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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Blue Jay
You get a better shaped hole with the digger,...

You get a better shaped hole with the digger, using a shouvle you will have a lot bigger hole and reversed bell shape.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-04-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Blue Jay
This is NOT legal to do and is dangerous to...

This is NOT legal to do and is dangerous to utility people. If tied into the mains it needs to be on a transfer switch.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-30-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By Blue Jay
That is a 30 amp fusetron no way it would carry a...

That is a 30 amp fusetron no way it would carry a house. Could this be feeding a water heater or a heat pump? NO WAY would I try to bypass it, think it is time to call in a pro to check things out....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By Blue Jay
Trying to cap off the top of the crock might be...

Trying to cap off the top of the crock might be good for America's Funniest Home Video's but that is about all. With what you stated about the size of the current one and the forcast I would just go...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 04-12-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By Blue Jay
Never did put cement around any post we set on...

Never did put cement around any post we set on the farm and they lasted several years.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-03-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By Blue Jay
I have a similar looking unit in one of our...

I have a similar looking unit in one of our toilets, if you just push the handle slowly it will hold open until you release but if you push quick it will just use about of the water in the tank.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-01-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Blue Jay
Should be a reset button someplace around the...

Should be a reset button someplace around the control's, try that and see if it will fire. If the burner does light but goes out shortly the flame sensor is bad, if the burner does NOT light sounds...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-01-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Blue Jay
Sounds like the pig tail or the outlet is not...

Sounds like the pig tail or the outlet is not wired correctly. Time to get the volt meter out.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Blue Jay
First off I would locate a plumbing supply house...

First off I would locate a plumbing supply house instead of home depot. If there is no brand on the canister's try to get an outside diameter or get a strap wrench (think oil filter) at an auto parts...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-10-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,563
Posted By Blue Jay
Thought you were trying to get light to see by. I...

Thought you were trying to get light to see by. I don't go for Wow factor just practicably. And yes I still use incandescent bulbs.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,563
Posted By Blue Jay
I have 3 closets setup that way, did it when...

I have 3 closets setup that way, did it when building so it was easier to install. Ran the wire thru a regular switch so if I need to work on the push button I could turn the power off that way. Two...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-09-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Blue Jay
Good chance it could, don't think I will try it...

Good chance it could, don't think I will try it to check out. By the way it won't stay lit very long, about like a flash bulb.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-01-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Blue Jay
If the bottom was wired for always hot then it...

If the bottom was wired for always hot then it has another feed than the switch, if he just replaces the outlet then he would be back feeding the other wired when the switch is on. NOT a good idea,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-06-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By Blue Jay
I have an older Coleman PowerMate 4K that serves...

I have an older Coleman PowerMate 4K that serves me well with no trouble, not a pure sine wave but still clean AC. Ran it straight for 6 days keeping furnace, sump pump, deep freeze, refrigerator and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By Blue Jay
Yes that would be the safe way to do it. Now if...

Yes that would be the safe way to do it. Now if your generator has a very noisy output (ie AC not sound) it might be a problem. Hook it up and try it out before you need it for real.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-23-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Blue Jay
You need a check valve in the pump discharge line...

You need a check valve in the pump discharge line so water will only go 1 way.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-10-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By Blue Jay
Looks like they just used a 3 way for a single. I...

Looks like they just used a 3 way for a single. I have one at another house that used to be on a 3 way but the second switch was removed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-10-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Blue Jay
I just leave them outside into the cold weather...

I just leave them outside into the cold weather kills any that would be left.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-09-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Blue Jay
Looks like some of the stuff I had in our old...

Looks like some of the stuff I had in our old farm house, I think it was a felt type strip and was glued in place with maby a few small nails.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-04-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,230
Posted By Blue Jay
The inducer motor is for combustion air, the one...

The inducer motor is for combustion air, the one at the bottom is what moves the air through the furnace into the living area.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Computers and Electronics 10-31-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Blue Jay
Well at least now you can read the fine print;)

Well at least now you can read the fine print;)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-10-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Blue Jay
Sounds like a leak between the check valve and...

Sounds like a leak between the check valve and the pump. When the pump shuts off the leak lets air into the pipe and when the pump turns on again it pushes the air into your plumbing system. Take the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-06-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By Blue Jay
First off logs do NOT have an R value but are...

First off logs do NOT have an R value but are classed as thermal mass, with only a 4" log it won't be much. In floor radiant would heat thru out but recovery time would be a lot longer than a flame...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-06-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By Blue Jay
As Joe D says check across both wires for 240V if...

As Joe D says check across both wires for 240V if you have that check across the upper element for the same. No light behind the reset button. with a cold tank the upper element comes on first until...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 09-16-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By Blue Jay
Will try to come up with some. It was done in my...

Will try to come up with some. It was done in my head while building our log home.
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