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10-02-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By MudSlinger

Thanks Furd! The previous homeowners had it...

Thanks Furd!

The previous homeowners had it screwed shut, which I'm certain wasn't right. :eek:

The guy who serviced the furnace showed my wife that it not longer moved freely, and said that...
10-02-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,056
Posted By MudSlinger

damper adjustment

Hi guys,

Well the motor repair to my ac/furnace is still working, and I appreciate the help you gave me. Now that heater season is coming along, there was another "fix" I did, but am not sure how...
06-01-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,637
Posted By MudSlinger

pflor, I tried to take some pictures of the...

pflor,

I tried to take some pictures of the only plate on the unit, but my camera can't download to my computer; although I know it is hard to believe, the only numbers on the Mod#/Ser# plate are...
05-31-09, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,637
Posted By MudSlinger

Hi there again pflor, I checked again and...

Hi there again pflor,

I checked again and that is the only plate I found. Perhaps we've been talking "apples and oranges", because the numbering system you discussed are for the gas furnaces,...
05-30-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,637
Posted By MudSlinger

Pflor, The model number is Rheem 4225-85EDA....

Pflor,

The model number is Rheem 4225-85EDA. That is the only model number I can find. Below that is the serial number - AF114 F1975 3597.

I checked it again just now, and it is exactly what...
05-30-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,637
Posted By MudSlinger

Sorry guys, The link that I posted last...

Sorry guys,

The link that I posted last night no longer takes you to the motor suggested as the replacement for the Emerson that is in there.

Pflor,

There is a housing attached to the side...
05-29-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,637
Posted By MudSlinger

I am appreciating all of your input. Thank you. ...

I am appreciating all of your input. Thank you.

When I contacted Grainger, and looked up the replacement for the motor that is actually in there now, this is the recommended replacement for it. ...
05-27-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,637
Posted By MudSlinger

Pflor, I really appreciate your help...

Pflor,

I really appreciate your help concerning this problem.

I took the blower assembly out tonight. I was a lot easier than I thought it would be.

I disassembled the blower/motor so I...
05-25-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,637
Posted By MudSlinger

a/c circulation motor help needed

Hi guys (gals),

I could really use some advice concerning my heater / ac circulation fan. I'd appreciate any and all you could give.

Today, when running the a/c, the circulation fan (inside...
12-12-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By MudSlinger

If the front wall, and the rear wall are both...

If the front wall, and the rear wall are both leaning "out" at the top, along with the porch, it can get suspicious.

Do any of those rooms have vaulted ceilings where the roof ridge is parallel to...
12-08-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By MudSlinger

Replacing the bottom 3-1/2 to 4 feet of drywall...

Replacing the bottom 3-1/2 to 4 feet of drywall would be easier than trying to skim it. The wall would be a lot more even too.

I hope this helps,

(My .02)

MS
12-08-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,710
Posted By MudSlinger

If the room has a Southern exposure with a...

If the room has a Southern exposure with a window, and you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be difficult to hide the cieling if it is big.

Butt joints usually always show, as the compound...
12-08-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By MudSlinger

If the mirror has a frame, attach a wire across...

If the mirror has a frame, attach a wire across the back. Then run your anchors off to the sides of the chimney (best off if you can hit a stud). Leveling a picture that has a wire and 2 wall...
12-08-07, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By MudSlinger

It sounds as though the "concrete/drywall" walls...

It sounds as though the "concrete/drywall" walls are just plaster over drywall lathe. That was the interim between wood lathe and plaster, and todays "all drywall".

If you have studs between the...
12-08-07, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By MudSlinger

An engineer would evaluate the entire situation...

An engineer would evaluate the entire situation regardless of what you may have concluded / discovered. So investigating yourself wouldn't necessarily save you money, but would give you a better...
12-08-07, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By MudSlinger

I DEFINATELY recommend you hire a structural...

I DEFINATELY recommend you hire a structural Engineer to come to your house and evaluate the situation if you have cracks that you don't know the cause of. That goes for any house, anywhere, any...
12-08-07, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,948
Posted By MudSlinger

Sewtek, Also, usually when people roll mud...

Sewtek,

Also, usually when people roll mud onto the wall, it is to get a textured finish. I have never used a roller for a smooth wall (or when smooth is desired).

I hope this helps,
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Replies: 5
Views: 7,305
Posted By MudSlinger

Wink Craftsman chain adjustment

My garage door opener jerks the door and doesn't open and close well (sometimes not at all)

The chain that goes through the sprocket hangs below the opener track when the door is closed. Should I...
06-03-06, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By MudSlinger

I agree with everybody else!

I agree with everybody else!
05-18-06, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By MudSlinger

There are brackets that are made for applications...

There are brackets that are made for applications where one has a "floating" butt joint. If he used them he should be able to tell you. If he did use them, screws would also be installed as they...
05-10-06, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By MudSlinger

If your house was built in the 70's or newer, you...

If your house was built in the 70's or newer, you probably have drywall.

If you remove a switch or outlet plate and you see paper virtually "on the surface" (just behind the paint) you have...
05-10-06, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By MudSlinger

It sounds as though your situations is probably...

It sounds as though your situations is probably joint coumpound over drywall to create a texture.

Keep in mind that you will first need to repair the hole in a "smooth" fashion (using tape and...
05-08-06, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By MudSlinger

I would practice on a little piece first, until...

I would practice on a little piece first, until you recognize how it gets cut.

I always have a semi coarse round file and utility knife at the ready to get the parts to fit well.

My .02
05-08-06, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By MudSlinger

It is not so much as where you start, butt (pun)...

It is not so much as where you start, butt (pun) what you do first, second, and third.

I start with all of the butt joints first, as that tape will end at an angle or at a factory edge. Next I do...
05-02-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,439
Posted By MudSlinger

Usually a repair such as that doesn't require a...

Usually a repair such as that doesn't require a building permit, as the drywall was already there, and you are just fixing it.

This said, you may want to consider calling your local township and...
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