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09-25-08, 06:18 AM
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Posted By jasper_60103

I think your framing approach sounds good. I...

I think your framing approach sounds good. I would avoid disturbing existing wall structure.

Questions about proper insulation seems to be a highly debated topic. I would ask a local contractor...
02-18-08, 10:56 AM
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Posted By jasper_60103

my question is if I leave the return vents at the...

my question is if I leave the return vents at the ceiling will this greatly change the feel of the basement. Should I try to get the return lines close to the floor?

Yea, you definitely need to...
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Posted By jasper_60103

I think a pro would consider the job a brand new...

I think a pro would consider the job a brand new install $$$, except the gas line.
01-30-08, 11:37 AM
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Posted By jasper_60103

yeah, insulating the mechanical room is a good...

yeah, insulating the mechanical room is a good idea for noise reduction and perfectly legal code wise.

Reminds me, I still need to do mine.
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Posted By jasper_60103

Pilots can be a pain to re-light. I was told to...

Pilots can be a pain to re-light. I was told to leave it on, but it may cost a couple bucks a month. If you only burn twice a year, it may not be worth it.
01-23-08, 07:36 PM
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Posted By jasper_60103

craiger, I think your builder is on the right...

craiger, I think your builder is on the right track by suggesting baseboard heat. You need some type of supplemental heat source down there.

I live in cold minnesota and my recommendation...
12-16-07, 04:33 PM
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Posted By jasper_60103

Personally, I would rip out the old paneling...

Personally, I would rip out the old paneling first. That way you can check the condition of the wall and studs.
12-13-07, 04:26 PM
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Posted By jasper_60103

Just a nit pick

My plumber said if I get a permit for that then he has to run a vent out the roof meaning he would have to go through 2 floors and other crap that he wouldn;t have to worry about if he didn't go with...
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Posted By jasper_60103

I assume you're burning wood? I'm not sure...

I assume you're burning wood? I'm not sure theres much you can do. I've had the same problem with fireplaces too.

A lot heat produced from fireplaces goes up the flue.
Adding a blower to the...
11-01-07, 12:07 PM
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Posted By jasper_60103

Run. Run very fast!

Run. Run very fast!
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Posted By jasper_60103

Thanks guys. I plan to open the gearcase and...

Thanks guys.

I plan to open the gearcase and see if I can figure out whats wrong. Hopefully something obvious. The piece parts aren't too pricey, but the entire gearcase assembly is $85. We'll...
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Views: 2,445
Posted By jasper_60103

craftsman self-propelled doesn't work

Hi All.
I've been a member of DIY for a while, but new to this forum. I was hoping you could help me with a problem.

I have a 917.372473 Craftsman lawn mower. The self-propeller doesn't work. ...
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Views: 880
Posted By jasper_60103

I'm not a pro, but heres my 2 cents... I...

I'm not a pro, but heres my 2 cents...

I would visit a fp showroom. That way you can compare many operating at once. Make sure the fp is sized appropriately for your space and has a high...
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Posted By jasper_60103

I think its just the duct work flexing. Nothing...

I think its just the duct work flexing. Nothing to be concerned about. I hear it all the time.
03-29-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,324
Posted By jasper_60103

Hey Autimous. Yeah, I should have mentioned...

Hey Autimous.
Yeah, I should have mentioned this before. My return cavity is adjacent to the furnace/storage rooms, so there was no need to hide it.
I assumed yours was too?

-jasper
03-28-07, 09:45 AM
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Views: 2,324
Posted By jasper_60103

"Or, they did something else to get the air to...

"Or, they did something else to get the air to flow from the wall back to the return, which is what I'm not sure about."

autimous,
your situation sounds similar to mine. My basement was finished...
03-05-07, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By jasper_60103

never heard of w/d in bath?

I guess this could be a regional thing with the w/d in the main bath?
I have seen the w/d in a hallway closet off the bedrooms though. I guess this isn't too different though.

Anyway, as...
02-21-07, 02:27 PM
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Views: 2,071
Posted By jasper_60103

Willie, I hear yah about the whole double sink...

Willie,
I hear yah about the whole double sink debate.

My wife and I have one in our current home and the last house we lived in.

But we hardly ever (I mean ever) share the bathroom.
Its...
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Posted By jasper_60103

Just to follow up. Jay, this works. ...

Just to follow up.

Jay, this works.

thanks,
jasper
10-23-06, 06:06 PM
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Posted By jasper_60103

Mike: unless you plan on using your bath on...

Mike: unless you plan on using your bath on regular basis, I wouldn't spend the money and effort putting in radiant heat. I put it in my basement bath, and I never use it. I have a ceramic tile...
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Views: 14,109
Posted By jasper_60103

I had a similar issue with my screen porch. It...

I had a similar issue with my screen porch. It has aluminum screening. I have a couple holes about the size of a bird's beak, so I suspect they accidentally flew into it.
I had way too many birds...
09-12-06, 01:37 PM
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Views: 1,536
Posted By jasper_60103

You sure you want to sell right away after all...

You sure you want to sell right away after all this time and effort?
Great job.

-jasper
09-05-06, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By jasper_60103

My mom had glass blocks windows w/air vent...

My mom had glass blocks windows w/air vent installed. But this was in an existing window opening. It did allow air and natural light in.
08-22-06, 02:21 PM
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Views: 2,939
Posted By jasper_60103

pinktri, did you try flushing out the pit to...

pinktri,
did you try flushing out the pit to remove the odor? Seems covering it up will not eliminate the problem.

Anyway, heres an idea.
Cut to size a sheet of plywood to cover the pit area....
08-02-06, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,630
Posted By jasper_60103

Hi Jay. Enjoying the rain? Yeah, this is...

Hi Jay. Enjoying the rain?

Yeah, this is good to know. Seems like this fresh air thing may be overkill, esp during the summer as you indicated. It's just like an open window, and aids in...
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