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When you said, ĒUSB ports under Windows-98 SE...

When you said, ĒUSB ports under Windows-98 SE still need OEM device drivers.Ē, is that the case even for simple things like a mouse and keyboard? I canít even get those to work.

When you said,...
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Can't get USB ports to work

Hi folks,

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated before I throw this computer out the window :-) I have an old Dell computer tower that runs Win XP (picture of the back of the computer...
05-17-19, 03:49 PM
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Thanks, I guess itís time to learn to solder lol.

Thanks, I guess itís time to learn to solder lol.
05-17-19, 02:42 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Well that stinks. I thought...

Thanks for the reply. Well that stinks. I thought it was as simple as unscrewing the old one and screwing in the new one. I saw this at Home Depot, and thought I could just unscrew the new piece and...
05-17-19, 08:09 AM
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Posted By John Palatzo

How to replace a shut off valve

Hello people,

In my basement there is a water line that goes to the outside of the house for the outside hose spigot. For some reason there are two shutoff valves on that line, and neither one...
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Posted By John Palatzo

Thanks everyone for the tips. I was able to get...

Thanks everyone for the tips. I was able to get the old wheel out and it looks like the one attached in the picture below. Looks like that Swisco site sells it too, but Iíll check the HD first since...
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Help repairing sliding screen door wheel

Hi folks,

Any tips would be great. I have a sliding screen door (for the deck) that kept falling off the tracks. Then I realized one of the bottom wheels is not where it should be. It has...
02-24-19, 11:49 AM
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Took a trip to Home Depot. The electrician said...

Took a trip to Home Depot. The electrician said the same thing there. They donít have GFCIs that are rated for aluminum. They just had normal receptacles that are for copper and aluminum.

They had...
02-24-19, 06:28 AM
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Posted By John Palatzo

Thanks. But then whatís the blank face gfci for...

Thanks. But then whatís the blank face gfci for then? Not disputing, just donít understand what itís for then.

Installing a gfci breaker would be great, but I canít do that myself (never worked...
02-24-19, 05:27 AM
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Posted By John Palatzo

So with the blank front gfci, I would take the...

So with the blank front gfci, I would take the aluminum house wires and connect them to the LINE side of the gfci. Then run copper wire from the LOAD side of the gfci to the dishwasher. Does that...
02-23-19, 06:35 PM
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So have the cable with the aluminum wiring go to...

So have the cable with the aluminum wiring go to the new GFCI receptacle, and then just plug in the dishwasher with the manufacturer's cord? But alas, thread #10 says there's no GFCIs rated for...
02-23-19, 04:23 PM
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How do I go about finding out what the code is in...

How do I go about finding out what the code is in my town? Go to town hall?

Comparing (1) hardwiring with AlumiConn connectors, or (2) using a receptacle rated for both aluminum and copper, do...
02-22-19, 12:44 PM
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Just a heads-up that there currently is no outlet...

Just a heads-up that there currently is no outlet under the sink. There's only a cable that comes from the wall behind the DW, and gets hardwired into the DW. So the question is whether to hardwire...
02-22-19, 06:27 AM
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Posted By John Palatzo

Thanks everyone for all the replies....I really...

Thanks everyone for all the replies....I really appreciate it. Here are a few follow-up points and questions:

1. The dishwasher is sold with an optional "install kit" which includes a power...
02-21-19, 11:18 PM
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Posted By John Palatzo

Dishwasher install questions (electrical)

Hi folks,

Our 20 year old dishwasher (DW) finally bit the dust. We have a new one in mind to purchase, but I have a few install questions first.

1. The current DW is hard-wired. The house...
02-18-19, 01:05 PM
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Posted By John Palatzo

Awesome thanks. Yikes, Iíve had the filter...

Awesome thanks. Yikes, Iíve had the filter installed backwards for over a year 🤦🏼*♂️
02-18-19, 10:47 AM
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Posted By John Palatzo

Question Filter direction

Hi folks,

Super silly question here, but I'm replacing the filter in my furnace. I have forced hot air heated with natural gas. The last time I replaced it, I just copied the same way the...
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Posted By John Palatzo

Thanks PJ, Did a little more research and...

Thanks PJ,

Did a little more research and found this site for Advanced Keys, which lets you add proximity entry and push-button start to your car for about $380. It also shows that one of the...
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Can you add rs AND prox/push button-start?

Hi folks,

So Iíve probably installed 15 remote starters into cars in my life, but Iíve been out of the game for years....so Iím not really sure whatís available anymore.

Iím curious to know if...
09-28-18, 06:42 AM
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Posted By John Palatzo

Thanks for the replies everyone. When you...

Thanks for the replies everyone.

When you say the EPS foam, is that the foam in the wall? Or are you talking about the PL300?

I guess I'm curious what the difference between the PL300 and just...
09-27-18, 06:05 PM
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Posted By John Palatzo

Problem re-installing shutters

Hi folks,

I was helping a friend re-install two shutters that got ripped off the house from high winds. Each shutter had used 6 of those shutter "loks", or I've heard them called push-pins too. ...
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Posted By John Palatzo

For those interested, here are two videos of the...

For those interested, here are two videos of the RPM surge:

Tachometer view:
https://youtu.be/2LZJ2TaXTeU

Engine bay view:
https://youtu.be/qgTtDCU3fRs
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Posted By John Palatzo

Cool thanks. Would you be able to point me to...

Cool thanks. Would you be able to point me to those special tools that would be needed?
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Posted By John Palatzo

Thanks...and that's part of my problem, I can't...

Thanks...and that's part of my problem, I can't get it anywhere because of the failing brakes. I did the little trick where you put a paper clip in the connector under the passenger side dash. The...
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Posted By John Palatzo

Can't seem to find fresh puddles. Only see green...

Can't seem to find fresh puddles. Only see green puddles of the antifreeze. If the brake lines are bad and I'm losing brake fluid, would the reservoir under the hood also show a drop in fluid?
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