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    Thanks for all replies. I called my own oil...

    Thanks for all replies.

    I called my own oil company today and they explained that a whistle will be heard when the delivery is started and the whistle will change pitch when it is full. Good to...
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    Yes it is filled from outside. Friend says it...

    Yes it is filled from outside.

    Friend says it overflows but I don't know any more specifics. I have not looked at the tank myself. The insurance company adjuster was out to look it over and...
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    Oil Tank Fill Alarm ?

    A friend has had two deliveries of oil so far this season. Both times oil overflowed the tank which is in the basement. The delivery company takes no responsibility for the overflow problem, but they...
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    mark beiser, teddy bear, skippedover thanks for...

    mark beiser, teddy bear, skippedover thanks for your replies.

    I had a Carrier 4 ton two speed heat pump installed in 2008. I tried to hold out for the variable speed but it was not to be. I guess...
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    Dehumidifying Heat Pipes

    I have a 2650 sqft single home. I was looking at the "Dehumidifying Heat Pipes" and wondered if this would be an option for my home.
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    Maybe I am misunderstanding what a "packaged...

    Maybe I am misunderstanding what a "packaged unit" is. The self-contained unit is mounted on the outside wall of the "shed". Inside the shed is the unit, and from the outside I can see the condenser...
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    No Ductwork for Package Unit ?

    My daughter bought a condo which has an attached "shed" where the heat pump is located. There is a "return" grill in the living room. On the other side of the wall is the "shed".

    There is about a...
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    My wife wants a grill with a rotisserie (she...

    My wife wants a grill with a rotisserie (she likes chicken) but I want one that is easy to clean. Is there such a grill ???

    There is nothing worse than uncovering the grill in spring and trying...
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    Some politicians still can't seem to connect...

    Some politicians still can't seem to connect business with jobs, they just see business as a source of tax revenue until the business moves or goes bankrupt. :gah:


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  10. Nixon made many, many mistakes. And it irks me...

    Nixon made many, many mistakes. And it irks me when people call him a conservative.


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  11. This congressional vote just makes me sick to my...

    This congressional vote just makes me sick to my stomach.

    All they did was take a B-S poll of a "few" with biased questions.

    As was mentioned, the military will have an exodus of good soldiers...
  12. Reading this thread makes me laugh LOL. From...

    Reading this thread makes me laugh LOL.

    From personal experience; my wife had four brothers and she the only female. Only one in the family could go to college due to family finances. That brother...
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    I wonder why Efficiency hasn't posted HIS...

    I wonder why Efficiency hasn't posted HIS numbers. Is that you Barack checking on us ??? :grin2:


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    State that you live in?:....... Pennsylvania Sf...

    State that you live in?:....... Pennsylvania
    Sf of your house?: .............2650
    Temperature you keep your house at?:.........69 (average)
    Type of fuel? (all types, electric, propane, gas):...
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    Yeah, the political shell game, .........here is...

    Yeah, the political shell game, .........here is a discount but PECO gets to add a different (transition) charge to make it up. Competitors can't compete, customers get screwed.

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  16. Thread: We Got A Deal

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    I think the dems are in a tough spot. If they...

    I think the dems are in a tough spot. If they don't go along, it's chaos and the population gets screwed (actually MORE screwed).

    Out of a $800 billion dollar deal, the "so called wealthy tax...
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    When I bought my newly built house, I found a...

    When I bought my newly built house, I found a half-eaten hoagie in my duct. It wasn't even toasted, just a little moldy. :D

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    Here is one factor causing electric rates to...

    Here is one factor causing electric rates to jump.....wind power is more expensive;







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    Poll: Well, he is just retaliating for all those...

    Well, he is just retaliating for all those "Canadian Clippers" that are sent down here to freeze our butts off. BTW; I thought Canadians were already "chilled". :grin2: :whistle:
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    Poll: So you think the federal government is a well...

    So you think the federal government is a well oiled efficient machine, they spend our money frugally ???

    They may be "well greased" BUT they are more like the keystone kops.

    Why else would...
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    OK I'm just a home owner, but to the pro's, does...

    OK I'm just a home owner, but to the pro's, does it sound like the duct work might be a little on the small side ???

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    Well, Obama did say under his administration...

    Well, Obama did say under his administration electric rates will "skyrocket". :gah:

    This reminds me of the 70's when oil prices went through the roof and PECO asked everyone to "conserve" energy....
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    Yes, that was another option to pipe outside air...

    Yes, that was another option to pipe outside air directly to the burner.

    Since there apparently is no manufactured "boot" for the Riello burner, a special modification would need to be made in...
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    I'll just tell you about my past system. I HAD a...

    I'll just tell you about my past system. I HAD a 5 ton AC with duct board ducts. The inside of the duct board was filled with mold because (according to the contractor) my system was so over sized...
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    I have had a number of guy's look at this and the...

