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  1. Cleaning ductwork...Is it necessary or recommended?

    I can't find a lot of info regarding when to, or if you should clean your ductwork. Some info states to have it done if you spot mold in the duct but otherwise, it doesn't conclusively minimize dust...
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    Re: Chimney cap for furnace??

    We've actually been in the house a year and I decided to go over the inspection report again to see what items still needed to be addressed. The chimney cap was one of the last few items remaining....
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    Re: Chimney cap for furnace??

    Yes, we have CO detectors in place at the top of the basement stairway where the furnace is located.
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    Chimney cap for furnace??

    Our home inspector recommended a chimney cap for our gas furnace chimney. Is this a typical practice and/or necessary? What are the potential issues of NOT having a cap?
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    Re: Add soffit vents or not??

    Thank you both for replying.

    I have an enclosed soffit, covered with aluminum. The attic floor space is 1,269 sq ft. Any particular type of vent you would suggest using? I'm assuming the larger,...
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    Add soffit vents or not??

    My attic is severely under-insulated. I am going to add additional insulation to bring the R-value up to the required number for my location. What I am not sure about is whether or not I have...
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    Grass seed and falling leaves

    I recen*ly plan*ed grass seed on*o bare soil. ** course, *he leaves began falling heavily wi*hin a couple ** days ** seeding. I have been ligh*ly raking and blowing *he majori*y ** *he leaves **f **...
  8. Using adhesive with oil based primers?

    I am installing fiberglass tub walls over newly installed greenboard. I primed the greenboard with an oil based primer(BIN Seal by Zinnser) to give some added waterproofing. Upon receiving the tub...
  9. What's the difference between "Silicone Sealer" and "Silicone Caulk"?

    I wanted to seal some larger joints between greenboard that will be covered with a Veritek Tub Wall Kit just to make them watertight. My walls aren't exactly square and they left me with some gaps....
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    Re: Greenboard or Cementboard??

    Great, thanks for your help. That was my impression. The greenboard is going to get a coat of primer/sealer as directed by the tub surround manufacturer too, so it seems like it will have sufficient...
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    Greenboard or Cementboard??

    I am installing a 3 piece acrylic tub wall. Right now I am down to bare studs. The manufacturer says the walls can be installed over greenboard but everything I've read elsewhere says not to use it...
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