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Follow up... removed carb - it's clean,...

Follow up...

removed carb - it's clean, including the main jet. it appears that the float valve does not seat and allows the fuel to keep filling the bowl. Correct me if im wrong - if the bowl is...
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just came back from garage - adjusted idle...

just came back from garage

- adjusted idle mixt to about 1-1/4 turns out from fully in
- took off air filter, just to see what's going on
- clear fuel hose - looks full
- started it, idle speed...
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8HP Tecumseh MTD Leaf Blower - running issue

5852258519585235852058521Good day - have MTD Tecumseh 8hp leaf blower, pull start. Hadn't used it in 4 years, finally trying to get it up and running. Had to replace carb and throttle control spring,...
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what is the metallic wiring method? If I...

what is the metallic wiring method?

If I could avoid the recessed can install and simply fit the box with the brace that fastens between the joists, wire up light & mount the disk. again the...
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i used the commercial electric brand found at hd....

i used the commercial electric brand found at hd. think it comes with a mounting adaptor ring for joining the disk assembly to the hex box. the concern is fire prevention.
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Recessed Lighting Cans vs Hexagon Box for LED Disk Light

Recently retrofitted two recessed light fixtures with LED disk light - big improvement.

Was always in my plan to add more recessed lights to the room in question, and in this case, move forward...
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will look into that, thanks very much.

will look into that, thanks very much.
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have fin baseboards, 1/2" all the way around the...

have fin baseboards, 1/2" all the way around the house in 3 zones each w/ their own circs(undersized, I know), all 3 zones come together in the 3/4" return back to boiler (that too is undersized).
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39818 39819 I have a variety of...

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I have a variety of cleaning brushes and shop-vac to clean this out. Much of the soot/build-up flaked off and was able to vac it all out. For the burner, checked all measurements w/...
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Boiler cleaning & inspection

Cleaned the boiler & burner myself in preparation for the upcoming heating season. Didn't see anything unusual but not knowledgeable enough to know what exactly to look for. Biasi boiler, riello...
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smoking came from the engine pulley area. ...

smoking came from the engine pulley area.

took the deck off, raised the tractor, got underneath, noticed the tensioner assembly in the middle - comprised of 2 idler pulleys mounted to a bracket...
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Troubleshooting: MTD Yardman 46" PTO Belt damage

Old belt was worn bad, replaced it today. The new belt lasted about 5 minutes, heavy smoking and next thing I know the deck isn't cutting.

Belt failed! never saw anything like it.

What the heck...
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So it's simply best to skim coat it instead, eh? ...

So it's simply best to skim coat it instead, eh?

I last used USG sheet rock general purpose in the 'green' bucket, heavy stuff
Maybe I can get away with the light weight 'blue' bucket stuff?
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Priming and Painting a Ceiling that used to be textured with "First Coat"

Hello all,

Little by little I've been scraping popcorn ceilings and refinishing smooth. Basically, I've scraped, put a skim coat of joint compound, sanded, primed, painted - with good results....
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Revisiting

I'd like to revisit this topic...i know it's been 1 year, but now the heating season is coming to an end and have to figure out exactly what needs to be done.

The house stayed warm all winter...
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ugh, i did the wiring and half-installed the...

ugh, i did the wiring and half-installed the piping with a plumber.
i think it's a control issue, so it's on me in this case...
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Cold Water, IDWH Questions...I'm Perplexed!

Ok, wife calls me up to tell me there's no hot water in the shower.
Asked her:
1. if the house was warm? A=Yes.
2. is the boiler firing? A=Yes.

So I walked her through lining up and turning on...
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going to 5" would decrease flue gas flow rate,...

going to 5" would decrease flue gas flow rate, no? the flue gas stays in the chimney longer, heat lingers for awhile longer.

perhaps also, 5" pipe has less surface area than 6" pipe, per unit...
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Nice setup...esp. all the Cu piping layout. ...

Nice setup...esp. all the Cu piping layout.

How long did it take to sweat all those fittings?

Any plans for an indirect water heater in the future?
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Burnham Base Rays

I have a line on some used Baseray Radiators. Haven't seen them up close yet, but what in particular should I be looking besides the obvious defects that would be a buy/no buy issue?

and are parts...
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1. What gauge of wire should I use for the...

1. What gauge of wire should I use for the t-stats? 18 awg, low voltage wiring, it's a red & white wire pair. sometimes, there is a common which requires a 3rd wire, so check the existing circuit to...
10-09-12, 03:55 AM
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thank you all for the advice....now i can proceed...

thank you all for the advice....now i can proceed without doubt~
10-08-12, 05:24 PM
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Matching Stains Question

I have installed a new front door, fir wood, I need to stain and poly it soon and have selected Zar brazilian cherrywood. The interior side of the door is adjacent to a closet door. I have been...
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My wife keeps a bottle in the laundry room, and...

My wife keeps a bottle in the laundry room, and it's used regularly for oily stains, whether food or industrial oily. "It's in the cleaning aisle at the supermarket" she just said...
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