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GE glasstop range, dual burner interior stopped working

Hello, I have a GE glasstop range, and the smaller of one of the dual burners has stopped working. It is not apparent whether the switch is faulty or the burner element has died. The larger burner...
05-22-20, 06:51 AM
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Here are photos of the connection. There is...

Here are photos of the connection. There is nothing to suggest a leakage point, which is surprising to me. On the other hand, there is quite a weight of water pushing against the fittings at the...
05-17-20, 04:36 PM
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Saluspa leaking water around outtake hose

Greetings, I have a 2 year old Saluspa inflatable hot tub. The bubbler started leaking last year due to a cheapo ball valve. I solved that problem by simply not connecting the hose to the spa. This...
03-29-20, 07:35 PM
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Need to seal PVC leak in a p-trap

Greetings, is there some kind of putty-like material that can weld to PVC plastic, much like the cement, and make a permanent seal?

I have a p-trap for a shower between the joists of a 2nd floor....
03-29-20, 07:26 PM
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Leaking at new faucet

I have a Delta shower faucet with NPT nipples. The Pex fittings I'm using must be designed for a pex tool; my wrenches barely work with them. The faucet assembly has no easy way to grasp it. First...
02-20-20, 01:55 PM
02-20-20, 12:37 PM
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Further to this topic is a statement from another...

Further to this topic is a statement from another forum, where the moderator says:

"A standard 240v heater with no electronics doesn't require a neutral the load is pure 240v. All you need are the...
02-20-20, 08:18 AM
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Really? Interesting. I thought the neutral is...

Really? Interesting. I thought the neutral is required to complete the circuit.
02-20-20, 05:21 AM
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wiring a 2 pole thermostat -- what happens with the neutral wire?

Greetings,

I have a 12/3 (I think) wire running from a 2 pole 20 amp breaker in the basement to a bedroom where I want to install an electric baseboard heating unit. I have a 2 pole thermostat...
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Posted By VeldesSee

Thanks, PJ. That fitting on the left is precisely...

Thanks, PJ. That fitting on the left is precisely the one I bought at lowes, along with an elbow hose to 3/8 compression adapter. It fit together quite nicely!
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Workaround for dishwasher water supply adapter fitting

I bought a Bosch Series 300 dishwasher at a clearance sale and it did not come with the parts bag. I need the water supply line adapter fitting to connect the 3/4 inch female water line to the 3/8...
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Sorry for the late response. I checked the duct...

Sorry for the late response. I checked the duct with my hand at register and its solid. I checked the other end where it meets the main duct and its also solid. The rest of the length is sealed off...
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Interesting. Does asbestos really have such an...

Interesting. Does asbestos really have such an excellent insulating quality? I've seen pipe wrapped with asbestos that's pretty thick, almost blanket thick.
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Return duct blowing cold

Hello, in my living room right across from the heating register is the return duct, which, when the heat is blowing, does not suck in air but gently blows out cold air. The other return registers in...
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Posted By VeldesSee

It is possible. The house was built in 1950. But...

It is possible. The house was built in 1950. But that begs the question: Why would such a thin paper asbestos lining be applied to a metal duct? Its not a flammable object.
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Ducting in the middle of the floor?

I am currently working on an older Cape Cod with an unfinished second floor. As you can see in the pictures, rudimentary ducts from the basement stick out of the floor. One is very much in the middle...
01-02-20, 10:13 AM
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Posted By VeldesSee

I reckon you're right. Two tries and leaks both...

I reckon you're right. Two tries and leaks both times, though in the same spot. Will get some new flux and keep on trying!
12-30-19, 01:40 PM
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Posted By VeldesSee

Last question: I opened a "new" can of...

Last question: I opened a "new" can of water-soluble flux that's probably 20 years old. The material is black throughout and rust red around the edge of the container. I have no idea what color it...
12-30-19, 11:44 AM
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Posted By VeldesSee

Thanks for all the advice. I noticed the pipe...

Thanks for all the advice. I noticed the pipe came off more easily after I cut off a small section and then twisted as Zorfdt suggested. But that's meant my union is getting farther and farther from...
12-30-19, 09:03 AM
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Posted By VeldesSee

Thanks. I have one of those sitting in a bag. I...

Thanks. I have one of those sitting in a bag. I was unsure whether that would be useful since the valve needed the pipes to move and I could not move them to slip the ends into the fixture. This...
12-30-19, 08:22 AM
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Posted By VeldesSee

Right, but how does one install the second union,...

Right, but how does one install the second union, much less the first? I cannot move the pipe around the lip of the union.
12-30-19, 06:17 AM
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Posted By VeldesSee

I am working on the exact same issue right now: a...

I am working on the exact same issue right now: a length of pipe with NO give. Because of branch pipes on one side of the cut and lots of brackets on the other side, there is a not more than 1/2 inch...
12-09-19, 08:02 AM
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Posted By VeldesSee

Thanks, Greg. My insurer is aware of the...

Thanks, Greg. My insurer is aware of the unoccupied nature of the house. He was the only one in town to agree to insure it that way. Two others refused to do so, even though we're a low crime area....
12-06-19, 10:49 AM
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Posted By VeldesSee

Thanks. In Pub 527 it says "Pre-rental...

Thanks. In Pub 527 it says "Pre-rental expenses.You can deduct your ordinary and necessary expenses for managing, conserving, or maintaining rental property from the time you make it available for...
12-05-19, 02:15 PM
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Posted By VeldesSee

Okay, thanks for the scenarios.

Okay, thanks for the scenarios.
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