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I should add - the dishwasher seems to run just...

I should add - the dishwasher seems to run just fine; it is going through the cycle right now. I might be imagining all this LOL but I don't think it was clicking as much before?

I know it's the...
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Whirlpool dishwasher - replaced the diverter motor, now clicking all the time

Have a wdt790saym1 dishwasher which developed a leak at the diverter motor seal. Seeing that the diverter motor was also making sort of a groaning noise when it would start running, I bought the seal...
10-28-18, 05:07 PM
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Posted By bigboy

So on the mirror that I already built and is in...

So on the mirror that I already built and is in place, I did some testing: had a piece of the trim and I glued it to the mirror using masking tape LOL. Then I went to 'sealing' the edge of this test...
10-27-18, 07:36 PM
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Posted By bigboy

Ah, some great tips! Yes, I could use real wood...

Ah, some great tips! Yes, I could use real wood in kids bath; also - did not even think of painting the rear black - doh!

Gives me something to think about - thanks!
10-26-18, 02:46 PM
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Posted By bigboy

Should I seal the bottom of the mirror frame to the mirror itself?

Have a home with two bathrooms, both with builder grade mirrors. Two plastic clips on the top hold the mirror and the bottom has a gold-colored metal 'cradle' where the mirror sits. As the gold has...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-23-18, 01:43 PM
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Posted By bigboy

Well, I learned that they made SharkBite...

Well, I learned that they made SharkBite connectors for this so - cut the pipe off, unscrewed, bought a stainless braided SharkBite 2 foot connector and put it all together. Used thread tape too.
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Forum: Water Heaters
06-22-18, 06:03 PM
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Posted By bigboy

Yeah - I went and checked; the water heater...

Yeah - I went and checked; the water heater connector pipe is connected to copper pipe through a soldered connection which means that if I undo this and it needs to be replaced, I'd need to cut pipe....
Forum: Water Heaters
06-22-18, 05:50 PM
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Posted By bigboy

Heater leaking at hot water exit

I have a relatively young (~4 years or so) Rheem gas heater in the attic. Long story short, discovered that it's been trickling water on the hot water side. The leak seems to be exactly at the...
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Posted By bigboy

That's the thing though; there is just one...

That's the thing though; there is just one switch. Nothing else.

Hmmm brushes. I could have a look.
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Posted By bigboy

Not really understanding my Dewalt drill (speed control is gone)

I have a corded Dewalt D21008 (Type 1) drill that has been serving me well for years.

Suddenly, it lost it's ability to turn slower if I press the trigger just a little. There is no RPM control,...
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Posted By bigboy

DIY PDR glue dent pulling: confused

Anyone know about this stuff?

Have a 2005 Accord which got hammered pretty good with hail a few months ago. Insurance totaled it, but I kept it after settlement.

I figured I'd try to teach...
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Posted By bigboy

Thank you! That's what I was looking for (hip...

Thank you! That's what I was looking for (hip ridge term) - somehow I just did not find the right words. I'll ask. :)

Yup. Typical TX shenanigans going on in the attic: tank water heater (gas) and...
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Posted By bigboy

Now that the silliness has left me, of course I...

Now that the silliness has left me, of course I have the aerial image; Bing / Google etc...

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Posted By bigboy

You, Sir, are correct in your assumptions. I do...

You, Sir, are correct in your assumptions. I do not have the side view similar to what I posted, but I indicated the sloping lines on the attached modified graphics.

I take it there is some math I...
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Posted By bigboy

Thank you! I am not sure that ridge vents...

Thank you!

I am not sure that ridge vents are great option for me; the roof line is not a single continuous line like on the ranch home but yeah - they had to be creative with it all.

See...
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Posted By bigboy

Replacing shingles, have radiant barrier and... questions

Live in DFW area (so north Texas). 4 bedroom single story 2600 sqf home, pretty large footprint. Steep roof (to the point where I'd never go up there).

About 4 years ago, I had radiant barrier...
10-23-16, 07:05 AM
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Posted By bigboy

Hmmm I see; thank you!! I think I'll get a quote...

Hmmm I see; thank you!! I think I'll get a quote for pulling a separate circuit to the kitchen and then asses which way to go.
10-23-16, 07:02 AM
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Posted By bigboy

Hmmm... I don't think that it is all the same,...

Hmmm... I don't think that it is all the same, though. While - obviously - the amount of heat will go into the environment, electric cooktops do transfer heat to the food more efficiently, as far as...
10-22-16, 02:07 PM
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Posted By bigboy

Hmm having searched a bit more, I found the...

Hmm having searched a bit more, I found the calculator here (http://www.electrician2.com/calculators/rangecal_REV1.html) which seems to indicate that calculated load for my two appliances right now...
10-22-16, 01:00 PM
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Posted By bigboy

What is the KW load I can get out of my cooktop wiring?

2001 house, copper wiring. 4 wires. (I guess this is 240V). 40 Amp breaker in the garage for this circuit.

Today, I have two cooking appliances hooked up (a junction box with wire nuts):
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Posted By bigboy

I am not totally opposed to handling this...

I am not totally opposed to handling this myself... hence my question if I can pour over. It seemed though like the suggested contractor solution was a bit much? While I am not really equipped to cut...
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Posted By bigboy

City repaired sidewalk; now this...

City came and repaired a sunken-in section of sidewalk. Of course, now the walkway from the door to the sidewalk has a "step" to new sidewalk. It is 3 1/2 inches on the left side and about 2 1/2 on...
10-06-14, 07:00 AM
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Posted By bigboy

Just a quick update: Indeed, that was a...

Just a quick update:

Indeed, that was a relatively easy project. I love the oscillating tool! There is no way I'd be able to get in there with my jigsaw...

I cut out most of the bottom, built a...
10-01-14, 09:27 AM
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Posted By bigboy

Thank you! Sounds good. An ideal thing under...

Thank you! Sounds good.

An ideal thing under there (IMO) would be something like a pan, and then obviously - drop one of them battery powered water alarms under there (something I'll be getting...
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