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05-15-20, 12:29 PM
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Posted By syd81

Would that be a 2 or 3 amp fuse?

Would that be a 2 or 3 amp fuse?
05-15-20, 10:56 AM
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Posted By syd81

Thanks for the responses! The plug sounds like a...

Thanks for the responses! The plug sounds like a great solution!

Another question about wiring this sort of transformer: Do I need any secondary overcurrent protection? Something like a fuse...
05-14-20, 09:22 AM
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Enclosure for a 24 Vac Transformer

I am putting a foot mounted 24 Vac transformer in my basement to power smart thermostats throughout my house and I want to install it in some sort of an enclosure.

As I understand it, the...
02-06-20, 08:59 AM
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Posted By syd81

After thinking on it a bit more... i agree......

After thinking on it a bit more... i agree... probably going to pin it with minimal glue. Might look into hide glue.
02-06-20, 08:44 AM
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Posted By syd81

Shoe Molding Using Contact Cement

I am wondering about installing toe or shoe molding using contact cement. It would eliminate nail holes and (I think) could be removed with some effort. Also it would adhere to the factory finish on...
02-06-20, 08:33 AM
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Views: 423
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Thanks for the responses! I think I will go with...

Thanks for the responses! I think I will go with vinyl (or maybe knot free wood). Problem is I already own the MDF stuff, but I will try to use it elsewhere or maybe sell it.

If the 1/4" MDF I...
02-03-20, 08:17 AM
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MDF Beadboard Wainscot Gamble

I know there has been a lot of discussion about using MDF Beadboard Wainscot in a bathroom, with most people coming out against it (based on the terrible things water does to MDF) but I would like to...
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Views: 465
Posted By syd81

for reference

The run is about 145 ft total, with 19 feet of element.

There are 12 x 90 degree elbows and 4 x 45 degree elbows.

Some of the run is 1" pex but most is 3/4" copper.
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Posted By syd81

Thanks! The multi speed pump is a good idea. ...

Thanks! The multi speed pump is a good idea. The issue I am having is that I tried a circulator that has 10ft head, and it does not move the water. So either there is something wrong with the pump...
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Posted By syd81

flow rate?

Thanks for the responses! I am trying to size a circulator for a new run, and wanted to first make sure that it could be a larger size.

I am having trouble figuring out what my flow rate is in...
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Do all circulators need to be the same?

In a forced hot water system where each zone has its own circulator, do they all have to be the same make and model?

I was thinking that if one circulator was more powerful, it might prevent the...
10-11-19, 09:55 AM
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Views: 285
Posted By syd81

Wanted to add... I have zero experience with...

Wanted to add... I have zero experience with mineral wool. Everything I see is ridged or semi ridged. I am assuming here - so I am probably wrong - that I need a softer blaket like mineral wool?
10-11-19, 09:29 AM
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Views: 285
Posted By syd81

Packable Fire Blocking Material

I am having trouble finding a fire blocking material that can be packed into larger penetrations between floors around pipes and electrical.

Seems like everyone is using the orange foam these...
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Views: 318
Posted By syd81

Any recommendations? Are the sealants that don't...

Any recommendations? Are the sealants that don't give a "wet look" effective?
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Views: 318
Posted By syd81

Concrete Paver Sealant Recommendations

I am looking for the best option to seal my concrete brick paver walkway.

It looks like there are a lot of options.

Located in the North East, here.

I am interested in hearing what others...
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Views: 789
Posted By syd81

I have more questions, but quickly: What is...

I have more questions, but quickly: What is "TT"? Is it Thermostat Terminal? Confusing as I see alot of reference to "TT Terminals".
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Views: 789
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The red circuit only gives heat to one room - a...

The red circuit only gives heat to one room - a master bedroom. The blue circuit would be the new one. I drew it like that for simplicity... the red zone is much bigger but goes from the boiler,...
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I hope the blue and red don't confuse... they...

I hope the blue and red don't confuse... they were meant to show the different rooms, not hot and cold. Also the ends of the red pipe go direct to the boiler.
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Posted By syd81

Thanks Spott! I should have given more info. I...

Thanks Spott! I should have given more info. I have baseboard heat. Currently my system has a circulator for each zone with a taco control. I could just put a baseboard and get heat to the area...
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Zone valves on loop away from boiler

Is it possible to put zone valves on a hydronic system to add and remove rooms from a single loop? That is to say, can a single loop have zone valves at various rooms - away from the boiler - and...
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Views: 481
Posted By syd81

Washing Canvas Drop Cloth

I can't seem to find any good advice on how best to clean large canvas drop cloths. I have a couple of 11'x14' canvas drop cloths that are covered in drywall dust, paint and at least one dead mouse....
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Views: 775
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Samsung Washer "No Spin" Option Not Working

I have a Samsung front loading washer - WF448AAW - and when I tell it to do a wash with "No Spin" selected, it still spins the load - and I suspect it is doing so at the fastest speed possible.
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10-27-16, 02:47 PM
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Views: 387
Posted By syd81

Double Door Gap Size

I am pre hanging a set of louvered doors - building a custom jamb. I can't seem to find any info on what the gap between the doors should be. The doors are rather thin - only 1 1/4" thick. In a...
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Views: 1,571
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What could change to make the drain all of a...

What could change to make the drain all of a sudden start freezing up when it hasn't happened in the last 13 years? I inspected the both door seals and they seem fine. Anyone know what kind of...
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Back Again. Same issues. The drain is frozen. ...

Back Again. Same issues. The drain is frozen. Lots of moisture in the freezer. The Damper is freezing up and the fridge side is getting too cold. Suggestions on the cause? The weather here has...
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