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  1. Plumbing
    We just installed a DELTA FOUNDATIONS shower combo fixture (B11 4900-c) from Home Depot and the tenant said he can get the water the right temperature but once he diverts it to the shower head its either HOT or COLD. I called Delta and the shower specialist lady told me she was sending a new set...
  2. HVAC
    We bought as 2003 built two story in MN 1.5 yrs ago. It had the original undersized furnace and ac. The winter was cold and the summer hot. We bought/had installed a new furnace and ac (3 ton). So far this summer our top floor is even warmer than last year. Thermostat on the main floor set to...
  3. HVAC
    There is a hot water radiator that is in our back bedroom on our second floor. It's relatively small but it is in the way of a wraparound desk we want to install to make it into an office. It's just too tall. Our goal is to remove the radiator and remove the riser pipes going to it from the...
  4. HVAC
    I am a newbie here so I will probably make a lot of dumb mistakes. For that I apologize in advance. I know a little about heating/AC and a lot about electronics and electrical stuff having started when I was 12 yo and now being 72. So, here goes. Recently, my next door neighbor, a sweet...
  5. HVAC
    Alright, so I understand this is a daunting job and not for a beginner, I also understand the risks involved if something goes wrong. I have pretty good knowledge of home repair and know my way around a toolbox, just have never worked on a hot water heating system before. With that said, I...
  6. Electrical
    I am having my handyman doing some electrical work for me at the house. After he disconnected some outlets and reconnected new and old romex wires, the garage lights are not working any longer. I am getting 60 V between hot and neutral when the switch is on and 38 V when the switch is...
  7. Plumbing
    We had a professional plumber install a hot water recirc. pump under the kitchen sink recently. It works just fine. The problem is that whenever my garden drip system runs, the pump bleeds through and I get hot water out in my garden. It seems a significant drop in pressure on the cold side of...
  8. HVAC
    blows room temperature out of vents into rooms drilled hole in evap coil housing, temp first read 39*f, 20 minutes later it read 26*F Eventually ices up or condensation tray fills with water spilling into furnace cabinet nothing drains outside outside unit does not ice up
  9. Electrical
    So... I have 15-30 volts on ground on all outlets through the house and also on the dryer receptacle. This is with me sticking one probe into ground and using me as the other "ground". 10-2 is run to the dryer receptacle and is obviously on it's own dual 30-amp breaker. There is something to...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, my name is Jerry. I am new to the forum, and I hope to hear back from the bank of knowledge! I am a DIY'er so I can save as much money as possible. In this project, I want to build a round hot tub, 4 feet deep, by 7' in diameter. I want a bench inside to sit on. I have a photo from the...
  11. Electrical
    Hello, I was wondering if a malfunctioning surge protector could have adverse affects on a different outlet from the one it is plugged into. With the surge protector plugged in and turned on, the other outlet lights the circuit tester when the leads are placed at neutral and ground. When the...
  12. Electrical
    As i was wiring a 240v outlet to the main breaker box, I noticed that the Main breaker only has 1 hot wire going into a 100amp double pole breaker. The neutral is wired to 1 bus and ground is wired to the other and the buses are connected with a bar. What I'm confused about is the main...
  13. Electrical
    Hello, Thanks to the freezing weather I had to have a spa repairman out to work on the hot tub. The repairman said that the wiring to the spa does not meet code. While unusual, I can't find anything that indicates it does not. The spa was wired in 15 years ago. This was definitely the cheaper...
  14. Electrical
    Hi, I have 3 outlets that don't work. When I look with the multimeter for the voltage between hot and ground, I get 120V. When I check from neutral to ground, I get slightly above 0V. But when I check from hot to neutral, I get about 0V. Any ideas as what the problem could be? Thank you, Frederic
  15. Plumbing
    I have a Shower / Tub Combo. Shower and Tub both have a single Hansgrohe Volume Control Valve each. There is a Ecostat Thermostatic Mixer for controlling the temp on both values, all supplied by a thankless water heater. The shower pressure is fine. The tub (which we have not used in a while) -...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    Does anyone know where I can purchase hot tar blocks?
  17. Electrical
    Hey everyone, got a question for you I have a small hot tub, with only a 120 volt 12 amp heater. The previous owner put a regular prong on the end of the wire, ( two vertical instead of one vertical one horizontal)(also, the heater cord says 14/3 on it). I have had this plugged in for a bout a...
  18. Plumbing
    We have a gas domestic hot water heater in the basement. About a year ago the original plastic flush valve failed so we had it replaced with a brass one. When they removed the old valve a bunch of soft white-ish pellets gushed out, which I assume was calcium. Obviously I hadn't been flushing...
  19. HVAC
    I want to purchase insulation for my hot water heating pipes (old black pipe, hot water boiler). I was planning on getting AP Armaflex self-sealing elastomeric tubes. Home Depot carries Armaflex but not in the size I need (2-3/8). I live in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC and am having...
  20. HVAC
    I have a hot-water boiler and radiator system. House was built in 1931, so have "black" pipes running along the ceiling in the basement, then on up to the two floors above to the radiators. The pipes have been banging for the last year or so, and it seems to be getting more frequent (once...
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