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5'5' flat top on Colonial house

The top of my 1929 Colonial house is more or less shaped as a pyramid with with the top capped of with a 5'5' flat top.

This top I think acts as a vent, but I cannot research it without knowing...
01-18-17, 04:22 PM
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I found aplu go n the basement floor which was...

I found aplu go n the basement floor which was connected to the drainpipe. I took off the plug and removed the waste that I could reach. I must have cleared the blockage between toilet and the access...
01-18-17, 10:57 AM
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I've about 5' of excess from the drain pipe from...

I've about 5' of excess from the drain pipe from were the snake gets hung up. i can feel it bite into the blockage. i have managed to extract TP caked inside the head of the auger a handful of times....
01-18-17, 08:53 AM
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Posted By benw3

Stubborn Clog

My 1/2bath toilet began giving me trouble a couple weeks ago. I attributed it to my wife who is in her third trimester peeing about every ten minutes and flushing apparently large amounts of toilet...
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Thanks guys, I'm going to go ahead and continue...

Thanks guys, I'm going to go ahead and continue to pull out the rack and see if I can replace these seals.

Vise grips. Got it! That is actually where I left off because my open faced wrench kept...
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I can do that. I would think that a vent free...

I can do that. I would think that a vent free heater would not be classified as an unvented being that it is designed to operate without venting, but I suppose it wouldn't hurt to learn more. Where...
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Power Steering Leak

I've gotten tired of topping off my 2004 Pontiac Aztek's power steering fluid, but I've gotten more tired of seeing oil marks appear under my inner tie rods.

So I started pulling my power steering...
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Question Infrared or Blue Flame

I have an old house that doesn't have any insulation in the walls. As a result in northern Ohio the bathroom which is upstairs gets pretty chilly.
I finally got around to unplugging and cracking the...
10-13-16, 09:59 AM
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Posted By benw3

Well thank you. I'm glad that I asked. I will see...

Well thank you. I'm glad that I asked. I will see what I can do.
10-13-16, 02:58 AM
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There is a section of wire spliced into the two...

There is a section of wire spliced into the two wires which were mounted about 12" apart. Whoever tied into the circuit simply scored off insulation and wrapped some electrical tape around the...
10-12-16, 08:58 PM
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I haven't done anything yet. I have a hot and a...

I haven't done anything yet. I have a hot and a neutral wire; knob and tube. The picture I loaded is what I have available. It is the circuit that powers the whole upstairs of the house sadly. Yet it...
10-12-16, 06:22 PM
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Vent fan: no ground wire with K & T.

I have a house built in 1929. I'd like nothing more than to replace all the old wire with three wire. That way I could have grounded outlets. However I'm not ready for that; the old wires simply...
08-26-15, 11:05 AM
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Yes I'm afraid that may be the case. I did try a...

Yes I'm afraid that may be the case. I did try a third thermocouple after my dad told me sometimes you can buy a bad part. Same result.
How can i check the regulator?
08-26-15, 09:05 AM
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Posted By benw3

New thermocouple, no pilot light

I tried firing up the space heater that i have yet to use since buying a home. I push in the pilot button and light the gas which points at the thermocouple , the gas cuts off after releasing the...
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If i do not see a "streak" perhaps the seal may...

If i do not see a "streak" perhaps the seal may be good? Like i said there is a small accumulation welling up under the gearcase.

I looked up the clutch on AppliancePartPros.com
They have a video...
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I don't see a streak on the housing but I do see...

I don't see a streak on the housing but I do see a couple droplets welling in the bottom of the gearbox. There is oil residue on the sides as well.
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Posted By benw3

spin cycle blues

So my Whirpool LSB6300PW2 stopped spinning my clothes out.
I know there are a lot of forums about simuar problems. I read one where the poster had to replace the transmission.. i don't want to do...
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