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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-12-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By scottman1027
Good point about any changes I make may get...

Good point about any changes I make may get destroyed when the county decides to lay some fiber optics or something.

I could pump some out, I just dont have a place to pump it to. I think it would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-11-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By scottman1027
Muddy ditch

Hello,

We have a 3 acre lot that slopes down from about the middle of the property to a ditch that is out front by the road. The ditch obviously gets wet when it rains, but it stays wet sometimes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-17-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By scottman1027
Thanks for the responses. I have tried about...

Thanks for the responses. I have tried about everything I could think of with the chain, except for moving it on the lever. I will give it a try! Thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-14-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By scottman1027
Chain on flapper problems

Hey everyone,

I am having trouble with the chain that goes from the lever to the flapper valve on my toilet. The problem is it always gets wrapped around itself and the flap stays open, thus water...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-24-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By scottman1027
Thanks for the response. You are right it is...

Thanks for the response. You are right it is adjustable......had to get a couple tiny screwdrivers in there and pry out on a couple of tabs while trying to pull on the latch. What a pain! But now it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-24-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By scottman1027
New door knob trouble

Hi all. I bought some new door knobs and matching deadbolts for my mother-in-laws house she just moved in to. The doors are exterior steel doors and are standard size, but when I inserted the new...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-12-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,043
Posted By scottman1027
Thank you for the response. My multiswitch is a...

Thank you for the response. My multiswitch is a Spaun with 3 or 4 inputs and 8 outputs. Your right about the satellite receiver it has an antenna in on the back, but we have a dvr so there are 2 coax...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-10-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,043
Posted By scottman1027
satellite and antenna?

Hello. I was wondering if it would be possible to hook up my vhf/uhf antenna to the multiswitch for my satellite? It has an antenna input connection on it, but I was wondering how it sends the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-07-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 28,901
Posted By scottman1027
Thanks to everyone for the advise. I will go...

Thanks to everyone for the advise. I will go ahead and replace the thermocouple since they are not that expensive and see what happens from there. The water heater is in a closet with a louvered door...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-06-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 28,901
Posted By scottman1027
Thanks for the responses everyone! That draft...

Thanks for the responses everyone! That draft hood.....will that be on the top of the water heater around the flu pipe?

Thanks again for the help!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-05-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 28,901
Posted By scottman1027
Pilot light keeps going out

Hello. My mother-in-laws pilot light on her hot water heater keeps going out. I have had to light the pilot three times in the last couple months. The heater is about 8 years old and looks really...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-12-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,628
Posted By scottman1027
Yeah I guess I will just pay a little extra to be...

Yeah I guess I will just pay a little extra to be comfortable. After all its only money right? :D

Thanks again for all the comments and advise!
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-12-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,628
Posted By scottman1027
Thanks for the response. I had heard...

Thanks for the response.

I had heard arguments both ways. Some saying that it actually takes more electricity to start the motor than it does to leave it run. To me it makes sense that if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-12-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,628
Posted By scottman1027
Ok to leave blower on?

Hi. Just wondering if it is ok to leave the blower on my furnace on all the time to keep the air circulated better. Does it actually use more electricity if it runs all the time? What about wear and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-10-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 37,106
Posted By scottman1027
Thanks for the replies and the opinions. Like I...

Thanks for the replies and the opinions. Like I said I am a complete novice when it comes to heat pumps and such, so all ideas are welcome.

I had heard before that heat pumps are not very warm....
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-10-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 37,106
Posted By scottman1027
I guess it would be the heat pump system, but I...

I guess it would be the heat pump system, but I am pretty ignorant when it comes to any electric furnace.

Good advise on determining the draw an electric furnace would have on the standby...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-10-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 37,106
Posted By scottman1027
Electric furnace vs gas furnace

Hello. Just wondering what everyones opinion is on gas and electric furnaces. We have only had gas furnaces in the past so I am pretty inexperienced on electric furnaces. I know the gas come in handy...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-01-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,759
Posted By scottman1027
Glad I am not the only one that buys the wrong...

Glad I am not the only one that buys the wrong breaker the first time! :eek:

Taking the old breaker along sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the help!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-01-2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,759
Posted By scottman1027
Thanks for the advise. Are those peanut breakers...

Thanks for the advise. Are those peanut breakers like half the size of a normal breaker? If so, sounds like a couple of those would do the trick. :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-31-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,759
Posted By scottman1027
Ok I just went and looked in the panel and it...

Ok I just went and looked in the panel and it already has a couple dual breakers in there. ( Duh, should have looked in there to begin with :D )
So now I assume the panel accepts them since they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-31-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,759
Posted By scottman1027
Thanks again for the replies.:) Do the dual...

Thanks again for the replies.:)

Do the dual breakers have the same circuit protection as the singles?

Is there a general rule of thumb as to how many loads ( lights, plugs , tv, etc.. ) can be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-31-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,759
Posted By scottman1027
Thanks for the replies everyone. Sorry I was not...

Thanks for the replies everyone. Sorry I was not clear on the 30 amp breaker part, it is a 220 unit so I need 2 spaces instead of one. Thanks CraigFL for the idea about the dual breakers, that would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-30-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,759
Posted By scottman1027
Adding an electric garage heater

Hi. I would like to add an electric heater in my garage for supplemental heat. I am looking at a Dayton unit that hangs from the ceiling because I dont have any wall space for a wall type unit. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-27-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 23,697
Posted By scottman1027
Thanks for the reply. I was concerned about the...

Thanks for the reply. I was concerned about the load on the wall too, I definetly dont want something crashing down on my head. I may have a pro come look and give me an estimate on the repair.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-25-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 23,697
Posted By scottman1027
Advise on replacing sill and rim joist

Hello, very informative site. This will be my first post here and I just need a little advise. We are currently selling my mother-in-laws house and recently had it inspected by some potential buyers....
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