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  1. Automatic shut-off valves for washer hoses

    I like the idea of an automatic shut-off valve for the hoses to washing machines. I'd think that the type that uses a mechanical timer would be an old and proven technology, but I only found one...
  2. I like that idea too, but what is to be done...

    I like that idea too, but what is to be done where the PEX must conect to a fixture? Do you let the end of the PEX exit the wall and put a PEX compatible angle stop valve on it?

    On the one...
  3. I agree with the idea of not having buried...

    I agree with the idea of not having buried fittings, but if you must join PEX to an existing buried copper line, a fitting can't be avoided.

    If you must bury a brass fitting, the Sharkbite website...
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    Differences in clinch clamps

    The commonly available tools for attaching clinch clamps to PEX fittings have compound leverage. (e.g....
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    Spares are being replaced by cell phones and AAA...

    Spares are being replaced by cell phones and AAA memberships ( or road service provisions in car insurance policies). What do car rental companies do nowadays? Do they leave any manufacturer...
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    Have mini-spares been improved? - or are they...

    Have mini-spares been improved? - or are they still rated for a max speed of 25 mph? What happens if you have a flat on the interstate?

    I bought my van as a used vehicle. It didn't come with...
  7. Better product like "FiberFix repair wrap"?

    Is there a product similar to "Fiberfix repair wrap" that doesn't require using the whole role of tape at once?
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    Work safely. That kind of pressure can lead to...

    Work safely. That kind of pressure can lead to hasty decisions.
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    marshmallows - old time vs modern

    To me, modern marshmallows are inferior to the mashmallows I remember from childhood (1950's). Has the recipe changed? - or is it just a decline in my taste buds?

    The decline began when the...
  10. I thought it was teenagers who couldn't attain...

    I thought it was teenagers who couldn't attain wisdom. Now its mid twenties guys? We must be getting old.
  11. refrigerators - no light in the freezer compartment?

    In browsing to buy a new refrigerator online, I see that many models no longer have a light in the freezer compartment. ( In some cases, the optional ice maker has a light.) Is there a reason for...
  12. I'm glad I live in New Mexico! I wonder if...

    I'm glad I live in New Mexico!

    I wonder if city waterlines were buried 7 ft deep throughout the history of Minnesota city water. I can see digging a 7 ft trenches with modern excavating...
  13. Why don't pipes in outdoor water meters freeze?

    In my town, many water meters are at the bottom of holes in the curb. The holes have a plastic cover. The water pipe around the shutoff valve is exposed. Why is there no concern about the pipe...
  14. The video in the link from my previous post shows...

    The video in the link from my previous post shows wrapping a press-on fitting. From the Sharkbite web pages on crimp fittings, you can get to Sharkbites's warranty. ...
  15. Wrap buried brass fittings with silicone tape?

    Is wrapping buried brass fittings in silicone tape a good idea and a standard practice?

    A page on the Sharkbyte website (...
  16. What operating system do you want to use? ...

    What operating system do you want to use? WIndows? Mac? Linux?
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    That's the way things are, but I haven't...

    That's the way things are, but I haven't excavated much of the waterline in the yard. I haven't excavated the end near the water meter, which is in a hole near the curb of the street. I can shut...
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    I'm soldering a fitting to join the main water...

    I'm soldering a fitting to join the main water line from the street to a new waterline that goes under the slab of the house. So there is nothing upstream to drain off water coming from the water...
  19. Soldering a fitting that has a lip

    The smooth part of the brass fitting in the photo goes into a 3/4 inch copper coupling. When I solder the fitting into the coupling should the raised lip on it fit snugly against the end of the...
  20. Power requrements for Rheem hybrid water heater?

    Can the present (2019) model of a 50 gal Rheem hybrid water heater be run from a 15 Amp breaker at 120 V?

    A Matt Risinger video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omivdhxdGv0 ) seems to say that it...
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    Alternatives to the "bread trick"?

    According to YouTube videos, when plumbers need to solder a fitting on to a copper pipe that has water dripping through it, they can plug up the pipe temporarily with a wad of bread. What are...
  22. Do you have a link that gives complete...

    Do you have a link that gives complete information? I can't tell if the price is per-sq-ft, per-plank, or per-carton. And it says "out of stock".
  23. How can "loose lay" vinyl plank flooring possibly work?

    What keeps "loose lay" vinyl plank flooring in place? It's advertised as no-interlocking and not glued except at the perimeter if there is no wall bordering it. They say that when you move, you can...
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    Web beacons:...

    Web beacons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_beacon
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    I think using gmail entitles Google to read the...

    I think using gmail entitles Google to read the content of your emails. Anyone notice a correlation between what you email about and what Google wants to sell you?
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