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Forum: Solar Power 11-21-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By petehouk
What happens when you want to remove your roof shingles

There is a similar thread about how to remove solar panels from your roof when it's time to move. I am wondering about how to remove and replace asphalt shingles when it's time for a new roof!

I...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-05-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 994
Posted By petehouk
Gas range solenoid

Hi everyone. In the interest of making my household more resilient in case of power failure, I'm trying to get the gas burners on my Kitchenaid range to function without electricity.

I gather...
Forum: Conservation 07-25-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By petehouk
This is kind of what I thought but I am kind of...

This is kind of what I thought but I am kind of hoping to get some analysis to make an educated comparison.

Also, we boil a lot water on the stove since we often drink tea and don't use an...
Forum: Conservation 07-25-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By petehouk
instant hot water dispenser

I am considering an instant hot water dispenser for our kitchen. Would one of these be more efficient than boiling water on the stove?

Amazon.com: InSinkErator H-CONTOUR-SS Invite Contour Instant...
Forum: Conservation 01-23-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,689
Posted By petehouk
I agree...that dual thermostat DOES sound like a...

I agree...that dual thermostat DOES sound like a pretty good idea.

My only concern (also a concern with the spring wound timer) is that I don't want to mess up the control board on my furnace. I...
Forum: Conservation 01-21-13, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,689
Posted By petehouk
Timer for Furnace Fan

Hi Everybody. I am trying to find a way to more effectively circulate air in my house. I have been heating more with the wood stove lately, and there are times when the temperature differential...
Forum: Conservation 01-21-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,882
Posted By petehouk
I just found a note on the wiring diagram that...

I just found a note on the wiring diagram that says that if this furnace is wired into a single stage thermostat, then second stage heating will begin 10 minutes after first stage.

I don't...
Forum: Conservation 01-21-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,882
Posted By petehouk
I'm not totally sure. But I looked through...

I'm not totally sure.

But I looked through the installer's guide. There are Input BTUH ratings for 1st stage (52,000) and second stage (80,000), so I am assuming that the burner has two...
Forum: Conservation 01-21-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,882
Posted By petehouk
Two stage furnace

Hi everybody. I am considering a new thermostat, and I have a question about single- vs. two-stage furnaces.

I have a two-stage, forced air, gas fired furnace. I was looking for a new...
Forum: Conservation 12-15-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 39,407
Posted By petehouk
S-F: I agree that would be the case on the wall...

S-F: I agree that would be the case on the wall that is parallel to the floor joists.

The wall that I am working on is on perpendicular to the floor joists.
Forum: Conservation 12-15-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 39,407
Posted By petehouk
Right now I am working on the wall that is...

Right now I am working on the wall that is perpendicular to the floor joists. It's not the first floor joist that is in the way.

It appears that there are two joists on top of the foundation...
Forum: Introductions 12-14-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 1,337
Posted By petehouk
Hi!

Hi everyone. I like the look of your forum! Looks like there is a lot of good information here.

I own a house from the early 70's and I am constantly trying to make it more energy efficient. ...
Forum: Conservation 12-14-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 39,407
Posted By petehouk
Hi everybody. I like the video on the first page...

Hi everybody. I like the video on the first page of this post. I was thinking about doing that to my band joist.

Except for one thing. My house appears to have two boards at the band joist....
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