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After the meeting with Heritage(the mid-size...

After the meeting with Heritage(the mid-size company) it looks like I may not be getting a boiler after all. He sees no need to replace my current unit. He was much more knowledgeable than Sears. ...
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Same here. Heat is off from 1 - 5 PM and it gets...

Same here. Heat is off from 1 - 5 PM and it gets down to the 58 degrees on the first floor. It is 64 degrees come 5:30ish. If i have not said previously I have baseboard.

Also want to thank all...
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The Sears guy came out, definately a salesman but...

The Sears guy came out, definately a salesman but not pushy. It ranged from $5500 up to $8800 for a 80.4% up to 90% efficiency. If I remember right the brands were Durkin and Peeco. Their best...
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Posted By pasths

Thanks for all the replies!! Forgot to...

Thanks for all the replies!!

Forgot to mention in original post house is built 1970.

I have walked around and checked for drafts twice on single digit temp days. I fixed the very noticeable...
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Posted By pasths

Am I doing this right? New Hampshire

OK, this is our first winter in our house and I need to find a way to reduce the gas bill. Time for new boiler?

I have Sears coming out for a free qoute on new boiler. Our current one is a 165K...
11-10-08, 10:53 AM
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Posted By pasths

FYI Orkin said it would be in the $1600...

FYI

Orkin said it would be in the $1600 range, but stated that they treat the inside as well. Terminix never said anything about the inside. Not sure i would won't the inside treated anyways......
11-08-08, 12:31 PM
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Posted By pasths

I don't know what types of soil there...

I don't know what types of soil there are(complete noob on lawncare)

I can tell you I have a bunch of pine trees that lead to acidic soil causing my yard to be more moss and mushrooms than grass....
11-08-08, 09:36 AM
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Posted By pasths

The only treatment that I was told about would be...

The only treatment that I was told about would be to dig 6 inches into the ground and spray. Their brouchure does discuss baiting systems though the inspector did not mention any details.

I'm...
11-08-08, 09:04 AM
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Posted By pasths

Termites confirmed

We have a plan with terminix for carpenter ants and other pest(so far doing well winning the battle). But, they just came by to do a termite inspection and we tested positive:(

Looks like they...
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Posted By pasths

Thanks for the advice guys sounds like a fun......

Thanks for the advice guys sounds like a fun... weekend coming up!!
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Posted By pasths

Gutters or Gravel

We currently have no gutters or gravel. Our problem is the bottom 3-4 clapboards are disgusting after just one rainfall. Our concrete foundation is anywhere from 1 to 2 feet above the ground before...
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Posted By pasths

Exterior nail rust on new paint

I finished painting the exterior body of the house about a month ago. Walking around I noticed 25-30 rusty spots from nail heads coming through the paint. My prep was sand off the rust then oil...
05-22-08, 09:42 AM
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Posted By pasths

Update: The maxforce gel the ants were all...

Update:

The maxforce gel the ants were all over and that particular nest showed no activity after 2 days. I did find the location of another nest, but used up all the gel on the first one, so I...
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Posted By pasths

I like your method if I understand right, your...

I like your method if I understand right, your meaning of "box" means to pour into one bucket and back into another a few times?

Thanks!!
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Posted By pasths

paint stirred not shakened?

OK noob question,

I picked up my exterior latex paint and oil primer. Am I able to pick up the paint and just shake it prior to use or does it need to be stirred. I ask because I have 2 - 5...
05-08-08, 06:06 PM
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Posted By pasths

Found the nest in the corner trim of my garage. ...

Found the nest in the corner trim of my garage. Found their entry point and blocked it and watched them all go around in circles confused then I unblocked it and they all went in. I just ordered a...
05-08-08, 02:35 PM
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Posted By pasths

Carpenter ants

Well last couple weeks I've been replacing clapboard and knew we had some kind of wood boring insects. The last couple days it appears it is definately carpenter ants. I am seeing alot of activity...
04-29-08, 06:23 AM
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Posted By pasths

Painting clapboard

So, I'm done replacing the clapboard, but the temp. of the weather is back to winter.

The nights are getting into the 30-40F.

What is the minimum temp that I should be painting at? I will be...
04-22-08, 06:12 AM
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Posted By pasths

"2-3 days is often sufficent" good to hear!! ...

"2-3 days is often sufficent" good to hear!!

We do have alot of trees and shrubery, but most don't have leaves yet so hopefully we can get away with the 2-3 days.

Thanks!!
04-21-08, 09:20 AM
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Posted By pasths

Pressure Washing

I've been told that you need to wait 10 days after pressure washing before priming and painting.

What happens if it rains within that 10 days?

Thanks!
04-18-08, 06:56 AM
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Posted By pasths

Good points Twelvepole, So, if I treat the...

Good points Twelvepole,

So, if I treat the cut areas and nail holes I could leave the clapboard unpainted indefinitely?
04-18-08, 05:37 AM
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Posted By pasths

clapboard siding question

Morning All,

How long can you put up pretreated clapboard without painting it before the wood starts to degrade? I need to replace some clapboard and paint the whole house and can only dedicate...
04-11-08, 09:08 AM
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Posted By pasths

Great thanks it is in the white sheath.

Great thanks it is in the white sheath.
04-07-08, 12:38 PM
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Posted By pasths

Insulation around wires

Well I'm finally in the house!!
I hope for a weekend project to insulate above the sill with some faced fiberglass. I just want to make sure it is alright to tuck it in there with all the wiring...
04-03-08, 08:06 AM
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Posted By pasths

Mice feces

Below I got from a previous post.

"To clean up infested areas, wear latex or rubber gloves. Mix a solution of 1-cup bleach to 10 cups water or use a household disinfectant that kills viruses. Do...
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