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01-25-15, 02:22 PM
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Posted By wakebdr

I'm planning on putting my office down there. So...

I'm planning on putting my office down there. So there will be a couple of monitors and computers on this new receptacle. It's a fairly small space, but I'm wondering if I should just bite the...
01-24-15, 09:34 PM
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Views: 3,444
Posted By wakebdr

Adding an outlet to unfinished basement

I want to add an outlet to my unfinished basement. Currently, there is a single 15 amp circuit in the basement that has 6 lights and 3 outlets on it.

1. Can I even add an outlet to this...
Replies: 14
Views: 6,287
Posted By wakebdr

I'm gonna try a new plug this week. If that...

I'm gonna try a new plug this week. If that doesn't do it, then I guess it's off to the small engine shop.
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Views: 6,287
Posted By wakebdr

No dice. And that all looked clean also. This...

No dice. And that all looked clean also. This just doesn't make sense to me. I had this thing cranked and running maybe 2 months ago with no trouble at all.
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Views: 6,287
Posted By wakebdr

Don't hear anything strange in it. It feels like...

Don't hear anything strange in it. It feels like it should start. It feels and sounds like I'm trying to crank it with the switch in the off position.
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Views: 6,287
Posted By wakebdr

Put a little fuel in the plug hole, but it still...

Put a little fuel in the plug hole, but it still wouldn't crank. Anything else?
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Views: 6,287
Posted By wakebdr

Just so I don't blow myself up, can you define a...

Just so I don't blow myself up, can you define a 'little gas' when you say to put it in the plug hole?
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Posted By wakebdr

No, it wont start with the air filter removed.

No, it wont start with the air filter removed.
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Views: 6,287
Posted By wakebdr

The plug is sparking. I did notice, however,...

The plug is sparking. I did notice, however, when I pulled it out, it was extremely black. I rubbed it with my finger and it was like it had oil on it. Anything else I can do myself before I take...
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Views: 6,287
Posted By wakebdr

Echo PB-403T won't start

Last week it was my mower, now it's my blower that won't crank. I've cleaned the carb and put new gas in, but it still won't start. When I try to crank it, it sounds like it would if I were...
Replies: 11
Views: 17,224
Posted By wakebdr

The fuel pump was working just fine so I...

The fuel pump was working just fine so I continued with the teardown. Didn't find anything that looked terribly dirty, but I cleaned everything and reassembled it. After a second or two, it fired...
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Views: 17,224
Posted By wakebdr

In the process of disassembling everything...

In the process of disassembling everything according to the link 31YTech provided. I got to the step where I remove the fuel line from the carb. Something seems odd to me though, tell me if it is...
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Views: 17,224
Posted By wakebdr

Here's what I could find. It's a Briggs &...

Here's what I could find. It's a Briggs & Stratton 23HP intek v-twin. The model number on it is 445577. Would some fuel stabilizer or carb cleaner do the job without having to disassemble anything?
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Views: 17,224
Posted By wakebdr

Husqvarna YTH2348 won't start

Attempted to get my mower ready last weekend, but can't get the thing to crank. I've changed the oil, fuel filter, air filter, spark plugs, and put new gas in, but it just won't crank. It spins and...
01-26-12, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,396
Posted By wakebdr

Don't know what's wrong with the picture. I...

Don't know what's wrong with the picture. I found it via Google image search. But yes, it is the little half round piece. I have no idea of the brand but I think it came from Lowes so maybe ill...
01-26-12, 08:19 PM
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Views: 2,396
Posted By wakebdr

Broken door latch

Tonight, the little rounded piece on the back of the door latch on one of my exterior doors broke off. I have no idea how it happened, but all of a sudden there was a small piece of metal on the...
11-18-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 29,040
Posted By wakebdr

Pull up bar mounted on joists

I need some help figuring out if what I want to do will hold the weight I want it to. My basement is unfinished and has the floor joists from the floor above completely exposed. I want to mount a...
07-30-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,764
Posted By wakebdr

Yes. I will route all cables up from the...

Yes. I will route all cables up from the unfinished basement below. I've already done this for another room fairly close and will probably just move what I already did since I don't use it in that...
07-29-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,764
Posted By wakebdr

The floor joists run parallel to the wall. I'm...

The floor joists run parallel to the wall. I'm not 100% certain, but it also looks like there's a beam underneath the wall. And, I'm not sure what's above the wall yet.
07-29-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,764
Posted By wakebdr

All of it. My plan is to cut out the studs,...

All of it.

My plan is to cut out the studs, then fit a box or frame of 2x6's into the opening and attach it to the studs I just cut. The picture in my head kind of resembles a "poor man's...
07-29-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,764
Posted By wakebdr

I will try to take a look at the floor underneath...

I will try to take a look at the floor underneath in the basement when I get home today to see if I can tell if the wall is load bearing or not. There is another floor above the room so I won't be...
07-29-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,764
Posted By wakebdr

Alcove for television: how do I cut out wall?

I want to make an alcove to mount a flat screen tv in our sitting room. My plan is to cut away the drywall, cut away the studs, and fit a box into the hole I just made, then drywall and tidy up the...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By wakebdr

So then the boards on the side would need to be...

So then the boards on the side would need to be sloped? Every time I've done it, and all examples I see online have the screeding done with a board that sits on top of the side boards. If I were to...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By wakebdr

How to do concrete ramp?

I am planning on building a concrete ramp at the double door entrance to my basement. I've done level slabs before, but haven't done anything with a slope.

1. Does it need to be reinforced? The...
03-24-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By wakebdr

I plan on painting it. I have a finish...

I plan on painting it.

I have a finish nailer, but no brad nailer. I have wood glue and can get construction adhesive, but I don't really have an easy way to clamp it after attaching it. The...
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