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What did you end up doing for permitting?

What did you end up doing for permitting?
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Thanks very much Mr. Ron.

Thanks very much Mr. Ron.
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Simon 2 sensor replacement?

Yes, I'm still using an old Simon 2 from the early aughts. Up until a few months ago it was working fine. However, one window sensor keeps false alarming in the middle of the night. I have tried...
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That looks very similar to the Honeywell triple...

That looks very similar to the Honeywell triple aquastat I have on my boiler (w/ thankless coil). In 17 years, I've had two of them go bad. The last time I was able to find another from a place...
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For what it's worth, 10 years ago I bought a...

For what it's worth, 10 years ago I bought a Bacharach Fyrite analyzer which reads O2, CO2, Stack Temp and Draft when I became disgusted with the quality of the service techs I had in my area. Even...
07-06-17, 06:26 AM
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Parts for Nibco ClassicPro valve?

I have a Nibco 'Classic Pro' valve for feeding water to the washing machine that was sweated in roughly 10 years ago. Over the past few months it has been leaking at the stem and tightening packing...
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I checked the steps for level (across the width...

I checked the steps for level (across the width of stair) and find the bottom several steps have a little bit of slope down to the right. No more than 1/8 - 3/16" though. I would have expected...
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Thank you for the detailed reply Doug. The...

Thank you for the detailed reply Doug. The R7284U looks like it will do the job for far less than a R8182D replacement. I was wrong about the DHW set up. It is not electrically tied into the...
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Another Gap in Stairs

This gap is on the wall end... This stairway definitely needs some work. The stairs seem to be pulling away from the slotted left hand skirt board, especially on the bottom few stairs (see pics). ...
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Thanks Grady. It looks like it would be plug &...

Thanks Grady. It looks like it would be plug & play.
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A somewhat related question; on this same boiler...

A somewhat related question; on this same boiler which is a wet base type, 1975 vintage American Standard, I have a Honeywell R8182D triple aquastat and I know it's a real possibility that it could...
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You're right about those O2 sensors. I get 2...

You're right about those O2 sensors. I get 2 seasons out of them and they are around $150 a pop. I'll admit I haven't had the instrument calibrated. I adjust the O2 sensor to read 20.9% and the CO...
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Thanks Grady I will give that a try. I'm also...

Thanks Grady I will give that a try. I'm also planning to try a few different nozzles. I read somewhere on here that it might be advantageous to change to a lower cone angle if the flame is much...
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I did check the pressure. Steady 150 psi (I run...

I did check the pressure. Steady 150 psi (I run a 1.0 nozzle at 150 psi to get 1.25 flow rate; better fuel atomization).

I'm thinking of purchasing a better draft gage. The Dwyer 460 is...
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Thanks Guys, The shutter is currently set...

Thanks Guys,

The shutter is currently set at 4 and band at 1. Maybe I should look at further down firing as I know the stack temp means I'm wasting a lot of energy. I was afraid of down firing...
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Adjusting Beckett AFG

I've been running an AFG with an F6 head in an older (1975 American Standard) boiler which is down-fired from the rated 1.5 (or 1.7) to a 1.25 (1.0 nozzle at 150 psi pump pressure). This set up has...
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Thanks guys, both good ideas. The canopy on...

Thanks guys, both good ideas. The canopy on these lights doesn't support anything. The cord supports it so the only thing holding the light is that knot in the cord... These must be the...
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She said they were displayed at IKEA hanging from...

She said they were displayed at IKEA hanging from the cord. No chains. They do have a canopy that slides up the cord and pinches it to stay in place. I'm not really worried about the strength of...
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Pendant light length adjust question

My wife bought some Soder pendant lights that I installed today but I'm not too happy with the poor method of length adjustment. Trying to get them both hanging at the same height when it relies on...
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I tested with one light installed and found it to...

I tested with one light installed and found it to be fine. I'm using Sylvania 65 watt (equivalent) LEDs. I'll be tackling moving the water and vent line this weekend.
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Thanks Paul. Testing the over-the-counter...

Thanks Paul. Testing the over-the-counter lighting is a good idea; I'll do that. If it appears too shadowy, would you recommend going with 4" cans closer to the cabinets (just for counter top...
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Advice on Recessed Lighting for Kitchen

I'm planning to install recessed lighting in my kitchen (none before) and have torn out the ceiling so will be using 'new construction' cans. I have attached the layout which shows the existing...
01-18-16, 05:29 PM
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Thanks. I kinda figured it had to be. Are they...

Thanks. I kinda figured it had to be. Are they more active in the winter looking for warmer environment? Would this be treated from outside the house or boring holes in the walls to spray inside?
01-17-16, 11:43 AM
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One more photo that shows tunnels...

One more photo that shows tunnels...
01-17-16, 11:40 AM
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Termite Damage in Sheetrock?

I've been finding soft spots behind paint in some areas of drywall, mostly on exterior walls. I can peel off large chunks of paint and find no drywall paper behind. A very fine power, looking like...
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