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01-20-18, 07:17 PM
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Space heater created electrical puzzle....

So I plugged in a space heater to an outlet near our kitchen this morning, I donít think Iíve ever used this specific outlet for a space heater. It shares a circuit with the kitchen. Well, we...
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Views: 547
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Thank you for your reply, Bud. Yes it will be...

Thank you for your reply, Bud. Yes it will be heated and cooled with traditional HVAC, a heat pump to be more specific. We've had good luck with those so far. It's going to be approx. 5" rebar...
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Insulating Slab

Hey folks. I'm planning a 30X72 metal shop house. I am located in north central Arkansas so I don't believe radiant heat would be utilized to it's potential here like say, Montana. I am now doing...
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Thank you for your reply. Nobody is refusing the...

Thank you for your reply. Nobody is refusing the job, but I can't even get a ballpark guesstimate on the price per square foot to see if this is even a viable option. They can tell me for a...
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Construction cost question

Hello. I'm planning a pole barn "house". The external shell and concrete slab costs are very easy to obtain. The inside framing and what not is, apparently, very difficult to obtain. I can't even...
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Exterior light wiring question

I've been told by an electrician that in order to add an exterior porch light, he needs to run a long wire and put a junction box, etc, etc. it seems so uneccesary to add one small LED light...
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Router cutting signal strength in half.....

I stumbled onto a problem recently when I was having modem issues. I contacted my ISP (it's their router) and when conducting a speed test of wired vs wireless, I found my 1 year old router is only...
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I think what's got me so frustrated is that...

I think what's got me so frustrated is that everything was 100% level and I had no issues all the way thru until it's done. It something was not level or needed shimming, I can only assume I'd...
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Views: 619
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While you may be correct and squirting some...

While you may be correct and squirting some adhesive underneath may do nothing, taking it apart is not an option. The panels are all glued up, floor tile has been set, wall texture and paint has...
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It's a compression drain fit. The drain area is...

It's a compression drain fit. The drain area is not flexing. It's the front middle under the door (but not affecting the door) that is the only part that is moving. You only notice it when you're...
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Views: 619
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Thank you for the quick reply. To clarify, the...

Thank you for the quick reply. To clarify, the tile was floor tile, the shower was a kit, glue up panels and the like. Below is the link to the shower.
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New shower installed, now the pan shifts.

So I've installed a new corner shower in my small front bath. Everything was going great, floor was level, I've had NO issues during the install of the shower itself. I've stepped in and out of...
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It is 3/4" hardwood so streamlining the register...

It is 3/4" hardwood so streamlining the register may work well. Thank you for the idea, I'll look into that.
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Posted By tlhfirelion

I hadn't considered a slider due to the cost...

I hadn't considered a slider due to the cost difference between a simple exterior door but that may be a nice option. This won't be a large deck and it honestly won't get used that often as the...
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thank you for your reply. The basement is...

thank you for your reply. The basement is finished and the ductwork is in a long chase, it's not an option to move the ductwork and is not being considered.
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want small deck out 2nd story bedroom...one small problem.

I'd like to add a small deck to the 2nd story master bedroom and I have all the materials and knowledge for the task. The issue I've run in to is that the only place the door can go has a floor HVAC...
08-05-16, 07:03 PM
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Views: 1,421
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it's on the list of 9000 other things to do to...

it's on the list of 9000 other things to do to this house.
08-05-16, 02:57 PM
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Views: 1,421
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Thank you to everyone who has replied. As I read...

Thank you to everyone who has replied. As I read thru the replies one thought dawned on me. I have not distributed granular products in the crawlspace and I wonder if I should? It's a rather tall...
08-05-16, 11:29 AM
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Views: 1,421
Posted By tlhfirelion

*!@$%#)!! Crickets

My house is slowly being overrun by these dadgum camel back crickets. I have filled every hole in the house I can find, I've gone thru cans of the spray foam in the basement and crawlspace. I have...
07-03-16, 09:07 AM
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Posted By tlhfirelion

Maintenance schedule for HVAC system

So after forking out a small fortune for a new RUUD heat pump, I want to do my part to maintain it for as long as possible. I know regularly scheduled filter changes and cleaning the outside unit is...
07-03-16, 08:54 AM
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Views: 742
Posted By tlhfirelion

I'm sure those systems work well but the price...

I'm sure those systems work well but the price tag, especially after I just paid for a new heat pump and air handler were too far outside the budget. I ended up with a figidare 70 pint one from...
06-29-16, 03:56 PM
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Views: 742
Posted By tlhfirelion

Thank you to those that replied. The system we...

Thank you to those that replied. The system we are getting is a 2.5 ton and thats what we have had the past 12 years. It seems to be sized right as we aren't having many issues and the system is 15...
06-28-16, 05:04 AM
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Views: 742
Posted By tlhfirelion

HVAC Dehumidifier

Hello everyone. I'm getting a new heat pump installed this week and the absence of AC these past few weeks has reintroduced me to the horror that is high humidity. lol I realize the new AC will...
06-24-16, 07:27 PM
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Views: 931
Posted By tlhfirelion

Thank you for everyones clarification.

Thank you for everyones clarification.
06-24-16, 12:39 PM
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Views: 931
Posted By tlhfirelion

are these pads typically supposed to be as flat...

are these pads typically supposed to be as flat as a board or is some slope expected? I'm not sure if any type of slope can interfere with the heat pumps operation. Thank you for the reply.
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