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I'm a longtime hacker and software exec.

Creator of IIRF, DotNetZip, ReloadIt, CleanModQueue and a few other smaller tools.

Maintainer of csharp-mode and a few other emacs-y things .

I have recently joined Apigee.

See my blog at http://dinochiesa.net


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comment What's wrong with my thermostat (fan / limit control)?
after fiddling around with it tonight, the problem seemed to be that it was sticking. Not sure how or why, but the wheel was sticking inside the housing. I discovered this by just tapping on the face of the temp dial. When I tapped on it, it jumped in rotattion. Manipulating the dial gently back and forth allowed the mechanism to rotate more freely under normal operation. By opening up the flue I was able to see the stat rotate slowly, and the fan kicked on. It ran for a while before the stat rotated back, turning off the fan. All's well.
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comment What's wrong with my thermostat (fan / limit control)?
@Mike Powell, that's correct. I'll see if I can post a photo. @shirlock - yes you are correct about the basic mechanism of the termostat. I'll try some of your tests; I'd be surprised if it's not getting enough heat as it is inside the exterior stove box, the surface of which is too hot to touch.
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comment When installing hardwood floors, should I use rosin paper, roofing felt, or nothing underneath? Why?
Thanks, Shirlock!
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