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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-20-2012, 12:34 PM
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Posted By StevenC
My ohm meter has alligator clamps on it, so I...

My ohm meter has alligator clamps on it, so I went to plug the cord in and test it at the terminal instead to give me something to clamp too. As soon as I plugged it in to the wall the washer started...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-19-2012, 05:08 PM
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Posted By StevenC
What should I look for on the cord? It appears...

What should I look for on the cord? It appears fine. I'll test the receptical when I get back home.

If the receptical or cord was bad, why does the dryer still tumble?

The breaker wasn't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-18-2012, 09:16 PM
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Posted By StevenC
The main breaker wasn't tripped. I haven't been...

The main breaker wasn't tripped. I haven't been able to locate the fuses, do they have them on older models? FLSE60RGS2 I haven't thought to check the voltage.

Could the timer switch be bad?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-18-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By StevenC
Frigidaire washer wont turn on?

The other day my washer made a popping sound. I started investigating and found the terminal on the back where the power cord attaches to fried, so I replaced that. The washer was working...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-15-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,367
Posted By StevenC
Ok thanks! Also, the brass drain and the P...

Ok thanks!

Also, the brass drain and the P trap don't line up, they're about 3/4" off (in every direction) because I'm using a standard P trap with a short sink.

Right now I'm using the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-14-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,367
Posted By StevenC
Thanks for all the replies guys! I have plumbers...

Thanks for all the replies guys! I have plumbers putty rolled under the drain flange and sink basin already. I wasn't able to tackle the job yet as I've picked up a stomach virus.
Redwood, so your...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-13-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By StevenC
Sink drain leak?

After switching from a pvc to a brass drain and trying several different design washers I can't get the rubber mack washer to completely seal against the sink bottom. Water slowly begins dripping...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-18-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By StevenC
New valves leaking?

I have installed new cpvc and pvc sch 40 throughout the house. I installed new metal shut off valves on both lines under my bathroom sink, toilet and under my kitchen sink. Each valve was wrapped...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-01-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By StevenC
Ok I see, so how would you recommend connecting...

Ok I see, so how would you recommend connecting Cpvc to the galvanized outside the house?
Thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-30-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By StevenC
Or are you saying to use pvc only for cold water...

Or are you saying to use pvc only for cold water throughout the house and Cpvc for the hot water? I'm aware but didn't specify.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-30-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By StevenC
So your saying, once it reaches the foundation it...

So your saying, once it reaches the foundation it has to be another material even if its for cold water?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-30-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By StevenC
Installing new pvc from meter?

I'm installing new pvc in my house and have taken out all of the old galvanized pipes. I would like to replace everything back to the meter with new pvc. How difficult is it connecting to the meter?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-20-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,606
Posted By StevenC
I'm installing new cpvc in my house so the old...

I'm installing new cpvc in my house so the old clean out had to be taken out.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-19-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,606
Posted By StevenC
How do I repair crumbling cinder block?

While breaking out my old cast iron clean out for the kitchen, I damaged the cinder block that it went through. Its still together like a puzzle, its just cracked. What are my options for repairing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-19-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,508
Posted By StevenC
Thanks for the responses guys. I agree that I'll...

Thanks for the responses guys. I agree that I'll have to shim out the wall to make the cement board come down the wall and flush with the lip (flush because the lip around the tub is beveled in,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-17-2010, 02:54 PM
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Posted By StevenC
I don't think is has anything like that. When I...

I don't think is has anything like that. When I pulled it out it was just sitting there. I was wondering if the 3/4" on each end was to accommodate for some sort of board like cement board but they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-14-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By StevenC
Setting cast iron tub in place?

I've completely gutted my bathroom which is 61" x 8' and now I'm getting ready to set the tub back in position for new plumbing. If I center the tub between the front (side with shower head) and back...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 05-17-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,478
Posted By StevenC
Its a brick chimney. How do I make this "pan"?...

Its a brick chimney. How do I make this "pan"? And can it be fabricated from regular flashing? Or does someone make a pre-fabed one?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 05-16-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,478
Posted By StevenC
How do you properly flash around chimney and roof in upper corner?

My roof is a basic A frame style with the chimney going up the side of the house. So there is a high side of the chimney and a low side. I know I'm suppose to use step flashing up the side, but do...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 05-10-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,907
Posted By StevenC
Ok, thanks. Although, lowes has their knock-off...

Ok, thanks. Although, lowes has their knock-off version for a little cheaper?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 05-10-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,907
Posted By StevenC
What tape to use on fan fold insulation?

I'm putting the fan fold insulation behind my siding but Im not sure which type of tape to use for sealing the seams? Thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-15-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By StevenC
Thanks for the input guys. Your right redwood I...

Thanks for the input guys. Your right redwood I meant cpvc. But I don't really know the difference...due to my lack of experience in plumbing.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-14-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By StevenC
Anyone have experience using PEX?

I'm going to re-plumb my house with either pvc or pex. I'd like some opinions on PEX and the pros and cons of it...if there are any?

Thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-07-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,272
Posted By StevenC
Right now the chimney is just painted brick and...

Right now the chimney is just painted brick and the siding is the old asbestos with caulking right up against the brick. I'm taking all the asbestos off but I'm not sure how to keep water from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-06-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,119
Posted By StevenC
How to install vinyl siding around chimney?

I'm about to install vinyl siding on my house and wasn't sure how to install it around my chimney. It looks fairly easy but is there a certain technique to keeping water from getting behind the...
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