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02-03-18, 03:08 PM
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I still haven't found out but it's now...

I still haven't found out but it's now heating!!!! Loose connection? FWIW the schematics and troubleshooting guide that is tucked in the control board had good info with a flowchart on testing.
02-03-18, 04:34 AM
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I'm trying to find what's causing a microwave to...

I'm trying to find what's causing a microwave to not heat. I've tested the fuses, switches, capacitor, diode, magnetron, and transformer.....they all test OK. I'm trying to trace the current flow...
02-02-18, 06:26 PM
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I've also got one of those continuity testers...

I've also got one of those continuity testers that has a light. The Flukes are pretty expensive.
02-02-18, 02:35 PM
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I'm using the multimeter around the house to...

I'm using the multimeter around the house to check switches and circuits. Last year I used it to help diagnose problems with a clothes washer. Currently checking out a microwave ( I've discharged...
02-02-18, 07:07 AM
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Views: 1,907
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Multimeter Recommendation

I've been using a cheapo Harbor Freight Multimeter but I question it's accuracy. I would like to buy a better one. I see that the prices run from inexpensive to very expensive. What's a reasonable...
11-20-17, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By JIMMIEM

Check Harbor Freight. I bought a Narrow Crown...

Check Harbor Freight. I bought a Narrow Crown staple gun from them for not a lot of $. You will need an air compressor to drive the staples. I don't use the HF staples.....get Hitachi or Porter...
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I like the idea of using part of a toggle...

I like the idea of using part of a toggle bolt!!!!!
11-04-17, 02:39 PM
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Those hoes seem quite large....like trying to...

Those hoes seem quite large....like trying to make a nest. I had a lot of small woodpecker holes in my red cedar clapboards. The info I found said they were probably after Carpenter Bee larvae. I...
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Views: 435
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Roofing nails. Hardware store, Building supply...

Roofing nails. Hardware store, Building supply store, or Big Box will have them. Nail through the nailing strip on the shingle. Also, get some roofing cement (black gooey caulking) and apply to...
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Views: 1,663
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Use a plastic putty knife to scrap off the wax. ...

Use a plastic putty knife to scrap off the wax. A scrubber sponge dipped in warm water will work well too. Sitting on the toilet uses your body weight to seat and spread the wax. Install the bolts,...
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If it's only 1/10" then it sounds like you've got...

If it's only 1/10" then it sounds like you've got good floor contact. As others have said if the toilet rocks then you should add some shims to stop it from rocking. When you set the toilet did you...
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Check Spring Grove Battery. I've got NiCads and...

Check Spring Grove Battery. I've got NiCads and bought replacements from them. The cells are welded together and ready to install. Just open the case, remove the old pack, install the new pack. ...
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The pipe is supported from below and should not...

The pipe is supported from below and should not fall. If you want to remove the flange you can pick up an attachment for a drill that is designed to cut the inside of a pvc pipe, or you could chisel...
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Views: 800
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I had a couple of NiCad power drill batteries...

I had a couple of NiCad power drill batteries that would no longer take a charge. I jolted them with a power converter and checked them with a volt meter. One battery never came back to life. The...
10-28-17, 05:28 AM
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Views: 365
Posted By JIMMIEM

I'm in MA (near Boston). During the summer I cut...

I'm in MA (near Boston). During the summer I cut my grass to 3" and go shorter for the winter. The shorter winter cut is to prevent cold weather damage. IMO 2 3/4" is a little too long for the...
10-27-17, 03:26 PM
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Views: 788
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Apply a bonding agent between what's there and...

Apply a bonding agent between what's there and the new plaster.
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Before you do anything to the table how about...

Before you do anything to the table how about experimenting on some small pieces of the same wood. To maintain the natural color you could use a Natural oil based stain or no stain at all under the...
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I have one made by Bosch. It has come in handy...

I have one made by Bosch. It has come in handy for lots of measuring tasks. It is very accurate. It works great for inside measurements e.g. cabinets, stair treads, window and door jambs. Also...
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If the clog is right below the drain shown in...

If the clog is right below the drain shown in your picture you can sometimes get to it by using a metal clothes hanger with a slight hook on the end....small enough hook to fit through the small...
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Another option is a piece of 3/4" MDF on top of...

Another option is a piece of 3/4" MDF on top of the 3/4" plywood. This too will give a nice flat and smooth surface. If the MDF gets dinged you can flip it over for a fresh surface. MDF is fairly...
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Views: 530
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Pick up some furniture sliders. Some have...

Pick up some furniture sliders. Some have plastic bottoms for sliding over the carpets. Some of these also come with a carpet type padding which you can cover the plastic side with when you have...
10-13-17, 04:07 PM
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What is the shape of the top of the baluster(s)? ...

What is the shape of the top of the baluster(s)? Is this interior or exterior? If the top of the balusters are round you would drill holes with a spade bit on the underside of the rail. If the top...
10-09-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
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Is there a window on the second floor that is...

Is there a window on the second floor that is above the first floor window? If so, it is a good bet that it is the source of the leak. If water is getting in there the water could run down the...
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Views: 638
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It has a wood handle. Doesn't seem like a cheapo.

It has a wood handle. Doesn't seem like a cheapo.
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Are My Paint Brush Bristles Natural or Synthetic

I have a paint brush with black bristles. I want to use it with a Latex House Stain. I know that I should use synthetic bristles with water based paints and stains and natural bristles with oil...
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