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HELP! Need elecrical wire locator!

I have been a handyman for 34 years now, and have recently (4 years) moved to southern California. I am starting to get a number of requests to troubleshoot the landscaping lighting (usually low...
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Question Grand Am Intake gaskets

I've got a 2000 Grand Am w/ 3.4 L engine.It has about 135,000 miles on it but runs great, and love the car. It has developed a small water leak from the intake manifold at the rear of the engine. It...
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It's not necessary that the flange set on top of...

It's not necessary that the flange set on top of the tile. Ideally, flush with the finished floor, but they make extender wax rings and bolts to take up a little extra space, even if it's a little...
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I've put a lot of miles on my old Sears radial...

I've put a lot of miles on my old Sears radial arm saw. Never had a problem except to replace the switch after about 15 years. Have since moved to California and "downsized" so gave many shop tools...
05-01-05, 08:05 PM
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Here's something that has worked for me in the...

Here's something that has worked for me in the past when I've had that same problem... If you can get to the joints and can see the leak you may be able to fix it. As Dragon has said the "sealing...
05-01-05, 07:57 PM
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The answer is yes, they are available but it will...

The answer is yes, they are available but it will still entail cutting up the wall to get to the pipes hot and cold to install it. You may be able to take out the vanity and do all the piping there...
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From your photo it looks pretty easy to cut the...

From your photo it looks pretty easy to cut the pipe at the short piece of straight pipe and using a union rebuild with new elbow and pipe reinstall the flooring and cut the pipe off and glue on new...
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Dragon could be correct but there may be another...

Dragon could be correct but there may be another problem if that doesn't work. Over the years I've run into the problem that sometimes the washer in the shut-off valve deteriorates and will break and...
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Since you still have access to the drain pipes...

Since you still have access to the drain pipes it's an easy fix. Yes...there should be a sealant under the flange, either plumbers putty or silicone. unscrew the flange, make sure everything there...
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From your discription it sounds like a regular...

From your discription it sounds like a regular Moen cartridge. When you buy a new cartridge it comes with a small plastic cap. Usually white with a square on one end. This is to help remove the old...
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Flappers are different. Most use the air trapped...

Flappers are different. Most use the air trapped inside to hold it up until the water drops in the tank and then seals the hole. Some have a bleed hole and use a seperate float to hold them up until...
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We would need to know the brand and type of...

We would need to know the brand and type of faucet we're talking about. Please describe it, brand type etc. Or if possible a picture would be nice!
There are at least a dozen types of valves out...
04-17-05, 12:39 PM
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LOL I'm sorry but I really got a kick out of...

LOL I'm sorry but I really got a kick out of this one!!! The air gap from the dishwasher drain has NOTHING to do with supply water. There is NO way the water from the dishwasher could get into the...
04-17-05, 12:30 PM
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From the sound of it yu have a Mansfield tipe of...

From the sound of it yu have a Mansfield tipe of spigot. It has a gray plastic cover about 1 1/4" at the top and a plastic handle. It sounds like you may have left the hose on over the winter and...
04-17-05, 12:20 PM
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Red face Sounds like you've got it pretty well covered......

Sounds like you've got it pretty well covered... silicone and all. The Fernco connector is fairly forgiving for a little bit of "out-of-round" condition. But let the silicone set up a bit after...
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A little more information would help, but if it's...

A little more information would help, but if it's a "sensor" light that goes on when you come near it, the test switch may be set to "test" wich overrides the electric eye.
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Question Program Astro Remote entry

This is probably a repost here but if so I can't find the original. :(
I need programing instructions for the remote for the keyless entry on my 1998 Astro. Bought 2 off e-bay with the same part...
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'98 Astro Seat Armrests

Does anybody know how to get the armrests out of the seatbacks of the front seats of a 1998 Astro??? I want to install new seat covers but need to remove the armrests to do that. I've looked for...
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remote programing '98 Astro

I lost the remote keyfob for my Astro and bought 2 new ones on E-bay, but I need the reprograming instructions. I know there's a website where you can find them, (found it once when I had to...
08-04-04, 11:36 PM
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I love the editing software the use here! That...

I love the editing software the use here! That wasn't what you think it might have been!! It was "c-cked", as in "not straight! LOL
08-04-04, 11:06 PM
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Check the "check valve", I've seen the "flapper"...

Check the "check valve", I've seen the "flapper" inside break off and the water pressure of the pump running kicks the disk to seal at the top of the valve, sometimes it is ****ed in the hole so...
05-18-03, 09:36 PM
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As the husband of a "long haired" wife I am...

As the husband of a "long haired" wife I am constantly having to unclog the tub drain! I've found that usually its hair that has gotten caught on the cross-bars of the drain (if you have a "toe...
05-18-03, 08:52 PM
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Hey! :) Just switch the hot and neutral...

Hey! :)

Just switch the hot and neutral wires for the fan to the "line" side of the GFI (the same terminals as the supply wires that come into the GFI) The fan shouldn't have to be a "protected"...
01-12-03, 12:51 PM
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Hi! I've run into this problem more times than...

Hi!
I've run into this problem more times than I care to think about, and one thing that I've found that will help a bunch is a spray like WD-40 called "PB Blaster".
You can do as Lefty said but...
01-05-03, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Johnboy555

Angry I think that Fluidmaster's Quality control blew...

I think that Fluidmaster's Quality control blew this one!!!

I've installed only Fluidmaster flappers and ballcocks for a number of years now and have had no trouble until about 2 years ago when I...
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