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07-08-19, 06:21 PM
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Posted By engrav

device to read smart electric meter?

Hi

Have a PSE smart Cellnet Focus kWh electrical meter but...

The daily kWh reads often fails on the PSE web page
and
the meter is set with a multiplier of 80

both of which makes managing...
03-17-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By engrav

Now 10 months since last earthworm in second...

Now 10 months since last earthworm in second story toilet. Gotta conclude they get in thru the roof vent (from bird droppings, leaves, whatever). And that flush of plumbing vents removed 'em.
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Posted By engrav

dimensions of openings in screen under ridge cap?

Hi

Have a metal roof with ridge cap and screened vent. Suspect insects are entering through the screen. What size openings are proper for screen vent under a ridge cap?

And
what is a proper...
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Views: 516
Posted By engrav

Hi. I read that on the web. But would not be...

Hi. I read that on the web. But would not be cheap and flexible aluminum is still Ok in WA State code so.....
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By engrav

thanks will try 'em all is there no store...

thanks
will try 'em all
is there no store bought connector that has a larger flange so that the holes are further from the 4" hole?
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By engrav

how to secure dryer vent to drywall

Hi

Need to pass dryer vent through drywall, no close studs. See pic.

Holes in the drywall are worn and holes in the dryer connection device are too close to the dryer vent hole to use the...
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By engrav

connect 2" downspout to gutter

Hi

Need to connect 2" round downspout to 6" half round gutter but...

Cannot find the device to do that

Any ideas for a supplier who has this?

Thanks
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Views: 319
Posted By engrav

how to fill a gap

Am using Schluter All-Set thinset for slate round an OLD pool over Ditra. Is working. But a question please…

See pic below.

The coping is a cement cantilever slab. With a horizontal slate on...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-05-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By engrav

how to set Liang recirc pump Vario gauge

Hi
Have Laing hot water recirc pump. Works but...
There is a dial on it (Vario dial) and manual says nothing about how to set / adjust.
I think model # is LHB08100081.
When would I adjust it?...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By engrav

Am now wondering about dimensions. is 32 wide...

Am now wondering about dimensions.
is 32 wide and 30 high and 24 deep. Does not seem to match standards found on the web.
Thanks.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By engrav

Hi So I did the smoke test Burned some...

Hi
So I did the smoke test
Burned some newspaper
Smoke went up nicely but...
When paper fire went out I could see smoke debris coming back down and floating into the room and the odor was apparent
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Views: 503
Posted By engrav

lost my old stubby fat wide blade screwdriver

Had an old stubby (say 6" long) screwdriver with wide blade (say ˝")
Useful for large slotted screws
Lost it, damn

Cannot find replacement on the web

Any ideas where to buy?

thanks
Forum: Water Heaters
03-07-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By engrav

but a puzzle Our well water is hard. But that...

but a puzzle
Our well water is hard. But that usually leaves a white filmy residue. This sediment is particulate and brown.
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Views: 1,164
Posted By engrav

As others are suggesting, if the basement room is...

As others are suggesting, if the basement room is sealed from the outside (where replacement air ultimately must come from) then it could well have draft problems. If the smoke test fails repeat with...
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By engrav

You can increase the cycle time by setting a...

You can increase the cycle time by setting a larger differential temperature.
I thought about that. But heat guy said best to leave it on "auto" so I did. But I could try a diff of 20 and see if...
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Views: 730
Posted By engrav

But I think there was a thread here not long ago...

But I think there was a thread here not long ago where the opinion (expert I think) was that in some of these smarter systems (like yours) frequent short run times of a few minutes was fine.

Heat...
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Views: 1,164
Posted By engrav

Wild guess, try leaving the basement door open,...

Wild guess, try leaving the basement door open, see if the fireplace draws.better.

Will try this. I tried the burn paper test in the upper fireplace and smoke went up nicely. Cannot try the...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-07-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By engrav

Ok probably time to then have plumber 1)...

Ok
probably time to then have plumber
1) check tub for "galvanized nipple" and
2) clean hot water tank
thanks
Forum: Water Heaters
03-06-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By engrav

Hi so did this test ran hot water from...

Hi
so did this test
ran hot water from bathroom lavatory: little to no sediment
ran hot water from shower in tub; little to no sediment
ran hot water from tub spout; lotsa sediment
ran hot water...
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Views: 1,164
Posted By engrav

Has the problem fireplace ever drawn well or has...

Has the problem fireplace ever drawn well or has it always had a problem?

Don’t really know this as we have not lived here long and this fireplace is rarely used.

Both look to be inside...
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By engrav

actually, it might be correct was in garage...

actually, it might be correct
was in garage today and heard pumps running so went over
Boil Trg was 167 and Sup158
boiler ran 3"40s
outside temp is near 50, tstats set on 55
maybe when outside...
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By engrav

Ok, thanks might be time to query Tekmar tech...

Ok, thanks
might be time to query Tekmar tech support
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By engrav

Hi & thanks I did clear both at the same time ...

Hi & thanks
I did clear both at the same time
and overnight
Boil Fire went up 2 and Boil Cycle went up 31
2*60/31 is 3.9
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Views: 1,164
Posted By engrav

Hi and thanks How much of the chimney is...

Hi and thanks

How much of the chimney is exposed to the outside environment?
3 or 4’ pic below

Is more of it exposed to the outside elements, (greater distance above the roof), than the...
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Views: 1,164
Posted By engrav

three story chimney too tall?

Hi

Have house with two fireplaces. One has two story chimney and draws fine. Other has three story chimney and does not draw well, room gets smokey.

Is three stories just too much? Or should...
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