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Flooded vs. AGM Batteries

Not needing one yet but looking at the H6 battery my '18 F150 calls for. Factory battery is the 760CCA AGM battery. WalMart offer s both a flooded H6 and then a AGM H6 for $30 more. Both have a 3 yrs...
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I've been trying to get the RCA antenna app to...

I've been trying to get the RCA antenna app to work. I get my addy info loaded and the stations selected, but when it gets to the map screen, the app seems to freeze? It shows a red cone north of my...
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Thanks for the replies. I've been doing research...

Thanks for the replies. I've been doing research also and it looks like I'm far enough from the transmitter tower to where the signals have to "bend" enough to reach my location. Apparently it is...
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Digital TV Antenna Reception

I have a max Daddy Winegard HD8200U antenna on top of my roof with a Winegard LNA 200 Boost XT preamp bringing the signal to my TV's. This summer I've noticed one of my channels drops out during...
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That's what I kinda suspected. This is the first...

That's what I kinda suspected. This is the first time since I installed them that I had this issue. Must have been a rare occurance where my line voltage/hz varied enough to wobble them a little...
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Posted By gastorms1

Weird Power Fluctuation

This is weird. My lights have flickered this evening a few times in about 3 different events but the TV, TV box and AC seem to not be affected. Is there a line problem that might affect LED bulbs but...
05-21-19, 05:45 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

I ended up doing 2 light coats of Rustoleum...

I ended up doing 2 light coats of Rustoleum "satin" white my sister had on hand. After drying it looks to be about perfect, a good improvement over the Amerimax painted areas I did before.

I had...
05-18-19, 06:42 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

I bought the house new 18 yrs ago so I know its...

I bought the house new 18 yrs ago so I know its never been painted. I'll try the flat paint and see how it goes and report back.

Thanks!
05-18-19, 09:55 AM
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Posted By gastorms1

I like easy and the touch up I've done before...

I like easy and the touch up I've done before works ok, but the shade is wrong.

Looked at Krylon White today at store and they have both "flat" and "matte" white. I figure it would be one of...
05-15-19, 06:52 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

Its aluminum, I just have a few places where the...

Its aluminum, I just have a few places where the paint came off. Don't think I'm ready to repaint entire sections. I'll get some Krylon and try that and report back.

Thanks for the replies.
05-15-19, 10:55 AM
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Posted By gastorms1

Vinyl siding fascia paint

Pressure washing my vinyl siding, I want to touch up the white fascia/soffet where the paint has flaked off over almost 20 yrs of yearly cleaning. I got a can of the Amerimax white gutter touch up...
02-20-19, 06:45 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

All fixed up! I got a replacement AFCI/GFCI...

All fixed up! I got a replacement AFCI/GFCI outlet this morning. Pulled the old outlet from box and discovered one of the white wires(4 wires + bare copper ground) was disconnected. Nothing at all...
02-19-19, 02:07 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

That's very interesting! I know enough about...

That's very interesting! I know enough about electricity to know NOT to do ANYTHING with a circuit without a lot of investigation. Thanks for the info everyone!
02-19-19, 12:14 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

That's what I was thinking too. So I should be...

That's what I was thinking too. So I should be able to just replace the outlet and be good?

I sse Leviton has a new model that has a self test feature where it tests GFCI capability every 15 secs....
02-19-19, 10:22 AM
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Posted By gastorms1

4th of July GFCI Style!

Miss Sallie heard something start buzzing last night when she was in bed and the house quiet. She got up to investigate and heard something go "pop." As she turned the corner into the kitchen, sparks...
01-02-19, 01:27 PM
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Posted By gastorms1

ProForm Pro 2000 Suspension

My Pro Shox suspension does not seem to work on this machne. The belt/deck does not seem to deflect at all when running on it. Its been this way since new and now its out of warranty and they won't...
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Posted By gastorms1

Chat with Samsung Rep , did a "power...

Chat with Samsung Rep , did a "power refresh/reset" which seems to have cleared the "glitches" including the remote problem. Problem solved... thanks Pjmax.
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Posted By gastorms1

Looks like the remote is not the problem. Used it...

Looks like the remote is not the problem. Used it on another Samsung smart TV and it works fine.

Bad sensor on TV? Anyone know what's involved in replacing it or how to fix the problem? Maybe a...
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Posted By gastorms1

Samsung Remote Problem

I've got a 4yo Samsung UN55H6350AF TV that's worked fine up till today. The remote seemed to quit working earlier today. I changed the batteries with no improvement. This evening I've found the...
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Posted By gastorms1

I actually had the 20dB amp setup going to 2 TV's...

I actually had the 20dB amp setup going to 2 TV's and my stereo(FM). I've settled on the 20dB amp going to just the 2 TV's as the FM did not come in cleanly. I'm hoping to get a internet capable...
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Posted By gastorms1

Read somewhere that if I add another line to my...

Read somewhere that if I add another line to my splitter, I might be able to attenuate the amplified signal enough to allow reception. I added a 10 ft RG6 coax "going nowhere" to the splitter and the...
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Posted By gastorms1

That's pretty cool Fred. I'm at about 850 ft and...

That's pretty cool Fred. I'm at about 850 ft and the transmitters are about 900 ft with 1050 "peaks" in between.I know the power supply must be working cause I lost my one channel when I unplugged...
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Posted By gastorms1

I was getting all the local stations with the...

I was getting all the local stations with the Winegard amp. But had some dropouts on a few I hoped to improve with the more powerful amp.

The mfr warned that "overdriving" the signal might...
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Posted By gastorms1

TV Antenna Upgrade

I've been running a massive Winegard HD8200U antenna with a Winegard LNA-200 Boost XT amp with fair to good results. Started with the antenna in the attic with the boom pointed at the Atlanta area...
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Posted By gastorms1

My house faces due west and gets the brunt of the...

My house faces due west and gets the brunt of the PM sun. What benefit might be expected by using tint on west facing windows? Currently I only have plantation blinds on these windows.
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