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Thanks Cheese. Any tips or instructional on...

Thanks Cheese.

Any tips or instructional on how to get to the belt? Do I need to remove the blade, and then remove the shield cover? Can I then flex the transmission to loosen the tension and...
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Thanks for the input Sharp Advice. The...

Thanks for the input Sharp Advice.

The engine speed sounds the same, still revs up nicely and to speed I would say. I have a tach I could use to check it, but I'm pretty good at noting a different...
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So I went out to check out the belt, visually it...

So I went out to check out the belt, visually it looks fine. Tension wise it feels tight, but not super tight and maybe had just a tiny bit of play in it if I pushed on it. How tight does the belt...
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Any tips on how loose/tight the belt should be?...

Any tips on how loose/tight the belt should be? Think the belt is slipping? How difficult is it to replace a belt if that is the cause?
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Honda Harmony Mower-Self propel is WEAK

I have a 1995 Honda Harmony 215 that I bought a year or so back, oldie but a goodie. Worked great last season, but this season I noticed that the self propel is very weak. Both speeds still work (Low...
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Thanks again for all the help. We changed it out...

Thanks again for all the help. We changed it out Saturday morning, wire by wire, and it hasn't shown the problem ever since! Success!

The only wires that took some thinking were the Thermostat...
01-10-14, 06:27 PM
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The pipe that is rattling is the copper, not the...

The pipe that is rattling is the copper, not the pex, or I don't think at least. I also can't imagine that it would be air, the lines all run regularly with no issues and if air was trapped I'd think...
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It is definitely a single zone, and I think only...

It is definitely a single zone, and I think only 1 thermostat in a smaller sized apartment.

Agreed on now really being able to pin point without clear symptoms. I'll be back and let you know how I...
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Thanks for the extra info. Good tip on the...

Thanks for the extra info. Good tip on the PowerPile notes, thanks for pointing that out again.

Nope, I asked his son and he said his dad said the machine would cut out, and he would have to keep...
01-10-14, 12:24 PM
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Good plan. Maybe I will try securing the pipe...

Good plan. Maybe I will try securing the pipe first, since it does sort of seem to just hang there in a spot or two.

I ran pex to a spigot in the basement, which then goes to an outdoor spigot,...
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Thanks for the extra info. Yes, I meant 120V,...

Thanks for the extra info. Yes, I meant 120V, sorry.

So I went over and got more info. The gas valve is a VS820 A 1013 which I read is 750 mV, not 24VAC. I called a supplier who sells the...
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Thanks for the replies, The system is...

Thanks for the replies,
The system is definitely old (I'd guess 30 years). So if he has a 12V gas valve, is there a different aquastat, or does that mean the gas valve also needs to be changed out...
01-09-14, 08:24 PM
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Pipes rattling when running a new hose line

I added a new cold water line to the existing plumbing to add a second hose to the side of my house. This line is close to where the main line enters the home. The part of the plumbing coming off the...
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Question Honeywell Aquastat L8148b Relay Question

I'm helping a friend attempt to replace the Aquastat Relay on their boiler heating system. The model is L8148B, and I found in other threads and online that the replacement is the L8148J1009. Only...
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Thanks Bud. I went with a long post so I didn't...

Thanks Bud. I went with a long post so I didn't have to ask the questions across a bunch of separate threads with hopes of keeping all the details in one view. Any insight you can share will be great.
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Lots of eyes but not responses yet. Any tips...

Lots of eyes but not responses yet. Any tips anyone has to share, even if its just on a portion of the topic would be helpful.
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Need Framing Help-Freestanding Structure-Deck Type Build

I need some guidance on framing a free standing storage loft in my garage that will attach directly to the concrete slab floor.

Use:
Planning to store random stuff up there that a regular garage...
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