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    The question remains as to why a Baxi says it is...

    The question remains as to why a Baxi says it is ASME and bears the H symbol on its packaging yet no H stamp on the exchanger itself.
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    ASME approved heat exchangers

    What makes a giannoni or any other heat exchanger ASME approved. For example the heat exchangers in a LAARS Mascot or a Baxi. Should the H stamp always be on an ASME heat exchanger or is the H stamp...
  3. Thread: Laars Mascot

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    Are you sure that there is no cross contamination...

    Are you sure that there is no cross contamination via the vent pipe. Either at the seal at the top of the unit or at where any pieces of pipe meet?
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    I think you are talking about a water heater, if...

    I think you are talking about a water heater, if so 12-15 years is a very good life for water heater. So if you can spend 300 and get the chance of 6 or so good years, or even just a few years, than...
  5. The circulator running should keep pipes from...

    The circulator running should keep pipes from freezing up. Something to think about; the walls that separate whatever side of the house you are going to be shutting down with the walls of the side...
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    Post a couple pictures of the radiators...

    Post a couple pictures of the radiators themselves. If they are the baseboard type radiator and/or if they are piped in series, that is a potential problem when removing or turning off water flow to...
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    Depending on the type of radiator you have...I...

    Depending on the type of radiator you have...I would always side with the radiator. Traditional fin type baseboard, in my opinion, is ugly and a poor waste of wall space. If the radiators are sized...
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    Radiant can be done in the walls. It works. But...

    Radiant can be done in the walls. It works. But remember people hang pictures, put holes in, run wiring, and abuse walls a lot more than a floor. So the radiant tubing in a wall has more...
  9. Thread: insulation

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    Have you installed a staple up radiant tubing? If...

    Have you installed a staple up radiant tubing? If so there are certain types of insulation for this scenario. It is installed between the floor joists but it requires a gap (between the tubing and...
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    The more flooring material you have between the...

    The more flooring material you have between the pex and "your feet" the higher the water temperature may have to be for that loop.
  11. Its always encouraged to place baseboard,...

    Its always encouraged to place baseboard, radiator or whatever on an outside wall. If that is not possible then install it where you have room but if you haven't purchased the radiator yet, you may...
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    I am going to assume you have fixed the section...

    I am going to assume you have fixed the section of pipe with the nail sticking out of it.

    Sound like you have air in your pipes. Are there any air vents on the upper floors? How are you bleeding...
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    The radiators require more than just 6 inches...

    The radiators require more than just 6 inches between the tees if the flow is going down. Hot water is buoyant and needs to be piped right in order to get that water to go down. The tees should be...
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    If you isolate that zone, and add some extra...

    If you isolate that zone, and add some extra pressure that will help to really absorb that air into the water and push it out. If that still doesn't do the trick we may have a flow/piping problem....
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    Something else to consider is that you may obtain...

    Something else to consider is that you may obtain better results by putting the circulator pumping away from the expansion tank, because of the point of no pressure change. This can help with air...
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    I think the problem has already been identified,...

    I think the problem has already been identified, the relief valve definitely sounds likes it is corroded inside which is why it did not close and/or there is no automatic fill valve so water just...
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    If you were concerned about moister you can...

    If you were concerned about moister you can install a vapor barrier before you put up the strapping and or Sheetrock.

    not a cure to a leaky roof but it doesnt hurt or cost much.
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    Rip it down and start new with new Sheetrock. ...

    Rip it down and start new with new Sheetrock.

    You could spend a month trying to patch and repair all of the damage and it still wouldn't look right.

    You can rent a lift (or get a couple of...
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    arch

    Make the bottom of the archway flush with the wall. That way you dont have to build out the wall and it will look better too. Not, to mention it would be a lot less labor.
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    Call the landlord

    Call the landlord.

    It is their problem not yours. Sounds lilke the septic is backing up.

    If he/she dosent follow through call the town and talk to the health dept.
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    In the drywall section of a home improvement...

    In the drywall section of a home improvement store there are different patching options. I use a mesh like tape. It comes in a roll and is self adhesive.

    Cut a length(s) to fit the crack and...
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    After each coat for the best results.

    It could actually take less time too. If you only sand once after 3 coats, that's a lot of mud to have to smooth out.
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    When framing out the wall start at one end and...

    When framing out the wall start at one end and space them accordingly. 16" 32" etc. The last stud will fall where it falls. It is easier to do it this way then to try to put the "odd" stud anywhere...
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    My personal recommendation is laminate flooring....

    My personal recommendation is laminate flooring. I have used and like Swift lock. I have used both their oak wood finish as well as one of their tile patterns. There are a couple of different...
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    Leak

    Your leak my have been in the block itself or maybe in the piping. In this case since the block is already ruined, I hope the leak was in the boiler. O2, minerals, condensate, they are all bad...
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