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Forum: Conservation 01-01-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,349
Posted By thx712517
New door seals/stripping

Hello there,

My first home improvement project for 2018 is to work on sealing up our doors. We have three exterior doors and one that leads into the garage. I've uploaded two photos, one of the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-01-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,362
Posted By thx712517
Lawn amendment idea

While reading about organic lawn care, a blog mentioned the idea of digging a hole two or three feet down with a post hole digger and filling it in with compost. The idea being this would create a...
Forum: Conservation 11-02-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,313
Posted By thx712517
Put me in the minority. If I'm upgrading, I want...

Put me in the minority. If I'm upgrading, I want to see the old unit disassembled and no longer functional. If I ever won the lotto I would go around buying old functional gas lawn mowers and melting...
Forum: Conservation 11-01-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,722
Posted By thx712517
Cree LED bulbs to replace our incandescents....

Cree LED bulbs to replace our incandescents. Faucet aerators to reduce flow down to 1 gallon per minute or less. Low flow shower heads. It's simple and cheap.
Forum: Conservation 04-13-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,266
Posted By thx712517
Insulating hot water pipe

I'm looking to insulate the hot water pipe that comes out of our hot water heater to where it goes into the wall. About 6'-7' total, 3' of it being copper and the rest being blue PEX.

With our...
Forum: Product Reviews 03-17-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,481
Posted By thx712517
Bummer! That denim insulation any good for...

Bummer! That denim insulation any good for someone that doesn't want the fiberglass itches?
Forum: Product Reviews 03-16-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,481
Posted By thx712517
So this stuff here, EZ-Cool...

So this stuff here, EZ-Cool (http://www.lobucrod.com/) sold through Lo Buc Rod is the bubble wrap you don't care for? Supposedly it's got an R value of 7 directly wrapped on the hot water pipe. I had...
Forum: Product Reviews 03-16-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,481
Posted By thx712517
Bubble wrap?

Bubble wrap?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-07-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,155
Posted By thx712517
Forgot all about this website for a while. I...

Forgot all about this website for a while. I guess I forgot to opt in for email notification!

We went through a big hassle with Lowe's trying to get an efficient water heater, but it fell through....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-20-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,257
Posted By thx712517
Wife has a profound dislike of tankless water...

Wife has a profound dislike of tankless water heaters, otherwise I'd jump on one in a minute. 156 therms a year is better than the 214 of the Whirlpool or the 277 of the ancient Kenmore currently...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-19-13, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,257
Posted By thx712517
Water heater?

Trying to decide on a water heater for the new house. So far my top two contenders are the Whirlpool 6th Sense and the Rheems EcoSense. While the Rheems looks like it comes out ahead with a 0.82...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-17-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,155
Posted By thx712517
New homeowner

Hi there! I'll be a first-time homeowner by the end of this week, knock on wood. We're in Georgia. The house is from 1988 and I'd like to know where to start and what to focus on to make it more...
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