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Diamond grinding concrete slab before gluing hardwood floor

About 2 years ago, I installed solid bamboo hardwood floors in the living room. The substrate was the concrete slab, and I installed it using the glue-down method. Prior to gluing, I rented a diamond...
06-17-19, 09:05 PM
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Cement board bowing problem - bathtub backsplash

I am redoing the tile backsplash in the bathroom. I have the old tile and cement board removed, and in the process of reinstalling the new cement board, I have noticed a problem that is causing the...
07-04-18, 11:02 AM
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Thank you! That was exactly the problem and the...

Thank you! That was exactly the problem and the fix.And at the expense of asking a very dumb question, once I am done, I simply re-open the cold water lines to the hot water heater and just switch...
07-04-18, 10:15 AM
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Posted By blakeyoung

draining water lines - HOT water from cold tap

I am in the process of replacing 2 sink valves in the downstairs bathroom, one cold and one hot. First I turned off the water at the main water shutoff, then I opened up some cold and hot water taps...
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Posted By blakeyoung

Just as a follow-up, I replaced the fan with a...

Just as a follow-up, I replaced the fan with a brand new one and it is behaving EXACTLY the same way. I don't know if it's possible that not enough power is reaching the fan, but that seems far...
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Posted By blakeyoung

Gotcha, yeah, I'm sure that was the setup before...

Gotcha, yeah, I'm sure that was the setup before I took the switch out. Now that it is removed, I have it wired as you see currently, i.e. hot all the time. Time for a new fan.
10-02-16, 01:50 PM
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Posted By blakeyoung

Good point! Will do. Thanks.

Good point! Will do. Thanks.
10-02-16, 09:33 AM
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One final question. My home has an irrigation...

One final question. My home has an irrigation system that was installed when the home was built - not as an add-on. With my softener I want to bypass the irrigation system and ONLY supply softened...
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Posted By blakeyoung

Chandler, Thanks for the response. I am...

Chandler,

Thanks for the response. I am attaching a photo of what is going on inside the switch box - at least to the best of my knowledge. You will see that there are 3 sets of wires coming into...
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Posted By blakeyoung

Thanks! I'll go and replace it.

Thanks! I'll go and replace it.
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Posted By blakeyoung

Ceiling fan not working correctly

I bought a brand new Fanimation fan from Lowe's a few days ago, but it is not acting right when I try to turn it on. The fan is this one:
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09-30-16, 06:32 AM
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Posted By blakeyoung

Perfect, thanks for the info!

Perfect, thanks for the info!
09-29-16, 08:18 PM
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Posted By blakeyoung

water softener install

I plan on installing a water softener soon. I'm looking at the Whirlpool 44,000 WHES 44. I just had a quick question regarding the pipes.

I've attached 2 photos showing the pipe situation in my...
07-24-14, 07:37 PM
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Posted By blakeyoung

Fuse replaced and A/C is humming along...

Fuse replaced and A/C is humming along beautifully now! Thanks for all the help, Bob!
07-24-14, 05:35 PM
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Posted By blakeyoung

Well, I found one 3 amp fuse that was blown. ...

Well, I found one 3 amp fuse that was blown. It's the purple one plugged into the board. I guess I should assume this is the culprit? I don't see any others to replace.
07-24-14, 05:21 PM
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Posted By blakeyoung

Thanks, Bob. Here are a few more shots showing...

Thanks, Bob. Here are a few more shots showing the entire length of the equipment. And actually, the air handler does sit as shown - the photo is not rotated.

The only other panel I can see that...
07-24-14, 05:05 PM
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Posted By blakeyoung

Can you tell me where I should start looking...

Can you tell me where I should start looking first just based on this photo? If I remove the panel with the orange sticker would this be the most likely place to find it?
07-24-14, 04:26 PM
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Posted By blakeyoung

A/C not working - no power to thermostat?

I have two A/C units - one upstairs and one downstairs. Today I tried replacing my downstairs thermostat (Honeywell) with a new Nest thermostat. Full disclosure, I did not shut off the power to the...
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