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08-22-19, 01:32 PM
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Not possible. All ceilings are finished. ...

Not possible. All ceilings are finished. Correct, wifi. I've got cameras and sensors all over the house - all battery operated. I'm surprised that there are no battery operated wifi tstats.
08-21-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By RichD

Battery Operated Wireless Thermostat

Is anyone building a reliable battery operated wireless thermostat yet? I have a two wire (no C wire), heat only system. I'd prefer not to install transformers.
12-21-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By RichD

Double hung windows water leak

Looking for some input regarding my leaking windows.

I have a number of windows in my house that are leaking water into the walls. I cannot find the source of the leaks. These are double...
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Views: 446
Posted By RichD

Not necessarily cheap. Been doing more...

Not necessarily cheap. Been doing more research. I don't think I can do much until I correct the pitting. I'll need to grind at least a portion of the floor. Then I can consider recoating with a...
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Views: 446
Posted By RichD

Garage Floor Pitting

My 2 car garage floor is heavily pitted likely due to 35 years of road salt and water. Iíd like to seal it without making a huge project. Someone had recommending grinding it smooth, then coating...
05-19-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,746
Posted By RichD

My 2 cents. Iím trying to make the same...

My 2 cents. Iím trying to make the same decision. My 25 year old oil burner (2100 sq ft home, hot water system) needs to be replaced. Iíve done some research and looked through these forums. A...
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Views: 1,986
Posted By RichD

It's actually a PV8-4. Oil fired.

It's actually a PV8-4. Oil fired.
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Posted By RichD

Burnham model PVH?

Hi .. Im looking for some on-line info for a Burnham model PVH4 WT-TBWF boiler. I have a quote from my dealer, but can't find info on the unit. Nothing on the Burnham site either. Any help...
05-10-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By RichD

Gas vs Oil

I'm in the process of getting quotes to replace my 25 year old hot water oil burner. With the out of control oil prices, should I switch to natural gas? My local gas company will wave the charge...
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Views: 1,990
Posted By RichD

Thanks all. This is helpful. I'm in the process...

Thanks all. This is helpful. I'm in the process of getting quotes for a replacement boiler. Another question: The old Burnham boiler is stamped, "104,310 Net BTU / Hr". Is net BTU the standard...
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Views: 1,990
Posted By RichD

Boiler effeciency?

I'm comparing the annual heating costs of a new 80% vs a 90% boiler system. Is it as simple as saying that 20% of the oil used is wasted with a 80% system vs 10% for a 90%?
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Views: 681
Posted By RichD

Internet Explorer (IE7).

Internet Explorer (IE7).
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Posted By RichD

Maximizing windows

Maybe a silly question, but for the life of me I can't keep my window size maximized. Works fine when I use the max button or drag the corner, but the next time I go to a page, it's reverted back to...
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Views: 1,240
Posted By RichD

Do you mean the floor is not level?

Do you mean the floor is not level?
01-01-08, 08:04 AM
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Views: 9,680
Posted By RichD

I can't help with your plumbing questions #1 & 2,...

I can't help with your plumbing questions #1 & 2, but I recall my neighbor doing a similar project. He rented a small electric jack-hammer to chisel throught the concrete. I doubt your skill saw...
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Views: 742
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I did the same thing on a much smaller deck. I...

I did the same thing on a much smaller deck. I reused the original 20+ year old posts and floor framing. It was pressure treated and in good shape. I replaced the decking (structurally sound, but...
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Views: 2,024
Posted By RichD

How to finish a rough garage floor

I'd like to appy a sealer or epoxy finish to my 20 yr old, 2 car garage floor. Unfortunately, the original finish is rough. It's somewhat course and sandy when swept. From previous posts, I know...
12-18-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,587
Posted By RichD

It all depends on how you want to use the space. ...

It all depends on how you want to use the space. If it's simply for storage and maybe playspace for the kids, just repaint the pine and put a fresh coat on the floor. If it's living space... extra...
12-18-07, 08:08 AM
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Posted By RichD

You could use silicone, but a very thin bead. ...

You could use silicone, but a very thin bead. Othewise, it will smosh :rolleyes: onto the visible part of the glass. I might also install a few points for more security. I agree with the rattles -...
12-17-07, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By RichD

Since the stain is now absorbed into the grout,...

Since the stain is now absorbed into the grout, you'll need to remove that grout from the affected area. You can buy a grout "ripper" from most stores. This is a hand tool that allows you to grind...
12-17-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By RichD

What kind of lines? It sounds like you may have...

What kind of lines? It sounds like you may have sanded too deeply creating an uneven surface. Or sand paper was too course. Either way, the stain will absord into the deeper scratches...
12-10-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By RichD

Installing a dead bolt on a steel door

I need to install a new deadbolt on an old steel entry door. I've done it on wood doors but can I use the same hole saw on steel?
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By RichD

Need Spark plug Number?

hi... I;m looking for a plug for a Techumseh HMSK80 Snow Thrower. I have a Champion J17LM plug now, but I'm not sure it's correct. Let me know if this is correct.

I've yet to find a chart on...
10-29-07, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,268
Posted By RichD

Can't quite tell you the type of wood. It may...

Can't quite tell you the type of wood. It may even be birch - quite common for cabinets in the 60's. Did the stipper lift any of the finish? From your picture, it appears that the stripped area...
10-29-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By RichD

Model # RS7111.

Model # RS7111.
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