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    Mystery vent in floor above crawl space

    I posted this thread in the HVAC forum too, but thought someone here may have ideas too-

    We have a new-to-us log cabin in central Maine. It is 20 years old, built on a crawl space which has a...
  2. mystery vent in bathroom floor above crawl space

    Greetings

    We have a new-to-us log cabin in central Maine. It is 20 years old, built on a crawl space which has a plywood skirt around it, with blue foam insulation inside the crawl walls. No...
  3. should we insulate pipes in crawl space of seasonal camp

    Greetings
    We are new owners of a vacation home / log cabin in central Maine. This first winter, we plan to visit once or twice a month, leaving the interior heat at about 50 degrees. The cabin is...
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    hot water clear, cold water brown

    Greetings

    We have a well that is suddenly running brown from the cold taps but clear from the hot taps.

    Not sure if either of these are relevant, but (1) we are in the middle of a spring thaw...
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    Help buying a generator for power outages

    Greetings

    After the last ice storm here in the Northeast, we are in the market for a generator. We had an electrician come out and install a Reliance transfer switch. Now, what do we buy to hook...
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    Thanks for the reply Redwood - it will need...

    Thanks for the reply Redwood - it will need replacing because of the corrosion and that is what is causing the water to seep out? The tank is only 4 years old. :mad:
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    Here's more pictures. Maybe I was not describing...

    Here's more pictures. Maybe I was not describing the system correctly. We have oil heat/ hot water. The system is 4 years old. The leak came from the hot water tank (on the left in the first...
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    Here's a picture. Water was leaking from the...

    Here's a picture. Water was leaking from the base of the small disk on the top of the tank. It is oil fired.
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    leak in hot water tank after power outage

    Greetings from the northeast's ice storm

    After 75 hours, we finally got power back this morning. As soon as the burner kicked on the hot water tank started to leak from the cap at the top of the...
  10. Thread: Smelly Water

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    izzy2, Using "a ton of fabric softener" could be...

    izzy2,
    Using "a ton of fabric softener" could be contributing to your problem. Fabric softeners work by leaving a coating of chemicals on your clothes and towels so that they feel "soft." That...
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    another thing to think about - where you locate...

    another thing to think about - where you locate the condenser. Ours is on the back patio and when the AC is on it's LOUD, making sitting on the patio pretty unpleasant (of course, if the AC is on it...
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    mouse house in the furnace exhaust

    Hello all.
    We went up to the in-laws' summer camp in central maine yesterday to open it up. We turned on the furnace (which runs on propane) and 2 or 3 minutes later I opened the front door and...
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    Evans, not sure what you have in NJ, but I found...

    Evans, not sure what you have in NJ, but I found the well water division of my state department of environmental services to be a wealth of helpful information when I had questions about well water...
  14. thanks for your reply! my husband finally talked...

    thanks for your reply! my husband finally talked with the neighbor - they have a pump-up septic system because their septic system is higher than their house, and he said the pump failed the day...
  15. septic/ rotten egg smell in/outside new house

    We just built a new home with a drilled well and septic, and most days for a brief time we get a strong septic smell outside, and a smell that is more like rotten egg or something going bad inside...
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    thanks for the reply Riohyde - by "water hammer"...

    thanks for the reply Riohyde - by "water hammer" do you mean the noise would occur when we call for water? If so, my post was not clear - we all seem to agree that the noise is air in the heating...
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    air in pipes - well or heating system?

    We have new home with a drilled well (over 450 ft deep) and a forced hot water heating system. There is a knocking in the bedroom pipes. The plumber has bled the pipes three or four times already. ...
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    help! basement p trap keeps drying up

    I just found this forum and I hope someone can help!

    short story/problem: The p trap in the basement keeps drying out

    long story: we're selling our 12-year-old home, which has caused a flurry...
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