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02-27-13, 08:25 PM
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Posted By themadcatter

I read the troubleshooting blog before I added my...

I read the troubleshooting blog before I added my own comment here. It was not helpful.
02-25-13, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By themadcatter

Cannot not find problem outlet after 3 outlets failed at the same time.

I have a 1950's home with 2 prong receptacles. I had a new breaker box and GFI outlets installed near sinks 10+ years ago. These do not have grounding wires.

A few days ago I tested a...
12-26-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,461
Posted By themadcatter

1970's Whirlpool gas dryer will only dry one load a day.

Dryer will only dry first load. After the first load it will not heat again for hours. I can hear the "click" like it's trying to ignite. I took the panel off and saw a flame - but it did not...
Replies: 3
Views: 34,488
Posted By themadcatter

An update...I called Cabot's and was told to NOT...

An update...I called Cabot's and was told to NOT stain until Spring. But still wondering if anyone out there has done staining in the colder temps and what success they've had. The Cabot's tech...
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Views: 34,488
Posted By themadcatter

Can I stain a new cedar deck if the night temps are in the 40's but dry?

My new cedar deck finally has been built. The wood has been stacked and covered outside since July. I stained the sides over the summer. I'm using Cabots semi-transparent oil-based stain. I've...
10-06-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,300
Posted By themadcatter

I am not at home at the moment to look at the...

I am not at home at the moment to look at the thermostat, etc. But I recall seeing another breaker box with a similar looking "plug" (I don't know what it's called) next to all the meters. Could...
10-06-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,300
Posted By themadcatter

I had pulled the outside disconnect (I always do...

I had pulled the outside disconnect (I always do that when not using the AC). Not knowing what the problem was I put it back in last night and that's when the lights starting flickering and dimming....
10-05-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,300
Posted By themadcatter

Now the lights are dimming when AC tries to come on.

The AC is not able to fully come on. It sounds like the compressor is struggling.

I turned the furnace back on just now and now all the lights are flickering badly and because of the AC trying to...
10-05-09, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,300
Posted By themadcatter

AC trying to start up with furnace running

The entire time the power switch to the furnace is "on" the AC keeps trying to start up. I have the thermostat set a 62. Even after the house has reached the set temp and the fan has gone off the...
11-17-08, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,533
Posted By themadcatter

What is the procedure for reattaching broken ceramic countertop tile?

The curved corner tile (similiar to an "AN-1662") of my '50's sink counter has broken off. :( It came off cleanly in one piece along the groutline with the exception of a small fraction of it which...
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Views: 5,356
Posted By themadcatter

I used Zinsser Perma-White Mold & Mildew-Proof...

I used Zinsser Perma-White Mold & Mildew-Proof Interior Paint.

I assumed since Zinsser also makes the '1-2-3' primer I used on the window that it would be okay to use their paint without priming...
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Views: 5,356
Posted By themadcatter

Do I have to go down to bare wood like the paint store guy told me to do?

I just painted all my bathroom wood trim and a built-in sink cabinet with latex mildew resistant paint. I previously had painted everything with oil-base years ago. I was going to go with oil again...
11-03-08, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By themadcatter

Aren't flues supposed to be capped?

I was up on my roof yesterday and noticed the PVC pipe to my furnace is open to the elements. This doesn't seem right to me. What's to stop the rain from entering?

I recently posted another...
10-29-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,239
Posted By themadcatter

It is the right most burner (if you're facing...

It is the right most burner (if you're facing it).

And, for whatever reason, it is working again??? But I fear it will happen again when the temp. drops.

It is impossible to install it...
10-29-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,239
Posted By themadcatter

Amana high efficiency gas furnace malfunctioning

I have a 2002 Amana two-stage variable speed high-efficiency gas furnace installed in my attached garage. I have had on-going issues with the condensate freezing upon exiting the house - but last...
03-19-08, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,356
Posted By themadcatter

I have no picture to show of the door open at...

I have no picture to show of the door open at this time, but the two sides of the door are joined firmly at a 90 degree angle. When opened the L-shaped door should swing past the dishwasher door. ...
03-19-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,356
Posted By themadcatter

To clarify a few details... the cabinet is...

To clarify a few details... the cabinet is L-shaped (see photo)

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn218/themadcatter1/Dishwashercabinet002-1.jpg

The wall is not constructed of drywall but of...
03-18-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,356
Posted By themadcatter

Too late to return it - it was completely...

Too late to return it - it was completely installed before I realized the problem and had already tested it for 5 minutes with a few dirty dishes.
03-18-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,356
Posted By themadcatter

Dishwasher blocks cabinet door from opening

My new dishwasher sticks out an inch further than my old one and now I can not open my corner cabinet door. Rehanging the door to open the opposite direction is not an option. I need to know if it is...
06-07-06, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,328
Posted By themadcatter

How do I paint new tiles to match existing?

I had to have my bathroom partially gutted leaving a gap of about a foot between the old and the new areas. I have 1950's pink and brownish wall tiles that I've been trying to match for 6 years so I...
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