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by Phx Matt
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: swamp cooler on a metal roof
Replies: 3
Views: 1872

I'd stay away from swamp coolers. As I said in previous posts, I live where it gets HOT, and I had both a roof-based Evap (swamp cooler), and roof-based refrigeration, and I TRIED out the swamp once, and proceeded to shut off the water too it, and never used it again. They are horrible devices that ...
by Phx Matt
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: it's too darned hot !
Replies: 65
Views: 15442

If you are successfully cooling your house by 30 degrees in 90+ degree weather, either you have one "helluva" unit(i.e. a house sized FREEZER :roll: ), or your thermostat/thermometer is broken :wink: I'm not calling you a liar or course *laugh* ... but factory ACs are designed to take temps from ab...
by Phx Matt
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Replacing Polybutylene Pipes
Replies: 13
Views: 3609

Counter with $250 credit to buyer for replacement of pipes. Really, are they going to haggle over $250 past that point? How much is the house selling for? Over $500, I'd likely tell someone to go pound sand just out of principle.
by Phx Matt
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: it's too darned hot !
Replies: 65
Views: 15442

al_roethlisberger wrote: if you aren't trying to "cool" your house by 20 degrees as with an AC,

Al
20*? Try 30*+ Amazing the AC can keep up with as many places the air has to escape.
by Phx Matt
Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Replacing Polybutylene Pipes
Replies: 13
Views: 3609

Why not just do it yourself?
by Phx Matt
Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: it's too darned hot !
Replies: 65
Views: 15442

I keep forgetting to turn the thermostat up to 81* when I leave for the day. This makes 2 days in a row I've left it at 76*. I'm going to have a $300+ bill this month if I don't start remembering (last month's bill was $208 for electric, and pretty much all of the electric used was for AC). Currentl...
by Phx Matt
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: To support or not to support?
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

Re: To support or not to support?

Tayloraut wrote:How can I tell if a wall is a supporting wall? When we look up at the portion we are removing, there is wood along the ceiling that the lathe was attached to. :?
Hard to say. What's above it?
by Phx Matt
Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: it's too darned hot !
Replies: 65
Views: 15442

Schag wrote:
but come on, i live in VERMONT! the place....
that has 2 seasons.......winter and July. :lol:
Winter, and one month of bad sledding.
by Phx Matt
Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Knob and Tube ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1928

GFCI doesn't mean anything in regards to it being on new wiring vs. K&T. A GFCI monitors the amount of current flowing from hot to neutral. If there is any imbalance, it trips the circuit. It is able to sense a mismatch as small as 4 or 5 milliamps, and it can react as quickly as one-thirtieth of a ...
by Phx Matt
Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: it's too darned hot !
Replies: 65
Views: 15442

114 this past weekend, and HUMID.