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08-02-16, 03:03 PM
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Posted By markag

Well... You were right. Got the new capacitor...

Well... You were right. Got the new capacitor installed today, and the AC is working again.

Heat indexes for the rest of the week were supposed do be 105 - 110 F, so I'm glad it fixed it.
07-30-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By markag

Yep. We have it turned off. The capacitor...

Yep. We have it turned off.

The capacitor is about 3 years old. The last one that went out didn't even let the fan start up. I'm hoping that is all it is.
07-30-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By markag

AC Issue - Fan running, but don't think compressor is kicking on

My AC stopped working yesterday. After some investigation, it seems like the compressor is not kicking on. The fan starts running, but about every 20 seconds, there is a high speed clicking sound for...
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By markag

Yep. It's over a basement, so that isn't a...

Yep. It's over a basement, so that isn't a concern.

It sounds like I have some work ahead of me. I'm not that concerned with having to pull up the particle board except when it comes to the...
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By markag

Installing solid hardwood - particle board & vinyl over 3/4" sub floor

I am looking to install solid hardwood throughout the main level of my house (yellow birch). I'm over a basement, and my sub-floor is 3/4" plywood with 1/4" particle board over the entire surface. My...
04-02-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By markag

Going from texture walls to smooth

We are remodeling a bedroom to get ready for our new daughter who is due to be born in May. We removed a doorway that lead to the kitchen, we removed an old washer dryer hookup and plumbing from the...
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Views: 906
Posted By markag

Maybe I'll cut couple test pieces at 45 or 44...

Maybe I'll cut couple test pieces at 45 or 44 degrees and just go around the room and see what the fit is. That will probably let me know for sure how far I'll be off. If I need to, I can probably...
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By markag

Installing baseboard trim

Hi all.

We are refinishing a bedroom in our house to turn it into a nursury. We went through and cut a bunch of holes in the wall to deal with some old plumbing and then to redo the electrical. We...
01-21-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By markag

Yeah. It seemed a little strange to me. That...

Yeah. It seemed a little strange to me. That could explain the mess of wiring that we encountered when we moved in. We are going through and updating room by room, starting with the new baby's room...
01-21-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By markag

Yeah, I was surprised to hear they were going...

Yeah, I was surprised to hear they were going that far back. I guess that is what you get when you live in a village with about 3000 people. The inspector also told me that they aren't going to...
01-21-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By markag

Our town uses the 1975 electrical code, so our...

Our town uses the 1975 electrical code, so our local code doesn't require AFCI's for new breakers. I've already talked to the local inspector to verify what local code they were following.

The...
01-21-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By markag

Is this OK for a 15 amp circuit

We have a new baby on the way, and we are working on updating that baby's nursury with new electrical. I plan on running an all new 15 amp circuit to the room to power both the receptacles and the...
12-12-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By markag

Thanks. Yep, it is bathroom only.

Thanks. Yep, it is bathroom only.
12-12-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By markag

Bathroom lights on same circuit as bathroom receptacles

Hey. I have what is hopefully a simple and easy question to answer.

If I run a dedicated circuit to my bathroom, am I allowed to use that circuit on receptacles as well as lights? My current...
11-05-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By markag

I'm sure you have much colder temperatures in MN...

I'm sure you have much colder temperatures in MN then I do in Illinois. Does the room with your siphon "bucket" stay comfortably warm? The room is not insulated at all from the rest of the basement...
11-05-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By markag

Ignore what I said about my furnace. I looked at...

Ignore what I said about my furnace. I looked at some product manuals online today. It doesn't look like those 4" openings are for intake. They appear to be alternate vent options.
11-05-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By markag

I've been reading up on the same setup....

I've been reading up on the same setup. Combustion air ducting that just runs into the room with the furnace & water heater. The concern I have is that the room with the furnace and water heater is...
11-04-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By markag

We had an energy audit done a few months ago. The...

We had an energy audit done a few months ago. The auditor specifically mentioned air sealing and rim joist sealing/Insulation as two ways to make big improvements in our house. I'll have to go back...
11-04-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By markag

Looking to start air sealing house - Concerns with combustion air / backdrafting

Hey guys,

We bought our first house about 6 months ago. It is a ranch house on a full basement. It was built in 1968, and based on it's age, it isn't the most sealed and energy efficient house in...
09-10-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,452
Posted By markag

I didn't know about the dado method. I do have a...

I didn't know about the dado method. I do have a dremel & I probably could get router bits to help with doing some of that work.

I know a table saw and a compound miter saw are the right tools...
09-09-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,452
Posted By markag

Hadn't thought about lumber for the 2x2's. I just...

Hadn't thought about lumber for the 2x2's. I just would need something that could sand out easily for a nice smooth finish for paint.

I planned on using full length slides for the drawers, that's...
09-09-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,452
Posted By markag

Building my own dressers

My wife and I have been unable to find a set of dressers that we are happy with in retail or online. We like some of the modern styling, but are unable to find a set that we agree on, or are willing...
06-29-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,054
Posted By markag

Yep. I tacked them to the plywood board right...

Yep. I tacked them to the plywood board right after I took the pictures.

I installed the panel inverted because the wires came in from the bottom. It made more sense to have the main breaker at...
06-29-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,054
Posted By markag

New panel installed

I installed the panel today. I used the existing wiring for the sub panel on the with a 40 amp breaker in the main box. I think I can update it later. But my plan is to just make a new continuous...
06-26-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,054
Posted By markag

Yep, the garage is attached. The front half of...

Yep, the garage is attached. The front half of the garage is the original attached single car garage that was built with the house. About 16 years ago, the previous owners built another one car...
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