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04-16-19, 08:52 AM
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Got it Pete--Thanks! Knowledge is power...

Got it Pete--Thanks!
Knowledge is power...
04-15-19, 07:36 AM
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Arrow Kenmore gas dryer not drying

New-to-me dryer is running intermittently. Makes heat, vent is clear, cleaned fire tube. If I stay nearby I've noticed the dryer stops completely for several minutes, then runs for a minute, then...
03-15-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By guy48065

Is this a pretty common task for a typical...

Is this a pretty common task for a typical plumber or do I need to find some specialty guy with a little robotic scout that can take the snake from a single floor drain over to the perimeter pipes?
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03-14-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By guy48065

My basement is tiled and only the one drain in...

My basement is tiled and only the one drain in the utility room is not covered.
What about the drain tiles?

Would I be wasting a service call to have a plumber out for this?
03-13-19, 06:57 AM
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Views: 216
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Can basement drain tiles & floor drains be snaked out?

I think I've read or heard this can be done--but how? I've never discovered any sort of a cleanout.

I had a bit of water perk up from a tiled-over drain in my basement due I assume to the spring...
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Views: 326
Posted By guy48065

Allenj, It's my understanding that if the high...

Allenj,
It's my understanding that if the high pressure side of a prv is at zero then sometimes outlet pressure can be ported to the drain.
Can you verify if this is correct?
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Views: 326
Posted By guy48065

I lose a small amount of fluid by keeping my...

I lose a small amount of fluid by keeping my makeup water valve turned off all the time. The pressure reducing valve has an overflow and it spits a little fluid out every now and then in response to...
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Views: 326
Posted By guy48065

Adding a bit more water to the system

I have a hydronic system at my cottage. It has glycol in the pipes to guard against freezing if the house is shut down for winter, or the power goes out for long periods (which it does).

The...
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Views: 220
Posted By guy48065

Same here. It was bad before (jumbled...

Same here. It was bad before (jumbled formatting, features like Quoting, etc) but now it's unreadable. I can't even get past page 1 of new topics because the Page links are on the left. Plus now...
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Views: 434
Posted By guy48065

I could never get a chip-free cut with a circular...

I could never get a chip-free cut with a circular saw no matter how nice the blade. Then I found that ALL of them I owned had lots of arbor end-play.

I never tried doing it on a tablesaw. How do...
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By guy48065

I'm not a pro & can't answer your question but...

I'm not a pro & can't answer your question but will comment that these are crude temperature measuring devices & 8* isn't much of a change. Could be your gauge is slower responding than the aquastat...
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Views: 795
Posted By guy48065

Sadly since Stanley/Black & Decker bought the...

Sadly since Stanley/Black & Decker bought the Sears brand they have outsourced most of the "every day" items like sockets, wrenches and screwdrivers to China. "Made in USA" remaining stock is being...
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Views: 504
Posted By guy48065

Maybe that's how they get a higher Energy Star...

Maybe that's how they get a higher Energy Star rating--by not allowing you to turn it up!
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Views: 504
Posted By guy48065

Did this get resolved? I see nobody asked if...

Did this get resolved?

I see nobody asked if the circulator continues to run after the gas valve has closed. Maybe they're shutting off together--trapping heat in the pipes.
12-14-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By guy48065

Much closer to what I envisioned. I pictured a...

Much closer to what I envisioned. I pictured a brass hook finger pull like what used to be on library card catalogs, but that snapped or adhesive-mounted to the bottom of the miniblind rail.
12-13-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By guy48065

@Shadeladie: Using that name all I got were...

@Shadeladie: Using that name all I got were hundreds of hits to window *shade* tassles, pulls, protectors, etc. Nothing at all for miniblinds.
12-13-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By guy48065

@t_t_g: Board Buddies still come with mount...

@t_t_g:
Board Buddies still come with mount bases. Zoom in on the linked photo. Maybe you mean the long mounting rail? Also still available--see the "Frequently Bought Together" box below the...
12-13-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By guy48065

The question comes from seeing a gadget that...

The question comes from seeing a gadget that makes cutting outlet boxes into drywall easy. One of the suggested uses was in cutting holes for fishing romex.

Nothing planned but if there is a real...
12-12-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By guy48065

I like the idea of one long slot and agree it...

I like the idea of one long slot and agree it would be easier to hide the repair than a dozen evenly-spaced holes.

I wouldn't trust myself to drill a blind hole thru several joists spanning...
12-12-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By guy48065

Finger pull for mini blinds?

I like the new type of mini blinds that adjust up & down as well as open/close just by lifting the bottom rail. No cords & no stick. But I have one window where the blind goes behind a radio that...
12-11-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By guy48065

Renovation wiring: run Romex perp to joists?

When doing renovation wiring how does new Romex get pulled perpendicular to joists & studs? Do you cut an access hole at each joist so the wire can be fished? Notch the joist & cover with a nail...
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Views: 183
Posted By guy48065

I guess this is one "hobby" I'll skip. Several...

I guess this is one "hobby" I'll skip. Several years ago I tinkered a little with CAD but found it too intense for part-time.
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Views: 283
Posted By guy48065

I frequently use Lysol clinging toilet bowl...

I frequently use Lysol clinging toilet bowl cleaner (hydrochloric acid).
Also Iron Out powder (oxalic acid).
Between these 2 corrosives the bowl is sparkling white--except for a visible thin shadow...
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Views: 283
Posted By guy48065

Cleaning toilet with a pumice stick

The hardware store sells a pumice toilet cleaning stick. Any chance of doing any damage to the ceramic when using it? There aren't any cautions in the instructions so I assume that even though...
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Views: 183
Posted By guy48065

3-D printer useful w/o CAD knowledge?

I love learning new things & creating things. 3-D printers have gotten so cheap that I'm now wanting to tinker with that & see what it can do for me. What's holding me back is I have no experience...
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