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03-18-08, 08:08 AM
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Garden Fence

Hi,

I'm planning to install a fence around a new vegetable garden and plan to use wood posts embedded in concrete at the corners. My wife will not allow me to use any pressure treated wood...
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Corroded oil line

I'll replace the oil lines. What is the correct way of routing them? What should they be covered with? Do I need a pro to replace them, or can I do this myself?

Thanks.
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Cutting pipes

Grady, I understand the pipe cutting bit. However, I want to be certain about which line to cap. In the second picture, the right-most copper line (the one with the drain on it past the elbow) has...
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Grady, when you mentioned the "house side," I...

Grady, when you mentioned the "house side," I assume that you meant the pipe where the cold water enters the coil.

Photos of the boiler are at:
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Tankless coil

Thanks, Grady, for the reply. If I cap both the inflow and outflow ports, would that suffice? If I leave the aquastat alone, would I be ok?
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Disabling tankless coil

I gained access to the outflow port on the tankless coil on my oil-fired boiler. It is so corroded that the water flow is a mere trickle, which explains why it is so difficult to take a shower. ...
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Posted By jbmgt

As promised, although a day late, I've posted...

As promised, although a day late, I've posted some photos of the boiler.

http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/ajberezo/Boiler/

Can anyone estimate what a complete replacement will cost. ...
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Thanks. I'll post some pictures tomorrow.

Thanks. I'll post some pictures tomorrow.
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Posted By jbmgt

Thanks, KField, I suspected as much. What would...

Thanks, KField, I suspected as much. What would you recommend as a replacement, including any devices to ensure that such "dry firing" does not occur again?
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Posted By jbmgt

Boiler Blowout

Hi,

This post relates to a 31-year old Burnham gas-fired boiler in a steam heating system. Two days ago the boiler was working properly (giving heat). Yesterday, something happened which caused...
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Thanks, furd. I don't like gate valves, period. ...

Thanks, furd. I don't like gate valves, period. If I have to, I will replace them with ball valves. However, I am still not sure what purpose any valves on the branch circuits serve, other than to...
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Posted By jbmgt

I posted pictures of two of the valves. They are...

I posted pictures of two of the valves. They are at:

http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/ajberezo/?action=view&current=PA220038.jpg

I don't know if the system ever had anti-freeze in it,...
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Thanks, furd. Your suggestion is the way to go. ...

Thanks, furd. Your suggestion is the way to go. After your post, I looked into indirect water heaters and the concept seems simple. In your opinion, is this something that a reasonably-handy...
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Thanks, furd, for the reply. It takes...

Thanks, furd, for the reply. It takes significantly longer to fill a glass with hot water than it does with cold water. And, we do have "hard" water with no softening system attached. In fact, the...
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Hot Water Pressure and Valve Corrosion

Hi,

My heating system is oil-fueled. It also provides hot water for the house. A well supplies the water to the building. There are two issues regarding this system which I need help with:
...
10-22-07, 06:28 AM
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Posted By jbmgt

Sorry. I used the term "outlet" instead of...

Sorry. I used the term "outlet" instead of "inlet" to denote where the generator gets plugged into the electrical system.

Along those lines, other than grounding the generator to the electrical...
10-20-07, 08:17 PM
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Posted By jbmgt

Thanks, dezwit, for the information. I wasn't...

Thanks, dezwit, for the information. I wasn't aware of the generator interlock kit until you mentioned it here. I already have all of the items mentioned in my original post, having acquired them...
10-20-07, 05:19 PM
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Posted By jbmgt

Thanks for the reply. I know that the neutrals...

Thanks for the reply. I know that the neutrals and grounds in sub-panels need to be separate, and that the neutrals are not to be bonded to the boxes. Is this what you meant?
10-20-07, 04:59 PM
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Posted By jbmgt

Generator Installation Question

Hi,

I live in an area in upstate New York where power failures sometimes occur. Because of the location of the house, which is quite remote and near the end of the line for utility service, when...
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Thanks for the reply. I don't know the brand...

Thanks for the reply. I don't know the brand name of the material used on the roof. However, what I saw being put on was a very heavy rubberized material which came in four foot rolls. After this...
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Posted By jbmgt

Sorry for the delay in responding. I'll address...

Sorry for the delay in responding. I'll address the questions in the order they were asked.

Is your leak over the windows ot the 1 st story or the 2 ond ? - The leaks that we can see are on the...
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Posted By jbmgt

Water coming thru brick walls

Hi,

I have a brick home, two stories with a flat roof. After several days of heavy rain, I see water leaking on the inside, mostly over windows. The house is made of two courses of real brick...
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