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    Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    Sorry for the slow reply.

    I know a -little- about physics and I'm pretty sure that, yeah, the only way a window fan is gonna do any good is if the fan is -sealed- tight, so I'm gonna see what I...
  2. Re: 3 Weeks After Paver-Loc... Moss Returning

    Well, the moss is on a patio. It's growing in the grout between the pavers (where I placed paver-loc). I hoped the polymeric sand would be non-porous enough to prevent moss from taking hold. Clearly...
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    Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    The houses were build in 1970. In 198x... a court ordered the local airport to compensate all the homeowners for all the racket by retro-fitting with these amazing 3-4 pane windows and adding sound...
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    Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    Thanks again for replying. I do have a laser thermometer gizmo. I will do some experimenting and report back.

    In the meantime, a couple of things:

    1. It's not a 'big' problem... except when it...
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    Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    Thanks for replying.

    My question is: how big a fan do I need to make a difference? I tried a test today with a portable fan in the 'hot' far end of the house... trying to exhaust air -out- through...
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    Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    I tried a portable fan today at one end of the house pulling air from the outside. Didn't seem to help much. I dunno if it's a fair test... I mean, I'd need a BIG fan to make a noticeable difference,...
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    Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    Thanks for the generous reply,




    No gable vents or ridge vents. Just soffits.



    The problem is that we have these odd 3-layer sliding windows. Any standard box fan (or for that matter...
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    Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    ARGGGGGGH!!!!!!!!!!

    This STUPID forum software won't let me upload an illustration to show the air flow. DRIVES ME NUTS! NUTS! NUTS!

    (Sorry... cleansing breath. I used to write this sort of...
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    Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    Thanks for the detailed reply. Unfortunately, there's something weird about this forum in that I -never- get an e-mail telling me when people reply... even though I have that activated in my Profile....
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    Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    Re. Your last point (hot attic air).


    Yes, during the AM the attic is cool and by 6pm it's a pizza oven... the super-insulation makes it literally hot enough to cook things. I suppose if the air...
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    Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    Thanks. Those are good ideas.

    We have shades on most of the windows. I guess I neglected to mention that the fancy slider windows we have cannot easily accommodate box fans (or any other kind for...
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    Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?

    Hi,

    Probably been asked/answered a zillion times but... here's a zillion + 1.

    I live in a typical ranch house in South Seattle suburb. It's long and narrow and runs north/south. So the front...
  13. 3 Weeks After Paver-Loc... Moss Returning

    I'm kinda disgusted right now.

    I spent a weekend power washing the snot out of my brick patio and removing a ton of moss between bricks and then installing paver-loc (polymeric sand). My hoped...
  14. 3 Weeks After Paver-Loc... Moss Returning

    I'm kinda disgusted right now.

    I spent a weekend power washing the snot out of my brick patio and removing a ton of moss between bricks and then installing paver-loc (polymeric sand). My hoped...
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    Adding 4-Way Switch

    I want to add a 3rd switch to control my garage lights. There are currently 2 switches, wired as I've seen in several diagrams: the 1st switch comes off the panel, then that line runs from switch #1...
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    Re: Patching Gap On Scupper Downspout

    Thanks.

    I get what you're saying. The trick would be... how to attach this 'patch' piece of wood to the existing bits. There isn't anything to really 'screw into' if you take my meaning. I'd have...
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    Patching Gap On Scupper Downspout

    Under the eaves of some of my scuppers the hole cut for the downspouts was done very poorly. There is enough of a gap between the cutout and the downspout that birds -love- to crawl into.


    Yes, I...
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    Re: Neatly Re-Hanging RG-58 Cable?

    Thanks for the replies. These are good ideas. I like both the eyelet clip idea -and- the buried conduit.

    Best,

    ---JC
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    Re: Neatly Re-Hanging RG-58 Cable?

    ***!, that was fast.



    Seriously? It may come to that, but I was hoping there was a cleaner way to do this. If the wire could be neatly affixed below the last clapboard it would be a LOT less...
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    Neatly Re-Hanging RG-58 Cable?

    I re-painted my house and afterward the cable guy came out and re-hung some wire and it looks UGLY.

    It seems like a trivial thing, but it's like this huge black scar all along the bottom of the...
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    Re: Caulk Where Backsplash Meets Wall?

    Indeed. Thanks again!

    ---JC
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    Re: Caulk Where Backsplash Meets Wall?

    Yeah... what -would- be the super-secret trick? :D

    ---JC
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    Re: Caulk Where Backsplash Meets Wall?

    Thanks. I didn't realise you could caulk over caulk. I thought it was like 'plaster'... once it was done that was it... if it shrank or split you had to tear it out and redo the whole thing.

    Best,...
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    Re: Sometime Leaky Kohler Toilet Tank

    Thanks for all the help!

    It's surprising to me the way these Kohler things work. The tank sort of 'floats' on the rubber triangle. Which seems like a poor design. But what do I know. It's taken me...
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    Re: Caulk Where Backsplash Meets Wall?

    If I can get one more follow-up. The reason I went for silicone is that I recently re-caulked my bathtub with latex and it's already shrunk and in a couple of spots -split-. I admit I used the...
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