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Old 02-01-21, 02:04 PM
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My Dad bought a snowblower when I, the youngest of his 6 children, went off to college. That's also when he bought a lawn tractor with an attachment for sweeping up leaves, too.
Yeah man. His game was good.
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That's just another bogeyman you socio-economically less-advantaged angry old white dudes like to harp on about, as you lament the fact that you are no longer kings with your HS diplomas and stay-at-home wives.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Whoa, anger management time.
Don't poke the bear. Pardon the expression.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
On another fun note, I think my heat just passed away.

Currently 64 in the house, and the heat wonít turn on. I recycled the breaker. It came on for about 6 mins and 43 seconds give or take a second or 2 and it shut off again. My knowledge of Hvac systems is about the same as my knowledge of bikes. Non existent.

We have home warranty so made the call. Expect to hear within 24 hours from the contractor. Of course this is totally unacceptable from my wifeís POV, somebody should be here now.

Itís a Gas system (90 percent sure, donít judge me). Any of you gents want to drop some knowledge?
If you have a VERY cold area of the house, turn on the water to a trickle/dribble so you don't have any pipes freeze.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Don't poke the bear. Pardon the expression.
You must be.....

Naw. I can't do it. You've been here too long. You know where I'm going, and why I say it.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
If you have a VERY cold area of the house, turn on the water to a trickle/dribble so you don't have any pipes freeze.

Good advice.
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Bite me, mousie-boy. I have arthritis in my wrists and a 55 year old back. Heavy snow shoveling is best left to the young-uns.
Heavy snow is the worst.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
On another fun note, I think my heat just passed away.

Currently 64 in the house, and the heat wonít turn on. I recycled the breaker. It came on for about 6 mins and 43 seconds give or take a second or 2 and it shut off again. My knowledge of Hvac systems is about the same as my knowledge of bikes. Non existent.

We have home warranty so made the call. Expect to hear within 24 hours from the contractor. Of course this is totally unacceptable from my wifeís POV, somebody should be here now.

Itís a Gas system (90 percent sure, donít judge me). Any of you gents want to drop some knowledge?
Are the spark plugs dry?
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Given that this coming Saturday has a forecast high temperature of 4įF, I'm calling this a warm day.
I think the cold is killing your nervous system. Get out before you turn into an ice cube.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Yeah man. His game was good.
My mother certainly thought so. One time someone, on learning that Mom had 6 kids, said, "You must love children!", to which Mom replied, "Well, I love their father."
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I can try. I only have "throttle body" cleaner that is close enough?
If it burns,sure. You just want to get enough in there to see if it will fire. This will confirm there is spark and it's a fuel problem. I used brake cleaner at the job. We've even driven cars into the shop by spraying into the throttle body when the fuel pump goes bad.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
There goes the N+1 bike budget.
we have warranty so hopefully that is not the case. Lily and I canít go on our weekly bike ride tomorrow, contractor is coming in the morning.

Told him what was happening, even with the fan on there is no airflow so he didnít like the sound of that. I canít find the pilot light but I can smell gas if I stick my nose against the side of the unit. Itís located in the master bedroom closet crawl space. He wasnít impressed that I didnít even know what unit it was or anything.
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Old 02-01-21, 02:29 PM
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If I'm riding early in the morning, I take care of as much as I can before going to bed the night before.

In general, I like to get out before 9am or so, if it's to be anything more than a piddly 20-30 miles. Once it gets to 11am or so, it's not likely that I'll get out for a ride at all, unless it's an evening group ride.
I get everything ready the night before, Iíve been able to be on the trainer most days before 6 lately. Come summer, goal is one cup of coffee and out the door by 5:30, which should give me time for 35ish daily
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
On another fun note, I think my heat just passed away.

Currently 64 in the house, and the heat wonít turn on. I recycled the breaker. It came on for about 6 mins and 43 seconds give or take a second or 2 and it shut off again. My knowledge of Hvac systems is about the same as my knowledge of bikes. Non existent.

We have home warranty so made the call. Expect to hear within 24 hours from the contractor. Of course this is totally unacceptable from my wifeís POV, somebody should be here now.

Itís a Gas system (90 percent sure, donít judge me). Any of you gents want to drop some knowledge?
Is 64 too cold?

I keep my heat set to that all winter. Is it in your basement? I thought everyone that far south used electric heat pumps but you should be able to tell if itís gas by there being a cast iron or yellow pipe going to it.

My heater cycles off when the filter needs changing (badly)
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RIP Screech
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RIP Screech
No way - really? Dustin Diamond?

edit: yup. wow.
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No way - really? Dustin Diamond?
Saw it on the Twitter, must be true
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Are the spark plugs dry?
Spray some carb cleaner in there.
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Is 64 too cold?
Yes.
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No.
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3150 metres.
how many cubits is that?
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I have not tried but will give it a try when I can.
While the plug is out test for spark.. if its got spark trickle a little gas in the plug hole, replace the plug and wire. Give it a big pull on the rip cord or 2 see if she goes.
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My Dad bought a snowblower when I, the youngest of his 6 children, went off to college. That's also when he bought a lawn tractor with an attachment for sweeping up leaves, too.
Sensible dad. get the most use out of the free slave labour. After all they've cost a lot more in upkeep than the cost of the labour saving equipment.
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Sensible dad. get the most use out of the free slave labour. After all they've cost a lot more in upkeep than the cost of the labour saving equipment.
Indeed. Even during the Oil Crises of the 1970s, gasoline was cheaper than feeding a teenage boy!
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It's doing some serious snowing out here.

Thank goodness it's dry and light.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I have not tried but will give it a try when I can.
Yoo nidd noo bai-eek snowblower.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
how many cubits is that?
1440.
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While the plug is out test for spark.. if its got spark trickle a little gas in the plug hole, replace the plug and wire. Give it a big pull on the rip cord or 2 see if she goes.
Alternative: wait a few days and the snow will disappear on its own. No straining of the olds required.
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