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  1. Thread: Copper gaslines

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    The stench is methyl mercaptan, that's not...

    The stench is methyl mercaptan, that's not corrosive to copper. Copper corrosion is caused by natural sulfur compounds that may or may not be present given the source and processing.
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    I thought of that; my bill is itemized and since...

    I thought of that; my bill is itemized and since they split out the actual fuel cost I used that. I did find a page with the actual residential rates on it a few minutes ago, and I'm not *too* far...
  3. I checked and it appears that demand rates don't...

    I checked and it appears that demand rates don't kick in until I hit 5000 or 15000Kwh in a month.

    That's 4-10 TIMES what I used on the *heaviest* electric month, and that's before I switched all...
  4. Here in Knoxville TN I just grabbed my bill and...

    Here in Knoxville TN I just grabbed my bill and figured up $0.064/KWH and $1.47/therm NG.

    I'm also in the same boat of replacing a system and having to decide which is best... and I *think * I...
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    I *just* got my first bill, and it appears that...

    I *just* got my first bill, and it appears that I'm paying 6.4 cents per KWH electricity and $1.47 per therm natural gas (really?).

    Does this change any recommendations?
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    How well does the spray work on the inside of the...

    How well does the spray work on the inside of the sheathing? I have an uninsulated attic with maybe 6" of fiberglass on the interior roof and I can tell it's a bit of a temperature leak...
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    I posted a couple questions last week about my...

    I posted a couple questions last week about my house's old Coleman furnace and when the HVAC tech arrived, confirmed my worst suspicions that it's going to be throwing good money after bad to fix it....
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    If you're speaking of the forced draft pressure...

    If you're speaking of the forced draft pressure switch... there isn't one. All it has is this little flow vane micro switch that the vane has come off of, that's why prev(2).owner rigged it stuck...
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    Well, I may have a furnace after all... I checked...

    Well, I may have a furnace after all... I checked *every* sensor in the thing, all ok except for the flapper valve switch on the forced draft blower, I'll need to fix that.

    But, flip it on, draft...
  10. Thread: Typical timeline

    by mfree
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    Well, I don't necessarily "want" Carrier or...

    Well, I don't necessarily "want" Carrier or Kenmore, it's just that Sears was the first call.

    What's the best bang-per-buck unit out on the market now? I need a split unit with a natural gas...
  11. Thread: Typical timeline

    by mfree
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    I was just wondering what the typical timeline...

    I was just wondering what the typical timeline was from first contact to a complete installation... from my first calling a contractor to an estimate to them showing up on my doorstep with a complete...
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    *nod* ok, I'm an easy push into a replacement...

    *nod* ok, I'm an easy push into a replacement system.... all the RUST on this one makes me suspect.

    So, the question remains.... how to choose the right system (or letting the contractor choose...
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    trouble with neglected coleman... repair, replace?

    Well, I seem to have picked up the house from "The Money Pit".

    I don't expect any DIY advice, even if some of this sounds like I'm asking for it. I know just enough to be dangerous and I realize...
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