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  1. Re: Heat Loss Thru Huge Stone Fireplace Chimney!! How to....

    Phil...thank you very much but the problem I'm trying to help/solve is not of the flashing of the chimney and leaks at and around IT which has never happened yet...it is how to contain the heat loss...
  2. Re: Heat Loss Thru Huge Stone Fireplace Chimney!! How to....

    :confused: What? Insulation blocks heat transfer last time a I checked AND spray FOAM is the best hands down...those are the people I figure I need to consult with...hello...any foamers out there...
  3. Heat Loss Thru Huge Stone Fireplace Chimney!! How to....

    FIX IT RIGHT?? Where's Mike Holmes when you need him...in Vegas actually so thanks in advance to the experts here @ TOH which I have enjoyed reading very much sooo with water enetring my home yet...
  4. Re: Advice: Contemplating Buying Used AC Condensor

    Apparently this unit was changed out with (3) others in commercial rentals as part of updating to new units using the newer 410 taking advantage of gov. rebates...at least that's the story I'm...
  5. Re: Advice: Contemplating Buying Used AC Condensor

    Hmmm...well I've sure saved a hell of lot of $ over the years making deals like this with NO headaches that I can recall...maybe $ aren't as important to you :-) Thanks though I appreciate your take...
  6. Advice: Contemplating Buying Used AC Condensor

    I currently have a 15 yr old Airquest Central AC: Model NAC060AKA1 Ser.# L021909682 5 Ton in a antiquainted older Space-Pak system that works in conjunction with a boiler system heated home...thus NO...
  7. Significance of Suction Line Size on OD AC unit

    Could someone tell me the significance of the coolant line size running to the indoor coil. I was told that my 5 ton outside unit SHOULD be run with at least 7/8" to 1 & 1/8" size line to the coil...
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    Buying Used AC Equipment

    I was thinking of replacing my outdated 5 Ton Airquest Central AC: Model NAC060AKA1 Ser.# L021909682 outdoor unit that is part of a Space-Pak system I have that I've read much about (mostly bad...
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    Refridgerant low question?

    Could someone tell me if the "bubbles in the line" indication is the ONLY thing you need to be concerned with when evaluating whether your refridgerant is low because I don't see them in the glass...
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    Re: Makita 18 volt LXT lithium battery problems

    I found this site very informative and again I'm wonndering (after raeding the article) if the rather quick charging of these battery packs might very well lead to thier short life and I wonder if...
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    Makita 18 volt LXT lithium battery problems

    I've read a lot about problems with the life of these Lithium Ion batteries and would like to ask a couple questions and get some feedback: First...has anyone found out WHY these seem to suffer short...
  12. Thread: Boiler Upgrade

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    Boiler Upgrade Update

    After all the re-search, quotes, forums...etc.I'm thinking I might just take a chance with this http://www.pexsupply.com/Burnham-ES2-6-ES2-6-175000-BTU-High-Efficiency-Cast-Iron-Boiler IF and When...
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    Re: Sawzall Quit Working

    My mistake....plenty of brushes left...was the trigger switch...a common problem with these. Thanks again to all!
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    Re: Sawzall Quit Working

    Thanks to you all! the brushes are gone...there was nothing under the springs that I saw....will recheck that and try and locate some new ones. A. Spruce....funny you mention the outlet because I...
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    Sawzall Quit Working

    Now as a homeowner, considering the use this rather TOUGH tool would get in that situation...I mean I'm NOT a contractor and have probly used this tool a dozen or two times over the last 10 years...
  16. Thread: Boiler Upgrade

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    Re: Boiler Upgrade

    Still in the process of obtaining quotes....4 appts. scheduled for next couple weeks but was wondering if there's a calculation for boiler sizing by adding up the length of current baseboard...
  17. Thread: Boiler Upgrade

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    Re: Boiler Upgrade

    Will do just that...and have printed it out to make sure...many thanks! Wish me luck and only hope I can have ALL the information to make the RIGHT decision because this not so old barn/house...
  18. Thread: Boiler Upgrade

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    Re: Boiler Upgrade

    Many thanks Nashua Tech...and considering our climate here by the lakeshore (you're very right about that) and the number of covectors I currently have....sounds like the 3 pass is probly the way to...
  19. Thread: Boiler Upgrade

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    Boiler Upgrade

    I'm currently considering replacing the original boiler in our home that's 31 years old (still works great but is very inefficentI would...
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