Search:

Type: Posts; User: drsmith012

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    0
    Views
    578

    Whats wrong with this picture

    Attached is a picture from my coworkers new Water Furnace Envision NDV028 unit operating at full capacity. He took some measurements after installation and found that the unit was always 20-30%...
  2. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,832

    Thanks everyone. Spoke with the city inspector...

    Thanks everyone.

    Spoke with the city inspector this morning and he is going to call the contractor and advise him to get a permit so that the inspector can inspect it. A kinda round about way of...
  3. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,832

    Natural Gas. The load is: Furnace (oversized)...

    Natural Gas. The load is: Furnace (oversized) 100k btu, gas logs 38k btu, 40 gal gas water heater 35k btu? haven't looked recently on the water heater.



    I am starting to like gastite less and...
  4. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,832

    No bonding. I take it connecting it to CIP...

    No bonding. I take it connecting it to CIP coming in from the meter does not count?

    Water is city water and not hard. Very neutral as most water systems go.
  5. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,832

    Forgot a piece or two of information. The total...

    Forgot a piece or two of information. The total load on the gas line is about 170000 BTU. Don't know if this helps but can't hurt.
  6. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,832

    Concerned with my parents new gas line

    My parents had to have foundation work done to correct a problem that was created by a waterproofer's improper backfill. The Fixing company needed the gas line moved since it ran up against the wall...
  7. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,749

    Call or send an Email to Waterfurnace. They seem...

    Call or send an Email to Waterfurnace. They seem to have good customer relations. I sent them an email before I talked to any contractors and the regional Distributor called and then corporate...
  8. With stream water you also have to be carefull of...

    With stream water you also have to be carefull of sediment runoff, ie muddy water when it rains.

    I would recomend a horizontal CLOSED loop since you have a hign water table. My loop was burried...
  9. Replies
    31
    Views
    8,908

    CPH is a variable in the PID loop equation (aka...

    CPH is a variable in the PID loop equation (aka transfer equation) that resides in the stat memory. A PID equation is an equation that looks at the set point, how far from the setpoint you are, how...
  10. Replies
    34
    Views
    2,341

    If you think you may have varing load conditions,...

    If you think you may have varing load conditions, like entertaining guests vs one or two people you may want to consider a two stage AC or heat pump since the heat load/loss seems fairly low.
  11. Been done...

    Been done


    Being done
  12. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,749

    Right now the Waterfurnace has the most effecient...

    Right now the Waterfurnace has the most effecient unit available, the Envision. But, this will probaly shift back to Climate Master when they introduce a new model.

    I have heard some installer...
  13. Replies
    31
    Views
    8,908

    Just found out my waterfurnace has a dip switch...

    Just found out my waterfurnace has a dip switch to disable aux strip heat. According to the manual full "emergency heat" is still available when "aux" heat is disabled.

    the other option is not to...
  14. Replies
    3
    Views
    975

    one: your water will have antifreeze in it. B:...

    one: your water will have antifreeze in it.
    B: if it is that cold to freeze your water your pump will be running.

    So the chances of your short outside pipes freexing are very low. A power...
  15. Thread: pond.

    by drsmith012
    Replies
    14
    Views
    3,356

    Don't forget the Feds give you a 30% tax credit...

    Don't forget the Feds give you a 30% tax credit with no limit for geo units as well. Your state may have additional incentives. Just remember that electric prices are going to go up and up and up...
  16. Replies
    31
    Views
    8,908

    The breaker for my strip heat also power the...

    The breaker for my strip heat also power the blower and electronics. I have been thinkin of the switch Idea. I would think that the Tranquility 27 is advanced enough, like my envision, that if a...
  17. My envision has a leaky air coil as well. But I...

    My envision has a leaky air coil as well. But I have a ten year warranty. Yes I am disappointed that this has happened. My installer did mention that the replacement coils are noticably heavier...
  18. Replies
    58
    Views
    10,229

    I agree it is not free but at a COP of 5 it is a...

    I agree it is not free but at a COP of 5 it is a lot cheaper than the electric elements in the WH. But it still produces far more hot water in the winter than the summer. According to my contractor...
  19. Replies
    58
    Views
    10,229

    My desuperheater makes more hot water in the...

    My desuperheater makes more hot water in the winter becasue I have not only longer run times but quality of the heat from the discharge of the compressor is a much much higher (ie higher temp). In...
  20. If they don't install what is on the...

    If they don't install what is on the quote/contract you don't pay what is on the quote/contract.
  21. Replies
    14
    Views
    3,844

    My installer had a unit right before mine that...

    My installer had a unit right before mine that had two compressor failures, air coil failure with the air coil failing in between the two compressors I think. Anyway WF replaced the Premiere E unit...
  22. Replies
    58
    Views
    10,229

    I get far more hot water off of my Waterfurnace...

    I get far more hot water off of my Waterfurnace in the winter than the summer. According to the contractor who installed it that is normal for R410 systems and oppisite form R22 sytems. Which if...
  23. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,079

    Tetco is still in business. Ten tons does seem...

    Tetco is still in business. Ten tons does seem to be excessive for the size of your house. Did someone recomend this equipment to you?

    http://www.tetcogeo.com/
  24. Thread: overflow

    by drsmith012
    Replies
    7
    Views
    1,057

    liquid water expands as the temperature increases...

    liquid water expands as the temperature increases from 0C to 100C. Water Vapor expands as temp increases as well. The funny thing about liquid water is what happens as the temp decreases past 0C...
  25. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,246

    1. As would be all sewer piping. 2. If you are...

    1. As would be all sewer piping.
    2. If you are worried about legionella I would suggest never using PEX pipe. The HX is copper and copper has intrinsic antibacterial and antimicrobial properties....
  26. Thread: overflow

    by drsmith012
    Replies
    7
    Views
    1,057

    Mine does this on occasion. If it has been off...

