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Yesterday, 08:47 PM
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Adding AC to exiting forced air furnace system?

We are averaging more and more 80+degree days per year as time goes on and our ceiling fans just aren't cutting it as much anymore. We have relatively modern "PAYNE" forced air furnace system. The...
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Posted By cruiserandmax

I got the goo off without a trace (smooth and...

I got the goo off without a trace (smooth and clean/ not sticky at all).

All I know is "satin" polyurethane was used during the refinish... When I go looking for 'satin' finish polyurethane I see...
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Accidentally pulled up a floor board on recently refinished floor.

One of the felt pads under the foot of the bed came off but left it's sticky film behind which essentially glued the foot of the bed to the floor- I didn't realize this and was trying to lift the...
09-02-19, 02:45 PM
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Solid (MDF?) bathroom door unfinished at bottom coming apart.

They guys that remodeled our two bathrooms installed solid core (MDF?) doors. They cut the bottom/tops to fit but did not seal or paint the cuts. Now the bottoms of the door are starting to come...
07-28-19, 10:04 PM
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Done and done. Thanks again for the tips!

Done and done.

Thanks again for the tips!
07-15-19, 07:27 PM
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Posted By cruiserandmax

We had a clog that was in the toilet (or within...

We had a clog that was in the toilet (or within six feet)- I used a 6 foot toilet auger (the kind with a rubberized L shape to stick in/around the first bend going in past the bowl). The toilet now...
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Filter

I have been using the $40+ GE filters. I’ve gone through 4 filters and news ones don’t really change the situation except for while pushing the recommended 5 gallons through after initially attaching...
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Posted By cruiserandmax

GE refrigerator water low flow issue.. ?

We have a ~2 year old GE refrigerator with internal water dispenser (inside the fridge, not in-door). On day one the water dispenser gushed out water at a phenomenal rate. But over time the rate at...
07-04-19, 01:28 PM
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Thanks for the replies! Sounds like complete and...

Thanks for the replies! Sounds like complete and clean removal / dry / and good silicone based caulk is the plan.
07-04-19, 09:49 AM
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Posted By cruiserandmax

easy to re-caulk quartz countertop seams/sink seam?

Our kitchen is now ~2 years old and the caulk in the quartz countertop joints behind the sink, and a small section between the sink top and counter are deteriorating (see pics). Is it safe to just...
06-30-19, 07:25 AM
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Hand crank snake not recommended for toilet drains?

I need to snake our basement toilet drain an when looking at 1/4” hand crank snakes, they generally all say recommended for bathroom and kitchen sink, tub, and shower drains, but *not* recommended...
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Well it was all the dust- there was so much caked...

Well it was all the dust- there was so much caked in between the veins of the fan they sounded almost like solid things as they clunked down through the vacuum hose! Not only is the low frequency hum...
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Bathroom fan starting to make annoying low frequency hum

We had a Panasonic vent fan put in our bathroom during a remodel about a year ago. It runs very often as the bathroom is used often and for about the first year was actually incredibly quiet-...
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Posted By cruiserandmax

I did not realize ‘binary’ actually was a...

I did not realize ‘binary’ actually was a specific type of switch in this context- I just meant the kitchen has regular on/off switches (without dimmer). They are also three-way switches if that...
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Posted By cruiserandmax

LED can lights slightly illuminate when other room is switched on!?

We have 6 LED can lights in the kitchen on a binary switch and 6 LED cans in the living room on a dimmer. When the living room lights are switched fully on and the kitchen switch is off, the kitchen...
08-21-18, 10:51 PM
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Views: 289
Posted By cruiserandmax

Motion light switch that dims based on time of day?

We have motion activated light switches in our bathrooms- we love them! However when I wake up in the middle of the night and stumble out of my dark bedroom into the bathroom and the lights go full...
07-22-18, 04:43 PM
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Posted By cruiserandmax

identify hedge/suggestions for re-planting section

We have these hedges running around the perimeter of our house. They used to be continuous but the city made us cut away a section to pass an inspection (access to the gas main) during some...
05-27-18, 06:55 PM
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Princes flower (Tibouchina?) gone wild- best way to handle?

We have a princess flower plant (Tibouchina?) that thrived for around 15 years with regular pruning. Then for another 10 years it was completely ignored- it ended up growing out into two very long...
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Assuming the glow is not a bother- is this a...

Assuming the glow is not a bother- is this a safety issue of any kind? When I flip the fan switch on the the glow appears and disappears within a just a second, and I only noticed it by chance one...
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Posted By cruiserandmax

Same circuit LED lights flicker slightly on when other lights are switched on..?

In each bedroom we have ceiling LED cans as well as a ceiling fan/LED light combo unit. The cans & fan/light combo are on separate switches but the same circuit. When both cans and fan/light are off-...
04-30-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,991
Posted By cruiserandmax

So if the outlet is on a wall in a dining area of...

So if the outlet is on a wall in a dining area of the kitchen, but on the same circuit as the counter top outlets- does that become passable? I do have an outlet on the other side of the kitchen that...
04-30-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,991
Posted By cruiserandmax

Is it still a code problem if the outlet is in a...

Is it still a code problem if the outlet is in a hallway outside the kitchen? We wanted AC in a wall nook in the hallway leading to the kitchen- it just happened that receptacle went on the same...
04-30-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,991
Posted By cruiserandmax

All of the GFCIs were using their terminals for...

All of the GFCIs were using their terminals for the splice. It ended up being the furthest upstream GFCI that I wanted to convert to a non-GFCI, which I did. All the remaining GFCIs on the circuit...
04-23-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,991
Posted By cruiserandmax

It looks like I have just three wires attached to...

It looks like I have just three wires attached to the terminals in each existing GFCI (2x line & ground). I'm not sure which end of the chain the outlet I'm changing is on, but either way it sound...
04-23-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,991
Posted By cruiserandmax

Three outlets are actually on the wall behind the...

Three outlets are actually on the wall behind the counter- the fourth (which I want to have the USB ports in) is in the hallway outside the kitchen- it just happens to be on the same circuit...
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