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Thanks for reminding me that hydraulic cement...

Thanks for reminding me that hydraulic cement expands. It makes more sense to use it for cracks as long as they aren't very wide. I've read that 1/2" deep is the optimal depth for using hydraulic...
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Do you think hydraulic cement would bond as well...

Do you think hydraulic cement would bond as well as regular patching cement?
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repairing cracks in concrete swale

There is a concrete swale next to my old house and a section of it has developed some cracks. Many of the cracks are fine with a few larger 1/8-1/4" ones. I'd like to find an easy way to stop any...
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How to join 2x4's on edge and at right angles?

I'm making a 21"x24" frame with 2x4 wood standing on edge. It's going to hold an old ceramic sink weighing 30-50 lbs. What's the best and strongest way to join the 2x4's at 90 deg angles. The...
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Pilot Dane, I don't see the link for the pdf you...

Pilot Dane, I don't see the link for the pdf you referred to...I'd like to read more about gluing the magnets back in place. This motor is from a 12v Jabsco electric Marine Toilet, it's called a...
03-07-18, 12:51 AM
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How to remove a duplex receptacle with pushon wires and no space

I have a 4 plug wall outlet and one of the two duplex receptacles seems to be bad so I want to replace it. But it was installed with short wires pushed into the holes in the back(of the receptacle)...
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Inside the outer cover I can see some outlines...

Inside the outer cover I can see some outlines that will help in locating the magnets...but when I clean up the inside, which is rusty also, the outlines may vanish so I'll have to try to mark them...
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmiwujuvw7a2m20/P1220354...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmiwujuvw7a2m20/P1220354.JPG?dl=0

The photo link didn't stick to the previous message...here it is again.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmiwujuvw7a2m20/P1220354.JPG?dl=0
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I took the metal cover all the way off(a strong...

I took the metal cover all the way off(a strong and mysterious force was holding it in place before, turns out to be magnetism) and after that the two magnet pieces that were stuck to the rotor were...
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electric motor rotor frozen to stator (rust?), how to loosen?

I have a 12v electric pump that's sat in storage for 25 years. When I pulled it out yesterday and tried to test it, the shaft wouldn't turn. Disassembling it showed a fine layer of rust on the...
01-25-17, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for the ideas, all good ones. I find that...

Thanks for the ideas, all good ones. I find that a 1/2" pipe coupler fits tightly on the emt so I could whack on it, or use a 1/2" cap as suggested. They just need to be tight enough so they won't...
01-24-17, 06:40 PM
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driving metal pipe without flaring the end

I need to drive some metal pipes into the ground, but the ends flare badly when hit with a hammer. In the present case I'm driving some 1/2" emt pipes which flare very easily. I'm looking for...
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I'm afraid I gave a poor description of the two...

I'm afraid I gave a poor description of the two slots. First of all, they aren't really cracks, and they aren't on the cast iron pipe.

This photo below shows the edge on an old concrete septic...
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How to make removable plug for slot repair in cast iron drain pipe

When I recently dug out my septic tank and the drain pipes, I found two places (inlet pipe and outlet pipe) on the top of old cast iron pipe that had worn (cracked??) through. They each measure...
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Another thing I just realized, the new power cord...

Another thing I just realized, the new power cord isn't heating up at all. The old cord was getting very hot, and since I'd only had the device for two months I thought this was normal for what...
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I just realized that I had some new power cords...

I just realized that I had some new power cords I'd bought for my old time metal Farberware 12 cup percolators. They were a perfect fit, and replacing the cord fixed the problem.

Sorry to...
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I ohm tested the electric cable but didn't find...

I ohm tested the electric cable but didn't find any sign of a break.The kettle has a pressed on/crimped on copper bottom with no feet. I looked inside the spout and can see the heating element...
09-17-15, 03:55 PM
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I've had a lot of experience with this problem......

I've had a lot of experience with this problem... deer, rabbits, squirrels, gophers are my enemies. It's silly to consider feeding them since with more food they just expand their family size. ...
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repairing a West Bend electric tea kettle

I have a copper bottomed whistling West Bend electric tea kettle from a past era. It has stopped heating up, staying cool even after plugged in for ten minutes. When I pull the it's plug from the...
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I see the thermostat on Amazon for abut $56 so...

I see the thermostat on Amazon for abut $56 so that's better. And now that I know I have a defrost cycle, it would make sense that the long delay in starting up could be caused by that. How long is...
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Pete, thanks for the quick reply and especially...

Pete, thanks for the quick reply and especially the part number. My that's an expensive thermostat! If I need to replace it I'll be checking for a generic version.

I've never seen anything to...
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Whirlpool fridge not turning on at the right temperature

My 20 cu ft Whirlpool upright fridge (Model: ET20GKXDW00) works very well most of the time, turns off and on as needed. But sometimes it doesn't turn on until past the internal temperature where...
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The problem will be how to remove the ceramic...

The problem will be how to remove the ceramic pipe...I don't think it will just pop out. It's about 8 inches long and the walls are about 3/4" thick and it might have been laid in fresh cement when...
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I've dug out the cast iron drain pipe all the way...

I've dug out the cast iron drain pipe all the way to the septic tank (at the tank just the top part so far). And I see two things. The ceramic pipe (which has the tee/baffle that broke off) extends...
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I've just been looking into the inlet pipe from...

I've just been looking into the inlet pipe from inside the septic tank. About 8-10 inches from the point where the pipe starts(the actual inlet point) there is what looks like a horizontal half moon...
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