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03-31-16, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Montanaro

Carpet underlayment recommendations

We are replacing the carpets in our corridors of condominium building. The building is wood construction and we are trying to deaden the sound as much as "practically" possible.

Also we want a...
10-05-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By Montanaro

Liquid or Vapor recovery

In an previous post I had mistakenly asked how to determine if your recovery was going to be vapor or gas - I meant to ask vapor or LIQUID. ie how do you determine what setting your recovery machine...
10-04-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By Montanaro

Refrigerant Recovery - Liquid or Vapor

I have been studying refrigerant recovery systems.

What determines whether you will be pulling refrigerant from your system as a gas or a vapor?

Thanks
10-02-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Montanaro

General Refrigeration/Troubleshooting and Maintenance Questions

I have a few questions about troubleshooting small commercial refrigeration - i.e. undercounter refrigerators, pizza/sandwich prep cases, etc.

I have a good understanding of refrigeration,...
09-30-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By Montanaro

Thanks for the replies. As best I can tell there...

Thanks for the replies. As best I can tell there were no restrictions. The scroll/type compressor would not get above 25 PSI and would kick off in less than a minute.

With the OEM compressor,...
09-30-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By Montanaro

HVAC Unit - new compressor - low pressure shut down

I have a 7.5 ton Trane Rooftop unit. The compressor was bad and a contractor replaced it with a 7.5 ton Copeland Scroll unit. To make the unit fit they had to reduce the pipe size on the output...
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Montanaro

Help identifying this washer

Can anyone identify this washer.

This comes from a shower head and seals on the ball socket so the head has swivel adjustment. The outside diameter of the rubber washer is 1 inch.

Thanks
12-22-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By Montanaro

Igniter vs. Flame Sense Rod

I have a quick question - I have a one-of-a-kind oven that has several burners in it. Some use a controller with a separate flame sense and other use a single igniter/flame sense.

My question is...
07-07-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By Montanaro

Anti Frost Faucet - to insulate or not?

I just replaced an anti frost faucetthat has failed because the hose was left connected and undrained during a cold spell.

The faucet comes into the basement and my normal tendency would be to...
03-11-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By Montanaro

Flame Sense rod material

It is a commercial oven - but the parts used in it are more like those found in gas furnaces - hence the post here.
03-11-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By Montanaro

Igniter and Flame sense rod materials

Is there any difference between the material used in a typical igniter electrode and a flame sense electrode?

I am asking because we have a one-of-a-kind oven that has a fenwal ignition module...
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By Montanaro

Help identifying this faucet system

Can anyone identify the faucet stem/seat system in this picture. It comes from a commercial hand sink.

Thanks,
David
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Views: 694
Posted By Montanaro

Does anyone recognize this faucet

Does any one recognize this faucet and more importantly how to dis-assemble it to get to the washers, etc.

It is approximately 11 years old.

Thanks,
David
Replies: 1
Views: 2,898
Posted By Montanaro

Help with Mack Washer

I am in Mack washer hell in that I can't seem to get a leak to stop between the sink and the mack washer where the tail piece goes through.

I have read various posts recommending putty and/or pipe...
09-29-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,363
Posted By Montanaro

PVC Cement on ABS DWV Pipe

I was in a situation where I only had PVC cement available and I used it to join a couple of sections of ABS DWV pipe. I needed to get the drain functioning.

Should I replace the section or will...
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By Montanaro

Practical Experience with Interal fit Closet Flange

I have a situation where I have a 3 inch plastic DWV pipe coming through the concrete for a toilet.

In order to fit a closet flange on the outside of the pipe and at the right level for the...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By Montanaro

Removing a plastic DWV collar

Is there a tool/way to remove a DWV collar.

I have a 3 1/2 inche Black Plastic DWV pipe that comes up from the concrete. The pipe was too short so there was a plastic DWV collar (4 in pipe) that...
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By Montanaro

Cleaning Wax from DWV Pipe

I removed a toilet to repair a leak to find that there was no closet flange. The previous installation had a 3 inch plastic DWV pipe terminated at the floor. The was ring was just pressed between...
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By Montanaro

Questions about choosing lumber for finish trim

I am about to purchase the lumber for the finish trim on my project and have several questions.

The lumber will be for the door trim and baseboards. The material will be VG fir and it will be...
10-11-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,265
Posted By Montanaro

Technique for installing nipples in close quarters

I have an application where I need to install a pot filler.

If I use the correct length nipple I will not be able to tighten it into the wall end without gripping/ruining the threads that connect...
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By Montanaro

Caulking Recommendation

I have an acrylic corner tub installed. I will be tiling above it and have installed durarock as a backing for the tile.

Before having the tile installed I was planning to caulk the bottom seam...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By Montanaro

Plugging into GFIC Conector and Issue?

I just had a Miele Dishwasher intalled by the factor trained technician. When he went to plug it in, he notice a Ground Fault Receptacle. He said that he was taught in training class not to plug...
05-25-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,539
Posted By Montanaro

cutting durarock

Can Durarock be scored/cut with a blade. I need to take a section out that is already installed (no tile yet) and replace it with sheetrock (it is going to be a painted surface. I do not want to...
03-16-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By Montanaro

Wood Stain and the Staining Process

I have several questions concerning wood stain.

I am installing Simpson Vertical Grain (VG) Fir Doors in my remodel. Half the doors are pre-hung in VG Fir Jambs and the other half our slabs that...
03-08-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,343
Posted By Montanaro

Splicing a wire

Is there a legal way (to code) to do a hidden splice of some 12 guage wires in a wall (no junction box)?

Thanks
David
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