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06-04-15, 04:01 PM
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Got new controller (Orbit 6-station). Works fine...

Got new controller (Orbit 6-station). Works fine but problem persists. Searching through threads discussing similar problems, I found one which suggested manually pulling up one or more pop-ups to...
06-01-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By tobor8man

Thanks Pete. I'm going to get a new controller...

Thanks Pete.
I'm going to get a new controller today. Hope that solves my problem.
05-31-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By tobor8man

Sprinkler valve controller voltage question

I'm having a low pressure problem that's giving me fits.
This is a new installation. 3/4 PVC with 8 4" fixed-spray pop-ups. Water pressure very low. Have tried cleaning valve (brand new Orbit...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,344
Posted By tobor8man

Thank you, Paul. It was indeed dirty coils. The...

Thank you, Paul. It was indeed dirty coils. The fridge has been so trouble-free for so many years, I guess I started taking it for granted and forgot all about that very important aspect or...
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Views: 2,344
Posted By tobor8man

GE TFX25JR fridge not freezing or cooling properly

Hello all. The motor and fan are running and there is cooling but not enough. Both the fresh food and freezer controls are set to max but food in freezer is thawing out and ice maker is not making...
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Views: 816
Posted By tobor8man

Got it from Lowe's. Not sure about the part# but...

Got it from Lowe's. Not sure about the part# but it was the only Mixet cartridge they had.
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Views: 816
Posted By tobor8man

Mixet Cartridge Problem

Just installed a Mixet cartridge. The problem is when i turn the water flow knob, the temp control handle turns with it. In other words the temp handle seems too loose. Also when I open the flow wide...
06-05-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By tobor8man

Can anyone identify this parasite?

Does anyone know what this white stuff is and how to get rid of it? Thanks.
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08-31-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,472
Posted By tobor8man

Can I cut power to panel without involving power co.?

Want to change a breaker. Need to cut power to panel.
Problem: No main cutoff. Power is cut by removing meter.
Problem: Meter is locked and is a smart meter on top of that.

I've seen enough "how...
08-18-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,213
Posted By tobor8man

Thanks all. I will take the cover off and see...

Thanks all. I will take the cover off and see what I've got.
08-18-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,213
Posted By tobor8man

Can someone ID these old (60's era) breakers?

I would like to know if someone can identify these old breakers (brand, type etc.)
Also, is this type totally obsolete or could I swap modern ones in the same box? (i.e., avoid having to install new...
06-24-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By tobor8man

Another Exterior Unit not Coming On Question

Interior fan comes on but outside unit does not come on (no fan, no compressor -- nothing). Have replaced fuses. Have cleaned coils. What else should I check before calling the repair man? i.e., what...
10-21-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,057
Posted By tobor8man

Sick Cactus

I've got a cactus plant which appears to be suffering from some kind of blight. The pads are withering, turning yellow and there are grayish spots on them. Any ideas?...
08-31-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,861
Posted By tobor8man

Help! Sick Peach Tree.

I have a peach tree which has orange, sticky globules oozing out of the bark.
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Yielded almost no peaches this year and has few...
08-26-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,515
Posted By tobor8man

Thanks, Furd. That looks like it might do the...

Thanks, Furd. That looks like it might do the job.

Judging from the dimensions, I just might be able to fit it into the box, but, like you say, I may need to do some creative mounting.
08-25-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,515
Posted By tobor8man

The coil gets a 12VDC pulse when the switch is...

The coil gets a 12VDC pulse when the switch is pushed which pulls a plunger which rotates a cam wheel attached to a ratchet. This sets the state (on/off) alternately. So the relay is not receiving...
08-24-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,515
Posted By tobor8man

Old Low Voltage Relay

After a lot of research, I bought a Touch Plate 4000-PL relay. It worked intermittently at first, then wouldn't. The light would only flash on for the instant the button was pushed and the relay...
08-16-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,515
Posted By tobor8man

Thanks, Furd. I'm almost afraid to ask, but...

Thanks, Furd.

I'm almost afraid to ask, but what are some of those non-pretty options?
08-16-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,515
Posted By tobor8man

Low Voltage Wiring

Hello All,

I have a house built in the 50's which has low voltage wiring for all the lighting. There are relays at the boxes for the light fixtures.

I've got a bad relay that I need to replace,...
07-14-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By tobor8man

No, I didn't try that. Decided to return the...

No, I didn't try that. Decided to return the motor. Guy agreed it wasn't right and exchanged it. I installed it and it seems to run okay. However, it's noisy. I've seen in some of the other related...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-13-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By tobor8man

Thanks. Can a cleaning and or replacement of...

Thanks.
Can a cleaning and or replacement of the thermocouple be handled by a do it yourselfer? i.e., can I open the sealed chamber and do this myself?
Forum: Water Heaters
07-11-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By tobor8man

Reliance Model 630YBRT4N Pilot Light Problem

I have seen posts about pilot lights going out (particularly Whirlpool)
I have a Reliance and have begun to experience the same problem. The unit is in a closet.

Where is the best place to start?...
07-06-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By tobor8man

Relay Problem?

Hi All,

I posted recently about a blower motor that I replaced.

The new motor didn't turn (just hummed). I'm sure I wired it correctly (per the diagram). So I was going to return it. Then it...
07-02-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,391
Posted By tobor8man

Forgive my ignorance, daddyjohn, I don't know...

Forgive my ignorance, daddyjohn, I don't know what Bell bolts are. The bottom of the motor has a flat circular cover at the center which has teeth arount it for placing the rubber isolation rings on...
07-01-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,391
Posted By tobor8man

No, the wires are on different terminals of the...

No, the wires are on different terminals of the cap.
Yes, red is low, black is high on the new motor.
Yes, ground is connected to the mounting frame (as it was with the old motor).
Don't see...
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