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bio website delmiaquest.blogspot.com
location Windsor, CT
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I'm an Industrial Engineer who helps develop the eVSM value stream mapping addon for Visio.


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Jan
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comment What are the possible ways to prevent heating pipes in an entryway from freezing?
I think the idea behind #2 is good, personally. Basically just wire a second thermostat in parallel for the same zone, so that if the mudroom gets too cold it trips the same zone. Is that stupid/dangerous? I've actually thought about doing this, myself, using a RaspberryPi computer to trip a relay for the parallel connection. I would want to program it so that if the weather is below 10F outside then the circulator runs every other hour for 5 minutes, enough to get the water moving, even if it trips the furnace to run...
Jan
10
comment What are the possible ways to prevent heating pipes in an entryway from freezing?
I have a similar problem with my woodstove, and up to this point I just have to be mindful that it's cold enough out that I need to make sure the baseboard heat circulate so the water keeps moving. I actually use IFTTT.com to text me when it gets below 10F outside, as that's when I start to have problems.
Jan
7
comment Using PEX for baseboard run
Is it okay to use the oxygen barrier PEX for any other projects if I need it? I don't mind buying 100' of it to have around if I can use it for everything...
Jan
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accepted Using PEX for baseboard run
Jan
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asked Using PEX for baseboard run
Apr
6
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Jul
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Jan
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comment Will wrapping the stove pipes with copper pipes increase wood stove efficiency?
I disagree about the soft woods contributing more creosote than hard woods. If anything, hardwoods tend to contribute more creosote than soft, as people tend to burn under-seasoned hardwoods (given the same amount of seasoning time, soft woods tend to dry out much faster than hard). If anything, the soft woods burn hotter than hard woods (and faster), usually providing the temperature required to ignite the creosote from the hard woods.
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Jul
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Jul
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comment Are those oscillating tools any good?
I can echo your sentiments there. I got the harbor freight version, and was able to easily cut a piece of trim that was already in place after I had new counters put in. I also cut a trim board on the outside of my house that the circular saw couldn't get to, and the reciprocating saw might have worked. The scraper is pretty good too, I used it to scrape paint off my mailbox post, used the triangular sander to sand it down, and then got on to painting, it was a great tool for that job
Jul
23
awarded  Scholar
Jul
23
accepted What do I have to do to prepare my garage floor for paint?
Jul
23
accepted What are my options for asphalt driveway repair and/or sealing?