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    Washer flooded, need help

    Jeff Handy did a good job of covering this on tour other post about the same issue. I would only be repeating what he said.
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    replacing door light switch on an amana freezer

    Yep. Pretty well all DMMs are rated to measure up to 10 amps that way. Some sheep knock off leads may not have that same ampacity rating. The lowest I’ve ever seen a lead rated for was 8 amps so you should be good either way. The odds are with you is what I’m saying. And the odds of something...
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    Trickle of water from tank into bowl

    I might be on the wrong track here but is it possible the fill valve needs to be set to a lower height in the tank? I’m basing this on the possibility that it’s not the flapper that’s leaking but the fill valve not able to rise to a height high enough to turn off. Also, what is the water...
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    replacing door light switch on an amana freezer

    With a 3 amp rated switch you will still be able to use the regular bulb so long as that is the only thing it was controlling. It it controls more than that then you will need to calculate the amperage first, but that’s unlikely.
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    How close is close enough?

    Framing and foundation are the two most important things to make square and level. They start the setting for how the rest of the build will go. The more money you save on those two the more you will pay when it comes to finishing.
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    replacing door light switch on an amana freezer

    If contacts have continuity when door is open then that would be NC contacts.
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    Replacement furnace size

    Most likely not required. It would be worth your money to have a reputable contractor preform a proper heat load calculation. They can also look at your ducts at that time and determine if the duct work is big enough to handle the increased CFM of the newer units. If you are able to then you may...
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    replacing door light switch on an amana freezer

    Unless marked otherwise then a switch position is typically rated for its contacts status when no outside influences are being applied to it. That would be with the plunger fully extended in this case, or in the case of an electric relay it would be in its de-energized position. Without seeing...
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    replacing door light switch on an amana freezer

    That is still a normally open switch. Are you sure that is what you need? If the door fully depresses the plunger then length shouldn’t matter to you much. There is no harm increasing your amperage rating a little if it’s controlling the line voltage of the light bulb, but if it’s using a...
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    replacing door light switch on an amana freezer

    Looks like you found the same item on both amazon and eBay. They are both 1 amp rated and have the same description with the same typos and missed words. Although the item listing says that it is a normally closed switch where the description on the other I believe mentioned normally open? Maybe...
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    Putting up a fence

    Good information, specially about the frost line. That will move your posts in no time flat. I believe our frost line is 12" if I recall correctly from a project a friend recently did. I’m not sure how deep below it you are supposed to be so , as Jeff recommended, checking local codes would...
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    Putting up a fence

    When I built my 5’ fence (top 12” is lattice) I used 8’ posts and I think I dug them down 2’ to 2.5’ into the ground. Made for a solid fence for the last 10 years. I tried to get them as deep as possible while leaving myself the ability to level all the panels when I was done. For that reason I...
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    Shark Bite plumbing components

    I would personally never use it on a main shutoff. They rely on a rubber (elastomer) o-ring to make a seal and teeth that grip the pipe. Too many possibilities for failure. The company I work for has a policy that says we are not allowed to use them on pressurized systems because of expensive...
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    Share your suggestions

    A properly built pool room is an expensive addition. With indoor pool you need to be concerned about maintaining a safe atmosphere inside the space. That means sufficient outdoor air to offset the chlorine gas created from the pool chemicals. Maintaining a slightly negative pressure in the pool...
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    Particle board in kitchen cabinet will not dry

    I don’t recommend covering wet wood if that is what you are thinking of doing. You need to dry it out first. It could take a month if you have no airflow and little heat to it. If you use a heater and box it it to warm the area up lots, and get the air circulating inside then it could dry in the...
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    Particle board in kitchen cabinet will not dry

    How long have you been trying to dry it for?
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    Particle board in kitchen cabinet will not dry

    When we had our sink flood we had to cut holes into our cabinets to allow airflow under them in order to dry. We then used space heaters to dry them out. Let them run for about a month before we closed it back up again. Warm airflow plus time are what you need to work with here. That wood...
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    swapping out pot light bulbs to led

    If you control your lights with a dimmer switch then you may need to replace the switch as well. If it is a simple on/off toggle switch then you should be ok using just the bulb. If you have to replace the switch then I recommended using a “low voltage electronic“ type switch if you have the...
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    Running out of hot water too soon

    It must be different for different building codes. In Canada it is recommended to have it set no less than 130 degF to prevent the formation of dangerous bacteria. The tanks come preset at the recommended temperature of 140 degF. At 140 Deg it can cause a scaled burn in 6 seconds for an adult so...
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    Running out of hot water too soon

    Is it possible the temperature setting just got bumped to a lower setting than it previously was set at? Some people turn it the temperature down for safety. A cooler tank doesn’t go as far and will appear to run out of water quickly. If you have a thermometer you can check and see if it is...
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