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I tried stripper and it didnít take it off. I...

I tried stripper and it didnít take it off. I didnít combine w pressure washing. I still doubt it would take it all off. But will try.
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Fixing ugly painted concrete

Last year we bought a house with a huge carport. The previous owners painted the concrete floor bright red. It is now mostly peeling off and looks horrible. Itís older concrete and has some staining...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-08-18, 08:53 AM
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Thanks Dane. As I said, continuity passed. As...

Thanks Dane. As I said, continuity passed. As did the short check (no continuity). I'm not sure you answered my question. The instructions I have for testing the thermostats are with the power...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-08-18, 06:58 AM
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Views: 800
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Testing Water heater thermostats

We bought a new house. Since then, the water for showers just doesn't seem to get as hot as we like. I'm to the point where I'm testing out components of our water heater. Both elements pass...
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It will be replaced, but a new one isn't...

It will be replaced, but a new one isn't available for 10 days, we need this one till then. Looking for guidance on correcting the alignment issue until then. Thanks.
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I did a bit more investigating. The bottom hinge...

I did a bit more investigating. The bottom hinge to the freezer door is held to the frame by two bolts. I loosened those a bit, and the door could be pushed closed and stays there with a good seal...
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Door won't close on Brand New Kenmore Side by Side fridge

HI everyone,

We just had our new fridge delivered and after they left, noticed the freezer door will not totally close. This is a Kenmore 50049 25 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Ice Maker...
06-20-18, 01:13 PM
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New house needs new HVAC

Hi all, we just moved into a new home with a 13 year old electric HVAC (Trane). First few weeks the AC was super cold and freezing us out. This week, it has been having trouble maintaining...
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I disassembled the carb and it actually looked...

I disassembled the carb and it actually looked pretty clean. but I continued and unscrewed a small brass nozzle that was completely plugged. Ran a wire through it and reassembled. Fired right up...
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Workforce 2500 PSI Pressure Washer won't start

I have a 2500 PSI workforce pressure washer that won't start. I tried mechanic in a bottle, letting it soak overnight. Didn't work. I can get it to run for a few seconds by spraying carb cleaner in...
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Thanks pete When i test at each switch i get...

Thanks pete

When i test at each switch i get only .4 or .5 volts. So guessing the problem is before there. But everything else seems to work. How do i trace it back?
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Three Way switch problem?

We just moved into a new home (new to us, built 1984). For the first week or two, the ceiling fan and light in the family room worked fine. We had some painters come in, they took of the covers and...
05-08-18, 11:24 AM
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I wanted to circle back to let everyone know the...

I wanted to circle back to let everyone know the problem. When I didn't get power between the black and white at the control box, re-checked the outlet. It was fine. I determined it was the GFCI...
05-06-18, 11:34 AM
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Posted By rickai

I donít see burn- those are jumpers. The water...

I donít see burn- those are jumpers. The water marks I think are just text. Here is the photo no cover. Thank you all for the assistance!
05-06-18, 09:02 AM
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B is where my power cord comes in. When I...

B is where my power cord comes in. When I measure vac on black & white, I get nothing. When I measure black or white with the green, I get 120 volts. Well 119...Am I doing something wrong?
05-06-18, 05:58 AM
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Posted By rickai

Yes, and I can pick up power other places on the...

Yes, and I can pick up power other places on the board. The only place I couldn't get power is Jet 1 connections.
05-06-18, 04:47 AM
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Thanks Pilot Dane. My door does not have the...

Thanks Pilot Dane. My door does not have the magnetic safety switch, so that part is easy. I verified voltage where the power comes in, and checked all the connections I could see on the board. ...
05-05-18, 04:49 PM
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Posted By rickai

Hi, yes I have a volt meter. Yes, the outlet has...

Hi, yes I have a volt meter. Yes, the outlet has the correct voltage. I believe this is a 1999 model. I really appreciate the help!
05-05-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,739
Posted By rickai

Hot Springs sovereign - No Power

Hi all, my hot spring spa has no power. I've reset the GFCI, which was NOT triped, no power, lights, activity at all. Can someone walk me through troubleshooting steps to isolate and repair parts?...
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Posted By rickai

Sorry I was not clear...I am looking for...

Sorry I was not clear...I am looking for something for a small commercial office.
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Posted By rickai

Looking for a 24 port switch/router combo

Hi,

I'm looking for a 24 port switch/router combo for my small office (with lots of devices). I'm looking for something that I can plug my fiber internet (Ethernet connection basically like what...
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Painting project gone wrong

Hi all. Last year, my wife decided to reprint our main level. Unfortunately, she didn't have enough paint on the roller, so it left rough spots that are visible when the light hits it just right. ...
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Yes, we found the same floor. It might have...

Yes, we found the same floor. It might have slight age variation due to different year of mfg, but it looks very very close.

I believe it is installed as a floating floor, so are probably glued...
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Expanding engineered hardwood use

Seven years ago when we moved into our house, the main level was split between engineered hardwood floor and carpet. We want to replace the carpet with the same hardwood floor. Can anyone give me...
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Posted By rickai

Leaking window

I'm not sure I'm in the right forum, but thought it was close enough.

We have a newer house, built in 2010. The downstairs bathroom has a small double pane window with tilt sashes. The house is...
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