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    I had a customer with the same problem and my...

    I had a customer with the same problem and my first thought was improper venting, but since draining did improve somewhat after snaking (or his application of drain cleaners), I figured there had to...
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    Get yourself a CAS (combustion air supply) unit...

    Get yourself a CAS (combustion air supply) unit for your boiler. They are easy to install, make tremendous sense, AND the boiler run much more quietly! I didn't expect this bonus, but I can't...
  3. Thread: HRV/ERV systems

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    Thanks Stevenc! The links are great and will...

    Thanks Stevenc! The links are great and will provide some help. I have not planned on tying in the dryer - too much of an expense. I plan on tying in the bathrooms - do not have exhaust fans as...
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    Thanks Peter - I'll give this a try. Any lead at...

    Thanks Peter - I'll give this a try. Any lead at this point is welcomed.
    Biff
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    Thanks for the lead on the Panasonic FV-04VE1, ...

    Thanks for the lead on the Panasonic FV-04VE1, I've looked at these along the way, but unfortunately they are not recommended for cold weather use. They ice up and it is during the winter months...
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    The valve is installed at the time of running the...

    The valve is installed at the time of running the water line and other than access to setting it up no "pit" is needed - as a matter of fact you want it buried so that frost can't get to it. At the...
  7. Thread: HRV/ERV systems

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    Thanks Matt, yes - I need a HRV unit for up...

    Thanks Matt, yes - I need a HRV unit for up North, but it seems that all the mechanical specialists that deal with anything other than central air conditioning deal only with large buildings. I have...
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    HRV/ERV systems

    I am having a difficult time finding a designer/installer of HRV and ERV systems for residential applications. I am in central NH. An energy audit on my home shows what I thought - my home is too...
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    Freezing of the the water line between the frost...

    Freezing of the the water line between the frost line and the inside of the cabin should be a concern. You can't count on having reliable electricity all winter so heat tape is not a good solution. ...
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    Thanks

    I thought that this must be from some obscure manufacturer, but aside from the fact that it has a slow drip, it is solid brass and even after five years of normal kitchen use it cleans up well and...
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    Anyone recognize this Logo?

    I need a new faucet cartridge for an 8" oc kitchen faucet and no one so far has been able to recognize the company logo on the faucet. I have had no luck trying to fix a constant drip. The customer...
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    The "pocket in the bay" is just the volume...

    The "pocket in the bay" is just the volume between the floor joists. In the bathroom that I have done this in had a full unfinished basement so access was easy when I plumbed it. I ran the...
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    No - not expensive at all and efficient as well....

    No - not expensive at all and efficient as well. The baseboard sections are in series with the 4 foot baseboard section on the wall providing immediate heat while the underfloor sections keep the...
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    I did this but did not use the sheetmetal. ...

    I did this but did not use the sheetmetal. Instead I just put sections of the lenghts of the radiator fins under the floor between the floor joists in a serpentine fashion in the middle of the...
  15. Thread: Heat Managers

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    Heat Managers

    Has anyone had experience with add-on heat managers for hydronic boiler operation? I am particularly interested in reports on the Beckett Heat Manager Model 7512. Do they provide the level of...
  16. Thread: pH Correction

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    Bob, Yeah, I went to your website and couldn't...

    Bob,
    Yeah, I went to your website and couldn't find a reference to neutralization equipment except through one of the links on the top of your page. I thought they were connected to your site -...
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    Thanks Gary and Bob. And, yes those were...

    Thanks Gary and Bob. And, yes those were installed prices! That is why I figured I could save my client quite a bit if I could install one myself.

    The application in question is a two bedroom...
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    I agree with Bob, avoid the white (nylon)...

    I agree with Bob, avoid the white (nylon) fittings - they don't last as long as the blue PVC style. Galvanized and brass are good, but if the fitting is going to be submerged I would stay with the...
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    pH Correction

    I am looking for an outlet for a reliable neutralizer for a whole house system. The pH of the water is 5.69, but everything else is fine with the water. I have two quotes $1800 and $2100 with $200...
  20. Thanks to all for your ideas. The pumps are...

    Thanks to all for your ideas. The pumps are certainly adequate in size because they can handle full open valves, it is just that the pump does not come on in time to keep the water flowing. I think...
  21. Thanks for your reply. The tanks are captive air...

    Thanks for your reply. The tanks are captive air and fairly new with the precharge set appropriately. The cut-out seems to happen at the moment the cut-in should be taking place. As I said it...
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    If it used to flush well it is likely that the...

    If it used to flush well it is likely that the passages for the water delivery system to the bowl from the tank are constricted due to salts depositing over time. I have had some luck using CLR or...
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    I doubt that the skylight has anything to do with...

    I doubt that the skylight has anything to do with it - other than the sun beating down on it will warm it up and help evaporate the condensation. It is the humidity in the air that is the culpret. ...
  24. Low Pressure Cut-Off Pressure Switch Adjustment

    I am maintain more than a dozen homes with submersible and shallow well pumps. On two that can frequently develop low/no water I have installed low pressure cut-off swithes so that the pumps won't...
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