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09-25-20, 11:46 AM
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Posted By cdrat

Thanks, worth a try! Have you tried this before?

Thanks, worth a try! Have you tried this before?
09-24-20, 11:50 AM
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Thanks, I think you are right. The company says...

Thanks, I think you are right. The company says it has to be tightly clamped and then calibrated. Makes sense. Only other way I can think of is temperature change, and since I am interested in cold...
09-24-20, 10:45 AM
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Posted By cdrat

Non-Invasive Water Flow Monitor Streamlabs

I am trying to separate some water supplies (for monitoring) and am trying to figure out a way to do it without putting shut-off valves on every line. I was thinking of getting a streamlabs monitor...
09-24-20, 10:39 AM
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Posted By cdrat

Just to chime in. I have used the flo on my 3...

Just to chime in. I have used the flo on my 3 unit building and it has been both a blessing and an irritation. It tests the system every night (a very quick test), monitors the temperature and...
09-06-20, 10:36 AM
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Views: 162
Posted By cdrat

Thanks, I guess we will see.

Thanks, I guess we will see.
09-06-20, 09:31 AM
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Posted By cdrat

Oil-Based Paint for Metal Balconies

I have a 100 year old 3 story building in DC with large steel balconies on the back. I partially painted it a few years ago with Rust-oleum Rust Reformer covered with Oil-Based Rustoleum Alkyd (last...
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Views: 270
Posted By cdrat

Well, this thread may be closing. I unplugged all...

Well, this thread may be closing. I unplugged all the components under the washing machine and plugged it in, the idea was that I would then plug it into the gfci and if it did not trip, plug...
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Views: 270
Posted By cdrat

Great, when connected to a regular outlet, it all...

Great, when connected to a regular outlet, it all lights up, but since plumbing and drain were disconnected, I did not run. So what should I look for next? Are you thinking that there is a ground...
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Views: 270
Posted By cdrat

Well, I woke up this morning thinking,"duh" maybe...

Well, I woke up this morning thinking,"duh" maybe the outlet is getting wet from all the countertop corona-19 washing. Plugged it in to another gfci outlet, but no, still tripped immediately.
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Views: 270
Posted By cdrat

Thanks Pete, I just looked for resistance in...

Thanks Pete,
I just looked for resistance in those same three areas, no reading.

I may just be over my head.
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Posted By cdrat

I also checked the capacitor showing, and it was...

I also checked the capacitor showing, and it was in spec and not shorted.
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Posted By cdrat

OK, I was delayed because the shut-off was...

OK, I was delayed because the shut-off was broken, so I had to do a little plumbing before I could continue. I have opened the back and tested the heater and everything else I can reach, no...
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Views: 270
Posted By cdrat

Thanks so Much!! That is exactly the type of info...

Thanks so Much!! That is exactly the type of info I need. I will be pulling it tomorrow and let you know the results of my test.
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Posted By cdrat

Thanks Much. Yes, I separated the circuits and...

Thanks Much. Yes, I separated the circuits and ran (tripped) the dishwasher alone (with a new GFCI). I will let you know if I find anything, once I pull it out and start looking around.
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Posted By cdrat

Dishwasher Immediately Trips GFCI

I have an Asko D3432 XL US that has an "on" switch and then a separate button to start a cycle. When the "on" button is pushed the GFCI immediately trips. I have changed out the GFCI (found it wired...
05-13-20, 04:36 PM
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Views: 218
Posted By cdrat

Thanks, That is what I was initially thinking....

Thanks, That is what I was initially thinking. And I know that that would satisfy the manufacturer's requirement. Then I did a couple calculations and realized that 100 ft of 1/2" pipe/tubing would...
05-13-20, 11:58 AM
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Posted By cdrat

Zero Waste too close to Water Heater

I installed a Watts Premier Zero Waste RO system 2 years ago and am very happy with it. As some of you know, they require that the system be installed 25' from the hot water heater. My understanding...
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Views: 509
Posted By cdrat

Good Point. I should have been more clear. The...

Good Point. I should have been more clear. The pilot light goes out, I replace the transformer and it comes on when needed.

I have not tested them. There something that you think I may be missing?...
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Views: 509
Posted By cdrat

Great, done. Still more work to do. When it gets...

Great, done. Still more work to do. When it gets installed we will look for shorts first.
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Views: 509
Posted By cdrat

Thanks, not too much. I will figure this out. ...

Thanks, not too much. I will figure this out.

I will start looking for a short. Perhaps this would be a good investment?
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Views: 509
Posted By cdrat

Thanks, here is what we have done. ...

Thanks, here is what we have done.

1)Replaced bad pump motor.
2)The pilot light went out, we cleaned the thermocouple and the nozzle.
3)The pilot light went out again, we replaced the...
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Views: 509
Posted By cdrat

Great, thanks, I will check. It has been...

Great, thanks, I will check.

It has been running for a few years with no problem. Assuming it is hooked up correctly, what should I check next?

Does it make sense that my pilot light is going...
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Views: 509
Posted By cdrat

The transformer that is blowing is outside the...

The transformer that is blowing is outside the aquastat.

I will have to look into "You need to make sure the valve open/pump start switching line is not connected to the zone valve...
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Views: 509
Posted By cdrat

Why are my transformers blowing?

I have a Peerless Gem-175a-wc with three Honeywell V8043F1036 zone valves. The other day the motor on the circulator went and I replaced it with the motor from the last pump that I had saved. 4 or...
04-07-20, 04:08 PM
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Views: 201
Posted By cdrat

Pretty Clear it isPerennial Sow Thistle ...

Pretty Clear it isPerennial Sow Thistle
https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/weeds/perennial-sowthistle.html

Thanks for the help.
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