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The saga continues. I installed a new gasket...

The saga continues. I installed a new gasket between the carburetor and the air filter today. Again, drained all the gas. Cleaned everything again. Started to drain some of the oil and it was nasty....
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Thank you for responding on Father's Day. I...

Thank you for responding on Father's Day.

I pulled the spark plug, and it did have a tiny amount of oil on it. Not even enough to see but a small amount came off when I wiped it with a paper...
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Craftsman mower won't start

I'm frustrated and have a headache from all the gas fumes and heat. And my hands reek of gas which is making me nauseated so please forgive any crankiness.

Craftsman mower, Briggs & Stratton...
06-02-10, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Need help figuring out watts for window AC

I am looking to buy a window AC unit for use with a generator during a power outage for hurricane season.

I have a 5000w generator with 6250 surge watts. I want to run my fridge part time, plus...
04-26-08, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Insulate an above-ground pool?

I have one of those above-ground pools, Intek, I think. It's only 30 inches deep, 12 ft round.

Can I take insulation, wrap it in plastic and wrap it around the pool? My pool water cools off...
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Do I have soffit vents?

If I have two open windows in my attic, can I put insulation all over the floor, including right up to where the wall and floor meet?
My early 1900's house has a huge attic with two window like...
09-12-07, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Thanks for your advice. Your suggestion on the...

Thanks for your advice. Your suggestion on the switch makes sense and I will definitely put one in.
I'm very cautious when it comes to electricity, so wire nuts and tape are necessary in my world....
09-12-07, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Proper wiring for exterior light with motion sensor

Can I run power to two cables inside a junction box, one for an outlet with a switch, one for an exterior light with motion sensor? So that's three blacks connected, three whites connected and three...
09-06-07, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Thanks! It works like a dream.

Thanks! It works like a dream.
09-05-07, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Thanks for responding so quickly. The switch...

Thanks for responding so quickly.

The switch has the three typical wires, hot, neutral and ground coming from one bundle. Correct me if I'm wrong on the terminology, but when the three wires...
09-05-07, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Two neutrals trip circuit in ceiling fan

While replacing my ceiling fan, I seem to have made a boo-boo. When I took the old one down, there were two grounds, two hots, two neutrals, all coming from the junction box and not including any...
11-16-06, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.
11-15-06, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

More questions

Thank you so much for your advice.

My current system has gas downstairs and a heat pump upstairs. I'm happy with the way that works now, plus there are two other big factors. One, there are a lot...
11-15-06, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Advice needed on new system

I just got an estimate to replace my aged HVAC system and I'd really appreciate it if someone could tell me if it's good, bad or ugly.

Background. My house is 2-story, 1894 sf. Heat pump for...
09-02-06, 07:04 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

single or multi-stage?

I am looking to replace my thermostat for my heat pump. But I don't know whether I have a single or multi-stage. Everything has worn off, but this is what I know. Installed in 1987. Janitrol, 2.5...
09-01-06, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

No weep holes?

After 10 inches of rain in 13 hours (thanks, Ernesto), I have water in the tracks of my windows. There's also green mold, so this has been going on for a while. There doesn't appear to be a leak into...
07-30-06, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Thank you so much

Thank you to everyone who has answered me. It's great to be able to come to these forums and get real answers. I really do appreciate your patience and time.

Ed, yes the pan has a drain pipe...
07-30-06, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Update

I bought the shop vac, cute little thing. First, I attached it to the primary drain pipe. It had to have been blocked because the water that gushed out took at least four minutes to drain. I...
07-30-06, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Shop vac advice

A note on a shop vac. I just spent the last hour cleaning out my pipes, both in the attic and on the ground. I just bought a shop vac at Lowe's, a 2.5 gallon, 2.5 horse power. Very lightweight. It...
07-30-06, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

The overflow pan does have a drain to the outside...

The overflow pan does have a drain to the outside of the house and I did see it. I just didn't know what it meant. Now, I do.

Water in the overflow pan does drain to the pipe.

Both sets of...
07-29-06, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Leak from exterior drip pan

Hello wise HVAC folks. I apologize in advance for the length of the post. I am a frustrated writer. And I thank you in advance for your wisedom and patience. Here is my dilemma.

About 10 pm...
05-15-06, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Gutters aren't going to work for me. When I...

Gutters aren't going to work for me. When I bought the home, I asked the inspector about gutters and he explained that the many roof lines would make gutters a waste of money. Also, the gutters would...
05-14-06, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Puddling near foundation

Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I'm taking a stab at this one.

80+ yo, 3 story house with brick foundation and dirt crawlspace. No gutters. Built on black clay of Virginia Tidewater. When...
03-19-06, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Does anyone have an idea what the problem would...

Does anyone have an idea what the problem would be?
03-18-06, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Allyzabethe

Curious problem with heat pump/duct work

Problem: Half of the upstairs has cold air blowing out of vents; other half has hot air.

Backstory: I have a 19 year old heat pump, Janitrol GV 100-3. 100,000 BTUs, 2.5 ton capacity. There is a...
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