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02-12-19, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Studly

Thanks for the tips, everyone. Also, do the home...

Thanks for the tips, everyone. Also, do the home improvement stores sell any better cable connectors/clamps that would snap into the One Box?
02-11-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Studly

Yeah, when it's new wire, I don't strip the wires...

Yeah, when it's new wire, I don't strip the wires in advance. My question is regarding old work, or existing wires that have been stripped and were previously used in another electrical box that I'm...
02-11-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Studly

Tips on getting pre-stripped romex through cable clamp on Arlington One Box?

Hey everyone,

When using an Arlington One Box on old work, are there any tricks to easily getting the pre-stripped wires pulled through the circular plastic clamp that pops into the knockout? I...
12-12-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By Studly

I would buy some Talstar, which you can spray...

I would buy some Talstar, which you can spray indoors in the areas you see them and outdoors (and spray around windows and doors, where they are likely coming in). Will keep killing any that walk...
12-11-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Studly

Thanks again for the advice. I tried your...

Thanks again for the advice. I tried your suggestion and now the outlet box is rock solid! Great idea you had, and I didn't even know they made such a think. :-)
12-03-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Studly

Thanks for the tips, everybody! For these...

Thanks for the tips, everybody!

For these Madison bars, are they generally available at the big box home improvement stores? Do they work well?

Update: I did find them at Home Depot going by a...
12-01-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Studly

2 gang smart box flexes too much

Does anyone else have a problem when you install an old work Madison SmartBox (in my case it's 2 gang), and it flexes as you unplug devices from it on the far end from where it's secured to the stud...
10-26-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

I had another episode of salty/foamy water, and...

I had another episode of salty/foamy water, and now the water in the brine tank is even deeper ... about half way to the top.

I watched some YouTube videos on doing maintenance on the Fleck 5600....
09-28-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

When it was last salty, the water level was lower...

When it was last salty, the water level was lower than it is now after the test when it is not salty. Not sure of the exact amount but it seemed to be about 8 inches of liquid sitting in the salt on...
09-28-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

As an update to my post below about doing the...

As an update to my post below about doing the test during the day, I checked the water level in the brine tank and it is higher than usual -- about 17 inches deep. Since the water wasn't foamy or...
09-27-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

Thanks for the advice. Yes, I did that test, and...

Thanks for the advice. Yes, I did that test, and no problem at all with the water pressure during the regeneration. And there was no salty, foamy water afterward. So if any part in the WS was faulty,...
09-25-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

Akpsdvan, Thanks again for the reply and all...

Akpsdvan,

Thanks again for the reply and all the help!!

By cleaning, do you mean doing a full regeneration and then testing the faucets during that?

We typically don't have any problems with...
09-23-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

It's been many months since my last post, but...

It's been many months since my last post, but I've got another update. Now our water is really salty and foamy in the morning after each regeneration. Takes about 5 minutes of running the water in...
03-05-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By Studly

Yup, I have a Zircon ESF but it's not that...

Yup, I have a Zircon ESF but it's not that dependable and I get a lot of false positives. Other people have the same problem with ESFs ... if you read the reviews on Amazon, it seems the top rated...
03-04-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By Studly

Best type and size of magnets for finding screws in studs?

I want to get some rare earth magnets to use as stud finders. But there are all different sizes and shapes you can get. I assume a cylinder shaped magnet works better than a flat disc shaped magnet?...
02-19-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

46888 I think this is just our water meter,...

46888

I think this is just our water meter, and it's the only thing we have attached to the incoming water supply. Could it be a water meter and pressure regulator?
02-19-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

Not sure about the pressure regulator. What does...

Not sure about the pressure regulator. What does it look like?
02-19-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

I believe he charged us $20-$30 for the o-rings....

I believe he charged us $20-$30 for the o-rings. I hate to ask, what is the normal price?
02-18-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

No, he (over)charged us alright. But didn't put a...

No, he (over)charged us alright. But didn't put a part number on the receipt.
02-18-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

I don't think there is an upper basket ... not...

I don't think there is an upper basket ... not sure what that is. Are you talking about when the repair guy had it pulled apart? If so, I wasn't there when he did it, so not sure. I don't have part...
02-17-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

I put it in. The repairman who was out here a few...

I put it in. The repairman who was out here a few months ago, who is supposed to be a Fleck expert with 20 years of experience, says everything was installed right and he couldn't find any problem...
02-17-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

When the salty taste started a few months ago,...

When the salty taste started a few months ago, nothing else unusual happened with the softener. It had been working fine for many years until then. The only thing unusual I can think of is that loss...
02-17-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

One other thing, that vertical round tube where...

One other thing, that vertical round tube where the brine line goes into in the salt tank has a few salt pellets at the bottom of it near the air check valve. Could those be sucked into that valve as...
02-17-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,077
Posted By Studly

There's a black sticker under the meter that says...

There's a black sticker under the meter that says .5 GPM and then it says 1.5 below that.
02-16-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,299
Posted By Studly

Best replacement weather stripping for Pella sliding door?

We have a Pella Proline sliding patio door that is about 14 years old. The weatherstripping is hard and lost its shape and we have major drafts coming in at the bottom of the door.

What is the...
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