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Posted By Darwin's Child

The job is done. I located the center of...

The job is done.

I located the center of the sprayer hole and punched a good dent to keep the bit from wandering. I put a few drops of, believe it or don't, olive oil on the spot. I then used a...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks for the advice, guys. Today my wife...

Thanks for the advice, guys.

Today my wife and I bought a Master Chef 1.1 cubic foot microwave. It has a door handle which you grab onto to simply pull out and push in the door, rather than the...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Is there such a thing ...............

.............. as a reliable microwave oven nowadays?

About 4 years ago my wife and I got rid of a 35-year-old, heavy, bulletproof Panasonic microwave (that cost $1100 new) and bought a "modern"...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Anybody know with certainty that the sprayer hole...

Anybody know with certainty that the sprayer hole has to be 1-3/8, or can it be smaller and, if so, how small can it be?

(The tapset is being shipped to us as I type, so I can't answer this...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks for all the great advice, guys! I really...

Thanks for all the great advice, guys! I really appreciate it.
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Posted By Darwin's Child

I just found this hole-size versus rpm chart: ...

I just found this hole-size versus rpm chart:
https://www.imperialsupplies.com/pdf/3660-5_F_Drill_Bit_Sheet_Update.pdf
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks. What do you suggest should be the...

Thanks.

What do you suggest should be the approximate rpm for the largest steps? Is there any such thing as too slow?

Thanks.
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Can one use oils other than "cutting oil" to...

Can one use oils other than "cutting oil" to lubricate and cool drilling? I ask because I'm going to be drilling a 1-3/8" hole in an older stainless steel sink to install a sprayer and I want to...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks for the great replies, guys! I really...

Thanks for the great replies, guys! I really appreciate it.
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Low-flow toilets versus "getting it down the line"

The one and only concern I have about low-flush-volume toilets in general is whether that low flow might, shall we say, inhibit the movement (pun intended) of the solid waste down the sewer line from...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-14-18, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Here's the distance from the tank to the floor...

Here's the distance from the tank to the floor drain.
Forum: Water Heaters
07-13-18, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

I decided for the moment to replace the anode and...

I decided for the moment to replace the anode and flush the tank.

I removed the anode, put 5 gallons of white vinegar in the tank, allowed it to soak for 3 hours and thoroughly flushed the tank...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-06-18, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Apparently this is the control unit in that photo...

Apparently this is the control unit in that photo above:
https://www.amazon.ca/RELIANCE-WATER-HEATER-9007884005-Electronic/dp/B00CGASYAK#customerReviews

I must say that the reviews of that...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-06-18, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Below is a photo of the control unit of a used,...

Below is a photo of the control unit of a used, 4-year-old JW HWH that I'm considering purchasing because it's almost a giveaway. The owner replaced it with one of those on-the-wall, continuous...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-05-18, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

I'm willing to bet that your response about our...

I'm willing to bet that your response about our Entergizer Bunny would have been the same had I made my first post on this thread 18 years ago. "The reamining life of that heater is totally unknown...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-05-18, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Here's the John Wood web site: ...

Here's the John Wood web site:
https://www.johnwoodwaterheaters.com/en/products
There are a couple of "wholesale distributors" in Edmonton.

I'm considering their basic model AV40N here:...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-04-18, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Maybe replacing 40-year-old John Wood

In 2000, my wife and I moved into our home, which was built in around 1978. Before we moved into the house, we had a pre-purchase inspection done and one of the things noticed was that the John Wood...
01-12-16, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks, SP. When I went to pick up the...

Thanks, SP.

When I went to pick up the wheel, I brought along the outer plastic part of the assembly with the motor still attached to it.

I did this because the person from whom we bought the...
01-11-16, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Yesterday I found a local supplier for a new OEM...

Yesterday I found a local supplier for a new OEM blower wheel and today my neighbor and I drove maybe 8 miles to buy it. We paid an amount slightly less than if we ordered it from the states.
...
01-09-16, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

BTW, I tried to do the method I described above...

BTW, I tried to do the method I described above to get some heat up to the second floor, but apparently my neighbor has only two wires going to each thermostat. When the thermostat is set to "Fan...
01-09-16, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

This morning I went over to my neighbor's place....

This morning I went over to my neighbor's place. In short, we disconnected maybe three hoses; removed the six screws from around the periphery of the front half of the assembly; pulled the front half...
01-08-16, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

For the heck of it, I just got a quote for a new...

For the heck of it, I just got a quote for a new assembly from a one-man, independent furnace repair business. He contacted the local Carrier distributor for a price. $940, and this is without...
01-08-16, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

I've arranged with my neighbor to dis-assemble...

I've arranged with my neighbor to dis-assemble the inducer on Saturday.

What I think is going to make this job a bit easier is that I think the front part of the two-part plastic shell can be...
01-07-16, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Seattle, for Canadians ordering from the states,...

Seattle, for Canadians ordering from the states, after converting USD to CAD, the price of the assembly is going to be around $675 CAD and that does not include import duty or brokerage fees that the...
01-06-16, 10:05 PM
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Views: 4,655
Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks, PJmax! It must be this one: ...

Thanks, PJmax!

It must be this one:
Carrier Furnace Draft Inducer Blower Wheel 322592-701 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com...
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