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Took the carb apart last night, it was clean as a...

Took the carb apart last night, it was clean as a whistle. All the hoses were fine, the float needle was in great shape, the needle seat was pristine. The jet was perfect.

At a loss now, I did...
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Best thing to remove fuel varnish? Paint thinner?...

Best thing to remove fuel varnish? Paint thinner? Carburetor cleaner? Kerosene?
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Toro 518 ZR leaking fuel

Just acquired a Toro snowblower (model 38472) from my wife's cousin. Her husband had passed away 2 years ago, it was in her garage but she's too old to use it so wanted it to go to a good home. It...
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Not 100% sure what you are saying in the first 2...

Not 100% sure what you are saying in the first 2 sentences.

Are you saying there is a removable mesh screen in the primary valve?

The supply is a 1/4 turn angle stop.
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Frigidaire slow water dispenser

Hi all,

We have a Frigidaire side-by-side (frs23h5a5) that has some issues with slow water dispensing. Like 26 seconds to fill a 14 oz glass.

I replaced the filter, no change. I disconnected...
01-23-17, 10:53 PM
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Posted By madkiwi

Yes, it is a GE panel. 76268 The 2 fat...

Yes, it is a GE panel.

76268

The 2 fat 20 amp breakers are the ones for the well pump.

The Cadet RM151 (120 volt) is only 1500 watts- 12 amps or so.

Mark
01-23-17, 08:25 PM
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Went by the house, the wiring was #14. I was...

Went by the house, the wiring was #14.

I was unable to find anything else on the circuit, but that doesn't mean there isn't something i missed.

My panel is completely full. However a couple of...
01-23-17, 08:37 AM
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Posted By madkiwi

The 240 volt unit is 6.67 Amps. The wiring is...

The 240 volt unit is 6.67 Amps. The wiring is probably 12 g. I would have to check...

On my panel ground is tied to the neutral bar.
01-23-17, 07:52 AM
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Cadet wall heater- 240 volts?

So purchased a new house, inspection revealed that the Cadet in-wall heater in the shop was a recalled unit, and wasn't working right.

When turned on with the remote thermostat the fan spins very...
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Kohler Rite-Temp pressure-balancing valve issues

My 19 y.o. shower valve was messed up so I had new balancing unit and mixer assemblys installed (Kohler parts 500520 and 77759).

Now the shower is either cold, lukewarm or hot. The handle rotates...
12-04-06, 01:43 PM
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Running 110V outlet from 220V stove outlet

I am replacing a electric stove/microwave/vent hood combination. This stove plugs into a 220V outlet behind the stove (lower part).

New appliances will be seperate 220V stove and 110V...
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Removing Grohe swivel connection

We have a Grohe Eurodeck 33-896 kitchen faucet (single lever, pull out sprayer) which is apparently clogged up somewhere. I already took apart the sprayer and aerator, it's clean. I called Grohe...
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Help- Need 2 position rotary appliance switch

I have a GE range hood (model JV656) and the light switch is failing. It is a rotary 3 position switch (off, on, night light) and I could buy the exact same replacement, but what I want is to...
01-04-04, 10:55 AM
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I hate to say it, but you are wrong (and right)....

I hate to say it, but you are wrong (and right). No-one shoved the discharge conduit into an existing attic vent- it was new construction!

I suspect that what you are telling me is that the...
01-03-04, 12:03 AM
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Exhaust vent cap problem?

I am annoyed at the way my bathroom exhaust is set up, and was going to make some changes.

First thing is the builder used flex conduit. Going to change to straight aluminum.

Second thing is...
10-29-03, 02:23 PM
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Duct booster fan- how many cfm?

I got an idea in my head about how to improve the suckyness (technical term) of our wimpy (also a technical term) Broan bathroom exhaust fan.

The unit we have is a 70 cfm model, and it has 4"...
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I have a PowerMax, and it is quite neat. ...

I have a PowerMax, and it is quite neat.

Easy to program, very adaptable, and quite economical. Ours will phone my cell phone, and if I don't respond it phones my wife. As we discovered when we...
10-27-03, 02:31 PM
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We have a Broan 679FL (70cfm) in our bathroom...

We have a Broan 679FL (70cfm) in our bathroom which isn't cutting it. It turns out that their model 680FL is EXACTLY the same as the 679, except for the motor and the impellor, and it does 110 cfm....
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Question "Doing" line seizure

Our home (newer) was wired with cat 3 wire, 3 pair (you would think they would use 4 or 6 pair, but they were cheap).

We have DSL, with a splitter at the demark (got it back in the days when DSL...
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Relocating telephone utility box

I am self-installing a monitored and/or paging alarm system at home. I want to secure the phone lines at the utility closet.

We have underground utilities at our home, in fact the entry pipe is...
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Posted By madkiwi

Relocating telephone utility box

I am self-installing a monitored and/or paging alarm system at home. I want to secure the phone lines at the utility closet.

We have underground utilities at our home, in fact the entry pipe is...
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Posted By madkiwi

I presume you mean that when you "flipped a few...

I presume you mean that when you "flipped a few switches" you are talking about the circuit breakers on your main panel? Are these lights on all the time or are they activated by motion sensors?
...
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Thanks Brandon, That does help. Does the...

Thanks Brandon,

That does help. Does the Simon send a signal to the phone jack siren when it dials out or is it handled on a seperate pair of wires? Is it done by an X-10 signal? Actually, that...
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Hardwired siren questions

I was going to buy one of the all-in-one units (either a ITI Simon 3 or a Visonic Powermax), install the control unit in a discrete location and disable the internal sounder. Then hardwire sirens a...
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Tinning will not degrade the wire. On the...

Tinning will not degrade the wire. On the contrary, copper oxidizes over time, so bare copper wire contacts degrade over time. Solder tinned wires do better over the long term. That is also why...
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