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Forum: Water Heaters
01-06-15, 09:35 PM
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Posted By mdevour

We bought the least expensive Rheem tall 50...

We bought the least expensive Rheem tall 50 gallon unit from Home Depot. Legless. Cost about $390. Set it on pieces of patio brick in an aluminum pan.

It's working fine so far after a couple of...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-27-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,541
Posted By mdevour

Thumbs up Well, the new water heater is in and working. ...

Well, the new water heater is in and working.

Either by chance or by genius design, with the unit supported by 1-5/8" bricks the pre-installed nipples were exactly the right height to connect to...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-22-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,541
Posted By mdevour

Thumbs up Thank you folks! That clarifies things for me a...

Thank you folks! That clarifies things for me a lot.

Reading up on the Home Depot site, I see that plastic drain pans are only used on electric tanks, so it looks like I'll be spending $20 for an...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-22-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,541
Posted By mdevour

Question Legs or no legs?

Our gas water heater is leaking. It's easily old enough, so time to replace it.

Every water heater I've ever had has always had short legs under it to raise it 2-3 inches off the floor. Looking at...
07-25-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,724
Posted By mdevour

They go through the square tube of the gas...

They go through the square tube of the gas manifold into the base or body of the gas valve. Here's a link that has several pictures of my manifold.

Part WEB60432 - Appliance Factory Parts...
07-24-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,724
Posted By mdevour

Thumbs up Well, I feel a little bit the goof! :o I put...

Well, I feel a little bit the goof! :o

I put things back together to do some regulator checks, after confirming the insides of the burner tubes were perfectly clear and that the flames were...
07-24-14, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,724
Posted By mdevour

Hi Goldstar, The burners are clean as a...

Hi Goldstar,

The burners are clean as a whistle inside. I thought of the same thing, but, with sunshine entering the flame holes and looking down the end of the tubes, there's nothing in the way....
07-23-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,724
Posted By mdevour

Question Weber LP BBQ catching fire where it isn't supposed to...

I've got Weber Spirit E-210 grill, Model #3711001 that we picked up at a garage sale for cheap. It's problem is that it catches fire under the control panel.

The second time I lit it to heat it...
Replies: 17
Views: 4,886
Posted By mdevour

I just did another couple of tests. The second...

I just did another couple of tests. The second was to put a couple of ounces of chain oil down there. It's still getting hot. Pretty much eliminates the lack of lubrication angle, I imagine.

The...
Replies: 17
Views: 4,886
Posted By mdevour

I just ran the thing for at least 5 minutes with...

I just ran the thing for at least 5 minutes with the head removed, just the bare shaft. The bushing area still gets hot enough you cannot touch it for more than a 3-4 seconds before you have to let...
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Views: 4,886
Posted By mdevour

The head that came with it, but I have no clue if...

The head that came with it, but I have no clue if it is original. I'll check some numbers on the parts web site in a moment, but I've run the old shaft both with and entirely without the head and...
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Views: 4,886
Posted By mdevour

Well, I've gone a step further testing the new...

Well, I've gone a step further testing the new shaft on this 26cc curved shaft Homelite trimmer. The bushing at the trimmer head gets hot, too hot to touch for very long, but so far not hot enough to...
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Views: 4,886
Posted By mdevour

Thanks. That's what I'd expect and hope for....

Thanks. That's what I'd expect and hope for. Naturally I'm a bit squirrelly about it. As far as I've let it go, it's feeling like exactly the same rate of heat build-up as the one I'm replacing. That...
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Views: 4,886
Posted By mdevour

Picking up on this thread,...

Picking up on this thread, (http://www.doityourself.com/forum/outdoor-gasoline-electric-powered-equipment-small-engines/506022-homelite-trimmer-hot-shaft-bushing.html#post2163835) yesterday I got the...
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Views: 4,886
Posted By mdevour

marbobj wrote: It's galled up, then....

marbobj wrote:


It's galled up, then. That's a definite possibility.

cheese wrote:


Ah, that feels better. I was beginning to worry there was something really subtle going on. :eek:
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Views: 4,886
Posted By mdevour

Thanks for answering, folks. Again, this is...

Thanks for answering, folks.

Again, this is about my Homelite curved shaft 26cc trimmer, model UT21506, s/n ATK2040240 from mid 2007, on which the bearing at the end of the shaft is getting hot...
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Views: 4,886
Posted By mdevour

Homelite trimmer hot shaft bushing

Hi all,

I was given a Homelite curved shaft 26cc trimmer, model UT21506, s/n ATK2040240 from mid 2007. After getting it to run, I discovered the shaft bushing is getting hot -- hot enough to melt...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By mdevour

Thank you, cwbuff, that gives me a lot to think...

Thank you, cwbuff, that gives me a lot to think on.

I have to go measure the depth of the opening. If I'm lucky, I might be able to fit a 36" wide tub, though I know a 32" will fit. Whether I buy...
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Views: 1,525
Posted By mdevour

Thank you Furd, CW! How did you manage...

Thank you Furd, CW!


How did you manage that trick, exactly, CW? Or at least, how'd you handle the seams to make them look like grout lines? What kind of hardware or arrangement did you use to...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By mdevour

Whirlpool tub installations...

My wife is suggesting we put in a whirlpool or spa tub as part of our bathroom gut-and-remodel exercise. The tub opening is the typical 60 x 30-something inches three sided alcove.

My question is,...
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Views: 2,147
Posted By mdevour

Thumbs up Cool Results!

Hey Ecman. Thanks for the reassurance.

I picked up the replacement part from the local Serv-all Appliance for $16.

I tested the switch by putting an ohm meter across the leads, expecting...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,147
Posted By mdevour

Question Hotpoint Fridge warm... I think I've got it?

Hi all,

I have a Hotpoint model CTX21DA top freezer refrigerator that has stopped cooling properly.

I took it apart the other day and thawed everything out. There was ice around the evaporator...
09-12-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Posted By mdevour

Working with the electric company...

I'm pulling a homeowner's permit to upgrade the service from 100 to 200 amps on the house I'm renovating before we move in.

I'll be doing only the SE cable, meter base, and service panel on this...
09-12-07, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By mdevour

Thank you Zorfdt. Good advice. I haven't the time...

Thank you Zorfdt. Good advice. I haven't the time or cash to spare on "just in case" right now.

Mike D.
09-02-07, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By mdevour

'Lee, You wrote: "Also (maybe a...

'Lee,

You wrote:
"Also (maybe a misunderstanding) you may not have junction boxes beneath attic flooring. All boxes MUST be accesable."

Yep, I realized that. Thankfully, all the lighting can...
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