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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-13-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,963
Posted By herlichka
Be prepared for extra time and effort with laying...

Be prepared for extra time and effort with laying your concrete- you layer of insulation will act as a water/ vapour barrier, it takes longer to tighten up and kick.
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-23-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By herlichka
It's actually a good sign- it means your roof is...

It's actually a good sign- it means your roof is cold! If there's frost on your lawn and your roof is damp it means your house is losing heat. Assuming, of course, that the sun's first rays aren't...
Forum: Conservation 08-04-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,481
Posted By herlichka
I agree with you, as you tighten up your vapour...

I agree with you, as you tighten up your vapour barrier the little leaks become more obvious. Electrical devices, especially receptacles, are another issue.

I remember when R2000 homes first came...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-07-14, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,499
Posted By herlichka
I don't have any hands on experience with micro...

I don't have any hands on experience with micro hydro, but there's a very good book, "The Renewable Energy Handbook" by William Kemp. It's a Canadian book by a Canadian author, and it features a...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-06-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,272
Posted By herlichka
Septic tank supplier can supply several types of...

Septic tank supplier can supply several types of "kits" to convert your square plug to an easy access inspection setup. There are couple of variables, how much soil is on the tank, and what does the...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-05-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,272
Posted By herlichka
In Ontario discharge filters are now a code...

In Ontario discharge filters are now a code requirement on all new installs, and are required almost every time a tank is repaired. New tanks have a 6"PVC riser molded into the lid directly above...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-15-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,461
Posted By herlichka
I read this story online last week. Sure gets...

I read this story online last week. Sure gets the imagination rolling.
Forum: Other Improvements 01-15-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,933
Posted By herlichka
A snow roof rake may be the answer. It's a...

A snow roof rake may be the answer. It's a lightweight plastic blade mounted on the end of an extendable tube handle. You should be able to pull a lot of the snow down from the roof without leaving...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-15-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
Posted By herlichka
I like most of your ideas, but I don't understand...

I like most of your ideas, but I don't understand why you want to seal your wall studs to your sheathing. I think that you can accomplish more by ensuring that your housewrap (Tyvek, Typar) is...
Forum: Other Improvements 12-30-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,002
Posted By herlichka
I like your approach, the attention to the...

I like your approach, the attention to the details. It's called craftsmanship.
Forum: Other Improvements 12-28-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,002
Posted By herlichka
I think that in one shot you've both hit the nail...

I think that in one shot you've both hit the nail on the head, and missed the point completely. You are not alone, and that's where the problem lies.

Most pot lights are designed to have...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-28-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,167
Posted By herlichka
I have accumulated a number of components/pieces...

I have accumulated a number of components/pieces to put together a small PV system to provide some of our home lighting. This year I would like to complete this system, especially because of the...
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-24-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,717
Posted By herlichka
I hope that this was a vandalism type incident,...

I hope that this was a vandalism type incident, and not something more sinister.
I've read another online warning about 6 volt lanterns being converted into explosive devices, and left for people...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-24-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,002
Posted By herlichka
I like it. I don't know if the product itself is...

I like it. I don't know if the product itself is anything revolutionary, but the fact that it is quick and easy is new. The electrician can install these as he mounts the lights, or the insulation...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-24-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By herlichka
You might rethink the idea of not turning off the...

You might rethink the idea of not turning off the breakers to test; it really is the most effective way. Commercial circuit testers can be very confusing to use, most transmit a signal on the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-20-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,007
Posted By herlichka
I think electric chainsaws are often dismissed as...

I think electric chainsaws are often dismissed as suitable for cleaning up branches but not much else. But, I always found it interesting that we carried them on our fire trucks instead of gas saws....
Forum: Conservation 06-10-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,712
Posted By herlichka
I installed an Intermatic EH40 electronic timer...

I installed an Intermatic EH40 electronic timer several years ago on a hot water tank at my Parish hall. The timer wires inline to the heater, can be set for up to 7 starts/stops per day, has a...
Forum: Conservation 03-24-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,404
Posted By herlichka
Here in Simcoe County, Ontario we have a very...

Here in Simcoe County, Ontario we have a very comprehensive recycling and waste diversion programme.

We have weekly curbside collection of "garbage" ( 1 bag per household).

The recycling bins...
Forum: Solar Power 03-24-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,848
Posted By herlichka
Did you check each panel at the panel terminals? ...

Did you check each panel at the panel terminals? It almost sounds like there is a wiring problem. You mention lightning- was there rain with it? Maybe there's a connection that has gotten wet...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-14-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By herlichka
I would look for a newer home, less than 50 years...

I would look for a newer home, less than 50 years old, framed with dimensional lumber and platform framing. Be sure that all walls and floors are reasonably plumb and level. You will find that all...
Forum: Solar Power 01-31-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,969
Posted By herlichka
I've wondered about my flatscreen TV, I think you...

I've wondered about my flatscreen TV, I think you just answered my question!
Forum: Solar Power 01-27-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,460
Posted By herlichka
I would think that you should be able to find a...

I would think that you should be able to find a licenced electrician that would be willing to work with you. The inverter and line voltage side of the system ar the focus of the licensed install-...
Forum: Conservation 01-25-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,681
Posted By herlichka
The "brain" in your furnace won't know the...

The "brain" in your furnace won't know the difference, a closing contact, whether a manual selector switch or a thermostat, will send the same message; Turn Fan On.

If your not 100% confident...
Forum: Solar Power 01-11-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,226
Posted By herlichka
I know it comes down to cost analysis, but there...

I know it comes down to cost analysis, but there must potential here (pardon the pun). The revolving door was invented to counteract the enormous vacuum that highrise elevator shafts and stairwells...
Forum: Conservation 12-08-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,480
Posted By herlichka
I've often daydreamed about an underground home,...

I've often daydreamed about an underground home, but the issues around building code compliance regarding emergency egress from sleeping areas have always stumped me. I realize it could be done with...
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