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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1050 on: January 10, 2018, 09:00:59 PM »
Also, every home owner should invest in one of these, sure multimeters are more complete and give you more info, but this is the easier way to check if something is dead or alive electrically

https://www.amazon.com/Fluke-1AC-A1-II-VoltAlert-Non-Contact-Voltage/dp/B00ATGPRRQ/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1515639526&sr=8-7&keywords=no+contact+voltage+tester

You can find cheaper ones, but serious testers and pros use Flukes. 
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« Reply #1051 on: January 11, 2018, 10:41:05 AM »
This thread has inspired me to actually install the 5 USB receptacles that I bought back in April
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« Reply #1052 on: January 11, 2018, 03:37:16 PM »
This thread has inspired me to actually install the 5 USB receptacles that I bought back in April

pro-tip, now buy some 4" or 6" USB cables so they aren't littering your countertop/floor

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« Reply #1053 on: January 11, 2018, 04:08:18 PM »
Wood - 7
Electric - 6
Plumbing - 6

With these numbers I expect you to be able to build a house. Can you?

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« Reply #1054 on: January 11, 2018, 04:56:00 PM »
Well I have
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« Reply #1055 on: January 11, 2018, 05:02:53 PM »
Well I have

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« Reply #1056 on: January 11, 2018, 07:15:26 PM »
Dealership wants me to get a new radiator.   I think i can replace it myself AND i've watched a whole youtube video.  Think i should do it?

Do it. Not challenging. I hate the feeling of antifreeze on my skin and always wear gloves.

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« Reply #1057 on: January 11, 2018, 08:08:04 PM »
fury road car stuff 7
wood stuff (excluding beautiful furniture or crafts) 7
interior finishes 7
fence building 7
electronics stuff that has specific instructions on the internet 7
hvac 7
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cooking 7
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« Reply #1058 on: January 12, 2018, 05:49:51 PM »
Dealership wants me to get a new radiator.   I think i can replace it myself AND i've watched a whole youtube video.  Think i should do it?

Do it. Not challenging. I hate the feeling of antifreeze on my skin and always wear gloves.
I hate the way sandwiches taste after getting antifreeze on my hands.


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« Reply #1059 on: January 25, 2018, 09:38:47 AM »
Dealership wants me to get a new radiator.   I think i can replace it myself AND i've watched a whole youtube video.  Think i should do it?
Did you do it?
I have to decide this as well. It doesn't look too difficult

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« Reply #1060 on: January 25, 2018, 12:22:09 PM »
Dealership wants me to get a new radiator.   I think i can replace it myself AND i've watched a whole youtube video.  Think i should do it?
Did you do it?
I have to decide this as well. It doesn't look too difficult
I plan on it, but I've been constrained by available weekends and above zero temperatures lining up

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« Reply #1061 on: January 25, 2018, 02:15:04 PM »

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« Reply #1062 on: January 25, 2018, 02:20:59 PM »
Dealership wants me to get a new radiator.   I think i can replace it myself AND i've watched a whole youtube video.  Think i should do it?
Did you do it?
I have to decide this as well. It doesn't look too difficult
I plan on it, but I've been constrained by available weekends and above zero temperatures lining up
I think the $564 I was quoted compared to the $80 or so part makes me feel like it'd be worth it to bang it out this weekend. and it doesn't look to incredibly tough to do

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« Reply #1063 on: March 20, 2018, 08:50:37 AM »
Got home from work and while my car was in the driveway the hazard lights randomly started blinking and wouldn't stop even when I started the car, ran fine just constant hazards blinking. Tried disconnecting the battery and swapping fuses but it didn't help.

Did some research on my Google machine and found out about something called a "Flasher relay". Water had leaked in my my sunroof and dribbles down the frame and was dripping on the flasher relay. Bought a new one at O O O O'Reilly Auto parts for $21, crisis averted.

This is what the old flasher relay looked like :eek:


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« Reply #1064 on: March 20, 2018, 09:05:07 AM »
What about the leak?
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« Reply #1065 on: March 20, 2018, 09:07:31 AM »
Follow up question, how do I stop water from leaking in from my sunroof?
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« Reply #1066 on: March 20, 2018, 09:58:28 AM »
Follow up question, how do I stop water from leaking in from my sunroof?

Replace with moonroof

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« Reply #1067 on: March 20, 2018, 10:07:04 AM »
Follow up question, how do I stop water from leaking in from my sunroof?

Replace with moonroof
It's an 03 Corolla with almost 200,000 miles.... looking for a cheaper option, not opposed to just gluing/caulking the sunroof and never using it again.
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« Reply #1068 on: March 20, 2018, 10:15:36 AM »
Follow up question, how do I stop water from leaking in from my sunroof?

Replace with moonroof
It's an 03 Corolla with almost 200,000 miles.... looking for a cheaper option, not opposed to just gluing/caulking the sunroof and never using it again.

Look over the weatherstripping/seal with it open and make sure it's in decent condition and not pinched or cracked or something. Also I don't know if there's drains around the sunroof but check and see that they're not plugged and drain. I'd pour water on it and see where it comes in and if the water drains or not.

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« Reply #1069 on: March 20, 2018, 10:24:05 AM »
you're gonna want to buy a can of flex seal

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« Reply #1070 on: March 20, 2018, 10:28:20 AM »
have you considered just gluing/caulking the sunroof and never using it again?

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« Reply #1071 on: March 20, 2018, 10:31:33 AM »
Changed the spark plugs on the Ol' CJ-7 the other day.  Crushed a couple Miller Lites during and after.  Felt good guys.....

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« Reply #1072 on: March 20, 2018, 10:32:58 AM »
had a plumber come fix a deal in the handle of my pedestal tub in the master. like a tiny little plastic gear deal. makes the turner actually turn the water off and on. seems like that should be metal. nope, plastic.

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« Reply #1073 on: March 20, 2018, 10:49:19 AM »
Changed the spark plugs on the Ol' CJ-7 the other day.  Crushed a couple Miller Lites during and after.  Felt good guys.....
The hard top is coming off the JK this weekend. I plan to crush some bottles of Fiji during and after. #offbooze

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« Reply #1074 on: March 20, 2018, 10:50:16 AM »
Try smart water  :thumbs:
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