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DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 07-24-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
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: 188
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: 261
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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-22-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By kok328
I would go to the local nut & bolt guy (not a big...

I would go to the local nut & bolt guy (not a big box store, not a hardware) and they will help you with bolt hardness and sheer strength.
I would also recommend the threaded eye bolt w/a washer and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By kok328
Most common application is to just run it down...

Most common application is to just run it down the side of the heater a few inches from the floor. You shouldn't see any water come out unless you have a problem so targeting a drain if one is not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-21-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By kok328
purchase or fabricate an offset duct to get you...

purchase or fabricate an offset duct to get you from point a to b or just install it with 3" not open to the vent.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-21-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By kok328
A better question is why would you want to waste...

A better question is why would you want to waste your time when all you have to do is call back the person who installed it and have them eliminate the issue ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-16-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By kok328
New unit? Call for warranty service.

New unit?
Call for warranty service.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-12-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By kok328
pop em' off and soak them in hot water. the...

pop em' off and soak them in hot water. the paint should come off with a little scrubbing.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-12-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By kok328
Callmevilla has got you covered but, if you can,...

Callmevilla has got you covered but, if you can, you can always attach the hose to the bottom of your water heater.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By kok328
I just went to my local OHD and told him what I...

I just went to my local OHD and told him what I had and that I install after factory insulation. Ended up upgrading to a double spring for only $15 more than a one spring application. I also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By kok328
Ok, I decided I had better do this right. I...

Ok, I decided I had better do this right.
I went out and purchased two springs rated for my door w/insulation.
No sense trying to get mismatched and under rated springs to work.
If most people...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-09-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By kok328
Much to my surprise, the spring only costs around...

Much to my surprise, the spring only costs around $50 and new lift cables are under $10 for a set. :D
However, giving them the length, diameter and wire size is not enough for them to order a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-08-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By kok328
Your awesome nealtw. You just gave me an idea. ...

Your awesome nealtw.
You just gave me an idea.
The springs I have don't hook into the hubs, they just screw in until they meet with the obstruction of the set screw shoulders.
I can now remove the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-08-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By kok328
Garage Door Spring

My garage door spring broke and also trashed a lift cable.
this is the style with the spring on the torsion bar.
I took it all down, installed a used spring, found out the big box stores don't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By kok328
remove the front panel and check the 5 amp blade...

remove the front panel and check the 5 amp blade style fuse mounted on the circuit board. If it fried then you have a short. If you have to go buy one, get about 3. One to see if it holds, one if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By kok328
Your going to have to either go into the attic to...

Your going to have to either go into the attic to verify the blower operation (sound/feel/see) or you should be able to turn your A/C or fan to "On" mode and verify air flow through the air registers.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-03-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By kok328
Grind or cut off the protruding nail and rehang...

Grind or cut off the protruding nail and rehang the new siding pieces.
Tin snips, paneling blade mounted backwards on a circular saw or sometimes a razor knife.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-03-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By kok328
discontinuity? You should be checking for...

discontinuity? You should be checking for capacitance and need a meter capable of that.
If the capacitor has swelled (if this is what you mean by bigger than the other) then it is bad.
Your going...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By kok328
1. How long are the planks? Do they extend into...

1. How long are the planks? Do they extend into the house to provide load bearing for the second floor? Most likely resting on the top plate if no beam appears inside. I think the column closest to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-01-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By kok328
Is there a window above the area of rot? Is...

Is there a window above the area of rot?
Is there a boxed beam detail on the inside of the home where these headers are?
No, do not eliminate them, they are structural.
Can we get a pic that's not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By kok328
your correct, the way the industry is playing the...

your correct, the way the industry is playing the cable id, the higher the number (5,6,7) the higher the capability specs. Thus, CAT7 should logically be a better cable than CAT6A (the latest til...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-30-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By kok328
P.S. - CAT6A versus CAT6 is a full gigabyte cable...

P.S. - CAT6A versus CAT6 is a full gigabyte cable & I just saw CAT7 somewhere but, haven't had time to look any further.
Possibly may not be worth the time, most equipment doesn't come close the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-30-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By kok328
Ordered new cable & internet and watched/helped...

Ordered new cable & internet and watched/helped the installer.
He had a staple gun and staples and just stapled the cable to everything. When I asked if he wasn't crushing the cable, he showed me...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-29-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By kok328
when you drill through the rust protective layers...

when you drill through the rust protective layers to install a screw, you've now exposed bare metal to the elements. Over time, it will begin to rust. From there it's all downhill.
The magnet...
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