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chimney liner - can I do it myself?

I recently had a new water heater installed and the city is requiring my to add a chimney liner.

What is involved in this job? What kinds of liners are there? Would Home Depot have what I need?
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Posted By Jonre

I use a 500GB MyBook external hard drive and...

I use a 500GB MyBook external hard drive and Acronis True Image backup software.

My entire computer is backed up auto-magically every day at 3:00 a.m. Once you've done the initial full backup...
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Talking Just got down from the roof. Dislodged a clump of...

Just got down from the roof. Dislodged a clump of leaves and whatever that settled way down in there. Four toilet flushes later, no gurgling (so far).

Hey Chandler, you didn't tell me my hose was...
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Hey, for all I know, it's a squirrel down there. ...

Hey, for all I know, it's a squirrel down there.

I'll try your advice tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

Thanks again,

Jon
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Thanks, Larry. Do you mean actually squirt...

Thanks, Larry.

Do you mean actually squirt water down the pipe? Or do you mean use the hose as a sort of snake to dislodge the clog? Or both?


Would it make sense to put a sort of screen over...
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Posted By Jonre

Gurgling noise from tub when toilet flushes

This has been going on for several months, went away for a short while, and has returned. It's fairly loud now.

It happens probably 8 out of 10 flushes. A loud gurgle coming from the tub drain...
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Posted By Jonre

Exclamation The model # is 25351622101 Anyway, I found...

The model # is 25351622101

Anyway, I found the part on the Sears website. It's part # 240440701 (115 on the diagram) and is described as "DAMPER ASSEMBLY, W/SEAL".

The price, including tax and...
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Posted By Jonre

Loud noise from refrigerator

This is an 8-year-old Kenmore refrigerator that recently started making a fairly loud clicking sound that comes and goes. When it starts, it clicks for a good hour or so - it does this 2-3 times a...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-07-05, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Jonre

Gas water heater overflow leaking

We just returned from a one-week vacation, during which I put my gas water heater thermostat on 'vacation' mode.

Once I returned it to its normal setting yesterday, everything worked fine. Now,...
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Posted By Jonre

Kenmore washer won't spin, won't drain

This machine is around 20 years old. It's worked perfectly up until yesterday. It fills, but it doesn't spin or drain.

Considering its age, should I kick it to the curb? If not, what should I...
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Posted By Jonre

Do I need a new garage door opener?

My Craftsman GDO is less than two years old. Recently, it's been acting crazy.

It seems to lose power, and only regains it when I slap the unit real hard (lights are out, I hit it, lights and...
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Posted By Jonre

Yet another garage door operner problem

It's a Sears Craftsman 1/2 HP, less than two years old.

The door will not close, despite any adjustments I've tried. It travels a few inches (usually, sometimes a bit more), then reverses.

I've...
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Posted By Jonre

RCA TV, crazy green colors

My 12-year-old RCA 27-incher is displaying some wacky colors: they are in a circular pattern, radiating from the center. There are three semi-distinct color patterns that resemble a bulls-eye. Any...
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Posted By Jonre

So...how long should brakes last, under "normal"...

So...how long should brakes last, under "normal" driving conditions?

And does the amount of brake dust on the wheels indicate anything related to how much life is left in the brakes?

Thanks,...
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Posted By Jonre

Brakes - general questions

How long should brakes typically last? I have a 2003 Plymouth minivan with 17000 miles on it. My wife was told by the dealer that it needs new pads. This seems early to me.

Is the amount of brake...
05-15-03, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Jonre

GFCI keeps tripping

My fishtank (saltwater..) was right in front of an outlet.. and stupid me spilled some salt water in it. It blew the breaker luckily, and everything was cool as long as I only used the top outlet,...
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Posted By Jonre

Thanks, rogerh, for the info. However, I...

Thanks, rogerh, for the info.

However, I really don't think it applies to me:

*My old GDH, as it turns out, was at least 10 years old (more likely closer to 15 years old). I thought I had been...
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Posted By Jonre

Hey Doug...I just noticed that you're in Royal...

Hey Doug...I just noticed that you're in Royal Oak (I'm in Livonia).

Thanks again, guys.

Jon
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Posted By Jonre

I opened up the old unit and found just what...

I opened up the old unit and found just what Tn...Andy described: a chewed-up plastic main gear.

I'm still glad I sprung for the new opener; works much more smoothly and quietly than the old. Plus...
12-13-02, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Jonre

Thanks for all the tips, guys. Pipe dope...I...

Thanks for all the tips, guys.

Pipe dope...I have a feeling that this is not the actual name of the product. What should I be looking for on the shelf?

Jon
12-12-02, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Jonre

What's the secret to installing PVC drains that don't leak?

My basement laundry tub started leaking at one of the trap connections. I replaced all the PVC piping, used proper rings and teflon tape, squared everything up carefully, tightened firmly by...
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Posted By Jonre

Doug, My opener was behaving properly before...

Doug,

My opener was behaving properly before it died. No chain jumping at all, though it was fairly noisy in operation. Nothing like gnashing gears, just normal opener noises.

"Hum" may have...
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Posted By Jonre

Geez, this is getting interesting. Tell me...

Geez, this is getting interesting.

Tell me exactly what I am looking for/at - drive gear-wise - , and I will post back with my findings.

Jon
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Posted By Jonre

Thanks, guys, for the quick responses. I...

Thanks, guys, for the quick responses.

I ended up biting the bullet and picked up a new (chain drive 1/2 hp) Craftsman opener. I've got it half-installed, will finish the job tomorrow.

Any tips...
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Views: 6,427
Posted By Jonre

Do I need a new garage door opener?

This morning I went out to run some errands. Upon returning, I noticed that my garage door was open about 12 inches. My opener would not work.

It is a 1/2 hp Craftsman chain drive that is at least...
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