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Update: Repair completed

Taking Pete's advice, I ordered a new water inlet valve assembly from RepairClinic.com. Installed yesterday, and so far no more leaks or freezing of fill tube. The icemaker has cycled through a few...
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Pete, Thanks, I'll check the water supply (it...

Pete,
Thanks, I'll check the water supply (it is a saddle valve), and then swap out the fill valve if necessary. Much appreciated!
Carol
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Kenmore refrigerator icemaker fill tube freezing, causing leak

Kenmore Refrigerator Model 106.55606400

My icemaker was not dispensing ice, and a couple of days ago I noticed that the black rubber inlet valve "nipple" (for lack of a better word) was frozen...
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Good to know, PJ. You're so right about taking...

Good to know, PJ. You're so right about taking good pics of the original installation. Learned that the hard way once. ;-) Thanks a bunch!
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Installing ceiling fan remote without a wall switch?

My friend has a Hunter ceiling fan/light combo (3 speeds plus off) in her bedroom which was installed without a connection to a wall switch. Because she uses the pull chains to operate the device,...
04-15-14, 11:08 AM
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Astuff and PJ, Yes, breakers 15 and 17 are...

Astuff and PJ,

Yes, breakers 15 and 17 are adjacent. I did figure out that it was a multiwire branch circuit, and I'll make sure to get the handles tied together or replace with a two pole...
04-15-14, 10:54 AM
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Joe, The box was only connected to the one...

Joe,

The box was only connected to the one flexible metal conduit attached to the old can light, providing ground to the can only. That was the original installation. I removed the entire old can...
04-14-14, 06:58 PM
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Hello Astuff, and thanks for the reply. The...

Hello Astuff, and thanks for the reply.

The box is not secured because the access is through a 5-inch recessed lighting opening. If it was secured, there would be no access.

I did attempt today...
04-14-14, 06:16 PM
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Mild tingle only ... but why? And how to fix?

Thanks for the reply PCboss, but I need to know why it's happening and how to fix it. Or if I even need to worry about it, since everything seems to be functioning properly. I can supply more...
04-14-14, 06:06 PM
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Forgot to mention that while working today, I...

Forgot to mention that while working today, I ONLY turned off circuits 15 and 17, which I was confident were the only ones running into/through this J-box. Evidently, circuit #17 has a neutral going...
04-14-14, 05:57 PM
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Got a tingle from a neutral wire today ... please help me find the source

OK, here's the scenario:
A couple months ago, I replaced the recessed light above my kitchen sink. It was original (1972), and the grounding was via metal conduit wired directly into the junction...
03-14-14, 05:50 PM
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PC, Thank you. Makes me feel better. Someday,...

PC,
Thank you. Makes me feel better. Someday, maybe I'll have the time, patience and knowledge to redo the circuits altogether.

I think it was you that mentioned that a pantry needs to be on a...
03-14-14, 05:44 PM
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Furd, What an amazingly comprehensive and...

Furd,
What an amazingly comprehensive and detailed explanation and history you have provided. Very well-written, too. This seems to be an issue that few homeowners have a good understanding of (just...
03-13-14, 01:46 PM
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Hi PC, Can you explain more about the issue of...

Hi PC,
Can you explain more about the issue of the small appliance circuits in the family room? I know it's not code compliant, but is it actually hazardous (shock or fire-wise) to my family? Thanks!
03-13-14, 11:59 AM
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Matt, yes, it's called bell wire in the...

Matt, yes, it's called bell wire in the instruction manual. A whole new piece is a good option, thanks.

Joe, thanks. My local Ace has the 72b, but not the 71b wire nuts. I'll probably go with a...
03-13-14, 11:54 AM
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Posted By tervmommy

Asuff, these are cool! Thanks!

Asuff, these are cool! Thanks!
03-13-14, 10:59 AM
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PJ, thanks for the quick reply. These are really...

PJ, thanks for the quick reply. These are really tiny wires ... which is why I wasn't sure regular wire nuts would work.

Although not required, should I put the splices in a little pancake box...
03-13-14, 10:33 AM
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Posted By tervmommy

Splicing low voltage wires on garage door opener control

Good afternoon, everyone! In my quest to fix some of the annoying things around the house, today I'm working on my garage door opener setup.

The low voltage (24v) bell wiring leading from the door...
03-12-14, 12:13 PM
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Posted By tervmommy

Joe, Haha, just saw this! Well, not to be...

Joe,

Haha, just saw this! Well, not to be unladylike, but it was along the lines of "F***, no, really??!" :eek:
03-12-14, 12:08 PM
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Posted By tervmommy

Hi Ray, Joecaption1 suggested a 60-amp subpanel...

Hi Ray,
Joecaption1 suggested a 60-amp subpanel to my garage, which I like the idea of. I've spoken to my utility provider and they gave me the heads-up for upping my main service from 150 to 200....
03-12-14, 12:01 PM
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Posted By tervmommy

Furd, Please see my reply to PC's post; it...

Furd,
Please see my reply to PC's post; it addresses your post and asks some follow-up questions. Thanks!
03-12-14, 11:58 AM
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Posted By tervmommy

PC, I realize that the two 20-amp small...

PC,
I realize that the two 20-amp small appliance circuit requirement was in place prior to the kitchen remodel. But what I'm confused about, especially after reading Furd's post, is the DEDICATED...
03-12-14, 11:26 AM
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Posted By tervmommy

Joe, Thanks, you make a lot of sense. Yes,...

Joe,
Thanks, you make a lot of sense. Yes, there are about 5 empty spaces on my main panel. However, my panel is only 150 amps. The subpanel in the garage is a great idea ... but my main service...
03-11-14, 08:34 PM
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Posted By tervmommy

Bigfred, Yes, I was pretty sure a new circuit...

Bigfred,
Yes, I was pretty sure a new circuit would be in my future. I'm comfortable with wiring a new breaker into the service panel, but the wire run will be difficult ... pretty far from the...
03-11-14, 06:59 PM
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Posted By tervmommy

Power tap for adding garage lights and outlets

Here's my scenario:

1. I want to add a switched light fixture outside of my garage back door, where the patio is. None has existed before.

2. I want to add a couple of outlets to the garage.
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