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04-25-13, 10:43 AM
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Posted By BillMullin

That's what I was afraid of. I'm not sure what...

That's what I was afraid of. I'm not sure what Dial Mfg. was thinking when they made the range of the thermostat so broad. I mean all that cycles on and off are a fan and a water pump. This...
04-24-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By BillMullin

Question Temperatures too broad on Master Cool thermostat

I have a Master Cool with a replacement control and thermostat, #110423. The problem is that the range of temperatures on the thermostat vary about 3 degrees from the set temperature. For instance,...
Replies: 6
Views: 14,241
Posted By BillMullin

Fixed - it took 10 minutes. There is a plug on...

Fixed - it took 10 minutes. There is a plug on the circuit board with 3 wires (black, yellow, red). I disconnected the harness plug and the motion sensor now no longer works. I fully tested the...
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Views: 14,241
Posted By BillMullin

P20 of the manual shows external wiring but...

P20 of the manual shows external wiring but offers no information about the motion sensor. I could put black tape over the sensor or spray paint it black, but this would look very unprofessional. ...
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Views: 14,241
Posted By BillMullin

How do I disable Genie motion detector?

I have a Genie PowerMax 1200 (Revolution Series) garage door opener with the motion detector. The problem is that the IR sensor is causing false lighting, both day and night. What's worse is that...
08-19-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By BillMullin

When you cleaned the grids did you just wash off...

When you cleaned the grids did you just wash off the old DE or did you give them a soak in a cleaning solution before reinstalling?

I just sprayed them off with a hose as I always do. If it's...
08-18-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By BillMullin

>>>could simply be the pressure guage going...

>>>could simply be the pressure guage going bad.<<<

I substituted a brand new gauge . . . same problem!
08-18-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By BillMullin

Question Why did my filter pressure jump +6 psi?

For the last eight years the pressure gauge on my D.E. filter read 15 psi when clean and usually about 22-23 just before I backwash. FWIW, it usually takes 4 to 6 months for the pressure to go up...
05-21-12, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,433
Posted By BillMullin

Lowes sells a low voltage thermostat kit that you...

Lowes sells a low voltage thermostat kit that you can use to replace your control and thermostat

I got the kit, now I just need to find the time to install it. Thanks for the tip!
05-15-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,433
Posted By BillMullin

Master Cool fan stuck on

My Master Cool squirrel cage fan is staying on, even when the thermostat turns off. I rapped lightly on the control board relays which turned the fan off. So it appears that I need a new fan relay,...
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Views: 6,053
Posted By BillMullin

No starters - this fixture uses a ballast. I...

No starters - this fixture uses a ballast.

I looked on the Advance web page for their troubleshooting flow chart but did not find it. So I searched the page for "troubleshooting flow chart" but...
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Views: 6,053
Posted By BillMullin

Question Is it really true that new fluorescent tubes need...

Is it really true that new fluorescent tubes need a break-in period? I ask because I just replaced 4 x 48" F40/CWP tubes in a laundry room fixture and was expecting the new tubes to be instant...
06-21-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,105
Posted By BillMullin

Furd: Great suggestion! I'll go to Loew's and...

Furd: Great suggestion! I'll go to Loew's and get a spare cap to take to the welding shop, then get back to you letting you know the cost and how the new tool works out.

Thanks, Bill
06-21-07, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,105
Posted By BillMullin

Notuboo: I checked every link and searched every...

Notuboo: I checked every link and searched every manf. name you gave me. I found only one 1-5/8" square socket with a 1/2" drive from a railroad supply company, but I couldn't find anyone who sold...
06-20-07, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,105
Posted By BillMullin

Question Sewer clean-out cap tool?

I have a rental house with the sewer clean-out cap down about a foot under the soil level. I know exactly where the cap is, so there is no problem finding it when a tenant clogs the sewer line. The...
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Views: 1,286
Posted By BillMullin

I think this will work! FWIW though, I only need...

I think this will work! FWIW though, I only need enough to whiten bricks I'm fixing . . . a coffee can full will probably last the rest of my life. I hope the local Home Depot sells small amounts,...
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Views: 1,286
Posted By BillMullin

Question How do I whiten adobe brick?

I have a large house constructed of all adobe. 2 years ago I had some repair work done by a contractor. When he was done, he painted a light white wash of some kind on the adobe so that it would...
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Views: 969
Posted By BillMullin

Would you believe we actually get more rain here...

Would you believe we actually get more rain here than San Diego or Los Angeles?! The Sonora Desert has been called "the wettest desert in the world"!

Thanks for the tip on gas vs. electric, I...
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Views: 969
Posted By BillMullin

Question Is Maytag as good as their advertising says?

It's time to replace my washer/dryer. I want something reliable, would getting all Maytag be a smart thing to do?

While I have your attention, front loaders are supposed to save water, which is...
11-08-06, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,647
Posted By BillMullin

Question Bleeder T-connectors?

Hello,

I have 2 swamp coolers on my house. I've tried them with and without bleeders, and the pan looks about 500% better at the end of the season when I DO use the bleeder. My problem is that...
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By BillMullin

Question Question about fluorescent starting speed.

Recently 1 of the tubes in my laundry room started flickering a lot, so I changed all 4 tubes in the fixture to "Cool White". I noticed that these tubes started a bit slower than the old tubes,...
Replies: 5
Views: 7,499
Posted By BillMullin

The new opener has 1/2 HP vs. 1/3 in the old...

The new opener has 1/2 HP vs. 1/3 in the old opener, and the new opener has quite a few bells and whistles that the old opener didn't have. All-in-all, I don't mind replacing the unit. Thanks for...
Replies: 5
Views: 7,499
Posted By BillMullin

Yep, I tried pulling the emergency release. ...

Yep, I tried pulling the emergency release. After doing this, sometimes the screw drive turns and sometimes it doesn't . . . very frustrating! I figure that it would cost me as much to get it...
Replies: 5
Views: 7,499
Posted By BillMullin

Unhappy Garage door opener problem!

My door opener is a Genie Pro Screw Drive, 1/3 HP, Model CM7600IC. I'm fairly mechanical but this one has me stumped, probably because it's intermittent! Here's some information about the problem:...
04-07-06, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,618
Posted By BillMullin

Hi Mike, I don't think my taste buds are precise...

Hi Mike, I don't think my taste buds are precise enough to tell me whether I need more or less restriction on my bleed lines.

I just finished adjusting the bleeders. What I did was tighten the...
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