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About Scallywag

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  1. I have done it many times. For all the reasons you mention, it's just easier. Rough cutting for framing is fine with the circular saw but the mitre saw is nice for more fine detail work.
  2. I did adjust the image slightly but just wanted to get it as close to what I was seeing with my own eyes.
  3. She's right about some of that. I don't think the agitator is bolted directly to the tub though. Generally speaking, an actuator is used to engage or disengage a splutch to spin or agitate. Not 100% on that style SQ though. Splutch - a splined clutch.
  4. You got a good price. The TC5 is almost $1500 on SQ site. Yes. Agitator machines are far better wash than washplate. Not better than front load though.
  5. So, just looking at their website, the TC5 is the only unit that has the traditional setup. That is the unit I'd recommend. If I saw more of the TR models, I might be able to say the same. The TC5 is too expensive for what it is though. That's why I liked the original TR3 because it was less than $1k.
  6. Not originally. The TC models were the commercial line. The original TR3 was the only one with the traditional/original design.
  7. Would have for sure, if they are still making the TR3.
  8. Speed Queen had everything going for them because they were using an old machine design. Their base model TR3 was the one myself and all my buddies recommended. They stopped production on that model twice now. Once a few years ago and then brought it back within a year or two and again in the last year or so, for whatever reason. A dealer I spoke with told me it was temporary and the TR3 would be back. The other machines are not the same design. They have some similarities but have more of the new wash technology in them. I think I have only seen one or two but they were still under warranty so I sent them back to SQ. You know which model you have?
  9. Yes and no. New machines use corrugated plastic hoses, which fail a lot. Tubs are thinner plastic. Valves crack etc. They also use electronic sensors to control water level. The old machines used heater hose (better quality). They had heavy duty plastic tubs or porcelain coated steel. They get to an age where things rot. The new machines won't make it far enough to rot.
  10. The machine itself. The cheap hoses INSIDE of it. Pressure hoses pop off, or the pressure switch fails or a tub to pump hose comes off... Those are the worst leaks. The machine will not shut the water off coming in. Basically the equivalent of running two garden hoses in your house.
  11. To the Gangsters Paradise, in the sky!
  12. I've had few leaks in the ten years I've had mine. But I see how often they leak in general. I've seen 10's of thousands in damages from washers.
  13. Me if it means I don't have to deal with a flood or hours cleaning a snaking vent. If the house is built right, like mybeach is doing, then who cares? But the plastic drain pan with the 3/4 drain ain't saving chit!
  14. Garage. Or you can use red's on his lawn.