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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why does the GFCI protecting my in-floor heat trip when the bath fan is switched on?

I have an under floor heating pad to heat the bathroom floor . It has a thermostat with a built in GFI in it and trips only when you turn off the bath fan . How can I correct this
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Two Separate Systems on one Thermostat?

I have a baseboard hot water system and a separate gas furnace with heat and AC. Thus far, they have been on two separate thermostats. Is there a way to put them on one thermostat or is there a ...
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Portable heat pump strange thermostat

I've got an Olimpia Splendid Ellisse HP portable heat pump with strange/incorrect thermostat readings. According to another thermometer the room temperature is currently 16.9C, the heat pump ...
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What can I do to further reduce solar heat gain with existing Venetian blinds?

Have a large bedroom window that get's very hot late afternoon sun in the peak of summer. It has basic white aluminium venetian blinds on it that from what I am aware don't offer much in the way of ...
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Should I use MDF or plywood behind my wooden burner?

I want to mount a cast iron wooden burner like in the image close to the wall (a double wall with the neighbours, not an outer wall), at about 25-35 cm distance. The exhaust pipe runs vertically. I ...
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How to keep a concrete wall cool?

I'm a student renting a room on the 2nd floor of a small apartment. When i got back from the holidays i found out our next door neighbors extended their house and built a shed. The roof of their ...
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Heater will not shut off when it reaches desired temperature

I am just noticing this running the heat. If I set the thermostat to 70 it will run and run and the temperature reads 70 but the unit does not shut off. If I turn it up to 72 and then when it reaches ...
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Floor heat cables under linoleum flooring?

everyone. Is it possible to lay heat cables on a bathroom floor before I lay down linoleum. We would like to help create some warmth in the winter. Given our current situation I don't think it's ...
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Rooms not at 69 F set temp

It is 5 F outside; however, I have not had any problem with getting desired heat in rooms, until today. We have gas heat in our house. I hear water thru the hot water baseboard heaters in every room. ...
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heat pump condenser fan not running in winter

it is -5 degrees outside. Our thermostat is set at 70 degrees and the house heat is 58 degrees. the fan blade on the unit outside is not moving. the hvac system inside has a sticker on the unit. the ...
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Rapid on/off cycling of furnace

My 50-year old wall furnace keeps cycling on and off as it gets near the set temperature. Can I fix this by changing to a new thermostat? It's a 2-conductor cable (no blower).
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Fireback with gas line

I have an old brick fireplace that had a gas line installed in it years ago. It works fine, but doesn't produce much heat when it's turned on (most heat goes up the chimney). I've read that a cheap ...
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Making my own heater coil [closed]

So I am working on a project to which I need a heater. Currently I am using a cheapo heat gun that I purchased at Harbor Freight which works decently but I would like my heat to be more evenly ...
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preventing pipes on an outside wall from freezing

I remodeled my cabin to a four season home. My pipes have frozen twice. I removed casing because I was planning to install heat tape. I noticed my builder had not put any installation behind the pipes....
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Furnace Blower fan doesn't start

I have a keeprite high efficiency furnace that Was a part of my new house. It's 2016. The Honeywell thermostat is set at 23 deg C. This is what happens when the temperature is below the cut-off I ...
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Heating system problem that kept happening at the house part far away from the heat boiler

Not enough heat at the front house part far away from the heat boiler. The front house part had baseboard install but with the heat pipe through back of the house first, I am guessing that the heat ...
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Dangers of Heating a Bedroom up to High Temp

In order to kill bedbugs and clothes moths, I was thinking of putting portable heaters in my bedroom and raising temperature to 120 degrees for an hour or so. If I take out thinks like alarm clock ...
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Glue to withstand high temperatures [closed]

I want to glue pieces of wood to a sheet of a plastic-like material. This will then be placed in the oven at 200 degrees celsius. Which glue should I use?
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Hot water ghosting

Hot water gets really hot. When heat zone calls it is also traveling through hot water zone. I replaced taco flow ck valve. It is branched off of same feed going to heat zone valves but I was tol that ...
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Dry sauna using heat gun

Thinking of building a small one person dry sauna and just running a heat gun blowing into bricks or rocks inside the sauna to heat it to 180F. Any reason this would be dangerous? Like the plastic ...
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Any ideas for reattaching these baseboard heaters to the wall?

This baseboard heater (Hunter Heatmaster Convection Baseboard Heater - Model 35514) has come away from the wall. Its twin is having a similar problem. It seems neither was installed using a drywall ...
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water heater bottom element not functioning after thermostat and element change

This thursday, we realized that we have a lot less hot water than before, so I went to check out the tank and sure enough, the bottom element was not heating anymore. I did a few tests with my ...
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Any suggestions for incorrectly-wired thermostat?

I foolishly got myself into this mess. Any suggestions? 1923 house with original steam heat (gas). The addition (~1998), has hot water (baseboards). I tried to replace the addition's thermostat, and ...
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Furnace shutting off, requires frequent resetting

A couple of months ago I asked this question regarding my natural gas furnace that is used to heat my house via baseboard/water heating. It seemed to have quit working, but I called the repairman. ...
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Understanding electric heaters power

I have tried a few electric heaters but they are not strong enough. My electric stove emanates more heat that those portable electric heaters. So Perhaps I am not looking for the right thing. What is ...
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Why does my house feel toasty when it's very cold outside, but cold when it's only a little chilly out?

My house has gas-powered hot-water radiators for heat. Ever since we moved in, I've noticed that if the temperature is just a bit chilly outside (40°F to 50°F), the house feels very cold and everyone ...
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XL 90 Trane fan not starting

i have a trane xl 90 . tried turning on heat for the first time this fall. everything works good till its time for the blower motor to come on, then it shuts down and waits a few minutes and starts ...
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How much electricity does a thermostat consume?

I live in a condo and the heat is supplied by a gas furnace located in the building. Heat is included in my condo fee but I'm wondering if turning on the thermostat uses any electricity and how much?
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Outdoor Outlet switch for Heat Cable

I will be replacing my Heat Cable on my roof. Currently we have to plug it in manually when we want it to 'run'. This isn't a big deal but is annoying. I'm not to interested in the sensors, i'd just ...
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Gas / baseboard heating should be on but it's not — how to investigate?

This is my first Winter in this house and I've just realized that I can't make the heat turn on. The home has natural gas heating and baseboard vents. There's no A/C or other units; just baseboard ...
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Help me understand the advantage of insulating the attic roof?

If the attic floor is well insulated, help me to understand why there's an additional advantage in terms of reducing loss of heat exchange in the main room area. Why would my unit likely run less ...
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Can a built-in grill sit on granite, or does it need to be in a stainless steel jacket?

I bought a built-in grill for my outdoor kitchen, and I'm scratching my head now that it is time to install it. I have read that it is important not to set the grill up on flammable materials, that ...