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    Merry Christmas

    Have a Happy New Year yourself!
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    Posted 12-31-2013 at 06:30 PM by HighGlossPL38 HighGlossPL38 is offline
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    Merry Christmas

    Thanks!
    Same to you!
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    Not fond of changes (new sidewalk)

    Some jurisdictions prohibit fenced front yards. Might want to check on that.
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    Posted 12-09-2013 at 11:26 AM by md2lgyk md2lgyk is offline
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    Happy thanksgiving

    Thanks!
    Same to you!!!
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    Happy thanksgiving

    Thank you so much---The best to you and those that you love--Mike----
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    Posted 11-27-2013 at 09:44 PM by oh'mike oh'mike is offline
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    Best & Worst Valued Construction Projects.

    A lot of HW is called "made" but a little desuperheater generator is not 100% INSTANT HW as only a very few GeoThermal systems make use of the compressor that way, allowing for the very highest EER's leaping in to the 50's in that mode.

    Find which units have HVAC raw AHRI data in variable drive low-med speed (most the running hours) of EER's ABOVE 40. And Energy Star rated above 29 in highest speed.
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    Posted 09-24-2013 at 12:24 PM by GEOdiy GEOdiy is offline
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    Best & Worst Valued Construction Projects.

    Build with proven GEOTHERMAL that answers this simple question, sorting out most systems:
    Will the system you propose, from one single unit, yield 100% hot Water ON-DEMAND in FULL 100% heat recovery- reclaiming all of the AirConditioning Cooling heat into my water tank untili it is heated AND with the ground source (loops or well) shut off at that time?

    see
    Energy Star most eff geothermal heat pumps like WF and Hydro-Temp V-Star series
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    Nail Gun Back to Basics-How to Use a Nail Gun

    It's worth mentioning that before loading nails, inspecting or clearing a jam or miss-fire, climbing down the ladder or even putting the gun down you MUST detach the air hose & be sure the nailer has depressurized. That's about the only way to keep from shooting yourself since there's no "safety".
    Know that nails can turn in any direction once they hit wood so you're shooting AWAY from your body & your other hand is well away, not holding the workpiece up near the nailer.
    Also on the guns I've used Bump fire doesn't really eliminate the trigger, just allows you to hold it in the firing position.
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    Best & Worst Valued Construction Projects.

    plan to build your home is a demanding task.
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    Ductless mini split systems

    I just ran across this blog. I installed a 12K Fedders in my one car garage (now my workshop). I have insulated the ceiling with R38 insulation and all walls are insulated and the overhead door is an energy efficient insulated door.

    When it is 95-100 deg outside, it is 75 in the shop! I am loving it.

    It is also a heat pump, so it doesn't get below 69 when it is cold outside.

    The refrigerant lines run through the wall via a 2 1/2 inch hole (not seen from inside, then along the wall to the condenser which sits behind the privacy fence. No worries from the HOA in my subdivision. I have the lines inside a plastic duct work so they are hidden from prying eyes.
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    basement stairs

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    Probably OP is referring to 'rise'; even 30 years ago, a 7" tread would almost certainly have been unacceptable.

    New fittings generally need to comply with modern standards, unless it was a repair, ie a straight swap with a new flight but fixed in the original opening.

    But if the inspector says it's OK, what's the problem?
    Agreed; non-complying stairs often get approved if there's an existing opening that they needed to fit into. Sometimes new stairs also get passed, if there's an older stairway above or below that was to code originally, and which the new stairs need to parallel. And indeed, if the inspector says it's OK, then go with it.
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    Posted 06-30-2013 at 12:11 PM by CarpenterSFO CarpenterSFO is offline
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    basement stairs

    Probably OP is referring to 'rise'; even 30 years ago, a 7" tread would almost certainly have been unacceptable.

    New fittings generally need to comply with modern standards, unless it was a repair, ie a straight swap with a new flight but fixed in the original opening.

    But if the inspector says it's OK, what's the problem?
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    Posted 06-29-2013 at 11:06 AM by tony.g tony.g is offline
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    Ductless mini split systems

    Anyone have experience using these in place of a central hvac system? Or any experience operating these in colder climates?
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    Posted 06-06-2013 at 03:41 PM by strategery strategery is offline
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    Ductless mini split systems

    Yes, both lines go straight back and out the wall and are run down to the condenser.
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    Posted 06-01-2013 at 06:02 PM by Acomfort Acomfort is offline
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    Ductless mini split systems

    Can both of the lines be adjusted to go straight back of thE unit?
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    Posted 06-01-2013 at 03:08 PM by jett9020 jett9020 is offline
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    basement stairs

    When you say 7", are you referring to the rise or the run?

    If it's rise, that's good, if it's the run...not so much.
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    Posted 05-31-2013 at 08:31 AM by cocobolo cocobolo is offline
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    The health benefits of the simple act of properly caulking your shower panels.

    You do the run the risk of black mold living in the tub and behind, the small spores can be very dangerous when inhaled.
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