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We are renonvating a seasonal cottage and was told it is necessary to install a toe tester to drain the positemp valve assembly to keep it from freezing and possible damage. What other options exist as we really don't want the toe tester.

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How to use both sides of the weber cast iron griddle


After both sides are seasoned, you simply remove the necessary grill grates and replace them with the griddle. Or set it right on top of the grates. However, the grease drain hole may not work that well, when sitting on top of the grates. Since the ones that I have seen look the same on both sides, I don't see any advantage in using both sides. Certainly would make it harder to keep seasoned.

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Rheem rr410T - my drain valve is leakin!!, I have now drained the hot water tank - what do I do now - just opened the cottage and had water everywhere after turning the water on...I am not a fix it person...


1) If leak is simple, then put garden hose cap over end of drain valve.
Pick up hose cap in garden department at home center or hardware store
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/garden-hose-thread-cap-76.jpg

2) Or install a garden hose and run to a drain until valve can be replaced.
The hot water will not last as long for showers until valve is fixed

3) If drain valve is cracked, it needs to be replaced.
If you are a DIY adventurer, then replace drain valve.
Since drain valve is plastic, expect to use every tool you can borrow when the plastic valve breaks off.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-drain-valve.html

4) Call a plumber who will prefer to replace with new heater.

5) If you want adventure, then replace heater yourself and save $400 installation. Here in Houston 2011, electric heater costs 220 and gas 330 at local box store. Offer 10% less.
Open following link for gas installation, and use basic information for replacing electric.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

Good luck and Upvote the help.
And take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

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Where do I find the EGR valve on a 1995 subaru Legacy 250T automatic


  1. Detach the vacuum hose from the EGR valve.
  2. Remove the two nuts which secure the EGR valve to the intake manifold assembly.
  3. Remove the valve and gasket from the manifold.
  4. Clean all gasket material from both mating surfaces.
  5. Check the vacuum hose for deterioration and replace as necessary.

To install:

  1. Inspect the exhaust gas passages in the intake manifold and clean as necessary. Clean the EGR valve assembly as necessary.
  2. Using a new gasket, install the EGR valve.
  3. Tighten the EGR valve securing nuts to 17-19 ft. lbs. (22-25 Nm).
  4. Install the hose on the EGR valve.f9ec12f.gif

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I need to install a heater core for a 2001 Pontiac bonneville I need instructions on how to remove and install it.


prev.gif next.gif HEATER CORE REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION 1997–01 Models BONNEVILLE AND LESABRE
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Heater hoses from the heater core
    • Right sound insulator
    • All necessary electrical connectors and remove the instrument panel compartment
    • Temperature valve actuator
    • Electrical connector and remove the HVAC programmer
    • Heater core cover-to-heater assembly screws and the cover
    • Heater core-to-heater assembly screws and the heater core Fig. 1: View of the heater hoses and clamp positions — 1997–01 Bonneville and LeSabre 93111g71.gif
      Fig. 2: View of the heater core cover — 1997–01 Bonneville and LeSabre 93111g72.gif
    To install:
  4. Install or connect the following:
    • Heater core and the heater core-to-heater assembly screws, then, tighten the screws to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm)
    • Heater core cover and the cover-to-heater assembly screws, then, tighten the screws to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm)
    • HVAC programmer and connect the electrical connector
    • Temperature valve actuator
    • Instrument panel compartment and connect any necessary electrical connectors
    • Right sound insulator
    • Heater hoses to the heater core
  5. Refill the cooling system.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
  7. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.

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What tools do I need to remove a radiator out of a 1996 chevy cavalier?


To Replace a Radiator check this procedure...

Tools:
1. Combination Wrench Set
2. Screwdriver
3. Flashlight
4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
5. Needle Nose Pliers
6. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
7. Socket Set

Supplies:
1. Coolant

Steps:
1 Open the hood and locate the vehicle’s radiator.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

2 With the engine off and cold, remove the radiator cap.

3 Place a drain pan under the radiator. Remove the drain plug or remove the lower radiator hose to drain the cooling system.
o Tip: Twisting the hose or using a screwdriver may allow easier removal.
o Tip: Lifting the vehicle will give better access to the lower radiator hose.

4 Remove the upper radiator hose.

5 Remove the radiator fan shroud or remove the electric cooling fan assembly.
o Tip: Transmission cooler lines will need to be removed when replacing the radiator.

