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by Brunton
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Shower Curtain Rods / Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 4690

Thanks, plaidmom and Tony.

The hospital curtain suspension rod is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for - I'm ashamed I didn't think of it myself. The web page Tony listed is EXACTLY what I need! I'll be buying their kit.

Another problem solved by the Old House Web denizens!

THANKS!!
by Brunton
Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Shower Curtain Rods / Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 4690

Back to the top for another shot....
by Brunton
Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Shower Curtain Rods / Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 4690

Shower Curtain Rods / Hooks

A couple of years ago we demolished our deteriorating 2nd floor bathroom to rebuild it. We're now almost done, but we have a problem - Our tub requires at least a corner and preferrably an oval shower rod. But the hangar for the free corner will block the shower curtain from being opened against the...
by Brunton
Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Leaking overpressurized ancient boiler!
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

At 3520 Fahrenheit your domestic boiler won't be condensing. It will be approximately 3.5 times the temperature of a nuclear reactor, and half the temperature of the Sun's core. As far as I'm aware, there are minimal things that don't melt, vaporise or just fall appart on the molecular level when h...
by Brunton
Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Leaking overpressurized ancient boiler!
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

WOW! There's a lot if erroneous information and just out-and-out bad advice here! (I'm not trying to be offensive). 1. If you think a boiler is leaking, SHUT IT DOWN NOW , AND CALL AN EXPERT! A boiler explosion, even at only 30 psi, can be deadly! PSI is Pounds per square inch. Even a small modern b...
by Brunton
Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Advice on replacing windows
Replies: 10
Views: 2231

We are replacing all our windows with Marvin Double-hung inserts.

They provide good insulation, good sound-proofing, and can be cleaned without being a contortionist or a high-wire artist of some sort.
by Brunton
Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Mini-split heat pumps
Replies: 2
Views: 634

We have them. We had some Mitusbisihi units installed for our first floor (five evaporators - that's the inside half - and three condensers) a year ago in August. They were great for the remainder of that summer and this entire summer. I heartily recommend Mitusbishi. This year we had the basement (...
by Brunton
Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: OMG... My heating bill is huge
Replies: 465
Views: 378759

In the cellar we've got a whiz-bang high-tech oil-fired hot water boiler that kinda sorta heats the second-floor cast iron radiators and the baseboard radiators on the first floor. Previous owners installed the aforesaid whiz-bang boiler. It puts out 100,000 BTUs of heat an hour, which is nowhere n...
by Brunton
Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: OMG... My heating bill is huge
Replies: 465
Views: 378759

We had a Weil-McLain Ultra natural gas high-efficiency boiler installed last year, and it held our heating bills equal to the previous year, despite a gas price increase and the addition of 1000 square feet of heated space to the house. But our house (except the addition) is terra-cotta block with s...
by Brunton
Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Well, finally got up into the attic today...
Replies: 9
Views: 968

DISCLAIMER - This post is not meant to offend or incite anyone! I am only repeating what I read in the past! Maany of the family houses (hovels, really) of black slaves had wooden - yes wooden! - chimneys. They were lined with dried clay, but often the chimneys would still catch on fire. The chimney...