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10-17-11, 07:20 PM
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Negative. Places in the house are not next to...

Negative. Places in the house are not next to each other. No apparnt rhyme or reason.
10-17-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,422
Posted By fishkat

NJ Trooper- When we first began noticing this...

NJ Trooper-
When we first began noticing this low hum, my first thought was the new city water pumping station up on the hill behind us. Yep, we are <0.5 miles from a relatively new city water...
10-17-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,422
Posted By fishkat

Low-frequency humming

We have a fairly constant low-frequency drone, or hum, in our 2-story, four bedroom house. It is mostly perceptible at night, although I do hear it frequently during all hours, and is more prevelent...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By fishkat

Simple extension cord question

I'm trying to hardwire a new ventilation hood wired with one black wire and one white wire and one green wire to a three prong extension cord that I cut. The extension cord has one green wire, which...
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Views: 6,922
Posted By fishkat

GE Monogram wall oven cooling fan

We just purchased, and had installed, a new GE Monogram 27" convection wall oven. So far, we really like it except for one thing. The cooling fan runs from the moment the oven is turned on until at...
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Views: 2,967
Posted By fishkat

Question GE Monogram wall oven problem

We have a 14 year old GE Monogram 27" wall oven (model#ZEK735WP3WG). Beginning a week ago, whenever we turn the oven on and set to preheat/bake, the oven will come on for a few minutes, then shut...
06-26-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By fishkat

Question Condensor power surge

Whenever our neighbors' (and our own) outdoor A/C condensor kicks on, we get a power surge that briefly "dims", or flickers, any lights that happen to be on at the time. Why would that happen when...
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By fishkat

Thought of that. Brand new '06 Infiniti G35, 2500...

Thought of that. Brand new '06 Infiniti G35, 2500 miles....
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By fishkat

Question Windshield repair

Our windshield got hit hard by a good-size rock on the freeway yesterday, leaving a small "gouge". Not a crack, but a very noticeable, and annoying, chink in the glass. I took it to a local auto...
09-27-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,242
Posted By fishkat

Question "Snapping" burner switch

Our 5-burner gas stove-top has one burner starter that "snaps" intermittantly when we turn on any of the other remaining burners. No gas comes out, just a snapping spark, as if the burner had been...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,283
Posted By fishkat

Question Removing single handle faucet

I have a leaky kitchen faucet (Moen single handle, 7400 series) and I would like to replace both the cartridge and o-rings. Following the simple instructions, I removed the handle cap which exposed...
06-20-05, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,207
Posted By fishkat

Question Typical water pressure?

Can someone please tell me what the average 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2400 sq.ft., single family home's typical water pressure should be set at? I've heard various psi's mentioned. Also, how would one...
Replies: 2
Views: 7,762
Posted By fishkat

Question Fluid in struts?

Dumb question #1. Do shocks/struts have any fluid in them or are they filled with air? #2. If filled with fluid, what fluid is normally used? Would it be petroleum based? Would the strut eventually...
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By fishkat

Gas leak or what?

Here's a good one for ya'll. Filled gas tank at station. Got home, pulled into the garage, got out. Smelled gasoline. Looked back into driveway/street. Trail of liquid followed car into garage. Rapid...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By fishkat

Question Cleaning gas fireplace chimney

I know that it's important to have a woodburning fireplace chimney inspected/cleaned each spring, but I'd be interested to know how often a gas burning fireplace chimney should be looked at or...
03-01-05, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,237
Posted By fishkat

Question Retro-fit window

This may be a dumb question, but can someone please explain to me what a "retro-fit" window replacement is versus new "construction"? Also, what is involved in the process of "glazing" a window with...
02-24-05, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,765
Posted By fishkat

Cracked double pane window

We have a 3-foot diameter, semi-circle, double pain window that has suddenly developed a 10 inch crack from the base to about halfway up the middle of the window for no apparent reason. I have a...
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By fishkat

Non-refective HDTV screen

I'm beginning to educate myself on HDTV's, as I'm in the market. Need any possible input/advice on what kinds of HDTV's offer the least reflection capabilities, as our living room is open and bright,...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,467
Posted By fishkat

Question Burning smell from wheels

I've been experiencing a strange "burning" smell coming from what I think is the wheel wells of my '95 Camry after driving for 15-20 miles and parking in my garage. Had new dealer break pads...
11-19-04, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,845
Posted By fishkat

Question Space between fence planks

Recently had a nice cedar plank fence built with redwood trim. During a period of low humidity last week, fairly large spaces between the planks began showing up that weren't there previously. Will...
11-03-04, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,797
Posted By fishkat

I needed to add an additional question. Does new...

I needed to add an additional question. Does new wood need to be sealed right away or should one wait 4-6 months for it to dry? I've heard both from different sources. thanks-
fishkat
11-03-04, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,797
Posted By fishkat

Re: Protecting/Preserving wood fence

I, too, am interested in water sealing our new redwood/cedar fence. The earlier thread offered some excellent information, however, I'd be interested in learning if anyone can suggest a specific...
10-27-04, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,001
Posted By fishkat

Question GFI problems

Our 12-year-old, three bathroom house inexplicably has one GFI outlet in the master bathroom and that one is connected to the other "regular" outlets in the other two bathrooms. That seems to be a...
04-21-04, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,193
Posted By fishkat

Thank you, Sharp Advice. I'll keep working at...

Thank you, Sharp Advice. I'll keep working at it.....
Forum: Water Heaters
04-21-04, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,049
Posted By fishkat

Pressure relief valve II

I forgot to mention that it is a gas heater. Water pressure is normal. Heater is 3 years old. Never had a drip previous to this. I cannot remove/replace valve as drain pipe is sweated in to valve...
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