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09-20-20, 08:54 AM
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Posted By sgull

In the video, the problem found was...

In the video, the problem found was gunk/corrosion in that "pressure valve" that was preventing that piston/pin within it from moving enough (or at all) to open/close what the guy in the video calls...
09-19-20, 12:24 PM
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Posted By sgull

Yes I was almost ready to break down and try to...

Yes I was almost ready to break down and try to test that on/off rocker microswitch, and if I found it was bad order up a new one for $4.99. But then I came across that video and decided to check for...
09-19-20, 10:44 AM
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Posted By sgull

The problem ended up being the pressure switch...

The problem ended up being the pressure switch doohickey exactly like shown/described in this video I found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhwpMf5hfNQ
Fixed it!
09-18-20, 05:11 PM
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Views: 181
Posted By sgull

pressure washer capacitor

My electric pressure washer stopped turning on. Not even a hum when I plug it in and switch the switch to the on position. Trying to troubleshoot, I discovered that sometimes the capacitor can...
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Posted By sgull

yeah but why the different recommendations,...

yeah but why the different recommendations, depending on the brand
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Posted By sgull

2 cycle mix

I noticed a discrepancy between the mix ratio recommended for some of my 2 cycle garden/outdoor gas-powered tools. For example the Poulan brand weed trimmers and small chainsaw I have the manuals...
08-14-20, 08:13 AM
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Posted By sgull

I've experienced this exact thing happening with...

I've experienced this exact thing happening with several of these same locks periodically over a number of years where we use them at my workplace on some outdoor shed doors. They are unprotected and...
08-13-20, 05:22 PM
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Posted By sgull

fix padlock?

When this happens to padlocks like this is there any fix?

https://i.postimg.cc/vTT2nrkv/lock.jpg
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Posted By sgull

Ok thanks, yes the threaded portion and electrode...

Ok thanks, yes the threaded portion and electrode are the same but I guess I'll have to try to research/inquire further in regard to the heat range.
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Posted By sgull

wrong spark plug?

I ordered/received a carb / tune-up kit through eBay for my Honda model UMK422 weed trimmer. The parts include the new carb, lines, fuel filter, etc. including a new spark plug.

The old spark...
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Posted By sgull

Yes, I've used a torch myself to burn out the...

Yes, I've used a torch myself to burn out the gunk from the spark arrestor on my Stihl trimmer. It made a significant improvement and was worth doing. That spark arrestor was easy access just...
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Posted By sgull

They can get gunked up and cause problems. And...

They can get gunked up and cause problems. And on many pieces of equipment are intended to be accessible and can be removed and cleaned as part of periodic maintenance.
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Posted By sgull

no accessible spark arrestor?

After reading that the spark arrestor was within the muffler and not a separate part on my model PP125 (Poulan) lawn trimmer, I took the muffler off to see if there was possibly a way to access the...
07-17-20, 08:04 AM
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Posted By sgull

Ok thanks I've got it stored in my shed for no in...

Ok thanks I've got it stored in my shed for no in a sealed bag (along with it's instructions), and won't worry about some loss of germination because of it's relatively old age before I get ready to...
07-16-20, 03:10 PM
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Views: 257
Posted By sgull

Yeah I am probably guilty allowing it to dry out...

Yeah I am probably guilty allowing it to dry out not too long after newly planted. I think I remember that day, I was too busy to water it. So what was planted turned to toast. Fortunately it was...
07-16-20, 02:24 PM
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Posted By sgull

I don't know about the bag of grass seed being...

I don't know about the bag of grass seed being "tagged" but I do see that it says on it "tested 9/2019" and "sell by 6/2020". and that info is on a sticker on the bag so I guess that means it is...
07-16-20, 01:42 PM
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Posted By sgull

opened bag of grass seed

I got a bag of grass seed from the store about six months ago, used what I needed out of it, then have most of it leftover still in the bag which has remained wide open in my shed since then. I'm...
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Views: 295
Posted By sgull

Inside where I'll be using most of the time the...

Inside where I'll be using most of the time the ambient temperature is 65 F. That's not even close to the minimum of 80.6. It never gets that warm inside or outside where I live.

So probably...
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Posted By sgull

Wow thanks, good thing I double checked on this. ...

Wow thanks, good thing I double checked on this. I had been quick to just assume 30W would be fine for my climate and typical ambient temperature range(s) in which I would be likely to use the...
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Posted By sgull

Well now that you're asking I'm double checking...

Well now that you're asking I'm double checking the recommended viscosity chart from the manual, which lists as follows:

AMBIENT TEMPERATURES AT POINT OF OPERATION

16C TO 0C (3.2F - 32F) ...
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Posted By sgull

I used 30w non-detergent. So is there some...

I used 30w non-detergent. So is there some implication here that there is something wrong with me using that viscosity as opposed to the 20w then? As it's been mentioned twice now here that 20w...
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Posted By sgull

The manual for my compressor states I can use SAE...

The manual for my compressor states I can use SAE 10W, SAE 20W, or SAE 30W, depending on "ambient temperatures at point of operation." So I chose 30W as it suits my situation better than 20W would. ...
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Views: 295
Posted By sgull

There is no Lowes or Home Depot where I live, so...

There is no Lowes or Home Depot where I live, so can't do that. Thanks anyway though.
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Posted By sgull

non-detergent it shall be then. thank you

non-detergent it shall be then. thank you
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Posted By sgull

oil type for air compressor

I have a Makita model MAC700 air compressor of which I'm planning on changing the oil. The manual states SAE 30W is one of the recommended viscosities but I'm wondering whether detergent oil is...
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