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Home Repairs!

I spent a good part of Friday evening replacing the fan/limiter switch in our furnace.  It cost $135.00

Today, the main circuit breaker in out home popped.....second time in two weeks.  Even with the furnace, washer, dryer and dishwasher running, there's no way we're running close to 150 amps.  I found a used one online for $99.

Granted, I'm saving a great deal of money since I can do the work myself, but still.......It seems like stuff like this always happens around this time of year.
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You bought a used main circuit breaker? Online?  ???
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I fixed the cruise control on a car "new" to me a couple days ago. The dealership knew what was wrong, I confirmed what was wrong, and gave me a price ($50) for the repair. The morning of the "repair", I sat for two hours waiting. When the guy came in to tell me it was repaired, instead he told me they just finished diagnostics. I told him, "It was the brake switch, a $22 part. We already went through this. You told me to get permission from Kia for the repair." He then proceeds to tell me it is going to cost $230 for the repair and they are waiting for Kai to give them permission. I told him, "that wasn't the agreement we had. Give me my keys. I'll do the repair myself." He said, "But what about the diagnostics and all my labor?" My response, "I suggest that you get my keys and stop wasting anymore time than you already have. That repair takes fifteen minutes and doesn't even require a screwdriver. The only reason I was going to let you do it was to create a relationship and to save me from getting my shirt dirty and because Kia authorized it. Now, get me my keys."

I went down the street, picked up the part for $18 and went home and changed it in less than ten minutes. I did have to use a flathead screwdriver to get the clip off the existing brake switch.

My last DIY was a heater ignition switch which took me five minutes and $27 for the part. The furnace maintenance company wanted over $500 for it.


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You bought a used main circuit breaker? Online?  ???

It's a reputable firm.  They test them and refurbish if necessary.  It has a one year warranty, just like the new ones they sell, but the new ones cost $250.
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You bought a used main circuit breaker? Online?  ???

It's a reputable firm.  They test them and refurbish if necessary.  It has a one year warranty, just like the new ones they sell, but the new ones cost $250.

China mailing address?   :p

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Don't laugh, my favorite place to buy batteries (I buy CR2032s in lots of 1,000) is

http://www.batteriesandbutter.com
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Sigh, I know the feeling. 2 of our bathroom fans died. And required going into the "attic". Yuck. Now we have a random leak over a kitchen window :( Up next: a roofer.

Oh frikkin' weeee.


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Don't laugh, my favorite place to buy batteries (I buy CR2032s in lots of 1,000) is

http://www.batteriesandbutter.com

What the hell are you running with all those cr2032s?

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Don't laugh, my favorite place to buy batteries (I buy CR2032s in lots of 1,000) is

http://www.batteriesandbutter.com

What the hell are you running with all those cr2032s?

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