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Further questions

T and P: Thank you for your swift responses. I was headed down the wrong path so your suggested course corrections are very helpful.

The vinyl block that I am using matches the siding color and is...
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Electrical box covering in vinyl siding

Installing a vinyl block and attaching an exterior light fixture to it. The one gang wiring box in the exterior wall does not have a cover. Does that one gang wiring box need to be covered before I...
11-27-18, 12:49 PM
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Airman: 240 cfm = capacity of 8" duct. How many...

Airman: 240 cfm = capacity of 8" duct. How many air changes do I need per hour? An 8" duct supplies the east end of the upper level. That is a room 322 sq feet with knee-walls and a typical...
11-26-18, 06:58 PM
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anemometer for measuring duct air volume

Heating and cooling the upper level of a 1-1/2 story houses is difficult when a dormer interrupts the knee wall that usually provides a horizontal chase to the east end of the house. We modified...
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I had measured this door 6 ways to Sunday. I had...

I had measured this door 6 ways to Sunday. I had talked to several big-box store door sales people about the door and how I could get it to stop catching before installing an opener. No solution. I...
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Found an answer: 10 inch radial arm saw model...

Found an answer:
10 inch radial arm saw model #11323111
Manual on the saw:
Motor Specifications
The A-C motor used in this saw is a capacitor-start,
non-reversible type having the following...
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Bud: I have new-to-me mechanical tachometer. I...

Bud: I have new-to-me mechanical tachometer. I want to be certain the tachometer is accurate. I read 3600 rpm on the shaft directly driving the blade on my R.A.S. Is 3600 rpm the rated speed...
07-01-18, 10:05 AM
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Screws holding hinges to face frame have failed

Both #8 x ¾ inch, manufacturer-installed screw holding the hinges onto the face frame have pulled out. The threads per inch on the original screws are fewer than the threads per inch on a #8 wood...
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UHaul converter

I checked the filament on the lamps and found that i gave you incorrect information. Only the bright filament was illuminated when I used a battery to directly power the lamps.

I checked the...
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I will check the green and yellow wire direct to...

I will check the green and yellow wire direct to battery again. Perhaps I was blinded by the intensity of the light...perhaps the low filament did not illuminate. I have continuity between the...
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Pete: I have a uhaul 4-wire flat converter. Son...

Pete: I have a uhaul 4-wire flat converter. Son says it worked well when he removed it from an older Tacoma. The left side turn and stop trailer lights do not work. Right is A-ok.
Test: I...
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There was only 1/4" difference between the east...

There was only 1/4" difference between the east and west spring lengths. When the springs are stretched, the west spring was 67-7/8 inches and the east was 67-5/8 inches. I tightened the west...
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Pete: Thanks for the help. I did not know I was...

Pete: Thanks for the help. I did not know I was going to have to abandon my trailer male connector and my towing vehicle female connector. I was going to hard wire the towing vehicle wiring into...
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Pete: I have lubricated all the rollers and...

Pete: I have lubricated all the rollers and roller shafts with lithium spray grease. The door moves much, much easier. However the door still binds unpredictably on the East side. The door is...
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Install a new power cord on a Dewalt D100, 3/8 inch, VSR drill

This drill works great and I hate to dismantle anything that is working [If its not broken; don't fix it]. However all the insulation is falling off the power cord and the wiring should be replaced....
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installing wiring harness on tacoma pickup

I easily pulled this trailer with my 1993 Ford CV (crown victoria) for years and connected the Ford wiring from a hobbie-brand, plug-in connection I stored inside the trunk to the trailer plug. The...
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How can I adjust an extension spring single car garage door to prevent binding?

I have an extension spring overhead single car garage door with no garage door opener. The door catches when I try to open it and I have to pull it toward the west side before lifting it to get it...
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Pete: I broke the threaded rod inside the wing...

Pete: I broke the threaded rod inside the wing nut inside the duct. The threaded rod on the right side of your image and on the lower side of my duct is broken off with no threads left inside the...
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duct baffle repair

My house has a full basement and one and one half above-ground floors. The above ground floors contain 1900 sq ft. The furnace is in the basement. I have a 10” x 14”high duct about 8” long coming...
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Generator re-power

I have a sears craftsman model 580.32674 portable generator. I bought it as a ‘non-running, $80 generator’. The engine is a 7.8 horsepower Generac 216 cubic inch model=98912. I found that the...
03-22-17, 11:14 AM
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grounding copper plumbing

Recently I discovered 3/4 and 1/2 inch copper pipe, pin-hole leaks in 6 places. All have been repaired with copper. I have heard several voodoo-type explanations for these leaks and I have sent a...
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Small generator engine will not start

Equipment= craftsman 4.2 kW generator model number 580.32674
7.8 hp Engine=Generac model=220
model year = 1997
216cc
engine number=98912
generac family number=SGN 216 uig 1ra:em
It has a nikki...
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Universal consolidator. Whistle erupts from TV when channel changed

I have an old Sanyo analog tv. Model=AVM-2555; Chassis=G3M-25552; Serial number=V609 040 630 4143.

I have an Channel Master exterior antenna connected with coaxial cable to a Digital to Analog...
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Frozen 1/2-Inch chuck

I have a new-to-me craftsman model 113.24590 drill press manufactured in 1967. The chuck is rusty and frozen. It is a morse tapered chuck. I used CRC Knock 'er loose penetrant on the chuck and the...
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Repair double 500w halogen work light

While the lamp was lighted, one of the glass covers on the 500 watt lamp shattered but still held together. What kind of glass should be used to replace the glass cover? Is the recommended glass...
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