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    Re: converting Oil boiler to burn natural gas

    As for fuel tanks, here in Alaska they get buried and NEVER put in a basement.

    When I went to learn about boilers in Concord, MA, I was shocked to see that.

    Our tanks are coated with tar or...
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    Re: converting Oil boiler to burn natural gas

    Well, the manufacturer would know. On the other hand, they may be simply covering their ass incase it doesn't work out for you.

    I would not be surprised if it could be done. Sorry I am not...
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    Re: Help with new gas boiler

    Good suggestions.
    I agree you need to get an energy audit, which will suggest exactly how to weatherize the house.
    To size a new heating system you need to know how much energy the house will use...
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    Re: Repair oil boiler or upgrade to HE gas?

    Don't repair the old boiler.

    I agree with Nashua that you will get an indirect tank with the new system.

    So you have to choose gas or oil for the new. You can compare the cost of gas vs oil...
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    Re: Need suggestions for basement flooring

    I like real tile. There is a reason that places like McDonalds, KFC etc use it.
    I put it in my basement. For cleaning just roll up the area rugs. I have had a few floods from frozen water pipes and...
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    Re: Can we use a set back thermostat???

    Anti freeze rarely freezes either!
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    Re: Boiler energy savings add on device

    Nashua is right that 140 F is the general standard is to go down to a low of 140 degrees.
    I have read that the actual condensing point is 117, but that probably cannot be true of every system under...
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    Re: Sweaty toilet tank

    Now that is embarrassing! This Old House has a nice video on this!!!
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    Re: Energy Kinetics Hot Water StorageTank

    There are two choices for hot water with this type system:

    1- A standard electric hot water tank, any make, but only wire the lower thermostat, 24volt to the thermostat side of the system...
  10. Re: Improving heating efficiency: Setting priorities

    I agree with all the above replys. Good point by Canuk, that you do need to make sure that the furnace is ok.
    A recent example is a furnace that several technicians had tuned up but had not...
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    Re: Stacked toilet gaskets

    You can but if the gap is too great it may have leaks. The sell extra fat gaskets. I prefer the gaskets with the built in pipe neck as opposed to a bare gasket. If the gap is large you should install...
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    Re: Sweaty toilet tank

    As you know, the condensation is caused because your cold water supply is too cold.
    Before we fix it, make sure that the cause is not that that the toilet is running all the time.

    Now let's...
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