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I'm in largely the same situation: looking for a...

I'm in largely the same situation: looking for a tablesaw but don't have a lot of space to devote to it (the 2-car garages they build these days are more like the 1-car garages they used to build). ...
12-12-05, 06:42 PM
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Thanks, GregH. You just saved me from wasting...

Thanks, GregH. You just saved me from wasting money on a filter.
12-11-05, 01:37 PM
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Ways to prolong the life of a filter wick?

Hi. I have a Holmes console-style humidifier (10 gal/day) and I guess my tapwater has a fairly high mineral content because I seem to get around three weeks out of a filter wick before it's more...
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Thanks for the fast response. This...

Thanks for the fast response.

This morning, I received an email response from Lightolier. It turns out that the L500-series has indeed been discontinued but it's only the reflector and not the...
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Posted By arcas

Help understanding reflector light types and brightnesses

Okay. This is something that has made me scratch my head for a while.

- The 60W incandescents (eg. "normal" lightbulbs) in my porch fixtures are rated at 840 lumens.
- A 60W PAR30 reflector at...
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Posted By arcas

Lightolier recessed lights

Hi. My house has 9 Lightolier L511WH recessed fixtures. It would appear that Lightolier has either discontinued this model or has changed their numbering scheme because their website no longer...
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Posted By arcas

Hi. Do you have any pictures of your kitchen...

Hi. Do you have any pictures of your kitchen with the fluorescent above-cabinet lights turned on? I've given some thought to above-cabinet lighting but hadn't considered using fluorescents. Thanks!
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Unhappy Stihl FS85 fuel leak revisited

This is driving me nuts. My secondhand Stihl FS85 carb appears to have a fuel leak. I installed a carb kit, minus the welch plugs, hoping that it was just a bad gasket. The primer bulb and fuel...
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Posted By arcas

Okay. Replaced the bulb, fuel lines and figured...

Okay. Replaced the bulb, fuel lines and figured while I was at it , I'd clean the carb and install a zama carb kit. Then I used it for about 30 minutes around the yard (she started on first pull). ...
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Thanks for the insight. I'll replace the lines...

Thanks for the insight. I'll replace the lines and the primer bulb and see if that solves the problem. The bulb HAS lost some of its "springiness" so it should probably be replaced even if it's not...
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Sorry about the late response. I got busy with...

Sorry about the late response. I got busy with other things and forgot about the Stihl's problem until today. Haven't used it since my original post. In the meantime, I'd been storing it...
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Stihl FS-85 leaking fuel when stored vertical?

Yesterday, I hung it in the garage like normal [1] and a few hours later the garage was filled with the unmistakable odor of gasoline. On closer inspection, I found some gas/oil splatters on the...
02-09-05, 01:51 PM
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Posted By arcas

Doubtful...

Usually, MFD stands for microfarad (aka uF).

Since a typical car audio capacitor is in the 1F range, I'm afraid your electric motor capacitor won't be nearly large enough.
02-07-05, 08:45 PM
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Posted By arcas

While not necessarily a solution to your problem,...

While not necessarily a solution to your problem, in my experience a significant amount of cold air enters through the fireplace even though you might have the damper completely shut (I've seen this...
02-07-05, 08:06 PM
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Posted By arcas

Carrier Weathermaker 8000: no ignition

Hi. Have the above-mentioned furnace in the attic. Horizontal version. Installed in 1993/1994. Begining this afternoon, the burners have stopped igniting. The draft motor spins up, I hear the...
02-06-05, 08:26 AM
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Posted By arcas

This is exactly how my house is wired. The...

This is exactly how my house is wired. The bedroom light switches control one half of one of the receptacles in the room. Took me a while to figure this out but looking back, I guess it makes sense...
02-05-05, 07:43 PM
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Posted By arcas

Adding an outlet to a walk-in closet? Allowed?

Hi. I've been running in-wall network cable in my house and most of my rooms now have at least one ethernet port. I'd like to locate the network switch in a 5x8 walk-in closet rather than in the...
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Posted By arcas

Hi. Thanks for the response. Luckily the needle...

Hi. Thanks for the response. Luckily the needle clip didn't get lost. The damping spring is a different piece made of very fine wire -- much weaker than the spring you find in Bic pens. It fits...
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Gah. Lost the float spring on Tecumseh carb

Finally found some time to clean the carb on my Snapper snowblower (it's a Tecumseh HSK-600 engine). While inserting the float's hinge pin, the little damping spring jumped out and for the life of...
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Posted By arcas

Thanks for pointing this out. I, too, have an...

Thanks for pointing this out. I, too, have an engine (3hp Tecumseh 2-cycle) that surges or throbs. I'll test for an air leak tomorrow. Thanks.
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Posted By arcas

Just a quick update... Called a couple...

Just a quick update...

Called a couple local lawn equipment/repair shops. Turns out Tecumseh has used 3 different carbs on this particular engine model (HSK600-1691) and as a result, there's no...
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Posted By arcas

Thanks. I concur with Halo...loosing the nut on...

Thanks. I concur with Halo...loosing the nut on the bottom of the carb bowl, even slightly, allows fuel to leak. That said, I finally got around to starting this bad boy today. It started on the...
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Posted By arcas

Question Snapper LE3019/Tecumseh HSK-600

Hi. Last week I picked up a used Snapper LE3019R snowblower. It's built around a Tecumseh HSK-600 engine. The seller tells me that one must keep pressing the primer button to keep it running until...
10-28-04, 08:52 PM
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Posted By arcas

Thanks for the responses. Sorry, I should have...

Thanks for the responses. Sorry, I should have mentioned, I live in Lexington, Kentucky. I'll call downtown and find out (hopefully) what the local building codes specify. It still gets quite warm...
10-26-04, 09:19 PM
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Posted By arcas

Q: partial floor for furnace access

Hi. Currently my attic has no floor so I have to hop from joist to joist each time I change the furnace filter. I'd like to install a small L-shaped path (5' by 7') from the attic trapdoor to the...
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