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Installing ductless units in my apartment. What am I supposed to do with all these coolant and drain lines?

I'm installing 3 ductless AC units in my apartment. I know the lines are supposed to go outside and connect to the condenser but there are three coolant lines wrapped in insulation and three drain ...
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Heat basement from excess heat in boiler room

I'm trying to heat a basement room using excess heat from the boiler room but it isn't working. I've run two 4 inch flex ducts from the boiler room to the main 300 square foot room at opposite ends. ...
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Boiler System heats one room more than all others

I have a two zone older natural gas boiler system. All rooms in the house get heat. One room on the second floor gets hotter than all others. Almost like all the heat is going to that room I don’t ...
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Knob Identification

Background: I just moved into a new apartment. The apartment has a heating system unlike my last one. I need help determining the purpose of this knob above one of the radiators along the wall. The ...
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Heat pump operation when cold question

this morning it was 23 degrees F. The indoor unit was on and delivering heat. I looked out at my outdoor unit and the fan was not running but the compressor was. I panicked and pulled the quick ...
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How best to capture and move the heat from oil furnace stove pipe more efficiently throughout room

In my basement the stove pipe that goes from the oil furnace to the chimney is always hot, so I feel like I should be capturing this extra heat and moving it about the basement. How do I keep this ...
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What wiring is needed for a propane unit heater in a garage?

Short version: I need to have a propane unit heater installed for a well-insulated 30'x50' x 14' ceiling garage in northern Minnesota. Should I run metallic cable to 20-amp outlet for a propane unit ...
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Is it safe to set my water heater tank to vacation during winter time? What else can I turn off to save heating bills during winter?

Is it safe to turn set my water heater tank to vacation during winter because I am mostly away from my house? I live in Canada. What else can I turn off to save heating bills during winter when I am ...
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Replacing old 2-pole line volt thermostats in a 120V hydronic heating system - is this configuration safe and acceptable?

I am replacing several old mechanical 120V 2-pole thermostats each of which controls both a blower fan (which blows air over hydronic coils to push warm air into the room) and a single central ...
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heating system backwards?

I have an outdoor wood boiler about 40' from my house. It is piped to a heat exchanger on the water tank, and then to the oil furnace(doesn't burn oil). I think the supply and return have been ...
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How to remove hot water baseboard?

I have a room which is getting too hot during winter and I want to disconnect the hot water baseboard in it from the heating system. Problem is that heating system is a loop and room is in the middle. ...
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Home Heating Efficiency

See a similar question I posted a few years ago: Heat pump minimum compressor temprature I have a custom built new construction home, but I was not involved with the build process, so I don't know the ...
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Radiant heating with metal rods

Can you run some sort of metal rod through your cement floor and connect that rod to a fireplace so when u use the fireplace it heats the rod and heats your house is that possible?
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Is polystyrene safe to use as a wall of a grow box?

I'm building a small 40x40x40 cm grow box that will be used mainly for seeds germination. When operating, it will be completely sealed. My question is: Is it safe to use polystyrene boards as direct ...
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Can I use heat gun to remove wall paint?

I have a section of wall in the kitchen near the window where several layers of paint are peeling off. It is an interior wall, most likely plaster over brick. Using a paint/wall scraper will be hard ...
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Heat Damage to Laminate Counter-top Near Gas Range

While deep cleaning our new home, after closing, my wife and discovered what looks like some heat damage to the counter-top next to the gas range. The house was fully renovated about 2 years ago, ...
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can you build a house in a very hot climate with 600mm thick concrete interlocking blocks as walls? [closed]

Will thick concrete walls keep the house cooler in a very hot climate? Will have high ceilings to help with air flow.
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Why is one of my four baseboard heat zones not working?

No heat in baseboard. How to bleed just one zone. Thanks! Please see picture. ? I have a 4 zone valves. 1) water heater (works) 2) 1st floor air handler (works) 3) 2nd floor air handler (works) ...
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Should I COMPRESS fiberglass OR use foam insulation?

I have a room made of hollowed concrete blocks that I framed by mounting 2x4s, wide side against the wall. This gives me a 1.5in depth cavity to fill with insulation. Should I use an r19 fiberglass ...
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Ceiling radiant heat

Each room has its own thermostat and heater. The bathroom hasn't stopped but isn't working correctly. When I touch the ceiling I can feel heat but the room doesn't get warm. I'm trying to fix this ...
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Thermostat and electric base board

I have two different size rooms both with electric base boards and one thermostat that controls the heat. Since the thermostat is in the bigger room the smaller room becomes a sauna. I was told that I ...
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Not getting Water from Radiator

I moved into my home a few months ago and suspect it's been quite a while since anyone bled the radiators. I've been going around bleeding them for a few days and I'm still getting a lot of air out of ...
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Hot water heat zone valve

The hot water baseboard in my apartment stays warm when the heat is off. It is working but does not completely turn off. The head on the zone valve has been replaced. Is this normal or should the base ...
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Is there a measuring method for determining of the real thermal conductivity of a building component?

We would like to determine which elements of building are to be renewed or changed. Among other things, we want know which elements are subject to a specific heat transfer. Does exist a measuring ...
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What is the most efficient method for heating of rooms on working days?

It is to decide between two possibilities for heating of rooms during the absence in the building: heating constantly to 20 °C (68 °F) or heating 1 hour before coming home with 25 °C (77 °F) with the ...
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Garage Sub-Panel Addition

I want to add electric heat to my 750 square foot garage by way of an overhead 7.5 or 10 KW heater. Adding a sub panel would allow me other options for power for the following: Heater 220V at either ...
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What temperatures can a heat gun raise a material up to?

