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    Re: Boiler on the fritz?

    Guy - gas company just came out and tested pressure. 4oz indoors and 5oz at the meter, which he said was normal. Next step is getting the boiler serviced. Looks like earliest available is Monday.
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    Re: Boiler on the fritz?

    It looks like there are a few parts inside the pump spinning, so perhaps the pump is not the issue?

    I'm stumped. Perhaps time for the experts to have a look. My last attempt will be to recharge...
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    Re: Boiler on the fritz?

    Thanks.

    Guy - If I'm ever in Romeo you will have to show me that trick. Evidence is pointing to a bad circulator pump, but I would like to rule out everything else before I put one on order. The...
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    Re: Boiler on the fritz?

    Thanks John.

    1. I do not believe there is air in the system, but I will go around and open the air release valves. It has been fine for the past month or so.

    2. My circulator pump appears to...
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    Boiler on the fritz?

    I have a (probably original) hot water radiant baseboard heat natural gas boiler system. I came back to a cold house and a non-stop running boiler this weekend. I am not sure why this is happening,...
  6. Thread: Dug under footer

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    Dug under footer

    A source of anxiety over the past couple weeks for me is an ongoing project that I am concerned will cause issues down the road.

    I re-ran my main gas line under the footer so I could put a patio...
  7. Should I use grommets to run pex through studs?

    I actually wanted to, to make the installation look professional AND make sure I prevented premature wear down the road. Would I just use the same grommets that I use for copper?
  8. Re: Does the vapor barrier extend over the shower pan liner?

    Thanks, so the traditional method; I would build the pan first then the walls so I can run the vapor barrier OVER the liner?

    Is one way better that the other. I know in waterproofing a boat, you...
  9. Re: Does the vapor barrier extend over the shower pan liner?

    Im confused.

    Canuk; if you think about it, if the vapor barrier caught vapor as it condensed, it would run down the sheet, BEHIND the shower pan liner. That is why I am doubting this...
  10. Does the vapor barrier extend over the shower pan liner?

    There are so many conflicting reports I have heard when building a custom shower pan. I am stuck on where to start. The guy at Lowes told me vapor barrier, cement board, then build the shower pan,...
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    Looking for a recessed light in shower

    Since I only need one, I don't mind paying a premium for it.

    I want a low voltage light with a warm color.

    I was looking at LED, but I could not find a light fixture made specifically for a...
  12. Giant holes through exterior plywood sheathing

    Hey, I got a house from the late 50s. In the bathroom, the builder cut two sets of 3" holes between each stud in the sheathing (1 high, and 1 low). I was wondering why this was done. The sheathing...
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    3 inch copper to pvc for Drain

    I've got a 50 year old house with all copper drains. I wanted to move the toilet so I cut the pipe near the begining, looking to run pvc after. I have been told a lot of stuff about what I need, or...
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    Wall is basement not straight

    I just put up a wall and screwed it down. Upon looking at it, it looks crooked, ie. Not perpendicular to the cinder block outside wall. Is this something that is common? I am not yet at the point...
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    Rubber flooring for basement gym

    I am looking to cover my concrete with some rubber flooring, but the cheapest I can find is like 3 bucks a foot for black. I have 360 feet to cover. Does anyone have a good company that could sell...
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    Removing 1 baseboard from circuit

    I have a hot water boiler baseboard heat system. I want to remove 1 baseboard from the beginning of my circuit for the winter. When I finish the basement, I want to add it back later, pushed over...
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    Painting a metal door

    I bought some unfinished metal doors. The metal is primed, and I painted the inside portion of the doors with a nice thick coat of rustoleum metal paint. Now, I was wondering if I could paint the...
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    Ridding rodent pests from house

    Every year a tree next to my house drops an above average amount of acorns, the rodents seem to find their way back into my house. My goal this year is to stop that. I am caulking, foaming,...
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    DIY Gas Boiler Maintenance

    I just called some of the HVAC companies in my area for general boiler maintenace and they all see a little out of my price range for a fully functional, very effient running boiler.

    My problem...
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    Painting a basement floor

    Hey; I am going to paint a basement floor.

    My first question, the hair line cracks -- should those be patched with a hydraulic cement -- like that rubber caulk stuff?

    There are no drains in the...
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    Patch a hole in basement wall

    I have a small issue. The previous owners blew out a small chunk of cinder block around the basement where they put their electrical outlets (hey, beats me). So I have 5 of these holes I need to...
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    Venting a Bathroom Fan

    I am about to take a project on and wanted some advice.

    I am going to vent my new bathroom fan through the roof. I saw the kit at Home Depot, some flex line, a fitting, the roof vent and 2 zip...
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    Re: Mudding between drywall and cement board

    Thanks Housten. 6 mil vapor barrier on the studs, cement board, and eventually that red waterproofing membrane is my setup.

    The greenboard is outside of the shower area, and will run up to the...
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    Re: Mudding between drywall and cement board

    Okay, perhaps I am not explaining my issue properly.

    My drywall goes to the end of the tub. When we get to the tub, I drilled in the cement board. Too late to thinset the joists, since the...
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    Re: Mudding between drywall and cement board

    Okay, just to clarify:

    1. I have an 1/8" gap between greenboard and cement board.
    2. Begin by filling in 1/8" crack with a modified cement board cement.
    3. When that dries, tape with green...
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