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For anyone else who may run across this problem,...

For anyone else who may run across this problem, I took a piece of chainlink fence wire that was straight and put a bend in each end, one to hook on the spring and one to pull from the other end. I...
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Red face Czizzi, Thanks for the reply, I know and...

Czizzi, Thanks for the reply, I know and understand everything you are saying and that is why I inquired. I also have plenty of cutting tools. I was simply wanting a different opinion on the...
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Thanks Cheese, I tried that and it is tough...

Thanks Cheese, I tried that and it is tough trying to keep the tension on by pulling and twisting at the same time. Also it is difficult with a rope strong and small enough to get it thru that slot,...
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I understand to stagger the joints and use the...

I understand to stagger the joints and use the ends on the next row. Just as Mitch said, seemed like a whole lot of cutting and there is also always more than one way to skin a cat, so to speak, and...
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Thanks Mitch. I was waiting to see if any more...

Thanks Mitch. I was waiting to see if any more suggestions came in to see if I could avoid so much cutting. This will bump it back up so someone else may have an idea.
Thanks again!!
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Craftsman Mower/ Brake/Clutch Spring

Model # 917-288031

Having trouble getting my clutch/brake spring back on. It broke on the end that attaches to the lever and I put a bend back in it and now trying to reinstall. Not much of it...
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Staggering Laminate

I have a room that I am going to be putting laminate down. The room is 15' 9" wide. My laminate is 48" long. Since I only have 3" waste (3.5" including 1/4" space on each end) on the first row,...
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Talking Went and bought the gasket set yesterday with the...

Went and bought the gasket set yesterday with the O-ring. Where the 0-ring went, there was never one there that I saw and not up inside the hole in the carb, must have disintergrated. The guy who...
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Maybe I am missing where this o-ring is. I see...

Maybe I am missing where this o-ring is. I see in my parts manual on the gasket float bowl, there is also a little ring pictured with that which may be the o-ring.
I don't remember seeing that...
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Thanks for the reply. Can you buy the whole...

Thanks for the reply. Can you buy the whole float or just the needle? I could not believe how much gas it was letting into the carb/bowl. Also do you think gas got back in my oil? Cannot smell...
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While waiting I decided to take the bowl back off...

While waiting I decided to take the bowl back off and do the pencil test, as suggested, to see if the valve was leaking. Pouring would have been a better word for it. No wonder the thing is...
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I went to get my parts from a lawn mower...

I went to get my parts from a lawn mower shop/mechanic and he said there was no twist in my o-ring. He did not have the needle part but went ahead and bought a shut-off valve.
Got everything...
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Thanks much. I'll replace the needle and the...

Thanks much. I'll replace the needle and the o-ring even though I don't think the needle is defective. Probably installing a shut-off valve too because this engine had been firing after switching...
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Thanks Cheese. Does the fitting go down inside...

Thanks Cheese. Does the fitting go down inside about 1 1/2 inch or on the opposite side where it just sits inside with the large side exposed?

There is no oring on this plastic piece. I do...
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PS: And the needle is plastic with a rubber tip....

PS: And the needle is plastic with a rubber tip. Does not appear to be worn at all.
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Thanks to both of you for your guidance. Ok,...

Thanks to both of you for your guidance.
Ok, I have got the needle out and when I was taking it apart, a little copper fitting (1/8 Inch long, flat on the larger end and concave on the other) fell...
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Thanks guys. I guess I need to back up and ask...

Thanks guys. I guess I need to back up and ask what valve and where is it as well as what am I too clean with the qtip? Is the valve the little part that screws into the bottom of the bowl and is...
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Thanks!! How do I repair this leaking float...

Thanks!! How do I repair this leaking float valve?
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Posted By kianje

Craftsman Riding Mower Leaking Gas Thru Exhaust

Craftsman LT2000
Model 917.288031 or 917.28803 Have two books with different model #s.
500CC 17.5 HP
Briggs Stratton Intek

For over a year I have been jumping mower off with car.
Today...
07-01-12, 08:56 AM
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Posted By kianje

One Year Old All Brick Home On Slab- Need Termite Contract?

I have a one year old, all brick home on a concrete slab. It was treated for termites while being constructed. The company that did the treatment has sent me a notice to keep my contract in force...
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I had put craftsman in the title but forgot more...

I had put craftsman in the title but forgot more detail in my message, sorry. 17.5 HP 42" mower. 6 speed transaxle.
Thanks for the reply.
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Posted By kianje

Tried it again this morning and will not fire.

Tried it again this morning and will not fire.
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Craftsman Riding Mower Sputtering and Dying

My mower has just over 50 hours on it and had used it with no problem 1 1/2 months ago. Today went to mow and was very difficult to start and when it did, it spit and sputtered and smoked and would...
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Posted By kianje

Thanks Chandler, I have decided to make up for...

Thanks Chandler, I have decided to make up for my waste factor by adding a ceramic landing in that room at the front door. I did not think I was going to be able to find the same "lock" as you...
04-20-12, 09:24 AM
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Posted By kianje

Thanks again to both of you for your re-replies.

Thanks again to both of you for your re-replies.
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