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answered Plumbing: Dual volume control valve WITHOUT mixing
Nov
20
revised How can I seal air leaks and otherwise winterize, as a renter?
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Nov
20
answered Very old furnace- I need a technician to inspect it-What would be a good check up list?
Nov
20
answered How can I seal air leaks and otherwise winterize, as a renter?
Nov
20
revised Outlet side of my cast iron radiator is cold. What's wrong?
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Nov
20
answered Diagnosing low faucet flow: Single faucet
Nov
20
answered Outlet side of my cast iron radiator is cold. What's wrong?
Nov
20
answered Need some help removing a kitchen sink drain
Nov
19
comment LED problem with recessed lighting
Check to see if your fixtures have any adjustment on the socket position - some don't, some do. Often a thumbscrew and a section that slides.
Nov
19
answered Should I cap one vent in a two vent stack?
Nov
19
comment After moving stove and rewiring, why don't I get any heat from my stove?
You're probably at half voltage so 1/4 power - and I'm inclined to think that you probably should not be doing your own wiring work if you got something this major wrong. Given that electrical errors can electrocute you and others and burn your house down, it's fairly important to recognize when you are out of your depth and should hire someone, rather than forging ahead on your own.
Nov
19
comment Is the Nest thermostat smart enough to turn itself on BEFORE you get home?
@PeteBecker Hey, whatever you need to justify your toys. I know exactly where point A is because I programmed a particular temperature at whatever time. If I get up in the morning and it's not where I set it to yet, it's a simple matter to set it back a bit so it starts earlier before the next day. "Can it do a fancier job?" Sure. But it comes at a fancy price...which you want to spend on a thermostat, and I don't. C'est la vie.
Nov
19
comment Is the Nest thermostat smart enough to turn itself on BEFORE you get home?
...which is not exactly hard to do for $220 savings by compensating for response time yourself, and setting the thermostat to come up to 70 at 5:00PM (or whatever it takes for your heating system to get from point A to point B...)
Nov
18
comment Can I use #16 duplex wire extension to a 2800 watt chop-off cutter?
What is the voltage? Might be OK (depending on how long of an extension) for 230/240V, not at all OK for 100-125V.
Nov
18
comment well pump keeps turning on and off every few seconds
Bladder probably intact, but pressure is way too high - bleed it down to 29 PSI.
Nov
18
comment well pump keeps turning on and off every few seconds
Unless there's something turned on in the house, the check valve is not working, too.
Nov
18
comment well pump keeps turning on and off every few seconds
Correction - I had skipped ahead to "the action" - actually, just after 3:00 you switched it off manually and it dropped from ~85-55 "smoothly" so there was at least a bubble there. In that case, drain the system, and check the pressure (if any) on the air valve on top of the pressure tank with a tire gauge. If 0, it's gone. If ~55, it's far too high (but would indicate an intact bladder) and should be lowered to 29. The pressure switch is broken for sure...and multiple broken things complicate diagnosis that depends on some of them working.
Nov
18
comment well pump keeps turning on and off every few seconds
Your video is actually quite diagnostic that it is, in fact, blown. It should take a minute or two to pump up after it's blown down - and blowing down should also take some time - the very rapid cycling is indicative that the bladder is gone and the air bubble is too.
Nov
18
comment well pump keeps turning on and off every few seconds
No check valve in the house is perfectly normal for a deep well pump. As stated, the one in the pump is really the only one you need, and others may well hurt rather than help.
Nov
18
answered dripping sound inside wall