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Obviously you want the piping depressurized when...

Obviously you want the piping depressurized when you start to take things apart. Generally I shut the pump power off and then open a faucet to drain the pressure tank, letting the water run until the...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-10-08, 12:57 PM
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What you have in the side of the water heater is...

What you have in the side of the water heater is a specialized TPR valve that shuts off the gas to the burner (notice the gas line attached to it?) when the TPR trips. The gas and water never mix;...
01-10-08, 12:41 PM
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I doubt that you can just buy the heating tank....

I doubt that you can just buy the heating tank. You might check eBay and get lucky, though.

A lot of things built 15 years ago were built a lot different than things are built today, some for the...
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File an insurance claim with the fuel oil company...

File an insurance claim with the fuel oil company and let the cleaning pros take care of it. Really.
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You know what the problem is (fuel pump isn't...

You know what the problem is (fuel pump isn't getting power), now you need more details. Sounds to me like you need to get a set of schematics that cover the vehicle. One source is ...
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Generally the alternator is the culprit that...

Generally the alternator is the culprit that generates the whine. It's a high frequency electrical noise that is usually filtered within the alternator. Sometimes the internal filter can fail, or not...
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The loan company currently has the title to the...

The loan company currently has the title to the vehicle. They have to be paid off in full before you can have the title in your posession to be able to sell the car.
Forum: Water Heaters
01-09-08, 01:23 PM
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Water heater replacement is certainly in the...

Water heater replacement is certainly in the realm of the DIYer category. If local codes, etc. allow.

Your inlet and outlet lines connect to the water heater via flexible copper lines, so that...
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Another option is to replace the drain with a...

Another option is to replace the drain with a current part and install/solvent weld the appropriate drain pieces to connect to it.
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I don't know anything about the repair processes...

I don't know anything about the repair processes put on tubs. But, I do know none of them can match what was put on in the factory, the enameled glass coating. That requires red-hot furnace temps...
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Re: "I'm assuming that the chrome drain fitting...

Re: "I'm assuming that the chrome drain fitting is screwed into the drain line."

Well, sort of. The tub overflow is actually connected by pipe to the tub drain and then this combined pipe goes to...
01-09-08, 12:39 PM
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You can add a sanitary tee above or below the...

You can add a sanitary tee above or below the bath sanitary tee for the utility sink drain. 2" drain pipe has plenty of DFU capacity as well as vent capacity for the application. Just get the drain...
01-09-08, 12:32 PM
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Re: "Still not sure I understand what was...

Re: "Still not sure I understand what was happening....does it just take a long time sometimes for all the water to drain...or was there some kind of siphoning process going on....."

Yep, probably...
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Is it a big deal? Hard to say from a distance. ...

Is it a big deal? Hard to say from a distance.

It is a big deal if it would allow air to enter and bypass the filter jeopardizing the engine. In that case, it would be well worth it to by the...
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At startup, the current flowing through the...

At startup, the current flowing through the battery light to the alternator regulator is what gives the voltage regulator the juice to start the alternator generating. There is a rectifier/diode in...
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If it is a brass-to-brass conncection, you can...

If it is a brass-to-brass conncection, you can clean things up with a wire brush and resolder things with acid core solder. Problem is, there are many plastic parts on radiators nowadays that you may...
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Some gauge setups in cars have a separate voltage...

Some gauge setups in cars have a separate voltage regulator feeding the gauges at some lower voltage, maybe 9 volts as an example (I remember a Toyota that had a setup like this). If the voltage...
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Ditto Indypower500. You have passageways...

Ditto Indypower500.

You have passageways withing the carb that are still plugged. Take some stranded copper wire, peel back a few strands and use these to open up and clean out the small drilled...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-13-07, 10:55 AM
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You got the idea: water softeners extend the life...

You got the idea: water softeners extend the life of water heaters.
12-13-07, 10:52 AM
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What you describe sounds fine. The 3/4" is...

What you describe sounds fine. The 3/4" is probably overkill, but I don't have my gas charts handy.
12-12-07, 01:49 PM
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Wonder if what you describe works off the GPS...

Wonder if what you describe works off the GPS system? The main and pole unit could be two GPS receivers with the electronics to yield a height difference. Such a system would work around corners and...
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My '94 doesn't and they're the same generation.

My '94 doesn't and they're the same generation.
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The clean, wet plug sounds like it's not firing....

The clean, wet plug sounds like it's not firing. As compression pressure increases and/or engine load increases, the high voltage required to fire a spark plug increases. If the ignition system is...
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The clutch reservoir is in the engine...

The clutch reservoir is in the engine compartment, generally on the firewall in front of the driver. They usually are a plastic reservoir with a removable cap on the top. There will also be a similar...
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Don't know about krautwagons, but on US cars,...

Don't know about krautwagons, but on US cars, they're generally just held in by a bolt and a retaining clip at the base of the modulator. 5 minute job.
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