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« Reply #1950 on: June 21, 2022, 01:49:06 PM »
I am so ticked off at this ac unit. We replaced the capacitor, contactor, thermostat (previous one was 20 years old, so...) and it STILL won't turn on...

We're baking down here...

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« Reply #1951 on: June 21, 2022, 02:55:12 PM »
Our HVAC unit at the library has in recent days been shutting down multiple times an afternoon.  I have to reset the air handler unit on it each time this happens to get it turned back on.  It will almost certainly go out again before closing time.  Every morning I have to reboot it first thing in the morning to cool the building down.  Sunday and on the Juneteenth holiday yesterday I had to come in by myself to take care of it.

We've spent thousands of dollars with our HVAC technicians, and all they've been able to tell us is that power surges seem to be causing the problem.  We've been trying to get the power company to address that problem.  They have yet to admit it.
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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #1952 on: June 22, 2022, 07:38:47 AM »
I am so ticked off at this ac unit. We replaced the capacitor, contactor, thermostat (previous one was 20 years old, so...) and it STILL won't turn on...

We're baking down here...

EPW, is there an odd light switch in your house?  One that doesn't seem to do anything?  Mine has one, way higher than normal on a wall, that prevents the A/C from turning on.  I think it's so you can set the climate controls to "auto" in the winter and only use the heater.

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« Reply #1953 on: June 22, 2022, 08:15:22 AM »
Summer vacation is off to a bad start thanks to some neighborhood mean girls.

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« Reply #1954 on: June 22, 2022, 12:50:28 PM »
As I had suspected, my camera is as dead as can be. I took it to two camera repair places today because I couldn't open the battery slot (the batteries must have corroded a long time ago). They did spend some time trying to see if they could open the slot, so now I know at least two places that repair cameras. I was told to treat myself to a new camera.

I liked this camera as it was relatively uncomplicated and took good pictures.

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« Reply #1955 on: June 22, 2022, 02:08:28 PM »
As I had suspected, my camera is as dead as can be. I took it to two camera repair places today because I couldn't open the battery slot (the batteries must have corroded a long time ago). They did spend some time trying to see if they could open the slot, so now I know at least two places that repair cameras. I was told to treat myself to a new camera.

I liked this camera as it was relatively uncomplicated and took good pictures.

Lack of complication and ease of use and production of good pictures?  Come on, few of us are Ansel Adams.  Actually, I read that that he took great care and had a cumbersome view camera and was ruthless in discarding the less worthy images.  Still, my take is that it's not the camera but the eye selecting what's to be immortalized.  Get a nice new camera; encourage your eye.  I have thousands of trashy pictures and my eye remains seemingly hopeless.
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« Reply #1956 on: June 22, 2022, 03:37:58 PM »
But learning new tech is such a pain! And there's the decision fatigue from sifting through options and prices and learning what the jargons are even before you buy it.

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« Reply #1957 on: June 22, 2022, 04:16:45 PM »
But learning new tech is such a pain! And there's the decision fatigue from sifting through options and prices and learning what the jargons are even before you buy it.

Yeehaw! I just found a used one for half the price of my old camera on Amazon.

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Lack of complication and ease of use and production of good pictures?  Come on, few of us are Ansel Adams.  Actually, I read that that he took great care and had a cumbersome view camera and was ruthless in discarding the less worthy images.  Still, my take is that it's not the camera but the eye selecting what's to be immortalized.  Get a nice new camera; encourage your eye.  I have thousands of trashy pictures and my eye remains seemingly hopeless.

I ain't no Ansel Adams, and I am most definitely not, repeat, not going to learn new technology. I have the accessories and a brand new card, so all I have to do is to remember to remove the batteries promptly.


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« Reply #1958 on: June 22, 2022, 04:31:09 PM »
I am so ticked off at this ac unit. We replaced the capacitor, contactor, thermostat (previous one was 20 years old, so...) and it STILL won't turn on...

We're baking down here...

EPW, is there an odd light switch in your house?  One that doesn't seem to do anything?  Mine has one, way higher than normal on a wall, that prevents the A/C from turning on.  I think it's so you can set the climate controls to "auto" in the winter and only use the heater.

I didn't see one, but I can check again. The furnace has a switch on it and the blower definitely works. I think the issue is that something isn't communicating to the outside ac unit. The parts work individually, but not as a team.

