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    Unfortunately, you are asking questions that I...

    Unfortunately, you are asking questions that I cannot answer. The plumber who installed the system supposedly knew what he was doing. I have no idea about the pump flow. The furnace guy only...
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    I found a book at the library to determine heat...

    I found a book at the library to determine heat loss. I factored in the r13, double glazed windows, insulated slab, skylites, wall insulation etc. A heating contractor who installed our furnace...
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    The original heat loss estimate was 13000 BTU...

    The original heat loss estimate was 13000 BTU needed. I get 6000 from a single 6" duct off of the house side. I hoped to get the remaining 7000 from the 30' of fin-tube under the glazing. I can't...
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    I am getting 140 degrees. The Bradford White...

    I am getting 140 degrees. The Bradford White heater unit is supposed to get higher but it doesn't
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    44000 BTU combicore

    44000 BTU combicore
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    More BTUs to heat a small porch conversion

    30 years ago I put in a three season porch 300 sqft area with paver brick floor. After 10 years we opened it up to be part of the living space and used baseboard electric. Unfortunately, this was...
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    House size

    I forgot to note that my house is an 1800 sq ft colonial
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    Price for a condenser

    My Rheem condenser is 20 years old. The A-coil was replace 3 years ago with the new furnace. Roughly how much would I expect to pay for just the condenser. It must meet at least minimum standards...
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    I have a 19 year old Rheem AC. The A-coil is new...

    I have a 19 year old Rheem AC. The A-coil is new with a new furnace (2 years old). would I gain enough efficience to justify replacing a condenser that still works?
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    My Intertherm (soft therm) baseboard unit is...

    My Intertherm (soft therm) baseboard unit is suddenly making loud noises when it starts. This is new. The instruction manual says the unit is maintaince free. It sound like liquid is being forced...
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    Are there any benefits or pitfalls as a result of...

    Are there any benefits or pitfalls as a result of using fireproof insulation around the portion of the masonary chimney that passes through the unheated attic? The central chimney is in a saltbox...
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    Are there any benefits or pitfalls as a result of...

    Are there any benefits or pitfalls as a result of using fireproof insulation around the portion of the masonary chimney that passes through the unheated attic? The central chimney is in a saltbox...
  13. Thread: Lennox G61

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    Thanks folks.

    Thanks folks.
  14. Thread: Lennox G61

    by namber
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    Two years ago I had a Lennox G61 furnace...

    Two years ago I had a Lennox G61 furnace installed by a large HVAC contracter in the area. At the time my Maple/Chase thermostat's instruction manual said it is not for two stage furnaces. My...
  15. Thread: Old Rheem AC

    by namber
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    I have a 15+ year old AC Rheem Model series AFD...

    I have a 15+ year old AC Rheem Model series AFD or AHE. How can I find the SEER rating to compare operation cost to a new condenser unit? I have recently put in a Lennox Model 61 furnace which has...
  16. Thread: Hot water heat

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    In watching "This Old House" I saw Richard T....

    In watching "This Old House" I saw Richard T. installing a fin/tube substitute that looked like a bristle grush wrapped around the tube. He said it gave off 20% more heat than standard fin/tube. I...
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