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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-28-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By DickR
Around 5-6 years ago I had a 6x30 aluminum frame...

Around 5-6 years ago I had a 6x30 aluminum frame crank-up built and installed. I bought that without deck sections. Those I built myself out of cedar, for its natural rot resistance. I considered a...
Forum: Boating 11-12-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By DickR
The problem with use of hydrogen as a fuel for a...

The problem with use of hydrogen as a fuel for a fuel cell to generate electric power is much the same as using a battery as a power source (charging the battery). Virtually all of the hydrogen on...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-21-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,981
Posted By DickR
Running a woodstove on unseasoned wood with air...

Running a woodstove on unseasoned wood with air turned way down is apt to contribute to fouling the chimney, potentially leading later to a chimney fire. If you see smoke coming from the chimney well...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-10-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,928
Posted By DickR
A wood stove disperses heat by both modes, by...

A wood stove disperses heat by both modes, by direct radiation to surfaces facing the hot surfaces of the stove and by convective air currents, heating up air flowing in from near floor level,...
Forum: Automotive 10-05-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By DickR
I have a Subaru Imprezza, with CVT for...

I have a Subaru Imprezza, with CVT for transmission ("continuously variable"). City/Highway estimated mpg was given as 34-37, about 3 mpg better than for the 5-speed manual transmission. I do get...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-30-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,090
Posted By DickR
A typical electric water heater of any size has...

A typical electric water heater of any size has two heating elements, upper and lower, with two thermostats. My 40 gallon tank has two, 4.5 KW each. The upper element and thermostat are located...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,901
Posted By DickR
Using the ice as an easy solution to placement of...

Using the ice as an easy solution to placement of the mooring block makes a lot of sense. As to the safety issue, I would think that a suitable flag or similar very visible indicator could be placed...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,341
Posted By DickR
Power and internet back on here at Long Island as...

Power and internet back on here at Long Island as of a little before 12 noon.
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,884
Posted By DickR
Perhaps a reasonable compromise to propose at a...

Perhaps a reasonable compromise to propose at a hearing would be to eliminate or drastically shorten the general 150' part, much as there is a 75' substitution for Braun Bay.
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,884
Posted By DickR
I stand corrected. The 150' from shore (rafting...

I stand corrected. The 150' from shore (rafting or not) in a NRZ was not mentioned in post @2 in the referenced thread. Later, in post #5, Marine Patrol provided more complete detail.
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,884
Posted By DickR
See post #2 in this prior thread on meaning of...

See post #2 in this prior thread on meaning of "no rafting zone" on this forum: https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20320

That clarifies the meaning of NRZ; anchoring within 150...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-30-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,780
Posted By DickR
I found this description of what's in TruFuel:...

I found this description of what's in TruFuel: https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/threads/whats-in-trufuel.480480/

Toluene, xylene, and ethylbenene are aromatic hydrocarbons. The Tru Fuel website...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-24-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,780
Posted By DickR
Is there any significant difference between...

Is there any significant difference between "canned gas" (from a hardware store) and ethanol-free gas (from a gas station offering it)? The latter, while maybe a buck a gallon more than gas laced...
Forum: Boating 08-17-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,156
Posted By DickR
Every time I go over the LI bridge late in the...

Every time I go over the LI bridge late in the day and see kids, smirks on faces waiting for me go pass by/go away so they can jump, I have the same thought. There ought to be a late summer, midweek,...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-09-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,996
Posted By DickR
That's not such a good idea for a large section...

That's not such a good idea for a large section of wall, in this climate. That puts a vapor barrier on the outside of the sheathing, which presents a problem in winter. Water vapor diffusing through...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-06-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,535
Posted By DickR
Our house is heated in the winter, cooled in...

Our house is heated in the winter, cooled in summer by the heat pump. The heat pump of course uses electric power to run, so you'd think that the highest months of power use would be in winter. Most...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-06-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,535
Posted By DickR
To that 0.4 KWH/hr of electric input turned into...

To that 0.4 KWH/hr of electric input turned into heat by the dehumidifier, add about 0.3 KWH for every pint of water ("a pint's a pound, the world around") condensed by the unit.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-01-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,996
Posted By DickR
Here is another article, showing a custom formed...

Here is another article, showing a custom formed flashing for up where the dormer wall meets the roof: https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/all-about-roof-flashing

And another:...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-31-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,996
Posted By DickR
If the damage to the wall is the red rectangle to...

If the damage to the wall is the red rectangle to the left of the door in your first photo, then the place where the lower edge of the roof over the door meets the wall is indeed where the kickout...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-31-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,996
Posted By DickR
The places where a roof slope intersects a...

The places where a roof slope intersects a vertical wall must have step flashing on the wall at each course of roofing, or an equivalent installation for keeping water from getting under the courses...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-30-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,535
Posted By DickR
For humidity to be higher in the attic than...

For humidity to be higher in the attic than outside most of the time, there must be a source of moisture from within that is migrating into the attic. This could be from interior moisture-producing...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-29-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,069
Posted By DickR
This thread and the one on reducing electrical...

This thread and the one on reducing electrical consumption in a home are related, in that they address what to do to reduce energy costs for a home. Addressing this for an existing house does involve...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-29-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,535
Posted By DickR
As far as attic ventilation vents go, gable end...

As far as attic ventilation vents go, gable end vents by themselves generally don't do what the homeowner expects. Air exchange through such vents is minimal. The best arrangement is with a ridge...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,990
Posted By DickR
It's not myth, and humidity does factor in. As...

It's not myth, and humidity does factor in. As the dew point of air climbs out of the 50s (nice and dry!) into the low 60s (noticeably humid), and into the 70s (downright muggy - tropical), the rate...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-10-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By DickR
The deck on the "new" mower is totally sound,...

The deck on the "new" mower is totally sound, without any hint of rust, and underneath was fairly clean also, without any layer of wet cuttings practically glued on. It may be that the mower hadn't...
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