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05-12-07, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Jester

A friend had this problem just a few weeks ago,...

A friend had this problem just a few weeks ago, after turning the valve on and off several times it started working again. This could be either electrical or hydraulic. If you have a volt meter you...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-09-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,931
Posted By Jester

I used an impact wrench to take mine out. Worked...

I used an impact wrench to take mine out. Worked like a champ.
03-17-05, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By Jester

As far as the sprinklers having to be on or not,...

As far as the sprinklers having to be on or not, if you're tapping a main line they would not have to be on. Just need the supply valve open. That covers the mechanical aspect. As for health side...
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By Jester

What he said. That's how I've done it in my last...

What he said. That's how I've done it in my last 2 houses. Works great and looks professional.

Jester
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By Jester

I'm told there are some Proto, Mac, and even...

I'm told there are some Proto, Mac, and even Craftsman, and I think Husky in the HD stores made at a Stanley plant in the Dallas area. I'm pretty sure on the Proto and Mac, the latter 2 were...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By Jester

I base most tools on 3 loose categories in no...

I base most tools on 3 loose categories in no order:

1. Price
2. Quality (Perceived or otherwise)/Ergomnics
3. Warranty

I grouped item 2 because what feels good in your hand may not feel...
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By Jester

Try Sears. Built a few engines with Craftsman...

Try Sears. Built a few engines with Craftsman torque wrenches before I moved up to Snap-on.


Jester
02-05-05, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,511
Posted By Jester

My mother's home in north Texas has an outlet in...

My mother's home in north Texas has an outlet in the closet that is there for the alarm panel. The house was built in 2002.

Jester
Forum: Water Heaters
02-02-05, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 64,384
Posted By Jester

I spent more time draining the tank than I did...

I spent more time draining the tank than I did changing the valve. I should just be a 3/4" NPT thread. Something else that might help you. When I tried to unscrew mine it wouldn't budge and I...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-01-05, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 64,384
Posted By Jester

I guess the question to ask yourself is if there...

I guess the question to ask yourself is if there is anything around that you don't mind getting wet. Please don't take me as a smart aleck here. I did the same thing a couple of years ago when I...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,648
Posted By Jester

Puncture, I just finished installing crown...

Puncture,

I just finished installing crown in our baby's room a couple of months ago. We have an older house that has had the foundation repaired and sustained some drywall damage, crown is great...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,389
Posted By Jester

Think of it as a learning experience. On my...

Think of it as a learning experience. On my first laminate job I did some of the same things and in hind sight thought the same thing. Now in a new old house I knew to do things differently. Being...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By Jester

I missed the dimmer portion of the post, I do...

I missed the dimmer portion of the post, I do most of my surfing in a somewhat sleepy state as I am doing a significant amount of remodeling/home improvement of late. I must agree with pcboss in...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By Jester

That's pretty much how I did it twice now. Also...

That's pretty much how I did it twice now. Also by doing it that way you can change the type of lighting rather easily.

Jester
01-23-05, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 29,903
Posted By Jester

1. Use a masonry/concrete bit. Your local home...

1. Use a masonry/concrete bit. Your local home center will have a few different choices for each size. With concrete or a newer fired brick don't get the cheaper choice. A hammer drill would be...
Replies: 6
Views: 11,800
Posted By Jester

Test pieces are definately your friend. There is...

Test pieces are definately your friend. There is a pretty neat outside miter trick in the latest issue of 'This Old House'. I won't try to explain it as it took me a couple of reads to get the jist...
12-15-04, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 28,284
Posted By Jester

Never tried Pepsi, or Coke, on frozen fasteners. ...

Never tried Pepsi, or Coke, on frozen fasteners. Sure works good cleaning battery posts though. There's a penetrating spray I've had pretty good luck with a product called PB Blast or Blaster or...
12-14-04, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 28,284
Posted By Jester

FIRE FIRE FIRE!!! YES! FIRE! In my best Beavis...

FIRE FIRE FIRE!!! YES! FIRE! In my best Beavis voice.

Jester
12-03-04, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,509
Posted By Jester

Good call on doing the mortises in the new jamb...

Good call on doing the mortises in the new jamb first. I'm assuming that I need to cut down the jamb header to accomodate the width of the door. How much clearance should I allow on the sides and...
11-30-04, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,509
Posted By Jester

Exterior door jamb replacement

I need to replace the jamb on my front door. It has taken a beating from foundation settling, leveling, and botched repair attempts. I've never done this particular repair before. Any pointers or...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,570
Posted By Jester

19 3/16" on tape measure?

What is it for? I have a few tapes with a diamond every 19 3/16". Not as obvious as the 16"O.C. markings for framing but they are there.

Thanks
08-25-04, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,034
Posted By Jester

Leaded glass repair

I think I mean leaded glass. I have some windows that have the diamond shaped panes with lead in between. There are 3 of the panes that were damaged in a hail storm. Is there any way to replace...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jester

I saw an under cabinet light wiring job with the...

I saw an under cabinet light wiring job with the lamp cord running in and out of the walls. And my Dad wired a ceiling fan with lamp cord one time too. You can use vegetable oil for engine oil but...
08-01-04, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,632
Posted By Jester

Talking Do you hear this noise while seated on said...

Do you hear this noise while seated on said toilet? Sorry, just couldn't let that one pass by. Best of luck to you.

Jester
Forum: Water Heaters
07-17-04, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,833
Posted By Jester

I think its a great concept. I put one in my old...

I think its a great concept. I put one in my old house and sent it back within the 30 day money back window. It worked great for sinks but the shower was a little lacking. In defense though, the...
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