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Forum: Water Heaters
12-18-07, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By UtahBill

gonna have to check that on snopes, as it sounds...

gonna have to check that on snopes, as it sounds fishy....
it is a sealed system, and the cold water in my Arizona house is often in the supposed danger range. The pipes are not insulated, run in...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-04-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By UtahBill

I said electric, in the title.... I have 2...

I said electric, in the title....

I have 2 gas heaters, one sits in vacation mode and valved out unless we need extra hot water, and the pilot light alone keeps it at 104 degrees. Guess I will...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-04-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By UtahBill

Lower temp electric water heater wanted

Is there such an animal? I want to boost only the cold water near my washing machine. The cold water there is so cold (45 degrees) that you can't get warm wash water without turning the water...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By UtahBill

Let's see, my in-laws house in SE Idaho, oriented...

Let's see, my in-laws house in SE Idaho, oriented all wrong, lots of glass east and west sides, hot on the main floor, cold enough in the basement to need an electric blanket much of the summer........
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Views: 1,501
Posted By UtahBill

I know the limitations...the soil here is dry so...

I know the limitations...the soil here is dry so there is poor heat transfer. In VA, you can have an earth coupled heat pump if your lot is large enough, or you dig a well. Here in northern Utah, we...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By UtahBill

The contractor put in several returns on the main...

The contractor put in several returns on the main floor feeding a return trunk, something I really did not want, but might be code for all I know. I wanted a standard large return/filter...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By UtahBill

The basement is not likely to ever get finished...

The basement is not likely to ever get finished while we own the house, perhaps one bedroom and one bathroom. And I have been thinking of removing at least the bottom half of the inside insulation. ...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By UtahBill

Insulation isn't as cheap as it used to be, but...

Insulation isn't as cheap as it used to be, but it is a one time expense. Natural gas is a recurring expense, and it isn't likely to ever go down. That is how I look at it. And the labor, altho...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By UtahBill

Insulating ducting in unheated basement

I got half of it done, the main trunk system, all the flat surfaces. I used half inch foil faced foam board from Lowes. Learned a bit installing it. First, the liquid nails type stuff made...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By UtahBill

stupid computer acting up.....

stupid computer acting up.....
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By UtahBill

Are the windows single pane? If so, it won't...

Are the windows single pane? If so, it won't take much humidity in the house to start condensing there. Even if double pane, if there is cold air coming in due to poor installation, or bad seals,...
11-30-07, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By UtahBill

Makes sense, I will keep an eye on it for a few...

Makes sense, I will keep an eye on it for a few days. thanks
11-30-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By UtahBill

Our humidifier got hooked up today, and 8 hours...

Our humidifier got hooked up today, and 8 hours later there is no increase in humidity. It only runs when the gas furnace is running, and it was a cloudy day so it ran.
Started at 25%, still at...
Replies: 42
Views: 7,495
Posted By UtahBill

The vent going to the outside is plugged with a...

The vent going to the outside is plugged with a wad of insulation jammed inside a plastic grocery bag. That makes a decent plug for any vent that you want to seal off.
The actual temperature...
Replies: 42
Views: 7,495
Posted By UtahBill

HRV and venting clothers dryer indoors

WARNING....Doing this is dangerous if you have a gas dryer.
I bought a humidity indicator at WalMart, all of $8, and it indicates temperature and humidity, as well as highs and lows of same. Using...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,412
Posted By UtahBill

Poured concrete, insulated on the outside only. ...

Poured concrete, insulated on the outside only. Did this years back, had the contractor use new, better quality surface plywood so the inside was smooth. Stuccoed over that and it looked just...
Replies: 42
Views: 7,495
Posted By UtahBill

We just built our retirement home near Logan,...

We just built our retirement home near Logan, Utah, and get a lot of our heat from the sun. There are a lot of windows on the south side, with a sun space that doubles as the dining area.
With...
Replies: 21
Views: 3,559
Posted By UtahBill

Small lot, big house and shop, so there isn't...

Small lot, big house and shop, so there isn't much room left for a lawn. And that gets watered with irrigation water.
Also, typical flow restricitions, showering instead of filling the tub, running...
07-03-07, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By UtahBill

I moved to AZ from southeast Idaho back in 1985...

I moved to AZ from southeast Idaho back in 1985 and was surprised at the low humidity there most of the year, even down in the single digits. Last month we moved to northern Utah and yesterday a...
07-02-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By UtahBill

Depends, if the air outside is dry compared to...

Depends, if the air outside is dry compared to the inside air, it is a good thing. I suspect in coastal Virginia, tho, it is not a good thing.
In northern Utah, and southern Idaho, you can have dry...
07-02-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By UtahBill

Once mold gets a good start, your house could...

Once mold gets a good start, your house could become practically worthless. Our daugher has a neighbor who had to sue their builder, and even then their practically new house was of no use to them...
Replies: 9
Views: 3,503
Posted By UtahBill

What part of Texas? The wet part, the damp part,...

What part of Texas? The wet part, the damp part, or the dry part? Are basements done in your area? Do you have a lot yet? What direction will the front of the house face? What are the dimensions...
07-02-07, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By UtahBill

Is the basement finished? is it living space? ...

Is the basement finished? is it living space? If not, isolate and insulate it from the rest of the house, and put a fan in one of the windows that exhausts the damp air. You will need to have the...
06-27-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By UtahBill

Messed up install of whole house humdifier?

My daughter's system does not make sense to me, mine doesn't either.
Hers, the water is tapped off between 2 water heaters running in series, so hot water is the supply. Lime scale built up and...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-21-07, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By UtahBill

Outside vent at end of 8" duct is 32 square...

Outside vent at end of 8" duct is 32 square inches.
Yes, I can easily isolate the 2 water heaters. They are in a corner of the mechanical room, so I just need to build the walls, and will make them...
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