    I have had a number of guy's look at this and the last company is now my current maintenance contractor. The "boss" came out to personally check things out and gave me this solution. He felt (after...
  26. Thread: GFI questions

    by Jack2007
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    Was the area wet ??? Do you have blinking...

    Was the area wet ???

    Do you have blinking lights ??? A momentary overload will trip.

    I once plugged an ohmmeter into a 120 volt outlet (day dreaming I guess LOL) and the thing shut down...
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    Combustion Air System 4 oil furnace

    My problem is exhaust fumes in the basement that come into the living space. This happened the first winter after my below equipment was installed.

    My Carrier Split System:
    Heat Pump with...
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    Thomas Paine also said (from Age of Reason); ...

    Thomas Paine also said (from Age of Reason);




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    If the second story is actually 1/2 story, then...

    If the second story is actually 1/2 story, then the ceiling must be dry walled to the roof rafters.

    Heat will be radiated directly from the roof to the ceiling making any insulation less...
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    I have both. My PAV was installed when the...

    I have both.

    My PAV was installed when the house was built in 1988. At one time I was worried about power consumption so I adjusted the PAV to turn on at over 100* instead of 90* - 95*.

    My...
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    I'm NOT in the field of HVAC, but a search of...

    I'm NOT in the field of HVAC, but a search of that number (Model No. TWE036C140B0) reveals it is an evaporator (A coil) number.

    You need to get the number from the "condenser" (outside unit).

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    I love my Carrier two stage / ECM. I use...

    I love my Carrier two stage / ECM.

    I use ceiling fans on the second floor to even the temp, since the registers are in the floor. Oh, and I shut off the registers on the first floor.


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  33. 96% Yes 3,426,526 votes 4% No143,469...

    96%
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    3,426,526 votes


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    :yes:
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    As a homeowner, this is what would concern me the...

    As a homeowner, this is what would concern me the most;

    Are they licensed
    Are they experienced
    How many HVAC units have they installed before


    I know a guy who said he had to install twenty...
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    Someone is always pushing a "bogus" theory. ...

    Someone is always pushing a "bogus" theory.

    Myths About R-410A;

    http://www51.honeywell.com/sm/410a/myths.html

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    Um...............I never found anything remotely...

    Um...............I never found anything remotely conservative there....................but that's just me.


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    OMG - I found America's problem

    Obama has a private stash he uses to spend money, at least that's what welfare recipients think.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMK9zxb5HyE&feature=player_embedded

    and everyone makes too much...
  38. Terrorists CAN'T be deported because of human rights

    Judge rules terror pair ARE a threat to national security... but they CAN'T be deported because of human rights


    Are we in the twilight zone ?
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    I don't know for sure what his device was at the...

    I don't know for sure what his device was at the time, but he was impressed.

    A different tech came today to do the spring "pm" so I asked him to do a "Static pressure drop" across my freshly...
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    US Bailing out Greece ? You betcha

    When Obama talked about "spreading the wealth", he wasn't just speaking about spreading the wealth around America.


    Make you feel all fuzzy inside ?

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    Filter Shopping

    I have a furnace with a variable speed fan motor. It has a 16"x25"x4" filter. I have been using a filter rated at 11 MERV (last year tech said motor is drawing 0.7 amps).

    I'm toying with the idea...
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    I sent an email to the contractor who had his...

    I sent an email to the contractor who had his sticker on the unit in question. His answer is this;




    Now the problem is due to the condo association rules that do not permit split systems....
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    Replace; Magic Chef PWC heat pump

    My daughter is purchasing a condo that has a twenty-five year old Magic Chef PWC heat pump. I saw a Cold Point replacement but it is only a 9 or 10 seer.

    Is there a more efficient direct...
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    Dazzle them with math; :D The COP for a heat...

    Dazzle them with math; :D

    The COP for a heat pump in a heating or cooling application, with steady-state operation, is:

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  45. Even Fake Gadgets Can Get Energy Star Approval!

    And to think, I thought I was saving energy. :eek2:
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    Just to give you some perspective, my home is...

    Just to give you some perspective, my home is 2650 sq ft and my house was determined to need a 3 1/2 ton heat pump.

    As the pros have said Manual J is what is needed.

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    I found this at the EPA; .

    I found this at the EPA;



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    Heater guy was out and spent one and a half hours...

    Heater guy was out and spent one and a half hours analyzing. He said there was a "spike" in gases when furnace first fires. He said his boss will give estimate on a fresh combustion air...
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    After installation which is when the problem...

    After installation which is when the problem (fumes) developed.

    By the way, this is not the same people who installed the system. The guy who initially set up the furnace lost my trust.

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    I guess I should have added more specifics in my...

    I guess I should have added more specifics in my original post.

    The whole system is only one and a half years old.
    The chimney has a recent liner installed (thinking that would help the...
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