"Any quick and easy ideas on how I can find the source of drafts in this house" Hold a lighted candle near an area where you suspect air is le...
Yes,that is what you want to do. It will keep the burner from coming on and the pilot will prevent condensation from forming.
They probably didn't spray foam around the window when they installed it. I would remove the trim and check it out. You will not get condensation o...
The wax seal isn't the only place a toilet can leak. It can leak at the tank to bowl bolts(sometimes only when you push on the tank)or the tank to ...
" I think they were popular in the 70's and 80's, although I'm not sure why." Because when the home was built it was a cheap way to meet a code ...
We just call them switched outlets. Mostly used for(just like you said) table lamps or free standing lamps. Sometimes a fan. Sometimes the wall swi...
If the pressure was too high from the get go,then the issue may be resolved.
You could have flue/exhaust blockage or the draft inducer is starting to slow down. Lowering the manifold pressure just masked the problem(assuming...
From an article I was reading: Studies have shown that wintertime operation at 68°F / 60% RH provides the same level of occupant comfort as does...
More info from the actual manual for the thermostat in question. Quote:"Your thermostat is preprogrammed at the factory to cycle when the temperat...
The heat from the sun is causing partial thaw then it refreezes because the heat doesn't last long enough. As long as the water isn't making it int...
It's probably stuck down in the trap,I heard of that happening before. Try the coathanger again. If the pipes are big enough and it has one of thos...
No there is no "calibration" adjustment on the thermostat. It could be a humidity issue. Moist air feels warmer than dry air at the same temperatur...
Silly Me. I thought the only thing you were supposed to seal was the grout.
I don't know if you could do it yourself or not,or what your tool situation is. Try replacing the washer and see what happens.
Most likely the problem lies in the shower valve,might need washers,o ring,cartridge,ect.
Do you think maybe the pilot flame is too "intense" causing premature deterioration of the thermocouple. How could you tell?