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    Re: Replacing Goodman HK Heat Kit

    On closer inspection it is clear that the electronics are completely incompatible.
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    Replacing Goodman HK Heat Kit

    I have a Goodman package unit that is, maybe, 20 years old with an HK10 heat kit installed that has burned up and it not working. It happened when the blower went out last year. I'm trying to...
  3. Re: Insulation, venting - how does all of this work?

    There are several article on-line that discuss this. Try searching on "attic insulation." Here is a pretty good discussion, if not a bit in depth, on how roofs and ventilation work:...
  4. Thread: new jig saw

    by MrButters
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    Re: new jig saw

    I bought a bosh several years ago and have been really, really happy with it. It's not a barrel grip, but it can be held as such, which I find extremely useful when I need more precision. I used to...
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    Re: Water damage to Cherry Wood Fireplace

    There's really not enough information here to give a reply. It depends on what you mean by "bubbling" and depends on how exactly the veneer is finished. If you could take a couple of pictures it...
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    Re: Contractor Obligation

    There are a couple of things going on here. First, as you probably gather from the other posts, there does seem to be agreement that there is a moral obligation for professionals to rectify...
  7. Thread: Smoke

    by MrButters
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    Re: Smoke

    I had a similar problem a few years ago. Instead of smoke it was curry. One day there was this horrible smell on the ground floor. We called the apartment office to let them know something was...
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    Re: Jammed Whole House Water Filter Housing

    I hear you. I actually replaced mine with a large capacity filter and took the time to build in a bypass and pressure relief valve and tubing. Best idea every. I put ball valves before and after...
  9. Re: Advice Needed - No water and a $4700 quote from my plumber

    To me, it doesn't sound quite right. I would be very interested for someone with experience to describe such a situation, as it doesn't sound reasonable that someone would have installed a well pump...
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    Re: Electrical Usage is Very High

    I remember reading in another forum a while ago from an electrician who said that water leaks are sometimes diagnosed by excessive electrical consumption. The idea is that a leak where you can't see...
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    Re: Advise on Replacing Cast Iron Waste Pipe

    Ahh.. yes, the reason. We would like to add a 1/2 bath. Currently it has just a single bathroom. The toilet is connected to the old metal pipe. So, adding another toilet would require attaching...
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    Re: Advise on Replacing Cast Iron Waste Pipe

    Thanks a lot for the good advise. I live in VA. Speaking with building inspectors on other projects, the only work I can't perform as a homeowner is running gas lines. Yes, I would have to get a...
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    Advise on Replacing Cast Iron Waste Pipe

    1953 house with septic. Cast iron waste pipe from crawl space to septic, about 30 feet. I gather that the cost of having a plumber dig up, remove, and rerun whole new waste pipe is expensive. I...
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    Re: this is just unsanitary!!

    This is quite a bind. A few things I would do: First, speak with your current leasholder and see if you can work a deal to either stay or get another apartment. Second, call the building inspector...
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    Re: Tracing electrical wires

    I'm in the same boat. My 1953 house has various nonworking and nongrounded outlets. What I do is to attach a radio to one of them and then flip breakers until it is quiet. Then I pull the outlet...
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