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They make a electronic thermostat for every kind...

They make a electronic thermostat for every kind of heating system. Just check it before buying it to make sure it will work with yours. I usually set mine at 60 if I'm not going to be around(like...
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I don't quite understand your question. Are you...

I don't quite understand your question. Are you asking if the thermostat will work on its own? Your current one *should* automatically turn on the heat. All you do is set it to what you want it to...
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I prefer the Garber over any other filter. The...

I prefer the Garber over any other filter. The Garber does a much better job filtering the oil than any fiber filter I've seen. The extra cost is worth not having a breakdown half way through the...
12-05-07, 05:34 PM
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I'm not an expert on carbon monoxide detectors...

I'm not an expert on carbon monoxide detectors but I have two Kiddie's (not promoting this brand over another) that have the CO and smoke detector built into the same unit. It cost under $60 if I...
12-04-07, 08:14 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

Your immediate action should be to go out and buy...

Your immediate action should be to go out and buy a carbon monoxide detector(looks like a smoke detector) and put it in your living area for your protection.

If you can get a hold of a carbon...
12-03-07, 08:23 PM
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You know, I don't understand why 'self help'...

You know, I don't understand why 'self help' websites use oil burner pictures from like the 1950's. It has to be confusing for some people to look at. Wish they'd put a little more effort into it. ...
12-03-07, 08:14 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

Are you POSITIVE that the garage ceiling was...

Are you POSITIVE that the garage ceiling was insulated? It might be worth checking it first and also making sure they installed the correct R-value(which would be as much as they can get in there).
12-02-07, 02:37 PM
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d00bs is right about the cellulose. Its far...

d00bs is right about the cellulose. Its far superior to fiberglass. It will cost a bit more but it has a higher r-value and you can install it yourself. Will also help make your attic tighter.
11-30-07, 07:18 PM
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You could consider renting a...

You could consider renting a commercial/industrial grade fan to suck the air out of the house. Put it in a nearby window then open a window on the other side of where you are working. A high...
11-27-07, 07:59 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

Buying the drop down ceiling would have added to...

Buying the drop down ceiling would have added to the effectiveness of the fiberglass. Hopefully you will continue to be happy with it. If not, do cellulose or foam(MUCH better solutions).

But...
11-27-07, 07:52 PM
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Fiberglass is very bad at stopping air movement,...

Fiberglass is very bad at stopping air movement, which is why everyone who has fiberglass has leaks by their outlets. The easiest solution would be to foam around the outlets like chris said. A...
11-26-07, 07:46 PM
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doobs is right. Fiberglass does nothing for...

doobs is right. Fiberglass does nothing for stopping air or even slowing it down. You will want to first fill up or block the air leaks. Then blow in some dense packed cellulose. It has a higher...
11-26-07, 07:25 PM
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So, did the insulation fall out from below the...

So, did the insulation fall out from below the tub or from the outside wall? If from the outside wall, how do you know it fell? Do you have a crawlspace or a full basement where the tub is? Or is...
11-23-07, 05:57 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

The model number you posted is for a Rheem...

The model number you posted is for a Rheem furnace, correct? Their website is the worst I've ever seen. They don't list any furnaces(or other products for that matter) or any PDF manuals. They...
11-23-07, 03:33 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

What size are the joist? If air moves right...

What size are the joist? If air moves right through fiberglass, sound will too. I wouldn't think 3.5" would be enough anyway. Thicker fiberglass(least expensive) might work for your case but you...
11-22-07, 01:14 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

It sounds like you want to add ANOTHER floor over...

It sounds like you want to add ANOTHER floor over the current thousand layers that you already have. Like Mitch says, rip out the old flooring and then install insulation and new flooring. There...
11-21-07, 05:57 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

What you could also do, which is much better than...

What you could also do, which is much better than ANY fiberglass is to install cellulose instead. You can either remoe the floor boards and install a fabric barrier over the joist and blow it in or...
11-15-07, 09:15 PM
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You can pour some anti-freeze down your P-traps...

You can pour some anti-freeze down your P-traps to keep them from freezing. You can do some in your toilet too. As for the plumbing, you should try to get as much water out as possible. A air...
11-15-07, 08:04 PM
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You can make the holes either in the middle or...

You can make the holes either in the middle or upper part of the wall. You are going to want a semi flexible hose so you can put it into the wall. Be sure to pressure blow the cellulose so its...
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Indeed. Sometimes a family of 3 can't even...

Indeed. Sometimes a family of 3 can't even handle a tankless, never mind a apparent complex.
11-10-07, 09:03 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

We usually have more success with thread sealant...

We usually have more success with thread sealant w/teflon already mixed in. We use it on everything that we don't plan on taking apart again. Make sure that the sealant is made for gas pipes. The...
11-10-07, 07:31 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

If you are talking about changing the gas lines...

If you are talking about changing the gas lines in your house then you can use black iron. Most contractors use trac pipe(http://www.omegaflex.com/trac/index.asp) now but black iron is perfectly...
11-10-07, 02:43 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

I've only seen them use it in ground, not in a...

I've only seen them use it in ground, not in a house. What are you doing with it?
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Posted By adamplghtg

My theory is that you can replace copper that has...

My theory is that you can replace copper that has water pressure on it. What you need to do is get a couple of slip on fittings(sharkbite or whatever), cut the copper pipe, then while you are...
11-08-07, 08:08 PM
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Posted By adamplghtg

The gas company should also check it before...

The gas company should also check it before hooking it up. They do in my area anyway. Gotta cover their own butts too.
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