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Apr
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awarded  Notable Question
Apr
22
asked Why doesn't AC equipment come with dehumidifier only option?
Apr
22
accepted Compressor/fan stays off when cooling turned on
Apr
22
comment Compressor/fan stays off when cooling turned on
i can't test the wires inside the thermostat while the thing is running -- when i take the Nest from the plate, it turns everything off. i can do it inside the air handler
Apr
22
comment Compressor/fan stays off when cooling turned on
I measured and there was nothing. But there was also nothing in the blue C connection inside the air handler (cooling is on, Nest thermostat is blue). Is there any way I can hack or jump the outside unit (whatever you call it), to make sure it works, which would mean the thermostat is the problem ? I have a small low voltage magnetic jumper I used to connect the R and G to turn the fan on.
Apr
22
revised Compressor/fan stays off when cooling turned on
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Apr
22
comment Compressor/fan stays off when cooling turned on
OK -- next question -- when i take one of the multimeter probes to the thermostat wire in the compressor, where should i put the other one ? Can i put it on the ground wire that goes to the grounding terminal ?
Apr
22
revised Compressor/fan stays off when cooling turned on
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Apr
22
revised Compressor/fan stays off when cooling turned on
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Apr
22
comment Compressor/fan stays off when cooling turned on
i've always called it a condenser. may be wrong. fixed
Apr
22
asked Compressor/fan stays off when cooling turned on
Apr
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accepted Gluing small pieces of drywall
Apr
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comment Gluing small pieces of drywall
as for the nails, i thought of it but i think when you get to the stage where you're driving the nail beneath the drywall surface, it can easily crumble there
Apr
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comment Gluing small pieces of drywall
it's often the easiest solution to simply enlarge the patch to something suitable for repair -- sometimes you can't do that because you're in a tight area to begin with, e.g. between a door and a corner
Apr
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asked Gluing small pieces of drywall
Apr
1
accepted Does thermostat need to be grounded?
Apr
1
accepted Drywall mudding plywood to emulate drywall
Apr
1
comment Drywall mudding plywood to emulate drywall
It's 3/8" and there are reasons why that's not feasible
Mar
31
comment Drywall mudding plywood to emulate drywall
So you're saying the mud does adhere okay to plywood ? That's my main concern
Mar
31
asked Drywall mudding plywood to emulate drywall