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    Noise with baseboard grills

    On the ground floor, I have 3 openings in the floor/wall. Two openings are between the 2X4 and have a size of 3.5" X 10". The other one is 5.5" X 9" between the 2" X6". If I do install a baseboard...
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    Thanks Ted. I'm one month passed the warranty...

    Thanks Ted.

    I'm one month passed the warranty :beat: Isn't that funny!!!! I know it is a VERY wild guess, but based on your experience, how much life might I still have with this t-stat? I...
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    Dying SignatureStat t-stat?

    My 5 yr old Lennox SignatureStat thermostat had about 6-8 very dark blue vertical lines over an inch of the display. It was not possible to see anything where the lines were. I pressed menu, went...
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    Thanks to all of you guys, you are really...

    Thanks to all of you guys, you are really professionals. :) After what you wrote, I'll forget about this idea.

    P.S. A furnace is just too important; every house should have two furnaces, so...
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    Thanks to both of you for your for your reply. ...

    Thanks to both of you for your for your reply. It is appreciated.

    Ted: Based on your reply, should I assume that it has never been done before???

    Thanks.
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    Sorry I forgot to say that my G61MPV is working...

    Sorry I forgot to say that my G61MPV is working fine at the current moment. But just in case the control board or motor dies, I was thinking that it might be cheaper for me to get the guys (who did...
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    Lennox G61MPV and Lennox G43UF

    I have a 5 tons Lennox G61MPV natural gas furnace. I also have a 5 tons Lennox G43UF natural gas furnace which I do not use anymore (but is in perfect working order). Both units are about 5 years...
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    Check out Consumer Reports. Either May or June...

    Check out Consumer Reports. Either May or June 2007.
  9. I feel sorry for the folks who bought a new...

    I feel sorry for the folks who bought a new Maytag front loader based on the reliability and reputation of the old Maytag top loader. My parents had a Maytag top loader for ~ 20 years and it was...
  10. LG used to be named Goldstar. When they were...

    LG used to be named Goldstar. When they were Goldstar, they were not known to build quality products. Prices were very competitive (sometimes even cheap), but product quality was only average at...
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    Hacking a dehumidifier

    Humidity in basement was 72-77%. So I went to Costco and bought a Danby dehumidifier. I thought it would work for few hours and then stop, but no, it's working 24/7 and bringing humidity about 60%....
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    Dad is 81 and keeping busy by doing construction...

    Dad is 81 and keeping busy by doing construction work (right now doing a basement with another fellow about 45 yr old).

    Nowadays, I'm glad he made my life as difficult as possible when I was...
  13. I was at Sears last week and found out that the...

    I was at Sears last week and found out that the HE3T I reviewed in my first post is now sold under the name HE5T.

    You might be interested to know that if you remove the three pieces of concrete...
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    Thank you very much.

    Thank you very much.
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    Well, thank you very much for making my...

    Well, thank you very much for making my education. I wasn't aware that there was such a beast, an a/c for casement window. I just Googled it and found there is. That just solved my problem. Thank...
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    Fan speed on Lennox G61V

    Is there a way to override the fan speed on the G61V? What I would like to do is make the fan turn at a higher rate than the default when heat/cool is set to OFF, but the fan is set to ON. It...
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    The building code allows the builder 12 months...

    The building code allows the builder 12 months after taking possession to complete landscaping and driveway pavement. My guess is that it will be done in late summer or fall. Just my luck that all...
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    All windows in the house are casement windows......

    All windows in the house are casement windows... :o So I can pretty much forget about window A/C. Only the basement has sliders. And I don't think it makes sense to install A/C in the basement...
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    When you buy a house in here, there's a clause in...

    When you buy a house in here, there's a clause in the purchase agreement that stipulates that if you install anything at all on the ground prior to the builder doing the landscaping, then you relieve...
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    A simple idea

    I bought a newly built house. But I cannot have an A/C installed on the ground until landscaping has been done by the builder. And I cannot have one installed on the wall, cause it looks like they...
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    Is there a consensus around here about spray...

    Is there a consensus around here about spray foaming? I thought maybe to have the basement walls from header to floor spray foam. Thanks.
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    Thanks for the replies. To provide you with more...

    Thanks for the replies. To provide you with more info; The basement is 9 foot high. They digged one foot deeper instead of making the house one foot taller. We usually say that the ground below 6'...
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    Forgive my ignorance, but could you please...

    Forgive my ignorance, but could you please explain in plain language what you mean by "conditionning the basement"?

    So far, my guesses are a) provide a/c to basement or b) install 2"-3" styrofoam...
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    I don't follow you. The basement floor is...

    I don't follow you. The basement floor is concrete. Since there is no insulation below floor, the cold from the ground is transmitted to the concrete floor and penetrate the house unchallenged.
    ...
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    Insulating your basement - your opinion

    My wife and I bought a house. We don't really need the basement, except as storage. The basement is unfinished - insulated to about 5 feet below ground.

