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09-02-16, 04:58 AM
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Hot/Cold taps reversed when washing machine running

When the washing machine runs, pulling in cold water for it's cycle (it's set to cold), the hot and cold taps are reversed throughout the house. The Hot tap becomes 'cool', and the Cold tap becomes...
07-23-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,327
Posted By BrettK

Yes, everything is white, with the bare aluminum...

Yes, everything is white, with the bare aluminum reflecting at the bottom.
07-23-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,327
Posted By BrettK

I've asked my father-in-law about whether his...

I've asked my father-in-law about whether his supplier would honor a warranty repair; we'll see. Fortunately he has that relationship, but I also wouldn't want him to call in favors for small-fry...
07-23-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,327
Posted By BrettK

AFAIK this is the factory finish. The wrapping...

AFAIK this is the factory finish. The wrapping that was replaced (on both dormers) was presumably the same, although can't say for sure if the previous homeowners did something different or had...
07-23-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,327
Posted By BrettK

Question Aluminum wrapping's paint is peeling - replace or paint?

The aluminum wrapping surrounding one of my dormer windows is peeling. Not sure what is going on here, but this wrapping was replaced several years ago by my father-in-law, a siding contractor, for...
05-18-12, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,959
Posted By BrettK

Unfortunately not. After speaking with several...

Unfortunately not. After speaking with several HVAC contractors to get estimates, I replaced with new equipment. Although they all had a vested interest in a larger job, I felt at least a couple...
06-07-08, 02:08 PM
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Views: 9,959
Posted By BrettK

A/C leaking - coil drain pan?

Our house has a York HVAC setup manufactured in 1992. The A/C has been leaking, and after some investigating it appears to be the coil drain pan.

I removed the metal covering the bottom of the...
Replies: 1
Views: 2,861
Posted By BrettK

Deck Stain Products/Brands

I've seen some strong recommendations on the forum to use an "oil-based, deep penetrating, UV protecting" stain, and specific mentions of brands like Cabot, Sikkens, Wolman, and others. And from the...
01-07-04, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,427
Posted By BrettK

Question Refinish metal casing / framing

I wasn't sure if this was the right place to pose this question, so if another forum would be better, let me know.

The home we purchased has brass/gold finishes on all the metal fixtures in the...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By BrettK

Unhappy Leaky Roof!!

I spotted a waterspot in the ceiling several days ago, and after going into the attic and checking a few times, couldn't quite figure out where it was coming from. After a rain, I thought I spotted...
02-01-01, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By BrettK

Question This seemed like the most appropriate place for...

This seemed like the most appropriate place for this question. If there's another forum that would be a better match, please let me know.

I'm curious if any of you have handled a vacation...
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