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« Reply #1959 on: June 24, 2022, 08:59:54 AM »
I am so ticked off at this ac unit. We replaced the capacitor, contactor, thermostat (previous one was 20 years old, so...) and it STILL won't turn on...

We're baking down here...

EPW, is there an odd light switch in your house?  One that doesn't seem to do anything?  Mine has one, way higher than normal on a wall, that prevents the A/C from turning on.  I think it's so you can set the climate controls to "auto" in the winter and only use the heater.

I didn't see one, but I can check again. The furnace has a switch on it and the blower definitely works. I think the issue is that something isn't communicating to the outside ac unit. The parts work individually, but not as a team.

Hmmmm - look for a loose piece of light-duty wire - like doorbell wire.  Years ago one of my dogs squeezed through the space between the house & the unit & detached the wire that communicated to the unit that it should turn on.

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #1960 on: June 24, 2022, 09:31:21 AM »
I am so ticked off at this ac unit. We replaced the capacitor, contactor, thermostat (previous one was 20 years old, so...) and it STILL won't turn on...

We're baking down here...

EPW, is there an odd light switch in your house?  One that doesn't seem to do anything?  Mine has one, way higher than normal on a wall, that prevents the A/C from turning on.  I think it's so you can set the climate controls to "auto" in the winter and only use the heater.

I didn't see one, but I can check again. The furnace has a switch on it and the blower definitely works. I think the issue is that something isn't communicating to the outside ac unit. The parts work individually, but not as a team.

Hmmmm - look for a loose piece of light-duty wire - like doorbell wire
.  Years ago one of my dogs squeezed through the space between the house & the unit & detached the wire that communicated to the unit that it should turn on.

I checked the voltage of the line all the way to the outside unit and it's fine. I'm stumped. I've got an AC guy coming out today.

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« Reply #1961 on: June 24, 2022, 12:02:11 PM »
Hope you get the AC up and running soon, EPW.  The older I get, the easier I can suffer without heat for a few days, as opposed to being able to bear the summer heat and humidity--I NEED my AC!  :-)  (And yes, I marvel that I survived growing up in deep So. IL with all its creeks, lakes, and wooded "bottoms" and related subtropical humidity--without AC at home, EVER. Besides being tight as bark on a tree, Mom hated AC and was convinced it was good for us and was a sign of character to sit and sweat. She finally had central air in the last house she bought, but refused to turn it on.)

My vent:  5 weeks out from the long-delayed foot surgery (and with the stitches taken out 2 weeks ago yesterday), the incision has nicely healed into a truly gruesome 9-inch scar, except for about 1.5 inches, which Will. Not. Heal.  Likewise for the half-dollar-sized blister on the back of my heel, rubbed by the hard-as-granite splint I was in for 3 weeks (under a ton of bandages and dressings).  Of course, the surgeon is out this week, so I had my GP look at it during my regular diabetes/PV/high BP follow-up this morning.  As expected, she put me on antibiotics, ordered me to sit around and stay off it (just started weight bearing a week ago), and has me going to the wound care doctor at 11 on Monday.

Dammit. I've been as careful as can be, since I'm diabetic (i.e., slow healing) and have PV (i.e., risk of clots) and am a MRSA carrier. Poor ALHS has run himself into the ground taking care of me, fetching and carrying and doing chores while I hobbled around; he's been religious about changing dressings and keeping an eye on the wounds. It's not like we haven't been careful. Damn, damn, damn.

SIGH.  Sorry.  Back to grading.

ETA:  We just had our 40th wedding anniversary. If we've made it through all our various surgeries and medical problems and still take care of each other without complaining, I guess that's something!

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« Reply #1962 on: June 24, 2022, 12:13:17 PM »
Wow. 40 years of mutually caring behavior is indeed something lovely to celebrate.

Glad.

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« Reply #1963 on: June 24, 2022, 12:36:43 PM »
It's a wonderful thing for people to be able to take care of each other over the long term like that. 

Very sorry to hear that you're experiencing this latest problem.  The wound specialist ought to be able to help.
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« Reply #1964 on: June 24, 2022, 01:20:32 PM »
Sorry you're dealing with a wound problem ALH. It's good that you have your hubs to help. Congrats on 40 years!!! Sending positive vibes.