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11-10-18, 06:20 AM
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Got it - thanks guys! The message you have...

Got it - thanks guys!

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11-09-18, 09:38 PM
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Posted By swedespeed7

Detached heated garage - do I need a vapor barrier?

Climate: Chicago, 0-35 degree F winters.

2-car detached wood-framed garage, unfinished, concrete slab.

Pyramid hip asphalt shingle roof, plentiful ventilation through soffitt vents and roof...
02-05-18, 10:22 PM
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Posted By swedespeed7

Thank you to all for your input and advice! A...

Thank you to all for your input and advice! A second company came by today for a much more thorough analysis. The technician wasn't able to see any cracks in the exchanger with his inspection camera...
02-05-18, 10:26 AM
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Posted By swedespeed7

Intermittent natural gas odor coming from registers

Asking this for my sister's house, I have hydronic heating in my house and don't know enough about forced air to truly help her.

Furnace is approximately 30 years old.

About 50% of the time the...
11-22-17, 03:14 PM
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Views: 514
Posted By swedespeed7

Realized I can't do any of this stuff because all...

Realized I can't do any of this stuff because all the nails are covered with the above course of shingles - duh
11-21-17, 02:22 PM
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Posted By swedespeed7

OK, will definitely consider this. Definitely...

OK, will definitely consider this. Definitely easier than pulling them out, thanks!
11-21-17, 11:08 AM
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Posted By swedespeed7

I used the wrong fastener for cedar shake siding...what now?

I need some advice on this "d'oh" moment (although partially Grip-Rite's fault!):

I recently built a small structure on my back deck that is attached to the house. I sided with cedar shakes to...
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Views: 1,987
Posted By swedespeed7

Yes, I have watched the boiler during a heating...

Yes, I have watched the boiler during a heating cycle. Never hits above 140. I will look into a bypass, thanks!
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Views: 1,987
Posted By swedespeed7

Interesting, makes sense though with the way it...

Interesting, makes sense though with the way it currently operates. Are you suggesting I swap over to a low-limit aquastat to maintain higher boiler temperatures?

Also, can you elaborate on the...
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Posted By swedespeed7

I do indeed have some corrosion. Not sure how bad...

I do indeed have some corrosion. Not sure how bad it is. No holes or anything but it has that acid rain look to it. I vacuumed it up with a shop vac and it doesn't look too bad afterwards. Thoughts?...
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Posted By swedespeed7

Yes. Built in 1913. Cast iron radiators with...

Yes. Built in 1913. Cast iron radiators with large iron pipes suspended from basement ceiling. The last couple of feet connecting the pipes to the boiler have been updated to 1" copper. I installed a...
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Posted By swedespeed7

Boiler temperature? 125 is too low, right?

- Single story, single zone hydronic heating
- Dunkirk boiler from 1992, located in basement
- Cast iron radiators all on first floor

I noticed on the boiler's dual thermometer/pressure gauge...
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Views: 6,448
Posted By swedespeed7

I'm finished actually, have you not read? ...

I'm finished actually, have you not read?

What's wrong with 43+ replies? Isn't that the whole point of a forum? A discussion?
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Posted By swedespeed7

You got it! Spirovent...

You got it!

Spirovent (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KX2ffFyGpek/VZsGDCw0RII/AAAAAAAALbU/7fZnP5DF-ok/s640/IMG_20150706_174940.jpg)

LWCO...
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Posted By swedespeed7

Spirovent has been installed and also installed a...

Spirovent has been installed and also installed a LWCO (24v) at the same time. Also replaced 2 frozen radiator valves (1 of them on a radiator that was making a room WAY too hot). Ready for winter,...
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Posted By swedespeed7

Trust me, I would have rather not had to purchase...

Trust me, I would have rather not had to purchase an air eliminator. I bled the radiators all winter long but still had some amount of gurgling.
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Posted By swedespeed7

great, thanks for the help!

great, thanks for the help!
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Posted By swedespeed7

OK so it's install time, however I have one...

OK so it's install time, however I have one question. There is a third port on the Spirovent at the bottom, seen here:

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The instructions say that the expansion tank attaches to this third...
04-03-15, 09:39 AM
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Posted By swedespeed7

It's a small motor about the size of 4 AA...

It's a small motor about the size of 4 AA batteries packed together. Unsure of amperage because it's not listed anywhere. It opens a butterfly valve on an electric cutout on a vehicle's exhaust.
04-03-15, 01:00 AM
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Views: 817
Posted By swedespeed7

Converting a DPDT switch

Hi guys,

I'm kind of poking around in the dark here, but hopefully someone can help me out. Here's the deal:

I have a DPDT rocker momentary switch that controls a 12V motor. Press and hold the...
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Views: 6,448
Posted By swedespeed7

That's pretty much what I got out of that post,...

That's pretty much what I got out of that post, thanks for clarifying.

Will do. Thanks for your help. Summer project.
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Posted By swedespeed7

errr.....ok....:confused:

errr.....ok....:confused:
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Posted By swedespeed7

Thanks guys. I think I'll just use the existing...

Thanks guys. I think I'll just use the existing piping since I'd rather not move the pump now.

And NJT, I'm a SAAB guy. The other white meat ;)
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Posted By swedespeed7

NJT, what are your thoughts? Can I just install a...

NJT, what are your thoughts? Can I just install a Spirovent in the existing piping or should I re-plumb? Very comfortable with sweating so that's not an issue.
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Posted By swedespeed7

Oh boy. I think I'm gonna have to draw this out....

Oh boy. I think I'm gonna have to draw this out. But first of all, I don't see a 45 elbow anywhere. And what's B.I. stand for?
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