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I get the drain cleaner stigma as I'm the King...

I get the drain cleaner stigma as I'm the King doubter of easy sounding shortcuts. But know this, my clog was over 25 feet away from the sink, I know this because my drain snake is that long and I...
11-29-22, 02:02 AM
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I had to chastise my x-wife about leaving her bag...

I had to chastise my x-wife about leaving her bag of muffins on top of the toaster. The toaster has an electronic thingamabob sort of switch rather than a traditional mechanical switch and I often...
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Green Gobbler and a big pot of boiling water took...

Green Gobbler and a big pot of boiling water took care of my slow draining/clogged kitchen sink a year ago. I was truly amazed how well it worked....
11-20-22, 09:46 AM
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Search knives & cutlery on Craigslist and...

Search knives & cutlery on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. Many worthy offerings at bargain prices.
11-15-22, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Nortonics

I yiy yiy! 2.5", and two to three every day for...

I yiy yiy! 2.5", and two to three every day for two weeks?! I'd be freaking. Man, I wish you luck!!!
11-15-22, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Nortonics

Try clearing your browser cookies and maybe the...

Try clearing your browser cookies and maybe the other settings too. I've experienced problems on this forum in the past that clearing my browsing data fixed.
Forum: Water Heaters
11-15-22, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Nortonics

The lower element is always the first to fail as...

The lower element is always the first to fail as it simply does most the work in a two element heater. If that were mine I'd at least try replacing it. Nobody wants a sub $1000 water heater...
09-11-22, 11:44 AM
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FYI, in case anybody is interested. I...

FYI, in case anybody is interested.

I decided to take a chance on a regular old portable dehumidifier purchase. It's a TCL TDW40E20...
09-08-22, 09:20 PM
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Posted By Nortonics

You could remove a buck or two from the kids...

You could remove a buck or two from the kids weekly allowance every time that happens. Leave the seat up if it's the wife.
09-08-22, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Nortonics

Those stinkers do that above some of my...

Those stinkers do that above some of my casement/crank out windows every so-often.
09-06-22, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Nortonics

Morz, I read you loud & clear! I was brought to...

Morz, I read you loud & clear! I was brought to this thread after posting a very similar thread - New portable dehumidifiers - what's the deal?!...
09-06-22, 07:09 AM
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New portable dehumidifiers - what's the deal?!

I've been researching portable dehumidifiers and overwhelmingly I've found that really any brand of new models these days simply are garbage as they typically last only a few years before failing....
09-04-22, 06:46 PM
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Pete, you are the man!!! Why didn't I think X10?!...

Pete, you are the man!!! Why didn't I think X10?! I thought of you in particular when I posted this, hoping you would chime in.

I used X10 modules back 25 years ago. Shied away from them back then...
09-03-22, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Nortonics

Remote appliance on/off switch?

I have a need. I want to remotely turn my dehumidifier on & off with a relay contact switch. I don't want it to be a smartphone thing. I simply want to energize a 120 volt outlet remotely when a...
08-29-22, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Nortonics

I'm surprised nobody has recommended using water...

I'm surprised nobody has recommended using water hardness test strips, like these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007QQZL0U/ I use and trust them as they clearly show my water hardness level,...
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Posted By Nortonics

How would you fix these hairline mortar cracks?

I've read many posts and viewed many vids, but still unsure of the best method to repair these hairline cracks. It's basically one crack in the center of the wall that goes up the wall about half way...
08-26-22, 10:45 PM
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Posted By Nortonics

Boy do I hate the Mini Click - had two of these...

Boy do I hate the Mini Click - had two of these dumb things freeze on my system up here in MN and die a premature death as they simply cannot be opened for repair.
08-23-22, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Nortonics

I agree with Marq1, they are definitely more...

I agree with Marq1, they are definitely more expensive than doing it yourself. Aside from that I can also say I've had excellent service and results from them in the past. But don't use them year...
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Posted By Nortonics

The most common reason I've found when I have...

The most common reason I've found when I have your symptom is that the needle valve in the carb is stuck in the up/elevated position, not allowing the gas to flow into the bowl. I can't tell you how...
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I grabbed those photos off the net, but I do have...

I grabbed those photos off the net, but I do have each of those in the same refurbished condition, and another half dozen other models - all still work perfectly.

1946 Western Electric tabletop...
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I have numerous antique rotary phones still...

I have numerous antique rotary phones still connected and fully operational in my home. Luckily my Spectrum cable internet and telephone service modem allows both touchtone (DTMF) and rotary phones...
08-17-22, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Nortonics

I LOVE my recently installed Honeywell Prestige...

I LOVE my recently installed Honeywell Prestige IAQ stat with the EIM. It relies on Honeywell's REDLink RF communication rather than WiFi, and it's proven bulletproof in my 3 story, close to 5000 sq....
08-06-22, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Nortonics

Pete, For some reason I can't view your...

Pete,

For some reason I can't view your image above, or any image on the web site for that matter. They are all fuzzed out with a spinning cogwheel in the center of the image. Started happening...
08-04-22, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Nortonics

I just submitted a a request to Honeywell for a...

I just submitted a a request to Honeywell for a technical fix using the 'Feedback' option on their Honeywell Home Total Connect Comfort homepage - https://mytotalconnectcomfort.com/portal/
08-04-22, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Nortonics

Neon, you are exactly correct! After reading...

Neon, you are exactly correct! After reading your tip, I went and checked my stat, and sure enough I could not change the time again, the MENU item to do so was again missing as well! So I did...
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