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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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