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Question Is a 20' Dryer Exhaust Run Normal? (3.5" PVC)

Laundry room is in the middle-ish of the house. We frequently have issues getting a load of clothes dry, even after purchasing a new dryer. Sometimes 3 cycles before load is dry.

Weve...
12-19-19, 01:53 AM
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Posted By keith204

Great, thanks for all the advice. Lots to think...

Great, thanks for all the advice. Lots to think about and I'm looking forward to hearing what he has to say. I have no problem being firm about not committing to anything. Thanks for the pointers...
12-18-19, 01:59 PM
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Posted By keith204

I'm not a pro, but I'm probably more than an avid...

I'm not a pro, but I'm probably more than an avid DIYer...with little experience working with windows.

Can I just measure the openings myself and at least figure what each window will cost?
12-18-19, 01:31 PM
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Posted By keith204

What To Expect from a Renewal By Andersen Consultation?

Got a flyer, (company website name removed) and looks legit. Called and scheduled a consultation for them to give us some estimates on window replacements.

They are pretty adamant that my wife and...
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My experience is...commonly, yes...and maybe the...

My experience is...commonly, yes...and maybe the noise I'm hearing is related to bearings. I have some tiny motors that make noise without anything attached to the shaft. Certain ceiling fans are...
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Posted By keith204

You have good points in your comment about how...

You have good points in your comment about how fans don't actually cool the air. Reading back through my original post, I mentioned the room getting hot, which implied that I wanted to make the room...
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Posted By keith204

Thanks for the input. Air movement noise makes...

Thanks for the input. Air movement noise makes sense.

Yesterday I tried an AC fan speed controller box on 2 duct-style fans (became very noisy/whiny), as well as a 20" Lasko box fan. The Lasko...
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Posted By keith204

I do not care if it sits on the desk or not. I...

I do not care if it sits on the desk or not. I figure any vibration will be a noise issue there. My plan is to set it on the floor.
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Posted By keith204

Motor that makes no noise? Designing a desk fan for a recording area.

My 5' x 5' closet is my home office, wardrobe, and partial maker space, 3D printer, and prototyping areas. It's a sweet space, but gets a bit stuffy when the door is closed.

Lately I've been...
10-22-18, 10:48 AM
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Posted By keith204

Thanks for the replies. I'm going with a...

Thanks for the replies. I'm going with a selector switch:


Left: Battery power
Center: Off
Right: Regulated


That way, when the charger is hooked up and the supply is 14.4V, I can...
10-22-18, 10:41 AM
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Posted By keith204

This probably highlights my reason for this post....

This probably highlights my reason for this post. The rule of thumb makes sense as a rule of thumb, but a rule of thumb doesn't take into account various types of regulators (switching, linear,...
10-22-18, 10:24 AM
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Posted By keith204

Really? There's a lot of good advice in...

Really?

There's a lot of good advice in this thread for sure. Which advice am I failing to listen to that you think is unfortunate?

If it's about whether or not 12V LED strips can tolerate...
10-19-18, 12:22 AM
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Posted By keith204

I like option 1 with the 24V. Thanks for...

I like option 1 with the 24V.

Thanks for all the advice. You answered my question: no. No simple way of capping this at 12V. At this point, things are fine at 11V. I'll continue to monitor...
10-18-18, 03:49 PM
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Posted By keith204

This is sort of beside the point, but for future...

This is sort of beside the point, but for future internet people who come across this thread....

I have lived long enough to see the effects of even 12V on a typical LED strip. They do not...
10-17-18, 07:35 PM
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Posted By keith204

From what I can tell, it's a step-down regulator....

From what I can tell, it's a step-down regulator. Here are the specs that also agree with the sticker that 12-24V is an acceptable input range.

Specifications:
Input voltage: 24V DC
Input...
10-17-18, 07:06 PM
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Posted By keith204

Puzzle: Ensuring 12V from a 12V Deep Cycle Battery

I'm putting LED lights and an exhaust fan, and a small inverter in a small 5x8 cargo trailer for the purpose of camping convenience.

Objective:
I'd like to tame my Deep Cycle Battery's voltage...
10-08-18, 08:06 PM
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Posted By keith204

100 Watt Solar Panel, Box Trailer - Which Battery?

This will be my second solar project. I put a 30W panel and 12V18Ah battery in a shed 3 years ago and that has worked perfect.

Now, I'm running lights and an exhaust fan in a cargo trailer, and...
06-06-18, 02:15 PM
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Posted By keith204

First Time Water Softener Buyer - General or Specific Advice?

I have a fairly deep understanding of most aspects of houses and the things that make them tick, but I am a complete newbie to the confusing world of water softeners.

Looking at Lowes.com, I see...
10-31-17, 10:04 AM
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Posted By keith204

Thanks for the replies. I put the ceiling...

Thanks for the replies. I put the ceiling shelves over the garage door but the OSB is original to the house.

I'm aware of the worthless crap danger, as well as reasons that people go down that...
10-31-17, 08:27 AM
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Posted By keith204

If you are referring to a properly ventilated...

If you are referring to a properly ventilated tarp, then that's exactly what I'm after.
10-31-17, 01:57 AM
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Posted By keith204

Whoops I forgot to add the YouTube link. ...

Whoops I forgot to add the YouTube link.

Yes its open at the top, and it spans an open space with no load bearing walls or posts beneath.

https://youtu.be/718W6o5QAKk
10-30-17, 08:22 PM
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Posted By keith204

OSB Divider in Attic - Use Space Beyond?

I spy a nice bit of attic space that I badly want to use. However, there's an OSB barrier blocking me from getting to it. What are some options to make this space usable for organized storage?

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10-11-17, 10:24 AM
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Posted By keith204

That answers my question. I have had the same...

That answers my question. I have had the same concerns about an adapter being dangerous, so I had plans of adding bright orange warning labels all over it. But, your note about using a dedicated...
10-11-17, 08:35 AM
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Posted By keith204

110v-240v AC/DC Power Supply to USA 240v Socket?

I have a 240v socket near my band saw, as well as AC/DC power supplies rated 110-240v. Assuming I get an adapter (adapter, not transformer), is this compatible?

From what I can tell, yes. But,...
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Posted By keith204

Staining newish deck with mildew

In November/December I built a deck. Treated decking. I planned on staining it first thing in the Spring, but we haven't had enough dry days that align with my schedule until now.

In the...
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