Archive | June, 2009

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How to Clean AC Evaporator Coils

Photo tutorial showing how to clean AC evaporator coils with no-rinse spray foam cleaner for routine seasonal maintenance. If you’re not comfortable cleaning the AC evaporator coils yourself at least you’ll what’s needed when calling a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) professional. Central Air Conditioner Routine Maintenance Routine inspection and maintenance is very important […]

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Foam Cleaner Breaks Down and Liquifies Quickly

How to Clean AC Evaporator Coils – Part 2

How to Clean AC Evaporator Coils – evaporator coil inspection and cleaning with no-rinse spray foam coil cleaner. This project is continued from How to Clean AC Evaporator Coils – Part 1. AC Evaporator Coil Inspection The following is a photo of my central air conditioner evaporator coils before cleaning. The AC coils look very […]

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Leaking PVC Drain Line from the Washing Machine

How to Repair a Leaky PVC Pipe Joint – Part 1

How to Repair a Leaky PVC Pipe Joint by sawing out the bad pipe elbow and install a Fernco Qwik Ell flexible rubber fitting with band clamps. I noticed another water stain on the finished basement ceiling – this time it was a leak in the washing machine PVC drain line. Two leaks on different sides […]

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Cut Out Section of Leaky PVC Pipe

How to Repair a Leaky PVC Pipe Joint – Part 2

How to Repair a Leaky PVC Pipe Joint – mark and saw out the leaking elbow fitting with the failed glue joint. This repair is continued from How to Repair a Leaky PVC Pipe Joint – Part 1. Mark the PVC Pipe Cuts The cardboard template made for the Fernco Qwik Ell is centered over […]

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PVC Pipe Repair: Install Fernco Qwik Ell QL-200

How to Repair a Leaky PVC Pipe Joint – Part 3

How to Repair a Leaky PVC Pipe Joint – after sawing out the bad section of PVC pipe, install the Fernco Qwik Ell flexible rubber elbow. This repair is continued from How to Repair a Leaky PVC Pipe Joint – Part 2. Install the New PVC Pipe Joint Now that the old leaky section of […]

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ISY-99i Static IP Address Network Diagram

How to configure a Static IP address for the ISY-99i Home Automation Controller

This article is a explains how to configure a static IP address and port forwarding for remote Internet access to the ISY-99i Home Automation Controller. How to configure a Static IP address for the ISY-99i Home Automation Controller Problem with UPnP and Internet Access The Linksys WRT-54G WiFi router supports Universal Plug-n-Play (UPnP), a feature […]

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ISY Static IP - Help About with Static IP

How to configure a Static IP address for the ISY-99i Home Automation Controller – Part 2

How to configure a Static IP address for the ISY-99i Home Automation Controller – telnet configuration steps for port forwarding and static LAN IP address. This tutorial is continued from Part 1. 6: Update ISY-99i Configuration on the Network Diagram Update the ISY-99i entries on network diagram with your values for the following parameters: ISY-99i […]

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Leaky Shower Drain Repair FS

How to Fix a Leaky Shower Drain

How to fix a leaky shower drain by tracing the water stain on the ceiling to the shower, take apart the drain and replace the cracked shower drain body and rubber gasket. The repair cost about $30 for new parts. How to Fix a Leaky Shower Drain I noticed a water stain on the drywall […]

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