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  1. Fitting to connect air compressor to 3/4" PVC?

    I'd like to connect my air compressor to 3/4" PVC to simplify winterizing my outdoor irrigation system.

    Can anyone suggest what kind of fittings to use?

    Thanks,

    ..
    Joe
  2. Would a carbide-tipped bit stand up? Keep in...

    Would a carbide-tipped bit stand up? Keep in mind that the voids in the cinder blocks are not filled with concrete, so I only need to to drill through one inner and one outer wall--about two inches...
  3. The nearest Home Depot rental store is about 150...

    The nearest Home Depot rental store is about 150 mi. away. I already own a hammer drill and an arbor that holds a 2-1/2" bi-metal hole saw. I was hoping to purchase just a single saw to fit my...
  4. How to drill 2.25" hole in cinder block wall?

    I'm installing a 5-zone drip irrigation system. I'm locating the control valves in my garage, whose walls are concree block with brick veneer on outside.

    The poly pipe is 0.700" OD.

    Rather...
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    Who knows? Incandescent sources are "volumetric"...

    Who knows? Incandescent sources are "volumetric" radiators while LED's are "point" radiatiors. Here's a good article on the subject.
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    First choice: an inductively coupled Fluke tester...

    First choice: an inductively coupled Fluke tester (e.g., Model 1AC-A1-II).
    Since they ignore anything under 90 VAC, I've yet to have a false positive. They're about $30.

    Second Choice: The...
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    What's "dry spice?"

    What's "dry spice?"
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    Bought both puller and sockets. Like you said,...

    Bought both puller and sockets. Like you said, the puller yanked 'em off in seconds, and the sockets made quick work of extracting the stems.

    Thanks for fast/good advice.
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    Can't get knobs of stems. Any ideas?

    I need to fix a faucet drips in my shower/tub. I assumed that these faucets take standard neoprene washers.

    I removed the screw from each knob, but I can't for the life of me get them off the...
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    Happy Ending

    I took the elbow and attached length of pipe to a local plumbing suppy, plopped it on the counter, and ask for the suitable ABS replacements. I was given an 60-degree ABS elbow, a length of ABS...
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    Although it isn't visible in the photo, the side...

    Although it isn't visible in the photo, the side of the upper elbow is scaling away from rust and theres a 2mm hole all the way through.

    This is all moot, anyway, as I cut out the offending...
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    I have room to try drilling at the bottom end,...

    I have room to try drilling at the bottom end, but the top end is too close to the floor. I've also bought some the recommended recip-saw bits and have rented a snap cutter. IOW, I've got this thing...
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    Paul, Once I get the elbow out, I had planned...

    Paul,

    Once I get the elbow out, I had planned to use a no-hub adapter and PVC or ABS. I have not heard the term "drill out" before. What exactly do you mean by that?


    Thanks for your...
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    Thanks for the response. Don't know why the page...

    Thanks for the response. Don't know why the page won't load for you. I tried to attach the photos to this post, but I was unsuccessful. So try this (slightly different) link.
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    Replacing cast-iron elbow

    I'm a good DIY'er with a good set of tools, but I have never worked with cast iron before. Since this is a small, localized problem it seems like a good place to start.

    The drain in my...
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