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Posted By Diabolus

Adding zones/electronic dampers to a system with only manual dampers?

Hi all,

I want to get my house zoned (just 2 zones, upstairs and downstairs) for a more even distribution of heating/cooling. Given the dampers are ~$60 a piece on SmartHome plus the costs of wire...
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Posted By Diabolus

Paint.net isn't strictly online, it's just a...

Paint.net isn't strictly online, it's just a program made in .NET.

Works very well for basic tasks.
10-02-12, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Diabolus

Soffit with ductwork removal..

Not planning on starting this any time soon, but I figured I'd get started on small things. My kitchen has a soffit above one side of cabinets, and in there there's a duct that comes out for an air...
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Posted By Diabolus

Paint.NET for Photoshop like stuff without the...

Paint.NET for Photoshop like stuff without the full thing.

And for regular simple stuff, I use Windows Live Photo Gallery, which works really well.
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Posted By Diabolus

As long as I've lived here it's been the same......

As long as I've lived here it's been the same... no real force. I didn't notice it because we moved in March, and the weather was temperate, so the heating isn't as needed as the A/C because the...
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Posted By Diabolus

No force to the upstairs for heating/cooling...

I have central air/heat, and the upstairs of my house barely gets any cool air, as the force of the A/C and heat is very low. The downstairs manages to stay okay. I have closed off a bunch of vents...
01-31-12, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Diabolus

So they came back and offered us a $500 credit...

So they came back and offered us a $500 credit for 11 windows. What do you think, any ideas on how I should respond thru my attorney?

Thanks!
01-18-12, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Diabolus

I just got my home inspection done for a house I'm buying...

And apparently 11 windows in the place have broken hermetic seals according to the inspector, possibly more. I'm not sure what to do at this point, as the house is pretty ideal for us, but I don't...
08-30-10, 07:37 AM
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Posted By Diabolus

Sliding door causes bad draft..

I'm in a rented apartment, and the landlord can't replace the sliding door until the association approves the change. That said, this door has caused constant cold to enter the house during the...
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Posted By Diabolus

I have a STRANGE problem, don't know where to place it...

(2004 Mazda3s Hatchback)

I turn on my car, doesn't sound weird at all.

If I stop DEAD, and accelerate and make a RIGHT turn, the car 'chugs' and make weird noises. As soon as I straighten the...
07-14-09, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Diabolus

Basement level condo has a mysterious odor...

And we can't get rid of it!

We've tried cleaning the carpets, deodorizing them, air fresheners, candles, and now we use glade plugins to mask the smell. It smells musty and old, if that's any...
10-20-08, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Diabolus

I think I can figure out the wiring for the...

I think I can figure out the wiring for the thermostat reasonably well... the question I have is more pointed to how to get the 'common' wire set up... I really don't know where to start. As I said,...
10-20-08, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Diabolus

So I'm combining two units into one...

I have a separate heat (baseboard) thermostat and a separate a/c thermostat.

The wires on the existing thermostats are white, green and red on the air conditioning unit, and white and red on the...
10-07-08, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Diabolus

When I get home today, I'll try to take some...

When I get home today, I'll try to take some photos of the wiring, so maybe that is helpful, along with the readings from my multimeter.
10-07-08, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Diabolus

And if I take a multimeter to the wires that are...

And if I take a multimeter to the wires that are hooked up to the thermostat and they are low -- I guess I can plug it all right in?

This sounds good :)
10-07-08, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Diabolus

Can I use an off the shelf combo unit for the...

Can I use an off the shelf combo unit for the thermostats? I just want a 5/1/1 type that I can program :)

Thanks!
10-06-08, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Diabolus

The problem I have is that the temperature...

The problem I have is that the temperature becomes unbalanced. One thermostat is on one side of the door, the other thermostat is on the other side of the door. So if I leave the door open, I get a...
10-06-08, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Diabolus

Makes me wonder now, but I believe that I have a...

Makes me wonder now, but I believe that I have a boiler -- if that's the case, does it change what I have to do at all?

Much obliged :)

Thanks!
10-06-08, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Diabolus

Actually, if I re-read what you wrote... all I...

Actually, if I re-read what you wrote... all I need is a relay to tie into the existing wiring for the heater (#1), run new wiring to the *new* thermostat FROM the new relay (#2), and then disconnect...
10-06-08, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Diabolus

Wow, so what I thought would be a simple wire...

Wow, so what I thought would be a simple wire extension is now going to be significantly more difficult! :)

Should I call an HVAC person to do this, or an electrician?

Much obliged!
10-06-08, 08:25 AM
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Posted By Diabolus

The heating is baseboard heat, while the air...

The heating is baseboard heat, while the air conditioning is central air... so it's not an air handler for the heat (sadly, as I'd prefer it).

Thanks for any ideas!
10-06-08, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Diabolus

Two separate thermostats... can I join them?

I have two thermostats -- one that controls my air conditioning, and one that controls my heating.

These are both the turn dial type of thermostats -- very old, and are in need of being replaced. ...
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Posted By Diabolus

Computers are only going to be as safe as their...

Computers are only going to be as safe as their users have common sense.

Don't click on dancing monkeys, or "win $1 million" or whatever, and you'll be fine regardless of platform.

Macs are...
06-26-08, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Diabolus

Where to get a granite backsplash cut?

I put in a vanity (after a lot of work, the plumbing in the house was horrendous so I wound up sweating new connections onto the hot and cold water outlets (1/4 turn!). Problem is with the vanity, I...
11-20-07, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Diabolus

Thank you! I think I will be stopping by...

Thank you!

I think I will be stopping by home depot today!
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