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Posted By OldFrenchy

What size brush for chimney sweeping?

I have a single story house in San Diego that was built in 1958. It has a regular straight fireplace in which we burn a considerable amount of hardwood in the winter. In my continual effort to adhere...
12-05-12, 09:08 AM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

Recommendations on a new gas furnace

I am planning on replacing our gas furnace, a Holly rated at 80,000 BTU, which appears to be an original to the house (1958). It still works, but obviously we are wasting a lot of money running it....
08-04-12, 06:29 AM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

Thanks for the response. The footing for the...

Thanks for the response.

The footing for the posts is actually going to be 18" minimum as they go through the wall footing. The wall footing is going to have 3 levels of rebar, with the cells of...
08-04-12, 05:13 AM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

Replacing a fence- question about number of posts.

I am building a mutual 2-sided fence between my neighbor's property and my own. I hired a concrete guy to lay a 1' X 1' X 60' concrete footing with 1/2" rebar, upon which will go one line of 8" x 8"...
07-13-11, 04:35 PM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

Solar project runs into obsolete electrical panel snag

Hi all!
We live in a small 1958 era 1300 sq. ft. house in San Diego. We recently decided to have 7 solar panels installed and all seemed fine; however, I just got a call from the project manager who...
10-10-08, 11:13 PM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

As a further follow-up: we have been using the...

As a further follow-up:
we have been using the Bosch continually for over a year now and have not had the slightest problem with the looping arrangement on the discharge hose.

OldFrenchy
03-09-08, 03:14 PM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

Need info on Wizard Tiller

My friend and I just bought a used 5hp Wizard tiller with a Briggs and Stratton engine and wonder if anyone has any info on these machines. Ideally I would like to find a manual for it.
Thanks!
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Posted By OldFrenchy

Need opinion on 'freestanding' deck

I would like to build a deck over an existing 16' x 22' concrete patio that is 8" thick, and poured up to the back of the house. We replaced the old slider door that had a step down to the patio with...
05-21-07, 05:36 PM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

When the mesh bag is full you simply throw it out...

When the mesh bag is full you simply throw it out and replace it with a new one. They are cheap, and available at Home Depot in packs of 2. They are called Lint Traps by LDR Appliance.

My wife is...
05-21-07, 05:21 PM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

As a follow-up: I installed the Bosch...

As a follow-up:
I installed the Bosch dishwasher, looping the discharge hose up into a hole in the cabinet wall that I cut so that it touched the bottom of the countertop and then down to the...
05-16-07, 06:53 PM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

I'll do it. Thanks, Larry!

I'll do it. Thanks, Larry!
05-16-07, 04:56 PM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

New dishwasher installation question

We are remodelling the kitchen; we have installed the sinks and granite countertops, and are about to install the dishwater (a Bosch). It will be located next to the sink, and will drain into the...
05-16-07, 04:44 PM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

We use a simple fine metal mesh bag, available at...

We use a simple fine metal mesh bag, available at Home Depot, that attaches to the water outflow hose with a small ziplock. It is made just for this purpose, it is disposable, and they are available...
02-05-07, 08:28 AM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

Thanks for the reply. I will get the...

Thanks for the reply.

I will get the droppings removed, regardless.
As far as the insulation goes, does it need to be placed between the rafters touching the drywall, or is it O.K. to have it...
02-04-07, 08:06 AM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

Questions regarding attic insulation

I had a problem with the person insulating my attic.
The attic of the house we have bought is dirty, and has had a rat infestation problem in the past so it is replete with old rat droppings. I...
12-27-06, 01:27 AM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

1958 Holly forced air system

Anyone have any knowledge about these systems? Mine is original and seems to work fine... it doesn't seem possible! It was inspected and tuned up by the gas company. Anything I should watch out for?
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Posted By OldFrenchy

Thanks for the replies- Would the gas...

Thanks for the replies-

Would the gas company rep doing an inspection and tuneup on the burners not qualify as a saftey inspection? Where would I find an HVAC specialist that won't just give me a...
12-24-06, 03:42 AM
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Posted By OldFrenchy

solder not taking to copper

In advance, excuse my ignorance- this is a whole new ballgame to me!
My buddy and I are renovating an old (1958) single story crawlspace house that I purchased for my family. He is showing me how to...
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Posted By OldFrenchy

Suggestions regarding an old forced-air system

Hi everyone- I'm new to the forum and the advice I've seen on the forum has been fantastic!

We have just purchased a small 1200 sq. ft. home in Southern California that was built in 1958. It is of...
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