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defrost drain heater

This is common problem. Find the tube which drains into the drain pan at the bottom and contrive to blow through it. It may be clogged. There are also sometimes rubber valves in the line.
Remove...
09-15-20, 08:36 PM
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Advice on placement of heat pump indoor unit?

The room is 13.5 x 13.5. The heat pump is 9000 btu. Where should I place the heating/cooling unit in relation to where I usually sit? Without the heat pump, I have used an oil filled electric...
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Is the starter back there. Could be loose starter...

Is the starter back there. Could be loose starter bolt. Just a thought. Otherwise, maybe, a bad inner cv joint? You need to get under it and look at what you have got. It can't knock if it is not...
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oil filter housing

Housing is cast in block so I ordered a replacement cap. It arrived and stopped the leak. There is a little cupped area where oil con accumulate and it is not accumulating there. I can see nothing...
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, .If making the suggested plastic pipe tool is...

, .If making the suggested plastic pipe tool is too much trouble, what you actually need is a faucet wrench. For less than $10 this will reach up and grab a next nut or the plastic nuts you have and...
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Pix are not very informative. There is no hex or...

Pix are not very informative. There is no hex or other fastener head down there.
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How to remove oil filter housing, Saturn l100

Car is a 2002 Saturn L100. With the filter removed I was led to believe there would be a 12mm inside bolt head which holds the housing to the block. However, in mine there is nothing at the bottom...
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I used some cleaner on a paper towel to clean the...

I used some cleaner on a paper towel to clean the top of the CC but it came off clean. But I ran it again and entire exhaust smoked but it did not feel unduly hot. It is always pretty spooky what...
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I think I should have quit at 12.57. I left it on...

I think I should have quit at 12.57. I left it on hoping the automatic feature would kick in. But apparently it is possible to overcharge at 2 amps because my voltage now is 10.55. So I guess I...
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Ho ho. What will they think of next?

Ho ho. What will they think of next?
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Smoking catalytic converter.

That is, smoke coming off the body--not out the exhaust.
The car has been sitting for two years. The work I did was replace the torque converter, meaning remove the tranny. There is a slight...
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The cells have caps and water covers plates....

The cells have caps and water covers plates. Since last time I did get the car started. And the voltage has risen a bit to 12.33. I think the solenoid might also be balky because the click sounds...
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Battery not taking charge.

!992 Geo Metro here, car has been sitting and I have put the charger on the battery from time to time, but I think it may have bit the dust. I have the charger on 6 amps for over 24 hours but still...
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I did over excavate and I did fail to compact it....

I did over excavate and I did fail to compact it. I did use forms. I have to agree Xsleeper, that removing the whole thing might be the only answer. But in the meantime, the coMbined forced or...
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Nightmare with concrete pad.

This was such a simple project. A 2' x3' 4" thick concrete pad to mount a heat pump compressor on. Unfoirutnately I did several things wrong, leading to the pad hardening fine but tilting in the...
04-03-20, 03:11 PM
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As I am finishing up this job (believe it or not)...

As I am finishing up this job (believe it or not) I will post photo when done. It might look good but my ability to match the joints was sub standard. I am just able to pull it together as a job.
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Need advice on oven thermostat

It is a Frigidaire 22" wall oven from 1961. I would replace the entire oven but cannot find one 22" to fit the present metal cabinet. I know exactly what it wrong with it. I broke off the capillary...
02-23-20, 07:30 PM
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update

I have found it is necessary to cut and fit each piece before attaching anything. Now I am next going to epoxy each panel. For this purpose I have them in their places, although I would like it...
02-14-20, 06:44 PM
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Of course, I have to agree that objectively it is...

Of course, I have to agree that objectively it is a sub-cheap stuff, enough I understandable to raise some hackles even, but I once saw it done as a cheap fast bathroom and it was done well. Not to...
02-10-20, 08:28 PM
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treatments to Thrifty Board

I am lining the walls of my bathroom, excluding the shower/tub enclosure, with 4 x 8 Thrifty Board. The other option was plastic but I did not think a matt surface would offer any cleanability at...
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Well it's the old story. Which came first? The...

Well it's the old story. Which came first? The chicken or the egg.? I just say, you are driving a wreck.
11-17-19, 04:00 PM
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Found both washer and dryer out

While working on the car I had a load in the drier and a load in the washer.
Suddenly I found both washer and dryer out. Even though the washer is on its own 120 outlet and the dryer being...
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more

I Today I opened up the dashboard and loosened and replaced the plugs. I doubt this did anything. I also blew through the pressure tube and found it clear.
But when I tried again I found that...
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Washing machine no fill problem.

When I turn the machine on on the wash cycle, I hear a hum but no water flows. However, on the rinse cycle it flows normally. Does this add up to anything to someone who knows appliances. Unit is...
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