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revised How to clean portland cement off bricks?
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answered How do I wire a new light fixture with a red wire?
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revised How do I wire a new light fixture with a red wire?
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revised Is it possible to smooth over these drywall imperfections?
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comment Is it possible to smooth over these drywall imperfections?
He's going to need a huge switch plate to cover that mess (in the last picture). Teach this guy how to use a tape measure. This is a "professional"? You'd better hope he's better with mud, than he is with drywall.
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revised What is the best way to store energy?
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comment How do I connect original to new wiring when repairing an electrical fault in an AC unit?
Is this a heat pump?
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comment How do I connect original to new wiring when repairing an electrical fault in an AC unit?
Are you working on the line voltage side (120/240V), or the control side (24V)?
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comment How do I connect original to new wiring when repairing an electrical fault in an AC unit?
Are you working in the condensing unit (the big box outside with a giant fan in it), or the air handler/furnace (the big box inside connected to all the tubes running to each room)?
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comment How do I connect original to new wiring when repairing an electrical fault in an AC unit?
Any idea what the make/model of the unit is?
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comment How do I connect original to new wiring when repairing an electrical fault in an AC unit?
Is this wiring in the furnace/air handler, or the condensing unit? Since you say the wire is 18 gauge, can we assume it's the control wiring that energizes the coil in the contactor? Photos are always helpful. Did you measure the voltage and current to make sure everything is within tolerances?
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comment AC unit (turned on year round) leaves so much ice in the blower causing no cooling (pic included)
You might be able to find a thermostat (or at least a weather station), that will report the humidity. Whole house dehumidifiers can be connected to most HVAC systems, and can indeed have a separate control panel installed (or may be integrated with the thermostat). Contact your local HVAC company to discuss the installation of such a system.
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answered When drywalling a room, should I do the ceiling before the walls?
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comment AC unit (turned on year round) leaves so much ice in the blower causing no cooling (pic included)
This answer might be useful. There are 3 main causes to the evaporator icing up (in order of most likely to least likely). 1. Not enough air flow through evaporator (dirty filter, closed vents/registers, under powered blower). 2. Refrigerant over charged (call HVAC technician and have the refrigerant level checked). 3. Refrigerant under charged (call HVAC technician and have them find/fix the leak and recharge the system).
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comment When drywalling a room, should I do the ceiling before the walls?
Why would you have to sculpt the edges for a tight fit? Why would there be voids? Shouldn't you butt the sheet up to the sheet that's already in place?
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comment When drywalling a room, should I do the ceiling before the walls?
Even if you didn't drywall the ceiling yet, you should always cover the walls from the top down. You shouldn't have any gaps between sheets that taping can't cover. If you're "filling" before taping, you're doing it wrong.
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revised Freezer is cold but not freezing at all
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reviewed No Action Needed I over-fertilized my lawn. Now what do I do?