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11-20-22, 08:40 PM
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Posted By daufoi

The text in my post somehow got deleted... I...

The text in my post somehow got deleted...

I am getting an infestation of house crickets in the kitchen despite not having any food out. I went outside and found them huddled around the perimeter...
11-20-22, 08:36 PM
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Views: 82
Posted By daufoi

house crickets in the house!

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10-29-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By daufoi

It probably needs to be replaced.

It probably needs to be replaced.
10-29-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By daufoi

I finally got around to doing this. A hard start...

I finally got around to doing this. A hard start kit alone resolved this after all. I tried to replace the capacitor as well, just for good measure but the capacitor I ordered wasn't the right...
10-07-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By daufoi

So here are some pictures. The first is of the...

So here are some pictures. The first is of the pipes in the wall. The one closest to the camera is where the toilet drain goes to. The copper pipes in the back go to the shower. The black one between...
10-06-22, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By daufoi

Yep! leaks from the toilet drain when the shower...

Yep! leaks from the toilet drain when the shower is in use! Not when the shower is running and no one is inside. When the shower is in use for 30 minutes or more! Literally, that's the only time it...
10-05-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By daufoi

An update: I had a plumber come by to look for...

An update: I had a plumber come by to look for the leak and he couldn't find it. He thought it was the toilet because the leak is happening where the toilet it. He opened up the ceiling but we...
09-27-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By daufoi

It's both of these. If it's just a capacitor...

It's both of these.

If it's just a capacitor problem the compressor should growl/hum loudly for a few seconds.
If it trips the breaker the second the contactor engages..... the compressor is...
09-26-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By daufoi

I checked with a voltage pen and am definitely...

I checked with a voltage pen and am definitely getting power. I unhooked the capacitor to check the label and found the top all rusty. So, I think that's the most likely culprit but I was thinking at...
09-26-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By daufoi

What do I look for in a hard start kit? Are they...

What do I look for in a hard start kit? Are they all pretty much the same?
09-25-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By daufoi

Would changing the capacitor be a do it yourself...

Would changing the capacitor be a do it yourself project or should I call someone? I'm afraid to touch anything electrical.
09-25-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By daufoi

Would you do both change the capacitor and add a...

Would you do both change the capacitor and add a hard start kit?

I just need it to last 5-10 more years! Until we save up to tear down and rebuild this house from 1972!
09-25-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By daufoi

A/C unit keeps tripping circuit breaker on start up

My central A/C unit keeps tripping the circuit breaker on start up. It does not do this when I run the fan and then switch over to cooling. I found the problem is most likely that I need a hard start...
09-23-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By daufoi

upstairs shower is leaking water

Our upstairs shower is leaking water into the bathroom below it. It happens only after a long shower, shorter showers don't do it. I opened up the face plates behind the shower arm and behind the...
08-22-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By daufoi

Thanks for the input. That's reassuring. It's...

Thanks for the input. That's reassuring. It's drywall and no basement here. I'll take a look in the attic!
08-21-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By daufoi

These cracks seem to be growing. My concern is...

These cracks seem to be growing. My concern is the attic is going to come down while someone is going up the steps!
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06-17-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By daufoi

CasualJoe it's a condo but they only cover common...

CasualJoe it's a condo but they only cover common areas. Since this is going to my water heater alone, they probably won't consider it common. :(
06-16-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By daufoi

I wonder if my HOA will cover it... then I can...

I wonder if my HOA will cover it... then I can get it fixed for free!
06-16-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By daufoi

Yes, it's a water line. Would cleaning off the...

Yes, it's a water line. Would cleaning off the white flaky stuff make it worse or no difference? This is a rental unit so I figure it would leave a better impression if it's clean (at least between...
06-15-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By daufoi

Marq1 won't that leak water at some point?

Marq1 won't that leak water at some point?
06-15-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By daufoi

is this corrosion on a copper pipe?

Today I found this pipe that leads to my gas water heater. Is this corrosion? Do I need to replace it or can I sand it and use a cleaner?

...
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By daufoi

buffing out clear coat scratches

A few months ago a car bumped my car and left some clear coat scratches. When I took it to the body shop, they buffed it out. Today, I there was clear coat scratches in another spot of my car but...
04-16-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By daufoi

irrigation valve wire connectors

I have sprinkler valves that I needed to remove and disconnect the wiring so that I can fix a leak. The wire connectors have white dielectric paste in them. I was just wondering if I should reuse the...
04-16-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By daufoi

These kits have what you're looking for... ...

These kits have what you're looking for...
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03-14-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By daufoi

Anti-siphon cap doesn't open

I have irrigation valves that look like this (below). They are brass anti-siphon valves from Champion. 3 of them were leaking from the cap. I opened them up and replaced the small plastic float...
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