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    Re: need new oil powered boiler

    I have thought of that. We already have propane for our stove. It will be over $1000 to run a line to where our boiler is, according to our plumber. However, our oil company has been really...
  2. Peerless vs. Energy Kinetics System 2000 boiler

    Does anyone have any experience with the Peerless WBV series cast iron boiler vs. the Energy Kinetics System 2000 Frontier series? My oil company seems to be recommending the System 2000. I am not...
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    Re: need new oil powered boiler

    As I said in the post, there is no gas line in the street, and the estimate by the gas company to bring the gas line to my house was $20,000.
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    Re: need new oil powered boiler

    How do i determine the expected repairs and money heating bill? That is not information that I have received from the heating company.
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    need new oil powered boiler

    I have an oil hot water heating system. The boiler is cracked and I need a new one. What brands are reliable, energy efficient, and reasonably priced? Converting to gas is not an option. There is...
  6. Sticky: Poll: Re: Log in or register to vote for the Nov/Dec 2012 cover of This Old House magazine

    None of them said "holidays" to me. B and C looked more like kitchen renovation covers. D seemed out of balance and I did not think the space looked very well-designed. By default, I picked A.
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    Re: CFL Bulbs: Love 'Em, Hate 'Em, or Both?

    I was happy to use them because I want to lower my electric bill, however many have not lasted nearly as long as advertised. I put them in my kitchen recessed lighting and some of them lasted less...
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    Installing Trex: screws vs. claw fasteners

    Besides the esthetics (I, for one, prefer the look when claw fasteners are used) are there any pros or cons to consider when deciding to use screws or claws, e.g., ease of installation, problems...
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    Re: rotten shakes under deck ledger board

    Thanks for the idea. We had already decided on that route and are having someone do it for us and at the same time they will fix the rotting shakes. Hopefully the damage will not go any deaper that...
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    Re: rotten shakes under deck ledger board

    Thanks for responding, however you didn't really answer my question. I know that I need to replace the rotten shakes, but the board holding the deck to the house needs to be taken off in order to do...
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    rotten shakes under deck ledger board

    I have been living in my home for 2 years and am now removing the top of my deck because over half of the wood has rotted. In removing the pieces next to the house, I discoved that the 2x12 that is...
  12. Thread: patio project

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    Re: patio project

    You can never be too cautious. Being extremely cautious has either given me peace of mind when I finally decided to go foward with a project or in a couple of cases, my persistance uncovered ...
  13. Thread: deck fasteners

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    deck fasteners

    I am planning to replace the rotted top of my 14' X 24' deck. (The structural part underneath seems to be in good shape.) I am going to use Trex decking. According to their web site, I can use...
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