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Mark, thanks for your reply. Actually we've...

Mark, thanks for your reply. Actually we've remodeled the kitchen since then so the dishwasher was removed, put back, removed, put back a few times and the problem is gone. ::shrug::
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We are on Xcel Energy here in colorado and are...

We are on Xcel Energy here in colorado and are able to participate in their grid-tie rebate and net metering programs. We tied our arrays to the grid (one for the business on our property and one one...
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:: on soapbox:: Whether or not climate change is...

:: on soapbox:: Whether or not climate change is affected by humans, I'd rather have as minimal a negative impact on Nature as possible. We live in the woods and every bit of pollution - trash or...
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Our Toshiba 42" LCD TV uses 169 watts. It's the...

Our Toshiba 42" LCD TV uses 169 watts. It's the Playstation 3 that chews through power like there's no tomorrow. Ironically since it plays DVDs, BluRays, CDs, video games, and acts as a wireless...
03-01-08, 08:17 AM
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Hey it's not as bad as the toilets on Mt....

Hey it's not as bad as the toilets on Mt. Kilimanjaro, I assure you. They are cold, usually next to a dangerous cliff, and made of wood. The hole into which you aim is much smaller. This is...
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In our area, you follow the manufacturer's...

In our area, you follow the manufacturer's install instructions.

We have a morso and love it. Cast iron is the classic material but you can get fancy ones w/ soapstone too. Make sure your wood is...
02-17-08, 08:17 AM
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Having built two recording studios, one in a...

Having built two recording studios, one in a basement, I can say that MaxCast has you on the right track. so-elitecrete has an easy idea, and we have that in our current studio, but the floor is COLD...
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There are lights available with a conversion kit....

There are lights available with a conversion kit. Saw them at Lowes but I am sure you could find them elsewhere.
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Thanks for the feedback and any more that folks...

Thanks for the feedback and any more that folks might have!

I expect scratches. I kind of like them - they say "we have dogs!" I certainly am not going for showroom looks here - our house is meant...
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Just a thought - our woo stove when it was first...

Just a thought - our woo stove when it was first put in smelled funny the first few days due to residual chemicals on the stove pipe and stove being burned off.

The carbon monoxide detector is a...
12-11-07, 06:49 AM
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Another vote for the trigger activated power...

Another vote for the trigger activated power nailer. But a couple different levels of shot and a couple different lengths of nails in case the concrete is extra hard or brittle or whatnot. And wear...
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jade, maybe you can collect that "waiting for the...

jade, maybe you can collect that "waiting for the hot water" water in a bucket and use it in your garden? In our bathroom if you run the hot water at the tub faucet, it brings the hot water to the...
12-09-07, 09:34 AM
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In planning to enclose our front porch (standard...

In planning to enclose our front porch (standard decking right now), the following was recommended:

Put a vapor barrier under the porch joists
Install exterior grade plywood under the joists and...
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We found LED Xmas lights online (PM me if you...

We found LED Xmas lights online (PM me if you want the company site - I know moderators have issues with ads) that work great and run super-cool. They were designed for houses that rely on off grid...
12-05-07, 06:31 AM
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dcanesdbs I am sorry if this was unclear. The tax...

dcanesdbs I am sorry if this was unclear. The tax assessor, who I is a government employee or contractor, is the one coming around to make the assessment. They do not come in my house though, just...
12-04-07, 07:24 AM
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In our county, the tax assessors come up to your...

In our county, the tax assessors come up to your house and walk around to see if there are any changes to the property that may affect your taxes. If you are home they will ask you about them too....
Forum: Water Heaters
12-04-07, 06:19 AM
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Ours is not used as a boiler but it is a Rinnai....

Ours is not used as a boiler but it is a Rinnai. To our knowledge it's the only one rated and waranteed (nice word huh?) for our 8300 ft altitude. Lots of techs in the area. No brainer. Again we love...
12-02-07, 02:04 PM
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We almost lost a house sale because the buyers...

We almost lost a house sale because the buyers home inspector claimed our basement finish was out of code, would have to be totally demolished and redone, to the tune of at least $15k.

I wanted to...
12-02-07, 08:38 AM
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I have read that furring strips, 1x or 2x...

I have read that furring strips, 1x or 2x material to put down under plywood is a good option for insulating a cold basement floor. You can put some sort of polystyrene?? insulation under it as well.
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Add up all the wattages of the items you want to...

Add up all the wattages of the items you want to run and compute based on what you will be running at once. Ironically coffee makers and microwaves can draw a BUNCH of watts. Older TVs can too. We...
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The other responses have very good points about...

The other responses have very good points about cost, efficiency, cleanliness, etc. Our experience is this:

We love our wood stove. The furnace only comes on in the AM before we can get our rears...
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A sealed deep cell battery doesn't take much...

A sealed deep cell battery doesn't take much maintenance but of course they are the most expensive. Are you often without power for a long time? If so do you lose power during blizzards that may...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-29-07, 05:40 PM
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Yes look in the manual. Ours had cheesy "blow the...

Yes look in the manual. Ours had cheesy "blow the fins off with compressed air" in the owner section, but the installers section described how to circulate a vinegar/water solution through.
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Our stove guy told us that the magnetic...

Our stove guy told us that the magnetic thermometers go on the stove pipe. Single wall pipes let you just stick the thermometer on. Double wall pipes require you to get a special thermometer for that...
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Integrator it sounds like you want to monitor...

Integrator it sounds like you want to monitor multiple email accounts in the same window but have the capability to send/reply messages from individual accounts. Yes you can do this in Outlook. The...
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