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10-03-18, 07:36 AM
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Posted By rebeljeep

Unsustainable propane cost for old home.

I bought a 2100 ft2 house with 49 windows heated with propane (AKA liquid gold). The attic floorboards have been pulled up- filled with rockwool - boards nailed back .Tar paper was rolled out and...
10-03-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By rebeljeep

What do you mean by a gap at the top?

So the bat should not touch the ceiling ? There should be a gap for airspace? ---- I have the same issue but my 1920s home's gaurage would have housed a model T.
Forum: Water Heaters
12-09-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By rebeljeep

That must be the reason thIs ancient thing is...

That must be the reason thIs ancient thing is still working.. I will have to look at it again. It must be 40 years old ,,,,,,thank you so much Pj
Forum: Water Heaters
12-09-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By rebeljeep

Giant GE gas(propane) water heater no vent.

I bought an old, big house. It has a very large GE water heater that's run off gas ( propane). What's odd is it is not vented- there is not even a place to vent it. It just has a screw in for the...
05-30-11, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,414
Posted By rebeljeep

Thank's for the advice Ironhand. I love the idea...

Thank's for the advice Ironhand. I love the idea of siding with big sheets, but the only problem is that it has to be installed vertically. Gosh, I with there was a product that could be installed in...
05-26-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,414
Posted By rebeljeep

What about T-11 siding? Can I use the wrap under...

What about T-11 siding? Can I use the wrap under that? And if I use the T-11 over housewrap, and then decide to do vynil a few years down the road, what kind of material would I put under the siding?
05-26-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,414
Posted By rebeljeep

So that's why contractors do the fanboard, wrap...

So that's why contractors do the fanboard, wrap and vynil siding right over the old material. If I install plywood, do I go around the window casings or do I remove the window casings and re-install...
05-26-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,414
Posted By rebeljeep

Thanks bud, our house is in northwest illinois,...

Thanks bud, our house is in northwest illinois, and the house was recently gutted and insulated, and that made a huge differance. I insulated the walls and did a very nice neat job, but I never used...
05-25-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,414
Posted By rebeljeep

house wrap over 2x4's no sheathing

Our house has no sheathing, just ceder lapsiding nailed across the old 2x4's. The old siding is old and pithy. My idea is to do one side at a time, removing old siding, wrapping with that good fabric...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,915
Posted By rebeljeep

When you say duct sealer, do you mean the fiber...

When you say duct sealer, do you mean the fiber tape and mastik? What kind of sealer do you recommend/
Replies: 3
Views: 1,915
Posted By rebeljeep

Oval to round duct

I ran oval up a wall and turned it between ceiling joists with two 45's.I now want to switch to round and go 3 feet and up into a closet to make a supply vent. My question: can I take straight duct...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,158
Posted By rebeljeep

thanks Airman, I got it in.

thanks Airman, I got it in.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,158
Posted By rebeljeep

problem seaming togeather oval duct

I just bought some 6" oval duct that I'm running upstairs. I'm having a problem getting the seam that runs along the length of the duct to go togeather. How do I get this stuff togeather without...
12-13-09, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,280
Posted By rebeljeep

I have not hung the sheetrock yet. The walls are...

I have not hung the sheetrock yet. The walls are 8’ high I was planning on standing the drywall up, and hanging it vertically. I know that that is not the correct way, but I have the wrong size...
12-12-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,280
Posted By rebeljeep

sheetrock joint not on the stud

I have a few pieces of 1/2 “sheetrock that do not meet on a stud. I have read about joining the sheetrock with blocks of 5/8” plywood. One of the joints meet on the short area above and below the...
08-27-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,293
Posted By rebeljeep

Pet odor is a funny thing. You think it’s gone,...

Pet odor is a funny thing. You think it’s gone, and then it rains, gets humid, and somehow it re-activates. I used to work on foreclosed H.U.D homes, and I’ve seen some very bad urine/feces...
08-27-09, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By rebeljeep

I used ½ “plywood over very old ¾” hardwood, and...

I used ½ “plywood over very old ¾” hardwood, and installed a hickory floor in the kitchen. That was three years ago, and it’s still good. I was thinking about ¾” plywood, but the new floor would be...
08-26-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By rebeljeep

Thanks for your help Chandler; you have always...

Thanks for your help Chandler; you have always given me good advice. You, along with other members have made it possible for me to do these projects. I’m just a knucklehead here, but my wife thinks...
08-25-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By rebeljeep

subfloor over soft wood.

I am installing ½ “plywood sub floor to old ¾”pine planks. The pine planks are soft, and the screws won’t bite when I do the field. I had no problem screwing the joists. I need advice on what to use...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By rebeljeep

Thanks for the adivice on the outside wall.

Thanks for the adivice on the outside wall.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By rebeljeep

duct add on

I have gutted my home, and I want to run a return air vent upstairs. The only thing upstairs is one floor vent on the hallway floor. As you can imagine, the upstairs is hot in the summer. It’s not...
05-06-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,003
Posted By rebeljeep

I got the EZ breath,after seeing how well it...

I got the EZ breath,after seeing how well it worked in my dads home. It cost 1500 bucks ,but only cost a few dollars a month to run. The dehumidifier was giving me monster electric bills,and did not...
03-07-09, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,303
Posted By rebeljeep

carpet baseboard

We stayed at a nice hotel, and noticed the carpet baseboard in the rooms. I just got done installing carpet in two bedrooms,and I would like to use carpet instead of baseboard.It would save a lot of...
01-16-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By rebeljeep

I have plenty of room between the wall and back...

I have plenty of room between the wall and back of furnace.

The lage square duct[across from water heater}is the cold air return.

Coincidentally, my furnace was not keeping up with the -15...
01-15-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By rebeljeep

Originally Posted by rebeljeep It seems to me...

Originally Posted by rebeljeep
It seems to me that the unit should be on the warm air side.

I'm glad to have that cleared up. Now I know for sure that it can be installed either way.




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