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Is this high efficiency furnace vent installed properly?

Hi all, is my high efficiency furnace vent installed properly? In the winter, the exhaust is causing a lot of ice buildup on the surrounding brick. To my limited knowledge, lots of freeze / thaw...
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If you like the 11" form factor, why not stick...

If you like the 11" form factor, why not stick with it. Coach legroom and tray space will definitely never grow. As far as price point and approach to shopping, I would frame it more from the...
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Also, the ducting that goes upstairs from the...

Also, the ducting that goes upstairs from the crawlspace is via 5" diameter circular ducts
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Are you logging into Windows with the same user...

Are you logging into Windows with the same user account? Windows lets you login under multiple user accounts. You could setup one login for "the wife", one for "the hubby", etc. Desktop icons might...
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The furnace has 2 main runs leaving it. The...

The furnace has 2 main runs leaving it. The ductwork to the bungalow area of the house is 12 x 8". The ductwork to the 2 level side of the house, that goes through the concrete block, is 16 x 8" at...
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Ok, I called another HVAC contractor who will...

Ok, I called another HVAC contractor who will stop by next week to have a look. Do you think the guy who came in then and just suggested doing this might not really have the best ideas? Since he...
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Should we address our ducting that feeds through our concrete block?

Hi there, our upstairs bedrooms have very low airflow coming out of the ducts. We have a split level house, and the furnace blower is in the bungalow part of the house. The basement in the bungalow...
09-18-13, 12:18 PM
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Yeah I'm pretty limited knowledge wise. I guess...

Yeah I'm pretty limited knowledge wise. I guess you only glue the strips together, like I did on the end rows and other places where I had to cut the tongue or groove to fit in place.
09-18-13, 06:17 AM
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For click-lock floating laminate flooring, I...

For click-lock floating laminate flooring, I think that it's easier installing it without trim. I'm not a super contractor, but in my experience, it's harder to "click" the click lock together when...
09-11-13, 10:30 PM
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Posted By splourde

Thanks for that information, I have that...

Thanks for that information, I have that information bookmarked. I think I'm going to do most of that so I should be good. What makes me feel confident is that, whatever I do will be an improvement...
09-11-13, 06:41 PM
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Posted By splourde

Thx Gary. Does that mean 1 1/2" XPS is fine? I...

Thx Gary. Does that mean 1 1/2" XPS is fine? I didn't think about RH in the equation
09-11-13, 08:51 AM
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Posted By splourde

Subfloor in Toronto for laminate or carpet

Hi there, I am posting after seeing farnorth17's post at http://www.doityourself.com/forum/basements-attics-crawl-spaces/413067-advice-basment-subfloor.html.

Just a couple of questions. If I...
09-10-13, 12:30 PM
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Posted By splourde

Yeah, I'm from T'rahnna, T-Dot. Where the ground...

Yeah, I'm from T'rahnna, T-Dot. Where the ground is frozen 4 feet down in the winter!
09-10-13, 11:31 AM
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Hi Gary, after doing more research, I'm probably...

Hi Gary, after doing more research, I'm probably going to install 1 1/2" to 2" rigid foam to the walls, taped and spray foam sealed, then install framing. So I will definitely take down the black...
09-10-13, 07:20 AM
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Posted By splourde

But what if want to install resilient channels...

But what if want to install resilient channels for acoustic purposes? I am thinking of something like this: Soundproofing A Ceiling Using Resilient Channels (How To Video) - YouTube...
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@kmeyer301 - I think actually you may have to...

@kmeyer301 - I think actually you may have to change the subnet of the linksys. See Article (http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?pid=80&vw=1&articleid=3733) and refer to the section "Cascading the...
09-09-13, 08:55 PM
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Posted By splourde

Old acoustic ceiling tile furring strips

Hi all, I removed our old acoustic ceiling tiles. They were stapled to furring strips that had been nailed up to the joists.

I'm not sure what type of ceiling I'm going to put up. I'm leaning...
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Posted By splourde

Ok, so basically I have a fire hazard if the...

Ok, so basically I have a fire hazard if the thermal protectors kick in. Lovely. Thank God they've been working up until now! How much of a safety hazard is this, or am I overly paranoid?!?

It...
09-07-13, 08:50 PM
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Posted By splourde

I think it's probably wired to a 15 amp breaker....

I think it's probably wired to a 15 amp breaker. The breaker panel has all 15a, then a few 30's and 40's. The panel doesn't have anything written down and I haven't yet taken the time to fill it in...
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Do the photos that I took show enough to know if...

Do the photos that I took show enough to know if the fixtures are IC rated or not?

For the problematic lights that go on and off, it does look like the bulb is rated at the fixture's max wattage....
09-07-13, 08:31 PM
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Posted By splourde

Yeah I suspect the wiring / kitchen job was a...

Yeah I suspect the wiring / kitchen job was a hack job. The previous homeowners were Chinese and I did see various Chinese contractor business cards in the basement when we moved in, so I suspect...
09-07-13, 08:07 PM
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Posted By splourde

This is what one of the receptacles currently...

This is what one of the receptacles currently looks like. Does this mean they're split wired, since there is a black wire, white wire, and a ground?
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Posted By splourde

Here is a unit and a bulb from one of the units...

Here is a unit and a bulb from one of the units that does this.
09-07-13, 07:40 PM
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Posted By splourde

Thanks pcboss, would you recommend then just to...

Thanks pcboss, would you recommend then just to do it at the receptacles? Is there any benefit of doing it at the breaker panel? It looks like homedepot here sells two pole GFI circuit interrupters,...
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Posted By splourde

Hi greggome, it sounds like you're saying "I get...

Hi greggome, it sounds like you're saying "I get a form in an email, and I try to fill out the form in the email, but I'm not able to because you get that prompt that says 'form submission...
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