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01-01-14, 08:04 PM
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batcave, I think that there's some terminology...

batcave, I think that there's some terminology issues in your second post.

the main switch cuts off all power to the panel in which it is located.

a breaker cuts off power to the circuit that...
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Views: 1,252
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For about five years in the late nineties into...

For about five years in the late nineties into the noughties I ran Linux as my only OS at home. For the vast majority of applications that I used in Windows there were Linux function-a-likes. ...
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Does the Win-R key combination bring up a run...

Does the Win-R key combination bring up a run dialog box?

If it does, you can probably get into the registry editor to see if the Shell has been messed with. I think it's in...
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Views: 1,306
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I don't like 'rich text' in e-mail. I like my...

I don't like 'rich text' in e-mail. I like my e-mail to be plain, simple, and using a fixed-width font like an old dialup bulletin board system. I was disappointed when Google changed to where one...
12-30-13, 06:05 PM
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Views: 8,269
Posted By T-W-X

Basically you'd pull new wire, put in a subpanel,...

Basically you'd pull new wire, put in a subpanel, drive a ground-rod, demo-out the old wire and terminate the in-structure old wire in the new subpanel. You'd probably have to install a new pathway...
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Views: 882
Posted By T-W-X

Looks like it was damaged either during or prior...

Looks like it was damaged either during or prior to shipping. That's a common sign of a cracked LCD.

I have an LCD monitor with a different problem that I knew it had when I bought it. It's...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By T-W-X

You'll probably never find any free e-mail that...

You'll probably never find any free e-mail that is completely ad-free.

Remember, if you're receiving a service, and that service isn't costing you anything at all, then you're not the customer,...
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Views: 1,006
Posted By T-W-X

I expect that it was technically not legal. ...

I expect that it was technically not legal.

First, you don't know, for a fact, that the copy that you downloaded was made from the same pressing as the one that you own.

Second, the fair-use...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-30-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,036
Posted By T-W-X

Well, my experiences with water heaters have not...

Well, my experiences with water heaters have not exactly been positive. We had an electric unit replaced a couple of years ago by the home warranty and six months ago the lower element failed and...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By T-W-X

Does the whine change at all while driving? If...

Does the whine change at all while driving? If it does, try to figure out if a specific action (steering the wheel, accelerating, decelerating, braking, running the air conditioner, etc) coincides...
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Honestly, it wasn't that hard when I carried mine...

Honestly, it wasn't that hard when I carried mine vertically, once I built a ramp...
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Yeah, I'd go for the baseboard moldings trick...

Yeah, I'd go for the baseboard moldings trick too.

Running Ethernet under carpet is a bad idea mostly because the friction of the carpet on the outer jacket will wear that jacket clear away. One...
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Views: 2,687
Posted By T-W-X

I'm wondering if the compressor was left turned...

I'm wondering if the compressor was left turned on while plugged in, and something leaked, and the motor ran until it either seized or until that overload that's been mentioned tripped...
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Posted By T-W-X

Before he runs off buying fairly expensive parts,...

Before he runs off buying fairly expensive parts, how about checking some things, like any tension adjusters that are supposed to stop the door if the tension is too high, or how easily the door...
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Views: 853
Posted By T-W-X

Motorweek, the PBS car show, once did some...

Motorweek, the PBS car show, once did some repairs of this type in a "Goss' Garage" segment. Might be worth trying to find it. I think that it was a green Ford Explorer that they used as the...
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Views: 1,469
Posted By T-W-X

If quality is an issue, try to get one that's...

If quality is an issue, try to get one that's glass instead of plastic. Beyond that, since TOSLINK is basically just digital S/PIDF run over optical instead of over copper, either it works or it...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By T-W-X

That's a lot higher than the loss rate on my...

That's a lot higher than the loss rate on my wife's '01 Integra with a B18B1 engine, at approximately the same total mileage, and she does have a definite oil leak at one of the cam seals that I have...
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Views: 1,018
Posted By T-W-X

That's a bit more valve than I need I think... ...

That's a bit more valve than I need I think...

Got most of the parts now, just have to get the automatic drain "Moisture Minder I" ordered, and perhaps a bit more tubing. The people that are...
Replies: 6
Views: 4,402
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Hmmm... Maybe I'll hold off for the moment. I...

Hmmm... Maybe I'll hold off for the moment. I do have matching padlocks for all of the current applications, so I don't exactly need to change them at this time. Heck, perhaps I'll hold off until...
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Views: 2,223
Posted By T-W-X

Have you tried lubricating the bearings in the...

Have you tried lubricating the bearings in the door rollers and lubricating the screw?
Replies: 7
Views: 2,850
Posted By T-W-X

Okay, basically this is a primer on how SSL (aka...

Okay, basically this is a primer on how SSL (aka HTTPS) works...

When one attempts to connect to a server over SSL, the browser asks the server for its bonafides, in the form a certificate, which...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By T-W-X

There are no cut-marks in that second picture...

There are no cut-marks in that second picture though. The inside of the void has the same texture as the surrounding casing. That means that it was neither broken-out, nor cut-out, and that the...
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Quality of "Ace Hardware" padlocks that use kwikset and schlage key blanks

I was at Ace yesterday, and saw that they sell brass padlocks that use Schlage or Kwikset keyways, depending on the model, and they advertise them for being able to be keyed to match one's existing...
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Views: 1,656
Posted By T-W-X

Assuming that you're laying under the car looking...

Assuming that you're laying under the car looking mostly straight up when you take the picture, that hole maybe should have a short drain tube in it. Automakers learned that if you don't provide...
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Views: 842
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I'll follow on to Tijoe's comment that it's...

I'll follow on to Tijoe's comment that it's unlikely that a 2003 Toyota Echo will ever increase in value or find any significant interest with enthusiasts. Historically, if one looks at the GM's...
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