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what kind of value would a broken down machine...

what kind of value would a broken down machine like this have? $100? less? I bought for $300 and wouldn't feel right selling to someone else under the guise that it functions correctly. My wife...
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replace snowblower engine?

I have been fighting my snowblower for years. i bought it used, its a craftsman 536.886331 engine 143.94001 (HMSK100-159244T). First snow after purchase it would stall immediately on load. I cleaned...
04-17-08, 07:03 PM
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If I pushed the wall out farther I would have to...

If I pushed the wall out farther I would have to move all the plumbing for the shower, as the tub would no longer fit in the space.
04-17-08, 06:08 AM
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Attaching HardiBacker to furring strips

My house is a 1950's cape cod. It is block construction, with brick facing. The exterior wall in the bathroom has felt paper over the block, and 3/4" furring strips over that. What is my best option...
04-15-08, 01:06 PM
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I'm currently renovating a bathroom and have...

I'm currently renovating a bathroom and have found some 'interesting' wiring work left from the previous owner. I haven't pulled any permits for the work, but I know I'm at least leaving things in a...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-11-08, 06:00 AM
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Posted By studiomule

Leak?

I have an electric water heater, about 10 years old. I noticed this week that it will intermittently create a small trail of water from under the heater. It is probably only about 3 tbsp of water,...
03-17-08, 03:06 PM
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The current bathroom floor is slightly higher...

The current bathroom floor is slightly higher than the hardwood, as it includes the additional 1/4 and linoleum. Removing that portion would leave the bathroom floor (3/4 plywood over 3/4 tongue and...
03-17-08, 05:40 AM
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Bathroom subfloor

I'm going to be installing 12x12 ceramic tile in my bathroom. The current floor is 3/4 diagonal plank subfloor, 3/4 ply with an additional 1/4 under linoleum tile. The floor in the hallway is 3/4 oak...
03-12-08, 08:57 AM
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I agree that acid etching seems counterproductive...

I agree that acid etching seems counterproductive to a smooth countertop. I would recomend using pigments in order to achieve the color instead.
As for smoothness, if concrete is cast correctly...
03-12-08, 05:15 AM
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If the top is pitted you can use a sandless...

If the top is pitted you can use a sandless slurry, either of a matching or contrasting color, to fill the voids. Let set for two days, then go back and grind smooth. A countertop that has small...
03-03-08, 06:04 AM
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I'm in the process of doing a concrete countertop...

I'm in the process of doing a concrete countertop for my bathroom. The countertop is currently in the midst of grinding/polishing. It has been a lot of work, but I've got to say, it's looking great....
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I do have a programmable t-stat that drops during...

I do have a programmable t-stat that drops during the day and recovers for the evening, but the bang occurs occasionally throughout the evening, not just while the system is warming back up.
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hot water pipes knock

I have a New Yorker oil burner with hot water baseboard radiators (fins, not cast iron). There is an occasional loud bang that occurs in the system. I hear this when in my livingroom, but I think the...
02-14-08, 01:21 PM
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if you only have a few cuts to make, you can...

if you only have a few cuts to make, you can usually just go to HD or Lowes and have them cut them for you in their flooring dept. I don't know if they charge for this, but I never have, and it's...
02-11-08, 06:38 AM
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Posted By studiomule

concrete. if you're handy you can pour them...

concrete. if you're handy you can pour them yourself and get great results. will only cost you 500 or so for all the materials and supplies and you can do anything you want.
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Posted By studiomule

image of the pinhole i'm describing is here:...

image of the pinhole i'm describing is here: http://www.studiomule.com/snowblower
I'll try to see if I can plug that hole tonight.
Thanks for your help
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got to test the blower out today. Once again, on...

got to test the blower out today. Once again, on the first prime the carb shot gas out the side body through the small pinhole near the heater box cover. The engine will idle down, but still stalls...
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Ok, so I soaked and rebuilt the carb for a 3rd...

Ok, so I soaked and rebuilt the carb for a 3rd time, but I think I've finally found the problem. I screwed the bowl nut into the carb without the bowl and realized how small of a tolerance there is...
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I ran it today and it again wasn't throttling...

I ran it today and it again wasn't throttling down easily. I did notice something with the carb though. When I went to prime it, gas squirted out of a small pinhole in the side of the body of the...
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The other day after I reinstalled the carb there...

The other day after I reinstalled the carb there was some trace amounts of snow left from our last storm. I had the machine running to fine tune the carb, then it ran for about 10 minutes while I...
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it was the new nut that came with the rebuild...

it was the new nut that came with the rebuild kit, and then i soaked that with the carb as well.
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snowblower still stalls

I have cleaned and soaked the carb and rebuilt, and the engine still bogs and stalls right away when encountering the smallest amount of snow. I've fine tuned the mixture screws and have made the...
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I did loosen the screw. to reset I put throttle...

I did loosen the screw. to reset I put throttle to full, turned governer tab clockwise as far as could go, and tightened. I'm going to soak the carb and see what happens. hopefully we have another...
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Posted By studiomule

Cheese, I tried your suggestion. The lowest I...

Cheese,
I tried your suggestion. The lowest I can get the machine to run is 2300 rpm. Any slower and it stalls. And I need to go very slowly down to this speed or else it stalls. While at the lower...
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Posted By studiomule

Snowblower Stalls

I have a Craftsman 10hp snowblower, model 536.886331
I've rebuilt the carb, changed the spark plug, tightened the belts, and the machine still stalls the moment it encounters snow. If I take a small...
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