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02-24-15, 04:47 PM
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Posted By dave houlihan

Casualjoe -- thanks for the light bulb idea....

Casualjoe -- thanks for the light bulb idea. Awesome is a way overused word, but applies in this case. Took me a few seconds to grasp it and then it made me laugh when I realized how simple this was.
02-22-15, 02:26 PM
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Posted By dave houlihan

I narrowed it down to the six ceramic light...

I narrowed it down to the six ceramic light fixtures (double checked; first I added the light fixture load first, fuse blew immediately; the second time added all other load first, did not blow till...
02-22-15, 11:28 AM
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Posted By dave houlihan

Thank you ray. The part of the light fixtures...

Thank you ray. The part of the light fixtures that do not work well are the pull string on/off switches, often need to pull several times to switch, one or two of them I have not been able to switch...
02-22-15, 09:42 AM
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Views: 808
Posted By dave houlihan

blown fuse in branch circuit

Thanks CasualJoe. I am suspecting the garage lights, there are six of them -- bare bulb ceramic fixtures operated by a single switch, but each also has the on/off pull string; these are old and do...
02-22-15, 08:33 AM
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Views: 808
Posted By dave houlihan

Blown fuse in branch circuit

I have a branch circuit box with two 30 amp fuses, one of which leads to shop and garage lights, garage door opener (connected via a GFCI outlet), and a jet aerator motor that runs full time in my...
04-10-12, 02:54 PM
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Posted By dave houlihan

P.P.S I must have started this thread under my...

P.P.S I must have started this thread under my old user name. I am also beamhillrd, above.
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Views: 1,583
Posted By dave houlihan

Thanks Dennis M and gunguy. I'll let you know how...

Thanks Dennis M and gunguy. I'll let you know how it works out.
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Views: 1,583
Posted By dave houlihan

Thanks for the responses. I have continuous...

Thanks for the responses. I have continuous soffit and also one gable vent. I would say of about 1900 sq ft of the part that has no ridge vent is about 250-300 sq ft. There is some restricted airflow...
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Views: 1,583
Posted By dave houlihan

Ridge ventilation at all peaks?

Last week I had a roof installed on my ranch (low slope). Complete tear off and replace shingles. The way the house is built, the roof peaks are in the shape of a lower case "t". (Without the curly...
11-25-08, 09:45 AM
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Posted By dave houlihan

Replace mortise lock and entry door set

How would I replace an old mortise lock and entry door set with a new, modern set?

Or do I have to replace the door? Would using a door reinforcer help at all?

Thanks!
07-14-08, 06:57 AM
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Posted By dave houlihan

Gluing Styrofoam

I need to repair my sons radio controlled airplane, the body is made of styrofoam and part of the nosecone broke during a crash.

I am thinking of using hot glue on the low setting, but does...
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Views: 580
Posted By dave houlihan

Backup with Multiple Users on XP

I have a Windows XP computer with multiple user accounts.

I have tried to use the Windows backup utility selecting "All files on computer" but I get a message right off saying it can't complete...
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Views: 2,379
Posted By dave houlihan

I am using CD-R disks. The stereo has previously...

I am using CD-R disks. The stereo has previously been able to play the burned Cds. I do notice that when playing the commercial Cd's I can hear them spinning as normal but the burned Cd's make a...
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Views: 2,379
Posted By dave houlihan

Yes, tow-guy, it plays commercial cds fine. I was...

Yes, tow-guy, it plays commercial cds fine. I was wondering if the thickness without the label caused a problem, And until about one month ago it layed burned Cds fine.
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Posted By dave houlihan

Car Stereo Won't Play Burned CDs

My car cd stereo Sony CDX 1200, inexpensive model, 5-6 years old, seems to have difficulty with playing burned CD's. These work fine on other CD players. The CD seems to make scraping noise when...
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Views: 1,751
Posted By dave houlihan

Thanks. I am having a local tranny specialist...

Thanks. I am having a local tranny specialist check out the car today after being recommended to me by my trusted local auto mechanic.

As for the the quick oil change places, I generally use them...
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Views: 1,751
Posted By dave houlihan

Thanks bejay. Would this still capture the...

Thanks bejay.

Would this still capture the code even if the service engine soon light did not come on?
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Views: 1,751
Posted By dave houlihan

1998 Windstar Transmission & Electrical Problem

The other day my Windstar van, approx 110,000, miles suddenly dropped into 1st gear (from about 35-45 mph) and wouldn't upshift. I stopped the vehicle, still running, briefly, then proceeded. It...
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Views: 1,875
Posted By dave houlihan

Thanks, Who. I think normally the tune ups are...

Thanks, Who. I think normally the tune ups are done as loss leaders, as you say subsidized, during the off season and I was surprised they didn't have a higher price now during their busy time.
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Views: 1,875
Posted By dave houlihan

Smile Thanks for the replies, Who, and Ed Imeduc. ...

Thanks for the replies, Who, and Ed Imeduc.

I'll look for any possible air leaks in line, I guess that would be a visual check.

I am interested in Who's comment about the annual servicing. It...
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Views: 1,875
Posted By dave houlihan

Question Oil burner hesitating when running

I have a New Yorker (now known as Burnham I believe) FR 147 (147,000 btus) oil burner boiler. Provides baseboard heat and hot water also.

For a week or two, while running, it seems to start to...
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Views: 2,736
Posted By dave houlihan

Thanks for the replies. I had been given some...

Thanks for the replies. I had been given some burned cds with what I thought was a burned on label but when I looked closer last nite I see these are really printed labels. I had always assumed the...
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Views: 2,736
Posted By dave houlihan

burning a picture onto a cd

How do you burn a picture onto a disk - meaning when you look at the disk itself, you see a picture on it? Is there special software, such as in free software? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Views: 6,523
Posted By dave houlihan

Cool Grand Caravan overheating; adding coolant?

2003 6cyl 3.2 Grand Caravan overheated yesterday. Appeared low on coolant, so to get by weekend until going to repair shop I added about 1.5 gallons coolant mixture directly to radiator and also...
05-02-06, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,922
Posted By dave houlihan

Thanks Chandler. I'll stop at Lowes tonight and...

Thanks Chandler. I'll stop at Lowes tonight and give it a try.
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