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10-10-16, 07:42 AM
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Recommendation to retrofit sidelite storm windows

Hi,

We have an old (1920s) home with an original door, sidelites, etc. The exterior was aluminum sided probably in the 60s or 70s, and we like the look of the wide, smooth siding When that was...
07-08-14, 06:39 AM
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Views: 2,044
Posted By JHZR2

Old basement, crumbling parging - replace or cover?

In my 1920s home, the walls were parged with the metal screen and the rough concrete coat a long time ago. In some spots either the screen/concrete is coming off the wall, or the concrete is...
03-10-14, 09:56 PM
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Sealing gaps in old exterior doors

Hello,

My exterior doors in the 1920's home I live in are in pretty good shape. The issue is that there are gaps near the bottoms of the doors that I just cannot seal with the standard foam...
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Views: 3,533
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Yeah, there is a lot and Ive gone through it. We...

Yeah, there is a lot and Ive gone through it. We use the heat dump when it is heating season, I have the DHW loop setpoint set at 170 right now.
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Views: 3,489
Posted By JHZR2

I took some more phone pics... Did the best I...

I took some more phone pics... Did the best I could, our basement is a mess right now...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/JHZR2/House/4e72942e.jpg
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Views: 3,489
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Hi neighbor! Thanks for the late night reply. ...

Hi neighbor! Thanks for the late night reply.

A few pics I had on my phone are below. Pretty sure they did a good job. They put in an outdoor reset, temperature modulating valve on the...
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Views: 3,533
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Optimum Indirect Hot Water Operational Settings

Hi,

We installed a peerless purefire boiler with a peerless partner indirect hot water. They have run well and it seems tha we have seen a gas savings.

My question is about the settings for the...
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Views: 3,489
Posted By JHZR2

Mod/con boiler (Peerless Purefire) DIY PM

Hi,

We installed a peerless purefire boiler with indirect hot water.

As I understand it, these generally need yearly service. I'm curious if there are recommendations and any suggested DIY how...
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Views: 1,888
Posted By JHZR2

Circulation pump speed

Hello,

I have an old weil-mclain boiler with a single zone radiator system in my 1935 home. The circulation pump works, and is set to #2 (of 3 settings).

Our downstairs is very open,...
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Views: 1,494
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Thanks, it makes sense. ill be doing a rough...

Thanks, it makes sense.

ill be doing a rough estimate of heat loss to help me be smart.

Overall, my goal is to be as smart as possible when I do have some contractors come. Everyone on here is...
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Views: 1,494
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General suggestions - NG Hot water and Boiler

Hello,

We have a 26 y.o. 100k btu weil-mclain boiler system for our hot water radiator heating system, and a 12 year old 40 gal GE hot water heater. Both run on Natural Gas.

If you were looking...
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http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/JHZR2/BITOG...

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Help request - Kohler shower cartridge (with pics)

Hello,

We have kohler shower and sink faucets, both of which are from some time in the 1970s. The shower does not put out hot water. Ive tested, and the hot water pipe gets good and hot, while...
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Views: 1,150
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OK, here we go: 40 gallon GE gas (NG) water...

OK, here we go:

40 gallon GE gas (NG) water heater. The setup is a kohler, but I havent seen any real markings on it. Unlike some where there is a knurled nut and a brass setup to 'set' the max...
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Views: 1,150
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Something is wrong with my shower valve - ideas?

Hi,

I have a kohler shower, probably 20 or 30 years old. Since we bought the house, it has never worked right.

The hot isn't really hot, compared to the hot coming from the sink right next to...
01-26-08, 11:18 AM
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Views: 1,077
Posted By JHZR2

self-install of an outdoor reset with hard low-temp?

Hi,

I have a weil-mclain boiler for a hot water radiator system.

Aquastat was set to 190 all the time, I set it to 180, but based on my research, it seems that 150-160 is all that is really...
01-25-08, 07:11 PM
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Views: 1,383
Posted By JHZR2

well, I verified the reading to be correct. ...

well, I verified the reading to be correct.

Thermostats changing may not be an issue, but incorrect settings certainly are a problem... but causing that much extra usage???

Ill have to discuss...
01-25-08, 06:58 PM
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Views: 1,383
Posted By JHZR2

Usage was up proportionately... about 3x higher...

Usage was up proportionately... about 3x higher (??!?!?!!?)

Average temp for the month was 3 degrees lower than last year... not a heck of a lot. Dec. of 07 was colder than dec of 06 by a greater...
01-25-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By JHZR2

Best settings for hot water system thermostat

Hello,

I have a hot water radiator system in my house. I have a Lux thermostat, but since the system has only one zone, it is located downstairs in the living room (where they put it in the...
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Views: 882
Posted By JHZR2

year-round water temperature

Hello again... sorry for all the questions but Im learning a LOT!

I have an old weil-mclain boiler in my cast iron hot water system. It does not provide home hot water, as we have a seperate hot...
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Views: 5,960
Posted By JHZR2

Boiler additives

Hi,

I have a question regarding additives for a hot water system with cast iron pipes and radiators.

We have a very reliable electrcal system that rarely goes out. Im not really worried about...
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Views: 2,100
Posted By JHZR2

metallic tape for exhaust ducting

Hello,

At my parent's home, they have the furnace man come to service their unit each or every other year. It is a oil/coal stoker.

I noticed that the man puts some high temperature metallic...
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Views: 1,288
Posted By JHZR2

1930's Peerless cast iron standard floor...

1930's Peerless cast iron standard floor radiators... and one cast iron baseboard unit, unsure of the brand.

Thanks,

JMH
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Views: 1,288
Posted By JHZR2

Correct water temperature for an efficient HW system

Hello,

In looking around inside my Weil-Mclean hot water furnace (an old one, nearing 25 yo), I noticed that the water temperature is settable. It was set to 190F.

Just curious what the...
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By JHZR2

DIY PM for hot water furnaces

Hi,

My house has a gas hot-water furnace. It feeds lots of old-fashioned iron radiators and even one cast-iron baseboard heater.

My parents have steam heat/radiators at their house. The system...
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