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Over the years, I have installed hundreds of...

Over the years, I have installed hundreds of small two stroke piston in chainsaws, blowers and other.
I have never used a ring compressor.
I install--CAREFULLY-- with fingers and occasionally add...
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I don't know if this will help or not but I make...

I don't know if this will help or not but I make 90% of all my gaskets.
On a small gasket, I simply apply a very light coating of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to the mating surface and carefully press...
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Crawlspace Ventilation?

I live in Alabama and have a large, tall crawlspace in about 3/4 of my home with 1/4 unfinished basement.
I use a dehumidifier in the basement and was just wondering if I should leave the...
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Anytime I have ever had that problem, I changed...

Anytime I have ever had that problem, I changed to a different pump or a different gas station.
I think the shutoff is controlled by the pump nozzle.
I NEVER set a gas nozzle to automatic. I never...
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Oil change interval depends on the type operation...

Oil change interval depends on the type operation the vehicle sees. Owners manual states normal and severe oil change intervals. I think a large percentage of drivers don't realize engines and...
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I change oil at 6K never been low. Exactly on the...

I change oil at 6K never been low. Exactly on the full mark with cold engine on level concrete. Newer engines are amazing, never thought I would see that!!
I measured, and it took 23oz. to fill to...
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5223752236[ATTACH]This is the "small oil filter",...

5223752236[ATTACH]This is the "small oil filter", don't think it would hold one half the oil I am speaking of if it was hollow.
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Where is the Oil?

Not sure where to post this---
I recycle all my used oil. I drain and store in a 15 gallon drum and sometimes find it is full.
In that situation, I drain oil and store in the 5qt. jug.
Why is...
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I am not in disagreement with you, just stating...

I am not in disagreement with you, just stating what a 70 year old professional roofer told me.
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Turbines turning on the ground means the wind is...

Turbines turning on the ground means the wind is blowing. Most people think the heat escaping from the attic turns the fans.
I have had to replace several bearings (plastic bushings) in my older...
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Vinyl Soffit vents all around. No ridge vent in...

Vinyl Soffit vents all around. No ridge vent in app. 3,000sf one story home with unfinished partial basement. Thirty year old brick house that is super insulated with large shade trees all around.
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Attic ventilation

I have three roof mounted powered vent fans. Two motors went bad on the same day? I removed the motors and found they were not burned and no smell.
They had an external mounted capacitor so I...
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I wouldn't continue to run the trimmer. Damage...

I wouldn't continue to run the trimmer. Damage can be done with a lean mixture.
I would advise a good carb cleaning or replacement, as mentioned.
Another, more serious problem, could be bad crank...
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I can't start to remember the number of...

I can't start to remember the number of sparkplugs I have cleaned and reused.
Times change and most people just replace sparkplugs. By the same rule, people today, just buy premixed liquids?
I...
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I shut down nearly every night, and before it...

I shut down nearly every night, and before it shuts down, it updates.
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Windows 7 ---Internet Explorer.

Windows 7 ---Internet Explorer.
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No--the computer has full history as before. I...

No--the computer has full history as before. I know this question is hard to explain and the problem is more an inconvenience.
I guess you know that I don't know a lot about computers but it seems...
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Computer Problem (small)

I want to restore my computer to an earlier date. The reason being, a few months ago, I had a problem. It was actually a bad cable but I didn't find it until I had messed with a lot of things.
I...
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I would run a compression check---could very well...

I would run a compression check---could very well be leaking valves.
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The impulse line connects to the fitting on top...

The impulse line connects to the fitting on top of the carburetor. Fuel line connects to side tube.
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shellx ---Have you found the problem? I just read...

shellx ---Have you found the problem? I just read this post and may be able to help.
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Make sure your float is not "gasslogged). I have...

Make sure your float is not "gasslogged). I have run into this many times and have drained and repaired many.
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I have worked on small engines for over 50 years...

I have worked on small engines for over 50 years and this is my personal opinion:
I agree that the source of gasoline may be the problem for some. I have equipment that is as old. Echo string...
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Spray painting small items

While refurbishing tractors and equipment along with other items, I ultimately run into a situation of needing to touchup or repaint small pieces. This presents a problem with mixing paint and...
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