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Dec
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comment Plumbing - Particles / Debris In Faucets and Toilets - Water Softener Going Bad?
Would pictures of the sediment help? One other thing to add- I did see the sediment in the tank of the toilets, so it was also coming through the cold lines. Could that still potentially point to the water softener? The softener may have gone a month or so without salt as well.
Dec
24
comment Plumbing - Particles / Debris In Faucets and Toilets - Water Softener Going Bad?
Ironically, the reason that I posted this is because my gut feeling was that the plumber was wrong. It just seemed too coincidental that it started happening right after the hot water heater was replaced. He's sort of a family friend and as such gives us a pretty good deal. I certainly wouldn't trust him with a complicated job though. The water softener is a Water Boss 900. I think the hot water heater was an A.O. Smith, but it's gone, so I don't have the model #. I also don't know how old it was. The house was built in 89. Not certain if that was original.
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Mar
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comment What could have caused my GFCI to trip, and what can I do about it?
Something was jammed into a non GFCI outlet outside and my GFCI outlet in my kitchen along with GFCI for the freezer in the garage were both tripped. Would the two GFCI outlets have to be on the same circuit as the outside outlet to trip? I'm skeptical that this is all coincidental, but I could be wrong. I suspect some shady wiring in my house.
Mar
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Feb
28
comment Paint is scraping and wiping off too easily
Just wiping with a damp sponge.
Feb
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asked Paint is scraping and wiping off too easily
Jan
31
comment Is it normal for actual temperature to be below target temperature during cold weather?
Is the 45 degree delta something that is uniform for all heat pumps, or by design in my area or some other driving factor? What does it change in Jacksonville vs Miami?
Jan
31
comment Is it normal for actual temperature to be below target temperature during cold weather?
My pump has been frosted for about 5 hours now. I did not see any signs of it defrosting. I wonder if that is the culprit. It's odd though, I didn't notice that earlier in the week when the pump had trouble keeping the temperature about 63-65.
Jan
31
comment Is it normal for actual temperature to be below target temperature during cold weather?
So if it is 20 outside, the best I could expect out of my pump is 65? I realize there are other factors, but all other things being equal.
Jan
30
comment Is it normal for actual temperature to be below target temperature during cold weather?
Does that mean the system starts losing efficiency or the ability to compensate for heat loss when the outside temperature drops below 45?
Jan
30
comment Is it normal for actual temperature to be below target temperature during cold weather?
Based upon some research, I am watching the unit for 90 minutes to determine if it is defrosting. Will post results.
Jan
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comment Is it normal for actual temperature to be below target temperature during cold weather?
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asked Is it normal for actual temperature to be below target temperature during cold weather?