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05-23-20, 03:15 PM
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Thank you joed and PJmax -- that is the answer I...

Thank you joed and PJmax -- that is the answer I needed. I now went a different route and just screwed two smart bulbs into two floor standing lamps and made sure neither lamp is connected to the...
05-20-20, 07:34 PM
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Hey joed, that's super helpful, thank you! Now...

Hey joed, that's super helpful, thank you! Now I'd like to replace (and simplify) this setup a bit by removing (or ignoring) one of the switches and replacing the other with a Wemo smart switch...
05-20-20, 05:25 PM
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Two switches w/ one switched outlet -- weird 3-way wiring

My bedroom (in the US) has two light switches. Both are capable of turning on or off an electrical outlet that is used for a floor lamp. I suppose this is what's called a 3-way switch. I wanted to...
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Posted By cannondale0815

Thank you both for your responses. I will take...

Thank you both for your responses. I will take pictures shortly.

The banging is only occuring during a heat call, yes. And then it often goes bang-bang-bang in short order until it settles a bit...
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Banging baseboard radiators (need advice)

On the second floor of my house (based in the US), all of my baseboard radiators make loud banging/knocking/hammering noises. This has been going on for years. My plumber tells me it may be the...
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Posted By cannondale0815

Thank you Norm! I was thinking, too, that a gas...

Thank you Norm! I was thinking, too, that a gas furnace shouldn't be much different from a stove in our kitchens.

Anyone else could give me advise on this?

Thanks!
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Posted By cannondale0815

Any thoughts based on my last pictures? :)

Any thoughts based on my last pictures? :)
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Posted By cannondale0815

P.S.: He just send me these two videos. The first...

P.S.: He just send me these two videos. The first one looks pretty bad. The second one not so much. Thoughts?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1R5PZUl85QcQ2fs8E1OM2luec4U8StO4o...
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Posted By cannondale0815

Hey @Norm201, @sdodder, @XSleeper, I had...

Hey @Norm201, @sdodder, @XSleeper,

I had part of the repair done this Sunday. The top flues & crown were fixed/replaced, and afterwards the guy sent a camera down there. He just sent me a few...
08-20-18, 02:01 PM
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Posted By cannondale0815

Martin, I found another, nicer, more cost...

Martin, I found another, nicer, more cost effective solution. Works with both 110 and 220v:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B3JKB44
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Posted By cannondale0815

So I got two more estimates from additional...

So I got two more estimates from additional contractors. To summarize my options:

Contractor 1 said that the entire chimney (roof-line upwards) needs to be rebuilt & I need new stainless steel...
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Posted By cannondale0815

Hey guys -- so I got bad news (for myself). I had...

Hey guys -- so I got bad news (for myself). I had a contractor inspect the chimney today and he basically says one of the stacks is almost completely clogged (he showed me pictures with moss growing...
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Hey guys -- I have a follow-up question. I spoke...

Hey guys -- I have a follow-up question. I spoke to three different contractors and got prices ranging from between $750 to $1500. One contractor said that he would extend the flues and fill in any...
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Posted By cannondale0815

Thank you both! There is no fireplace at the...

Thank you both! There is no fireplace at the house. In the basement, there are two gas burners (for the radiators for the two units above). And both exhaust into the chimney somehow (I see sheet...
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Posted By cannondale0815

Thanks Steve, that is very useful The house is...

Thanks Steve, that is very useful The house is old and has shifted over time, so I wonder if that could have also resulted in the clay smoke stacks to drop down a bit. I hope they aren't broken...
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Posted By cannondale0815

Chimney pictures (to cap or not?)

Hi there! I recently used my new DJI Spark drone to visually inspect my chimney from above (picture attached). As one can see, there appear to be gaps / holes to the side of the smoke stacks (if that...
07-19-17, 04:43 AM
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Posted By cannondale0815

I had the same problem as you and I helped myself...

I had the same problem as you and I helped myself by buying this outlet thermostat, which works with voltages from 110 to 220. It works great with my 208v, 8AMP PTAC.

I have my PTAC knobs set to...
09-05-16, 04:32 AM
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Posted By cannondale0815

Correct, I have no foundation vents. Right above...

Correct, I have no foundation vents. Right above the crawl space is living space. And I believe the make up air could come from there, as it's not completely sealed.

I'll start with the plastic...
09-04-16, 06:13 PM
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Posted By cannondale0815

Thank you chandler. You are right, 6 mil plastic...

Thank you chandler. You are right, 6 mil plastic sheeting :)

I live in the New York area. I don't plan on air conditioning the crawl space. At most (if I have to), I would install a small 100 CFM...
09-04-16, 01:39 PM
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Posted By cannondale0815

Vapor barrier in small crawl space

I have a small crawl space under the front of my house, approx 7(w) x 20(l) x 3(h) feet. I want to install a vapor barrier on the dirt floor using 6 millimeter plastic sheeting from Lowes. I plan on...
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