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12-10-14, 01:09 PM
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It's a Honeywell th8320u1008. I've looked...

It's a Honeywell th8320u1008.

I've looked through the manual and can't find anything, but maybe it's a super secret non-consumer setting.
12-10-14, 12:16 PM
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Views: 907
Posted By smalc

Thanks for the reply. It is a 3.5 Ton York. The...

Thanks for the reply. It is a 3.5 Ton York. The numbers I see on the installation invoice are:
HP - YHJF42S41S1
COIL - FC64D3XN1
FURNACE - TM9X100C16MP11
12-10-14, 11:48 AM
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Can I change heat pump switch over temperature ?

I have a dual fuel electric/propane heat pump about 3 years old. The installer set the switch over temp to 40 degrees. He said they usually set them at 35, but since we were new to heat pumps (coming...
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Ok, I can see that being an issue. But I know I...

Ok, I can see that being an issue. But I know I have seen many less than 18", with just 1 or 2 steps in.

A breezeway would solve that issue. How about regular entrance doors?
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Mimimizing step-up into basement house

So we may be building a new home in the future and want it to be wheelchair accessible (or somewhat easy to make accessible in the future).

I know slab foundations are preferred for accessible...
09-14-12, 02:25 PM
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Views: 2,618
Posted By smalc

Yes, I didn't want the trim on the bottom. At...

Yes, I didn't want the trim on the bottom. At least not yet. I was thinking I would cover the end with 1/4" plywood, then put on the trim. So should I create overhangs on the sides of the treads? And...
09-14-12, 10:30 AM
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Posted By smalc

How to treat side of stairs

Attached is a picture of the last couple steps into basement, below a 90 degree turn landing. The stairs will be carpeted and the basement floor will be laminate. My question for you flooring guys is...
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Views: 4,197
Posted By smalc

An additional 6 mil moisture barrier IS...

An additional 6 mil moisture barrier IS recommended with the Quiet Walk over concrete.

I went with Lumber Liquidators' Eco Silent...
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Posted By smalc

Moisture barrier for laminate over concrete

So assuming you are using a separate moisture barrier over a concrete slab for laminate installation, what is acceptable? Is the blue sheeting sold as moisture barrier any better than general purpose...
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Views: 16,276
Posted By smalc

So the Trimbonder product XSleeper mentions can...

So the Trimbonder product XSleeper mentions can be used for PVC (their website says CPVC)?
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Views: 16,276
Posted By smalc

Thanks for the replies. So is this product...

Thanks for the replies. So is this product actually CPVC, even though they just call it vinyl?
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Views: 16,276
Posted By smalc

Painting vinyl brick moulding

What's the best method/materials to paint vinyl brick moulding? Specifically, this product...
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Thanks marksr. What you see is actually the metal...

Thanks marksr. What you see is actually the metal corner, the previous (and first) color was a beige. I realize the corners are a problem area, but it rubs off a little to easy for such an expensive...
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Views: 208,731
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It's had plenty of time to cure, months and it...

It's had plenty of time to cure, months and it still does it. I wouldn't it "peels"- not by itself anyway. Something rubs hard against it, then it comes off in big pieces. (and my 4 and 6 year olds...
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Views: 208,731
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I've used quite a bit of SW Duration lately...

I've used quite a bit of SW Duration lately (always waiting to get a discount coupon!). I've been impressed by the coverage, except when trying to paint red over a light color. Gave up on that and...
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Views: 2,604
Posted By smalc

That's what I thought. Maybe they had a lot of...

That's what I thought. Maybe they had a lot of asphalt to move. I wrote above it was a local company, but I was mistaken, they are more of a southeast regional company...
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Views: 2,604
Posted By smalc

Metal Roof Maintenance?

There has been a huge amount of hail damage to roofing in our area, it's like the wild west of roofers here.

I fortunately had no damage, but I heard something very odd (to me)the other day. A...
11-22-10, 01:02 PM
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Views: 11,352
Posted By smalc

In my very limited electrical experience I've...

In my very limited electrical experience I've seen two fail-sort of.

The first was probably user error. I pulled out a switch to look in the box and a wire pulled free from the push-in. I assume...
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Views: 1,260
Posted By smalc

Thanks for the advice guys.

Thanks for the advice guys.
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Views: 1,260
Posted By smalc

Should I rent an airless sprayer?

I need to paint the inside of an outbuilding. The building is 8x10 by 8-foot tall, with one divider wall inside. There is no interior sheathing so it would be painting the backside of the siding...
02-09-09, 07:38 AM
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Views: 4,613
Posted By smalc

Ok, I am starting to warm up to the ENT approach....

Ok, I am starting to warm up to the ENT approach. What diameter would I need for the 3 hot, 1 neutral, and ground? This will be a dedicated 20 amp circuit.
02-08-09, 08:57 PM
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Views: 4,613
Posted By smalc

She wasn't old enough to be retired, but seemed...

She wasn't old enough to be retired, but seemed pretty knowledgable. She had wired one of these units before, she said.
02-08-09, 08:53 PM
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Views: 4,613
Posted By smalc

Thanks, what is the reason for the metal box...

Thanks, what is the reason for the metal box requirement? If the neutrals are not tied together, will I have one loose?
02-06-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,613
Posted By smalc

So I went to Home Depot to see if they had 12/4...

So I went to Home Depot to see if they had 12/4 or 12/2/2/. They didn't, although they had a 12/2/2 sign on their cut by the foot display.
Anyway, their electrical person advised me to use a 12/2...
01-30-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,613
Posted By smalc

Thanks for the replies. No, there are not...

Thanks for the replies. No, there are not separate neutrals. I don't have the switch or unit yet, but I have the wiring diagrams. I guess I'll go the 12/4 or 12/2/2 route if I can get a short length...
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