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Bad Circulator?

We have a gas-fired hydronic system that provide heat for three levels in our house. Two of the levels are above the level of the boiler and the third level has the boiler and two heating units. ...
05-09-09, 10:17 AM
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Any chance it might have been posts for the...

Any chance it might have been posts for the corner of a fenced in area? They don't appear to be electrical conduit so far as I can tell.
05-09-09, 08:22 AM
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Replacing old LV luminaires

Thank you for your reply. I impose on your generosity a comment and another question.


“What was the existing low voltage luminaire is used for?”

Cosmetic illumination only—highlighted a...
05-08-09, 09:29 PM
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Replacing old LV luminaires

I am fixing up an older house. When we attempted to replace the lamp in one of five small, recessed luminaires, the lamp shattered, and the lamp holder in the fixture broke off as we tried to twist...
06-18-07, 10:12 AM
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under subfloor

Thanks again for response. Appreciate your patience.

Roughly half the floor is over a well-insulated, moisture barrier treated, crawl space (about four feet high).

The other half is over a...
06-11-07, 06:30 AM
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most tile affected

Thanks for your reply. Most of the tile show this 'tenting" at the joints. Hope this helps.
06-07-07, 02:48 PM
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type of garage specified

pcboss, thanx for your reply. auto repair shop is not attached to woodworking shop--two different bldgs. Auto repair is a commercial shop. woodworking shop is hobbyist. thanks again.
06-07-07, 05:39 AM
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Type cable to use in shop

Am i correct in assuming that in a shop (auto repair, woodworking) where wiring for lights, machinery, etc. will be exposed, but secured to boards, or run alongside joists or studs, that the cable...
06-04-07, 01:39 PM
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manufacturer's respo0nse

unit is actually just over a year old and GE's not interested in giving advice or help over phone--want me to hire a tech to come out, etc. but thanx for suggestion.
06-04-07, 12:06 PM
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Problems with cork tile floor

In an earlier response (04/20/06), one of the experts advised someone not to use luan plywood as a substrate for cork tile.

I did precisely that, gluing down 12 x 12 tile, pre-finished on one...
06-04-07, 09:33 AM
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GE gas cooktop ignition issues

Since installing this barely year old cooktop, we have had many annoying things happen. The ignitiers seem to very sensitive to efforts to keep the cooktop clean. The two most recent problems I...
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Unanswered question about leaking refrigerator

Couple of months ago a woman posted a question that never was publicly addressed. Her post

"I have a Kenmore Refrigerator that continually leaks water inside the unit. This is a frost free unit,...
11-21-06, 06:51 AM
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Re ceramic tile over plywood floor

Is there any product that i can pour or trowel over my two layer CDX plywood floor that would increase its resistance to moisture? i plan to use a latex modified thinset to adhere the tiles to the...
11-01-05, 03:58 AM
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Question Perry, Thanks for your response. We have decided...

Perry, Thanks for your response. We have decided we do not want the roll if we can avoid it without endangering the installation. I'm wondering if i could install a four foot wide layer of...
10-31-05, 10:57 PM
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Question Jay, thanks for your answer to my query. I...

Jay, thanks for your answer to my query. I replaced the switch-it has not tripped yet-is it possible that switch itself could have become defective? Is there any way to test old switch for proper...
10-30-05, 04:03 AM
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Question Thanks for all the concern about the heat...

Thanks for all the concern about the heat exchanger. How would a cracked h.e. cause the roll-out switch to trip?
10-28-05, 12:26 AM
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Smile Jay, as per your suggestion, traced back and...

Jay, as per your suggestion, traced back and discovered defective roll out switch. Thank you for your help. :)
10-28-05, 12:19 AM
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Smile Jay, thanks for reply. Yes, there is an air gap....

Jay, thanks for reply. Yes, there is an air gap. Thanks for reminder though.
10-27-05, 09:24 AM
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Question Model GMP won't ignite

Power vent comes on, HSI glows, but no ignition altho there seems to be an odor (not strong) of gas. As per a suggestion made by Grady to scubdo (10-08-05) tested gas valve coil for continuity and...
10-27-05, 05:55 AM
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Question Condensate disposal

Manufacturer of condensate pump for boiler, suggests that waste be drained to outside through window, etc. Is that a good idea given freezing weather, etc. Currently it drains into a trapped house...
10-27-05, 05:49 AM
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Question Audible alert for blind person

My blind friend would like to know if his new Weil McClain boiler can be fitted with a device that would audibly signal that it is running. The new unit is so quiet that he cannot tell whether it is...
10-27-05, 03:31 AM
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Question Cork subfloor requirements

What are subfloor requirements for glue down cork tile?

How straight must floor be to receive glue-down cork tile?

Our floor has, in one direction, a 5/8" rise in the middle of an 18' span. ...
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How to test run winding?

Scoash
Thanks again for your comments and suggestions. How do I test the run winding for 120 v?
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Kenmore washer motor problem

Thanks for your suggestions. Motor hums in other wash (agitate) settings as well as in norml wash. Does this rule out timer? Jiggling wire connection did not seem to have any consequence. Read...
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Kenmore washer motor problem

Have a 1999 Kenmore 110.28912791 direct drive washing machine (Whirlpool manufactured it). Would not agitate (motor hum only) or spin (loud clickety noise). I disconnected the reversing motor from...
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