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02-14-21, 02:59 PM
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Questions About Soundproofing Ceiling For Footfall Problem

Hello,

We recently purchased a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo (~1300 sqft) that was built in 2003 and after moving in, we immediately noticed a noise issue (footfall) with our neighbor upstairs and...
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Marq1 Yep, understood.... Since I'm rebuilding in...

Marq1 Yep, understood.... Since I'm rebuilding in the next 10 - 15 years, I'm ok with the problem popping up ever 5 or so years for the time being.
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Thanks marksr .... I don't remember what thin...

Thanks marksr .... I don't remember what thin sealer was used, but I will definitely make sure the painters use masonry primer on the bare spots..... However, I have a suspicion that when it was...
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Posted By gil_happy

Thanks marksr & Marq1 .... It sounds like you...

Thanks marksr & Marq1 .... It sounds like you are both correct about the water problem. After the walls were installed, I did put a single coat of concrete sealer that I bought from Home Depot...
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Question About Painting On Cinder Block Walls

About 5 years ago in 2016, I had my cinder block retaining walls in my yard painted for the very first time (the walls were installed 9 years ago). If you look at the attached pictures, you can see...
01-10-21, 06:46 AM
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Posted By gil_happy

Thank you everyone for all of the suggestions.......

Thank you everyone for all of the suggestions.... it looks like the best (and safest) idea is just to buy a set of 2 new batteries for under $30 which is much cheaper than I thought they would be.
01-09-21, 07:38 AM
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Posted By gil_happy

Thanks for this.... I have a couple of...

Thanks for this.... I have a couple of multimeters in my home, but how do you measure without a load? I believe some kind of load needs to be applied (but maybe not).
01-09-21, 07:17 AM
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Posted By gil_happy

How to test power tool battery pack?

Hello,

I am wondering how to properly test 3 - battery packs that I have around my home which are used my cordless power tools (drill, circular saw, etc). These 3 packs are for a Craftsmen set of...
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Views: 684
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sktn77a - thanks for this. It looks like the 20P...

sktn77a - thanks for this. It looks like the 20P offers 48 zones of protection, and expandable features like Z-Wave, cellular communication, graphic touchscreen keypads, etc.

ChosunOne - thanks...
11-02-20, 07:34 AM
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Posted By gil_happy

Thanks so much @ferd42! That is great info...

Thanks so much @ferd42! That is great info :thumbup:
11-01-20, 12:43 PM
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Views: 463
Posted By gil_happy

ferd42 - The model of the indoor unit is a...

ferd42 - The model of the indoor unit is a Carrier FA4ANF024 and the outdoor unit is a Bryant 661CJ024-E. As far as the filter is concerned, I have attached a picture, but it looks like they are...
10-30-20, 04:39 AM
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Views: 463
Posted By gil_happy

SandburRanch - you are correct about the filter. ...

SandburRanch - you are correct about the filter. It is the correct size, but poor fitting.

Marq1 - I plan to have my local HVAC tech come out to my home to take a look.

PJmax - the filter...
10-25-20, 07:54 PM
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Views: 463
Posted By gil_happy

Heat Pump With Low Air Flow and Dust Everywhere

Hello,

I have recently purchased a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo built in 2003 which has a Heat Pump. I have never owned a home with a heat pump and I have a questions about air flow, etc.

-...
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Views: 684
Posted By gil_happy

Just following up with everyone on my post. ...

Just following up with everyone on my post. Pricing out the equipment is as follows:

- Two Honeywell 6150s will cost about $100, or two Honeywell 6160s will about $150 (Amazon - however eBay has...
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Views: 684
Posted By gil_happy

Thanks so much... let me investigate and get back...

Thanks so much... let me investigate and get back to you. I didn't include the sensor as it just seemed like a 'standard' one if that makes sense?
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Views: 684
Posted By gil_happy

Need Compatible Home Security Components For Old Alarm Panel

Hello,

I am currently renovating a condo that I recently purchased and I'm in the process of changing out the telecom wall plates (with proper structured wiring), replacing the old thermostat with...
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Posted By gil_happy

Thank you for that info.... Yes, it does seem to...

Thank you for that info.... Yes, it does seem to be that all (most) monitoring needs to be through central monitoring.
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Views: 321
Posted By gil_happy

Looking For DIY Security System That Has No Monitoring Fee

Hello,

I am looking an open source DIY security system that has professional monthly monitoring for a low cost, or even free. I assume there are no free, professional monitoring services...
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Views: 507
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Hello, thank you for all of the replies to my...

Hello, thank you for all of the replies to my message.... I needed to remove the glue from the slab so that I could have luxury vinyl planking installed (LVP). Apparently I didn't need to remove...
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Posted By gil_happy

How To Remove Glue From Concrete Slab?

Hello,

I am trying to determine the best (easiest) method to remove hardwood glue from a concrete slab. If you look at the attached pictures, you can see that I have removed the previous hardwood...
01-09-20, 05:42 AM
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Views: 739
Posted By gil_happy

Thank y'all for the suggestions.... I was...

Thank y'all for the suggestions.... I was successfully able to remove the granite border without cracking the flat surface granite using a couple of different utility knives.
01-08-20, 10:32 AM
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Views: 739
Posted By gil_happy

Thanks everyone for the quick replies... Yes, I...

Thanks everyone for the quick replies... Yes, I don't care about saving the granite border and the saving the drywall isn't a big concern either because it will be covered with a tile backsplash.
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01-08-20, 08:07 AM
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Views: 739
Posted By gil_happy

How To Remove Granite Border?

Hello,

I plan to remove this granite 'border' and I'm wondering if there is any way possible to do it without cracking the surface granite? If you look at the attached picture, you can see the...
04-26-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By gil_happy

ray2047 - I will upload a picture on Monday with...

ray2047 - I will upload a picture on Monday with the cover removed.

Electric_dummy - I think you might have hit the nail on the head... now that you mention it, I know there is a pump alarm, etc...
04-24-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By gil_happy

ray2047 - I think I may have misspoken... I think...

ray2047 - I think I may have misspoken... I think at the post it might be just a disconnect. As far as the make and model of the pump, I'm not sure, but the pump installation contractor certainly...
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