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cement walk seperator gone

Put in a new cement porch a few years ago. At 2 major sections I separated the cement (entirely) with that sort of tar impregnated paper - about 1/2 in. thick. It has eaten away by the element now...
08-31-15, 04:40 PM
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Posted By knothandy

Update. Looks like 1 of 2 circulating pumps was...

Update. Looks like 1 of 2 circulating pumps was out. Will replace this week. Thanks all.
08-17-15, 06:39 AM
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Posted By knothandy

I will change to someone else. Sent emails to...

I will change to someone else. Sent emails to local suppliers named in waterfurnace's web site and didn't hear anything. Just need to get on the phone now I guess.

Thanks again.
08-16-15, 06:14 PM
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Posted By knothandy

Thanks for the quick feedback. All they did...

Thanks for the quick feedback.

All they did with the pumps was check the coolant level. It was slightly low so they topped it up. They just haven't been going after the pumps. Armed with this...
08-16-15, 03:57 PM
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Posted By knothandy

geothermal pumps dont seem to be working reliably

Closed loop Waterfurnance Envision outdoor spilt (blower in the unconditioned attic and pumps outside). Northern VA. 7 Years old. Worked great but now having A/C issue. Problem: when the...
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Posted By knothandy

Thanks both. It is primarily undisturbed soil so...

Thanks both. It is primarily undisturbed soil so I think I will remove some of the backfill and just build it up with crusher since it is such a small area.

Thanks again!
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Posted By knothandy

patio sub-base, compacting soil backfill

Building a paver patio with a 2'High X 4'Wide X 4"Deep area of soil backfill. It rained cats and dogs as soon as I finished leveling the soil and tamping the last layer of soil backfill. Now that...
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Posted By knothandy

marksr - Perfect. Thanks. I know it's really...

marksr - Perfect. Thanks. I know it's really infrastructure and not meant to be finished flooring but I'm going to give it a go anyway. Like many before me, I am sure. If it doesn't work out I can...
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Posted By knothandy

Best way to refurb indoor stair treads

Pulled the carpet. The stair wood is pine or poplar or something not very hard. Will paint the risers white. Want to just stain the treads. Rest of the house flooring is 3" red oak planks. Not a...
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Posted By knothandy

Pleasure! I think that's how its supposed to...

Pleasure! I think that's how its supposed to work.
11-15-11, 09:49 AM
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Posted By knothandy

I exchanged one of the 2W LEDs for a 4W CFL and...

I exchanged one of the 2W LEDs for a 4W CFL and that stopped it from glowing. I checked with a little incandecent night light and that worked too. Still wish there was a way to fix it at the...
11-15-11, 06:51 AM
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Posted By knothandy

So would I change both wall switches to double...

So would I change both wall switches to double pole or just one of them?
11-15-11, 05:26 AM
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Posted By knothandy

No lighting or timer in the switch. It would be...

No lighting or timer in the switch. It would be a totally basic light switch except that it is at the top of the stairs so there is one light switch at the bottom and one switch at the top of the...
11-15-11, 04:48 AM
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Posted By knothandy

LED bulb bleeding

My hallway light fixture uses 3 of the smaller screw-in bulbs. I just installed 3x2 Watt LED bulbs. Even with the switch "off" the bulbs glow at a very, very low intensity (you can barely see the...
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Posted By knothandy

post upgrade

Thanks. The current deck is 35 years old and two of the 4x4's need to be replaced. I thought I would bring them up to 6x6 to match the extended part of the deck but, in retrospect, I should...
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Posted By knothandy

post upgrade

I want to change an existing 4x4 post to a 6x6 post. The existing 4x4 post is nailed into a metal base cemented into the top of a frost-depth pier / footing. I dont want to dig up the pier /...
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Posted By knothandy

Makes sense. I did indeed tell him to get, and...

Makes sense. I did indeed tell him to get, and use, the mfctr instructions in the first place. But using the old parquet as a subfloor doesnt seem to be a problem. His house is similar to mine......
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Posted By knothandy

click together over old parquet over slab on grade

Hi - I have a friend who is asking if they cant just put their floating click on floor over their existing parquet which is just on top of their slab house. The parquet is those 4 square sheets with...
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Posted By knothandy

Wow. No takers? Maybe just an *exceptionally*...

Wow. No takers? Maybe just an *exceptionally* dumb question. Anyway, if it makes a difference, there is a drain in the water closet also. Doesnt smell but that could filter things through the...
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Posted By knothandy

Electric water heater closet as a return

Is there an issue (code or otherwise) using the water heater closet as a return air chase? Idea: move return intake to floor level as a direct through-the-wall grille between living space and the...
01-19-11, 09:28 AM
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Posted By knothandy

OK. Backing down from this one. I think if I...

OK. Backing down from this one. I think if I just seal said wall that will be improvement enough and I wont have to bump out the whole interior wall. It is the dryer vent penetraiton that is...
01-14-11, 03:57 AM
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Posted By knothandy

OK. Cut it back. Left 9" and installed a double...

OK. Cut it back. Left 9" and installed a double size terminal box since this aluminum doesnt coil up the same way that copper does. Used red wire nuts and a metalic blank with gasket over the...
01-14-11, 03:22 AM
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Posted By knothandy

Thanks guys - cant say that enough. The small...

Thanks guys - cant say that enough. The small one I am sure is a meter feed - I am going to rough in these pipes and cables (will leave them "accessable" just not hanging out like they are now). I...
01-13-11, 01:29 PM
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Posted By knothandy

Ya, it has all those signs. It is indeed clamped...

Ya, it has all those signs. It is indeed clamped below the meter... I just cant for the life of me figure out why someone would have un-clamped it above the meter... that end is just hanging there. ...
01-13-11, 12:51 PM
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Posted By knothandy

It's 6 or 7 wires, 12 to 14 gauge each, twisted...

It's 6 or 7 wires, 12 to 14 gauge each, twisted as one cable. Aluminum. Sheathing is black but no apparent markings - it is also bare / exposed for 2 feet or so. It comes out of the wall and is...
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