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    I think you have said it. You need what is called...

    I think you have said it. You need what is called a selector switch with 3 poles if you want 3 speeds. Key words to shop are selector switch, not multi-switch.
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    I did electronic trouble shooting for many years....

    I did electronic trouble shooting for many years. I found that logic could oftentimes be used to solve problems faster than any "test" equipment. Here's how. To logically check a transformer, or...
  3. Just like to point out that 208 volts is...

    Just like to point out that 208 volts is generally associated with 3-phase power so it it unlikely that any water heater would specify that voltage. As you discovered, a 240 volt heater would be what...
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    One thing that happens when overcharging a...

    One thing that happens when overcharging a lead-acid battery is that it uses a lot of water and produces hydrogen. This is accompanied by heating and eventually a ruined battery.
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    You didn't say anything about a lint screen....

    You didn't say anything about a lint screen. Clean that screen so it can move air through it. You should be able access that screen without moving the dryer. Make sure the fan that moves the air is...
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    Don't these things have an impulse pump that...

    Don't these things have an impulse pump that pumps the fuel to the carburator? It usually is a tube that comes from the crankcase to carburator pump.
    Sounds like your not pumping fuel.
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    OK, it's froze up! Thaw it out! Remove all...

    OK, it's froze up! Thaw it out! Remove all contents and wrap in blankets etc. Turn off freezer. Let it thaw for 12-24 hours. Make sure the drain at bottom is open. When everything is thawed, drained,...
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    Here is a first to-do when you have this problem....

    Here is a first to-do when you have this problem. Unplug the frig and take everything out for a few hours. Let the ice thaw out in the fill tube. Plug it in and start from scratch. Things usually...
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    You are the only one who got it right. If you...

    You are the only one who got it right. If you apply half the voltage to the same resistance you get one-fourth the power, not half the power.
    The power is equal to the square of the current times...
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    Well, I hate to say it, but I think most advice...

    Well, I hate to say it, but I think most advice on soundproofing is wrong. Why? Because they always suggest "soft" materials like layers of insulation etc. These things absorb some sound ok, but what...
  11. Here's how I solved this very problem. I dug a...

    Here's how I solved this very problem. I dug a pit about 3-4 feet deep and inserted a lining consisting of a 3 foot length of plastic pvc pipe which was 15 inches in diameter. I outlined the pipe at...
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    magnification of a simple lens

    The real magnification of any object, in terms of size, is really a function of both your glass lens and the lens in your eye. Generally, an object appears larger the closer it gets to your eye. The...
  13. Thread: water problems

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    toilet leaking out bottom

    I assume you used a wax seal. It is also important that the toilet flange be at the proper level, that is, not to low or to high in the floor. This assures a proper gap between toilet and flange so...
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    washer won't drain

    I have had a couple of problems like this. The output of the pump got a couple of safety pins stuck in it and it clogged up with lint etc. The pump impeller then grabbed the clog and tore the...
  15. Thread: Power issues.

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    measuring voltage on elec outlet

    When measuring ac voltage with a high impedence meter (most any digital meter avialable today) you will get a substantial reading of voltage even if there is not enough power to light lamps, fans,...
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