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Lost my clock/calendar

My ten year old Acer laptop has quit maintaining the date and time. Every time I shut it down, it reverts to a date and time in 2006. I assumed that this was a bad cmos battery. I replaced the...
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Do you mean it is very difficult to pull the...

Do you mean it is very difficult to pull the starting cord, or that the engine takes many trys to actually begin running?
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E-mail Addresses in MS Office 365

I am setting up a new laptop with Windows 10 and MS Office 365. I have a question concerning Office Outlook. My old desktop with Windows XP is running an earlier version of Outlook, and I want to...
11-11-11, 08:44 PM
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I've had a 5000 W portable generator for over 10...

I've had a 5000 W portable generator for over 10 years. I used it to power two refrigerators and one upright freezer, several lights and my forced air gas furnace. I was careful to hook up the...
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Just a follow-up for you Cheese. I checked out...

Just a follow-up for you Cheese. I checked out my Mom's generator this evening. When I pulled off the valve cover it became apparent that the intake valve was stuck in the open position. I was...
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Generator Fuel

My portable emergency generator has about 5 gal of gas in it's 9 gal. tank, and I am uncertain how to best prepare it for the next time of use. Whenever I shut the engine down, I close the valve and...
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Thanks for the suggestion Cheese. I will remove...

Thanks for the suggestion Cheese. I will remove the valve cover and see what I can tell about the valve action. You mention treating the gas with Marvel Mystery Oil. Is this used rather than...
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Backup Generator Compression Issue

When the power went out due to Wed's storms, I went over to my Mom and hooked up her generator to keep her freezer & refrigerator going. I went back later to re-fuel it. After gassing it up, I was...
12-25-10, 07:32 PM
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I'm certainly interested in your progress as you...

I'm certainly interested in your progress as you shore up your house. Good luck.
12-19-10, 09:08 PM
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I believe those are old plastic tile. There does...

I believe those are old plastic tile. There does not seem to be any depth to them in the photo and I can't see any sign of a grout line. The substrate looks to me like plaster rather than drywall....
12-19-10, 07:26 PM
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Give us a follow-up on your final outcome. ...

Give us a follow-up on your final outcome. Thanks..
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Is it commonplace for states which have vehicle...

Is it commonplace for states which have vehicle inspection to do compression testing? My only experience living in a state which had an inspection was many years ago when I was in the Air Force in...
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LC, I believe you meant that if the plug does not...

LC, I believe you meant that if the plug does not spark, it is an ignition issue, not a fuel problem.
06-29-09, 09:06 AM
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Thanks for the replies. Time-delay was my...

Thanks for the replies. Time-delay was my initial thought, but I just wondered if there was any safety related reason not to use that type. Thanks again.
06-28-09, 07:33 PM
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Which Type of Fuse??

I have an old family farm house with a 125 amp Square D breaker box. The service disconnect is a 100 amp Square D cartridge fuse. I have never had the main blow, but I decided that I better have a...
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Question Paint Prep Help

I am preparing a rental house for sale for my mother. The house is red brick, but the front of the house has been painted (acrylic latex). I don't like painted brick, but in the interest of...
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Increased compression after squirting oil in the...

Increased compression after squirting oil in the cylinder is an indication that your piston rings are worn. Face it, in an engine with this many miles, you have got your money's worth and it is time...
03-05-09, 10:58 PM
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Many years ago I build an addition to my house in...

Many years ago I build an addition to my house in Alabama. I took an exam on the code and was given a permit to do the electrical (including re-wiring of old part of house). A few years ago I...
02-24-09, 10:30 AM
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Termite Extermination

I have had some termite damage in my home. The ground floor is 8 concrete block on concrete slab. It is amazing how those little critters can make their way through tiny crevasse in the concrete. ...
10-28-08, 10:16 PM
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Breaker Box Wiring

I understand that it is acceptable to place two circuits on one breaker (assuming the load is within limits) by pig-tailing as opposed to placing two cables under the breaker terminal. However, can...
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My son had the same problem with his old Toyota...

My son had the same problem with his old Toyota (22R). When the valve chain tensioner gave up the ghost, it allowed the chain to slap the cover to the point that it wore a hole through which...
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If it is blowing oil out the exhaust and running...

If it is blowing oil out the exhaust and running poorly, it is not "in great shape". You should never open the oil filler when and engine is running. It will blow oil out! When you had the head...
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Foam Filling

When I go to our family farm in Miss., I nearly always end up with a flat tire on one piece of machinery or other, which takes time away from the limited time I already have to mow the yard and...
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On a couple of occasions one of my older chain...

On a couple of occasions one of my older chain saws, after an extended period of inactivity, would act as your does. I found that the fuel mix had apparently seeped into the cylinder and was...
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