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    Wet spot on living room ceiling

    Hi,

    Yesterday I found two wet spots on my living room ceiling, which is right under attic. I went to the attic but didn't find any water dripping or wet ink from the roof and all the insulation...
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    AC and Fan cannot turn on

    I replaced my furnace and thermostat about 4 years ago. But last weekn, when I tried to turn on my AC by switching the thermostat to "Cool" position, the AC unit was not on. When I further switched...
  3. Thank you all for all the great advices and...

    Thank you all for all the great advices and answers to my questions. I am now more comfortable living here. Again, your help is highly appreciated!
  4. I found a little more detail of the soil in the...

    I found a little more detail of the soil in the area. It is about 27% sand, 54% silt and ~20% clay (I am not sure what kind of clay though). There is no basement in my house, not even crawl space.
    ...
  5. Hi, I just searched the web and found that the...

    Hi,

    I just searched the web and found that the soil type of my area is silt loam. Is this something helpful?

    Thanks!
  6. First of all, thank you all so much for the...

    First of all, thank you all so much for the advice and help. Really appeciate it.

    I am still trying to find the soil type from the community association. I will let you know when I figure it out....
  7. Sorry about the confusion. The noise is actually...

    Sorry about the confusion. The noise is actually from the ceiling or wall, mainly ceiling. Sometimes the noise sounds like the wood broke or shifted.

    And you are right, the nails backed out...
  8. I am in NJ. I went to attic and took a look. But...

    I am in NJ. I went to attic and took a look. But since I am a dummy, I couldn't really see anything wrong. As for soil, I am not sure about that either. Can you teach me how to check these?

    The...
  9. Cracking, popping noise and poping nails from the wall

    I've been living for almost 5 years in my 2-story single home, which is almost 21 years old, From last year, I've noticed loud cracking noises coming from various locations along my interior and...
  10. Question: Drainage of yard

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    Drainage of yard

    Dear Experts:

    There is slope in the yard to keep the water from my house. However, the water doesn't flow out of my yard and water accumulates in some areas every time after raining. This causes...
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    Hi, ballengerb1 Sorry I missed your...

    Hi, ballengerb1

    Sorry I missed your suggestion. Can I am not sure what you mean the "track". Would you please explain it a little bit more?

    Thanks!
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    Oh, forget to mention. This happened irregularly....

    Oh, forget to mention. This happened irregularly. Not everyday. I have no idea about what triggered it and when is next time.
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    Dear all: First, thank you all for your help...

    Dear all:

    First, thank you all for your help on this issue.

    I checked my garage door and there is no electric eye for my garage. I tried to re-learn the remote, used a new remote control,...
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    Hi, smearcase and hauser5: First, thank you...

    Hi, smearcase and hauser5:

    First, thank you for your answer on this.

    The wall unit is not wireless. This never happened before but just recently. It is not theft, either, since nothing is...
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    Garage door open by itself

    Dear expert:

    Recently my garage door has some problem. Sometimes after I pressed the remote to close the garage door, it opened again by itself. I tried to buy another new remote control, but it...
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    Coolair outside the refrig.

    Dear Expert:

    I have Kenmore side-by-side refrig (almost 2 years). I found that every time when the refrig starts to run, I can feel the cool air from the bottom and the gap between the wall. Is...
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    Ok. I will try to watch the furnace. Hopefully it...

    Ok. I will try to watch the furnace. Hopefully it is nothing wrong with my new furnace.

    However, if it is really due to the duct, will it hurt the whole heating system or the house? Is there way...
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    I did try to open all the registers and the bang...

    I did try to open all the registers and the bang noise is very occasional but not none. However, I found that if the furnace is fired on to increase the temperature for 1 degree, then no matter I...
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    Hi, hvac1000: I called the contractor. But...

    Hi, hvac1000:

    I called the contractor. But he said it may be due to I block several of the registers or the filter is dirty. I checked the filter and feel it is not too bad. Do you think it is...
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    Bang noise after furnace turns off

    Dear Expert:

    I have a new Carrier 2-stage 80% efficiency furnace in my home. Lately I heard big bang noise every time about 20 seconds after the furnace shuts off. It sounds scary to me since I...
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    Hi, Ballengerb1 and hvac1000: Thank you for...

    Hi, Ballengerb1 and hvac1000:

    Thank you for the great advices. I will follow them this weekend and try to save some money.

    There is one more little question. When you said lower the...
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    Hi, All: First, thank you for the answers...

    Hi, All:

    First, thank you for the answers you provided. They are really helpful.

    I tried to change the deadband setting in the t-stat from 1F to 2F. It did increase the cycle time, though...
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    Winter energy saving

    Dear experts:

    I am a first-time home owner. Sorry if this is a stupid question. But this is the only way I know to find the answer.

    I have a question regarding saving gas for my furnace. Is...
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    Thank you, Acetc and Tsa7man. My t-stat is...

    Thank you, Acetc and Tsa7man.

    My t-stat is digital 1-stage. It seems that there is nothing I can do to change the short cycle problem. The other question is that with this short cycle, will it...
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    Frequent activated furnace

    Dear experts:

    Recently I installed a new gas furnace (carrier 2 stage furnance). However, the furnace kick on and off frequently, i.e. short cycle. It turns on for 5 minutes and then turn off....
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    First, thank you all for all your explanation and...

    First, thank you all for all your explanation and help. I do appreciate it!

    Your answers are really helpful to me and make me feel much relaxed :p . Since the dripping sound is more than 1 week...
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    Dripping Noise from Ceiling

    Dear experts:

    I am a new home owner and know almost nothing about the house. Hopefully you can help me out with this annoying sound.

    Recently I heard some dripping sound from the ceiling...
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