6 Remove the radiator.
o Tip: Some older metal radiators can be taken to radiator repair shops for repair.

7 Install the new or repaired radiator. Make sure it is aligned.

8 Install the lower radiator hose and clamp.
o Tip: Replace the hose and clamps if necessary.

9 Install the radiator fan shroud or electric cooling fan assembly.

10 Install the upper radiator hose and clamp.

11 Fill the radiator and radiator reservoir with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water.

12 Install the radiator pressure tester and check for additional leaks.

13 Re-install the radiator cap and start the engine.

14 Monitor the engine temperature.
o Tip: DO NOT allow the engine to overheat.

15 Road test the vehicle, maintaining supervision over the temperature gauge.

16 Verify repair by inspecting for leaks or overheating.


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The Delta shower Toe tester leaks profusely (hot water) when the water is turned off. Will changing the cartridge solve the problem?


There are several generations of Delta cartridges so yill need to remove your first to help your sales associate determine whick one is the correct one for you. One style includes extra parts called quad rings that must also be installed or a drip problem may not go away. Your local plumbing expert will help you in your selection.

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Have to replace water pump on 98 Ford Taurus. Any hints or suggestions would be appreciated before I get out in the snow and cold to fix this.


You can change the water pump by doing these steps:

  • With the engine off and cold, o pen the hood and locate the vehicle’s radiator and water pump.
  • Remove the radiator cap.
  • Install a pressure tester on the radiator. Apply the pressure indicated on the radiator cap or in the owner’s manual.
  • Inspect the water pump for leaks. Remove the pressure tester.
  • Place a drain pan under the radiator. Open the drain valve or remove the lower radiator hose to drain the cooling system.
  • Remove the drive belts or serpentine belt.
  • Remove any hoses connected to the water pump.
  • Unbolt the water pump from the engine. Remove the water pump.
  • Using a gasket scraper, clean the mounting surface on the engine block.
  • Install a new gasket and attach the new water pump to the engine with the original mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Re-install any hoses and belts that were removed.
  • Re-install the drain plug or lower radiator hose.
  • Refill the radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water. Pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.
  • Check and fill the overflow reservoir with coolant.
  • Leave the radiator cap off and start the engine. Idle the engine to remove trapped air from the cooling system. Add coolant if necessary.
  • Install the radiator cap.
  • Road test the vehicle and monitor the temperature gauge. If the vehicle runs hot, there may be an air pocket in the cooling system. Allow the engine to cool off and add the necessary coolant.

Feb 12, 2010 | 1998 Ford Taurus

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I have a positemp one lever bathtub handle. we


Because the tile was added after the valve was set to correct depth, you will have to get a extention kit. They are only available at a supply house. This will extend handle further away so the handle wont scratch any more.

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Venting cottage plumbing system after installing a new holding tank. Connectng the two toilents to the holding tank


Hi Neil, W/D here.
There's really nothing special to do after connecting new materials to an existing drain system except to cycle them several times to establish (or reestablish) you water seals in your bowls and traps to prevent sewer gasses from entering your cottage. Code standards have vents built into your cottage, so additional venting should not be required, provided you are built to code, and you have good water seals in your plumbing fixtures.
Hope that this answered your issue. Best regards, --W/D--

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Check engine light is on for emission evaporator failure-large


P0455 - EVAP Control System Leak Detected (No Purge Flow or Large Leak) The PCM monitors the complete EVAP control system for no purge flow, the presence of a large fuel vapor leak or multiple small fuel vapor leaks. The system failure occurs when no purge flow (attributed to fuel vapor blockages or restrictions), a large fuel vapor leak or multiple fuel vapor leaks are detected by the EVAP running loss monitor test with the engine running (but not at idle).
  • After-market EVAP hardware (such as fuel filler cap) non-conforming to required specifications
  • Disconnected or cracked fuel EVAP canister tube, EVAP canister purge outlet tube or EVAP return tube
  • EVAP canister purge valve stuck closed
  • Damaged EVAP canister
  • Damaged or missing fuel filler cap
  • Insufficient fuel filler cap installation
  • Loose fuel vapor hose/tube connections to EVAP system components
  • Blockages or restrictions in fuel vapor hoses/tubes (items also listed under disconnections or cracks)
  • Fuel vapor control valve tube assembly or fuel vapor vent valve assembly blocked
  • Canister vent (CV) solenoid stuck open
  • Mechanically inoperative fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor
Check for audible vacuum noise or significant fuel odor in the engine compartment or near the EVAP canister and fuel tank. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- HX43 DTC P0457: CHECK FOR MISSING OR LEAKING FUEL FILLER CAP
  • Check for missing fuel filler cap.
  • Check for loose fuel filler cap.
  • Check for possible cross-thread fuel filler cap condition.
Is a fault present concerning the proper installation of the fuel filler cap? Yes No REPLACE cross-threaded or damaged fuel filler cap. RECONNECT and TIGHTEN the fuel filler cap only one eighth turn so that the cap initially clicks by sound or touch. CLEAR Continuous Memory DTCs. COMPLETE an Evaporative Emission Running Loss Monitor Repair Verification Drive Cycle (refer to Section 2 , Drive Cycles). RERUN Quick Test . If DTC P0455 or P0457 is present, Go to HX44 . CLEAR Continuous Memory DTCs. COMPLETE an Evaporative Emission Running Loss Monitor Repair Verification Drive Cycle (refer to Section 2 , Drive Cycles). RERUN Quick Test .

