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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:32 am

I am so pleased that I discovered after 13 years that the whole-house fan in my house was not broken but merely switched off by a switch I'd never noticed before. It was a little stuffy in here, so I just opened some windows and cranked up the fan. Temp outdoors is 64. The temp inside dropped from 77 to 71 in about 10 minutes. Nice.
a friend of mine had a similar story about a sump pump. he owned his house for several years and had some of the usuall Pittsburgh problems with water. one day he accidentally flipped a switch in his laundry room and the sump pump kicked on. problem solved.

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Postby King Colby » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:46 am

Attic fans are a true blessing

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Postby skullman80 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:50 am

We have an attic fan, but the one time it turned on last year it was loud as heck....so I flipped it off. Probably should figure out why that is so we can use it.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:53 am

We have an attic fan, but the one time it turned on last year it was loud as heck....so I flipped it off. Probably should figure out why that is so we can use it.
IME, most are incredibly loud.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:54 am

Ours was belt driven on an old school pulley system. My dad said that my grandfather wired it in the 70s (we lived in my grandparents house from 2010-18).

That thing ran pretty much from April thru September every year without fail.

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Postby skullman80 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:55 am

We have an attic fan, but the one time it turned on last year it was loud as heck....so I flipped it off. Probably should figure out why that is so we can use it.
IME, most are incredibly loud.
It was like shaking the one wall haha. We were told it worked and when we had the house inspected it checked out.. maybe it just is that loud. It would help to run the air less though if we had it on no doubt.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:07 pm

We have an attic fan, but the one time it turned on last year it was loud as heck....so I flipped it off. Probably should figure out why that is so we can use it.
IME, most are incredibly loud.
It was like shaking the one wall haha. We were told it worked and when we had the house inspected it checked out.. maybe it just is that loud. It would help to run the air less though if we had it on no doubt.
Pretty normal. After a while you get used to it and it becomes background noise. In the summer it was nice as it drowned out the chirping of the crickets

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Postby Ad@m » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:41 pm

I want to get a fire pit (metal with walls/mesh) for on my concrete patio. Does anyone else have one like this and do they throw ashes and stain the concrete bad? This is the one I have my eye on.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/produ ... EHEALw_wcB
Here’s a few fancy fire pits mac

https://tusseymountainmulch.com/product ... fireplaces

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Postby meow » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:40 am

Anyone have a power washer suggestion? I'd love to be able to get my vinyl fence, which is about 125 feet at it's furthest from an outdoor faucet. Electric or gas makes no never mind to me

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:44 am

Anyone have a power washer suggestion? I'd love to be able to get my vinyl fence, which is about 125 feet at it's furthest from an outdoor faucet. Electric or gas makes no never mind to me
I have an electric and would probably go gas if I wanted a re-do. It's fine for cleaning a vinyl fence, but may lack the power if you intend to clean the second story siding on a house, IMO.

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Postby Trip McNeely » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:46 am

Anyone have a power washer suggestion? I'd love to be able to get my vinyl fence, which is about 125 feet at it's furthest from an outdoor faucet. Electric or gas makes no never mind to me
I have a ryobi. Most of their tools are dogshit but the pressure washer I have is pretty solid.

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:49 am

Ohhh, one thing I will say - go to a big box store to check them out in person. Mine has this hard plastic hose for the wand, and it is **** horrible. I'd want something more flexible for sure.

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Postby meow » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:49 am

Anyone have a power washer suggestion? I'd love to be able to get my vinyl fence, which is about 125 feet at it's furthest from an outdoor faucet. Electric or gas makes no never mind to me
I have an electric and would probably go gas if I wanted a re-do. It's fine for cleaning a vinyl fence, but may lack the power if you intend to clean the second story siding on a house, IMO.
We pay a guy to wash our house every spring, so that’s not an issue here. It’s really only for the fence, patio and driveway.

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:51 am

Anyone have a power washer suggestion? I'd love to be able to get my vinyl fence, which is about 125 feet at it's furthest from an outdoor faucet. Electric or gas makes no never mind to me
I have an electric and would probably go gas if I wanted a re-do. It's fine for cleaning a vinyl fence, but may lack the power if you intend to clean the second story siding on a house, IMO.
We pay a guy to wash our house every spring, so that’s not an issue here. It’s really only for the fence, patio and driveway.
I'd say you're probably fine with an electric, but you're quite far for both the electrical connection and hose connection. A gas unit isn't going to solve your hose issue, but it'd save you coin on the extension cord.

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Postby meow » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:52 am

I already have an extension cord that is probably 7 miles long.

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Postby meow » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:53 am

Ohhh, one thing I will say - go to a big box store to check them out in person. Mine has this hard plastic hose for the wand, and it is **** horrible. I'd want something more flexible for sure.
Hehe. NTP wants a bendy hose.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:58 am

I already have an extension cord that is probably 7 miles long.
i feel like you may be exagerating about the length of that hose

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Postby meow » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:00 am

I typically measure it in leagues, but you plebs wouldn’t understand.

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Postby Morkle » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:26 am

Anyone have a power washer suggestion? I'd love to be able to get my vinyl fence, which is about 125 feet at it's furthest from an outdoor faucet. Electric or gas makes no never mind to me
I have a ryobi. Most of their tools are dogshit but the pressure washer I have is pretty solid.
I have a SunJoe from Amazon that's been killer. 3+ years no issues.

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Postby Beveridge » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:55 am

Anyone have a power washer suggestion? I'd love to be able to get my vinyl fence, which is about 125 feet at it's furthest from an outdoor faucet. Electric or gas makes no never mind to me
I have a ryobi. Most of their tools are dogshit but the pressure washer I have is pretty solid.
I have a SunJoe from Amazon that's been killer. 3+ years no issues.
Which one do you have?

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Postby Morkle » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:57 am

Anyone have a power washer suggestion? I'd love to be able to get my vinyl fence, which is about 125 feet at it's furthest from an outdoor faucet. Electric or gas makes no never mind to me
I have a ryobi. Most of their tools are dogshit but the pressure washer I have is pretty solid.
I have a SunJoe from Amazon that's been killer. 3+ years no issues.
Which one do you have?

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Postby LITT » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:21 pm

Anyone have a battery lawn mower

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:31 pm

Two of my friends got them and went with the EGO brand and swear by them

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Postby mac5155 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:33 pm

I have a BlackMax pressure washer with a Mitsubishi engine and love it. Sam's club.

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Postby Beveridge » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:47 pm

Two of my friends got them and went with the EGO brand and swear by them
Add me to the list. Love my EGO mower.

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