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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2013, 01:36:22 PM »
I have a very small water heater and am replacing to a larger one. How many gallons should I get for a frum family (thining about erev shabbos and yuntif) I dont want to buy one for a bunk but want to be practical.

Also I am having a diffulcult time finding them in stores (larger ones).
Any help would be appreciated

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2013, 02:32:13 PM »
I have a very small water heater and am replacing to a larger one. How many gallons should I get for a frum family (thining about erev shabbos and yuntif) I dont want to buy one for a bunk but want to be practical.

Also I am having a diffulcult time finding them in stores (larger ones).
Any help would be appreciated
We have (I think) a 55 gallon.  We are a family of 8 (oldest is 8).  Day-to-day and erev Shabbos usage is plenty.  We often have guests (this past yom tov we had a total of 17 in our house) and as long as everyone does not use the showers within the same hour, we are fine.

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2013, 02:35:28 PM »
I have a very small water heater and am replacing to a larger one. How many gallons should I get for a frum family (thining about erev shabbos and yuntif) I dont want to buy one for a bunk but want to be practical.

Also I am having a diffulcult time finding them in stores (larger ones).
Any help would be appreciated
We had a 50 that was OK.  When it died it was replaced with a 40 gallon that wasn't nearly enough.  So now we have 2x40 and never run out :)
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2013, 02:48:56 PM »
We have (I think) a 55 gallon.  We are a family of 8 (oldest is 8).  Day-to-day and erev Shabbos usage is plenty.  We often have guests (this past yom tov we had a total of 17 in our house) and as long as everyone does not use the showers within the same hour, we are fine.
Hmmm, I only see 50 gal. ones you think the 5 gal will make a significant difference. (its 10% smaller!)

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2013, 03:29:45 PM »
We had a 50 that was OK.  When it died it was replaced with a 40 gallon that wasn't nearly enough.  So now we have 2x40 and never run out :)
Isn't that more expensive to heat?

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2013, 03:37:24 PM »
Isn't that more expensive to heat?
My gas usage bill last month was $12 and that includes the 2 water heaters, gas dryer, gas grill, and gas stove.
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2013, 04:07:24 PM »
I need durable blinds/shades that are aesthetically pleasant and durable for the little crew. Any ideas?
For an oversized shade for my porch door, I got one at blinds.com  It was cheaper than Home depot/ Lowe's. And they custom made the exact size I needed.
Whats the going rate to have a room (converted garage, not huge. Currently is hot pink..) painted? {The owner will buy paint and supplies.}
I had a handyman painter than charged $105/day for the labor. Estimate how many days it'll take you, multiply by 1.5 or 2, multiply by $125, and that might be an appropriate price.

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2013, 06:13:58 PM »
I got it done for 200$ with the ceiling.

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2013, 09:53:38 AM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for a handyman in Brooklyn?

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2013, 11:09:52 AM »
My water dispenser in the refrigerator is extremely slow. I assume it is the water filter which hasn't been replaced in a really long time. However, when I take off the filter and push the water button the water still only trickles out. Does that mean that the problem is somewhere other than the filter?
On the GE site it says "To confirm a clogged filter, please remove the filter and install the supplied filter bypass plug in its place. Try the dispenser, if the water flow improves from the dispenser, the filter is clogged and needs to be replaced." I don't have this bypass piece, so I am wondering if my test of simply unscrewing the filter is not a thorough diagnostic test to rule out filter issues.
Anybody ideas?

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2013, 11:19:46 AM »
my test of simply unscrewing the filter is not a thorough diagnostic test to rule out filter issues.
Sounds like that.
Either buy the filter. Or buy the filter bypass piece (call GE, I'd bet they send it for free)
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2013, 12:37:00 PM »
Is it possible some junk got in to clog the tubing?  start w calling GE.

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2013, 02:00:36 PM »
Is it possible some junk got in to clog the tubing?  start w calling GE.
I called GE. It is out of warranty so they won't even trouble shoot over the phone. A diagnosis by technician coming out is minimum $99.

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2013, 02:07:15 PM »
My water dispenser in the refrigerator is extremely slow. I assume it is the water filter which hasn't been replaced in a really long time. However, when I take off the filter and push the water button the water still only trickles out. Does that mean that the problem is somewhere other than the filter?
On the GE site it says "To confirm a clogged filter, please remove the filter and install the supplied filter bypass plug in its place. Try the dispenser, if the water flow improves from the dispenser, the filter is clogged and needs to be replaced." I don't have this bypass piece, so I am wondering if my test of simply unscrewing the filter is not a thorough diagnostic test to rule out filter issues.
Anybody ideas?
IMHO its a filter issue. The water is not supposed to flow without a filter or bypass. Buy a new filter you should be fine.

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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2013, 02:41:08 PM »
Anyone have experience with replacing linoleum floor in a kitchen? How difficult is it?