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Does it sound like an animal?

Does it sound like an animal?
12-24-07, 11:02 PM
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By now, given the time of this post you have...

By now, given the time of this post you have found out that your husband should of taped the joints. Also a product called Red Gard should be applied.
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In addition to the other great replies, call your...

In addition to the other great replies, call your local sweeps to find out what they charge to just do an inspection. In my area it would run from $50-$75 Camera inspections are normally $300.
A...
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The stainless flex liner is installed to replace...

The stainless flex liner is installed to replace the old clay liner. I've never heard of removing the old clay as its basically being abandoned.
Perhaps I'm missing something here.
You are...
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The lower motor is in constant motion. But really...

The lower motor is in constant motion. But really shouldn't be that hot. Switching them is a good move as the upper motor only runs according to the pellet feed rate you have it set on.
Generally,...
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Well, try stuffing the ash pit opening with...

Well, try stuffing the ash pit opening with fiberglass insulation(remove plastic or paper) very tightly and see if the furnace continues to "draw" the smell.
This also may be your final fix to the...
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The easiest way to install a damper is a Chimney...

The easiest way to install a damper is a Chimney cap that has a spring loaded damper in the cap itself.
The damper is controled by a wire suspended down thru the flue, thru the old frame and then is...
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Kevin, What I was talking about was IF any...

Kevin,
What I was talking about was IF any chimney whether it be metal, brick or block, ABOVE the flashing on the roof, needed to be extended then perhaps a well thought out plan to brace it due to...
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Well Leo the easiest way to determine if the...

Well Leo the easiest way to determine if the chimney is lined is to go up on the roof or have someone else go up and look down the chimney. The reason why it is important is that will determine how...
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Tscarborough is absolutely correct, but dont be...

Tscarborough is absolutely correct, but dont be surprised if you need to add more if the chimney doesnt draw well. Try to plan for that if possible knowing you may have to brace the chimney for that...
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Leo, Is the chimney lined? Older chimneys had...

Leo,
Is the chimney lined? Older chimneys had no terracotta(clay) liner, just brick on brick construction.
I'm guessing when you say "picks up" you mean it does not connect to the slab? But sits on...
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Again thanks.

Again thanks.
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Thank You. I forgot to mention under the 3/4"...

Thank You.
I forgot to mention under the 3/4" particle board is 3/4 " plywood.
Using a 2" nail would bring it well into the plywood.
I'll avoid the self levelers as you suggest.
How about this:...
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Another question: I need a self leveling...

Another question:
I need a self leveling compound to go over 3/4 " particle board.
Over that I'll be installing 1/4" Laun plywood, then a solid bamboo which I plan to nail in place.
I'm thinking...
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Well, you have a downdrafting chimney. Check the...

Well, you have a downdrafting chimney. Check the damper in the chimney to make sure it closes tightly. If not, see if there is slack in your pull down line, if so, shorten it.
Could the draft and...
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Andy, To be honest, I purchase all my supplies...

Andy,
To be honest, I purchase all my supplies thru a contractor only supply house in Calif. So I'm not sure if those same products are out in the open market place OR if they are, what name they...
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Try to restore everything as it was before. My...

Try to restore everything as it was before. My guess, it will stop. Make sure the damper is fully opened as well.


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Happy to help. BB

Happy to help.


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Recently I had a customer tell me, "I found out...

Recently I had a customer tell me, "I found out the hard way, they dont work"
I suppose the mechanic in a can or the plumber in a bottle can fix those related problems as well. ;)

If you were...
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Andy, There are some light weight pre mixed...

Andy,
There are some light weight pre mixed products that are very easy to apply to your crown. Beats the heck out of hauling buckets of morter mix up to the roof. Check your local Big Box store,...
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Many new pellet stoves do not require fresh air...

Many new pellet stoves do not require fresh air intake for combustion, however, if the stove takes the room air (that you are heating) in for combustion and then vents it outside then why...
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Agreed. BB

Agreed.


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Hi Mike, Use an insence stick to create a...

Hi Mike,
Use an insence stick to create a little smoke and hold it in various places to determine where the draft may be coming from.

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Yes, metal brushs score the inside of the pipe...

Yes, metal brushs score the inside of the pipe and allow creosote to build-up that much faster. But its hard to believe you cant find a nylon brush.
What size are you looking for?
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LOL! Okay sorry man , just trying to help. Zero...

LOL! Okay sorry man , just trying to help.
Zero Clearance Fireplace? Spark-arresting chimney cap as Ed suggested.


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