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    Carrier vs. Lennox?

    Agree, I had a Tempstar setup installed because it’s very similar to Carrier and is a little more affordable. One key thing as noted by others is quality of installation. One of the best installers in my area is a Tempstar dealer. I would rather have an excellent installer that far exceeds...
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    First Riding mower - Help me out.

    Thanks for all the replies everyone. I ended up having a Family member give me a well taken care of 1 owner John Deere LA105 since they Inherited an X300 series from another family member. This one was just collecting dust. the 105 has had its oil changed every season with Deere filters and...
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    2021 Hyundai 0W 30

    As said many times. M1 0w30 would be what I would use.
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    First Riding mower - Help me out.

    Hey all, My wife and I just built a new home on 3/4 Acre of land that’s basically all flat except slight grade away from the foundation. previous home was on less than 1/4 of an Acre so I pushed mowed it with an AWD Husqvarna self propelled mower with a 6.5hp Briggs on it. Im looking at...
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    Insulating a 1.5 story bonus room.

    You are 100% correct. R-value means little if the envelope isn’t air tight. The durospan is an EPS product with an R-Value of 7.8 Generally a well done knee wall is detailed with 1” R5 XPS or R6 polyiso. I chose to get this 2” eps product as it was the same price as the above choices with...
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    Insulating a 1.5 story bonus room.

    Yes, drywall will be going overtop all areas. Room will be fully finished.
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    Insulating a 1.5 story bonus room.

    I’ve been building my own home the last several months. One of the things I actually enjoy the most is insulation and air sealing. I own a Minneapolis blower door setup and plan to get this 2568SF custom home to blow a 1ACH50. Ive attached pictures on how i decided to insulate my above garage...
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    Using my heat pump in very cold weather

    X2 the system will activate EM-Heat when it’s needed to maintain desired temperature. It’s much cheaper than forcing the furnace to run EM-heat. Money would be best spent on a blower door test and air sealing your home to help retain temperature longer and “help” the system.
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    5w-30 for Turbo GDI

    I have a Tucson 1.6T we run Valvoline advanced or Modern Engine 5w30 mostly. Pick oils that are SN+ or SP and have low calcium to prevent LSPI. There are several good synthetic 5w30s that will work perfectly well. I have also Ran PP 0w40 SN+ that can sometimes be found at menards. The key is...
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    Plumbing Costs - New Construction Home

    This is what I’m planning to do. Just asking if there are any plumbers here and what their general cost range is per “hole” for new construction projects.
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    Plumbing Costs - New Construction Home

    The piping will be PEX
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    Plumbing Costs - New Construction Home

    So I’m building a new home in northern Kentucky, right across the river from a historic Indiana river town. I’m in the process of taking bids for plumbing. Any plumbers here that can chime in on the rates I should be expecting? Most are quoting the job as a “per hole” (there are 19) price and I...
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    Valvoline Modern Engine 5w30 VOA

    agreed. Our Hyundai 1.6 T-GDI runs great on VME. I bought 10 jugs last year at AZ sale. I’m sad it’s no longer on shelves. It appears weak on paper, but the engine is staying spotless and runs quiet.
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    2002 Corvette Z06 what oil to use?

    When I had my 2000 FRC I ran QSUD 5w30. If I had another I’d run VAS 5w30. It’s an LS engine...as long as it has oil, basically any “engine” oil of almost any weight it will run and last a very long time. Put Whatever 5w30 synthetic you want in it and let that thing eat. nearly every API 5w30...
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    Picked up a case of Motorcraft Full Synthetic 5w20

    Cases of this appear to be available from Amazon for ~$68. Works out to ~$5.65qt. Not terrible. More or less in line with Walmart 5qt jug prices.
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