• Creative advertising?

    The town I live in is being considered for a Tyson chicken processing facility. $320 million is the cost. Another city is in the running, and a farmer wrote "NO TYSON" in his pasture with plowed earth. I would like to do something similar, but I want Tyson here. I have a 10 acres, a tractor, and a plow. I plan on putting the stock... show more
    The town I live in is being considered for a Tyson chicken processing facility. $320 million is the cost. Another city is in the running, and a farmer wrote "NO TYSON" in his pasture with plowed earth. I would like to do something similar, but I want Tyson here. I have a 10 acres, a tractor, and a plow. I plan on putting the stock symbol for Tyson in a pasture, TSN. Question: Should I put more, like + TSN or TSN and a checkmark? It can be difficult to make letters like O and Y with a plow, so I'm keeping it simple.
    1 answer · Teaching · 1 week ago
  • Pilot light won't stay lit on ventless nat gas wall heater?

    The pilot will light and stay lit with the knob in the "pilot" position. When I turn the knob to the heat control, the pilot goes out. Do I just need to clean the thermocouple?
    The pilot will light and stay lit with the knob in the "pilot" position. When I turn the knob to the heat control, the pilot goes out. Do I just need to clean the thermocouple?
    1 answer · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 month ago
  • Gun stolen. Insurance paid for replacement. Gun recovered. What next?

    Bought a shotgun in 1997 for $1200. In 2010 it was stolen along with other possessions. I bought all new replacements for what was stolen. I paid $5000. Insurance paid me $4000. My deductible was $1000. Today the sheriffs department called me and said someone tried to cross into the Canada border with the gun. Authorities confiscated the gun.... show more
    Bought a shotgun in 1997 for $1200. In 2010 it was stolen along with other possessions. I bought all new replacements for what was stolen. I paid $5000. Insurance paid me $4000. My deductible was $1000. Today the sheriffs department called me and said someone tried to cross into the Canada border with the gun. Authorities confiscated the gun. They are returning it to me. They said I need to contact my insurance company and tell them what happened. I did. What can I expect from the insurance company?
    10 answers · Law & Ethics · 2 months ago
  • Diesel tractor won't turn over. Suspect bad wiring.?

    This is on a 1975 Deere diesel tractor. Engine wont turn over when the key is in the start position. I was able to start it by jumping the two contacts on the starter with the key in the run position. I figure bad solenoid. Replaced the starter/solenoid. Still won't crank. I figure the ignition switch is bad. There is no continuity between... show more
    This is on a 1975 Deere diesel tractor. Engine wont turn over when the key is in the start position. I was able to start it by jumping the two contacts on the starter with the key in the run position. I figure bad solenoid. Replaced the starter/solenoid. Still won't crank. I figure the ignition switch is bad. There is no continuity between the battery terminal and the start terminal when the key is in the start position. Bad switch. I checked the continuity between the solenoid wire and the wire that connects to the start prong on the ignition switch. No circuit. The solenoid wire shows a circuit between the solenoid and the negative cable. Is this the problem? The wire from the ignition switch to the solenoid is shorted? Replace the wire between the ignition switch and the starter solenoid, should I try that next?
    5 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 months ago
  • Replacing heating element in dryer?

    This is not a box type element. This is the circular style element on the back of the drum. I bought a new element and stretched the inner and outer coil to the proper length. I bent back the locking tabs on the connectors and proceeded to feed the coil through the insulators. The insulators are "O" shaped. The diameter of the coil is... show more
    This is not a box type element. This is the circular style element on the back of the drum. I bought a new element and stretched the inner and outer coil to the proper length. I bent back the locking tabs on the connectors and proceeded to feed the coil through the insulators. The insulators are "O" shaped. The diameter of the coil is greater than the diameter on the insulator. What should I do next?
    2 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 12 months ago
  • Heating element on electric dryer heats up when not running.?

