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Lawn mower choke problem and stalling

Hi everyone,
My Honda lawn mower (hrx217hza) is having problems with auto-choke and starting this year. It take 5-6 attempts with the electric starter( fully charged)and 8-12 pulls with manual for a...
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Then I'm going with 4100k. The only reason why I'm using GE is because the ballast I will use-
Philips Advance AmbiStar 120-Volt 1 or 2-Lamp T8 Instant Start Residential Electronic Fluorescent...
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Fluorescent lights and color combinations-3000k or 4100K?

I'm upgrading all my t12 fluorescent bulbs to t8s. I am torn between 3000k and 4100k. If I use 3000k, the CRI of the bulbs is 85. If I use 4100k, the CRI is 78. I'm not sure if the difference in CRI...
03-18-14, 10:12 AM
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I have a 12vdc 200ma lead acid battery charger for my lawn mower. I also have a 14.4v smart car battery charger but it doesn't detect the battery for some reason.
03-17-14, 07:38 PM
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I tried it with the motor and it worked!
03-17-14, 04:28 PM
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Connecting different batteries together

I have two Rigid 18v 3ah lithium ion batteries, 1 Dewalt 18v 2.3ah ni-cad battery, and 1 Worx 18v 1.3 ah lithium ion battery. Can I connect them together in series to make 72 volts? I know it's not...
03-17-14, 02:56 PM
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Charging 12v lead acid battery

I have lost the charger for a 12v 4ah lead acid battery. I have many other battery chargers at home and I'm wondering if I can use any of them to charge the battery. Is there a specific volt and amp...
03-16-14, 11:55 AM
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I'm trying to power a 12v electric motor with a 14v charger connected with alligator clips.
03-16-14, 12:23 AM
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Also, if I accidentally short circuit the battery charger, would that pop a breaker? There is a GFCI installed.
03-15-14, 04:59 PM
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Directly connect motor with charger

Can you directly connect a 12v dc battery charger to the motor instead of using a battery. I was thinking of using two alligator clips to connect the positive and negative terminals of the battery...
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And also, if the packaging said "1-2 lamp ballast", does it mean that it will be better(longer life) for the tubes if two tubes were installed instead of one?
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So I will have to find a "1 lamp" ballast?
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Philips ballast question

Can this ballast be used with only one lamp instead of 4 lamps as specified

Philips Advance Optanium 120/277-Volt 4-Lamp T8 Instant Start Electronic Fluorescent Replacement Ballast-498410 at The...
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It's OK. I will try either 2 lamp or 4 lamps in the fixture and see what works the best
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Also, it is possible to rewire a 4 lamp fixture into a 3 lamp fixture without too much work? And also change instant start sockets to rapid start sockets?
03-13-14, 05:17 PM
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In the back of my switch box, there are two thick bundles of wire that continue up through the wall. The red and black wire comes out of the larger wire bundle. The wires (red and black) are covered...
03-12-14, 10:28 PM
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Installing neutral wire?

I'm trying to install a programmable timer switch but there is not neutral wire in my switch box. There is 1 black wire, 1 red wire, and a bare copper wire. Is there any way I can install the timer?
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I will definitely check for a lower color temperature. And just to make sure before I buy all the stuff-I do not have to do any thing to the old T12 fixture besides new ballast and lamp to use T8s on...
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Would this ballast-
Advance | Electronic Ballast ICN4P32 - 4xF32T8 | Home Depot Canada (http://www.homedepot.ca/product/electronic-ballast-icn4p32-4xf32t8/909974)
-work with these lamps
Philips |...
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I'm think they might be t12s because it said 34 watts on the packaging and it was manufactured in 1994! So I have a new problem now. I have to buy T8s.
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Thank you for the reply. I'm still wondering do I have to switch the lamps or keep the old ones.?
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Dimming Fluorescent T8s

My house has two 48" T8 4 lamp fluorescent fixtures (= 20800 Lumens!)over the living room. It is way too bright and I want to install a dimmer switch. I know that I will have to install special...
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Chosing the right dimmer

It is just problem after problem at my house. I had recently broken a regular light switch and I want to have a dimmer installed to replace the switch. It is a 3 way switch that controls three 12volt...
03-04-14, 09:19 PM
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I'm pretty sure all the pipes to the master...

I'm pretty sure all the pipes to the master bedroom is insulated and is not frozen. The master bedroom's heating worked every winter until now. I had another repair guy com in to fix the ball valve,...
03-02-14, 07:11 PM
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The zone valves with their rooms on the left side...

The zone valves with their rooms on the left side of picture 1 works fine. The furnace is always very warm so there pipe cannot be frozen. The cause of the problem must lie after the pipe joint to my...
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