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Thanks. Sorry, ridge vs rigid confused me.

Thanks. Sorry, ridge vs rigid confused me.
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Thanks. What do you mean by "ridge...

Thanks. What do you mean by "ridge pipe"?
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Dryer Vent installation

I need to install a clothes dryer vent. It's a relatively long run and the pipe would have to run in between the joist in the ceiling. I'm attaching a picture of what that bay looks like now. My...
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Thanks, Joe. The hose does not suddenly blow...

Thanks, Joe. The hose does not suddenly blow off... while it's still attached, I can see it very slowly moving away from the dryer till it completely disconnects. I am not using a spring-loaded...
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Thanks, Bob. I may well be that I overtightened...

Thanks, Bob. I may well be that I overtightened the clamp. I'll check the pipe tonight.
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Unable to reattach dryer vent

I have a kind of a silly problem. About a year ago, I attached a dryer vent to the dryer exhaust using a regular 4 inch clamp. A couple of days ago the vent disconnected while the dryer was...
02-14-18, 03:17 PM
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The temperature inside the crawl space during the...

The temperature inside the crawl space during the warm months when the boiler is not running (or almost not running) is pretty much the same as the basement (which is finished and at the same level...
02-14-18, 03:10 PM
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Hi Bud, the floor is concrete (although kind of...

Hi Bud, the floor is concrete (although kind of crumbling in spots) and no vents.
02-14-18, 01:38 PM
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Insulating crawl space ceiling

I have a crawl space in my house located directly under the family room. The only thing in the crawl space is the boiler, so it can get quite warm in there, especially in the winter. For some...
01-14-18, 01:17 PM
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Posted By davidm

Oil heat, and heat and hot water are included.

Oil heat, and heat and hot water are included.
01-14-18, 05:40 AM
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Huge gas bills

My daughter moved out of the house a few months ago and now renting a small apartment with a roomate. Gas in that apartment is used for cooking only. The first month, they received a normal, small...
12-02-17, 10:57 AM
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Gas oven accidentally left on for a couple of days

My daughter, a college student, accidentally left the gas oven in her apartment on for a couple of days. Neither she nor her roomate noticed it was on (I don't understand how that could happen, but...
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Thanks everyone. You've given me some ideas to...

Thanks everyone. You've given me some ideas to follow up on.
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Haven't talked to the service company yet. There...

Haven't talked to the service company yet. There is a fuel gauge on the tank that has been quite accurate for years, so I have no reason to mistrust it, and it clearly shows considerable increase in...
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Boiler seems to be using much more oil than before

I have an energy kinetics system 2000 boiler in my house. A few weeks ago my oil company did its regular yearly maintenance/cleaning. Ever since, I've noticed much higher oil usage than what's...
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Thank you everyone for your advice!

Thank you everyone for your advice!
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Posted By davidm

Thanks! The problem I have is that we haven't...

Thanks! The problem I have is that we haven't been able to unscrew that dome nut (at about 3:00 into the video). The whole body keeps turning.
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Thanks. I was given an $800 estimate and thought...

Thanks. I was given an $800 estimate and thought it was way too high, but apparently it may not be.
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Here is the picture. I was told to replace the...

Here is the picture. I was told to replace the whole valve assembly.
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Replacing tub and shower valve assembly

I need to replace a tub and shower valve assembly in my bathroom (the tub faucet keeps dripping and it seems to be impossible to just repair it). I'm wondering what would be the reasonable price for...
11-21-16, 06:48 AM
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Posted By davidm

rattling noise from the oil tank

For the last couple of weeks I've been hearing sort of a rattling noise coming from my oil tank (which is in the garage). At least, it seems like it's coming from the oil tank, it could be the line...
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There is a K600 at the end of 665.1379, but that...

There is a K600 at the end of 665.1379, but that I believe is just for color. So the full model number is 665.1379K600.

Right now, since late yesterday, I can't even get to drain at all.

I...
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It's a Kenmore Elite model 665.1379. I...

It's a Kenmore Elite model 665.1379.

I actually just ran it tonight, and in addition to long stops, it never drained -- there was still water at the bottom when it stopped. Then I tried to run...
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Posted By davidm

Dishwasher issue

The last few months, my dishwasher has been acting somewhat strangely. During the cycle it would stop and nothing seems to be happening for a long time, about 20-30 minutes. Then it resumes...
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Posted By davidm

I actually did that yesterday, and the input...

I actually did that yesterday, and the input light for that zone was not on (the output light for that zone on the right side was on), but the baseboards were hot and the toekick heater kept blowing...
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