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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-07-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By Vikeologist
so is that bathfan i mentioned above a good one?...

so is that bathfan i mentioned above a good one? and is flexible duct ok to vent it to the roof?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-26-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By Vikeologist
The 'Broan' one i am looking at is 130 CFM and...

The 'Broan' one i am looking at is 130 CFM and 2.0 Sones...is that good? I will have to measure my bathroom tonight and give you the exact dimensions.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-26-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By Vikeologist
yes I live in Minnesota, so I will definately...

yes I live in Minnesota, so I will definately need a vapor barrier. Would you also put up plastic before the new drywall as well as the faced insulation?

Also could i just put the faced...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-25-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By Vikeologist
but what do i do about there not being a vapor...

but what do i do about there not being a vapor barrier? when i pull down the drywall on the ceiling to put up new, all of the insulation will fall through the ceiling. how do I avoid this, and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-24-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By Vikeologist
I think it is dry wall, but it is kind of...

I think it is dry wall, but it is kind of wavy...it sure doesnt seem like plaster to me...

also, no there is no barrier between the insulation and the ceiling...that is my problem. When i take...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-24-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,274
Posted By Vikeologist
I have the same problem, and I need to install an...

I have the same problem, and I need to install an exhaust fan. I have 18 inches of blown in insulation in the attic, but there is no moisture barrier. I dont know what to do
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-24-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By Vikeologist
Bathroom Remodel

I have a house that was built in the 50's and the previous owner had blown in insulation in the attic but there is not a moisture barrier of any kind anywhere in the ceilings...

Will this hurt...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-11-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,168
Posted By Vikeologist
so what work needs to be done outside yet? or is...

so what work needs to be done outside yet? or is it all just inside now with the new load center?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-11-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,168
Posted By Vikeologist
I know nothing about electricity, so there is no...

I know nothing about electricity, so there is no way I am going to attempt to do this job on my own, therefor I need to hire an electrician.

Since I have the new line run up to the meter, is the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-10-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,168
Posted By Vikeologist
Upgrading to 200 Amp Service

When I bought my house the eletrical wires coming from the pole to the house were above ground, and attatched to the side of my house, then ran down to the meter.

I had my electrical company come...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-17-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,182
Posted By Vikeologist
Removing a cement step on outside of house

I hope this is in the right forum, if not, I apologize...but here goes...

On the front of my house, I have a cement step leading to my front door. I am planning on put a deck type step, using...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-09-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,327
Posted By Vikeologist
I appreciate you being up front...how much does...

I appreciate you being up front...how much does an energy audit cost?

Also, i have recently replaced the windows, put R-board and new fiber cement siding...

blown in 18" of insulation in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-09-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,327
Posted By Vikeologist
I dont have any documentation yet, but the guy...

I dont have any documentation yet, but the guy giving me the estimate has geothermal, and he heated and cooled his own home for around $800 last year, and his house is much larger than mine.

Im...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-09-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,327
Posted By Vikeologist
I have an Oil Burning Furnace that is forced air,...

I have an Oil Burning Furnace that is forced air, so the duct work is already in place...

Like i said, i spend around $2500/year just on oil alone to heat my house for a bout 6-7 months...

I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-05-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,327
Posted By Vikeologist
so what would you recomend in my situation? So...

so what would you recomend in my situation? So natural gas is out, an air source heat pump is out...

what is left besides propane or all electric?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-05-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,327
Posted By Vikeologist
Air Source Heat Pump in Minnesota?

I currently have a 1960's Lennox Oil Furnace. I am looking to replace it, and was going to go with Natural Gas, but found out, they were not able to get a line up to my house, so that option is out....
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-29-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,672
Posted By Vikeologist
I have heard that air source heat pumps in...

I have heard that air source heat pumps in Minnesota really dont work that well.

Since the air temp in Minnesota in the winter is below 30 degrees for much of the winter, the savings is minimal.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-29-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,672
Posted By Vikeologist
geothermal would be nice, but i cant afford...

geothermal would be nice, but i cant afford that...

So if i went with a heat pump, and an electric resistance heating, would that be like baseboard heat, or would it still be forced air...

i...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-28-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,672
Posted By Vikeologist
Questions about Heat Pumps

I currently have a very old oil furnace. Its a Lennox, probably installed in the mid 1950's. Still heats very well, but the problem I have is with the blower fan motor. It doesnt run fast enough...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-02-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,854
Posted By Vikeologist
ok thank you!

ok thank you!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-02-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,854
Posted By Vikeologist
Inside Mount for Blinds on Vinyl Windows

I have Hayfield Vinyl Windows. everything on the inside is vinly including the extension jamb. I was wondering can i drill into the vinly and inside mount my blinds? I dont see how it can hurt...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-17-2007, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,530
Posted By Vikeologist
why should I pick another brand? you not a fan...

why should I pick another brand? you not a fan of Larson doors? Please explain. THanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-16-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,997
Posted By Vikeologist
so to put the vapor barier...i would have to move...

so to put the vapor barier...i would have to move all of the insulation in the attic? move it away from the ceiling of the bathroom.

Then put the plastic up on the ceiling joists, then put the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-15-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,997
Posted By Vikeologist
Bathroom Ceiling Mildew and Mold

I know there is another thread about this topic...but I had a few other problems to add to it, and didnt want to steal the spotlight away from her problems.

I too have lots of mold and mildew...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-15-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,530
Posted By Vikeologist
Trim around storm doors?

I am going to be replacing my old siding with fiber cement siding. I am also puting new Larson Storm doors on my house. Right now i have wood trim around them. What is a better alternative to...
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