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05-26-22, 02:33 PM
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Posted By sirk98

apologies if this is a different topic (dont want...

apologies if this is a different topic (dont want to hijack the thread):

Is it necessary to empty the salt out of the softener with any regularity? We rent out softener, and the service techs...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-18-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By sirk98

it was dry. AO Smith walked me through a...

it was dry. AO Smith walked me through a pre-warranty inspection-- that is one thing they had me check
Forum: Water Heaters
05-18-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By sirk98

thank you! Guessing you just bend the old one as...

thank you! Guessing you just bend the old one as you remove it?
Forum: Water Heaters
05-18-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By sirk98

Thank you. This makes sense. Unfortunately,...

Thank you. This makes sense. Unfortunately, clearance is tight. I know they make a foldable replacement one. Will try that in 3 years, for sure.
Forum: Water Heaters
05-18-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By sirk98

5 Year, 6ish Month Old Year Old AO Smith Water Heater Failed

Hi all

When we bought our current home, we put in a new 6 year warranty AO Smith 50 gallon water heater (gas fired).

Fast forward, and the water heater turned itself off. There's a tell-tale...
11-24-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By sirk98

aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, That makes MUCH more sense...

aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, That makes MUCH more sense now. Thank you, PJMax
11-24-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By sirk98

"Pluming & Heating" Contractor vs "HVAC Contractor"

Hi!

As I am accumulating proposals to either replace of augment my old HVAC system, I keep questioning myself as to whether I am doing a disservice to my project by only calling 'HVAC Contractors'...
11-22-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By sirk98

Thanks as well, Bob and Bulova! My energy...

Thanks as well, Bob and Bulova!

My energy bills are pretty reasonable-- $150-190/mo for electric in summer, about the same in winter for the NG.

House is 1700 sq ft, and we installed blown...
11-22-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By sirk98

Hi Marq1! Alas, reducting my split level...

Hi Marq1!

Alas, reducting my split level home would likely be quite an invasive project. That said, adding a heatpump/ac, separate unit for the upstairs would only be 'mixing' the air from that...
11-22-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By sirk98

Replace Aging HVAC or Install Additional System

Hi everyone

I just reread my post from when I had a Manual J calculation done. There was some terrific info there.
Here is the LINK...
04-15-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By sirk98

thanks for the replies! in reply to your...

thanks for the replies!

in reply to your reply on question #4, this is the thread:...
04-15-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By sirk98

Question When to consider replacing furnace / ac

Hi everyone!

Sorry, as this isnt a true 'DIY' question, but I feel that I would get better advice here than I would by getting companies in my home for quotes on a system I may not yet need..
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01-14-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By sirk98

Thank you! this seems to be the place to buy the...

Thank you! this seems to be the place to buy the part
01-14-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By sirk98

I used 000 steel wool-- does the green pad do a...

I used 000 steel wool-- does the green pad do a better job?
01-13-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By sirk98

Question Where to buy HVAC parts?

Hi!

I just cleaned my flame sensor (Lennox G60UVH-36A-070-06)-- seems to be an annual need in this house.

I noticed that, after using 000 steel wool to clean it, the sensor still has some dark...
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By sirk98

thank you for the reply! Thats my hunch as well,...

thank you for the reply! Thats my hunch as well, though this contractor (lets call them #4) was right around the price of contractor #1 and contractor #3 (if I removed walkway redo from the quote)
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Views: 743
Posted By sirk98

Got another quote. This company is recommending...

Got another quote. This company is recommending 10" of 'stone' for the base. The two other companies I am leaning toward are specifying 6".

Is there a minimum for base? I think I read more...
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By sirk98

I am assuming they mean 'Quarry Processed'-- like...

I am assuming they mean 'Quarry Processed'-- like paver base. If I am correct, then its clean stone + stone dust

BTW: Contractor #3 submitted their proposal (20% more than contractor 1, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By sirk98

Question Evaluating Driveway Widening Proposals

Hi all!

Not exactly DIY, but I figured this would be THE place to get the dirt (pun intended) on how to evaluate the driveway widening proposals, as they start to roll in (sorry, couldnt help...
10-05-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By sirk98

I called Hunter today. Turns out there is...

I called Hunter today. Turns out there is another, IMO, BETTER option.

Instead of me returning the HC-1200i (which the support tech said is a 'fine controller', but he thinks the wiring is a...
10-02-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By sirk98

good to know! I am basically just trying to...

good to know! I am basically just trying to crowd out weeds for next year. I really dont want to use a preemergent or any other herbicide, if I can avoid it, next year.
10-02-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By sirk98

The Master Gardeners hotline returned my call...

The Master Gardeners hotline returned my call today.

They recommend fertilizing this weekend (with a starter fertilizer, as mentioned in this thread by prior replies--thank you!).

Then, once...
10-02-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By sirk98

Hi! I have been SCOURING Amazon and Hunter...

Hi!

I have been SCOURING Amazon and Hunter website, and its amazing to me that there is not a comprehensive listing of the differences between the HC and the PHC models. There is a superficial...
10-02-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By sirk98

Thanks, as always!, for the excellent replies. I...

Thanks, as always!, for the excellent replies. I absolutely get the installers point of view. My Ecobee has not been completely flawless on the HVAC side-- if an installer supplied this and I had...
10-01-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By sirk98

Question Sprinkler controller - Hunter Hydrawise

Hi!

I am about to select an installer for a sprinkler system. They only install Hunter Pro C controllers--but give credit for the controller and will hang/wire up a Hunter Hydrawise controller if...
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