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  0 Thread: Confused: Anemometer, FPM, Bill Pentz, drops etc
Post: RE: Confused: Anemometer, FPM, Bill Pentz, drops e...

You call it passionate. Bat shirt crazy was more like it.
blackhat Woodworking 31 1,061 11-30-2022, 01:22 PM
  0 Thread: Duct Cleaning - Scam??
Post: RE: Duct Cleaning - Scam??

I normally tell folks that after construction and when moving into a place. You don’t know what the previous left behind. Take a look at how the furnace filter fits, if air can leak past. Buy mid pric...
blackhat Home Improvement 16 793 11-02-2022, 07:00 PM
  0 Thread: Joust Span
Post: RE: Joust Span

How about 3 plys of 2x6 with staggered joints and lots of nails.
blackhat Home Improvement 17 434 10-24-2022, 10:51 AM
  0 Thread: Joust Span
Post: RE: Joust Span

Consider this carefully. A building that size will not be easy to move. If you must, put 2 rows of cross blocking between the joists and think about building it on 3 skids.
blackhat Home Improvement 17 434 10-24-2022, 07:14 AM
  0 Thread: Joust Span
Post: RE: Joust Span

Pondering something similar, I decided on putting it on a cement slab and doing 9’ walls. I could add an insulated wood floor after if needed.
blackhat Home Improvement 17 434 10-23-2022, 03:01 PM
  0 Thread: gas ranges, vent hood and.. return air
Post: RE: gas ranges, vent hood and.. return air

That, to me, is a very positive sign. Says he spent some time considering your situation and actually thought through the issues and potential problems. Well done him.
blackhat Home Improvement 22 817 10-21-2022, 10:11 AM
  0 Thread: gas ranges, vent hood and.. return air
Post: RE: gas ranges, vent hood and.. return air

When it is installed, run it to max speed and check all your other gas appliances to ensure you are not sucking flue gas into your home.
blackhat Home Improvement 22 817 10-17-2022, 04:48 PM
  0 Thread: island gas cooktop shutoff location
Post: RE: island gas cooktop shutoff location

I didn’t realize it was an island top to begin with. I assumed it was a roughed in line never connected or relocated. No need for a valve downstairs.
blackhat Home Improvement 12 415 10-17-2022, 04:44 PM
  0 Thread: island gas cooktop shutoff location
Post: RE: island gas cooktop shutoff location

Accessible seems to have as many definitions as days in a year. In the area I work, a valve behind the drawer would be the preference. If the existing pipe below the floor was tested at the time of in...
blackhat Home Improvement 12 415 10-17-2022, 03:06 PM
  0 Thread: Replacing Electrical Panel
Post: RE: Replacing Electrical Panel

I would really like to hear the justification for this “ requirement “.
blackhat Home Improvement 24 1,393 10-17-2022, 02:56 PM
  0 Thread: gas ranges, vent hood and.. return air
Post: RE: gas ranges, vent hood and.. return air

Seems there may be a lack of understanding on the function and capacity of ERVs. An average residential ERV will have a net positive flow of 40 or 50 cfm. That doesn’t mean much when a range hood kick...
blackhat Home Improvement 22 817 10-13-2022, 09:26 AM
  0 Thread: gas ranges, vent hood and.. return air
Post: RE: gas ranges, vent hood and.. return air

Are you suggesting an ERV to replace the exhaust fan?  I would be cautious that it’s filters, fans and cores are rated for that use. The biggest issue with makeup air, particularly untempered air is w...
blackhat Home Improvement 22 817 10-12-2022, 11:30 AM
  0 Thread: gas ranges, vent hood and.. return air
Post: RE: gas ranges, vent hood and.. return air

It’s not return air, it’s makeup air. In a residential scenario it can be a giant PITA to install and balance without significant effort. Placement and additional heating or cooling load can be nightm...
blackhat Home Improvement 22 817 10-12-2022, 09:30 AM
  0 Thread: Do Natural Gas Furnaces Need Yearly Maintenance?
Post: RE: Do Natural Gas Furnaces Need Yearly Maintenanc...

I don’t like to get into code specifics as ours, while very similar, is not the same as whichever is in force somewhere else. Most, however have clauses equating to” Equipment shall be installed in ac...
blackhat Home Improvement 20 1,102 10-02-2022, 02:43 PM
  0 Thread: Do Natural Gas Furnaces Need Yearly Maintenance?
Post: RE: Do Natural Gas Furnaces Need Yearly Maintenanc...

If the breaker is larger than that listed as max on the equipment rating plate, that is a code violation  Manufacturer specs are there for a reason.
blackhat Home Improvement 20 1,102 09-29-2022, 04:33 PM
  0 Thread: Do Natural Gas Furnaces Need Yearly Maintenance?
Post: RE: Do Natural Gas Furnaces Need Yearly Maintenanc...

Like so many other seemingly simple questions, the best answer from here is, it depends. Equipment type and age, environment, your willingness to learn and look after what you have…..  If this is new ...
blackhat Home Improvement 20 1,102 09-27-2022, 11:23 PM
  0 Thread: DIY water softener resin bed service?
Post: RE: DIY water softener resin bed service?

I would be really interested in knowing exactly what they are doing to the resin bed.
blackhat Home Improvement 13 682 09-14-2022, 01:26 PM
  0 Thread: AC drain clogs almost daily
Post: RE: AC drain clogs almost daily

Hard to say what’s going on but I would start by looking at all the return ducts and the filter box. If dusty dirty air is getting past the filters and into the air handler, clogs are a gimme.
blackhat Home Improvement 6 461 09-13-2022, 02:10 PM
  0 Thread: electrical question - 200amp subpanel from 200amp main?
Post: RE: electrical question - 200amp subpanel from 200...

That would be a reasonable idea.
blackhat Home Improvement 22 1,357 08-26-2022, 10:05 AM
  0 Thread: electrical question - 200amp subpanel from 200amp main?
Post: RE: electrical question - 200amp subpanel from 200...

That does shift things a bit.
blackhat Home Improvement 22 1,357 08-24-2022, 10:49 AM

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