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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-07-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By condoowner
I have a Continental BCDV36 firplace insert...

I have a Continental BCDV36 firplace insert (model with ceramic logs and no register) with the hermetic door.

http://www.continentalfireplaces.com/products/bcdv36/

The thermostat for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-06-2014, 06:38 PM
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Posted By condoowner
Weather in my location is around the same (in...

Weather in my location is around the same (in average) as last year.. I am also in doubt, I dont remember last year to have frozen my butt 90 days in a row like this year :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-06-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By condoowner
Neal, technically speaking, the flue gasses...

Neal, technically speaking, the flue gasses (being the hottest) are exhausted outside and the heat they contain is NOT captured by a heat exchanger so I am not expecting a very high efficiency...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-06-2014, 05:54 PM
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Views: 477
Posted By condoowner
Natural gas fireplace, is it really worth it?

So I have been living here for about 2 years. I have a natural gas fireplace insert in my condo's living room, and electric baseboard heaters everywhere else (electric BB heaters as well as NG...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-06-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By condoowner
To close this topic... Turns out, my Venmar...

To close this topic...

Turns out, my Venmar air conditioner was not recirculating air from inside 24/7 but was exchanging with the outside! A defective internal louver was to blame. I discovered...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-29-2013, 10:48 AM
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Posted By condoowner
According to your numbers, extrapolating for in...

According to your numbers, extrapolating for in between 20F & 10F, I get around 41% for no condensing on windows (outdoor temp is 18F here). The RH in the house is around 64% right now and I see...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-29-2013, 08:14 AM
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Views: 513
Posted By condoowner
Lowering RH in house, mission impossible so far...

Hi guys,

First of all, merry Christmas (a bit late) and a happy new year (a bit early)! :)

So as the title says, I have been experiencing significant RH problems with my condo unit. Since I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-08-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,772
Posted By condoowner
OK back to this thread for a while now! ;) ...

OK back to this thread for a while now! ;)

The smell issue is mostly gone now. I am thinking, since the fireplace has been functioning automatically for a few weeks now, that the heat must have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-09-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,772
Posted By condoowner
The draft takes the gasses up the chimney? The...

The draft takes the gasses up the chimney? The firebox shouldn't be fully isolated from the outside of the fireplace? By gasses, do you mean carbon monoxide and other combustion gasses???? These...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-08-2013, 04:50 PM
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Posted By condoowner
Reviving this thread after a while on idle! ;) ...

Reviving this thread after a while on idle! ;)

I am about to cap the metal stud box I built for the future mantel. Its getting mildly cold here in Montreal in the morning so Ive decided to prep...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-09-2013, 08:38 PM
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Posted By condoowner
Funny, but me neither... The paper is what gives...

Funny, but me neither... The paper is what gives lots of strength to the drywall.. If I cut a hole like that, the drywall may just crumble..

neal, geez, thats exactly what I need!!! Now looking...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-09-2013, 12:51 PM
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Views: 1,848
Posted By condoowner
Hanging shelves on walls without brackets!

I am not sure if this is the right sub-forum to post this but here it goes!

Hello fellow Houserepairtalk members!

I am trying to figure out how to securely install nice modern looking shelves...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 09-07-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By condoowner
Well very good then! I was just worried seeing...

Well very good then! I was just worried seeing the actual glass becoming red not just the heater underneath... I was afraid the glass would melt or something...

Good to know!!! Thanks Jeff for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 09-04-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By condoowner
Hey there, the model # is YKERS308XS0 ...

Hey there,

the model # is YKERS308XS0

Im not sure how this will help you help me?! Unless with the model # you can cross reference in a database if that problem has been reported before?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 09-03-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By condoowner
Ceramic cooktop Glow!

I am not sure if I am posting this in the right forum and right section of the forum, but here it goes!

Last summer (2012) I purchased a Kitchen Aid range with a ceramic cooktop. Since then, Ive...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-02-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By condoowner
Neal, would you care to post some pictures so we...

Neal, would you care to post some pictures so we can see?

I was thinking yesterday about using silicone (clear) to "glue" the piecesto the cupboards..

Perhaps PL glue? If I use a product of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-01-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By condoowner
As a followup on this thread, I just recently...

As a followup on this thread, I just recently wired my cabinets for undermount led lighting.. The issue as you can see on the picture above is that my cabinets dont have a small kickplate (or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-01-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By condoowner
Just as a followup , I wired the way Neal has...

Just as a followup , I wired the way Neal has suggested early on in this thread and everything is fine now..

Thanks guys for the help!!! Very appreciated as usual :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-25-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By condoowner
Just to wrap up so far, I made a sketch of what...

Just to wrap up so far, I made a sketch of what Ive found to be so far.. Basically Circuits 1 & 2 are identical, one outlet feeding another.. Circuit 3 is similar but has only one outlet explaining...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-25-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By condoowner
100% right! I even wired the standard...

100% right!

I even wired the standard outlets with broken tabs between red & black wires and all is fine!! I was also right with my purple lines on the first sketch.

Location A feeds E, while...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-25-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By condoowner
I think you may be right Neal.. Now the GFCI I...

I think you may be right Neal.. Now the GFCI I purchased are not good for this configuration... According to Cooper's instructions, the outlet has 4 terminal screws. The top ones are for the LINE...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-25-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By condoowner
Ok so if I was to install the normal outlets with...

Ok so if I was to install the normal outlets with broken tabs would it be ok?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-25-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By condoowner
240V on a 14/3 wire??? isnt' that against code? ...

240V on a 14/3 wire??? isnt' that against code?

Why would the outlets be 240V? no kitchen appliances consume that much power?!?!




Then it would mean that all metal tabs on the live...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-25-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By condoowner
Funny you posted just before I replied... ...

Funny you posted just before I replied...

You are 100% right, I also find stranmge that kitchen outlet be controlled by switch? Who would turn their coffee machine or toaster on by a switch? :)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-25-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By condoowner
Unfortunately I have thrown away the old outlets...

Unfortunately I have thrown away the old outlets a while ago... :(


Correct, if you assume that BOTH D & E are fed from another outlet in the kitchen.


Are you saying this is what I have or...
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