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11-15-11, 12:39 PM
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Thanks to everyone for their responses and ideas...

Thanks to everyone for their responses and ideas to fight with these people (Zorfdt - I didn't know they actually send summons before shutting you off, I just thought this "letter" was kind of a last...
11-11-11, 01:55 PM
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Posted By stuck_old_house

Yes, that's what is bothering me too. If it is my...

Yes, that's what is bothering me too. If it is my meter and I purchase it, then why does the water company want to replace it? I don't know.
I talked to a local plumber and he can replace the valve...
11-03-11, 08:45 AM
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Views: 33,573
Posted By stuck_old_house

I called the water company and they told me that...

I called the water company and they told me that I own the meter. In my city, the customer buys the meter. I asked her to refer me to some documentation and she told me to go to their website and...
11-02-11, 08:28 PM
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Posted By stuck_old_house

Thank you for all your responses. Mike -The...

Thank you for all your responses.

Mike -The meter and the valves are actually on my property, (on the side of the house in a pit and not in the street) so they can easily put it on me. However,...
11-02-11, 07:23 PM
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Posted By stuck_old_house

The water company guy that came to swap the meter...

The water company guy that came to swap the meter told me that it was my responsibility to have it replaced, since the city is only responsible for the plumbing up to the street, anything after that...
11-02-11, 05:28 PM
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Posted By stuck_old_house

Replacing shut off valve on the water main line

So I have this old house that never had a curb valve to shut the water. The water meter is outside the house inside a pit. It does have a valve that rotates, but it is broken (does not shut off the...
05-05-10, 12:58 PM
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Posted By stuck_old_house

How to fix etched marble

I destroyed a couple marble tiles by dropping vinegar on the floor which wasn't cleaned for at least a couple hours. :wall: Now these tiles look like they are dull. I feel so bad about it.
Is there...
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Views: 1,862
Posted By stuck_old_house

Thanks for your reply, I'll probably go with the...

Thanks for your reply, I'll probably go with the unit that qualifies for the tax rebate. I'm still getting more quotes. I have a newbie question though. What is the difference between and Air Handler...
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Views: 1,862
Posted By stuck_old_house

Thank you guys for your responses. I had two...

Thank you guys for your responses.
I had two contractors come out so far.

Guy # 1 took wall to wall measurements on each floor and did some calculations on his notebook and told me that I will...
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Views: 1,862
Posted By stuck_old_house

Switching to Central Air conditioning and forced hot air

We have given up on our steam heat system that leaks water every year and ends up in costly repairs and have decided to have it replaced with HVAC (I hope that's the correct term).

I wanted to ask...
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Posted By stuck_old_house

Tried all the tricks.. sprayed WD-40..waited a...

Tried all the tricks.. sprayed WD-40..waited a day, tried the chisel method as well, but it won't budge..

Took some pictures after taking the top plate off, maybe someone can tell me a way to take...
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Views: 19,852
Posted By stuck_old_house

Deadbolt won't open

OK, the deadbolt on the exterior door to the backyard won't open. The knob would turn but the bolt won't move at all and so the door won't open. I don't know what happened to it during this cold...
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Views: 1,654
Posted By stuck_old_house

Just wondering if someone can answer my question...

Just wondering if someone can answer my question below about the water flowing out of the low water cutoff non-stop when the valve is opened.
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Views: 1,654
Posted By stuck_old_house

The drain valve was totally plugged. I put my...

The drain valve was totally plugged. I put my finger inside the pipe and I could feel the debris, I then took a screwdriver to
try and gently remove it and it seemed to have taken out the blockage....
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Views: 7,358
Posted By stuck_old_house

I called a few guys off craigslist. One quoted...

I called a few guys off craigslist. One quoted $500 over the phone without looking, I wasn't sure about him. The other two said they can come and look, never showed up. :mad:

I will keep looking.
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Views: 81,018
Posted By stuck_old_house

DavidB512, What kind of steam heat system do you...

DavidB512, What kind of steam heat system do you have? One pipe, two pipe?

Do you have an automatic water feeder? Do you see a device that automatically triggers when water level goes too low?
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Posted By stuck_old_house

Can I replace this valve on the sight glass on my boiler?

The shutoff valves on the sight glass on my steam boiler have rusted pretty badly.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff267/stuck_old_house/IMG_2954.jpg

I'm wondering if I can replace just the...
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Views: 1,414
Posted By stuck_old_house

Ok, I ended up buying the entire feeder because...

Ok, I ended up buying the entire feeder because the cost difference between just the cartridge and the feeder was only $50 and I wasn't sure if I was going to need to replace the entire thing.

I...
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Views: 1,654
Posted By stuck_old_house

Low water cut-off question - Please help!!!

Is it normal for the low water cutoff to not release any sediments/water? Can it ever be completely dry? In my steam boiler, I opened the low water cut off valve to clean out any sediments it might...
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Views: 1,414
Posted By stuck_old_house

Thanks Grady, I'll look into that. It was about...

Thanks Grady, I'll look into that. It was about $20 on ebay but the listing expired before I could purchase it. :wall:

Back to the point of maintenance, what should I do in this situation to...
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Views: 1,414
Posted By stuck_old_house

Furd, I realize that. I'm a victim of a realtor...

Furd, I realize that. I'm a victim of a realtor who is a liar and a house inspector who didn't give a **** about how his poor quality of work can affect people.

Anyway, they both told me that the...
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Views: 1,414
Posted By stuck_old_house

posting more pictures of the boiler, maybe...

posting more pictures of the boiler, maybe someone can help me on this?

Thanks

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff267/stuck_old_house/IMG_2905.jpg

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Views: 876
Posted By stuck_old_house

No, I don't think it's possible to do that with...

No, I don't think it's possible to do that with one boiler. There is technically no way of finding out who is responsible for how much oil consumption.
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Views: 1,414
Posted By stuck_old_house

The pipe to the feeder is fine, I think it's the...

The pipe to the feeder is fine, I think it's the other end (that goes to the boiler that is either plugged or something) When I opened the water feeder, I could tell the water was coming into the...
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Views: 1,553
Posted By stuck_old_house

I have covered the near boiler (Steam heat)...

I have covered the near boiler (Steam heat) piping with this insulation from HD/Lowes.

It worked for me last winter with no issues. Is it a hazard? Should I remove it from the near boiler pipes?...
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