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Forum: Water Heaters
11-25-08, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By B. Phun

Thanks for the replies--this unit is installed at...

Thanks for the replies--this unit is installed at a remote cabin that has an unlimited supply of firewood..it's for an outside shower..so far it works really good but I do think the idea of having...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-21-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By B. Phun

Pressure relief valve replacement

Hi everybody! I just installed this (http://www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?itemType=PRODUCT&itemID=1775) really great wood-fired water heater..in fact, it's so good that it was releasing hot water from the...
02-19-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By B. Phun

You can also try a set of these...

You can also try a set of these (http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_34761_34761&issearch=150272), just find the right size and reverse your drill. They work pretty...
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Views: 889
Posted By B. Phun

We did one at our vacation house on the very...

We did one at our vacation house on the very rainy northcoast of California--it has worked out really well with no problems. We used all full dimension redwood and first put up 2x12 joists...then we...
02-05-08, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 27,109
Posted By B. Phun

My favorite drill right now is the Makita impact...

My favorite drill right now is the Makita impact hammer/drill--I have a 12v one and an 18v one and they're both great...I see they now have what they're calling their hybrid one, even looks...
11-17-07, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,552
Posted By B. Phun

As a last resort you could try pouring a glass of...

As a last resort you could try pouring a glass of two buck chuck (cheap red wine here in California) down the drain--worked great in our rv...if that doesn't work ya still have the rest of the bottle...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,623
Posted By B. Phun

Hi, an additional benefit to doing this is it...

Hi, an additional benefit to doing this is it will save your septic tank...our tank has not had a problem ever--never been pumped in 25 years--must be fos by now! Just need to build a sand filter or...
10-11-07, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,198
Posted By B. Phun

Hey, I fixed my Maytag range top today! It has...

Hey, I fixed my Maytag range top today! It has been months since we had a pro gas company guy say he couldn't fix it, said it needed a new ignition module, which he couldn't find (don't get that,...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-09-07, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,209
Posted By B. Phun

What has been described earlier to add cold to...

What has been described earlier to add cold to the hot line is called a tempering valve, which, upon googlation, seems commonly available. Good to put at the source if you want to control the hot...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-08-07, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By B. Phun

Just a follow-up on this--Ed you're right except...

Just a follow-up on this--Ed you're right except that we're off the grid here so we don't have the power available...it was pointed out to me that I could've used a propane WH and done the same thing...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-01-07, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By B. Phun

OK, well talked to my friend at the machine shop...

OK, well talked to my friend at the machine shop today and he's gonna make a couple of adapters out of stainless...thanks for the idea about the electrical conduit fittings, will look into that too...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-01-07, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By B. Phun

WH thread question

Hi, new on here, great resource...so I'm replacing a 50g electric WH as a holding tank for my woodstove-heated thermosiphon system...works great, makes lots of free hot water! I'm using the two 1"...
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