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06-18-19, 09:49 PM
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Posted By Frank1492

I am sorry I'm still a little confused. If I were...

I am sorry I'm still a little confused. If I were to run a properly sized ground wire directly from the ground terminal on the unit to the old fuse panel, that would be correct? But where to...
06-18-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Frank1492

Ok, let me try to explain again. My house has an...

Ok, let me try to explain again. My house has an old 2 wire system with no ground. The minisplit has terminals for hot, neutral and ground. Hot and neutral are obvious, but what to do with ground? I...
06-18-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Frank1492

2 wire system requires a ground for minisplit installation??

Before I start assembly, I'd like to make sure that the unit will work, either without a ground, or with an earth ground (grounding rod.) Could someone please advise hopefully before tomorrow AM? I...
06-11-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Frank1492

Importance of Exact Clearance of mini split air handler to ceiling

I'm installing a Mr. Cool diy 12000btu 115v minisplit. The manual says clearance to ceiling from top of air handler should be at least 5.91 inches, but I can only do 4. (If positioned lower, handler...
06-11-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By Frank1492

Which DIY mini splits have precharged lines and don"t require vacuuming?

So far only Mr. Cool units seem not to require vacuuming. Could someone please list the brands that are truly diy without special equipment e.g. vacuum pump? In many cases it is suggrsted that vacuum...
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Frank1492

Hi All, Thanks for your posts! I neglected to...

Hi All,
Thanks for your posts! I neglected to mention this is an old house with a 2-wire system (no neutral) which I don't intend to change. I thought I also stated that I wanted to use LEDs for...
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Frank1492

Switch requires 40w load, how to use LED bulbs?

I have several old electronic wall timers that require min. 40w loads. I would like to use LED bulbs because of their much longer life and don't care if I have 40w min. in the circuit. How do I boost...
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Frank1492

50's or 60's Hotpoint Sink/Dishwasher needs new Moen faucet cartridge

Could someone give me some idea of which currently made Moen cartridge might fit this faucet? It is a single-lever mounted to the front of a vertical backsplash.It uses copper tubing input for...
01-08-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Frank1492

Old Cast Iron Soil Pipe Weeping

The pipe must have a miniscule crack. The casting is very irregular which complicates the use of rubber sealing tape. In the past I have used JB Waterweld successfully but not this time. The water...
10-30-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Frank1492

Replacing Generac gasoline generator with propane

The Generac is not automatic and has a seperate transfer panel. What rewiring has to be done if I convert to propane? Had no problem installing the Generac. FOR an automatic standby propane...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-16-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Frank1492

As per GregH's comment: This is a plastic tank...

As per GregH's comment: This is a plastic tank manufactured by Marathon with a lifetime guarantee so I would suspect minimal debris, aside from the tube residue. But wouldn't that float? I see it...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-14-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Frank1492

Thank you!!! Believe me, I am worried about...

Thank you!!! Believe me, I am worried about trying to unscrew any of the fittings, especially given their likely state of corrosion. The input has a gate valve so no need to unscrew anything.
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Forum: Water Heaters
01-14-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Frank1492

Workaround for water heater with broken diptube

I have an old Marathon plastic waterheater which has served me well for at least 20 years. Unfortunately it had a Perfection Mfg. dip tube, which, judging from symptoms is pretty much disintegrated...
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Frank1492

I have had particularly bad luck with GE's...

I have had particularly bad luck with GE's modified spectrum line. Only reason I bought a few is because I have some old light timers that require a load greater than what an led provides. For my...
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Frank1492

Will LED bulbs fail when jarred while on

When I drop my work light while on, the bulb - incandescent or hybrid ge- will always fail. Since LED Bulbs have no filament, are they completely immune from this problem? Thanks for help. Frank
07-18-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,329
Posted By Frank1492

P.s. On initial ignition the ports looked fine.

P.s. On initial ignition the ports looked fine.
07-18-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,329
Posted By Frank1492

Just got around to trying the JB Weld High Temp...

Just got around to trying the JB Weld High Temp and I did almost precisely what you suggested- wire brush all around breached area. I did clean the area carefully with solvent. Only difference is...
07-08-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,329
Posted By Frank1492

Have ordered the high temp jb from amazon, could...

Have ordered the high temp jb from amazon, could not obtain locally.
07-07-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,329
Posted By Frank1492

The jb is probably the answer. I would try to...

The jb is probably the answer. I would try to grind the immediate area with a Dremel, then sand well and clean with solvent. Since there is no pressure there it should work well. I will report back....
07-06-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,329
Posted By Frank1492

The flame shoots out from the horizontal joint at...

The flame shoots out from the horizontal joint at the upper and lower halves, to the right of the tube.
07-06-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,329
Posted By Frank1492

Caloric Burner

This is the burner in question.....

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07-06-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,329
Posted By Frank1492

I gather this can't be done from a smartphone? I...

I gather this can't be done from a smartphone? I do have an image ready to go.
07-06-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By Frank1492

Do any of these have precharged line sets thus...

Do any of these have precharged line sets thus not requiring professional help?
07-06-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,431
Posted By Frank1492

I was just told by a local dealer that the Haier...

I was just told by a local dealer that the Haier units are plug and play, but I doubt it from the literature. They do not say anything about the line sets being precharged with this being essential...
07-05-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,329
Posted By Frank1492

Yes, the shutters are very obvious, I have played...

Yes, the shutters are very obvious, I have played with them. But then I noticed the real problem. When ignited there is gas leaking around the base of the upper part of the burner. The burner has an...
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