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    You are welcome, all the best.

    You are welcome, all the best.
  2. If the existing floor is sound, perhaps you could...

    If the existing floor is sound, perhaps you could cut a recess in the 1/4 and leave the flange and toilet as they are... Good luck...
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    The heater recovers waste heat from the engine...

    The heater recovers waste heat from the engine cooling system by diverting hot coolant from the engine radiator, to the heater under the dashboard. The heater control on the dash is connected to the...
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    The motor may need a new starting capacitor. ...

    The motor may need a new starting capacitor. Good luck...
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    What I know; With any bonding agent surface...

    What I know; With any bonding agent surface preparation is critical... I wouldn't recommend it for this application. Perhaps the broken part may be used as a pattern to cut a replacement from...
  6. Question: The Military.

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    Hi. I am a marine, with 37 years of direct...

    Hi. I am a marine, with 37 years of direct combat experience... from Viet Nam, through the drug wars in South America, the first and second Gulf Wars, finally returning from three years in Iraq last...
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    The policy doubtlessly contains a clause related...

    The policy doubtlessly contains a clause related to electrical installation or modification which hasn't been certified by a licensed electrical inspector, whose seal should be visible on the switch...
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    Additionally, insurance companies enjoy...

    Additionally, insurance companies enjoy collecting premiums, and dislike paying claims. Any excuse available to deny a claim, will be utilized by the claims adjuster... give them a pebble, they will...
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    Money. Labor costs have made preventive and...

    Money. Labor costs have made preventive and predictive maintenance unpopular. We are now in a "use it until it fails, then replace it" mode of thinking. "Fix it before it breaks" has fallen out of...
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    My experience disagrees. If the NEC isn't useful...

    My experience disagrees. If the NEC isn't useful what's the need for it, or the expense of enforcing it?

    37 years of experience with air transportable radar and comm equipment reveals that even...
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    Be sure to be at least compliant with NEC. If...

    Be sure to be at least compliant with NEC. If not code compliant, insurance will be useless. Aluminum wire is notorious for coming loose through thermal expansion and contraction per degree...
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    Many factors effect a generators' performance,...

    Many factors effect a generators' performance, which doesn't help you much at this time. In future, consider: is the unit brushed or brushless? What kind of governor does it have, and is it...
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    The starter uses more amps than a simple switch...

    The starter uses more amps than a simple switch can handle... there must be a relay or soleniod that the switch pulls in, to engage the starter. Follow the wiring to find it, it's probably failed......
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    The agitator works through a gearcase in the...

    The agitator works through a gearcase in the machine... it's less load on the generator. In spin, the gears are a higher ratio, which is more load. Starting current in-rush is high, and a 5.5kw...
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    My experience is water pumps output is directly...

    My experience is water pumps output is directly related to RPM. Try draining the system to see what's in it... any physical particals are a bad sign... you may have water pump failure. The fan is...
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    Texmarkman is writing of a hurricane disaster...

    Texmarkman is writing of a hurricane disaster area. Electrical distribution systems fail... his system could have lost a phase because of a downed line, open drop-out, bad air breaker or any number...
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    Notify your power company, they may have a...

    Notify your power company, they may have a problem in your sub-station and not know it... Good luck...
  18. Add all the intended wattage on paper, and...

    Add all the intended wattage on paper, and compare to the capacity of the switch and power supply wiring. You shouldn't exceed any capacity from the fuse or breaker forward, and never "over-fuse". ...
  19. For voltage regulator checks, one must supply...

    For voltage regulator checks, one must supply specific power to the regulator, then measure its' output. These numbers vary wildly according to manufacturer. Look on the regulator and determine who...
  20. No one is born knowing these things, everyone...

    No one is born knowing these things, everyone learns all the time. Continuity and ground checks don't have complicated "numbers" except in special situations... yours isn't such a case. If the...
  21. Another thought: A common cause of failure is...

    Another thought: A common cause of failure is running out of fuel, while on-line and under load. As RPM decrease, voltage decreases. The regulator senses the voltage drop and strives to counter it...
  22. You'll need a multi-meter to check the windings'...

    You'll need a multi-meter to check the windings' continuity and to check for grounding. What sometimes happens: A surge caused by sudden loss of load (instead of a gradual loss) causes the voltage...
  23. From my boiler experience days, you may have...

    From my boiler experience days, you may have acidic water in your system. Checking the water Ph is simple, and cheap... Litmus paper strips are available. Most systems require antifreeze in them,...
  24. Piping sags, sinks in the ground and forms "low...

    Piping sags, sinks in the ground and forms "low spots" that reduce flow. "Grey water" forms "build-up" inside pipes, and does other things... In an older system, things may not be the same as when...
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    I'm 60, recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries...

    I'm 60, recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries sustained as the pedestrian victim of a hit-and-run incident. What I have learned since Feb.2,08 is this:
    A. Bankruptsy does not releave one of IRS...
  26. An answer I read here reminded me of an incident...

    An answer I read here reminded me of an incident in my life... for your case, try running a garden hose to the slow drains... insert the end into the drain, pack rags or something around it, hold the...
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    My experience is the color of the "smoke" is a...

