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  1. Thank you to everyone for the suggestions. I'll...

    Thank you to everyone for the suggestions. I'll ask the local handyman (who has done great work for me in the past) to rig one of these. It seems like this, combined with super-hot water upon our...
  2. Wow. Thank you, Dittohead. I had no idea it...

    Wow. Thank you, Dittohead.

    I had no idea it could have been bacteria. For a number of reasons, I will employ the heat sanitization method during my next visit in May. Since I will likely be...
  3. Odor - Hot Water only (within a well-water, water softener system)

    We have a water-odor issue, but it's only on the Hot Water side of our well-water system (with a water softener).

    My family owns a house in Michigan we use sporadically. The well water system is...
  4. Bleeder Orifice Valve

    Valveman: It's been a while since my last post, but I've been thinking about this for a while. Now that the bitter winter is here, I wish I had done this during the summer.

    If I understand...
  5. Thank you for your help

    Thank you for responses to my problem.

    1st response: "Why didnt you change the air cell on the old tank? It also looks like that entire waterway is changeable and some have threaded ends. O rings...
  6. The Quick Connect fitting on my new WellMate pressure tank leaks

    The Quick Connect fitting on my new WellMate WM-9 30 gallon tank leaks. Help.

    Reference my earlier post (link:...
  7. Pressure Tank replacement - CSV, new pressure switch ? Several questions

    Our cottage/lake house has well water service from 295 feet deep, and indications are that the pressure tank bladder has failed. We do not live there permanently, but the former owners did.

    The...
  8. Can I “winterize” the charged water feed lines in my cottage with RV anti-freeze?

    Can I “winterize” the charged water feed lines in my cottage with RV anti-freeze? Posted in both the Plumbing forum and Well forum.

    We have a 1700 square foot lakefront home that we use as a...
  9. Can I “winterize” the charged water feed lines in my cottage with RV anti-freeze?

    Can I “winterize” the charged water feed lines in my cottage with RV anti-freeze? Posted in both the Plumbing forum and Well forum.

    We have a 1700 square foot lakefront home that we use as a...
  10. We stayed with HW Heat

    It's been a while since I viewed this post. In retrospect, I am so glad we kept the hot water heat.

    If I were to build a house, it would have that type of heat over conventional forced air. ...
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    Maax Tub

    Thanks, Terry. It's been a long time since I visited this site, but we did purchase a Maax domed tub like you suggested.

    Everything is fine, and our other renovations also went well. we decided...
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    Looking for tub with dome / canopy / hood

    We renovated our bathroom in 1984 and purchased an Aker tub with a 4-piece wall and dome set. It's just a regular tub (no jets or any other special items) that cost under $400 back then and we'd...
  13. Moving Furnace - Slab & Crawl Space questions

    After viewing these postings for a while and after giving lots of thought to my options, I have decided to replace my natural gas hot water heat system with a natural gas forced air heat system. ...
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    Retrofit from Hot Water heat to Forced Air

    As mentioned in other posts, we are the new owners of a cottage that has hot water heat produced by a natural gas boiler. This was the full-time, year-round residence for the previous owners. For a...
  15. Hot Water Heat

    Again, thanks for the suggestions from everyone. I'm now considering a new option involving a retrofit to forced-air natural gas.

    The hot water heat system does not appear to have any leaks, and...
  16. Hot Water heat - Glycol? Other closed-system option?

    Thanks for all of the replies and comments. Please know that I am completely unfamiliar with any of the work perform at this cottage. If it is inferior, unsafe, incorrect or otherwise bad, I'll...
  17. Hot Water Heat & PEX

    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and advice regarding the hot water heat.

    If I remember correctly, the water evidenced in the photo is due to some minor work I was doing to replace a...
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    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions regarding...

    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions regarding the hot water heat. To ensure the proper handling on my goal, I will consult a professional during my next visit there.

    Regards,
    Richard
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    As a person new to this forum, I must first say...

    As a person new to this forum, I must first say it is a lot more responsive than others I've visited. Thank you to everyone who has provided input regarding the issues I've posted. I've also...
  20. Hot Water Heat - Glycol questions

    Thank you to everyone for your replies. I'd like to clarify, just to make certain my request is clear. I have a few questions.

    Here's a photo of the system:...
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    Building a Standpipe

    Thank you for your reply, jadnashua. I'd like to clarify, just to make certain my request is clear. I have two questions.

    The first item involves the hot water heat. The system is, indeed, a...
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    Building a standpipe for a washer

    We purchased a vacation home on Houghton Lake, Michigan, and we're planning substantial renovations next spring. The house is on a crawl space, the garage is on a slab, and two rooms that connect...
  23. Hot Water heat - Glycol? Other closed-system option?

    We purchased a vacation home on Houghton Lake, Michigan that has a Hot Water baseboard heat system. Since we will not live there full-time and may only visit a couple of times during the winter,...
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