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DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 07-18-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,470
Posted By Raindem
We had a whole house tankless installed when we...

We had a whole house tankless installed when we built our house. Big mistake. The water never got as hot as we wanted, and you had to have a certain amount of water flow for it to even work. There...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-01-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Raindem
I do in fact have an angle grinder and even have...

I do in fact have an angle grinder and even have a masonry disk. But I've only used it for cutting, not grinding. I'm guessing you use the edge of the disk and move it back and forth. If you used...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-01-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Raindem
Removing concrete

Hi. I need to remove about 1/4" of concrete from a small cement ramp going into my barn. The area I need to lower is about a 6" x 72".

How would I go about doing this? Would 80 grit on a belt...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 01-17-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Posted By Raindem
Maytag prog codes

Hello,

I have a Maytag MFF2558VEM. A few months back it stopped cooling so I had to manually defrost it. I searched the web and found a troubleshooting guide where I put the frig into prog mode...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-23-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By Raindem
Do any other appliances work in that plug? Try...

Do any other appliances work in that plug? Try something low draw like a table lamp.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-23-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By Raindem
I've had a set of Disston drill bits for about 20...

I've had a set of Disston drill bits for about 20 years. A few broke over the years and I replace them with whatever, because I just don't see the Disston name anymore.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-03-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By Raindem
Most of the time I'd agree with you. When I...

Most of the time I'd agree with you. When I bought a new hot water heater a while back I paid an electrician $150 to come out and hook it up. I literally looked over his shoulder the whole time and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-29-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By Raindem
How do you remove the breaker? I have the panel...

How do you remove the breaker? I have the panel pulled off (power is shut off) and the wires are disconnected. But I don't see how the breaker is attached to the bus.

Edit: Nevermind, figured it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-29-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By Raindem
Just to make sure I'm doing this right I attached...

Just to make sure I'm doing this right I attached the motor plate for my compressor.

The existing feed wire (photo #1 of my 1st post) is 6 ga. with a 50 amp breaker. The wire I plan to attach...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-25-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By Raindem
Yes, I was going to use one of those pre-wired...

Yes, I was going to use one of those pre-wired plugs from ACE. Thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-24-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By Raindem
Thanks, that's what I was looking for. One more...

Thanks, that's what I was looking for. One more question, what does the white wire on the receptacle hook to?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-24-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By Raindem
Compressor Wiring

Greetings electrical gurus. I'm attempting to install my brand new Ingersoll Rand 220v compressor. The installation instructions are useless. They just point to the connection and say "to power...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 04-29-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,977
Posted By Raindem
I had one installed in my new house, installed...

I had one installed in my new house, installed the electrical lines during construction and everything. After 6 months of actual use I was so dissapointed I took it out and sold it on ebay. Bought...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-04-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,923
Posted By Raindem
Is it possible to work a pillar into your design?...

Is it possible to work a pillar into your design? Then you could run the wires through the ceiling and bring them down from above.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-07-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,390
Posted By Raindem
When you wired in the new receptacle did you...

When you wired in the new receptacle did you check to see if the wires had power?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-24-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By Raindem
Just to provide an update for the benefit of...

Just to provide an update for the benefit of others...

Called the HVAC repairman out and he had it fixed in 5 minutes. Turned out some wasps decided to build their nest near the exhaust fan last...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-28-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By Raindem
I went up on the roof to take another look at it....

I went up on the roof to take another look at it. The heater fan turns on when I set the thermostat fan switch to "ON". But when it is set to Auto it doesn't come on at all. And the air that it's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-27-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By Raindem
It's a turbine type blower which is seperate from...

It's a turbine type blower which is seperate from the A/C fan. I tried giving it a spin by hand and it turns real smooth.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-27-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By Raindem
Heat pump doesn't start

I have a Rhreem gas heat pump which I tried to turn on today for the first time this season. It doesn't turn on, even though it worked fine last winter. The thermostat clicks and the unit "hums"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-26-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Raindem
This is just a guess, but maybe the wind is...

This is just a guess, but maybe the wind is drying out the pads. If true, it might indicate that your water flow is not up to speed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-31-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By Raindem
Update for anyone who encounters a similar...

Update for anyone who encounters a similar problem...

Finally got the electrician out there. The neutral wire at the main panel had come loose and the connection degraded. It only affected the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-24-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,004
Posted By Raindem
Auto Restoration Software

Any auto restorers here?

I've written a small freeware program to assist with tracking tasks and expenses involved in an automotive restoration project. It's called "Phoenix" and can be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-05-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,833
Posted By Raindem
I'm just guessing but you might have some loose...

I'm just guessing but you might have some loose debris in your inlet valve. The banging you hear is the shudder of the pipe when the water flow is suddenly blocked by whatever is in there.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-01-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By Raindem
Good suggestion, I bet it's the first thing the...

Good suggestion, I bet it's the first thing the electrician does.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-30-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By Raindem
Yes there is slownsteady. He (my builder) checked...

Yes there is slownsteady. He (my builder) checked the subpanel and the main panel. But by his own admission he's not an electrician so unless something was just hanging there he may not be able to...
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