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09-27-07, 08:50 PM
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Posted By rusticdon

Need information about using well-head gas

A gas well has just been completed on my property, and I am entitled to receive free gas from this well. The gas company will run a buried 1-inch plastic line to my house.
Does anyone have...
08-09-06, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,234
Posted By rusticdon

Follow-up on water heater wiring

Thanks for all the responses. I appreciate the cautionary words from some of you because my knowledge is rather limited. However, I do try to be careful when working with things that I am not...
07-21-06, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,234
Posted By rusticdon

Water heater wiring

Racraft, That was a speedy reply.
From your reply I understand that there is a 20 amp, 240v breaker, (double pole??). If so, that will solve my problem nicely. Just wanted to confirm what I need...
07-21-06, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,234
Posted By rusticdon

Water hearer wiring

Thanks for the speedy responses--much appreciated.
The heater has a 30-gallon tank. The heater wire is connected to only one breaker at the service panel, and the voltage at the heater checks out...
07-20-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,234
Posted By rusticdon

Water heater wiring

I am replacing a 25-year-old electric watrer heater. When I checked the wiring of the old unit, I found that even though it was a 240-volt unit, only one 20-amp 120-volt circuit was connected to it....
07-20-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,342
Posted By rusticdon

Transition from copper tubing to CPVC

I need to replace a water heater. The existing water supply is 1/2 inch copper tubing, and the configuration must be changed to accomodate the new heater. Rather than use soldered copper tubing for...
01-16-06, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,301
Posted By rusticdon

Need info regarding rebounder (or mini trampoline)

I am planning to purchase a rebounder, or mini trampoline, and I need some help in deciding which unit to buy. I would like to get a good quality unit at a reasonable price. I don't necessarily...
02-01-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,197
Posted By rusticdon

Drill-type (non-piercing) saddle valve for icemaker hookup

Does anyone know where I can purchase a drill-type (non-piercing) saddle valve for hooking up an icemaker to copper pipe?? I haven't been having any luck with this.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,930
Posted By rusticdon

Jeff67 and carguyinva, Just thought I'd let...

Jeff67 and carguyinva,

Just thought I'd let you guys know the outcome of my headlight problem on the Nissan Pathfinder. The problem turned out to be a bad alternator, as you all suspected. ...
01-16-05, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By rusticdon

majakdragon and noroomsforme, Thanks for...

majakdragon and noroomsforme,

Thanks for your speedy replies and good suggestions. As a result, I have decided to return the pierce-type saddle valve that I had already purchased but not...
01-11-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By rusticdon

Icemaker installation

I'm preparing to install an icemaker on a new refrigerator. Instructions in the owner's manual asy DO NOT connect icemaker to cold water line with a piercing-type valve, but I have a copper supply...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,930
Posted By rusticdon

Jeff, Thanks for responding. I didn't really...

Jeff,
Thanks for responding. I didn't really notice whether or not the dash lights went dim when the headlights did. I have driven the vehicle only once at night after the first occurrence, and...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,930
Posted By rusticdon

Electrical problems with 1987 Nissan Pathfinder

About 2 weeks ago, the headlights on my 1987 4x4 Nissan Pathfinder started getting brighter and then dimmer. This kept occurring until I got to my gate (I live in the country on a very rough road)...
Replies: 7
Views: 75,710
Posted By rusticdon

Question Proper treatment for new pressure treated deck

I am currently in the process of having a deck built with new pressure treated wood. How soon should I apply a protective sealer to the wood? The lumber dealer indicated that a product such as CFW...
04-07-04, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,523
Posted By rusticdon

Prep for laying vinyl floor tile

Floorman,

As I mentioned, I DID install plywood underlayment over the subfloor. The main problem I was having was with the Armstrong products and the instructions that came with them. The...
04-01-04, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,523
Posted By rusticdon

Thanks for the response

Thanks for the tip. I checked the site you recommended and it was helpful. I sanded the patch/leveler, and slight depressions still remained where the sheets of underlayment were joined and where...
04-01-04, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,892
Posted By rusticdon

Type of carpet for hard use?

I am in the process of restoring (rebuilding?) an old farmhouse. We are now ready to consider floor coverings and have decided that carpeting would probably be best for most of the house. The...
03-30-04, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,523
Posted By rusticdon

Preparation for laying vinyl floor tile

I am preparing to lay vinyl floor tiles in my bathroom. I have already put down the plywood underlayment and am now wondering how to handle the next step. The sales person at Lowes recommended...
03-06-04, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,599
Posted By rusticdon

I'm not familiar with "slip X threaded...

I'm not familiar with "slip X threaded connectors"--could you tell me more about them, and where I might be able to purchase them?
03-06-04, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,599
Posted By rusticdon

Connecting brass tub/shower mixer to CPVC supply tubes

I am currently installing a tub/shower combination in my bathroom. The hot/cold water mixer has brass connections. My plumbing supply lines consist of CPVC tubing. Any suggestions about how to...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,547
Posted By rusticdon

Unhappy Thanks, buddy! (I think I'll go to WalMart...

Thanks, buddy! (I think I'll go to WalMart since that's the only store easily available in the rural area where I live.):)
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By rusticdon

Success!!! The mouse lives! All I had to do...

Success!!! The mouse lives! All I had to do was FIND and press the TINY red reset button on the bottom of the mouse. Thanks to everyone who helped. It's great to have knowledgable people who...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,547
Posted By rusticdon

I made another attempt at splicing the phone wire...

I made another attempt at splicing the phone wire and it seems to be working now. (I melted off the insulation with the soldering iron this time.) But now the only button on the answering machine...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,547
Posted By rusticdon

Brandon, Thanks for the reply. I had expected...

Brandon,
Thanks for the reply. I had expected the cord to just unplug from the answering machine, but that isn't the case with this one; it's firmly attached somewhere inside the machine.

I also...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,547
Posted By rusticdon

Question Repair phone line for GE 26990 cordless phone

My puppy ate the phone cord to the base station of a GE 26990 cordless telephone/answerer. I tried to repair it with a soldered splice, but that didn't work (the tiny braided wire was very difficult...
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