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ray2047: redrilling isn't an option here, the...

ray2047: redrilling isn't an option here, the space is tight and the muffler is shaped to fit right into that space.

geogrubb: will that work for a small 1/4" bolt in an aluminum block?

thanks...
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BFHFixit: I'm refering to NPT (National Pipe...

BFHFixit: I'm refering to NPT (National Pipe Thread) which is measured in ID. The OD of 1/2" NPT is about 3/4", 1/16" bigger than 11/16".

bmwe0692: as I said in my original post, the bolt is...
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Posted By kenearl

nope, it's not threaded. The hole is about...

nope, it's not threaded. The hole is about 11/16", too small for a 1/2 NPT thread, and too big I think for a 3/8" thread.

Possible I could drill it out for a 1/2" npt but I would not want to free...
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Posted By kenearl

Muffler bolts broke off--looking for ideas

Our wheeled string trimmer with a Tecumseh LEV100 had a rusted out muffler and it didn't take much torque to twist the mounting bolts off, right at the surface of the block.

The bolts are pretty...
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Posted By kenearl

Solved

I found the proper seal ring on a parts mower, that goes between the tube and the plastic part on the end.
It's a soft plastic ring of square cross section, which gets compressed and expands a bit...
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Posted By kenearl

Tecumseh push mower: bad seal on oil filler tube

The filler tube on my string trimmer's Tecumseh LEV-100 is a bit undersize, I think it originally had a ring in there but that went who-knows-where a while ago.

I've been using standard o-rings...
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Posted By kenearl

Pump is OK

New control box, pump is working fine. It's 21 yrs old so I don't expect it to last a heck of a long time, but now is not a good time to pull a pump --I'll be better ready for that later in the year....
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Posted By kenearl

thanks a million for that link. I hope to try a...

thanks a million for that link. I hope to try a new control box today. My ohm readings seem to be on par with the specs.

The Y terminal is labeled (COMM) , maybe that is something besides common?
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Posted By kenearl

Thanks Travis. Warning heeded, I didn't mess...

Thanks Travis.
Warning heeded, I didn't mess with that box again.
Can someone tell me if the continuity test of the motor leads give a good indication of the motor's condition?
I tested 5 ohms...
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Posted By kenearl

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm pretty familiar...

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm pretty familiar with the "flash start" method, and I'm still alive after trying it :)

But I got no response from the motor.

I left the thick pump wires where...
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Posted By kenearl

testing a submersible well pump

I think our subersible pump died, but want to make sure before pulling it. It's a 4" Franklin 1/2 hp, 110 ft. deep, with 1" galvanized delivery pipe.

The control box had gotten wet and a rusted...
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Posted By kenearl

use passphrases

Just think up a sentence that you can remember, with a couple numbers in it and use the first letter of each word.
For example:


will give you a password of MwPrala15cpcoln&sc!

19 characters...
11-19-08, 07:20 PM
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Posted By kenearl

Yup, I agree after looking at Bosch's specs for...

Yup, I agree after looking at Bosch's specs for this unit but this is intended only for the bathroom sink for washing hands.
It has a 64 degree temperature rise for a flow of 1 gal. per minute. My...
11-19-08, 05:42 PM
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Posted By kenearl

The two upstairs apartments are used by the...

The two upstairs apartments are used by the owners as living/working space, it's not rental property.
It's a two-story old brick building of historical value to the local community--the former...
11-19-08, 02:46 PM
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Posted By kenearl

It's actually a seperate service from the rest of...

It's actually a seperate service from the rest of the building. The 2 upstairs apartments each have seperate meters, and all this panel is for is an office space-- it runs a small gas furnace,...
11-19-08, 12:31 PM
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Posted By kenearl

followup

Heater not installed yet, they have the old screw-in fusebox and I wasn't sure how to go about correctly hooking up a 40-amp subpanel. I've done a lot of 20-amp & under wiring plus an occasional...
11-18-08, 09:41 PM
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Posted By kenearl

Something's amiss here, and I'm not even an...

Something's amiss here, and I'm not even an electrician.

You have 200 amp service to the first panel, so your feed wire is probably sized for that rating. If you add another 200 amp panel, you are...
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Posted By kenearl

Are you still working on this project? Sounds fun...

Are you still working on this project? Sounds fun and interesting.
I was looking into windmill systems recently and came across this awesome site with designs for permanent-magnet shop-made...
11-18-08, 03:23 PM
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Posted By kenearl

If I may hijack kpg's thread here to ask if the...

If I may hijack kpg's thread here to ask if the uncoupling membrane is really necessary if 1/2 or 3/4" plywood is used to replace the old flooring we have?

I'm just trying to save some effort and...
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Posted By kenearl

Don't use galvanized pipe for gas, use black pipe...

Don't use galvanized pipe for gas, use black pipe only. The coating inside galvanized can flake off and clog things up.

I strongly recommend against you doing this yourself. it's just too...
11-17-08, 10:40 PM
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Posted By kenearl

I appreciate your prompt replies, as I was going...

I appreciate your prompt replies, as I was going to install in the morning and was a bit worried I wouldn't see an answer.
Thanks!
11-17-08, 07:49 PM
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Posted By kenearl

Breaker for new tankless water heater

I will be installing a Bosch PowerStar model AE9.5 and the manual doesn't specify the proper breaker size.

The unit is rated at 40 amps @240 volts, and the manual calls for #8 wire.

My guess...
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Posted By kenearl

Thanks

Took some time to figure it out but the linkage was messed up. When I cleaned around the carb with a toothbrush, I "dislocated" the spring link from the governor to a position where it couldn't fully...
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Posted By kenearl

Tecumseh LEV120 starts, won't run

A couple days ago my mower seemed to be runniing a tad slow, and less power than normal at full throttle. I could reach in and move the throttle on the carb, and rev it up more to what I felt was a...
05-28-08, 10:16 AM
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Posted By kenearl

If the capacitor were bad, the motor would just...

If the capacitor were bad, the motor would just hum but not turn.
What kind of bearings, sleeve or ball?
Does the motor have oil caps at each end? That would be sleeve bearings.

WD-40 isn't...
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