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Thank for replying. Yes, I'm not too impressed...

Thank for replying. Yes, I'm not too impressed with Behr especially since it peeled! I also didn't like the color which has way too much red tone in it & didn't resemble the store sample at all. I...
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Ok, I used Olympic Deck Cleaner, applied it with...

Ok, I used Olympic Deck Cleaner, applied it with a brush & roller. Thoroughly rinsed with water. I waited till the next day to stain it to be sure it was totally dry. The stain is a semi transparent,...
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Deck Staining

My deck is approx. 20x15 constructed using pt lumber. Late last summer I cleaned the deck using a deck cleaner, then applied a stain purchased from a big box store. I won't name the brand I used....
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Repairing brick steps

The front steps to my house were built with brick with a skim coating of concrete about 1/4" thick on the steps & along the sides. Not too long ago a corner brick loosened & fell off & the skim...
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Nope, no block. I'm positive it's poured as...

Nope, no block. I'm positive it's poured as there's enough concrete missing that I can tell that there's no block.
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I don't know what's behind the concrete. The...

I don't know what's behind the concrete. The substance is hard, & resembles crumbled coal. To be honest, I don't know what in hell the previous owner's did. By the looks of the chimney I think it was...
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Great. I've owned the house for 7 yrs. & the...

Great. I've owned the house for 7 yrs. & the chimney was this way when I bought the house. It's not even block, it's poured concrete. I'll try to get a pic up as soon as I figure it out.
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Problem with concrete chimney

I have a gas furnace which vents to a concrete chimney. Yesterday I heard a noise outside which I thought was ice falling from the roof. When I looked I found that an approx. 2' section of my chimney...
11-29-10, 03:54 AM
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Thanx for all the responses. Some interesting...

Thanx for all the responses. Some interesting information. I haven't gotten any estimates yet, & am still leaning towards an 80%. Of course, I can't make a final decision until I get some estimates....
11-22-10, 03:15 AM
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High efficiencey gas furnace-worth the investment?

I'll probably be replacing my 30 yr. old or so gas furnace in the near future. Is it worth it to spend the extra $1,000-$1500 or so for a 90% efficiency versus a model less efficient? I was talking...
11-05-10, 08:01 PM
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Posted By kpg7121

I'm not sure what you're getting at. I light the...

I'm not sure what you're getting at. I light the pilot, then turn the t-stat up to call for heat. The pilot does stay on thru the heat cycle, but shuts off when the heat cycle is over with, so I have...
11-05-10, 04:10 PM
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Posted By kpg7121

Ok, I looked at the flame as u suggested. When...

Ok, I looked at the flame as u suggested. When the furnace shuts down the flame goes off instantly. When the burner flame went off, the pilot stayed lit, then I heard a click from the gas valve & the...
11-05-10, 03:43 PM
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Posted By kpg7121

Well, I have an HVAC contractor coming next week...

Well, I have an HVAC contractor coming next week to look at the furnace. I explained to him what was going on & he said that it could be the valve, a downdraft from the chimney shutting off the pilot...
11-05-10, 03:52 AM
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No, I haven't done as u suggested. And it looks...

No, I haven't done as u suggested. And it looks like I'm back to square one. For the past couple of weeks the furnace has been running fine, the pilot stayed lit. A couple days ago the pilot went out...
10-21-10, 06:47 AM
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Posted By kpg7121

What kind of electrical problem? I have checked...

What kind of electrical problem? I have checked all the connections. This furnace is at least 25 yrs. old.
10-21-10, 05:31 AM
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Well, I got up this a.m. & the pilot was out. I'm...

Well, I got up this a.m. & the pilot was out. I'm assuming that the furnace kicked on overnite. I'm going to remove the pilot assy. today & clean it. What's the best way to clean it? Soap & water?
10-20-10, 05:35 PM
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I am the original poster. I had to reregister as...

I am the original poster. I had to reregister as the system would not log me in. Anyway, I lit the pilot again without turning up the t-stat. The pilot has stayed lit for over an hour. I removed the...
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