    My experience is the color of the "smoke" is a clue... if it is light, the problem is air... if it's dark, the problem is oil (either lube or fuel). Fuel injector nozzles become partially plugged...
  28. The tumbler is belt driven by the motor. The...

    The tumbler is belt driven by the motor. The belt is kept tight by a spring-steel mounted plastic idler pulley. These pulleys wear on their center pin, and squeal when started, until they get warm. ...
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    It could be a "do-it-yourselfer"... depending on...

    It could be a "do-it-yourselfer"... depending on skill-set. When a "top-end" overhaul is done rapidly, things surface later. Fittings loosen, lines get pinched or crack, filters come loose and so...
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    There may be a vacuum leak on the suction side of...

    There may be a vacuum leak on the suction side of the injector pump... any air leak on the suction side of the fuel system causes problems similar to what you describe... do not over-torque...
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    I've found vinegar works when sprayed where...

    I've found vinegar works when sprayed where animals aren't wanted. The aroma is speacially acrid to animals sense of smell... don't spray on the animals, only spray where you don't want them to...
  32. The experience I have, is let HR deal with it......

    The experience I have, is let HR deal with it... they are trained to avoid law suits that arise... if your HR is distant, they should be advised. Follow their advice to avoid inevitable...
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    Wire size and insulation heat tolerance of branch...

    Wire size and insulation heat tolerance of branch circuits, (ampacity) is of concern. Not so much now, but in future. If the mod isn't certified officially, and something happens, your insurance...
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    Life can be a "Murky" situation, sometimes. ...

    Life can be a "Murky" situation, sometimes. First, none of us asked to be here... so how can anyone claim someone "was a mistake"? Blaming some one for ones' problems in life, which everyone has,...
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    The info about this case is best learned from...

    The info about this case is best learned from Gov. labor sources. If we can't understand why a company is doing something, the answer is usually "Money". The company may be experiencing financial...
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    You may have a governor linkage problem... Air...

    You may have a governor linkage problem... Air cooled engines usually use simple linkage from the governor to the throttle. As the engine operates, the linkage vibrates and "eggs out" the round holes...
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    Within the past 3 days, a local man experienced...

    Within the past 3 days, a local man experienced expensive damage to his new BMW. The vehicle ran well, until he took on a tank of bad fuel at a gas station... the station hadn't been draining water...
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    Your pressure tank may need more air in it......

    Your pressure tank may need more air in it... Turn the pump off, and drain the tank completely. Then close the drain and turn the pump back on to see if adding air helped... Good luck...
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    There is a drip pan under the evaporator, whose...

    There is a drip pan under the evaporator, whose drain holes, or pipe may be clogged with slime, fungus, or grass. Pellets or "pillows" of biocide should be left in the drain pan, to prevent this......
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    My wife has been a nurse all her working life......

    My wife has been a nurse all her working life... she's 56 yesrs old at this time. Her biggest complaint is "hospital politics" which conflict with her "patient first" attitude. Be sure you have...
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    He has been intimidated into this fearful state...

    He has been intimidated into this fearful state by his previous circumstances. It is important to not frighten him more... Do not raise your voice, and be careful of your tone of voice... Animals...
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    Talk to whichever is your "unemployment" office,...

    Talk to whichever is your "unemployment" office, they'll know. In my experience "Inter" and "Intra" state companies operate under different standards... Interstate companies must abide by federal...
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    My wife is a Philippina. We met in Saudi Arabia...

    My wife is a Philippina. We met in Saudi Arabia more than 15 years ago, and now live in USA. Immigration had us doing "backflips" for 3 years before they finally let her in... My best advice is get...
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    I once moved a classified materials safe onto...

    I once moved a classified materials safe onto rollers by using a large cold chisel as a wedge, hammered under it... perhaps that hejps... Good luck...
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    I'm not sure... child support ends at age 18, in...

    I'm not sure... child support ends at age 18, in some cases... One thing's for sure, bankrupting you is better for her than you... no-one says you must give her money, so keep her broke. She'll get...
  46. Question: My son hates me

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    I am a 60 year old, born 01/1949. I witness...

    I am a 60 year old, born 01/1949. I witness behavior by young people today, which my parents, grandparents and neighbors would never have tolerated from me... When you approach him, he attacks... So...
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    This is a tough one... your daughter is 21 years...

    This is a tough one... your daughter is 21 years old, and it's her name on the birth certificate. If you feel so, report your concerns to Child Protective Services or a similar law enforcement...
  48. Perhaps they are accustomed to being "rescued" by...

    Perhaps they are accustomed to being "rescued" by "mom" or "dad". Part of growing up, is learning "Mom and Dad aren't here "forever", at some point they will pass...If kids can't care for themselves...
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    The unit may have a leak that hasn't been...

    The unit may have a leak that hasn't been found... sometimes a service valve will start leaking after being disturbed. Look for an oil stain on the tubing, coils, and so on... Be sure the service...
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    Go to a public library and find a service book...

    Go to a public library and find a service book (Chiltons' Manuals for example), and check it out. Run a compression check on the engine and compare to the data in the manual... you may need an...
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