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Posted By sean_sarah

noisy circulator pump

I have a Grundfos UPS 14-42F circulator pump on my boiler. The pump over the last two years has gotten noisier and is now transmitting some vibration up to the upper floor base board heaters. I'm...
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Posted By sean_sarah

Thanks for the help everyone. Scott

Thanks for the help everyone.
Scott
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Posted By sean_sarah

stair case spindel spacing

I'm building a custom balcony adjacent to the staircase in our house. Is there a code that dictates the maximum space between the spindels? If no code is there a general practice here.

I...
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Posted By sean_sarah

Simpson has a nice web site (link below)...

Simpson has a nice web site (link below) documenting all of their ties with some limited instructions for attaching them. You can find ties for tieing the plate to the studs as a seperate clip. If...
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Posted By sean_sarah

Turn off the supply then let it heat up then...

Turn off the supply then let it heat up then bleed air from the tank to bring it down to 15 psi. If the pressure still rises after a few cycles I would be at a loss.
Scott
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Posted By sean_sarah

I think it is unlikely that your work caused the...

I think it is unlikely that your work caused the problem. It's the sole job of the expansion tank to regulate pressure over the range in temperatures. As I said before you can let some air out...
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Posted By sean_sarah

I would guess that your tire gauge is off. My...

I would guess that your tire gauge is off. My bet is that the tank out of the box was pre charged correctly. Your tire gauge indicated no pressure so you pumped it up to a pressure higher then...
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Posted By sean_sarah

Winjer, You are correct that I did not...

Winjer,

You are correct that I did not explicitly say that he should run firewall software in connecting to the internet and I absolutely believe that he should.

My point was the emphasis that...
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Posted By sean_sarah

This "hardware firewall" is really just NAT...

This "hardware firewall" is really just NAT (network address translation). The only thing that it does is stop someone on the public side of the router from making an unsolicited connection (ie open...
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Posted By sean_sarah

You say that for the forseeable future you don't...

You say that for the forseeable future you don't anticpate having more then 1 computer in the house. Why are you buying a router now? Just connect the modem directly to your PC. The advantage of...
03-03-05, 11:59 AM
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Posted By sean_sarah

I wouldn't be surprised if the peak is located...

I wouldn't be surprised if the peak is located above a beam rather then a single joist. Check the framing arrangement from underneath first. The solutions if any would be different depending on...
03-02-05, 07:58 AM
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Posted By sean_sarah

An explanation of current building techniques for...

An explanation of current building techniques for both vented and unvented spaces can be found at:
http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/roofs/Roofs_Design.pdf

Note the differentiation made...
03-01-05, 08:30 AM
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Posted By sean_sarah

Are these joists 2x8s. I'm not sure how you...

Are these joists 2x8s. I'm not sure how you measure square feet on that beam. What are these beams made of?
03-01-05, 07:50 AM
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Posted By sean_sarah

A couple of points: Heat does not carry...

A couple of points: Heat does not carry moisture. It is correct to say that the process of heating something can result in a transfer of water vapor. It is incorrect to say that heat carries water...
02-28-05, 08:19 AM
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Posted By sean_sarah

Fred, If you do a search on the web for "hot...

Fred,
If you do a search on the web for "hot roof theory" you'll find hits that pitch a non-vented attic. The arguments in general are more compelling in hot humid enviornments and in fact when I...
02-24-05, 11:08 AM
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Posted By sean_sarah

I would pay attention to the lines that are...

I would pay attention to the lines that are visible. For example the upper edge forms a corner with the wall and the sloped portion of your ceiling. I would mark the 8 foot ceiling height on one of...
02-24-05, 10:34 AM
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Posted By sean_sarah

I agree that the load you would impose is...

I agree that the load you would impose is distributed and less then drywall.

Have you considered spacing the fake beams futher apart.

Scott

One other thing, I like your web site. Nice...
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Posted By sean_sarah

Covering the floor in my was easy since the...

Covering the floor in my was easy since the chimney was small and was going to be carpeted. If it were tiled or hardwoodd this would be more involved. I tore the roof structure entirely off and...
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Posted By sean_sarah

You can test your connections as follows: 1....

You can test your connections as follows:

1. start a cmd window (under the accessories group) titled Command prompt.

2. type "ipconfig /all"

3. There will be a "Default Gateway" identified...
02-22-05, 01:11 PM
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Posted By sean_sarah

I'm a little confused. Do you know whether this...

I'm a little confused. Do you know whether this wall is supporting the second floor of the house? Is it supporting the roof? If this is a cape with the gable end adjacent to the garage it may in...
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Posted By sean_sarah

Given what you've described thus far it sounds as...

Given what you've described thus far it sounds as though smoke must be exiting the wood burning flue, and then reentering your house through the flue used for the hot water tank.

As you burn...
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Posted By sean_sarah

Are you saying that the hot water tank and the...

Are you saying that the hot water tank and the wood burning stove share the same flue? It's fine if the chimney has two liners of which one is dedicated for the wood burning appliance but if they...
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Posted By sean_sarah

Inky, Just so you know up front I am not an...

Inky,

Just so you know up front I am not an expert on this subject but did go through the process of relining my own chimney this summer.

If he is installing an 8" ID liner, it would be very...
02-17-05, 01:50 PM
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Posted By sean_sarah

Thank you for your response. I called the...

Thank you for your response. I called the building supply store where I bought the drywall and believe they have what you describe.

What is the benefit of using the lite compound. I've already...
02-15-05, 05:24 PM
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Posted By sean_sarah

Coops28, I have some paper tape that has two...

Coops28,
I have some paper tape that has two metal strips (1/2" wide each) that are fixed in the center of tape. I used this for some off 90 degree angle inside corners. Is this the type of...
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