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Old 02-19-2009, 08:37 PM  
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I do have some thick skin....lol....have to it is friggin cold workin here in the winter. To fix the issue we ended up have to take the fascia board off because it was in such bad shape and what we noticed was that it was unlevel by 3 inches and had drop about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 So we put a new one on level and with a small adjustment we were only a difference of abour 3/8 of an inch which in the bigger picture was nothing. You never see it because of the undersill.
Inspector D, I wasn't trying to put words in your mouth just venting my frustration. So i do appolgize for that. It's been a long cold snowy winter, and I think that has taken a toll on myself and my guys. we spend every second day shovelling off platforms and around houses. It hasn't been alot of fun, on the other side making lots of extra dough plowing ....lol....



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I'm glad that is another fixed problem, all of it.
And I understand completely about the cold weather, I too have been working outdoors all my life. Some folks just do not know what we deal with as far as the cold. Frozen lumber that weighs 5 times as much and splits if you look at it wrong, then having to shovel snow daily sometimes 2 feet. Walking around in the 2 feet of snow with heavy objects like 50 ft ladders with water soaked boots.(in my younger years)And the worst...the cold wind of the north. Our lowest temps in this part of the northeast is about -20 for CT. But I have done many jobs in NH where it stayed that way for a week.The thing is , we get the hot muggy humid weather here also.And for that you can only remove so many clothes on a job.
Hope you stick around to help out, spring is right at the door waiting to be flung open.



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Hello f150dash, I too appologize if you found my words offensive. My intention was to help.
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I do appreciate the help now that I am having a much better day...lol....we had -30C for almost 3 weeks straight with windchills in the -40C range, so I was able to tidy up some inside work for those weeks in Jan but now I am on a tight and I mean tight deadline for this job so my guys are workin alot of hours and we got another 5-6in of snow last night. So that is 12-15 since sunday and another storm movin in this coming Sun with another 8-10inches So doing the books tonight and it looks like the shovelling is costing more then the labor...lol...Could thing I accounted for that. This job is getting the best of me some days, I've done a lot of renovating in this town and never seen a house out as bad as this one we just measured the opposite side from the last one I asked the question on and it is almost 7 inches out...wow was all I could say...I miss the days of building Custom homes...lol..More money around here in reno's though.
Anyway enough of my ranting, I am going to stick around and offer help where I can but I may need some too....I always like a second opinion.......You can never know to much...
Do any of you guys have any experience with earth energy or geothermal....I am just getting more involved in it and the town that I live in uses the water from the flooded mines to heat industries and I am looking for any info on it I can find. I am part of a town committee trying to advance its' use here. Thanks for the help

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Inspector D, where abouts in NH did you do work...I use to spend a couple weeks each March at SundayRiver and we spent alot of time in NH as well...

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I have a cousin who lives up in the Dartmouth area. There is plenty of college and hospital folks who live in the area. I do work where it interests me sometimes. I have spent plenty of time in NH myself, being a snowmobiler. I happen to like the pittsburg area the best. The top of the State just seems to never change, it's like going back in time up there.

As far as geothermal goes, you probably already know the basics of how to do it. Some are wells , and some are just lines buried in the yard 4-5 feet down in a loop or in rows. The best way to learn about it for your area is to talk to one of your HVAC companies already doing it in the area. There are load calculations for temp days that need to be done. Sometimes the cost is also not going to justify installing a system. These systems work well in the top southern areas of the US. Places like Delaware and Kentucky, Ohio. But the further North you go, the more auxillary heat you may end up using. It also depends on how insulated and leaky the home you are working on is. I have seen folks put in a system and not update the homes tightness. They ended up with larger electric bills and did not understand why.
I like geothermal, but I think if folks did more upgrades to their homes, the money is better spent.And... You could heat it with a candle.
I know Glenn has a system, he should be along soon.



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