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Seems fine now

I had put some gas into the tank Friday evening when I was trying to get it started. There didn't seem to be enough power in the battery to get the engine to turn over a few times. Saturday morning...
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The gas was coming from the front of the...

The gas was coming from the front of the lawnmower. When I poured gas in the first time it took it about 10-15 minutes for it to start leaking out. I did check the gas line with the filter and they...
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Riding Lawnmower

I recently acquired a used Craftsman riding lawnmower (917.258555). It had been sitting outside this past winter. I donít know much more about it. When I got it home the first thing I did was to...
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Zone issues

I have a Buderus G115 oil fired furnace and water heater. The thermostats in the house are connected to a Multi Zone Control module in the garage. From there I have a Zurn manifold system and Qest...
10-30-08, 11:32 AM
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Corian countertop has crack

When we purchased our house 3 years ago we didn't notice a crack in the corian counter top. The crack is more noticable now because some dirt has gotten into the crack. The countertop is a cream...
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Well, it has been a couple weeks since I used the...

Well, it has been a couple weeks since I used the vinegar in the dishwasher and my dishes are clean after I wash them. The only problem is that they are starting to get dirty again. Since the cost...
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white vinegar

EK - I put a glass with 2 cups of white vinegar into the bottom tray of the dishwasher and ran a regular cycle. It didn't seem to remove a lot of the calcium in the bottom of the dishwasher so I...
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Iron out

At this time I do not have a water softener on my system. My wife and I are talking about installing one this summer because of the hard water. We use way too much soap and our skin is getting...
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Hard water vs Dishwasher

I am not sure how old my dishwasher is. It came with the house when we purchased it 2 years ago. One thing I can tell you about is that I have hard water. I have to remove the screens in all the...
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New addition to house

This summer I am planning on adding a new room to my house. This is going to be a workout room and we will access the room from the garage. Where I live there are no building restrictions and I...
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Posted By ausmith

Stall test

ihewitt, Last night I tried to do the test you suggested. The only problem is that we have about 6" snow on the ground and I don't think it was a good test. I put the van into gear (D) and while...
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Posted By ausmith

Answers and questions

The van has an automatic transmission.

Will it help if I change the transmission fluid? What screens/filters do I need to clean/change while doing this?

Thanks for the help.
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Transmission problem

I need some help with a 1997 Chevrolet Express Van 1500. The van had been running great all summer long. Late in the fall the van started having trouble accelerating. When I step on the gas peddle...
08-16-06, 01:50 PM
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Posted By ausmith

Let me start off by saying that I live in...

Let me start off by saying that I live in Fairbanks Alaska and we don't have to have the approval of the local building department as there isnít one. I have already made several electrical changes...
08-16-06, 10:22 AM
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Posted By ausmith

Question Dryer electric question

Yes, I know this question should be over in the household section. Actually it already is and I was told to post my question here too.

My question is this: In my laundry room I need to move the...
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Posted By ausmith

Dryer electric question

I just finished building a laundry room in my basement. When I first started my project I was planning on having the washer and dryer next to the inside wall so that they could connect to the power...
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Posted By ausmith

There are no beeps at all during the boot up of...

There are no beeps at all during the boot up of the computer and I know that there should be. With that being said you probably figured that there isnít any video being sent to the screen. The...
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Dead computer

This weekend my sonís computer (Compaq) stopped working. When you hit the power button on the computer the fans turn on and the hard drive spins up but we get no signal on the monitor. We swapped...
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Posted By ausmith

Found the light

It seems that one of my problems with my lighting problem was that the light switch, one that is a dimmer, was bad. I also found that the light in the boyís bedroom was bad and had to replace it...
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New wiring question

I had a wiring question (Wiring troubles) in which I needed help with rewiring part of a bedroom that is located in my bedroom. With that part of my project finished I now have a new wiring problem...
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Update on my project.

Last night I removed the outlet and the wall which is the first step in constructing a laundry room. I took the feed cable from the outlet and ran it up to the light. The cable that went from the...
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Posted By ausmith

John, Thanks for the link. I think that I...

John,

Thanks for the link. I think that I have a better understanding of what I need to do. Let me run it past you to see what you think.

I am planning on removing the outlet on the wall...
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Wiring troubles.

Where to start? In my basement we have 3 bedrooms and I want to take the west end of one of the bedrooms and make a laundry room out of it. This bedroom has two light fixtures on the ceiling and...
12-15-05, 10:57 AM
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Tripping breaker

The breaker for some of the outlets in my kitchen trips if I have too many items going at the same time. (Stove, oven, microwave, toaster) I think that it is a 15 amp breaker. Should I replace the...
12-15-05, 10:52 AM
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Posted By ausmith

Installing 3-way/4-way switch.

Here is my current situation. At my front door I have a 3 way switch, down the hallway I have a 4 way switch and at the top of the stairs is a dimmer switch which is wired as a two way switch. This...
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