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by CountryBoy
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Air Conditioner Maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: Air Conditioner Maintenance

Greatly appreciated...........
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Air Conditioner Maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: Air Conditioner Maintenance

Could someone possibly list those items that need to be checked and what should be done?

I will have people do it in another 3 weeks.
by CountryBoy
Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values

justfrank many thanks for the patient guidance. just for the record I plan to: 1-replace the Amtrol heater 2-replace the ceramic firing chamber in the furnace that has a little crack 3-and add the expansion tank, if needed at the same time. for the record, should i be draining this system on a regul...
by CountryBoy
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water Tank Values

justfrank If you have an oil boiler, you would usually have hot water radiators.....do you? Then you would need an expansion tank. Yes I have an oil boiler with hot water radiators and an Amtrol Indirect Fired Water heater that is currently leaking badly and which I will replace with another Amtrol...
by CountryBoy
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water Tank Values

Can you tell us if you: --have a well or city water? --have a back-flow preventer on your water supply? --have hydronic heat radiation? --what kind of boiler you have? 1-We have our own well water 2-Don't believe I have a back-flow preventer on our water supply? Never heard of it. 3-Don't have hydr...
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water Tank Values

I have decided on getting this: Amtrol BoilerMate WH-41Z Indirect-Fired Hot Water Heater, Gray, 41 Gal, 3/4" NPT http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Amtrol+Indirect+Fired+Water+Heater Can anyone tell me whether the following is correct? I am told by ...
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water Tank Values

Our water heater runs off of our oil run furnace.
by CountryBoy
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water Tank Values

I don't know the company HTP; does anyone?

Is Amtrol better than HTP?
by CountryBoy
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water Tank Values

The sales guy was here and says we have: -Amtrol Indirect Fired Water Heater, 41 gals. -that he can replace for $1500 The S/N on it is inaccessible at this time due to the tank being so close to the wall. but he suggests: -this one instead by HTP http://www.htproducts.com/superstor-ultra-waterheater...
by CountryBoy
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water Tank Values

Dee Forgot to mention that there is no serial number on it. I really looked hard. So I guess it is between the two brands you list. He is coming between 5-6pm this evening and is bringing all the info I need to decide and I can post more at that time. Can you sign on later this evening and tell me w...
by CountryBoy
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water Tank Values

Dee Stroir » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:06 pm The tank you have probably serves as a thermal buffer for expansion of the hot water. There is a rubber diaphragm in it that allows the water to expand without hurting the pipes. Sometimes the rubber leaks are the tank rusts through over time and you need to re...
by CountryBoy
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water Tank Values

Dee Stroir » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:56 pm You are talking about a hot water tank, but showed a picture of a tank for keeping your well pressurized? These are two separate things. I am confused. Please elaborate more about what is leaking. I am in plumbing distribution and can point you in the right di...
by CountryBoy
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: Best Hot Water Tank Values

I never heard of an anode before but I looked it up and don't feel much the wiser. Anode | The positively charged element of an electrical device, such as a vacuum tube or a diode, to which electrons are attracted. The negative electrode of a voltaic cell, such as a battery. The anode gets its negat...
by CountryBoy
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Best Hot Water [Pressure] Tank Values

I currently have a 10 yr old hot water tank that is leaking...... Amtrol-Well-X-Trol 34 Gallon Water System Pressure Tank - WX-205 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088I6X1G It has a lifetime free replacement warranty but does not cover labor costs which are $1500...!!! We have hard water in our area so th...
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

You are probably right.
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrel nemesis
Replies: 60
Views: 5982

Re: Squirrel nemesis

When I asked a similar question in a local hardware store I was told not to take it personally:

They have more time to think on the problem than you do.
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Winterizing my deck above my driveway
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Winterizing my deck above my driveway

Most grateful for people's answers. Yes, the snow melts off the A-frame roof on to the deck which in winter usually has 2-3 ft. of snow that melts slowly over time dropping water on to the driveway below. Salt, sand, and shoveling are not enough to really address the problem. The suggested dektrain ...
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Winterizing my deck above my driveway
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Winterizing my deck above my driveway

Does someone have an idea as to how to winterize my deck above my driveway? I live 1 hour north of NYC. My deck is on the north side of my house. In the winter, the snow melts off the roof on my A-frame then down onto the deck, then through the deck onto my driveway in front of my garage. Last winte...
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

Wow, that was one comprehensive response.
Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

I was talking with a salesman at Home Depot and he suggested I get one of these units.

http://www.wavehomesolutions.com/ventilation/landing/

Does anyone out there have experience with it?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best window treatment or shades for large windows
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Best window treatment or shades for large windows

The stores around here suggest "the honey comb blinds" but it just does not look as if it would work in practice.
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best window treatment or shades for large windows
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Best window treatment or shades for large windows

Many thanks for your suggestions.
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best window treatment or shades for large windows
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Best window treatment or shades for large windows

What are the Best window treatment or shades for large windows to help conserve heat for winter?

