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12-10-17, 10:16 AM
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Posted By moike

Thanks. If you have a PC that came with Windows...

Thanks. If you have a PC that came with Windows Vista or higher, you may already have a free video editor called "Windows Movie Maker" or "Windows Live Movie Maker" (Unfortunately, its been...
12-08-17, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By moike

Good news fellas! I found the main culprit to...

Good news fellas! I found the main culprit to that annoying blower cage whine:

Defective belly band bracket grommets resulting in poor vibration / sound dampening.

Instead of purchasing a new...
12-03-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By moike

I too am so curious how the motor sounds sans...

I too am so curious how the motor sounds sans blower wheel but my elderly parents can't have any downtime so the blower motor will remain in the furnace until the new one from Home Depot arrives. I...
12-02-17, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By moike

Unfortunately I'm outside the 30 day return...

Unfortunately I'm outside the 30 day return window (Amazon.com policy) on this FASCO motor (darn!). I just ordered another one, but this time it's a Century motor from the Home Depot. Returns would...
11-30-17, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By moike

Thank you all for your input. The motor looked...

Thank you all for your input. The motor looked brand new when I got it free from scratches and no evidence that it was previously installed on another unit.

I purchased a new blower wheel because...
11-30-17, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By moike

Whine from the blower cage.

Hello all, I'm back after replacing a blower motor, cap, and blower wheel (all brand new) on an 23 year old Carrier furnace. I however reused the old belly band. All the specs from the new stuff...
09-23-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By moike

Thanks fellas for the prompt responses. I will be...

Thanks fellas for the prompt responses. I will be using the crimp caps that PJmax suggested but I'm not sure which part of the tool to use for them. "A" in the photo creates a dimple as opposed to...
09-22-17, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By moike

Crimp connectors vs wirenuts for HVAC

I will be replacing a blower motor on my 30 year old Carrier furnace next week. I've read that crimp connectors were ideal for applications subject to vibration yet I see HVAC pros on YouTube use...
11-03-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,464
Posted By moike

Advice taken, thank you. Project completed....

Advice taken, thank you.

Project completed. I ended up extending the inside receptacle to an outside box using a WR, TR, GFCI receptacle and a outdoor metal while-in-use covers. To rid of the...
10-30-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,464
Posted By moike

Installing a GFCI outdoor receptacle the with a...

Installing a GFCI outdoor receptacle the with a bubble cover is a great idea and I will be doing that too, but I am wondering if the plan I had is illegal? I'm really trying to avoid having this ugly...
10-30-13, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,464
Posted By moike

Hardwiring an Outdoor Irrigation Control Panel

Hello all, I would like to install an outdoor rated irrigation control panel (Orbit) on the front wall of my house. I want it to be mounted outside, against the wall, right under the window of the...
09-13-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By moike

LOL. I know exactly what you guys mean. Thanks.

LOL. I know exactly what you guys mean. Thanks.
09-12-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By moike

UF-B for Indoor use?

I have about 20 feet of left over 14/2 UF-B from an earlier outdoor project. Is it a violation to use this wire as a substitute for NM-B 14/2 inside the garage? It's a finished garage and I will be...
10-28-09, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,114
Posted By moike

My Installer Recommends 80%, not 92% Efficiency on Furnace

I opted for a gas furnace with 92% efficiency rating but my installer said that 80% would be better in the long run (7-10 years down the road) with less maintainence costs and less problems. He said...
09-01-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,034
Posted By moike

Primary Condensation Drain Not Draining

I noticed this problem when I saw water dripping in front of our kitchen window. I presumed that the secondary condensation drain line from our attic in our 2 story home was trying to give me a sign....
12-12-08, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By moike

Are All Lacquers Similar?

I've got a hold of a leftover pint of acrylic lacquer used to clear coat automobiles. Can I use this stuff for touching up (spray gun) the gloss on furniture?

Thanks in advance.
11-11-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,124
Posted By moike

First of all, thanks all for the quick replies. I...

First of all, thanks all for the quick replies. I did not have a filtration device on the compressor, so I will give those inline catch can looking ones a shot. I also did not use a liner in the...
11-11-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,124
Posted By moike

The specs are small pits (looks like thousands of...

The specs are small pits (looks like thousands of them after taking another glance at it). They do not look like bubbles either, but more resemble the pits that appear just minutes after you pour...
11-10-08, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,124
Posted By moike

Updated: The Pits (with pic)

Ok, after the 3rd coat of sprayed Polyshades (10% paint thinner), the table top looks great (from 5 feet away), but there is one problem that screwed the project up: Hundreds of Small Pits. grrrrrrr....
Replies: 3
Views: 2,438
Posted By moike

Wow what a novel idea. Looks like a product...

Wow what a novel idea. Looks like a product developed by an interior decorator.

My last project, after painstakingly trying to determine where to put the paint line on the bullnose corner with...
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By moike

I think a detailing forum would be worth a shot....

I think a detailing forum would be worth a shot. I mean, just the mention of a detailing section already sparked a question about presure washing the engine bay in this thread :)
10-29-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,124
Posted By moike

Thanks for the suggestions Mark. I'll post the...

Thanks for the suggestions Mark. I'll post the results hopefully after this weekend.
Replies: 5
Views: 11,408
Posted By moike

Thanks for the replies. Posted previously in the...

Thanks for the replies. Posted previously in the 'Furniture and Cabinetry..' section, the plan was to spray a few coats of tinted poly or varnish to darken the stain on a small end table top. I was...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By moike

How bad is the damage? IMO, if you want...

How bad is the damage?


IMO, if you want to save money, I would remove the broken portion that is stuck in door first. That would involve removing backing plate/tweeter on the inside of the door...
Replies: 5
Views: 11,408
Posted By moike

CFM vs SCFM

I wasn't sure where to ask this question, but it has to do with paint spray guns and an appropriate air compressor. I wasn't sure if the two units (CFM / SCFM) are equal or diff.

I just wanted to...
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