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Thanks for the feedback. Is there anything...

Thanks for the feedback.

Is there anything special I need to know when shopping for the enclosure, or are they pretty much universal?
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Posted By duster1979

Salvaging a hard drive

The motherboard on my computer died, which isn't a big deal as I was ready to upgrade anyway. What is a big deal is that there is data on the hard drive that I need to retrieve. My thought is to...
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Actually, it seems to be pretty foolproof! I...

Actually, it seems to be pretty foolproof!

I went ahead and did the restore; I hadn't set a restore point previously, but the little popup calender showed several dates to choose from to restore...
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Posted By duster1979

How do I do a "system restore" on XP?

I'm having problems running Acrobat on my computer. It used to work fine, but within the last few weeks it has started locking up when my wife tries to open the PDF file she needs for her job. On...
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Any chance you could give me a step-by-step on...

Any chance you could give me a step-by-step on how to do this? I'm having the same problem. Thanks!
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Posted By duster1979

Need software to record activity

Hi, I believe I have someone engaged in inappropriate activity on one of my computers. Can anyone point me in the direction of software (free download preferably) that will allow me to record...
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Posted By duster1979

GE Washer won't drain

I've got an older GE washer that won't drain. It makes a light humming sound that seems to be coming from the pump, but doesn't move any water at all. Is my pump shot, or is there something else I...
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Posted By duster1979

Lots of lighting fixtures have pullchains;...

Lots of lighting fixtures have pullchains; however, finding a chandelier with one may be a bit of a challenge.

You do have a couple of options, though. One is to buy a fixture without a pullchain...
10-01-05, 03:22 PM
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Posted By duster1979

LP furnace runs briefly and (sometimes) frequently

My LP gas furnace will often kick on for very short bursts, sometimes less than a minute. Sometimes it will do it frequently (say every five minutes), sometimes it will be 30 minutes or more...
09-26-05, 04:17 PM
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Posted By duster1979

As long the gap isn't more than an inch or so,...

As long the gap isn't more than an inch or so, you should be able to buy a conduit hanger that will support it away from the wall.
09-26-05, 04:00 PM
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The answer is, it's a moot point. ...

The answer is, it's a moot point.

Contractors charge based on how much they need to clear to make a job worthwhile. Some mark up their parts and supplies but charge less for labor, while some...
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Posted By duster1979

'94 Grand Marquis drops out of OD

I have a 1994 Grand Marquis that frequently drops out of overdrive on the highway. It had the problem when I bought it a year ago (fully disclosed by seller); it suddenly stopped doing it a few...
07-19-05, 01:07 PM
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Posted By duster1979

Different utility companies handle it...

Different utility companies handle it differently. As someone else mentioned, it may be that you are responsibile for it; I would definitely hire an electrician, though.



Are we talking copper...
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Posted By duster1979

Or just head to your local home improvement...

Or just head to your local home improvement store; pullchain switches for 2- and 3-speed fans are pretty universal and should run all of $3-$4.
07-05-05, 10:29 PM
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Posted By duster1979

Much of it will depend on local code; typically...

Much of it will depend on local code; typically romex does not need to go through conduit unless it passes through living space. And there is no advantage to using the outdoor romex indoors; it...
07-05-05, 10:10 PM
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Posted By duster1979

Also check the basement, laundry room, front...

Also check the basement, laundry room, front porch/deck/patio; anyplace where local code may require a GFCI. Also look at any large closets or other spaces that the builder or a previous owner may...
07-05-05, 09:52 PM
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Posted By duster1979

Not all utilities are the same. In my area, the...

Not all utilities are the same. In my area, the utility supplies the cable to the meter base; you supply everything from the base on (except the meter itself, of course). Sometimes you can buy the...
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Posted By duster1979

pcboss is correct. However, the distance they...

pcboss is correct. However, the distance they are talking about is the length of the wire, not the physical distance of the lights from the transformer. If you want the light 6' from the...
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Posted By duster1979

There's really nothing difficult about hooking up...

There's really nothing difficult about hooking up the LV lights to a transformer.
06-25-05, 08:39 PM
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Posted By duster1979

Is there a main breaker disconnect at the meter? ...

Is there a main breaker disconnect at the meter? If so, how many amps?

I'd replace the box regardless of whether it's overloaded. I had a pushmatic box in my old house. A replacement 20 amp...
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Posted By duster1979

1994 Grand Marquis intermittently idles too high

Lately my 1994 Grand Marquis has been idling too high on an intermittent basis. For the most part it's been a minor annoyance at worst. But on the way home from work Friday it seemed to escalate to...
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Posted By duster1979

Networking to old computer vs. pulling hard drive

We recently purchased a new computer. At the time I planned to pull the hard drive from the old computer and hook it up to the new one so I wouldn't have to transfer files and install all the...
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Posted By duster1979

Prepping a used computer to sell

I've got an older computer that I'd like to sell. I don't think there's anything confidential saved on it (I've pretty much only used it as a backup to surf the web when my wife has needed to use...
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Posted By duster1979

Sorry, bad semantics. I lost the communication...

Sorry, bad semantics. I lost the communication files from Windows setup, not the modem drivers. What I wanted to know is if the XP upgrade will have all these files, or if I would have to install...
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Posted By duster1979

Windows upgrade question

I've had some intermittant problems with my modem for some time now. Recently I was completely unable to dial up; someone suggested that I uninstall and reinstall my drivers to see if that would...
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