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02-14-11, 01:20 PM
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Posted By cham44

I removed and cleaned the ignitor and flame...

I removed and cleaned the ignitor and flame sensor, reinstalled. Watched it startup a couple times. It lit no problem but I noticed that there appears to be a small flame between the 2 burners,...
02-14-11, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,391
Posted By cham44

Indeed, it says it is "equipped with a direct...

Indeed, it says it is "equipped with a direct spark ignition 100% lockout system". And that if the unit fails to light possible causes:

"misaligned spark electrodes", adjust as necessary
"burned...
02-13-11, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,391
Posted By cham44

Your link is for the "Product Data" sheet. I...

Your link is for the "Product Data" sheet. I have the physical "Installation, start-up and service instructions" and "A guide to operating and maintaining your gas heating/electric cooling unit" in...
02-13-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,391
Posted By cham44

Carrier 48SS018-060 shuts down when cold out - pics included

(I live in TN and the unit uses natural gas.)

I have a Carrier model 48SS018-060. It got down to 16 degrees F the night it went out. I did the reset procedure and it worked fine for 4 days and cut...
09-29-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,099
Posted By cham44

Thanks guys, some great info here. I haven't...

Thanks guys, some great info here. I haven't seen any rot other than in the pic I took. There was paneling installed with a barrier of some kind underneath, foil looking but rips like paper (vapor...
09-29-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,099
Posted By cham44

rim joists with no sill plate, pics included

I inherited an old house and I'm attempting to fix it up a bit. I went to insulate the rim joists and discovered that there is no sill plate there. I'm confused. I have attached pics:
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09-25-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,984
Posted By cham44

Thanks guys, I got rid of the safety switch and...

Thanks guys, I got rid of the safety switch and the old wire and completely rewired with 10/3 to a NEMA 14-30 receptacle (4 prong), had to change the plug on the dryer to the newer 4 prong type. ...
09-25-10, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,984
Posted By cham44

30A fused safety switch for NEMA 10-30r, dryer outlet

I am wondering why I have a 30A fused safety switch for my dryer outlet. It is already fused at the fuse box below:

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz320/cham77_photo/stuff/electbox.jpg

it...
09-05-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By cham44

Excellent, I think I'll give this a try tomorrow....

Excellent, I think I'll give this a try tomorrow. Thanks!
09-04-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By cham44

It is an interior type door between the garage...

It is an interior type door between the garage and living space, it has the same stuff around the door on both sides of the wall (interior casing?). I'm going to start by pulling off the interior...
09-04-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By cham44

This is a serious question (I'm not trolling), I...

This is a serious question (I'm not trolling), I don't understand door terminology. I'm just looking for the name of what I need so I can go buy it at Lowe's. Thanks.
09-04-10, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By cham44

Wall thickness change affecting door

Currently I have 1/4 inch OSB on the wall, I want to replace it with 5/8 inch fire rated drywall. There is a door in this wall. So I assume I just remove the brick molding, rip the wall out and put...
09-03-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By cham44

They used a 20A fuse. I figure if I'm going to...

They used a 20A fuse. I figure if I'm going to go to the trouble of untaping them I'd might as well just move one to its own fuse (and use 20A fuses like you said). Thanks guys, I think that takes...
09-03-10, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By cham44

Question fuse box- 2 hots combined to one fuse

i have 2 cables entering the box, both 12-2 NM. The black hots of each are connected into 1 wire which goes to a single fuse, like someone ran out of available slots. The wires are just taped...
09-02-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By cham44

You are correct, I checked and everything works. ...

You are correct, I checked and everything works. I removed the cable from the box and taped it up. Now I have 2 open slots. At least one of those is getting wired directly to the garage. :beers:
09-02-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By cham44

So basically someone took the heater out, used...

So basically someone took the heater out, used one of the hots as hot and just made the other hot not hot by putting in a 20A rejection base and just screwing in a 30A fuse just so there would be a...
09-02-10, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By cham44

Question Odd wiring in fuse box

I noticed that a black wire coming off a 30A fuse was not hot. Unscrewed the fuse, it was fine. Went to screw it back in and noticed the rejection base said 20A on it. The center of the rejection...
08-27-10, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,544
Posted By cham44

I found a backwire receptacle, it made it so much...

I found a backwire receptacle, it made it so much easier to install. AC is working and hasn't blown a fuse.
08-24-10, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,544
Posted By cham44

I have successfully moved the white wire to the...

I have successfully moved the white wire to the neutral bus. I had to cut a length of wire off the receptacle end because the wire in the box was not long enough to reach the neutral bus. I found...
08-23-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By cham44

Ok I pulled the OSB and installed drywall X and...

Ok I pulled the OSB and installed drywall X and firetaped. Now I want to put up FRP. How do I seal the floor-wall cove? Thanks
08-23-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,544
Posted By cham44

Thanks for the responses guys. The wire is #10...

Thanks for the responses guys. The wire is #10 so I was thinking of using a 20A TL fuse and a duplex receptacle. Any problems there?
08-22-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,544
Posted By cham44

Question convert NEMA 6-20R to 5-15R

I have a NEMA 6-20R receptacle that was formerly used for an old air conditioner. The AC that is replacing it needs a 5-15R. So with my 6-20 I have hot, hot, ground and I need hot, neutral, ground....
08-22-10, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By cham44

Starting to think perhaps I should have used some...

Starting to think perhaps I should have used some rubber cove base.
08-21-10, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By cham44

I think this is the best solution but I didn't...

I think this is the best solution but I didn't think I had the ability to pull it off, I'm just a DIY'er and a novice at that. I believe you are saying to just cut the whole wall out at 4 foot and...
08-21-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By cham44

The inside corner molding was used at the wall...

The inside corner molding was used at the wall and floor, I siliconed inside the molding to the frp and I siliconed under the inside corner molding flap to the concrete.

Is this not sufficient? ...
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