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Forum: Water Heaters
02-15-13, 02:37 AM
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Views: 1,790
Posted By rshack

I had read in previous post's to stay away from...

I had read in previous post's to stay away from Sharkbite fittings near water heater, made sense. I'll start looking for a quality expansion tank & get one on the system, . Thanks for input...Have a...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-14-13, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,790
Posted By rshack

240V Hot Water heater expansion tank--Is plumber necessary?

4 yrs ago I installed 50Gal 240v hot water tank, w/press. relief valve of course.
City water system, house is 2 blocks from water plant, will check incoming pressure.
Basic two story century...
Replies: 6
Views: 25,636
Posted By rshack

Thanks, a neighbor had mentioned the same, about...

Thanks, a neighbor had mentioned the same, about the best idea I've heard. Might come out that way, long shot, but better than torch or saw out 1 lb of stucture metal, lol. The install is holding me...
Replies: 6
Views: 25,636
Posted By rshack

Tried to delete my post, realize no good fix

Ooops, tried to describe, its about a 5" X 5/8"dia. vertical mounted tapered bolt, threads into
boxed in piece of frame, whatever it threads into, the weld broke. Not a welded nut, but flat piece of...
Replies: 6
Views: 25,636
Posted By rshack

Cobalt Lower Control Arm Replacement

2005 Chevy Cobalt 4cyl, lower control arm, single vertical bolt, 21mm rear bushing frame mounting.
Appears to be the factory weld broke on female threaded "metal", not a nut, not a speed nut, just a...
Replies: 1
Views: 4,676
Posted By rshack

Undercabiinet Coffee Maker / Where to find quality 12cup unit?

Our Black/Decker Cube style undercabinet mount 12cup coffee maker failed, lots of years on unit, satisfied with unit, but looking for another, prefer white to match other pieces in kitchen. ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,484
Posted By rshack

2005 Dakota Ball Joint General Practice Question

2005 Dakota crew cab, 4X4, V8, 74Kmiles, Great truck! Want to change upper & lower ball joints, out tie rod as well as hub bearing. On this vehicle, is it generally practiced to change the control...
02-14-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,333
Posted By rshack

Entire half-basement, (crawlspace other half), is...

Entire half-basement, (crawlspace other half), is 27' X 20', backyard exit from basement level plain wooden board door has about 9 stone steps up to backyard, 3/4" plywood covers top of steps. Maybe...
02-13-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,333
Posted By rshack

Sandstone basement walls?

1860 farmhouse, has sandstone basement walls (big blocks), & concrete floor, 10"X10" beams for headers, so I guess if I checked there would be some reading of radon present. Basement floor weaps a...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,526
Posted By rshack

We live in 1860 farmhouse, NE Ohio, moved in...

We live in 1860 farmhouse, NE Ohio, moved in about 1980. The house had 3 brick chimneys, we removed two, one was in living room other was top of 2nd floor stairs & both were inside of house. The...
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By rshack

Upgrade toilet for water savings?

Have 20yr old Mansfield White toilet, with 14" bowl height. Possible leaking wax ring. Something leaks, tank or wax ring, cant tell right away. Anyway going to pull toilet & install wax ring....
Replies: 1
Views: 1,899
Posted By rshack

Deck leaking sap?

Have approx. 10yr old deck, built with first wood in stock at diy store after law changed for preservative chemicals. i.e. wood was very wet/fresh, stained deck right away, didn't let it air dry, in...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By rshack

Have fresh Winxp & use Firefox, computer runs...

Have fresh Winxp & use Firefox, computer runs great now.
Question: Keep getting pop-up to update Win to IE 8? I keep cancelling download, I'm thinkin there is no advantage to download of IE 8,...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By rshack

Very good, have old disc formatted, will do fine...

Very good, have old disc formatted, will do fine till we find larger hard drive. Firefox is working great! Gotta think about dropping Kaspersky, certainly dont need any more drag than necessary.
...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By rshack

I have wiped this machine twice in 2 yrs. ...

I have wiped this machine twice in 2 yrs.
Question: Will I be able to download Firefox after a wipe, as there will not be a browser installed? Don't remember how that worked, process takes so...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By rshack

I do think a larger hard drive would help, like...

I do think a larger hard drive would help, like to keep it under 500G as I hear complaints about quality control at that size an larger.
I like the idea of new web browser, not sure if I should...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By rshack

Processor is 3Ghz, I have defragged & disc clean...

Processor is 3Ghz, I have defragged & disc clean up & delete old files often. I will look at swapping out web browser or windows, or both, it seemed to run slower with every update.
Thanks for...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By rshack

Fix old or buy new?

Thinkin 5 year old? Dell Dimension 3000 Pentium4, 70G hard drive, 2Gb ram, run WinXP ser pak 3. Kaspersky Anti Virus.
Downloaded update to IE 8, now its too slow. Broadband hookup is draggin. ...
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By rshack

Wheel bearing hub tools?

2005 Dakota 4x4, ABS, 63k miles, has just a little more road noise than normal & small vibration in front end. Brakes seem ok, tires 1yr old balanced/rotated, aligned.
Thinkin wheel bearin...
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By rshack

Elantra disc Pads function!

2007 Elantra, 2.0L, rear disc pads will not seat into casting? Napa ceramic pads didnt come with anti rattle clips that original pads were seated in. Should I toss the anti rattle clips that the...
05-08-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By rshack

Ceramic tile on shower wall end

Built 36" walls for 3x4' shower upstairs. Want to ceramic tile, have 1/2" cement board on outside walls & top 18" of inside of shower.
Never worked ceramic tile..
Question, end of walls at front...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,097
Posted By rshack

Lawn Boy Electric start or pull start?

I purchased a new trim mower. Self-propelled rear wheel drive Lawn Boy 21", still in box. They are guaranteed for 3 yrs to start on 2 pulls. The electric starts were available and cost is not a...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By rshack

Good perspective

Thanks for the replies, all good stuff. The older I get the more precious free time is, even though I still enjoy fixing equipment,, this helps to think it out,, at where I'm at now, over 50, me...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By rshack

Fix old mower or buy new???

Knowing this is a wide open view to ask,,, I have two 23" craftsman trim mowers neither run well. Generally speaking, what might be most economical. To pay to repair one or both, they are about 6...
03-20-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,368
Posted By rshack

Spark Plug Broke?

Son broke a "spark plug body", (#1 cyl.) about 1/2" of plug threads is all that is left protruding, tried drill & extractor, lots of Aerokroil lube & such, soaking now for 3 days?
'91 Toyota Deluxe...
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