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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Hotdog, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Apr 1, 2024 at 8:03 PM
    MGMDesertTaco

    MGMDesertTaco Come on, live a little...

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    Yes, gas tankless still requires an outlet for power and distilled vinegar does work well for flushing. That's actually what Rinnai recommends.

    I've never heard anything positive about home warranty companies. They charge way too much for the contract, ridiculous service fees for each warranty call and then hire the cheapest repair person they can find. I've never bought one myself and never offered to buy one for a buyer when selling a house. I'd rather give the buyer a Home Depot gift card.

    A HW recirculating pump (Grundfos) would speed up hot water delivery.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2024 at 10:45 AM
    TomTwo

    TomTwo I love God but I cuss a little

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    Passed rough inspection yesterday morning, waiting for siding and painting now then new gutters
     
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You are going backwards

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    cool

    In case you were wondering , I wasn't suggesting it was framed incorrectly , just not a standard fashion , was just curious about how it was put together

    I would have likely just plopped trusses on there
     
  4. Apr 2, 2024 at 12:09 PM
    OZ-T

    OZ-T You are going backwards

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    heat pump domestic hot water is the future bro
     
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  5. Apr 2, 2024 at 12:14 PM
    MGMDesertTaco

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    Any picture updates to the water front property build? :popcorn:
     
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  6. Apr 2, 2024 at 12:21 PM
    T4R_hereforbearings

    T4R_hereforbearings 4Runner bro

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    I’ve bolted some stuff to it *lists cool stuff here*
    not sure if totally the same but i needed a new one and went with a hybrid unit little over a year ago, been good to me so far.. cools the area it’s in a bit in the summer actually works pretty slick..
     
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  7. Apr 2, 2024 at 12:37 PM
    OZ-T

    OZ-T You are going backwards

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    soon
     
  8. Apr 2, 2024 at 12:39 PM
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    I saved $70 per month (around 300 kwh) in electricity when I went from a conventional electric 40 gallon tank heater to a 50 gallon hybrid heat pump unit.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2024 at 5:24 PM
    TomTwo

    TomTwo I love God but I cuss a little

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    Oh I get it, It depends on where you’re standing in this Country as how things are built and you hope the inspectors are having a good day when they show up
     
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    Welcome to the south where we hand frame rather than wait on trusses
     
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  11. Apr 2, 2024 at 7:17 PM
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    Ever thought maybe it was planned build and pre-ordering trusses so you’re not waiting on them? I get the impression you’re quite proud to hand frame though ehh
     
  12. Apr 2, 2024 at 8:13 PM
    OZ-T

    OZ-T You are going backwards

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    I've hand framed lots of roofs , rafters and timbers . Cost-wise on a simple structure there is no way you can hand frame a roof cheaper or quicker than using trusses , especially a straight gable , flat bottom assembly . Don't order your trusses the day you are going to start work lol
     
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    bought a new cabinet for the closet. fits in perfect and saved some room. Worked out well.

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    TomTwo

    TomTwo I love God but I cuss a little

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    I didn't truss it because I'm probably going to go back later and put down some plywood and use that area up there for some extra storage. I haven't decided yet. And I wanted the head room.
     
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    2one8 Fk around and find out

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    oh man, lets see...

    - Recently replaced all siding on both garage and house, rebuilt all decks, and built an additional 1 stall storage garage
    - Replaced leaky washing machine hookup valve this past weekend with valves mounted to the wall like they should be
    - New kitchen appliances. Everything has been great except the range has a very slow propane leak/seep. It might take weeks before I smell something, and even then its questionable if I did smell something or if I'm imagining it because its very light and seems to be from behind the range, but is never enough to set off my tester so I can't pinpoint it. All threads doped and leak tested leading to the range, so I'm starting to think it might be in the range itself. About to call LG...
    - About to start the next project, new counter tops and flooring in kitchen.
     
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    Pulled all of the paneling out of our hallway/foyer and had new drywall put up. Also having all of the doors replaced, 8 of them :annoyed: (3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 3 closets, and door to the basement)
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    Flooring to be replaced by me later…
     
  17. Apr 3, 2024 at 10:52 AM
    MGMDesertTaco

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    Sounds like a car insurance commercial.


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    check/follow the lines on the range itself. had a customer in a similar situation a while back, he had a tester, and we smelled it every once in a while working next to the range, but couldn't pinpoint it. we tried a few times and determined it was one of the junction points on the range itself leaking slowly.
     
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    Doors are stupid expensive these days...
     
  20. Apr 3, 2024 at 6:19 PM
    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen A breaker point guy in a Bluetooth world

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