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08-01-13, 09:54 AM
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Posted By agoldenbee

So I have no idea when any "maintenance" was ever...

So I have no idea when any "maintenance" was ever done and I've not done any in the two years we've been here.

What is the most important thing to do?

I guess I'll research how to get in and...
07-31-13, 11:17 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

No confusion. I thought that too but ours is...

No confusion.

I thought that too but ours is gas.

I can't imagine what it could be looking around at all the componentry with layman's eyes...and using what little sober logic I have...that it...
07-31-13, 11:12 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

I know where the coils are and have heard of why...

I know where the coils are and have heard of why you should clean them.

Can you recommend a video or guide or book for someone who wants to learn how to clean them, how I get into a typical unit,...
07-31-13, 10:43 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

Hey, not you again! :) Thanks for help in...

Hey, not you again! :)

Thanks for help in the other thread.

As I mentioned below, our single-story 1H/1C unit was mfg in 2002 based on a site I found that explains how to use the TEMPSTAR...
07-31-13, 10:40 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

Thanks again for the replies. Of course not....

Thanks again for the replies.

Of course not.

I'm going to first measure the voltage (still not had a chance).

Then if I notice a drop when it powers on, I'll first try and find and replace...
07-31-13, 08:22 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

How to tell when it's time to replace HVAC vs sink more $$$ into it?

I know this is an extremely loaded question and depends on many factors, but in Googling I don't find any direct discussions on this that I can easily walk away with some idea in my head - and I'm...
07-31-13, 08:06 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

I don't know where the relay that you mentioned...

I don't know where the relay that you mentioned is on the HVAC but I did find the board that the 5 (G, R, W, Y, B) wires are connected to that go to the tstat.

1084197 Tempstar Fan Timer Circuit...
07-30-13, 11:56 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

What might cause WiFi (C-wire required) tstats to reboot when heat turned on?

Thanks for all the help - I was able to connect a few tstats with my 5 wires.

I first tried a Honeywell z-wave tstat and returned it after I couldn't get the heat to work properly because the...
07-17-13, 04:12 PM
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Views: 1,229
Posted By agoldenbee

@Nashkat1 - Thanks. I ordered that book...

@Nashkat1 - Thanks.

I ordered that book because ONE day I hope to have time to read it, but right now I have so much going on and this is probably a 30-second job for any of you who know what you...
07-16-13, 10:21 AM
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Posted By agoldenbee

Thanks for the reply. I guess while I love...

Thanks for the reply.

I guess while I love fooling with low voltage, for some reason it's the mental aspect of directly touching wires to measure, etc. and something going wrong.

It is what it...
07-16-13, 10:05 AM
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Posted By agoldenbee

Well I tried to call Trane. Can't actually get a...

Well I tried to call Trane. Can't actually get a hold of anyone which goes along with the negative reviews on Amazon for the same thing so I guess I'm not too interested in them sadly.

Called...
07-14-13, 09:27 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

What are key non-schedule settings options to have in tstat? (trying to decide)

I'm looking to purchase a z-wave enabled tstat and have basically narrowed my selection to the following:

* Honeywell YTH8320ZW1007/U Z-Wave Enabled Programmable Thermostat...
07-14-13, 08:02 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

Thanks, and meant to ask much earlier but the...

Thanks, and meant to ask much earlier but the week got sideways on me.

Ok, here we go.



By ground, you don't mean the green wires because if so, those are not hooked up.

I've tested the...
07-09-13, 10:50 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

Yeah what you said is what we had in place. ...

Yeah what you said is what we had in place.

I just was hoping there was relatively available flex hosing but none of the places I went to had anything.

It's a *!&@# getting pipe into those old...
07-09-13, 05:15 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

Sigh, thanks guys. I guess to make sense of...

Sigh, thanks guys.

I guess to make sense of what you said, I'd want to ask more but really, I'm just going to call a couple electricians and ask them how much for the service call and connecting...
07-09-13, 01:55 PM
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Posted By agoldenbee

Confused about what I'm seeing (switch wires) and what to do/how to test?

You guys (DIY forum) have saved my life before and might literally be helping save my life this time :p should I decide to mess with anything other than the usual low-voltage stuff.

My goal is to...
07-09-13, 11:40 AM
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Views: 1,528
Posted By agoldenbee

"Flexible" pipe or other idea for watering slanted ivy section?

Hi all,

I'm looking for some guidance on how to deal with a problem I'm having. Well two problems actually.

There was a galvanized pipe run with 5-6 sprinkler heads to water the ivy below. ...
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Posted By agoldenbee

Thanks guys for all your advice as usual... ...

Thanks guys for all your advice as usual...

What did people do before the internet and public forums (I mean even before Usenet)?

Probably just ask their crazy cousin - you know, the guy who...
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Views: 3,557
Posted By agoldenbee

Does the speed matter when using a Forstner bit...

Does the speed matter when using a Forstner bit or is it more dependent on the type of wood involved?

@ the_tow_guy - I just ordered the bit you linked from Amazon since it was Prime (I'm lazy so...
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Views: 3,557
Posted By agoldenbee

Thanks for the quick reply. I saw this when I...

Thanks for the quick reply. I saw this when I was in Home Depot this weekend but wasn't sure of the benefit since the packaging had little to help a noob like me.

It looks sexy enough so I'll...
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Views: 3,557
Posted By agoldenbee

Cleanest way to drill a 3/4 inch hole into a door frame?

I need to install some plungers into door frames around the house for a DIY alarm system I'm putting in.

I own this:
Bosch DSB1009 3/4-Inch by 6-Inch DareDevil Spade Bit - Amazon.com...
05-16-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By agoldenbee

Hey guys, thanks as usual for the advice. ...

Hey guys, thanks as usual for the advice.

And I realize I should have been more clear. Let me make it easier.

I'm going to drill a 1 inch hole lets say in the middle of a wall. I want to run...
05-16-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By agoldenbee

Which of two approaches is best to get wire from middle of wall to attic?

Hey all,

Back with newbie question #176124. I imagine the answer to this is the usual "it depends" but I'll throw it out there anyway.

I'm installing an alarm system at home myself and need...
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Views: 1,241
Posted By agoldenbee

Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't think...

Thanks for the suggestions.

I didn't think (or know) about vari-focus lens so that helps to ask.

I did see some "HD" cameras offering 700 lines which I now know refers to TVL. Thanks for the...
04-08-13, 10:05 AM
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Posted By agoldenbee

Thanks for the advice and it's...

Thanks for the advice and it's true...electricians (good ones) should hopefully feel comfortable with how to get through existing walls/roofs since wire is wire.

I realize they might not know how...
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