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Hot Water for New Addition

I plan to build an addition off the back of my house.

The property is in Connecticut.

It will be a 20 X 30 addition. At grade will be a garage and on top will be an apartment, sometimes called...
06-30-18, 05:10 PM
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Posted By esteve999

Heating and Hot water for a new addition

I plan to build an addition off the back of my house.

The property is in Connecticut.

It will be a 20 X 30 addition. At grade will be a garage and on top will be an apartment, sometimes...
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Posted By esteve999

Pedestal Sink Increase Height

I have an American Standard Pedestal sink.

The sink is very low for me.

Is there a way to raise it up so I don't need to lean over so much?

I understand I will probably need to move the...
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Posted By esteve999

Mike, I have been looking at the above...

Mike,



I have been looking at the above boilers and was looking closely at the Peerless PUREFIRE as I like the efficiency of condensing boiler, but I notice that it is NOT cast iron and instead...
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Posted By esteve999

New Boiler Tankless Hot Water Heater Combo In Connecticut Read more

Mike,

Why do you say it is hard to get the Peerless® PUREFIRE®? Is it hard to find a distributor, installer, service, and parts?

Steve
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Posted By esteve999

Mike, Gas meter is not yet installed but gas...

Mike,

Gas meter is not yet installed but gas company is to do it.

Sorry about the confusion of the size of the house. The house is currently 1400 sq ft, but I have plans to at some point...
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Posted By esteve999

Thank you for all the great input. Currently...

Thank you for all the great input.

Currently I have a Weil-McLain oil fired boiler with a Riello buner, which also makes domestic hot water. It is around 18 years old. I want to replace it so I...
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Posted By esteve999

I appreciate all the comments about oversizing...

I appreciate all the comments about oversizing the boiler and the need to do a heat loss calculation.

Please remember that I am in a cold climate being in Connecticut and also remember that I am...
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Posted By esteve999

New Boiler Tankless Hot Water Heater Combo In Connecticut

I have a 2500 sq ft ranch house in Connecticut. I want to replace my exiting boiler, which also makes my domestic hot water. I'm researching the options for a combo unit for both heat and tankless...
04-30-14, 08:51 AM
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Posted By esteve999

Thanks for the heads up on the spray foam...

Thanks for the heads up on the spray foam potential health issues. I need to consider this, but I am now leaning toward the traditional approach of air sealing and insulating the attic floor.

Steve
04-29-14, 06:39 PM
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Posted By esteve999

Thanks for the link Bud! Quite a bit of...

Thanks for the link Bud! Quite a bit of information in that document. Sometimes what seems like a simple question is not so simple. Not sure what I want to do yet.

By the way, I spoke to a...
04-29-14, 01:20 PM
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Posted By esteve999

I spoke to GAF, the manufacturer of my roof...

I spoke to GAF, the manufacturer of my roof shingles, and they do NOT recommend spray foam being installed on the underside of the roof deck in the rafter bays unless the rafter bays have some...
04-26-14, 05:19 PM
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Posted By esteve999

Thanks Bub9051! The contractor did say...

Thanks Bub9051!


The contractor did say that the spray foam needs to be coated with a fired retardant, which is also sprayed on like paint, which he would install a few days after the foam has...
04-26-14, 01:03 PM
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Posted By esteve999

Bud9051, I like the idea of insulating the...

Bud9051,

I like the idea of insulating the bottom of the roof and the gable walls with spray foam and the removing the existing and worn out fiberglass insulation from the floor.

My main...
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Posted By esteve999

What Do You Think Of Craftsman PowerTools Today?

I am considering adding some power tools to my collection. I have many Craftsman tools and I have always trusted Craftsman, but I am not so sure today with their newer power tool products.

What...
04-26-14, 09:21 AM
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Posted By esteve999

Thanks to Bud9051 and Mitch17 for there comments....

Thanks to Bud9051 and Mitch17 for there comments.

Surely there must be others with some thoughts?
03-29-14, 08:59 AM
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Posted By esteve999

Insulating an Attic - Spray Foam in the Rafters v. Cellulose on the Floor

My house is a single story ranch in Connecticut and it was built in 1957. The attic has about 4-5 inches of fiberglass insulation in the floor of the attic, but it is matted down after all these...
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Posted By esteve999

Crack in Poured Foundation Wall

Soemtimes when itr rains heavy and for an extended period of time I get some water in my basement in one spot.

First thing I did was seal the joint between the floor and wall with hydralic cement...
05-18-06, 06:55 PM
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Posted By esteve999

Yep, I did know that the sash comes out. Thanks...

Yep, I did know that the sash comes out. Thanks for all the advice.
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Posted By esteve999

Thanks slickshift. I now am convinced it is...

Thanks slickshift.

I now am convinced it is one of these fusible links. Thanks the information from the wiring diagrams. Now I just have to go find them. I will let you know how it turns out.
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Posted By esteve999

Thanks DaVeBoy! Actually, there is no fork...

Thanks DaVeBoy!

Actually, there is no fork of the positive battery post. The positive battery wire goes directly to the solenoid and everything elses draws power from there.

But, I think...
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Posted By esteve999

Thanks slickshift! I picked up a set of...

Thanks slickshift!

I picked up a set of bettery cables and a solenoid today and will try them tonight.

Yes, I am referring to the starter solenoid, which is attahed to the firewall. The...
05-17-06, 11:50 AM
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Posted By esteve999

Thanks md2lgyk! When you pried them out did...

Thanks md2lgyk!

When you pried them out did it damage the concrete wall at all? Did you have to do any patch work?
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Posted By esteve999

Thanks slickshift! I am not clear where you...

Thanks slickshift!

I am not clear where you are saying the fusible link is. Is it after the solenoid? In the line to the starter?

And, what do you mean by "IIRC it was against the firewall on...
05-17-06, 08:57 AM
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Posted By esteve999

Thanks XSleeper. I see what you're doing in...

Thanks XSleeper.

I see what you're doing in the pictures, but it looks like the metal frame is sitting on the concrete. Is that correct?

In my situation the metal frame is embedded in the...
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