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    Re: rust on NEW boiler

    Ok, thanks!
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    rust on NEW boiler

    Hi,

    My landlady bought a new boiler about a week ago. It's a Slant/Fin Intrepid tr-30, (TR-30-1.10 P).

    The day it was installed I noticed that the metal (cast iron, they say) inside the sheet...
  3. Re: shower: not enough hot water in winter, only in the last two years (out of 13)

    I think I have found a work-around. I changed the shower head and now use one that I can control better, and have reduced the flow. In today's test I got hot water through shampooing which has been...
  4. Re: shower: not enough hot water in winter, only in the last two years (out of 13)

    Thanks very much for the detailed answer. I especially appreciate knowing how the system is set up.

    What gets me though is that I have been living there for 13 years now and it is only in the past...
  5. Re: shower: not enough hot water in winter, only in the last two years (out of 13)

    A room thermostat.

    I should also add, I am on the second floor. The first floor is unheated; it's a garage apartment. The water pipes come through the boiler room which is a small closet-like...
  6. shower: not enough hot water in winter, only in the last two years (out of 13)

    Hi,

    My problem is a boiler that isn’t putting out enough hot water in the wintertime. I’ve lived in this apartment for 13 years. The past two winters have often left me with not enough hot water...
  7. Re: cabinet with bookshelves are now vibrating when I walk by, weren't 11 years ago

    Thanks. I hadn't thought of termites. (Haven't seen any either.)
  8. cabinet with bookshelves are now vibrating when I walk by, weren't 11 years ago

    I live on the second floor of a converted garage apartment. Been there for 11 years now. In the past few years though I have noticed that when I walk by the front door, a cabinet with book shelves on...
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    Re: toilet runs occasionally

    Thank you all for all the replies. They are all helpful. I will look into them all.

    It actually was a plumber who did all the work. I just don't think he does good work. (But I don't dare tell...
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    Re: toilet runs occasionally

    Thanks for the additional help. I haven't tried them yet but I have some good ideas.

    I'm hesitant to ask the plumber to look into it since he's pretty cranky. He won't like that I've lowered the...
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    Re: toilet runs occasionally

    Thanks for the replies. My heat went out yesterday so I haven't had time to try your suggestions. Hopefully will let you know tomorrow.

    Cheers,

    John

    PS I'm also not getting e-mail notices...
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    toilet runs occasionally

    Hi,

    My toilet runs by itself for a short amount of time occasionally. I've read on the internet that that is caused by a bad flapper or bad flapper seat. Itís only been doing this in the past week...
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    Re: toilet leaked into boiler room ceiling

    Thanks! (adding characters so that this can be posted...)
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    Re: toilet leaked into boiler room ceiling

    I have a few follow-up questions.

    There is also a propane line running somewhere in the walls and probably ceiling of the boiler room. I will look to see what I can tell about where it comes into...
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    Re: toilet leaked into boiler room ceiling

    Thank you very much. All very helpful info!
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    toilet leaked into boiler room ceiling

    Hi,

    Awhile back a leak that had been going on for who know's how long was fixed where the toilet tank meets the bowl. Now the problem is the water had leaked into the insulation of the boiler room...
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    Re: setting window unit a/c

    Thank you both. I think I like running it 24/7 better. I worry about the shudder it gives when the compressor starts up seems being the most stressful point in it's use. Yeah, it's hot out too. I'll...
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    Re: setting window unit a/c

    OK, thanks.
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    setting window unit a/c

    Hi,

    I have a small window unit a/c. I bought it almost 20 years ago and other than having to hand-start the fan to get it going once, it's been fine.

    Now that it's hot here, I'm running it...
  20. Re: smoke detector that gets disconnected and reconnected every day

    I've done some research. FirstAlert makes one (more than that?) that has a "hush" button that will prevent the alarm from going off for, get this, 10 minutes! That's perfect. I can make breakfast,...
  21. Re: smoke detector that gets disconnected and reconnected every day

    Thanks. I'd be curious what you find out.
  22. Re: smoke detector that gets disconnected and reconnected every day

    Thanks, all.

    dj1, That's good info, thanks. It does work when I test it, at least so far.

    Tim, it's in the main room which is where my bed is. The kitchen is adjacent to that. There is a wall...
  23. smoke detector that gets disconnected and reconnected every day

    Hi,

    My modus operandi is to pull the battery away from the contacts once I get up in the morning so the smoke detector doesn't go off when I cook breakfast. I slide it back at night. Ever since...
  24. Thread: fan in attic

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    Re: fan in attic

    Thank you both very much. I will take to heart your advice. I don't want a fire so I have to think how I can use that fan to help cool things off in a safe way. I am not sure what I will do but I...
  25. Thread: fan in attic

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    fan in attic

    Hi,

    I may have asked this before, but since searching on these boards is so onerous, I will ask it now.

    I have an old metal box fan that I put up in the crawl space/attic of a garage apartment....
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