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06-13-19, 06:03 PM
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Posted By atikovi

OK thanks, that would work.

OK thanks, that would work.
06-13-19, 02:39 PM
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Posted By atikovi

Electronic air cleaner hasn't worked in 10 years

HVAC system installed in 1990 with gas furnace and Honeywell electronic air cleaner. The air cleaner hasn't worked in 10 years and I haven't washed the grids in that time either. System seems to work...
05-27-19, 07:08 AM
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Views: 1,196
Posted By atikovi

What happened to Japanese beetles?

I remember 30 years ago they were everywhere here in the mid-Atlantic area. I don't think I've seen one in 10 years now.
Forum: Water Heaters
05-14-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By atikovi

You're right, not the thermocouple per say but...

You're right, not the thermocouple per say but the thermistor is bad. Soldered in a temporary bypass until I get a new pilot assembly.
Forum: Water Heaters
05-14-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By atikovi

Well, I spoke too soon. Stopped working again....

Well, I spoke too soon. Stopped working again. Tested the thermocouple according to the manual and it's not putting out any voltage. Off to Home Depot.
Forum: Water Heaters
05-14-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By atikovi

Gas water heater inop this morning, fix cost nothing.

This water heater was installed new in 2004 and worked flawlessly until this morning when I got no hot water. I never worked on a water heater so looked up the manual online. Looks like the pilot...
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Views: 505
Posted By atikovi

That's about what I was thinking too. I see Lowes...

That's about what I was thinking too. I see Lowes has 0.5 cu ft bags of gravel. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sakrete-0-5-cu-ft-Gray-All-purpose-Gravel/1000489233 Probably need about 10 bags.
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Posted By atikovi

Just getting back to this and stuck a camera into...

Just getting back to this and stuck a camera into the hole.

http://www.fototime.com/AFA2903A1CF92A6/large.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/172850E51BAEC97/large.jpg
05-05-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By atikovi

OK I'll remove that washer. The p trap is new but...

OK I'll remove that washer. The p trap is new but the pipe from the wall is 50 years old so won't be perfectly smooth. Hard to believe there is no gasket between two metal pipes. Will add some RTV...
05-04-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By atikovi

Is this the right seal for this p trap?

Leaking from the cone shaped end. Is that the correct seal? Shouldn't there be one on the cone side? I can't see how this seals anything when the water just travels from the pipe through the threads...
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Views: 580
Posted By atikovi

If you have the old tires you could swap them...

If you have the old tires you could swap them back, but $80 is better than nothing. If you had spent $5000 on a new engine the week before, you think you would get that back? No. The insurance...
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Views: 505
Posted By atikovi

How to fill large void under concrete slab?

There is a large void under the slab of the garage where it meets the asphalt parking lot. Not really sure how the void developed but the opening to it is as big as your foot, and it's size I would...
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Views: 296
Posted By atikovi

It's a CREE and made in China like most.

It's a CREE and made in China like most.
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Views: 296
Posted By atikovi

According to that I could probably use PAR38...

According to that I could probably use PAR38 instead of the BR40.
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Posted By atikovi

Except this bulb is 5 1/4" or nearly a half inch...

Except this bulb is 5 1/4" or nearly a half inch wider than the BR40 bulb that previously fit just fine.
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Posted By atikovi

When CFL first came out everybody said they were...

When CFL first came out everybody said they were a direct replacement for their incandescent predecessors. Same when LED came out.
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Posted By atikovi

Well, even a conventional plain old bulb screws...

Well, even a conventional plain old bulb screws into the base. Didn't think I will have to measure every bulb in the store for fit.
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Posted By atikovi

BR40 bulbs not all the same size?

Replacing a bulb in a ceiling can fixture in a 50 year old house. Removed the old CFL BR40 bulb and got a new BR40 LED. It wont fit. 10cm wider than the old one. WTH? Aren't bulb sizes standard?
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Views: 531
Posted By atikovi

Fuel injected cars can sit longer than older carb...

Fuel injected cars can sit longer than older carb cars where the fuel evaporates and gunks up the carb. Just putting a Pontiac G8 I got 4 years ago, back on the road. I probably started it up every...
08-08-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By atikovi

Well, I put in a new fan motor and run capacitor...

Well, I put in a new fan motor and run capacitor (the one in the front) and the fan works great but have to start it by hand. So I also replaced the start capacitor (not shown) and no change. The...
08-07-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By atikovi

Put the fan back on and tried to get it spinning....

Put the fan back on and tried to get it spinning. Feels very stiff with the power on if I try to spin it.
08-07-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By atikovi

When I saw it wasn't turning I figured it was bad...

When I saw it wasn't turning I figured it was bad and removed it after finding those voltages. As for the motor test I was going by the suggestion that the first two resistance readings should add up...
08-07-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By atikovi

Fan motor wires read: blue-black 10.5 ohms ...

Fan motor wires read:

blue-black 10.5 ohms
brown -black 42.9 ohms
brown-blue 32.6 ohms
08-07-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By atikovi

Central air condenser fan stopped working.

Have a 28 year old Amana ARCF48U01D condensor and it was fine when I left the house this morning but when I got home the fan isn't working although the compressor is. Turned it off and disconnected...
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