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  1. Roofing/Siding
    A friend called me to check on some roof framing done to an addition. No drawings. We are in PA with lots of snow and ice. The 3 roofs equal 1200 sqft. And all run into 2" funnel. Can this roof be shingled? What is probability of ice dams or a leak ?
  2. HVAC
    Air conditioner unit ices up. Ice builds up in the unit itself. By that, I mean when you look beyond the fan blade you see pipes covered in ice. Pipe(s) from wall to ac covered in ice. In the house, there is ice build up on a pipe that goes into the evap coil box. I would assume the evap coils...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    I live in Wisconsin and we received around 16 inches of snow a couple weeks ago, and it hasn't been above freezing since. Our house is 1.5 stories, and the finished attic is poorly insulated. To try to prevent ice dams, I raked the bottom 3-4ft of most of the roof, and as much as I could (all...
  4. HVAC
    Hello gang. My old Carrier 38YR036320 heat pump is completely frosting over. The ice is quite thick, both on the inside and the outside of the coil. The fan runs just fine. See attached photo. I am in southern Illinois and right now our outdoor temps are ranging from 55 deg to 27 deg. We...
  5. HVAC
    Pardon my ignorance in this post, I'm not very familiar with HVAC and the correct terminology so I've tried to circle some things for clarity in the photos attached. :eek: Two nights ago I noticed that our house had gotten noticeably warmer (we usually keep the thermostat somewhere around 69-70...
  6. Plumbing
    Hey all! I want to install the ice maker kit in our freezer. Problem is I have no plumbing going to the refrigerator. The run seems easy enough, about 18 feet from the sink to the top of the refrigerator. The ice maker hookup is at the top of the fridge. The question I have is how to go...
  7. Appliances
    My ice maker is on cubes, but the ice keeps coming out crushed.
  8. Roofing/Siding
    Our house is in an area that gets heavy snow; great lakes snowbelt, so think 200"+ in a bad year. Despite a steep roof pitch on our cape-cod style home, we've had intermittent leaks on the south-facing upstairs dormer for a long time. It finally got so bad last year (and we were sick of...
  9. HVAC
    I recently installed both a Vented Bathroom Fan and a Vented Range Hood in a Home I purchased last summer. All was well until winter hit. The house has Vaulted Ceilings with little or no attic space to work in so I had to cut my way through the roof to do the install. Both Ducts have minimal...
  10. HVAC
    My Goodman CK36-1B is blowing cool air during the day and cold air at night. There is ice on the line leading from the compressor into the house. I installed a new filter, cleaned the air conditioning unit's fins, and turned off the A/C until all the ice melted. When I restarted the unit, it...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi, I've been searching for folks who have reported the same problem as mine, but have not yet been able to find it. I figured I'd throw it out there to the masters (you guys) and see if someone has some suggestions for me. We just completed our first winter in our new home, and the basement...
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