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If you really wanted to be safe, drain the fuel...

If you really wanted to be safe, drain the fuel in the tank and start with all fresh fuel. Diluting by filling the tank may be ok, too. Might be a good idea to change the fuel filter. Ethanol in gas...
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Ok, so I did a little more investigating and...

Ok, so I did a little more investigating and found the following:

I checked the event buffer and found the system was armed at 8:30pm and sounded at 10:50pm on the problem night.

Checking...
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Both zones are on the zone expander. The...

Both zones are on the zone expander.

The magnet/switches are maybe 1/4" apart and perfectly aligned. I can open the door a good inch before tripping either door. I'm certain this isn't a bad...
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Question Added a keypad, caused a false alarm (?)

About 1.5 years ago I installed a DSC PC5010 v4.6 with three keypads and a hardwire zone expander. All but a couple zones are hardwired with quality switches, quality cable, SEOL resistors, soldered...
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The capacitors help start the motor. That's why...

The capacitors help start the motor. That's why it won't start and the reason it continues to trip the breaker.
01-04-18, 09:41 PM
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Reading your post and I have to agree with the...

Reading your post and I have to agree with the other guys. These power supplies can't possibly need 20 A at 120 V. They output 24VDC @ 42 A. That's only 1008 watts, plus some overhead for the fan,...
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On my many Toyotas, long cranking typically...

On my many Toyotas, long cranking typically indicated worn plugs or wires. I currently have a 96 Tacoma with a remote start and it fires up in 2 secs easily. Have you checked your plugs for...
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I had my last set of tires nitrogen filled only...

I had my last set of tires nitrogen filled only because I got a better price on the tires by letting him add that. I in fact noticed a slower leakage rate over previous air filling with the same...
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What about a shallow box and a standard outlet...

What about a shallow box and a standard outlet fed by another upstream GFCI located elsewhere? That might be even easier.
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Having similar concerns re: battery life,...

Having similar concerns re: battery life, something I did with my panel when I first installed it was replace the standard siren with a low current model. It cut the siren current draw in half,...
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Question Multiple Window Switches on One DSC WS4945?

So, I've installed a couple DSC panels myself and have a substantial amount of low voltage wiring experience but I'm not an alarm pro. I'm currently installing a DSC Power 832 system in a two story...
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Well, I confirmed it works. I enrolled the...

Well, I confirmed it works. I enrolled the wireless key in both systems and set the 3rd and 4th buttons as null in the first panel. On the second panel, I made those active and the 1st and 2nd null....
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Single wireless key, two active panels?

I have a DSC 832 (with a wireless receiver) on the house and a separate 1832 on the garage (with a wireless receiver/keypad) and I want to control each panel separately but with one wireless key. Is...
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Is RFK5501 compatible with PC5010? (old Power 832)

First off, thanks to all who help answer my questions, especially MrRonFL. Greatly appreciate the help.

I'm curious if a newer RFK5501 keypad with built in wireless will be compatible with my...
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Remote siren for DSC PC5010?

I have a self installed DSC PC5010 with 7 hardwired zones and an autodialer in a condo. On zone 8 I have a Linear DXS-1508 receiver hardwired to the panel so I can monitor my separate, detached...
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Thanks so much for the response. I thought that...

Thanks so much for the response. I thought that might be the case with UL compliance.

Do you know if the keyswitch zone is able to arm in stay mode or is that capable of arming in away only?
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Bell Squawk Required for Wireless Keys?

I have a PC5010 that I installed about 10 years ago and everything works well. I'm interested in adding a PC5132-433 solely to add remote keys now but had some questions before I buy them.


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07-08-13, 10:42 PM
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Just wanted to post an update. I replaced the...

Just wanted to post an update. I replaced the capacitor and the condenser started right up. Everything's back to normal. Thanks again.
07-02-13, 10:22 PM
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Thanks for the info. I've ordered the...

Thanks for the info. I've ordered the part...should be here in a couple days. Looking forward to getting it fixed.
07-02-13, 07:07 PM
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Tech manual or capacitor specs for Heil condenser model NAC042AKA5

Hello All,

My girlfriend has an older Comfortmaker (Heil) NAC042AKA5 condenser and think I need to replace the capacitor. Can anyone provide the capacitor specs?

I've been all over the Heil...
01-09-10, 09:16 PM
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I appreciate everyone's concern but keeping the...

I appreciate everyone's concern but keeping the thread on track... if the radiant heat is abandoned, what is the proper way to terminate two 10 ga Romex conductors and a ground wire into an outlet?
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01-08-10, 06:11 PM
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Good to hear it was resolved. A few years ago...

Good to hear it was resolved. A few years ago customers of mine had a similar problem where they felt a "tingle" through the water from the sink. SDG&E came out and measured 40v at the faucet. When...
01-08-10, 05:53 PM
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Ray, Yes, I'm in California, not Canada....

Ray,

Yes, I'm in California, not Canada. Assuming this is a 120v circuit (which I can verify with a meter), can the thermostat be removed, the radiant heat conductors abandoned, and the existing...
01-08-10, 04:54 PM
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Bill. I know how to use a multimeter, thanks....

Bill. I know how to use a multimeter, thanks. With only 2 conductors (white/black) with common neutral and a single switched hot how could it be anything but a 120v circuit? It just surprised me...
01-08-10, 04:01 PM
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I fried a nice Sony 20" LCD monitor a couple...

I fried a nice Sony 20" LCD monitor a couple years ago by plugging a large fan into the other half of the same duplex outlet the monitor was plugged into. The instant I turned the fan to high, the...
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