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Today, 12:48 PM
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Posted By manden

All I use is a piece of plywood cut to the...

All I use is a piece of plywood cut to the correct size and tied down with ropes over the winter.

In summer I do not recommend anything on the condenser unit as it will reduce air flow.
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Posted By manden

Take a look at closed cell foam board 1 1/2 "...

Take a look at closed cell foam board
1 1/2 " should get you about R7
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Posted By manden

Plug the unit in and let it run for 15 minutes or...

Plug the unit in and let it run for 15 minutes or so.
Now look at the evaporator coils they should have a fairly even coating of frost on them.

If there is no frost or just frost in one area...
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Posted By manden

Check the lint screen and the holes in the dryer...

Check the lint screen and the holes in the dryer drum area.

Often over time fabric softener can coat these cause air flow problems.
Lint filter is the most common and has to be cleaned with soap...
Yesterday, 01:13 PM
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Posted By manden

That is probably the way it is mounted. Check...

That is probably the way it is mounted.
Check that it is not painted into the wall.
Perhaps in the past someone painted and did not know how to remove it so the paint is holding it.
If this is the...
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Posted By manden

Sounds like a defrost problem. Remove the...

Sounds like a defrost problem.

Remove the cover at the back of the freezer compartment so you can see the evaporator/freezer coils.
Check the coils if they are frosted over to the point that the...
Yesterday, 11:59 AM
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Posted By manden

I also doubt that they are load bearing. Is...

I also doubt that they are load bearing.

Is the base on top of the hardwood.
Does the top have gyprock above it?

If yes then odds are high that they are just decorative.
If they were load...
Yesterday, 08:12 AM
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Posted By manden

What is the current BTU rating of the system? ...

What is the current BTU rating of the system?

If I remember correctly electric recommendation is 10 watts per square foot with an 8 foot ceiling.
My experience has been that this is OK for...
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Posted By manden

If you can confirm that the compressor is running...

If you can confirm that the compressor is running but there is not cooling then it is a sealed system problem and probably not worth fixing as you need a pro and it will be expensive.

If it hums...
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Posted By manden

What do you mean by bumps? Paint drips, paint...

What do you mean by bumps?
Paint drips, paint bubbles, siding swelling etc.
10-12-19, 09:53 AM
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Posted By manden

Have you investigated a zoning variance. ...

Have you investigated a zoning variance.

Usually if the zoning department is reasonable and your neighbor is OK with it it will go through.

If you do not get along with the neighbor then you...
10-12-19, 05:19 AM
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Posted By manden

Marq1, I was replying to skeeter_ca's post.

Marq1, I was replying to skeeter_ca's post.
10-12-19, 05:09 AM
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Posted By manden

Yes I would say this is a job for a structural...

Yes I would say this is a job for a structural engineer.
Not just approve it but design it.

You did not say why you wanted to do this seems but like a lot of trouble.
10-11-19, 02:41 PM
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Posted By manden

Sistering is better than nothing. I am not a...

Sistering is better than nothing.
I am not a structural engineer so am not qualified to say if this is the best option.

First I would check to see if they are bowing down now.
Also check for ant...
10-11-19, 02:16 PM
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Posted By manden

I would use the foil insulated.Buy decent...

I would use the foil insulated.Buy decent quality.

For condensation to happen on the outside of the pipe your house would have to be very cold.
10-11-19, 01:37 PM
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Posted By manden

Inside corners are easy. Just butt it against...

Inside corners are easy.
Just butt it against the existing wall.
I am assuming that the stone will cover the short wall your palm is facing.
If yes then I would paint about an inch of that black...
10-11-19, 12:44 PM
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Posted By manden

Take a look at the following at the 1 minute 10...

Take a look at the following at the 1 minute 10 second mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq0mRGBtNvI
10-11-19, 08:59 AM
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Posted By manden

Dumb question: Why sheep wool?

Dumb question: Why sheep wool?
10-11-19, 08:46 AM
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Posted By manden

They make a rod that just hangs from your...

They make a rod that just hangs from your original rod.
Usually the length of this rod is adjustable.
Height can also be adjustable on some.

Not the sturdiest thing in the world but it should do...
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Posted By manden

1/4" per foot. The way it was explained to me...

1/4" per foot.
The way it was explained to me if it is much more than this the water will run ahead and leave the solids behind.

You do have to make sure that the pipe is properly supported.
If...
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Posted By manden

Is it code that your sump run into the septic...

Is it code that your sump run into the septic field.

If not why not just pump it out onto the yard all the time.
10-11-19, 04:05 AM
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Posted By manden

Your attic sounds like it is more complicated...

Your attic sounds like it is more complicated than just an open area.
I cannot visualize the kitchen roof and the two walls one person was going to insulate.

You my also have a ventilation...
10-11-19, 03:26 AM
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Posted By manden

Cannot say if it will sink. Depends on what is...

Cannot say if it will sink.
Depends on what is supporting it now.
Also what type of soil it is on etc. etc.
Too many variables.

Why not wait till you get a proper foundation under it?
Forum: Water Heaters
10-11-19, 01:18 AM
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Posted By manden

Yes shut it down ASAP, Water and electricity do...

Yes shut it down ASAP,
Water and electricity do not get along.
Forum: Water Heaters
10-10-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By manden

I would not worry about getting the old tank out...

I would not worry about getting the old tank out unless it prdates new walls etc.

Get the new one in and installed.
One thing to watch out for is the dimensions. A 50 gallon today likely will not...
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