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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-19-2009, 04:13 PM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
Strange drain problem.

nevermind please delete
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-08-2009, 10:05 AM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
Thanks. I have been learning alot from your link.

Thanks. I have been learning alot from your link.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-07-2009, 11:24 AM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
Thanks that is the kind of info I am looking for....

Thanks that is the kind of info I am looking for. This tank does have the valve stem for air fwiw.

I know very little about a well so I thought they all needed some type of tank. I know almost...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-06-2009, 09:46 PM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
Camper potable tank for well tank?

I plan to hook up a pump on my shallow well soon for outside watering purposes. I have a good potable water tank I pulled from a 30 foot camping trailer. Is there any reason I can't use this as a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-13-2008, 03:10 AM
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Views: 4,427
Posted By mechanicalmonster
Thai lemon grass is said to repel them. They do...

Thai lemon grass is said to repel them. They do not like mint or pennyroyal. I often crush the leaves from mint and pennyroyal and rub it on me. It keeps the mosquitoes off for a few hours without...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-13-2008, 02:14 AM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
Like others have said start with a controlled...

Like others have said start with a controlled burn if ordinances and your comfort level allow. I would till it then remove any large roots and stumps you can. Once it is planted with grass I am sure...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-13-2008, 01:54 AM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
I have saw a few references to burning. Please do...

I have saw a few references to burning. Please do your best to make sure whatever you burn contains no poison oak or poison ivy. If you think its bad on your skin it is nothing compared to in your...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-23-2007, 03:17 PM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
Thanks glennjanie I will get the compressor oil...

Thanks glennjanie I will get the compressor oil later. I just had the thing together before anyone replied. I sorta doubted anyone would know what those things came with so I tried what I had laying...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-21-2007, 09:17 AM
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Views: 30,856
Posted By mechanicalmonster
Thanks for the replies. I would have loved to...

Thanks for the replies. I would have loved to have worked on just the other end but the three bolts that hold the other end on hold everything together. Ofcourse even after getting the other end off...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-19-2007, 01:13 PM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
Oil in sump pump motor?

I took my sump pump apart due to it being totally clogged. I discovered the hard way these things have some type of lubricant or coolant inside the motor when I spilled it. Does anyone know what this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-20-2006, 04:20 PM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
As already said loose connections can do it. Also...

As already said loose connections can do it. Also make sure your house is properly grounded. I had problems with my lights flickering and blowing prematurely. What I found was the galvanized pipe my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-08-2006, 12:06 PM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
A very important note do not try to compost any...

A very important note do not try to compost any tobacco waste or throw any butts in your yard. The concern with this is tobacco mosaic disease. Tobaco mosaic disease is not a health concern for you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-08-2006, 11:03 AM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
I understand your point of view on this. You...

I understand your point of view on this. You don't want anyone to go halfhearted in their approach to composting and turn it into a pathogenic mess with poo. I actually appreciate your comments on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-07-2006, 07:05 PM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
On this post I will add some links to some good...

On this post I will add some links to some good sites related to composting I will edit this post to add more as time permits. I will not descriminate whether it follows my train of thought or not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-07-2006, 05:10 PM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
Sustenance Living Discussions related to...

Sustenance Living
Discussions related to sustenance farming and living. Topics such as rainwater collections, alt. energy, homestead farming, etc.

Ok what is above was copied and pasted directly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-06-2006, 07:16 PM
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Views: 7,024
Posted By mechanicalmonster
I don't disagree with the opinions about using...

I don't disagree with the opinions about using poo. I would not personally import poo. I just have to compost it because with the reality of me having about 15 head of farm animals and growing it is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-01-2006, 08:02 PM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
You really have to be selective about what poop...

You really have to be selective about what poop you use. No doggy human or kitty stuff. Plus I would suggest anyone turn their compost pile just before they take a shower poop or no poop. I have seen...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-01-2006, 01:39 PM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
My compost is starting in my animal pen. I have...

My compost is starting in my animal pen. I have woodmulch for my bedding material. I get the woodmulch free from a local firewood dealer. I feed all my vegetable scraps and old bread to the chickens...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 08-24-2006, 07:22 AM
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Views: 8,505
Posted By mechanicalmonster
I use cfls like crazy. During the summer time I...

I use cfls like crazy. During the summer time I use them in all my fixtures. They use less power and fight the ac less. During the winter I do switch back to incandescents because it does help some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-24-2006, 07:06 AM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
Another great example of the fine work you do. I...

Another great example of the fine work you do. I gotta commend you for keeping old wood out of the wastestream and putting it to such good use. I hope as you continue to build these you keep posting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 08-08-2006, 08:59 AM
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Posted By mechanicalmonster
That sounds like a great idea. In these times we...

That sounds like a great idea. In these times we need to cut back where we can and it is better if we can put our heads together for the solutions. If energy prices keep climbing as they are the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-07-2006, 07:25 PM
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Views: 1,692
Posted By mechanicalmonster
Regular was like 3.07 here yesterday when I...

Regular was like 3.07 here yesterday when I topped off the escort and got lawnmower gas. I hope the gas prices do not go too much higher. My daily driver is a 1970 F-100 longbed. I am about to put an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,068
Posted By mechanicalmonster
I plan on stocking up my can goods. It is a good...

I plan on stocking up my can goods. It is a good idea to have plenty of can goods. It will not only help you in natural disasters but also in personal disasters.With todays economic uncertaintees you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-05-2006, 04:34 PM
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Views: 1,107
Posted By mechanicalmonster
Congratulations Square eye. I have read some of...

Congratulations Square eye. I have read some of your posts. You seem very knowledgable. I have not been here long but I appreciate your contributions to this site.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 08-05-2006, 08:03 AM
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Views: 1,637
Posted By mechanicalmonster
Motherearth news is great although I do not...

Motherearth news is great although I do not subscribe to their newsletter. I read the site at times. I know of another great site to learn about self sustainability too. http://journeytoforever.org/
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