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So they were ale to take. quick look at the...

So they were ale to take. quick look at the boiler yesterday without doing any repairs left. The diagnosis was that there is a lot of air in the system and the auto fill probably has gone bad. They...
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I checked the boiler this morning and the...

I checked the boiler this morning and the pressure is around 38 now and the temp is over 200. The relief valve hasn't opened as far as I can tell. Could it be a possible bad gauge and how would I...
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I isolated the expansion tank and add pressure...

I isolated the expansion tank and add pressure back in to about 15psi. Once I opened the valves and turned 1 zone on, the pressure ended up rising to 40. It had been a steady 30 before I added...
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Hi, I am checking back in to see if there is any...

Hi, I am checking back in to see if there is any guidance with my last question.

Do I need to remove the tank in order to pressurize?
Do I need to just isolate the tank, drain the water and then...
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Posted By pisti

I just checked the expansion tank and the...

I just checked the expansion tank and the pressure is 9-10psi. No water is coming out of the Schrader valve on the tank either.

Do I need to remove the expansion tank in order to add pressure to...
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This makes sense with where the water was...

This makes sense with where the water was leaking. I have replaced the Hi Vent and expansion tank. Is this valve something I can take care of myself since it looks like it just screws on? Also, with...
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Boiler leaking from hy-vent with pressure drop

Today was a warm day so I turned off our hot water boiler. About two hours later, I noticed a good amount of water had leaked. I assume it was from the hy-vent because it looked like it had dripped...
12-27-18, 06:19 AM
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Posted By pisti

So that would involve stretching the carpet back...

So that would involve stretching the carpet back into place though? I thought T molding was only good for same height flooring. There is a 1/4" different in height, which I forgot to mention in the...
12-26-18, 09:31 PM
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Posted By pisti

How can I transition vinyl planking to carpet flooring?

I plan on laying vinyl planking that will transition into carpet. This is in the basement and not a highly trafficked area. This is on a concrete slab. I also have never messed with carpet so I am...
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Posted By pisti

My last question was, if I was to put in a gable...

My last question was, if I was to put in a gable vent, what is the best inlet? Soffit vents or lower inlet vents on the opposite wall to pull fresh air in? This would be similar to what I already do...
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Posted By pisti

By cracking the garage door and then the entry...

By cracking the garage door and then the entry door on the opposite wall, there is a automatic draft created which pulls the air out. Obviously there is trapped hot air in the open ceiling, but the...
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The roof is asphalt shingles and there are no...

The roof is asphalt shingles and there are no vents at all. I am not sure if a gable vent and lower vent would help dramatically or not. I basically don't want to take time and money to install vents...
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Posted By pisti

Ventilation in detached garage - gable vent, exhaust fan?

I have a detached garage that gets really hot in the Denver heat. In the winter we often have snowy days that brings in lots of slush on our cars and then the next day temps are in the 40's. This...
06-29-18, 09:09 PM
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Posted By pisti

Thanks for the reply. Under the window there was...

Thanks for the reply. Under the window there was a wood filler piece and then the wood trim was nailed into that to be flush with the rest of the trim since the window doesn't sit flush to the...
06-28-18, 09:33 PM
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Posted By pisti

Help, window leaking from weeping hole and under wood siding

I have a window that is in our shower. The tile on the window sill in the shower had a leak through old caulk that was probably there for years from pervious owners. I noticed this because paint was...
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Posted By pisti

Just to make sure I am clear, it sounds like it...

Just to make sure I am clear, it sounds like it probably is the ignitor since the vent and pump are working fine. Looking at the diagram and boiler pic below, the ignitor comes from the two wire nuts...
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Posted By pisti

I already checked the vent and it seems to be...

I already checked the vent and it seems to be working properly and the pump does come on and off. I am not sure of the model number. Is it the boiler number on the plate or where can I find that at?...
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Posted By pisti

Peerless Boiler not heating and has no flame

I have a Peerless boiler and today woke up to it not heating the water. The water definitely feels like it is circulating through the pipes, but the water temp isn't getting over 60 degrees. It...
06-22-17, 10:43 AM
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Attached is a photo of what I am using and I also...

Attached is a photo of what I am using and I also have the white Arlington extenders. Both are just as snug. I need the extender to come out about 5/8" since I have exposed drywall between the...
06-21-17, 10:55 AM
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Posted By pisti

How do I extend wide 20amp GFI receptacles? Normal extenders are too narrow!

We just had new backsplash and electric completed in our kitchen and our counter outlets need to be extended. I have used standard outlet box extenders to move the outlets and switches forward, but I...
06-15-17, 11:26 AM
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Views: 541
Posted By pisti

I actually solved it. A terminal hit the metal...

I actually solved it. A terminal hit the metal box when I was testing it and since that was the ground, it tripped the breaker. I added more electrical tape and made sure everything was secure and...
06-15-17, 08:02 AM
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Posted By pisti

Yes, the breaker tripped once I tested the...

Yes, the breaker tripped once I tested the receptacle the second time. There are splices in the box, which everything is fine and I didn't need to touch. All I did is replace an old receptacle with a...
06-14-17, 10:52 PM
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Views: 541
Posted By pisti

Is the yellow wire not the neutral? The wires are...

Is the yellow wire not the neutral? The wires are coming through old pipe so the outlet is ground to the box, so there are only two wires coming to the receptacle.
06-14-17, 09:50 PM
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Views: 541
Posted By pisti

New receptacle sparked and tripped circuit

Today I switched out an receptacle and when I turned the power back on and checked the outlet with my receptacle tester, everything was good. I switched out another receptacle with no issues that is...
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Posted By pisti

That is probably the issue. When I was removing...

That is probably the issue. When I was removing the old switch one of the wires broke free and I am not positive if it was connected to one of those splices or if it was just hung up in there.
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