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  1. Thread: Baseboard

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    Convection unit

    But it sounds like something that's pretty easy to make...or am I missing something important...something I do with great regularity :(
  2. Thread: Baseboard

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    Baseboard

    Rather than install baseboard elements at the floor level, has anyone, due to space constraints, looped elements above one another in sort of an S configuration? The assembled unit would then be...
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    Many thanks

    I've posted here a couple of times and I have always gotten good advice. My inclination was to move ahead in the direction of greater efficiency but I am amazed at your statement regarding the...
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    The cost of efficiency

    Some context...I buy and renovate houses in the urban northeast. While their condition at purchase ranges from okay to not so hot, they are usually structurally sound. That said, they almost never...
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    The cost of efficiency

    Some context...I buy and renovate houses in the urban northeast. While their condition at purchase ranges from okay to not so hot, they are usually structurally sound. That said, they almost never...
  6. Thread: Shower Problem

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    borescope

    Did you wind up investing in one? May I ask how much you spent and the brand? Were you satisfied?
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    Apology accepted...

    ...and I am not like one of those who does minimal work and looks for maximum profit. The same house I referenced with the above had code compliant electrical (grand-fathered) but I replaced it...
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    How nasty...

    This house is not for sale, smart guy. It is a rental house in a bad area that has twice been vandalized for copper. The boiler that is being replaced is an old coal-burning conversion that was on...
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    Used boiler needed

    Just had an American Arcoliner boiler crap out. Used to heat small, one-family house (steam). Becket oil burner in good condition. Looking to purchase a used boiler or the whole shebang if...
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    Running and boxing Pex

    Is there any kind of protective cover that can be applied over a bare copper pipe or Pex tube that would provide code-compliant protection?
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    Thanks

    Appreciate your response. I am using Fostapex for the heat only. Potable water is standard Viega Pex with Viega fittings. The issue of exposed pipes running from floor to floor means they travel...
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    Fostapex or comparable tubing

    Here's my situation. I have a multifamily house in a not-so-desirable area. Recently, some of the upstanding citizens of the area decided that the house would be much better off without copper. ...
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    Pioneers are often misunderstood...

    My wife and kids think I'm nuts, too. Frenchie, I would be using low voltage so there would be no risk.

    This idea, incidentally, comes from the electrician's trade. The idea is to run low...
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    Mapping heating system

    I rehab houses in some marginal neighborhoods. Recently, some copper was stolen from a multi-family house...basically the connections to side-by-sidef furnaces. I have to determine from what little...
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    Thanks

    I think I'll put a Press fitting or two on IPEX and put it under pressure for a time. That might give me a clue. I'll post the results.
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    Viega Press Pex

    I use Viega press fittings and have recently acquired a house that has a mix of copper and IPEX (aluminum core centers). For example, the risers are 3/4 IPEX and I want to branch of them with pex...
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    Digital thermostat resets to ambiant temp

    When I use the thermostat to call for heat, the temp resets to ambiant temp in a few moments. At the furnace, the fan starts but the gas fails to ignite. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
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    Old Oil-Fired Steam Furnace

    I have an old American Arcoliner boiler in a single family house that needs parts. Specifically, a water level gauge, low-water control, aquastat and mixer. Everything else works great:o .

    Any...
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