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Well casing not plumb...

I had a well drilled for my home three years ago. It was drilled with a cable rig, 5 5/8" bore, 25 feet of galvanized casing. Depth is about 90 feet, all limestone bedrock except for 25"-30" of cover...
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Posted By ruauu2

Thank you all for your useful input and I did...

Thank you all for your useful input and I did find the problem.

It was a loose blade. The blade was not hitting the deck. The looseness was such that it moved slightly back and forth within its...
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Mower engine knocking loudly - is it toast?

22" push mower with B&S 4.0 HP - at least 13 years old.

Model: 10A902
Type: 2189B3
Code 02030455

The engine has developed a loud knocking or clacking noise - the rate of "knock" is tied to...
05-27-18, 12:33 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Please tell us the model # of your thermostat.

Please tell us the model # of your thermostat.
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Posted By ruauu2

Briggs 6.5 HP vapor lock?

My Toro walk-behind has a B&S 6.5 HP that runs fine for a while, then suddenly acts like it's starved for fuel and dies.

Loosening the gas cap solves the issue so I'm assuming vapor lock. The gas...
03-04-18, 06:14 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Electric may be cheaper - I'll have to look into...

Electric may be cheaper - I'll have to look into that. Regardless, I would like the system to operate as intended.
03-04-18, 06:11 PM
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Sorry for getting the terminology wrong. I wrote...

Sorry for getting the terminology wrong. I wrote 'auxiliary' and 'second stage' - Is 'backup heat' the term I'm looking for?



Yes, I'm aware of that.



I don't think so. My understanding...
03-04-18, 02:01 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Yes. I'm not sure, but I believe the...

Yes.



I'm not sure, but I believe the contractor said it wasn't necessary because its function was duplicated in the outdoor unit. Again, I'm not sure of that.
03-04-18, 01:58 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Sorry for the confusion - I think I meant "second...

Sorry for the confusion - I think I meant "second stage"



Yes, the stat does have that and it's set to 30F.
03-04-18, 12:11 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

HVAC guy stumped: Auxiliary heat not working...

My system is an original Nordyne LP furnace in a 1991 mobile home. The heat pump is a Maytag (Nordyne) MSH4BE024KA 2.0 ton installed in April 2015.

In October 2015 I noticed that the aux heat (LP)...
02-12-18, 08:05 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Thank you, Norm201, I already spent quite a bit...

Thank you, Norm201, I already spent quite a bit of time doing that before I posted here and I found nothing.

I'm looking to block the trap of the fixture itself, not the waste pipe.

Perhaps I...
02-12-18, 05:38 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Test plug/balloon for toilet trap?

I occasionally have the need to block a toilet trap.

I have successfully used a toy latex balloon but I was hoping there was a more convenient way, like a test plug or balloon made to go in a...
09-25-17, 10:19 AM
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Posted By ruauu2

Yes, the fan blades are clean.

Yes, the fan blades are clean.
09-25-17, 09:08 AM
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Posted By ruauu2

Dehumidifier: frosts immediately upon startup...

I have a Frigidaire dehumidifier that is less than 2 years old. It seems to be running more than it used to and it's running more than it's resting.

Immediately after starting, the coils start to...
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Posted By ruauu2

Because it needs: -- a new clutch -- at...

Because it needs:

-- a new clutch
-- at least one new wheel
-- a new fuel tank

It also has possibly a carb issue - it seems like it runs too rich or maybe it has a partially-sheared flywheel...
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Buying walk-behind mower: scary reviews...

It's time to replace the 18-year-old Toro rear-wheel drive mulching mower. It's been fairly good and its B&S engine has been great.

I went to Lowe's and the salesperson told me how great the...
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Posted By ruauu2

V-belts: Which brands have performed well for you?

Yes, I realize the "which is best" question/answer is often vague. Given that...

I have a lawn tractor that I'd like the belts to last longer on because of the time involved in replacing them.
...
01-25-17, 10:21 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

This image should clarify - I want the braided...

This image should clarify - I want the braided line to run parallel to the bidet's control arm and not stick straight out the back.

The other end attaches to a tee and the tee is attached directly...
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Posted By ruauu2

Keith204, try the International Brick Collectors...

Keith204, try the International Brick Collectors Association. I don't know if they can help, but they have extensive knowledge of brick history and many members have preserved brick.

I've always...
01-25-17, 09:39 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Compression fitting: 3/8 street elbow or equivalent?

I cannot find a 3/8 compression street elbow and maybe there is no such thing.

I have a bidet attachment for a toilet and the supply line (braided 3/8 compression to 7/8 BC) connects to the bidet...
08-18-16, 09:26 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

I like your description of that "no man's land"...

I like your description of that "no man's land" and it's a good way to discern when to use threaded and when not to. I'll not forget that piece of wisdom.

Great advice - I appreciate your help!
08-18-16, 08:38 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Should I use arrestors? My 60-year-old house has...

Should I use arrestors? My 60-year-old house has never had any and I've not had any water hammer issues (or have I been lucky?).

Also, should I use sweat or threaded ball valves? I've used both...
08-18-16, 06:52 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Utility tub faucet: repair or replace?

I have a utility tub faucet that leaks. I'm thinking about replacing it and the other valves in the area (see photo).

My questions:

1. Given the age (40 to 60 years) and condition, would...
05-27-16, 03:31 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Disinfecting water system: can extended contact time hurt plumbing?

I had a new well drilled and I need to disinfect the well and all the plumbing.

I'm following the Ohio Dept. of Health instructions for disinfecting. The instructions say to maintain a contact...
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Posted By ruauu2

Hi cheese, thank you for your help. The model...

Hi cheese, thank you for your help. The model number is in post #6 and again here:

Model 463707 Type 2238E1 Code 0202045A - I think it's a twin opposed engine...
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