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    Re: 1900's Steam Heating Systems

    cynthia,

    I can't verify the connection between steam heat and an increased prevalence of bedbugs in the Old West---buildings so heated were perhaps more likely to have higher temps because of...
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    Re: Increase Hot Water Capacity

    C'mon guys, there are strict national codes prohibiting residential hot tap water from exceeding
    ~110 degrees for kids, the elderly, and adults in some places.

    At the HW temps suggested in the...
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    Re: residing garage

    Okay, I admit it, I suffer from OCD, and I won't be satisfied and stop until every damn house, garage, tool shed, dog house and especially every outhouse in North America is covered in vinyl!
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    Re: residing garage

    godbeaux:


    I strongly disagree with Spruce's take on vinyl siding; perhaps he's way behind the times & thinking of vinyl and aluminum siding issues as experienced in the previous century;...
  5. Re: Hot water being cooled by standing ground water???

    That sounds like a really LONG WAY for hot water to travel thru the pipes from the hot water tank to the bathroom; are you saying the pipes are buried under the slab, and there is no HW...
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    Re: Strip and paint old steam pipe

    I generally agree with Ordjen, but also Google 'high temp radiator paint"; also Google heating help.com
    and then Google forum brownstoner for more info on steam systems and how to paint rads and...
  7. Re: Water temperature requirement for hot water baseboard?

    Just my 2 cents.

    I can remember numerous times over the years in past winters when someone without heat & no money to call a service tech would post.

    Nashua on numerous occasions intervened and...
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    Re: Pin holes in copper pipe, residential

    I strongly disagree with i m plummin.

    We live in a relatively new development in Michigan in a part of the city that has low elevation and high water pressure.

    The whole subdivision has had...
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    Re: Boiler Q's/ Circ. Valves vs. Pumps?

    I agree with Manual and Pomer.

    My husband's not working and we have young children.

    We simply couldn't pay the rediculously high fees to fix the furnace.

    If it wasn't for the TOH forum help...
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