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Forum: Water Heaters
06-14-08, 06:10 PM
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Views: 6,020
Posted By jcaxtell

Although there is "no cheap way out" there is in...

Although there is "no cheap way out" there is in fact, less expensive ways out. Twenty years ago we switched from electric hot water to oil. Back then the savings were such that in about eight months...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-11-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,020
Posted By jcaxtell

Oil vs electric vs propane water heater

I did a search but still couldn't get a handle on the right answers.
For years we have used an oil fired water heater. Now, however, the price of oil is over $4.00 and we are trying to decide where...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-04-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,467
Posted By jcaxtell

Hmm....... You might want to talk to those hardy...

Hmm....... You might want to talk to those hardy Iclandic dudes. They think that geothermal produces 0 greenhouse gas!
Replies: 13
Views: 15,557
Posted By jcaxtell

Finally got it! (I hope, anyway) One glaring...

Finally got it! (I hope, anyway)
One glaring problem with on-line help forums is that all too often the problem get's solved, with everybody's input, and there is never a final note from the...
Replies: 13
Views: 15,557
Posted By jcaxtell

I'm aware of that. However, the voltage checks...

I'm aware of that. However, the voltage checks show that the DPFE is at least working and probably could see the difference if one existed. The problem lies in that there is, in all llikelihood, a...
Replies: 13
Views: 15,557
Posted By jcaxtell

I have a handheld that tells me when vehicle...

I have a handheld that tells me when vehicle computer is ready again to test after re-setting codes.
As to the muffler, you got me there. Damned if I know. However, I got through last years test...
Replies: 13
Views: 15,557
Posted By jcaxtell

I guess it's because I'm kind of a anal type...

I guess it's because I'm kind of a anal type person. I prefer to do things in order with the simplest and least expensive things first. To wit:
1. Inspect all visible hoses
2. Hook vacuum pump...
Replies: 13
Views: 15,557
Posted By jcaxtell

I think I did that but in a different manner-I...

I think I did that but in a different manner-I disconnected the vac line from the EGR, attached a clean hose to EGR and sucked on it. EGR valve seemed to function okay Truck sputtered some but...
Replies: 13
Views: 15,557
Posted By jcaxtell

Thanks for the speedy reply. I tend to think like...

Thanks for the speedy reply. I tend to think like you that the muffler, no matter how bad, isn't a factor. The cat converter probably creates enough back pressure for the EGR. I guess I'll have a go...
Replies: 13
Views: 15,557
Posted By jcaxtell

Error code PO401 EGR flow insufficient

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0
Prior to taking my truck down for the annual NY State inspection I hooked up my handheld scanner get an idea what, if any problems might pop up.
Even though my check engine...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By jcaxtell

Code reader/scanner

Did a search but all the posts seem to be a few years old so maybe something new is out there.
I am interested in purchasing an OBD II reader/scanner to help with DIY auto repairs. I know they come...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,050
Posted By jcaxtell

Maybe I wasn't clear. In my first post I said...

Maybe I wasn't clear. In my first post I said that the alloy clips were new. I didn't file them. What I filed/sanded was the accumulated pitted rust that was below them on the bracket. The caliper...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,050
Posted By jcaxtell

Thanks. I think that is what I'll do, at least on...

Thanks. I think that is what I'll do, at least on one side. One side is "very firm" and is probably ok. The other, to my way of thinking, is a tad too tight. I think by taking off about 1000th, or...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,050
Posted By jcaxtell

I didn't file or otherwise clean up the new pads....

I didn't file or otherwise clean up the new pads. I cleaned the caliper and other heavy steel of old rust so they would mate well with new slide shims. And I did apply anti-sieze to these surfaces....
Replies: 7
Views: 3,050
Posted By jcaxtell

'03 Honda Accord Brake Pads

I'm replacing pads rotors etc on my '03 Accord. I carefully cleaned all rust from all sliding surfaces with files and emery cloth. I replaced the stainless steel slide shims with new and applied the...
Replies: 6
Views: 9,900
Posted By jcaxtell

You know, I'm actually a bit surprised that TORO...

You know, I'm actually a bit surprised that TORO doesn't sell something along these lines. There has to be a lot of us who just don't have enough snow to clear to justify a large two stage deal....
Replies: 6
Views: 9,900
Posted By jcaxtell

That's what I thought when I purchased it. In...

That's what I thought when I purchased it. In practice what is happening is that while tilting back a bit to keep paddles from digging in the wheels dig in to the softsnow/gravel/grass creating a...
Replies: 6
Views: 9,900
Posted By jcaxtell

Putting skids on a Toro single stage snowblower

I have a Toro single stage snow blower. It works great for my concrete sidewalk and wood decks. However, I would also like to clear a few paths on the lawn and around the parked vehicles in our...
11-21-07, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By jcaxtell

Called Aprilaire. All pads sold for the Aprilaire...

Called Aprilaire. All pads sold for the Aprilaire must be the "wicking" kind (fabric/paper) as it is a "bypass" unit. The number is 45 and all 45's are supposed to be the paper/fabric.
I can't...
11-20-07, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By jcaxtell

No. Just the opposite. The replacement was all...

No. Just the opposite. The replacement was all metal, with no fabric at all. The original had fabric embeded. I may have had the new one in upside down. However, I can't help but think that the...
11-19-07, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By jcaxtell

Aprilaire 400 pad problem??

Installed Aprilaire 400 two years ago. For two heating seasons it ran flawlessly and even better than my expectations. Two pads came with the original unit. I used one each season.
This year I...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By jcaxtell

First, I'm not the "Maytag Repairman" nor any...

First, I'm not the "Maytag Repairman" nor any kind of appliance installation expert.
I am however a retired builder and have installed plenty of dryers.
Obviously, the new hole in the wall would be...
07-01-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By jcaxtell

Range Burner Wiring

Hi all
I am in the process of building a meat smoker. My plans call for using an electric range burner element (small, 1500 watt) the appropriate plug-in for the burner, and an infinite setting...
Replies: 3
Views: 7,573
Posted By jcaxtell

Thanks. I have always smoked at an ideal temp...

Thanks.
I have always smoked at an ideal temp of 210-225F Ribs, pork butt, chicken, turkey etc. Also, I usually need at least 200 F to initiate smoke from the chips. I'm wondering if you are...
Replies: 3
Views: 7,573
Posted By jcaxtell

Use of an oven thermostat in a smoker

Hi all.
I started this inquiry in the electrical forum but somehow this forum seems more appropriate.
I am constructing a homemade smoker. Basically it consists of 2 very large terra cotta planters...
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