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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-13-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By Housedoctor57
I assume you have a "high loop" in your drain...

I assume you have a "high loop" in your drain hose so it does not fill up from the sink draining. Some dishwashers have the hose routed on the side of the dishwasher, others you have to tie the hose...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 07-19-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By Housedoctor57
Check the drain tube is clear from the freezer...

Check the drain tube is clear from the freezer compartment to the pan underneath near the coils. A common problem is with the defrost circuit of drain tube blocked with trash or food items. Water has...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-18-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Housedoctor57
Add some food coloring to the water in the tank....

Add some food coloring to the water in the tank. Then look for water trickling into the bowl over a period of time. This will confirm the flapper is bad.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-12-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 877
Posted By Housedoctor57
You will see frost on the lines at the A coil...

You will see frost on the lines at the A coil above the air handler/furnace . Also Air flow will be reduced coming out of the vents.
Check the lines for a warm/hot feel on the small line and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-05-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Housedoctor57
Sounds like the trap for the DWV line is...

Sounds like the trap for the DWV line is installed in this area.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-02-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,478
Posted By Housedoctor57
The fuse in most of today's units are like the...

The fuse in most of today's units are like the plug-able fuses in automobiles. 3 or 5 Amp. It should plug into the control board.
Also remember there is a safety interlock on furnace-air handler...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-01-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Housedoctor57
This unit most likely has R22 Freon in it. The...

This unit most likely has R22 Freon in it. The R22 is very expensive now.
If it is a 1997 unit, replace it with a R410A Higher SEER outside unit and A coil. If your furnace is the same one from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-01-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By Housedoctor57
Check out Johnstone Supply. ...

Check out Johnstone Supply.
http://www.johnstonesupply.com/storefront/index.ep
They will sell parts to "Non Certified" A/C service personnel. Some of the other supply houses will not sell to you if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-24-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,839
Posted By Housedoctor57
Many of the newer faucets come with pre-attached...

Many of the newer faucets come with pre-attached supply lines that will connect to the cutoff valves directly. Inspect the faucet you select carefully.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-20-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By Housedoctor57
What I do is make a small hole in the duct above...

What I do is make a small hole in the duct above the A Coil that is connected to the furnace/air handler(assuming you have a vertical setup. If horizontal then insert between A Coil and duct work)....
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-19-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By Housedoctor57
Good deal. You should have 18-21 degrees diff...

Good deal. You should have 18-21 degrees diff between the
Cold air and return air temps once house stabilizes.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-19-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By Housedoctor57
Yes, The fan should be replaced based on your...

Yes, The fan should be replaced based on your description and the fact you exchanged the Cap already that helps with the start and run function of the motor. Good luck. Check your area for a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-19-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Housedoctor57
Probably have fixed this by now. You probably...

Probably have fixed this by now. You probably blew the small fuse in the circuit. Check the circuit board for a fuse.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-19-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By Housedoctor57
If the fan motor is turning at a reduced RPM this...

If the fan motor is turning at a reduced RPM this will affect the unit's cooling ability. Also clean the coils with coil cleaner or a 409/Simple Green product. Wash out with a powerful stream of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-01-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By Housedoctor57
They should not be wired in series.

They should not be wired in series.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-01-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By Housedoctor57
Not an expert in this area but I believe it is...

Not an expert in this area but I believe it is the tolerance of each LED and it's transformer. I have 6 LED cans in my home theater room. They are on a dimmer. As I dim them down, 4 go out and 2 stay...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-26-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,107
Posted By Housedoctor57
I use stretch wrap, like the kind you wrap...

I use stretch wrap, like the kind you wrap something to a pallet with. I cover the top and about half the way down the side. I turn off the breakers as well. Keeps the pine straw and leaves out very...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-08-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,409
Posted By Housedoctor57
Congrats and thanks for posting the results. ...

Congrats and thanks for posting the results.
Go see a movie or have a nice dinner on the money you saved.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-07-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,409
Posted By Housedoctor57
I guess they got it working and now don't need...

I guess they got it working and now don't need our ideas. I really hate it when nobody has the courtesy to come back with what was wrong or to say it works now......
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,409
Posted By Housedoctor57
Cheri, This is a simple approach. Find the...

Cheri,
This is a simple approach.
Find the wires going to the actual light fixtures. You should have a black, white, and possible green or bare copper to each fixture. Obtain a sacrificial 2 wire...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-05-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,409
Posted By Housedoctor57
You do not have a neutral white or blue in your...

You do not have a neutral white or blue in your picture coming from the lights back tot he other 2 white neutrals. Only neutral I see is between the 2 lights is between themselves.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-04-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Housedoctor57
Check out this link to explain the wiring. If...

Check out this link to explain the wiring. If your bathroom ckts are downstream, you will not have reset or green lights but still protected.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-04-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By Housedoctor57
Call a good leak detection company. The should be...

Call a good leak detection company. The should be able to get in a couple sq foot area of the leak. Depending on the actual leak a small section of pipe and a couple of slip couplings should do the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-04-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Housedoctor57
Check any of your outside and basement GFIC...

Check any of your outside and basement GFIC outlets also. Builders like to save a few bucks and use as few GFICs as possible.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 12-19-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,555
Posted By Housedoctor57
I used a thermal label maker and put a label on...

I used a thermal label maker and put a label on my miter saw reminding me of inside and outside corner "good" side so I have 1 less thing to remember in my head. Helps me out a lot.
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