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Posted By keninaz

I can of course. But I am older and the small...

I can of course. But I am older and the small screen is not my idea of fun. And using my voice to dictate is not all that great and I hate typing on the small screen.
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Posted By keninaz

My phone is only 2 years old and i have internet...

My phone is only 2 years old and i have internet access.
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Posted By keninaz

Can I text on my pc via a cell phone?

I have an almost new PC. I know that my cell phone communicates with my cell phone (it's synched) so I can record calendar events and such on both my PC and Cell.
But my Son prefers to send texts...
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Posted By keninaz

Thanks for the reply, I will take a look at this...

Thanks for the reply, I will take a look at this stuff.
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Posted By keninaz

Gutter/downspout protection from pine needles

I have a big 40' pine tree in my front yard that the previous owner planted. It's a very pretty tree that I would hate to get rid of.
But two short runs of gutter are impacted by the pine needles...
08-21-20, 06:59 AM
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Posted By keninaz

After the tech got here he found out that the...

After the tech got here he found out that the start/run cap was out of specs and and Blower cap? I think he said was also out of spec which made a hot system hard to start. I had him replace both of...
08-18-20, 06:28 AM
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Posted By keninaz

As it turns out this morning my simple diagnosis...

As it turns out this morning my simple diagnosis was wrong.
I switched the system to heat and set it to come on and the heater fan operated normally.
I had checked the circuit breakers last night...
08-17-20, 10:14 PM
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Posted By keninaz

AC Failed Tonight

AT 10 PM I noted that it was not getting cool in the house as it should so I looked and the AC was not running and it should have been at that time of the night and with the outside temps here in AZ....
05-03-20, 05:58 AM
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Posted By keninaz

OK, I made up a little test jig so I could check...

OK, I made up a little test jig so I could check those 3/4" fittings before I glued the manifold together and I used the Otey Great White sealant.I also bought new valves after looking at the...
05-01-20, 10:43 AM
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Posted By keninaz

Correction, I see that Teflon tape is not...

Correction, I see that Teflon tape is not recommended for PVC threads.
So, I will go with the Oatey Great White sealant that I have.
Starting to build the test jig so I can test these fittings for...
05-01-20, 06:31 AM
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Posted By keninaz

OK, mgh have worked. Not familiar with them.

OK, mgh have worked. Not familiar with them.
05-01-20, 06:20 AM
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Posted By keninaz

Designed it with couplings in the first place so...

Designed it with couplings in the first place so the 4 valves could be replaced if the need came up.
The foreign made couplers in 4 stores locally are junk, at best. The side of the coupler that...
05-01-20, 03:42 AM
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Posted By keninaz

I am going to start over once again as I don't...

I am going to start over once again as I don't have a choice.
However, this time to avoid the problem of not being able to tighten the 3/4" fittings at the valve once the rest is glued in place I...
04-30-20, 03:06 PM
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Posted By keninaz

Neither~~I am posting from my PC. And obviously...

Neither~~I am posting from my PC.
And obviously by post #3 above, I figured it out.
04-30-20, 02:35 PM
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Posted By keninaz

In case you don't know, TinyPix no longer exists....

In case you don't know, TinyPix no longer exists. So blocking it makes no sense at this point.
And I tried following your directions and got nowhere for posting a pix.
I guess I did not understand...
04-30-20, 12:40 PM
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Posted By keninaz

OK and TNX. I tried it and it seems to work for...

OK and TNX.
I tried it and it seems to work for me. I just have to figure out which one works and when.
I figured out how to copy and paste to an email and it appears that when I want the URL that...
04-30-20, 12:26 PM
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Posted By keninaz

Failed Again

OK, I am not sure the pix will show. It says it's an attachment but I don't see it here in the post.
The pix will show how I built this thing.
The 3/4" to 1/2" slip fittings keep failing. The first...
04-30-20, 11:43 AM
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Posted By keninaz

Sprinkler system

Back when, I used TinyPix to get a photo into URL for posting in an internet forum. I did not use it much and now I see it's gone.
So I am looking for another free site to occasionally upload a...
04-29-20, 03:19 PM
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Posted By keninaz

Thanks, I had thought I read somewhere that 1 to...

Thanks, I had thought I read somewhere that 1 to 1 1/2 turns past hand tight was enough but could not find it again and the label on the product as shown online by the manufacturer does not say....
04-29-20, 03:04 PM
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Posted By keninaz

PFTE Sealant~How Tight?

I am reworking a garden irrigation system, again.
This time I will use a non hardening sealant, called PFTE? I will go get some in the morning. Locally I can buy Oatey Great White Sealant.
I have...
04-29-20, 02:49 PM
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Posted By keninaz

Yes, I know. In the mid 1990s I worked in early...

Yes, I know. In the mid 1990s I worked in early retirement (following my wife around to keep her employed) at an Ace in Gig Harbor, WA. I had the electrical, sporting goods and guns for my stuff....
04-29-20, 11:56 AM
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Posted By keninaz

All I can tell you is that all of the unions I...

All I can tell you is that all of the unions I looked at in 4 different stores were much the same.
One side was flat, the other had a groove in it for an o-ring.
In the ones I bought I put a flat...
04-29-20, 11:51 AM
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Posted By keninaz

No O-Rings needed. Threw the cheaply made unions...

No O-Rings needed. Threw the cheaply made unions away and hard piped it.
Teflon tape is used to seal the MPT at the valves now so it should not leak.
I should have used it the first time.
Then...
04-29-20, 09:12 AM
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Posted By keninaz

Most likely. Overnight I decided to try to...

Most likely.
Overnight I decided to try to seal with some epoxy. It did not work mostly because the epoxy was very old and just did not set. But it did make a mess.
So, I decided to start over,...
04-28-20, 04:19 PM
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Posted By keninaz

OK, I checked Lowes and Home Depot for Rescue...

OK, I checked Lowes and Home Depot for Rescue Tape and found nothing. But they do carry a similar product.
As it turns out Ace Hardware, which is closer to me anyway, does carry Rescue Tape so I...
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