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    Do I need AC charge?

    What else could be wrong? 10-12° difference between vents and return. This season and last. Never tested previously. Last season large copper pipe at condenser was 64°, this season it's 76°. Both tested several times on different days. Never tested previously. yes unit was on cool and fans...
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    painting exterior

    Sherwin-Williams recommends Loxon X as best exterior cinder block paint. Im covering a 30 yo paint job that has held up well. What is best long lasting paintable caulking tube sealant for block, wood, metal, plastic? Do I need to scrap all these mortar seams? Most mortar seams are cracked like...
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    paint ext house questions

    best paintable caulking to use?
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    best ext cinder block repaint paint?

    Sherwin Williams recommends Loxon XP
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    flickering and brown outs

    called power company yesterday. they got here in 30 minutes. although they didn't tell us or tell us they were going to cut power. Which i expect they would need to, but it would have been nice to tell us. I looked and saw them working on pole. 30 minutes later it was back on for 10 minutes...
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    flickering and brown outs

    This is in my home and none of my neighbors have this issue. Two of us get power from the same wire coming from one electrical pole. He says he don't have this issue either, but I must consider that maybe he just don't notice. Occasionally (like once or a few times a day) lights flicker and/or...
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    best ext cinder block repaint paint?

    Im about to paint exterior my cinder block home. Ive painted many interior rooms for the years, but never ext. i have 2700 PSI pressure washer and will use that first. After I will spray walls with vinegar and dish soap. Last it was painted was 1993 and it still looks fine, except its faded. I...
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    paint ext house questions

    Sherwin-Williams says to use Loxon® XPWaterproofing Masonry Coating-Flat
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    paint ext house questions

    I'm about to paint my home. I've painted interior a few dozen times, but never ext. house ext was last painted prior to 1993 and still looks fine, although faded. I dont remember what prep work was done or what type of paint used. Just that it lasted. I want this next job to last as long if...
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    HVAC service problem?

    evap see: https://www.houserepairtalk.com/threads/hvac-evaporator-service-problem.30869/
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    HVAC evaporator service problem?

    This HVAC central unit was installed in 1991. No maintenance service ppl have ever opened the evap door or foamed out the condenser. I just opened the evap door and I see that there is NO access to below the coils. Not even from the air handler/furnace. So, I cant even see them. Is it useful...
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    HVAC service problem?

    HVAC installed (replaced) in 2001. (Oil heater and conventional AC). Everything except for duct work and flue/chimney replaced. Since then Ive had a lot of questionable service and tune up service calls and now I'm doing what I can myself. I'm also in a very bad financial situation. So, any...
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    shower leak on floor

    but it looks like the drain pipe is below the lower edge of the keyed drain assembly.
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    shower leak on floor

    What is the rubber gasket called? What about using underwater rated caulking? Any other options that don't require removal of shower pan? Everything there is 10 years old.
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    shower leak on floor

    with grate removed
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