    I replaced the control switch and wired it the same way, the heating element still heats up. The dryer came from a garage sale. The heating element still heats up when it's plugged in. Is it possible that it was wired wrong when I bought it?
    I replaced the control switch and wired it the same way, the heating element still heats up. The dryer came from a garage sale. The heating element still heats up when it's plugged in. Is it possible that it was wired wrong when I bought it?
    1 answer · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 year ago
  • Getting a bill for running a toll booth?

    About 35 days ago I received 2 letters. One from the Pennsylvania toll booth commission and one from the New York toll booth commission. The license plate on my vehicle ran through the booth. They had a picture of the license plate. I was able to view, download and print the picture. The license plate on the vehicle that ran the booth was a... show more
    About 35 days ago I received 2 letters. One from the Pennsylvania toll booth commission and one from the New York toll booth commission. The license plate on my vehicle ran through the booth. They had a picture of the license plate. I was able to view, download and print the picture. The license plate on the vehicle that ran the booth was a commercial apportioned vehicle, it says it on the picture of the plate. My vehicle is a 1969 F250 dumptruck with antique plates. The plate numbers are the same, but they are two different kinds of plates. I live in Kansas. I sent both commissions pictures of my plate and the picture of the offending plate and explained that they had the wrong plate. Today I received two more letters in the mail from the toll booth commissions asking for the toll plus a late fee. What would you do next?
    3 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 1 year ago
  • Riding mower won't crank?

    When the key is turned to the start position, nothing happens. It doesn't turn over. I had to run a jumper cable from the + terminal to the stud on the starter to crank it. Replaced the ignition switch. Same problem. Replaced the starter solenoid. It solved the problem several years ago, but it still doesn't crank. Same problem. What... show more
    When the key is turned to the start position, nothing happens. It doesn't turn over. I had to run a jumper cable from the + terminal to the stud on the starter to crank it. Replaced the ignition switch. Same problem. Replaced the starter solenoid. It solved the problem several years ago, but it still doesn't crank. Same problem. What should I check next?
    2 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 years ago
  • ATV wont turn over, starter spins.?

    I hit the start button and can hear the starter spin, but it's not turning the engine over. It's like the little gear on the starter is not engaging the flywheel. What should I do?
    I hit the start button and can hear the starter spin, but it's not turning the engine over. It's like the little gear on the starter is not engaging the flywheel. What should I do?
    1 answer · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 years ago
  • '69 F250 ignition coil replacement?

    The old and probably original coil has two leads for wires. One is marked "battery" and the other is marked "distributor". The wire marked distributor goes to the distributor. The new coil is marked "positive" and "negative". Do I put the distributor wire on the "negative" or the... show more
    The old and probably original coil has two leads for wires. One is marked "battery" and the other is marked "distributor". The wire marked distributor goes to the distributor. The new coil is marked "positive" and "negative". Do I put the distributor wire on the "negative" or the "positive" post of the new coil?
    1 answer · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 years ago
  • Fridge air circulation fan not getting electricity.?

    Fridge is a Tappan top freezer refridgerator. It was keeping things cool, not cold. I removed the inside panels of the freezer and plugged it in. The coils became cool then cold within a minute. The compressor was running. The air circulation fan wasn't spinning. I could spin it freely by hand. I hooked up a multimeter to the two wires... show more
    Fridge is a Tappan top freezer refridgerator. It was keeping things cool, not cold. I removed the inside panels of the freezer and plugged it in. The coils became cool then cold within a minute. The compressor was running. The air circulation fan wasn't spinning. I could spin it freely by hand. I hooked up a multimeter to the two wires going to the motor. It showed about 3 volts a.c. I checked some other wires and they showed 115 volts. What should I check/replace next?
    2 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 years ago
  • Diesel engine won't turn off?

