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    Drum pump for purple degreaser

    Does anyone know where I could purchase an inexpensive hand pump to be used in a 55 gallon drum of "Purple Power" degreaser.
    Some of the $25 pumps around ag supply stores only pump oils and thicker...
  2. Thread: STP oil treatment

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    STP oil treatment

    What do you think of adding STP oil treatment when you change oil? Good or bad idea?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Self installation of Dish network

    I have a question. I will be switching from c-band satellite to Dish Network in a few weeks. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of buying the equipment and installing it myself vs....
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    Hanging heavy mirror in plaster wall

    I've got to hang a large antique mirror (approx. 25-30 lbs.) on a wall made of plaster. House built in late 1950's. What is the best way to hang it. Anchors? What type is best for plaster and...
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    Square D Load Centers: QO series vs. Homeline

    Can anyone explain exactly what the difference is between the QO series and the Homeline series in the Square D load centers.
    I assume the QO is their industrial series and the Homeline their value...
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    Re: Repairing underground feed

    Inspector 507 & GaryM,

    Thanks for the reply.

    My original though was to clean up the wire and put a crimp splice on it and then heat shrink tape on the individual wire. I guess I just needed...
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    Re: Repairing underground feed

    Inspector 507,

    I apologize for not giving more information in my orginal post.
    The line is 150' to a shed converted to a shop. Line was originally ran in the mid 1960's. Looks to be #10 wire,...
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    Repairing underground feed

    What is the best way to repair a broken underground feed wire.?
    Thanks,
    JRF
  9. Thread: Welding Wire

    by JRF
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    Welding Wire

    What is the difference between E70S-6 and ER70S-6 welding wire.
    Thanks,
    JRF
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    Re: Computer Internet problem

    mysticokra,
    That seemed to be the problem. Everything is working fine now.
    A very big "Thank You"
    JRF
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    Computer Internet problem

    I am seeking some advice and help as to what may be happening in my computer.
    Everything is working fine at all web sites except 2. Starting a couple of days ago, every time
    I visit EBay, my...
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    Pecan tree and squirrels

    Have a pecan tree that the squirrels are eating all of the pecans. Have placed metal flashing around
    the trunk of the tree to about 7' height and they are still climbing the tree. I need some...
  13. Thread: Fish Tape

    by JRF
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    Fish Tape

    Which brand of fish tape would you consider to be of very good quality?
    I need to purchase one in the very near future.
    Thanks,

    JRF
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    Re: Setting a thermostat

    You can do it yourself. When refrigerant pressure rises, so does the temperature. Your control probably has 2 columns. One that says " cut in is cut out minus differential". You already have the...
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    O.K. to bury emt conduit in ground?

    Is it o.k. to bury emt conduit in the ground? I need to run a light circuit to an adjacent building approx. 70 feet away. Inside both buildings I will be using emt.
    Thanks in advance,

    JRF
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    Utility trailer anti-theft ideas needed.

    What are some of the things you do to your trailers to help prevent theft?
    Thanks in advance,

    JRF
  17. Thread: Shattered Glass

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    Shattered Glass

    What would cause the inside portion of an approx. 4' x 8' sheet of glass on a sunroom to shatter.
    A friend was at a house last night and watching t.v. around midnight when the inside portion of the...
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    Solid or stranded wire?

    2 part question. Which THNN wire would be best for running in conduit, solid or stranded? Also, is it o.k. to run romex in conduit or should I run individual wires like THNN? Thanks, JRF
  19. Does anyone have a homemade drain cleaner recipe?

    For years I have read articles for homemade drain cleaners that you periodically place down a drain to keep it in good condition, however I didn't save any of the recipes. Does anyone have a good...
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    Software for blocking unwanted e-mails.

    Does anyone know of a good software program for blocking out unwanted e-mails. Thanks, JRF
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    Sharpening wood auger bits

    Can you sharpen wood auger bits? I have a few in the 3/4"-1" sizes that have almost stopped cutting and don't want to throw them away if I can get more life out of them. Thanks.
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    Seasoning for fried chicken

    I'm looking for a good seasoning to put on chicken before frying it. Any family secrets or recipes out there?
    Don't worry, I won't tell anyone. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    Thanks in advance, ...
  23. Thread: Drill Doctor

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    Drill Doctor

    The Drill Doctor for sharpening drill bits. Do they work? Has anyone had any experience with them? Thanks, JRF
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    Electrical Panel Box

    Building a shop and need help deciding on electrical panel box. I want a 200 amp. indoor surface mounted box. Does anyone have any brand favorites? Cutler Hammer, Square D, G.E., Siemens, etc.....?...
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    Installing electrical receptacle in plaster wall

    Installed numerous electrical receptacles in walls, however this will be my first one in an older home with plaster walls. What is the best way to cut the hole in the plaster? Thanks in advance. ...
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