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07-31-16, 05:38 PM
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Posted By cs006b

Gas Grill - Broken Hood

Hello,

After my gas grill took a tumble off the deck earlier this year the hood was left with the gash pictured below. I checked the gas tank/line, etc before using and all was well. Is it okay...
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Posted By cs006b

Thanks for the responses. It would be for...

Thanks for the responses. It would be for cutting away some damaged boards on the underside of deck + cutting some blocking to support new 4x4's being installed. Also, cutting away some damaged...
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Views: 491
Posted By cs006b

Reciproating Saw Purchase

Hello,

Will cordless options such as the Dewalt DC385B or Ryobi P514 we sufficient for cutting deck boards and 2x PT lumber? Or is a corded model required? This would be for repair work, not...
07-05-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,169
Posted By cs006b

Thank you for the suggestion. There is a thin...

Thank you for the suggestion. There is a thin disc of fiberglass-like material that was behind that thin foil layer. Would I put this insulation on top of that?
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Views: 448
Posted By cs006b

Furniture is blocking vents

I recently looked at a home for sale that is approx 5 years old, has central a/c and propane heat delivered by the same ducting system. The relatively small living room as a large sectional that...
07-05-16, 11:58 AM
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Views: 8,169
Posted By cs006b

Ok, but now that it has (most of it peeled away...

Ok, but now that it has (most of it peeled away with the burned out incandescent) what is my next move? Can that material be purchased anywhere? Thanks
07-05-16, 06:39 AM
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Posted By cs006b

Ceiling Light Fixture Foil & Insulation

Hello,

When removing a bulb that needed changing, I noticed the foil backing was damaged and pulling away from the fixture. I removed it. I plan to replace the 2 60W incandescents with LEDs. Do...
06-24-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By cs006b

Thank you for the response. I did try that with...

Thank you for the response. I did try that with no luck. I now have it disassembled. Is there anythin else I can try short of purchasing a new knob? Thanks
06-24-16, 01:59 PM
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Views: 744
Posted By cs006b

Exterior door knob no longer locks or turns

Hello,

This door was slammed a bit too hard apparently and now the knob only turns in one direction and the push button lock will not engage. Is this repairable? Thanks for your response.67691
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Views: 681
Posted By cs006b

Thank you for the response and clarification. ...

Thank you for the response and clarification. Does it matter if I used faced or unfaced insulation here? Do I need to use mineral wool or is fiberglass okay?
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Views: 681
Posted By cs006b

Are my recessed light fixtures rated for insulation?

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Hello, this is the attic view of a VuLite V61C recessed light. There is no insulation covering it, presumably because the housing is not rated for it? Could I cover it with one of those...
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Views: 1,584
Posted By cs006b

I stopped into a fireplace store and they told me...

I stopped into a fireplace store and they told me the issue is likely that the contractor did not insulate behind the fireplace when installing. This is probably true since it sits against an...
04-15-12, 10:30 AM
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Posted By cs006b

Most of the length of the shrub bed abuts a...

Most of the length of the shrub bed abuts a concrete foundation w/ 20" clearance. One side does abut a small front porch which is all wood. Am I still okay to go right up it? Thanks
04-15-12, 09:24 AM
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Views: 3,960
Posted By cs006b

Mulch Type To Use Near Foundation

Hello,

There is a small, 12 ft long shrub bed that abuts the house foundation that I would like to give a new layer of top soil and mulch to. I went through some bags of mulch at the local Home...
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Views: 1,584
Posted By cs006b

Direct Vent Fireplace Draft

Hello,

I have a Lennox LMDV-3530CNM. While cleaning out the lower compartment prior to lighting I noticed a draft in the area where the gas line comes in (round hole - see pic).

My question is...
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Posted By cs006b

Insulating Over Recessed Lights

I know you cannot put regular fiberglass insulation over recessed lighting, but is there a recommended fire safe option anyone uses in the attic or should I just leave them alone? Thanks
10-03-11, 11:53 AM
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Views: 1,277
Posted By cs006b

Gas Furnace -- Annual Maintenance Needed?

Hello,

I have two 2-year old Goodman gas furnaces (one in basement, one in attic). I had them checked upon purchase of the house 2 years ago. This summer, while servicing the central air, my...
09-30-11, 02:13 PM
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Views: 1,324
Posted By cs006b

Some are fairly large (15x10) so it is not...

Some are fairly large (15x10) so it is not feasible to move them anywhere really. Do I have any other options?
09-29-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,324
Posted By cs006b

Okay To Shanpoo Area Rugs?

Hello,

Is it okay to shampoo area rugs that sit on top of hardwood floors? The floor is sealed. If not, is there a way I can clean them aside from just vacuuming? Thanks!
07-07-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,747
Posted By cs006b

Central A/C Not Keeping Up

Hello,

I have two Goodman GSC13 (13 seer) condensers that are 2 years old and came with my new home a few years back.

The first floor unit works with an air handler and duct system in the...
03-30-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By cs006b

Chiseling Needed When Repairing Cracks In Conrete Floors?

Hi,

Is chiseling in the manner noted in the link below always necessary with basement floor crack fills? What is the best way to determine? Thanks



How to Repair Concrete Cracks : How-To :...
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Views: 874
Posted By cs006b

Best CFL Type For Ceiling Fixture

Hello,

I have an enclosed ceiling fixture (so the ugliness of the spiral CFL is not an issue). Which of the "daylight", "soft white" or "bright white" is best? The Ecosmart brand from Home Depot...
02-25-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,006
Posted By cs006b

House is 2 years old in New England. Winter...

House is 2 years old in New England. Winter humidity generally runs below 35% without a humidifier. I think I have heard enough to be anti-in duct humidifier and will go with another option. ...
02-24-11, 02:27 PM
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Views: 8,006
Posted By cs006b

@ Jay1 Yes - 2 units for a small home. I guess...

@ Jay1 Yes - 2 units for a small home. I guess to have two zones? It is only 2 years old, but it can get very dry (15-30% r/h on the upper floor).

@ lawrosa - Would you recommend those models...
02-21-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,006
Posted By cs006b

Hmm, so if my main problem with humidity is in...

Hmm, so if my main problem with humidity is in the upper floor (serviced by the attic HVAC unit) then I should opt out of a whole house humidifier due to freezing issues? The upstairs is 1000 sqft...
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