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11-20-13, 11:47 AM
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I wanted to add one more recipe for a mold...

I wanted to add one more recipe for a mold killing formula that works quite well. I'm not sure where I came across this formula, but it is surprisingly inexpensive to make.

The formula is 2...
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Views: 9,681
Posted By cwphoto

Great tip. Thanks for the information. Troy

Great tip. Thanks for the information.

Troy
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Views: 9,681
Posted By cwphoto

Bummer! I had a feeling this was going to be the...

Bummer! I had a feeling this was going to be the answer, but thought I would ask. Admittedly, this particular wood stove is overkill for the size of the house. I'm curious if anyone has an idea of...
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Posted By cwphoto

Timberline woodstove question

Hi folks:

I hope this is the appropriate forum to post this question. I recently acquired a property that had a timberline woodstove installed. See photo below. My understanding is that Vermont...
10-26-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By cwphoto

Thank you Gary. Apparently the Thermax is not...

Thank you Gary. Apparently the Thermax is not available locally, so will have to look at standard blue foam or the pink stuff. We do have R-max, but I believe it has different specifications. It does...
10-24-13, 12:36 AM
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Views: 1,070
Posted By cwphoto

7.2 wow, that's awesome. I will definitely look...

7.2 wow, that's awesome. I will definitely look into this.

Thanks for the response.

Troy
10-23-13, 11:12 AM
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Views: 1,070
Posted By cwphoto

Thanks for the response pilot Dave. Yes, agreed...

Thanks for the response pilot Dave. Yes, agreed that it is getting late in the year to be starting a project like this, but it's also a pretty small room. The cabin was built back in 1976, and is in...
10-22-13, 09:13 PM
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Views: 1,070
Posted By cwphoto

Thank you pilot Dane. I'm not sure if there is a...

Thank you pilot Dane. I'm not sure if there is a current vapor barrier or not. I'm thinking it may actually be easier to take the metal roofing off and approach it that way, as opposed to taking the...
10-22-13, 09:08 PM
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Views: 1,070
Posted By cwphoto

Thank you Bud: Yes, the space does connect...

Thank you Bud:

Yes, the space does connect with the main attic, and my plan was to interconnect the two if possible. Does anyone know the R-value of rigid foam? Is there one brand with a higher R...
10-22-13, 09:58 AM
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Views: 1,070
Posted By cwphoto

insulating shallow roof

Hi folks:

I've got a small rental cabin that I recently purchased, and the small utility room (see attached pics) has some issues with insulation/ventilation. In the spring, I would like to add a...
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Views: 11,711
Posted By cwphoto

Thanks for the reply Marksr. I didn't think there...

Thanks for the reply Marksr. I didn't think there was a easy way to remove the stain, but thought I would ask. As mentioned in my reply to Joe, I think I will just add some sheet rock to the wall...
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Views: 11,711
Posted By cwphoto

Thanks for the reply Joe! The bricks are not...

Thanks for the reply Joe! The bricks are not real. that is essentially a piece of metal with airspace behind it, and then some kind of composite material designed to look like brick--a veneer IOW. I...
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Posted By cwphoto

Removing oil-based stain from interior wood

hi folks:

I recently purchased a three sided log home, which also has solid hardwood floors throughout. The interior is extremely dark, as both the logs and floor were stained using an oil-based...
10-06-11, 12:45 PM
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Views: 770
Posted By cwphoto

erratic behavior of blower fan

Hi folks:

I have a Dayton forced air furnace, approximately 7 years old. The issue I've been having is that the fan runs for an extended period of time after the burner shuts off. There are...
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Views: 11,209
Posted By cwphoto

submersible well pump, thermal overload question

Hi folks:

I had a contractor come out to my cabin to install someone linoleum in my utility room that required removing a hot water tank, pressure tank, and then a washer and dryer. This was a...
02-07-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,390
Posted By cwphoto

Thanks for the response. Yes, my original plan...

Thanks for the response. Yes, my original plan was to return the 120 volt model but the vendor wanted 25% restocking fee plus shipping, so decided to try to make it work after all.

It was a...
02-07-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,390
Posted By cwphoto

Just wanted to thank all those who responded. I...

Just wanted to thank all those who responded. I solved the problem this afternoon. It turned out to be a bad ground. Not sure which connection was bad, but essentially just went back and redid all...
02-07-10, 12:29 PM
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Views: 2,390
Posted By cwphoto

Of course! As well as a grounding busbar. As I...

Of course! As well as a grounding busbar. As I said, the house was built in 2007, so all of this is relatively new. I also tried grounding it directly to the water line with a cooper strap--no...
02-07-10, 12:26 PM
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Views: 2,390
Posted By cwphoto

The pump is brand-new, and yes I have verified it...

The pump is brand-new, and yes I have verified it works. Yes, I double checked that the switch was in the on position. The chlorine pump turns on immediately, no delay. It's made by Stenner, a very...
02-07-10, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,390
Posted By cwphoto

Yes, I did test with a digital voltmeter. it's...

Yes, I did test with a digital voltmeter. it's pretty easy to see the incoming, supply lines as they are black and red, whereas the pump wires are yellow and white in this case. As I said in my...
02-06-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,390
Posted By cwphoto

Lightbulb one for the gurus (chlorine injection pump electrical connection)

Hi folks:

Spent this afternoon trying to hook up a chlorine injection pump, which is 115 V. My well pump and pressures switch are 240volt.

So, I thought I would take one of the 120 volt input...
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Views: 6,119
Posted By cwphoto

Yes, I am familiar with those "Furniture movers"...

Yes, I am familiar with those "Furniture movers" as they are called and have a set. The problem in this case is space. I only have access to the front of the W/D, and you cannot leave those sliders...
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Views: 6,119
Posted By cwphoto

The working condition of the appliance is not the...

The working condition of the appliance is not the problem. It's the fact it's in the way of of my iron filter, well pump, and a mess of plumbing lines. The room is really tiny, and the washer Dryer...
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Views: 6,119
Posted By cwphoto

It's a combo unit, dryer on top, top loading...

It's a combo unit, dryer on top, top loading washer on bottom.
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Views: 6,119
Posted By cwphoto

From the look of the caster they do not prevent...

From the look of the caster they do not prevent it from rotating. I think you made a good point. I will do a little further investigation to see if I can find a caster that will lock both the...
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