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09-17-19, 10:16 AM
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Posted By karwoda

Which thermostat to wire humidifier to?

I have an Aprilaire 600 humidifier currently wired to a manual humidistat and wanted to wire it up to one of our Ecobee thermostats for easier/automatic control.
We have two zones in our HVAC...
07-24-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By karwoda

Effectiveness of weed killer after watering

Yesterday I applied Bayer/BioAdvanced Season Long Weed Control For Lawns. We have spotted spurge and some other weeds I'm trying to get rid of. I followed the instructions and lightly watered in...
06-28-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By karwoda

Best practices for multi-zone AC temperature

I had a tech come out yesterday to take a look at my 13 year old Heil ac system. It has 2 zones - upstairs and downstairs. There are return vents in every single room.

The reason I made the...
06-10-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By karwoda

You are better off replacing that control board...

You are better off replacing that control board with a newer one that allows for independent zone control. I had a similar board, except mine was EWC-ST-2E. I replaced it with an EWC NCM300 and was...
05-31-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By karwoda

Thanks! Won't worry about the blower fan...

Thanks!

Won't worry about the blower fan anymore. But I will turn adjust the dehumidifier to run less frequently. I also had the electric company install a new meter. We'll see how the electric...
05-30-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By karwoda

Fan setting on Ecobee thermostat

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

I have a quick question about running the HVAC fan and electricity usage.
I have Ecobee 4 thermostats in my home, and they allow me to activate the fan for...
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Views: 1,120
Posted By karwoda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu_7yPY7y7w ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu_7yPY7y7w
Here is a video that shows how to modify the fixture to allow for horizontal mounting.

To be able to recognize license plates, I would mount lower....
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Views: 628
Posted By karwoda

Two months later - we have seen a lot of rain in...

Two months later - we have seen a lot of rain in CT the last few weeks. I decided to return the pump I bought to Lowes and purchased a Wayne 1 HP sump pump. Should have done this from the beginning....
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Views: 277
Posted By karwoda

Thanks all! We are getting more rain this week,...

Thanks all! We are getting more rain this week, so Iíll let her know to keep an eye on it.

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Forum: Water Heaters
05-10-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By karwoda

The water heater was from 2006 so no warranty....

The water heater was from 2006 so no warranty. Luckily I found the blower on eBay for only about $125. I think the previous owners did a good job cleaning up the water heater to hide the drain leak...
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Views: 277
Posted By karwoda

Sump pit without pump... somewhat filled with water

This forum is a great resource. Thanks for all your help!

I recently was checking out the basement in my sisterís home and noticed the sump pit had filled with water a few inches below the inlet...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-06-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By karwoda

It ended up being a bad blower. The replacement...

It ended up being a bad blower. The replacement is much quieter - can only hear the airflow.
Forum: Water Heaters
04-26-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By karwoda

Bradford White water heater loud blower fan

Since moving into my home I have thought that the water heater is excessively loud. There was a drain leak directly above the blower (has been fixed since). You can hear the water heater running...
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Views: 628
Posted By karwoda

Thanks for the advice! Iíll clean a closer...

Thanks for the advice!

Iíll clean a closer eye on the cycles... itís warming up in CT so snow will be melting. The downspouts outside were all draining right next to the house, so I extended each...
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Views: 628
Posted By karwoda

Sump pit water level

I just recently purchased a home in central CT with a sump pit/pump in the basement. I noticed the original pump was making a loud humming sound and taking a while to drain the pit (run times of...
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