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Called Moen and received an actual Moen part. ...

Called Moen and received an actual Moen part.
Replaced the cartridge and tada.... no more leak.
3 days so far and the tub is bone dry.
Essentially the plumber used an aftermarket part which was...
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Since it leaks, my concern is the person replaced...

Since it leaks, my concern is the person replaced it with the wrong one so all I would be doing is trading one for another.
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Replaced shower cartridge and there is a drip.

In the spare bathroom the shower had no hot water.
Come to find out that due to hard water if the shower isn't used the cartridge can get clogged.
Had the cartridge replaced but now it doesn't...
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Is replacing the tire pressure warning unit a DIY job?

The warning light would randomly come on indicating low tire pressure.
Checked the tire pressure and all is fine.
Brought the truck in for service and the senor was bad.
They replaced the sensor...
12-03-11, 01:02 PM
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Question on sprinkler head placement.

There are 3 strips of grass that is fairly long yet only about 6-8 feet wide.

All research shows that normally the sprinkler heads are placed on both sides and staggered to ensure proper...
06-27-11, 12:22 PM
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How important are the runners and risers for lawn sprinklers?

From what I have been reading, some insist on using runners and risers when laying the pipe for a sprinkler system. Basically a 2 layer system.

Others simply use a single runner and feed...
06-24-11, 09:14 AM
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Thanks Mike and yes it is slowing sinking in. ...

Thanks Mike and yes it is slowing sinking in.
Not sure of the pressure but my test shows about 10.5 GPM per the bucket test.

I have actually been eying the Voyager II for the back area and 6...
06-24-11, 05:58 AM
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I was able to scan in a copy of the yard. Granted...

I was able to scan in a copy of the yard. Granted not the best image but hopefully it helps.(I also posted this in my original thread.)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/jimsimages/fd6df2e0.jpg
06-24-11, 05:47 AM
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I was able to scan in a copy of the yard. Granted...

I was able to scan in a copy of the yard. Granted not the best image but hopefully it helps.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/jimsimages/fd6df2e0.jpg
06-23-11, 02:43 PM
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Do those rectangular spray heads actually work?

Looking to install sprinklers and have a long narrow strip of grass.
To use the conventional sprinkler it would take a lot of sprinklers to ensure full coverage.
I have seen sprinkler heads that...
06-23-11, 02:34 PM
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Currently waiting for a plan to be returned from...

Currently waiting for a plan to be returned from one company but did use software from another company for an immediate review.
I thought the results were a bit excessive for such a small yard....
06-22-11, 02:02 PM
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Posted By JimInFLA

Choosing Sprinkler for installation

There are numerous choices.

You have ones that raise 2, 4, 6, 8 inches high.
You have impact or gear driven ones and simple spray heads?
They have ones that even spray in rectangular shapes.
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Best and safest way to clean shingles?

I tried searching using Google but received mostly advertising pages.
Bleach would be my first choice but I heard it is very damaging to tile.

Basically I want to remove the black slimy build up...
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Posted By JimInFLA

Ok, I found a web site. Just as a test I opted...

Ok, I found a web site.
Just as a test I opted for a 10ft piece of gutter and the cost was $17 which is great.
But the shipping crate was an extra $50 then shipping itself was $200.

I guess a...
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Posted By JimInFLA

Where to obtain 6 inch gutter pieces?

A few years ago we had the seamless gutters installed.

We found that they did a half ass job and I had to recently make a few corrections.

I went to Lowes and pickup up all the pieces I needed...
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Posted By JimInFLA

Removed the element and the corners were...

Removed the element and the corners were essentially rotted. It fell apart after removal.

A new coil was obtained and all is good now.Beer 4U2
01-07-10, 08:16 AM
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Posted By JimInFLA

Yes, the condenser is outside and it does kick on...

Yes, the condenser is outside and it does kick on when ever the heater turns on.

Outside temp was about 40.

Currently in the Orlando area.

Will have to check for the model number and stuff.
01-07-10, 07:12 AM
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Posted By JimInFLA

Not 100% certain if its a heat pump system as I...

Not 100% certain if its a heat pump system as I thought there were two types, but I can't really say for sure. :o



The unit itself is in the laundry room. And above the unit is the main exhaust...
01-07-10, 06:47 AM
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Posted By JimInFLA

Possible trouble with the heater?

Here in Florida, the A/C and Heater units are all in one. No furnace or anything here in Florida.

Currently the temperature is set to 70. When the heater kicks on it feels like the air temperature...
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Posted By JimInFLA

Need troubling steps/suggestions for a stove.

Attempted to preheat the oven today and after about 30 minutes the temperature was 210. It went as high as 250 or so but never made it to the 375. Usually it takes 10-15 minutes to hit 375.

I plan...
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Posted By JimInFLA

Difference between R17 and R14 bulbs?

After searching long and hard, I finally found bulbs that fit our wall unit.

They look identical to the old bulbs, fit fine and are 25 Watts just like the others.

A closer look and the unit...
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Posted By JimInFLA

How to prevent water seepage with a slab?

I heard a few people in the neighborhood had this problem due to Fay and apparently it is fairly common in Florida.

Water seepage comes up from the group through the slab.

Some common items to...
07-17-08, 10:23 AM
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Posted By JimInFLA

Actually, you did answer my question. I...

Actually, you did answer my question.

I wasn't looking to replace just the glass as I wouldn't expect that to fit, but I didn't know the term sash and that was actually what I was wondering.
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07-14-08, 06:12 PM
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Posted By JimInFLA

Changing from single to double glass

With a stucco home, it really isn't practical to simply change out an entire window frame without having to do involved repair on the stucco.

I would like to change from single pane glass to...
07-12-08, 01:35 PM
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Views: 1,174
Posted By JimInFLA

Based on a quick calculation I would have to say...

Based on a quick calculation I would have to say approximately 156.
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