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    Whole House Humidifier

    Living in the dry climate of colorado, I've been wanting to install a whole house humidifier. My brother has one and loves the way it makes the house feel but with his the water is constantly...
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    All done and passed inspection!!!

    Well I went and did it.

    Rented a backhoe and dug my trench. Took this rookie about 4 hrs. to dig the trench which was just short of 40 ft. long, 2 ft wide and 7-8 ft. deep. No utilities in the...
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    Insurance Bond

    Even though I will only be working on my own property and not going into the right of way, my water district is requiring a 25,000 bond. Seems a bit odd to me, is that typical?
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    Nothing like a good controversy with choice of...

    Nothing like a good controversy with choice of pipe. :)

    I'm having a little trouble even finding the sdr-26. I'll see if I can talk the inspector into allowing me to use sch. 40 with the 4-band...
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    Called my water/sewer district today and they...

    Called my water/sewer district today and they will not approve sch. 40 saying that ground movement can fracture the glued joints. I live on the side of a big hill with type B soil. He recommended the...
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    I will use whatever is the best pipe as long as...

    I will use whatever is the best pipe as long as it is approved by code. So is the consensus sch. 40 over sdr-26?

    Back to my first question. What's the best tool to use to make a clean straight cut...
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    Thanks for the repsonses. I already called and...

    Thanks for the repsonses. I already called and had the ultilies marked, nothingwithin 12 feet of the trench.

    I can get a mini-excavator with an 18 inch bucket that digs to 11 feet or a backhoe...
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    DIY Sewer Mainline Replacement Plan

    I have tree roots growing into my clay pipe sewer line. I have had a camera sent down the line showing the root invasion in several of the joints. Since the first backup I have snaked the line yearly...
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    Worked great. Thanks.

    Worked great. Thanks.
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    Wood Floor Repair

    5 years ago I refinished my wood floors myself. it came out great except for one spot where I left some swirl marks from the edge sander. Of course it is in a very obvious spot and right over where I...
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    Popping noise

    Was talking to my sister about my WH problems that you guys helped me with week or so ago. She was telling me that her WH makes 2 or 3 popping noises each time a hot water tap is opened. It is 3...
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    OK, in case you are interested in the results. ...

    OK, in case you are interested in the results.

    With the heater off there is no power through any of the circuits.

    With it on:
    At the transformer: Red 24V, Blue 24V, Yellow 0 (neutral I...
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    Great idea, I'm away for the weeknd will check...

    Great idea, I'm away for the weeknd will check that when I get back.
    Cheers.
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    Well she is back up and running. Not exactly sure...

    Well she is back up and running. Not exactly sure why. I took off the cover around the switches by the blower and resat the connections and then gave everything a good blast from my air compressor. A...
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    here is the full user manual with wiring...

    here is the full user manual with wiring diagrams:
    http://www.lochinvar.com/_linefiles/RPD-i&s.pdf
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    Here is a diagram and parts list:...

    Here is a diagram and parts list:
    http://www.lochinvar.com/_linefiles/DVN03-05.pdf
    (My model serial number starts with XC, so it is the first model shown)
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    Lochinvar Model# DVN051 The control valve is a...

    Lochinvar Model# DVN051
    The control valve is a Honeywell SV9501.
    Igniter/flame senor is Honeywell q3400a 1008

    Nothing blocking the vent, no leak in the hose either.
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    No lights of any kind on the control box. It says...

    No lights of any kind on the control box. It says on the box, do not to try and open it.

    I will check for the hose leak when i get home tonight.

    If I unplug the power cord and wait 5 minutes...
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    Unfortunately the manual left by the previous...

    Unfortunately the manual left by the previous home owner is not helpful at all and cant find anything better at the Lochinvar website.

    This does have a 5 minute lockout before trying to refire but...
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    Gas doesnt stay on.

    I have a natural gas Lochinvar, power vented water heater. It is about 8 yr. old. It has an electric, glow-type, igniter that has what looks like a flame sensor or thermocouple right next to it...
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    Whole House Humidifier Install

    Is this a DIY project? I have basic plumbing and wiring skills. I'm able to get a Honeywell 360A with humidistat for a $100 that is just a couple years old and normally i do everything myself unless...
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    Snake problem

    So I spent about 3 hours over at one of my rental properties trying to clean out a completely plugged tub drain. Ran the snake down the drain and it came up the overflow pipe, went down the overflow...
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    Radiant Barrier

    I'm also considering installing a radiant barrier. I'm kind of on the fence though if it is worth the cost and trouble. Anyone one have any opinions on this?

    I'm specifically looking at this...
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    Thanks for the replys. They are not IC-AT, just...

    Thanks for the replys. They are not IC-AT, just IC. So how's this. I make a fort of batt insulation around each one and then blow the cellulose over it. That cool?

    As to JAR's question of vapor...
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    Recessed Lights and Insulation

    I am going to be adding insulation to my attic. Planning on using blown-in cellulose to depth of 19 inches. I have 6 can lights up there, they are IC rated. Can I bury them in insulation or is that a...
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