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04-03-07, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Mike134

Sounds like my water. As Andy said you have...

Sounds like my water. As Andy said you have disolved iron in it. I put in a greensand filter and it elimated all my staining problems.
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Views: 1,189
Posted By Mike134

If any gasoline or oil leak unless your well is...

If any gasoline or oil leak unless your well is perfectly grouted your family will end up drinking it. I don't even spread feriziler near my well.

Just my opinion.
02-09-05, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,355
Posted By Mike134

I have the same problem. What I found so...

I have the same problem.

What I found so far:

Decks in the chicagoland area are made for 40 lbs per square foot. Up in Michigan where there's lots of snow there rated at 60 Lbs per sq foot.
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Posted By Mike134

I have a 92 grand am Find a different dealer...

I have a 92 grand am

Find a different dealer Sounds just like mine behaved It WAS the master cylinder.
02-07-04, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By Mike134

Go onto a manufacters web site, there you can get...

Go onto a manufacters web site, there you can get a catalog number and describtion to take to your local home improvment "pro"
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Views: 773
Posted By Mike134

Pulling out lifters

Anyone know of an easy way to get well varnished and gunked up lifters out of an Olds 350 besides pulling the motor and working from the bottom?

I tried a lifter pulling tool from NAPA that grips...
01-12-04, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By Mike134

The plumbers at work told me to use fiberglass on...

The plumbers at work told me to use fiberglass on my boiler pipes. The black foam insulation that is used for A/C lines will breakdown from the heat in a couple of years
01-07-04, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mike134

I'll add my 2 cents. Cellose is made...

I'll add my 2 cents. Cellose is made nonflammable by adding the chemical borax to the shredded paper. Alls fine unless you have lots of humidity getting into it in the winter and condensing into...
01-04-04, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By Mike134

Rav, I copied this from the Watts link in...

Rav,

I copied this from the Watts link in the above post,
It does mention temp as a cause.

In normal operation of the water heater and T&P valve, no water should be discharged from the valve....
01-03-04, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By Mike134

Reason I asked about the steaming is Mine won't...

Reason I asked about the steaming is Mine won't steam unless it's at least 120 degrees at 70 room temp. Colder air temps will lower the temp at which it steams. Have you checked the water temp with a...
01-03-04, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By Mike134

Middle of the night

In my old house I always had a spare thermocouple since that was the most likely thing to fail on my old furnace in the middle of the night.

Now I have a 92% effecient Carrier What's the most...
12-30-03, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By Mike134

Your homes must have check valves on your...

Your homes must have check valves on your incoming water service creating a "closed system" so thermal expansion leaves no place for the water to go but out the T&P valve. A small expansion tank...
12-30-03, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,871
Posted By Mike134

Russ Are you sure the problem was on the...

Russ

Are you sure the problem was on the utility side of your electric meter? Reason I ask is on your side of the meter there is at least one connection between the neutral bar and ground and...
12-30-03, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,118
Posted By Mike134

buy deeper wiremold boxes. Off the top of my...

buy deeper wiremold boxes. Off the top of my head I think the number is 5745. If you backstab stranded wire into an outlet you must buy the good ones that rely on a clamping action to terminate the...
12-30-03, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,313
Posted By Mike134

My house has the same problem but it's not...

My house has the same problem but it's not limited to just one fixture. I firgure it's just my Semiens breakers being very sensitive to inrush currents that will go up when a light bulb burns out, or...
12-28-03, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,266
Posted By Mike134

I'm guessing these will be rental units? If they...

I'm guessing these will be rental units? If they are and your not mearly trying to "flip"the brownstone then go with hard pipe for better airflow otherwise you'll be getting "cold calls" from your...
12-25-03, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,122
Posted By Mike134

You could put RV antifreeze in the trap in the...

You could put RV antifreeze in the trap in the summer it won't eveporate and you don't have to remember to change anything comes the fall
12-25-03, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Mike134

Don't worry about adding a green grounding wire...

Don't worry about adding a green grounding wire to the conduit. The conduit itself has been tested by UL labs as a grounding means, the original licensed electrician that built the house used it as a...
12-14-03, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By Mike134

If the 60 amp breaker is the house service...

If the 60 amp breaker is the house service disconnect then it's not a D-I-Yer job unless your experienced pulling the meter to disconnect power while you change out the breaker. The buzzing sound...
12-06-03, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,135
Posted By Mike134

brazing or silver solder?

I just noticed when I had my A/C replaced the line set was silver soldered at the condenser and coil. Shouldn't it have been brazed or is silver solder ok?
11-27-03, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By Mike134

EMT is what I'm refering to. Roughing a house in...

EMT is what I'm refering to. Roughing a house in it is pretty easy when your set up for it. A good electrician can put in 700 feet a day.
11-27-03, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By Mike134

As a Chicago Supervising Electrician most of the...

As a Chicago Supervising Electrician most of the towns within 50 miles of Chicago require wiring to be within conduit. Don't put NM wiring in the conduit use individual THHN wires. Nice thing about...
11-06-03, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By Mike134

Rlfrazee, No problem sometimes I read more...

Rlfrazee,

No problem sometimes I read more into things than I should. Bottom line is the poor DIYer has aluminum with no cheap fixes
11-04-03, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By Mike134

Rlfrazee, I'm well aware that the code...

Rlfrazee,

I'm well aware that the code requires 2 20 amp circuits in the kitchen. It also requires the wire to be the proper size. 12 Ga aluminum is not the proper size for a 20 amp circuit. If...
11-03-03, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mike134

The aluminum fins you see when you look into the...

The aluminum fins you see when you look into the opening are surronding the actual heating element, but they can get hot enough to cause a fire if something was left touching them for enough time
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