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    Where is my leak?

    Agree. If you start a thread it's best to document what happens, whether the problem is solved or you end up hiring a pro.
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    No Flow In Cold Pipe In Shower

    Problem is fixed and I will update just in case anyone has the same problem and comes across this thread. The cold pipe was not blocked, and the one thing I know for sure is that I do not understand how a shower valve works. Anyhow, luckily you can fix something without understanding it. I...
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    No Flow In Cold Pipe In Shower

    Thanks for the reply. Just to clarify, you had a blocked pipe and changing the valve fixed it? I've searched youtube for video on how to fix a blocked pipe, and I'm not coming up with much.
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    Where is my leak?

    I'd just be guessing to help you out, but it might help if you posted some pictures of this.
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    No Flow In Cold Pipe In Shower

    I'm hoping to get some advice about a shower that has stopped working completely. The shower was not used hardly at all for three years, except for maybe filling up a bucket of water every once in a while, or washing down a large item of some sort. Some guests came recently and it was used...
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    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    Thanks to all who weighed in. I have found and fixed this problem. The deceased rodent was not the problem, and neither were these very bad looking wires leading to the TV room phone jack. I did cut out this bad part shown below and replaced it with some better phone line with yellow jelly...
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    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    Thinking about it different ways, the rat may not even be the problem, although it is a likely suspect. ctviggen, you suggested some very affordable equipment which can probably answer what I'm wondering about now. I'm now wondering if the connections among the jacks are sequential, or if they...
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    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    Thanks for all suggestions and replies. It's 4 AM and I'll keep this short. Dead rat on wire.
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    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    Blue Jay, I don't mean to frustrate, but I could not follow your most recent response. But I will propose an experiment, so please read this post. I have my multimeter operational, and took some measurements. Shown below is 48 volts dc at Jack 1. Also 48 volts DC in the switchbox attached to...
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    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    afjes_2016 - I'm not sure which photo you are looking at. I have examined the thick white wire going up into the attic, and it is a CAT 3 - which has been out of date for computers since 2000, but which apparently works fine for a phone call. I have researched the term "RJ45" and see that I...
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    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    Hi Blue Jay, I know nothing about what I'm doing so all I can do is post more pictures. Here is one picture from a different angle. Does this change your opinion? There are two wires attached to the phone connector, blue and blue white. On the lower connector, where there used to be a fax...
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    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    Havasu, Thanks for the idea I will look into that. It's a very low percentage situation, but having the cell phone in the bedroom is safer. afjes_2016, My internet is broadband. These pictures show that only two wires, the solid blue and blue-white are connected to the router phone port. I...
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    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    I have Comcast fast internet and telephone. All phone jacks worked up until about a month ago. I do have phone service on one base (which has a number of handsets) but that is because that base is plugged into the modem. The problem is that the phone jacks are working, but only if I run a...
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    Microwave Works Better From One Outlet As Opposed To The Other

    Well, a guy with FPL showed up and he detected a 10% drop in the voltage. The problem is where the wire goes underground near the house he believes. A crew should be out tomorrow. No expected cost to me! : o)
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    Microwave Works Better From One Outlet As Opposed To The Other

    Thanks for the advice. I'm being careful about what's plugged in and I've set un an appointment with FPL. The APC units continue to sound off whenever they are turned on.
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    Microwave Works Better From One Outlet As Opposed To The Other

    Everything was fine until "Eta" blew over Palm Beach County. We were on the outskirts of the storm, but we did get lots of power outages here. The power to my house was never completely out, but I did notice the lights fluctuating. Also, I have two APC battery backup and surge protectors...
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    What Caused this rusting?

    I finally got over to Trouble Free Pool website. They have complete info on pool chemical storage. I'm glad I'm finally reading about this. Chlorine is corrosive, but it's the muriatic acid that is much more aggressively corrosive. That shower bar would have been designed to resist rusting...
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    Internal Material Bowing

    You have a sharp eye, Snoonyb, and thanks for your suggestion about just taking the panel out. Behind the Bidet what you are seeing is my failed attempt at wall papering. After taking out a section of drywall to fix the failed check-valve of the bidet, I simply could not successfully glue the...
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    Internal Material Bowing

    There is a section of bathroom wall which is bowing in, the solid surface material on the right in this picture. I'm not sure what it's called, I see on the web people refer to it as corian or acrylic siding. It is bowing in, and it seems that this problem is increasing lately. You can see...
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    Sound coming from wall

    I googled "grinding noise inside wall" without the quotes. Lots of people with the same strange issue. For one person, on windy days, there was piece of the gutter downspout vibrating in the wind. For another, a gas meter regulator was broken and needed replacing...
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