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    Re: Good to Change from Boiler to Forced Air?

    If you are in a location that needs heat a good part of the year then I would push for the boiler repair. HW radiant heat is much, much better than scorched air.

    If the bank balks at that,...
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    Re: Condensation of window frames not glass!

    Good suggestion on the CO detector, I have a couple Kidde Nighthawk units with the digital display. It will show a numeric reading that is too low to trigger the alarm units.

    Also, the aluminum...
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    Re: Strength of Different Woods for Book Shelves

    Regarding the sheet goods long cuts, if you already have a table saw and like me, don't have the circ saw cutting guide, just get close with your rough hand saw cut and then get the final cut with...
  4. Re: Hearing each time the furnace runs through the return air duct in master BR - HEL

    lotsa times there is a flexible 'coupling' coming off the furnace supply to keep the noise from being sent along the rigid ductwork. do you have one?
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    Re: Best Saw To Build Fence

    I have a Dewalt 12" compound miter saw that has worked well for me the last 8 years.

    Hitachi also makes a good saw from what i have seen (a friend has one).

    i would recommend getting a good...
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    Re: Do I need a permit?

    i also believe it is simply a money grab through permit fees & increasing the tax assessment.

    if it was for safety reasons then if an inspector passed something that failed to meet code, they...
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    Re: Heating a Woodshop

    i stayed away from electric heat because of operating cost and panel capacity.

    my shop is 20 x 20 and insulated floor, walls and ceiling built onto the back of the detached garage. i do have a...
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    Re: Need fresh air in my basement

    there are units that exchange air and can also dehumidify which is useful in summer. i have not used or seen one, just the advertisements, so beware of exaggerated claims. i think they run about...
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    Re: Heating a Woodshop

    the coal stoker won't go out, it runs in what i'll call "idle mode". there is a control box that the thermostat is wired to which has timers in it. if the thermostat does not call for heat, the...
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    Re: Heating a Woodshop

    http://nepacrossroads.com/fuel-comparison-calculator.php

    here is a link to a fuel cost comparison calculator.

    http://tools.warmlyyours.com/hlc/room/room_general

    and here is a link to a heat...
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    Re: Random spaces in bus bar provide no power

    ditto to JLM's idea.

    had that happen at our church a while back. got to SS one morning and 1/2 the breakers had no power. every other one, in the panel that we have, are on different legs. ...
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    Re: Heating a Woodshop

    what is the heat load on your space that you want to heat? How many days / year will you need to heat?

    These questions need to be answered before you can decide which solution is best.

    If...
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    Re: Foul odor after loud noise during shower

    Well first thing is that your fan should be on while taking a shower to get the humidity out of the bathroom so that mold doesn't develop and leave it on for about 1/2 hour after your shower. SOme...
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    Re: Hurricane Sandy

    Storm prep list ideas...add to it as you see fit....

    #1...if you are in a flood area or storm surge area....get the heck out.

    Get at least 15 days of drinking water on hand

    Get at least 15...
  15. Thread: Generator Size

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    Re: Generator Size

    Also keep in mind that once you have the generator, you will most likely find something else that you want to power, like a 'fridge or freezer. If all else is equal between the two generators, I...
  16. Re: Desperate for help- odor in the home when heating system is on

    Pretty hard to diagnose over the 'net.

    Your "musty/moldy" description makes me wonder if the chimney chase is wet from a leak and the warmth from the chimney while the boiler is firing causes...
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    Re: Wired Backwards?

    My bad regarding the separate neutral and ground bars...

    I re-read my post and I was not clear that I was talking about the new sub panel breaker box. I edited the post to make it clear for...
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    Re: Wired Backwards?

    Double check the wire gauge going to that subpanel, it looks like 12, maybe 10 gauge from the pic, but its hard to tell. I forget what size panel you said you were going with, but your wire between...
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    Re: Wired Backwards?

    First question...what awg wire was run to the fuse box?

    Second question...are there two white wires to each fuse?

    Third question...is that ground wire as close to the black supply lug as it...
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    Re: Wall Hung Toilets

    from personal experience i would go with a Toto over kohler, crane, american standard or duravit.
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    Re: nauseating smell in house... HELP

    Since the smell didn't show up until the stove was lit and baseboard heaters turned on....

    Do you have a CO detector? Get a Nighthawk digital display so you can see the numbers before the alarm...
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    Re: soldering copper

    Shark Bite union to extend the copper, no soldering necessary.
  23. Re: Low to no water in house, outside faucets work fine?

    Do the toilets refill OK? Does the washer fill up OK? Is there a valve on the bottom of your water heater that you could open to see if the water runs free from there?

    The water softener is...
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    Re: Wired Backwards?

    You are correct...black to brass, white to silver.

    Just so I am clear on this...

    Are your black wires in the sub panel going to the neutral bus bar with the grounds and the white wires on the...
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    Re: Talk to me about gutters...

    The hangers that I had them use are fastened into the 2 x 6 fascia board, so the rafter spacing is not important for that type.

    My in-laws have the leaf guards and dirt still gets into the gutter...
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