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  1. I had high eff propane out in the sticks for two...

    I had high eff propane out in the sticks for two heating seasons, and was not comfortable with it. It was priced higher than oil taking BTU's into account, I didn't like the fact that it pools if...
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    That's the weird part.... no lockout. And I...

    That's the weird part.... no lockout. And I thought it was going off on high limit, which it was NOT. The trouble code that was flashing was along the lines of "too many failed attempts", but it just...
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    cheap landlord, hacker and high hydro bill

    Long time no post, but this should be a fun one...


    Girlfriend moves to rental townhome. (previous tenants evicted) Utility hits her up for an obscene security deposit for electricity. When...
  4. Yes it is too good to be true. In one of my past...

    Yes it is too good to be true. In one of my past lives, I worked with lenders and they treated a negotiated settlement in the same manner as a bad debt (bad debt = write off) when looking at...
  5. Thread: HVAC Boat Name

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    fire and ice chilly willy hot stuff cool...

    fire and ice

    chilly willy

    hot stuff

    cool runnings
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    You're absolutely correct. I'm not living down...

    You're absolutely correct. I'm not living down there, just visiting.
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    Those numbers are exactly what I need to make my...

    Those numbers are exactly what I need to make my mind up. Space heater stays. If I'm putting in 6k of electric, I may as well spend a little more and get a free standing LP stove that looks like a...
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    Re: Sweater....I hear ya and that's for the main...

    Re: Sweater....I hear ya and that's for the main floor. Basement is 3 celsius colder and it's sweater, slippers, fleece jacket, shiver....wifey sez, "why so cold my little hothouse flower...."....
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    Where is the saving? If I run the furnace...

    Where is the saving?

    If I run the furnace blower 7/24, I may or may not get the temp balanced. The basement is lightly used for weight lifting and cardio (the wifey- she's always hot anyway and...
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    baseboard heat advice

    Yes, an electrician will be doing the install. No, DIY is not involved. :)

    Hey everyone, looking for a little bit advice on how many watts of electric heat I need to make my basement a little more...
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    There are a couple of ways around this. The spec...

    There are a couple of ways around this. The spec I mentioned is pretty standard and if your dealer doesn't have one kicking around, he should be able to get one from another dealer's stock. You of...
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    In a previous life, I sold and leased commercial...

    In a previous life, I sold and leased commercial vehicles for a GM dealer for almost 15 years and the best answer is, "It depends".

    If you're running loaded and have a heavy foot, both engines are...
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    go ahead, read page 2. April Fool's,...

    go ahead, read page 2.


    April Fool's, methinks.
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    Agreed, I've got them in my bathrooms. Quiet and...

    Agreed, I've got them in my bathrooms. Quiet and powerful.
  15. Thread: Fluoride

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    want scary s**t? here ya go. Lots of interesting...

    want scary s**t? here ya go. Lots of interesting reading to be found at:

    www.fluoridation.com
  16. Thread: Wireless router

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    go to www.cnet.com. Lots of good reading. Type...

    go to www.cnet.com. Lots of good reading. Type "router" into the search window and away you go.
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    crap. Which hospital? I've had to visit emerg 3x...

    crap. Which hospital? I've had to visit emerg 3x at two different local hospitals in the last 5 years, including the last 12 months and while the wait was long, it wasn't the zoo you spoke of.

    Got...
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    I could have taken out a circuit board or fried...

    I could have taken out a circuit board or fried the motor and then that blower wheel inspection and cleaning would have cost a lot more. That's where I learned my lesson.

    I am not a helpless...
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    Ummmm. Thanks, I think. How about "limited...

    Ummmm. Thanks, I think.

    How about "limited knowledge", or "knows just enough to be dangerous to his wallet"
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    Thanks for mentioning the a/c coil. The whole...

    Thanks for mentioning the a/c coil. The whole blower fiasco started when the house was built and the drywallers decided to use the furnace to move air around. I had made sure that there was no...
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    Any chance my adventure shortened the life of the...

    Any chance my adventure shortened the life of the start cap?
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    Long story involving a provincial election and...

    Long story involving a provincial election and associated promise. "vote for me and everyone gets an extra stat holiday third monday of february....blah blah blah". So we now have a situation where...
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    the aftermath.... I had wired both fan motor...

    the aftermath....

    I had wired both fan motor leads to the same terminal on the start cap. Two terminals with four spades each, thus my confusion.

    Luckily, the start cap didn't fry.

    I'm out a...
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    I would NEVER assume that. My own personal rules...

    I would NEVER assume that. My own personal rules are not to touch major electrical, major plumbing and major hvac.

    I've always tried to keep the wiring and controls compartments on all of my...
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