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Scroll down to about the middle of the page and...

Scroll down to about the middle of the page and there's an illustration of "Ethernet & Wi-Fi Connection".
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I just seem to be the kind of guy who loves to...

I just seem to be the kind of guy who loves to answer his own questions. Here I go again.

Extensive Internet searching turned up absolutely nothing on calibrating the Sub-Zero fridge. This...
06-27-19, 11:19 AM
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The best residential pool resource on the web is...

The best residential pool resource on the web is the Trouble-Free Pool site (https://www.troublefreepool.com/forum.php?tabid=12). Read their Pool School articles ...
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How to calibrate Sub-Zero freezer thermostat?

Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer model number "685/0 3". (Yes, there's a space between the 0 and the 3 on the label.)



The freezer has always been too cold by 5-6 degrees F. I set it...
06-22-19, 06:28 PM
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Several years ago, I wondered the same thing. I...

Several years ago, I wondered the same thing. I phoned Monsanto, and easily got through to a representative. She told me that Roundup does expire. I believe she said shelf life was 4 years.

Now I...
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I haven't thought about 802.11b, g, and n in...

I haven't thought about 802.11b, g, and n in years. 802.11ac is what you want now. OP's Linksys EA6100 is AC1200. My Netgear Orbis are AC3000, which is blazing fast. Sorry if this is off-topic. But...
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This is somewhat controversial. I've seen people...

This is somewhat controversial. I've seen people argue both for and against using different channels. I have all 3 of my access points set to the same channel and it works fine. My belief is that...
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Oh, come on. It's a shorthand. Obviously routing...

Oh, come on. It's a shorthand. Obviously routing can't happen over wireless. But as you know, "wireless routers" are simply wired routers with wireless access points built in. I don't know who...
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Yes, look at the Ethernet cables. Hopefully the...

Yes, look at the Ethernet cables. Hopefully the lettering is still readable. Look for Cat5e or Cat6. If you have only Cat5, you might still get by, but Cat5 doesn’t support gigabit speeds.
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If you have satellite TV, you can’t use MoCA.

If you have satellite TV, you can’t use MoCA.
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Wait, @norm201, your house is wired with...

Wait, @norm201, your house is wired with Ethernet? If the cable is Cat5e or better, you don’t want a repeater. Use those hard-wired connections. Repeaters cut your speed in half.

If most of your...
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MoCA is far, far superior to powerline. And not...

MoCA is far, far superior to powerline. And not at all difficult set up. But it is incompatible with satellite TV because that uses more bandwidth over the coax than cable TV does.
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I figured it out. I got a blunt scissors and...

I figured it out. I got a blunt scissors and opened it to the width of the aerator. I was able to engage the notches in the circular black part and unscrew it.

Seems I never figure anything out...
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How to remove recessed faucet aerator?

I cannot determine how to remove the aerator from the faucet in my laundry room so I can clean it. It is recessed into the faucet, with no visible way to grab and unscrew it.

I can't find any...
02-28-19, 05:38 PM
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Posted By RocketJSquirrel

You're just going to have to trap for both rats...

You're just going to have to trap for both rats and squirrels. I had both in my attic. Took a long time to get them all out.


I suggest peanut butter rather than peanuts as bait. A crafty...
02-16-19, 11:45 AM
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Posted By RocketJSquirrel

If I replaced the shade, I'd have to replace the...

If I replaced the shade, I'd have to replace the identical one next to it.


I did find a local shop which repairs shades, and I have a call in to them.



Thanks for the replies.
02-16-19, 10:42 AM
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I've had the opposite experience with HD. In my...

I've had the opposite experience with HD. In my experience, they refuse to deal with end users, period. I had to get my designer to accompany me to the HD factory showroom even to look at their...
02-15-19, 06:38 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Are these cord loops a...

Thanks for the replies. Are these cord loops a standard length? Or, as I suspect, is each one made custom for each installation?
02-15-19, 05:55 PM
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Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Pull cord about to break on Hunter Douglas window shade

I have a Hunter Douglas "Silhouette" window shade which is controlled by a pull cord. The cord has developed a weak spot which looks like it's about to break.


Is there any DIY remedy for this,...
02-03-19, 11:50 AM
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Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Thanks, I'll check out the Honeywell.

Thanks, I'll check out the Honeywell.
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The metal clip serves to keep the end of the...

The metal clip serves to keep the end of the refill hose high enough to prevent siphoning. If the end of the hose is simply shoved into the tube, it may be low enough to allow water to siphon...
02-02-19, 01:51 PM
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Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Recommend a wireless (not wi-fi) thermostat?

When I moved into my current house, I quickly realized the thermostats were mounted in the wrong places. (I have 2 zones, but that's not relevant to my question.) I needed the temperature sensors to...
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Keeping gas line valves "limber"

I have several outdoor natural gas valves: the main valve to the house, one for the pool heater, and one for the BBQ. The latter 2 are exposed to the elements.

The valves are ~30 years old, and...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-05-19, 01:07 PM
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Posted By RocketJSquirrel

I have lived through water heater failure, and a...

I have lived through water heater failure, and a water heater is the one and only appliance I would replace prior to failure based on age alone.


In my previous home, the WH leaked. I replaced it...
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Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Cool, thanks for sticking with me on this!

Cool, thanks for sticking with me on this!
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