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07-14-07, 07:38 PM
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what kind of VB would you suggest? just lay it on the floor?

what kind of VB would you suggest? just lay it on the floor?
07-14-07, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,068
Posted By jaykray

crawl space insulation questions

I have a 500 sq crawl space that is an addition that was put on my house. It is a concrete slab. Currently the insulation is R19 (or R18) and the paper is facing down. There are a few spots where...
07-14-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By jaykray

New A/c Install question

I am having A/C installed into a 1909 house I just got. The install seems to be going well. I just have one questions. They are having the attic unit hang from the rafters. That is not a big deal,...
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Views: 938
Posted By jaykray

Radiator Thermostats or Thermostatic Radiator Valve

Hi,

I just purchased a 100 yr old colonial. I am in the process of putting in new windows (Marvin Integrity) and have had all the outside walls insulated.

Mu HVAC guy (who is installing my new...
07-07-06, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By jaykray

I really don't want to invet 2-3K in a unit like...

I really don't want to invet 2-3K in a unit like the Sanyo. Want to go with either a free standing or window. I am still looking for opinions on the free standing
07-07-06, 02:29 PM
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Views: 1,111
Posted By jaykray

I can't take off from the cental air because I...

I can't take off from the cental air because I have an old house the the vents come from the attic through the closets to the first floor.
07-07-06, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By jaykray

Portable air conditioner

I am about to refinish my basement for a play area for my kids. Right now I have a dehumidifier down there that works well but warms up the room (NY). I was thinking of getting a 12kBTU port unit...
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By jaykray

Need a toilet in the basement

Howdy!

I have an existing toilet in the basement that is rasied (i assume for plumbing reasons) about 7 inches on a platform.

I am having my basement refinished and want to know what my options...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By jaykray

Stove Insert - Wood or Pellet

Hi,

My situation
I just got my $700 Util bill for Dec. I live in NY. Granted I have babies now and we keep the temp up so this explains some of the increase. We keep the house warmer during...
12-07-05, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By jaykray

We do have open stairs and central A/C

We do have open stairs and central A/C
12-07-05, 08:23 AM
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Views: 1,046
Posted By jaykray

Pellet stove (Fireplace insert)

Ok, I live in the NE and got my first utility bill. Gas charges were $325. I would say the heat was only on for half the month....

So, a friend of mine is thinking of getting a pellet stove and...
09-15-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By jaykray

old house stcking doors

Hey there. House is 80+ yrs old. A few doors in a room that has been recently painted are sticking.

Should I
- Take them off and belt sand the edges?
- Take them off and plane them?
- Any...
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Views: 1,144
Posted By jaykray

80 yr old house - Sticking doors

Hey there. House is 80+ yrs old. A few doors in a room that has been recently painted are sticking.

Should I
- Take them off and belt sand the edges?
- Take them off and plane them?
- Any...
06-15-05, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By jaykray

Newbie question about central Air

So, its been 90+ for 5 days here in the north east and the house has been great. Looks like the weather is going to break for a few days and drop back to the 70's. It is OK for me to raise the temp...
06-07-05, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,052
Posted By jaykray

Make my own Curtain Rod?

Sounds easy enough..

I am looking at 1.25-1.5 inch dowels at about 90" long.

Here are my questions
1- What can I paint them with that will hold up to the opening and closing of curtains with...
06-04-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By jaykray

I am in New York. I do hear it kind of ramp...

I am in New York.

I do hear it kind of ramp up when it goes on as discussed,

J
06-04-05, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By jaykray

OK, lots of questions... Here are your answers

-Home is 1800 sq ft.
-The system is 3 weeks old
-3.5 ton air handler and compressor. Variable speed
-Steam heat in the house w/ radiators.
-I have not really turned the unit on yet. I have it...
06-04-05, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By jaykray

New A/c and humiditiy question

Hey,

I just had a 14 SEER Variable speed American Standard installed into my 1920 colonial home. What are my options for getting humidity out of the air in the house? Does the AC have to be on,...
05-19-05, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By jaykray

Wow, I will stick to the sheetrock!

Wow, I will stick to the sheetrock!
05-18-05, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By jaykray

Need assistance - Finishing basement

Hi,

I am seriously thinking of having my basement professionally finished.

I have slightly low ceiling and a stone foundation. I live in New York

My biggest question is about insulation. ...
05-18-05, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By jaykray

Owens Corning Basement Finishing System

Anyone have any experience?
05-08-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,242
Posted By jaykray

Cutting corners...

I am ok with it to an extent. I only plan on being in the house another 5 years... He did in fact use flex duct to get to the rooms. Honestly thought, some of the rooms were VERY difficult to get...
05-08-05, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By jaykray

New AC installed in 1920 home- Almost done

First off, thanks to everyone who has been assisting me with my questions thus far! (The Raven, Jay11J, Ed Imeduc)

The install is about complete. I want to box in (sheetrock) all the areas in the...
05-06-05, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,242
Posted By jaykray

Good to go...

He was the only guy who could give me 3 references within a one block radius of my house. They all gave him RAVE reviews. He is pretty much done with the install anyway. I will be the next person...
05-06-05, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,242
Posted By jaykray

Thermostat location for A/C

OK, I am having central AC installed as we speak. 2 Stroy home, installing air handler in attic with duct work through closets for first floor.

Should the thermostat go on the fisrt floor or...
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