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The reason for my concern is that I have read...

The reason for my concern is that I have read thar if the linkage is incorrect it can lead to over-revving and engine failure. That being said... how do I know the positions of the governor and...
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How can I make a replacement throttle linkage ?

I have an old Tecumseh MH80 mounted on a Roto-Hoe 990-5 tiller from the late 70s. I lost the linkage that runs from the throttle control bracket on the blower cover to the governor on the opposite...
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Need advice on type of antenna to buy

We have been living on a standard tv antenna which is mounted on a 25 ft tower. The rotor died years ago and the antenna has part hanging from it. I was thinking about buying a new antenna and a...
01-16-16, 02:31 PM
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Need to replace my old water softener-need advice

I have a "Sears Kenmore Super Salt Saver 80 Plus" that is over 20 years old. I want to replace it. How do I choose a replacement that is equivalent to it? I have a 3 person household and very hard...
11-18-15, 12:03 PM
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Where is the 155v on the white/ground coming from?

Where is the 155v on the white/ground coming from?
11-18-15, 11:57 AM
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As I said, black to white measures 1.5 v. I just...

As I said, black to white measures 1.5 v. I just went out to check measurements to ground. White to ground measures 155v and black to ground measures 1.5v. This is really rediculous because it should...
11-17-15, 01:19 PM
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There is a ground wire coming out of the wall...

There is a ground wire coming out of the wall which is attached to the crossbar that the light screws to. The other 2 wires coming out of the wall were attached to the fixture, and they are black and...
11-17-15, 12:30 PM
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Light circuit lost voltage

I have a motion detector light at the back of my house. It has not worked in years. At one time I remember it coming on but not anymore. I can not find a switch in the house for it and so I assume it...
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Need manual for 1973 Sears Craftsman shredder-bagger

Scoured the internet and can not find any info on this shredder except that a few people have them. I need a manual and would like some videos if I can get them.

Here is a video of a Bolens that...
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Gas cap on Brute power washer will not close-gasket hard

I have a 1 year old Brute power washer. The gas cap worked fine before but not I can not get it to twist-lock. It is a basic twist cap with two little ears on opposite sides which you align with the...
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I'm in the sub-arctic Michigan. Pump Defender is...

I'm in the sub-arctic Michigan. Pump Defender is at Menards for $7. As for putting a hose in a jug of anti-freeze, that sounds great but they say you should never start the washer without PRESSURE on...
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Is "Pump Defender" a worthwhile anti-freeze for power washer?

I need to winterize my power washer. The store guy recommended the basement in the winter but I was raised to beleive that gasoline does NEVER belong in the house. He then recommended "Pump Defender"...
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I called "Servall" in Flint, Mich yesterday and...

I called "Servall" in Flint, Mich yesterday and they said they can get the hinge for $17.
Those are definately bolt heads.
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Anyone care to take a stab at answering this?...

Anyone care to take a stab at answering this? Just hate to take a bolt out and find out I can't get it back in. But it looks like it has no other possible purpose.
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How do I remove this hinge on Roper 2041B40?

I need to replace the hinge on Roper built in oven model 2041B40. Heres some pics. The question is, is the big bolt inside the oven what is holding the hinge in?
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This Brute pressure washer is a confusing...

This Brute pressure washer is a confusing situation. I was led to believe that Brute is not a good product. On looking at the manual for this washer I see that it is manufactured by the Briggs And...
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Still looking. I was looking at a Brute today....

Still looking.
I was looking at a Brute today. Confusing situation. Axial pump is the one on the bottom. I was told to only buy one with the pump on the side. Well, this brute Brute 3100 PSI Gas...
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I have decided that for the price I would get...

I have decided that for the price I would get either a Brute or a Snap-on from Menards. $130 off regular price. Both are axial pumps. Yes I know that I will be discouraged from buying axial but the...
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Looked at pressure washers in Menards tonight....

Looked at pressure washers in Menards tonight. They have a Snap-on and a Brute. Never seen a snap-on machine before. Thought they only did hand tools. As for the Brute, heard they have a Briggs...
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All good info. people. Thanks. I put about 30...

All good info. people. Thanks.
I put about 30 hours on the generator with 10w30 as per manufacturer recommendation. I will now change the oil and use the same again. I will not put the synthetic in...
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Should I use synthetic in my new generator?

I recently purchased a new 7500 watt Pulsar generator. Owners manual only says to use 10w30 oil. New mention or synthetic. I am told that synthetic is always better than standard oil. Is this true?...
12-27-13, 03:28 PM
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Does stabilizer prevent breakdown of both gas and...

Does stabilizer prevent breakdown of both gas and alcohol?
I will be much for preventive maintainence minded now. This was the worst power outage experience I have ever had. :eek:
Menards...
12-27-13, 11:43 AM
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Please explain the ethanol comment. Whats wrong...

Please explain the ethanol comment. Whats wrong with ethanol and why does a once-a-month trunning help?
12-27-13, 03:22 AM
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Any Pulsar generator users with opinions?

I just survived the Michigan power outage from the ice storm. My 5000 watt generac died from a gunked up carb from too many years of non-use.

Just in time, I heard that Menards had just gotten a...
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Ok, I found some promising looking videos. But a...

Ok, I found some promising looking videos. But a problem I am still searching for is how do I remove from the bottom of the triggerhead, that plate that holds the little wheels? I need to remove that...
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