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Apr
26
comment Should I use faced or unfaced insulation in a utility room area?
If faced insulation is up to code then the backing is not a problem. Considering most homes use that type of insulation and don't catch fire, it's not a problem.
Apr
21
comment Minerals when draining water heater
@isherwood Don't recall. They do say the safety valve on top should have a gallon or so run through there every six months or once a year. Don't remember reading anything about a full flush. If it matters, I think it's the type with the swirl motor in it.
Apr
21
comment Minerals when draining water heater
@isherwood It's not a flush. It's monthly maintenance to keep sediment down.
Apr
20
comment how deep must a range hood be to effectively clear cooking vapor?
fwiw and iirc, range hoods should extend a few inches beyond the width and depth of the range. My hood barely covers the width and depth of my range and I have grease all over it.
Apr
18
comment Opening in dropped ceiling causes room to get warm
Funny. After taking the dogs for a walk, I thought to myself, "Stupid me. I could just take some tile, cut it to size, and lay it up there."
Apr
18
comment Opening in dropped ceiling causes room to get warm
Still, the only part that applies is your last paragraph. That is what I am asking; what's the best way to close up that space. I am not going to add insulation above the ceiling.
Apr
18
comment Opening in dropped ceiling causes room to get warm
You misunderstand my problem. The only space I have an issue with is the workshop. It has two vents feeding AC into the room. Since removing part of the drop ceiling around this equipment, it appears to have increased the temp in the room by five degrees or more.
Mar
25
comment How to get rid of a permanent old people smell?
I'm an older person. I like the smell.
Mar
24
comment How do I repair a minor scratch in wall tile?
@keshlam You aren't married, are you.
Mar
7
comment Fluorescent fixture won't stay lit
@WolfHarper I replaced the ballast as I've stated. I don't need to take it apart to read that as I have another in front of me. I'm not throwing parts at it. I'm told by two people that the bulbs we have should work with that ballast. I ask the question because I'm doubting those people. My comment to ArchonOSX was because I decided to follow what was on the ballast. He, too, asked about the F type which I clearly stated in my question. Coming here indicates I am researching because I believe I am being mislead by others. You are not telling me anything I don't already know or have done.
Mar
7
comment Fluorescent fixture won't stay lit
I think the people who sent us the replacement ballast sent the wrong one or don't know what they're doing. I did find a local supplier of the bulbs for this and I'll buy some tomorrow to test.
Mar
7
comment Fluorescent fixture won't stay lit
I do have a concern about ballast mismatch. The ballast sent to me as a replacement does not list the bulbs that came with the unit. I went to a lighting store and found that the bulbs listed on the replacement ballast are not what you would find in most stores but that the voltage and current rating should handle my bulbs just fine. iow, it shows a F24 and F32 bulbs on the replacement ballast while mine is a F28.
Mar
7
comment Fluorescent fixture won't stay lit
@HenryJackson No. Room temperature. Please see my comment to Wolf about the ballast.
Feb
25
comment Vent now blows on thermostat
Not my house. Helping someone else.
Feb
25
comment Vent now blows on thermostat
It's not a question of fear. I'm looking for ideas wrt air flow while keeping a balanced system as best as can be done with this layout.
Feb
25
comment Vent now blows on thermostat
I'm going to try and shut one or two vents down this weekend and see what happens.
Feb
22
comment How many lights do I need for my basement?
Does that work anymore considering he might be using LED lights? Equivalent lighting can work but he must consider lumens, not watts.
Feb
22
comment Shower head pipe recessed: what do I need?
Are you saying this is a copper pipe from the source, without any couplers?
Jan
31
comment Wiring for Internet of Things
You're stating my point. It won't matter what people want to do. There is a limit at the moment that may keep this from working for many people. Maybe it can and will be solved but it's not solved yet.
Jan
31
comment Wiring for Internet of Things
My only question about the thought that hardwiring becoming obsolete is, what happens when every house on every block has wifi for every switch, light, thermostat, TV, etc. Wireless is not as reliable as wire so does this become unworkable at some point. It's something I've not taken much time to think about.