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01-23-21, 07:20 AM
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Posted By bulova

I'm not in an HOA. Can you ever get exemptions...

I'm not in an HOA. Can you ever get exemptions for "an undue burden" on the HO? Thanks.
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Posted By bulova

You'd need to borrow a Variac from an electronics...

You'd need to borrow a Variac from an electronics geek.
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Posted By bulova

Depending on what the dipstick tells you, jacking...

Depending on what the dipstick tells you, jacking up the truck on one end or one side or parking on a hill may insure the oil surface is below the sending unit opening.
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Posted By bulova

Unhappy Sounds like replace or rebuild the tranny.

Sounds like replace or rebuild the tranny.
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Posted By bulova

Thanks, folks, come spring I'll find a shop.

Thanks, folks, come spring I'll find a shop.
01-22-21, 05:26 PM
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Views: 288
Posted By bulova

"All boxes need covers." . . .To contain the...

"All boxes need covers."
. . .To contain the high temperature generated by an improperly installed Wirenut while passing high current, long enough for the fire dept. to get there.

Ideal makes a...
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Views: 433
Posted By bulova

And leave the oil fill cap and dipstick in place...

And leave the oil fill cap and dipstick in place so you don't let air in.
There's maybe 1 PSI of pressure pushing the oil out.
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Views: 433
Posted By bulova

With cold oil and a quick changeout you might...

With cold oil and a quick changeout you might lose less than 4 oz.
01-22-21, 04:40 PM
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Posted By bulova

If it's 16" OC you might want to cut several...

If it's 16" OC you might want to cut several 14.5" long pieces and predrill the ends for the nails at a 45 deg. angle. What a hassle.
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Posted By bulova

Is chemical treatment of the black water another...

Is chemical treatment of the black water another option?
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Posted By bulova

With the engine off, can you move either back...

With the engine off, can you move either back wheel back and forth through a small angle? This should give you a reading of total gear backlash all the way back to the engine output shaft.
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Posted By bulova

"If your wire is 5' of #14 you'd need 80 amps to...

"If your wire is 5' of #14 you'd need 80 amps to get one volt."
I guess what I meant to say was that 80A is unlikely so I'd doubt your 1 volt reading.
All three conditions being true at the same...
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Views: 547
Posted By bulova

If your wire is 5' of #14 you'd need 80 amps to...

If your wire is 5' of #14 you'd need 80 amps to get one volt.
"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
01-22-21, 11:33 AM
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Posted By bulova

Of the choices between tension, compression,...

Of the choices between tension, compression, bending and torsion, I’d say a 2x4 picked at random is in compression.

You could cut a paralleled 2x4 slightly shorter than your candidate 2x4, put a...
01-22-21, 11:11 AM
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Posted By bulova

There are also "Blind fasteners".

There are also "Blind fasteners".
01-22-21, 11:08 AM
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Posted By bulova

I have the same problem. Still trying to...

I have the same problem.

Still trying to visualize how to build out the attic vent and all the trim boards, including where the elec. service is fastened. Plus the shingle overlap will be wrong.
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Posted By bulova

It's about a volt more connected directly to...

It's about a volt more connected directly to battery than connected via my ignition relay or jump start accessory connection. Why is this?

>Almost certainly there is 1 or more amps flowing...
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Posted By bulova

At 20 YO this sounds like a "normal wear-out...

At 20 YO this sounds like a "normal wear-out failure" rather than caused by a factory defect.
It may be easier to find when it fails outright and from your description that won't be long.

Sounds...
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Posted By bulova

Excessive gear backlash? Excessive clearance...

Excessive gear backlash? Excessive clearance between a shaft and its bearing? How old?
01-22-21, 07:35 AM
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Views: 292
Posted By bulova

Your options, IMO. -Buy new furnace -Find...

Your options, IMO.

-Buy new furnace
-Find some little shop that can fix the old ‘stat
-Get a second year engineering student from a nearby college to design a simple interface between a modern...
01-22-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By bulova

Yes, that 'stat may not at all be compatible with...

Yes, that 'stat may not at all be compatible with your furnace. It may help if you find the terminals that your 'stat wires go to.
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Views: 336
Posted By bulova

Thanks, guys. Finally went to a small shop...

Thanks, guys.

Finally went to a small shop to get the OBD code read.
His $10k scanner collected data for an hour and finally we both gave up.
I'm waiting for a Haynes Chilton manual to come...
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By bulova

Possible order of things: a short in the...

Possible order of things:
a short in the windings caused heavy current caused sparking caused a tripped breaker. The high current overheated the winding insulation and so the windings will soon...
01-21-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By bulova

Regarding age, our furnace is 40 YO. This...

Regarding age, our furnace is 40 YO.
This could mean that it will fail any day now or it will last another 40 years.

Buy some CO and smoke detectors, they are like an insurance policy and you...
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By bulova

It may not hurt to score it first with a very...

It may not hurt to score it first with a very sharp knife using high pressure.
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