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Been there, done that.... and can't help but...

Been there, done that.... and can't help but laugh with/at you. When mine went under, with similar conditions... I was lucky. I changed out the gas, removed the spark plug and made sure the...
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Depends on what was done to winterize it... If it...

Depends on what was done to winterize it... If it was done properly, check the spark plugs to make sure they're tight... put the battery back in (should have been removed), top off the gas tank, and...
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Absolutely, certainly - impossible to say...

Absolutely, certainly - impossible to say...
07-22-08, 07:39 AM
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Picked up and installed new capacitor early this...

Picked up and installed new capacitor early this morning... Works like a charm.... Thanks for the assistance...

Cost me $14 and an hours worth of work.... now the house is cool.
07-21-08, 05:08 PM
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My piddly tester won't do it... but I'll pull it...

My piddly tester won't do it... but I'll pull it and replace it in the morning.... Unit is off - and cool..


Thanks... I'll let you know how it turned out.
07-21-08, 04:28 PM
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Hoping it's the capacitor

Old Lennox unit --- Outside compressor unit - fan doesn't run -fan housing is very hot - but spins freely and will begin running if you push start it by hand (either direction in fact). Compressor...
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Randy, above, is exactly right... let the...

Randy, above, is exactly right... let the drill/screw do the work... and later, before finishing the wood, use a sander/putty knife to knock away the splinters. Using a drywall bit, designed to stop...
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Hole saws and Fortsners tend to work well in...

Hole saws and Fortsners tend to work well in treated lumber... but not for a simple countersink for a #6 - #10 screw head.
07-14-08, 06:23 PM
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If it is only 4ft long, coming off a wall, and...

If it is only 4ft long, coming off a wall, and running parallel to the ceiling joists - then it is more than likely not load bearing.
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Just a thought... when your boat is on the...

Just a thought... when your boat is on the trailer (out of the water) the engine (which I assume is carburated rather than fuel injected) is sitting at a different angle than when it is in the...
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quickest/easiest way is to increase the idle...

quickest/easiest way is to increase the idle speed control slowly until the engine stays running when you engage the transmission.... this isn't without it's faults however - and, if the...
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I think you know the answer.. new battery time....

I think you know the answer.. new battery time....
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You can get used boat values from the NADA blue...

You can get used boat values from the NADA blue book - but keep in mind that boats are a lot different than cars when it comes to value. (google Used boat prices)...

An 18 year old boat,...
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Good for you... congrats on your new DIY skills

Good for you... congrats on your new DIY skills
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To make sure.. cut out a small square somewhere...

To make sure.. cut out a small square somewhere that isn't obvious (closet) and take it to a good (GOOD) wood supply store that specializes in wood flooring... A half/decent salesman will be able to...
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Great job!! Looks fabulous!! I'm a stickler...

Great job!! Looks fabulous!!

I'm a stickler for details though - and hate the bevel that comes with that pre-finished wood... it tends to acculate dirt/crap quickly. I put this same product in a...
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Not necessarily true.. Some dealers will...

Not necessarily true.. Some dealers will sell/instal "aftermarket' alarms/starters from other manufacturers (My New Jeep Grand Cherokee is a good example - with a Python Brand alarm/remote starter...
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What model/year are you contemplating? ...

What model/year are you contemplating?

Celebrity went out of business for a reason.... Without searching (I'm not familiar with the brand) - I can't say if it was construction/price/value or...
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I'm not a big believer in "coincidence".... they...

I'm not a big believer in "coincidence".... they fixed the problem, then the same problem came back with a different cause.... C'mon....

Be polite, be professional, but be firm... go to the boss,...
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Your carburation is messed up.

Your carburation is messed up.
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Probably left the headlights on overnight... LOL ...

Probably left the headlights on overnight... LOL

Time to check out that battery - could be a dead cell, which will cause the same problem over and over....
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I had a similar issue a while back.... tranny...

I had a similar issue a while back.... tranny making an "unhappy noise" - but seemed to be working okay.... Check with your insurance company for towing insurance... mine runs about $1.50/month to...
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And there you have it!! Been a lot of years...

And there you have it!! Been a lot of years since I ran jets... and, obviously things change.. You got my interest up, so I checked out the bilge system... if this link comes through - you will...
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Offhand, I'd say chances are pretty good that...

Offhand, I'd say chances are pretty good that you're going to have to access the bottom of the engine. That's an awful lot of oil loss in a short amount of time. A leak on the top end would have...
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I've only owned 4 jet pump powered...

I've only owned 4 jet pump powered boats/watercraft in my time... so I'm not an expert... I've never heard of a jet pump providing suction for the bilge...
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