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11-16-22, 10:07 PM
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Posted By AlexH

Thanks but I think there is a misunderstanding,...

Thanks but I think there is a misunderstanding, the gap on the bottom of the doors (both doors) is due to the doors not closing fully due to improper strike plate placement. I had to make a 5/8" shim...
11-16-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By AlexH

Added a better picture showing threshold offset...

Added a better picture showing threshold offset at jamb and door angle to threshold when door closed and latched (with weatherstrip removed). Its hard to see but the exposed threshold goes from 1/4"...
11-16-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By AlexH

Pella patio door threshold defect

Hi, Had this architect inswing door for years and always noticed that the lower door edge interior weather strip near the jambs was being pushed out. Finally the weather strip starting coming off the...
11-12-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By AlexH

"I don't know why you wouldn't create a border...

"I don't know why you wouldn't create a border with a tile pencil trim that is the right width instead."

Agreed, this is what the original ceramic tile installer should have done but they used the...
11-11-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By AlexH

Fireplace surround tile edge

Hi, Installed marble tiles around fireplace insert (over existing ceramic tiles which was probably a mistake) and wondering how hard it is to DIY a 1" strip with rounded edge from the spare tiles I...
09-13-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By AlexH

Yeah, looks like I got a handybox with bracket....

Yeah, looks like I got a handybox with bracket. Also found it on the RACO website under handybox.

RACO 4 in. x 2 in. Handy Box with Bracket 8678SP - The Home Depot...
09-13-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By AlexH

It seems that the metal boxes I got from the home...

It seems that the metal boxes I got from the home center have ears which go inside the box thus blocking the screw for face plate. I drilled holes for the screws. This is a nail on box.
I thought...
09-08-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By AlexH

GFCI metal box cover plate

Hi, Installed a new work metal box (recessed, nail to stud) for a GFCI outlet in the garage.
After all this work I realized that the cover plate will not work because the screw holes for the cover...
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By AlexH

Giving up on it. Anyone contemplating having a...

Giving up on it.
Anyone contemplating having a compressor replaced on a frig should watch the YouTube "LG refrigerator compressor replacement". These modern fridges are not designed to have the...
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By AlexH

Sorry was not clear, I was following a Youtube...

Sorry was not clear, I was following a Youtube diagnosis video.

I was measuring temp of the condenser coils in back. I could take a look at the evap coils but I figured even if the defroster...
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By AlexH

Verifying LG Frig Failure

My 10 year old LG frig is about 30F freezer, 60F frig. I verified external fan and internal fan running. Compressor running constantly, sounds normal.
I don't have an IR thermometer but I put some...
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By AlexH

So looking at my post from a few years ago it...

So looking at my post from a few years ago it appears that knob forces it to defrost mode, I turned it back to align the marks.

Just guessing but it seems maybe I'm stuck in defrost mode, still...
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By AlexH

Frigidare Freezer runs continuously

Hi, I had this happen before a few years ago but it resolved itself, not so lucky this time. Model LFFH2067DW2 Freezer.

Temp went to about 20F and compressor running continuously. Tried removing...
03-21-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By AlexH

Adding outlet

Hi,
Simple outlet addition between 2 existing outlets. House in CA and the wall has a shear plate but it's on the other side of wall so it won't affect outlet install.

I cut the hole in the...
09-20-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By AlexH

Stopping Tree Roots

Hi,

Adjacent to my property are a couple of large pine trees about 15' from my fence. It is property managed by the association near a parking lot so I have access. The roots these trees send into...
Replies: 5
Views: 6,132
Posted By AlexH

I set the temp lower and it is going to -10 F but...

I set the temp lower and it is going to -10 F but still never shuits off.
Is the temp sensor part of the temperature controller? I think it is.

Perhaps the controller is not seeing the correct...
Replies: 5
Views: 6,132
Posted By AlexH

Thanks, Not much in the rear, just what you...

Thanks,

Not much in the rear, just what you see in the picture.
There appears to be a knob on the left side.

I think the condenser coils are enclosed in cabinet on this model, cabinet gets hot...
Replies: 5
Views: 6,132
Posted By AlexH

Frigidaire upright freezer runs continuously

Hi,

I have a Frigidaire LFFH2067DW2. It's running continuously. Interior temp is about 0 deg F.

If I turn the thermostat down to almost off it does shut off and will cycle on later but temp is...
08-19-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By AlexH

One more question, what is procedure for...

One more question, what is procedure for installing the belt?
It seems the drum can only install from above so it is just a matter of first threading the belt on motor and idler, maintain tension...
08-19-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By AlexH

DV448AGP Thanks! ...

DV448AGP

Thanks!

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08-19-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By AlexH

Samsung dryer belt broken

Hi,

i have a gas Samsung dryer. The control panel works (counts down) but drum does not spin. I took off the top and based on some videos I saw there should be a belt wrapping around the drum top....
11-19-17, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By AlexH

Installing garage subpanel

Hi, adding a garage subpanel with 1 240VAC 20A outlet and 3 120VAC 20A outlets.
This is for shop equipment so never more than 2 machines being used at once, i.e. table saw + dust collector.
Plan to...
11-04-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By AlexH

Yes, they recommend a grub killer in my...

Yes, they recommend a grub killer in my neighborhood but do the vermin know that there killed off?
11-04-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By AlexH

Using poultry netting to prevent pig damage

Hi,

Every year during Oct pigs come into my neighborhood and destroy the lawns. They use their snout to roll up the grass like a carpet looking for grubs I suppose. I have gotten good at reseeding...
09-22-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 954
Posted By AlexH

Building a BBQ island

Hi,

Planning a BBQ island with drop in grill, side burners.
I have good masonry skills and have dabbled in welding.
I have the Sunset book on planning/building grill islands, it's not a bad...
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