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Yes, the thermopile was replaced. The model of...

Yes, the thermopile was replaced. The model of the existing valve is the 433 which is 3/4 by 3/4, but the the existing inlet is definitely 1/2 and the outlet is 3/4. I agree about the water damage....
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There hasn't been any flooding since I've lived...

There hasn't been any flooding since I've lived there (7 years). I just checked - the house was built in 1971, so if that's the original unit, it's actually over 40 years old.

I think I found the...
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I was able to decipher some more information on...

I was able to decipher some more information on the valve. There is a circle with the letters "WR" in it - White Rodgers I assume? It also says "Reg 3.5 WC".
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The inlet supply line is 1/2" and the outlet is...

The inlet supply line is 1/2" and the outlet is 3/4". The input/output BTUs are 200,000/160,000.
02-26-13, 08:25 PM
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The large amount of state withholdings combined...

The large amount of state withholdings combined with the extra income from the retirement plan is what put you in AMT.

If you have a high income and large itemized deductions for state taxes and...
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Replacing gas valve on very old gas boiler

I have a very old (30+ years) Utica gas boiler (model PGB200). The other day the pilot went out and would not stay lit. We replaced the pilot assembly and it was working fine. Last night the pilot...
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The mobo is a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3. Here is the...

The mobo is a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3. Here is the link: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard...
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Need help choosing a video card

I am building a new Intel i5-2500K system for my work computer. The computer will not be used for any gaming but I do run multiple, specialized business apps that use a lot of memory and system...
05-24-11, 10:06 AM
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Frnch drain and high water table

My fatherís house has always a bad water problem in the basement (it is a colonial in MA that he has owned for 30+ years). We are now selling the house. The area has a very high water table and...
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Thanks Mike. I will try your suggestions. Even if...

Thanks Mike. I will try your suggestions. Even if I get a new desktop, I will keep my 2400 in use in the office.

The 2400 has a 250 GB HD that is about half full. So should I get a 500 GB HD and...
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Moveright, my budget is in the $1,000 to $1,500...

Moveright, my budget is in the $1,000 to $1,500 range. Costco actually has some CPUs (I don't need monitors) right in that range.

Costco - Computers - CPU Only...
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Thanks for the replies. It is a desktop system I...

Thanks for the replies. It is a desktop system I will be purchasing. I've had my current Dell Dimension 2400 (Pentium 4, 2.20 GHz, 2 GB RAM) for about 4-5 years now and it's so overtaxed right now....
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PC upgrade - More cores or faster processor?

I am buying a new PC for my business. I will not be doing any gaming on it, but I do a lot of multi-tasking with many high memory-usage programs open at once (Acrobat, Photoshop, etc.). I will also...
01-25-11, 07:21 PM
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Posted By markmin1

Thanks for the replies. It's going to be tough...

Thanks for the replies. It's going to be tough getting the snow off the roof. The house is built into a hill. The patio door leads out to a deck which is above a walk-out basement. The deck doesn't...
01-25-11, 06:59 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I realized after I posted...

Thanks for the reply. I realized after I posted the pics that the link to my email probably wouldn't work (even though they show up when I preview my post).

Let's try it again.
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01-25-11, 06:24 PM
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Posted By markmin1

Patio door leak / Ice dam

My patio door is leaking into my living room. There is an ice dam on the outside where the top of the door frame meets the siding of the house. I removed the top trim on the door frame and the wood...
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Lincoln Navigator transmission fluid

I have an 06 Navigator with 73K miles. The service tech at my local dealer told me the trans fluid is synthetic and doesn't need to be changed until 150K miles. Is that true? That seems an awful long...
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Help attaching balusters to handrail

I am replacing the wood, pin-type balusters on my inside staircase. I have bored holes in the treads and cut down the top of the balusters to size and at the correct angles (the handrail is at a...
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Adding ATF at oil change - Urban legend?

I have read that when changing your oil, if you drain 1 QT of oil and add 1 QT of ATF, let your car idle for about 5 min, then change the oil as usual that this method will help remove sludge and...
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I really would like to try the backflush kit, but...

I really would like to try the backflush kit, but on my car (1999 Mercury Mountaineer V8), the heater hoses are really crammed in there and it would be tough to find a straight enough section of the...
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How to do a COMPLETE coolant flush

I know how to flush and replace my coolant in my radiator, but I was wondering how to flush the coolant from the engine block and heater core.

I saw that Prestone makes a backflush coolant kit...
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Posted By markmin1

Check engine light - Code P0236

I have a 2002 Volvo S80 T6. The check engine light came on and the code reader gave the following:

P0236 - Turbo/Super Charger Boost Sensor A Circuit

Does anyone know what this means?
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Thank you everyone for your help (especially...

Thank you everyone for your help (especially carguyinva).

It was a bad alternator. The original mechanic replaced it (free of charge of course) and put her old battery back in (which tested fine...
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Posted By markmin1

That's a good suggestion about bringing it to an...

That's a good suggestion about bringing it to an auto electrical shop. I'm having my mechanic look at it today and I'll bring it to a specialist too.

Either way, the original mechanic is an ass....
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Well the mechanic is either dishonest or very...

Well the mechanic is either dishonest or very incompetent.

I tested the battery they removed from car (the one they said was bad) and it tested at 12v. The new battery in the car tests at 12v but...
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