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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-07-2013, 06:03 AM
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Posted By lhort
black sediment in well water

Hi, we occasionally have black sediment in our well water. Noticed it when the cold water was on. This happens once in awhile, but if you run the water for a few minutes it clears up. It normally...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 01-03-2013, 07:17 AM
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Views: 704
Posted By lhort
Thank you. My mistake, CO not CO2.

Thank you. My mistake, CO not CO2.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 01-02-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By lhort
LP hot water heater problem

We have a problem with exhaust coming back out through the draft hood on top of our LP gas water heater. It is pretty cold outside about 15 F degrees. We have single wall pipe on the interior and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-21-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,254
Posted By lhort
GRB- The contractors were going to put furring...

GRB- The contractors were going to put furring strips on the stucco then put 3/4 foam vertically then another 3/4 foam going horozontally then the house wrap and finally the siding. Would it be a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-19-2012, 07:54 PM
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Views: 2,254
Posted By lhort
GBR - Thank you for the info. No, I have not...

GBR - Thank you for the info.
No, I have not checked any areas of block with a moisture meter for water source? Our stucco is in pretty good shape.
So, if I understand you right...... install...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-19-2012, 07:09 PM
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Posted By lhort
Nealtw - Hi, Thank you for the link.I read it ...

Nealtw - Hi, Thank you for the link.I read it and I believe it said...... that you can add insulation foam to the masonry wall with no problem and you can either put the house wrap to the face or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-19-2012, 04:34 AM
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Posted By lhort
cranberry shutters would look nice

cranberry shutters would look nice
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-13-2012, 06:40 PM
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Views: 2,254
Posted By lhort
Thank you. If it wasn't for the block walls and...

Thank you. If it wasn't for the block walls and window condensation this would not even be an issue, either one would be fine!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-13-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,254
Posted By lhort
It is my understanding that foam insulation is...

It is my understanding that foam insulation is not impermeable nor is it a a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier would go on the inside walls and it's plastic or another impermeable material.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-12-2012, 07:50 PM
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Posted By lhort
Dow Weathermate or Tyvek house wrap?

I was wondering which product was better, Dow Weathermate or Tyvek house wrap? I live in NY and have a uninsulated 1950 block/stucco house with high humidity levels inside, predominately during the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-31-2012, 01:31 PM
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Views: 1,090
Posted By lhort
moisture problem w/ block, 1950's home

My house is a 1950 uninsulated block ranch. Attic is well insulated and
vented. Windows are double paned.
We have a problem with moisture. Once it gets cold, we have heavy window
condensation,...
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