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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-23-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By drewdin
haha, two nights ago is going to happen tonight....

haha, two nights ago is going to happen tonight. I will go back in the future
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By drewdin
I am going to double check but i think i know...

I am going to double check but i think i know what it is. I attached a 2x4 around the 24x24 duct and used winter seal to get a tight seal around the duct and the ceiling. It works great, but the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-21-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By drewdin
Return Vent is whistling

Hi All,

I just got AC installed, when it kicks on the return air duct which is 24" x 24" starts whistling. I took the metal grate off to see if that was the issue and it was not.

I also tried...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-20-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By drewdin
I am, its been muggy here and the only thing I...

I am, its been muggy here and the only thing I have left to get the AC going is to install the condenser. The area where i plan on putting the condenser is on a corner of the house just like the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By drewdin
Thanks, how far from the house should i keep it?...

Thanks, how far from the house should i keep it? is 18" enough or does it depend on the size of the unit? Thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By drewdin
Cement or plastic pad for Condensor

I am in the process of getting a condenser installed, the HVAC guy recommended a pre-cast plastic pad for the condenser to sit on.

I would rather use a concrete slab than a plastic pad, some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-08-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By drewdin
naming the breakers

I have to label the breakers so I know what breaker switches what, I have been avoiding it like crazy because i don't want to go up and down the stairs 20 times.

Are there any suggestions on a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By drewdin
under cabinet lighting suggestions

Hi Guys,

I'm in the market for under cabinet lighting, i went to lowes/depot but nothing stands out.

I have 120v lines run to the right areas, i know i want LED ones but as for brand and type i...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By drewdin
Didn't pass the wife's code requirements....

Didn't pass the wife's code requirements....
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By drewdin
The grill has a small inset and four screw holes,...

The grill has a small inset and four screw holes, one in each corner. I never thought of using hinges, that's a good idea. I'll have to check the grill and see if it would work.

I do plan on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By drewdin
I have removed all insulation from the crawl...

I have removed all insulation from the crawl space, no pink or blue foam board. I plan on doing it right and wanted to see what the best way is. The sound is only an issue as my boiler is very loud,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-29-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By drewdin
Hi Guys, My goal is to insulate the crawl...

Hi Guys,

My goal is to insulate the crawl spaces and my basement for sound and temperature. That is why i was thinking about putting the blue foam board over the insulation after its up, but i...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-29-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By drewdin
Hi Guys, Yes I framed out the opening along...

Hi Guys,

Yes I framed out the opening along with a frame around the duct work with some handles so it would sit level and have a seal along with being easy to move. My question is more about the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-28-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By drewdin
Insulating the crawl spaces and basement with Batt insulation

I am going to be Insulating the crawl spaces and basement with Batt insulation, my question is that since I'm using batt insulation how can I prevent it from falling down or getting insulation on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-28-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By drewdin
Not exactly, its the return for the central AC...

Not exactly, its the return for the central AC but its also my access to the attic. Here it is without the grill installed or the holes drilled yet.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-27-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By drewdin
Easy Access through a 24x24 return duct

The 24"x24" return is my access to the attic and i have to remove the grill every time i need to get up there. Right now its just four screws into through the sheetrock onto the studs holding it on. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-03-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By drewdin
when do you need a vapor barrier in the basement...

when do you need a vapor barrier in the basement ceiling? I plan on insulating my basement ceiling also, the kitchen is above. The basement is not finished, would i still need a vapor barrier against...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-03-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By drewdin
what do you mean by conditioning? Its an...

what do you mean by conditioning? Its an unfinished basement so no heat or ac, where the crawl space is, is below the living room. Its above ground and about 3' tall with cinder block walls. I dont...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-03-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By drewdin
Crawl space Walls

I want to insulate the cinder block walls in my crawl spaces, I have three separate 10x10 cubes of crawl spaces.

I was told by basement Systems that i can just use spray foam as the 'glue' on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-01-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By drewdin
Not sure if these are any better

Not sure if these are any better
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-20-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By drewdin
ill try to get a shot during the day, its too...

ill try to get a shot during the day, its too dark at night. thanks guys
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By drewdin
Garage roof question

My Garage is pretty old and I wanted to put in a bigger garage door, there is a ceiling frame about 8' high. If i put in a bigger door, when it retracts it hits the ceiling.

I wanted to just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-14-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By drewdin
@Wuzzat i downloaded the data but I'm not sure...

@Wuzzat i downloaded the data but I'm not sure what it tells me, i just see numbers increasing on the daily. How do i correlate this to heat usage/consumption. Thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-11-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By drewdin
I had the same thing done here, i even went to...

I had the same thing done here, i even went to the doctors. The doctor told me that unless i was around it 24/7 for months at a time i should be fine and thats if it was asbestos. Its dangerous when...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-04-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By drewdin
i agree, my intent was not to seal it up tight...

i agree, my intent was not to seal it up tight but rather to save as much money on heating and AC costs along with doing what is right for the house. Thanks for the suggestions, I plan on mostly...
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