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Furnace blows cold air, shuts off, then blows warm air

When changing the temperature on my thermostat, the blower kicks on and only blows cold air. This drops the temperature about 2-4°. After running for a few minutes, the blower shuts off. About 30 ...
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How do I install steel dowels into the side walls of my brick bbq?

This is a follow up this question: How can I rig a raising/lowering mechanism to my grill? I get the sense that trying to make a fancy mechanism will be too much trouble, so I will go with steel ...
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Does exterior wall cladding have much impact on sound or temperature transmission?

I'm buying a new house which is all brick except of back side. Master's bedroom is going to have 1 siding wall and 1 brick wall. I can select an option to add brick on the back wall for additional $6k....
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Baseboard heat not bringing room to temperature - hot water, 1 of 4 zones, Carlin burner, bell and gossett circulators, Weil Mcclain boiler [closed]

Circulator runs continuously, baseboard runs warm, not hot as before. Room doesn't reach temperature
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What can I do about the one room in my home with much higher temperature swings than the rest?

I have a room that I use a a guest bedroom in our home. As we don't have guests all the time, we keep the door closed. This room has three exterior walls, and one wall is probably about 70% windows. ...
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Range temp rises higher than set temperature with no error code

I have a 5 yr old Whirlpool range WFE745H0FS0. The temp keeps going up past the set temp by a lot with no error code given. Set to 350 goes to 500...more than a calibration fix...Control Board?
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Shower water only hot when cold sink tap on

Why is it that I can only get hot water in my unit block (old building) shower when I have the cold tap in bathroom sink on?
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How can I improve insulation on a lower level floor without modification?

I am renting a room in a townhouse and in the winters my room gets really, really cold. The floor specifically. I suspect it's because the bottom floor was built directly on the foundation with no ...
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Why will my basement room be one temperature all day but then will be different overnight?

My bedroom is in the basement of the house, as that is where the master is. All day the temperature will be 66-67 degrees. When my husband and I go to bed at night, it will increase to 70-71 ...
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Is a cover a good idea for keeping a large outdoor propane tank cool?

I live in a state where the temps are starting to climb each summer, last year breaking 118°F in my city. The large propane tank I have for my house says to not exceed 120 and I read that pressure can ...
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Multi-split Daikin air-conditioner errors and temperature issues

I have two indoor Daikin Perfera FTXM-R units hooked to a 2MXM-N9 outdoor unit. What I noticed is that the indoor unit closer to the outdoor unit (A) will start to report a very low temperature if I ...
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Why does my home continue to warm after sundown?

I live in a 1950's single-story ranch-style with a vented attic space (with a roof ridge vent). I haven't turned on my central air yet for the summer, and I've noticed that the air temperature inside ...
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Why is my oven unable to achieve baking temperatures?

Some time ago, the bottom heating element of the oven burnt. I replaced it. From there, the temperature can not rise to the assigned target (350° F). It stalls at around 200 and it is very slow to ...
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What can I do to cool down the room?

The room is at south-west on the second floor, so a lot of sun exposure. The temperature got unbearable up to 36.5°C (97.7°F) yesterday. The outside was 37.5°C (99.5°F). I live in a hot and humid ...
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Temperature Pressure Release (TPR) Valve Leaking

Check out the evolution of my saga with my water pressure and my water heater here: Water Pressure Regulator not regulating after rebuild And here: High water pressure when gauge is not observed Never ...
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Why is our addition so much colder than the original house?

We added about 480 square feet on to our home. The addition is added where the back patio doors were originally installed in our kitchen on the back of the house. So the addition is made up of three ...
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Adhesive for a freezer

I'm looking to mount a door sensor in my upright freezer, but have had some difficulty finding the right adhesive. Open to recommendations for both permanent and removable.
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Viessmann Vitodens water temperature and pressure are inconsistent [closed]

We have a five year old Viessman Vitodens 100-W. We have noticed that this year the temperature of the hot water is not behaving as it consistently did before. There is an issue especially with the ...
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How can I heat my home further when circuit breakers are already tripping?

I live in a 70-something year old home that has temperature control issues. It has baseboard heating powered by natural gas through most of the house, but on a day like today with external ...
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How to get a uniform temperature across all rooms with underfloor heating?

We bought an apartment with underfloor heating (w/ CH boiler) and I've been having difficulties getting a uniform temperature across all rooms. The problem is that the thermostat is set up in the main ...
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Non-power shower temperature tap needs to be on max

We are in the UK, have a non-power-shower, and a gas combi boiler. The shower's temperature tap constantly needed to be bumped up over a period of months to get a warm shower until it's now at max. ...
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Temp settings on Whirlpool flat top stove

Instead of numbers for low to high settings for the burners on my Whirlpool stove top, I have a line that goes from low to high. Part of that line is thicker in parts as it goes around the dial. ...
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How do I fix the tempertature differences between 3 floors in my house?

In my ~5000 square foot house, the finished basement is very cold, A/C set point stays spot on the main/ground level at 76F, but both upper loft areas 80-84 on hot days! It is a full height 2 story ...
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Front room is 5 degrees hotter in summer and 5 degrees colder in winter. Need to know the root issue and possible solutions?

