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12-19-07, 02:38 PM
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Posted By safetynut

Sorry for the confusion. Totaline is now...

Sorry for the confusion. Totaline is now Venstar. I have the T1100RF/REC model.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try reconnecting the existing yellow lead at the furnace to the C terminal. Is...
12-19-07, 01:16 PM
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Views: 3,825
Posted By safetynut

Wireless thermostat wiring help

I purchased Totaline wireless thermostat (http://www.thermostatsusa.com/wireless.asp) to replace a LUX brand programmable thermostat and I'm having trouble installing it.

I have a gas furnace...
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Views: 9,908
Posted By safetynut

Last time I took the sash out, I remember seeing...

Last time I took the sash out, I remember seeing worn-out thin layers of felt on the edges of the sash. There aren't any other visible weatherstrips, so I guess those felts were it. The sash is too...
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Posted By safetynut

Weatherstripping sliding metal windows

I've been searching online to no avail. Does anyone know how to weatherstrip a sliding metal windows (only one sash slides)? Is adhesive-backed foam a viable option?

Thank you in advance.
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Views: 23,395
Posted By safetynut

Thank you for your response, chandler. Could...

Thank you for your response, chandler.

Could you please elaborate on your response? Now, I understand from reading the posts in this forum that occluded vent may be a cause for a lazy flush, but...
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Posted By safetynut

Thank you for your response, jeffng1029. No,...

Thank you for your response, jeffng1029.

No, the toilet water does not ripple after a flush and I recently replaced the rubber stopper so I guess I can rule that out.
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Posted By safetynut

Toilet bowl water level drops, but no leakage

We have a bathroom that has a toilet and a bathtub/shower that we haven't used in over a year because of remodeling. I've noticed that the toilet bowl's water level drops to almost empty within 30...
12-14-06, 12:50 PM
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Views: 5,007
Posted By safetynut

Thank you for your suggestion. I'll try to seek...

Thank you for your suggestion. I'll try to seek a professional's advice.

I realize that it's difficult to picture how bad the chip is from my description. It's actually not too bad. Basically,...
12-13-06, 09:31 AM
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Views: 5,007
Posted By safetynut

Chipped piano repair

I have a piano (dark cherry color) that has been chipped pretty thinly about 1.5 X 0.5 sq. inches in the corner. I was able to recover about 80% of the chipped off pieces that I can utilize to make...
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Views: 1,173
Posted By safetynut

My house is 3-stories high, so I'll probably need...

My house is 3-stories high, so I'll probably need to seek a professional help to go up on the roof to check out the vent. Thank you, majakdragon.
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Views: 1,173
Posted By safetynut

Lazy Toilet Flush. Tried Everything.

So I tried everything I know and read in this forum, but I still can't figure out why all of my 3 toilets flush poorly. I live in a 20-year old townhouse, by the way.

Water level in the tank is...
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Views: 1,089
Posted By safetynut

Thanks, Dunbar Plumber for your response. So...

Thanks, Dunbar Plumber for your response.

So just to clarify, I should remove all of the old caulks. I should remove not only the old caulks surrounding the tub, but also vertical joints between...
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Posted By safetynut

Recaulking bathtub and surrounding tiles

I am trying to recaulk a bathtub where the tub joins with tiles and I have following two questions:

1. After removing the old caulks, I noticed that the spacings between the tub and the tiles have...
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Posted By safetynut

Thank you for the quick response. I've also...

Thank you for the quick response.

I've also read somewhere that epoxy may be used to block the moisture. Does anyone have experience repairing damaged bathroom tile with either silicone or epoxy?...
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Posted By safetynut

Repairing bathroom cracked tile w/out replacing

Is there anyway I can repair a (hairline) fractured tile without replacing it? The tile is on the shower wall right above the bathtub. From what I've read so far it's probably safer to just replace...
03-08-04, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,073
Posted By safetynut

Problem fixed. Here's what happened: There...

Problem fixed. Here's what happened:

There are three wires coming into the box. One of them is hot and the other two carries out. The hot wire and one of the two wires that carry out the power...
03-07-04, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,645
Posted By safetynut

Thanks everyone for kind suggestions and advices....

Thanks everyone for kind suggestions and advices.

I did it! I moved the switch box up about 6 inches as suggested. The only difficulty I ran in to was to re-attach the box to the stud because...
03-05-04, 05:08 PM
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Views: 4,645
Posted By safetynut

That's an idea I hadn't thought about. I just...

That's an idea I hadn't thought about. I just might go with that idea. It's probably easier to patch drywalls than to patch stuccos, right?

I guess I should first check to see whether any of...
03-05-04, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,073
Posted By safetynut

Yes, the test button on the GFCI outlet works. ...

Yes, the test button on the GFCI outlet works. And the tester's LEDs indicate that the wiring is correct, but the tester won't trip the outlet.
03-05-04, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,073
Posted By safetynut

GFI electrical outlet tester question

I have one of those little red outlet plug tester that displays different combinations of LEDs depending on the condition of the outlet being tested. The instruction that came with it wasn't very...
03-05-04, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,645
Posted By safetynut

Question Well, my home warranty (AHS) won't cover the...

Well, my home warranty (AHS) won't cover the repair so the electrician left without doing any work. So, I've decided do the repair myself and I was wondering if anyone can provide me some advice or...
03-05-04, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,645
Posted By safetynut

Thanks everyone for responding. I guess...

Thanks everyone for responding.

I guess there's no easy solution to this. I'm having an electrician come over and inspect the situation. I'm usually a diy-er, but in this case, I don't think...
03-05-04, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,645
Posted By safetynut

repairing broken wire at switch box

romex white wire has broken off at the access point where the wire is coming into the box. Reconnecting with wire nut is not an option because I only have less than half an inch to work with. Is...
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