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I checked my washer's owner's manual and it...

I checked my washer's owner's manual and it recommends changing the hoses every 5 years, but it makes no mention of stainless steel hoses so I assume the recommendation is for rubber hoses. I plan...
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Posted By 555help

Thanks for the additional info on the filters. ...

Thanks for the additional info on the filters.

Regarding the hoses, I am planning on installing stainless steel ones rather than rubber. Even though you've found stainless steel to be very...
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So as far as the screens (filters) go, it sounds...

So as far as the screens (filters) go, it sounds like they are permanently installed in the inlet valves, and I just need to check them and clean out any debris that may have collected there.
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replacing washing machine inlet hoses (inexperienced DIYer)

It's time for me to replace the water inlet hoses for my 5 year old washing machine. I'm not a super experienced DIYer, so I'm wondering if there is more to it than just shutting off the water,...
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Two responses suggest the material could be...

Two responses suggest the material could be brought in from rodents or other critters. That never occurred to me. But that might explain how the filter got a hole in it. My wife does sometimes...
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strange stuff in my Honda cabin (dust and pollen) filter

I recently checked the cabin filter in my wife's 2012 Honda CR-V, and was surprised at what I found in it. It had at least 6 or 7 small pieces of dark gray foam-like material about the size of a...
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Posted By 555help

Thanks for your input. It turned out that...

Thanks for your input.

It turned out that the wheel bearing test didn't result in a rumble.

I'm hearing the noise at different speeds and both while going straight down the road and after...
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Posted By 555help

I bought the car new in February 2014, and it has...

I bought the car new in February 2014, and it has 26,500 miles on it. I imagine the caliper pins have never been cleaned and lubricated. I didn't know that this type of maintenance is performed.
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Posted By 555help

Thanks guys. "Music louder" and "letting it go...

Thanks guys. "Music louder" and "letting it go "sounds like the proper route to take.
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Posted By 555help

I took my car to the repair shop at the Honda...

I took my car to the repair shop at the Honda dealer yesterday and they checked the cv boots, suspension, rack and pinion, and didn't see any problems. The technician took it out for a test drive and...
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Thanks for your input Pilot Dane and Norm201. I...

Thanks for your input Pilot Dane and Norm201. I think I'll take it in to the Honda dealer this coming week before the problem gets worse. I'm going to try to get a recording of the sound first...
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Posted By 555help

Honda Fit making noise after completing turns

I have a 2013 Honda Fit with an automatic transmission and about 26,000 miles on it. For about three months now, it has been periodically making a noise which lasts for about one second. I first...
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Thanks. Sounds like we could save some money if...

Thanks. Sounds like we could save some money if my son does the job.
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No. I haven't. I was asking about the...

No. I haven't. I was asking about the reasonableness of the estimated repair cost mainly for negotiating the price of the car. My 17 year old son wants to try to do the repair. He has learned a...
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Posted By 555help

Thanks flatcrank! It doesn't look like we...

Thanks flatcrank!

It doesn't look like we are going to buy the car--but, who knows maybe the one we buy will be a similar VW. I've never driven a car that was older than about 10 or 12 years,...
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Posted By 555help

evaporator purge valve for 2008 Scion tC

I am thinking of buying a 2008 Scion tC which has the "Check Engine" light illuminated. A local Toyota dealer's service shop looked the car over and said the check engine light was on because the...
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Posted By 555help

Thanks to everyone for your input. Your...

Thanks to everyone for your input. Your responses plus the input of two other VW dealership service shops make me feel more positive about buying an older VW. One VW dealer shop said that there...
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Are electronic parts for old VWs still available?

I'm considering buying a 2003 VW Golf and my wife called the local VW dealer to arrange for them to look the car over. She was connected to the repair shop and talked to a mechanic who discouraged...
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Thanks for the input CarbideTipped. I was...

Thanks for the input CarbideTipped. I was planning on caulking and have some silicone caulk for the job. The prior spout was not caulked with silicone and it cracked--probably from the spout...
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Handyone, thanks for your help. The spout is...

Handyone, thanks for your help.

The spout is a Mixet and the model number appears to be SWD0422 D.

The max stub out is 2.5 inches, but I think the pipe is within that length.

When I tried to...
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Posted By 555help

bathtub slip-on diverter spout wiggles

I am looking for tips on how to install a tub diverter slip-on spout properly so it does not wiggle. I have a couple of do-it-yourself books from the library and they don't address this problem. ...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-13-15, 07:34 PM
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Posted By 555help

I didn't ask for a permit. I'm afraid that the...

I didn't ask for a permit. I'm afraid that the inspector will tell me that I need to install a drain in the closet and that sounds like an expensive headache. I don't know how much longer I'll be...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-13-15, 02:11 PM
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Posted By 555help

I think I have a local disconnect. There is a...

I think I have a local disconnect. There is a switch to turn off the electricity to the heater mounted on the wall nearby. Regarding the other things brought up, I should be able to address them...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-12-15, 01:29 PM
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Posted By 555help

Here are two pictures of the connections after...

Here are two pictures of the connections after another plumber worked on them. All the lines including the connections to the hot and cold lines are hard-piped now. The corrections were done at no...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-10-15, 08:43 PM
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Posted By 555help

I talked to a representative from the company on...

I talked to a representative from the company on Thursday and he sent a different plumber to make corrections. The relief valve, hot water, and cold water connections are now all hard-piped, and I...
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