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04-28-09, 09:05 AM
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Posted By wingnut

running water to outbuilding

Hi all,
Iím planning on running an underground water line to my tool shed and to a spigot in the corner of my backyard garden. The shed is unheated, the last portion of pipe in the garden will be...
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Views: 20,174
Posted By wingnut

I poured a slab a couple months ago, just about...

I poured a slab a couple months ago, just about the size of the one you're pouring. I used the re-mesh welded wire and also placed some rebar around the perimeter and where I'd have any kind of...
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Views: 1,354
Posted By wingnut

that may be more rebar than you need. since 50%...

that may be more rebar than you need.
since 50% of the blocks above will be positioned over the "footer" blocks, the slab will see very little force on the overhang. as i stated before, try to keep...
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Views: 1,354
Posted By wingnut

sounds like the 4" slab will be fully supported...

sounds like the 4" slab will be fully supported by the rear retaining wall, the 6" block to the front and sides, and the soil in the middle. the only unsupported area is the overhanging 3' to the...
02-13-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,123
Posted By wingnut

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks is...

thanks
thanks
thanks
thanks
thanks
is that enuff
02-13-09, 09:27 AM
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Views: 2,123
Posted By wingnut

Low Temp Thermostat for electric heat

I'm putting elect baseboard heat in my storage shed, but I only want it to run enough to keep the contents above freezing. Where can I find a thermostat that has the ability to maintain a temp that...
Replies: 14
Views: 6,741
Posted By wingnut

My gut tells me its not the battery. I had two...

My gut tells me its not the battery. I had two different shops load test it, and they claim its OK. The battery has been dying overnight, so I drove the car for about a half hour, took it home and...
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Views: 6,741
Posted By wingnut

ok, here's what I did. Disconnected ground from...

ok, here's what I did. Disconnected ground from the batt, inserted multimeter between batt cable and terminal. Showed current right away. I began pulling fuses in passenger compartment, and none...
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Views: 6,741
Posted By wingnut

thanks to all thanks circus... didn't think...

thanks to all
thanks circus... didn't think about pullin fuses one at a time, good idea.
wingnut
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Views: 6,741
Posted By wingnut

Battery Keeps Dying

I have a '91 Escort with a 3 y.o. DieHard battery that keeps dying. Sears tested the battery and said its ok. Dealership couldn't find any problems - says battery is ok, and charging system is ok. ...
02-09-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
Posted By wingnut

here's my existing setup... 50A double pole...

here's my existing setup... 50A double pole breaker in the box, 6GA wire to my receptacle, but the receptacle is a 30A dryer receptacle.
We've relocated the dryer further away and need a longer wire...
02-09-08, 09:44 AM
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Views: 1,719
Posted By wingnut

New Clothes Dryer Circuit

I'm getting different info depending on which wire gauge chart I look at... 50Amp 220v clothes dryer circuit, approx 30 foot run, should I use 6 gauge or 4 gauge wire? One chart shows 6 gauge good...
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Views: 933
Posted By wingnut

hey OKC - yup, I figured that out. replaced the...

hey OKC - yup, I figured that out.
replaced the pan gasket, but still have the leak.

leaks only after approx 4 or 5 days sitting without being driven.
leak seems to be somewhere above the...
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Views: 933
Posted By wingnut

GMC Sonoma Tranny Pan Gasket

have a '91 GMC Sonoma p/u, 4.3l, 4x4, AT ... went to replace the leaky tranny pan gasket and I couldn't drop the pan between the main support (to the rear) and the exhaust pipe (to the front). is...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By wingnut

A/C Not Workin - Compressor Cycles

I have a '91 GMC Sonoma P/U, 4.3l - A/C blows warm air. The A/C compressor cycles on and off, pretty rapidly... does this sound like a pressure switch problem? If so, can I replace the switch...
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Views: 10,158
Posted By wingnut

thanks for the suggestions. the length of the...

thanks for the suggestions.
the length of the heater is the same as the original dipstick, so I don't see it hitting the crankshaft or anything.
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Views: 10,158
Posted By wingnut

Thumbs up Heated Dipstick

I was just getting ready to install a heated dipstick for the winter, and I see the directions say that it should be removed before running the engine. I merely assumed a dipstick heater could be...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By wingnut

Routing Stream Through Pipe

there is a small stream that runs through the back portion of my property which I would like to route underground, through a pipe, for approx 10 feet. I'd like to use a relatively large dia pipe...
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Views: 3,436
Posted By wingnut

yes, go with the Stihl. its worth the extra. ...

yes, go with the Stihl. its worth the extra.

I too have gone the budget route before, and usually ended up sorry I didn't spend a couple dollars extra. The Stihl will probably be lighter, easier...
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Views: 4,281
Posted By wingnut

Talking '89 Buick Century - IAC or ECM problem???

I have an '89 Buick Century, AT, with a 3.3l engine that wants to stall at stops, and hesitates and "bucks" as you drive it uphill. Lower reading than normal on voltmeter and "Service Engine"...
04-22-06, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,086
Posted By wingnut

what are the best carpenter ant pesticides...

what are the best carpenter ant pesticides available to the general public, for spraying wall voids?

thanks
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Views: 896
Posted By wingnut

'91 Sonoma Throttle Valve Cable

I've got a '91 GMC Sonoma P/U, 4.3V6, 4WD that needs a new throttle valve cable (runs from the throttle plate to the tranny). Looks like any easy job at the throttle end, but I don't know about the...
10-27-05, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,697
Posted By wingnut

The storage tank doesn't fill with water at the...

The storage tank doesn't fill with water at the END of the regeneration process, it fills at the very BEGINNING, stage 1. Waits for 8 minutes, then goes to the brine cycle. This way, the bulk of...
10-20-05, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,697
Posted By wingnut

Kenmore softener Resin Bed

My softener quit providing soft water a couple weeks ago and I think it has something to do with the resin bed. What size should the resin beads be? Is there any method for cleaning the resin other...
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