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02-06-21, 06:00 AM
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Why do some parts have extra plastic nodules?

This is my first model car (Revell, plastic). Some parts have extra plastic pieces attached that are to be removed, as per the manual. Why are these plastic nodules here? They don’t seem to serve...
04-27-19, 04:38 PM
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Views: 359
Posted By surfwax

Henry Miller DC-powered pendulum mantle clock

I didn’t know what forum to post this question in. It comes down to a question of a battery-powered electromagnet, so I decided to start here.

I provided a link to a picture of the clock I was...
01-15-19, 01:23 PM
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Views: 375
Posted By surfwax

Carrier Infinity system (heat pump) w/ water pump shut-off

Last night our condensate line froze, which triggered my water pump's emergency shutoff to the furnace. We can see this at the thermostat (also Carrier Infinity), b/c it's completely turned off,...
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Views: 4,393
Posted By surfwax

I apologize for piling on top of my own comments,...

I apologize for piling on top of my own comments, but I was able to figure out this iPad OBDII app (Car Scanner Pro), and ran a slew of tests. I figured, if I'm lucky, there may still be an...
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I'm hoping this info I captured might be helpful....

I'm hoping this info I captured might be helpful. I started the car and let it idle for 10 - 15 mins, then graphed the O2S1 volt. next to the O2S2 volt. (B1). O2S1 stayed between 2.2 and 2.3 volts....
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Ok, I've tested a few, free programs that should...

Ok, I've tested a few, free programs that should provide me the capability to read some sensor data (including graphs) and perform some tests. I've read some of the sensor data, but still trying to...
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Posted By surfwax

Thanks again to all for providing information &...

Thanks again to all for providing information & recommendations. So, the CEL went away 3 days ago, but came back 1 day later. It's still on. I haven't performed any of the recommended actions in...
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Posted By surfwax

Thanks for the responses... tow_guy, I bought a...

Thanks for the responses...
tow_guy, I bought a “Kitbest Car WiFi OBD OBD2 Scan Tool” and it just arrived. Maybe there’s a test I can run with this? I had an obd2 to 9-pin aerial converter that I...
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Posted By surfwax

2010 Nissan Sentra - P0420

My Sentra threw the infamous P0420 code a few weeks ago. It cleared within a day or two, but now it's back (2 weeks later). I've read that this could indicate my catalytic converter is failing. ...
02-20-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By surfwax

Went with the 10” x 6” rectangular ducting. ...

Went with the 10” x 6” rectangular ducting. Still working on the install, but got this duct installed and it looks pretty clean. Thanks to PJMax for the recommendation!
02-16-18, 06:49 PM
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Views: 1,372
Posted By surfwax

Humidifier Install - Aprilaire 600 (okay to reduce 6" bypass to 4"?)

I'm replacing an old Honeywell TrueSteam with a new Aprilaire 600. The Honeywell has a 1" bypass duct that connects to the furnace's supply plenum, directly above my furnace (upflow). The Aprilaire...
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Posted By surfwax

Pressure Washer: No pressure

I bought a used Troy-Bilt pressure washer earlier this summer (2600 PSI, 2.3 GPM, Model 020344). The high pressure hose leaked (the offload valve appeared to leak, as well), but a small bit of water...
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