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Posted By Marq1

First, ice forming like that has nothing to do...

First, ice forming like that has nothing to do with the gutters or guards.

Typ its an insulation/heat loss problem. Heat from the house escapes upward, melts the snow on the roof, it runs down the...
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Posted By pbct2019

Thanks for feedback. I didn't get a chance to...

Thanks for feedback. I didn't get a chance to check last night but will probably get to it this weekend. I will report back then!
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Posted By PJmax

Then it is required and I would recommend getting...

Then it is required and I would recommend getting the duct in the crawlspace insulated.
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Posted By XSleeper

I don't know what the point of "experimenting"...

I don't know what the point of "experimenting" would be when there are already well known studies that have been done on the subject. A white roof will be cooler than a dark roof... metal roofs are...
05-31-20, 08:03 AM
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Posted By manden

Bud9051 He did not ask about insulation in...

Bud9051

He did not ask about insulation in the rafters above the flat ceiling (ceiling floor) as he is putting in R38.

If I understood his question it was should he put insulation above this in...
05-30-20, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

The best tape is 3M 33 but that is about $3+ a...

The best tape is 3M 33 but that is about $3+ a roll. I only use that for making splices with heat shrink.
For general purpose stuff, I like 3M Temflex 1700 which is about $1+ a roll.
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Posted By Dan1973

Last fall I had to replace all my flex ducts as...

Last fall I had to replace all my flex ducts as well last re-wrap the plenum in my attic (A/C only.) While I was at it I sealed up every gap and seam with brush-on duct sealant mastic. I liked it...
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Posted By Marq1

If your looking to just close up small openings...

If your looking to just close up small openings or gaps then two items work well.

Electrical putty, comes in a block, is great for those odd size openings and it doesn't dry out.

For...
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Posted By caddymac

I was talking to a builder once about a house...

I was talking to a builder once about a house remodel the wife and I were going through. We mentioned some of the HVAC changes we were making for the 2nd floor to make it a bit more comfortable. He...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-17-20, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Tumble

A post on a DIY forum and the brand new poster...

A post on a DIY forum and the brand new poster does not want any opinions from "diyers" only experts.

Here's my expert opinion on vinegar, You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. My guess...
01-05-20, 02:11 AM
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Posted By kolias

I was told by my doctor and the audiologist that...

I was told by my doctor and the audiologist that the cost of my hearing aid is covered by Medicare (I’m in Canada). I suspect the audiologist will show me the units which are free and other ones...
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Posted By lawrosa

2200 sq ft home you would be in the 55k btu for a...

2200 sq ft home you would be in the 55k btu for a boiler...If your well insulating probably lower..

You didnt reply to the other thread about the indirect.. I posted about that HTP product..

I...
09-26-19, 10:50 AM
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Posted By roughneck77

No, you’ll have to feed it fresh oil. 15 year old...

No, you’ll have to feed it fresh oil. 15 year old fuel will not work.
The unit will also have to be cleaned, checked and testing using a combustion analyzer.
Crawly things tend to build nests in...
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Posted By cwbuff

Well I spent nearly half an hour trying to pick...

Well I spent nearly half an hour trying to pick the lock with a couple of paper clips. No joy! Frustrated, I went for my new drill to drill the lock. In the 5 minutes while I was gone my wife picked...
09-15-19, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Furd

Whenever I see a post on using attic space for...

Whenever I see a post on using attic space for storage I feel a need to inform the poster that storing things in an attic is pretty much the same as storing them in a shed. You will have the same...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Your pictures are too close to see your wall's...

Your pictures are too close to see your wall's construction.

You did not say where you are located. In NC we have a government organization called CAMA that has god like jurisdiction over almost...
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Posted By Northern Mike

Given your size, I would say a 250 would be way...

Given your size, I would say a 250 would be way too small for you to enjoy.
I had a 250cc cruiser when I first started riding and it was ok for me in town only, and I was lucky to break 130lb back...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-05-19, 10:25 PM
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Posted By gyagya

Issue resolved - heater replaced

Hello all,

Just to close on this - the plumber checked a few things and finally concluded that the heater did indeed need replacement.

Got a new 50-Gallon Bradford-White - and we are now...
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Posted By lawrosa

I get mine from m4 products.. Type in "RVgeeks"...

I get mine from m4 products.. Type in "RVgeeks" in coupon code for 5% off

Cool Bright White 1141 1156 Retrofit LED Light...
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Posted By the_tow_guy

One of the HVAC pros should be along soon, but my...

One of the HVAC pros should be along soon, but my layman's opinion would be to suspect duct work issue as you mentioned. Might be worth calling an independent HVAC company to come and inspect. Cost...
08-28-19, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Viriliter_Agite

Did you ask him why $300 more? your arguments are...

Did you ask him why $300 more? your arguments are valid. $2/ sheet more and using a panel lift? if i had to guess, he took the opportunity to fix his low estimate.
08-21-19, 09:53 AM
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Posted By Northern Mike

This is in my opinion the most important. The...

This is in my opinion the most important. The more air seal layers you have, the much, much better you are.
Run some tuck tape over each seam. Anywhere you use vapor barrier, tuck tape and PL...
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Posted By aka pedro

I agree it could be done as I've moved a few,...

I agree it could be done as I've moved a few, even loaded one on a trailer one time so someone could take it elsewhere, but 12x16 with a loft sounds like a lot of weight. At a minimum I would be...
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Posted By Furd

"Titanium" bits sounds like Harbor Freight Tools....

"Titanium" bits sounds like Harbor Freight Tools. It has been my experience (and a whole lot of other people agree) that any HF cutting tool is at best good for one use and often not even good for...
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Posted By marksr

Back when I was young and didn't have many tools...

Back when I was young and didn't have many tools I sharped lawn mower blades with a file but it's so much easier/quicker to do it with power tools. As Bud said, you can use a bench grinder, angle...
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