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Posted in thread: advice on older home comfort. on 07-06-2012 at 07:52 PM
It is my understanding that these old 4-squares were designed to be cooled by airflow. Modern
insulating often defeats the old style airflow designs, but insulation is still a good thing! I
Posted in thread: bats on 05-29-2012 at 08:54 AM
I know your question is about bats, but here goes.We just had an engineer look at our
balloon-framed 2 story house. We don't have the written report yet, but he did tell us that in
most of these old h...
Posted in thread: Propane Gas Line Size on 05-25-2012 at 10:55 AM
Unknown1 - go to the Forums page, choose the correct forum and click on it. There should be a
blue button at the top that says "new thread"
Posted in thread: Seperate meter for Central Heat and Air on 05-23-2012 at 09:57 AM
Whew that's quite a post!Have you tried contacting a design tech at the power company? They
will be able to inform you if your service line is undersized and what the requirements and
costs are for in...
Posted in thread: Gas fireplace vent free or vented ? on 05-17-2012 at 10:46 AM
If you are interested just for looks and not heat, electric fireplaces are very nice looking
now, and you don't have to worry about combustion. There are some very realistic looking ones
on the market...
Posted in thread: Any ideas with this horrible curb appeal? on 05-15-2012 at 12:17 PM
I would not be surprised if you find out there used to be a door centered under that gable.
Posted in thread: Gas fireplace vent free or vented ? on 05-13-2012 at 05:35 PM
I have ventless gas fireplaces, and they were great at first - took the chill off of a room
quickly and saved us a bunch on our gas bill. Now, the gas company has added some new kind of
"stink" to the...
Posted in thread: Need help picking out a sump pump on 05-11-2012 at 08:13 AM
You also need to check out your local codes. The towns where I live do not allow sump pumps for
groundwater to discharge into the sewer systems due to system overload during storms. You
should have a ...
Posted in thread: Will adding weed cloth and mulch around my foundation cause basement dampness? on 05-10-2012 at 10:11 AM
We put down 3 feet of plastic [the thicker the better] with 3-4 inches of rock on top when we
redid our basement wall. Not a weed in sight. It is also sloped away from the house so any
water that does...
Posted in thread: Crack in new siding on 05-10-2012 at 09:47 AM
That is why we always purchase materials ourselves and go through them by hand at the store.
You would not believe the percentage of materials being sold that are damaged by the strapping,