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07-20-10, 02:35 PM
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Posted By matt2000

One more thing - although there is no humidity in...

One more thing - although there is no humidity in the basement there is a lot in the first and second floors of the house. Again the basement is real cold, the first floor so-so and the upstairs not...
07-20-10, 02:27 PM
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Posted By matt2000

Both outside condenser fans seems to be running...

Both outside condenser fans seems to be running when the sun is on them. Both of the condensers outside are blowing hot air. There is condensation on the copper wire from one of them (the larger one...
07-19-10, 01:10 PM
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Posted By matt2000

A/C only works when its cool outside

I have two units - one for basement and another for upstairs that sits in the attic. The one in the basement works fine when its hot outside. The upstairs one just stops when it gets hot outside....
05-25-10, 08:37 PM
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Views: 1,083
Posted By matt2000

Banging Noise

Pipes in the basement of the house bang loudly. It happens when nobody is using any water, just bangs on and off all day and night long. I have had the plumbers here but they have not been able to...
10-26-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,621
Posted By matt2000

Great suggestion. I did not find the damage where...

Great suggestion. I did not find the damage where it enters the post. So will pull the wire. Have never done it. Would most appreciate guidance on how to do that. You mention attaching a cable to the...
10-12-09, 07:50 PM
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Posted By matt2000

All insightful questions. It came preinstalled...

All insightful questions. It came preinstalled when I bought the 4 year old house. Here is what I know:

The wire comes up directly into the post. Once inside the post the wire is just loose...
10-12-09, 07:43 AM
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Views: 9,621
Posted By matt2000

I disconnected it at the light and tested as...

I disconnected it at the light and tested as suggested. Still blows the fuse. Since it worked perfectly for over two weeks - I am not sure if it has to do with the type of cable/wire installed since...
10-11-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,621
Posted By matt2000

Outdoor post light blows fuse when turning on

Hi -
My Outdoor Post Lantern worked beautifully ever time I fliped the switch located in the garage. Now when I flip the switch it blows the fuse - every time.

I replaced the bulb and the...
02-24-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By matt2000

no cigar

The smell is back. Have not used the upstairs bathroom for over a month. The gutter/sweage smell seems to be coming from/near the AC vents in the lower bedroom (the bathroom is upstairs). So now am...
02-03-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By matt2000

OK. Will try to see I can make it leak and will...

OK. Will try to see I can make it leak and will check for signs of leaks downstairs and along the walls. Project for the weekend :)

Will the handy man be able to get to the pipes needed to be...
02-03-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By matt2000

I assume you were referring to the two hold-down...

I assume you were referring to the two hold-down bolts and nuts beneath trim caps. They seem to be tight and secure.
02-03-09, 07:50 PM
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Posted By matt2000

Well the two bolts that connect the toilet seat...

Well the two bolts that connect the toilet seat to the floor seem to be quite secure. There is no give on them. The seat itself is secure. No movement at all. Do I have to take the two bolts out,...
02-03-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By matt2000

That's a good idea. Let me try that first. So it...

That's a good idea. Let me try that first. So it being PVC does that mean that the bend pipe is not there and PVC joint is leaking? Could it be the joint that connects the toilet seat to the PVC...
02-02-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By matt2000

also, about how much should it cost to get fixed?...

also, about how much should it cost to get fixed? How long does it take? thx
02-02-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By matt2000

Makes a lot of sense. The house is 5 years old. ...

Makes a lot of sense. The house is 5 years old.

I will look in the cellar (basement) for the duct. I think they are behind some insulation (plastic sheets/shiny silver sheets like car window sun...
02-02-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By matt2000

There is an attic above the second floor. I don't...

There is an attic above the second floor. I don't know how a vent pipe looks. Can you describe what I should be looking for? How will I know if its clogged and if so how to unclog it?

Yes will be...
02-02-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By matt2000

Sweage smell in lower bedroom

Hi - There is a foul smell (smell of sewage) that comes sometimes during the evenings only on the first floor room. Seems to come from the AC duct in the wall. So far I have not been able to figure...
02-02-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,325
Posted By matt2000

Fixed it

Found the second unit in the attic. The 3AMP fuse was blown on the circuit board. Replaced it. Everything works fine. Thank you all for staying with me through the process and your tremendous support...
01-29-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,325
Posted By matt2000

I will look in the attic for the second unit.

I will look in the attic for the second unit.
01-28-09, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,325
Posted By matt2000

ok. so on each subbase four wires are coming out...

ok. so on each subbase four wires are coming out - RWYGC. I have them going into the properly labeled slots on the subbase. There is only one furnace thats in the basement that I can find. So I...
01-27-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,325
Posted By matt2000

Hi - I tried all the things suggested so far. No...

Hi - I tried all the things suggested so far. No luck. There is still no current on the second floor subbase. I also located the transformer. It does not have a fuse anywhere on it. The first floor...
01-26-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,325
Posted By matt2000

What's a subbase and where/how do i find it?

What's a subbase and where/how do i find it?
01-26-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,325
Posted By matt2000

Since the same transformer is powering both first...

Since the same transformer is powering both first and second floor thermostats - and their is power to the first floor thermostat but not the second floor thermostat - I am wondering if the problem...
01-26-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,325
Posted By matt2000

There is only one transformer that seems to be...

There is only one transformer that seems to be powering both the first and second floor connections for thermostat. Given that their is current on the first floor thermostat but not on the second...
01-26-09, 04:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,325
Posted By matt2000

Where and how do i find the fuse? I looked for...

Where and how do i find the fuse? I looked for it at the furnace but can't locate it. Also looked at the transformer. there is no fuse on it. And yes, there is current on the thermostat on the...
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