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02-27-13, 09:07 PM
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Posted By tbird94

The White Rodgers thermostat is finally in. I...

The White Rodgers thermostat is finally in. I was unavoidably sidetracked with other projects, and couldn't get to it, until now.

It seems to work fine, and appears to be good quality, but it's...
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Posted By tbird94

Thanks much for all the good feedback, folks!

Thanks much for all the good feedback, folks!
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Posted By tbird94

Is anonymous Web surfing really anonymous?

I don't trust "free" anonymous surfing, but perhaps I could buy software that's reliable, and fast. I've tried some free anonymous surfing, but it's very problematic, and very SLOW.

Any...
01-08-13, 09:18 AM
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Posted By tbird94

I'll probably go with the White Rodgers. ...

I'll probably go with the White Rodgers.

Thanks very much for your help!!
01-07-13, 04:22 PM
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Posted By tbird94

The only valves I see on the fan/coil unit are...

The only valves I see on the fan/coil unit are two mechanical valves. I don't see anything that looks like a solenoid. Incidentally, the thermostat in the living room works fine, but the bedroom...
01-07-13, 02:46 PM
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Posted By tbird94

As far as I can tell, the thermostat only...

As far as I can tell, the thermostat only controls power to the fan. The heat & AC are controlled by the apartment maintenance people.

Hot water (or steam) runs through the coil in the winter, and...
01-07-13, 01:32 PM
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Posted By tbird94

All it controls is a fan? Yes. Does the fan...

All it controls is a fan? Yes.

Does the fan speed change with selection of winter/summer? No.

The fan/coil unit has a control switch for the fan speed OFF/HI/MED.
01-07-13, 10:23 AM
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Posted By tbird94

Manufacturer: Robertshaw Thermostat Model:...

Manufacturer: Robertshaw

Thermostat Model: TH75

Subbase Model: TB75-1000

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01-06-13, 06:18 PM
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Posted By tbird94

Can I replace an old Summer/Winter thermostat with a new Cool/Heat thermostat?

The old Summer/Winter thermostat is from the 1960s.

It's a line voltage thermostat that controls a fan that blows over a coil.
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Posted By tbird94

Thanks! The bulbs are self-ballasted. I...

Thanks!

The bulbs are self-ballasted. I suppose I may need to take the fixture off the wall and look inside.

But, it seems the manufacture should make it convenient to find out the maximum...
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Posted By tbird94

RE: GU27 Fluorescent Fixture, No maximum wattage is specified

The fixture currently has GU27 13W bulbs. Can I put in 17w bulbs??
02-09-10, 06:20 PM
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Posted By tbird94

Thanks, but I doubt toggle bolts will do the job....

Thanks, but I doubt toggle bolts will do the job. They may not pull out, but they will likely get loose.
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Posted By tbird94

Putting a bolt through the block is not an...

Putting a bolt through the block is not an option. And, I'm not planning to fill the entire inside of the block.

I've use expansion cement before with concrete, but not with cinder-block.
...
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Posted By tbird94

Expansion cement to anchor bolts in old cinder-block?

Is expansion cement (e.g. Rockite Anchor Cement) a good product to use to anchor bolts in old cinder-block? I need to anchor bolts in cinder-block that is 45-50 years old. These seem to be made...
02-06-10, 09:30 AM
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Posted By tbird94

Heavy duty anchor for old cinder-block wall?

I need to secure a shelf to an old cinder-block wall. My experience with these walls is the anchors frequently work loose due to the low density of the block.

I want the shelf to be able to hold...
02-06-10, 09:22 AM
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Posted By tbird94

The Bolt Depot is a good source. I don't know...

The Bolt Depot is a good source. I don't know whether they have the best prices, but they sell small and bulk quantities.

Many times all I need is a few pieces, not a box of 100 or more.

Bolt...
02-06-10, 08:52 AM
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Posted By tbird94

Thanks much for the helpful advice!! I'll...

Thanks much for the helpful advice!!

I'll almost definitely go with laminate in the kitchen, and be careful to get the seems right.

Not sure what I'll do in the bathroom. It's a very small...
02-05-10, 04:16 PM
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Posted By tbird94

Is Allure good for bathrooms? Edit: After...

Is Allure good for bathrooms?

Edit: After some research, I seen a lot of complaints about the "vinyl" smell of Allure flooring not going away, and planks coming loose at the seams. Have you heard...
02-05-10, 03:21 PM
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Posted By tbird94

Installing self-stick vinyl tiles over ceramic tile?

I've tried this, and the self-stick tiles will not stay put. They move/slide out of position.

Would a coating of Ardex SD-F Feather Finish, or similar product, over the ceramic tile solve the...
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Posted By tbird94

Power Brake Booster - 1994 Thunderbird

Vehicle: 1994 Thunderbird, V8, w/ABS

Two years ago, I had the booster replaced in my ’94 T-Bird. Now, it seems to have gone bad again – sounds like air leaking and the brakes don’t work right.
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Posted By tbird94

If fixing it is not cost effective, I would think...

If fixing it is not cost effective, I would think it's worth at least a few hundred $$$ as a parts car.

If you part it out yourself, you should be able sell the parts individually for a lot more. ...
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Posted By tbird94

As you indicated, it could be an electrical short...

As you indicated, it could be an electrical short causing a drain on the battery.

However, the low battery voltage reading on your dash gauge concerns me.

The battery could be defective, even...
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Posted By tbird94

Well, I don't know how much good the new...

Well, I don't know how much good the new electronic components did. As I said, after making the valve body/electronic changes, my T-Bird's shudder was reduced, but not eliminated.

I would...
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Posted By tbird94

I understand shudder shifting into overdrive is a...

I understand shudder shifting into overdrive is a common problem with older Ford AODE transmissions. I have this problem in my '94 Bird. I've lessened the shudder by doing a valve-body rebuild,...
05-01-08, 09:25 AM
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Posted By tbird94

Thanks Very Much!

Thanks Very Much!
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