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Today, 09:37 AM
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That would be a question for your LOCAL code...

That would be a question for your LOCAL code enforcement agency. Many years ago bushings were specifically prohibited in fuel gas piping but now many, but not all, local codes do accept the use of...
Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By Furd

For me, comfort is the most important. I can...

For me, comfort is the most important. I can save money (if necessary) other ways than having to be uncomfortably hot or cold.
Forum: Water Heaters
Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Furd

I have no idea why it is there but as well as I...

I have no idea why it is there but as well as I can see on this screen it appears to be manufactured that way.

Good luck on trying to sell it. I personally would be hesitant to buy any used water...
08-16-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 155
Posted By Furd

Lots of electronic equipment, especially...

Lots of electronic equipment, especially computers, have power supplies that allow for very wide input voltage variations and for that reason slightly higher than normal voltage will have no effect...
08-16-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 155
Posted By Furd

Heating elements come in different in different...

Heating elements come in different in different voltage ratings. If you have a 220 volt or 230 volt heating element AND a utility transformer on or very close to your property you might have as much...
08-16-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Furd

A two-by-four or rough-sawn fence slat put in the...

A two-by-four or rough-sawn fence slat put in the hole on an angle would allow the frogs to escape.
Replies: 15
Views: 216
Posted By Furd

"Titanium" bits sounds like Harbor Freight Tools....

"Titanium" bits sounds like Harbor Freight Tools. It has been my experience (and a whole lot of other people agree) that any HF cutting tool is at best good for one use and often not even good for...
08-16-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 155
Posted By Furd

Hot tubs and spas usually have the heater...

Hot tubs and spas usually have the heater interlocked with the pump so that the heater is not energized unless the pump is running.

The heater is instantly disconnected when there is a power...
08-16-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Furd

Sure gear lubricant will burn...if you get it hot...

Sure gear lubricant will burn...if you get it hot enough. Oil-fired power plants routinely heat their fuel oil to 180 degrees F. or hotter.

I would suggest mixing the gear oil with Diesel fuel. ...
08-14-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Furd

Despite what the others have written either...

Despite what the others have written either pronunciation is correct.
08-05-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Furd

In the U.S. the third wire (Neutral,...

In the U.S. the third wire (Neutral, white-colored) would connect to the junction between the two elements.
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Views: 243
Posted By Furd

It doesn't need to be all that new for a battery...

It doesn't need to be all that new for a battery charger to use the so-called "smart" technology. I have a Sears automobile battery charger that is more than twenty years old, (maybe closer to...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-01-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Furd

Screwing a male metal pipe thread into a plastic...

Screwing a male metal pipe thread into a plastic female thread will often break the plastic fitting. Some plastic female threaded fittings will have a steel band on them to help prevent this but I...
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Furd

Harbor Freight sells such a stool. They...

Harbor Freight sells such a stool. They currently have it on a coupon special for about $20.

Northern Tool also has a couple of similar stools.
08-01-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Furd

Joe, the forum has been having problems with...

Joe, the forum has been having problems with pictures not fully loading for about a week. I found that refreshing this page several times eventually got the pictures to fully load. Unfortunately...
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Furd

You do NOT want an auto drain. I have worked on...

You do NOT want an auto drain. I have worked on air compressors from home-shop sizes to 1,500 horsepower (6000 CFM) models and ALL auto drains have problems. Simply get into the habit of draining...
08-01-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Furd

Here is one more person that states it is a good...

Here is one more person that states it is a good idea but never does it. My mother, may she rest in peace, ALWAYS turned off the water to the washing machine after the last load of the day, even...
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Views: 348
Posted By Furd

Your local Checkbook is good. I use it myself.

Your local Checkbook is good. I use it myself.
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Furd

Depending on the length of the cylinder use...

Depending on the length of the cylinder use several worm-drive hose clamps to hold the metal in the proper place and then "paint" the seam with soldering acid using a tinner's brush or acid swab. ...
07-21-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Furd

You have a variable speed blower on your...

You have a variable speed blower on your system,possibly also a two-stage burner on the furnace. When in cooling mode the blower runs at a higher speed but when the thermostat switch for the FAN...
07-20-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Furd

1. Generally yes. 2. Generally no, because...

1. Generally yes.

2. Generally no, because the fan turning at the higher speed requires more horsepower.
Replies: 27
Views: 1,363
Posted By Furd

Okay, I got it, use the window on the task bar,...

Okay, I got it, use the window on the task bar, not the windows key.

Thanks everyone.
Replies: 27
Views: 1,363
Posted By Furd

Shadie, my "windows" button looks like a window...

Shadie, my "windows" button looks like a window and while it gives a whole lot of information nowhere does it have anything concerning powering down.

Joed, I'll try that later.
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By Furd

The transformer for my alarm system was the...

The transformer for my alarm system was the garage, plugged into the receptacle for the door opener.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By Furd

I let it set for a few days and then thought to...

I let it set for a few days and then thought to try my digital-to-analog tuner to see if I could get any OTA programming. Well, yes I could, sometimes. Then I tried to connect my DVD recorder to...
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