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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By rokosz
Could only find a universal cap didn't buy it. ...

Could only find a universal cap didn't buy it. Tested the orig cap found 82mfd. Figured I'd try removing the corrosion from the contacts/leads. Ran 15+min then shutdown. Changed the filter on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-05-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By rokosz
I'm trying to find a replacement capacitor,...

I'm trying to find a replacement capacitor, probably tough this wknd, but I can wait till Monday AM too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-04-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By rokosz
Am I being abducted (ie taken for a ride)?

A/C is misbehaving. Compressor/condenser is throwing the 50amp breaker at the house panel. It runs for about 8 minutes then breaks. If I immediately flip the breaker on, and re-start, each time the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-26-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By rokosz
Thanks for the clarification and confirmation. ...

Thanks for the clarification and confirmation. Reminded me I have a copy of Ching's BCI. Time for a refresher.

Is it not worth the effort to, not only sister, but also level up the low joists ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By rokosz
more pics, & more ?s

thanks Nealtw, (sort of :)) Added Pix at bottom of this. This started with a burst shower head, progressed to tiling the shower wall, then all the fixture walls, and finally to the floor too.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-24-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By rokosz
cast iron lead pipe

I want to remove the pictured lead drain.

http://mountcrumpit.com/images/img_0141.jpg
Can anyone suggest a pattern of bracing/framing that will allow for the new PVC to run into the castiron --...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By rokosz
leveling and bracing issues (120 yo joists)

So, a rusted out shower head in a wall has resulted in a nearly 100% gut reno of a bathroom in a 120yo house. The bath is ~12'x7'. The floor is unlevel -- generally sinking a total of at least 1/4...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-15-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By rokosz
For all time, let it be known here: A simple...

For all time, let it be known here:

A simple hammer (tap(ping)) on the illustrious BG Flo-control solved the circulation issue.

It kind of solved itself too-- I'd shut all the isolators (3 --2...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By rokosz
I can't speak to _how_ you can solve the issue --...

I can't speak to _how_ you can solve the issue -- but my first reaction to the cork tape (and no disrespect at all) was that's way too sloppy for a professional --- and I can't imagine the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By rokosz
Tacos, BGs & baseboard oh my

One of my zones isn't circulating. Was fine a few days ago (zone not used constantly), been in service for 6 years.

Being somewhat ignorant I replaced the cartridge in the Taco 007. no change....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-12-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By rokosz
Ahhh, but I did. Fist bump to you B'Man. I put a...

Ahhh, but I did. Fist bump to you B'Man. I put a 3 or 4 mil sheet that's actually double (or triple?) folded and extends beyond the forms directly on the slab. I'd done it, consciously, to keep the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-12-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By rokosz
rather than wait for sakrete to respond a simple...

rather than wait for sakrete to respond a simple websearch of "pouring concrete in cold weather" gave alot of information. I'm glad its November and not March -- the ground is still warm. I took a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-11-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By rokosz
Hi folks, thanks for the advice. the slab is in...

Hi folks, thanks for the advice. the slab is in 7 hours, could still stick my thumbin if i wanted. Snow and rain for the morning. I used sakrete Hightstrength mix and a little left over 5000psi.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-10-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By rokosz
Too Soon for a 1000 lb gas tank?

Hiya, I messed up a bit here.

I'm pouring a 4" concrete slab tomorrow (72"x54") over 4" tamped gravel.

The temperature over the next 48 hrs will vary between 32 & 55.

the slab is for a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-08-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By rokosz
Thanks for the ideas. A quick search leads me to...

Thanks for the ideas. A quick search leads me to think Emerson leans more toward data center up-time. Nooutage.com does list a few "whole house" items (all over $1K).

If it isn't out there, seems...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-25-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By rokosz
whole house brown out protection

I understand surge protectors and the equivalent for a whole house. But...

In another post someone mentioned that lightning is not the same as a surge. (or its a truly massive, immediate surge). ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 07-08-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By rokosz
Well, that's encouraging. wood is wood, prime it...

Well, that's encouraging. wood is wood, prime it paint it. What I liked is there was the mention of photo-degraded wood surfaces, so sanding is more than just the dirt and loose paint stuff....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 07-07-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By rokosz
thanks WoW and DFB. "long-slow" oil huh? I...

thanks WoW and DFB. "long-slow" oil huh? I don't think that's what I've got (possibly too on the acrylic latex). Suppose I can use the quick oil for the butt ends of the replaced pieces. Caulking...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-30-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By rokosz
All righty, yes, pulling the bezel gets me...

All righty, yes, pulling the bezel gets me access -- but you folks knew that already. But that exposed another question: the vinyl courses are so tight to the block that I can't get at the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-30-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By rokosz
(Re)painting Cedar siding

Cedar siding on my garage needs some attention. It was painted not stained. And from my best estimate painted at least 20 years ago.

I'll replace the badly cupped/damaged pieces with new,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-23-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By rokosz
If you're in NJ, you've had the same rains I've...

If you're in NJ, you've had the same rains I've had -- it could be seasonal/ variable with precip. How level are you with that creek? And what's on the otherside of you? Anything uphill? Got a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-23-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By rokosz
Caddyshack situation

All right, I don't believe they're gophers (golfers!) but they are surface burrowers.

I see these curvy 2" high, maybe 4" across, humps running around portions of my lawn, sometimes for 15'...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-23-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,830
Posted By rokosz
And a bit closer to MA (downstate,Hudson Valley,...

And a bit closer to MA (downstate,Hudson Valley, NY): There is a species here that thrives: flowers predominantly pink with some white, blooming in May or so. Thinking of gettin me sum.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-23-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By rokosz
Aha! Thanks Neal and Wow. I was beginning to...

Aha! Thanks Neal and Wow. I was beginning to think it was "fixed" and puzzling how to get something substantial in its place. I like the idea of keeping the cover -- for extra weather protex for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-21-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By rokosz
Remove a vinyl mounting block cover?

Hi, the attached photo shows what I believe is a vinyl siding mounting block with the "cover" in place.

I've tried pulling with my finger on the cente hole & using a putty knife around the...
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