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Thank you... I searched on every term I...

Thank you...

I searched on every term I could think of too, except slab sensor of course. I think this will get me started.

I thought about over-heating the room too but I'm willing to give it...
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Posted By taylorjl

No, they are not too hot, actually too cold. ...

No, they are not too hot, actually too cold.

The basement has a small family room (carpeted), laundry room (tile) and is where the boiler is located. It's comfortable during the winter and that...
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Posted By taylorjl

Floor Thermostat/Sensor

I have radiant floor heat in my basement and garage floors. Both are controlled by a wall thermostat. I don't want to control the room temp but want to control the floor temp. Does anyone know of a...
11-17-06, 05:22 AM
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Posted By taylorjl

Thanks smokey, this makes since. And yes, I'm not...

Thanks smokey, this makes since. And yes, I'm not going to rip it out and start over. I might as well wait until it fails (if it ever does) before doing anything.

My point was that I've seen...
11-16-06, 05:48 AM
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Posted By taylorjl

This area is where there's two different floor...

This area is where there's two different floor heights between my kitchen and entry. There's an area that's 5 ft by 18" that's starts a 1/4 low and within 18" tapers to level. If I'm standing in my...
11-15-06, 07:06 PM
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Posted By taylorjl

Am I in trouble

After reading a couple posts many people here are advising not to put floor leveling compound under the backer board. I did this and I'm now wondering what the ramifications are.

The directions...
11-15-06, 05:13 PM
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Posted By taylorjl

The purpose of cement backer board is to provide...

The purpose of cement backer board is to provide a thermal barrier between the tile and wood. Wood and tile move differently to temp differences. It's also used for leveling and to ensure a...
11-15-06, 04:51 PM
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Posted By taylorjl

Smokey is correct

Bill,

Smokey49 is correct. I'm not a pro but I've done a lot of tiling for myself, friends and family. If you are installing tile over wood you need a cement board backer. A very good product is...
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Posted By taylorjl

do it right

Lou,

There's the right way to do something and there's the cobbler.

What is the pex going to feed? Is it going to be in-floor heat or baseboard in the bathroom? What is up stream, baseboard?
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Posted By taylorjl

R-Values and Heat loss

I went through calculating heat loss and radiant floor btu's a few months back. Iím by no means an expert but this is what I found and did.

SlantFin's Hydronic Explorer 2 at...
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Posted By taylorjl

Update

It's been a few months since my last post and here's the rest of the story...

Back in August, I replaced the pump and expansion tank location. This was going to be my first attempt to get water...
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Posted By taylorjl

Looking for instructions is a good start, but if...

Looking for instructions is a good start, but if you can't find them then here's the basic idea.

The goal is to install the tub level in all directions and install it so that it won't rock or move...
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Posted By taylorjl

Thanks xiphias, you've been great with all my...

Thanks xiphias, you've been great with all my questions. Youíve all been great.

Warning... mild rant.

A note to all those out there who are looking for a contractor; Ask questions! I was asking...
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Posted By taylorjl

Update

I checked fuses again and I do have a blown fuse and it blows shortly after replacing it. It's the 4WD fuse, 15 in the dash block.

Since I was having problems with the 4WD I replaced the transfer...
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Posted By taylorjl

Great, thanks. I got some reading to do. ...

Great, thanks.

I got some reading to do.

xiphias, you mentioned power purging, or reverse purging in one of your other posts. How exactly did he do that?

Grady, you mentioned that people...
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Posted By taylorjl

Thanks for your opinions, they are appreciated. I...

Thanks for your opinions, they are appreciated. I guess my goal is to get to your level of book smart. I'm looking forward to seeing those pictures of good practice plumbing... I'll also read all the...
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Posted By taylorjl

Ok, that IS good news. And hey, I read the whole...

Ok, that IS good news. And hey, I read the whole thread and it doesn't appear to me that you had to eat crow. You're trying to diagnose a hot water heat system without even seeing the system, I mean...
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Posted By taylorjl

Scared...

Ok, no one likes to hear "OMG, what a mess...", now I'm scared.

The zone valves are V8043F-1093.

I just finished reading the famous xiphias "repeated air problem" thread. Yes, I read the entire...
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Posted By taylorjl

Answers: 1. Pumping away from the expansion...

Answers:

1. Pumping away from the expansion tank seems logical. I'll make that change.

2. The in-floor heat is 1/2 " PEX tubing in concrete. Each loop is about 150', there are 12 loops through...
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Posted By taylorjl

More information

Thank you very much for your replies.

There's pictures at:
http://webpages.charter.net/taylorjl/IM001783.JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/taylorjl/IM001784.JPG

As you can see it's a valved...
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Posted By taylorjl

Electrical Problems, maybe

I have a '98 blazer, the problem, other than owning this thing in the first place, is the 4WD selector lights are out and the selector doesn't work, the battery light is on, the low fuel light is on,...
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Posted By taylorjl

Flow problems

I have a 5 zone closed loop system and I'm having problems with one of the zones. It's a new system and all the zones have isolation values installed, which I'm so glad I had done during the...
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