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Hey, at least my instinct of a vacuum was...

Hey, at least my instinct of a vacuum was correct, even if knew nothing else!

I appreciate the help and the education!

Ah, yet another case where an air compressor could come in handy. The use...
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I guess this is a bleed valve? ...

I guess this is a bleed valve?
https://i.imgur.com/KINPIW9.jpg

I had to return the mini pipe cutter I borrowed, so after my previous post, I went ahead and cut open the pipe, with Zone 1...
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Turned off power to the boiler, then I closed off...

Turned off power to the boiler, then I closed off the Zone 1 return line just above the green pump and the Zone 1 supply line after the Taco one way valve. Then I opened the spigot above the green...
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A pic of the supply side. ...

A pic of the supply side.
https://i.imgur.com/c6C5vqd.jpg

For each of the two zones, there are shutoff valves on either side of what appears to be some kind of one-way valve. Does it matter...
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@spott, I see, so instead of approaching this by...

@spott, I see, so instead of approaching this by isolating the zone I do NOT wish to drain and opening the main spigot, you're approaching this by isolating the zone I do wish to drain and draining...
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Drain water from one zone to replace section of baseboard pipe?

I've got a Slant Fin Sentinel nat gas fired boiler and a 2 zone baseboard system. As part of a room remodel, I'd like to upgrade the baseboard pipe in that room (damaged fins), and I also need to get...
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Thanks for the tips. Not sure what kind of tree....

Thanks for the tips. Not sure what kind of tree. At first I tried using a reciprocating saw with a pruning blade that I borrowed from a neighbor. One cut of a 2" limb and I knew this wasn't the tool...
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Getting cracked tree off my shed

High winds cracked a small tree and the broken part landed on my shed. Doesn't look like the shed is damaged, but I won't know for sure until the tree is removed. Any tips on what to check in terms...
02-11-19, 06:41 PM
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Tile to gym floor transition

I'm building a small home gym in the basement, and the room will be split between a living area and the gym area. The entire floor is tiled, and the gym area will have 7/16" plywood and 8mm rubber,...
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These are timing cover gaskets. They're only...

These are timing cover gaskets. They're only there to help prevent dust/debris from getting inside the timing cover. So gasket compression isn't really an issue here, so long as the gaskets don't...
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Cleaning timing cover gaskets?

Doing a timing belt job on my Honda. Whoever did the prior timing belt job used some kind of adhesive to adhere the timing cover gasket to the engine block as opposed to inside the gasket grooves in...
08-09-18, 10:51 AM
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Thanks for confirming. Will do.

Thanks for confirming. Will do.
08-08-18, 06:01 PM
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I came across this:...

I came across this: https://www.appliancerepair.net/clothes-dryer-repair-3.html

And it suggests that the idler "glide" can be replaced by an idler pulley. So I think the $20 repair kit on Amazon...
08-08-18, 05:27 PM
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Squealing dryer, no idler pulley

This is a Whirlpool 29" gas dryer, ~15 yrs old. It's squeals like a banshee the first few minutes of use, then settles into a more tolerable squeaking for the remainder of the cycle.

When googling...
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For sure. In my case, whoever installed the...

For sure.

In my case, whoever installed the opener made such a convoluted mess of how they ran the wires from the opener to the switch, it was easier to remove the motor and motor mounting bracket...
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As expected, the large plastic gear was totally...

As expected, the large plastic gear was totally shredded. There were plastic shavings covering everything inside the opener.

I bought one of those gear and sprocket kits (the gear and sprocket...
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I didn't have a socket large enough (like an axle...

I didn't have a socket large enough (like an axle nut socket), but I did have access to a vise, and was easily able to press out the old bushing and press in the new bushing.
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That bracket isn't thick, so it should be pretty...

That bracket isn't thick, so it should be pretty easy to pull out at that point.
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Thanks guys. Sprayed some WD40 on it. Will try...

Thanks guys. Sprayed some WD40 on it. Will try the socket + C-clamp idea tomorrow.
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How to remove bushing from garage door opener motor mounting bracket?

This bushing is a pretty tight fit in the motor mounting bracket. This is the bushing that the shaft that holds the plastic gear that gets shredded slips through....
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Car reversed into garage door; door slides a bit wonky now

A family member reversed into the garage door while it was fully closed. It was a pretty light impact given that the rear of the car was only a couple of feet from the door when the car was parked....
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Thanks for the info! You're probably right....

Thanks for the info!

You're probably right. I noticed when I was adjusting the down limit screw that there was a bunch of white plastic shavings around the limit screw holes.

I'll take the...
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Garage door opener motor working, but chain isn't moving

I was adjusting the down travel on my Craftsman 1/2 HP 139.53960SRT, and while testing the travel the door stopped moving while the motor was still operating. I disconnected the door and the motor...
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Thanks. I asked them to try grabbing the snake...

Thanks. I asked them to try grabbing the snake near the end and pull it out, but no luck - elderly person. Will have to get a more able-bodied person there to remove it.

I'm guessing it won't take...
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Toilet auger inserted incorrectly and is now stuck

A family member inserted the toilet auger incorrectly. I'm not there, so I asked for a pic so I can help remotely diagnose. Here's the pic:
https://i.imgur.com/Fxa3lVG.jpg

Apparently the auger's...
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