Posted By SZ8

That is a good idea. It has been working...

That is a good idea.

It has been working these couples days when weather
is a bit warm. But I know it will happen again and I will
try jumping the switch.

thanks
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Posted By SZ8

Thanks for the reply. For the wall switch, I...

Thanks for the reply.

For the wall switch, I actually took it apart last year and
did not find any problem with my multi-meter. The switch
is next to the fireplace.

I've checked the voltage...
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Posted By SZ8

I double checked the circuit diagram again (a...

I double checked the circuit diagram again (a plate inside
the fireplace). It does not have any protecting device.

I further checked the voltage from the thermopile and it
reads 0.48 v. But when...
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Posted By SZ8

I have similar problem with my gas only...

I have similar problem with my gas only fireplace.

It is different brand though. The pilot works fine. But the wall switch
can not turn on the fire. If I use a wire to directly connect two...
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Posted By SZ8

The solenoid switch in the back of the frig is...

The solenoid switch in the back of the frig is leaking.

Find matching one and replace it. I did mine with 30 mins.

Good luck.
11-01-08, 10:06 PM
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Posted By SZ8

If you want to chisel away the

concrete just to cut the ABS pipe, you might
want to consider using a dremel tool with a
cutting wheel. It can cut nicely from inside
of the pipe.

Also, when you try to glue on the flange,...
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Posted By SZ8

Never noticed: toilet flush valve is different.

Hi,

After I changed the flush valve, I found that the toilet flushs stronger.
More importantly, with the old valve, it was not able to push water
to the front part of the bowl causing that part...
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Posted By SZ8

Just an update.

I try to put the old nut, which is much flatter, so I can use
the old seal. But the thread does not match.

So, I went to Lowes and bought another kind of flush valve kit. I
also bought a...
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Posted By SZ8

Thanks for the reply.

The kit I bought is Korky toilet kit with fill and flush valve.

I kind like the fill valve. It is small and quiet. The toilet
I have came from the house and is marked "Crane Plumbing".

For...
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Posted By SZ8

Rubber seal of tank flush valve too high?

Hi,

Just changed the tank flush valve, but found that the
rubber seal between the tank and the bowl is taller
than the original so that the tank is kind wabbling even
with two bolts attached to...
09-27-08, 08:53 PM
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Posted By SZ8

Thanks guys for your suggestions. The reason I want

to put a cover is NOT to completely seal the shower
enclosure for a steam shower. I just want to emulate a
small bathroom effect that the heat will not escape that
fast.

I am not sure about the...
09-26-08, 11:01 PM
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Posted By SZ8

Put a cover on top of a shower enclosure?

Hi,

The shower place in my master bathroom is surrounded by
glass but the top is open. The shower area is like 3ft x 4ft.

The problem is that since the enclosure has open top and
the bathroom...
07-14-08, 11:56 AM
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Posted By SZ8

Thanks, furd and plumbingods. What is the...

Thanks, furd and plumbingods.

What is the original purpose of that 2" plastic tape for? Just want
to make sure I find the right one.

Also, I don't think I can water seal the pipes with the...
07-13-08, 01:53 PM
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Posted By SZ8

FIXED!!! I, yes I, fixed the problem. After it leaked

again, I tried to determine which segment of the pipe in slab
is leaking since I remember that the previous plumber said
that no (soldered) connections should be in slab. All pipes
are soft...
07-11-08, 05:09 PM
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Posted By SZ8

in my case, the water meter is not spinning. I also tried

turning on one of the faucet by a little trickle and it is not spinning
either. So, looks like it does not tell much for a small leak.

For me, the biggest problem is to identify the leaking spot....
07-11-08, 04:38 PM
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Views: 7,212
Posted By SZ8

I am thinking of that. The problem is that since the pipe

is going under the cabnet, I don't know if I can pick up that sound
without removing the cabnet.

Quick question: is the normal stethoscope (doctors use) ok or
do I need to get a special one?...
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