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11-13-06, 09:55 AM
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Posted By allie2

Thanks for the suggestions! The aerosol cans...

Thanks for the suggestions! The aerosol cans didn't work- not enough propellant to get the stuff out of the can, much less splattered on the ceiling?!?!
We got a plastic, manual pump splatter gun...
11-09-06, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 19,470
Posted By allie2

patching drywall knock down texture

We removed a whole house attic fan in our hallway and framed in the hole, hung drywall and taped and mudded the edges. Now we are trying to match the knock down texture that the surrounding ceiling...
09-27-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,950
Posted By allie2

We are installing a geothermal heat pump and this...

We are installing a geothermal heat pump and this type of heat pump is really popular around my area (south of chicago). Air source heat pumps are not as popular here due to the colder winters.
08-21-06, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,262
Posted By allie2

knock down ceiling, patching hole?

We currently have a whole house fan in the ceiling of our hallway, which we want to remove. When we patch the drywall ceiling, dh is concerned that we can't get the knock down (splatter texture) to...
08-16-06, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,534
Posted By allie2

$700 sounds great to me, especially if it is...

$700 sounds great to me, especially if it is blown in cellulose. You will make that back quickly in saved energy costs.
Allie
Replies: 5
Views: 9,350
Posted By allie2

Thanks for the advice! We are waiting on two...

Thanks for the advice! We are waiting on two other quotes, one already told me he uses metal ductwork!

Ed,
The ductwork will be in the basement, which will also be conditioned space.

Weird...
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Views: 9,350
Posted By allie2

Fiberboard duct work?

We are installing ductwork in our house that previously had none as it was heated by baseboard boiler heat. The contractors routinely use this fiberboard (fiberglass?) to form the duct work instead...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By allie2

What to use for radiant heat source?

I'm not sure where to post this, so I'll start here!
I have a 2600 sqft ranch with a full, unfinished basement and 1400 sqft garage. When we built in 2000 we put in propane boiler baseboard heat...
07-14-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By allie2

Chiguy, Thanks so much for your reply! It seems...

Chiguy, Thanks so much for your reply!
It seems like to way to go for us, but is a big step! We are waiting for our estimates, but so far seems like we will try to get it installed by winter!...
07-07-06, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By allie2

Doug, We have been told that geo units will not...

Doug,
We have been told that geo units will not get the water hot enough for baseboard heat, the max from the geo unit is about 85 degree water where we need 180 for the baseboard.
Interesting to...
07-07-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,906
Posted By allie2

Thanks for the replies. We don't have forced...

Thanks for the replies. We don't have forced air, so no cutting in extra registers.
airman, do you have a thermastor installed? Does it work for you? Does it use much power? They look like the...
07-07-06, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By allie2

Thanks for the info, Ed! Are you saying that...

Thanks for the info, Ed!
Are you saying that electric hot water heaters are better than propane? I know I will have hot water from the geo unit in summer and winter, but need the electric water...
07-06-06, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By allie2

Geothermal ?'s- CHiguy or anyone

We built a new house 6 years ago and at the time with propane at .40 per gallon, we installed a propane boiler with baseboard heat. Now, with propane 1.60 per gallon, it is killing us!:madhell: ...
07-06-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,906
Posted By allie2

Humid basement

I have a 6 year old home on a 2600 sqft unfinished basement. We have hydronic in-floor radiant heat in the basement, although it rarely comes on because the basement is always a comfortable...
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