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I will send a photo soon. I will look again. As I...

I will send a photo soon. I will look again. As I said, the flashing looks perfect, and the shingles abutting as well. I will try sealing the spaces between the shingles in the general area but they...
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Difficult Chimney Leak

Am attaching photo. The wider face of the chimney is *not* the problem area. At the narrow end of the chimney wet areas show up after
rain, sometimes in the hairline cracks, but most drips down from...
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Good question. I use a plastic shovel, not metal,...

Good question. I use a plastic shovel, not metal, and I try to leave a protective layer of snow so I don't scrape. I inspected the roof again this AM and it looks flawless.
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I wasn't going to rule out coincidence so wasn't...

I wasn't going to rule out coincidence so wasn't sure about not shovelling being the culprit. But the more you say, the more I am concvinced that frost was at fault. The last remaining patch of ice...
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I really appreciate your thoughtful reply. How...

I really appreciate your thoughtful reply. How often do you see EPDM become porous? I don't believe I've ever seen that mentioned. This roof looks almost new (it's 7 years old), nice sheen, no...
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Plaster ceiling water stains under flat rubber roof

I am attaching a photo of ceiling stains on an old plaster ceiling covering about approximately a square yard area. The roof above is flat and covered with EPDM rubber. The room is generally warm...
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Cast Iron Steam Boiler not drained in 30 years

Putnam boiler ("snowman") Please don't ask how this could happen. If I open the drain valve, won't this be clogged with scale? How much efficiency am I losing if not drained? The boiler has been used...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-02-20, 07:32 PM
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Work-around for Disintegrated Dip Tube

I have an old Marathon water heater whose dip tube was defective. There was a whole series of these tanks that used a Perfection dip tube (ironic name.) Obviously my hot water is extremely limited....
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It is a 30's cottage with old toilets except that...

It is a 30's cottage with old toilets except that this never happened before that I can remember. How do I determine if the vent is plugged? Does this run off the soil pipe? It would seem that a...
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The bubbling occurs when the flush is first...

The bubbling occurs when the flush is first started
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Toilet Bubbles Up but Flushes

One of two toilets bubbles up but then flushes. This seems to remain fairly constant for months, but I still fear an eventual overflow. The house is a ranch and there are two toilets on the same...
11-23-19, 08:20 AM
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The pilot hole would be to check for standing...

The pilot hole would be to check for standing water. A 1/4 inch hole would produce a forceful stream that could easily be caught in a pail as opposed to a flood with the cleanout removed. I'd then...
11-22-19, 10:48 PM
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Minor Leak in old cast iron vertical soil pipe: Standing water??

I have been seeing water in the basement around the base of a very old vertical cast iron drain (soil) pipe. I have found several fine cracks in the pipe and so have tried to seal them by...
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Download speed around 20 mbps. I have no image...

Download speed around 20 mbps. I have no image lag or late notifications with my other brand camera.
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Wyze v2 Notification and Image Lag Problems

It looks as though very late or non-existent push notifications are fairly common with these, but I'd like to poll forum members. Also, in HD or SD mode there are severe image lags. I have been asked...
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Correction: Some of them reset some of the time....

Correction: Some of them reset some of the time. So far my Wyze (cheapy) does the best. But I have a Victure (Amazon) that is 50% or less. Some of my Hubbles (Moto) are unpredictable as well. The...
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Cameras that reset reliably after power outage

I Haven't found one yet. Has anybody found one? If so, brand? Cost? Want wifi, with reliable notification, pir, night vision. I'm thinking I will need a ups for whatever camera i use. Thank you.
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Want Exterior infrared detector that finds humans

Could anyone suggest an exterior mounted security device consisting of an infrared sensor that can discriminate humans from other objects, turning on LED flood lights and activating wifi notification...
06-18-19, 09:49 PM
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I am sorry I'm still a little confused. If I were...

I am sorry I'm still a little confused. If I were to run a properly sized ground wire directly from the ground terminal on the unit to the old fuse panel, that would be correct? But where to...
06-18-19, 09:36 PM
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Ok, let me try to explain again. My house has an...

Ok, let me try to explain again. My house has an old 2 wire system with no ground. The minisplit has terminals for hot, neutral and ground. Hot and neutral are obvious, but what to do with ground? I...
06-18-19, 08:02 PM
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2 wire system requires a ground for minisplit installation??

Before I start assembly, I'd like to make sure that the unit will work, either without a ground, or with an earth ground (grounding rod.) Could someone please advise hopefully before tomorrow AM? I...
06-11-19, 08:35 PM
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Importance of Exact Clearance of mini split air handler to ceiling

I'm installing a Mr. Cool diy 12000btu 115v minisplit. The manual says clearance to ceiling from top of air handler should be at least 5.91 inches, but I can only do 4. (If positioned lower, handler...
06-11-19, 06:50 PM
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Which DIY mini splits have precharged lines and don"t require vacuuming?

So far only Mr. Cool units seem not to require vacuuming. Could someone please list the brands that are truly diy without special equipment e.g. vacuum pump? In many cases it is suggrsted that vacuum...
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Hi All, Thanks for your posts! I neglected to...

Hi All,
Thanks for your posts! I neglected to mention this is an old house with a 2-wire system (no neutral) which I don't intend to change. I thought I also stated that I wanted to use LEDs for...
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Switch requires 40w load, how to use LED bulbs?

I have several old electronic wall timers that require min. 40w loads. I would like to use LED bulbs because of their much longer life and don't care if I have 40w min. in the circuit. How do I boost...
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