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I do have some room to work, but not the...

I do have some room to work, but not the machinery. I hired out a backhoe guy to do the bulk of the leveling. When he came up short, I got a kind neighbor to help add fill with his tractor. I...
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Posted By Handy To Be

Looks like my estimate of the fill depth was a...

Looks like my estimate of the fill depth was a bit on the high side. Today I went out and measured with the laser, and I think I only have 2-3 feet of fill above the original grade.

In the...
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Posted By Handy To Be

Oops, forgot to answer these Qs: The majority of...

Oops, forgot to answer these Qs: The majority of the area was filled a little over a month ago using the dirt extracted from the high end. The sod and topsoil layer was stripped first and not used...
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Posted By Handy To Be

Thanks for the replies! That's what I was afraid...

Thanks for the replies! That's what I was afraid of with the settling. I was hoping maybe it wouldn't be that big a deal with this court getting only foot traffic (no vehicles). I thought maybe...
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Posted By Handy To Be

Question Concrete Pad for Basketball Court

Hello There!

I have leveled out an area for a basketball court, approximately 30'x50'. To level it, we cut into the slope on the high end and use that and additional fill dirt to build up on the...
04-30-11, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Well, luckily the forum emailed me about your...

Well, luckily the forum emailed me about your post, bfilgate. You didn't say anything about what support is under your floor or the location where your tub will be installed. As you probably saw...
11-19-10, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Yeah, I've been trying to decide if that's what...

Yeah, I've been trying to decide if that's what it actually means. In which case, would it be dangerous to run without the TDC until I am able to get it replaced?

I don't quite understand the...
11-18-10, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Ah, ok...but the gas valve was never a problem. ...

Ah, ok...but the gas valve was never a problem. It would come on and off normally when heat was called for, as expected.
11-17-10, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Yep, the TDC

Good call, Houston. I finally was able to spend some time digging in and tracing wires. What do you know, there is a TDC installed! For some reason, I didn't expect it to be clear up in the blower...
11-17-10, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

OK, so I don't really want to start a debate...

OK, so I don't really want to start a debate here, but I do want to make sure the information is correct for later visitors who happen upon this thread. I haven't dealt much with furnaces before,...
11-17-10, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Handy To Be

I've done it both ways. But I think we're really...

I've done it both ways. But I think we're really over-thinking the BFC...it's really just a switch. A circuit that contains an open switch is the exact same as a circuit that contains no wire to...
11-16-10, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

I think I'm closing in on this. Seems to be the...

I think I'm closing in on this. Seems to be the fan relay, probably.

First, I'm still sure it can't be the fan-limit switch. (At least not solely that, and not the primary issue at the moment,...
11-16-10, 08:18 AM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Yeah guys, I think the fan switch has been ruled...

Yeah guys, I think the fan switch has been ruled out for now. However, the fan relay does not appear to be stuck, as the normally open contacts measure open. So, back to my previous post. What to...
11-15-10, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Thanks again - the normally open contacts...

Thanks again - the normally open contacts measured as open, so the relay appears to be OK. I guess that means something is always telling the relay to be closed. Any guesses?

Another question -...
11-15-10, 12:44 AM
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Posted By Handy To Be

So, I pulled off the Fan Relay, and that stops it...

So, I pulled off the Fan Relay, and that stops it from running.... What next?

I couldn't quite figure out what Marc wanted me to pull. There was no wire on the C terminal where Houston's blue...
11-15-10, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Well, I don't entirely agree with that,...

Well, I don't entirely agree with that, SeattlePioneer. We do a lot of electronics troubleshooting at work, and coming across an issue that stumps everyone for a time is not uncommon. As our...
11-14-10, 10:23 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Thanks - I'll check this out tomorrow. I did...

Thanks - I'll check this out tomorrow. I did already try pulling that top red wire on the transformer, and the fan still ran. However, there are more red wires below, so maybe I should try pulling...
11-14-10, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Thanks Marc, I'm sure it is the circulation...

Thanks Marc,

I'm sure it is the circulation blower, as it blows air out the registers throughout the house. Also, I can see when the induction blower turns on and off when the gas is getting...
11-14-10, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Wow, thanks everyone for all the help! Just...

Wow, thanks everyone for all the help!

Just to confirm, I again went and unhooked the wires from the fan limit switch. I unhooked both the red and the black, and the fan continues to run. So, it...
11-14-10, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

OK, thanks - so I have an updraft furnace, and as...

OK, thanks - so I have an updraft furnace, and as such, I'm not sure I probably have a TDC in there.

So, I can follow the diagram OK, but what are you suggesting I look for to figure out what's...
11-14-10, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Thanks for your help. Yes, I can follow all that...

Thanks for your help. Yes, I can follow all that in the diagram. You describe the red wire coming out of the HCR and going down and to the left, where it goes through the TDC. Are you sure I have...
11-14-10, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

A quick note on this as well: if you zoom in...

A quick note on this as well: if you zoom in with your browser (try holding ctrl and pressing '+' repeatedly to zoom), it is actually quite readable.
11-14-10, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Just a quick note on this: It's actually a...

Just a quick note on this: It's actually a drawing from '85, not '05. The furnace is at least 22 years old.
11-13-10, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Let's see if this works: ...

Let's see if this works:
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This diagram is pasted on the inside of the furnace's front panel. Let me know...
11-13-10, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Handy To Be

Thanks for the reply, Grady...I'm guessing you...

Thanks for the reply, Grady...I'm guessing you were posting at the same time as I was. Did you see my last post? Unless I don't understand how it works, I don't really think it could be the fan...
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