I have a Front room that is always 5 degrees hotter in summer and 5 degrees colder in winter. I have had some people suggest it is the Sun on the front room causing the issue; however I have an issue ...
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Visual indicator of cable temperature

I have a longish extension cord I use to run power tools. Based on some rough estimates of the cable gauge, max amperage, the power use of my tools I think I should be fine if I don't run too many of ...
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How to heatproof an eastward sliding glass door

I have an eastward facing sliding glass door in my bedroom. During the morning, the beating California sun cooks the room, raising it to 80-90 degrees F (26-32 Celsius) by 9 AM. While the blinds don't ...
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New Gas Water Heater Installation

I had a brand new water heater installed back in February but by the end of May, I had water gushing out the side of my house and the plumbing company is telling me it is the temperature and pressure ...
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Solar System wires seem hot

I was checking around the house yesterday for areas that were hot and stumbled across the circuit breaker panel. We have a very large solar array. The picture was taken at peak time of day. I’m a ...
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Furnace will occasionally not turn on unless thermostat temp is increased

Occasionally (mostly in the morning) my furnace will not turn on. I have it set to 72. When I wake up the house temperature has dropped to say 64 or 65. If I turn the thermostat up to say 74, the ...
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Condensing boiler outlet temperature for floor radiant

We've just installed a new Condensing Combi boiler last week, Lochinvar NKC199N. I've noticed the installer set the outlet temperature to 180F/82C and the return temperature to inlet is somewhere ...
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Electric stove burner starts and stays on high on lowest setting. Infinite switch passes ohmmeter tests

BACKGROUND: I have a GE glass-top radiative stove (model jp3030tj2ww) that has 1 burner that starts on high on the lowest setting and gets stuck there and a 2nd burner that only does this sometimes ...
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Exterior polyurethane to apply outdoors in cold weather?

Is there some kind of polyurethane I can apply outdoors in 40 degree weather? The one I looked at, Helmsman Spar Urethane, appears to require a minimum temperature of 50 degrees.
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One room is always the hottest in the house

Whether it's winter or summer, hot or cold outside, my bedroom is always the hottest in the house. I have taken temperature readings and the air temperature can exceed 85 degrees. I have a fan almost ...
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3 phase temperature controller [closed]

I am trying to control a 3 phase fan based on the temperature of a liquid in a tank. I have been searching for a simple temperature controller like the ink bird one, but for 3 phase but i cant find ...
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Thermal expansion nee contraction: installing subfloor in unfinished attic

I am working in an unfinished attic where the temperature exceeds 100F in Summer (now), and that will be stabilized to more normal temperatures once finished. I need to install the subfloor to be able ...
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normal freezer temperature operation?

Is this how a freezer is supposed to work ? I set my freezer to -14 degrees celsius. It gets to -15, then slowly warms up to around zero. As it gets to 0, I do hear the compressor trying to turn back ...
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Meausure the temperature of a fridge

I have a refrigerator that is an old model (no name brand) and does not have indications of what is the actual temperature. I currently suspect that the temperature is higher than what I have set it ...
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How to properly strip silicone wire insulation?

The silicone high temperature double (fiberglass weave?) insulated wire is not getting stripped by wire strippers because it is very soft and seemingly molded onto the wire. How can I remove the ...
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Basement AC too cold

I live with my daughter and her family in my own basement area consisting of bedroom, living room and bathroom. I have overhead vents for the AC, and with the basement usually being cool, when the AC ...
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Any potential problems storing a new in box refrigerator long term

We are having a new house build that is scheduled to be done in about 9 months. We need to purchase a Fridge for the new house and have been keeping an eye on sales to save money. My question is if we ...
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Dimplex SCx175l Water Cylinder - T&P valve leaking

Here is a video of the issue I've just moved into a flat and after hand-washing some dishes this water cylinder (Dimplex SCx175l) began 'draining' very loudly -- I let it go for about 30 minutes ...
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How can I make swinging barn doors weather tight? [closed]

Looking to turn a small barn-type structure into a climate controlled woodshop. The building itself is block and the doors are about 4x10' (w/h) oak pivoting double doors like a shed would have. I ...
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Lever for hot/cold water not turning to full capacity

The cartridge for my rental unit was recently changed by a plumber. However my water pressure is weaker than it was with the original 15 yo worn out one. Also the lever to adjust the temp is stiff and ...
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Flexline on a t and p release valve?

Opened new water heater box and noticed that the t and p valve is in the wrong place...on top. It used to be connected on the side with a copper flexline, then 3/4 copper pipe through a kitchen party ...
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Varnishing at low temperatures

I need to varnish (I have an oil-based polyurethane) some piece of furniture. I can't do this in my house, but I could do it in garage, however I worry about the temperature, obviously the garage is ...
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Why does glass spontaneously shatter?

We had double-glazed sliding patio doors installed about 18 months ago. On separate occasions over the past couple of months, two of them have spontaneously shattered from around the centre of the ...
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Dew point in basement

I have 17°C in the basement and 70% relative humidity. I have calculated a dew point is an 11°C. But what does this dew point mean in practice? I have read a definition, however, I don't really ...
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Setting minimum temperature for gas water heater

My gas water heater heats water in its tank to about 60 C for use which is great. But I don't know how to set a minimum temperature so that water does not cool below 30 C. Please help me.
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How can I be sure to get the correct replacement limit switch for my furnace?

My furnace fan was running constantly and the heat would not start. Through some research I discovered this was likely due to a faulty limit switch in my furnace. I don't have the exact model of my ...
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Why don't any of my electric ovens actually keep the temperature that is displayed? [closed]

I had an older oven that was consistently 25-50 degrees Fahrenheit lower than what it was set to be and what the display unit stated. I purchased an oven thermometer and keep it inside to check the ...
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