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    Conversion from Oil to Gas

    Hi,
    My boiler was flooded in Sandy and I have to replace it.
    I am thinking of converting to gas, however, I have no room for a hot water heater.
    Right now I have an oil burner with a coil that...
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    Hi. He says he won't take the work unless i get...

    Hi.
    He says he won't take the work unless i get new registers bc new ones have 4 screws and mine have 2.
    Whatever...question is will he come back to fix it.
    Meh.
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    Hi I couldn't tell bc it was getting dark out....

    Hi
    I couldn't tell bc it was getting dark out. The window is pretty high up and behind a screen and it was all fogged up. It was 65 outside (it had cooled off around this time of day). I think it...
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    By the way, Skippedover, he told me I could reuse...

    By the way, Skippedover, he told me I could reuse my existing boots and registers during the estimate. So that's what we did. (I didn't know what a boot was, I just asked if he could connect the...
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    Won't I get mildew along the window frame? I had...

    Won't I get mildew along the window frame? I had central a/c before. They changed the duct work. Never had condensation.
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    Hi...they didn't seal my duct work and one of...

    Hi...they didn't seal my duct work and one of them is in the attic space that channels around the sky light...so...could it be blowing there? I assume that is what is the problem...that or they...
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    Condensation on Skylight

    Hi,
    What would cause condensation on a skylight? Never had this issue before until my a/c was replaced.

    Thanks.
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    Thanks ER. You're swell.

    Thanks ER. You're swell.
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    Gunnery, I didn't just run out and yell at him. ...

    Gunnery, I didn't just run out and yell at him.

    I really don't do that.

    Here's how it went down:
    First I saw the hole and went in the kitchen, took a deep breath and sucked up my outrage bc...
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    FYI, I've been nice to the guys who have been...

    FYI, I've been nice to the guys who have been doing the work, and the owner as well. I said I want someone to come suspend my ducts, they sent someone who suspended my ducts...and I said "please make...
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    Well, the reason he hates me is because I keep...

    Well, the reason he hates me is because I keep asking him to finish the job. I don't think that's a reason to hate me. Really its more of a reason for me to hate him.

    Not sure why you hate me, but...
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    Oh thanks. The supplier didn't mention the...

    Oh thanks. The supplier didn't mention the bracket.
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    Thanks vstech. I just called a supplier and they...

    Thanks vstech. I just called a supplier and they explained all of this to me over the phone. This is also what I understand from you guys. Energy rater posted photos. Why doesn't my contractor and...
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    ER, I just emailed you with some photos.

    ER, I just emailed you with some photos.
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    ! The angriest kid in the universe somehow got a...

    ! The angriest kid in the universe somehow got a summer job being the side kick for the poor guy who came here today to fix my stuff...apparently while I was up in the attic, he was washing the...
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    Hi ER. Yes my return is in the ceiling. ;) I...

    Hi ER.
    Yes my return is in the ceiling. ;)

    I call the plastic zip ties wire ties bc in computer rooms we use those ties to bundle cable. ;) I despise them for bundling cable bc there's always one...
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    Mr. Bill, I believe him. I don't know anyone...

    Mr. Bill, I believe him. I don't know anyone around here who even knows what gets installed in the attic. I asked a few friends' husbands and they were like "no our air conditioner isn't in the...
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    That's the problem, I don't feel anyone is...

    That's the problem, I don't feel anyone is "reputable."

    I met with 6 vendors. They all had A ratings from BBB. They all had been in biz at least 12 years (this guy is over 25 yrs with an A+...
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    Almost done here-- but not quite.

    Ok. Still need some help. I thought posted this but I can't find the posting. Meh.

    1. My flex ducts have been suspended. They look ok to me --definitely much better than before. One was a little...
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    So...on one of the suspensions, 2 of the ducts...

    So...on one of the suspensions, 2 of the ducts are strapped up together and one looks a little squished...should I tell him to redo?
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    They are in the attic now...they are going to...

    They are in the attic now...they are going to "mastic tape" the ducts to the supply boxes and mastic seal them at the plenum...he said he doesn't have to caulk the return box to the floor bc there's...
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    Thermostat Questions

    Hi,

    Now that I have my new a/c system installed, I'm thinking I probably should have made the contractor put in the Honeywell prestige thermostat with redlink wifi like I wanted.

    The thermostat...
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    And ER, I wish you lived here! I'd hire YOU any...

    And ER, I wish you lived here! I'd hire YOU any day! :)
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    Hi ER, No there was never heat in my ducts. I...

    Hi ER,
    No there was never heat in my ducts. I have oil/baseboard heat. A lot of weird stuff came with this house. Thanks for explaining that to me, I appreciate it.
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    Thanks again Energy rater!!! So hear is my...

    Thanks again Energy rater!!!
    So hear is my question: One vent (which is square) has a thingy capping it, that is sealed (from the old system when I had someone try to seal it) and it turns the "box"...
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