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DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 05-04-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By edlank
If the polyurethane ripped between two...

If the polyurethane ripped between two revolutions of the wire coil without anything to cause high local stresses, I am pretty sure suturing it will cause very high stresses at each suture puncture...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-04-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By edlank
I bought the replacement electronics and wall...

I bought the replacement electronics and wall controller. The new Intellitouch III uses RF signals. It should be less sensitive to a spike over the power line. So far, so good.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-30-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By edlank
Bud, I would have thought removal of the rod...

Bud, I would have thought removal of the rod after a few years would have been wise. If it were mine, I would be concerned that it would be my chain saw that found the rod if it cannot be found.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-27-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By edlank
Repairing flexible clear polyurethane spiral hose

I have a chipper/shredder/vacuum that has a 10' by 6" spiral clear polyurethane hose for vacuuming flower beds, that has split about 1' from one end. I saw the receipt from the original owner, and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-22-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By edlank
Your ">" sign was confusing when I first looked...

Your ">" sign was confusing when I first looked at your response. Thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-22-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By edlank
Out of the circuit, the apparently overheated...

Out of the circuit, the apparently overheated resistor is 440 ohms, the same as in circuit. It appears to be wire wound. It is about 1/4" diameter and 1.25" long.

The resistance of the motor is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-20-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By edlank
Casablanca intellitouch receiver

My 2008 Casablanca Ventura fan has died. The W32 wall switch works, but neither fan or light work. The RMM circuit board says RMM4. It has 2 power resistors. One says 8W3K and, in circuit,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-17-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,339
Posted By edlank
For these electricians, that is right. A few...

For these electricians, that is right. A few seconds of cutting would have saved me hours, and avoided the horrible air infiltration this house had before I got back to fixing this.

Since then, I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,339
Posted By edlank
I could not settle for the foam solution alone. ...

I could not settle for the foam solution alone. The first picture is what I found after taking off one piece of siding. It shows how well someone's hammer works. The sheathing had vapor barrier on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-17-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 905
Posted By edlank
"Sloppy" valve needs turns to flow

The hot valve in one bathroom faucet requires 1 1/4 turns before the water starts to flow, and another 1/2 turn to get medium flow. The cold water valve gives good flow at 1/4 turn. I have had both...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-30-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,906
Posted By edlank
Is the kitchen tile floor really on a concrete...

Is the kitchen tile floor really on a concrete slab? No framing and crawlspace under there?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-26-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,061
Posted By edlank
Underground Wire to Shed with Concrete Floor

I am starting to think about building an equipment shed with a concrete floor and expect to want to dig a trench to run electric wires. Would it be standard to assemble the conduit with an elbow to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-26-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,896
Posted By edlank
How should underground wire penetrate the house...

How should underground wire penetrate the house wall below ground? What I found was UF wire sealed in the composite concrete block heading out to the yard totally unprotected. I carefully dug it up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-08-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By edlank
I reconsidered combining the drain lines. I sent...

I reconsidered combining the drain lines. I sent the heat pump condensate drain down through PVC in the interior wall, and separately the overflow pan drain out to the soffit (not the gutter any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-08-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,834
Posted By edlank
There was no plywood. There were just loosely...

There was no plywood. There were just loosely fitting aluminum siding pieces below the cantilevered joists covering a 10' by 2' area, and then basement. I am sure I was getting tens of cubic feet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-26-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,834
Posted By edlank
Once I got the aluminum siding pieces out, I...

Once I got the aluminum siding pieces out, I noticed there was space for a 1/2" pressure treated plywood above the siding. One 8' by 2' piece with a corner cut off at 45 degrees and a 2' by 2' right...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-18-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By edlank
I have PVC pipe down through the wall but...

I have PVC pipe down through the wall but unconnected. The gutter was just replaced, so I lost that drain, and now I must finish this. I can connect to the main drain stack at the basement floor,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-23-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By edlank
Attic condensate drain-via walls?

My house has a basement and attic heat pump. The attic unit has two PVC pipes for the condensate. One is connected to the heat pump body, and one to the large pan under the heat pump. They run...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-19-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By edlank
I cannot decipher that last sentence. I cannot...

I cannot decipher that last sentence. I cannot use my imagination to guess the thought intended, either.

What some people are writing is that some CFLs have an observed life of a few dozen to a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-15-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,834
Posted By edlank
It is aluminum siding on the bottom...24" pieces,...

It is aluminum siding on the bottom...24" pieces, each 12" wide, running perpendicular to the foundation. There are channels holding the siding. How do I remove the aluminum siding on the bottom...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-04-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By edlank
Getting everything working again is a good goal. ...

Getting everything working again is a good goal. I am guessing the outlet in the other room is unswitched, and you have a switch loop for one of the outlets of the duplex outlet. To think you can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-04-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By edlank
It can be done. A big practical issue is if the...

It can be done. A big practical issue is if the outlet junction box is already full of wire. What you ideally want to find is an outlet that is accessible (maybe not the closest to your attic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-03-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By edlank
My take on what you have is power to the ceiling,...

My take on what you have is power to the ceiling, and a switch loop for power to the fan and light on separate lines. From the switch loop, you want to power an outlet.

If that is right, you do...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-01-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,896
Posted By edlank
I took out these floodlights, using 300W at 110V,...

I took out these floodlights, using 300W at 110V, with bare UF-B wire barely 2" down.

And put in these, connected with 3/4" conduit all the way, and 12V 20W halogens (MR16). I expect to replace...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-31-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,816
Posted By edlank
Enlarge gutter downspout opening

Our house has 5" gutters on the upper, main portion of the house. The previous owner replaced the lower roof gutters with 6" gutters, because parts of those handle more water because they get some...
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