    Mine does this on occasion. If it has been off for over a day then it seams some disolved air comes out and collect at a high point preaking the vaccum lock. I solved this two ways. Letting the GT...
  27. Replies
    10
    Views
    2,608

    A hospital I use to work at had their generators...

    A hospital I use to work at had their generators go from start to load in 7 seconds or less. Anything over 7 they got serviced. They were kept at operating temp all the time.
  28. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,246

    Norway and Sweden ...

    Norway and Sweden

    http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/4032

    You could use these

    http://www.renewability.com/power_pipe/index.html

    I bought one for my house but no plumber is willing to...
  29. :hijacked: DI what are you using for loop...

    :hijacked:



    DI what are you using for loop pipe insulation?
  30. Short answer yes you have to live with it but it...

    Short answer yes you have to live with it but it can be minimized and should to avoid mold and mildew.

    I solved the valve handle rusting problem by removing the valve handles on the isolation...
  31. With an investment this big, do not rush into it...

    With an investment this big, do not rush into it or feel pressured by any of the contractors. I was researching GSHP s for over a year before I actually bough my house. Therefore when I found a...
  32. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,290

    Go ahead and hook it up can't hurt as along as...

    Go ahead and hook it up can't hurt as along as you lower the temperature setting of the lower element to 90 or disconnect it. Also look into a Drain water heat exchanger. I bought the Renewability...
  33. Thread: geo advice

    by drsmith012
    Replies
    7
    Views
    1,275

    Based on what you have said sounds as if you need...

    Based on what you have said sounds as if you need to tell the guy to stop and have a talk with him.

    This worries me the most

    He wants to make it single stage heating (why buy 2 stage then?) I...
  34. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,290

    I have a single 50gal hooked up to my...

    I have a single 50gal hooked up to my desuperheater. My bottom element is off and the top is on a remote control. In the winter my three ton Envision is able to produce all of my hot water needs...
  35. True. However I had an air source quote come in...

    True. However I had an air source quote come in a couple of grand higher than my geothermal.

    I love my waterfurnace Envision. After 21 years you are in for a big upgrade in effenciency. Buy...
  36. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,411

    is that exposed Romex?

    is that exposed Romex?
  37. What size and brand HP did you get? What part of...

    What size and brand HP did you get? What part of the country are you located in?

    My trench took a good year to settle. Mine went online mid Dec and a month or two later I had about a 28F...
  38. Wow, just like my trench. My contractor used a...

    Wow, just like my trench. My contractor used a pump almost continously to keep the water from going above their boots. But my trench was only 5 feet deep and they used parallel lines not slinky. ...
  39. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,143

    or a preheat tank the feeds a tankless. If I had...

    or a preheat tank the feeds a tankless. If I had a six ton unit I would have at least an 80 gallon preheat tank with some sort of booster. Either a smaller tank or a tankless.

    The problem I see...
  40. Replies
    7
    Views
    5,503

    A single tank system with a tankless heater as a...

    A single tank system with a tankless heater as a booster would be even better than a two tank system. I would love to do this but I am single and cannot justify the cost. My system only warms my...
  41. Thread: Water temp

    by drsmith012
    Replies
    95
    Views
    11,000

    Chuck, Looking at your pictures I am curoius...

    Chuck,

    Looking at your pictures I am curoius as to why you had a vertical loop installed? You seem to have a lot of land for a horizontal loop.

    I have a 3 ton envision with a horizontal loop...
  42. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,550

    You or your friend will not regret it. I love my...

    You or your friend will not regret it. I love my Waterfurnace Envision. Personally I am not a fan of open loop systems. They do require extra maintenance with coil cleanings and possible coil...
  43. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,076

    with out a heap pump the decision between an ECM...

    with out a heap pump the decision between an ECM or psc in an electric furnace is a mute point. Are you going to have AC?
  44. Replies
    1
    Views
    458

    Were are the 410 dehimidifiers?

    I see ultra aire has one really effecient one out but it is way to big for my house. I would really like to get a whole house dehumidifier and have dedicated ducts for basement ventilation. Anyone...
  45. Replies
    27
    Views
    5,431

    From My expreience with an uninsured driver which...

    From My expreience with an uninsured driver which should apply to the underinsured driver as well, your insurance co. will put a lien on any property they can find in his/her name until they pay them...
  46. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,288

    Why not replace the damaged coil and convert to a...

    Why not replace the damaged coil and convert to a closed loop system? You already have one well. Compare the cost of a treatment system and the maintenance of the treatment system to adding another...
  47. Replies
    35
    Views
    7,550

    Get the Envision and get the progamable stat but...

    Get the Envision and get the progamable stat but don't program setbacks unless you want to do so for comfort reasons. setbacks will not save you money. The programables have more "smarts" built...
  48. Replies
    4
    Views
    4,505

    My three ton Envision cost 50-60% more than my...

    My three ton Envision cost 50-60% more than my air source quotes. I had two stage systems quoted with a required min of 16 SEER. The top contender for the air source was a york at 60% more and...
  49. Replies
    81
    Views
    23,597

    I have a Waterfurnace Evnision three+ ton unit...

    I have a Waterfurnace Evnision three+ ton unit with a horizontal loop of 3/4' pipe in three, 300' loops and about 50 feet of 2" header pipe to get to the "swamp" that is my back yard. I live in...
  50. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,551

    I used a rotary tool on my plaster walls with a...

    I used a rotary tool on my plaster walls with a carbide tip. went about two inches before the tip broke and what was left in the tool was glowing bright white (no I wasn't puchign the tool too fast....
Results 1 to 50 of 239
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor MagazineThe place where Electrical professionals meet.
Comfortech365 Virtual Event