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02-21-10, 08:09 AM
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Jenny, Do you have a vent-free fireplace that you...

Jenny, Do you have a vent-free fireplace that you are using?
12-03-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,781
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As said, use 4 conductor cable (2 hots, 1...

As said, use 4 conductor cable (2 hots, 1 neutral, and ground) off a double breaker and DO NOT bond the neutral to the ground in the subpanel (only the main panel gets bonded).
Replies: 2
Views: 1,270
Posted By formula1

Dig a new hole and pour a new pier.

Dig a new hole and pour a new pier.
08-25-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
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Re: "It seems as if i can't get the moisture out...

Re: "It seems as if i can't get the moisture out of the cement" - That's because the concrete is probably wicking exterior moisture from the outside to the inside. It's a common problem with old...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,480
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Did my Montana van several months back. Can't...

Did my Montana van several months back. Can't remember if the caliper boilts are 3/8" allen head cap screws or Torx bolts (my various GM's have used both over the years). Yes, once the caliper is...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By formula1

The switch is directly wired to the valve. The on...

The switch is directly wired to the valve. The on and off delay suggests the water solenoid valve is sticking, maybe due a valve failure, but could also be water deposits within the valve. The last...
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By formula1

If the dishwasher is literally running for hours...

If the dishwasher is literally running for hours on end and never advancing, then it sounds like the timer motor (part of the cycle switch) is broken. Either replace the timer switch assy. or...
08-01-08, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,356
Posted By formula1

Re: Pushing the thinset out on the top - Did you...

Re: Pushing the thinset out on the top - Did you use the proper notched trowel to spread the thinset when doing the top? If yes, then typically the tile are set, pressed to increase the bond and then...
08-01-08, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By formula1

Ditto Allison on the sequencing. Ceramic or...

Ditto Allison on the sequencing. Ceramic or porcelain tile doesn't really matter in home use, both will hold up fine. We have both. If you install the tile directly onto the concrete and the concrete...
08-01-08, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,346
Posted By formula1

Ditto airman. The general rule is to assume that...

Ditto airman. The general rule is to assume that basements floors and walls let moisture into the house via water vapor diffusion or liquid if an outright leak. Good practice is to build so that the...
07-30-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,325
Posted By formula1

Some circuit breakers are OK with two wires -...

Some circuit breakers are OK with two wires - check the brand/mfr's specs.

One way to correct this is to remove both wires from the breaker, wire nut the two wires to a short piece of wire and...
07-30-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,220
Posted By formula1

IMO, either old bulbs or deteriorating ballasts.

IMO, either old bulbs or deteriorating ballasts.
07-30-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,478
Posted By formula1

I agree with Bill. You may be able to create a...

I agree with Bill. You may be able to create a scissors truss to keep the walls from moving outward. What you need to know from the engineer is if the existintg rafters are undersized for this...
07-30-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,840
Posted By formula1

Fantech is a very good fan for your application. ...

Fantech is a very good fan for your application.

Fantech and American Aldes both have gasketed duct dampers that work much better than the average box store variety. A good place to install them...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,946
Posted By formula1

Replace the headliner. Or, use those screw-in...

Replace the headliner. Or, use those screw-in wire thingys that hold arm pads in place on chairs and pull the headliner fabric back up. The second way is cheaper. :)
07-26-08, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By formula1

It's easy enough to measure the Suburban length,...

It's easy enough to measure the Suburban length, add the front space you want, and an extra foot in the back and you have the garage depth you want. Our attached garage is 45' x 24' (4 car) and I can...
07-26-08, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By formula1

You need better/proper attic ventilation. If you...

You need better/proper attic ventilation. If you have soffit vents, there should be either a continuous ridge vent or separate roof vents near the roof peak. This can be added from the outside...
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Views: 69,675
Posted By formula1

Do you have an owner's manual that shows the belt...

Do you have an owner's manual that shows the belt routing? That would be a good check. Is there possibly an idler pulley on a movable arm that has lost a spring? Check drawings in the manual to make...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,748
Posted By formula1

This happens to old valves that just sit, unused...

This happens to old valves that just sit, unused for years at a time. Unfortunately, the only thing I know is to replace them (after I have snapped off the handle trying to turn them).
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Views: 13,439
Posted By formula1

The Delta shower control should have the pressure...

The Delta shower control should have the pressure balancing assembly that can be rotated to reverse the hot and cold, correcting your reversed H/C issue. This reversible feature is designed in for...
04-21-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,694
Posted By formula1

Sounds like what you want is a drywell. Go...

Sounds like what you want is a drywell.

Go to google.com, enter 'drywell' and you will come up with a lot of info.
Forum: Water Heaters
04-18-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By formula1

Your well water probably has appreciable...

Your well water probably has appreciable hardness. Minerals in the water will deposit out as solids when the water is heated above about 120F. These mineral deposits build up on your heating...
04-18-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,871
Posted By formula1

Cut the offending ceiling joist off short of the...

Cut the offending ceiling joist off short of the interference and frame a 2x header across the cut end spanning between the joists on either side. Easier to do this with nails first and then add...
04-11-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,058
Posted By formula1

The roof is probably sagging because the wall has...

The roof is probably sagging because the wall has bowed out and let the base of the roof spread apart. Usually the ceiling joists run parallel to the rafters and hold the base of the roof triangle...
04-11-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By formula1

Let's see, from memory: FG doesn't maintain...

Let's see, from memory:

FG doesn't maintain it's R-value as temps drop, air can wash through it negating its insulation value.

Cellulose maintains its R-value, doesn't let air wash through it,...
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