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    Thanks for your time guys... especially the...

    Thanks for your time guys... especially the manual....I'm getting so excited already...customer every 2-4 years!:LOL:
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    m/n cdvs280-n... Always helps to know :oops:

    m/n cdvs280-n... Always helps to know :oops:
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    accessing blower

    Just trying to find out before I get there... What do I have to do to get to the blower on a Continental freestanding gas stove....it appears that if i remove a bunch of screws from the rear cover...
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    Rigid vs flex Direct vent

    When (if ever) must rigid venting be used rather than flex? What are the pros and cons?
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    Who makes an electric start outdoor fireplace? I...

    Who makes an electric start outdoor fireplace? I install the kingsman and napoleon models, which you need to light with a match.
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    Type G coated copper (yellow coating). Make sure...

    Type G coated copper (yellow coating). Make sure the coating is intact where it penetrates the concrete. I would go 24" deep even though our codes only call for 18" unless under a driveway. (if...
  7. Napoleon GD70

    I know you asked for a few different styles, but check out the Napoleon GD70'STARFIRE' fireplace. The log set is great as are the flames. The opening doors (in front of glass) make it appear more...
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    Are you're for real.....??? People die from this. (CO & drugs)

    The fire department won't fix your problem, just put it out, or air it out and shut things down. (They don't rebuild burnt down houses, just put the fire out...They don't fix furnaces or air...
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    :confused: That gas pipe running beside your...

    :confused: That gas pipe running beside your furnace does not look like its capped??? Looks kinda lika a flex connector fitting. I hope thats not how they left it.

    Also kind of interesting that...
  10. Thread: Seeking Help

    by mobileguy
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    Ask your service person to measure heat rise.......

    Ask your service person to measure heat rise.... that spec is on your rating plate for a reason.
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    de ja vu....

    Candles..... Sounds silly, but you may be pleasently suprised. It won't be the first time. (I may have spent sometime at a customers house checking everything out once only to find that this was...
  12. Thread: gti troubles

    by mobileguy
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    Check your open and closed circuit mv's. Also...

    Check your open and closed circuit mv's. Also check resistence of the valve. Your thermocouple generates mv's for the pilot to stay lit, your thermopile for your gas valve to operate. Sometimes...
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    hopefully a pro will chime in...

    Sorry I'm not pro enough for you.....

    Give me a call when you find a perfectly sealed duct. Maybe a pro can come and do a test for the proper seal, maybe get them to install the filter rack for...
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    t-stat? Set to 'off' not 'heat' and see if the...

    t-stat? Set to 'off' not 'heat' and see if the furnace shuts off in a couple minutes. If it continues running turn off the switch at the furnace and call for service. If it shuts off, call for...
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    Filters go in the return air plenum at the...

    Filters go in the return air plenum at the furnace. Why filter the air than have it travel another 10' once again picking up dust and who knows what else!

    What does your furnace installation...
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    black iron tee - $.xx 3 black iron nipples -...

    black iron tee - $.xx
    3 black iron nipples - $x.xx
    black iron cap - $.xx

    Service call to repair/replace valve - priceless (+$x.xx & time for a dirt/drip pocket)!!

    Many appliances spec a...
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    Hunter fireplace

    Hunter manufactured furnaces in Ontario, Canada and went under some time ago. A good gas technician should be able to tell you what the problem is, both the pilot and sooting. You might question...
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    Give the furnace (reasonable) time to get up to...

    Give the furnace (reasonable) time to get up to temp, than watch your cycles per hour. If its not cycling, or cycling too much, call them back. (I think 3-5 cph is reasonable) My personal opinion...
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    Don't let this 'contractor' do anything. If he's...

    Don't let this 'contractor' do anything. If he's telling you flex is better than metal, what else is he making up? (asbestos removal, repairs...)
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    Good to see you(Deejoe) don't agree, even better...

    Good to see you(Deejoe) don't agree, even better to see others do.

    Perhaps you can post some insight. Til then I'll follow the 5x hr, my customers are comfortable, and the furnaces are working...
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    5 cycles per hour is what i've been taught as...

    5 cycles per hour is what i've been taught as rule of thumb, if the furnace is the proper one for the house, and typically is what I find to be true. Let me know if I'm out to lunch on this one!!!
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    No- sounds like a terrible idea. This furnace...

    No- sounds like a terrible idea. This furnace was designed this way for a reason. If the furnace design doesn't suit your house don't tinker, change the furnace. Think two stage. New furnace will...
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    Kingsman remote kit comes with a wall bracket for...

    Kingsman remote kit comes with a wall bracket for remote storage or if you want to use it as your 't-stat'.
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    Lower resistance with bigger wire. Best place...

    Lower resistance with bigger wire. Best place for this info is the manual coming with the product. (info in writing by the mfg. always beats speculation if you ask me)
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    Hot air rises

    Hot air rises. If you're in a cold climate you'll be heating lots. You want to heat cooler air, which is lower in the room. You want your return far from the registers. No sense in having a hot...
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    Call a service tech!! Money saved repairing your...

    Call a service tech!! Money saved repairing your own board won't fix a repair gone bad.

    If all components are working okay its time to replace the board.
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    Hearthman's right, time for a tech. Just...

    Hearthman's right, time for a tech. Just curious, did you shut your pilot off during the summer?
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    Check your t-stat. Suspect #1. Check your air...

    Check your t-stat. Suspect #1.

    Check your air filter #2 I don't think its causing this problem, but stranger things have happened.

    Don't play with your furnace #3 You might add an...
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    small leaks o.k.???

    No leak is o.k., any leak is not o.k..

    There is no replacement for soap/water.

    If you're finding a leak 25% of the time, somethings wrong. I would highly recommend that someone goes through...
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    100% agreed with collin, 15 yr old insert has put...

    100% agreed with collin, 15 yr old insert has put its time in, ready for retirement.
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    It is acceptable and often is done this way. ...

    It is acceptable and often is done this way. However, I would contact a licenced electrician. Typically inserts have a box/plug inside the insert next to the blower where you would plug it into. ...
  32. Thread: Whats this??

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    No, its not sideways (DV going through the wall),...

    No, its not sideways (DV going through the wall), however the last part of it was pointing down before I disassembled it (and will be gone when I reassemble it). This looks like something you use...
  33. Thread: Whats this??

    by mobileguy
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    Whats this??

    This (the green flex portion) does not look like a proper vent component to me. Has anyone seen this used before? All installations I do are using the manufacturers listed components. I have a...
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    kingsmans o.k

    I personally have had a fair bit of experience with Kingsman inserts and to date have had very little trouble. It uses the quite reliable SIT valve, and have had very little trouble getting anything...
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    Thats awesome (to look at)!!!

    Is this the new style water heater?? Looks like a good install though. (no bubbles from leaking gas) If there are leaks do you just add a predetermined amount of pure soap for your soapy water...
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    getting to it...

    I've found a replacement blower no problem, just getting to the old one seems nearly impossible. Normally you need to be a contortionist to squeeze through the tiny space at the bottom, and leave...
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    Hunter Fireplace Blower motor

    Customers has a hunter F125 gas stove, with a blower that is shot(noisy bearings). The blower is out of sight and out of reach. What is involved in accessing it? (Work space in home is very...
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