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I don't know of anything in a toner cartridge...

I don't know of anything in a toner cartridge that is left or right. You can see there are electrical connections to the cartridge but they are for applying a charge across the whole thing. I would...
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I'm afraid your wife is correct. My wife would...

I'm afraid your wife is correct. My wife would kill me if I did that. It is normal to mount them in the lower corner of uppers where they are more easily reached by shorter people. Then on the...
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Flat blade screwdrivers got a second life... as...

Flat blade screwdrivers got a second life... as chisels, prying things, paint stirrers and occasionally as a small hammer.
01-25-21, 12:58 PM
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My guess is the thermopile in the furnace is...

My guess is the thermopile in the furnace is getting weak. Redoing the thermostat wires helped cut the resistance in those connections but there is still (possibly) the underlying problem of a weak...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-25-21, 05:59 AM
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I would confirm that the existing water heater is...

I would confirm that the existing water heater is working properly. Water entering the tank at 38f isn't that unusual and a 50 gallon tank should easily provide a good hot shower, especially at such...
01-23-21, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

In an RO system the first couple cartridges are...

In an RO system the first couple cartridges are for sediment. They can be replaced independently of the more expensive membrane. In my house I have a whole house sediment filter then there is the...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

So you need to do what it takes. Provide...

So you need to do what it takes. Provide something for those mounting brackets to attach to. You may have to shim or build out the attachment surface. Or, forgo their mounting tabs and get some...
01-21-21, 09:48 AM
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Yes, you can get telescoping slides or you can...

Yes, you can get telescoping slides or you can simply have the bins not slide out as far. Another option is to do tip out garbage containers.
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I would look into mud jacking. --- I have...

I would look into mud jacking.

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I have a new neighbor building near me. He is having a metal building constructed. To prepare the area for the foundation and slab they moved a lot of dirt...
01-19-21, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

I am concerned at the amount of Teflon tape I see...

I am concerned at the amount of Teflon tape I see on the fitting. This type fitting does not use any.

This image might help. I'm hoping there is a ferrule underneath that nut.
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Also, the AAV should be located much higher. As...

Also, the AAV should be located much higher. As high as it can go up near the bottom of the counter.
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I made a latch for mine. It greatly reduced the...

I made a latch for mine. It greatly reduced the effort to hold the trigger but if let go it will stop the spray. I got the theory from the quick releases used on sailboat safety lines. Now I pull...
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I had someone go crazy with a power sander and...

I had someone go crazy with a power sander and fuzzed a lot of paper. You can either skim coat with mud and properly (lightly) sand. Or, prime the area and sand after the paint had cured like...
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"Back pumping" isn't a universal term so I'd have...

"Back pumping" isn't a universal term so I'd have them explain the process in detail... then look for a different company.
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Posted By Pilot Dane

In post #5 a MIG welder is being used.

In post #5 a MIG welder is being used.
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There is a latch on the back side of the saw that...

There is a latch on the back side of the saw that locks it in the down position to make it easier to carry. Release the latch and you should be able to move the saw.
01-12-21, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

A. Yes, switching to a different pipe altogether...

A. Yes, switching to a different pipe altogether is an option. You can cut the existing pipe wherever it's convenient to work on.

B. Yes, a screw on spout could be used. It's a more fussy...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Looks better than carpet! You just need to...

Looks better than carpet! You just need to decide how "new" you want it to look. Luckily the rustic look is popular now.
01-09-21, 03:51 PM
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I do think water volume can have a big affect on...

I do think water volume can have a big affect on clogging. If there isn't enough water to carry the waste away it's going to bunch up and clog. You can have more trouble with waste that's heavier...
01-09-21, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Yes, he can try pushing it in so it's not up...

Yes, he can try pushing it in so it's not up against the sheetrock or pull the mounting wires loose and reinstall. The pipe should be centered within the wall cavity.
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You can never have too many tools.

You can never have too many tools.
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Stacking is simply putting on more planks to...

Stacking is simply putting on more planks to achieve the thickness or look that you want. For example if you need to have your base molding protrude out 1 1/2"+ from the wall you can start with a 4...
01-07-21, 06:01 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Do not try to glue it back together. Just...

Do not try to glue it back together. Just replace the outlet.
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Most of the dealerships in my area do not have...

Most of the dealerships in my area do not have body shops and contract that work out so I don't find that unusual.

As for a police report, why would one be needed. Nobody was injured, there was...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

I believe you are over thinking things. It is...

I believe you are over thinking things. It is just a door. Don't expect there to be exotic construction or a internal support framework. What you see is largely what you have. Thin interior and...
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