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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By kok328
You do realize that your wires could be backwards...

You do realize that your wires could be backwards and the light will still work ?
For a safe installation, you need to know which one is hot.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC Yesterday, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By kok328
Based on the above data, it appears that your a...

Based on the above data, it appears that your a few pounds/ounces short on R22.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By kok328
you will have to at least troubleshoot it and...

you will have to at least troubleshoot it and perform some diagnostics on it to determine the problem and cost of repair before investing in a new one.
Is this gas or electric?
What does fiddling...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-20-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By kok328
it would be better overall to fix the problem. ...

it would be better overall to fix the problem.
install ice/water shield to code for your area
ensure proper ventilation and balance (i.e.- too much ridge vent, not enough soffit venting, insulation...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By kok328
As long as the box that you attached to is a true...

As long as the box that you attached to is a true ceiling fan box, solidly attached and not just a regular J-box, then it looks like the wifey is gettin' a new fan.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-18-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By kok328
If your lucky, you can find someone to haul it...

If your lucky, you can find someone to haul it away for the scrap value.
I surely would not put any money into it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-17-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By kok328
they can be unscrewed (either CW or CCW). If you...

they can be unscrewed (either CW or CCW). If you can't get them unscrewed then cut them off.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By kok328
unscrew them or leave them there and mount the...

unscrew them or leave them there and mount the new light onto them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By kok328
meter the voltage to the blower motor and see...

meter the voltage to the blower motor and see what your voltage is when the motor drops out. This will tell you if the motor is shutting down based on voltage or thermal overload in which case, you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By kok328
too high up to be "ice damming", gotta be...

too high up to be "ice damming", gotta be exhausting something into the attic, possibly soffit vents are covered with insulation ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-14-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By kok328
Seems like the difference is that the first...

Seems like the difference is that the first contractor wants to bring in the material and fab the ducts onsite. The second contractor is going to used ready-made ducts (i.e.- less labor).
The only...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By kok328
rent a power auger, you'll be happy you did. My...

rent a power auger, you'll be happy you did. My post hole digging days are long gone, only augers from now on.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-12-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By kok328
The horizontal filters only need to be changed...

The horizontal filters only need to be changed every 5 years as long as you maintain stages 1-3.
Have a look here:
http://www.freshwatersystems.com/c-238-ro-membranes.aspx

I think I have another...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-10-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By kok328
Until it is dry.

Until it is dry.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-07-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By kok328
A little caulk, paint and lipstick and your good...

A little caulk, paint and lipstick and your good to go.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-04-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By kok328
Most of us just back feed the breaker panel with...

Most of us just back feed the breaker panel with a small generator until the power comes back on.
I went through my breaker panel and made sure all my necessities are on one leg and then just back...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-04-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By kok328
How much was his initial outlay in $ ? ...

How much was his initial outlay in $ ?

There's no denying that you will see an immediate reduction in cost of utilities but, how long will it take to get your total investment back?

As far as I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-03-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By kok328
Generators are for survival mode. Well pump,...

Generators are for survival mode. Well pump, sump pump, a light and heat & fridge. Get or measure the ratings on these devices and do the math to get the total wattage or amperage. Buy a generator...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By kok328
I used to work for a solar panel manufacturer and...

I used to work for a solar panel manufacturer and the saying was "you'll be dead before you see a payback on your investment".
20 years is the break even point on a solar installation.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-01-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By kok328
Appears to be a standard garage door with a very...

Appears to be a standard garage door with a very nice decorative finish.
With that being said, I'm sure there are a few of us here that have installed a garage door or two.
Any particular questions...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-01-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By kok328
a 28" door will fit fine with the exception of...

a 28" door will fit fine with the exception of the height. Cut back some drywall, raise the door header and you should be in business. I know, easier said than done.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-01-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By kok328
You should be fine. Use a masonry bit, hammer...

You should be fine. Use a masonry bit, hammer drill optional for this small amount of holes. Optionally, put down a bead of construction adhesive and set your track in the bead and let it set up.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 07-24-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By kok328
depending on how this manufacturer decided how to...

depending on how this manufacturer decided how to manage the water from a defrost cycle, it could be just a hole in the drip pan.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-24-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By kok328
Never used one like that before, you must have...

Never used one like that before, you must have some large sq. footage to remove, to be needing something like that.
Looks similar to the sanding machines they use to finish basketball courts.
I you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-22-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By kok328
I prefer a 3/4" full port ball valve versus a...

I prefer a 3/4" full port ball valve versus a gate valve.
Last year I had a contractor doing a boiler PM and he test the pressure valve on the holding tank. I waited a few days to see if the leak...
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