We have a big deck with two large 8 ft. wide sliding doors. In winter we obviously lose a lot of heat. Do people have suggestions?
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

Could people tell me what KIND of vapor barrier to use?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

I already have "the foam tubes" around the pipes on the cold water as well as the hot water.

I guess I am trying.
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

jebmke
a vapor barrier installed and sealed off the vents


What kind of vapor barrier is that? Don't I still want free flow of air?
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

Today in NY we have over 80% humidity. My furnace room has a whole about 14" x 8" through the cinder block for the purpose of venting to the outside. My guess is that is is a good thing. Any dehumidifier would obviously be dehumidifying the air that comes through that vent as well as the e...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

The pipes of the well tank and the hot water tank have very considerable condensation.

The condensation is the source of my problem.
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

I have a laundry / boiler room: 15 ft. long 10 ft wide 10 ft. high with a permanent opening in the cinder block to vent to the outside. The humidity is a serious problem to the floor and surrounding wood during these humid days. I have searched the Boglehead suggestions and am wondering if anyone ha...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2987

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

I have already had an extensive Carac treatment for my scalp due to sun issues. My neighbor down the street has had skin grafting to correct his scalp issues.

The issue of a sun hat is important.
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2987

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

Your recommendation and experience leads me to think this is what I really need.

But since I am bald, I am not sure it offers enough protection to the top of my head..???

Please advise.

Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2987

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

Many thanks; those look like a lot of good ideas.
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2426

Re: End of Life Business Procedures

Many thanks for the clarification.
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2426

Re: End of Life Business Procedures

Yes, some people mistakenly put some important papers like the will in the SDB.


Let me get this clear: in a SDB where they both have access, when one dies the other can still access?
But not so in Penna.?
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2426

Re: End of Life Business Procedures

Wow; lots to learn.

That safe deposit box info is something everyone should definitely know!
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2987

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

There is no Costco anywhere near to us but thank you.
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2987

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

Many thanks folks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2987

Best place to purchase a summer hat

I am at the age when sun can cause problems with my skin so I am looking to buy a straw hat for summer. One place I have is this: http://www.villagehatshop.com/product/straw-hats/451139-88313/sunbody-hats-cattleman-guatemalan-palm-leaf-straw-hat.html Do people know of other places to buy a man's hat...
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2426

Re: End of Life Business Procedures

Sidney You say:are If the accounts in his name, she should not be accessing them. If joint, it shouldn't be a problem. So his / their will is totally complete and up to date but they have separate bank accounts. What should he do to make sure the bank will give her access to his account at the time ...
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2426

Re: End of Life Business Procedures

Am so grateful, looks as if he needs to know a lot things.

Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2426

End of Life Business Procedures

I have a friend who is sick and could die at any time; like he has 50% chance of survival; the MDs are quite concerned, which is not usually the case. What steps should he take to make things easier for his wife? I know that he has already: -given her passwords for his Vanguard Acct. and his Treasur...
by CountryBoy
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows Media Center discontinued
Replies: 18
Views: 1673

Re: Windows Media Center discontinued

Just for the record, LadyGeek and so many others have been of such help to me for so very many years the last thing I would want is to hurt those who have helped me. So once again, apologies.
by CountryBoy
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows Media Center discontinued
Replies: 18
Views: 1673

Re: Windows Media Center discontinued

My extreme apologies for posting a malware link; it was totally in ignorance and I do apologize.

I had hoped it was the one time I could offer something of use; i do apologize.
by CountryBoy
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows Media Center discontinued
Replies: 18
Views: 1673

Re: Windows Media Center discontinued

VLC media player is available for free download.

[Possible malicious link removed by admin LadyGeek]
by CountryBoy
Wed May 27, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food

Many thanks to all for your suggestions.
by CountryBoy
Tue May 26, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food

Uncle Ben's Ready Rice, cooks in 90 seconds, lots of flavors


We do eat rice often, so with a MW do I buy instant rice? 90secs. is pretty fast.
by CountryBoy
Tue May 26, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food

We have no outside grill but will have a refrigerator to store precooked food in.

Thanks for the assistance.
by CountryBoy
Mon May 25, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food

Many thanks since we too enjoy and "eat mostly fresh food."

We prefer to have as healthy a diet as possible during this 8 week downtime of our kitchen, so any suggestions for eating using a microwave/convection GE oven are appreciated.

Thanks for the recipe.
by CountryBoy
Mon May 25, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food

We will very shortly do a total kitchen remodel and have bought a microwave (mw) to eat while our kitchen is gutted. Being a good BH means thinking carefully and planning and so far we are testing mw food and don't find much out there. Does anyone recommend any line of mw food that is good? They cer...

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