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Converting radiator planning: 1 zone to 3.

Hi all,
I live in Philly, in a row home with two floors and a basement. I recently converted to a condensing boiler. I think it as Weil McClain's Eco 110, or the size lower. I am enjoying everything...
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Thanks all for the advice. I'll try and answer...

Thanks all for the advice. I'll try and answer all Qs. I'll be doing the work myself.

My Posts are 6"x6" but with two 2"x10"x12' beams. Joists like I said earlier, are 2x8 and 16 oc, so...
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Total rebuild or addition to a deck.

Hello all,

I'm in Philly, in a brick row home. My existing deck is over 12 years old. It's pressure treated, ledger, with post and beam. It seems ok for the era, which is most likely 15 or more...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-18-15, 05:30 AM
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thanks! will investigate this weekend

thanks! will investigate this weekend
Forum: Water Heaters
09-14-15, 08:40 PM
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Bosch 2400ES tankless is overheating the water

Hi all,

I've been having issues with my Bosch 2400ES unit. This is actually a replacement for an earlier model because the earlier model was also overheating the water. I call for 114 degree...
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Thanks all! My arithmetic was certainly suspect....

Thanks all! My arithmetic was certainly suspect. I did my volume calc in my head correctly for cubic feet, but I divided by the area of a yard, not the cubic volume of a yard.
Thankfully, that means...
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When is it acceptable to not use crushed stone?

Hi all,

I am looking to lay a 12'x6' patio in the front of my row home in Philly, for a glider to sit. Also, I'd like to be able to direct rainwater away from the foundation.

One of the...
08-29-14, 10:03 AM
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Hi Casual Joe, That's what I was thinking...

Hi Casual Joe,

That's what I was thinking when I started this. I'm trying to figure out what the solution is. How do I hide the three lines that are going to be under the cabinets, without...
08-28-14, 06:02 PM
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I'll probably be using a transformer to knock the...

I'll probably be using a transformer to knock the lights down to 24v. But I still have two circuits serving the counter top.

I think I have the wiring sorted, as the undercabinet lights can be on...
08-28-14, 01:27 PM
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Kitchen remodel, hiding outlets and lights, how?

Hello all,
I'm at studs and about to wire my kitchen remodel. My goal is to do strip outlets attached underneath the the upper cabinets as well as dimmable, wall controlled led lights under...
08-08-14, 02:50 PM
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how to level my ceiling?

Hi all,
I'm in the middle of a kitchen gut. 10'x10' kitchen. The floor was out of level from settling, and the ceiling is too. But strangely, not as much as the floor.

It's a 1909 philly row...
06-06-14, 02:27 PM
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Thanks Czizzi, I'm learning not doubting. so...

Thanks Czizzi,

I'm learning not doubting. so a few more questions.

Is it possible to overblock? What I mean is for the last normal joist span it's 18 inches. Should I put in three blocks evenly...
06-06-14, 06:48 AM
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Question gutted kitchen, now what?

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Hi all,

I've attached an image of my kitchen floor. House is a 1909 Philly row home. Kitchen is last room in house. The house had a cantilevered section on the first and second floor. So...
05-18-14, 06:18 PM
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I found this: Insulating Old Brick Buildings |...

I found this: Insulating Old Brick Buildings | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com (http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/insulating-old-brick-buildings)

The last paragraph addresses Philly,...
05-18-14, 03:47 PM
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1909 kitchen gut. Insulate with Solid foam and worry about vapor?

Hi all,
I have cold kitchen in my 1909 row home in philly. It's been built above a converted garage so that doesn't help, but additionally, it has two exterior brick walls.

The prior owner did a...
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yup, I caught that 120 vs 24 volt thing as you...

yup, I caught that 120 vs 24 volt thing as you must have been reading my first post. I edited it but I think his hope of using my more efficient aquastat are gone. Well, he can use my aquastat for...
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Installing a Becket Aquasmart but there is a GVD. Where do I wire this to?

Hi,
Thanks again to NJTrooper and the other members who helped me on my oil to gas conversion last week.

My buddy just closed on a house with a Columbia Boiler (natural gas) and because of my...
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Just to give folks an update for those who are...

Just to give folks an update for those who are interested. I ordered the dual probe thermometer which should arrive next week. But in the mean time, I called my salesman who expressed concern about...
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Thanks Furd, Good old amazon had this one:...

Thanks Furd,

Good old amazon had this one: AGPtek Dual Two Channel Digital Thermometer 2 K-Type Thermocouple Sensor for about $20. Hopefully it'll serve it's purpose.

On a side note. As I have...
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The Taco AccuFlow Valve Taco-Hvac: Flow...

The Taco AccuFlow Valve Taco-Hvac: Flow Measurement: ACCU-FLO Balancing Valves (http://www.taco-hvac.com/en/products/Flow%20Measurement/products.html?current_category=63)

Is there a better time to...
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I have a IR Thermometer from good ole Harbor...

I have a IR Thermometer from good ole Harbor Freight. I was pointing it at the pipes to see what they are showing. Well, the return was about 20 degrees colder than what the display on the unit said...
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The old system was a direct connect so I just...

The old system was a direct connect so I just figured I'd replace the oil unit with the gas one. Thought it was going to be ok because it's in the manual.
Guy at Lowes told me about the dark water...
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Just converted to gas boiler 95%, now have a couple of questions

Hi all,
I just finished my oil to gas conversion with a Weil McLain Eco 110 unit. Compared to the old Columbia oil burner, this thing is awesome!

I flushed the system once before the install. I...
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Can a P Trap be too Deep?

I'm doing a bathroom remodel. I'm laying the plumbing now but the bathtub has me scratching my head.

The Bathtub drain has a downward facing underfloor pipe. To this I was going to add a P-trap....
11-16-11, 04:32 PM
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remove dry pack mud bed from bathroom?

Hi all,

Complete bath remodel, diy. I have half of the floor with a dry pack mud bed, or more specifically, what's left of it, and then the other half has none. Doing a new subfloor and...
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