Lawn mower

I have a Craftsman Lawn Mower Model 917.377842 with a Honda engine. To make along story short, I made my usual tune up for the season. I had the blade sharpen, changed oil, changed spark plug & put fresh fuel in.  It usually starts with 2 pulls but didn't and found oil in the air filter compartment.  I eventually tipped the wrong way while putting back on the blade. I drained the oil & gas & put fresh in. The oil stopped squirting into the oil compartment but still wouldn't start. I tried cleaning the carb but decided to replace it. It still won't start & now the engine floods with gas. What's going on?  None of this has ever happened. I sure would appreciate any help. I've had this mower for at least 11 yrs & aside from a few minor repairs, it has been great.

Posted by snerge 3 years ago



Electrical excitement (not)

I was going to fry some potatoes, but my electrical ring failed with arcing, smoke, noise & sparks... I'm not happy. I've got the ring to replace, a pan, and I've got sooty-oil to clean up. And no fried-food. And the place stinks of burned-oil. And I've lost / spoiled half a bottle of fresh oil. Oh, and I'll have to pay for the electricity that did this too. And I need some 30A fuse wire.

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago





Cooking spray? Answered

How do the cooking sprays differ from the oil. Are they healthy?

Asked by wasawills 1 year ago


What is mixed with Silicon Oil to produce a high temperature foam ?

Q Quite a few years ago , I sure it was published in American Mag [ Suspect it was Popular Electronics ].It was a single chemical which cause the foaming .               Email =richardlionson@yahoo.com

Asked by RICHARDLIONSON 8 years ago


Capsacin?

I have a bag of dried cayenne peppers lying around here somewhere. Is there any way i can extract the oils to make a kind of spicy fire liquid? What solvents (isopropyl? denatured alcohol? acetone?) would dissolve the oils? Thanks.

Posted by John Smith 9 years ago


On a manual transmission will the clutch slip if there is not enough oil in it? Or at least act like its slipping?

I have a 1999 Nissan Maxima with a manual transmission and has 120,000 miles. Within the past few weeks, I have noticed that I am able to get into all gears while driving but when I step on the gas the rpms go higher than normal- then come back down. Just wondering if this could be a symptom of not enough gear oil in the transmission?

Asked by patrick_m_walsh 9 years ago


Propane used as fuel in Petrol generator?

Hello, Please read through this thoroughly.  I'm planning on buying a petrol generator and running it on propane however I wish to still be able to use petrol without too much hassle, I have made some plans on which components need to go where and what I need to buy. I have a fairly good understanding of how the, engine, carb, fuel tank, ect works. I was just wondering if it would be safe and if it could cause any problems to the generator or even me (explosion hazard). I have uploaded a picture to demonstrate what I mean press the I at the top left hand corner to make the photo bigger :) This is a 4 stroke engine so it has a reservoir of oil built in to lubricate all the components as necessary to keep the engine running   Things I need to know. Will it damage the engine not being lubricated and cooled by petrol. Could the propane tank/carb/engine or anything explode? - is it likely Are there any other risks I have overlooked. your opinion of the design if you think it will work and any tips on making it better. Stuff I'm using: -  most will be bought on eBay Generator -  1kw not 100% decided which one I'm getting. Regulator - 37mb 8mm hose connector 1kg/hour. I understand it is 8mm however I will stretch a hose over it no problem  T piece - 6mm barbed T piece for fuel lines  Fuel On Off valve - Barbed 6mm hose connector  6mm unleaded fuel line 2 meter - hose from fuel tank to on off valve to t piece to engine 6mm orange propane gas line from T piece to 1 way valve, regulator, propane tank - although it is a 8mm regulator it will stretch on to the fitting nicely. Thank you for your help :)   

Asked by Daniel Deacon 6 years ago


What lubricant to refill a fridge compressor with?

Hey all, I just grabbed a compressor from a fridge that had been badly mangled by a bulldozer at a demolition site, planning to make a vacuum pump or airbrush compressor (or both!) Trouble is, I thought the liquid it contained was leftover refrigerant, and drained it all out. I didn't really have a choice, as leftover freon was gassing out of the compressor (thought it had lost pressure, but there was still a little in the compressor) and it was sputtering the oil everywhere. I held it upside down while carrying it home, and when I got it here, it was apparently empty. Then I found out that what I poured out wasn't liquid freon, but actually vital oil that keeps it alive. The compressor runs fine, but I only tried it for a few seconds for fear of destruction. I have many lubricants here, motor oil, 2-stroke oil, bike chain oil, etc. If I'm to dump an oil into my compressor, any ideas on which is the best call, and roughly how much should it take?

Posted by Rectifier 10 years ago


Can I use a deep fat fryer to heat bearings to fit to a shaft?

This deep fat fryer will heat to 400deg. Do I use a veg oil,   or  compressor oil   .... someone told me this once, I don't know what oil to use that won't burn easily. A one time job  just don't want to buy a bearing heater  These bearings are 3" OD and go in a large compressor doing a rebuild on the low cost mode...

