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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-03-2014, 05:26 AM
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Posted By brewer55
My HVAC guy came out a few days ago and he spent...

My HVAC guy came out a few days ago and he spent an hour troubleshooting. He could not find anything wrong and, after resetting it by pulling the power, it seemed to be working ok. All day long the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By brewer55
I just spoke with my HVAC guy and he believes...

I just spoke with my HVAC guy and he believes there is a problem and that I should be able to drop the humidity to 50% with no problem. He thinks there may be a leak with the coolant and that perhaps...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 07-18-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By brewer55
Fruit Fly Infestation

We moved to the country 7 months ago. We started out a month or so ago with a minor nuisance of fruit flies that seemed to be limited to just the kitchen. I have a garden and the harvest has been...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By brewer55
Since my post, I went outside and uncoupled the...

Since my post, I went outside and uncoupled the PVC connection at the place where the flexible hose was connected. I set the unit to 'Dry' which removes moisture/humidity from the air, and also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-18-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By brewer55
Daikin Mini-Split - Issue with Humidity

I had a Daikin mini-split system (Model FTXN09KEVJU5) installed this past February. Although the air conditioning seems to be working well (blowing cold air) and the temperature is where it should be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-27-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By brewer55
Thanks. I saw that style wrench in Home Depot...

Thanks. I saw that style wrench in Home Depot over the weekend but, it was for a much smaller canister and system.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-25-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By brewer55
Trojan UVMax Water Filtration & UV System

The house I moved into last month has as its water source a well. The previous owner had a water filtration system in the basement that he stopped using some time ago. According to him, the water is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-31-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By brewer55
Kind of defeats the purpose if you don't know...

Kind of defeats the purpose if you don't know where the circuit runs.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-30-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By brewer55
When the handle on the hydrant is turned off,...

When the handle on the hydrant is turned off, water drains from the shaft through a small hole in the base and into the ground. This is the purpose of these types of yard hydrants so that they do not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-29-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By brewer55
Freezeless Yard Hydrant - Leak

I've got a yard hydrant on my property that when fully closed, leaks. Having just moved here and not familiar with these types of spigots, I'm not sure where the adjustment should be made or, if it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-21-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By brewer55
Thanks, Neil. I've not opened the culprit GFCI...

Thanks, Neil. I've not opened the culprit GFCI yet to see if it is either wired incorrectly or needs replacing. One more item on my list of things to do.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-20-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By brewer55
I found the issue. It was a tripped GFCI on the...

I found the issue. It was a tripped GFCI on the FRONT porch. I'm thinking that it is probably going bad if I was getting a voltage reading at all when it was in the tripped position.

Anyway,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-20-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By brewer55
Yes, it does read ~120 in a good outlet. Since...

Yes, it does read ~120 in a good outlet.
Since my last post, I have done more investigating. There are 2 GFCI outlets in the garage. One controls an outside outlet (not one of the ones I'm have a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-20-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By brewer55
The house is 21 years old -- new to me. My...

The house is 21 years old -- new to me.
My first test was with a light tester (lamp on one end, 2 probes on the other). It lit up, but it was not as bright as when I tested an outlet in the house...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-19-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By brewer55
89 - 90 volts at Outlet

I just moved into a new home and have discovered that 2 separate outdoor receptacles (2 locations near each other) both weren't working. When I put an AC meter on the outlets, both showed a voltage...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-03-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By brewer55
Thanks, but since posting this morning, a friend...

Thanks, but since posting this morning, a friend came by with bigger tools than mine! He broke it loose and I'm good to go. I appreciate you jumping in with the advice though.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-03-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By brewer55
Shower Head & Elbow Replacement

We're remodeling our master bath and am down to the Moen shower parts.
I'm attempting to remove the metal elbow extension where one end is threaded for the shower head and the other threaded end...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-14-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By brewer55
Sealed Fireplace - Won't remain Lit

I've got a fireplace in my upstairs bedroom that I rarely use. It is a sealed unit (glass covers the gas logs). I am able to start it and when I press the wall plate switch it does fire up and will...
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