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03-10-15, 09:02 AM
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Thank you both so much! I appreciate the advice.

Thank you both so much! I appreciate the advice.
03-09-15, 07:28 PM
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efficiency of electric furnace vs. electric space heaters?

I live in Seattle, rarely gets below 40. I live in an area with no gas. I have a dinosaur of an oil furnace and no money to upgrade. I read that, while electric furnaces can be around 80% or 90%...
10-16-14, 04:08 PM
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Actually the 300 kwh output is based on 5 hours...

Actually the 300 kwh output is based on 5 hours of sun a day.
10-16-14, 03:12 PM
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having trouble figuring cost of kwh for a solar panel setup

In Seattle, we pay about 10 cents per kwh. I pay about $100 a month for electricity, which gives me 1000 kwh a month used, right? Then these solar panel deals, they all start at around 10-12 panels,...
10-07-14, 11:19 AM
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Posted By dwdanby

Thanks - can you explain further? Does the heat...

Thanks - can you explain further? Does the heat pump then do all the heating by itself? The salesman said there needs to be a furnace of some sort tied to the heat pump, he didn't say anything about...
10-06-14, 06:46 PM
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oil furnace - no room for heat pump - would it be cheaper to use space heaters?

I am in Seattle. The house was built in 1962, bought it last year. It has the original giant oil furnace, running fine. Cost last year for oil was $3000. I had someone come and measure for a heat...
09-12-14, 12:58 PM
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Can I DIY an air source heat pump installation?

I have roommates with substantial construction experience, but not in installing heat pumps. The house was built in 1962 and has the original oil furnace, complete with $3000 annual bill for oil. I...
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sealing a painted hardwood floor?

Our new church building has wood floors, but they are not hardwood, more like sheets of plywood. They have been painted dark brown, but not sealed. Since the building is in daily use, we don't want...
12-25-13, 09:14 PM
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Posted By dwdanby

Thank you so much. I did the math and after...

Thank you so much. I did the math and after multiplying by seven heaters, have decided to stay with oil heat for this winter, and will check about the upgrade in 2014. Thanks for all the advice!
12-25-13, 07:46 PM
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Posted By dwdanby

The upgrade is a good point, I will give someone...

The upgrade is a good point, I will give someone a call. For next year that could make sense, I would have some cash saved up.

For now - yes I am thinking of those pretty small electric radiant...
12-25-13, 05:32 PM
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space heaters vs. an oil furnace?

I live in Seattle, where the temp rarely gets down to 20 degrees at night. It's a 2200 sq ft house, two stories, built in 1962. I have already spent $2000 on heating oil and it's not January!...
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Thank you! I will do that.

Thank you! I will do that.
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Posted By dwdanby

are there two different types of smoke alarms?

We have what I think is an older type. It goes off when someone has taken a shower - so would that be the type that detects heat? and I thought the other type was the one that detects particles. We...
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how big a generator would I need?

I am looking into a generator - or several - to power about 40 small electric heaters for a tent city of homeless. These would be very small heaters that would run continually - no thermostat, they...
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need something like a manhole cover for a greywater tank

We are installing three tanks for a greywater system. Each tank has an interior diameter of 36" and outside of 42". We need covers. I have found manhole covers but they stop at 36". Also of course...
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can I tear out an internal freezer (older one-door fridge) & have an all-fridge?

So I want a freezerless fridge, but they are way pricey new and very rare used. I found an older fridge, has one outer door, opens to the fridge section and to the freezer with its own door. Can I...
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Posted By dwdanby

need advice on foam roof for church

Hi! I wanted to ask for some advice on getting a new foam roof for our church. It's a flat roof, about 1000 square feet, in Seattle so very rainy. I've read wildly varying prices for the cost of...
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