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Forum: Water Heaters
Yesterday, 01:05 PM
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Posted By 2john02458

You need to check the heater flue when the dryer...

You need to check the heater flue when the dryer is running. Heater does not have to be firing. Hold a lighted match or candle near the hood opening on the water heater. If he flame is drawn...
Forum: Water Heaters
Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By 2john02458

Using the terms in the instructions that you...

Using the terms in the instructions that you posted:

If there was no door or if the heater was in an open room it would be an "unconfined space." The required air is drawn from the air in the...
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Views: 172
Posted By 2john02458

Maybe it starts red when fresh and fades to pink.

Maybe it starts red when fresh and fades to pink.
07-29-20, 07:54 AM
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Views: 228
Posted By 2john02458

Use the one that most closely matches the profile...

Use the one that most closely matches the profile of the screw head you are using.
07-29-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By 2john02458

I also agree that the bracket solution in your...

I also agree that the bracket solution in your case is probably the best.

I have seen fence installers insert new rails into mortised post-and-rail fence joints by digging out one side of a post...
07-29-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By 2john02458

This can be more important than you realize. ...

This can be more important than you realize. Although I love my Panasonic the ON-OFF button is right next to the shutter button and I have inadvertently turned off the camera many times instead of...
07-25-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By 2john02458

Search for "clock mechanism with chime". ...

Search for "clock mechanism with chime".

Here's something from Youtube (I did watch it and it is very informative). Selecting clock mechanism with chime...
07-24-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By 2john02458

Add a box to contain the cord on the platform...

Add a box to contain the cord on the platform below where the cord attaches to the ceiling above. With a little initial fiddling and twisting, you should get the cord to drop back into the box...
07-24-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By 2john02458

If your camera has a "panorama" setting you could...

If your camera has a "panorama" setting you could use that. My Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 has that setting. You pan the camera across the area like a video and it creates a digital snapshot. Here are...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-16-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By 2john02458

You need to isolate the closet from the negative...

You need to isolate the closet from the negative pressure created in the house by the fan. How does fresh air from outside (not from the house) get into the crawl space? The effective area of those...
07-15-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By 2john02458

The project is done and I think it turned out...

The project is done and I think it turned out pretty good. The steps taken and the final result (video) are shown below. The hub diameter is 1.25 inches. The 6, 10 and 4 inch circles fit snugly on...
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By 2john02458

Just went through my usual morning click-and-read...

Just went through my usual morning click-and-read routine with no problems.

I have noticed recently a message that appears below the Message window when writing a reply that says "Browser...
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Views: 209
Posted By 2john02458

I'd be interested to see the top part. Does that...

I'd be interested to see the top part. Does that beam crossing right-to-left continue over the stair? How much clearance there for headroom?
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By 2john02458

Here is my first reply that failed to post via...

Here is my first reply that failed to post via Safari:


Now I'm using FF to post this:

Worked fine for me to see the thread but failed to post my reply. Window came up blank again and when I...
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By 2john02458

This is still happening but only on links to...

This is still happening but only on links to posts. Forum listings are showing up. Anyone else experiencing this?
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By 2john02458

No content on Safari

Yesterday and today I have encountered a problem accessing the DIY site using Safari. Pages load but show no content--just a blank screen with page title above. This has happened when I try to load...
07-04-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By 2john02458

Ten years ago I built a new cabinet face of...

Ten years ago I built a new cabinet face of reclaimed redwood for a 1980s oak and formica cabinet in our master bath. SWMBO declared that the frameless mirror was no longer appropriate or acceptable...
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Views: 199
Posted By 2john02458

Center of Gravity is the relevant factor. If...

Center of Gravity is the relevant factor. If your table top is of uniform mass then the center of gravity along the length is the centerline. As long as the edge of the table top is not more than...
07-03-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By 2john02458

Thanks guys for your input. I have some...

Thanks guys for your input.

I have some Corian leftovers that I am going to try to use. (Specifically a double sink cutout from a counter installation in the late 1980's. Knew it would be useful...
07-03-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By 2john02458

Exercise bike flywheel

I have a Sears stationary exercise bike from the 1970s. I has not been used for many years but is in good shape. We were going to the gym for exercise about 5 days a week before Covid19 but won't for...
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Views: 116
Posted By 2john02458

DSC PC1550 replacement/upgrade

I have a wired DSC PC1550 alarm system with the standard 6 zone, LED keypad. Several years ago multiple keys on the original keypad became unresponsive and I replaced it. One of the keys on the newer...
06-25-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By 2john02458

Red face Yeah, I was concentrating on the low voltage part...

Yeah, I was concentrating on the low voltage part of your comment that most people on this forum would be dealing with. I overlooked the part.

Sorry for any confusion.
06-24-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By 2john02458

Other than voltage considerations in transformer...

Other than voltage considerations in transformer ratings (a nominal 200+ volt rating would not be used on a 400+ or higher volt system without eventual issues--overheating, insulation breakdown,...
06-23-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By 2john02458

What you are describing is a schedule. If...

What you are describing is a schedule.

If you give mfg. & model # we can specifically address how to do it on your t'stat.

Generally programmable thermostats allow for 4 time periods in a 24...
06-18-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By 2john02458

Check to see if it is happening at the back flow...

Check to see if it is happening at the back flow preventer. That could transmit sound to where you are hearing it.

My back flow preventer bangs and chatters and spews a small amount water each...
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