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  1. M

    Furnace Blowing Cold Air

    Thank you for the reply and the suggestions. The furnace we have now is a Carrier high efficiency. All they did was open up the back and look at it. They reset the safety mechanism to make the furnace start blowing heat and waited to see if the safety feature would kick in which it did after a...
  2. M

    Furnace Blowing Cold Air

    Thanks for the link. Yes I know, the tech guy said it was by Lennox. The second guy came and he also said the furnace needs to be replaced. He offered the same furnace as the first guy but at a lower price so I decided to go with him but I'm now wondering if maybe I should have taken a little...
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    Furnace Blowing Cold Air

    I woke up this morning to a cold house, the furnace was on but it was nonstop blowing cool air. I called a heating guy and he replaced a part but said by furnace is unsafe and setting off a carbon monoxide signal on his electronic gadget. He said the furnace needs to be replaced and under no...
  4. M

    Sealing Hole

    Thanks very much for the suggestions
  5. M

    Sealing Hole

    The outside light fixture was replaced on the brick wall of the house and now there is a hole between the new fixture and the brick? How do I seal it? Here are a couple of pics to show what I'm talking about:
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    Installing Light

    We got it done. Once the fan was lowered away from the ceiling I knew to what wires the new light is to be connected. The only difficulty we ran into was attaching the light's bracket to the ceiling. The metal box in the ceiling had one side going further into the ceiling than the other...
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    Installing Light

    Yes I now about making sure there's no power going through. We haven't done anything yet, I'm just asking questions to see if this is something we'd be able to do. There's only one normal light switch that turns the ceiling fan on. The fan has pull chains that control what's on - fan, light or...
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    Installing Light

    That's what I was thinking but the old fixture I want to replace is a ceiling fan, it has an additional blue wire. Am I correct in saying that the blue and black wires from the fan are both connected to the same wire in the ceiling? And if so would this be the ceiling wire I connect the black...
  9. M

    Installing Light

    Yes the light is controlled by a switch. I agree with you bud, I don't want to do anything unless I know exactly what to do.
  10. M

    Installing Light

    I want to install a new light fixture in my kitchen so that it matches a light fixture that's already there (kitchen has 2 light fixtures on ceiling). My brother said it's easy and he would do it even though he's never replaced a light before and knows nothing about electrical wiring. We...
  11. M

    Chimney Repair

    Does the code only apply to chimneys that are in use?
  12. M

    Chimney Repair

    I have two chimneys with crumbling brick, one needs to be rebuilt from the roof up and the other to be repaired. The guy who came to give a quote said that the chimney which needs to be rebuilt can be rebuilt to 18 inches above the roof which would make it shorter than it is now, it is used by...
  13. M

    Condensation

    Both the outer and inner pane slide open. The photo shows the inner window part way open
  14. M

    Condensation

    I don't know what sort of windows they are. When I put my hand up close to them I can feel a draft.
  15. M

    Condensation

    It only happens when there is a big difference between the weather outside and inside and it's the window pane closest to the outside that gets condensation. If I open the inner pane the condensation disappears. The new furnace distributes warm air more evenly than the old one and it saves...
  16. M

    Shingling Question

    Thanks for all the replies.
  17. M

    Shingling Question

    We need new shingles on the roof and all the contractors included 3 ft ice and water shield with their estimate but one contractor said 3 feet is not enough and that he would install 6 feet. So my question is does it matter whether it's 3 or 6 feet? The contractor said it's because it's a large...
  18. M

    Condensation

    Wasn't sure in which thread to post this so I posted here. Ever since we had a high efficiency furnace installed some windows in the house have condensation forming. During the coldest winter days it turns to ice on the windows. Is there a way to prevent the condensation without getting better...
  19. M

    Cracking ceiling and wall

    From the outside everything including the garage is made of brick, I don't know what's between the brick and the inside walls (the inside walls of the garage are gray concrete blocks). I don't think they are two buildings, the house is a backsplit, the lower roof encompasses the entire main...
  20. M

    Cracking ceiling and wall

    No there was no door there or any kind of renovation done. I don't think there's any sudden stress since this has developed over time.
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