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Also, look at the tight grain structure on the...

Also, look at the tight grain structure on the back of the wood compared to the loose grain structure of the front. Two different densities of wood within the same piece. From the overview pic which...
07-25-20, 05:42 PM
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I had something similar happen. One fuse burned...

I had something similar happen. One fuse burned because it was very old and the capacitor wasnít at its peak. It would allow the fan to run but was drawing an excessive load. Capacitors are cheap and...
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Looks like incompatible primer/topcoat...

Looks like incompatible primer/topcoat interaction to me. I would use a primer and topcoat of the same type and by the same manufacturer which should almost always ensure they are compatible.

I’ve...
07-25-20, 05:27 PM
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Iím not a pro but also have a good understanding...

Iím not a pro but also have a good understanding of A/C as well as my EPA 608 (& 609) certificate.

From what I understand, there shouldnít be any liquid returning to the compressor ever. And if...
07-25-20, 01:18 PM
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NOT the same stuff. This is specifically for...

NOT the same stuff. This is specifically for motors: https://www.3inone.com/products/motor-oil/
07-25-20, 01:14 PM
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I would conclusively determine where that blueish...

I would conclusively determine where that blueish oil came from first. We had a unit at work that started making a burning smell when running in heat mode (gas furnace) and we could see very faint...
07-24-20, 03:40 PM
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I looked up the number on the valve (R120SSBP)...

I looked up the number on the valve (R120SSBP) and it appears if you take that black spacer ring off, it should allow you better access to replace the leaking component. You can get a better picture...
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I agree that does not look like a box suitable...

I agree that does not look like a box suitable for a fan. The fact it’s loose also tells me it’s probably not suitable for a fan and even if it is, you’ll probably want to replace it.
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Thanks for all the help. I tried section [018]...

Thanks for all the help. I tried section [018] but that didn’t do it either.

I contacted Envisalink based on your previous post and their tech support said there’s no way to turn them off in the...
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So I entered "FF" for the two sections in [341]...

So I entered "FF" for the two sections in [341] but to no avail. I still get the reports.

I’m sure it’s something on the DSC side because looking further it only does this for zones I have...
07-23-20, 08:22 AM
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Working very slowly as to not damage the brass...

Working very slowly as to not damage the brass hose threads, you could use a dremel or hacksaw to cut a small slit in the nozzle threads. You donít need to go all the way through, just close. Once...
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How Do I Turn Off Zone Bypass Reporting?

I had an old DSC 832 (PC5010) panel that finally started failing. This panel was self monitored with an EVL4 and worked great.

Yesterday I replaced the panel with a brand new PC1864 v 4.72. I...
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Thought I'd follow up on this post. I changed out...

Thought I'd follow up on this post. I changed out the backup battery just for kicks after the last incident but was fairly confident that wasn't it. Either way, not a single issue since and I had a...
08-18-19, 06:38 PM
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The outdoor unit is the only component that's...

The outdoor unit is the only component that's connected to the breaker. Like most other minisplits, the indoor units receive their power from the outdoor unit and draw around 1A each.
08-18-19, 05:28 PM
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The unit I'm looking at requires a 30A breaker...

The unit I'm looking at requires a 30A breaker with a 20A MCA. Three zone, 2 1/2 ton. I'm more interested in knowing the actual capacity so I don't get hung up when the inspector shows up.

Here it...
08-18-19, 03:50 PM
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Squirrels won't be deterred by a light if you can...

Squirrels won't be deterred by a light if you can even find one triggered by something small like a squirrel. The electric fence option is the best suggestion. These do not require two wires but one...
08-18-19, 03:10 PM
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Calculating subpanel capacity

I have a 200A main panel on the house feeding a subpanel that currently powers pool equipment and some minimal exterior lighting. The subpanel is fed with a 70A dual pole breaker in the main panel.
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Like the others have said, cobalt is the way to...

Like the others have said, cobalt is the way to go. I bought a few Bosch cobalt bits and am still on the first one. To give you an idea of their durability I drilled lengthwise through some Grade 5...
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If you really wanted to be safe, drain the fuel...

If you really wanted to be safe, drain the fuel in the tank and start with all fresh fuel. Diluting by filling the tank may be ok, too. Might be a good idea to change the fuel filter. Ethanol in gas...
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Ok, so I did a little more investigating and...

Ok, so I did a little more investigating and found the following:

I checked the event buffer and found the system was armed at 8:30pm and sounded at 10:50pm on the problem night.

Checking...
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Both zones are on the zone expander. The...

Both zones are on the zone expander.

The magnet/switches are maybe 1/4" apart and perfectly aligned. I can open the door a good inch before tripping either door. I'm certain this isn't a bad...
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Question Added a keypad, caused a false alarm (?)

About 1.5 years ago I installed a DSC PC5010 v4.6 with three keypads and a hardwire zone expander. All but a couple zones are hardwired with quality switches, quality cable, SEOL resistors, soldered...
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The capacitors help start the motor. That's why...

The capacitors help start the motor. That's why it won't start and the reason it continues to trip the breaker.
01-04-18, 09:41 PM
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Reading your post and I have to agree with the...

Reading your post and I have to agree with the other guys. These power supplies can't possibly need 20 A at 120 V. They output 24VDC @ 42 A. That's only 1008 watts, plus some overhead for the fan,...
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On my many Toyotas, long cranking typically...

On my many Toyotas, long cranking typically indicated worn plugs or wires. I currently have a 96 Tacoma with a remote start and it fires up in 2 secs easily. Have you checked your plugs for...
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