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05-20-18, 08:42 AM
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Norm201 says, "So, you're only going to plug in a...

Norm201 says, "So, you're only going to plug in a six inch fan. Fine, if that is in fact the only thing you plug in. But I will nearly guaranty that when that fan starts up and you have a light bulb...
05-19-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By LatestCraze

So, Allanj, if I plug the small, 6-inch fan, with...

So, Allanj, if I plug the small, 6-inch fan, with a self-contained fuse, directly into the outlet I should have no safety issues?
05-19-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By LatestCraze

PJmax, why do you say, "Actually the puzzle is...

PJmax, why do you say, "Actually the puzzle is why are those screw in adapters are still available. " ?

Are you implying they're dangerous in some way? Or merely that there's something else...
05-19-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By LatestCraze

A puzzle that should be easy for DIY forum to solve

Hi!

I need a little help interpreting something. I have only an overhead light and no electrical outlets on my porch, and I need the outlets, so I bought an adapter that I'm sure is familiar to...
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Views: 1,617
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Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons and...

Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons and presenting us with challenges at the oddest times! And what time could be odder than in the midst of a pretty routine succession of posts on a...
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Views: 1,617
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New boiler: setting the aquastat and boiler temps.

Hi, I've been dealing with a brand-new experience as the first-time owner of a new OIL boiler [three-days' worth of familiarity with the oil unit, after a lifetime of exposure exclusively to GAS...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
Posted By LatestCraze

Luana, thank you for expending the time and...

Luana, thank you for expending the time and mental energy on such a comprehensive response!! Given your two prior posts in this thread, I didn't know what to expect, and I was surprised and...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
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Ron53, unbeknownst to me is someone forcing you...

Ron53, unbeknownst to me is someone forcing you to read this thread??????
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Views: 1,438
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Steamboy says in his most recent post, "All you...

Steamboy says in his most recent post, "All you had to do with your original 1st, post was to explain in detail just what you explained here, without all the nervous energy and B.S. and everyone...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
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Norm201, Steamboy: F. Scott Fitzgerald, the fine...

Norm201, Steamboy: F. Scott Fitzgerald, the fine novelist, once insightfully said something like, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
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Steamboy-- barely concealing his exasperation!--...

Steamboy-- barely concealing his exasperation!-- says to me, "What can I say? You asked for recommendations from this site and when you got good and solid responses from all over the USA, you...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
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I want to tell you first about an incident that...

I want to tell you first about an incident that occurred at about 2 PM today that has nothing directly to do with all my very serious concerns about the boiler but illustrates the kind of company...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
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Dismayed and scared after oil boiler installation today--NEED ADVICE!

​It's about 6 PM, I literally haven't had a morsel of food since early this morning, so I'm only going to write a few words now and come back after eating. But I felt I had to sound the most...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By LatestCraze

Allanj, you say, "Evaporation that ultimately...

Allanj, you say, "Evaporation that ultimately requires adding water will only occur in the vicinity of the overflow pipe. Any air trapped in radiators will quickly reach 100% humidity and no more...
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Views: 1,142
Posted By LatestCraze

spott, using the definition of expansion tank...

spott, using the definition of expansion tank given by wikipedia, "An expansion tank or expansion vessel is a small tank used to protect closed (not open to atmospheric pressure) water heating...
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Views: 1,142
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First of all, although I don't want to become...

First of all, although I don't want to become maudlin-- you know, it's supposed to be very undignified for a man to become too sentimental!-- I have to say how very grateful I am to you, Allanj, and...
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Views: 1,142
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stickshift, the fact that many of you (virtually...

stickshift, the fact that many of you (virtually all of you, in truth) disagreed does not mean I wasn't forced. Actually, the essentially unanimous disagreement in DIY with my notion of converting...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
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Need guidance in re-filling tank and radiators in unusual situation

Hi! I have a very unusual situation, for several reasons. First, I'm the rare person forced to convert from natural gas to oil, second, I have an open (not closed) hot water/radiator system as my...
01-13-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By LatestCraze

How should a properly functioning electric pipe-heating cable feel?

Hi, I just purchased a Frost King electric pipe heating cable in order to prevent freezing of pipes, and I was wondering if the cable, when functioning properly, should feel warm to the touch, hot to...
12-28-17, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By LatestCraze

lawrosa, thanks for helping me strategize; I...

lawrosa, thanks for helping me strategize; I wouldn't be so timid in my experimentation if it weren't for the fact that these circuit breakers are Federal Pacific and therefore not merely defective...
12-27-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By LatestCraze

lawrosa says, "You have radiators or baseboard?...

lawrosa says, "You have radiators or baseboard? Its hard to drain all the water out of horizontal piping without air pressure. If you have no heat its bound to freeze with these temps. IDK if your...
12-27-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By LatestCraze

lawrosa says, "Not sure you want my opinion, but...

lawrosa says, "Not sure you want my opinion, but unless you blow the boiler lines out you will probably still have pipes freeze and burst in the heating system.."

I don't know what you mean,...
12-26-17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By LatestCraze

Furd, not too many companies install oil boilers...

Furd, not too many companies install oil boilers these days, plus I need it urgently. I need someone who can do it very soon. Thanks for the info about the rate of flow. If I decide not to run the...
12-26-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By LatestCraze

Urgently need advice re pipes in heatless home with cold wave descending

For those of you not following my saga, I've been without heat since a gas boiler fire on Dec. 5 led to the local utility shutting my gas off until a) perfection was restored to the boiler and all...
12-26-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
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Furd, the valve is closed now (no water comes out...

Furd, the valve is closed now (no water comes out of the cold-water tap in that bathroom) and I've been trying to turn it counter-clockwise. Are you sure the next move is to loosen the packing nut? ...
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