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And to be clear - the spring I replaced is the wimpy one closest to the engine

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Now governor probelm

Update - did the rebuild kit - gasket, diaphragm and screen - also broke the idle governor spring and replaced it. Now it will not stay 'up to speed' - I'd say it probably at 1/4 the revs it should...
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Lawnmower smells of gas for a couple days

it's got a Briggs 4.5hp - about 7/8 years old - rebuilt the carb 3-4 years ago - after use it smells of gas for 2-3 days. I don't remember this being a problem when I rebuilt a few years back - I...
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Thanks for all the replies. It's not glue, but...

Thanks for all the replies. It's not glue, but spots where the paper was slightly damaged and I probably took off my skim coat when sanding. At any rate, now that it's completely dry, the puckering...
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'puckered' drywall under primer

Well I got all the wallpaper and glue off and damaged some of the drywall in the process - been there and done that in several rooms before. Thought I got it all repaired but now that I'm priming...
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The plugs are 'recessed' - the wire has a ~ 3...

The plugs are 'recessed' - the wire has a ~ 3 inch extension that actually attaches to the plug. I see a spark plug wire puller at Autozone - can't tell from the picture but maybe it would get a...
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It's back and stuck wires now

Argh - Now that cold weather is here every day ( and wet most days also) - problem is back. Guess it never really went away? Next step seems to be plugs and wires - #1 wire is cracked and its been...
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Bravo - just like you said - tested bad, replaced...

Bravo - just like you said - tested bad, replaced it, all is good
Thanks
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

94 Prizm - rough running when cold

1.6, automatic, 180k - Seems fine once engine gets to temperature. Just had thermostat changed (stuck open for don't know how long - youngest son drives it and it just got cold enough around here to...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-06-11, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

Any Electric Energy Star Elec Water Heaters?

Spent the afternoon looking a electric water heaters. Lowes, HD, Sears and a local yokel. Turns out (i'm pretty sure) none are Energy Star. Is this right?

ALso - Found a whirlpool at lowes that...
11-16-10, 11:45 AM
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I meant that if I should only use the 'bull nose'...

I meant that if I should only use the 'bull nose' edges, then I will have to buy twice as much. Whereas if there is a good sealing method for the cut edge of greenboard then I can do that and save a...
11-16-10, 04:06 AM
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

drywall over lip of shower surround

Hi All

Have installed a Sterling bath/shower with surrounds. Next step is to drywall, which will partially extend over the lip, leaving quarter inch gap to be caulked. Question - How do I/Do I...
07-18-10, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

Marksr - That makes sense - I'm going to go with...

Marksr - That makes sense - I'm going to go with the drywall shim and finish with your method.

Thanks all for your help
07-18-10, 04:54 AM
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

Chandler - Are you saying you don't bring the...

Chandler - Are you saying you don't bring the drywall down over the lip - use the lattice to 'build up' the lip so that you can then butt the drywall to the top of the surround wall?
07-14-10, 09:10 AM
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I think I see the shim idea - give the drywall a...

I think I see the shim idea - give the drywall a 'ramp' so to speak to clear the lip? And that little bit of bend in the drywall is ok?
07-14-10, 05:07 AM
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Having that 1" of 1/8-16th" or so lip to get...

Having that 1" of 1/8-16th" or so lip to get across isn't a big deal?
07-14-10, 04:21 AM
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

Install drywall backwards?

Having a new bath/shower installed that has a 3 piece surround system. This all gets installed against the studs, so when I go to finish the walls around the unit I will have a lip to go 'over' -...
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

Whirlpool dryer squealing

Electric - model LE7685XNO

About 23 years old - think I replaced a belt about 10 years ago - I had it open for something.

Anyway - yesterday it started squealing when it starts - quiets down in...
10-31-09, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

Well - I had to replace a leaking stop valve...

Well - I had to replace a leaking stop valve (first valve on the supply line into the house) about a year ago - and when I did I saw that the copper pipe that extended inside the valve was corroded...
10-30-09, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

Replace bath plumbing or not?

We've got a 35 year old tub with failing tile in the kids bathroom that we're going to replace - probably with a tub/surround system. The greenboard needs to be replaced also or we may just do the...
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

toilet dripping - what to replace?

One of our toilets is 'dripping' - that's the sound - but I can't figure out where the water is going. The bowl fills back up and the tank quits filling but the sound persists.

Here's my setup
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

I edited the previous post while you were...

I edited the previous post while you were replying. It was new (I inquired about reman but he talked me out of it). I think it whole new assembly. It was $300 plus 130 labor.
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

The distributor assembly was new - and it was the...

The distributor assembly was new - and it was the whole shebang I think. It looks new all the way out to the wires and cost about $300 (430 with the labor).

Drove it home this morning - 5 miles...
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

The distributor was replaced a couple months ago...

The distributor was replaced a couple months ago because the car would turn over but not start.

I agree it seems like a fuel problem.

This morning the check engine light did not come on while...
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Posted By Jim Stockwell

Update

Code was 14 - igniter/coil etc.

The distributor was replaced 2 months ago - is there a way this could be 'left over' - the reason I say that is because after I read the code I started it to see...
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