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Husqvarna push mower starts but will not run

My wife never changed the air filter and complained that the mower shuts off after starting. The air filter was disintegrating so I cleaned the carburetor,checked the needle valve, put in a new air...
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Timing belt

I have a 2007 Subaru Forester. I changed the timing belt at 80,000 mi. When is the next time to change?? Thanks JoeA
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Craftsman sit down mower

I have a Craftsman sit down mowor and can"t find an electrical wiring schematic for it. It"s a model # 247.288811. I called Sears and they were completely helpless. Its a Briggs motor but I don"t...
10-30-11, 10:40 AM
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Transformer check.

Thanks for sticking with me Grady. My volt meter won't read that high and my screwdriver won't tell me if I,m
getting 20,000 or some other variation to get that ignition going. I don't know what...
10-28-11, 06:30 PM
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delayed ignition

I've been using a 1.1 Delevan for the last 19 yrs. Worked fine up to this year when the delay started ocurring. Thanks, JoeA
10-28-11, 11:53 AM
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delayed ignition

Thanks for the advice Grady. The boiler is an L30 and I think its made by Slant Fin. As an amateur , my first reaction to sporadic black smoke is electrical. I will fine tune as you recommended. ...
10-27-11, 02:46 PM
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Delayed ignition

Need a little advice on this one. I have a residential Beckett AFG oil burner approx 20 yrs. old. All the parts are original except for the motor. Replaced this month.So have the electrodes, the...
10-02-11, 07:09 AM
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Beckett motor

Many thanks Grady,
Not only are you helpful but also educational. Thanks again. JoeA
10-01-11, 08:28 AM
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Beckett burner motor#2456

Dear Sirs,
I have a Beckett AFG burner that is 20 yrs. old and beginning to give a problem. The burner gets stuck once in a while and unless I physically spin the fan, the burner will...
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coal vs. pellet

I"m thinking of buying a coal or wood pellet stove. Has anyone out there done any comparisons of the two? Cost of units producing same amount of btu's. Cost of fuel comparison. Amount of fuel....
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oxygen sensor bolts

I have a 97 Tacoma that needs the front Oxygen sensor replaced. The bolts holding the O sensor are so corroded that I'm afraid if I put a wrench to it they will break off. The exhaust pipe is in good...
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fuel oil pumps

I may be in the wrong forum but I'll give it a shot. I need to transfer 250 gals. of home heating oil (#2) into another tank. What type of pump am I looking for ? Preferably electric. Who may be...
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Compact vs tube type flourescent

A compact flourescent bulb (curly) says, for example, 23W used but 75 W produced. My question is as such. On the tube type flourescent,(say a T12) it says 40W ( 4 footer). Is this 40W power used or...
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Thanks to all for the advice. JoeA

Thanks to all for the advice. JoeA
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Thanks NJ Trooper, I'll give it a shot. Joe A

Thanks NJ Trooper, I'll give it a shot. Joe A
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NJ Trooper, The base plate...

NJ Trooper,
The base plate screws I was referring to are the ones permanently attached to the power head. The Sparco is the same push down and turn to catch the base plate screws....
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Posted By JoeA

Taco vs. Sparco

My heating system is approx. twenty yrs. old and it is oil fired hydronic baseboard radiation. It is a normal type of residential house and when the heating system was installed they used Sparco...
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Transmission fluid

Dear Sirs,
I am trying to check my automatic transmission fluid on my 97 Tacoma because I feel it slip once in a while. When I was a young man, we used to check the fluid while the...
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Lichen growing on roof

Dear Sirs,
I live in a fairly wooded area surrounding the house. The north side of the house is now growing lichen in patches on the roof. The roof is regular three tab asphalt. There...
09-28-10, 07:35 AM
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Posted By JoeA

oil nozzle

I have a Beckett oil burner hot water boiler. I've been changing the filter, electrodes and nozzle every year. I can see how a filter has to be changed annually and I can see the electrodes gap...
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I get the same problem in the winter when not...

I get the same problem in the winter when not using the AC. Thanks, JoeA
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Tacoma, mouse problem

Dear Sirs,
I have a 1997 Tacoma that attracts mice. The truck is parked in the driveway next to the house. Somehow or other the mice are getting into the heater and AC ductwork. There...
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Thanks to Goldstar and gunguy45. I'll try your...

Thanks to Goldstar and gunguy45. I'll try your suggestions JoeA
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The reason I asked about the AC or DC is because...

The reason I asked about the AC or DC is because I was wondering which one would a manufacturer use in order to minimize shock. The receptacle is a GFI but I was wondering if a maker goes one step...
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Thanks for all the websites for the parts. They...

Thanks for all the websites for the parts. They could come in handy. The problem turned out to be more gas in the crankcase than oil. Someone had left the fuel valve on all winter. No dipstick to...
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