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Forum: Water Heaters
02-11-07, 09:01 PM
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Views: 2,225
Posted By AFineFix

No boiler or furnace for the water, just a large...

No boiler or furnace for the water, just a large freestanding water heater. I've considered tankless because they make a certain amount of sense, but my current understanding is that the newer water...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-11-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By AFineFix

In my book, any eco warm fuzzies have to be...

In my book, any eco warm fuzzies have to be qualified against the long term financial loss and gain. Our thermal zone does make solar a pretty interesting option, but it's still hard to justify....
Forum: Water Heaters
02-11-07, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By AFineFix

Some good points there, thanks. Where we...

Some good points there, thanks.

Where we live the electricity costs are high, and the natural gas costs are relatively low, so the only reason that I'm considering electric is if the solar option...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-10-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By AFineFix

Are Two Better Than One?

Hi gang, quick visit from my lounge chair over at the real estate forum...

I have a house that is basically separated in the center in terms of water use. One side has the master bath, a guest...
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Views: 21,338
Posted By AFineFix

Kind of late with the post, but I have a vertical...

Kind of late with the post, but I have a vertical whole house fan. The motor is a Dayton single-speed unit (Grainger sells two-speed units these days), but I don't know where the fan assy originally...
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By AFineFix

Must have read my mind... Bought the assembly...

Must have read my mind...
Bought the assembly from them for 70 bucks. By the way, Gateway sells crap, but that's just my opinion (and experience).
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By AFineFix

Gateway laptop parts

M350WVN laptop purchased January 2004 needs a cooling fan assembly. Where can I get the parts from a reliable vendor?
Thanks in advance...
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Views: 1,171
Posted By AFineFix

Offhand guess, maybe your new engine is broken in...

Offhand guess, maybe your new engine is broken in now.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By AFineFix

Sounds like a lot of work to save pennies. Best...

Sounds like a lot of work to save pennies.
Best fuel mileage comes from not driving (commuting excluded). I took two trips today; one was south and consisted of two stops (necessary stops), and one...
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By AFineFix

People like to bash the prices that dealers...

People like to bash the prices that dealers charge (and in a lot of cases they have come down for maintenance work), but they have access to special tools, information and expertise that many of the...
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By AFineFix

4 times? Sure I've heard of it. It's called...

4 times? Sure I've heard of it. It's called Stupid.

I hope you didn't get stuck paying for their poor efforts at solving whatever problem they didn't solve.

The codes are there for a reason....
Replies: 15
Views: 1,454
Posted By AFineFix

Think about it for a minute... All engines are...

Think about it for a minute...
All engines are fuel injected now, so the fuel is added near to or right at the valve port. You want the maximum amount of airflow, and creating turbulence...
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Views: 1,218
Posted By AFineFix

Geez, gettin' a little tense out there... ...

Geez, gettin' a little tense out there...

Here are your answers from the Petroleum Equipment Institute.

http://www.pei.org/static/

I believe the source is about as legitimate as you are...
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Views: 1,175
Posted By AFineFix

If it ran decent (rough, but decent), and then...

If it ran decent (rough, but decent), and then you installed something, and then it didn't run or ran only for a short time or whatever, then something got screwed up during the work.
Back up,...
Replies: 6
Views: 9,762
Posted By AFineFix

I've had good luck with Simple Green. Used to...

I've had good luck with Simple Green. Used to have a Mercedes shop, and their wheels used to get really gross from brake dust. SG seemed to work pretty well without damaging the finish. Use a wet rag...
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By AFineFix

Pretty common problem, repairs costing more than...

Pretty common problem, repairs costing more than it's worth. Yours might be worth around 3000-3500 if it's rust-free. With rust...?...good luck. The roll-over problem and gas price jump didn't help...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,512
Posted By AFineFix

No, if you have a cooling system hose blow out...

No, if you have a cooling system hose blow out and leak all the coolant out of the engine, causing it to overheat (this is a fer-instance), the synthetic oil provides better protection against total...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,512
Posted By AFineFix

I had a Benz shop for 11 years, so I've got a...

I had a Benz shop for 11 years, so I've got a pretty good handle on them. I'll keep it short...

...The Benz V-8 from that era had a habit of knocking problems with the timing chain mechanism, from...
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By AFineFix

Those construction lights were most likely the...

Those construction lights were most likely the cause of your electrical headaches last time. Power pigs.
Don't waste your time with low voltage systems for this application, that's not what they are...
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By AFineFix

Are you lighting these pieces from in front or...

Are you lighting these pieces from in front or behind? On easels or hanging or...? How large are they?
Some shows offer very specific booth parameters, such as a 10x10 foot space with one available...
Replies: 3
Views: 23,608
Posted By AFineFix

One point to consider is that generally you want...

One point to consider is that generally you want what's called "task" lighting over a kitchen sink, because that is what you are usually doing there; washing dishes, preparing food or whatever. The...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,845
Posted By AFineFix

Never heard of a cap sensor, but O2 sensors are a...

Never heard of a cap sensor, but O2 sensors are a common problem due to the environment that they work in (your exhaust manifold and pipe system). Many of the current models have two sensors, an...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,647
Posted By AFineFix

Pretty straightforward repair normally. Check...

Pretty straightforward repair normally.
Check to make sure your grounds are all connected and correct. Some of these units have a plastic ball socket that isolates the fan/light from the ceiling...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By AFineFix

Ballast or bulbs. Not much else to play with, and...

Ballast or bulbs. Not much else to play with, and a new ballast would have come with the new fixture. When you changed the fixture, did you replace the bulbs with new ones? One faulty bulb can cause...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By AFineFix

One possibility that might work is to convert to...

One possibility that might work is to convert to low-voltage lighting pendants, maybe backed up with a new series GFCI breaker for the overall circuit, but this is one modification that needs to...
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