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Sorry I haven't gotten back to updating this...

Sorry I haven't gotten back to updating this thread. Too many irons in the fire. I finally had to make time to work on the boiler the other day, as it was getting progressively worse lately. When I...
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Posted By gary s.

Bump to the top. Any guesses?

Bump to the top. Any guesses?
11-04-08, 04:16 PM
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Posted By gary s.

I agree. Put on a good quality mask and add...

I agree. Put on a good quality mask and add insulation over it rather than disturb it. Even bad/old insulation has some r-value.
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Posted By gary s.

Boiler / Air Bleed Question

Last Spring I was having trouble with air in the lines. each morning when the thermostats kicked in I would be reminded of the problem when I would awake to the sound of air banging though the...
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Posted By gary s.

Is the floor sagging bad or just minor cracks?...

Is the floor sagging bad or just minor cracks? You might be able to snug the jacks up under the floor, just to keep it from getting worse. Then patch the cracks. It's really hard to say without...
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Is there any crawl space room where you can get...

Is there any crawl space room where you can get under it to shore it up? Maybe run a beam under the joists supported with screw jacks?

I had a wall between the living room & the bedroom (Since...
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I completely missed the 1980's part of your post,...

I completely missed the 1980's part of your post, sorry. I thought this was something you were planning to do now. :eek:
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Posted By gary s.

I used plywood & luan. We had anywhere from a...

I used plywood & luan. We had anywhere from a little to 1 1/2" difference in floors since the house has been added onto several times. In the worst cases I would put down the luan first and sandwich...
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12-30-07, 07:19 PM
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Posted By gary s.

Around here rotten egg smell is from high sulphur...

Around here rotten egg smell is from high sulphur content in the water. There are treatment systems that take the sulphur out. We are on city water that is treated so we don't have the problem, but...
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How is the original floor constructed? 2''x6'' or...

How is the original floor constructed? 2''x6'' or 2''x8'' or ????
16'' on center or ??? What's the overall span of the floor? /Floor joists?

It all depends how well the original floor was...
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Posted By gary s.

If it is a coolant leak, the leaking water will...

If it is a coolant leak, the leaking water will smell like anit-freeze / feel greasy. If there is water in the oil the oil on the dipstick will be milky white. Same with the radiator, there will be...
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Posted By gary s.

We have it fixed and the room temp. is holding at...

We have it fixed and the room temp. is holding at the thermostat setting even in these cold, very windy days. Thanks for everyones input.
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I was surprised when I first installed this...

I was surprised when I first installed this system that the pump on the furnace was able to pump up to the second floor. The place I bought the furnace from said it may or may not need a booster pump...
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Posted By gary s.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/pro70z28/He...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/pro70z28/Heatbaseboard.jpg

This is a rough (NOT TO SCALE) drawing of the baseboard main loop & the living room & office branches. If I had it to do again I...
12-26-07, 04:59 PM
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Posted By gary s.

If you are only using it for personal home use, I...

If you are only using it for personal home use, I just barrowed a small 7" diamond blade/wet saw from a friend of mine for our kitchen & bathroom. It worked great. It's small and I've seen them at...
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Posted By gary s.

I've got a Stihl and it works great. Always...

I've got a Stihl and it works great. Always starts, fairly light weight.
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Posted By gary s.

With Christmas, I've been busy and haven't had a...

With Christmas, I've been busy and haven't had a chance to get back with the solution to our living room heating problem. With a little more trouble shooting my Son Jeff found the valve for the...
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I forgot about the shear pins. Been there also,...

I forgot about the shear pins. Been there also, that could be the easy fix. Hopefully.
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Posted By gary s.

Sounds like the gears are stripped in the gear...

Sounds like the gears are stripped in the gear box. I've had that happen before too. Those brass gears & pot metal housings aren't very strong.
12-12-07, 12:24 PM
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Posted By gary s.

I know very little about furnaces, but is there a...

I know very little about furnaces, but is there a thermo limiter switch that could be acting up?
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Posted By gary s.

Thanks for the link to the information. I'll look...

Thanks for the link to the information. I'll look it over as soon as I have some time. That's my system "to a "T". :D (BAD PUN). :eek: My guess is it's going to to tell me what I suspected. I'm...
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Posted By gary s.

I just looked. I have a Grundfos 15-42.

I just looked. I have a Grundfos 15-42.
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Posted By gary s.

Yes. it's 1 - 1" single loop.(mono-flow). I...

Yes. it's 1 - 1" single loop.(mono-flow). I failed to mention the loop also makes a trip upstairs to 2 bedrooms first, then downstairs to the master bedroom, then to the living room & then finally to...
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Posted By gary s.

Cold Radiator circulation problem

Hi. I'm new to the forum & would like to ask a question.

4-5 years ago we put an addition on the house. I put a new boiler & copper plumbing in both the old and new sections of the house. I have...
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