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This area WILL be monitored by the AOP (Ask Our Pro's Committee). Be advised that the AOPC will have full authority over the Owner Assistance Forums. Warnings will be issued for those posting advice that are not approved to do so. Continued violations will result in infractions being issued along with more harsh action if warnings are not heeded.
Professional Members. Before offering advice to guests seeking advice, PLEASE read the original post in its ENTIRETY from the beginning. This will help eliminate conflicting advice and avoid actions by the OP that could pose a danger to themselves, their property and others. Since quests are assumed to have limited knowledge and experience with their HVAC equipment, they may or may not use proper terminology when asking questions. Try to confirm exactly what TYPE (Forced air furnace, hp, boiler, natural gas, LP gas, fuel oil, etc.) of equipment they have as well as manufacturer, model, serial number etc.
Things to avoid:
-No getting into line voltage.
-No use of test instruments.
-No working on energized line voltage except to verify plugged in or switches and breakers on.
-No working on energized fuel lines except to verify fuel cock open.
-Removal of access panels that may expose the OP to extreme hazards