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07-10-19, 07:10 PM
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Posted By GaryMN

The lawn is in full sun, on the South side of the...

The lawn is in full sun, on the South side of the house.
07-08-19, 07:35 PM
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Posted By GaryMN

Are the wi-fi thermostats useful?

Looking for input about the wi-fi thermostats.

This would be mostly to see what the temp is in the house when on the road, and maybe reset the thermostat remotely if needed.

Would be checking...
07-08-19, 07:19 PM
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Posted By GaryMN

Gurgling in A/C pressure lines

This is an Amana whole house central AC unit about 17 years old. It cools and dehumidifies well; the A coil is clean and the drain pan is clean and drains properly. Lately there is an occasional...
06-24-19, 03:24 PM
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Views: 1,202
Posted By GaryMN

Should I try to reduce the pH? I guess you...

Should I try to reduce the pH?

I guess you add organic matter to reduce alkalinity, not lime.
06-24-19, 10:35 AM
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Posted By GaryMN

The soil test came back: organic matter 9.1%...

The soil test came back:

organic matter 9.1%
pH 7.7
Olsen Phosphorus 9 ppmP
Bray 1 Phosphorus ppm P 24
Potassium ppm K 59

Lime recommendation: 0 lbs/100 sq ft
Nitrogen recommendation 2.5...
06-06-19, 04:14 PM
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Views: 1,202
Posted By GaryMN

dead grass throughout the lawn

The lawn is thin pretty much everywhere, but when you look closely many of the grass shoots are laid over and completely brown. There are not patches or completely dead portions. Using a garden...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-24-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By GaryMN

When I drain the tank there appears to be full...

When I drain the tank there appears to be full volume.

It all makes sense to me. I am wondering about pouring some vinegar into the tank, opening the faucets so that treated water gets into the...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-23-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By GaryMN

Another reduced hot water pressure question

I am on city water. Gas water heater 4 years old. There was a softener in the system until about 15 years ago.

Recently, the hot water pressure went down suddenly in every faucet. I flushed...
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Views: 246
Posted By GaryMN

high pitched noise and hissing sound in Spectrum voice-VOIP[?]

My phone developed a high pitched noise and hissing sound about a week ago. This is a Spectrum-Charter modem unit. I believe it is VOIP.

I have an old-school wired phone connected to the...
11-26-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By GaryMN

Yes. This is the side opposite the drain and...

Yes. This is the side opposite the drain and lines.
11-26-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By GaryMN

Getting inside plenum to clean A-coil

I'm trying to get in to clean the undersides of the coil. This will require getting into this panel. Cutting another opening looks difficult, especially to do it neatly and to cut the right size...
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Views: 185
Posted By GaryMN

Yep, found this. Thanks.

Yep, found this. Thanks.
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Views: 185
Posted By GaryMN

Looking for manual & parts for Roper FES330KW0

This range has been poorly maintained. Some elements don't work and all of them are cattywampus. My guess is that someone installed cheap generic replacement drip pans at some point and maybe even...
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By GaryMN

upgrade from bell wire for GDO

Wondering if anyone has upgraded from the bell wire that comes in the box. When you string it up the studs and across the trusses it runs a long distance and near places where you store tools and so...
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Views: 886
Posted By GaryMN

operating inconsistently

I did adjust the sensors and it seemed to be working properly and consistently for a while. Now it has begun acting inconsistently. One morning I noticed it was stopped about 18" off the floor. It...
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Views: 290
Posted By GaryMN

The test generated code E5E, Test 13,...

The test generated code E5E, Test 13, communication between control board and speed control board. I don't see any obvious wiring problem nor any disconnect at the motor control board. Nor any...
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By GaryMN

Frigidaire Clothes Washer starts then stops after 1-2 seconds

When you press START it will lock the door and then begin to power up but stop after a few seconds or just do nothing.

Sometimes, after a period of time you will hear a click and it will attempt...
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By GaryMN

GDO does not go down all the way when button pushed

Near new Craftsman Model 3043 or 54918.

This problem just started. If the door is closed, you can press the remote or the on-wall control panel button and it will travel all the way up. But if...
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By GaryMN

That is a weird photo, I know. It is looking...

That is a weird photo, I know. It is looking into the drawer housing with the drawer removed. It is the rear interior wall, sides, ceiling, and floor. The ceiling is filled with holes where water...
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By GaryMN

Washer: deep cleaning dispenser drawer housing

Looking for tips for cleaning these housings without removing and opening. I got most of it with brushes, wire, Qtips, rags, & long screwdriver. Wondering about spraying something back there. What...
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By GaryMN

power washer and well water stain

In one thread people say power washing can be great for poured concrete--make it look new. In another thread it ruined stamped concrete.

My problem is well water stain. Sometimes called "rust"...
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By GaryMN

All good ideas. Are there ways to spread...

All good ideas.

Are there ways to spread the light better from the existing can? Like an adapter that will move the bulb down and out of the can and a bulb that creates a wider or brighter...
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By GaryMN

add ceiling light to illuminate into pantry - track alternative?

I'd like to add a ceiling light that will shine into the left side of this pantry. There is a can/recessed fixture situated more or less in front of the right side. It provides enough indirect...
10-08-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By GaryMN

Name that squash

I lost the package and cannot remember what these are. They were a good producer. Very prolific and uniform, about 9-10" in length. They are hard with yellow inside, They may look like an...
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