I found a Thule Motion XT cargo box that has a large dent and crack in it. I learned from a documentary manufacturing video on how Thule cargo boxes are made that they are essentially utility ...
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Why is a 250 Watt heat lamp over a shower going out after a few minutes? [closed]

Heat Lamp goes out after approx 12-15 minutes, obviously getting hot. could be lamp have a thermal coupling? Seems I should be able to add a 250 watt on any circuit without damage. Why is the light ...
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Zoned 2 stage heat pump system, aux heat not engaging

Homeowner here...I have a 2 stage heat pump split system with the ducting zoned for 2 zones. The units are as follows: Compressor: Goodman GSZC16 heat pump Zone control board: Honeywell HZ322 ...
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Furnace heat duct for basement

I'm trying to install a heat exhaust vent on the side of the drywall in the basement, see pic. The issue is that the the register is too small for the boot. This is normal if the exhaust is in the ...
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alternate or no Insulation over heat tape

Can I operate a well pump with no pressure tank by using the breaker as a switch? I have about 10 feet of well PE black pipe from the ground in the crawl space to the utility closet (inside heated ...
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Critical temperature what a family house's average thermal energy storage can ride out?

Lets say average family house was built with brick (EU). We know that brick has a good mass of thermal energy storage. So in the night, when it is colder, it can store lower temperature thanks to ...
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Can I warm up “cold patch” in a microwave?

I found two asphalt patching products online that are designed to be heated in the microwave. Both are out of stock. Can I heat up ordinary "cold patch" or "trowel patch" in the microwave?
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Hook up new thermostat

Top brown picture is my old thermostat white is the new one , do I have it wired correct? On out side unit we have replaced motor, fuses, compassator ,cc contactor ,relay . We have a heat pump. But ...
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Will the concrete slab in a partially heated shed conduct a lot of heat to the unconditioned area?

I have a barn-garage type outbuilding (I believe it was a small barn originally; it has that kind of tall, roomy upper loft). It's about 40 by 20 feet. It's got a concrete foundation and the lower ...
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Energy loss through bathtub drain

I noticed that there is significant heat loss at my bathtub drain. If I put my hand above the bathtub drain, I feel an icy draft. The plumbing is directly under the bathroom, in an unfinished ...
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Appropriate heatgun for removing cellphone screens/backs

From watching a number of Youtube videos it appears that many cellphones require a heatgun (or equivalent) to remove the screens or backs. Similary, Looking at a Huawei 10 lite phone backing, it ...
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Internal Gas Heaters

My property has no LP gas currently. I am converting an out building and need heat in several of the rooms. Can I run a gas line along the horseshoe shaped inside wall that is a common wall to all the ...
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USA equivalent of European Lot 20 portable heater efficiency standard?

Lot 20 is a directive from the EU which relates to heating - all space heaters now have to comply with a minimum energy efficiency standard to reduce their consumption and emissions. Lot 20 is aimed ...
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Will a window insulation kit help with heat loss in the winter?

I have shutters over my windows, but I can never have them open in the winter because, when I do, my room gets very cold. I do not believe that my windows are drafty as I cannot see light around the ...
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Why does my furnace only work after power reset?

I’m having issues with my furnace sometimes not kicking on. I hear the furnace start, But then it will not fire. However, If I go down to the basement and flip the power switch off and on the ...
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Wood finish to handle high temperatures (not turn cloudy)

I'm building a mobile bench top for my home brewing system. The system will be all electric powered by heating elements actually in the kettles (think hot water heating elements). When this type of ...
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What are some quick and affordable insulation solutions for a shed?

I'd like to use my wood shop in the winter. It's a detached, 20x14 shed and I installed a 5000watt garage heater already but it takes a while (hours) to heat up and it's probably very wasteful since ...
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Why is my thermostat turning the heat on too soon?

I have recently come across an issue with my thermostat and when and how my heat comes on. My thermostat seems to be an old round Honeywell. I set my temp at 65 typically. As of last night my ...
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240v baseboard heater on a 120v circuit using a step up transformer ?

I have been wondering if this is possible or not? If you wanted to run a 240v ac baseboard heater on 120v ac couldn't you just just use a 120v ac to 240v ac step-up tranformer? I already know what ...
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Curtains for a non-air-conditioned apartment in the tropics

We live in Mumbai - West coast of India, tropics. Summers are from March to July with temperatures reaching early 40 degree Celsius and a lot of humidity. It rains from July to September with ...
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Is it bad to close furnace dampers in order to balance temperatures seasonally?

I have a two story home. As such, it's always hotter on the second floor than the first floor. As advised by many articles and how-to videos out there, I usually close the dampers in the ducts leading ...
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How to get rid of CO₂ in a house with A/C in hot summer?

Recently, I've been measuring the CO₂ concentration during multiple nights and the levels in the bedroom where I sleep are very high and unhealthy (over 1600 ppm). I use an AirVisual monitor, which ...
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Gas Furnace only, is Y wire needed?

I have force air (propane furnace). I would like to upgrade to a new "smart" thermostat, but they didn't run a C (common) wire which is required for most of these units to run properly. I do however,...
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Is it safe to run multiple (four) mains electric cables in a conduit together (heat considerations)

I have four 240V mains (United Kingdom) cables I would like to run along the side of a wall in a conduit/conduit(s). Can you advise if it is safe to put all 4 cables in the same conduit or multiple ...