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Posted By ChuckR600

Many thanks for such a speedy response. Had...

Many thanks for such a speedy response.

Had a good clean grounding connection between the magneto and the engine, gap set, kill switch removed. ... NO SPARK.
For those with the same problem ,...
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Posted By ChuckR600

Lawn-Boy-no spark - Bad Magneto?

recently this Lawn-Boy Silver Pro series model 10324 with a DuraForce 6.5 hp engine purchased 7/2004 has at times been hard to start.
Now it won't start at all. . new spark plug, properly...
06-24-08, 12:30 PM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Question Surge Protector on BOTH Main and Sub-panel?

Is there any reason to limit the use of a whole house surge protector to JUST the main panel?

We had our main panel replaced and the electrician installed a Siemens QSA2020 TVSS whole whole...
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Posted By ChuckR600

It warms my heart too!

It works; it works great.

The carb heater is an approximately 5/8 in. thick D-shaped aluminum block with a heating element embedded in one end. It replaces the spacer and gaskets interposed...
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Posted By ChuckR600

Smile Thank you for everyone's input. I emailed Kohler...

Thank you for everyone's input. I emailed Kohler throught their website at Kohlerpowersystems.com. I didn't get an explanation regarding exactly what is happening in the freezing temperatures (and...
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Posted By ChuckR600

I just got a part though GenPower in Wixom,...

I just got a part though GenPower in Wixom, Michigan 248-624-7230. They are an authorized Kohler Generator Distributor and parts supplier that I was directed to. I would imagine that they would be...
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Posted By ChuckR600

Question Hard Starting Cold Kohler Generator

I have a Kohler 12 RES automatic standby generator, new in July 2006 with a total of 7 hrs on it. Runs on natural gas. Gas delivered at a stepped up pressure of 11 inches water column going 120 feet...
01-03-07, 12:27 AM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Thank you. Proceded as above. Passed...

Thank you.

Proceded as above. Passed inspection and works great. Chuck
12-24-06, 09:26 AM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Question Outdoor Hot tub subpanel height code

I am installing a hot tub on an outside deck. The wiring instructions supplied bythe manufactur (Watkins Manufacturing -(Hot SpringPortable Spas) requires that the outdoor 50 amp 230 V...
12-23-06, 09:01 AM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Question Better Insulation- good or bad idea?

Re: additional insulation
1) Any one know what is the R-value of the 1.5 pound density foam used in the cover for the Hot Spring Jetsetter hot tub (R-value/inch)?

2) I am thinking of getting a...
12-17-06, 11:52 AM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Many thanks for the helpful advice My wife...

Many thanks for the helpful advice

My wife and I just went out and purchased the 240V version. I wouldn't want my wife to get cold in a "hot tub".

A bit of advice my wife is fond of giving...
12-16-06, 06:05 PM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Question Hot tub - distance to outlets?

I am looking into getting a hot tub. The pre-installation manual says the dedicated 20 amp, 115 GFCI protected circuit must have the the outlet no closer than 5 ft. and no farther than 10 ft. from...
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Posted By ChuckR600

He should have been, since I merely copied and...

He should have been, since I merely copied and pasted my problem from this site. I also went to the local SWP store. They suggested I should give the present coats of latex more time to thouroughly...
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Posted By ChuckR600

Thank you very much for the advise. The...

Thank you very much for the advise.
The official response from the Sherwin Williams "Ask the expert" email help site at SW was:

"Tannins generally are water sensitive and when a water based...
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Posted By ChuckR600

Exclamation Pre-primed cedar siding/paint nightmare

Just had a new garage built. Contractor used "pre-primed" striated cedar shingles. I thought "great, one less coat to do". WRONG. Used light grey Sherwin Williams Super Paint- exterior latex satin...
11-28-06, 12:27 AM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Exclamation The unit is a Kohler 12 RES (10.4KW on Natural...

The unit is a Kohler 12 RES (10.4KW on Natural Gas) with a Kohler Model RDT 200 Amp Automatic Transfer Switch. There is an inch and a half long handle right next to the contactor assembly (behind...
11-27-06, 06:12 PM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Exclamation NO service disconnect on generator install !

Just had a standby generator with a whole-house automatic transfer switch installed at my home but the contractor did not install a service disconnect between the electric meter and the transfer...
11-09-06, 05:55 PM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Wink We live in upstate NY. No hurricanes. Just...

We live in upstate NY. No hurricanes. Just microbursts, rain, snow, ice storms, falling trees and the rare national grid collapse.

Running 10.5 kw at full load would conume 202,000 BTU per hour...
11-08-06, 05:48 PM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Arrow Standby Generator Choice Advice

The choice: Kohler 12RES (10.5kw with Natural Gas) vs the Generac Guardian (either the 13 kw or 10 kw model)
For our needs (running lights, sump pumps (3), frig, etc, 10 kw is plenty capacity. We...
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Posted By ChuckR600

Question New ext HD- format FAT32 or NTFS? True image 8 oor Norton Ghost 9

I'm running Windows XP Pro on my PC. The internal HD is formatted NTFS. Just bought an external HD (Wiebetech 800 firewire 250 GB HD that comes formtted FAT32.

I'm using this HD to back up and...
10-12-04, 08:05 PM
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Posted By ChuckR600

He did not specify. So, I can't really say...

He did not specify. So, I can't really say whether he tried to replace a defective switch and reversed the leads or just aborted an inspection of the defective switch or what.

I would have to...
10-12-04, 07:38 PM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Question 3 Way Swith Tripping Breaker

This is a long distance (850 mile) problem I'm seeking help with for my brother in law. In his 1940's house his kitchen lights are controlled by two 3-way switches. A couple outlets with a TV are...
10-04-04, 10:01 PM
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Posted By ChuckR600

John, Your advice was right on target and...

John,
Your advice was right on target and VERY much appreciated.

The problem was in the connection pod at gound level that had been underwater several times with the flooding in our area. ...
09-30-04, 09:18 PM
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Posted By ChuckR600

Question Big Voltage Dips and Surges - Why? How to fix?

The Scenerio: 1500 sq. ft., 40 yr. old house in flood prone suburb with underground service. 120 amp original service panel with all piggyback breakers, 18 separate circuits with dedicated circuits...
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