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First, glad to hear that it worked! Second,...

First, glad to hear that it worked!

Second, don't feel bad, 4 hours trying to configure routers is about par for the course..

Third, I would quickly do a "disk image" backup on an external hard...
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Good point- However, having separate...

Good point-

However, having separate upstairs/downstairs through-wall units is a common way to add A/C to old masonry homes, (if it was a window unit the OP would just buy a new one, not wait a...
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No gas water heater, only flammable liquid is the...

No gas water heater, only flammable liquid is the emergency backup 5 gallon can of fuel oil.

We're along the line for 52 degree ground temperature at depth, so I actually get several hours of cool...
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You can use an automatic garage door and some...

You can use an automatic garage door and some bungee cords to suspend things to paint them.

Place the door upright on a moving blanket or section of carpet just inside the garage.

Slide a short...
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Correct. Accurate vs precise; e.g. you've never...

Correct. Accurate vs precise; e.g. you've never seen "FAN AUTO"...

In summer, I remove the fan access panel from the basement furnace, secure an air filter over the opening, and then use "FAN...
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Yes. You will need to reset the router and...

Yes.

You will need to reset the router and set it up in "access point mode" which forces the router to take Aloha Ethernet information and translate / broadcasts it as Aloha Wifi.
Generally this...
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Thanks, that makes things much clearer. Do...

Thanks, that makes things much clearer.

Do you have WiFi in the building? Can you get a signal 75' away?

I ask because any old Windows 10 laptop with WiFi & ethernet can take a WiFi signal and...
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Q- How are you powering the Aloha? Q- Do you...

Q- How are you powering the Aloha?
Q- Do you have lights / cords out there now?

First, have you considered a 100' ethernet cable on an electric cord reel?

Second, I had a similar situation, I...
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Oh, you CAN also TURN OFF "Broadcast SSID" on the...

Oh, you CAN also TURN OFF "Broadcast SSID" on the odd chance that somebody is trying to piggyback on your WiFi; (it's not very likely given random network names and password protection, but you never...
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If you have a forced hot air hearing system, you...

If you have a forced hot air hearing system, you can try setting the furnace to "fan only" to help even out the upstairs/downstairs air temperature.
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What's the make/model of the modem/router? ...

What's the make/model of the modem/router?


Well, that's the first problem- Main bedroom is almost always a corner, you want the router / wifi to be as close to the center of the house as...
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Looks like a an oiling + wear failure. The hole...

Looks like a an oiling + wear failure. The hole in the "lifter" eh, washer is WAY to round to be a sudden failure.

M guess is a clogged oil channel, so the "lifter" wasn't getting the required...
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The terms you're looking for are "interference...

The terms you're looking for are "interference engine" and "valve float".

My guess- valve spring broke, piston bent valve, valve crushed spark plug.
07-27-20, 05:11 PM
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You have to A) cut the windows free from the...

You have to A) cut the windows free from the paint on the lower channel, and then B) scrape the paint off the upper channel to a uniform width so you can lift the window.

I've done this before...
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Sounds like you want to prevent the radiant heat...

Sounds like you want to prevent the radiant heat from killing your grass??
If so, If-I-Were-You: I would use tinfoil and coat hangers to make a heat reflector.

Grab a couple of old wire coat...
07-26-20, 12:03 AM
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Use the vise to SLIGHTLY deform the hose-sprayer...

Use the vise to SLIGHTLY deform the hose-sprayer connection to break the threads free.
A hex head has six sides. If you number them, the opposite sides are 1-4, 2-5, and 3-6.
You place sides 1-4 in...
07-24-20, 08:54 AM
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And they build up a thick layer of fat for...

And they build up a thick layer of fat for insulation, hibernation, AND wound protection.
Roman gladiators used the same trick.
Gladiators were built like 1970s pro wrestlers or NFL linemen, they...
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A quick clarification- you'll need to search on...

A quick clarification- you'll need to search on "LM23P9" VINs, without the manufacturing plant code.
With around 20,000 Dodge Darts made in 1969, they would have shipped them from all over the...
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1) Reconstruct a partial VIN from what you...

1) Reconstruct a partial VIN from what you already know about the car
You can reconstruct a partial vin from what you've already said about the car....
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If I Were You... Run a set of string lines...

If I Were You...

Run a set of string lines to set your slope. Then set wooden stakes or steel pints every 2 feet or so along the strings, to mark the height you want the final surface to be at.
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07-22-20, 07:26 AM
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I have found with our (wild) mulberry tree that...

I have found with our (wild) mulberry tree that AFTER a sever chop back, the tree put most of the energy (i.e. sugar) into regrowth, and we got tasteless berries for a year.

Have the vines been...
07-22-20, 07:10 AM
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To quote an uncle who worked at Bethlehem Steel ...

To quote an uncle who worked at Bethlehem Steel
"If you EVER worry about breaking a tool, you're not using a big enough tool..."

Archimedes - "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum..., and I...
07-22-20, 06:47 AM
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Actually, now that you mention it, there's a...

Actually, now that you mention it, there's a better way to setup that vise.

Hold the sprayer and hose VERTICALLY.
Grip the hex part of the hose with the vise. BE CAREFUL.
You CAN crush the hose...
07-22-20, 06:09 AM
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What are the current floors under the carpet? ...

What are the current floors under the carpet?

Plywood, softwood, hardwood?

If you have any sort of finished floor under the carpeting, I'd strongly consider exposing the existing floor
and...
07-22-20, 05:52 AM
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A groundhog is basically a big fat squirrel - ...

A groundhog is basically a big fat squirrel -
They can climb like a squirrel; (I've seen them 20 feet up in a mulberry tree) and they can dig around as fast as a human with a post hold digger.
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