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05-21-19, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for the posts guys. I didn't know about...

Thanks for the posts guys. I didn't know about the rule to avoid premixed thinset. But I have not got to that stage yet.

Now, as for recent developments, I got side-tracked after noticing my...
05-05-19, 05:14 PM
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Views: 549
Posted By The_Apprentice

Question This weekend's findings have solved a little bit...

This weekend's findings have solved a little bit of a mystery for me.

There was a small brown box collecting dust underneath an old workbench here. I had always assumed it contained tiles for the...
05-03-19, 07:07 PM
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Views: 549
Posted By The_Apprentice

Thanks stickshift.. So, with the masses...

Thanks stickshift..

So, with the masses spoken, it appears that cement board is the method of choice. Though this will have to cause a change in plans, and hence I was doing some re-view on...
05-02-19, 07:03 PM
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Views: 549
Posted By The_Apprentice

Question Amateur tries to re-build shower wall. (my quest)

So, youíre humble narrator is replacing a single shower-walló how hard can it be? Well, in my case, it can take years, LOL. I started this project 2 or 3 years ago and itís just not going anywhere,...
05-01-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By The_Apprentice

Interesting post, as I had the exact same wicking...

Interesting post, as I had the exact same wicking problem in the same place. Turns out water was getting wicked up to the first section touching the top of my tub, then it would wick sideways and all...
02-18-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By The_Apprentice

Yes, you can see the sparks when the ticking...

Yes, you can see the sparks when the ticking sound happens. Then the little blue flame starts, but that's as good as it gets. No real heat.

I am not sure where to look for the model #, but I'll...
02-18-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By The_Apprentice

Gas oven Lights, but only makes pilot flame?

Gas Powered stove:

Caloric Heritage series.
Electronic Ignition.

I noticed the other day, when I try to turn on the oven, it clicks about 10 times. Never had to do that before.

Also, the...
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By The_Apprentice

Alright, after further testing... I think I can...

Alright, after further testing... I think I can breathe finally.

I connected the loose wire to the 'plate' side, and this not only failed to bring the charger light on, but made a weird weezing...
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Views: 874
Posted By The_Apprentice

And now the plot thickens... Not wanting to...

And now the plot thickens...

Not wanting to ruin the new batteries, I put back in the old two, and decided I will do some experiments. First, I decided to leave the thin black wire not connected...
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Views: 874
Posted By The_Apprentice

So, to gain a matter of perspective... We...

So, to gain a matter of perspective...

We will go by 'blower side' for the side that throws out the cut grass. LOL. I put both an old and a new batt in with labels, so we also have a known...
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Views: 874
Posted By The_Apprentice

I'll try to get some more photos done PJmax. ...

I'll try to get some more photos done PJmax.

The wiring here shown is actually both BOTH batteries. One thing that may not be clear here is on the right side, there is a hidden plate as well, that...
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Views: 874
Posted By The_Apprentice

Alright, I did my modifications, unfortunately, I...

Alright, I did my modifications, unfortunately, I got a little disoriented, and now I can not remember where this loose (skinny black) wire with the red tag on it connects to. I know it EITHER goes...
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Views: 874
Posted By The_Apprentice

I tried just now to remove those weird peg-posts,...

I tried just now to remove those weird peg-posts, but impossible. Seems it's like welded as part of the battery or something.


I am not going to try to force it any harder as there is sulfuric...
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Views: 874
Posted By The_Apprentice

I really don't want to saw anything off a...

I really don't want to saw anything off a battery... But maybe I can check for some of my round-bar stock metals and start to work with that. It's an idea. I just thought there would be some sort of...
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Views: 874
Posted By The_Apprentice

Need to connect new Batts to Electric Lawn Mower Terminals

So, years ago I bought a Solaris lawn mower, since everyone was pushing the GO GREEN thing here. 5 cents on every charge.. sounded so revolutionary. That was, until I found out how horribly expensive...
08-11-18, 02:35 PM
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Views: 663
Posted By The_Apprentice

Buy an electric generator? Gas, or solar....

Buy an electric generator? Gas, or solar....
08-08-18, 01:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 932
Posted By The_Apprentice

Well, I guess I'll feel more confident now about...

Well, I guess I'll feel more confident now about the shark-bite units. I wonder if I can just take a multi-meter to the hot & cold pipes, which should tell me if they are bonded or not? Simple test....
08-07-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 932
Posted By The_Apprentice

I had recently bought a clamp to connect ground...

I had recently bought a clamp to connect ground to my copper pipes, but after reading this thread and doing some more thinking, I guess it really is stupid and I will return it to Home Depot.

Two...
08-07-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By The_Apprentice

BTU is a non-metric unit that doesn't tell us...

BTU is a non-metric unit that doesn't tell us much of anything here.

What is the Watts rating on the unit? It should be labeled somewhere. If not, how many Amps does it draw, and we can calculate...
08-05-18, 05:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 932
Posted By The_Apprentice

Well now I am sooooooooooo confused! I just...

Well now I am sooooooooooo confused!

I just looked again at the Stanley COMPLETE WIRING textbook.

It continually states that for older houses without grounding wires, that one can connect...
08-05-18, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By The_Apprentice

What I would start off with to investigate... ...

What I would start off with to investigate...

Go to panel and turn off that socket.
Let's see if the other one really is on the same circuit or not.
Also, this lets you see what else may be...
08-05-18, 05:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 932
Posted By The_Apprentice

Very interesting thread. I was about to post my...

Very interesting thread. I was about to post my own questions regarding the similar topic.

I was reading in my Stanley book on Wiring, that for old houses with no ground wiring, one can just buy a...
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By The_Apprentice

I picked one up from Lowes, but it's a little...

I picked one up from Lowes, but it's a little more complicated than I had expected. Will possibly return it and get a much more simpler one from Home depot, with only 2 black wires (which matches two...
07-01-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By The_Apprentice

Yup, 99.99% sure it was the water heater. It's a...

Yup, 99.99% sure it was the water heater. It's a gas powered one, but made by WhirlPool, which have quite a bit of electronics on it (powered by the flame I think?).

The noise is still gone, so...
07-01-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By The_Apprentice

Update! So, I lowered my head down to the...

Update!

So, I lowered my head down to the burner plate/electronics and sure enough the buzzing increased in intensity.

I turned the heater off, and a couple seconds later all went quiet. I...
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