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Wink If you still think thereís paint or tar or...

If you still think thereís paint or tar or something like that on your windshield you could try to use acetone (aka fingernail polish remover/slightly weaker) to remove the paint. However be very...
01-04-09, 01:37 PM
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I really donít understand why you would buy...

I really donít understand why you would buy something that wasnít rated for US power in the first place.

I suspect it will work, it probably wonít last as long; then perhaps you can buy a gruel is...
01-04-09, 07:21 AM
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I would disagree to some extent. Remember he is...

I would disagree to some extent. Remember he is talking about so-called dry batteries.

Generally so-called dry lead acid, or alkaline batteries are not designed to be recharged. There are some...
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink If you have a normal or large size refrigerator...

If you have a normal or large size refrigerator it typically is impractical to run the refrigerator or heater fan off of car batteries or deep cycle batteries. The capacity of the batteries is too...
12-24-08, 10:39 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink An emergency fix I have done on some 55 gallon...

An emergency fix I have done on some 55 gallon old drums and a water heater is if the leak is not at a seam where they normally occur. If you have a pinhole what I have done as a temporary emergency...
12-23-08, 11:47 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Please donít be insulted if I ask a very simple...

Please donít be insulted if I ask a very simple stupid question. When you say the circuit breakers are still on, did you flip them all the way off and then back on again to make sure? Sometimes at...
12-23-08, 11:34 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

If you have daisy chained outlets youíre probably...

If you have daisy chained outlets youíre probably stuck with them because as a major deal to change it.

If you replace the GFI outlet it might bring back your other outlet since your outlets are...
12-23-08, 11:20 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Iím not sure but I donít think it is legal for...

Iím not sure but I donít think it is legal for new buildings in my county or state. That may be a false impression. I think the law was enacted sometime in early 80s in my area. I donít work in the...
12-23-08, 10:11 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink Too little information. Could you please let us...

Too little information. Could you please let us know anything that you think might be pertinent. Have you checked to make sure that the circuit breakers or and fuses are okay?

You say the other...
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Iím not sure. However I have known people to...

Iím not sure.

However I have known people to use vent free heaters without a vent and it has caused some problems. In a large drafty house it should be no problem; but in a small tightly sealed...
12-23-08, 08:02 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink Is not opening and closing mechanical switches;...

Is not opening and closing mechanical switches; mechanical work?:thinker:

By your definition: the relay in this thread is not a relay; itís a solenoid by your definition because the coil does...
12-23-08, 02:33 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink Well if Iím so wrong, then perhaps you should...

Well if Iím so wrong, then perhaps you should post your long explanation; perhaps it might further my education. ;) It might be good for laughs also. ;)

(like I and others have reiterated the...
12-22-08, 06:04 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink Well looks like the coil of the solenoid is on...

Well looks like the coil of the solenoid is on terminal # 1 & #3. So your signal should go to terminal # 1 & #3.

Terminal #2 & #4 will work like a normally open switch. So the device that is...
12-21-08, 10:34 PM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

You might want to contact your local Humane...

You might want to contact your local Humane Society. I think sometimes they might offer some free care for animals that are critically ill to some hardship cases, though you might have to sign over...
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink You all are just treating the symptoms. To treat...

You all are just treating the symptoms. To treat the problem you need to eliminate the cat.

Though there may be truth in my comment, it is meant in as a jovial jest.;):rolleyes:
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Question Silicone and antilock brakes not compatible?

Iíve heard many people say that you shouldnít use silicone brake fluid and antilock brakes systems. I was wondering if anyone knew the reasons why; if so Please elaborate.
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink On most engine designs it is not possible to...

On most engine designs it is not possible to drain all the coolant; therefore you have to do what bob22 instructed.
12-20-08, 08:31 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

For the most part I second ibpooks. Unless...

For the most part I second ibpooks.

Unless it is as simple as a blown fuse and blown element and youíre comfortable with checking the fuses and replacing element. At this point Iím not so sure I...
12-20-08, 07:23 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

It sounds like one leg of your 220 is blown to...

It sounds like one leg of your 220 is blown to your stove, and it sounds like some of your wall sockets feed off of half of that leg. I suspect you have blown fuse or circuit breaker that you missed....
12-19-08, 11:53 PM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink I agree that your typical inverter is not going...

I agree that your typical inverter is not going to be enough to power the blower for a mobile home trailer let alone a typical home. In addition I agree that your typical battery would probably only...
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink This doesn't answer your question to the best of...

This doesn't answer your question to the best of my knowledge but it is somewhat related and an alternative.

Sandblasting.

Iíve never really removed to paint from the coping; at least not...
12-19-08, 02:38 AM
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Is easy to get the terminals reversed on a relay...

Is easy to get the terminals reversed on a relay because often they are from prospective if youíre working from a diagram. Some of the terminals would be reversed from top view versus bottom view.
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wow; I would be upset also. I was under the...

Wow; I would be upset also. I was under the impression that the cable companies were required to broadcast some basic cable channels on analog for a few years to help ease the transition. Apparently...
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Posted By SchemeFighter

I am not familiar with that model. I ran into...

I am not familiar with that model. I ran into dryers with similar problems but I found all the sensors were okay ( quite often they are not), but still it would not start. On several occasions I...
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Posted By SchemeFighter

Wink I find it somewhat surprising that 50 W light...

I find it somewhat surprising that 50 W light bulbs are getting hot enough to trip thermal protection; perhaps itís a hot region or and the lighting doesnít have enough ventilation.

In any case if...
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