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Thank You for the informative replies, I...

Thank You for the informative replies, I appreciate it. Looking at the calendar, with great reluctance, I'm going to need to bring in some professional help. There are too many other parts to this...
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parging a lime based poured concrete foundation?

Hi There:

I live in Toronto, Ontario. My house has a poured concrete foundation. The house was built around 1925.

While doing other work, I decided its time to repair the parging on the wall...
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I got the valve apart and what was in there just...

I got the valve apart and what was in there just crumbled and fell out.
I noticed the stopper just spins, with no stop to be had, no threads on the shaft?

I was always under the impression these...
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So I cut the tape off and as trooper suggests, it...

So I cut the tape off and as trooper suggests, it looks as though the valve has been leaking down the pipe rusting it from the outside. They had a ton of teflon tape and it was a rubber, almost a...
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I just loosened the nut on the valve and I hear...

I just loosened the nut on the valve and I hear water rushing into or out of the rad, its hard to tell. Initially I undid the bleeder valve, then opened the drain valve in the bottom of the boiler. I...
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repairing a rusted pipe?

I will preface this by saying I anticipate trouble. :(

This past winter I noticed the rads seemed to be requiring more bleeding than usual. There is a rad at the top of the stairs that every...
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built in dishwasher considerations?

We are considering a new dishwasher for our kitchen.

Current model, Kenmore special edition came with the house. It still work OK, but its now 10 years old. The racks tines are starting to break...
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Thanks for all the info. For the time being,...

Thanks for all the info. For the time being, since the cleaning, it is working fine and no odour or smoke alarms going off.

The same people that supply our oil also sell and install the equipment...
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My wife can't wait to get a gas boiler, because...

My wife can't wait to get a gas boiler, because the current chimney will then be redundant. Currently it runs through a portion of the kitchen and the guest room on the second floor.....of course it...
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Hi Trooper, thanks for all the feedback and...

Hi Trooper, thanks for all the feedback and knowledge you provide.

Inside the brick chimney is a 5 inch liner that runs up the middle. They would only replace that and the pipe off the boiler.
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http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/3889/boiler1.jp...

http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/3889/boiler1.jpg

the base of the cone from the top of the boiler is 6 inches, then reduces to 5 inches. From the boiler to the base of the chimney is 7 feet. In...
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He took the boiler apart and cleaned it...

He took the boiler apart and cleaned it thoroughly. Took the flue pipe off and cleaned that out as well. Put it all back together and so far, it works. That rattling/grinding noise I referred to...
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Been really busy so have not had much time to get...

Been really busy so have not had much time to get back to the forum. Just wanted to say thanks for the feedback on this issue.

I tried a lucas oil tranny treatment and it did not do anything to...
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Old thread, same issue here. I noticed...

Old thread, same issue here.

I noticed yesterday when I went to the basement a strong smell that reminded me of sulphur / sewer gas, but not quite. I looked around the basement thinking I had a...
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It has 215,000 KM on it currently. I'm just...

It has 215,000 KM on it currently.
I'm just trying to milk it along a little further, until I am able to afford another.

The tranny was slipping when I got it from my nephew and we have been...
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96 plymouth voyageur? 2 questions

I have a 96 Plymouth voyaguer se with 3.3L v6
Tranny slips, like it appears they all do. Its a shame though, because the vehicle is fine otherwise save for a couple of things. I use it for a work...
12-08-10, 04:07 PM
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silicone does not dry?

I sealed a floor drain flange sandwiching a shower stall liner with silicone a couple of days ago and it did not dry. I had neglected to cap the end of said silicone after using it and it's still...
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Posted By iceracer

Thomas, you might be onto something.... I...

Thomas, you might be onto something....

I don't have the rads like you describe, mine are monsters. I have 3 on the main floor that are about 40 inches high x 5 ft long, they must weigh at least...
12-07-10, 04:51 PM
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Which method is right? I've seen the method...

Which method is right?

I've seen the method of putting cement board about an inch above the preslope then doing the tile bed embedding the bottom inch or so of the backer board in the mortar. The...
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Just heard that big bang now. 2 of them bang...

Just heard that big bang now. 2 of them bang bang. second bang not as loud as the first. I'm upstairs and it sounded like it came from the hallway up here where there is a rad.

The boiler has...
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Posted By iceracer

I'm back, got busy there.... The banging...

I'm back, got busy there....

The banging sound is still there, although it seems to be more prevalent as the system is cooling down after a firing.

It is really difficult to tell where it is...
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I would think that shutting the circ pump off...

I would think that shutting the circ pump off right after a long boil would waste a lot of the heat in the system.

I've seen, somewhere, a system that turns off the circ pump after the water has...
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back again. white wire from circulating pump...

back again.

white wire from circulating pump goes to c2
The black goes over to I think its 3. C1 nothing is connected.

Hopefully the pic helps.
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Posted By iceracer

The by pass valve is fully open. I will...

The by pass valve is fully open.

I will confirm the wiring in aquastat once it shuts down.

Yes, the wiring is on the hit list, I will do that today...T.
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Posted By iceracer

Hi Trooper: Here is a pic of the unit in...

Hi Trooper:

Here is a pic of the unit in question. Now tonight it ran and not a peep out of it, other than lots of clinks and clanks from the rads, after they have cooled and you walk by them.
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