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Forum: Water Heaters
01-31-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 28,066
Posted By wagstdy

Sounds like you need a new gas control valve. ...

Sounds like you need a new gas control valve. You can buy replacements at HD/Lowes for about $65.
Forum: Water Heaters
01-31-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By wagstdy

Check to make sure the hot/cold lines were...

Check to make sure the hot/cold lines were connected correctly on the water heater. Look on top of the water heater where the lines go in/out. There should be a "C" and an "H" stamped into the...
01-31-09, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By wagstdy

There is a possibility that your drains are not...

There is a possibility that your drains are not clogged and your septic system is simply full and needs pumping. If you suspect your septic tank is full, get it pumped before attempting to clean...
01-31-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By wagstdy

You could simply have sediment stuck in the...

You could simply have sediment stuck in the shower head and/or aerators at the faucets. Take the shower head off and then turn on the water.....do you get good flow? Same with the faucets at your...
01-31-09, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By wagstdy

A "jumbo" wax ring is a little taller than a...

A "jumbo" wax ring is a little taller than a standard ring and might be enough to seal the extra-tall gap between the flange and the toilet base.

Another option would be to remove the existing...
01-31-09, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,577
Posted By wagstdy

Plunging is a great idea. With the disposal OFF,...

Plunging is a great idea. With the disposal OFF, try pulling up on the plunger quickly (watch out for splash) and pushing down gently to reset the plunger. This technique will hopefully pull the...
01-31-09, 04:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 161,672
Posted By wagstdy

I applaud Patrickthenomad's accomplishment. Like...

I applaud Patrickthenomad's accomplishment. Like already mentioned, this is a "Do It Yourself" board not "Come And Be Scared By The Self-Righteous Tradesman."

There's a lot of good advice in this...
12-20-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 190,298
Posted By wagstdy

This is great info and difficult to find on the...

This is great info and difficult to find on the internet. My mom/dad were recently left "holding the bag" on a very cold night because of this crappy GE design. The next day and about $1000 later...
Replies: 19
Views: 3,084
Posted By wagstdy

Maybe the 20-minute problem is related to the...

Maybe the 20-minute problem is related to the fuel filter, fuel lines, or dirt in the tank. Maybe crud is building up on the filter screen and clogging it after 20 minutes and then falls off and...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By wagstdy

Remove the spark plug, connect it to the spark...

Remove the spark plug, connect it to the spark plug wire and ground it against the cooling fins (wear a glove and/or use some insulated pliers to hold it) and then pull the cord. Do you get spark? ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,328
Posted By wagstdy

Fisheye - No offense but are you pulling the...

Fisheye -
No offense but are you pulling the choke out? I know my engine won't start without choking it. Had to ask.
Also, with the float bowl off and the solenoid wires connected, you should...
Replies: 7
Views: 11,380
Posted By wagstdy

I know this is an old thread but I'm about to...

I know this is an old thread but I'm about to attempt the same repair and have a couple questions:
1. Do you have that picture of what the governor should look like?
2. Can the governor be...
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