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It finally did it again tonight, so I yanked the...

It finally did it again tonight, so I yanked the DVR cable with no effect. So I suspect a dodgy HDMI port on the PS3. Any other suggestions? Cheers.
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Thanks to both respondees. Rick - to your...

Thanks to both respondees.

Rick - to your points:
a) I didn't try disconnecting the DVR cable - I'll try that tonight to see. Like I say, the issue appears intermittant so it may take a couple of...
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HDMI getting interference from coaxial?

Not sure if this is a TV or computer question but here goes. I've got a Playstation3 for Xmas and hooked it up to the 42" LCD LG TV via HDMI cable. Every now again, I'll get some kind of static-like...
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Suggestions for reducing voices/TV sounds through ductwork?

I've just completed a basement remodel, and found that I can clearly hear any type of noise from the basement through any of the vents in the other rooms in the house. It has kind of put a dampner on...
12-19-07, 04:58 AM
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GFCI on a circuit that has 14/2 and 12/2 wiring

I have a circuit in my basement that as 12/2 wiring from the main panel to a number of receptacles. At one receptacle, there's 14/2 wiring going off to a single 60w light switch. At the main panel,...
06-07-07, 09:48 PM
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I had the "technicians" out from Sear, given the...

I had the "technicians" out from Sear, given the system was under warranty. The nice man said that the pressure was too low and that the system I had (14 seer, 2.5 ton) had some automatic cut-off if...
05-26-07, 09:34 PM
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Thanks Ed. Is it something I can do myself (i.e...

Thanks Ed. Is it something I can do myself (i.e like buy a replacement fuse down at Lowes/Home Depot), or do I need to call in a repair guy?
05-26-07, 06:37 PM
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Question AC fan (exterior) keeps going on/off every 15 secs

Just started my aircon up for the first time this year. The exterior fan starts up no problem, but after about 15 seconds, comes to a halt. It then kicks off again, goes for 15 secs then stops. And...
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RG6 for satellite vs RG6 for Cable TV?

Is there a difference between RG6 for satellite TV and RG6 for cable TV? I've moved into a house that used to have satellite, but I now have cable TV. I've used the existing RG6 cabling to hook...
12-08-06, 02:49 PM
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Question insulating a fixed attic stairwell

I have a fixed stair case leading from the master bedroom up into the attic. There is a temporary door (looks more like a garden gate - literally a couple of planks nailed together) at the bottom of...
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Question Am I likely to get an ice dam?

I am worried about ice dams. After the first frost of the season today, I saw that the about the first 12 inches of my roof, the entire way around, from the roof edge at the gutter upwards, was...
11-19-06, 02:25 PM
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Soffit vents (or lack thereof)

Bought an old house (~100 yrs old). Previous owner had stuffed insulation down into the soffits around the edge of the attic, which I removed this summer thinking it was blocking the soffit...
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what do I re-line yankee gutters with?

The lining (looks like bitumen or some sort pliable tar-like roll) on the yankee gutters around my porch is starting to split. It's probably been there for a long time (I only just bought the house)....
09-02-06, 07:16 AM
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Suggestions for condensor maintenance?

With winter fast approaching, I'm thinking of shutting down the central air and covering up the external condensor for the winter. I was wondering what the proper maintenance for the condensor would...
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Insulation covering soffits - okay to remove?

The previous owners of an old house I've recently bought appear to have covered over the soffits, and stuffed layers of insulation all around the edges of the attic flooring where the roof meets the...
12-10-05, 12:29 PM
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Next question!

Thanks for the replies so far. The basement project seems to be going well to date. Next issue I have run into is that obviously as I'm lifting the wires up and running through the holes, I'm finding...
12-06-05, 10:31 AM
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Mixed CU and aluminum wires on light circuit

I recently found that the landing light at the top of the stairs in my house (recently bought, ~100yrs old) actually has aluminum cable connecting 3-way switches at the top and bottom of the stairs...
11-29-05, 10:01 AM
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Running cables through joists / insulation over ceiling boxes

I recently bought an old house (~100yrs old). The basement is unfinished, with all the wiring from the electical box running across the basement ceiling, stapled to the underside of the bare joists....
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Lampholder gets hot when light is on?

I recently installed a new chain-switch porcelain lampholder, fitted to a new metal box on a rafter in my basement. I ran new 14/2 NM cable from an existing light fixture (also a procelain lampholder...
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