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07-12-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By mvoong

R-22 or R-410? help with HVAC company

Hello,
Does anyone know how to find out if your HVAC system uses R-22 or R-410? I was told to check the label, but the system is over 20 years old (I think) so over the years the label has become...
07-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By mvoong

Thank you for the quick replies. The blower does...

Thank you for the quick replies. The blower does seem to be working ok, so I guess I'll need to hire a professional to check the refrigerant. Thanks again!!!
07-11-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By mvoong

ice on my AC evaporator coil

Hi,
Just wondering, what could be the problem for my home HVAC system. When I turn on the air conditioning system, the cool air doesn't seem to be strong enough to cool the house. Inside, I find...
06-08-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By mvoong

It's not leaking, so I guess vinegar should be...

It's not leaking, so I guess vinegar should be ok. I'm not sure what other option I have other than get a new pan
06-08-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By mvoong

Rusty condensate pan

Hi,
Is this HVAC/condensate pan salvageable? I don't see any holes/leaks, so I plan to just clean off the rust. I've read somewhere online that I could clean it up with vinegar, but then I've also...
04-07-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for all the advice! Eventually I was...

Thanks for all the advice!
Eventually I was able to rip out the stump with a shovel, axe for the thick roots, saw, and farm jack. Surprisingly, the axe helped a lot!

Now, I have a stump disposal...
03-29-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By mvoong

farm jack tree stump

Hi,
Got a pretty big tree stump in my backyard as you can see in the pictures below. I saw this video about using a farm jack to remove the tree stump. Looks pretty simple, but everything on youtube...
02-10-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By mvoong

Thanks! I didn't realize I could use the car jack...

Thanks! I didn't realize I could use the car jack for the post. I did a search and found a whole bunch of youtube videos for it. The posts aren't in concrete so it doesn't look too hard to pull them...
02-08-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By mvoong

Clearing the way for DIY Fence

Hi,
Just wanted some advice on how to clear my backyard so I can start a DIY wooden fence. Here's a picture of my backyard:

yard.jpg...
08-13-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for the responses. I live in Toronto,...

Thanks for the responses. I live in Toronto, Canada. When I first got the place, it had a unmaintained lawn. I mowed the lawn a few times and got tired of that, so I though I'd mulch the lawn and...
08-12-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By mvoong

No maintenance backyard ideas?

Hi,
I have a pretty big sized backyard about 600sq feet. I'm not into gardening and I don't like mowing the lawn. Is there any no maintenance (or low maintenance) backyard landscaping ideas that...
02-06-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for all your help for my first back splash...

Thanks for all your help for my first back splash project. Here's the finished product: Backsplash (https://photos.app.goo.gl/G3bPMDxBhTcFB1Et8)

Now I just need to put sealer on the grout and...
01-31-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By mvoong

The place is pretty old. I think it was built in...

The place is pretty old. I think it was built in the 1930's. I'm not sure if they even put exterior waterproofing back then, but thanks for the advice.

Also, thanks for the tips on attachment...
01-30-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By mvoong

It's in the basement, so I'm assuming its just...

It's in the basement, so I'm assuming its just earth on the other side of the brick. Its an old place, so the exterior of the brick probably isn't waterproof. Could that be the problem?
01-28-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for the advice! I think I've found the...

Thanks for the advice!
I think I've found the gardz product, which is also a primer.
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.zinsser-gardz-primer-sealer--916ml.1000833048.html

This will be my first...
01-28-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By mvoong

preparing for backsplash

Hi,
After removing a peel and stick backsplash and some of the paint came off with it and the wall is showing what looks like the paper part of the drywall
...
01-28-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By mvoong

It's brick and insulation behind the drywall. ...

It's brick and insulation behind the drywall. Does the fact that it's winter have to do with cracks?

P.S. This is unrelated, but I'm unable to attach anymore pictures. Any idea on how to remove...
01-27-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By mvoong

cracks and bubbles in wall?

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone can tell me where these cracks and paint bubbles are coming from in my basement walls? Is there something I need to fix?

Thanks!

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12-05-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By mvoong

soldering controller board

Hi,
Kenmore oven wasn't turning on, so after opening it up I noticed a burned out connection on the controller board of my Kenmore oven. If you look at my pictures, the plastic has melted and...
07-30-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By mvoong

ok, makes sense. Thanks for the quick reply

ok, makes sense. Thanks for the quick reply
07-30-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By mvoong

ok thanks! Another idea was to use perforated...

ok thanks!
Another idea was to use perforated joint tape and spackle, but I'm not sure if it would hold. Especially when winter comes.
...
07-30-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By mvoong

fill in gap from wood rot

Hi,
Noticed some wood rot near the entranceway and started picking away at the soft parts till it came out. Though now I have this hole that I need to fill in.

The first picture is where I...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By mvoong

Remove paint from concrete area

Hi,
Any advice on how to remove paint from a 36 square foot concrete outdoor space. I tried scraping, sanding and using my hose to remove most of the paint, but there's still a lot left. Is there...
11-19-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for the tip, Walleye Hunter and Handyone! ...

Thanks for the tip, Walleye Hunter and Handyone! I'll look into checking the pH of my water and trying out an oscillating tool to cut the pipe.
11-17-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By mvoong

I have figured out that since the pipes are so...

I have figured out that since the pipes are so close to the wall, I'll have to use a sawzall to cut it. The pipe width is 1.5 inches, so I couldn't find one of those cutting wheel tools for that...
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