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10-04-15, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Odyssey42

Back online

Little did I suspect when I left here yesterday just after psoting that it would be 24 almost 24 hours before I could get back. LOL

Thanks to both. I will PM GunGuy about arrangenments.

(Got to...
10-03-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Odyssey42

Garage door open/closed status light

It is very easy to go inside the house and leave the garage door up without realizing that it is still open, so I want a light to turn on inside the kitchen when the door is open to remind.

This...
05-29-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By Odyssey42

Thanks for those. We have had some terrible...

Thanks for those.

We have had some terrible storms in the part of Texas that I live in and we are all scrambling to repair damage. This will have to wait for a bit, but I will post when I can get...
05-28-15, 05:40 AM
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Views: 832
Posted By Odyssey42

Water heater stopped working

We have a 30 gal (from memory) electric hot water heater in the attic over the second bedroom. In the bathroom underneath is a wall switch which allows us to turn it off when unneeded, and it is off...
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Views: 1,428
Posted By Odyssey42

Forgot to mention, and to really complicate...

Forgot to mention, and to really complicate things, when the battery is fresh off the charger, the problem goes away. It is only after using it for 15 mins or so that the problem resurfaces.
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Posted By Odyssey42

Ryobi 40V string trimmer-intermittent operation?

I have a RY40001 40V strimmer, which when it works properly is great!

However it has developed a problem. When I clutch the upper control handle as one must do to start the strimmer, then pull up...
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Views: 818
Posted By Odyssey42

I think you are correct. CFL sounds right and if...

I think you are correct. CFL sounds right and if my also dim memory serves, they might be R30 and maybe 23W. Also if I recall correctly the new bulbs have a very long life, like maybe 10,000 hours or...
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Views: 818
Posted By Odyssey42

Lights are dim when turned on

In our kitchen, we have six in-ceiling canister type fixtures which originally had the 65W flood-style indoor bulbs. As they have burned out, they have been replaced over the last couple of years by...
10-20-13, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,049
Posted By Odyssey42

max number of sprinkler heads

I am planning to install a modest upgrade to my hose/timer/sprinkler set up, but not go to a fully automated system.

The front of the property is broken up into thirds by a circular drive. Each...
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Views: 2,734
Posted By Odyssey42

Turned out to be the heat protection device which...

Turned out to be the heat protection device which had melted and which was buried pretty deeply in the outer motor windings. The good news is that a replacement device is pretty cheap (the part...
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Views: 2,549
Posted By Odyssey42

One additional question. With fresh new pressure...

One additional question. With fresh new pressure treated pine 2X8's, how close to each other should they be fixed now?

Should they be touching so that when they dry out, they will leave the right...
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Views: 2,549
Posted By Odyssey42

Thanks for all the good guidance. You have made a...

Thanks for all the good guidance. You have made a believer out of me.
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Views: 2,549
Posted By Odyssey42

Czizzi, Thanks for yours. Pretty convincing...

Czizzi, Thanks for yours. Pretty convincing stuff.

Will work on an under deck solution for later implementation.
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Posted By Odyssey42

Thanks for these. However the replacement is...

Thanks for these. However the replacement is underway and I am hoping to get an idea today that we might be able to implement starting tomorrow.

The idea is to create as much of a "dry area" as...
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Posted By Odyssey42

Handling rain runoff from deck

We are replacing the pressure treated pine decking after 8 years of the sun beating up the original deck. There is the potential for good (dry) storage under the deck if I can figure out how to cause...
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Views: 1,011
Posted By Odyssey42

Can anyone suggest the probable percentage that...

Can anyone suggest the probable percentage that the life of the bulb might be shortened?

And will it make this bulb substantially brighter than the others?
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Views: 1,011
Posted By Odyssey42

We crossed. Please see my edit

We crossed. Please see my edit
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Views: 1,011
Posted By Odyssey42

Question The bulb or the ballast will not last as long? ...

The bulb or the ballast will not last as long?

If it makes sense to buy the exact ballast instead of this one because it will go through lamps twice as fast, I can do that so please give me some...
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Views: 1,011
Posted By Odyssey42

Back on it

Here is the latest. I have finally tracked down the exact replacement ballast for the not inconsiderable price of about $38 plus $8-10 more shipping (numbers from memory). The total is about twice...
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Posted By Odyssey42

36", not 30"

Apologies for delay in responding, but got called away on an emergency.

The bulb is 36" (actually 35.5 electrode tip to tip) the 30" was a typo.

Tolyn, yours make me slap my own head. Of course...
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Views: 1,011
Posted By Odyssey42

30W 30" fixture problem

We have (four) 30W 30" single T8 bulb florescent fixtures in our office area. One of the fixtures has stopped working. To test, I have taken the bulb from a working fixture, put it in the problem...
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Views: 2,734
Posted By Odyssey42

Multimeter does not seem to be here. Think it is...

Multimeter does not seem to be here. Think it is with tools I left on a job in process. Will update as soon as I can get my hands on it.
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Posted By Odyssey42

Is this something that I can do with a multimeter...

Is this something that I can do with a multimeter without blowing something (including me) up?
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Views: 2,734
Posted By Odyssey42

Had a thorough look at the motor/pump, but do not...

Had a thorough look at the motor/pump, but do not find a reset switch. The pressure switch box is visible in the attached (I hope) photo with the off/on switch visible at top of box.

With the...
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Posted By Odyssey42

PJ, When I clicked on that link my browser opened...

PJ, When I clicked on that link my browser opened another page, but put up this:

Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!

Suggestions:
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