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Best maker of hand tools like driver bits...

Looking for advice and info. I need to buy better screw drive bits. Who makes these bits with the best quality steel and who has the best warranty? I need mostly small bits (phillips, and torx),...
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Which Telephone Line is this?

I have multiple phone lines coming in and over the years have wired additional phone jacks. I suspect that some of the wiring is not what was intended (like I might have used a red/green to pull off...
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Update

For the next guy attempting this, here's what I have learned...

The shaft holds the plastic fins that rotate around to sweep out the ice. When I was testing via the jumper wire, one of the tests...
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Replacing an icemaker motor - alignment question.

I have a side-by-side Whirlpool ED2FHEXMT00. This model has a door-front dispenser for the ice and water (and a physical ice level arm, not optical sensor). I found a website that described how to...
07-22-10, 07:10 PM
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I guess it's all relative... 30 milli-ohms (the M...

I guess it's all relative... 30 milli-ohms (the M means milli?) seems small, but when it should not be there... well, 30 M ohms could be pretty big.

Jones1: The contactor is a double-pole so I...
07-22-10, 02:18 PM
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So I called an AC Service whose number I got from...

So I called an AC Service whose number I got from the Goodman web site to request the cost of a new compressor installation. They said they can't just order the part and come out to replace it. I...
07-22-10, 09:19 AM
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Well, busy morning at the ol' AC... I took...

Well, busy morning at the ol' AC...

I took off the fan/grill assembly and cleaned everything up. Took new measurements at the wire posts for the compressor by removing the wires and testing from...
07-21-10, 09:35 AM
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Sorry, no brother-in-law that knows this stuff. ...

Sorry, no brother-in-law that knows this stuff. Could not find a motor winding diagram online, either. I did measure with an ohmmeter before using the continuity tester and recorded the following:...
07-20-10, 03:40 PM
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I 'm so embarrassed. Evidently I was not careful...

I 'm so embarrassed. Evidently I was not careful enough when doing my continuity testing. I went back to check out the 'missing' black fan lead and learned the following:

1. None of the...
07-20-10, 02:04 PM
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You know how sometimes you overlook the obvious? ...

You know how sometimes you overlook the obvious? It occurred to me while eating lunch that I forgot to 'meter' the obvious... only because its a test I understand!

I tested from various...
07-20-10, 07:48 AM
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OK... I turned off the power, disconnected the...

OK... I turned off the power, disconnected the capacitors and put my multimeter to the wires for the compressor and the fan motor. My meter is a small digital multimeter from Radio Shack, so it does...
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One of those just might work. Looks nothing like...

One of those just might work. Looks nothing like the existing limit switch, but further digging indicates it is supposed to be a replacement part for all trac-drives... so I'll give it a try. ...
07-18-10, 01:09 PM
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I am seeing 119V on each leg to the contactor. ...

I am seeing 119V on each leg to the contactor. When I push in the contactor, I see 119V from each leg (voltage to the contactor is coming in at the bottom and voltage out from the contactor is...
07-17-10, 10:01 PM
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Posted By TinkerTrouble

Dead compressor and fan...

Have a 10 year old Goodman central A/C that was not cooling well. Tech found 3 issues:
1. said to stop using the permanent/clean-and-reuse filters and to use throw-aways instead.

2. he replaced...
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Posted By TinkerTrouble

Need Down Limit Switch for old Genie opener

My in-laws have an old Genie 940A Trac-Drive garage door opener. The Down Limit Switch broke (the long switch actuator arm broke off). Genie says the opener is too old, they do not have parts for...
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resolved as...

The service manager was very receptive to my explanation of my concerns. He said that if I was concerned about having to pay for repairs that did not fix the problem... don't be. They will not charge...
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Brakes releasing momentarily before stopping.

This is a well maintained 1993 Olds Silhouette, 3.8L engine, with 232000 miles on it. Last year (about 10k miles ago) the brakes were worked on (new front pads, new rotors, resurfaced rear drums).
...
02-26-09, 08:50 PM
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I got an IC Board off Ebay and will soon say good...

I got an IC Board off Ebay and will soon say good bye to my only bicep workout in years. Thinking ahead a little...

The door opener died with the door in the open position. When I replace the IC...
02-21-09, 04:30 PM
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Posted By TinkerTrouble

Thanks, guys, for the help. To address your...

Thanks, guys, for the help. To address your comments... I know that the lamp socket did not twist (the hole is not round either so it would very noticeable if it broke free enough to twist.

I...
02-21-09, 10:30 AM
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Shorted Garage Door Opener light

Another fine example of why I use TinkerTrouble for a name...

I have a Sears Craftman 1/2 hp door opener (Model 53910) that was working fine except that it tends to go through light bulbs too...
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Exterior Volume Control - time limited

Here's the vision:

My small company office is located in a street level retail-type location. I desire to put a Monitor in the window so that it can be viewed from the outside by passers-by...
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What works for me....

This is a secret so don't share it...

958 then wait patiently (seconds, not minutes), but it only gives you the exchange and line number - you need to guess at the Area Code (not usually too...
05-06-06, 08:34 AM
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Posted By TinkerTrouble

I did this in an apartment once. The sheets of...

I did this in an apartment once. The sheets of window tinting went on with water and did a great job of providing a reflective surface that afforded privacy during the day.

Here's the downsides: ...
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Posted By TinkerTrouble

Leave the gaps alone.

The "mortar gaps" (refered to as #2) are there for a very good reason - Do Not seal them in any way. They allow for proper moisture control. Unless you have some other problems with your walls, mice...
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Posted By TinkerTrouble

Smile Thank you so much. This forum has been a great...

Thank you so much. This forum has been a great help - a gold mine for me as a Do It Yourselfer kind of guy.

My best wishes to all of you that contribute your time, talent, and knowledge.

Rob G.
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