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Another question: how about the fittings? ...

Another question: how about the fittings? Replacements screw/snap onto the old r12's?
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A/C hoses

If the original (r12) hoses appear OK, how long does it take for the 134 to permeate through them? Is it like a day, month later or needing a recharge 2 or 3 years later?

And I guess suggestions...
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DIY conversion from r12 to 134

I just got a pretty nice condition 1982 Mercedes Benz and most of the 'systems' are in good shape or I made some (straight forward)repairs to the must fix items: steering damper, exhaust, O2 sensor,...
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I tried those things and it seems that with a '0'...

I tried those things and it seems that with a '0' tension setting, it still takes a bit of tug to get the thread through the disks. In fact, I broke the thread a couple of times. I meticulously...
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Kenmore sewing machine tension control

I am not sure if the tension control on my model 1560 (old machine but works well: I think there is also a model number 148 on the tag, 15600) ever was quite right. I took apart the knob assembly...
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Toilet Won't fill

Well, I got an answer. The toilet in question is a summer rental property. Problem happened while there were renters and the rental agency called a 'plumber' (??) 'cause they could not immediately...
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Decking Choices

I just built a deck using Veranda. No real issues with the installation or coloration but its only been 2 weeks so we'll see.

Interesting, I read some of the earlier comments about Trex different...
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Curved decking

Somewhere, probably on line, a while ago, I saw a video on how to curve decking. I think Trex also has a booklet.

It does not look like an easy chore and seems like you would need some...
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Toilet tank won't fill: Once a month or so

I just had a repeat problem with my toilet tank not filling. The previous owner (of this mostly summer-vacation house, I have owned the house for about a year) installed a warm water mixing valve...
08-17-09, 05:03 AM
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Magic Chef range ignition

I finally got back to looking at the replies

All the comments are consistent to what I observe. With regards to the ignitors: All but one seem to spark pretty well. I will check the 'non...
07-30-09, 05:22 PM
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Magic Chef Range Ignition Problem

I got a Magic Chef gas range with a house purchase and it seems to be in excelllent condition although it was installed in 1992. It is in a summer use only house so I don't expect it ever got much...
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Whirlpool Refer overflow

Since I got rid of the ice damn to the drain, no problems. I still do not know what caused the original freeze up of the drain so I dont know that I fixed anything other than freeing / thawing out...
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Water logged Whirlpool Refer

My problem continued so I emptied out the freezer and found the drain in the back of the freezer (after removing the 'fan guard' etc) was frozen solid with ice. I thawed the mess out with a hair...
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Leaky Whirlpool Refer/Freezer

I havent had a problem in several days now so, lacking anything else to try, I turned on the ice maker ( havent made ice in a month or two) to see if anything different will happen.

We'll see what...
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Water leaking into Refer from Frzr-Whirlpool Refer

I read the previous listings and I think I have same/similar problem. I have a layer of ice under the (I guess) fan compartment in the freezer. I am guessing the ice is blocking the dehumidifier...
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Thanks

I looked at the reference. I never knew about the Lexus owners club. Seems like some useful info. Thanks for the info. I would never have found the oil filter, ever. I guess the first one is on...
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'Toyota' Oil filters

I have a new Lexus 250 with a 'free' oil change coming up. Does anyone know if the Lexus filter is the same as the aforementioned ? I saw a pic in a catalog and it seems the Lexus has the same...
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Ceramic tops

I can not explicitly talk about your particular swap but I do have insight as to that switch. I have a Jenn Air range that has worked well for many years. A few years back I bought their ceramic...
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The feed dog

Sounds like a good place to start.

I will see how that works as a starting place for the adjustment. Understanding that 0 means no feed is good information for me. Thanks
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Bernina Machine

I am not quite sure of the nomenclature: what is out of adjustment is the thingie with serated teeth that comes up out of the base of the machine, under the changeable shoes.

It seems to work...
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Bernina 830 Sewing machine adjustment

I inherited a Bernina 830 sewing machine that needs a bit of adjustment on the walking foot. I cleaned and oiled the machine that I do not believe was ever used much and it purrs. It is a nice...
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Maxima Electrical

I wanted to post what I found with the above problems. It was the alternator. I spoke to a knowledgeable technican near by and his experience is that he gets a lot of bad-remanufactured...
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Lights and brakes

Thanks NG for the input. The 97 now seems to be fine, but I am perplexed with the 01 Maxima. I suppose a new alternator could be bad and one was supposedly installed last fall; the car has been...
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Maxima ABS system

Where is the 'tone ring' for the '97 maxima ?

(97 Maxima) When I replaced the front rotors, they just (with jacking bolts) come right off the hubs. Is the speed sensor for the ABS inside the...
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1997 Maxima ABS light

I finally got to changing out the front pads and rotors on the 1997 Maxima. The rotors were reasonably worn and pitted and the pads were slightly less than 1/2 the thickness of the new pads.
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