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septic pump

Hi- I ran into this problem once and solved it by using a portable diaphragm pump ("mud-sucker") near the tank, part way up the hill.
The outlet from the mud sucker went into the suction pipe from...
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starter rope

Is the rope in good shape? If not, now is the time to replace it. Steve
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rock

CWBUFF in post #11 has the answer. Done it many times myself. You may have to improvise the "plug and feathers". I would try a combination of chisels and scrap metal pieces. It really does work! ...
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power vent

Hi- I have a power vent (Tjernlund), and it was installed when the home was built. It works OK, but if you could install a flue without a lot of work, that would be my recommendation. The power...
02-10-20, 03:50 AM
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compression shut-off

I'm with Pugsl on this one. Steve
09-13-19, 04:15 AM
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sand in tight spot

You'd probably only have to remove every other baluster to get enough room for machine sanding. Steve
07-31-19, 04:29 AM
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door repair

WOW- XSleeper, I'm amazed at that repair job! Steve
06-26-19, 03:46 AM
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T-111

Hi- I recently had exactly the same problem. Repaired it the same way Joe Caption described. It worked out great. I didn't use any blocking at the seam and haven't noticed any warping. Good...
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drain

Just a note on the E-Z out. I've always found that the best way to proceed is to drill out the hole in the fitting as large as you can first. That way you can use the largest easy out you can. ...
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plug wires

For anyone who's interested- here's what I did- I carefully stripped the insulation on the old wire stubs exposing the carbon core. I did the same on 2 "donor" wires. I joined the carbon cores...
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plug wires

Thanks for all the replies. Steve
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spark plug wires

Hi, I;m trying to help a friend with a riding mower problem. It has a 17hp Kohler twin engine which runs very poorly. After checking compression (both cyls good) and the fuel system (all clean and...
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mount compressor

Don't forget the tank drain needs to be at the bottom and accessible- Steve
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stripper

Thanks for the info. It confirmed my guess. Steve
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stripper recommendation

I have a 6 panel pine door that was coated with Minwax Maple Polyshades. Doesn't match other woodwork / trim / doors which were all properly conditioned, stained, and coated with satin poly. I...
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Pete- thanks for your quick and informative...

Pete- thanks for your quick and informative reply. I'll look into the options you presented. Thanks again, Steve
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Kenmore refridgerator ice maker problem

Hi, My Kenmore fridge Model 72852100 Serial EM2015335 MFG date 05-02 has always worked well. A few days ago, the ice maker started to make a noise. I found an ice cube stuck in the plastic tines...
03-07-19, 03:16 AM
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ventilation

I'm no expert, but in post #5 you mention a bathroom exhaust fan. I'd be making sure that fan exhausts OUTSIDE. Steve
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Extension pipe on handle of ratchet is a good way...

Extension pipe on handle of ratchet is a good way to break the ratchet. You need at least a breaker bar or T handle. Even those aren't unbreakable, as Mark noted. Steve
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no heat

Hi, I'm no expert, but if your zone valve acts like you describe, it's open. Is the circulator running? The "end switch" in the zone valve sends a signal to turn on the circulator when the ZV...
01-11-19, 04:11 AM
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I'll second the suggestion of a "white noise "...

I'll second the suggestion of a "white noise " machine". I use it with a small earphone because the white noise bothers my wife. Steve
01-09-19, 04:17 AM
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I've got almost identical cabinets- wish mine...

I've got almost identical cabinets- wish mine looked that good!
Steve
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repair battery case?

Hi, I dropped the battery from my garden tractor and it landed on a concrete floor. A small section of the bottom corner of battery case broke away. All the acid drained out of that end cell, but...
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leak

I had one that leaked with a new flapper and solved it by cleaning the surface that the flapper seals against with a scotch brite pad. The other ideas mentioned are worth a look too, sometimes it...
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cracked flange

I'll second PJ's advice. Had the same problem, and a repair flange was the solution. Steve
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