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split stringer repair

Any tips/tricks to repair a split stringer where a deck-board attaches?

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I've never fully understood what the "grooved"...

I've never fully understood what the "grooved" relief router marks were intended for with hardwoods. Prevent cupping?

I would guess that a counterbore vs. countersink for the screw head would be...
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Exposed Screw Hardwood Flooring

My wife and I have a modern New England Colonial built in 2002. Solid oak engineered hardwoods throughout the first floor and in the main hallway to the 2nd floor. Bedrooms have carpet. I'm in the...
03-28-16, 09:33 AM
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It's for home use. I doubt I'll have more than...

It's for home use. I doubt I'll have more than two 240V items going at the same time. Maybe the occasional compressor kick-on when 1 lift is operating or I'm welding.
03-27-16, 08:04 AM
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The sub-panel has a 100A main. I'll put a 2 pole...

The sub-panel has a 100A main. I'll put a 2 pole 60A to feed it from the House panel with 3 #6AWG & a #10 ground? The sub-panel has an isolated Neutral bus however, I have to buy & install a ground...
03-27-16, 06:30 AM
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Detached garage Sub-panel Service

I'm feeding a 60A subpanel for a detached garage from a 200A main panel located within the house. Panel will include some 2 pole breakers for welders, lifts, & a compressor. The garage is...
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What's your heating element? Slant-fin baseboards...

What's your heating element? Slant-fin baseboards or hydro-air?
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Here's the oil boiler. ...

Here's the oil boiler.
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There's no boiler protection so yes, low water...

There's no boiler protection so yes, low water return temps are a concern but I don't think I can put a bypass in with my setup. Hence a new boiler that can maintain 100 degF when not calling for...
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Cast Iron Boiler and leaving it shut-off during the summer. Bad idea?

My oil service tech came over to perform the yearly cleaning on my oil boiler. He has told me from day one that he hates this boiler. I figured he was just trying to sell me a new boiler. His finding...
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Thanks, I've installed their 24V thermostat with...

Thanks, I've installed their 24V thermostat with the sensing element strapped to the pipe. Set to 40 degF. Time to insulate the pipes!
11-30-13, 06:59 AM
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Common for new WIFI Thermostat

Currently swapping two thermostats for Honeywell WIFI 9000's. Current house has two hydro-air units. T-stats get 24v from transformers within the AHU's. Currently, T-stat wires are RH, Jumper from RH...
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OK. Here's how it trips. Turn on Wood...

OK. Here's how it trips.

Turn on Wood boiler. It has a near boiler loop with a thermostatic mixing valve (boiler protection) set to 142 degF and a dedicated circulator. After circulating, water...
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Reviving an old thread... I'm having trouble...

Reviving an old thread... I'm having trouble interfacing an installed wood boiler with this oil boiler. Basically, everything is operating fine with regards to the wood boiler. I have an aquastat on...
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1. I have power going into a SR506 switching...

1. I have power going into a SR506 switching relay which powers circs for individual zones. TT contacts signal the boiler. I would like to disable this through the aquastat.

2. I'm installing a...
11-22-13, 05:01 PM
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It's a SR506 switching relay wired to the...

It's a SR506 switching relay wired to the respective zone terminals
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Aquastat selection

I have three scenarios which require aquastats.

1. Control operation of an oil fired boiler (disrupt TT) when the supply line of a wood boiler reaches 140degF. I think a 6006A set to 140 with the...
11-22-13, 06:28 AM
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Low voltage, thermostat & Fan Control device for HVAC wiring help

My house has older thermostats and two hydro-air fan coil units for both heat (Oil fired H.W.) and A/C (condensers outside). FCU has 4 wires coming out and being used.

I'm assuming Red is common,...
11-22-13, 06:24 AM
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Found out it has to do with the thermostat's...

Found out it has to do with the thermostat's cycle rate. This is programmable based on the heating system you have. My existing thermostats don't have this feature. I spent a few hours reading the...
11-21-13, 07:50 AM
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Wifi Thermostat Question

Looking for a Wifi thermostat that is programmable to continue calling for heat past it's degree setting. IE, if set for 70, heat is called until 72, 73, etc. Any options?
11-21-13, 07:35 AM
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Better Hydro-Air Operation

My hydro-air units are controlled by strap-on aquastats on the return lines of hot water coils. I'm tired of playing with aquastat settings to get proper operation and I'm getting alot of false calls...
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Connecting a Taco Switching relay to a honeywell 8148A aquastat.

I've recently rebuilt my heating system with the addition of a wood boiler and new supply/return headers. I've simplified the wiring by adding a Taco SR506-4, six zone switching relay....
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Thanks for the idea with use of the nails. Is it...

Thanks for the idea with use of the nails. Is it safe to assume to only to a couple pieces along the bottom, let set for 24hrs. then continue so there is bearing for the higher pieces of stone (as to...
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stone like this. Sitework.Paving &...

stone like this.
Sitework.Paving & Surfacing.Riverstone - Kaneva Pattern (http://www.kaneva.com/asset/assetDetailsLandingPage.aspx?assetId=6381898&communityId=0)
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natural stone. I have a pallet of real thin...

natural stone. I have a pallet of real thin (1/2"-3/4") riverstone from a left over retaining wall that i would like to surface mount to the cement board. I stopped by HD this afternoon and the guy...
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