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04-16-12, 08:32 AM
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Dual Pane vs Low E Argon Patio Door

I'm thinking of replacing my patio door with either a dual pane slider door with blinds in between or low e argon patio slider door with grills.

Shop ThermaStar by Pella 70-3/4" Dual Pane Glass...
04-22-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,304
Posted By MikeyBoy

Rock Garden Weed

In the front lawn of my house is an oval rock garden that the previous owner tried to plant shrubs but never maintained it to a point where weeds were EVERYWHERE. Two years ago, I pulled out as much...
02-06-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,713
Posted By MikeyBoy

Both switches at the top and bottom of the stairs...

Both switches at the top and bottom of the stairs both have 3 cables: white, red and black.
02-06-11, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,713
Posted By MikeyBoy

From the voltage tester, I touched the red wire...

From the voltage tester, I touched the red wire to the ground wire in the switch and moved the black wire on the remaining white, red and black wires in the switch and nothing lights up.
02-06-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,713
Posted By MikeyBoy

I finally bought two different voltage testers at...

I finally bought two different voltage testers at Home Depot with the red and black wires just to make sure both give me the same results.

I have a 3-way light with a switch at the top and...
01-26-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,713
Posted By MikeyBoy

Before I deal with the motion light switch I need...

Before I deal with the motion light switch I need to find out which wires are hot. Is my non-contact voltage tester incorrect since it is beeping all the time?
01-26-11, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,572
Posted By MikeyBoy

Garage Windows or Not

I need to replace my garage door due to gaps and no insulation on the wooden garage door resulting in the garage room being as cold as outside and the room above the garage being cold too.

The...
01-25-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,713
Posted By MikeyBoy

Voltage Tester

I have plans to install a motion sensor switch on my stairwell lights. It's wired as a 3-way where there is a light switch at the top and bottom of the stairs. I am trying to figure out which wire...
01-18-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By MikeyBoy

Will insulating the basement ceiling and basement...

Will insulating the basement ceiling and basement cinderblock walls fix my drafty house keeping in mind that I do the rim joist insulation, weatherstripping around doors windows and light fixtures...
01-18-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By MikeyBoy

Basement Insulation

I have a half unfinished basement and half poured concrete crawl space with no insulation in the basement ceiling, rim joists or cinderblock walls? My house is drafty. I was advised insulating the...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,244
Posted By MikeyBoy

They gave me a about a 15 page report that...

They gave me a about a 15 page report that included results of the blower door test. I have a few questions:

- One of my issues is a cold room above my garage. My garage door has slight gaps on...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,244
Posted By MikeyBoy

Wellhome is the company. They did a full...

Wellhome is the company. They did a full inspection in basement, attic, blower door test, infrared camera. The test took over 4 hours.
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Views: 3,244
Posted By MikeyBoy

What kind of companies do I search for who can do...

What kind of companies do I search for who can do jobs like this?
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Views: 3,244
Posted By MikeyBoy

The report shows a $45/month savings or $540/yr...

The report shows a $45/month savings or $540/yr so it should be paid off in about 4 years. Since this is my first ever energy audit, I dont know how much I should believe in their calculations. I...
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Views: 3,244
Posted By MikeyBoy

I just got back the results from my WellHome...

I just got back the results from my WellHome energy audit and here are the recommendations:

- Air tightening in the attic and basement ($963)
- My current attic has R-25 insulation and recommends...
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Views: 3,244
Posted By MikeyBoy

- All the recessed cans in the house are new but...

- All the recessed cans in the house are new but they are non-ic. Is that something I should replace? How much ceiling damage will there be to replace existing recessed lighting?

- Since the...
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Views: 3,244
Posted By MikeyBoy

Energy Audits

Are home energy audits worth the money? I called three companies in northern NJ and they charge about $350 - $400 for a full energy audit with a blower test, thermal scan, etc. I live in a home...
Replies: 2
Views: 13,550
Posted By MikeyBoy

2011 Toyota Camry Gas Warning Light

I have a 2011 Toyota Camry and I noticed that the gas light comes on too early. When the gas light goes on the level is between E and 1/4. When I fill up the tank and the amount of gallons that is...
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By MikeyBoy

TV Stand "Doors"

I bought a Samsung 47" DLP and stand at PC Richards 4 years ago. This stand has two glass shelves for cable boxes, DVD players, etc. However, there are no front doors so my 10 month son is pulling...
09-07-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,575
Posted By MikeyBoy

Chevy Impala

My current 1995 Camry with 225K miles is on its last life. It has a major oil leak and would cost @ $1,500 to fix so I decided to start shopping for a new Sedan. I want a sedan that will have more...
Replies: 17
Views: 8,986
Posted By MikeyBoy

The plumber who said that he will use the same...

The plumber who said that he will use the same pipe will put a check valve on the water pressure pump. My primary sump pump also has a check valve. Does this mean it is OK to use the same discharge...
Replies: 17
Views: 8,986
Posted By MikeyBoy

I have spoken to a few plumbers and I've decided...

I have spoken to a few plumbers and I've decided that the battery backup pumps is too expensive for a system that relies on a battery that needs to be replaced every 3 years.

I would like to get...
Replies: 17
Views: 8,986
Posted By MikeyBoy

pkovo - are you referring to problems with the...

pkovo - are you referring to problems with the water powered pumps?

Are you saying that you kept your car running for 4 hours with this power inverter? Is that good for your car?
Replies: 17
Views: 8,986
Posted By MikeyBoy

My water pressure is at 65psi and the sump pump...

My water pressure is at 65psi and the sump pump was running every other minute.

Is the water pressure sump the best solution for me?
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Views: 8,986
Posted By MikeyBoy

Yes, we are on city water. What other pros/cons...

Yes, we are on city water. What other pros/cons are there with water pressure pumps besides water waste?

I looked at a standy-by generator but it costs too much. I'm OK with candles and dry...
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