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by Navin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: insulating around air handler in attic
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: insulating around air handler in attic

We have hot water heating and central AC with air handler in the attic. Our winter heating bill is too high so trying to see if we can improve attic insulation.
by Navin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: insulating around air handler in attic
Replies: 4
Views: 53

insulating around air handler in attic

The air handler for my central AC is in my attic. This poses two problems(or I think so). 1. It takes up a huge area that is not insulated so the room below is slightly colder than other rooms. Actually much colder in winter since it is in shady part of the house and does not get much sun. 2. In sum...
by Navin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: unconditioned basement ceiling
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: unconditioned basement ceiling

Thanks Shannon! This is by far the most helpful DIY website.
by Navin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Replacing water main lead pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Replacing water main lead pipe

Our water main line from the street to the house is a lead pipe. Our house is on a slope with fair amounts of rocks.
Do we need to hire a plumber for this job or is it some other profession?
by Navin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: unconditioned basement ceiling
Replies: 3
Views: 85

unconditioned basement ceiling

Our basement is not finished. It does have the boiler for our hot water heating and several hot water pipes are running in the basement before they go upstairs to appropriate floors. I am trying to figure out a way to keep the floor above the basement a bit warmer. So I am thinking about using rockw...
by Navin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: pipe insulation
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: pipe insulation

Thanks Shannon.So I can use rigid insulation around rim joist when there are electrical wirings and hot water pipes? I was using rockwool directly against joist in those cases instead first rigid foam and then rockwool.
by Navin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: pipe insulation
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: pipe insulation

related general question on rigid foam insulation. in case of say rim joist insulation if you see hot water pipe penetrations or electrical wiring do you need worry considering rigid foam is flammable.
by Navin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: pipe insulation
Replies: 5
Views: 264

pipe insulation

hi, pipe insulation seems confusing. You see all these foam based insulation and you wonder how safe are they for hot water pipes. Most of foam products I thought were flammable. Should they even be near boiler/ Then there is fiber glass sleeves which makes more sense for hot water pipes. How do you...
by Navin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: water damage for cellulose insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: water damage for cellulose insulation

Thank you so much. So if I dry the area completely there will be no health hazard at least ( mold etc.). I will get the insulation replaced after that.
by Navin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: water damage for cellulose insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 153

water damage for cellulose insulation

Hi, one of air valve for baseboard insulation broke and my garage ceiling had water(hot water heating). It seemed to be contained between two beams over the garage. The garage ceiling is filled with cellulose insulation. Should I get the insulation replaced in the specific area or just let it dry ou...
by Navin
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Runtal wall panel baseboards
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Runtal wall panel baseboards

Thanks. I think we have copper and black steel(?) everywhere for heating currently. I will keep in mind that if PEX is used it is type with Oxygen barrier. In case you are curious about the radiators I am talking about here is a link : runtalnorthamerica.com First time I am trying them, lets see how...
by Navin
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Runtal wall panel baseboards
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Runtal wall panel baseboards

Ok, It is swiss brand that produces radiators that is only about 2 inches thick so looks good and saves spaces. Hope it works well too!

Other question I have is when it comes to adding/replacing pipes for hot water heating is there a preferred type of pipe -- copper/pex etc?
by Navin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Runtal wall panel baseboards
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Runtal wall panel baseboards

Hi, I am getting my cast irons radiators replaced with runtal wall panel radiators. This is because the rooms are small and cast iron radiators extend almost a foot from the wall. I am just hiring a plumber with experience working with hot water heating. Anybody has experience doing this kind of rep...
by Navin
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul
Replies: 16
Views: 2192

Re: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul

Thanks Shannon so I will leave it exposed to interior. Thanks for all the wonderful DIY videos.
by Navin
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul
Replies: 16
Views: 2192

Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul

Inspired by Shannon's youtube videos on rim joist insulation I started the project in my unfinished basement but had some confusion. I have the following question: I decided to go with rigid foam and Roxul (rock wool as fire barrier). I am putting rigid foam( 2 inch, R10) first with spray foam at th...
by Navin
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: crack between backsplash and countertop
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: crack between backsplash and countertop

It is heavily used kitchen counter top for sure. I wonder if that caused the crack. It is funny you say used silicone caulk only when needed. GE (of course they want you to buy their product) recommends their silicone caulk and says not to use acrylic ones. Their argument is that silicone allows to ...
by Navin
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: crack between backsplash and countertop
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: crack between backsplash and countertop

Thank you A. Spruce. Do I have to do this every six months or was it not done properly the first time?
by Navin
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: First saw for DIY projects
Replies: 4
Views: 572

First saw for DIY projects

Hello, I am thinking about buying a saw. I see so many options circular, reciprocating, table... Which is the one I should buy considering I am beginner DIY guy?
by Navin
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: crack between backsplash and countertop
Replies: 5
Views: 841

crack between backsplash and countertop

I am noticing a crack between backsplash and countertop. I assume this is the caulk that has cracked. Is this normal? Kitchen was redone about 6 months ago. how do I fix this?
Thank you.