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  1. Can I install a gas cooktop over a steam radiator?

    The radiator is under a countertop, with about 12 inches of clearance between the top of the radiator and the underside of the countertop. In our kitchen remodel, that counter top is the ideal spot...
  2. Re: Ccoverting oil steam boiler to gas, and what else?

    Thank you so much for your thoughts. No, I don't know if we have a one-pipe or a two-pipe steam system. Is this something I could determine myself, if I knew what to look for? I'd love to keep our...
  3. Ccoverting oil steam boiler to gas, and what else?

    Hi--

    I've read quite a few previous posts, but they seemed either out of date or not quite pertinent to our situation. We are considering converting our oil steam boiler to natural gas. Natural...
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    Removing stain from wood floor

    We have oak parquet flooring in much of our house (circa 1880, but the flooring probably dates from the '40s). The floors were carpeted when we bought the place, but we had the carpet ripped up and...
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    Re: Awful odor when baseboard heater on

    I wouldn't bother with the enzyme cleaners. They don't work all that well. (We have three cats, two of them very well-mannered and one total neurotic.)

    For the metal heater parts, use household...
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    Re: Replacing Old Furnace/hot Water

    That's a great site, Jack. What it tells me is that we need a consultation from a service technician who really knows steam heat. A lot of those problems seem plausible in our house. The maintenance...
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    Re: Replacing Old Furnace/hot Water

    You're right that the house is more than we need, but it wasn't when we bought it. Now is not a good time to try to sell it, but I'm confident that it will find a buyer when we do. We're surrounded...
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    Re: Replacing Old Furnace/hot Water

    Thanks very much for your sage advice, Jack. We do not have natural gas in our area, and I'm not keen on a propane tank, so oil seems to be the choice.

    I wouldn't want to drop the ceiling in that...
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    Re: Replacing Old Furnace/hot Water

    We're in western New Jersey, Morris County. Our oil bill for the 12 months through July this year was $5,155. We have a contract for $3.49 a gallon that goes through December this year. After that,...
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    Re: Replacing Old Furnace/hot Water

    Does the advice given here for oil hot water heat also apply to oil steam heat? The oldest part of our house dates to 1880, but it's been added on to over the years. It's about 2700 square feet. We...
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