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    Re: natural gas generators

    Shopped around, and am having a 8kw Generac w/5 year warranty installed next week. Went with a local firm to handle "all" - they handle Generac warranty work so figured if parts and help are ever...
  2. Re: questions re: installing solar panels to reduce electricity costs

    Have asked for a list of homes these three installers have installed "on" - got one reply thus far.

    There's a community meeting next week re: program so perhaps some happy homeowners will chime...
  3. Re: questions re: installing solar panels to reduce electricity costs

    here's what they claiming w/the American made panels:

    "This system will eliminate more than 95% of your electric bill with a payback of only 9 years! Of course, as pricing increases, you are...
  4. Re: questions re: installing solar panels to reduce electricity costs

    The neighborhood has underground utilities - so am quite familiar w/such. But can't run under the buildings or interfere with underground natural gas, cable, telephone, internet, & electric already...
  5. questions re: installing solar panels to reduce electricity costs

    Our community is promoting solar panel installation to help homeowners reduce electricity costs - they've selected three different vendors and are advertising federal and state incentives (to make it...
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    Re: recommendation for portable generator

    thanx for all the great advise .... think we've narrowed choice down to a Honda EM5000s


    EM5000S

    5000 watts, 120/240V
    Provides 7,000 watts for 10 sec to start larger equipment
    Powers...
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    Re: recommendation for portable generator

    ***, tons of great info here - thanx

    yes, have natural gas, hot water (Buderus boiler) heated house, & looked into standalone generator (couple of quotes - 8w for $6K). have a pellet stove and a...
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    recommendation for portable generator

    Am looking for recommendations for portable gas generator - to "power" the essentials in 1400 sq ft ranch-style house.

    Have done a lil'research and am baffled at price differences of Honda...
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    Re: regulating heat w/Buderus gas boiler

    Been a while since initial post/inquiry, so figured I'd update those interested .... "finally" after umpteen visits from umpteen HVAC techs we have a heated 20 x 24 family room that really is...
  10. Re: new asphalt driveway - can see tire tread "marks"

    > brought to the site in dump trucks. It's jet black. The asphalt is dumped out of the truck directly into a spreading machine, then followed up with a roller to pack it down.

    After excavation,...
  11. Re: new asphalt driveway - can see tire tread "marks"

    So what the heck is the solution here - when a paver doesn't put down a "base coat"? :confused:

    And how would the average Joe Smoe Homeowner know this, or know to look for this during...
  12. Re: new asphalt driveway - can see tire tread "marks"

    .... dunno ... while we were watching some of the process, recall seeing a machine "spraying" and then rolling (after different size gravel was used for base, and "packed down" with machine). Don't...
  13. Re: new asphalt driveway - can see tire tread "marks"

    Thanks for advise. Guess maybe asphalt &/or "IF" prep was done correctly is the concern right now - certainly seemed as though they did proper prep.

    Have taken pics of the tread marks and...
  14. new asphalt driveway - can see tire tread "marks"

    Three weeks ago had our driveway enlarged - which meant the previous driveway (probably 30 years old - not in terrible shape by any means) was torn out and adjoining grassy area was paved. We asked...
  15. new asphalt driveway - can see tire tread "marks"

    Three weeks ago had our driveway enlarged - which meant the previous driveway (probably 30 years old - not in terrible shape by any means) was torn out and adjoining grassy area was paved. We asked...
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    Re: regulating heat w/Buderus gas boiler

    To follow up on heating issue w/Buderus, was advised to contact the HVAC installers since the system was still under warranty. But I was prepared this time with the info shared here. As soon as...
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    Re: regulating heat w/Buderus gas boiler

    The logomatic model is R2107.

    We know its a rather "complex" system. Have seen techs come out (from HVAC that installed), unsure what to do when they hear the problem. One told us the family...
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    Re: regulating heat w/Buderus gas boiler

    The logomatic computer's outdoor sensor is located on the northeast side of the house. So it gets the early a.m. sun (if sun happens to be out).

    We're unable to "force" the temperature to rise in...
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    Re: regulating heat w/Buderus gas boiler

    There's baseboard on every wall possible - cuz there's also a fireplace (there's baseboard next to fireplace), sliders (there are baseboards on either side), the main door & a window (baseboard below...
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    regulating heat w/Buderus gas boiler

    We're @ our wits end with our Buderus natural gas boiler and logomatic computer - hoping someone here can explain why this 4 year old boiler can't seem to keep a 20' x 24' family room (on a separate...
  21. Re: repairing metal "pin" on old windows and screen

    yes, these are the triple tracks with separate glass panes and a screen that slide up and down. the top pins are what hold the window and the screen "in" the track.

    as you suggested, did a...
  22. repairing metal "pin" on old windows and screen

    Any suggestions for repairing broken metal pin on the top side of an older window and screen. Some of top right metal "pins" (pin that slips into the track that slides the window and screens into...
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    Re: advice trimming large arborvitae "hedge"

    Have tried twice to attached pic, but file is too large (will try later to compress).

    This privacy "hedge" needs to be at least 15' high since both I and neighbor on other side of arborvitaes...
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    advice trimming large arborvitae "hedge"

    Recently purchased a home with a huge arborvitae "hedge" for privacy. Former owner planted them 40 years ago, and had them trimmed regularly until her death (house was in an estate for a couple of...
  25. Re: selecting new toilet - American Standard, Gerber or Toto

    Am hoping the American Standard expert can help with this question. I went ****** and found two American Standard Champion 4s - what's the major difference here? Aside from height. :confused:

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