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[#] Sun Feb 18 2007 09:13:17 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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We just got a new washer and dryer yesterday. Unfortunately, I couldn't reuse the vent.... Meaning a trip to Home Dept. One neat thing I found though was this little device called "Extra Heat". It deflects heat back into the basement during the winter months....

http://www.cetsolar.com/extraheat.htm

[#] Sun Feb 18 2007 10:22:48 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I rather like that.  Anything to help reduce some of the expense of heating a home during the winter.


[#] Sun Feb 18 2007 14:27:17 EST from nadia @ Uncensored

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that would have turned into a super cool score had it not been for the "not for use with gas dryers" part.

[#] Sun Feb 18 2007 14:46:53 EST from nadia @ Uncensored

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those tankless water heaters look pretty sweet.

[#] Sun Feb 18 2007 16:23:00 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That "extra heat" thing looks like a very simple solution. The web site doesn't have any sort of super-detail page, but it appears to be a simple "exhaust into the room interior through a very fine lint-filtering mesh" with a bypass for the summer months?

[#] Sun Feb 18 2007 18:47:09 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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That's it.... It's just a quick flip... Duct into the basement during the winter, duct outside in the summer.

[#] Mon Feb 19 2007 11:34:00 EST from D'oh @ Uncensored

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I had seen that extra heat thingy when I revented my dryer last spring.  I thought about it, but our basement is already warm in the winter.  IF my basement room is ever completed I'll see if there is a need for it again.



[#] Mon Feb 19 2007 11:50:38 EST from nadia @ Uncensored

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i'd buy one. so pete, if you sell your idea to them, you can tell them you have at least one buyer.

[#] Mon Feb 19 2007 13:51:09 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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I think that's what I was suggesting...

[#] Mon Feb 19 2007 14:51:20 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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yeah, I justwanted to add the part about how he's going to have lint all over everything.
I should have capitalized ANYWAY.

[#] Tue Feb 20 2007 01:31:31 EST from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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Geeze... I wish I knew something about dryers, ducts, ventilation, whether in the attic
or under the house. *kicks rock* "sigh... Good Grief"

[#] Tue Feb 20 2007 09:08:20 EST from nadia @ Uncensored

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dryers have ducts for ventilation, but most people don't put their dryers in the attic -or- under the house. :)

[#] Tue Feb 20 2007 11:14:30 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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it's like anything else, if you're interested, you'll find out.
I'm cheap, so I get interested in anything I can save money by doing myself or knowing enough to know that I don't have to do it.
speaking of.
We decided we're going to spend way too much money and have somebody take the paint off the brick on our house.
Anybody know anybody? We had a guy come last year and take a look and said he knew a guy and would call us with his name and he never did.
That's about as far as I've gotten so far.
It's 70 year old brick dunno how old the paint is but there are many layers.
What has to be done to the brick after the sandblaster beats the shit out of it?

[#] Tue Feb 20 2007 14:12:11 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Ummm.... There are two ways to handle brick. Sand blasting and chemical.
You should try chemically first. Sand blasted brick looks like shit. It loses its character.

[#] Tue Feb 20 2007 14:54:52 EST from nadia @ Uncensored

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yeah, and then you'd want to paint it ;)

[#] Tue Feb 20 2007 14:58:58 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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There was an issue of Fine Homebuiling where a person painted over the painted bricks witha technique he learned from scale model railroads, and it actually looked quite good.... You need a lot of patience for that.

[#] Tue Feb 20 2007 15:45:24 EST from nadia @ Uncensored

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try something like a totally saturated texwipe.

[#] Tue Feb 20 2007 15:59:37 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I watched it done at a local place.... They put chemicals on, and then put a layer of plastic over it, so it stays wet.... I know that they had it on for a couple of days before pulling the plastic.

[#] Tue Feb 20 2007 16:49:44 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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yup, that's what we did, but being the wrong chemical for the oil/latex paint all it did was make it gooey and it didn't stick to anything.

[#] Thu Feb 22 2007 02:04:45 EST from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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[quote] "try something like a totally saturated texwipe. "

Oh, there's so many places I could go with that. (pun intended)

But I'll stay with the trusty hallway bathroom for now.



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