Asked by anvil_man 8 years ago







Substitution ? Answered

How does one adjust water content if once substitutes butter for oil?

Asked by rsbhatt 1 year ago


Creating Polish/Different Recipes

Hello Everyone...I would like to introduce a forum for leather polishes. Please send in any recipes, ideas or ingredients that you deem worthy for polishes.

Posted by dfunct 4 years ago


360 submergerd in mineral oil

Well, I seen the instructable to submerge a PC motherboard in non-conductive mineral oil to cool it and brainstormed that this could be the perfect fix for my RROD problem with a early model Elite. I have drawn up plans and already found a few problems and would like some input on them. I do not expect a expert answer but I'm sure there are people out there that can make a far better assessment on this than I. 1.) Will the oil conduct and move enough heat to be more effective than fans? 2.) The case I have designed requires roughly 2.8-3.0 Gal of mineral oil and if i was to consider         circulating it through a radiator, what would an appropriate pump size be? ( gallons or liters          per min) 3.) Also I would plan on using only wireless controllers so is there a way to solder some leads       onto the sync button and maybe to an external momentary switch so I would not need access       to the MB everytime we wanted to add another player? Thank you for any help you can provide on any of these issues. Regardless I will begin work on it tomorrow as a experiment and to challenge myself. I will be making an instructable on this when it is done. And many thanks to the original author that inspired me to take it a step further. https://www.instructables.com/id/Mineral-Oil-Submerged-PC/

Posted by jf78 7 years ago




the receipe no include salt? Answered

So the receipe no include salt because the oil give some?

Asked by ojiandote 1 year ago


Ok my dad messed up kinda big this time... (car problems)? Answered

Well basically my dad tried to change the oil in the car... (new-ish Nissan versa) and he accidentally poured oil into the wrong thing and filled the already full transmission... he figured out and removed some and poured the correct amount in... but that was after he took it for a spin... and then he over filled the engine oil thing and now it doesn't register any oil pressure at all... (he removed the excess)... what did he mess up or break and how hard is it to replace and how much would it be to get the part/take it to some place...

Asked by girrrrrrr2 8 years ago




Sealing concrete ? Answered

Boiled linseed oil sealing and acid sealing which one is the best for a shower pan

Asked by delapeus 1 year ago


How to save an oiled penguin (with knitting!)

Biologist Jeremy Gray explains how penguins are cleaned up after the New Zealand spill: First the penguins must be warm and happy. Most are kept overnight before washing, as it is very stressful and they need to get their strength up. Then the birds are brought into the cleaning room and put on the table. Normally detergent is used to clean wildlife caught in an oil slick.  But the fuel oil that's spilled from the Rena is really thick, so we first rinse the birds with canola oil, sold as cooking oil at the supermarket. This helps soften the fuel oil and get off the really thick stuff. Then the penguin is washed multiple times in 25L basins of warm water - about 41C, to match the bird's body temperature - with 100ml of dishwashing detergent in each basin. We use specially imported dishwashing liquid that's the best for the job. We change water four or five times. One vet holds the bird, while the other scrubs it. We have toothbrushes for the delicate bits. Once the oil is gone, the bird gets a final rinse in warm water only, and is then checked for any missed spots, and the detergent is washed off. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour for each bird to be washed. The birds are then taken to a clean room and put under heat lamps and blowers to dry. The clean room is strictly oil-free - no-one who has touched any oil is even allowed in, in order to prevent recontamination. Once clean and dried, the birds are kept in a water tank until healthy enough to be released. And swimming in clean water lets them preen their feathers back to their natural condition. During my shift - we're only allowed to work eight hours - I helped clean three penguins. And as I was sent home they were gearing up to do the rest. At the time there were six dirty penguins (seven until one died before cleaning), seven clean penguins, one clean seal and two clean shags. More penguins and seals have since arrived. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Now for the knitting... The penguins are in danger from the cold (they're penguins, duh!), but they do need jumpers.  A full-body woolly jumper stops them preening contaminated feathers  and ingesting the toxic oil. Volunteers have been using this pattern from Skeinz.com and knitting jumpers to keep the Little Blue penguins safe. So far, I have only seen photos of the jumper being worn by stuffed toys - if you come across one being used for real, could you let me know? More links: Oiled Wildlife Response Jeremy Gray's Flickr (the original source of the penguin photos)

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago




I have single post lift hydraulic..i used it for car wash,did i need to Change its hydrolyc oils after 8 month of usage?

I felt very confuse right now..some of my staff said that i must change its oil after some time of usage...the other mechanics said that i didnt need to change the oils..what i need is put water and oils filter in my compressor, also air moisture filter, and he said it was pneumatic hydrolyc that means it not fully hyrolic..this hydrolyc systems use wind( compressed air) from compressor to lift cars in its single post lift...i need to know whats maintainance shoul i make for this hydrolyc 

Asked by h4ck3r.ghost 8 years ago


Need some help on oil seals? Answered

I have a CH80 2 stroke bicycle engine that has a bad oil seal under the magneto.  Here are my problems, the seal size is 11.8x27x3.8 and after talking with someone who just sells seals he tells me that I would have to buy the seal from the guy I bought the engine off of.  He no longer sells these engines.  Even if I could find the same size seal I still haven't figured out how to take the old seal out of the engine.  Any help???

