Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 12, 2004 · Page 30
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 30

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14—FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2004 ON THE MARKET How Continued from Page 11 When installing blankets yourself, don't be tempted to skip small spaces. Take time to do a good job on the narrow stud and joist spaces. Cut the blanket to fit. Insulation should never be compressed to fit, but should be cut to size. A careless job of fitting greatly reduces its effectiveness. Always follow the direction sheets included in the package with the insulation. Leave eave vents uncovered. The airflow will prevent moisture buildup and reduce attic temperatures. As a general rule, 1 square foot of free vent area should be provided for every 150 square feet of attic floor, when no vapor barrier is used. With a vapor barrier, 1 square foot of vent area per 300 square feet of attic floor is recommended. Also, keep insulation a minimum of 3 inches from recessed light fixtures. Use unfaced insulation in the space between a masonry chimney and wood framing. To assure adequate ventilation, there must be a gap of about 2 inches between the insulation and the underside of the roof. The gap should extend from a vent along the roof ridge to the soffit (the enclosed channels which run along a roof's eaves). To keep insulation away from hot spots (chimneys, lighting fixtures, soffits) you can buy barriers of stiff material that fit between joists, or you can make your own barriers from heavy cardboard. Fold the ends of the barriers so they fit against the sides of joists; attach them to the joists with staples or small nails. FROM A READER "I differ with the advice you gave concerning hot water backing up into the plumbing system. Based on the question, I would guess that their system is suffering from thermal expansion. This is not uncommon and can be solved by installing an expansion tank. The tank will absorb the expanding hot water. As the water cools down, it returns back into the system. Installing a check valve in this situation, can cause pressure buildup and possibly damage to the plumbing system." Your comments are appreciated, as that indeed could be the situation. It's best to have the plumbing system checked by a professional plumber to identify the exact cause of the problem, which was: cold water faucet emitting warm water and requiring a lengthy period to bring in a cooler water supply. Send e-mail to copleysd@copleynews.com or write to Here's How, Copley News Service, P.O. Box 120190, San Diego, CA 92112-0190. Only questions of general interest can be answered in the column. Collect Continued from Page 13 Identification and Price Guide" by Steve Santi (Krauss Books) illustrates no less than 3,750 titles in the series. According to Santi, those of highest value include the initial volume in the series, "Three Little Kittens," 1942 ($50-$200), the first edition of "The Poky Little Puppy," 1942 ($50-$200), "The Happy Family," the last title with a dust jacket, 1947, ($50-$ 150), "Katie the Kitten." puzzle edition with foil spine, 1949 ($125), "Fun with Decals," 1952 ($125), "Nurse Nancy," with Band- Aids, 1952 ($125), and with its crossover interest for collectors of black memorabilia, "Little Black Sambo," 1948 ($175). But take heart - there are many, many examples out there from $5 to $10. Linda Rosenkrantz has edited Auction magazine and authored 15 books, including "Telegram: Modern History as Told through More than 400 Witty, Poignant, and Revealing Telegrams." She cannot answer letters personal^. Great Investment! 3 bedroom, 1 bath with partially completed garage conversion bonus room, nice garden area with building that could be used for shop, office or garden shed? 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