For DTC P0455 still present: Go to HX44 .

Otherwise, INFORM the vehicle owner that it is important and necessary to immediately install the fuel filler cap after every refueling event. HX44 DTC P0455: VISUAL INSPECTION FOR SUBSTANTIAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM LEAKS
  • Check for missing fuel filler cap. If the cap is loose DO NOT DISTURB EVAP system.
  • Verify that both the input port vacuum hose and EVAP return tube are attached to the EVAP canister purge valve. Note: If the EVAP canister-CV solenoid assembly is not accessible during this pinpoint test step, GO to Evaporative Emissions, Section 303-13 in the Workshop Manual for removal and installation instructions.
  • Verify that the CV solenoid is properly seated on the EVAP canister (if possible).
  • Visually inspect for disconnected or cracked fuel vapor hoses/tubes between the intake manifold, the EVAP canister purge valve, the EVAP canister, the fuel vapor vent valve assembly and if applicable the fuel vapor control valve tube assembly.
  • Check for damage to the fuel filler pipe and the fuel tank.
Is a fault indicated? Yes No CONNECT or REPLACE fuel vapor hoses/tubes as required. REPLACE damaged EVAP system components (fuel filler pipe, fuel vapor vent valve assembly, fuel vapor control valve tube assembly, EVAP canister purge valve, FTP sensor and EVAP canister-CV solenoid assembly) as necessary. REFER to Evaporative Emissions, Section 303-13 in the Workshop Manual for removal and installation instructions. GO to HX45 . GO to HX45 . HX45 DTC P1443 and P0455: CHECK FOR EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM LEAKS
    Note: When checking for leaks or blockages in the EVAP system, energize (close) the canister vent (CV) solenoid through the scan tool for a maximum of nine minutes per pinpoint test step. Then de-energize the CV solenoid prior to performing the subsequent pinpoint test step. This is done to assure proper closing of the solenoid.
  • Disconnect and plug the EVAP return tube (EVAP canister purge valve to intake manifold) at the intake manifold vacuum source.
  • Connect scan tool.
  • Key on, engine off.
  • Access VPWR PID. If the voltage is not 12 volts or greater, GO to HX61 .
  • Locate evaporative test port [marked EVAPORATIVE SERVICE PORT DO NOT USE UNREGULATED PRESSURE ABOVE 6.89 kPa (1 PSI)] near EVAP canister purge valve or EVAP canister.
  • If vehicle is not equipped with the evaporative test port, GO to HX50 .
  • Install the Rotunda Evaporative Emission System Leak Tester 310-F007 (134-00056) or equivalent at the evaporative test port.
  • Close CV solenoid by accessing Output Test Mode on the scan tool.
  • Select ALL OFF mode and push START button.
  • Regulate the nitrogen or argon gas pressure on the tester to 3.48 kPa (14 in-H 2 O).
  • Follow the instructions that come with the EVAP System Leak Tester and pressurize the EVAP system.
  • Perform the EVAP system leak test.
Does the pressure on the EVAP system stay above 1.99 kPa (8 in-H 2 O) and pass the leak test? Yes No GO to HX46 . REMOVE the EVAP System Leak Tester from the evaporative test port and REINSTALL the test port cap. GO to HX50 .

Apr 15, 2009 | 1999 Lincoln Town Car

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