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01-23-20, 08:20 AM
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Posted By sftong

Thanks Roughneck. Since we already have...

Thanks Roughneck.

Since we already have this MERV 10 and it causes the temperature limit switch to turn off the furnace, I am thinking to use it during the summer air-conditioning time. However,...
01-22-20, 11:09 AM
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Views: 636
Posted By sftong

It's a merv 10 filter, bought from Amazon...

It's a merv 10 filter, bought from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PVVC8O/

Now think about it, my wife bought this package 1st time this year. It was usually MERV 8 in the past, which...
01-22-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By sftong

I am not a pro, and have neither the tool nor...

I am not a pro, and have neither the tool nor knowledge to measure the heat rise over heat exchanger.

Guess it's time to pay big bucks for a pro?
01-22-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By sftong

All right, I have replaced the Capacitor, and the...

All right, I have replaced the Capacitor, and the issue still remain, i.e. thermostat intermittently shut off. Actually, after the blower start to run, thermostat shut off at about 1 minute 30...
01-14-20, 06:14 AM
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Views: 636
Posted By sftong

Furnace Blower Replacement

Hello Helpers,

I think my 20-years furnace blower is going out. The model is GE 5KCP39LG V569BS, which is a 0.5 HP 1075 rpm with capacitor starter. Since this is no longer on market, I wonder...
10-12-18, 01:31 PM
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Views: 442
Posted By sftong

Water proofing basement wall before finish basement?

Hello Helpers,

My house was built in 2000 in Central Ohio. Blocked cement basement. No water issue, no humidity. Some efflorescence was observed mainly close to bottom of wall meeting the...
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Views: 365
Posted By sftong

Bathroom Fan suddenly Quiter

Hello, my master bathroom exhaust fan of 18 years suddenly becomes quieter! It still run, just with Less noise. I took down the fan grille, and can see the exhaust fan running.

Does it mean the...
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Views: 898
Posted By sftong

Thank you Vic. My only concern with force...

Thank you Vic.

My only concern with force fittings of the deformed pipe, is that would there be small water leak over time, even with the PVC glue?

The pipe deformation was caused by tree...
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Views: 898
Posted By sftong

External Drain Pipe Repair Advice

Hello Helpers, I have an external drain pipe that collects the rain water from gutter and drain it to the street. Not only it was broken by the tree roots, its shape was sort of deformed into an oval...
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Views: 402
Posted By sftong

External Foundation crack, But no inside crack

Hello Helpers,

I have a small vertical crack outside of my basement foundation (block cement), width about 1/8 inch and about 1 feet in length. There is no crack inside of the basement, and there...
07-25-14, 10:41 AM
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Views: 9,723
Posted By sftong

Thanks A lot ZoesDad. The more I think about...

Thanks A lot ZoesDad.

The more I think about this, the more tricky it seems. I have the gas torch for soldering, plus the little cutter you shown. I did the kitchen copper pipe once, but that was...
07-23-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,723
Posted By sftong

Thanks Furd. On closer inspection of another...

Thanks Furd.

On closer inspection of another picture I just took, it looks like there is a thread on it. so it is a threaded one?

So, please excuse me for my novice skills. Assuming it is...
07-22-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,723
Posted By sftong

Thanks Vic and Furd. It seems like there is a...

Thanks Vic and Furd. It seems like there is a weird thing going on this board, that you would see 2 versions of thread and replies, depending if you login or as a guest!

Anyway, my follow up...
07-21-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,723
Posted By sftong

Thanks Furd. You are exactly right! I forgot...

Thanks Furd.

You are exactly right! I forgot to disconnect the hose last winter. Did not realize there would be damage even with valve/spigot at off position.

I am attaching the picture here --...
07-20-14, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,723
Posted By sftong

External Faucet Woodford Model 17

Hello helpers, I have an external faucet made of Woodford model 17, and it leaks water when I open it. There is no water leakage when shut.

Worse is, the water actually leaked into my basement...
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