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  2. So out of the blue this morning my water pressure in the shower changed. It's flowing much faster than it used to and now the hot water only lasts for about a minute and then its cold water only. If you turn it off and wait a few minutes it gets hot again but then runs out quickly. All the other faucets in the bathroom and kitchen seem to be working fine. No pressure changes and they all have hot water. Any ideas? Thanks.
  3. Wow. Thanks for the suggestions. I think the solution that my plumber was talking about was the indirect fired tank. Thanks again for the help.
  4. Riddler you are right on the money. Neighbor came over and took a look and he turned up the temp on the aqua-stat and that made a dramatic difference. He also thinks that the coil is not operating as efficiently as it should be. The boiler is 20+/- years old but I don't have the $$ to replace the coil or the boiler so his suggestion was an external electric tank that's preheated by the boiler for about $800.
  5. I finally gave up and called my neighbor who is a retired plumber. He thinks that it may be a bad mixing valve at the boiler. He's going to stop by this afternoon and take a look. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks.
  6. Well I took the cover off and found the adjustment for the temperature. It's a little plastic ring with a set screw that you can adjust. I adjusted it to the warmest setting (set screw backed all the way out) and turned on the faucet. It worked great for about a minute or so and then the water started getting cold. The boiler kicked on and when that happens the water usually gets really hot so that you have to turn the handle down in the shower but now it just gets lukewarm with the handle turned all the way to hot. If I back off on the handle even the slightest amount the water turns ice cold. Also the water pressure in the shower head is now stronger than it was before this started. The pressure in the tub faucet is the same.
  7. Ok, I'll take it off and give it a try. Thanks. BTW the hot water is on demand off my boiler.
  8. Just one handle. The further left you turn it the hotter it's supposed to get.
  9. I was driving home today and hit a small bump in the road but it made the back right side of the truck sound like it fell off. It made a loud noise like someone hit the bottom of the bed with a hammer. I stopped, got out to look and didn't see anything obviously broken so I slowly drove the rest of the way home. It did make a similar sound when I made a hard right turn onto my street (two loud cracks) then again when I pulled into my driveway (again two loud cracks). I can't see anything that looks loose or cracked underneath. Any ideas? Thanks.
  10. The truck is a 1998 f-150. I took it to Palmer Spring here in Portland as I don't have a garage available to work in at home. I did get both sides done as the guy at the shop suggested. He showed me the other side and it looked like it might go on the ride home. Thanks again.
  11. Bingo. Upon further inspection (in the daylight) that's what happened. Busted a shackle bolt and the end of the leaf spring and it was knocking against the bottom of the bed. Thanks.
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  13. So the previous owner of this property renovated the bathroom but when they add the tile floor and the baseboard trim the radiator no longer connected to the pipe in the floor. Any easy fixes for this?
  14. Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be leaving this one to someone who knows what they are doing. No sense in screwing it up and having to pay double to get it fixed later.
  15. I was fishing in the dark on a local beach one night a few years ago. I was about waist deep when all of a sudden something large and heavy bumped me across both shins. I just about jumped out of my waders as whatever it was hit me again and again as I started walking backwards out of the surf. First thought was a shark then .... a dead body? Nope. It turned out to be a 3 foot piece of driftwood that was rolling around in the wash. Scared the #$@% out of me though.
  16. 38 and married (7 years) and I'd definitely say looks. Girl can have all the personality in the world but if she's got a face like a foot you're gonna be a fat bastage from all the beer you'll have to drink in order to be drunk enough to want to hit that. Women want passion and romance so how are you going to come through if she can carry a great conversation but you aren't physically attracted to her? That being said, I got lucky and have a beautiful wife who also has a great personality.
  17. Took the boat out today and it was running great. Went from Portland up Casco Bay to Harpswell and back to Yarmouth no problems. I stopped at the gas dock in the Royal River to top off the tank and when I went to start the boat up again I got nothing. Turns over but won't go. Then I notice that there is gas leaking out of the motor after the last attempt at starting it. I had to leave the boat at the dock in Yarmouth and will drive my trailer up tomorow to pick it up. I checked all the lines and they look okay. Does this sound like maybe the float is stuck in one of the carbs causing it to dump gas?
  18. Sorry Bill. Work's been crazy so I haven't had time to take a look yet. Hopefully this weekend.
  19. Keep in mind that LLBean sells other waders like Simms and will still cover them with the LLBean warranty.
  20. I've had a couple of pairs of waders for Bean's that I have brought back and returned because they leaked no questions asked. One night I was fishing out on the rocks and two of the metal fasteners on my wading boots (5 years old) broke and they would not stay tied up. I was only about 45 min away from the store in Freeport (open 24hrs) so I drove there in my waders and traded in my soaking wet sand crusted boots for a pair of brand new ones. I was back on the rocks in time to catch the end of the tide.
  21. Thanks Bill. Hopefully it's that easy. I'll let you know once I get a minute to look at it.
  22. It's a 1989 Mercury 115. There is spark and the engine will turn over. The gas leaked out after turning the ignition yesterday. When I went over there this morning to get it I primed it with the engine tilted up and gas came out without turning the key. Also the bulb would not stay hard after priming.
  23. What TLK said. Big fish are lazy and will wait for food to come to them. Find some moving water and look for obstructions in the current. If you're fishing the beach, look for cuts or "suckouts" in the sand bars. On the rocks look for submerged boulders or ledges where shallow water meets deep water. You don't always have to cast as far out as you can. Sometimes the big ones are right in close hiding in a crevase or a hole that gets them out of the current. Scout potential spots at low tide to get a better idea of where the fish could be hiding. Keep a log and take lots of notes. I've been fishing for stripers for ten years and have only landed a handful of fish over 40". You'll get yours. It just takes time and patience.
  24. I'll be out at dawn...
  25. I've been hitting it early in the morning the last few days and it's been one and done. Some days it's 1 blue, so days it's one striper, but always just one. I've tried bait, lures, shore, boat and a multitude of spots with the same result.