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The contractor came by today and said that the...

The contractor came by today and said that the sealer must have dried too quickly causing orange peel. He said he spent 4 hrs polishing it with 400 grit paper. I guess that explains why the surface...
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I uploaded a higher res image. Hopefully that...

I uploaded a higher res image. Hopefully that will help.
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Hardwood Floor Refinishing Problem

We recently had our white oak floors refinished. There are quite a few areas that resemble the photo attached. The surface feels smooth but the wood looks rough like there’s dust trapped under the...
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Sleeper & Mark, thanks for the reply. The...

Sleeper & Mark, thanks for the reply. The Occidental stuff looks great but hard for me to justify using it a day or 2 a week. I've read reviews of the tool belts Lows and Home Depot carry but like...
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No real specialty. We’re all a bunch of “jacks...

No real specialty. We’re all a bunch of “jacks of all trades”. I think 4 pockets will be sufficient.
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Need Tool Belt Recommendation

I'm a Habitat volunteer and I've hated my leather tool belt since day one. Weight and comfort are top priorities. I also prefer one that allows you to carry a hammer on the side instead of the...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-01-17, 01:37 PM
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PJ, thanks for the reply. Looking at the regs....

PJ, thanks for the reply. Looking at the regs. shown in red, I'm in a bind. The heater is located in the center of a walk-out basement. I don't see any way to route it down and outside short of...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-01-17, 09:23 AM
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HW water pressure relief valve connection

I'm replacing my gas HW heater. The pressure relief valve connects to a piece of copper that goes up and across my basement, through the band of the house and vents outside a few inches above ground...
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Pete, thanks so much for the response. I checked...

Pete, thanks so much for the response. I checked again and it sure seems that the bail is inserted correctly. You probably can't tell much from this picture but this is what it looks like.

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Problem with ice maker ice cube sensor wire

Hello,

I have a 10 yrs old Kitchenaid KBFA20ERSS01 refrigerator. Last week I noticed the ice cube bin was overflowing and the cube sensor wire that detects cubes in the bin was hanging loose on...
11-25-16, 08:39 AM
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Yes & yes but not needed. In my original post...

Yes & yes but not needed.
In my original post I mentioned running A/C yesterday. You mentioned condensate overflow. I checked the pump reservoir and it was full. The pump plug has come part way...
11-25-16, 07:48 AM
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Posted By krawfo

Both slow and fast flashing red = Normal call for...

Both slow and fast flashing red = Normal call for heat.

Where would I find a condensate overflow safety switch?

I swapped out a working thermostat with same results.

Thanks for the reply.
11-25-16, 06:45 AM
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Not sure if it matters but yellow and green LED's...

Not sure if it matters but yellow and green LED's are not lit.
11-25-16, 05:59 AM
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Trane XV80 System Totally Stopped Working

It was hot in our house yesterday with all the cooking so I switched our system over to A/C. Everything worked fine. After it cooled down last night I switched back to heat and went to bed. When...
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Thanks for the replies. I initially was planning...

Thanks for the replies. I initially was planning on replacing but few places carry the replacement and it runs $55-60. I may have to bite the bullet.
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Carburetor rebuild question

I have a Husqvarna Hedge Trimmer with a Zama W4 carb on an 18CC 2 cycle engine. The unit is 20 yrs old and I suspect it needs a carb. rebuild.
I'm fairly handy but have never done a project like...
03-08-14, 05:03 AM
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I tested and got 26VDC. Turns out my problem was...

I tested and got 26VDC. Turns out my problem was the valve on my hot water heater. I used a crappy saddle valve and it's a bit clogged. Now I have to shut off my water to fix. Should have put in...
03-07-14, 12:58 PM
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Posted By krawfo

Testing An Aprilaire 700 Solenoid

I believe the solenoid on my Aprilaire 700 is bad. I put it in test mode and the solenoid did not click on and no water came out the outlet. I seem to recall that you could also short the 2 brown...
08-11-13, 07:33 AM
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Posted By krawfo

First of all, my thanks to all who have...

First of all, my thanks to all who have contributed to this thread. I appreciate your help and input.
Talk about opening Pandora's Box - I thought this would be a fairly easy project!
I ran a fish...
08-10-13, 03:50 PM
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"you will need to go in attic and move vent in...

"you will need to go in attic and move vent in that bay that you want"

I'm not sure if that will work. Did you notice in my reply to Joe that the wall in question is 18' from floor to attic. The...
08-10-13, 11:49 AM
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Posted By krawfo

Joe, I have no idea why. Every sink in this...

Joe, I have no idea why. Every sink in this house is the same so I assume it was up to code at the time (21 yrs ago). I'm a little worried about cutting away almost 60% of those studs (2"). The...
08-10-13, 09:44 AM
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Posted By krawfo

Lawrose, thanks for the quick reply. I do have a...

Lawrose, thanks for the quick reply. I do have a right angle drill and hole saw but I need ~ 7 1/2" of clearance between stud bays in order to drill. Only the first stud bay on the left is wide...
08-10-13, 08:52 AM
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Posted By krawfo

Moving a vanity drain line

I'm doing a bath remodel and want to move a drain and supplies to the center of the new vanity. It is a first floor room with an unfinished basement below and easy access to all existing fittings. ...
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Posted By krawfo

In-line Duct Fan

The air outlets in my bedroom are the furthest from the furnace. I would like to install a 115VAC in-line duct fan to improve air flow. Is it possible to wire this directly to my furnace so it comes...
09-12-11, 05:12 PM
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Posted By krawfo

Chandler, I'm using replacement windows. This...

Chandler, I'm using replacement windows. This unit is going in an unfinished basement so I only have to contend with the stucco.
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