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    thanks for the input

    thanks for the input
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    retrofit gas insert that is see through

    I have a gas burning fireplace built in about 1978. It can be wood burning or gas, (masonry construction) but it was fitted with gas logs and looks to have never been used for wood. It is a "see...
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    I call the show "Holmes on Foam" because it seems...

    I call the show "Holmes on Foam" because it seems like his answer to everything is FOAM!
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    Stick your hand by a vent, if the flow is low, is...

    Stick your hand by a vent, if the flow is low, is is on stage 1, if the flow is high, it is on stage 2. Or just lie to them. :)
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    Newspaper article that sums it all up

    Saw this article today that could be a summary of the advice I have read on this board. http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=239505
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    problem solved

    Thanks for the input everyone. My hvac co found some holes in the return ductwork above the roofline that he surmised was sucking water in when running. He sealed them up. Now I hope the next rain...
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    Actually they are about 8" up. Looks like 2 4"...

    Actually they are about 8" up. Looks like 2 4" beams on top of each other. No ductwork is visible so I assume they are downflow
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    Thanks for the comments. As far as the 2 foot...

    Thanks for the comments. As far as the 2 foot comment, that is based on how high the roofing material goes on the knee walls. I don't usually go up on the roof (two story building) during HEAVY...
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    RTU question

    I have a flat roofed building that has a few RTU's on it, and when there is HEAVY rain (perhaps 1 - 2x a year) there will be some water that leaks in through the return air shaft. My theory is that...
  10. Call the radon mitigation co and find out what...

    Call the radon mitigation co and find out what they say. From what I recall, the fans used in radon mitigation are not very powerful, especially compared with kitchen hood fans. The radon system is...
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    I had the tamarack whole house fan at my old...

    I had the tamarack whole house fan at my old place and it seemed to work pretty good on those days that the temp dropped at night and the house was still hot. Pulled in that cool air through the...
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    I think we are in the same boat. Both our states...

    I think we are in the same boat. Both our states had a rate freeze and now they are getting whopping increases. The joke is, they just pushed through a big increase, now they are asking for another...
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    I can't speak for his situation as I don't know...

    I can't speak for his situation as I don't know the cost of his system. However, in the Chicago area our power prices have risen significantly. 2.5% increase starting in June to cover transmission...
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    I'm sure AC is needed more often in FLA, my point...

    I'm sure AC is needed more often in FLA, my point was that in Chicagoland we tend to have extremes on the hot and cold side, so a more efficient AC would be helpful since you will be using it a lot.
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    Um, I live in the area, and it gets VERY hot and...

    Um, I live in the area, and it gets VERY hot and humid here at times, usually 15-25 days a year over 90 degrees. We also have high humidity for several months. Truly the best of both worlds, below...
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    I noticed on their site that the G61MPV is no...

    I noticed on their site that the G61MPV is no longer listed. (I think it used to be a Signature model)

    Perhaps they tweaked the G61MPV and changed the name to G71P ? In any event, they don't...
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    If the units are located close to the home, why...

    If the units are located close to the home, why not build the deck around them and leave enough room for service and no obstructions above?
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    You can't see minerals in a glass of water. Hard...

    You can't see minerals in a glass of water. Hard water and soft water will both look clear.
  19. Thread: Gas usage

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    It has silica sand, and vermiculite for the...

    It has silica sand, and vermiculite for the "ember effect". It is natural gas, not LP. I am aware of the dangers of leaving the gas turned on, so we pull the key when we turn it off. The logset...
  20. Thread: Gas usage

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    I found the paperwork from the log set. It is a...

    I found the paperwork from the log set. It is a Rasmussen Modern Flame 30" logset. It is Radco listed with an F style burner The brochure is copyright 1993 so that is the oldest it can be. The...
  21. Thread: Gas usage

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    The gas is turned on with a square key, you light...

    The gas is turned on with a square key, you light the fireplace with a match. This fireplace is in the center of the room, and both sides looks the same, it was always a see through fireplace. What...
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    The log set is about 30". This is a fireplace is...

    The log set is about 30". This is a fireplace is open to both front and back, has 2 dampers, and is vented to the chimney. It can be used for wood burning or gas. The gas line looks to be 1/2",...
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    Gas usage

    Is there any way to determine how much gas a gas fireplace uses? It is an existing unit in the home we bought, and I do not have the make/model. (It is a custom fireplace with a gas log insert,...
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    Chicago area RTU checkup

    I'm looking for a contractor to do some annual maintenance on a few RTU's. Everything is working fine, I just want to get them checked out, cleaned, etc when it warms up. This is in the Western...
  25. I had a new Lennox furnace and a/x installed with...

    I had a new Lennox furnace and a/x installed with a 15 year warranty, and it states that annual service by an *authorized* Lennox company must be performed to keep it valid. There is no requirement...
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