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04-10-19, 06:30 AM
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Posted By scottkeen

On second thought, a bad capacitor would just...

On second thought, a bad capacitor would just prevent the compressor from running. It wouldn't cause the circuit breaker to trip. A short would cause the circuit breaker to trip.

I'm getting...
04-09-19, 10:09 PM
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Posted By scottkeen

I understand, but I think there's the possibility...

I understand, but I think there's the possibility that the HVAC service technician is lying and would just like to sell a brand new HVAC system instead of replacing a $30 cap.

Not saying that's...
04-09-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By scottkeen

What about the capacitor? One of the...

What about the capacitor?

One of the thoughts I had was that the capacitor that starts the compressor is bad. I have a RV which has a "hard start capacitor" which starts the compressor on the...
04-08-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By scottkeen

Thanks. How short of a life to expect? I may be...

Thanks. How short of a life to expect? I may be selling this condo in the next 1-3 years.
04-08-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By scottkeen

Thank you. I'm learning! Yes, the service tech...

Thank you. I'm learning! Yes, the service tech said that anytime they replace a compressor, they flush out the freon and charge it with new freon. He said this would be the last year to do it with...
04-08-19, 09:45 PM
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Views: 546
Posted By scottkeen

Sorry, I should have added that the service tech...

Sorry, I should have added that the service tech did diagnose the problem.

I asked the service tech about what caused the compressor to go bad. He said the compressor coils grounded to the unit...
04-08-19, 07:35 PM
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Views: 546
Posted By scottkeen

A/C compressor fried. Replace compressor or whole system?

I have a 12-year old 13 SEER rated American Standard HVAC system that uses the older R-22 refrigerant, and the service technician just diagnosed that the compressor konked out.

I'm not planning on...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-03-17, 12:52 PM
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Posted By scottkeen

Question Relocate pressure relief PVC?

Just had a plumber install a new water heater at my Mom's condo and the only way to get it installed was for me to cut open the back wall behind the utility closet (there was an HVAC freon line...
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Views: 10,713
Posted By scottkeen

Even though I started this thread soliciting...

Even though I started this thread soliciting opinions of stained vs painted shoe, I think in this case there's too many colors going on. For me, I'd probably say painted shoe on the base to match the...
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Views: 10,713
Posted By scottkeen

I have to agree about the wood grain pattern. The...

I have to agree about the wood grain pattern. The pine shoe mold that I stained mahogany does not match the bamboo strand grain. It looks OK, but I'm leaning more to the painted shoe mold to match...
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Views: 10,713
Posted By scottkeen

Shoe Molding: Which do you like -- painted or stained (see pics)

I'm installing mahogany stained bamboo flooring in my condo, with 5.25" baseboard molding. I think the larger baseboard looks good as I have vaulted ceilings.

My question is to use shoe molding...
09-22-16, 07:14 AM
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Posted By scottkeen

Transition 1/2" bamboo floor to 1/4" tile in front of fireplace?

The bamboo flooring I'm installing is 3/8" plus I guess about 1/8" for the pad, so about 1/2" total height. My fireplace has tile in front of it, about 1/4" height.

What is the recommend way to...
09-22-16, 07:04 AM
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Views: 3,690
Posted By scottkeen

The old linoleum went just under the dishwasher...

The old linoleum went just under the dishwasher front legs and that's where it ended. I will have to see how much adjustment is left in the leg threads to make sure it's more than thickness of the...
09-21-16, 12:25 PM
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Views: 3,690
Posted By scottkeen

Thanks for the replies. Option B it is!

Thanks for the replies. Option B it is!
09-21-16, 11:47 AM
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Posted By scottkeen

Flooring in front of or under cabinet toekick?

I'm putting in 3/8" strand bamboo flooring throughout my condo, including the kitchen. The sub-floor is concrete slab.

The kitchen base cabinets are already installed and sit directly on the...
07-04-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By scottkeen

Well, that didn't make a difference. The...

Well, that didn't make a difference.

The thermal fuse that I crimped on (no solder) just blew after about the same amount of use, about 10 minutes.

Is there a difference in types of in-line...
07-03-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By scottkeen

Shopvac electric motor core gouged on one side?

I was replacing the thermal fuse on my shopvac electric motor, and noticed that the rotor core is gouged on one side, about 25% around the top edge (see photo).

It seems to me that if something...
07-03-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By scottkeen

OK, I replaced the soldered in thermal fuse (it...

OK, I replaced the soldered in thermal fuse (it had blown, as suspected) with a crimped on thermal fuse.
07-02-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By scottkeen

Can a Thermal Fuse be damaged by soldering it?

The 121C thermal fuse in my shopvac motor got burned out. I think I might have had a shop towel draped over the motor vent and it overheated.

I bought a replacement 121C thermal fuse and...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,856
Posted By scottkeen

I have an OBihai (Google Voice) VOIP adapter,...

I have an OBihai (Google Voice) VOIP adapter, sorta like a MagicJack, which has an 4-conductor analog telephone jack. I want to connect the OBihai into my home phone wiring so that my POTS analog...
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Views: 1,856
Posted By scottkeen

Your diagram suggests, and I think user Furd was...

Your diagram suggests, and I think user Furd was saying that I probably have (2) bus runs, one for operation and one for redundancy.



My diagram and assumption is a loop, the last jack...
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Views: 1,856
Posted By scottkeen

Oh. Then my diagram was incorrect -- I was just...

Oh. Then my diagram was incorrect -- I was just taking a guess at what was going on. OK, so then 2 separate cables run from the central office box outside. OK, thanks.
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Views: 1,856
Posted By scottkeen

Is this what a telephone continuous loop looks...

Is this what a telephone continuous loop looks like, assuming that's what I have in my condo?

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If so, what's the purpose of the "return" path? Why doesn't it go from Telco to Kitchen to...
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Views: 1,856
Posted By scottkeen

1986 Condo Telephone Wiring. Don't Understand.

I don't understand my telephone wiring. Could someone help me understand what's going on here?

I own a condo built in 1986 on the top floor (3rd floor) of my condo building. It has 2 telephone...
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Views: 25,879
Posted By scottkeen

Very good advice! Thanks for sticking with me on...

Very good advice! Thanks for sticking with me on this thread.
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