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Problem solved. It turned out to be a bad...

Problem solved. It turned out to be a bad battery.

Bought a new battery and measured the voltage before installing. It measured 12.7 volts. Engine started right up.

The old battery was less...
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Lost electrical power after trying to start engine

I was about to start my 2000 Saturn V6 sedan the other night when the engine cranked a few times and stopped. Then it would not crank anymore.

The battery acted like it was totally dead. Not...
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Hummm, don't recall any missing pillow cases. ...

Hummm, don't recall any missing pillow cases.

Not concerned about resetting the timers for sunrise and sunset variations. We are creatures of habit. We generally get up and go to bed at about...
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We did pick up some security warning labels for...

We did pick up some security warning labels for the windows from Lowes. The package included a security placard which we placed at the corner of the home.

We have a friend storing his Mustang in...
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We decided not to install any alarm system at...

We decided not to install any alarm system at this time. Since there aren't any neighbors that are really close by to hear it.

We ended up securing plywood over the the windows that does not...
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How to protect mobile home

We have a mobile home that is unoccupied 11 months of the year. It is located off a country road. Recently someone broke in with a rock through a bedroom window that faces away from the street. ...
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I ended up picking up a Century FDL6001A motor. ...

I ended up picking up a Century FDL6001A motor. This motor is adaptable to many applications. It is a 1/6-1/2hp 4-speed motor and includes a capacitor. It is available online for less than $100.
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Need new whole house fan motor

The motor of our whole house fan seized last season after having run for hours. It just hummed. Days later, it would run again only to stop after several hours.

Climbed into the attic and...
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No, have not checked the balance of the tires. I...

No, have not checked the balance of the tires. I thought an out of balance tire is more speed sensitive and not too sensitive to the direction of travel?
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Buick with front end shimmy

My 2004 Buick Century has a very subtle shimmy coming from the front end. It is only noticeable at freeway speeds and only on smooth asphalt. It becomes much more noticeable when making right...
08-29-14, 10:28 PM
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How to tell when exterminator is cheating

We have subterranean termites and from what I've read, the most likely treatment will be boring holes through the slab and injecting a non-repellent type termiticide. I will be calling a few places...
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It has been at least 10 years since the remodel. ...

It has been at least 10 years since the remodel. Before, a single sink was in the middle of the counter. Now we have 2 sinks. Nothing to see under the sinks except the back of the cabinet. No...
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Don't know about the venting. This bath...

Don't know about the venting. This bath originally had a single sink on a 10' counter so we added a second sink when we remodeled. Don't know how they did the work.

I have not checked out the...
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How far away is the blockage?

I have a dual sink bathroom that is partially blocked. When I let the water out of one sink, I can hear gurgling noise from the other sink as the sink is about empty. If I try to empty both sinks...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-13-14, 05:06 PM
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Filled the tank and fired up the water heater. ...

Filled the tank and fired up the water heater. Plenty of hot water and no leaks. Should I snug up on the flex line water connections after a few days or leave alone?
Forum: Water Heaters
01-12-14, 09:06 PM
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Posted By davelew

Thanks for the replies. I was using a 12...

Thanks for the replies.

I was using a 12 inch wrench. I gave it another half turn and now it's pointing correctly. Feels like it could torque some more, but stopped. Did not want to risk over...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-12-14, 06:58 PM
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Posted By davelew

T & P valve needs half turn more

I just installed the T & P valve on the top of my new water heater. But it's pointing the wrong way. I need to rotate it half turn more. I have 3 wraps of teflon tape. Would it be ok to add more...
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When I connected thru the HDMI, I was watching...

When I connected thru the HDMI, I was watching hi-def channel. This was only to confirm that the 24" was working for hi-def. Hi-def signal comes thru cable via "cable box".

Since I will not have...
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Thanks for the replies. It seems like...

Thanks for the replies.

It seems like standard-def picture appears a bit grainy on this 24" Vizio. There seems to be a bit of ghosting or convergence issue which I believe should only apply to...
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Does analog signal looks better on CRT tv than HDTV?

I just bought a 24" HDTV to replace the 13" CRT television in the office. Cable company signal goes to the coax connection. Seems like the picture was better when viewed on the CRT than HDTV. Does...
03-14-12, 10:49 AM
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Sprinkler heads not popping up all the way

The sprinklers on one of my lawn zones is not popping up all the way. They only come up half way. Everything was working fine last month. I'm thinking that I have a break in the zone somewhere,...
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Ok to use old fuel?

I have a 2000 Saturn V6 that has been garaged for 2 years. Is it ok to try to start her up or should I replace the fuel first? Will I be looking at clogging the injectors up if I don't replace the...
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CPU usage during automatic updates

I had just opened Firefox to my home page which is Google. No other tabs were opened. I was monitoring the CPU usage via the Windows Task Manager. At the top of the hour was when my automatic...
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I called the Honda dealer and the service writer...

I called the Honda dealer and the service writer told me that their mechanics don't always disconnect the harness when servicing the seat. He said to be careful and tilt the seat back and that might...
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Posted By davelew

It is a manually adjusted seat.

It is a manually adjusted seat.
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