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Thank you for your quick reply! I'm looking for...

Thank you for your quick reply! I'm looking for T8 LED bulbs that do not require a ballast and I found some at a True-Value store. IF they have a lower color temperature than the current T12...
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Replacing Flourescent Lights with LED Lights

In 1975 I bought three flourescent lights, each with two 40-watt tubes, and hung them in my garage. After a few tube replacements the lights still work fine but I was thinking about replacing them...
07-06-20, 08:10 AM
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>>Trying to be careful not to bash any products,...

>>Trying to be careful not to bash any products, since that is discouraged.<<
Just calling a spade a spade, but let me rephrase:I would try all other brands that are on the shelf before I would use...
07-04-20, 10:55 AM
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Years ago (over 26 years, to be exact) DAP...

Years ago (over 26 years, to be exact) DAP products were at the bottom of the cheap-priced caulk price lists and had a quality factor to match. Now DAP is just about all I can find at the box stores....
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That's what I thought. IMO, those little orbital...

That's what I thought. IMO, those little orbital sanders aren't worth the ink on their packaging. And the old style in-line sanders are all but gone. It's utterly amazing what people these days think...
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Sanding Disks Slip Off Orbital Sander

A few years ago I bought a Craftsman orbital sander for around $40. I find it hard to prevent the back of the sanding disks from wearing out so quickly. I use Bosch sanding disks and have purchased...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-13-20, 09:14 AM
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I had the same thing with my 12-year-old water...

I had the same thing with my 12-year-old water heater. The leak is most likely caused by internal rust at the top of the heater and not by the pipe stud. By seeing the rust around the vent hood it's...
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Searspartsdirect's parts for this model...

Searspartsdirect's parts for this model (875.188020) are mostly discontinued. The only available part costs around $35 and is not what I need. I see there is a steel ball bearing in the trigger...
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I suspected as much. There is a small, stiff,...

I suspected as much. There is a small, stiff, 1/2-inch-long coil spring between the end of the trigger button and a cap on the tool's housing but the button is not spring-loaded. MOF the shaft on the...
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Craftsman 3/8-Inch Air Rachet Won't Stop Turning

I have a Craftsman 3/8-inch air rachet wrench. The last time I used it was around 6 years ago. It didn't really see much use before that either. Yesterday I connected it to my compressor (set for 80...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-16-20, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Pipsisiwah

UPDATE: I filled the tank with the gas turned...

UPDATE:
I filled the tank with the gas turned off, waited 2 hours and drained the cold water out. Then I was able to remove the plastic valve, install a ball valve, and get everything back together...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-16-20, 02:32 PM
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Will it be the end of the world if the plastic...

Will it be the end of the world if the plastic valve breaks? If so, I guess the only alternative is to take a file to the inside of whatever threaded part is left and saw the plastic away without...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-16-20, 11:13 AM
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Cannot Remove Drain Valve from New Water Heater

In early February 2020 I installed a new A.O. Smith 40-gallon gas water heater. Today I'm trying to replace the plastic drain valve with a metal ball valve but I cannot get the plastic drain valve to...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-11-20, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Pipsisiwah

Strange Hum from New Water Heater

In February I installed a new A.O. Smith 40-gallon gas water heater. I also installed a new flexible gas line from the gas pipe to the heater. Ever since then when the heater fires up something in or...
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Using a Ryobi BT300 table saw

I have a Ryobi BT300 table saw and a 2"x4"x6' board. How do I do a length-wise cut so that the board is tapered along its length?
03-10-19, 03:51 PM
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Yes, the tool from Walmart is what I'm looking...

Yes, the tool from Walmart is what I'm looking for. I'll probably order the cheaper one ($14) as it will be a one-time-use tool.
03-10-19, 10:00 AM
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I Need a Tool To Remove 3" PVC Pipe Caps

I need a tool that will fit the square hole in a 3" PVC pipe cap. The cap has male threads and the diameter of the cap is 3.25".

Where can I buy such a tool?
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I'm afraid you're right about the wages and...

I'm afraid you're right about the wages and prices. I think I'll just have to make do with my Craftsman 3-inch belt sander.
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No, the sander I had used 4.5x9 inch sheets. Each...

No, the sander I had used 4.5x9 inch sheets. Each end was clamped in, and the motor rested on a cast aluminum body. The image that's nearest to what I had is at this link:

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Need Replacement for In-Line/Orbital Sander

My Craftsman in-line/orbital sander died (finally). I bought it in 1977 for $50.


I'm having a hard time finding a replacement for that sander - all I can find are the palm sanders, and they wear...
05-16-18, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Pipsisiwah

Mastercool cooler pads stink - Big time!

I installed my 6400 cf Mastercool cooler in July of 2013. In October 2017 I bought a Mastercool pad set, in a Mastercool box, for $130 and had a company replace the old pads. I did not run the blower...
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I don't need a fill valve, I need a flush valve...

I don't need a fill valve, I need a flush valve seat. The brass part that the flapper drops over. ;)



Usually after 6-7 years the flapper needs replacing, and that's why I changed it.


All...
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Are Brass Flush Valves Still Available?

All I can find are plastic parts.
My flush valve leaks and I have already replaced the flapper. I would like to replace the valve seat but I cannot find (at Lowes and HD anyway) a brass flush valve...
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The paint pickup and return line is too long and...

The paint pickup and return line is too long and stiff to use with a 1-gallon can. The can would tip over. Perhaps a 2- or 3-gallon pail inside a 5-gallon bucket might be the way to go. I'm trying...
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Using a Grayco Ultra 395 for Small Jobs

I own a Grayco Ultra 395 airless sprayer. Is there some kind of accessory I could buy (or make) that would allow me to use this sprayer, for small jobs, with a 2-gallon max container? I was thinking...
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