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07-06-13, 05:32 AM
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Backflow Preventer Constantly Clogs

I have a backflow preventer installed in the sewer line outside my home (slab home) that clogs about every other month. I have to remove the valve and break up the plug that is extruding from the...
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Views: 1,947
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2000 Ford Taurus Excessive Cranking to Start

I changed the fuel pump on a 2000 Ford Taurus and now it has another problem. When starting the car you have to crank the starter for 3-5 seconds to start the engine. Once it's started it runs fine....
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Views: 2,434
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Question Preformed Hose

Does anyone have any ideas for a substitute for a preformed hose? I need to replace a U-shaped rubber hose for the PCV system on a 2000 Ford Escort. You can't purchase the hose separately, you have...
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Views: 7,333
Posted By glenn60

P0138 & P2097 OBDII Codes

The "Check Engine" light on my 2005 Dodge Caravan came on a four weeks ago. I connected a scanner and pulled code P0138 (O2 sensor circuit high voltage - bank 1, sensor 2). Hoping it was a transient...
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Views: 11,060
Posted By glenn60

Honda Accord Oil Pressure Switch

The oil pressure switch on my '92 Honda Accord is leaking. The switch has a hard plastic boot that covers the entire switch and the electrical connector. The boot doesn't pull off easily and I'm...
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Views: 2,069
Posted By glenn60

I'm just wondering about the installation...

I'm just wondering about the installation procedure. There doesn't seem to be much on their website about how to install them. I see they have a special tool to install the sleeve but is there any...
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Views: 2,069
Posted By glenn60

I thought as much but this is something new to me...

I thought as much but this is something new to me so I thought I should get another opinion.

I found MicroSleeve repair sleeves at Silver Seal that look like they should solve my problem.
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Views: 2,069
Posted By glenn60

Question Crankshaft Oil Seal Grooves

I removed the oil pump from a '92 Honda Accord because the crankshaft seal was leaking. After I removed the pump I discovered that the seal land on the crankshaft was grooved. I'm not sure if the oil...
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Views: 7,301
Posted By glenn60

I looked at an air admittance valve in the...

I looked at an air admittance valve in the hardware store and found that it is simply an air check valve. It should work as I planned.
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Views: 7,301
Posted By glenn60

My concern with using a check valve is freezing...

My concern with using a check valve is freezing during cold weather. I live in the mid-west where we get a lot of freeze/thaw cycles and freezing rain. I'm concerned that the check valve will freeze...
Replies: 8
Views: 7,301
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Question Sump Pump Discharge Hose Won't Drain

I have a long (about 30 ft) discharge hose connected to the discharge pipe for my sump pump where it exits at the back of my house. The problem is that the water won't drain from the hose unless the...
06-25-08, 04:25 AM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By glenn60

Humming PRV

I just installed a PRV in my house (didn't have one before) because the main pressure was 100 psi. The valve did the trick and reduced my pressure to 50 psi, however the valve hums when water flows....
06-18-08, 08:09 AM
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Views: 1,261
Posted By glenn60

I have a 3/4" main and I'm running 100 psi...

I have a 3/4" main and I'm running 100 psi (static) in my house so I need to bring that down. My pipes are banging when the water shuts off at any faucet, toilet, or other valve.
06-18-08, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By glenn60

I might add that I have two baths, a dishwasher,...

I might add that I have two baths, a dishwasher, and a washing machine. I do not have a lawn sprinkler system. The local Lowes carries two Watts PRVs; a 1 inch, 38 GPM (at 20 psi drop) model, and a...
06-17-08, 06:19 PM
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Views: 1,261
Posted By glenn60

Sizing a Pressure Reducing Valve

I need to install a pressure reducing valve in my home but I can't seem to find anything that tells me what size valve to get. How do I figure out what size valve to buy?
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Views: 21,421
Posted By glenn60

It's not tar. The siding is in an alcove so tar...

It's not tar. The siding is in an alcove so tar couldn't have fallen on it.
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Views: 21,421
Posted By glenn60

I tried power washing, bleach, mold and mildew...

I tried power washing, bleach, mold and mildew removers, etc. and nothing has worked. It's not rust because I don't have a sprinkler system and the existing stains are getting darker--some are almost...
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Views: 21,421
Posted By glenn60

Stained/Discolored Vinyl Siding

My white vinyl siding is developing brown stains. Most of it is located in the alcove by my front door above the brickwork. It started as a light brown and has been gradually darkening. Some spots...
04-11-08, 04:27 PM
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Views: 1,761
Posted By glenn60

Still hammers

I replaced the spool and cartridge and the valve still hammers when you turn it to hot.
04-04-08, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,761
Posted By glenn60

I called Pegasus and they're sending me a spool...

I called Pegasus and they're sending me a spool and cartridge assembly free of charge because they're covered by a lifetime warranty. Wow. A warranty that's actually worth something.
03-30-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,761
Posted By glenn60

Pressure Balance Valve Hammer

I have a Pegasus pressure balance shower valve has started to act up. I installed it several years ago and it worked fine until it suddenly began to cut-off the hot water and make a hammering noise....
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Views: 1,762
Posted By glenn60

P.S. I always use the manufacturers spec for...

P.S. I always use the manufacturers spec for transmission fluid. I serviced the transmission with ATF+4
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Views: 1,762
Posted By glenn60

I have a 4-speed transmission. It's my son's car...

I have a 4-speed transmission. It's my son's car and it didn't get all the maintenance it should have. When this problem happened I changed the transmission fluid and filter. The fluid was black and...
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Views: 1,762
Posted By glenn60

95 Dodge Caravan Transmission

My '95 Dodge Caravan will not move in Drive. The van still operates in Reverse, just not Drive. I put the van in the air and attached pressure gages to the transmission. I found that the wheels will...
04-14-06, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,583
Posted By glenn60

There are pathways in the attic for ventilation...

There are pathways in the attic for ventilation from the soffit. I assume the original soffit had vents and when the vinyl was put up they covered the vents. I have several ridge vents and a fan in...
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