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are newer furnaces more efficient?


January 27, 2015, 4:52 pm

A friend has a house in the mountains. No A.C. The furnace is as old as the house, probably 1965 or 1970. Are new furnaces more efficient in their use of natural gas, and thus pay for themselv... Read more »

Using A Not-Correct Sparkplug in Snowblower ?

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January 27, 2015, 10:11 am

Hello, Can't get snowblower going, and think it needs a new sparkplug, perhaps. Thought I had a replacement spark plug for snowblower, but apperently do not. Have a new one for the Lawnmower, th... Read more »

How to minimize voltage drop caused by heavy machine?

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January 26, 2015, 9:42 pm

How to minimize voltage drop caused by heavy machine? We have a typical office environment including computers, scanners, lights, etc. However, we also have a 14 saw. When it starts, the voltage... Read more »

cocoa

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January 26, 2015, 8:36 pm

OT for ahr. I bought a big chocolate bar recently, store brand, nothing embossed in the chocolate but a few grid lines, and on the label it says Sustainably sourced cocoa. Are there cocoa mines?... Read more »

Something to discuss while watching the Superbowl (What is a MANHOLE?)


January 26, 2015, 6:08 pm

Sunday is the Superbowl. While watching the game, and emptying beer cans, you might need something to discuss with the guys. Here's a suggestion..... - Choose the CORRECT Answer - ---------- W... Read more »

replace skin on house


January 26, 2015, 3:38 pm

I've got to replace the skin on an older wood frame house. The current skin is T111, 4x10 sheets, 1' OC. The paint failed a long time ago and the T111 has now failed in quite a few places. One... Read more »

Best Silicone Rubber For Bathtub To Surround


January 26, 2015, 12:41 pm

I have removed all the old silicone rubber amd everything is scrubbed clean. Which brand of silicone rubber is best for tub to surround sealing and no mildew?? Read more »

Furnace Power, from a Generator

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January 26, 2015, 11:03 am

The CT area is forecasted to have a blizzrd, with the possible loss of prime power. My question: I have bought a gas powered generator, as a Back Up. I will, later, install a secondary breaker pan... Read more »

Shovel Handle Coating: Anybody Tried Epoxy?


January 26, 2015, 10:19 am

Just made a new handle for one of those snow-pusher thingies. Probably should have used oak or ash, but I had some poplar on hand so that's what I used..... but the wood is looking kind of raw - as... Read more »

Re: Blizzard 2015


January 26, 2015, 3:35 am

In article , Mowing season started today. 80F official NOAA high. m Read more »

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Your Opinion Of KVAR Energy Controller


The guy who sold us a whole house generator, a man whom I trust, is now pushing KVAR EC. He purchased two ($650 each) and has saved 3,487 kwH from March-to-March. (He sent photocopies of his electr... Read more »

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Toilet quality


I just bought a new Toilet from Home Depot and would like to know what the difference is in quality. I paid $79 for Glacier Bay All in One toilet with 1.6 gallons per flush with a 2 Fully Glaced Trap... Read more »

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Circulation function in programmable thermostat


Just wondering if the circulation function in programmable thermostat means that it will turn the fan on 100% of the time when the heat or cooling is on + it will turn the fan on 35% of the time that... Read more »

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Owens Corning shingles


Three years ago I had a new roof put on using Owens Corning 25 year shingles and now every time we have a high wind which is all the time in West Texas shingles blow off and need to be replaced. Are ... Read more »

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Drilling holes in load bearing beams


I need to run wiring for my home entertainment setup thru an exterior wall. This is obviously a load bearing wall and I assume that it's 2x6 beams, I am not sure what the code is in NJ. This is th... Read more »

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Dusty house


My house here in Florida is extremely dusty. I would like to find out why. I've asked local tradesmen, but to no avail. Perhaps some of you might have some ideas. Here are some details: H... Read more »

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Backup Sump battery


Hello, I have a Flotec FP2800DCC Backup Sump Pump System. Flotec no longer makes the batteries for this. . According to another site, the replacement is an Exide StowAway marine deep cycle batter... Read more »

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Question about 2 stage AC/Heat Pump


I just moved into a new house with an Amana 2 stage AC/Heat Pump. It is controlled by a Honeywell HZ432 multi-zone controller. For AC it 1st kicks in on stage 1 and if the temperature is not s... Read more »

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Use Urethane Polymer (FloMix) on a Slopping Driveway?


I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to repair cracks in an asphalt driveway that is not on a level group. I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphalt driveway where the d... Read more »

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Copper Sulfate effect on Tree

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There is a city tree, an American Elm, that has a diameter of about 4'. It is a source of sewer backups, the roots get into the pipes. This tree is on the tree belt and between two houses. I don'... Read more »