    I've been thinking to insulate the...
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    Ralph, of course they use the furnace during...

    Ralph, of course they use the furnace during construction! Here in Ottawa, unless I'm mistaken, ALL the builders do. Maybe you'll find a very small independent builder who doesn't.

    If you think...
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    On a G61MPV???

    On a G61MPV???
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    Thanks for the reply. Actually, we have more...

    Thanks for the reply. Actually, we have more capacity than we need.

    I plugged the water heater into a timer and have it "ON" for an hour at 6:00AM and another hour at 6:00PM during the week. On...
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    I know it might be obvious to you, but what will...

    I know it might be obvious to you, but what will I gain from doing so? Thanks.
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    Actually, I'm lucky. A guy I know who complained...

    Actually, I'm lucky. A guy I know who complained like hell during construction of his house ended up with plastic bags of human excrement in his heating ducts (OK, maybe he deserved it for being a...
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    Believe it or not, but the builder has done me a...

    Believe it or not, but the builder has done me a BIG favor by sending the same folks to to do the same job a second time. Normally, they never do that. And I know it is the same folks than the...
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    No, I will have a company to remove the actual 75...

    No, I will have a company to remove the actual 75 gallon and replace it with another one. Btw, I am not sure I could legally touch the gas line to the water heater. And even if I could, I would not...
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    The Stuff In My Ducts!

    Just took possesion of a newly built house. Ducts were cleaned by the builder. Same company who did the installation of furnace/water heater did the duct cleaning.

    After taking possesion, I...
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    Nop, that burned mark is apparently normal. Got...

    Nop, that burned mark is apparently normal. Got another Lennox techy to check it out. Though Lennox techy mistakenly wrote on report that humidifier was installed on hot air side instead of cold...
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    A good gas water heater?

    Any recommendation about a good/great residential gas water heater?

    Thanks.
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    Roboteq, nah, Hilary is going to win. I forgot...

    Roboteq, nah, Hilary is going to win. I forgot if it's Nostradamus who predicted it or Ned Dougherty in "Fast Lane to Heaven".

    Btw, Mr. Dougherty wrote a book, which was available in February...
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    Thanks for the reply. Yes, there is a control...

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, there is a control for it on the ground floor, next to the thermostat for the furnace.

    You wrote, "It also should be hooked in to your airhandlers fan to run at the...
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    About Osamam Bin Laden

    There was an excellent report on TV, in French (RDI Reseau De L'information - The equivalent of the CBC Newsworld in French).

    I though Americans might be interested and since it is in French, I...
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    I'm sorry, stupid of me I forgot to tell you how...

    I'm sorry, stupid of me I forgot to tell you how they connected my HRV :mad:

    They connected the air sucking pipe to the cold air return and the "provide fresh air" pipe further down on the cold...
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    HRV question

    My house has a HRV. Am I supposed to have a switch and a vent in all washrooms connected to the HRV?

    A friend has an EnergyStar house w/HRV and he has a vent to suck the air/humidity out of the...
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    Thanks Doug. I will keep you up-to-date with...

    Thanks Doug. I will keep you up-to-date with what happens.
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    Hi Doug, A) Isn't this covered by the...

    Hi Doug,

    A) Isn't this covered by the warranty?

    B) Do you believe this is sufficient to force the builder to change the part at his own expense right now?

    Thanks.
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    NOTE: Had to edit post in order to protect worker...

    NOTE: Had to edit post in order to protect worker who took the pic. This site is too popular with people from the same city I am living in... Sorry.
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    For many people, success = money. That's what...

    For many people, success = money. That's what they repeat to you your whole life long. Too bad you can't take with you when you die. There ain't many things money can buy on the other side...
  45. Americans, eh!:eek:

    Americans, eh!:eek:
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    The short answer to the original question is: ...

    The short answer to the original question is: Global warming is as good to you as is cancer.

    The only difference between global warming and cancer is that cancer won't erase 60%-90% of the Earth...
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    That's how you find out if they are true friends....

    That's how you find out if they are true friends. If they return the favor, they might be true friends. If they don't, either they are just freeloaders or just greedy and selfish.
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    Swellmel, I'm sure you love your mom and...

    Swellmel,

    I'm sure you love your mom and wishes the best for her, so why be sad? It seems to me that your mom lived a full life. She married, had children, saw her children grow up and I suspect...
  49. Thread: On Topic.

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    No problem Mr. Admin. It's your board. I didn't...

    No problem Mr. Admin. It's your board. I didn't realise folks here were so touchy. In particular since the poop thread is allowed. :confused:

    Maybe humor down South ain't the same than up...
  50. Thread: On Topic.

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