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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-25-2008, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,786
Posted By phreaq
hey folks, thanks for the replies. I...

hey folks,

thanks for the replies.

I had the intention of using a switch with 4 contacts, so I would be switching all wires in the circuit. When one circuit is in use (i.e., in the 'on'...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-15-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,786
Posted By phreaq
One thermostat, two heat sources

I have a gas fireplace and an oil furnace that I would like the ability to switch on or off as my heat source. I would like to use one thermostat and have a switch that would either point to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-14-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,581
Posted By phreaq
my house is actually a brick structure (not wood...

my house is actually a brick structure (not wood with brick facade), and there a 3 layers of brick, with a small gap in between them.

I redid my shower (well, I made a shower) last summer and had...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-14-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,581
Posted By phreaq
thanks for all the replies folks! pretty...

thanks for all the replies folks!

pretty much what I thought, just wanted to know for sure.

I'll be shelving this project for a little while then. I don't have a drill for the 4" hole so I need...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-14-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,581
Posted By phreaq
Do Nat. Gas Dryers need to be vented outside?

Today is an exciting day for me as I look out my window and see a crew of guys hooking up Natural Gas to my house. I can now finally hook up my gas stove, fireplace and dryer :)

and on that note,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-14-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,528
Posted By phreaq
Glenn, that's exactly what I do in my new house,...

Glenn, that's exactly what I do in my new house, great point
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 02-13-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,111
Posted By phreaq
every case is different, but I thought my house...

every case is different, but I thought my house needed more insulation in the attic also, until I did a home energy audit.

the inspector said, 'sure, you could add more insulation, but for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-13-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,528
Posted By phreaq
oh, I forgot to mention... I'm not sure if...

oh, I forgot to mention...

I'm not sure if your Hydro company has as many hidden costs as mine does (debt reduction??), but it may be a higher operating cost once everything else is factored in.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-13-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,528
Posted By phreaq
In my previous house I left my blower on ALL the...

In my previous house I left my blower on ALL the time, for the sole purpose of moving the air around. The house was in a subdivision and as such, opening the windows did not move the air around too...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-01-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,002
Posted By phreaq
fantastic job! sure beats my wine rack in the...

fantastic job! sure beats my wine rack in the basement ;)

you obviously love wine, sounds like red is the main one. Which brands are you most proud of owning? Which wines do you recommend? Do you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-31-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,277
Posted By phreaq
my main floor is painted wood, about 750 sq ft of...

my main floor is painted wood, about 750 sq ft of it. I looked into removing the paint and was quickly discouraged due to the price (quoted $5.50 to $6/sq ft).

however, I have been told a heat gun...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-31-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By phreaq
perhaps it's not spam. no that he has 20/20...

perhaps it's not spam.

no that he has 20/20 vision he can tackle his home improvement projects with much more confidence and attention to detail!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-31-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,307
Posted By phreaq
I'm looking into this also, and here's some...

I'm looking into this also, and here's some advice I got (but it seems you already know it)

on older homes, do not add insulation to the basement walls from the inside of the house, it should all...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-31-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,629
Posted By phreaq
when I was kid I had all sorts of inventions, not...

when I was kid I had all sorts of inventions, not many worked (most involved magnets, lol). It wasn't until later in life that I learned the laws of physics and realized why my inventions didn't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-31-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,296
Posted By phreaq
Hi fultonfederal! Are you asking if you can?...

Hi fultonfederal!

Are you asking if you can? or are you offering this as a suggestion?

You should be able to use a HDMI splitter, but make sure it still carries audio. My Pioneer 1016 amp had...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-18-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,792
Posted By phreaq
I am doing my best to cut my bottom line costs to...

I am doing my best to cut my bottom line costs to 'run' my house. The fact that Mother Nature benefits is a bonus (sure, I'm selfish :))

I've replaced my 300 watt lights with CFLs, looking into...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-18-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By phreaq
I too have a small bathroom that I'll be redoing...

I too have a small bathroom that I'll be redoing in the spring. It's roughly 20sq ft, and I'm looking for design ideas to maximize space. Huge bathrooms can handle anything thrown at them, whereas...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-17-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,296
Posted By phreaq
I don't think I have bad water to begin with, so...

I don't think I have bad water to begin with, so I don't think I am suffering from build up. My hot water heater is electric, which I will be changing once the gas company hooks up my house (we just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-16-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,296
Posted By phreaq
I had to wait for my hot water heater to clear...

I had to wait for my hot water heater to clear out first, then I'll do the tests.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-16-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By phreaq
HGTV has many shows that discuss how to spruce up...

HGTV has many shows that discuss how to spruce up a house with minimal budget.

I am always amazed at the transformations they can do on a house with very little money (with a LOT of labour). It...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-16-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,296
Posted By phreaq
The service man came and took a look at my water...

The service man came and took a look at my water softener and determined the seals needed replaced. Water was not going thru the salt container, so it was not 'recharging' and thus, was just hard...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-13-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,462
Posted By phreaq
what would be the center of the tv when it's...

what would be the center of the tv when it's above the back bar, and also when below the ceiling? How far back will you be sitting, and what is the native resolution of the tv?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-11-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,296
Posted By phreaq
I have a service man coming next week to inspect...

I have a service man coming next week to inspect my softener, but I must say they have the worst pricing method I have heard of.

They charge you travel time (I'm quite rural) from their last stop,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-11-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,301
Posted By phreaq
Lowes is coming to Canada (already here in some...

Lowes is coming to Canada (already here in some places) and their big dales pitch it "not just home improvements, but service improvements too" or something like that. The commercials claim that if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-03-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,617
Posted By phreaq
hmmm, I know wirelss can be slow (assuming a 'G'...

hmmm, I know wirelss can be slow (assuming a 'G' router running at 54Mbps, but you can get 100Mbps+ wireless), but keep in mind, the internet is WAY slower than that (probably no more than 5Mbps with...
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