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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 12-17-2010, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Mtowner
Slab replacement

I'm going to "Jack it up" manually and try to place some supports or supporting materials under it to see if it stays in place.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-12-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By Mtowner
Wood over vinyl

Is it OK to install a hard wood floor over an existing vinyl floor? It sure save a lot of work if I can.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-04-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,531
Posted By Mtowner
Again Thanks for your time and expertise. I'm...

Again Thanks for your time and expertise. I'm going to hook it up to the capacitor tab and go for it
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-03-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,411
Posted By Mtowner
Should I broom the concrete after trowelling or...

Should I broom the concrete after trowelling or just let it "as is" after trawelling. I really am new at this cement work and just want it to look OK
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-03-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Mtowner
Hi Mr. Paul, So do you believe it is OK to...

Hi Mr. Paul,
So do you believe it is OK to place the brown wire on the capacitor permanently?. I guess I just need to be sure I'm not hurting anything.
Thanks so much
Mtowner
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-02-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Mtowner
Side walk replacement

The side walk pad has sunk where Istep up to the cement pad for the front stoop. It is a rather new home and I've been told by neighbors that the area has been filled in to make grade when the hous...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-02-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,531
Posted By Mtowner
When I touch the brown connector to the 3rd pole...

When I touch the brown connector to the 3rd pole on the capcitor the fan runs normally. Would it seem right for the brown lead to be directly attached to the capactor rather than on the relay? I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-31-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,531
Posted By Mtowner
Trane AC Pictures

I've attached two pictures which may help...THANKS!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-30-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,531
Posted By Mtowner
Here is what I see. Capacitor (round beer can...

Here is what I see.
Capacitor (round beer can looking thing)has three tabs on top. One has no wire connected, one has an thick orange wire and the other tab has a purple wire and a black wire. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-28-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,531
Posted By Mtowner
The unit located outside, I guess it is the...

The unit located outside, I guess it is the Condensor coils. The fan only turns slowly and then it shuts off and hums. I'm guessing the brown wire is not located on the correct termnial
Any help...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-27-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,531
Posted By Mtowner
Trane XB10 wiring

While cleaning the coils of the Trane XB10, one of the wires (Brown) came off the terminal block. There a number of tabs it coiuld be slipped over, but I'm not sure which one it came off. There are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-20-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,636
Posted By Mtowner
Thanks for the takes. I'm shutting off the power...

Thanks for the takes. I'm shutting off the power until Spring and warmer temps
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-18-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,636
Posted By Mtowner
Turn Off Air Conditioner Power

I've been told it is a good idea to turn off the electric power to my AC during the winter months. Is this an acceptable idea? It is suppose to save electricity, but I don't want to cause a bigger...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-11-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,335
Posted By Mtowner
I think I will try to extend the vent discharge...

I think I will try to extend the vent discharge farthur away form the AC unit. The pipe may not look the best on the outside of the house, but I may be able to hide it with some scrubs
Thanks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-10-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,335
Posted By Mtowner
Dryer vent

My dryer vent dischare is right beside my AC Unit. I can't move the AC and the dryer is against an outside wall and the only other direction I can run it is into the garage. Is my only alterntive...
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