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11-26-07, 07:26 PM
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Posted By JimmieDee

My old unit used two temp sensors, one for the...

My old unit used two temp sensors, one for the temp of the spa and one for the temp of the spac pack. I still have the sensors and I am going to if I can set up the new pack for two sensor operation....
11-21-07, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,214
Posted By JimmieDee

Spa Heater

My Spa Heater keeps coming on even though the water temp is fine. This started happening after I replaced the spa pack. The old spa pack monitored the temp of the water inside the spa while the new...
04-24-07, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By JimmieDee

Cast Iron leading tools

I have a pile of tools for working with lead, does anyone still use them. Al lot are homemade bars used with a hammer to ping in the lead and various fixtures for holding the lead in place while it...
03-28-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,250
Posted By JimmieDee

The file is handy if it matches the right turns...

The file is handy if it matches the right turns per inch. I have used just a small triangle file to clean up threads.
03-06-07, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,831
Posted By JimmieDee

Thx they are the woodford ones I saw. The handles...

Thx they are the woodford ones I saw. The handles were removed so I couldnt tell

Strange though, the one I saw was a model 27 wich does not match the model 27 shown on the web page.
03-06-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,831
Posted By JimmieDee

Well, thats what I was going to do until I saw...

Well, thats what I was going to do until I saw these. Dont know why you painted them. Every one knows hots on the left, cold on the right.........paydays on friday.
03-05-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,831
Posted By JimmieDee

HOt and COLD HOSE BIBB

The other day I was at a fast food place and
noticed thta they had a hose connection on the outside that provided for hot and cold mixed water. What do you calll these things, who makes them. Local...
03-05-07, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,763
Posted By JimmieDee

I thought these vavles were suppose to be all the...

I thought these vavles were suppose to be all the way open or all the way closed to prevent leaks around the stem.

Jimmie
03-05-07, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,369
Posted By JimmieDee

Back last summer I overhauled three bathrooms...

Back last summer I overhauled three bathrooms with fluid masters and noticed they have a very positive shutoff. This was very much an improvement over the ones they replaced as they would cause the...
02-18-07, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,846
Posted By JimmieDee

YEah it really unnerves some people at work when...

YEah it really unnerves some people at work when I hold one meter wire in one hand and touch the other to a live circuit.
02-18-07, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,817
Posted By JimmieDee

Yes wire it up with switches first then put in...

Yes wire it up with switches first then put in the dimmers after you get it working. I have seen too many dimmers that were bad out of the box and they are hard to test.

I installed dimmers a...
02-17-07, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 44,040
Posted By JimmieDee

I can say I havent soldered a bad joint(one that...

I can say I havent soldered a bad joint(one that leaks) Since I took that class 35+ years ago but I have never cut one open to see if I got full pentration to the end of the pipe either.
02-17-07, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,846
Posted By JimmieDee

I use a digital meter but I also use a tester...

I use a digital meter but I also use a tester made of two 120 volt bulbs in series. dim =120 bright = 240. Make sure both bulbs are the same wattage.
02-15-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By JimmieDee

It should never get warm ,replace it

It should never get warm ,replace it
02-13-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 44,040
Posted By JimmieDee

I would take it apart. I remember learning how to...

I would take it apart. I remember learning how to sweat pipe in ag class. We put ogether a bunch of joints and caped the end and the instuctor put about 100 lbs of pressure on it. The one that leaked...
02-12-07, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 39,759
Posted By JimmieDee

Be carful running unarmoured cable. Seems like...

Be carful running unarmoured cable. Seems like rodents are attracted to the stuff and love to chew on it. My dad had a problem with squirrels in a barn.
02-10-07, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,540
Posted By JimmieDee

I was removing pipe like this and had a piece...

I was removing pipe like this and had a piece break, I had to get an extractor, like a big easy out to remove the broke piece from the meter. This worked so well I just cut a lot of pices and used...
02-07-07, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,716
Posted By JimmieDee

OK the item used to seal cast iron joints is...

OK the item used to seal cast iron joints is called a "donut". Guys at the superstore still dont know what they are. Found this after much digging on the Fernco site for one. Apparently this is the...
02-06-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,660
Posted By JimmieDee

I knew someone with this exact problem. Their way...

I knew someone with this exact problem. Their way of fixing it was to run the washing machine hose into a pastic 55 gallon barrel and had a sump pump in the bottom of the barrel.
02-06-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,716
Posted By JimmieDee

pvc to cast iron

In repairing a cast iron drain how do connect the new PVC pipe to a cast iron bell. Seems like I remember seing somone use a rubber ring that he put around the PVC and then inserted it into the bell...
02-01-07, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,053
Posted By JimmieDee

A lot of microwaves sound like that. The reason...

A lot of microwaves sound like that. The reason being is that the transformer in them is really cheap. If they had a decent transformer they would cost twice as much or more. We have 3 identical...
02-01-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,314
Posted By JimmieDee

The problem isnt the flange or which type you...

The problem isnt the flange or which type you use, SO many DIY toilet installtions are not shimmed right so the toilet wobbles and whatever you put there soon breaks
02-01-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By JimmieDee

Short Gal nipple, Gal union, PVC, NO LEAKS. I...

Short Gal nipple, Gal union, PVC, NO LEAKS. I think it was a case were the PVC may have been thread to a minimum tolerance and the tank tapped to a max tolerance. Putting something in between seems...
02-01-07, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By JimmieDee

PVC to GALVANIZED PRESSURE TANK

Trying to connect PVC thread nipple to a Galvanized Pressure tank and every time I start the pump it leaks. PRessure is about 60 lbs at cutoff. IVe tried just screwing the PVC in and tried it with...
01-25-07, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,481
Posted By JimmieDee

If your generator was set up for NG you could buy...

If your generator was set up for NG you could buy a gas carb to have just in case.

I managed for 2 weeks after hugo on a 1.5kw. In an emergency like this be prepared to replace your energy hog...
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