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  1. HVAC
    I went to connect my gauges to a charge port on a Carrier 38MGQC18, and the port on this Carrier outdoor unit is slightly larger diameter than the typical Schrader connection ports I am used to. Is there an adapter I can get to connect to the Carrier charge port? photo at...
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    Over the past 45 years, I've built 3 custom homes in Alaska, a handful of garages, and done enough repairs and electrical work that I really couldn't keep tract of if I wanted to. I'm the guy who has 10+ socket sets in 1/2", 3/8", and 1/4". This is the source of my question this evening...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I'm trying to replace my old 1" water pressure regulator valve but came across this problem. I need to remove this component from the old valve so that I can use it for the new valve. It looks like a threaded reducer with one side 1 3/4" MIP to 1 1/4" MIP. What tool can I use to unscrew...
  5. Tools
    I have a cheap multimeter that is failing. I used it primarily for making headphones and audio things. But now I own a house and have been doing almost everything myself. I'd like to get as nice of a multimeter for a decent price as possible, but I'm having trouble choosing. I want the most...
  6. Building & Construction
    hello, im trying to attach a pull up bar to the ceiling in my garage, so im looking for a reliable wood finder tool. thanks in advance!
  7. Tools
    I have noticed when looking for new Makita tools that there is a white series and it seems that there is also two different shades of teal. Is there a performance difference at all? Thanks!
  8. How To Guides
    Setting up a Basic DIY Toolkit Every home should have a good toolkit, but you do not need to buy a lavish kit all at once. It is best to acquire tools as you need and can afford them. As a general rule it is best to invest in well-made items that will last a lifetime. The Toolbox Sturdiness...
  9. Electrical
    Help. Please. Suddenly, and without prior issues (except that tank had slow pressure leak, but no audible air discharge), the motor (Coleman Powermate 5HP/27 Gal. Model #200-2231) became noisy, runs rough and trips circuit breaker after 15 - 20 seconds or so. I removed the cylinder head...
  10. Tools
    I am in the market for a new circular saw and perhaps a table saw. I want to ask for your advice on circular saws, and then any suggestions on table saws would be greatly appreciated as well. I only ask because I have severe carpal tunnel, degenerative joint disease, and fibromyalgia. So all...
  11. Tools
    I found this drill for over half off. It looks like it has good reviews, but I figured asking people that know what they're talking about is the better bet. I recall hearing somewhere that Craftsman tools suck nowadays. Is DeWalt [still] a good brand? Thanks in advance for your help.
  12. Tools
    I am planning on purchasing a pegboard to reorganize my tool bench. However, the number of hooks that I'll need is kind of unsettling. Has anyone made their own?
  13. Tools
    I need a replacement for an old 7 inch circular saw blade. Should I go to 7 1/4 " or 6 1/2 " (5/8" arbor)? Or can you still buy 7" blades somewhere?
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