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    Side walk replacement

    I'm going to "Jack it up" manually and try to place some supports or supporting materials under it to see if it stays in place.
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    Wood over vinyl

    Is it OK to install a hard wood floor over an existing vinyl floor? It sure save a lot of work if I can.
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    Trane XB10 wiring

    Again Thanks for your time and expertise. I'm going to hook it up to the capacitor tab and go for it
  4. M

    Side walk replacement

    Should I broom the concrete after trowelling or just let it "as is" after trawelling. I really am new at this cement work and just want it to look OK
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    Trane XB10 wiring

    Hi Mr. Paul, So do you believe it is OK to place the brown wire on the capacitor permanently?. I guess I just need to be sure I'm not hurting anything. Thanks so much Mtowner
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    Side walk replacement

    The side walk pad has sunk where Istep up to the cement pad for the front stoop. It is a rather new home and I've been told by neighbors that the area has been filled in to make grade when the hous was built. It is only one pad of the 50' side walk and I would like to remove the one pad, fill...
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    Trane XB10 wiring

    When I touch the brown connector to the 3rd pole on the capcitor the fan runs normally. Would it seem right for the brown lead to be directly attached to the capactor rather than on the relay? I just do not know if hooking the brown wire directly to the capacitor would hurt anything Thanks in...
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    Trane XB10 wiring

    I've attached two pictures which may help...THANKS!
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    Trane XB10 wiring

    Here is what I see. Capacitor (round beer can looking thing)has three tabs on top. One has no wire connected, one has an thick orange wire and the other tab has a purple wire and a black wire. Orange and Purple wire are coming from inside fan, black wire jumps to the starter or switch or...
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    Trane XB10 wiring

    The unit located outside, I guess it is the Condensor coils. The fan only turns slowly and then it shuts off and hums. I'm guessing the brown wire is not located on the correct termnial Any help is appreciated
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    Trane XB10 wiring

    While cleaning the coils of the Trane XB10, one of the wires (Brown) came off the terminal block. There a number of tabs it coiuld be slipped over, but I'm not sure which one it came off. There are three possible tabs it could fit on each side on the top of the terminal block. 3 on the left...
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    Turn Off Air Conditioner Power

    Thanks for the takes. I'm shutting off the power until Spring and warmer temps
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    Turn Off Air Conditioner Power

    I've been told it is a good idea to turn off the electric power to my AC during the winter months. Is this an acceptable idea? It is suppose to save electricity, but I don't want to cause a bigger problem if I shut it off?
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    Dryer vent

    I think I will try to extend the vent discharge farthur away form the AC unit. The pipe may not look the best on the outside of the house, but I may be able to hide it with some scrubs Thanks everyone for your help
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    Dryer vent

    My dryer vent dischare is right beside my AC Unit. I can't move the AC and the dryer is against an outside wall and the only other direction I can run it is into the garage. Is my only alterntive to run a a pipe from the existing vent exiting my house to get the discaharge lint away form the...
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