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Here's an EIGHT YEAR OLD Thread started by...

Here's an EIGHT YEAR OLD Thread started by someone who had a similar problem to yours. Maybe there's something here which will help you get a handle on who originally made your Snow Chief and from...
12-20-18, 09:26 AM
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Was that Tile already discontinued at the time...

Was that Tile already discontinued at the time you originally installed it ?

How long ago was that ?

It may by now be really discontinued.
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Here's a thread from just last month on the same...

Here's a thread from just last month on the same subject, and whose responses may be helpful:
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Is that a Cast Iron Pipe ? Where are its...

Is that a Cast Iron Pipe ?

Where are its contents headed . . . . a Septic Tank or to a municipal sewer and treatment facility ?
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No, you're not; I just mis-understood your...

No, you're not; I just mis-understood your question.

My read is that because the Septic Tank's Outlet is below the local water table, they pumped it only to see it being immediately re-filled with...
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No, the only time a Septic Tank should be empty...

No, the only time a Septic Tank should be empty is when it has just been installed or just pumped. The Outlet Pipe afterall, is located just a few inches from the "top", so that organisms can digest...
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I know that the outlet is below the current local...

I know that the outlet is below the current local Water Table . . . . does that also hold true for the entire length of the current Leach Field ?

If so, then hydro-jetting a "submerged" Leach...
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Thanks for that clarification. And yes,...

Thanks for that clarification.

And yes, Waste Water disposal systems have to be designed to work even during times of high rainfall, so that it's transparent to the occupants.

It sounds like...
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What State is this property located in ? The...

What State is this property located in ?

The part I don't understand is how the level of the groundwater can now be above the outlet of the Septic Tank . . . . has something changed in the local...
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That's odd; on my computer, it starts out...

That's odd; on my computer, it starts out questioning an unusually High November Electric Bill and pondering whether running the Boiler could be responsible for this additional charge ?
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In my experience, I would say "seconds" ! ...

In my experience, I would say "seconds" !

And while it's important to not drill too deep, you want to drill deep enough.

I've had HeliCoils which didn't seat all the way to the bottom, and...
12-11-18, 03:42 AM
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Breakers don't (I don't believe); but I once had...

Breakers don't (I don't believe); but I once had some fuses that did that.

Someone put copper pennies inside the fuse receptacle and they oxidized. Upon absorbing moisture, they would short out...
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I've had good luck using Oxalic Acid to dissolve...

I've had good luck using Oxalic Acid to dissolve the ferric oxide (rust) on porcelain.

It succeeds by detaching the oxygen atom from the rust molecule leaving the iron atom loose to be flushed...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-08-18, 05:22 AM
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Posted By Vermont

Why is your testing device reading DC (Direct ...

Why is your testing device reading DC (Direct Current) ?

Isn't your circuitry AC ?
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Just to avoid getting way off track . . . . I...

Just to avoid getting way off track . . . . I would call Customer Service at your Electric Company and see if they can volunteer a simple explanation as to why your November kilowatt hour usage...
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Does the Utility read your meter every month . ....

Does the Utility read your meter every month . . . . mine used to estimate established accounts and then catch up with an actual reading once a year ?

Maybe November was your month ?

Most...
11-30-18, 06:27 AM
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On the morning of January 9th, 2004, I had an...

On the morning of January 9th, 2004, I had an outside temperature of -48F when the power went out, From in bed, I could see own breathe.

Power came back on in about 5 hours; but it was already ...
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I talked to my Mechanic this Morning about these...

I talked to my Mechanic this Morning about these end play "shims" for Tecumseh Crankshafts and he says that after working on these engines for 30 years, he's never encountered them.
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Yes, I've always overcome that problem by waiting...

Yes, I've always overcome that problem by waiting a few seconds . . . . maybe even a whole minute after pouring oil to insert the DipStick. Don't do it until the oil has an opportunity to drain from...
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Just wiping the DipStick before re-inserting it...

Just wiping the DipStick before re-inserting it should give a clear reading.

Could it be that the Tube has debris in it that's dampening your DipStick on the way out ?
11-25-18, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Vermont

Maybe you could wire it so that the Towels are...

Maybe you could wire it so that the Towels are being heated anytime the light is on . . . . no light = no heated towels !
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I have a similar Tecumseh engine (LH318SA); I'll...

I have a similar Tecumseh engine (LH318SA); I'll have to see if I can estimate the end play next time I pull it out.
11-25-18, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Vermont

I once installed a Shower Stall by placing it 8"...

I once installed a Shower Stall by placing it 8" higher than the concrete floor; using concrete blocks and I placed my trap within that 8", and the 8" rise was hardly noticeable . . . . just a step...
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By the way, a "Service Engine Soon" light is not...

By the way, a "Service Engine Soon" light is not the same thing as a CEL - CHECK ENGINE LIGHT.
I think the CEL is an industry standard warning while the meaning of several other lights and warnings...
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The wiring I was referring to that which is to...

The wiring I was referring to that which is to and from the Oxygen Sensors, as they may have a bad connection, gotten frayed, or have areas where the insulation has been rubbed thin and presents an...
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