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Can I adjust the temperature of the water in my radiators?

I'm a complete newbie when it comes to HVAC. I did manage to install a new thermostat with help from here so I try again. I have a oil burner baseboard hot water system. My hot tap water is also ...
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How can I keep a hanging cloth hydrated?

As the summers are approaching, it kinda gets hot in my room. I make it cooler by dipping a bed-sheet in water and then hanging it on the curtain rod next to the window. This cools down the air that ...
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GFCI breaker trips only when weather is very cold

I have a microwave that works great except when the temperature outside is something like 15 degrees F or cooler outside. When this is the case, it more or less reliably trips the GFCI breaker in my ...
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Temperature stabilizer problem

In my 1 room + bathroom apartment in Germany, these mechanisms (searching Google by them didn't name them) exist: in bathroom, and in the room, there is this: When I am taking a (long?) shower, ...
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Why does humidity change suddenly when my fridge's compressor turns on/off? [closed]

I'm building a curing chamber in an old fridge, and I've started by capturing some data on the fridge's performance: I'm really unclear on what's happening when the compressor changes state. When the ...
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The inside coil of the A/C unit has ice on it when the temperature outside is cooler than 65 degrees

The inside coil of the A/C unit has ice on it when the temperature outside is cooler than 65 degrees. Freon has been added, but it has iced up again six months later. What is the problem?
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Heat pump can't get a zone to 72° F

I have a heating system with both a heat pump and a boiler. The rule for the system is that if the temperature in a zone is 5° F less than called for, then the boiler will come on, but otherwise the ...
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Is it safe to install a wire nut inside a base board heater?

My baseboard heater has its junction box built into it, meaning there are wire nuts in a section of the heater. However the ground has been broken off more interior / near the heating element. I ...
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Appropriate level of protection for mortar at 0-4 degrees?

Its well known that mortar needs a temperature above about 4-5 degrees C to set properly. Various websites state that protection, covering, or other tricks may be used for lower temperatures, but ...
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Making sure old Honeywell Thermostat (round dial) doesn't turn on

I've had to cover my baseboard heater with painter's tape and duct tape because I keep getting click beetles strolling into my apartment after 6pm (I live in Michigan, and the temps are dropping). I ...
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AC Temp Fluctuating

We had a new unit installed upstairs a year ago and the temperature fluctuations are horrible. When set to 73, the house will warm to 78 before the unit finally turns on. Then it blasts out freezing ...
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Attic Temperature Affected by Insulation

I recently moved into the attic and converted it into my bedroom, There was insulation on the floor but none on the walls which made it uncomfortable to live in considering its the summer. I got a ...
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How to tell if clothes dryer temperature control is working?

I dry all clothes on the lowest temperature setting in the natural gas dryer. This is because they dry fast and come out piping hot. But now I need to dry some clothes at a lower temperature, but I'...
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Shower temperature not regulating

I have a single handle Koehler shower faucet. Recently the temperature regulation has started to malfunction. The shower is ice cold until you turn the knob to the very hottest setting. Once there the ...
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Shower is too cold, despite cartridge setting

I have a single handle shower in my basement that is too cold in the winter. I only need a small adjustment, but I don't know if it's even possible. The "hot water stop" appears to be already set to ...
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Would adding fiber glass insulation between a window and a standart plastic insulation cover help insulate the windows further

I have a corner room in our house, in the summer it traps heat and in the Winter (like right now) it lets it all out. In the summer my room is regularly between 3 to 10 Celsius hotter than the rest of ...
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Electrical Insulation in Built-in Barbeque

I have a built-in barbeque (Braai if you're from South Africa!), which is basically a big steel box with brickwork all around. There is a normal electric incandescent light bulb on the inside and I ...
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Looking for combination of temperature sensor and thermostat - any hints?

After reading a lot, I am still very confused... Maybe you could give me some hint? I am looking for: a temperature sensor in my room a thermostat on my radiator It is important to me that these ...
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Single-lever shower faucet - no warm water; just hot/cold

Built my house in 2005. We have a tankless hot water heater. It appears to be working fine. Plenty of hot water from other faucets. Guest bathroom shower is all from original contractor install. ...
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What is the recommended Temperature setting for dual zone homes when not at home?

Our home is a 2 story house(about 2200sq ft + basement) after reading some posts here I have set 75F on first floor and 77F on second floor which are both comfortable settings for us. But, i'm ...
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vent fan blowing into attic. Good or bad?

I have a two story apartment with only one room upstairs and an access to a terrasse (it's kind of a closed mezzanine). I noticed that even when every window in the apartment is open, the room ...
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Temperature Control Problems in Bedroom

One of the bedrooms in my house has a problem heat in the summer and cold in the winter. It being summer here, it's immediately warmer in the room as soon as you step in from the hallway. The problems ...
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Whats more efficient for AC and Blower Fan, lower temperature/fan auto or higher temperature fan on?

This summer i want to be more efficient and save money on my AC usage because I can remember last year it was an disaster. For example, on a typical 100 degree day, the highest the temperature would ...
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Is there any reason (code or otherwise) to not vent one room into another?

I have a closet in my office that I'm using as a server room in my house. As I add more equipment in there, it generates a significant amount of heat, which is contributed to by the office itself (...
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How do I read circuit breaker temperature ratings?

I have Siemens QP breakers, but I believe this generalizes well. Let's take the QP breakers as an example: There are some temperature ratings marked on it where it reads CU-AL 60/75°C WIRE ...
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Shower water temperature has changed in 2 of our upper level bathrooms…one is scalding hot & one is freezing cold!

