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12-28-07, 06:56 AM
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Posted By BGehl

thanks again. The house is very old, which...

thanks again.

The house is very old, which greatly restricts many of the options.

I will let you all know what i end up doing.
12-25-07, 11:26 AM
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Views: 1,439
Posted By BGehl

just to provide an update in case anyone is...

just to provide an update in case anyone is reading this post in the future.

I put the baffles into the eaves pior to blowing in the insulation. The eaves ended up being over 6 foot in length...
12-25-07, 11:12 AM
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Posted By BGehl

Can anyone give some advice on the venting...

Can anyone give some advice on the venting question below?

thanks!
12-20-07, 06:47 AM
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Views: 1,439
Posted By BGehl

if the baffles are as easy to install as you...

if the baffles are as easy to install as you suggest, then maybe i can give them a try.

But how do i prevent the cellulose from blocking the actual vents in the soffit? it seems that even if i...
12-19-07, 01:27 PM
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Posted By BGehl

I was doing some more searching on this and found...

I was doing some more searching on this and found a good resource. in case anyone is looking at this post in the future, there is a relatively good step by step and video at this link...
12-19-07, 12:08 PM
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Posted By BGehl

thanks for the reply. Do i need to run a...

thanks for the reply.

Do i need to run a separate vent all the way up to the roof or can i tie back into the 3 inch drain line above where the p trap for the washer joins in. (is that called...
12-18-07, 06:08 PM
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Views: 1,439
Posted By BGehl

Tutorial for Blown in Cellulose?

Does any one know of a good step by step tutorial for blown in cellulose? A video of someone doing it would be best . .

I am looking to add about 8" to our attic and was told that it is very...
12-18-07, 05:54 PM
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Views: 1,130
Posted By BGehl

can a clotheswasher be "down stream" of a toilet?

hey guys,

we have a bathroom on our second floor. i am looking to create a first floor laundry by cutting into the drain lines from the second story bath.

a sink, shower/tub, and toilet are...
12-11-07, 09:09 AM
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Posted By BGehl

second opinion needed re. attic ventilation

i am working with a very well respected energy star contractor on improving the efficiency our our 100+ year old home.

he will be installing a furnace and new duct work.

I am going to add 6"-...
11-16-07, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By BGehl

thanks for the reply. is there anything...

thanks for the reply.

is there anything tricky to draining a tank? this is what i would expect, turn it off and let it cool down and then turn the knob near the bottom of the tank and drain it...
11-15-07, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By BGehl

thanks for the quick response.. . . does it...

thanks for the quick response.. . .

does it matter that the hot water tank is gas?
11-15-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By BGehl

winterizing for a week. . .

hey everyone,

my family is going out of town for a week for thanksgiving. the only heat we have right now is a wood burning stove because our boiler needs to be replaced.

we live in the...
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Views: 1,175
Posted By BGehl

Thats great, you guys just saved me a lot of work...

Thats great, you guys just saved me a lot of work and money!
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Posted By BGehl

well you all have me convinced that radiant is...

well you all have me convinced that radiant is not the way to go in this case (now i have to break it to the wife).

The last question i have is the placement of the convector or vertical radiator....
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Views: 1,175
Posted By BGehl

thanks for the response, but some of it is going...

thanks for the response, but some of it is going a little over my head. I think i can picture a vertical panel radiator, but i don't know what a TRV is?

As far as i can tell from what i have...
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Views: 1,175
Posted By BGehl

Radiant Floor Heat 101

We are renovating an old farm house that has a kitchen build over a concrete slab. The house has hot water baseboard heaters and we are going to install a wood burning stove before the winter.
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Posted By BGehl

I am picking up on this old thread with a bit of...

I am picking up on this old thread with a bit of an update. As a recap, i am trying to assess if my septic system, that has been unused for years, is viable.

For an unrelated reason, I decided...
08-18-07, 12:53 PM
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Views: 16,637
Posted By BGehl

There is a good picture of mosquito larve here: ...

There is a good picture of mosquito larve here:

http://www.cals.vt.edu/research/images/mosquito-larvae.jpg
08-18-07, 12:46 PM
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Views: 774
Posted By BGehl

Another piece at play here is that sometimes pple...

Another piece at play here is that sometimes pple like to support an individual or business that they have something in common with. For example, you might get your car fixed by a guy that you went...
08-14-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,663
Posted By BGehl

well, there wasn't a grease trap. I almost have...

well, there wasn't a grease trap. I almost have the whole pipe dug up from where it come out from the concrete slab to where it joins the main septic line outside the house. but i still cant get the...
08-14-07, 09:05 AM
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Views: 9,663
Posted By BGehl

Sounds like that could be what i have. i'll...

Sounds like that could be what i have. i'll start digging holes in the yard and see if i can find a greasy, buried treasure. the driveway is about four feet from the kitchen wall with the sink, so...
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Views: 17,286
Posted By BGehl

happy to have your input. what you makes sense. ...

happy to have your input. what you makes sense. i could see two metal plates on either end of the tank. The one on the house side was the entire width of the tank and i could hear the water...
08-13-07, 06:10 PM
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Views: 9,663
Posted By BGehl

i ran some water down there today and it would...

i ran some water down there today and it would only take a couple gallons before starting to backup. eventually it would drain out but very slowly.

i tried running a snake down it. i was able...
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Views: 17,286
Posted By BGehl

yeah it is pretty likely the dirt etc came in...

yeah it is pretty likely the dirt etc came in through the pipe.

How would i know if the leach field is plugged? How much fluid in the tank is too much?
08-13-07, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,663
Posted By BGehl

kitchen sink drain does not join the main. . . .

I am in the process of diagnosing the plumbing in this very old house of ours. I was surprised to realize that the kitchen sink drain does not join into the main drain stack anywhere inside the...
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