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03-21-20, 05:45 PM
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Posted By AlexH

Adding outlet

Hi,
Simple outlet addition between 2 existing outlets. House in CA and the wall has a shear plate but it's on the other side of wall so it won't affect outlet install.

I cut the hole in the...
09-20-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By AlexH

Stopping Tree Roots

Hi,

Adjacent to my property are a couple of large pine trees about 15' from my fence. It is property managed by the association near a parking lot so I have access. The roots these trees send into...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By AlexH

I set the temp lower and it is going to -10 F but...

I set the temp lower and it is going to -10 F but still never shuits off.
Is the temp sensor part of the temperature controller? I think it is.

Perhaps the controller is not seeing the correct...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By AlexH

Thanks, Not much in the rear, just what you...

Thanks,

Not much in the rear, just what you see in the picture.
There appears to be a knob on the left side.

I think the condenser coils are enclosed in cabinet on this model, cabinet gets hot...
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Views: 1,437
Posted By AlexH

Frigidaire upright freezer runs continuously

Hi,

I have a Frigidaire LFFH2067DW2. It's running continuously. Interior temp is about 0 deg F.

If I turn the thermostat down to almost off it does shut off and will cycle on later but temp is...
08-19-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By AlexH

One more question, what is procedure for...

One more question, what is procedure for installing the belt?
It seems the drum can only install from above so it is just a matter of first threading the belt on motor and idler, maintain tension...
08-19-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By AlexH

DV448AGP Thanks! ...

DV448AGP

Thanks!

charrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
08-19-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By AlexH

Samsung dryer belt broken

Hi,

i have a gas Samsung dryer. The control panel works (counts down) but drum does not spin. I took off the top and based on some videos I saw there should be a belt wrapping around the drum top....
11-19-17, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By AlexH

Installing garage subpanel

Hi, adding a garage subpanel with 1 240VAC 20A outlet and 3 120VAC 20A outlets.
This is for shop equipment so never more than 2 machines being used at once, i.e. table saw + dust collector.
Plan to...
11-04-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By AlexH

Yes, they recommend a grub killer in my...

Yes, they recommend a grub killer in my neighborhood but do the vermin know that there killed off?
11-04-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By AlexH

Using poultry netting to prevent pig damage

Hi,

Every year during Oct pigs come into my neighborhood and destroy the lawns. They use their snout to roll up the grass like a carpet looking for grubs I suppose. I have gotten good at reseeding...
09-22-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By AlexH

Building a BBQ island

Hi,

Planning a BBQ island with drop in grill, side burners.
I have good masonry skills and have dabbled in welding.
I have the Sunset book on planning/building grill islands, it's not a bad...
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By AlexH

Shed doors

Hi,
Made a small shed using Smart siding. I made the doors from SmartSide but have not added the hinges or trim yet. I noticed that many builders simply add the 3/4" primed trim over the outside...
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Views: 9,351
Posted By AlexH

I did numerous drywall patches in my main living...

I did numerous drywall patches in my main living room where the slightest imperfection would be obvious. The method I used to get it perfect is to use a drop light at night and graze the light along...
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By AlexH

Misc exterior paint questions

Hi,

I have a stucco house with a rough finish thus backrolling is a must from what I'm reading. I don't understand if when backrolling are you adding paint to the roller? Obviously you are not...
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By AlexH

Prep for exterior paint

Hi,

I would normally paint myself but my house is 2 stories and I'm not that comfortable 25' feet up. I tried searching "selecting a paint contractor" but results are mostly the obvious. There's a...
06-25-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By AlexH

Reattaching downspouts etc. on stucco house

Hi,

My house has a somewhat unusual stucco treatment - OSB + 1" insulating foam + 1/8" spray on stucco. So when the downspouts were attached of course they could not hit the studs and half of them...
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By AlexH

Primer for new stucco

Hi,

I did about 10 sq ft of stucco repair. I used a stucco patch material that claims it's OK to paint same day but I don't need to do it that fast. For wood I always use the Zinsser or Kilz oil...
05-02-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 665
Posted By AlexH

Stucco Repair - no base coat

Hi,

I replaced a door so I had to remove about 4" of stucco around it. There was also a large trim piece above the door that I had to remove. I came to realize that the existing stucco on my house...
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By AlexH

Standard house lock set on gate?

Hi,

I'm making a wooden gate which will be constructed in similar fashion as a exterior door with a mortised frame made from 2"x6" redwood. Thus I hope to be able to maintain the frame thickness...
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By AlexH

Thanks, I'll try it again. The article I...

Thanks,

I'll try it again. The article I read says use the darby right after screeding but I'll try waiting.


After thinking about it, my problem is that the cream is way too watery like you...
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By AlexH

Practice run finishing concrete - harder than I thought!

Hi,

I made a 2'x1' form and poured 1 bag of quickcrete concrete into it and ran through the finishing steps. screed, darby and float.

It was not as easy I thought it would be. I could bring up...
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By AlexH

Thanks for the reply, there is a space /02 after...

Thanks for the reply, there is a space /02 after the part number, taken from the interior label-

lfx31945st /02

Unfortunately this fridge has the phone based diagnostics where you have to call...
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By AlexH

LG lfx31945st refigerator section too cold

Hi,

Food in frig section freezing even after setting frig temp to max.
I'm experienced with appliance repair but not frig.
I have a multimeter.

Is it likely the thermistor and should I try...
08-15-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By AlexH

I meant the small catch basins that attach to 3...

I meant the small catch basins that attach to 3 or 4" PVC pipe. The 3" pipe is already there for the gutters. It drains to the street. I would add drains to the existing 3" pipe.
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