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    hey skippedover, Tell us how you REALLY feel...

    hey skippedover,

    Tell us how you REALLY feel about BB registers!

    I'm going to try a sandblast and repaint. If it comes out good, I'll post some photos. If not so good, I'll try REP's...
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    sjones, These supply registers are triangular...

    sjones,

    These supply registers are triangular in cross section just like the Hart and Cooley 405/406 series.

    Mark
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    20" Baseboard Register Manu/Vendor?

    Hi Gang,

    I'm working on rehabbing a 1966 condo and would like to replace five 20" baseboard registers with new. The old ones were painted over a half dozen times by hack painters and are a total...
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    HVAC/Chemicals/Rust

    Hi Jon,

    Here at UB we've gone to keeping all chemicals outside of the pool mech rooms to reduce damage. Chemicals live in an outdoor pit with only poly tube connections to the injection equipment....
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    mIxed temps

    Steve,

    I just went through the same process. In fact, we moved in 2 weeks ago. I decided on BB for the carpet and hardwood areas and underfloor staple up for the kitchen and tiled baths. It is...
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    E* in WNY

    To follow up on jonm's post, here in WNY there are lots of builders getting E* ratings and building crap in the process. You can't even imagine what sloppy work passes for good insulation on a new...
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    Can't see pics

    but I'd like to!
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    Hi Gang, Making a final decision on a boiler...

    Hi Gang,

    Making a final decision on a boiler and all three have power venters. The units on some gas water heaters are loud enough to make you leave the basement! Any comments on the noise levels...
  9. Thread: Foamin'

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    Bald Loonie, Allow me to reiterate my point by...

    Bald Loonie,

    Allow me to reiterate my point by saying that I firmly believe that the average foam job "blows away" the average fiberglass, or any other technology job. But per the testing by my...
  10. Thread: Foamin'

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    Larry, I recently spoke to the E* contractor...

    Larry,

    I recently spoke to the E* contractor that certifies the homes for my builder and he indicated that he's tested numerous homes with foam along with every other imaginable insulation...
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    for a 2200 SF home in WNY I just received quotes...

    for a 2200 SF home in WNY I just received quotes of:

    X for F/G
    1.5X for Soy-based foam
    2.2X for Icynene foam
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    simpleman, I showed her the a panel rad...

    simpleman,

    I showed her the a panel rad catalog about 6 months ago and got a crosseyed look. But now I have a Kaars flooring catalog and they show lots of panel rads so I will try that on her...
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    To the folks who responed so far, YES to all. ...

    To the folks who responed so far, YES to all.

    One thing I did not do was mention comfort. My point was simply an excercise in re-convincing myself that X heat costs Y dollars or thereabouts. And...
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    Hi Gang, Been pondering the HWBB vs. FHA...

    Hi Gang,

    Been pondering the HWBB vs. FHA question some more. Another way to "skin the cat" is to look at overall efficiency from a theoretical perspective. For a well sealed new ranch in a cold...
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    splus: That $20/mo +/- savings comes about...

    splus:

    That $20/mo +/- savings comes about when replacing an old inefficient tank I presume?

    And 20 bux on NG is about 28 bux on LP here in the Buffalo area...

    Mark
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    Hi Gang, As I review the spread of LP DHW...

    Hi Gang,

    As I review the spread of LP DHW heaters for my new home, I've run across some interesting literature and claims. Most interesting is study by Bradford-White that looked at the life cycle...
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    Gladstone, You are a bit early. April 1st is a...

    Gladstone,

    You are a bit early. April 1st is a week from this Friday. If you'd really like to know who to use that equation , please check out "Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer" by...
  18. 41 Gasman, Maybe I was not quite clear enough....

    41 Gasman,

    Maybe I was not quite clear enough. The last two houses I owned had HUGE infiltration issues at the mudsill/rimjoist area. So, Insulating there was huge in terms of savings. And the...
  19. finhead, I my area, the Biobased poly-U is 30%...

    finhead,

    I my area, the Biobased poly-U is 30% less than Icynene and the latter is 240% more than fiberglass. I believe that the finished product is the same between the poly-U foams. One E*...
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    Coler, I have a quote for Healthy Seal, the...

    Coler,

    I have a quote for Healthy Seal, the biobased stuff of which you speak and will likely go with it. Also, I just spoke with my contractor's 3rd party E* guy and he recommended the bathroom...
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    Noel, I understand the problem. Combustion...

    Noel,

    I understand the problem. Combustion efficiency goes down when cycles are shorter. This will effectively lower the AFUE. I know its apples and oranges, so let me rephrase as a statement ,...
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    Hi Gang, I'm trying to complete some energy...

    Hi Gang,

    I'm trying to complete some energy calcs to convince myself to go hydronic plus separate AC vs. FHA and AC. But one "deal killer" occured to me.

    Assuming an 84% AFUE gas boiler, what...
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    Tuccillo, How did you end up on the heating...

    Tuccillo,

    How did you end up on the heating end of the equation?

    Mark
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    triplethreat, I am putting up a ranch in WNY...

    triplethreat,

    I am putting up a ranch in WNY beginning in April and I got quotes for Icynene and Health Seal, the major competitor. When running loss calcs, you run into troubles becuase the air...
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    Hi Gang, The basement is about to be dug for...

    Hi Gang,

    The basement is about to be dug for my new 2200 SF ranch in Western NY and I'm on the fence over going with HWBB or FHA. I've had both quoted with these general specs and have a...
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