We have 3 upper level bathrooms where the shower temp has drastically changed in "2" of them. Our master bedroom shower all of a sudden only puts out only COLD water & my son's shower is scalding ...
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Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

I recently moved into a house where the previous owner built an extra room on the back of the house, and expanded the basement underneath that. The addition room is noticeably colder than the rest of ...
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gas oven temperature control confusion

Stove is a Whirlpool WFG510S0AW2. New to us, bought used, from a rental. The behavior we're seeing is, when set to 'bake', the oven will light, the temperature display will show a rising temperature ...
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Refrigerator temperature fluctuates wildly

I have an Electrolux Icon french door refrigerator left to us by the previous apartment owners. It has no model/serial sticker on it and they told us it was a gift from a relative. After two years of ...
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How to reduce temperature difference between the second floor and basement?

I have one thermostat on the second floor and while it is achievable to get a desired temperature on the second floor, the basement is always cold.
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Liquid in Clothes Washing Machine for balance?

When my washer was brand new (not connected to any hoses), I noticed a liquid sloshing sound whenever I moved it around. The washer has been disconnected for about 2 years now and the liquid sloshing ...
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AC not turning on until well over 4 degrees of set temp

I live in an apartment and have called maintenance many time over this issue so I hope someone can help me. My AC UNIT is set to 73 degrees. My AC will not switch on until the thermostat says 77 ...
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Will adding a gas line wick heat out of my house?

I am looking at running a gas line into my house. One concern I have is that having a big metal thing with a pipe on the outside leading into my basement will wick heat out of my house. I have had a ...
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What exactly do the range of numbers (1 to 7) mean on the temperature knob/dial on a basic window air conditioning unit?

I just purchased a new, very nice and basic (5,000BTU) in-window air conditioner and it does the job for my basic needs. But I have a question I probably have had for years but never had a proper ...
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Foam board insulation over drywall

Guys I am living in a 500 sq ft apartment built in the 1950's and it has a south facing wall. I run the 10000 BTU AC almost 24/7 and in the afternoons the wall is very warm if not hot to the touch on ...
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What is the minimum temperature to keep the hot water heater at? [duplicate]

Our hot water heater produces hot water, but not super hot, is there a minimum temperature I need to keep it at? I don’t like it when the hot water is scalding, but I want to be safe.
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Refrigerator big temperature difference between bottom and top shelf

I feel that my refrigerator is under-performing. I have the thermostat set to the coldest position, waited 24 hours, and with a thermometer it reads 4c on the lowest shelf, and between 8c and 9c at ...
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min temperature to store an unused refrigerator

I have a brand new fridge that I am currently storing in my garage as we are going to sell our house/move. Is there any danger for the fridge to be stored in an environment where temperature can go ...
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Why does my shower water temperature creep up?

My shower water temperature reaches what feels like an early plateau (warm enough to get in), but then continues to get warmer at the same handle position for the next 3-5 minutes. The obvious ...
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Should I install a doorway fan or dehumidifier?

I have central air in a rancher (one floor), and the living room is on one end of the house. That room is on a slab, and has always been noticeably hotter in the summer and colder in the winter than ...
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How should I apply ambient air temperature ampacity correction factors when exact temperature is unknown?

Is there a good method or rule of thumb for determining ambient air temperature for wire runs through non-climate controlled areas in residential applications (e.g. attics -- I've read literature from ...
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What flooring material to install in a sunroom with wide temperature and moisture variations?

Late last fall, we had a sunroom built on our nhouse, and we're trying to determine what type of flooring should be installed. We live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, so the climate will definitely be ...
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New water heater, now shower goes cold if hot water is used anywhere else in the house

We just replaced a 40 gallon water heater, power vent. The plumbing company said upgrading to code was needed for the plumbing of this water heater. We replaced it with an almost identical model, eg;...
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Options for a small, single room AC with no windows, no drainage possibilities, and not water vapor based

There is a room in our apartment which we use as an office that is always 10 to 20 degrees warmer than the rest of the house. The apartment is cooled using a standard central AC, however the room in ...
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How can I check my hot water heater temperature? Isn't 120 degrees cold?

I'm trying to test the temperature of the hot water coming out of my hot water heater but I'm very confused. Can I use a meat thermometer or what should I be using? Also, just to make sure my ...
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Different water temperature in different faucets

I have my bathrooms remodeled and the temperature of the water is different in one bathroom than the other. Even within the same bathroom, the bathtub is cooler than the water coming out of the sink. ...
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5000W heater temperature

Garage Heater My 5000 W heater is wired to a double breaker (220V) 10 GA.black & white wires + grd.) feeding the heater (Dimplex). The heater element will generate only 140 degrees on the heater ...
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Remotely tracking room temperature with smartphone, tablet or laptop

I need a way to remotely monitor the temperature of my room. It is very important to know (for health reasons) the temperature of a specific room in my home. In the future I will also look for a way ...
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What type of refrigeration is recommend in a cabin with sub-freezing temperatures?

In the winter the indoor temperatures in our cabin often reach as low as 10° F (-12° C). We had an old refrigerator that worked just fine in these circumstances, but when we purchased a new ...
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What are my options for temperature equalization between two rooms?

Ideally a bi-directional through-wall vent + fan would be great with built in thermostats measuring both sides. I haven't found that nor am I entirely sure what to search for. Are there components ...