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08-15-12, 11:36 PM
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Views: 55,652
Posted By MetalCastr

I drilled a hole in my window a/c to drain the...

I drilled a hole in my window a/c to drain the water, it was collecting significant quantities of dirt and bugs. They probably say this to avoid having people drill into the condenser and call them...
07-23-12, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By MetalCastr

Window a/c turns on and off frequently after cooling

Hi. My window ac cools fine, and the coils are clean, but after the room is cool it cycles on and off more often than it should, on for 2 minutes off for 4, or about that. Sometimes on for 30...
07-23-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,914
Posted By MetalCastr

Also if the plug end and/or outlet itself is...

Also if the plug end and/or outlet itself is getting hot at 11 amps, replace it. I've had a backstabbed outlet's neutral turn black as the hot line after running an 11 amp load down the line, not...
07-16-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By MetalCastr

Really hot weather or a dirty condenser could...

Really hot weather or a dirty condenser could make that ac pull a full load, and trip the breaker, leaving you without ac on the hottest days.
06-20-12, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,096
Posted By MetalCastr

Usually people recommend hooking the motor up...

Usually people recommend hooking the motor up with the high voltage connection when the amp loads are this high, will help with voltage drop too if it's a long run. That requires some changing of...
06-18-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,656
Posted By MetalCastr

Thanks guys, I will follow your suggestions. I...

Thanks guys, I will follow your suggestions. I always use high quality commercial-grade outlets, switches, etc. (What a nightmare it is replacing an entire house full of backstabbed outlets) The cord...
06-17-12, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,656
Posted By MetalCastr

12ga stranded to duplex receptacle; portable project cord

Hi. I am making a portable switched outlet for projects, and would like to know how I should attach stranded 12 gauge to a duplex receptacle in a double handy box. Since receptacles weren't designed...
06-27-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,403
Posted By MetalCastr

Oil/refrigerant migration?

Hello, recently I overheard a Sears sales associate tell a customer "leave that a/c turned off and upright in the window for about a day before running to let the oil settle". After going home I did...
06-20-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,203
Posted By MetalCastr

I agree, not only do we need to make these...

I agree, not only do we need to make these devices more efficient, we need more infrastructure to support our growing population. In many areas of the country there aren't enough distribution lines...
06-20-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,203
Posted By MetalCastr

I just unplugged it, and the hissing stopped...

I just unplugged it, and the hissing stopped immediately. I don't think the heater would cool that fast, maybe it's the beeper making a hiss sound, like when speakers are connected they hiss even...
06-20-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,203
Posted By MetalCastr

Window AC constant hiss when off

Hello, haven't been here in awhile. well, my window AC (Kenmore 75062) makes a quiet constant hiss even when turned off for several hours. In fact, it hasn't been on for a week, and it's still...
08-30-06, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By MetalCastr

Ok! thanks, will do.

Ok! thanks, will do.
08-29-06, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By MetalCastr

Workbench power

I am going to wire a workbench I just built with 4-20 Amp outlets. I am taking the power from an outlet on the ceiling. Yes, its on a 20 Amp 12-guage circuit and breaker. I was thinking of putting 1...
07-18-06, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By MetalCastr

Yes, I meant not just putting a 20 Amp fuse in,...

Yes, I meant not just putting a 20 Amp fuse in, but upgrading to 12 guage too, and plugs, etc. I will give him this advice. Thanks!
07-18-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By MetalCastr

By "all the time" I mean when the AC and Fridge...

By "all the time" I mean when the AC and Fridge start up. Sometimes the Room AC, Fridge and Washer are all on at the same time, they blow a fuse. Unfortunately they are all on the same circuit. I am...
07-16-06, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By MetalCastr

Comments about Mini Breakers?

Hello. I am going to CT soon, and besides my best efforts to convince my Uncle to switch to a circuit breaker system,
he won't. The House was built in the 1850's, however has a fuse panel and...
07-15-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By MetalCastr

I will take your advice and remove it. ...

I will take your advice and remove it.

EDIT: Just did!
07-14-06, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By MetalCastr

So, the line is actually insulated to keep the...

So, the line is actually insulated to keep the compressor cool? I thought the expansion valve was insude the AC unit itself. Hmm, so the small uninsulated line is the coolant going TO my cold coils?...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,157
Posted By MetalCastr

Yes, I have seen this. I askes questions about...

Yes, I have seen this. I askes questions about this on other forums, and they said it wasn't worth it, and it's really not that great.
07-14-06, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,625
Posted By MetalCastr

Try searching the internet. I found this: ...

Try searching the internet.

I found this:
http://www.trane.com/Residential/TraneOwners/OwnersManuals.aspx
07-14-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By MetalCastr

Just as I expected, replies stating things like...

Just as I expected, replies stating things like WRONG! what are you thinking! You "tampered" with your unit! Even though the manual recommends opening the unit to get rid of leaves, I guess that's...
07-13-06, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By MetalCastr

Tip for More AC efficiency

Edited because my brain was set in reverse
07-09-06, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,746
Posted By MetalCastr

You can also make a professional soldering...

You can also make a professional soldering station using this method.
Don't put in the LED though, unless you plan to add a resistor)

http://www.afrotechmods.com/cheap/iron/iron.htm
Replies: 3
Views: 7,003
Posted By MetalCastr

Take it to get fixed. IT may be a solenoid, which...

Take it to get fixed. IT may be a solenoid, which was the problem on one of my old TV's.
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