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    Re: interior walls

    Yes you absolutely must remove the carpet
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    Re: Disruptive Member

    Jim's right on top of things once again.....resurrecting a long dormant thread....lol

    feel better jimmy???
  3. Re: Venting a high effiency furnace near windows

    Are the windows drafty and leak air? I would think the windows would be closed while the furnace is in use, no?
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    Double log in necessary lately

    I've noticed the last couple times i have had to login twice. The first attempt just kicks me out to the main page, I re-enter the login info and then can get in. Is it just me?
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    Re: Coping moldings

    amen! :d:d:d
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    Re: Advise on Replacing Cast Iron Waste Pipe

    That is a good question that Sabo asks. Unless the pipe is damaged between the crawlspace and the tank replacing it could be more trouble than its worth.

    Check with your county or township...
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    Re: Searching For Steve Thomas

    I think he logs in here under the username YukYuk. :)
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    Re: Remove 4" parallel section of tile for plate

    Good Grief Jack,
    There you go introducing WATER around something electrical like a shop vac. Don't you know you are inviting a disaster?!?!?!?!?!

    I would expound further regarding my college...
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    Re: Shocking drop ceiling

    My first guess would be ceiling lights so I would try switching off the breaker for all ceiling lights and then with a voltmeter see if the grid is still charged.
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    Re: Fire Rating On Drywall

    The flash point for paper is 451*F. (Remember the Ray Bradbury book, Farenheit 451?) This exact temperature will be affected by the composition of the paper.

    A more general question is how hot...
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    Re: Crown Challenge

    Is there a reason you can't make a jig for a taller fence & base reference? Before I bought my crown molding jig from rockler and my 12" Dewalt CMS, I just hot glued a board on the base of my old...
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    Re: All original boarding house

    Depending on where you are located a trip to the city or county permitting office may be helpful. I found notes in a file on our property that indicated a fire had been there. Only problem was it...
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    Re: What is going on up there?

    Are you in a cold part of the world? It may be from thermal transfer. If the space above the ceiling is very cold, the lumber the screws are fastened to are very cold, the screws transfer that cold...
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    Re: What should a good electrician do?

    I think you got a great price for that work. :) Just curious, how long did it take for the installation?

    Nothing to add to what Canuk posted as far as answering the other Q's. Since you had a...
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    Re: Installing gas FP in old home

    kentvw....No, I am not 100% sure and I edited my post to be a little more generic since there may be some configurations that would allow sharing a stack. I haven't done an exhaustive google search...
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    Re: Installing gas FP in old home

    I applaud your decision to go with a vented unit, for a number of reasons I think the vent-free models are a bad idea. However, I would not have the fireplace and furnace share the same flue. In...
  17. Thread: Pellet boiler

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    Re: Pellet boiler

    Have you considered a coal stove / stoker / boiler? They have some advantages over wood & pellet versions. Depending on where you are coal can be very economical. We heat our home with around...
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    Re: Parget coat old brick or re-build

    Well the thing that I would focus on is that creosote build up. Two 5 gallon buckets is a lot. :eek: You didn't mention how close that was to the thimble. That is an indication the exhaust is...
  19. Re: How to save heat loss in basement of old house

    If you are just looking at insulation alternatives, I would suggest considering a foam board insulation. It is available in many thicknesses. It sounds like you understand this is not a complete...
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    Re: Parget coat old brick or re-build

    Here are some ideas for you to consider and to have checked out on site. It is 99% impossible to accurately diagnose something like this via the web because of all variables involved. Some things...
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    Re: Parget coat old brick or re-build

    Do you have a SS liner in the chimney for your wood stove or is it the clay or some other type masonry liner inside the brick chimney? What is the interior size of the chimney and does it also...
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    Re: Class A Chimney Questions

    Hi Skip...
    Have you settled on a wood burner yet or would you consider alternatives....like a coal stove? My experience is that coal is a less messy fuel to deal with than wood.

    There are self...
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    Re: Priming new drywall

    I think the "of good quality" is the key variable. I recently used some primer that I had used successfully in the past, but it certainly didn't cover nearly as well. It seemed much thinner, got me...
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    Re: toilet sounds like it is singing

    I thought I had this problem once and it turned out to be the Dixie Chicks on the radio!!

    But seriously, the fill valve in the tank may need to be tweaked. It may not be opening all the way, or...
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    Re: Protect ceiling above wood furnace

    "Not of the combustible variety! That's a joke, right?

    If sparks are flying when he opens the door, so is heat and gasses. Carbonization of wood occurs at much lower temperatures than combustion...
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