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by triguy128
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Gel Fuel Log Set
Replies: 8
Views: 5778

Re: Gel Fuel Log Set

I personally feel that any heating or cooking appliance that puts out a significant amount of heat should be vented. That includes kitchen stoves, that should be run, IMO, with an exhaust fan vented outdoors running at all times in the kitchen to ensure a fresh air source. Keep this in mind. A human...
by triguy128
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Reason for Mystery Disconnect in Basement
Replies: 6
Views: 3655

Re: Reason for Mystery Disconnect in Basement

It's long gone now, but our house had an "ice door" on the back wall of the kitchen up until a 1960s remodel. According to the previous owner, it was about 40" high and was about 18" up off the back porch floor. That's hard to believe that the old outlet for the compressor is still there. 30A was a...
by triguy128
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Reason for Mystery Disconnect in Basement
Replies: 6
Views: 3655

Re: Reason for Mystery Disconnect in Basement

Larger Commercial Walk-ins always have remove condensers. They usually get mounted on a roof. That's WAYY too much heat to release back indoors. If I was to design residential homes, I'd acutally use a central chilled water loop for space cooling, refrigeration and clothes drying. Then use a combina...
by triguy128
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Help with my cast iron tub! Pink, peeling paint :(
Replies: 11
Views: 13586

Re: Help with my cast iron tub! Pink, peeling paint :(

So hte porcelin coating on the inside is still good, but the outside was just painted over? Thre are smaller protable sand blasting rigs that could properly strip that paint completely, they you could use a good quality pirmer and enamal meant for cast iron. For removing the no slip thingys... did y...
by triguy128
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Reason for Mystery Disconnect in Basement
Replies: 6
Views: 3655

Reason for Mystery Disconnect in Basement

shortly after moving in I noticed that there was a disconnect on the wall in my basement below the kitchen. It's rated 30 Amps but appears to be 120VAC. So it must have been for a larger 2+ HP motor. I figured maybe a drill press, lathe or some piece of shop equipment. then ia was thinking about the...
by triguy128
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: General Info on High Tank Toilet
Replies: 10
Views: 8054

Re: General Info on High Tank Toilet

Off hand, It looks like a modern fill valve and flapper assembly would work. Looks like it has a replacement (<10 y/o) flapper in there now. THe fill valve looks pretty old... maybe 1960's or earlier before they went all plastic. I think I've seen commerical ones uncovered. Not real harm, except a l...
by triguy128
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Wall Construction Revealed
Replies: 11
Views: 7563

Re: Wall Construction Revealed

I don't have any issue with wireless themperature sensor on all 3 floors of our homes with plaster walls and ceilings, so I don't see why wireless zone thermostats won't work just fine. There's not much energy involved... less than even a cell phone. Some standard zone panels accept up to 8 zones. I...
by triguy128
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Electrical wiring question??
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

Re: Electrical wiring question??

FYI - Make sure you used the sealed type of canend lights so your not ventilating yoru attic. It's amazing how much heat you can lose in winter through thsoe things... and how much hot humid attic air you can gain in summer.
by triguy128
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Attempted break in....
Replies: 49
Views: 64668

Re: Attempted break in....

i find this very offensive..... What? a gun? Some simply prefer not to leave their personal protection completely up to local law enforcement professionals. Not so disimilar in a sense to having a fire extinguisher or sprinkler system in a home. Guns have been essential to preventing, starting and ...
by triguy128
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Another "what style of house is this?" challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 8926

Re: Another "what style of house is this?" challenge

Has some of the classic craftsman foursquare elements but the proch is enclosed. I don't see colonial fitting here at all. I suppose 2 story bungalow fits pretty well. It's the 1920's version of tract homes. Small lots, efficeint design and layout. Good quality materials... since that's all they rea...