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08-04-08, 04:53 PM
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Wasp removal

Got a problem with wasps? Yep, we did. Got rid of them without getting stung too.

I don't like killing anything, not even insects. I have a few pet spiders in the basement as they are natural pest...
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Posted By rhynes

need help programming security system...

I'm an IT guy, not a security or alarm expert but i've been tossed into the role. Bit of an emergency.

Making a long story short, I have a client that moved into a new building 3 months ago. They...
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Views: 1,257
Posted By rhynes

Gas fireplace and insulation...

My girlfriend has a gas insert fireplace in her bedroom. Everything is brick from floor to ceiling and it used to be a wood burner. There is an aluminum lining running up the old chimney.

There's...
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Views: 738
Posted By rhynes

First thing off the top of my head would be a...

First thing off the top of my head would be a partially burnt ballast resistor...
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Views: 10,232
Posted By rhynes

definitely go with the blockheater... I don't...

definitely go with the blockheater... I don't usually plug my car in til it hits -30 celcius, but we've seen it down to -40 and lower... don't waste your money on the other gadgets, if you're in this...
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Posted By rhynes

if everything is ok, you should be able to run...

if everything is ok, you should be able to run windows 95/98 on it. It is probably somewhere between a pentium 75 to a 120.

Personally, i'd throw it on the scrappile. Would be more hassle than...
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Views: 1,001
Posted By rhynes

download and install belarc advisor, it'll show...

download and install belarc advisor, it'll show you pretty much everything about your computer...

http://belarc.com/free_download.html
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Posted By rhynes

When you did the job, did you remove, clean and...

When you did the job, did you remove, clean and lube the guide pins? If you have a single piston setup, take the wheel off and be sure you can move the caliper side to side with your hand.
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Views: 1,021
Posted By rhynes

Check all your fuses... My cousin tore the box...

Check all your fuses... My cousin tore the box off the his 90 chev half ton to fix the fuel pump, found after the fact the ecu fuse blew...

May be nothing, but worth a look...
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Views: 1,510
Posted By rhynes

When is the last time you changed your fuel...

When is the last time you changed your fuel filter? May be dirt in the gas that's compounded when the volume is low.
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If there was only a half pint of tranny fluid...

If there was only a half pint of tranny fluid that came out of the tranny, that's a problem... How much tranny fluid did you add overall?

We all do dumb stuff. I didn't realize there was no...
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Views: 7,921
Posted By rhynes

When you say the rad fluid was refilled, was it...

When you say the rad fluid was refilled, was it flushed? Overfilling isn't usually a problem as it'll fill the overflow and probably leak out. Do be sure it's properly filled tho. If it was flushed,...
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Views: 869
Posted By rhynes

hmmm.. could be a short in the wiring as well...

hmmm.. could be a short in the wiring as well causing the power drain...

if it's the original battery, 7 years is pretty old. Replace it, part of the maintenance anyway or borrow a battery from...
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Views: 1,078
Posted By rhynes

Right you are hot, but where it's intermittent,...

Right you are hot, but where it's intermittent, it's worth a shot.
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Views: 1,078
Posted By rhynes

May sound stupid, but you may want to check your...

May sound stupid, but you may want to check your alternator... I've found sometimes when the alternator is failing or has stopped charging, the brake light came on.

Don't have a clue why, but it...
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Views: 856
Posted By rhynes

I've seen a few vehicles (my own included) where...

I've seen a few vehicles (my own included) where the ballast resistor blows and shuts down the climate control system. be the first place i'd check. Not sure where it is on your vehicle but the ones...
12-21-06, 10:38 AM
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Views: 1,408
Posted By rhynes

Didn't catch your edit before I posted... ...

Didn't catch your edit before I posted...

This repair has to be done, so maybe it's time to do it. I'll do as you suggested and put a shut off on the half inch for future use.
12-21-06, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By rhynes

I'm still on my first cup of coffee... bear with...

I'm still on my first cup of coffee... bear with me :)

Humidity levels in the home are around the 40% to 45% mark as per the hygrometer upstairs and the portable dehumidifier (plugged in but not...
12-21-06, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By rhynes

old dehumidifier hookup to furnace.

Furnace has a dehumidifier mounted to the cold air return that's old and crusty, not working. I don't know if it's worth cleaning up or not. It's not running, nor is it causing any problems.

My...
12-17-06, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,965
Posted By rhynes

Little update : Furnace has been running...

Little update :

Furnace has been running like a charm with the new thermostat and wiring :) Thanks for all your great advice.


Now I have to move the thermostat, the hallway is definitely...
12-05-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,965
Posted By rhynes

Thanks Guys for your help. I ran new wiring,...

Thanks Guys for your help.

I ran new wiring, 18 gauge solid. Bought a new thermostat too, a NOMA programmable that I got for half price. Left the thermostat in the same place to see if there's a...
12-03-06, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,965
Posted By rhynes

ok, 18 guage it will be, i'll run that this week....

ok, 18 guage it will be, i'll run that this week. It was a peice of cat3 that was in there so I used the same thing... If you don't know, you don't know right?

What about placement? I'm going to...
12-03-06, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,965
Posted By rhynes

The thermostat is an older honeywell with a...

The thermostat is an older honeywell with a digital display. I forgot to mention that...

I doubt i'd get an 18 guage wire in there, had a hard enough with the small cat3.
12-03-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,965
Posted By rhynes

thermostat wiring to furnace and others.

My girlfriend has had the gas company in a few times and it seems they've been chasing ghosts with her furnace. They told her to replace the control valve on her lennox elite series to the tune of...
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Views: 707
Posted By rhynes

Please tell me you don't do online banking in...

Please tell me you don't do online banking in this manner.

What you're doing isn't safe at all. If you get a virus/trojan, or if a hacker that gained access to your machine, that person could...
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