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09-30-20, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Rewinder

The larger 4.5" x 10" cartridges are definitely...

The larger 4.5" x 10" cartridges are definitely the way to go, if you're filtering all the water
flowing into a house. I've seen them used in a series-parallel arrangement to increase
capacity.
...
09-30-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Rewinder

Whole House Water Filter Ports and ID

I just read something disturbing about whole house water filters. They all have 3/4" NPT
ports, but several manufacturers have reduced the ID (inside diameter) to 1/2".

I want to buy a few...
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Rewinder

All replies are very helpful. Thanks guys. ...

All replies are very helpful. Thanks guys.

I had another concern about Ridgid products when I visited my local Home Depot. I walked up
and down the aisles in the tool department several times. ...
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Views: 382
Posted By Rewinder

Good Power Tool Deal or Buyer Beware?

Ridgid Model #R9205

A powerful Ridgid hammer drill, impact driver, two 4.0AH batteries, and a charger for $199.00.
I almost placed an order, but the price seemed too low for all that horsepower....
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Rewinder

OK joed. Years ago I used freeze spray too. ...

OK joed. Years ago I used freeze spray too. These days, you can buy non-contact
IR thermometers cheap. (See link.) I've got three IR thermometers.

https://postimg.cc/Z9gRdnyr

When you...
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Rewinder

Repair Hanns.G Monitor?

Hanns.G Model: JW199D
Manufacture Date: 2008

I've been building, repairing, and upgrading Desktops for decades. I use a
lot of older computer gear for offline projects. This Hanns.G monitor is...
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Rewinder

Hello the_tow_guy. You're correct, of course. A...

Hello the_tow_guy. You're correct, of course. A drain plug is not a freeze plug.
Drain plugs and freeze plugs are installed in the factory. They are subjected
to high temperatures and pressures....
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Views: 331
Posted By Rewinder

Ford Escape Cooling System Flush

Purchased New - 2012 Escape
2.5L - 4 Cylinder Engine
AWD

This Escape has been problem free. The only substantial expense has been
new tires. I don't know if it's good luck or good engineering....
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Views: 439
Posted By Rewinder

I agree with you marksr. A lifetime of...

I agree with you marksr. A lifetime of experience using an uncountable number
of ratchets and wrenches is usually good enough. As you say, how the tool "feels"
when tightening a fastener is ok...
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Views: 439
Posted By Rewinder

Click Torque Wrenches Don't Click

I'm not a professional auto mechanic, but I do need a torque wrench every
three or four months. My local Harbor Freight store had a sale. I purchased
a 3/8" and 1/2" drive torque wrench. Used a...
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Rewinder

Solution for Ivation Auto-Feed Problem I...

Solution for Ivation Auto-Feed Problem

I don't know the proper technical name, but I modified the "spool advance slider."
The modification completely resolved the string auto-feed problem. My...
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Rewinder

Years ago I purchased two identical Toro...

Years ago I purchased two identical Toro trimmers. They were $50.00 each and
were powered by a sealed lead-acid battery. I replaced the battery (about $16.00)
every four years. One lasted for 15...
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Rewinder

String Trimmer Auto-Feed Problem

Ivation Model: IVAGT20V

Last year I purchased a cordless Ivation string trimmer. The auto-feed mechanism
fails to advance the string most of the time. Cleaning and lubricating the auto-feed...
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Rewinder

Yes, I understand there is a standing column of...

Yes, I understand there is a standing column of water when the valves are closed.
Some dripping is normal in most cases.

I've serviced these shower valves many times. They never dripped. Not...
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Rewinder

Evil Compression Valves

How can you not like compression valves? You've got a stem, seat, and a flat or
beveled rubber washer. It's so simple. Nothing can ever go wrong.

My house has three bathrooms. One has a...
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Views: 590
Posted By Rewinder

Afraid to ask about aftermarket printer ink

I really liked my previous home office Canon inkjet. Always crystal clear prints.

A close friend mentioned that he was buying remanufactured cartridges from a company
that was always listed...
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Views: 6,267
Posted By Rewinder

I've probably owned a dozen pressure washers over...

I've probably owned a dozen pressure washers over 35 years. Never seen anything like this
before! That spring loaded brass ring locks and releases the tips. I can rotate the ring, but
it...
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Views: 6,267
Posted By Rewinder

Pressure Washer Quick Connect Stuck in Release Position

The quick-connect attached to the gun lance is jammed solid in the release (open) position.

(See attached image.)

Unscrewing the quick-connect from the lance seems to be impossible. The lance...
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Rewinder

Thanks guys. The leftover sealer is stored...

Thanks guys.

The leftover sealer is stored in a well insulated large shed. It gets
very cool inside the shed, but the temperature never approaches freezing.

I have a shop that's heated in the...
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Rewinder

Driveway Sealer Storage

I've been applying two coats of Latex-ite UltraShield for more years
than I want to remember. I buy two 5-gallon buckets of UltraShield.
I always have two or three gallons leftover when the job is...
03-03-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Rewinder

One-Way Check Valve

If you're not familiar, this Wikipedia article explains the basics of check valves:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Check_valve

The images show common examples of check valves in unpressurized...
11-16-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By Rewinder

Thanks guys. The collar in the attached...

Thanks guys.

The collar in the attached image is not 2 inches, but it's close to what I had in mind.

I've built many jigs and fixtures for one project. Usually, they are dismantled for
scrap...
11-15-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By Rewinder

Need Something Better Than Hose Clamps

The attached image shows a very sturdy black plastic column (2" diameter).
A vertical slot is compressed by two hose clamps. I must use a nut driver
or ratchet handle to adjust pressure on the...
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Rewinder

Thanks for replying XSleeper, Tolyn Ironhand,...

Thanks for replying XSleeper, Tolyn Ironhand, czizzi, GregH, and Hal_S.

The stuff I'm cutting is an odd mixture of relatively soft materials. Old wood, plastic,
and occasionally nonferrous...
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Views: 795
Posted By Rewinder

Compact reciprocating saw needed

Every three or four months I must make a series of cuts in a very confined space.
I'm performing this task manually with a reciprocating blade handle (see attached
image). It's a slow and...
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