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01-20-12, 07:21 AM
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I am going to guess that the recessed light...

I am going to guess that the recessed light fixtures are not sealed units, if you can replace them with sealed units. Then you can seal around them with spray foam and lay bat insulation or blown in...
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Views: 18,308
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I checked the pressure with a calibrated gauge...

I checked the pressure with a calibrated gauge from work and it was within a quarter of a psi. Just before the heat kicks on, the pressure was around 10 to 12 PSI. Once the system was on and...
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Views: 18,308
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Noisy gurgling baseboards

I have been in my house for almost two years now and this winter the hot water baseboards are getting nosier. Last year and this year there was the ticking sound when the heat turned on. I know...
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Views: 1,052
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Questions on a cast iron tub install

I am well aware that it's on the heavy side, but I am not all that concerned. It's going in on a concrete slab in an alcove and i have access to the underside at both ends.

The tub is a Kohler...
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Views: 1,302
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The Multi/Pak 80 is a the larger size, the...

The Multi/Pak 80 is a the larger size, the problem with it is getting the damper/louver on without destroying it. All the smaller sizes don't have this issue.
Replies: 8
Views: 15,567
Posted By BilltheEngineer

Instead of a loud fan why not add some sound...

Instead of a loud fan why not add some sound proofing to the room to keep the noise from escaping. A solid core door goes a long way.
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By BilltheEngineer

you blench door motor is shot

The blend door motor/gearbox is shot, the gears are small and plastic. i think its a pretty easy replacement, i don't think to much has to come out of the way to replace it. It's either behind the...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,083
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Installing a vent in a rood that has two layers of shingles

I was wondering if there is anything special i have to do when installing a roof vent (for a bathroom fan) through a roof that has two layers of shingles.

I assume that I would only install in...
03-17-10, 10:07 AM
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Views: 3,333
Posted By BilltheEngineer

Insulate & Vabor Barrier for overhanging second floor

I have a high ranch. The second floor overhangs the first about 2 feet on the front and back.

Currently there is only paper face bat insulation in the cavity. and vinyl in the overhang.

I...
Replies: 4
Views: 6,229
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How low can you let a propane go before you should refill it?

I am not sure if this is the correct forum for this question.

I bought a home this year and use propane for cooking only. I believe I have an 80 gallon tank. I was just wondering how low can I...
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By BilltheEngineer

Replacement cover are available, they are usually...

Replacement cover are available, they are usually for one of two sizes. The easy and cheaper to find covers will not fit in your case. It sounds like you need cover that are for high output tube...
01-19-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
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That is what I was thinking, I was looking to see...

That is what I was thinking, I was looking to see what other more visually appealing options I had over EMT.

I don't have access from above, its a finished bedroom.

Can 2 or 3 12-2 NM-B...
01-19-10, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By BilltheEngineer

Adding Circuits to a garage.

I only have one outlet in my garage and want to add 2 or 3 more circuits (20 amp, 120V) for power tools. I know they have to be GFCI. Since the garage is dry walled and i don't enjoy doing dry wall...
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Views: 21,119
Posted By BilltheEngineer

Getting the back off can be a challenge. It...

Getting the back off can be a challenge. It depends on how well supported the pipe are. Most of mine were pretty easy to remove. But some would require draining and un-sweating the heating system...
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Views: 21,119
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I have been using cans of spray paint and they...

I have been using cans of spray paint and they turn out nice. It not so much the painting its the prep work to make sure the surface is clean and smooth. Nothing special, prime the bare metal and...
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Views: 21,119
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the big orange box sells just the Slant-Fin...

the big orange box sells just the Slant-Fin covers for the non-high output baseboard radiators. They come in the brown boxes the white has the tube and fin. Then can be cut with tin snipes or even...
11-11-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,189
Posted By BilltheEngineer

Finger Jointed or MDF

I am looking to replace most of the trim in the house and wondering what are the pro's and con's of each? From what i have seen, most of the finger-jointed is pine, are there other species that are...
10-27-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,570
Posted By BilltheEngineer

I don't think that two YTH6320R1009 would require...

I don't think that two YTH6320R1009 would require a zone board, the THM5320R1000 Equipment Interface Module in the YTH6320R1009 kit would take the place of the zone board

Once you get to more...
10-26-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,570
Posted By BilltheEngineer

I guess I am missing something, but I was...

I guess I am missing something, but I was thinking that two Honeywell YTH6320R1009 (Programmable Thermostat, Equipment Interface Module, Return Air Sensor, Wireless Outdoor Sensor) would work...
10-26-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,570
Posted By BilltheEngineer

Baseboard heat is hot water. Why is the more...

Baseboard heat is hot water.

Why is the more expensive one better? what am i gaining that the other one does not offer?
10-26-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,570
Posted By BilltheEngineer

Honeywell Wireless Thermostats (TrueZone or EIM)?

I would like to replace my thermostats since I have are hardwired 125VAC units that are not programmable.

I don't feel like trying to fish wires to convert to a 24 VAC system. Plus if and when I...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,689
Posted By BilltheEngineer

I was going to do all the spray in an open garage...

I was going to do all the spray in an open garage or outside if it calm enough. I know better then trying to mask everything
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Views: 2,689
Posted By BilltheEngineer

Thanks, I'll swing by the big orange box on the...

Thanks, I'll swing by the big orange box on the way home and see what they have.
Replies: 5
Views: 2,689
Posted By BilltheEngineer

Spraying Latex paint

I have a dozen interior doors and all the trim to print and paint and was looking for suggestions on what I could use to spray it all. Since i don't think I will get is all done in a couple couple...
10-09-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,800
Posted By BilltheEngineer

General codes/rules for having faucet near Circuit Breaker Box

I want to add a water spigot in the front of my garage, but that is also where the circuit breaker box is also located. I know water and electric should not be mixed but was wondering if any knows...
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