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Ok, so I bought another brand-new MTD belt for...

Ok, so I bought another brand-new MTD belt for the front; from engine to the variator pulley. I then replaced the rear belt, from variator to transmission pulley with the OLD one that used to be on...
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Posted By Gunn

Thanks, yea that's what I thought, so that is why...

Thanks, yea that's what I thought, so that is why I replaced the (new) belt with an MTD brand belt. Unfortunately it didn't help. I will take a look and double-check the belt routing again to figure...
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Thanks, the shifting is fine again after I...

Thanks, the shifting is fine again after I loosened the brake back to here it was. The belt is on the correct side of the guide bolts...

So will either of the belts cause this problem, that I...
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Posted By Gunn

Riding lawn mower creeps when in gear

I have owned a 1998 MTD Yard Machines garden tractor (Model 820) since new. Recently I changed both the front drive belt (engine to variable speed pulley) and the rear drive belt (variable speed...
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Posted By Gunn

Thanks guys, that's what I'm guessing, a very...

Thanks guys, that's what I'm guessing, a very weak spark. So I've just picked up a electronic Magnetron coil for it locally; I'll be going out soon to replace it and let you know how it goes!
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Posted By Gunn

I also found out by my continued searching that...

I also found out by my continued searching that the wire in the photo disappears into what I'm guessing is the points and condenser, then comes back up and goes to the kill switch.

It looks like...
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Posted By Gunn

Simply put, I removed the spark plug wire. Placed...

Simply put, I removed the spark plug wire. Placed this item, Inline Ignition Spark Checker (http://www.harborfreight.com/inline-ignition-spark-checker-69014.html), in-line, no light from tester.
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Posted By Gunn

No spark to plug on 5HP small engine

I have a Briggs & Stratton Model 130212 Type 0970 5HP engine on a snow blower. This is around a 1979-1980 engine, so I think the ignition coil uses points. It worked great the last time it was used,...
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Posted By Gunn

Good point on maintaining modular spacing. I've...

Good point on maintaining modular spacing. I've been messing with my Sketchup 3D CAD model of the foundation and quickly found out that I end up with ugly looking joints at one spot along my wall due...
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Posted By Gunn

Lintel block requirement in CMU crawl space foundation

I'm building a CMU block foundation (crawl space) for an addition onto my house. I have and planned on using a 48" long lintel block to span the opening of the crawl space. But I'm unsure of the...
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Posted By Gunn

Thanks! And after over a week of having it...

Thanks! And after over a week of having it installed, things are working great. When the pump kicks on, which isn't nearly as often as before, I've timed it to where if the water is immediately shut...
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Posted By Gunn

Success! The new WellMate tank is in place and...

Success! The new WellMate tank is in place and everything went relatively smoothly. Thanks to our local True Value store, I was able to finally find a 7/8" compression sleeve.

The old Well-X-Trol...
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Posted By Gunn

Wow, I wouldn't have figured that, until I got it...

Wow, I wouldn't have figured that, until I got it home and realized it didn't fit! Thanks for the info. If I can't find one locally, I know I have seen brass 3/4" unions that I may go with instead. I...
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Posted By Gunn

Looks like I may be thwarted from accomplishing...

Looks like I may be thwarted from accomplishing the job this weekend. Can't find a silly 3/4" compression sleeve/ferrule, or new 3/4" compression to 3/4" NPT Male connector anywhere locally! I...
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Posted By Gunn

Thanks for the info. Yes, I have a convertible...

Thanks for the info. Yes, I have a convertible jet pump so I assume that there is a foot valve in the bottom of the well. I've lived in this house for 10 years now, out of its nearly 45 year life.
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Posted By Gunn

I started to notice an issue a couple months ago...

I started to notice an issue a couple months ago with the pump running more often than I thought it should (you can hear it kick on from in the house). At that point, I did cut power to the pump and...
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Posted By Gunn

Thanks, I had found that website and their...

Thanks, I had found that website and their troubleshooting for this tank (checking the pressure) didn't really say much. They say if you think there's a problem, call your contractor or well driller,...
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Posted By Gunn

Well Pressure Tank Piping Layout

I'm currently having an issue with my Well-X-Trol pressure tank going bad (after less than a gallon of water use, the well pump kicks on for just a brief time). I was in my crawl space checking it...
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Posted By Gunn

Sorry about the similiar thread issue; I thought...

Sorry about the similiar thread issue; I thought this one specific to tying old and new foundations and didn't apply to that one...but I'll keep the conversion here.

So no need to worry about...
01-25-13, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Gunn

Framing new subfloor, advice on rim boards

I will soon be framing a new subfloor of an addition to our house. We are using TJI I-joists to span the distance across the new foundation. My question is specifically directed at the rim boards...
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Posted By Gunn

Thanks for the responses. For some reason I never...

Thanks for the responses. For some reason I never received email notification, even though I had it set...

Sorry about the clarity in the drawing. The existing wall where the new addition is tying...
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Posted By Gunn

Tying in new addition CMU foundation wall to existing CMU foundation

I'm getting ready to build a new addition on our home. Existing house was built in 1965 on a 8x8x16 CMU crawlspace addition. I'm adding on addition onto the length of the house, the entire width...
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Posted By Gunn

Speakman-Kent shower leaking from cold water valve

I live in a house built in approximately 1969. I have a walk-in shower with separate hold and cold water valves. Every time I turn on the cold water valve, cold water begins to pour from the handle....
06-30-10, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Gunn

Thanks for the response guys. I did call him on...

Thanks for the response guys. I did call him on it last night in an email (the way we've been doing most communication unless he is here) and he said that the run was closer to 210' instead of the...
06-30-10, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Gunn

My electrician installed 2/0 feeder instead of 3/0

So you may have read my similiar post about electrician using #8 and #10 wire for a circuit. I have another issue...

Run from house main panel to new subpanel for pier wiring is 270ft. Subpanel...
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