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  1. HVAC
    Have a second floor unit (725 sq ft) in a 3 story building. It's about 20 feet up to the roof where my flue winds up. I have a very old gravity wall furnace (natural gas) which gave out a few weeks ago. Tried to fix, but dead. Want to keep using the natural gas. Mini split install is out of my...
  2. Painting
    I sanded this with 80 grit sandpaper. Some of the paint fell away but some seems stuck like glue. I didn't paint it, so am not sure what kind of paint was used in each layer. I'm afraid to sand more if it scratches the metal. What do I need to use to get these rough patches smooth without...
  3. Appliances
    Hi everyone, I've an Intermatic Heatwave 1500W heater with me.The heater has 3 modes of operation: FAN, WARM(746W) & HOT(1490W). The heater functions pretty normal in both FAN and WARM mode. But the moment I switch to HOT mode the heater activates the thermostat and turns off quickly and turns...
  4. Electrical
    Half of the electric baseboard heating in my condo went out and I called an electrician to fix the issue and he replaced the thermostat and relay that is connected to the 5 baseboards that stopped working. Unfortunately after turning the power back on the relay and circuit breaker tripped. After...
  5. Electrical
    I am trying to control the temperature of several etched foil heaters that are currently just on a ON/OFF switch (using solid state relays). I have spoken to several individuals and just would like to get more advice. I was recommended to use a rheostat (light dimmer) or a variable transformer...
  6. Electrical
    Hello, I am new to this site and find there is a lot of good information and resources here. I have a electric car that I drive to work and am looking into putting a heater in it. Since the car runs on 48 volts, I am wondering if/how I can "rewire" a 110 volt AC heater to 48 volt DC. Is this...
  7. Plumbing
    We're buying our first house, in CA. Very excited! It's a remodeled house built in 1962, and it has two water heaters: a 30 gallon one near the kitchen side of the house, and a 50 gallon one on the bathroom side (the Master Bath also has a jacuzzi tub, if that's relevant). They're both over 6...
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