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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Today, 11:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,743
Posted By John Mercier
The Eversource rate hikes are mostly to upgrade...

The Eversource rate hikes are mostly to upgrade the lines.
Can't build all these new homes and not upgrade the lines that supply the electricity.

The actual power hike is due to the increase in...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Today, 07:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,743
Posted By John Mercier
Moving your AC up... that actually should have...

Moving your AC up... that actually should have helped with the water heater not losing its temperature as fast.

When you cooled the house down to 72... the heat loss would be greater from the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By John Mercier
We have names of chimney sweeps in Bristol and...

We have names of chimney sweeps in Bristol and Meredith... but not sure if they would go to Gilford.

Greg Barker 603-254-6101
Old Sweeps 603-744-6014
Sean Joyce 603-387-7324
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By John Mercier
Do you have an ash vac? You really should...

Do you have an ash vac?

You really should clean the stove before putting it to bed in the spring.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,743
Posted By John Mercier
While it is hard to determine from the bill...

While it is hard to determine from the bill rather than a smart meter that would give you a fairly reliable reading of the appliance usage... I think once the low hanging fruit is taken... it is all...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,743
Posted By John Mercier
No. They don't Demand has a direct influence on...

No. They don't
Demand has a direct influence on the basics.

The 2018 EO allowing more LNG to be sent to Europe was capitalism as it normally works.

The shutdown of the 1M b/d of crude refining...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,743
Posted By John Mercier
Draft dogs at door and windows - also check the...

Draft dogs at door and windows - also check the weather stripping for replacement. Make sure you lock the units.
Both interior and exterior storm windows... and window quilts.

4-H taught us a lot...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 02:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,743
Posted By John Mercier
Quite serious. We are sending more LNG to...

Quite serious.

We are sending more LNG to Europe from a 2018 EO... so natural gas prices are up for electricity... not to mention the local infrastructure was not designed for the higher level of...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,743
Posted By John Mercier
Why? Are certain candidates in a position of...

Why?
Are certain candidates in a position of authority going to go to price caps?

If not, CAPITALISM rules supreme.
We make more money in Europe on Natural Gas... so it isn't going to get...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-22-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By John Mercier
Depends. Sikkens produced many formulations. They...

Depends. Sikkens produced many formulations. They sold to PPG because of the VOC compliance demands of certain State meant that some of the line could not be sold in all 50 States. So it depends on...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-22-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By John Mercier
If you knew about decking - and you don't - the...

If you knew about decking - and you don't - the green choice would be either the recycle products, the PVC products, or Forest Certified exotics.

https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/270_0.pdf

We...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-22-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By John Mercier
You will not find Sikkens in the US anymore. ...

You will not find Sikkens in the US anymore.
The North American rights were purchased by PPG several years ago, and now is sold under the name Proluxe.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-21-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By John Mercier
It had nothing to do with going green. PT is...

It had nothing to do with going green.

PT is not manufactured in NH... nor is Southern Yellow Pine grown here.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-20-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By John Mercier
Vertical lasts different than horizontal... And...

Vertical lasts different than horizontal...
And uncovered horizontal was made from woods that were naturally resistant to rot and splinter... generally either through natural inhibitors or tight...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-20-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By John Mercier
It isn't. They do it all the time.

It isn't.
They do it all the time.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-20-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By John Mercier
48 years ago... PT included arsenic. We no...

48 years ago...
PT included arsenic.

We no longer have that option, and haven't for some time.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-19-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By John Mercier
Acrylic is actually mostly water. Oil creates a...

Acrylic is actually mostly water.
Oil creates a ''slick'' but is no more damaging than gasoline powered boats in the waterway.

The real problem is proper application.
It is the stripping of...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-19-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By John Mercier
You would need to seal it to protect it from...

You would need to seal it to protect it from water absorption.
The capillary action of wet/dry will cause it to ''crack'' more and allow for the mold to accelerate the decaying process.

A UV...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-19-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By John Mercier
Pine burns hot, but fast.... Though that is not...

Pine burns hot, but fast....
Though that is not his issue.

You hit it correctly with opening the windows.
A tight home isn't exchanging air fast enough to keep the internal and external...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-18-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By John Mercier
It is 71 in my home right now, and it feels cool....

It is 71 in my home right now, and it feels cool.
I think it is just a matter of our bodies acclimating to the cooler temperatures outside.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By John Mercier
That is the Timberman.

That is the Timberman.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By John Mercier
We could just go to picking a random name off the...

We could just go to picking a random name off the roster - like jury duty.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By John Mercier
For me, it wasn't just Bike Week... Every...

For me, it wasn't just Bike Week...
Every event that we have in the area carries a certain amount of discomfort for those not in participation.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By John Mercier
So a single accident/death would make this an...

So a single accident/death would make this an idiotic idea?
That should set a new standard on events throughout the Lakes Region.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-15-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,359
Posted By John Mercier
The rust is from water. When you place alcohol...

The rust is from water.
When you place alcohol - like drygas - into a tank it surrounds the water with a small shell of alcohol.

You get rust/flaking in a metal tank from humidity from the air...
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