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    Re: House lights dim with large appliance

    This is also my issue. The air conditioner starts and the lights dim for a second. Can this ignite a fire or is the power of air conditioner too strong?
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    2 handle faucet in bathtub

    In the bathtub,the cold water handle insert is worn out so the handle just turns with nothing happening.
    I need to replace the small insert. Is there a difference with this insert, that one is for...
  3. Thread: furance

    by l.bro
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    furance

    Hi there
    Need help. My furnace is on now due to cold temperatures. Is it advisable to wash the filters when furnace is on or off or is it not a problem when the filters are washed? Thanks for...
  4. Thread: intercom

    by l.bro
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    Re: intercom

    I only wish to change the intercom/buzzer box located outside.

    The speaker inside the home is good. Anything to consider when buying
    new outdoor buzzer/speaker with regards to electricity?...
  5. Thread: intercom

    by l.bro
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    intercom

    Hello there,

    I have to replace intercom! How do I choose a new one? Do I need to consider anything with regards to electricity to make sure the new is compatible with the system I have now? ...
  6. Thread: smelly bathroom

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    smelly bathroom

    Hi there, I would like to know what to do first to identify where stench is coming from. It has become unbearable. One person says old pipes could be causing the smell. I'm not sure if vent stack...
  7. Re: bathtub handle rotates 1 whole turn before shutting off

    My bathtub handle shuts the water but when water is shut the handle stills spins about another turn and then finally
    stops turning. It is very weird. Originally I changed the handle insert because...
  8. bathtub handle rotates 1 whole turn before shutting off

    Hello Need help! My bathtub handle shuts the water o.k. but I need to rotate the handle about 1 whole turn before the handle stops turning. What have I overlooked when replacing the handle...
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    Re: chimney cover for furnace

    Are there some furnace chimney caps that would NOT allow the exhaust to leave the furnace due to not enough free net ventilation and could return the exhaust back into home?


    Thanks very much
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    chimney cover for furnace

    We have a furnace for heating our home and the chimney cap lets the rain into the home. Which cap do you recommend for this issue although this cap seems very popular.

    Thanks
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    leak can't be located

    Hello I need some info on best way to locate why and where water is coming from. When it rains sideways water comes in and around window -sill. When it rains straight no water to be found and...
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    Re: pool of condensation

    Thanks for your help. I'm wondering if infrared thermal imaging cameras to detect leaks is a way to detect from where is it leaking. I would like to avoid breaking the walls . Can this method...
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    water under window sill

    I notice when it rains water accumulates under window sill in the inside and cheaprock has disintergrated. I am on the top floor and wonder where and how to begin the search for the leak. I am...
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    Re: pool of condensation

    Hi again, I still need a response. I am now thinking I could get a company who has infrared detection to detect from where the water is coming. Could this be expensive? or should I do something...
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    pool of condensation

    Hi there, Can you help? I finding water, not on the sill, but rather under the window sill on the inside. The cheaprock is wet and has crumbled. Where would I start to look for the water...
  16. Thread: veneer brick

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    Re: veneer brick

    Thanks for your help. I could have made matters worse rather than better. Is brick veneer different from
    real brick? What are the differences? When I bought my home and I saw brick, I thought ...
  17. Thread: veneer brick

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    veneer brick

    Can I screw in screws into brick veneer? The bricks are about 2" thick. Is there a danger they would split?
    Thanks
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    Re: bathroom ventilator

    Thanks for your answer. Another question I have is that I will have a stone wall built outside where a drain will be attached to the house French drain. Is an inspection necessary to make sure...
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    Re: bathroom ventilator

    Hi there,

    I realize now that my vent stack had a break in it. Who could inspect and repair this in the walls? Is this type of smell as hazardous as an exposed drain emitting smells...
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    Re: "90 degree C supply conductor minimum.

    Hi again,
    I would like to know if the electrical box is grounded, what do I do with copper wires coming from light fixture?
    With box grounded I believe it has protection I need? Also the light...
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    Re: "90 degree C supply conductor minimum.

    Thanks for this information. It is very helpful. I need to install a motion detector and there are 2 ground wires coming from the 2 different light bulbs. Are they attached to grounding screw in...
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    "90 degree C supply conductor minimum.

    Is there a danger to install this light with this kind of warning on package ( "90 degree C supply conductor minimum)? What does this mean? Thanks for responding
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    exterior hood from interior ventilation

    The exterior hoods have fallen off. I am waiting for a repair man to come by. Of course, the birds quickly infiltrate the ductwork. I have dealt with that. Is there a serious problem to leave it...
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    humidity is not dropping

    MY portable air conditioner is cooling room but humidity is way up. Why don't they make take away humidity which is the real problem when it is hot and sticky? Cold and sweating at same time is...
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    smell from portable ac

    Can a 2 hose 1200 btu portable air conditioner smell so bad as if it is drawing air from a sewer? It smells as if sewers gases are being drawn from somewhere.
    Thanks for your HELP!
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