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http://www.devap.com/repair_pdfs/PW/DAPC/pk18219.p...

http://www.devap.com/repair_pdfs/PW/DAPC/pk18219.pdf

The unloader is #27 in the diagram. If you zoom in on the PDF, you can see on the top there is the adjustment plug I was referring to.

I can...
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Ok, well I didn't get to look at it until just...

Ok, well I didn't get to look at it until just now and it is late, dark, and starting to rain.

What I did see is this: The pumps are completely identical down to the same pump part number. The...
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I thought my location was in the info panel to...

I thought my location was in the info panel to the left but I guess not... well, I live in Sunrise, FL and it feels as though the sun is about 5 feet away during the summer.

I also didn't mention...
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I had no idea they could be mounted over the...

I had no idea they could be mounted over the shingles.... The cost is insane but I did find some on craigslist that were more reasonable. Still expensive but a good idea.

I would like to consider...
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Is my only option a pergola?

I have a difficult patio area i would like to shade. I have about a 12x13 poured cement area that is usable. The roof overhangs this spot by about 3 feet and a metal gutter is installed.

I would...
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I have to reexamine the oil, i think it might...

I have to reexamine the oil, i think it might have had tiny bubbles in it. The original pump had grey oil so that for sure was eating itself.

What could cause the oil to be forced up through the...
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DeVilbis pressure washer pump?

I have a pump that I inherited from my father. It has a 5 hp Honda engine and a DeVilbis pump. He said that it had sucked in the rubber washer and metal screen from the water hose inlet and the pump...
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I'm going to try to "flame treat" the surface...

I'm going to try to "flame treat" the surface which seems to be the recommended way to go. Apparently the treatment oxidizes the surface layer and from what I have read, "allows adhesion from most...
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Their data sheet says it's not recommended for...

Their data sheet says it's not recommended for Polyethylene. Thanks for the suggestion though.

I saw a post on a forum somewhere about painting PE (specifically a Little Tykes push car that...
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That's my next step. I test painted it about 8...

That's my next step. I test painted it about 8 hours ago and it flakes off if I drag my nail across it.

Thanks for the info... I'm going to try to find something locally before I have to order it...
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You can use fumeless oven cleaner to remove paint...

You can use fumeless oven cleaner to remove paint from plastic (I had used Easy-Off before) but you need to keep an eye on it or it will blister the surface.

If you have a chrome surface, you're...
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Ok, an update: Sanding the surface allows...

Ok, an update:

Sanding the surface allows the paint to adhere nicely BUT it also looks TERRIBLE due to the sandpaper just dragging around the plastic and not removing it. Using Goo Gone helps a...
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Painting LLDPE plastic?

I've got a little project repainting some hand-me-down plastic toys from one of my sister-in-laws. Specifically a plastic play kitchen from Step2 and eventually one of those Little Tykes push cars. ...
04-07-06, 02:30 PM
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This is an old thread but I came across what you...

This is an old thread but I came across what you were looking for today on Ebay. Search for "Easy Lawn Sprinkler System" and you'll find them. About $36/each w/ Buy It Now and $12 shipping... I don't...
04-07-06, 01:47 PM
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Underground sprinkler system w/ garden hose?

Would it be possible/practical to make something similar to the LawnBelt system but with garden hose instead? I would like to have a system similar to that but I'm not really interested in spending...
08-29-05, 06:56 AM
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I'll try to trace it back to the panel and see...

I'll try to trace it back to the panel and see which breaker controls it. Our panel is labeled "Lights" and "Kitchen", etc.. very helpful :) I've been relabeling them to say "living room, N wall"...
08-28-05, 10:14 PM
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Posted By jcostantino

Found 220v outlet outside my house.

Our house (built in '74, bought in March of this year) appears to have a 220v plug in a weatherproof box outside of what would normally be the garage. The garage was converted to a den at the time of...
07-28-05, 01:19 PM
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Posted By jcostantino

Interesting book on wasp behavior:

I found this (http://www.kellscraft.com/Wasps/waspcontent.html) a very interesting read about wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. The author seems a bit in love with them and makes more than one...
07-21-05, 06:53 AM
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It seems (in theory) to be a great idea.. they...

It seems (in theory) to be a great idea.. they think it's a larger competing nest and they don't build their own in the area.

Do you know of any good information on wasp behavior? All I can seem...
07-18-05, 10:53 PM
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Waspinator?

I found The Waspinator (www.waspinator.com) and it seems as though it might help. I have these damned things EVERYWHERE and I would like to try to repel them without having to kill each one as it...
07-14-05, 10:47 AM
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Thanks for the information, it seems as though I...

Thanks for the information, it seems as though I will eventually remove the palms and moving the other trees elsewhere.

Here is an example of both trees, I suppose I was off in my height estimate...
07-14-05, 08:44 AM
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Question about pruning palms and oak

We have two stands of very high (20') very thin (3-4" diameter) palm trees on opposite corners of our lot. They are starting to get awkwardly tall and one of our neighbors is potentially getting into...
07-13-05, 08:07 AM
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I performed a small test in a 250 sq ft area to...

I performed a small test in a 250 sq ft area to see what it would do. My lawn is about 40% weeds and that spot was the worst in the back yard.

Is applying it during summer bad because it's not...
07-13-05, 07:54 AM
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Posted By jcostantino

Thanks again! I suspect something with pyretheren...

Thanks again! I suspect something with pyretheren would be the best bet. Does it have to physically contact them or will the fumes be good enough?
07-12-05, 03:18 PM
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Posted By jcostantino

Atrazine - is this stuff even remotely safe?

I bought a bag of Vigoro Weed & Feed w/ Atrazine for my St Augustine grass last night and I'm reading more about the atrazine thats in it today.

Am I going to die from this stuff if I spread it...
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