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Thanks for your advice, Pjmax. I have kept the...

Thanks for your advice, Pjmax. I have kept the ERV off for 3 days now and we have not gone up to 80* during those days. Anecdotal evidence seems to support keeping the system off (and saving energy...
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Energy Recovery Ventilator in the summer?

Hello,

I am staying in Flagstaff (cool at 7,000+ ft. altitude) and the ERV was great for the winter as it warmed up the incoming air. This home has no A/C (understandable)
But it's now summer and...
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Posted By mister2

Well, thanks for all your insights. Obviously,...

Well, thanks for all your insights. Obviously, there's a lot of experience that's gone into your suggestions, and the one that appeals to me the most is to run the device outdoors while I work...
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Posted By mister2

Compressor installation

Hi folks,

I have one of those HF pancake air compressors which is always underfoot so I would like to install it on a garage wall. Two questions, please:

1. would it be better for noise,...
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Posted By mister2

Cutting the Cable Cord....

So, we've tried Comcast, directv and dish, and every single one jacks up their price after some time and by the time the contract is open to renewal/cancellation, we've once again paid way over what...
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Posted By mister2

Solved!

It still wasn't pulling off the ceiling, so I tried fiddling with the center section again and voila!, it tilted/slid/came off. The bulb behind it needs to be unscrewed and that exposes a central...
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I can lift each edge one at a time, so I know the...

I can lift each edge one at a time, so I know the paint's not holding it back. I've just been reluctant to pull everything right off, since I've broken quite a few items that way. Absent any other...
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Posted By mister2

OK, I'll try pulling a little harder. The...

OK, I'll try pulling a little harder. The plastic surround will rotate about 15* in each direction, and the center lens for the light is held to the plastic frame with metal clips, so I can't remove...
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Posted By mister2

Please identify this bathroom fan

...and how to dismount the facia from the ceiling.

Thanks!38834
MR2
09-26-11, 04:43 PM
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Posted By mister2

Update

Here's the final update:

I did not have time to work on A/C before leaving town on a 3-week trip. When I got back, I picked up where I left off and replaced the run capacitor. The motor...
08-29-11, 01:20 AM
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Posted By mister2

Bingo. I tried to find oil ports but there were...

Bingo. I tried to find oil ports but there were none. Motor spins free when power is off, but harder to turn when power is on.

Thank you, Houston!!
08-28-11, 04:46 PM
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Posted By mister2

Forget everything! I found out the condenser fan...

Forget everything! I found out the condenser fan is runs intermittently. When it's running, the unit performs. When it's not, the house actually gets hotter! Whether it's the fan itself or the...
08-28-11, 12:25 PM
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Posted By mister2

A/C puzzle

Hello,

Last night, the A/C compressor was running but the house slowly started to get warm and i noticed no draft from the vents. Thinking the evaporator coil had iced up because of the...
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Posted By mister2

Still do not know the Model # but I took it apart...

Still do not know the Model # but I took it apart and the correct replacement part # is GP 30413. Hope this helps owners of older Kohler faucets!
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It's leaking so I imagine I can buy a replacement...

It's leaking so I imagine I can buy a replacement cylinder/seal/o-ring and just do an R&R.

As a last resort, yes, I shall take the faucet apart and bring the part around town.

Thanks for your...
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Posted By mister2

Can you ID this faucet, please !

It's a Kohler, but without the model #, I can't even begin to look for parts. It's not in any catalog or google page I've found, so far.

Thanks in...
01-02-09, 06:37 PM
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Posted By mister2

Thanks for your responses. I have decided, after...

Thanks for your responses. I have decided, after all, to locate the clock inside the garage since the utility box is now in direct sunlight and the timer gets quite hot (I'm in AZ) and may not last...
01-01-09, 03:43 AM
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Posted By mister2

Thanks for your advice, Captain. While I've got...

Thanks for your advice, Captain. While I've got you online, may I also ask whether indoor timers and power supplies are OK to use in a utility box mounted on the exterior of the building?
12-31-08, 02:10 PM
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Posted By mister2

Sprinkler Timer

Hello Folks,

How far away from a valve can a Watermaster timer control be situated. Any line loss issues?

Thanks!
MR2
Forum: Water Heaters
07-17-08, 08:31 AM
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Posted By mister2

I'm sure it'll leak in time. And that's when I'd...

I'm sure it'll leak in time. And that's when I'd go for the more efficient heater. Not sure why I would scratch the contractor, though. But thanks for the advice.
Forum: Water Heaters
07-09-08, 11:35 AM
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Views: 1,267
Posted By mister2

Thanks!

I found out there is a removeable panel at the bottom of the water heater body and it allows access to the pilot light, which was off. Just for anyone else in tucson reading this, the servicemen...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-02-08, 01:56 PM
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Views: 1,267
Posted By mister2

Pilot light went out on a 10-yr old...

...40 gal (A. O. Smith) gas water heater. Local contractor says maybe time to replace with Bradford-White but it's $$$.

Researching on the net suggests I go to box store and pick their water...
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Posted By mister2

sliding screen door locks

Hi folks!

Can't seem to find retailers for sliding screen door locks. They're flimsy enough, in keeping with the consturction of the door itself, but I find they break so much faster than the...
03-16-07, 03:06 AM
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Posted By mister2

Sharp Advice is Good Advice

Thanks for clarifying the problem on my Carrier system. I sprang for a new flame sensor and it fixed the problem. You not only saved me unecessary expense, but also allowed me the satisfaction of...
02-24-07, 01:37 PM
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Posted By mister2

airman.1994

Am I slow or what?. Of course!! I'll research and check out the various types available, unless you have a specific suggestion.

Mattison, I'll look into cabinet locks, as well.

This is a...
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