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Thanks Pete for the great diagram and...

Thanks Pete for the great diagram and explanation. It shouldn't be frozen since it was off for several days. I'll take the inside apart to get at the drain and see if it's clogged. I'll also try...
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Refrigerator dripping from hole that has drain tube

I just got a used Frigidaire side by side refrigerator (model PLHS69EGSS1) which has a water and ice dispenser. Several hours after turning it on I noticed dripping coming from a hole in back near...
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Yeah, compressor windings checked out ok for...

Yeah, compressor windings checked out ok for resistance.

I was disappointed the starter relay wasn't the issue but glad to learn about these easy refrigerator diagnostics checks. Even though it...
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Posted By kidbat

Unfortunately the starter relay and capacitor...

Unfortunately the starter relay and capacitor were't the issue. I just received new parts and same problem. Just a buzz for 8 or so second and shutdown without compressor ever starting. Only...
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Thanks. I ordered a starter relay and capacitor...

Thanks. I ordered a starter relay and capacitor kit. I agree that it's worth to at least try replacing these first. I would feel more confident these parts were the problem if the multimeter...
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Refrigerator intermittent buzzing - Starter Relay or Compressor

I have an Amana ASD2626HEQ side by side refirigerator. A couple days ago it started buzzing in back of the frig for about 8 seconds on a regular basis, and just recently it stopped cooling. After the...
06-04-19, 11:59 AM
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Thanks Pilot. That's what I wanted to know since...

Thanks Pilot. That's what I wanted to know since I could see that correction would take the rest of the season (or longer). Although the initial posted pics showed damage caused from a limb coming...
06-04-19, 06:59 AM
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Arborvitae damaged and leaning

I have over a dozen very tall arborvitae that screen our yard from the roadway. I'd guess they range from 25' to 40' tall. A large maple limb pushed one seriously over a couple weeks ago. The base...
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Posted By kidbat

Yes, my pump is a Coleman model 33-AEP; thanks...

Yes, my pump is a Coleman model 33-AEP; thanks for the manual link. Install calls for 1-1/2" discharge pipe. I think for now I will install new 1-1/2" PVC through the elbow at the ceiling and put...
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PJmax, you can probably tell that I would rather...

PJmax, you can probably tell that I would rather not mess with a larger hole through the brick for an extra 1/4" if it isn't detrimental. I agree it would be beneficial, but how much and is it a...
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Size of discharge pipe for sump pump

I will be redoing the PVC discharge riser pipe from my residential sump pump to the outside wall. The existing pipe is 1 1/4" PVC, including the portion through the brick exterior. Normally I would...
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Posted By kidbat

Uplight trees for temporary Christmas decor

I would like any tips on lights and placement to uplight some large maple trees for temporary purposes during the holiday season. I have 8 to 10 silver maples lining the street that I thought might...
01-30-16, 05:45 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Any thoughts if there is...

Thanks for the reply. Any thoughts if there is any difference in mold resistance between fiberglass and stone wool insulation in the wall?
01-29-16, 07:07 AM
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Posted By kidbat

Fiberglass vs Mineral Wool for insulation in basement wall

I am in the process of finishing a storage room in my basement. I have two exterior walls. I'm planning on putting 1" XPS foam insulation (with Tyvek taped joints) glued against the poured walls,...
08-26-13, 07:39 AM
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Posted By kidbat

I could easily get 16' long lumber in through a...

I could easily get 16' long lumber in through a window. I have no idea how I could maneuver it around to fit under and up between the existing joists. I'm assuming you would have to slide joist in...
08-26-13, 06:44 AM
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Posted By kidbat

Thanks for replying. The basement is finished...

Thanks for replying. The basement is finished and the added posts or loss of vertical clearance wouldn't be a preferred option.

If I sister the joists with 2x10's, am I correct that the best way...
08-25-13, 08:47 PM
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Posted By kidbat

Repair options for sagging joists

Hello. I was in the middle of a bathroom remodel on the main floor of our ranch home. I was getting measurements to pour SLC for a radiant heating system when I noticed the floor was anything but...
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Posted By kidbat

Thanks for the feedback. I've only used...

Thanks for the feedback.

I've only used clear sealant on the deck, but I'm shocked at the ineffectiveness of the stripper. Even the test area which has been treated twice and scrubbed still is...
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Posted By kidbat

Stripping deck

I have a deck about 250 sq-ft that has been treated with a transparent sealer nearly every year for the last 10 years. It has progressively gotten darker and we really loved the original wood color...
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Posted By kidbat

OK. I'll check with a cabinet shop for new...

OK. I'll check with a cabinet shop for new doors.

I'm assuming it would be pretty difficult to modify the cabinet in place (12" to 18") without removing it first? I'm sure it would be easier to...
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Posted By kidbat

Replace a refaced cabinet for OTR microwave

Hello, I would like to replace an 18" upper cabinet, which is over the stove, with a 12" high cabinet. I would like the additional clearance for an over the range microwave which I'd like to install...
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Posted By kidbat

I will take my parts to the store to see what...

I will take my parts to the store to see what replacement options they can give me. Thanks.

Something I want to make clear is that I only want to replace drain (overflow hood, stopper, strainer...
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Posted By kidbat

Do you know if you can replace a pop-up linkage...

Do you know if you can replace a pop-up linkage with a plunger type of drain?

Does the plunger linkage have to be specific to the drain assembly so that it seals properly, or can you put a plunger...
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Posted By kidbat

Replacement tub drain compatibility

I have a tub with a Kohler pop-up drain. Itís the type where the stopper has a rocker arm that slides into the drain. I would like to replace the drain and overflow plate after I have the tub...
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Posted By kidbat

Thanks for the reply. I'm sure I'll have a VGA...

Thanks for the reply. I'm sure I'll have a VGA input and many HDMI inputs. It's interesting about your Toshiba wireless connection with your computer. I'm wondering if other TV manufacturer's have...
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