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  1. The tool bag that came with the kit, but not used for the OMT, has been repurposed to be a general purpose tool bag, mostly used for my wiring projects.
  2. My current project is a major remodel of a 1963 home. One interesting aspect of the construction is that the walls and ceilings are constructed w/ panels similar to but different from sheetrock. Covering that "sheetrock" is about ¼" of plaster. All of the corners have a galvanized metal wire screen under the plaster, with about a ¼" square grid pattern. A large corner section of that ceiling needed to be removed for parts of the remodel. The OMT was used to cut through the plaster, sheetrock and wire screen. The material was very abra
  3. Thanks. Every single year this New England lawn would burn all summer long. It was impossible to dump enough water to NOT burn. Plus it had lots / many weeds. After this it always looked great. It was lots of work to deposit 50 large bags of peat moss twice a year. After a while the top of my soil was black and rich, before I got to the dirt colored stuff.
  4. Welcome to the forum. My best experience is hand extraction, yanking them out by the roots. Even the most sturdy plant does not factor removal from the ground into their planned life cycle. There were years where I paid chemical guys to get a better lawn, with the "it will be better next year" response, before I took over myself, yanked the weeds, switched to Starter Fertilizer, applied a skim coat of peat moss twice per year and quickly attained the elusive $1M lawn that I had been denied.
  5. You know it is a WATER pressure washer, not an AIR pressure washer... Unknown if proper operation may be restored by a pump rebuild. A disassembly for internal inspection should reveal the condition. That pressure washer looks decent, so repair should be considered.
  6. Welcome to the forum. Yes, the 153439-00 arbor nut has been discontinued and a replacement fastener w/ the correct diameter, pitch, thread orientation and strength could probably be used if this fastener was lost. But, the reported issue is stripped threads. Frequently when mating threads are damaged, both parts are affected. So, if the nut is damaged, then it is likely that the motor arbor is also damaged. It may be possible for the correct replacement nut to retain a static blade, but I would not want to be anywhere near that tool
  7. Welcome to the forum. In a case like this vehicle identification may be useful. My speculation is that the coil is not plugged. That is very easy to determine by disconnection of both heater core hoses, then squirting garden hose water into one and observation of good flow out the other. My speculation is the most likely issue is an air bubble that needs to be "burped". Many vehicles have a bleed screw on the thermostat housing, to bleed air. That is a great starting point. The second possibility is that the blend air door isn't routing cabin air
  8. My experience is that plug cleaning is a feel good emergency measure, but very limited utility. If the plug is bad toss it. IMO, the plug lifetime is based on other factors, such as maintaining the air filter as clean. If I am doing dusty mowing and don't clean the air filter, then my plug suffers. Otherwise, I get years and years from my plug. On my 1985 Snapper 21" walk behind, I find decreased power means the plug needs replacement.
  9. Try reaching out to DeWALT. Maybe they can assist. That should not happen.
  10. Welcome to the forum. The DeWALT D55168 Type 3 parts listing does not show anything at that location. That appears to be a prior repair that has failed. There are many online topics showing how to repair a compressor tank pinhole. While it may work for some period and while it might not have a catastrophic and disastrous failure, the risk associated with that pressurized tank failing is not something I would want to be in my vicinity. IMO, time to get a different compressor, or at least a different tank.
  11. Welcome to the forum. When using the keyless chuck, toggle the forward / reverse switch to the middle (lock) position. The middle position permits tightening the chuck completely. Same for loosening.
  12. The major remodel of a rental home includes elimination of the 35 gallon water heater and replacing it with a 18kW tankless water heater mounted on an interior closet wall. This change will permit a later update to add an additional bedroom and bathroom. The 18kW Rinkmo heater I purchased for my southern Florida home appears to be well made and well designed. The usage of a tankless water heater requires proper selection, based on expected water consumption and based on inlet water temperature. The southern Florida application is best / easiest because the cold water never gets rea
  13. An air compressor tank is designed to remain pressurized 24/7/365. The best method for control of water condensed from air water vapor is to install an automatic tank drain purge valve, that burps air / water out from a bottom bung to a drain location. Every air compressor already includes an unloader / check valve, that automatically purges the pressurized air between the tank and the compressor, so the compressor is free to start against atmospheric pressure, instead of struggling to start against a pressurized tank. That is the audible hiss after the compressor stop
  14. Welcome to the forum. Demolition waste is a big part of any remodeling project. When my daughter and I initiated a home remodel, we ended up w/ a massive amount of heavy mass rubble, including LOTS of tile, sheetrock and much other assorted debris. In southern FL, all of the municipalities prohibit discarding construction debris. A barrel full of tile would have greatly exceeded the hydraulic lift ability for my home Brute 50 gallon barrel and would have raised bright red flags for the municipal trash authorities. The local pay waste collection s
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