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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-29-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By Quattro
Supplier thinks its the motor. Sending me a...

Supplier thinks its the motor. Sending me a replacement. Hopefully I can get it shoehorned in!
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-25-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By Quattro
Here are some photos! Could the thermostat have...

Here are some photos! Could the thermostat have anything to do with this? The old furnace would do something similar, but not nearly as often.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-24-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By Quattro
How do you test across the contacts while the...

How do you test across the contacts while the relay is socketed on the board? How likely is it that a brand new furnace needs a new relay?

Edit: I don't see any relays on the board. At least not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-24-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By Quattro
Thanks for the tip! However, I'm not sure I know...

Thanks for the tip! However, I'm not sure I know where that relay is, or which contacts to measure. I do know how to use my DMM, though!
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-24-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By Quattro
New Coleman/York furnace blower erratic

Hey all, it's been a while, but I'm back with a new question. Thanksgiving morning I installed (with the help of my retired-HVAC-instructor father-in-law) a new gas furnace in my house. Everything...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-02-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,943
Posted By Quattro
Is it really "much" cheaper? Materials wise,...

Is it really "much" cheaper? Materials wise, yes...but the labor of taping, mudding, sanding, priming and painting probably brings it closer. I agree it does look better though.

I did not want to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-31-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,943
Posted By Quattro
Will do. Hope to have it done before winter! :-)

Will do. Hope to have it done before winter! :-)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-29-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,943
Posted By Quattro
I have a bunch of Ceiling Link waiting to be...

I have a bunch of Ceiling Link waiting to be installed in my basement. Looks good. Just need to finish the walls before putting it up.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-24-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,435
Posted By Quattro
If I do that, I'd have to wait until each course...

If I do that, I'd have to wait until each course has cured before doing another course on top, right? I'm thinking of the area behind the range hood, which will go from counter top to ceiling.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-16-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,435
Posted By Quattro
Thanks for the tips! Fortunately, we'll only be...

Thanks for the tips! Fortunately, we'll only be going 1/2 way up to the bottom of the cabinets. I think there is a 1/4" height difference over the course of 8 feet. Not too bad.

I have a plastic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-16-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,435
Posted By Quattro
New to tiling...doing a glass mosaic tile backsplash

Howdy all.

We really like the look of 1-inch (nominal) glass mosaic tiles. We have purchased several "sheets" (12 x 12 inch nominal) and will be putting them on the kitchen walls. I have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-12-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,727
Posted By Quattro
Thanks for sharing your experiences...that's...

Thanks for sharing your experiences...that's exactly what I'm looking for.

I do appreciate the knowledge here (Wuzzat?, Nestor, others), sorry if I came off sounding otherwise.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-12-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,727
Posted By Quattro
Dude, I get it, you're smart. But, you don't...

Dude, I get it, you're smart. But, you don't answer questions very well, honestly.

I asked: What is the difference between a hand grinder and an angle grinder?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-12-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,727
Posted By Quattro
OK, I'll post up some options I'm looking at. BTW...

OK, I'll post up some options I'm looking at. BTW - what's the difference between an angle grinder and a hand grinder? The photo of the Bosch is what I'm referring to.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-12-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,727
Posted By Quattro
Nerd alert! OK, thanks for the science...

Nerd alert!

OK, thanks for the science lesson, but really I'm looking for brand/model suggestions.

I don't know the specs of the ones that have failed me, but I do know they were very cheap...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-11-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,727
Posted By Quattro
Angle grinder recommendations

I'm in the market for a new 4.5" angle grinder. I've had cheapies, and I'm tired of them burning up.

I'm considering a 10A DeWalt on Amazon for $90.

Anyone have opinions on angle grinders?
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-09-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 27,053
Posted By Quattro
We've been very happy with our Kohler Forte. The...

We've been very happy with our Kohler Forte. The single-hole pull-out with output selector (shower or stream) works great on our double Domsjo ceramic sink.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-18-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 35,198
Posted By Quattro
Well, EPS (extruded polystyrene) more or less IS...

Well, EPS (extruded polystyrene) more or less IS a vapor retarder (perm of ~1 for the 1.5 and 2" stuff, IIRC).

I guess I could use that stuff in the ceiling, since I have access to the attic side...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-03-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 35,198
Posted By Quattro
Well, it was drywalled when we bought it...but...

Well, it was drywalled when we bought it...but whoever drywalled it didn't bother to insulate as well. So, that makes a vapor barrier pretty difficult. Why is it necessary in a garage?

I won't be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 35,198
Posted By Quattro
Insulate an un-heated attached garage?

Howdy all!

I have an attached 2-car garage that shares 1.5 walls with my house. Due to the large quantity of attached surface area, I think it's worth insulating the garage to keep it a few...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-02-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 34,711
Posted By Quattro
Question...why do builders still use this type of...

Question...why do builders still use this type of system? High efficiency furnaces have been around for what, 25 years? Combustion air comes in via PVC, and is exhausted via a matching vent pipe. No...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-10-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By Quattro
If we were getting a lot of CO from the heat...

If we were getting a lot of CO from the heat exchanger, I think we'd be pretty sick. The furnace has been on for over a week now (since overnight temps have been in the 30s).

The drier vents...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-09-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By Quattro
FYI - The second plastic test (in two locations)...

FYI - The second plastic test (in two locations) came up dry. So, I doubt the excess moisture is coming from the floor.

If the heat exchanger was bad, wouldn't our CO detector pick it up? It's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-08-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By Quattro
Here's an interesting thing I just discovered. I...

Here's an interesting thing I just discovered. I have one of those little digital temp/RH meters, so I placed it in the basement last night. Then this afternoon I moved it up to the main floor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-08-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By Quattro
Yup, I've read the article, and I've performed...

Yup, I've read the article, and I've performed the plastic test (previously).

And yes, I have a CO detector, and it has always read zero.

Thanks for your help. I'll do the plastic test again...
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