Asked by birdmannn101 6 years ago


cannot see pictures in slideshow

Ok ive just made a slideshow of a homemade oil can i made i published it a few hours ago but lemonie has mentioned he cannot see the pictures nor can i heres the slideshow: https://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-oil-can/

Posted by sharlston 8 years ago






HOW TO REMOVE FROM SOLID OAK?

I HAVE A N EARLY 1900s  ANTIQUE OAK 3 DOOR  ICE BOX. MY FATHER STAINED IT WITH LINSEED OIL SOME WHERE IN THE EARLY 80s. IT LOOKS A BIT DARK AND DINGEY. I WANT TO REMOVE THE EXISTING FINISH AND BRIGHTEN IT UP. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE LINSEED OIL?

Asked by PAPANATOR 6 years ago


Polyurathane on wood floors

Going to be refinishing some wood floors.  Sanding off all the old finish, then applying an oil based stain, and finaly polyurathane.  My question is can you use a water based polyurathane over an oil based stain?  If so, how long do I have to let the stain dry before applying the polyurathane?

Posted by etcmn 5 years ago


How do I change the spark plugs on a 2009 Honda Civic? Answered

I really appreciate the instrucables on basic car maintenance.  I'd like to save myself some cash by NOT shelling out $70 at the dealership for an oil change.  Those of you with the knowledge,  please keep sharing!

Asked by lrohret 8 years ago



CO2 extraction, SFE build ideas?

I'm wanting to build a SFE co2 extraction "plant" home or garage unit...i am trying to use it with essential oil extraction projects...especially with cedarwood ( i have a successful steam distillation business, distilling and fractionating cedarwood oil and blending it with various carriers to provide my cedar based pesticides and lawn care products)...but i want to increase efficiency and potency, etc. the USDA did testing with cedar and co2 SFE and had great success. i am trying to build a unit...many ideas out there...but very few clear details, videos, pictures, etc... i want to use for cedar, algae, kelp, bamboo, etc....various essential oil products... the sad thing is i can find vague info from either large commercial units or from cannabis users... IDEA's ?!?!?!?!?

Asked by IdeaVault 5 years ago


The New Pollution

A green revolution is supposed to lead us to a utopia where the birds chirp and the human stain is smaller on the planet, but sometimes the new looks a little too much like the old.Take this story about biofuel plants dumping glycerin into rivers. Sure, it can be broken down by organisms, but it still causes big problems when dumped into ecosystems, just like the black stuff."They're really considered nontoxic, as you would expect," said Bruce P. Hollebone, a researcher with Environment Canada in Ottawa and one of the world's leading experts on the environmental impact of vegetable oil and glycerin spills."You can eat the stuff, after all," Mr. Hollebone said. "But as with most organic materials, oil and glycerin deplete the oxygen content of water very quickly, and that will suffocate fish and other organisms. And for birds, a vegetable oil spill is just as deadly as a crude oil spill." Link to nytimes articlevia treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago



What stuff can you make that involve the use of essential oils?

Okay so a friend gave me a bottle of essential oil, Vanilla extract. I know you can make perfume/cologne with it but what else can I use it on? I don't want it to go to waste. So far, I've made a bottle of cologne and dabbed a bit in my Moleskine to make it smell nice. I still have plenty and I just feel the need to use it up. Anyone know any other good projects i could use it on? Please and thank you. :D

Asked by anin1009 6 years ago


oil burner ignition transformer and uses question ? Answered

I recently just got a hold of a Allanson oil ignition transformer, the output voltage is 10,000 volts at 23 ma. the power cord was cut so i have to connect another power cord. what gauge or metal is recommended for the output terminals and can i attach a power switch to the 120 A.C. volt line. i was planning on starting off making a jacobs ladder then later on making a tesla coil after i have worked with high voltage a little bit longer are there any more uses for the high voltage transformer i have  

Asked by MonstaM 7 years ago


Does your vehicle have to be a deisel to be converted to run on used cannola oil?About how much does it cost to convert?

I have a 1990 mazda protege and i was wondering if it could be converted to run on used cannola oil. can that be done. how much would it cost? how easy is that stuff to find?

Asked by CrawdadMan 9 years ago


Deglazing and cast iron "seasoning" ? Answered

Are there any cautions about deglazing a cast iron skillet? I use a really large one for more "thermal mass", and that generally means I use a bit more oil - so I don't deglaze both for my fear of "ruining" my pan seasoning and because I don't want a sauce that's 50% near-burnt olive oil.....

Asked by VancoD 1 year ago