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08-10-13, 04:41 PM
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Need new softener.....how "big"??

Scenario: Father-in-law has early 60's vintage 3 BR 2 bath home on HARD well water. Softener has gone bad. It's just him in the home. How "big" (or whatever the term is) a replacement should we...
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Views: 635
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E-mail blues....

Work set us all up with official work [email protected], for instance.

I know the account is thru an "exchange" server, just dont know what that means OR how to configure my...
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Views: 978
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Hmmm......30 + yrs of spinning wrenches and have...

Hmmm......30 + yrs of spinning wrenches and have never encountered this same scenario.

Having said THAT....the air bubble theory I have now heard from 3 separate forums. Is this a Ford thing?? ...
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"Haunted" Temp gauge

96 Explorer XLT 4WD 4.0 pushrod V-6.....started to notice the temp gauge wasnt hardly moving much off the full COLD mark.....taking longer to get good heat from vent, etc. Thermostat stuck open is...
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Views: 942
Posted By LitUp

Thanks guys....hedgeclippers you called it...

Thanks guys....hedgeclippers you called it right....all is well....:)
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Windows 8 and wireless networking issue

Hi all.....g/f got her youngest (18) a new HP laptop w/Windows 8.

Went to set up the wireless so it can be on our home wireless network. Plugged in is fine, and it "sees" the wireless network,...
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Views: 903
Posted By LitUp

Fixed!

Thanks for replies....iceman681 you nailed it. 2 torx head screws loose. Never would have seen them if didnt know where to look :madhell::madhell:. Thanks a BUNCH!!!!!
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Views: 903
Posted By LitUp

96 Explorer column shift lever

Anyone had the shift lever guts apart in a 96 Explorer 4WD A/T w/tilt wheel?? Shift lever is really sloppy....into reverse or neutral is OK but is a B*TCH to get into drive. Had it sort of apart...
12-26-12, 06:27 PM
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Views: 30,960
Posted By LitUp

If you decide to run a line FROM attic (where GFI...

If you decide to run a line FROM attic (where GFI is/was) into garage (where GFI is or is going to be), you might consider installing a standard outlet in the box in attic. Gives you someplace to...
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Views: 1,266
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Serial (RS-232) control and command strings

Might there be an RS 232/Serial control guru/wizard/answer person out there anywhere??

Am looking for someone who could perhaps give guidance/advise re: a remote controller and a controllable...
07-20-11, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,315
Posted By LitUp

Partition wall ACROSS a cathedral ceiling.

Well....maybe not so much a partition, but......

Am looking to add a pantry closet in a kitchen. The conundrum is top plating ACROSS the slope of the cathedral ceiling.:confused: Cant attach...
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Was able to download/install drivers for 3 of my...

Was able to download/install drivers for 3 of my adaptors (USB to DB9). It IS still a crap-shoot because NONE of them will allow communication with serial-controlled hardware at work. ...
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Views: 17,455
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No COM ports listed in Device Manager Windows 7

Alot of installed hardware I see for work STILL uses RS232 via a serial port.
New Toshiba laptop (L655-D) has no serial port, as most do not any more.
I have secured numerous USB-Serial adaptor...
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Views: 2,477
Posted By LitUp

Klein Tools Elctricians scissors/snips...

Anybody know what I'm speaking of here? They are GREAT for cutting off up to AWG 12 stranded wire. I use them ALL the time!:D

Anyway....both edges are finely serrated, which leads me to wonder...
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Views: 1,019
Posted By LitUp

K-Seal...anyone?

Guy at work had this recommended to him...told him I'd ask around. Anyone used it? Supposed to be good for coolant leaks, radiator holes and even head gaskets.

He got a 95 or 96 Ranger with a...
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Views: 2,574
Posted By LitUp

Thanky kindly.....:D Piece of mind is tuff to...

Thanky kindly.....:D Piece of mind is tuff to put a price tag on....
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Views: 2,574
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No threads on reservoir tank "lid"....is supposed...

No threads on reservoir tank "lid"....is supposed to have just a press-on plastic cap. Radiator is fitted with pressure cap.

If I read your reply correctly...normal cooling system pressure...
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Views: 2,574
Posted By LitUp

'96 Ford Explorer w/ missing coolant reservoir cap

As title states, this is what I have. What i need to know is do I have or should expect PROBLEMS because of it?:confused: I don't THINK the reservoir tank is pressurized, and I cant find anything...
12-08-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 51,190
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The pipes in question are in an as-of-yet...

The pipes in question are in an as-of-yet UNheated garage, in a corner which is bounded by walls that have living space on the other sides....make sense?? To hide the plumbing, bladder tank, and H2O...
12-06-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 51,190
Posted By LitUp

Frozen pipe prevention...heat tape, insulation, or both?

Hi folks...

In the interest of NOT having frozen pipes again...I got some heat tape this evening, along with some foam insulation. The heat tape has a thermostatic element, does NOT wrap around...
04-22-10, 07:30 PM
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Views: 2,948
Posted By LitUp

I think I'd remove ALL the plaster from the...

I think I'd remove ALL the plaster from the brick....get tub out, stud me a wall with 2x4 lumber or metal hat channel (with gasket strip, of course), then screw the cement backer board up, reset the...
04-20-10, 05:51 PM
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Views: 758
Posted By LitUp

New shower, tile, and door...anyone used this stuff?

I'm refering to KERDI system materials....shower pan/drain, wall/floor membrane, etc. Looks like good insurance to keep shower watertight. Wondering if anyone has ever used it, and what they...
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Posted By LitUp

So I got this heater after a trade for some...

So I got this heater after a trade for some labor.....am concerned about plumbing the gas. All I know about natural gas is that will go BOOM:eek: !!

Heater will get mounted on a garage wall...
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Views: 1,511
Posted By LitUp

You're making my mouth water!!!!!!!! Ah to be...

You're making my mouth water!!!!!!!! Ah to be young again!
03-24-10, 09:28 PM
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Views: 2,049
Posted By LitUp

Before, during and after (with pics, I hope!!)

Well....fabricator bailed, so was up to l'il ol' me to mock-up and fabricate the newtops. Measured three times, prayed, and started cutting.
This is what I started with...nasty "stainless" sink and...
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