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05-28-08, 01:20 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

I've never noticed much difference in type or...

I've never noticed much difference in type or brand, I've heard that the thick pad units (aerocool, mastercool) are better, but I've been in houses using them, not much different to me. The...
05-23-08, 05:15 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

Why I hate evap coolers

I live in AZ and have a lifetime of dealing with these things and I am not a fan.

Low technology, but high maintenance, besides changing pads, burnt out motors and pumps all the time, it seems you...
05-23-08, 03:17 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

This is an old thread but the issue is still...

This is an old thread but the issue is still timely.

There just isn't any way to make an evap cooler work well when there is anything but extremely low humidity.

When I lived in a house in...
05-23-08, 03:02 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

The conduit does run all the way from the breaker...

The conduit does run all the way from the breaker box to the boxes in the shed. I'll check out the breaker box, see if there is another breaker serving that shed and post back with what I find there.
05-23-08, 01:29 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

1950's wiring

Living in a house built during the 50's.
remodeling an attached shed that has electrical in it and trying to decipher the wiring.
What's coming into the shed are 5 wires. 2 blue 2 red 1 white. In...
07-25-07, 05:13 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

ungrounded outlet in concrete block

found an ungrounded outlet
There seems to be no ground wire coming to outlet (broken off maybe)
How the heck can I ground this outlet?
09-06-06, 01:58 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

Your'e right about the cutback adhesive. Thanks...

Your'e right about the cutback adhesive. Thanks for the info, I'll look for the right kind of thinset.
09-05-06, 05:24 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

adhesive solvent

Is there any kind of solvent I can use to remove old adhesive from a concrete slab that won't cause adhesion problems with thinset?
I just can't dry scrape it all by hand.
How about low odor...
08-03-06, 05:38 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

Thanks, I'll check it out.

Thanks, I'll check it out.
08-03-06, 05:35 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

The tree that won't die

I had a large eucalyptus tree removed and used all kinds of stump rot stuff.

Well, the stump remains and new branches are growing out of it.
I need it dead due to plumbing issues and stump...
07-29-06, 03:35 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

replacing windows in masonry

Old 50's era house, block construction. The windows are steel casement, there is no ridge or flange in the openings so I am wondering how they are mounted and how can they be removed?
07-29-06, 02:43 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

sticky vinyl residue

any painless way to remove the sticky residue from removed vinyl stick on squares prior to ceramic tile installation?
10-12-05, 08:31 AM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

I would guess 50-75 bucks, could be more with the...

I would guess 50-75 bucks, could be more with the barometric damper.
10-04-05, 11:47 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

I've bought adjustable roof jacks that work for...

I've bought adjustable roof jacks that work for any pitch at my local ace hardware. I'm sure the depot has them too.
09-25-05, 10:13 AM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

Eight panels? Most swamp coolers are a square box...

Eight panels? Most swamp coolers are a square box and have three or four panels. The panels are just frames and the pads held inside are the replaceable parts.
Can you elaborate? Is it mounted on...
08-25-05, 08:22 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

Usually the spider has glue that you can use to...

Usually the spider has glue that you can use to permanently attach the tubes to the hub. It's actually a solvent that melts/fuses the plastic, it is MEK, methyl ethyl ketone. You can buy it at...
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Posted By cimmaronjim

Flood light, motion and on demand

I want to install a motion detecter flood light but also want to be able to turn and leave it on on demand with a wall switch. Are any made this way or would I have to make wiring bypass mods?
08-15-05, 09:33 AM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

E-man, I believe a portable is a small building...

E-man, I believe a portable is a small building used for a temporary classroom. I don't know if his is an engineered steel building like mine or something else.
I got mine from someone who bought...
08-08-05, 09:28 AM
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Views: 11,359
Posted By cimmaronjim

Great! As per Moderator Ed, the squirrel cage...

Great! As per Moderator Ed, the squirrel cage really does need to spin very freely, so before you put away your toolbox you might want to get those bearings cleaned out and lubed so it will keep...
08-07-05, 12:30 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

Humming noise, hmmm I don't know. Only thing...

Humming noise, hmmm I don't know.

Only thing I can suggest is to do a visual inspection, checking out the motor, belt, and pulleys in particular. If something worked loose I suppose that could...
08-06-05, 08:39 AM
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Views: 11,359
Posted By cimmaronjim

Well, the pads would have to be pretty bad yes....

Well, the pads would have to be pretty bad yes. You can use the offbrand spray lubricant. If you can move the pulleys more in line with each other that would be better, but I don't know if that is...
08-05-05, 10:45 PM
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Views: 11,359
Posted By cimmaronjim

It is very difficult to try to figure things out...

It is very difficult to try to figure things out with out being there to see it. It's hard to tell whether this is a mechanical or electrical problem. If the motor is new we will assume it's not...
08-04-05, 10:36 PM
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Posted By cimmaronjim

I like that idea, didn't know they had extensions...

I like that idea, didn't know they had extensions with their own charger base available.
08-04-05, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By cimmaronjim

Thanks for the replies The pedestal has a main...

Thanks for the replies
The pedestal has a main breaker in it that feeds the trailer. It is 200 amp. I don't know offhand what the rating on those cables are but they feed another main in the panel....
08-04-05, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By cimmaronjim

replacing main panel

I need more breaker capacity. I have 200 amp service from the pedestal, 100 amp panel in the mobile home. The panel is on a partial wall in the bedrom next to closet.
I also want to remove this wall...
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