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  1. Windows and Doors
    I have single-hung windows in my apartment. In all of them there are large gaps between the fixed upper part and the moving lower part of the window on either side towards the frame. It's due to these weird L-shaped cutouts on the bottom edge of the upper fixed part of the window. I've attached...
  2. HVAC
    Are draft inducer gasket s made of asbestos? How about in 1990? Thanks
  3. HVAC
    Hi All, I have a Goodman gas furnace that does not ignite on the first try. It almost seems like the gas valve/solenoid timing is incorrect, but I suspect there is some check it is failing. It will always start the second (or third?) time and run until the desired temperature is reached. A...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I recently cut out the rusty metal heatalator in my brick masonry fireplace. I am building a new firebrick box. how do I construct a smoke shelf? I am tempted to fill exterior cavity with stone and add concrete to the last 2 inches while topping this off by shoe horning my dampener top. Is...
  5. Insulation
    So I installed my 2" xps board on my basement wall and the PL-300 really took and held well. However, when I put my hand over the top of the board I can notice a slight draft coming from behind the board. Should I seal this or leave it so it can "breathe"? If I should seal it, what should I...
  6. HVAC
    Hi, We moved into our new house a few months ago, and whenever the heat turns off, there's a big bang coming from the (unfinished) basement. After a few months of off and on investigation, I discovered that if the basement door is open a few inches, it will slam shut when the heat turns on...
  7. HVAC
    Hi. I have an in wall Carrier Heating and Cooling unit (electric). Its fine when turned on...provides good heat and ac. When it is off, which is often in the winter the unit is very drafty basically letting the cold air flow right into the apartment. Question - are there any products (or...
  8. Building & Construction
    Please Help!!!!! I recently discovered something disturbing in my son's room. I've had his bed up against an exterior wall since we moved in about a year ago. The wall has always been cold at night and I figured it was because it was right next to a single pane window. This morning, I...
  9. HVAC
    I have a Governaire standard efficiency furnace. The furnace has been cycling every three minutes or so. I noticed that the furnace runs fine with the burner access door off. If i slowly start to put it back on, I can feel a lot of suction and I can see the flame blow out. It seems like the...
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