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01-14-21, 11:24 AM
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Posted By sirk98

Thank you! this seems to be the place to buy the...

Thank you! this seems to be the place to buy the part
01-14-21, 11:14 AM
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Posted By sirk98

I used 000 steel wool-- does the green pad do a...

I used 000 steel wool-- does the green pad do a better job?
01-13-21, 03:10 PM
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Views: 400
Posted By sirk98

Question Where to buy HVAC parts?

Hi!

I just cleaned my flame sensor (Lennox G60UVH-36A-070-06)-- seems to be an annual need in this house.

I noticed that, after using 000 steel wool to clean it, the sensor still has some dark...
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thank you for the reply! Thats my hunch as well,...

thank you for the reply! Thats my hunch as well, though this contractor (lets call them #4) was right around the price of contractor #1 and contractor #3 (if I removed walkway redo from the quote)
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Posted By sirk98

Got another quote. This company is recommending...

Got another quote. This company is recommending 10" of 'stone' for the base. The two other companies I am leaning toward are specifying 6".

Is there a minimum for base? I think I read more...
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Posted By sirk98

I am assuming they mean 'Quarry Processed'-- like...

I am assuming they mean 'Quarry Processed'-- like paver base. If I am correct, then its clean stone + stone dust

BTW: Contractor #3 submitted their proposal (20% more than contractor 1, but...
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Posted By sirk98

Question Evaluating Driveway Widening Proposals

Hi all!

Not exactly DIY, but I figured this would be THE place to get the dirt (pun intended) on how to evaluate the driveway widening proposals, as they start to roll in (sorry, couldnt help...
10-05-20, 05:05 PM
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Posted By sirk98

I called Hunter today. Turns out there is...

I called Hunter today. Turns out there is another, IMO, BETTER option.

Instead of me returning the HC-1200i (which the support tech said is a 'fine controller', but he thinks the wiring is a...
10-02-20, 04:18 PM
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Views: 290
Posted By sirk98

good to know! I am basically just trying to...

good to know! I am basically just trying to crowd out weeds for next year. I really dont want to use a preemergent or any other herbicide, if I can avoid it, next year.
10-02-20, 03:49 PM
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Views: 290
Posted By sirk98

The Master Gardeners hotline returned my call...

The Master Gardeners hotline returned my call today.

They recommend fertilizing this weekend (with a starter fertilizer, as mentioned in this thread by prior replies--thank you!).

Then, once...
10-02-20, 03:33 PM
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Posted By sirk98

Hi! I have been SCOURING Amazon and Hunter...

Hi!

I have been SCOURING Amazon and Hunter website, and its amazing to me that there is not a comprehensive listing of the differences between the HC and the PHC models. There is a superficial...
10-02-20, 02:33 PM
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Views: 322
Posted By sirk98

Thanks, as always!, for the excellent replies. I...

Thanks, as always!, for the excellent replies. I absolutely get the installers point of view. My Ecobee has not been completely flawless on the HVAC side-- if an installer supplied this and I had...
10-01-20, 05:00 PM
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Views: 322
Posted By sirk98

Question Sprinkler controller - Hunter Hydrawise

Hi!

I am about to select an installer for a sprinkler system. They only install Hunter Pro C controllers--but give credit for the controller and will hang/wire up a Hunter Hydrawise controller if...
10-01-20, 12:36 PM
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Posted By sirk98

thank you! Should this be done same weekend as...

thank you! Should this be done same weekend as seeding?
10-01-20, 08:54 AM
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Views: 290
Posted By sirk98

Ugh. It took so long to get soil test back. ...

Ugh. It took so long to get soil test back. That pushed me back two weeks later than planned. I am also planning on installing a sprinkler system-- that wouldnt get installed until week of 10/16
...
09-30-20, 02:57 PM
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Views: 290
Posted By sirk98

Bring lawn back to life, I hope

Hi!

so, we moved into this house about 5 years ago. So many projects inside, the lawn pretty much languished. I did rent a slit seeder one year, but the lawn still struggled. Lots of crabgrass,...
08-24-20, 06:28 PM
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Posted By sirk98

argh. Was afraid of this, as I've heard the...

argh. Was afraid of this, as I've heard the EVSEs sometimes don't play nice with GFCI breakers-- and also theres the price difference-- $12 for a Murray MT250. $120 for MT250GF. If it doesnt trip...
08-24-20, 01:57 PM
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Views: 167
Posted By sirk98

Question EVSE installation - GFCI needed? Mounting to siding?

Hi everyone

So, I am actually hiring an electrician to do this, as there is a tax credit and he is being more than reasonable on price.

He told me that he will supply the wire/cable needed, I...
08-17-20, 04:58 PM
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Views: 257
Posted By sirk98

thanks for reply! thats what I thought. That...

thanks for reply! thats what I thought. That said...

Based on the specs of the machine-- wire gauge good? I am pretty sure my electrician buddy guided me through the process when i shopped for...
08-17-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By sirk98

Hi! The EVSE 50 amp new circuit (unrelated to my...

Hi! The EVSE 50 amp new circuit (unrelated to my generator question, btw-- I only mentioned it as to why I am concerned about the generator circuit; apologies for any confusion I caused!) will be...
08-17-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By sirk98

Exclamation Wire Size Confirmation

Hi all

I have a generator, and an electrician installed the lockout and inlet on my patio a while back (manual interlock).

At some point, I trenched and moved the inlet about 80' to my shed....
08-12-20, 12:52 PM
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Views: 264
Posted By sirk98

that lockout mounts behind the plate and I think...

that lockout mounts behind the plate and I think it partially blocks the space on the right.

Thank you, as always!, for the detailed explanation. Now that I know I can use a wirenut in the panel,...
08-11-20, 02:49 PM
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Views: 264
Posted By sirk98

Question Whole Panel Surge Protection

Hi everyone!

So, it looks like I will indeed install the EV charger I was asking about on a separate thread. I am applying for a permit and decided to also install a whole panel surge protection...
07-31-20, 09:40 PM
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Views: 170
Posted By sirk98

thank you! 12 gauge would have been slightly...

thank you! 12 gauge would have been slightly undersized... Glad I asked the experts!
07-31-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By sirk98

About to Lease an EV. Charge Station?

Been a while since I've been on these forums :)

If all goes well, I will be the proud lease(owner) of a 2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV. It can handle 7.2kwh level 2 charging. I am still trying to figure...
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