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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-06-2013, 07:45 AM
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Views: 578
Posted By Fireguy5674
Thanks guys. This confirms what I thought. No...

Thanks guys. This confirms what I thought. No way to mix the domestic water and the heating system together without cross contamination. I also did a little more digging and found that this heater...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-05-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Fireguy5674
Using Tankless water heater for floor heat?

I have run into a strange one. Long story short the neighbor has offered to pay me to finish a job someone else started and bailed out on. It amounts to finishing out a bathroom and office in a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-05-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Fireguy5674
I would agree that there is water pressure...

I would agree that there is water pressure pushing the paint away from the block. maybe you need to look further to find your problem. Is there enough slope away from your foundation to keep the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Fireguy5674
If you are only needing to go 15' to be able to...

If you are only needing to go 15' to be able to supply the new area, to me it is a no brainer. Set a small 100 amp sub in the garage, run plugs to where you need them and be done. By the time you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-28-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Fireguy5674
I guess I don't understand your hesitation. What...

I guess I don't understand your hesitation. What do you see as the advantage in waiting as opposed to doing it now? After 4 years the wood is as dry as it is going to get.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-25-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By Fireguy5674
Today the windows are open and the breeze blowing...

Today the windows are open and the breeze blowing through. After a couple of weeks in the 90's with 70% humidity it is wonderful. AND the electric meter is not spinning at a insane speed!!!!!!!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-25-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By Fireguy5674
If I am doing the floor and the base is not...

If I am doing the floor and the base is not already in place I would put the floor down first. That way I can put the floor close enough to the wall that I eliminate the need for quarter round in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-24-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Fireguy5674
Bud, That is exactly what I was thinking of...

Bud,
That is exactly what I was thinking of thanks.

Villa,
I kind of walked into the middle of this one and this is what I got handed. I have often used the double wax ring but did not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-24-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Fireguy5674
Fixing stool flange Oooops

I have a toilet flange issue. The toilet flange is in a poured concrete floor with heater tubing in the floor. The flange ended up about 1" low. What is the easiest way to get the toilet flange on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-24-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 61,238
Posted By Fireguy5674
Cute.......

Cute.......
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-24-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By Fireguy5674
Bud, I hope you are a 30 something because if you...

Bud, I hope you are a 30 something because if you are much older than that I feel really lazy. Just can't seem to run that hard anymore.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-24-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,407
Posted By Fireguy5674
I am wearing jeans and a tee shirt. The jeans...

I am wearing jeans and a tee shirt. The jeans actually feel good because the high today will only be 77 with a wind out of the northeast at 10+MPH. Blessed relief!!!!!!!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-23-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,531
Posted By Fireguy5674
As far as drawing air into the house through the...

As far as drawing air into the house through the skylight, you are trying to reverse the natural flow. Heat rises, so trying to draw air in through that opening goes against the laws of nature and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-23-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 61,238
Posted By Fireguy5674
sneaky..........

sneaky..........
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-23-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By Fireguy5674
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/s...

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/sprinklers/
This site has a lot of information, useful or otherwise, but shows a diagram of a residetial sprinkler system including the flow switch. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-23-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Fireguy5674
I think we need a little more detailed info to...

I think we need a little more detailed info to make a constructive suggestion.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-23-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Fireguy5674
It is $95/YD here in central IL plus milage and...

It is $95/YD here in central IL plus milage and wait time if over 30 minutes. But we are talking Illinois, the home of convicted govenors and do nothing politicians. Sorry, I will quit ranting now.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-19-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By Fireguy5674
I was a firefighter for 20+ years. The comercial...

I was a firefighter for 20+ years. The comercial sprinkler systems were tied to the alarm systems by a flow switch in the riser pipe. If you do not have a switch which tells the system water is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-15-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By Fireguy5674
If you connected one Black wire to the WH black...

If you connected one Black wire to the WH black wire and the other Black wire to the red WH wire then you should be correct. The white wire tied to the WH body should be tied to the Neutral/Ground...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-15-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,407
Posted By Fireguy5674
Shorts, T-shirt and tennis shoes with short...

Shorts, T-shirt and tennis shoes with short socks. The shirt is soaked thru because I was outside for 20 minutes. I hate summer! Give me snow over 90 with 70% humidity any day
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-15-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Fireguy5674
As I understand your problem you are attempting...

As I understand your problem you are attempting to replace the down tube from your S trap where it goes into the house plumbing at the floor. Since it is a sink drain I will assume you have a 1 1/4"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-03-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,045
Posted By Fireguy5674
If I am looking at the pictures correctly the...

If I am looking at the pictures correctly the original is an outswing door. Is the new unit an outswing as well or does it swing back into the house? If so putting extention jambs on the inside...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-25-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By Fireguy5674
If the linoleum adhesive is black you are dealing...

If the linoleum adhesive is black you are dealing with what is called "cutback" adhesive. It is a petroleum based product which contains asbestos. If the linoleum is that old it could very well...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 04-14-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By Fireguy5674
Sounds like a high limit sensor or something of...

Sounds like a high limit sensor or something of that sort. If nothing is telling the element when temperature is reached and breaks the circuit then it will just continue heating. Look at the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 04-10-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,448
Posted By Fireguy5674
And now that you have finally decided to share a...

And now that you have finally decided to share a little warm weather with us in the midwest, you sent rain with it so we will have puddles and mosquitos as well!
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