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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-07-2009, 08:37 PM
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Posted By bootpdx
Kok328- right on. You're right. there is a...

Kok328-
right on. You're right. there is a white and a red both within white insulation, which I peeled back, but didn't see any additional wire. Looks like I'll have to run a new one, but I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-07-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By bootpdx
Thanks, I think your on to something. Looking at...

Thanks, I think your on to something. Looking at the Thermostat, there is only one white wire coming in and it's connected to the W terminal on the Therm. There is no fan wire, not quite sure where...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-06-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By bootpdx
Furnace or Thermostat problem?

I have a 2 year old Bryant 90 gas furnace and the thing works like a champ in heat mode. Problem is, when I switch it over to fan either auto or on modes, nothing happens. I have a raging wood stove...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-08-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,971
Posted By bootpdx
Thanks Joe!

Thanks Joe!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-08-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,971
Posted By bootpdx
kok328 - thanks - this is exactly why I only...

kok328 - thanks - this is exactly why I only visit this forum. Thanks for correcting me and setting me straight.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-08-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,971
Posted By bootpdx
New outlet for Garage Door Opener

Howdy y'all. I am getting ready to install a new outlet for a new garage door opener in a garage and hope the expert and very helpful members of this forum can advise me.

My garage is unfinished...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-23-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,259
Posted By bootpdx
travelover- Thanks for the response. The tub...

travelover-

Thanks for the response. The tub liner is not plastic.....seems to be metal with porcelain over it. I understand that there could be motion, so the joint needs to flex - I wonder how...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-22-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,259
Posted By bootpdx
Shower/tub tile repair advice

Hey all you DIYers!

If you have been watching the news, you know that the new Ice Age is upon us here in Portland, OR. And since our travel plans are canceled and we have been snowed in, it's time...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-06-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,526
Posted By bootpdx
25" Interior Doors

I have two 25" wide interior doors that I would like to replace, mainly because they are hollow and don't provide much sound insulation. I am quickly discovering that a 25" wide door is a anomaly and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-23-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,448
Posted By bootpdx
Wow I am right? Sweet! Thanks for the...

Wow I am right? Sweet! Thanks for the confirmation.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-23-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,448
Posted By bootpdx
Purpose of Black Box?

I have a gas furnace which the previous owner had the condensate drain tube run outside instead of to the drain in the basement, which is great in the winter, because sometimes the end of the tube...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-23-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,222
Posted By bootpdx
Good point, kok328, thanks. Is there a standard...

Good point, kok328, thanks. Is there a standard thickness of exterior grade plywood that should be used on something like this? Or is it whatever fits?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-21-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,222
Posted By bootpdx
Thanks. This cantilever actually comes out over a...

Thanks. This cantilever actually comes out over a recessed basement window and cement. I have thought about sealing the whole thing up, but since it is the only window in the basement I haven't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-21-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,222
Posted By bootpdx
Thanks Toolguy for your detailed response and for...

Thanks Toolguy for your detailed response and for summing up my floor in one word. I have already found some resources online using your terminology. A bit to chilly to attempt this project now, but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-21-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,222
Posted By bootpdx
Insulating exterior floor?

I know I am not going to do a great job explaining this one, but here goes. In my living room is a small window alcove (5 ft X 3 ft) - meaning the floor of this alcove hangs out over the foundation....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-08-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,274
Posted By bootpdx
Glenn, funny u mention that. I do currently have...

Glenn, funny u mention that. I do currently have to access points from the unfinished part of the basement (just cement and clean enough to house h2o heater and furnace) to two separate crawl spaces....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-06-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,274
Posted By bootpdx
Thanks

Thanks both of you for your suggestions. My buddy came over the other day who I had asked about this, and his first words were "That's not a hole!" After reading your replies, I guess my description...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-28-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,274
Posted By bootpdx
Crawlspace questions

Hey everyone. I have searched and not found the exact answer, so I shall post. In my 1909 farmhouse, I have a musty basement. No obvious water intrusion, but the smell is certainly there. We have not...
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