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  1. Blue Jay

    60 gal air compressor bogs down

    Yes the run capacitor is bad from the readings gave, it should go back as the other one did.
  2. Blue Jay

    Sealing a Bird Bath

    I used the Flexseal and it seems to be doing the job very well, gave it 4 coats over 3 days.
  3. Blue Jay

    Sealing a Bird Bath

    Thanks that is what I am trying.
  4. Blue Jay

    Sealing a Bird Bath

    I have a heated bird bath that has started leaking, can not detect just where. This is a type of plastic wondering what I can use to seal it back up. Thanks
  5. Blue Jay

    Emergency Copper Pipe Cap

    I have flattened the end of a copper pipe shined it up real good (bright copper showing) folded the end over cleaned again and then soldered it shut.
  6. Blue Jay

    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    All looks good in the last picture, if it is still not working past the 1st jack look for another location that has splices or a damaged spot in the wire that could have a conductor cut. BTW those white connectors are junk, we quit using them 40 years ago, any of them you find on the blue wires...
  7. Blue Jay

    Installing tongue and groove planks

    Yes if you are going to finish the boards do so before putting them up, if not then any shrinking will show on the un finished part of the lumber. My avatar is the 1500 sq ft log home I built the only dry wall is in closets and the basement stair well, rest of the interior is all tong and grove.
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    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    30 years at the phone company, NO idea how it would have worked unless there is a splice in the line, on the wire colors white with any tracer (strip) would be tip (green on the jack) solid color would be ring (red on the jack) so in that cable blue, orange green, brown would all be ring side...
  9. Blue Jay

    Installing tongue and groove planks

    Also if you are going to finish the wood do it before installing it.
  10. Blue Jay

    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    No it does not. That is a double jack plate, W/B & B to the one on the right, W/O & O to the one on the left. Just a single 8 conductor cable coming to it. Nothing to go to the rest of the house.
  11. Blue Jay

    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    On your jack 1 there is nothing leaving to go to the rest of the house.
  12. Blue Jay

    Leaf Guard?

    That's the way I was leaning just wanted some other input. Thanks
  13. Blue Jay

    Leaf Guard?

    Looking at putting new leaf guard for gutters on my log home. The expanded metal guards put on with the gutter install 12 years ago has been a joke since about year 2. Looking for advice about what to install. Thank You Jim
  14. Blue Jay

    DOOR BELL

    You will read NO voltage until the button is pushed.
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    ThermoPride oil furnace

    From what I see and read your fuel tank is below level of the furnace, 1st picture shows a check valve to the left of the filter (that is to keep the fuel from flowing back to the tank), the 2nd line below the bleeder valve is a return line so the only fuel you would spill is what is in the...
  16. Blue Jay

    Which of these is main water shutoff...?

    Find the source of power for the on demand,make sure house is not calling for heat, turn off the valve you have circled, go to any faucet and see if you get any water.
  17. Blue Jay

    Racoon (or something) digging up garden

    Live trapping a pest animal that is doing damage to your property is never a problem. Around here it is illegal to relocate a Raccoon so if you don't want to or cant kill it call the game warden.
  18. Blue Jay

    Racoon (or something) digging up garden

    Never let one walk out of the trap, contact game warden.
  19. Blue Jay

    Water Softner Discharge Rural

    Not likely to be softner issue, possable discharge line damaged.
  20. Blue Jay

    Prevent t-post from being pulled down

    T post is not ment to take a the side strain as you have the wire going around a curve. You would need to provide an anchor to hold it upright.
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