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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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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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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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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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How do I read circuit breaker temperature ratings?

I have Siemens QP breakers, but I believe this generalizes well. Let's take the QP breakers as an example: There are some temperature ratings marked on it where it reads CU-AL 60/75°C WIRE ...
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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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How to maintain temp for always cold office in finished Basement

I work out of my home in an office in our finished basement. The room is always cold whether it's the middle of winter or the middle of summer. I often run a cheap space heater (especially) in the ...
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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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Whirpool electric oven won't hold set temperature

Our 6 year old Whirlpool electric oven is acting up in that it goes up to set temperature, then appears to stay on the set temperature but the actual temperature is going down over time. If I after 30 ...
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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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Looking for combination of temperature sensor and thermostat - any hints? [closed]

After reading a lot, I am still very confused... Maybe you could give me some hint? I am looking for: a temperature sensor in my room a thermostat on my radiator It is important to me that these ...
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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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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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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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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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2017 Samsung Refrigerator RF28HMEDBSR Display Temperature Incorrect

My Samsung refrigerator is displaying the incorrect temperature to the actual temperature. I've used several corded thermometers and placed them in different areas of the refrigerator. The display ...
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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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Liquid in Clothes Washing Machine for balance?

When my washer was brand new (not connected to any hoses), I noticed a liquid sloshing sound whenever I moved it around. The washer has been disconnected for about 2 years now and the liquid sloshing ...
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What type of refrigeration is recommend in a cabin with sub-freezing temperatures?

In the winter the indoor temperatures in our cabin often reach as low as 10° F (-12° C). We had an old refrigerator that worked just fine in these circumstances, but when we purchased a new ...
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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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Shower is too cold, despite cartridge setting

I have a single handle shower in my basement that is too cold in the winter. I only need a small adjustment, but I don't know if it's even possible. The "hot water stop" appears to be already set to ...
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Why isn't there hot water in the shower, when there is hot water in the rest of the condo?

I moved into a condo two days ago, and found that while the rest of the plumbing in the house has hot water, the shower when turned to hot just has a cool trickle emanating from the tap. The cold ...
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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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Where can I find a replacement limit switch for my furnace?

I had an issue with my furnace. The Fan was running constantly and wouldn't turn off and the heat would not start. Through some research I discovered this was likely due to a fault limit switch in 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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What is the deltaT test for a PTAC AC?

I have a PTAC AC that blows cold air, but barely cools the room. The landlord is claiming its because the room is the livingroom and its an open to the kitchen and hallway. I know that the rule of ...
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What exactly do the range of numbers (1 to 7) mean on the temperature knob/dial on a basic window air conditioning unit?

I just purchased a new, very nice and basic (5,000BTU) in-window air conditioner and it does the job for my basic needs. But I have a question I probably have had for years but never had a proper ...
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Water Holding-Tank Apparatus Converting warm water to cool water coming from the main water line that dispenses warm water to a water tank

I live in Tucson Arizona (in the Sonoran Desert) almost all year round where the temperature high ranges are 98°F up to 108°F from May to August. Our PVC pipe water mainline is buried 2ft underground ...
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Normal temperature of a jigsaw

I have a Makita 4329 jigsaw and I am wondering if the temperatures are normal or are a little high ? I marked on the photo the temperatures that I feel with my hand when touching the mentioned part of ...
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vent fan blowing into attic. Good or bad?

I have a two story apartment with only one room upstairs and an access to a terrasse (it's kind of a closed mezzanine). I noticed that even when every window in the apartment is open, the room ...
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Why would a wall-mounted AC unit with a digital thermostat seem to be reading outside temperature when the fan isn't running?

My apartment has a wall-mounted AC unit with a digital temperature setting, which works great, but it has a consistent problem where its thermostat appears to read much differently than the actual ...
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Is it useful to paint outdoor conduit white to reduce the temperature?

The typical color of most types of electrical conduit is dark gray. I plan to run some kind of conduit along the edge of a flat roof to install security cameras, and I'm already worried about the ...
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Why is shower water temperature not adjustable?

The temperature in my Hansgrohe Thermo Balance shower is always the same, no matter which way I turn the knob. It's generally warm enough to shower, but I cannot adjust it neither hotter nor colder. ...
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Water temperature in upper shower

We just got a new water heater installed in the basement, and the temperature in the 3rd FL shower is not hot enough for us. However, the temperature in the sink faucet on the 1st FL is fine and gets ...
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High Temperature Lead-Free Solder

I have an old microwave/convection oven that came with 2 metal circular trays for cooking on (in convection mode), a tall one and a shorter one that fits underneath it. However, a long time ago, one ...
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Hot water doesn't reach the 2nd floor

My house is 90+ years old. It has an oil burner which supplies radiator heat and hot water. No water tank, hot water created on the fly. The basement and first floor water gets hot enough, but the 2nd ...
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Does a General Electric washing machine have an automatic shut down function in cold environment?

I was using a General Electric washing machine when it suddenly stopped working. I thought of everything and the most logical explanation was the factor of cold temperature, so I used a heater to ...
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Shower Temperature Control Adjustment

I am trying to repeat a service that a plumber performed on my shower system. An engineer came and fixed an issue with the hot water not reaching the correct temperature by installing a new valve. ...
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How to cover up a gap in a badly installed cabinet?

The apartment I moved into has a kitchen with cabinets as most kitchens do. I noticed that in the mornings it has been especially cold in the kitchen, and I traced the cold air to a large gap in the ...