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09-13-19, 10:41 AM
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Posted By paker

What would be a professional or semiprofessional...

What would be a professional or semiprofessional carbon monoxide meter for home use? I have CO alarms installed in bedrooms. But I would like to have a reader, too. Thank you.
09-11-19, 08:08 AM
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Views: 340
Posted By paker

Thank you. Will do as advised.

Thank you. Will do as advised.
09-10-19, 09:36 AM
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Views: 340
Posted By paker

My unit is about 12 years old. What do I need to...

My unit is about 12 years old. What do I need to check yearly? Flame is where it is supposed to be?
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By paker

Project completed

Thank you for your help. I should have replaced the elbow from the disposal with a straight pipe (your suggestion) and rotated the Tee by 90 degrees. it would have been prettier than this.
08-30-19, 01:55 PM
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Views: 340
Posted By paker

Thank you. This is my first gas furnace.

Thank you. This is my first gas furnace.
08-29-19, 06:10 PM
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Views: 340
Posted By paker

Turn off gas furnace pilot light?

I don't see using gas furnace for another 3-4 months. I went up to the attic to shut off the gas valve and turn off pilot light. But I could not locate the pilot light. Carrier gas furnace manual has...
08-28-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By paker

Thank you for answering all my questions. The 20A...

Thank you for answering all my questions. The 20A circuit i am tapping from feeds a small study with a laptop and a monitor. Normally it would be a 15A circuit. I will select the sump pump...
08-27-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By paker

20A circuit

I need to install a small sump pump in the crawl space and would like to tap from a 20A circuit that has 20A circuit breaker and 12 gauge wires. My questions are:

1. Is crawl space considered...
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By paker

Sorry I misunderstood your previous post. Yes,...

Sorry I misunderstood your previous post. Yes, the disposal outlet will be high enough for the trap. Both sinks have the same drain opening, 4.5". I should be able to swap out the flanges. If not,...
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By paker

Unfortunately, the disposal is attached to the...

Unfortunately, the disposal is attached to the higher sink. I suppose I have to either move the disposal to the lower sink or install a second disposal to the lower sink.
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By paker

Garbage disposal location

My kitchen sink is 30-70 split. I wash dishes in the large-deep half, but the garbage disposal is on the small-shallow half. This doesn't make sense to me because small food pieces get washed into...
08-01-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By paker

Thank you for the notes. I am going to shut off...

Thank you for the notes. I am going to shut off water main and replace packing/sealing gaskets of several water faucets including 2 outdoor hose bibs. I need to tighten them hard to stop water flow. ...
08-01-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By paker

Shutting off water after using washer

I have a question for professional plumbers. Would you recommend homeowners to shut off valves after using clothes washer? I read an internet article about how much damage water leak can cause. The...
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Views: 502
Posted By paker

I hear you. Will do as advised. Thank you.

I hear you. Will do as advised. Thank you.
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By paker

The water heater is in the attic and hot water...

The water heater is in the attic and hot water washer hookup is on the first floor. If I open the faucet for gasket replacement, will hot water pour out?
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Views: 502
Posted By paker

Faucet gasket replacement

1. I need to replace sealing gaskets for 2 cold water faucets on exterior wall and 1 hot water faucet for clothes washer. I cannot find shutoff valves for these faucets. Please confirm water main...
07-30-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By paker

The project is complete now. Thank you for the...

The project is complete now. Thank you for the advice.
07-27-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By paker

I cannot edit the previous post. I found...

I cannot edit the previous post.

I found the answer. There are 2 removable tabs, one at the bottom and the other on the right. For vertical mounting, remove the bottom tab. For horizontal, remove...
07-27-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By paker

Thank you, sir. Will buy one and do the...

Thank you, sir. Will buy one and do the installation this weekend.

EDIT: My outlet is horizontal whereas the linked photo is vertical. Does it matter?
07-27-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By paker

Connecting sprinkler controller to electrical outlet

I have an exterior electrical outlet that I want to connect my sprinkler controller to. The face plate is flush with the wall. I found a while-in-use type weather box cover like this:...
07-24-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By paker

how to avoid mosquito bites?

Is there a way to keep mosquitoes off when I spend 5-10 minutes in my vegetable garden during day time? When I do extensive work, I spray DEET on exposed skin and clothing. It works wonderfully but...
07-21-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By paker

Thank you for the explanation.

Thank you for the explanation.
07-20-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By paker

One dual run capacitor vs two single capacitors

Can I replace 2 capacitors (80 and 5 uF) with a dual run (80 + 5 uF)? And vice versa?
Thank you.

A related question. Existing condenser fan motor is 1/6 hp 825 rpm. Can I replace it with 1075 rpm...
07-20-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By paker

OK, I will keep the OEM fuse rating. AC is...

OK, I will keep the OEM fuse rating. AC is running well so far. Initially I was suspecting the wifi thermostat drawing excessive current. I am not sure any more. As you suggested, I need to check...
07-20-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By paker

I just talked to google about their Nest...

I just talked to google about their Nest thermostat. They said it draws only 100-200 mA of current. I cannot see how this little current can blow a 3A fuse.

Assuming 24V transformer triggers AC...
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