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01-05-12, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Duke of

Update on Heat pump problem

On my last post about cleaning the coils, which was needed, the problem turned out to be too much freon in the unit.

After a friend in the business checked the levels and removed some, amount...
01-05-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,351
Posted By Duke of

Heat Pump reset button

I had a problem with the reset button tripping while the unit was in the heat mode.

After calling and asking questions form different RUDD service people, they always had the same answer: Dirty...
12-15-11, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,299
Posted By Duke of

I had the same problem, press the outside reset...

I had the same problem, press the outside reset button and the unit would run about 5 min's and cut off. The air handler coils were dirty and that was restricting the flow. My coils are stacked in...
12-03-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,299
Posted By Duke of

RUUD, outside unit reset button

Thank you for the response, gonna open the air handler and have a look see. Is it possible to tap on a stuck valve an have it open.

Thanks again,
Duke of
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Views: 6,483
Posted By Duke of

Is there a ballast for each light? I have CFL...

Is there a ballast for each light? I have CFL canister ceiling lights and each one has it's own ballast which I have had to replace some of them if the new bulb does not work.
12-02-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,299
Posted By Duke of

Where is the indoor coil located on the Air...

Where is the indoor coil located on the Air Handler and what does txv mean?

Many thanks,
Duke of
12-02-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,299
Posted By Duke of

I also have the same problem with my RUUD heat...

I also have the same problem with my RUUD heat pump. When I push the reset button the unit runs 5 min's and shuts off. Unit new in 2003. Am I doing any damage by continues pushing the reset?

Maybe...
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Views: 32,051
Posted By Duke of

2003 Ford Explorer, differential Problems

Ford Explorer 2003 4WD 4.0 6 cyl. A/T
I am getting a lot of noise from the differential. A machanic who worked for Ford for 12 years said you can rebuild them but the problem will return in about...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,471
Posted By Duke of

2003 Ford Exployer

Thanks, I'll try what you said and let you know what I find out.

Kinda hope it is the differential because it's under warrenty. Some engine items are not under warrenty, things like fuel ejectors....
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Views: 2,471
Posted By Duke of

Ford Explorer Jerking motion

Had a friend tell me that the problem is the Differential. So lost and not too smart. lol

Reckon a test drive by someone who knows Ford Explorers is my best bet at this point.:(

Thank you very...
Replies: 1
Views: 914
Posted By Duke of

Engine Serg (jerking) motion

Posting question again, not sure I did it right the first time:

2003 Ford Explorer SUV 6 Cyl. 4.0 A/T

When driving I get a serg motion from the engine. Kinda like a jerking motion.

Does not...
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Views: 2,471
Posted By Duke of

2003 Ford Explorer 6cyl.4.0

Hi, need help to find out why I get a serg (jerking) motion when driving. Most of the time around 40 mpr.

Don't always happen, comes and goes and does not stall out, just that serg that I can feel...
01-18-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 32,002
Posted By Duke of

Unhappy How to Locate Waste Pipe in concrete slab?

I want to do a rough-in for a new bathroom in the basement and would like to know how to find which way the PVC Waste Pipe runs under the concrete floor.

The main stack waste pipe is in the center...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By Duke of

Cool Wheel Chair Ramp

Need to know how to build the correct slop for a wheel chair ramp so it's not too steep.

Any drawings or formula for this?

Thanks,
Duke of ....
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By Duke of

Ceiling Fan w/remote

Remote to fan does not work. Light nor fan works? Worked for over a year and now nothing?

New battery, breaker is on also. Do U think it's remote or wiring problem inside fan housing.

Thanks,...
05-03-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,413
Posted By Duke of

Metal Gates

Hi, I'm looking for information on metal gates. I want to replace my wood gates with nicer metal gates.

Lowes and Home Depot do not have a nice selection.

Looking for info. as to where I might...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By Duke of

Priming question

When you prim or paint you should never leave roller edge marks. If they are rough now they will still be there when you paint over them.

Sand the off now before painting. If you see the joint...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By Duke of

moving a shower drain

When you extend the new pvc pipe from the rough in pipe. Make sure you allow about a 1" drop for drainage.

The new pipe can extend up any height because it will have to be cut off when concrete is...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,351
Posted By Duke of

Garage sink

If you will have a good down hill flow with the drain, put your trap inside the wall to the basement where it won't freeze.

You could also make your trap from pvc elbows with a reducer pipe on the...
01-23-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,489
Posted By Duke of

Sealing 4" cast iron to 4" PVC

Home Depot or Lowes have rubber boots in a "T" shape for this. Rent the tool that will score the cast iron pipe and cut it at the same time.

The stack needs to be supported (metal pipe straps)...
01-23-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,199
Posted By Duke of

Max distance from drain to sink

Not sure how you plan to do this but your stud wall needs to be built with the rough in drain pipe inside the wall. While doing that add a "Y" or "T" connection and cap it off for later use for 2nd...
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Views: 1,294
Posted By Duke of

Gable fan in attic

You could build a tapered frame for the fan.

Back the fan away from the vent about 2 feet and build the frame to taper to the vent with plywood sides.

Kinda likd an ice cream cone only the...
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Duke of

$500 oil pan gasket

LOL He saw you coming and said to himself, "He looks like a fish, think I'll reel him in" lol

No dam way, we are talking about removing about 18 or 20 bolts, cleaning the area good and adding...
01-02-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,672
Posted By Duke of

ater leak from 2nd floor to basement

If you have water leaking into the basement when you use the bath tub, it's more than just the wax ring seal.

The tub, sink and toilet are all tied into the waste pipe, (soil pipe as you call it)...
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Views: 2,297
Posted By Duke of

Shed floor raised

It's dambed if you do and dambed if you don't. lol

Your plan sounds good, and add rebar on top of the gravel. You can also drill holes in the blocks to insert the rebar ends and add cement inside...
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