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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-19-2008, 11:38 PM
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Posted By operaflute
I tightened the belt - that seemed to do the...

I tightened the belt - that seemed to do the trick. Thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-13-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By operaflute
Evap cooler is singing (loudly!)

Hi forum-
My evap cooler is periodically making a loud noise/hum. It's not electrical - it's more of a harmonic tone not unlike the one you can make running your finger along the rim of a wine...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-18-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By operaflute
Dang it, the btty died in my multimeter, and...

Dang it, the btty died in my multimeter, and then I've been on the road, and now I've moved out of state for the summer. Guess I'll have to address this when I get back. Thanks all!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-07-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By operaflute
Eek! Would surge protectors help in the...

Eek! Would surge protectors help in the meantime? Is that what is going on? Were those numbers (118v, 8v) the expected readings?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-07-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By operaflute
118 volts 8 volts

118 volts
8 volts
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-07-2008, 03:45 PM
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Views: 1,127
Posted By operaflute
Very likely same circuit. Question No 2 too...

Very likely same circuit.
Question No 2 too advanced for me. Huh?
Yes, I've plugged the little outlet tester thingy in there and that indicates OK.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-07-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By operaflute
Appliciances dying - something with my electrical system?

Hello forum-
I've just had my 3rd electrical device randomly die on me. The first was a brand new hand held vac (a nice one!) I plugged it in for the first time, started it up, and before it was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-18-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,627
Posted By operaflute
Work has been so busy that even this internet...

Work has been so busy that even this internet junkie hasn't had time to keep up online. In anycase, here's the latest. It seems as though someone else has already run this circle of grounding wires...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-18-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By operaflute
I thought I'd close the thread by saying I had a...

I thought I'd close the thread by saying I had a friend give me a space heater they weren't using. It's the oil filled type, without the fan to jump start it. It seems okay, although when it's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-21-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,627
Posted By operaflute
Yes, I have a feeling I'll be finding LOTS of...

Yes, I have a feeling I'll be finding LOTS of stuff like that. Not just in the wiring either. Already finding things that are making me scratch my head and wonder..."why???"
My plan is to peruse...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-21-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,627
Posted By operaflute
Nah - sounds like something I could do, given...

Nah - sounds like something I could do, given some time. I will, of course, be asking, oh, something around 153,961 questions of you all during the process, discussing every tiny detail...

In the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-21-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,627
Posted By operaflute
Newbie to put in ceiling fan! - wiring not grounded?

Okay, so I'm totally new to home repair stuff, but I'm about to learn big time (with your help) since I just moved into an older house that needs a LOT of work.

First project: ceiling fan/light,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-16-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By operaflute
Oops - I've added that missing link. Dang,...

Oops - I've added that missing link.

Dang, that's a clever little set up idea with the gas water heater, but my water heater is actually outside! There isn't much in the way of closets at all in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-16-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By operaflute
Introduction and recommendation for space heater/cooling...

Hello Forum-

I have a feeling I'll be spending lots of time here... my husband and I separated and I moved out into our 1912 (or 1920 - I can't remember) shoddy rental unit. I'm also broke so...
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