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  1. Electrical
    Hello, To begin, I know nothing about electrical other than how to connect wires. So my old Essick Air humidifier decided to fry it's board, but luckily I found a replacement board online. Unluckily, the replacement came with no diagrams, and has a different setup. The old one [image 1] had...
  2. Electrical
    Hi, I have an Instant Pot that came with a very short power cable (maybe 2 feet at best). The original cable specs are SJT, 105 C deg, 3 x 18 AWG, 300V VW-1. I would prefer a slightly longer power cable for better placement while in use. I have a spare PC cable (from a tower-style PC). It's...
  3. Plumbing
    I was looking at my gas meter and am a bit confused. It looks like there are very small pipes connected to the meter that may be choking off the gas supply. I have 1" coming in from the city, which goes into those tiny 90° pipes in and out of the meter, then to a 3/4" tee to the furnace (the...
  4. Appliances
    I read about Viking QC issues years ago but thought those were problems of the past. Unfortunately, I decided to purchase Viking appliances to go into my newly remodeled kitchen, this was my first mistake. The second mistake was buying from Barron's Appliances in Salem, NH. The salesperson...
  5. Electrical
    When a large appliance starts, should I expect the lights to dim? I think lights dimming means that the voltage is dropping. Is this really hard on appliances? Or is it hard only in theory? In some ways I tend to think nothing bad will happen if I don't fix the problem. I think I have too...
  6. Appliances
    Gas Stove Kenmore Elite 75343 Merely plugging in the range trips the GFCI receptacle (causes to pop out the "Reset" button). Plugged it into a different circuit, trips that circuit (receptacle reset button pops out) instantly as well. What is going on? Any help would be appreciated!
  7. Electrical
    Hi everyone! I'm trying to power my new DC freezer with the following specs: Input voltage: DC 12V/24V, 15A/7.5A respectively Power consumption: 75W I purchased an AC to DC power converter that claims to do the following: Input: 110-120V AC, 3.4A Output: 12V DC, 15A When I...
  8. Appliances
    Is a microwave an essential appliance in a kitchen?
  9. Appliances
    What is the most practical fourth major appliance for a kitchen?
  10. Appliances
    Hello, I noticed today that there is a small ground wire coming from both washer and dryer chassis (connected to chassis with a screw) to a water pipe nearby. Since both are already grounded through their plugs (both are 3 prongs, dryer is gas, and all the receptacles they are plugged into are...
  11. Painting
    Hi, I am moving my 'refrigerator turned kegerator' from the garage to the kitchen, but my wife insists I do something about the outdated 'almondy white' color - she wants it painted to match the stand mixer (apple green). I don't mind that at all, but, I am trying to find the best type of...
  12. Electrical
    CAN i hook this up to 120 ,,,,,,,,or does it need 220 V ???????// any electricians help welcome..... ps ...this is a commercial Autoclave ( sterilization ) unit we bought used 6 years ago ...........I want to hook it up finally ! in Macomb , MI.
  13. Appliances
    Story: I have an antique refrigerator that has been healthy and with me for 15 years. It's slightly modified to keep larger steel barrels of refreshment cool whilst dispensing from the magical spout! Anyway, I moved the fridge a couple feet while plugged in; in doing so, the old wires were...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    We recently closed on our first house, and I might have come up with a creative solution to living in Michigan with a wife addicted to grilled food. :whistling2: The garage used to have gas heating, as there is a thermostat, gas line, and roof venting for a furnace. The furnace is gone, but its...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    (A question for UK residents; 240v,13amp; British regs.): I've never been able to fully conceptualize the difference between voltage and current. Usually, that has not been a problem, as carefully observe the normal 5 or 13amp fuse criteria, just like everybody else. The "power brick"...
  16. Appliances
    supply stores seem to sell supply hose and discharge lines in lengths up to 6 ft. anybody know where i can get longer lines to move my washer a few extra feet further from the water valves? thx
  17. Appliances
    Hi I'm a newbie here, but I have a bad or smelly problem. I have a GE Profile Side by Side refrigerator PSH23PGRAWW have had it since 2004, last week it started making a horrible smell similiar to poo, stronger when the fan is running. I pulled the fridge out removed the metal in the back and in...
  18. Appliances
    Hi I'm a newbie here, but I have a bad or smelly problem. I have a GE Profile Side by Side refrigerator PSH23PGRAWW have had it since 2004, last week it started making a horrible smell similiar to poo, stronger when the fan is running. I pulled the fridge out removed the metal in the back and in...
  19. Electrical
    Hi I'm a newbie here, but I have a bad or smelly problem. I have a GE Profile Side by Side refrigerator PSH23PGRAWW have had it since 2004, last week it started making a horrible smell similiar to poo, stronger when the fan is running. I pulled the fridge out removed the metal in the back and...
  20. Plumbing
    i have a gas water heater that just started leaking from the top, from under the cap. can this be fixed and, if so, how?
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