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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By house92
Would the old tape have to be removed? Is the...

Would the old tape have to be removed? Is the mesh tape good, or just for certain projects?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-09-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By house92
Best for repairing cracks

What is the best product and method for repairing cracks on drywall before painting? I assume there is something easier than new drywall, tape, and sanding just for cracks.

Mostly, the cracks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By house92
Does gas heat HVAC discharge water?

We have had very cold temperatures here lately, and I was talking with a lady who said she had natural gas HVAC, and due to the cold temperatures, her water drain pipe freezes on her unit, and she...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By house92
I just did a little calculation. I know the...

I just did a little calculation. I know the temperature is never exactly the same, so this is based on average conditions.

I've noticed my HVAC usually runs three times per hour around 7 minutes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-28-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By house92
What about my span question? Is it best to have...

What about my span question? Is it best to have a 3 degree span where it runs longer but doesn't cycle as often, or a 1 degree span where it runs for a shorter period but cycles more often?

Also,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-26-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By house92
Sure, I would guess that turning it off is not...

Sure, I would guess that turning it off is not common. I just wondered, however, if I didn't mind coming home to a cold house, if it was more efficient to just turn it off. I use propane, which is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-26-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By house92
HVAC off vs turned down

Whenever I am to be gone for 8 hours or so in winter, is it more efficient to turn the thermostat down, or just turn it off; this is assuming it won't get below freezing in the house. Even if it got...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-16-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,756
Posted By house92
I used to hear that about costing more to re-heat...

I used to hear that about costing more to re-heat or re-cool and that it is more efficient to set it and leave it, but from what I have read in the last few years, that is a theory that has been put...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-14-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,756
Posted By house92
Good question. It's ok with me if other...

Good question.

It's ok with me if other people post answers as well. Surely there are people here who know a little about thermostats.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-13-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,756
Posted By house92
Just to make clear, I'm asking if one is going to...

Just to make clear, I'm asking if one is going to make my bill higher, or in my case, use more propane, or does it all equal out? One runs longer but kicks on less often, while the other runs...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-12-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,756
Posted By house92
Best thermostat span setting?

Does a thermostat's span setting have any affect on the amount of energy used?

My digital thermostat has a span setting of 1,2, or 3 degrees. With the 1 degree setting, it doesn't run very long...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-08-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By house92
Yes, it works great. I had to have a few things...

Yes, it works great. I had to have a few things worked on during the winter, but it has worked fine since, both heat and air.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-04-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By house92
Any ideas? When discussing issues with the unit,...

Any ideas? When discussing issues with the unit, everyone wants to know how old it is, which is around 15 years old, but it hasn't been in operation all those years. So, does that make in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-31-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By house92
Life of my Heat/Air unit

I had an outside combo heat & air unit installed in 1998. It was used regularly until 2004, and then sat idle, due to nobody living in the house, until late 2010.
That is about 9 years of actual...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 07-23-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By house92
Painting old sheet rock/ugh!!

I live in an old farm style house. A few rooms have sheet rock and has been painted over the years. I painted some rooms and it looks great.

A bedroom had paneling up. It was the press-board...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-17-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By house92
This must be a tough one. Are there any more...

This must be a tough one. Are there any more suggestions? Thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-15-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By house92
Would no gutter be better than a gutter as shown...

Would no gutter be better than a gutter as shown in the picture?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-14-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By house92
Dormer/gutter question

I have a flat-roof dormer similar to the one in the picture I included. I am in the process of replacing the roof with dimensional shingles. There is a porch of lesser pitch in front of the dormer...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-01-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By house92
Digital vs old type thermostat

I have the older type thermostat with mercury and the heat anticipator. I was considering replacing my current thermostat with a digital one, but a friend said he thought the digital ones ran all...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-27-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By house92
Propane Furnace off again???

I woke up this morning to find my heat not working again. I had some issues a couple of weeks ago and the service man said the burners and such were rusty; he gave them a good cleaning. Before he...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-21-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By house92
Another thermostat Question.

I have the old mercury thermostat and recently had an issue with my propane HVAC. I had the furnace repaired. I've recently noticed my system has a cycle of staying off longer every so often. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-19-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By house92
What is the average cost to have a professional...

What is the average cost to have a professional replace it with a simple digital? I won't have any drywall issues. I live in an old house and the thermostat is on a wall with wood paneling, so the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-19-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By house92
Thanks for the reply. It stopped working at all,...

Thanks for the reply. It stopped working at all, so i had to call the service man. He said the burners were rusty. He cleaned the burners and flame sensor and it works fine now. He said, however,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-19-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By house92
Is replacing old thermostat esay?

My HVAC is a few years old and I have the old-type thermostat with mercury in it. I was considering replacing it with a digital one. Is this an easy "do-it-yourself" project? That may seem like a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-13-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By house92
Propane furnace not igniting

I don't think my propane furnace is igniting every time. I say "I think" because it is difficult to tell. It is a combo unit placed outside. I was lying in bed last night and heard the rumble as...
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