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04-08-20, 12:07 PM
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Posted By DIYAlan

Thank you! That is very helpful. My...

Thank you!

That is very helpful.

My settings were almost the same as yours (before I turned off AUTO and HEAT last night).

I need to do some more experimenting.

Thanks again,
04-08-20, 04:33 AM
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Views: 502
Posted By DIYAlan

Hi Pete (and Roughneck), It's a Honeywell...

Hi Pete (and Roughneck),

It's a Honeywell TC-PHP01-A, TC-PAC01-A.

We have a heat pump and also a gas furnace, plus 2 outdoor central AC units.

I've now turned off HEAT and also AUTO.

I...
04-07-20, 02:59 AM
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Views: 502
Posted By DIYAlan

Okay, Pete, thank you, I think I have it! ...

Okay, Pete, thank you, I think I have it!

I've set the temps at COOL 73, and HEAT 66, and the temps last night stayed in that range (around 69).

I'm guessing that if I ever want to make it...
04-06-20, 02:46 PM
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Posted By DIYAlan

Thanks, Pete, that makes sense, and I know it...

Thanks, Pete, that makes sense, and I know it would reduce our high bills.

When it's in the 50s here on some mornings I assume I'd then need to turn on the heat that day?

Thank you again,
...
04-06-20, 09:31 AM
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Views: 502
Posted By DIYAlan

Hi Caddymac, Thanks for responding! The...

Hi Caddymac,

Thanks for responding!

The thermostat is an Automatic (Honeywell).

My problem us that I think I've used the wrong HEAT and COOL settings.

I have HEAT set at 66, and COOL at...
04-06-20, 05:16 AM
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Views: 502
Posted By DIYAlan

Hi Tony, Thank you again. I appreciate you...

Hi Tony,

Thank you again. I appreciate you taking the time to help.

What I'm apparently too dense to understand: If the summer morning outdoor temp is 55, don't I need both a HEAT setting (to...
04-06-20, 04:38 AM
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Views: 502
Posted By DIYAlan

Thank you, Tony, I'm sure you are correct. ...

Thank you, Tony, I'm sure you are correct.

If we want 73 during the day, and 66 at night, what HEAT and COOL temps would be best?

Thanks again,

Alan
04-06-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By DIYAlan

What Temp Settings Are Best?

We are both long retired, and we just got a programmable thermostat. After reading the manual, we can't figure out which temps we should set.

The thermostat has HEAT and COOL settings, and also...
04-05-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By DIYAlan

Thank you, Dane!! "at night 68 to 65" ...

Thank you, Dane!!

"at night 68 to 65"

So, if we want the room to be at 65 at night (and it's now at 71), we set the Cooling to 65 (and the Heat to 68)? Please pardon our inexperience at this....
04-05-19, 01:43 AM
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Views: 1,112
Posted By DIYAlan

Programming thermostats ? (old-timer)

We have 2 Honeywell thermostats. You can program them so they automatically switch between heating and cooling.

We've read the manual, but we're still confused as to what temps we ought to set...
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Posted By DIYAlan

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Thanks, Dane, for responding!

The tub is in the corner of the bathroom and in the corner of our home. It abuts the exterior walls.

Beneath the tub, where my buddy says the motor is located,...
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Views: 997
Posted By DIYAlan

Jetted Tub Jets Not Working - Long Shot Question from Newbie...

I'm a total plumbing novice at age 70+, but I wanted to take a shot here at this:

We have a jetted tub (not sure of the brand... there are no visible markings). It's 27 years old. The jets...
01-17-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By DIYAlan

Thanks, Bud, will do! (I have a handyman...

Thanks, Bud, will do!

(I have a handyman buddy - a retired EE and ME - but he's even older than me - he's 78, and still very active.)

Alan
01-17-17, 05:28 AM
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Views: 795
Posted By DIYAlan

Hi Guys, Just wanted to share some good...

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to share some good news: The handyman I hired to spread the soil around the foundation asked if he could first try to find the hidden water line. I said okay, thinking it...
01-16-17, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By DIYAlan

Thank you again Tony! Your comments are very...

Thank you again Tony!

Your comments are very helpful and we will follow them.

I'm going to look for someone to do the soil stuff because my wife of 50 years wont give me permission to do it:)
...
01-15-17, 07:18 AM
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Views: 795
Posted By DIYAlan

Thank you, Bud (and Tony!). A few friends...

Thank you, Bud (and Tony!).

A few friends have also advised the "drip faucet", and we will try it (even though we've never needed to before).

I just followed your "where to look" advice, and I...
01-15-17, 03:52 AM
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Views: 795
Posted By DIYAlan

Thanks Tony and Pugsl, The plumber did...

Thanks Tony and Pugsl,

The plumber did attempt to follow the line from the shutoff, but the shutoff is at the water heater in a room in the middle of our lower level, and the pipe disappears into...
01-15-17, 01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By DIYAlan

Water Supply Under Lawn Freezes for First Time (at 24 degrees!)...

I hope someone has some advice on this new problem...

We live in NC in a 2-story 1991 contemporary (no crawl space, no crawl space). The basement has been finished (carpets, heat, rooms, etc.) for...
01-05-17, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By DIYAlan

Thanks (again!), guys! Much appreciated...

Thanks (again!), guys! Much appreciated (again!).

I've passed your advice and comments along to John. He is going to stop by and put the connector back (though, of course, he thinks it's fine...
01-04-17, 01:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By DIYAlan

Solved!

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to share that John (my retired EE buddy) solved the problem yesterday.

(THE FOLLOWING MAY BE MESSED UP DUE TO THE AUTHOR's LACK OF KNOWLEDGE): John discovered that 2...
01-01-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By DIYAlan

Thank you again, Norm! Those sound like...

Thank you again, Norm!

Those sound like great suggestions!

My friend is a fellow Old Guy, and he's a retired EE. I will ask him about these items,and I will share what he discovers next time I...
01-01-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By DIYAlan

Hi Norm and Ray, I checked the tub by...

Hi Norm and Ray,

I checked the tub by turning it on. Sounds like I need to do more than that? (I may be at my Max Skill Level*Big Grin*)

A few days ago a friend did check the wires at the 2...
01-01-17, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By DIYAlan

Thanks' Norm, but no....

Hi Norm,

Just checked and the tub has power;)

Thanks,

Alan
01-01-17, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By DIYAlan

75111 Here's the circuit box... Thanks,...

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Here's the circuit box...

Thanks,

Alan
01-01-17, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By DIYAlan

Hi Tolyn,751097510675110 I've uploaded 4 pix...

Hi Tolyn,751097510675110

I've uploaded 4 pix with this reply. I will upload another 1 or 2 with another reply.

Thanks.

Alan


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