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  1. Here's a good one for you. I was at Menards a...

    Here's a good one for you. I was at Menards a couple of nights ago, picking out some plumbing parts and pieces. It was fairly late (8PM), as I have a tough time pondering plumbing with people...
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    Hey, not my house, just posting the link...

    Hey, not my house, just posting the link...
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    absolutely slapped together.... ...

    absolutely slapped together....

    http://www.putfile.com/enigma1/images/43915


    These photos show how the surronding lots were filled in creating a fish bowl for his house...
    ...
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    What's nice about RC flying is that you can get a...

    What's nice about RC flying is that you can get a PC simulator that really helps you learn.

    I have about 30 hours in on one and I was able to take off and hover with the real thing without a...
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    Must be a troll. 1)Deathtrap 2) Too expensive...

    Must be a troll. 1)Deathtrap 2) Too expensive to run
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    This site is very entertaining, ...

    This site is very entertaining,
    http://www.independentinspectors.org/photos.html

    I especially like the DYI heat exchanger:

    http://www.independentinspectors.org/photo9.html
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    98 homes in MI, pulte.com More than half are...

    98 homes in MI, pulte.com
    More than half are listed under $300K
  8. Suggestion: For faucets, forget about replacing...

    Suggestion: For faucets, forget about replacing the hoses, even with the stainless type, there is still rubber on the inside.

    Just use 3/8" soft copper and comp. fittings. Very cheap and...
  9. You may want to look further into a tankless...

    You may want to look further into a tankless water heater. I have finished up doing something similar to you: Shop addition on slab and also a Master br above garage (600sq ft). This is being...
  10. My incoming water temp ranges from 55 - 59 deg...

    My incoming water temp ranges from 55 - 59 deg F, which is surprising considering that it is December here in Wisconsin.
    Note that I don't need the shop very warm.

    I spoke to the local water...
  11. I have about a 600sq ft shopt that I use for...

    I have about a 600sq ft shopt that I use for woodworking,car maint, welding etc. As such I do not like it too warm, in fact anything around 40deg or warmer is nice, especially when the outside...
  12. If I owned this home, the first logical thing...

    If I owned this home, the first logical thing would be to insulate the garage. Besides being very inexpensive, the garage is going to retain quite a bit of heat from the adjacent walls, cars being...
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    So I have a water softener that is about 14 years...

    So I have a water softener that is about 14 years old. (Original to the house in '92). A fairly nice model, with the "aqua-sensor" feature that trigers the regerenation based on need.

    It has...
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    Note that I have 6-7 months all like this. The...

    Note that I have 6-7 months all like this. The old water heater was in good repair, with a recent cleaning. If anything, we took longer showers...

    This is the July bill.

    ...
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    I have a Takagi tankless heater (The 185KBTU...

    I have a Takagi tankless heater (The 185KBTU model, TKD20 or whatever) that has been operating since the spring. I chose this after a long search.

    I installed it not to save mony, but to provide...
  16. I had an interesting weekend...starting up my...

    I had an interesting weekend...starting up my floor heat. I have a "subray" style floor heat, tubes sandwiched between the subfloor and the finish floor. (Engineered wood floor).

    Before, during,...
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    whose idea was it to bring air into heater room...

    whose idea was it to bring air into heater room with direct vent heater???????? [/B][/QUOTE]


    The room also had a water heater with a "power vent" but used indoor air for combustion.
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    When I lived in Duluth (early 90's) I had a...

    When I lived in Duluth (early 90's) I had a "pulse" style furnace. One day, early in the morning, I noticed that the furnace was starting and then stopping. (The wife didn't notice of course, she...
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    Re: I was

    Bandsaw is the most dangerous tool in the shop. (ER's report injuries by tools).

    They seem so safe you are comfortable with your fingers next to the blade...
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    hmmm...I think I solved my problem, but I will...

    hmmm...I think I solved my problem, but I will go this route if I end up replacing it.

    It also remembers the temp settings even in a power outage.

    Here's link to the owners manul (PDF file...
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    Thanks for the info. I have had the system...

    Thanks for the info. I have had the system checkout out periodically, never remembered to bring this up. Last fall they replaced the board and heat exchanger (under warranty, even though it is ten...
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    I ran up and checked the anticipator setting. It...

    I ran up and checked the anticipator setting. It is at .8
    I arrived at this through trial and error, I have a Heil 7000 50KBTU furnace. 1800 sf house.

    Does the anticipator affect the A/C at all...
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    - I will check if the hole is sealed. I think...

    - I will check if the hole is sealed. I think maybe there is a drill hole open.

    - On the anticipator, I adjusted it so that it would cycle a little more often, I ended up with about a 3-4 degree...
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    I have this t-stat in my house and it never has...

    I have this t-stat in my house and it never has seemed to work correctly. I was going to just replace it, but at $50 I would rather verify whether it is defective or not. I am also not a fan of...
  25. Bold thieves pull off a chilling heist 34 air...

    Bold thieves pull off a chilling heist
    34 air conditioners taken from roof of former mall
    By JOHN DIEDRICH
    jdiedrich@journalsentinel.com
    Posted: Aug. 2, 2005

    Milwaukee police are investigating...
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