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Forum: Boating Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
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, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
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, 03:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,747
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, 03:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,747
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, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
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, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
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, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,747
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
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, 06:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,747
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, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,918
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, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
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...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-09-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By DickR
Success!

Earlier this week, I grabbed a Craftsman 21" push/walk-behind mower at the town dump. Decoding the serial number told me it's a 2008, only 14 years old. It has a Briggs & Stratton 5.5 HP 158 cc...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By DickR
I hope you reported it to Marine Patrol (Gilford).

I hope you reported it to Marine Patrol (Gilford).
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-01-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,947
Posted By DickR
If you are trashing the mower, can I have it? I...

If you are trashing the mower, can I have it? I have been looking for either a working used push/walk behind mower or at least a frame I can put under my working 5 HP engine. What size is the mower?
Forum: Boating 06-16-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,914
Posted By DickR
That volume of concrete (8" cube) would be about...

That volume of concrete (8" cube) would be about 0.3 cu.ft and weigh around 43 lb. That "single large opening would have to be huge for the block to weigh just 15 lb, little more than a third than...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-15-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By DickR
This morning my grandson is washing down our...

This morning my grandson is washing down our deck, without use of anything but a hose and a wide soft-bristle push broom. That quickly loosens the accumulated tree debris and pine pollen.
Forum: Winni Wildlife 06-09-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,432
Posted By DickR
The "deer reduction program," as the BWMANH...

The "deer reduction program," as the BWMANH (https://sites.google.com/view/bwmanh/home) prefers to call it (not "hunting"), is ongoing every fall. The program was started some years ago in designated...
Forum: Lost & Found 06-03-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,341
Posted By DickR
From Ambrose Cove to NW Mark Isl? That's quite a...

From Ambrose Cove to NW Mark Isl? That's quite a distance and tortuous path for anything to "drift." I suppose Mark isn't necessarily where the craft was encountered adrift. For anyone wondering, the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-28-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By DickR
Where on 106? Any contact info?

Where on 106? Any contact info?
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-28-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By DickR
Lawnmower body needed

I have a 25-yr old Craftsman 20" walk-behind mower. The 5.0 HP engine runs well, but the "deck shell" or "deck housing" (whatever the right name is), onto which the engine is bolted, has rusted out...
Forum: Lost & Found 05-27-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,341
Posted By DickR
The item has been returned to its owner (yay,...

The item has been returned to its owner (yay, Forum!). The Marine Patrol also was notified.
Forum: Automotive 05-13-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By DickR
I was having the same sort of difficulty with my...

I was having the same sort of difficulty with my 2015 Subaru. Then last year I got a notice from the mfg telling me I could get the problem fixed at no cost. I did, and it's been fine since. Maybe...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-08-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By DickR
Our home, built 2010-11, has a double-stud...

Our home, built 2010-11, has a double-stud exterior. Wall insulation is dense-packed cellulose to R40 or so, attic floor is loose-blow cellulose to R60. Then there is 4" foam under the basement slab...
Forum: Lost & Found 05-06-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,341
Posted By DickR
Watercraft found adrift

A small watercraft was found adrift in close to shore on Long Island. Provide a complete description to claim it. Marine Patrol will be notified also.
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