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06-26-19, 03:46 AM
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T-111

Hi- I recently had exactly the same problem. Repaired it the same way Joe Caption described. It worked out great. I didn't use any blocking at the seam and haven't noticed any warping. Good...
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drain

Just a note on the E-Z out. I've always found that the best way to proceed is to drill out the hole in the fitting as large as you can first. That way you can use the largest easy out you can. ...
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plug wires

For anyone who's interested- here's what I did- I carefully stripped the insulation on the old wire stubs exposing the carbon core. I did the same on 2 "donor" wires. I joined the carbon cores...
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Posted By sdodder

plug wires

Thanks for all the replies. Steve
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Posted By sdodder

spark plug wires

Hi, I;m trying to help a friend with a riding mower problem. It has a 17hp Kohler twin engine which runs very poorly. After checking compression (both cyls good) and the fuel system (all clean and...
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Views: 256
Posted By sdodder

mount compressor

Don't forget the tank drain needs to be at the bottom and accessible- Steve
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Posted By sdodder

stripper

Thanks for the info. It confirmed my guess. Steve
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Posted By sdodder

stripper recommendation

I have a 6 panel pine door that was coated with Minwax Maple Polyshades. Doesn't match other woodwork / trim / doors which were all properly conditioned, stained, and coated with satin poly. I...
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Views: 138
Posted By sdodder

Pete- thanks for your quick and informative...

Pete- thanks for your quick and informative reply. I'll look into the options you presented. Thanks again, Steve
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Kenmore refridgerator ice maker problem

Hi, My Kenmore fridge Model 72852100 Serial EM2015335 MFG date 05-02 has always worked well. A few days ago, the ice maker started to make a noise. I found an ice cube stuck in the plastic tines...
03-07-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 410
Posted By sdodder

ventilation

I'm no expert, but in post #5 you mention a bathroom exhaust fan. I'd be making sure that fan exhausts OUTSIDE. Steve
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Views: 660
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Extension pipe on handle of ratchet is a good way...

Extension pipe on handle of ratchet is a good way to break the ratchet. You need at least a breaker bar or T handle. Even those aren't unbreakable, as Mark noted. Steve
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Posted By sdodder

no heat

Hi, I'm no expert, but if your zone valve acts like you describe, it's open. Is the circulator running? The "end switch" in the zone valve sends a signal to turn on the circulator when the ZV...
01-11-19, 04:11 AM
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Views: 438
Posted By sdodder

I'll second the suggestion of a "white noise "...

I'll second the suggestion of a "white noise " machine". I use it with a small earphone because the white noise bothers my wife. Steve
01-09-19, 04:17 AM
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Views: 624
Posted By sdodder

I've got almost identical cabinets- wish mine...

I've got almost identical cabinets- wish mine looked that good!
Steve
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Posted By sdodder

repair battery case?

Hi, I dropped the battery from my garden tractor and it landed on a concrete floor. A small section of the bottom corner of battery case broke away. All the acid drained out of that end cell, but...
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Views: 388
Posted By sdodder

leak

I had one that leaked with a new flapper and solved it by cleaning the surface that the flapper seals against with a scotch brite pad. The other ideas mentioned are worth a look too, sometimes it...
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Posted By sdodder

cracked flange

I'll second PJ's advice. Had the same problem, and a repair flange was the solution. Steve
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Posted By sdodder

Figure a way to get outside drainage water away...

Figure a way to get outside drainage water away from the foundation and I'm guessing you'll solve most of your problems. This may involve some earthwork, or maybe if your new gutters and downspouts...
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Views: 761
Posted By sdodder

POwer COmpany (I think!) Steve

POwer COmpany (I think!) Steve
09-03-18, 04:16 AM
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Posted By sdodder

I think Pete's on the right track. Steve

I think Pete's on the right track. Steve
09-03-18, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By sdodder

I had a situation once where an upstairs...

I had a situation once where an upstairs receptacle was powered from a downstairs bathroom with a GFCI receptacle. Then that GFCI tripped, the upstairs receptacle lost power. I realize it was not...
08-16-18, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By sdodder

I get occasional nests in a field stone retaining...

I get occasional nests in a field stone retaining wall. I LOVE Bud's idea! I'm going to try it on the next nest. Up till now I've always resorted to spray cans. Steve
08-15-18, 03:42 AM
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Views: 658
Posted By sdodder

Mine runs the way Steve Gro describes- works...

Mine runs the way Steve Gro describes- works fine. Steve
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Views: 529
Posted By sdodder

I never thought of the appliance epoxy! I've...

I never thought of the appliance epoxy! I've used that before with good luck (on a refrigerator). The last time I did the baseboard heat cover I sanded and used regular Rustoleum brush on paint. ...
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