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Apr
22
awarded  Excavator
Apr
22
revised Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
Change CO2 to CO (carbon monoxide)
Apr
22
suggested approved edit on Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
Apr
15
answered Aluminum Siding Hole Repair
Apr
11
comment Vapor Barrier for Wine Cellar
Is the foam between studs or is it continuous? Is it foamboard or is it sprayed on foam? What are the conditions on the outside of the wine cellar (is it outside or is it contained within another building)?
Apr
11
comment Vapor Barrier for Wine Cellar
@ArchonOSX, we're talking about the wine cellar walls, not anything about the wine bottles themselves.
Apr
11
answered Vapor Barrier for Wine Cellar
Mar
2
comment Installtion of a 24v motorized damper to a HW boiler control box with a transformer (120v/24v)
If it isn't obvious, make sure that the damper defaults to open when not engaged.
Jan
27
comment Vertical direction of thermal expansion tank
One consideration is that it is easier to remove a failed tank that is full of water when the threaded port is point up. If the port is pointing down, water will spill out while removing it (though I don't have personal experience from this).
Jan
27
accepted What reasons are there to rewire an ungrounded circuit instead of adding GFCI protection?
Jan
19
comment Adding ventilation and insulation with limited soffits
Ideally, there would be a rafter baffle and soffit venting in every rafter bay, to prevent the roof deck from getting too warm (and melting snow, which could lead to ice damming).
Dec
8
comment Solar panels and batteries as primary, grid as backup with auto transfer switch
I don't know about an auto transfer switch, but I know people (in NM) who've done PV+batteries with a manual switch to grid for backup: thegoodlifelab.com/2008/11/video-pv-solar-off-grid.html
Dec
8
comment Hot water heating system: Renew or replace?
"Forced air, by its nature dries out the air" It is a commonly held belief that forced air heat dries out the air more than radiant heat, but it is actually a myth. See: bookstore.ashrae.biz/journal/download.php?file=ASHRAE-D-AJ11MarHVAC-20110305.pdf
Nov
30
answered Why is my plaster covered ceiling magnetic?
Nov
19
awarded  Yearling
Sep
15
comment Changing radiators to radiant wall heating
Are your radiators steam or hot water?
Sep
15
answered Downsides to staple up radiant heat, besides cost?
Sep
15
comment Retrofitting floor radiant heating under hardwood floors
"...dramatically changing the humidity." It is a myth that forced air heat dries out the air more than radiant heat. See: bookstore.ashrae.biz/journal/…
Sep
4
revised Why mix cooking oil with epoxy to repair a toilet drain pipe?
add tag "plumbing"
Sep
4
suggested approved edit on Why mix cooking oil with epoxy to repair a toilet drain pipe?