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10-13-19, 05:22 PM
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icebox

I am making an Icebox out of an unused lower cabinet. I want to insulate it as good as possible but dont want to use up more than 1.5 inch on the sides and back and door. Can I get a product that has...
10-13-19, 10:58 AM
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Views: 68
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Lasco cartridges

I have a shower stall but there is no ID on it. The house papers include a Lasco waarranty so I think thats what i might be. I need new cartridges for it. It is a 3 handle. I looked inside and...
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I didnt say it wasnt working..it is.... I was...

I didnt say it wasnt working..it is.... I was just wondering why the evap wasnt cold when I touched it
unplugged. So it only feels cold when the compressor is on??? Why would that affect the...
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small fridge defrost

I have a small FrigidaireFF. Its 11 years old. I have to do manual defrosts and after them it runs very well.
This time I removed the foam and plastic in the top compartment and saw the evaporator....
09-12-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By stan3992

you never get a definite answer to a question...

you never get a definite answer to a question like this. The solar rack is wooden. I guess I wont use
the second ground rod. I could just use the house ground via a receptcle in the house...that...
09-11-19, 05:36 PM
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Views: 235
Posted By stan3992

grounding

another ground question....
If your house has a ground rod and you have another 8 ft rod 40 ft away straight for a solar system..
would you connect them???
or would you just use the house ground...
09-03-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By stan3992

utility wire

I found 2 pieces of scrap alum utility wire on a construction site. ITs big wire used on commercial
service ,buried from the transformer into the building. It appears to be 0 ga ,very stiff.
1100...
09-03-19, 05:43 PM
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Views: 200
Posted By stan3992

diode test on multi meter

diode test on multi meter
08-31-19, 06:14 PM
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led diode

I measured an LED diode using the multimeter and it showed 1.74v. Normal Bias.
But I tried to get it to light up with a AA battery and it didnt light up. WHy not?
08-20-19, 06:19 PM
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Views: 312
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I remember that now. I would get rid of the...

I remember that now. I would get rid of the multis,which I never liked, and put in standard
breakers.I dont need the 240v stuff so there would be room.
I assume all the romex coming in was 3...
08-19-19, 07:49 PM
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Views: 312
Posted By stan3992

inverter wiring

If you want wire the output of a 120v inverter into a service panel(off grid) you will only make half of the circuits hot,yes?
How would you make both sides hot? a jumper to the next slot??
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Posted By stan3992

hammer drill

are there any spade bits that make a hammer drill into a non rotating hammer tool?
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it might not be a Moen. I am going to put in an...

it might not be a Moen. I am going to put in an access hatch on the other side of that wall and I will be able to see everything then.
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no I havent looked deeper. Is a clip common? Is...

no I havent looked deeper. Is a clip common? Is it possible it is a compression fit?
also the outlet faucet is what leaks. or the shower head if I switch to that. should I replace some stuff in...
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Repairing three piece shower faucet

I think this is a Moen but not sure. 3 piece. Been leaking for years. Does the plastic part here pull out or twist out or what? Can I put in generic replacements? I want to replace both handle...
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I have romex 2 wire to the fan/light. But I was...

I have romex 2 wire to the fan/light. But I was planning on a double paddle switch.One switch for light and one for fan. on /off. Then use pull chain on the fan,Harbor Breeze 44 inch for speed.. That...
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Posted By stan3992

I assume if I go to a regular double switch, non...

I assume if I go to a regular double switch, non dimmer, that it won't hum..
yes?
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Posted By stan3992

dimmer hum

I replaced fan/light dimmer switch. The wiring is correct. But there is a loud hum when I turn on the fan. Not the light.
The old one was a Hunter 27182.Fan 1.6 amp max.light 300 watt max.No buzz....
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Views: 311
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I researched it a bit. IF you prep properly,sand...

I researched it a bit. IF you prep properly,sand etc and use a quality primer it can be done. I would want to put 2 coats of paint and 2 coats
of a high grade epoxy on top. Not just poly or...
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Posted By stan3992

countertop paint

I read reviews on counter top paints. Under 30$. They are not so great. Anyone find a paint that
really works on ugly formica counters??
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my torch puts out a blue pinpoint flame. I will...

my torch puts out a blue pinpoint flame. I will get a map gas set up sometime.That might help.
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copper pipe solder

I was practicing soldering on copper pipe. I was using decent solder but the flux I bought on ebay was chinese stuff. I dont know if that was the problem. It was cheap. I was comparing my joints to...
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i know scratches can cause leaks. I have seen it....

i know scratches can cause leaks. I have seen it. But I wont worry about these. If I used 80 grit sandpaper I know I could have leaks.
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Views: 416
Posted By stan3992

Copper pipe brush

I got one of these. For cleaning copper pipe before soldering.


https://www.amazon.com/Pipe-Cleaner-Tool-Different-Instillation/dp/B01GOY3CGE


I works good but its heavy duty. Leaves...
11-26-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By stan3992

I have very small hot water needs. I am not...

I have very small hot water needs.
I am not going to disconnect other breakers to fit in 2 40 breakers so
I need a sub. I will remember to unbond the neutral.

I was thinking about having...
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