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Jul
27
comment Can I manually run the blower on my Lennox G12Q3 furnace?
Well I'm not sure if my furnace even has the functionality to separately run the fan or not. I need someone in the know to tell me if it's even possible. I realize installing a thermostat is easy. Thanks for the heads up though.
Jul
27
comment Can I manually run the blower on my Lennox G12Q3 furnace?
I'll have to look into that. I imagine an HVAC repairman would know?
Jul
27
comment Can I manually run the blower on my Lennox G12Q3 furnace?
All it has is a lever to change the target temperature. Is that something that is generally included on a thermostat? I've never seen one that has a built in fan control.
Jul
26
comment What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
Thanks @bcworkz. That helps clarify.
Jul
25
comment What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
I sloped the surface away from the house about 1' to 2' in this corner of the house. Since the slope towards the house is due to settling, I wonder if I need to slope much further away to extend beyond the section of ground that has settled with the house, ex: gist.github.com/3179163
Jul
25
comment What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
(1) This is something I'll consider. I haven't noticed any correlation between heavy sewer discharge (ie, showers or multiple washing machine loads) and the moisture though. I don't know if I have weeping tile. (2) The eaves/downspout all run off 30 feet away from the foundation. I fixed that last year and really noticed a drop in the amount my sump pump runs (down to not at all, and yes it does work).
Jul
25
comment What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
(1) Because I'm not seeing any discolouration on the walls, I'm not sure there is water against the foundation. I'm not an expert though (obviously). One solution I've heard is drilling a hole in the basement floor, and putting in a sump pit. Will this cause more problems than it solves? It sounds like my 2 initial thoughts (backfill and a dehumidifier) will be sufficient to manage this issue.
Jul
19
comment How should I mount a sliding closet door track?
Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense.
Jul
19
comment How should I mount a sliding closet door track?
Thanks for the advice. I'll probably end up doing this.
Jul
19
comment How should I mount a sliding closet door track?
I read that the drywall doesn't provide a rigid enough backing to the track, so eventually it gets wobbly.
Jul
5
comment How do I replace insulation in the corner?
Big gap filler it is. Thanks.
Jul
3
comment Are there any dangers associated with rigid foam insulation?
Ya, I've heard it's nasty, and code requires it be covered by a fire barrier - drywall suffices. From what I've read, foam insulation is a vapour retardant (if I'm using the right terminology), not an outright barrier. I'm getting conflicting reports about foam & VB, so I'm going to ping a local contractor. Nonetheless, thanks for your reply DA01 - not the first I've valued today.
Jul
3
comment Should I install a vapour barrier if I'm using rigid foam insulation?
Ya, that's what I've seen in places too. However, I'd need to have an airtight seal for the VB to be superfluous. Since I'm attaching the foam to whatever siding is there, (I haven't ripped out the old insulation yet to take a look), I don't know if I'll be able to create an airtight seal. Your comment still stands though - there should only be 1 airtight seal. Thanks.
Jul
3
comment Should I install a vapour barrier if I'm using rigid foam insulation?
I've heard that too, and I've also seen comments that say "breathing" is nonsense. I'd tend to believe VB is necessary as otherwise - what's to stop air flow? Thanks for the comment!