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05-08-08, 11:42 AM
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Yep..........got written quotes

Quotes from both have all the details...$7000 includes ducts and electrical.........I did the exact same walkthru of my house, attic and electrical with both gentlemen......we even came up with the...
05-08-08, 06:16 AM
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Posted By picklesnouts

Here's the issue!!!

The long time reputable guy who I have several "excellant" recommendations on has quoted me $7000 for a Heil 14 seer system. The professional has quoted a TRANE 15 seer unit at $11,500!!! Big big big...
05-07-08, 02:34 PM
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1.5 ton or 2.5 ton???Hmmm??

OK.......had a long time area independent heat-a/c guy come give me a quote on installing central AC to cool only the upstairs of my colonial.....he was also going to put a drop above the stairwell...
05-07-08, 07:04 AM
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Unhappy Improving seal of exisiting windows??

Hi........I have a 20 year old colonial in New England built with builders quality "Bilt Best" thermopane windows. I have noticed some air leakage and the weatherstripping looks dried out. Is it...
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C'mon Howard....I did that at...

12,000 feet and survived. So whats the real answer here?:wall:
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A few birdys around here have told me................

That there caravans were FAMOUS for worn ignition switches causing issues................thats where I would go babe! They too had intermitant problems.:coffee:
03-11-08, 02:30 PM
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Posted By picklesnouts

Volvos "can" last but..............

Ya always have to be super diligent on maintanence and repairs. I owned 3:coffee: of them and did 95% of all the repair work that was needed...................if you rely mainly on dealers and...
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Question Engineered flooring over particle board?

OK.......Want to put a nice 1/2 Engineered 5" plank floor in my family room..........and I know about the no-no of nailing hardwood into particle board............but what about gluing down the 1/2...
09-27-07, 08:49 AM
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Posted By picklesnouts

Locating a Cottage FHA furnace

OK...looking at remodeling a 600sq ft ranch style cottage built on piers with an addition to bring it up to about 1000sqft. It had one of those wall Renni LP heaters. The old cottage will keep the...
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Your Diaphram is leaking...........

The words you never want to hear from your girl friend....but you will from your local small engin repair shop. If it like mine, The POS briggs plastic carb uses a diaphram to control fuel flow, not...
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Cottage flooring----crawl space below.

Going to remodel a cottage that I bought that is on piers with a crawl space below. Located in New Hampshire, it will see heat/cold extremes as I will shut it down for long stretches in winter but...
09-16-07, 07:59 AM
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What to use in un-heated cottage?

OK....buying a cottage built on piers that is basic 2x4 construction up in New Hampshire........my plan is to shut it down during times of the winter yet come up and use it. So the house will see...
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You sound exactly like me...........

I did my entire upstairs over the course of 6 weeks as well.........came out great. I am a mechanical engineer by trade so beleive me I was also concerned about the whole dryness and then expansion...
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Hoping for some insight.........

I know the particle board is not ideal.......but in my location, :( :coffee: use case and nailing......whats the worst that can happen over time?
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3/4 pre-finish HW over 1/2" particle board sub floor

OK....I know particle board is not great but the 1/2" particle board sub floor hat was put down 20 years ago for carpet has been screwed and "glued" to 3/4 regular plywood flooring below it.......I...
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Wink Just did this last winter!!!

Sam......I installed 650 sqft of 3/4 pre-finish in m entire upstairs in February/March and yes I was very concerned about the dryness (hot water base board). So first thing I bought was a hygrometer...
05-11-07, 01:56 PM
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Posted By picklesnouts

Unhappy Why an all new set-up, $9000!!!!!

OK.........this is high level info from my brother so I'm trying to get an understanding if the System repair guy is just being lazy. My brother's 20 year old house has a 20 year old carrier heat...
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Unhappy 5.0L Mustang engine issues

OK....my buddy picked up a standard 89 5.0L mustange/5spd in really nice shape with about 95K on it. The car was sitting in a garage about 6 years before he bought it. The owner who we know stopped...
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Red face New Hardwood install--start? and direction

OK...1st time installer of 3 1/4 prefinished hardwood in the upstairs of my colonial. Layout as follows: Picture a landing at the top of the stairs, wall on right, hallway turns LEFT for 4 feet, then...
12-18-06, 11:19 AM
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Views: 1,157
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Red face Changing grout color

OK...the boss picked a grout that after I install the floor/grout she is not happy with. She wanted it more of a tan/gold and it dried very white! Since we want to go "darker", what are good products...
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3/4, 5/8, 1/2, 3/8???? How to pick?

Well......getting down to where I have to decide on HW flooring for pre-finished. Taking up carpet upstairs...........how do I decide what thickness to use? Any "critical" factors that would say one...
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Question Which Pre-finished HW Manufacturer is better?

OK........with Bruce, Bellawood, Mowhawk etc etc etc.....who is the better "supplier" of quality cut/straight wood? I was looking at Brand X and some flooring guy who was shopping made the comment is...
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Smile Car Show---Smokey what do ya have?

Reason I ask is that I am a car nut/gear head and just got done doing a 66 GTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing against house work but there's nothing like rowing the old "handshaker" through the gears.
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Red face Just Bill & Smokey.............

1st let me say you guys are the best........thanks for all the insight! Second thing Just Bill is the transistion "spline" you describe. The way I understand it is that when I get to the door...
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Unhappy Acclamation in Winter

Since I live in New England and may be doing this hardwood floor project in December.........what should my acclamation time be for the wood? I have a hot water/baseboard system so no hot "air" so to...
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