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09-16-19, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Furd

Rather than using a true silicone caulking, which...

Rather than using a true silicone caulking, which is not paintable, I would suggest using a siliconized acrylic caulk which IS paintable.
09-15-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Furd

Any well-known brand name (GE, Leviton, Pass &...

Any well-known brand name (GE, Leviton, Pass & Semour) should be fine. I would stay away from the ones at Harbor Freight and similar stores.
09-15-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Furd

Whenever I see a post on using attic space for...

Whenever I see a post on using attic space for storage I feel a need to inform the poster that storing things in an attic is pretty much the same as storing them in a shed. You will have the same...
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By Furd

"Titanium" bits sounds like Harbor Freight Tools....

"Titanium" bits sounds like Harbor Freight Tools. It has been my experience (and a whole lot of other people agree) that any HF cutting tool is at best good for one use and often not even good for...
08-16-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Furd

Sure gear lubricant will burn...if you get it hot...

Sure gear lubricant will burn...if you get it hot enough. Oil-fired power plants routinely heat their fuel oil to 180 degrees F. or hotter.

I would suggest mixing the gear oil with Diesel fuel. ...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-01-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Furd

Screwing a male metal pipe thread into a plastic...

Screwing a male metal pipe thread into a plastic female thread will often break the plastic fitting. Some plastic female threaded fittings will have a steel band on them to help prevent this but I...
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Furd

Depending on the length of the cylinder use...

Depending on the length of the cylinder use several worm-drive hose clamps to hold the metal in the proper place and then "paint" the seam with soldering acid using a tinner's brush or acid swab. ...
07-21-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Furd

You have a variable speed blower on your...

You have a variable speed blower on your system,possibly also a two-stage burner on the furnace. When in cooling mode the blower runs at a higher speed but when the thermostat switch for the FAN...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By Furd

Okay, I got it, use the window on the task bar,...

Okay, I got it, use the window on the task bar, not the windows key.

Thanks everyone.
07-07-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Furd

When you attempt to close the door do you just...

When you attempt to close the door do you just push on the door? With my Siemens panels I find I have to put my finger in the latch and move it when closing the door.
07-05-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Furd

Go and get yourself nine more 12 volt batteries...

Go and get yourself nine more 12 volt batteries and then wire all ten in series; positive post of the first battery to the negative post of the second battery and so on until all ten batteries are...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,601
Posted By Furd

Ten years is the average life of a domestic water...

Ten years is the average life of a domestic water heater. Some hydronic space heating systems have been installed with water heaters rather than real boilers and if yours is one then MAYBE it should...
06-21-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By Furd

Nobody is giving a lecture, just stating that the...

Nobody is giving a lecture, just stating that the primary reason for using vinyl is greatly reduced maintenance. Painting vinyl siding removes that reason and makes vinyl no better than any other...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By Furd

New computer

The time is long past for upgrading my computer (I'm still running XP) and I have a few questions. Since my needs are pretty much limited to E-mail and simple "cruisin' the 'net" I don't need much. ...
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Views: 500
Posted By Furd

In my opinion you are asking the wrong question;...

In my opinion you are asking the wrong question; you should be asking if a battery-operated mower will satisfactorily mow YOUR lawn given the size of the yard, the size (NOT voltage) of the mower and...
12-02-17, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Furd

Recycling/reusing plastic

Most of us have seen (or tried) an organic solvent such as acetone or MEK used to dissolve styrofoam packing. Have any tried to use the goo resulting from this experiment?

A couple of years ago I...
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