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12-10-19, 03:52 PM
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Posted By BatocheBob

I appreciate your input Sleeper. I have talked to...

I appreciate your input Sleeper. I have talked to several glass shops in my area and they do not deal with window inserts and suggested to make one on a custom basis would be prohibitively expensive....
12-10-19, 03:09 PM
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Views: 256
Posted By BatocheBob

Storm Window Inserts

I realize some forums have strict rules about endorsing specific products so if any member has any suggestions for my problem and cannot mention a product name I would appreciate a private message.
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08-16-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By BatocheBob

Thanks for the explanation PJmax. Your...

Thanks for the explanation PJmax. Your explanation of the element is good. it is replaced, and I am back in hot water ;-) In spite of the vendor claiming that the failure was an inevitable result of...
08-16-19, 06:58 PM
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Views: 921
Posted By BatocheBob

Thanks for the additional info. I wish I had...

Thanks for the additional info. I wish I had looked at the label on the heater to see what the rated voltage is. When I work up the courage I'll probably open up the tub and see if I can read the...
08-16-19, 03:36 PM
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Views: 921
Posted By BatocheBob

Furd, Thanks for the additional comment. I...

Furd,

Thanks for the additional comment. I have my own transformer on the service pole in the yard. I am the only one on that pole. That is 'scary' if I am to expect that kind of damage every year...
08-16-19, 03:04 PM
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Views: 921
Posted By BatocheBob

Moderator, thanks for the comment. I had a chance...

Moderator, thanks for the comment. I had a chance to inspect the failed heater element and it was clean as a whistle.

Thanks for your correction and again, sorry for the error.
08-16-19, 03:01 PM
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Views: 921
Posted By BatocheBob

Thanks Furd. I would expect it would work as you...

Thanks Furd. I would expect it would work as you explained but what the spa tech is telling me that in spite of any interlock mechanisms there is a tremendous heat build up when the pump circulation...
08-16-19, 01:23 PM
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Views: 921
Posted By BatocheBob

I just realized there is a pool forumn in the...

I just realized there is a pool forumn in the garden section. I will copy my thread into that forumn and perhaps the moderator can delete this thread. Sorry for any inconvenience.
08-16-19, 01:11 PM
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Views: 921
Posted By BatocheBob

Hot tub water heater

This may be the wrong place for this but if anyone has an answer or can re-direct me that will be appreciated.

After 13 months I have burnt out the heater on my hot tub and am told that in the...
08-11-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By BatocheBob

Thanks. Tried disabling the heater but it made no...

Thanks. Tried disabling the heater but it made no difference.
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Views: 658
Posted By BatocheBob

Thanks xSleeper. Actually the think that worries...

Thanks xSleeper. Actually the think that worries me is doing this project at all. I personally would be happy to just attempt a repair on the couple of drawer fronts that are damaged but my wife has...
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Views: 658
Posted By BatocheBob

Thanks for the quick reply Mark. I assume from...

Thanks for the quick reply Mark. I assume from your reply that as long as the fumes are not detectable it is safe to return to the home. I had it in my mind that it might be something like asbestos...
08-11-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By BatocheBob

Actually the tub has double breakers. There is...

Actually the tub has double breakers. There is the 50 amp breaker in the panel and then the GFCI breaker is located at the tub.
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Views: 658
Posted By BatocheBob

I have a further question. The contractor is...

I have a further question. The contractor is suggesting that we should re-do the cabinet boxes.frames and crown moulding with lacquer. This would require vacating the house during the painting...
08-11-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By BatocheBob

Bit of a dilemma there. if I disconnect anything...

Bit of a dilemma there. if I disconnect anything my warranty is void. On the other-hand the warranty is void if the problem is due to power issues.

I guess I have to wonder, if the unit failed due...
08-10-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By BatocheBob

Thanks Geochurchi & Joed. I am out in the country...

Thanks Geochurchi & Joed. I am out in the country so to not waste a service trip out here the hot tub guys suggested that it was probably the breaker. However if the fact that the breaker can be set...
08-10-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By BatocheBob

Faulty GFCI???

The GFCI breaker on my hot tub trips immediately after re-setting. The same breaker installed on my shop panel with no load attached re-sets OK and the test button trips the breaker like it should....
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Views: 658
Posted By BatocheBob

It is hoped that a lot of questions generates a...

It is hoped that a lot of questions generates a lot of answers and results in a well informed consumer :Wink:
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Views: 658
Posted By BatocheBob

Thanks for your reply Xsleeper. The intention is...

Thanks for your reply Xsleeper. The intention is to do the job on-site in my shop. I asked about the colour and sheen because as I said, it is not practical to do the frames, boxes and crown molding...
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Views: 658
Posted By BatocheBob

Understanding Lacquer

I'm looking to refinish my kitchen cabinets which have worn down to wood behind some of the door pulls. No idea of what type of finish is on there now but after 6 years obviously not very durable. A...
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Views: 1,341
Posted By BatocheBob

Thanks for the advice. I admit, I have to agree...

Thanks for the advice. I admit, I have to agree with marksr, I do have a small pad for my garage steps that was made from Sackcrete and it appears to be standing up well. I guess the question is; is...
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Views: 1,341
Posted By BatocheBob

Hand Mixing Concrete

How do I hand mix small batches of concrete that will stand up to freezing temperatures. Please note I will be pouring this concrete during the warm summer months but it will be placed outdoors and...
02-15-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By BatocheBob

XSleeper, the windows are locked. When the foam...

XSleeper, the windows are locked. When the foam was inserted it was laid pretty much on the center of the 2x6 studs so the foam likely covers the middle 3" of the stud and completely fills the cavity...
02-15-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By BatocheBob

I appreciate the help so far. I have talked with...

I appreciate the help so far. I have talked with the manufactures engineer and he has suggested my problem is due to improper installation but I am having a hard time accepting this as it doesn't...
02-14-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By BatocheBob

re. poor install will defeat even the best...

re. poor install will defeat even the best window. You have a good point Xsleeper That was my plan to try and get some kind of core sample. I have also reviewed some of the photos I have of the house...
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