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03-14-20, 10:31 PM
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For a change I actually agree with all that Doug...

For a change I actually agree with all that Doug has written in this last post.
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Posted By Furd

My experience with "auto-vents" is that it will...

My experience with "auto-vents" is that it will take a VERY long time to vent all air using just the auto-vents, maybe years!
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Views: 2,288
Posted By Furd

I agree with Mike, the flange mounts on top of...

I agree with Mike, the flange mounts on top of the finished floor.

One thing, are there little boys or perhaps any obese men using this toilet? Little boys are not always that good with their aim...
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Views: 669
Posted By Furd

Note this well! My first post to this forum had...

Note this well! My first post to this forum had to do with this exact same topic. ALWAYS have the pump located on the discharge of the boiler. Any "installer" that places the pump on the return...
10-20-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Furd

What the heck is a "Bandan"? The valve before...

What the heck is a "Bandan"? The valve before the meter is for the utility to turn off the water to allow meter replacement.

When you state this valve is broken just what do you mean? Does it...
10-20-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By Furd

So, Doug, you advocate using a "suicide cord" to...

So, Doug, you advocate using a "suicide cord" to connect a generator to the premises wiring when using a generator?

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT AN ACCEPTABLE METHOD.

There must be a method to...
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Furd

Yeah, I see what is going on. First, the...

Yeah, I see what is going on. First, the 3-conductor cable is being used as a "switch loop" for the fan and light; that is okay BUT using the bare copper safety (equipment) grounding conductor for...
10-04-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Furd

The NEC is advisory only, it has NO power of...

The NEC is advisory only, it has NO power of enforcement. The "code" you need to meet is the local, regional or state code that is enforced in your particular geographical area.

It is ONLY when...
09-16-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Furd

Rather than using a true silicone caulking, which...

Rather than using a true silicone caulking, which is not paintable, I would suggest using a siliconized acrylic caulk which IS paintable.
09-15-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Furd

Any well-known brand name (GE, Leviton, Pass &...

Any well-known brand name (GE, Leviton, Pass & Semour) should be fine. I would stay away from the ones at Harbor Freight and similar stores.
09-15-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Furd

Whenever I see a post on using attic space for...

Whenever I see a post on using attic space for storage I feel a need to inform the poster that storing things in an attic is pretty much the same as storing them in a shed. You will have the same...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,661
Posted By Furd

"Titanium" bits sounds like Harbor Freight Tools....

"Titanium" bits sounds like Harbor Freight Tools. It has been my experience (and a whole lot of other people agree) that any HF cutting tool is at best good for one use and often not even good for...
08-16-19, 02:41 PM
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Views: 475
Posted By Furd

Sure gear lubricant will burn...if you get it hot...

Sure gear lubricant will burn...if you get it hot enough. Oil-fired power plants routinely heat their fuel oil to 180 degrees F. or hotter.

I would suggest mixing the gear oil with Diesel fuel. ...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-01-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Furd

Screwing a male metal pipe thread into a plastic...

Screwing a male metal pipe thread into a plastic female thread will often break the plastic fitting. Some plastic female threaded fittings will have a steel band on them to help prevent this but I...
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Views: 1,486
Posted By Furd

Depending on the length of the cylinder use...

Depending on the length of the cylinder use several worm-drive hose clamps to hold the metal in the proper place and then "paint" the seam with soldering acid using a tinner's brush or acid swab. ...
07-21-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Furd

You have a variable speed blower on your...

You have a variable speed blower on your system,possibly also a two-stage burner on the furnace. When in cooling mode the blower runs at a higher speed but when the thermostat switch for the FAN...
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Views: 1,954
Posted By Furd

Okay, I got it, use the window on the task bar,...

Okay, I got it, use the window on the task bar, not the windows key.

Thanks everyone.
07-07-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By Furd

When you attempt to close the door do you just...

When you attempt to close the door do you just push on the door? With my Siemens panels I find I have to put my finger in the latch and move it when closing the door.
07-06-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Furd

Go and get yourself nine more 12 volt batteries...

Go and get yourself nine more 12 volt batteries and then wire all ten in series; positive post of the first battery to the negative post of the second battery and so on until all ten batteries are...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
Posted By Furd

Ten years is the average life of a domestic water...

Ten years is the average life of a domestic water heater. Some hydronic space heating systems have been installed with water heaters rather than real boilers and if yours is one then MAYBE it should...
06-21-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By Furd

Nobody is giving a lecture, just stating that the...

Nobody is giving a lecture, just stating that the primary reason for using vinyl is greatly reduced maintenance. Painting vinyl siding removes that reason and makes vinyl no better than any other...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,954
Posted By Furd

New computer

The time is long past for upgrading my computer (I'm still running XP) and I have a few questions. Since my needs are pretty much limited to E-mail and simple "cruisin' the 'net" I don't need much. ...
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By Furd

In my opinion you are asking the wrong question;...

In my opinion you are asking the wrong question; you should be asking if a battery-operated mower will satisfactorily mow YOUR lawn given the size of the yard, the size (NOT voltage) of the mower and...
12-02-17, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By Furd

Recycling/reusing plastic

Most of us have seen (or tried) an organic solvent such as acetone or MEK used to dissolve styrofoam packing. Have any tried to use the goo resulting from this experiment?

A couple of years ago I...
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Views: 5,247
Posted By Furd

A couple of corrections. I'm sure you...

A couple of corrections.


I'm sure you meant to write would NOT have mattered...


CO2 is carbon dioxide and it would be extremely rare to see a CO2 alarm in a residence. You meant to write...
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