    This is on a small Mitsubishi dozer. A 4 cylinder 45 horse engine. I have to turn the key about half a dozen times between "Run" and "Off" before the engine stops. Now I can't even get it to stop. Have to put it under a load at low idle to get it to stall. Should I be checking the ignition switch or somewhere around the... show more
    This is on a small Mitsubishi dozer. A 4 cylinder 45 horse engine. I have to turn the key about half a dozen times between "Run" and "Off" before the engine stops. Now I can't even get it to stop. Have to put it under a load at low idle to get it to stall. Should I be checking the ignition switch or somewhere around the injector pump, and what should I look for?
    2 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 years ago
  • Why do some people have dealer plates on their vehicle?

    These are not the temporary plates you get when you buy a vehicle, but the kind of plate that goes on a car when you test drive it. There is a shady person that lives down the street and they have dealer plates on their car. The car also has plastic sheeting for a rear window, and one of the rear side windows is missing. They've been driving... show more
    These are not the temporary plates you get when you buy a vehicle, but the kind of plate that goes on a car when you test drive it. There is a shady person that lives down the street and they have dealer plates on their car. The car also has plastic sheeting for a rear window, and one of the rear side windows is missing. They've been driving with dealer plates for several months.
    3 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 years ago
  • White smoke and oil coming from exhaust.?

    95 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It sat unused for about 2 years because of some drivetrain problems. I drove it to a shop a month ago and they fixed it. After I picked it up, it smoked the entire drive home. It didn't smoke when I drove it to the shop. It's white smoke. If I let it idle on my driveway, it will deposit a layer of gray oil on... show more
    95 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It sat unused for about 2 years because of some drivetrain problems. I drove it to a shop a month ago and they fixed it. After I picked it up, it smoked the entire drive home. It didn't smoke when I drove it to the shop. It's white smoke. If I let it idle on my driveway, it will deposit a layer of gray oil on the driveway surface. The grey smoke smells strongly of gasoline when I start it cold. Could an exhaust valve be stuck in the open position? What else could be the problem? Crankcase oil does not look milky, antifreeze looks clear and green.
    4 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 years ago
  • No electricity at outlet, was working this morning. Breaker not tripped.?

    My washer and gas dryer plug into the outlet. There is no current at the outlet according to my alternating current detector. Nothing major or minor has happened since this morning, no earthquakes/fires/tornadoes. Why would current all of a sudden stop to an outlet? I've checked all GFCI's and they are working. No breakers are tripped.
    My washer and gas dryer plug into the outlet. There is no current at the outlet according to my alternating current detector. Nothing major or minor has happened since this morning, no earthquakes/fires/tornadoes. Why would current all of a sudden stop to an outlet? I've checked all GFCI's and they are working. No breakers are tripped.
    6 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 years ago
  • Clothes washer leaks water?

    It's a whirlpool washer in a rental house. I recently replaced the agitator dogs, that give you an idea of how old it is. During the spin cycle (when the drain pump is running), water leaks from underneath the washer. It's not leaking from any portion of the discharge hose. I figure it's a bad seal in the water pump. It does not... show more
    It's a whirlpool washer in a rental house. I recently replaced the agitator dogs, that give you an idea of how old it is. During the spin cycle (when the drain pump is running), water leaks from underneath the washer. It's not leaking from any portion of the discharge hose. I figure it's a bad seal in the water pump. It does not leak water during the wash cycle. It leaks an ounce every 3-4 seconds. Is this the correct diagnosis, and is replacing the seal very difficult?
    2 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 years ago
  • Fridge not staying cold?

    Bought a used fridge for my garage a few years ago. It didn't cool very well. I opened up the cover on the bottom back and saw someone had put on a line tap valve. I added some 134A to the system and it worked fine for 2 more years. Now it's doing the same same thing. I added more 134A to the system but it does not get below 50 degrees in... show more
    Bought a used fridge for my garage a few years ago. It didn't cool very well. I opened up the cover on the bottom back and saw someone had put on a line tap valve. I added some 134A to the system and it worked fine for 2 more years. Now it's doing the same same thing. I added more 134A to the system but it does not get below 50 degrees in the freezer. The fan in the back of the freezer compartment works fine. What could be the problem besides a bad compressor?
    3 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 years ago