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Forum: Water Heaters
01-06-17, 01:36 PM
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Posted By sddiy

thanks for the warning. After some thought I...

thanks for the warning.

After some thought I decided that I'm going to just drain a few gallons now to get rid of any sediment. I'll hold off in replacing the anode rod until summer, in case there...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-05-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By sddiy

replacing anode rod info

My water heater is about 7 years old and I didn't realize I should be performing maintenance on it. It works fine so I just need to perform some maintenance. I plan to replace the anode rod and have...
08-29-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By sddiy

Cool old air conditioner maintenance

My wife's classroom has a very old air conditioner. It is a Friedrich sl19h30. It's not working very well right now and needs some (hopefully light) maintenance. One of the three vents work. The...
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By sddiy

garage door opener for low celing

Hi,

I want to totally replace my garage door and rails. It is like 30 years old and in pretty bad shape. I'd like to get an automatic opener to replace it. I mentioned it to a contractor and he...
11-09-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By sddiy

A few days ago I tried turning the fan on and...

A few days ago I tried turning the fan on and starting the humidifier but it would not start. I'll try again, but don't think its wired to work that way.
11-09-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By sddiy

Hey PJ, You mention cool air doesn't...

Hey PJ,

You mention cool air doesn't transmit humidity, but when the fan is running isn't it circulating warm air from inside the house? Or is it only taking cold air from outside?

I want to...
11-05-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By sddiy

I'm not sure how much air leakage I have. But...

I'm not sure how much air leakage I have. But what your saying about insulation is probably true of most older homes. Such that a whole house humidifier would not make sense for 80% of the houses in...
11-05-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By sddiy

whole house humidifier wiring

I've had an aprilaire 400 for abotu 5 years now and I've never felt like its done a good job. I have a humidity sensor in the upstairs and during the winter it always has a sad face. I'm not sure...
11-05-15, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,832
Posted By sddiy

I do hear the whiny noise. Its intermittent but...

I do hear the whiny noise. Its intermittent but very noticeable. When its not there, you can tell everything sounds normal and good. It might be as easy as cleaning the fan like you mentioned, but I...
11-04-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,832
Posted By sddiy

Noisy draft inducer motor

Hi,

I have a 5 1/2 year old high efficiency gas furnace.

Here is some info on my AC/Furnace system.
Product: Split System: Air-Cooled Condensing Unit, Coil with Blower
Outdoor Unit Model...
07-14-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By sddiy

replacement asbestos siding retailer

I have asbestos cement siding and need a few spots repaired. I think the perfect replacement is this one GAF WeatherSide Purity Wavy Shingles Siding-2214000WG - The Home Depot...
04-15-15, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By sddiy

Sorry about late response. Family and I got sick...

Sorry about late response. Family and I got sick from the cold and was very busy. It's been 1/2 weeks since the incident and the furnace has not died again.

Any commentson whether I should pay...
04-06-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By sddiy

I forgot the name of the wires.. maybe roll by...

I forgot the name of the wires.. maybe roll by wires? The second company said they are a safety feature in case a flame comes towards the front side of the unit. Made it sound like they are supposed...
04-06-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By sddiy

don't think there is such a thing here in...

don't think there is such a thing here in westchester ny as a good hvac company...

Anyhow the plot thickens..

Called a second company to take a look and the furnace turned on without any...
04-06-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By sddiy

single use furnaces?

My hot air furnace broke over the weekend. Its a 5 year old luxaire high efficiency unit. 98% i believe.

Called the company who installed it and they want either $2500 to fix it or $3000 to...
10-13-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By sddiy

timer for light switch in basement

I have a "light switch" in the basement that turns on and off the power to an electrical outlet I have outside my house. I use this outlet to power my Christmas lights.

I want to replace the...
05-21-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By sddiy

Fasten PVC Cnduit To Box

Separated from: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/electrical-ac-dc/408631-pvc-conduit-connection-sub-panel.html

I have a similar question and wanted to know if the metal lock nut is suitable for...
04-21-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,548
Posted By sddiy

Didn't find anything for stonco. RAB has one but...

Didn't find anything for stonco. RAB has one but I'm not sure I like it. Any other suggestions?

I found the following:...
04-18-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By sddiy

I found some lights and realized 12v LED is the...

I found some lights and realized 12v LED is the more common standard (not 24). They also come with 18/2 connectors. I guess that makes sense, since the LED light is about 13 watts and so the current...
04-18-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By sddiy

I think I need to use a conduit because some of...

I think I need to use a conduit because some of the run is going underneath an asphalt driveway. So I will never be able to dig that out once the driveway is paved. Does that make sense?

Doing...
04-18-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By sddiy

landscape wiring

I am getting my driveway redone and I want to install some 24V low voltage lights on the retaining walls and path leading to the house. But I can't afford to do it now, so I just want to lay out the...
04-18-14, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,548
Posted By sddiy

low voltage lights for retaining wall and pavers

Can anyone recommend a product/brand for simple low voltage (LED?) lights that can be put into a retaining wall?

I have two retaining walls on a driveway. I want to put maybe 3 lights on each side...
08-05-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,852
Posted By sddiy

Here are my choices so far: Home depot:...

Here are my choices so far:

Home depot: American Craftman 8500
Local window install: Crystal
WindowRama:
Silver Line by Andersen
Simonton
Unique
United
Great Lakes
08-04-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,852
Posted By sddiy

to complicate things, I think all my windows have...

to complicate things, I think all my windows have storm windows. I'm not sure what that means, but all my windows have a third window pane I can open/close on the outside of the window and screen....
08-04-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,852
Posted By sddiy

The home depot windows are American Craftsman...

The home depot windows are American Craftsman 8500 Equal light. I am in NYC suburbs. No idea what the window e-store brand is.
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