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Thank you Norm. Appreciate it.

Thank you Norm. Appreciate it.
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Washer water shut off valve?

Hi
I always worry about the hoses on my 2nd floor washer breaking and flooding my house when I am away. The washer sits in a small closet and I have one of those washing machine trays under the...
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Thanks guys, what a great community where...

Thanks guys, what a great community where clueless guys like myself can take advantage of all your experiences!!

my problem is I don't have a clue :)

i will probably use it to clean the oil...
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thank you all. i happened to be at lowes early...

thank you all. i happened to be at lowes early morning today for another project and saw this one on sale so i bought it on impulse...
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Inexpensive shop vac recommendations and What do you use your shop vac for?

Hello
Any under $100 shop vac recommendations?

Also, how do you use your shop vac? what are some uses for such a unit? i have a 2 car garage that i thought i would use it in

I saw a 6 gallon...
05-12-20, 09:02 PM
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Ok to use extension cord with gfci outlet?

I have an electrical bidet seat (A Brondell unit that has its own water heater and fan and moving nozzles. so it needs electricity) . I installed it around 9 months ago. There is a GFCI outlet in the...
06-30-19, 07:21 PM
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Power strip on a UPS battery system?

Is it OK to use a power strip (without surge protection) to one of the surge+battery outlets on a UPS battery system? I have a cyberpower UPS with Capacity of 1300 VA / 810 W.

I currently have 1...
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Hey RonFL, I will get a hardwired model soon....

Hey RonFL, I will get a hardwired model soon. After I realized that I got the battery one, I was just too lazy and exhausted to return it and order the hard wired one. For now, my setup is:...
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Thanks RonFL. Today I found which one of the...

Thanks RonFL. Today I found which one of the smoke/CO combo detectors was the culprit making the noise. I was home and it went off again, even with a new battery. At that point I decided to...
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Posted By Jayad

Hey RonFL The house is 5 years old and I...

Hey RonFL

The house is 5 years old and I moved here around a year back. I think the alarms have not been changed. The batteries had a 2018 expiration date and I had not changed the battery on...
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Smoke/CO2 alarm going off all of a sudden

Hi
I have 2 alarms - one in the living room and one high up in the ceiling above the stairs that go upstairs. These two beep and also say "fire"

I have 3 additional alarms in the upstairs...
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Garage Door Backup Battery and Circuit Breaker Panel Switch

Hello

I have 2 questions. Not sure if I should ask both on one post

1. I have a Genie Model 1022/1024/1042 garage door opener (not sure which one. The builder left an instruction manual that...
10-26-18, 08:09 PM
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Hi Pete Yes, cookie cutter townhouse complex. ...

Hi Pete
Yes, cookie cutter townhouse complex. Builders have cut every possible corner.

And yes, the breaker is AFCI. There are only 2 AFCI breakers in the entire panel - the master bed 15A and...
10-26-18, 07:02 PM
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15A Breaker cannot handle clothes iron or electric kettle?

Hi
The 2 small bedrooms in my 4 year old house share one 15A breaker in the panel
The master bedroom has its own 15A breaker

When I plug in a 1300W electric kettle or a 1000W steam iron into any...
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#0000 steel wool worked best on the windshiled

Tried vinegar, tried barkeeper's friend soft and was able to remove only a little bit.

Tried #0000 steel wool after spraying the windshield and side window with simple green diluted solution and...
08-31-18, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Jayad

Hi Alan Pipe and wiring and electrical...

Hi Alan
Pipe and wiring and electrical connections are already there. It is a newer home and the builder put in all the connections for an AC unit There is even a readymade concrete slab for the...
08-30-18, 09:19 PM
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Posted By Jayad

So why does it cost $4600 to install a $1000 condenser?

So most of the estimates I got are from $4500 - $5000

I already have all the ductwork, electrical connections, and a gas furnace that already has a place for a coil.
They just have to install a...
08-22-18, 09:19 PM
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Thank you. The technician pretty much said the...

Thank you. The technician pretty much said the same thing. He said the AC would last a little longer than the heat pump and it may take 4-5 years or more to recover the additional cost of the heat...
08-22-18, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Jayad

Hi So I received the first quote today. ...

Hi
So I received the first quote today.

$4200 before tax for a RUUD 2.0 ton 13 seer Outdoor AC unit, Indoor coil, new thermostat , installation fees.
$5400 before tax for a RUUD 2.0 ton 14...
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Hi, I had the HVAC technician look at the system....

Hi, I had the HVAC technician look at the system. He said there is a duct that is connected to the outside that brings in outside air for ventilation (with a valve type setting), so it must have been...
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Posted By Jayad

Hi Pete If the doors and windows are not opened...

Hi Pete
If the doors and windows are not opened on a regular basis, especially in a newer house where everything is sealed tight, wouldn't the lack of a air circulation system/ventilation system...
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Thank you PjMax. I tried to run the heat...

Thank you PjMax. I tried to run the heat (without air conditioning, the inside temperature in the living room is 77 right now, and I cranked up the thermostat to 85 heat but no luck. Blower did not...
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Timed Home Ventilaton not working

Hi
I have a Ruud gas furnace and a heating system in my townhouse. Have not added an air conditioning system yet.

There is a timer attached to the outside of the furnace and it turns on the fan...
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Posted By Jayad

Sprinkler Hard Water Stain Drops on Windshield

Hi
I have off street parking and unfortunately there is a sprinkler right next to where I park my car. Over the months, half of the windshield and the passenger side window have both developed hard...
08-20-18, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Jayad

Buying Used Commercial Elliptical or Treadmill

Hi
I was thinking of buying a Precor AMT machine but a new one is around $7000 for the AMT835. I have used these machines in gyms and they are aweome. Or, I might go for a Precor Elliptical...
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