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    Default Dishwasher and the new owner. L.O.L.

    I just spent an Hr 1 plus on phone with a Doctor trying to explain how to turn on his dishwasher. It has one of these child safety programs in it. The wack job just could not understand how this thing works. after looking up the owners hand book and pointing things out to him... He say OK Ron Its working now Good by... Hes gone just like that...

    My Question is do you have a hand out form or do show people these working
    programs on dishwasher or how to program the wall heater?

    He told me he went over the owners hand book but I don't think he did.

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    Default Re: Dishwasher and the new owner. L.O.L.

    Ron, I had a similar situation a few months back. Home had 4 gas fireplaces in it and owner could not get them to work. I downloaded the manuals, sent him a copy and he and I went over each one on the phone. Was a bit over an hour out of my evening, but hey it's good business and karma.


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    Default Re: Dishwasher and the new owner. L.O.L.

    Wait until you have to teach them how to switch between the tub spout and showerhead!


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    Tha's probly only in Kentucky, Erby!

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    Default Re: Dishwasher and the new owner. L.O.L.

    They have tubs in Kentucky?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
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    Why Yes!
    * in Tennessee as Well.
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    Default Re: Dishwasher and the new owner. L.O.L.

    "It has one of these child safety programs in it."

    I couldn't get my kids anywhere near the dishes...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
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    Why Yes!
    * in Tennessee as Well.
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    They only use them once a week


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    Hey Ron,
    Dishwashers are easy money.
    Wait till you try to explain to a P.E. that knows everything about everything how the new progtamable thermoststs work on their brand new HVAC units. LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter Hoffman View Post
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    They only use them once a week
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    Your Only Trying Too Show Out Now !
    * like you folks use em that often.
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    Default Re: Dishwasher and the new owner. L.O.L.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Hicks View Post
    Hey Ron,
    Dishwashers are easy money.
    Wait till you try to explain to a P.E. that knows everything about everything how the new progtamable thermoststs work on their brand new HVAC units. LOL

    Ouch, that hits too close to home.


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    I had a client complain to the agents , broker and closing atty, in a letter, that I missed the fact his home did have power in the bathrooms and outside. I tried to talk him through the operation of a GFCI. He said his home diddn't have one.
    When I opened the pannel on his 1990 home it was plan as day in the pannel box, The box is in the hallway of the home.
    This is what we put in our Report to help folks.
    He never said sorry, never rewrote a letter...nothing.

    Observed that this home has GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) outlets in the proper locations -- within 6 feet of water for safety -- and are in good working condition when tested. For your reference, GFCI's are electrical outlets which have a modern 'circuit breaker' safety feature built-in.
    How the GFCI Works

    In the home's wiring system, the GFCI constantly monitors electricity flowing in a circuit, to sense any loss of current. If the current flowing through the circuit differs by a small amount from that returning, the GFCI quickly switches off power to that circuit. The GFCI interrupts power faster than a blink of an eye to prevent a lethal dose of electricity. You may receive a painful shock, but you should not be electrocuted or receive a serious shock injury.
    Here's how it may work in your house. Suppose a bare wire inside an appliance touches the metal case. The case is then charged with electricity. If you touch the appliance with one hand while the other hand is touching a grounded metal object, like a water faucet, you will receive a shock. If the appliance is plugged into an outlet protected by a GFCI, the power will be shut off before a fatal shock would occur.


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    Default Re: Dishwasher and the new owner. L.O.L.

    Here is an improvement to your wording which may help eliminate that problem in the future, see red text.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Houmard View Post
    This is what we put in our Report to help folks.
    He never said sorry, never rewrote a letter...nothing.

    GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) protected outlets were found in (list locations you found them), the GFCI protection device tripped off when tested. For your reference, GFCI's are electrical outlets which are protected by either a GFCI 'circuit breaker' or a receptacle which provides the GFCI protection.
    How the GFCI Works
    In the home's wiring system, the GFCI constantly monitors electricity flowing in a circuit, to sense any loss of current. If the current flowing out through the circuit differs by a small amount from that returning through the circuit, the GFCI quickly switches off power at that GFCI device. The GFCI interrupts power faster than a blink of an eye to reduce the risk of a lethal dose of electricity. You may receive a painful shock, but your chance of being electrocuted or receiving a serious shock injury is greatly reduced.
    Here's how it may work in your house. Suppose a bare wire inside an appliance touches the metal case. The case is then charged with electricity. If you touch the appliance with one hand while the other hand is touching a grounded metal object, like a water faucet, you will receive a shock. If the appliance is plugged into an outlet protected by a GFCI, the power should shut off before a fatal shock occurs.
    I would word the entire thing differently, but I think you can see the different direction my changes take that meaning and intent.

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    Then you have the multiple GFCIs installed and when you trip the one at the tail end of the circuit and you "might have" heard the click of the lead GFCI in the Master Bath or Hall Bath Lord knows where in the house and you try and figure it out and provide a map of that trail for the client.

    WHEW! ... I had one several years ago that had at least 4 GFCIs to go through to get to the "lead" that controlled the whole dang thing.

    What a PIA.


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