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Maintaining a steep asphalt driveway.

Hello All,

I have a short section of my driveway which is paved and fairly steep. I live in central NH, so we have winter, yep. I was told when I had it paved two years ago not to use any...
06-11-19, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Zap-Man

Wow, that's some information! I guess the gas...

Wow, that's some information! I guess the gas company is just like "sure, you can get more tanks"....And so, 3 seems better than one. Cold weather operation is really the crux of the biscuit...
06-02-19, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Zap-Man

Seems reasonable, thanks.

Seems reasonable, thanks.
06-01-19, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Zap-Man

Natural Pond maintenance?

Hello,

2 years ago we moved into a house in central New Hampshire that has a small, spring fed pond on the property. It has a dry hydrant for FD use, so we imagine the original owner may have...
06-01-19, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Zap-Man

All the connections and piping were done by the...

All the connections and piping were done by the gas company. We specifically added the extra tanks because we are in central New Hampshire on side of a mountain, and we operate a small commercial...
05-25-19, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Zap-Man

Yeah, I wondered about the whole liquid/gas thing...

Yeah, I wondered about the whole liquid/gas thing with the tanks.
05-25-19, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Zap-Man

There is only one regulator. I'm only showing...

There is only one regulator. I'm only showing two of the 3 tanks in the photo, but #3 is just like #2's connection except it dead ends. The generator has not run long enough to empty tank #1...
05-24-19, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Zap-Man

Ganged Propane Tanks Question

I'm not sure if this is really the right forum for this, but as the propane is primarily to run my generator, I'll give it a shot.

I had a single 120g tank and I had the gas company add two more...
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Posted By Zap-Man

Well, I suppose I should have added that I...

Well, I suppose I should have added that I already bought the lumber as described in my original post...So I guess the better question now would be, given what I have to work with, is there a way...
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Posted By Zap-Man

Wooden Bridge

Not sure this is the correct forum for this, but it's probably the closest fit!

I have a small stream that I need to cross, into a wooded area on my property. It's very muddy, so I want to build...
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I'm only getting about a 1/4 turn on the flywheel...

I'm only getting about a 1/4 turn on the flywheel before it hangs up on some. I held the pencil in the SP hole and rotated the flywheel, there didn't seem to be any movement by the pencil, the...
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Posted By Zap-Man

@ BFHFixit - Thank you Sir, I appreciate your...

@ BFHFixit - Thank you Sir, I appreciate your advice and insight. A straight swap out it will be!

In "old news" - Someone on another forum gave me this advice about verifying the death of my...
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So, even though I think I'm going to try to find...

So, even though I think I'm going to try to find a "straight swap" engine, I'm looking at used options too. I found a guy on Craigs who says he has a....

"20hp I/C intek Platinum twin cylinder...
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Yeah marksr, I've been looking for used engines,...

Yeah marksr, I've been looking for used engines, but nothing so far. I can get a new B&S for $580 with shipping....

Since it seems as though I'm going to have to be replacing the engine (barring...
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Posted By Zap-Man

Thanks everyone for your input. I never really...

Thanks everyone for your input. I never really thought the engine was salvageable until I started reading some things on line, which I guess gave me some false hope.

No, Cheese, I am not going to...
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I didn't think the relatively new tractor should...

I didn't think the relatively new tractor should be burning much oil either, which is why I suppose I was lax about checking it. Truth is, I don't think I EVER checked it, so it could have been...
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Blown engine in Craftsman lawn tractor

OK, first off, confession time, I was an idiot and did not check the oil on my 1 year old tractor. She go "pop" she make smoke, she stop run, she no start.

Tractor is a Craftsman Model 917.203810...
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Posted By Zap-Man

There is no noise on the line, dial tone is clear...

There is no noise on the line, dial tone is clear as a bell. This FAX machine has been operating in its current location and configuration for many years. This line strength issue just started...
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Not sure how to check my firmware version or how...

Not sure how to check my firmware version or how to update it. Sorry for being dense.
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I assume your asking about the LED's on the...

I assume your asking about the LED's on the repeater? Used to be that it was three greens (vertically), and when it crapped out, the top light would be red & I'd re-boot. Lately it's been working...
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Yes, the Arris is wireless. It's hooked up...

Yes, the Arris is wireless. It's hooked up (hardwired) to a PC in my home office, and puts out a wireless signal that other devices (computers & printers, etc) use in the office. The Net Gear...
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Posted By Zap-Man

Net Gear repeater constantly dropping out

Hello,

I use a Net Gear WN200RPT repeater in my home to boost my wireless signal. It is CONSTANTLY dropping out & needs to be re-booted. It's getting it's signal from an Arris router.

Any...
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Posted By Zap-Man

Fax Machine "Poor Line Condition" on cable phone service

I have a dedicated fax line phone number through my cable provider (Cablevision). It's worked fine for years, but lately, it will seem like a fax went through, but then the transmission verification...
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Posted By Zap-Man

2391Here's a picture of the element. Are you...

2391Here's a picture of the element. Are you saying that if the thermo fuse is bad the dryer wouldn't run at all? (Because it does, it just doesnt get hot)
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OK, drums out. (Not sure if I'll ever get this...

OK, drums out. (Not sure if I'll ever get this put back together again, LOL). The heating coil appears to have a good connection, the meter moves when I connect to end, so I'm assuming it's the...
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