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07-29-20, 09:49 AM
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Posted By spta97

Thanks Marq! So a few follow up questions: ...

Thanks Marq!

So a few follow up questions:

1) Just to clarify, you do recommend fabric behind the wall? The bricks I am using are square (except for the face) and fit together tightly like...
07-29-20, 09:14 AM
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Posted By spta97

Brick Garden Planter Advice - Please check out my plan!

Hi,

I am looking to build three garden planters and want to run it by the forum for advice on my plan and have some questions.

I may be overthinking this due to the size, but it will be a lot...
06-22-20, 11:43 AM
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Posted By spta97

Thanks for replying. Apologies for the delayed...

Thanks for replying. Apologies for the delayed response as I missed the notification.

I was looking at the end cap on another one and I'm not sure if the horizontal installation will fit.

Even...
06-17-20, 02:57 PM
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Posted By spta97

Baseboard Copper to PEX Questions

I have kind of a non-standard install with which I am hoping to get assistance.

I am connecting a baseboard (regular slant fin 3/4" male/female) in my downstairs bath where the piping will come in...
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Posted By spta97

Thanks guys. Any recommendations for a...

Thanks guys. Any recommendations for a particular brand/type?
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Posted By spta97

Thatís an excellent idea - thanks. Is...

Thatís an excellent idea - thanks.

Is there a reason why someone wouldnít always use chemical strippers? Seems a lot easier than sanding.

I would imagine ill still have to sand sand a bit...
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Posted By spta97

Refinishing a Console Table

Hi,

I am looking to refinish a console table in a charcoal gray and got quotes ranging from $350 - $650!

I figured this may be a project I can tackle myself.

It appears that the hardest part...
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Posted By spta97

@Spott - I fear that my 1/2" piping will not...

@Spott - I fear that my 1/2" piping will not allow me to get sufficient hot water at the shower. It's way too much work to replumb the entire house though. However, I am running out of hot water so...
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Posted By spta97

Spott - Thanks for the additional info. My...

Spott - Thanks for the additional info.

My concern was that neither my washing machine or dishwasher actually heats the water - it uses the hot water direct from the pipes to clean.

As of now,...
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Posted By spta97

Guys, Thank you so much for putting in the...

Guys,

Thank you so much for putting in the effort to explain the issue and putting together diagrams!

I read the posts and understand what he did wrong - why he did it I have no idea :(

Like...
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Posted By spta97

Updates (New coil and mixing valve)

I did some Yelp research and found a guy who was very highly reviewed so gave him a call.

He had me walk through some tests which involved running the water from the tub spout and reporting back...
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Posted By spta97

Thanks for the advice. Iíll go ahead and order...

Thanks for the advice. Iíll go ahead and order it and hold off on install until I get the coil sorted out.

Ill also look look to see if I can install it properly. I assume I need a location...
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Posted By spta97

Good point, I will hold off. But I posted...

Good point, I will hold off.

But I posted that too quick:

Thanks Spot! I missed that.

Looks like this one would work:

Mixing Valve, Lead Free Brass...
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Posted By spta97

Thanks Spot! I missed that. To confirm, this...

Thanks Spot! I missed that.

To confirm, this just impacts the water supply to the fixtures, not the baseboard heaters, correct?

My only concern is that the valve is shut now so I actually may...
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Posted By spta97

Thanks Spot! I missed that. To confirm,...

Thanks Spot! I missed that.

To confirm, this just impacts the water supply to the fixtures, not the baseboard heaters, correct?

My only concern is that the valve is shut now so I actually...
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Posted By spta97

A lot of help - thanks! I was looking at...

A lot of help - thanks!

I was looking at this one:
3/4 in. Brass Heat Guard 110-HX Thermostatic Mixing Valve for Radiant/Hydronic Heating

https://www.homedepot.com/p/206687461

Iíve got 1/2Ē...
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Posted By spta97

Thank You!

hey guys, I finally got around to installing the aquastat and Iím happy to report it appears to have resolved the issue!

i didnít end up using the thermal paste (there was none in there) but it...
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Posted By spta97

Not a lot of time tonight but I tried the valve...

Not a lot of time tonight but I tried the valve and it is frozen shut.

Im thinking it hasnít been opened for some time.

I may may give it a try over the weekend with some pliers it Iíve...
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Posted By spta97

Thanks for the reply. I had some questions... ...

Thanks for the reply. I had some questions...



Iím not disagreeing the coil is not working, but if it wasnít why would the water be so hot?



I set the aquastat pretty low and it had no...
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Posted By spta97

Thanks for the reply and info! Im curious...

Thanks for the reply and info!

Im curious about the gate valve as it appears to be closed (I have not touched it). I wonder if I should try to open it up until I can get the aquastat installed? ...
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Posted By spta97

Hi all, Been busy so apologies for the late...

Hi all,

Been busy so apologies for the late response.

Iíve tried to upload some additional pictures of that valve that was hidden by the service tag. Itís completely closed.

I also...
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Posted By spta97

Thanks for the replies and links! ill call...

Thanks for the replies and links! ill call Honeywell and Weil McLain to see what my options are.

As as far as an incorrect setup, that is entirely possible Though I should note that itís just me...
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Posted By spta97

Thanks! So the aquastat is the device with the...

Thanks! So the aquastat is the device with the dials for temp? Is it just a matter of draining the boiler and replacing it? How can I tell what model I need?

The setting written on the cover...
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Posted By spta97

Thank you. The tube in orange is an overflow I...

Thank you. The tube in orange is an overflow I believe. It would drip water so I put a plastic tube on it and ran it to my sump.
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Posted By spta97

I should note that the heat is not yet turned on...

I should note that the heat is not yet turned on in the house. Still running the AC in October!

edit.- not sure what that last pic with the arrow is indicating. Photobucket was causing all kinds...
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