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Re: Mechanical troubles!


My thought exactly! Check out the Maaco shop or something similiar (automobile paint shops). I know there are auto collectors in your part of the country. You must know someone with a spray gun, masking tape and some sandpaper. Or maybe sand it lightly & sponge paint it or do a trompe l'oeil painting on it
Judy B
z 6 Idaho, cold wind tonight : (
----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrea Hodges" <andrea.hodges@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mechanical troubles!


You know Theresa, as handy as you are around the house, I'm sure you could find someway to paint it............
A
----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 10:11 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mechanical troubles!


Lets see, I have an Amana fridge that is now about 5 years old.  It
works great, but I hate the color (beige).  It was bought urgently after
our second-hand fridge died one day.  Stupidly I ordered the color that
matched the kitchen counters (which I hate).  So- I'm actually hoping
this fridge dies soon, so I can justify getting a new one that is not
such a hideous color.  Live and learn- word of advice- order appliance
that you like- not that match the kitchen color you hate!

Theresa

Eva Tompkins LaBonte wrote:

GE. It is a piece of crap! I can't believe it blew in 2-3 years. The
fridge that came with the house was 15 years old -- at the very least --
when it crapped out!

Yep, it has a motherboard. I was a little surprised too, but I think that
all new fridges do these days, so it appears. It looks like the inside of
my laptop.

Eva


On 2/27/06, Theresa <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:


Your FRIDGE has a motherboard??? Wow- that must be some fancy fridge-
just out of curiousity, what brand is it?

Theresa

Eva Tompkins LaBonte wrote:



Our refigerator just crapped out. It's only 2-3 years old! Needless to


say


we did not purchase the extended warranty. I took it apart yesterday to


see


if I could figure out what was wrong and/or fix it, but I couldn't find


the


problem.  Got a repair guy in to look at it.  Turns out the motherboard


is


bad.  Yep, the fridge has a motherboard.  The repair guy wants $300 to


fix


it, but I found the motherboard online for $120, so I'm going to try to


fix


it myself.  Hopefully I can fix it for $120, so I don't have to spend


$700


on a new one.  Sheesh!


--
Eva
Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7



On 2/27/06, Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:




Just goes to show, even once you get them paid for, they still cost


money!


Replacing the breakers is one of the first things I did when I got in
here.
The electrician looked at what was here and asked what garage sale did
they
get these things from??

On 2/26/06, Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net> wrote:




Ahhhhh....  The joys of home ownership!

LOL!!!

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2006 8:01 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mechanical troubles!

We need to replace our panel, too. It's only 100-amp and the main




breaker




hasn't been made for a number of years. Lowest estimate we've had is
$1,400--so I don't know when we'll get to it.

On Feb 25, 2006, at 11:11 PM, Donna wrote:





It is not as costly as I was imagining to replace the box. Although
our house is only 8 years old, we are adding some plugs and found we
didn't have expansion capabilities.(read outside plugs for trains and
Xmas stuff)

Of course if the existing wiring has to be replaced also, that is
another story...

Donna





-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 2:58 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Mechanical troubles!

Not that old. We moved in in 1994, so about 12 years. Even when it
was built, we didn't have much confidence in the sub contractor the
contractor used for hooking up the wiring in the house. We
unaffectionately called them Larry, Moe and Joe for some obvious
reasons. The geothermal heat pump would not work when they finished
their "installation." Bill had to take the wiring diagram and do the
hook up himself before it would pass inspection and Bill isn't an
electrician. (He's just darned good at about everything, kind and
tender, too. Any wonder why I married him?)

It was a bit scary, but the danger is past for now. We just need to
get a new panel installed before something else goes out because of
it.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)




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--
Eva
Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

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