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Rick
Rick
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In my unfinished attic the roof and walls are insulated. I'm
In my unfinished attic the roof and walls are insulated. I'm told having the roof insulated will cause mold but it's alright to insulate the walls. The house is kept at 50 degrees most of the winter a… read more
Rick
Rick
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My Burnham boiler was leaking so I added Hercules Boiler Sealer
My Burnham boiler was leaking so I added Hercules Boiler Sealer to it. It seamed to reduce the water consumption but it is also clogging the valves on the sight glass. A bigger concern is that I have … read more
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Mike R.
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Hi. I have moved into a home that has Burnham Base Ray cast
Hi. I have moved into a home that has Burnham Base Ray cast iron baseboard heat. They are wonderful, but when the heat kicks on there is a loud knocking sound (which I suspect means there is air in th… read more
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Rick
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I have a problem in the winter with water dripping from ny
I have a problem in the winter with water dripping from ny bathroom fans. I have checked in the attic and there are plastic hoses leading from the fans to the roof vent. These pipes are insulated. It … read more
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Hi, We live in a well insulated 1920s farm house. We have
Hi, We live in a well insulated 1920's farm house. We have replacement windows, also. We continue to improve air leaks, etc. We heat the house with oil baseboard hot water heat. Last year, we tried to… read more
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I had new roof installed 2 yrs ago. Part of roof facing north
I had new roof installed 2 yrs ago. Part of roof facing north curled up badly during 1st winter (which was very cold). Replaced this section of roof next summer and now it is winter again (but very mi… read more
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Brian
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there are pale yellow stains coming out in my bathtub in random
there are pale yellow stains coming out in my bathtub in random spots. They are not rough or cracked. What are they and can they be fixed… read more
Patrick
Patrick
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we are building a new home and are going to spray foam the
we are building a new home and are going to spray foam the walls. I notice Mike does the same thing but does not spray foam the attic and blows in insullation. We live in Manitoba and the spray foam i… read more
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I have covered gutters that are supposed to direct the water
I have covered gutters that are supposed to direct the water into the gutter using surface tension. However, much of the water just drips off the edge instead of going into the gutter. This is always … read more
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Brian
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We recently bought a home and noticed that there is no air(turbine)
We recently bought a home and noticed that there is no air(turbine) vents on our roof or at the ends of the house. Do i need some kinda ventalation for my attic. Would the sawpits provide enough air. … read more
Rick
Rick
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We had installed this summer a 5 stainless steel liner in a
We had installed this summer a 5"stainless steel liner in a masonary chimeny that dates to approximately 1860....Had a major built up in soot in our 40+ year old natural gas boiler. We had it cleaned … read more
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Rick
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I have existing insulation in the attic but i feel cold air
I have existing insulation in the attic but i feel cold air pouring down the hit hats in my living room... i wanted to added another layer of R-30 insulation on top of the old then use a radiant barri… read more
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Patrick
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we have had ice and condensation on our 5 year old vinyl windows
we have had ice and condensation on our 5 year old vinyl windows (that were cheaper windows); would replacing them with better insulated windows correct this? we recently had our attic correctly venti… read more
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Rick
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There is a large pipe in the utility area of my 1 story ranch
There is a large pipe in the utility area of my 1 story ranch homes basement. The pipe runs vertically from the first floor into the ground of the basement. I assume this is the drain pipe for all of … read more
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Rick
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We have a frost problem in our attic. We have totally redone
We have a frost problem in our attic. We have totally redone our whole upstairs of our 1970's split entry. We put in a new furnace with a humidifier, because we have installed hardwood flooring. I fir… read more
Home Improvement Jay
Home Improvement Jay
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I have a home that was built in the 50s and origanaly ...
I have a home that was built in the 50''s and origanaly had a flat roof. The house now has pitched roof installed over the flat roof. My question is do I need insulation on top of the old flat roof an… read more
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Dan Peskorse
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what is the proper installation for installing insulation ...
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