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I believe I did the same project you are looking...

I believe I did the same project you are looking at about 6 years ago when oil prices went through the roof.

I had a Smith Series 8 boiler on oil and a tankless coil installed in the boiler. ...
01-02-11, 07:29 PM
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Posted By JimmyMood

I got the tub leveled and installed after pulling...

I got the tub leveled and installed after pulling it in and out oh, about 20 times. The underside of the tiling flange is rough fiberglass with all kinds of ugly bumps. With the ledgers installed...
01-01-11, 07:44 AM
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Posted By JimmyMood

Leveling fiberglass tub on ledger

Okay one more. Any renovation requiring more than one forum post is a doosey. I got the ledge board in dead level around the perimeter of the tub but I'm having a heck of a time getting the tub...
01-01-11, 06:38 AM
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Posted By JimmyMood

I think the most noticeable problem you will have...

I think the most noticeable problem you will have with a slight tilt is the door will tend to swing open or shut. This might get annoying after awhile. Most gaps at the top of the uwave will be...
12-31-10, 06:54 AM
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Posted By JimmyMood

I ran into the same issue when I did my kitchen,...

I ran into the same issue when I did my kitchen, although not nearly as bad. If I recall it was less than 1/8" over the run. I set the microwave with the level bubble slightly off center to match...
12-30-10, 01:47 PM
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Posted By JimmyMood

The apron or the rim has to be carrying some of...

The apron or the rim has to be carrying some of the weight because there are only two other legs, and they are offset from center. I got the supplies to build up a mortar bed in almost the same...
12-30-10, 12:01 PM
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Posted By JimmyMood

I was under the impression that the apron was...

I was under the impression that the apron was carrying some of the tub weight, so the full length of the apron should be evenly supported.

The other feet are offset from center and the...
12-30-10, 11:27 AM
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Posted By JimmyMood

Thanks, sounds like your on the same page as me...

Thanks, sounds like your on the same page as me any way. Finished getting the old tub out, Off to the big box store this afternoon to get the supplies. I need the mortar mix for the wood feet...
12-29-10, 04:09 PM
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Posted By JimmyMood

Mortar bed for fiberglass tub, but tub is on 4" legs.

I just dragged home a Maax Avenue tub for a bathroom renovation, which I choose because it was nice and deep, but still fit into a 60x30 tub alcove.

When I opened the box, I was found the tub is...
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Posted By JimmyMood

The resistor was an old GM system. The newer...

The resistor was an old GM system. The newer keys actually have a chip in the plastic part that communicate with the car's computer by radio frequency. I'm not sure on the Fords, but on most newer...
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Posted By JimmyMood

Thanks for the expert input. I have seen your...

Thanks for the expert input. I have seen your names in nearly every thread here, and I have learned quite a bit lurking around.

I had a good look at the boiler flue liner last year while...
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Posted By JimmyMood

Yes it is approved, even the installation manual...

Yes it is approved, even the installation manual documents both oil and gas burner setups. It does not mention any other differences besides the burner. The gas application comes from the factory...
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Posted By JimmyMood

Smith series 8 conversion cost

Just got a quote today for $2800 parts/labor/cleaning to install a gas burner in my Smith Series 8 boiler. It is currently runnig a Beckett Oil burner. Is it just me or is this way out to lunch? I...
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Posted By JimmyMood

John, I'm looking do to the same exact...

John,

I'm looking do to the same exact thing, switch a Series 8 to gas.

If you look on HB Smith's website, you'll find a G8 boiler. This is the same exact unit as the Series8, but with a...
05-13-07, 11:28 AM
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Posted By JimmyMood

follow up again

Just a follow up on my saga in case anyone else ends up in the same situation. I haven't found any good information on re-habing a neglected pool on the net, so hopefully my experience can help...
05-12-07, 02:52 PM
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Posted By JimmyMood

Update

Just dredged a wheelbarrow full of leaves off the bottom of the pool, I think I got most of it.

The water pH is under 6.8 and the alkalinity is below 10ppm. I think this is probably from the...
05-11-07, 02:45 PM
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Posted By JimmyMood

Restarting a neglected pool, 18' above ground

I bought a house last and it came with an 18' above ground pool. The previous owners apparently let it go, it was not covered all winter and may not have been covered or serviced for a long time. ...
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Posted By JimmyMood

I'll go out on a limb here, but it sounds to me...

I'll go out on a limb here, but it sounds to me like the brake booster is failing or it is loosing vacuum. Weak brakes and a very stiff brake pedal are symptoms of the brake booster failing. I...
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Posted By JimmyMood

97 Ranger, right brakes stuck and pedal is spongy

I bought a used Ranger ('97 4-cyl) recently from a private party, and soon after I found both passenger side brakes front and back were mildly stuck (the wheels get warm after highway driving.)
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12-28-06, 06:52 AM
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Posted By JimmyMood

One more thing....(Up-flush toilet)

EDIT: One of the moderators separated this message into a new thread, so I put a paragraph of history on the topic to clarify the question.

I recently started a thread about installing the...
12-27-06, 06:11 PM
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Posted By JimmyMood

Interesting

jvm: Thanks for the detailed explanation, I appreciate your reasoning over a simple yes or no answer. I had considered the load on the system in terms of the extra solids, but I had not considered...
12-27-06, 04:51 PM
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Posted By JimmyMood

12 VDC power supply

Radio Shack and many other stores sell 12V power supplies specifically for the purpose of powering 12V car accessories. Usually these have 12V cigarette lighter type sockets built in for...
12-26-06, 02:46 PM
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Posted By JimmyMood

Insinkerator Evolution Septic Assist

I have seen a few ads for these things, and it has peeked my interest. As far as I understand, it is not a good idea to use a disposal with a septic system. This unit is supposed to use some...
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Posted By JimmyMood

Sounds good, after re-reading the sentence about...

Sounds good, after re-reading the sentence about not sanding to the raw wood in made sense.

Twelvepole, I looked over the document on nofma.org, very informative, thanks for the link.

I...
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Posted By JimmyMood

Thanks for the advice. The damage I pictures is...

Thanks for the advice. The damage I pictures is really only in the doorways and stairs, but it is in almost every doorway.

I know the drum sander must be used with care, but I am confident I...
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