Last Activity:08-04-2007 9:29 PM
Posted in thread: New foundation, old house on 08-04-2007 at 08:24 PM
Yes, don't you love contractors that come in with no structural regard for the house. What a
bummer. I'm a little confused about the final goal todomi. Can't that main beam be replaced
Posted in thread: New foundation, old house on 01-20-2007 at 09:55 PM
Frankly, I'm leaning towards just tearing it down, but would love any suggestions out
there.Hard to say LJ, this is a tough decision. If the house has good bones, it may be worth
saving, especially if...
Posted in thread: york split system heat pump on 07-31-2006 at 11:48 PM
First thing I would check is that the coils are clean. It might be that the air handler coils
dirty and are icing up and need to defrost before cooling is available again. If that's the
case, have the...
Posted in thread: Heating with a heat pump on 07-23-2006 at 07:51 PM
The eBay route was interesting, However, most of them are just extensions of similar budget
heating and cooling websites that offer lesser efficiency systems at a reasonable cost. I lack
the vacuum pu...
Posted in thread: Heating with a heat pump on 07-16-2006 at 05:07 PM
Iím starting to rebuild our forced hot air system after getting the house on a new foundation.
All ductwork is now well insulated. However, before having a new plenum made up, I am pondering
Posted in thread: Less Expensive Winter Heating on 07-16-2006 at 05:05 PM
has anyone used that plastic that you actually have to use the blowdry for it to stick to the
window to keep the cold out? I usually use the kind you just tape up but my house is so drafty,
you can he...
Posted in thread: New foundation, old house on 07-16-2006 at 04:56 PM
Systems are getting back to normal now. Patio system should be in by end of the week. We
rebuilt the kitchen entry. It was originally a porch, which then got windows added and
eventually became interi...
Posted in thread: New foundation, old house on 06-17-2006 at 03:16 PM
OK, the forms are coming off. It looks like we are getting some voids and errors. But never
having done this, I'm unsure how to call this. One is in a highly visible location. The other
is under the c...
Posted in thread: New foundation, old house on 06-16-2006 at 09:46 PM
Foundation walls were poured today. Woohoo! Now we can start cleaning up this big mess and
begin returning the house to a normal life. We'll still need to restore the patio and have a
lot of landscapi...
Posted in thread: New foundation, old house on 06-12-2006 at 11:44 AM
Bring updated info from building science and school those inspectors on your way, no other
choice.:eek:I'm told that won't work. Here, one must go to the DDES office and meet with the
plan engineers t...