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  1. perhaps i am - I know several boomer-generation...

    perhaps i am - I know several boomer-generation males who do not know what the black steel pipes in their basement do (scary, huh?). Then again, I saw a young kid from work - who I would have never...
  2. What did the plumbers say when someone pointed...

    What did the plumbers say when someone pointed out that copper pipe made (supply) plumbing easy enought to be DIY? Insist that "real" plumbers would be needed to fix the messes the homeowners made?...
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    CongratS! You just ran into the line at the top...

    CongratS! You just ran into the line at the top of the page, which reads, in part:

    Questions and discussions pertaining to HVAC for the home. No pricing, , no DIY ,,
  4. My point is that these cute, little tankless jobs...

    My point is that these cute, little tankless jobs are REAL close to DIY - they do not need anywhere near the space and fuel requiements as do conventional boilers, and are small ehough and light...
  5. Sorry - really, I am. Forgot about the "No...

    Sorry - really, I am. Forgot about the "No Prices" rule
  6. The reason to (gently) up capacity is to see if...

    The reason to (gently) up capacity is to see if the new board simply draws an amp or two more than the old one - needing 3-4 amps where there old one functioned on 2 would not surprise or alarm me.
  7. Zero - sorry to spoil your schadenfreude How...

    Zero - sorry to spoil your schadenfreude

    How many would it have taken you?

    Total casualities: 1 - 2 amp c/b (24v hot on output of transformaner (which I is why I was blowing fuses insteard of...
  8. Never Mind - found it - shorted frame on the 24v...

    Never Mind - found it - shorted frame on the 24v transformer.

    Not bad for an amature, uh
  9. Well, sold another prized possession on ebay, and...

    Well, sold another prized possession on ebay, and got the Lennox 19W94 kit with the EGC-1 board.

    Install was simple enough, and the A/C and ""Fan On" functions are great.
    Unfortunately, when 24...
  10. I'm figuring that the more I can find out before...

    I'm figuring that the more I can find out before starting to burn other people's gas, the fewer people I will need to talk to in person and/or the quicker the process will go.

    amd - after looking...
  11. Can I ask a simple "what is that thing?" Q? I...

    Can I ask a simple "what is that thing?" Q?

    I understand what most of these doohickeys (how's that for a technical term?) - but there is something which must be some sort of safety device - right...
  12. And, just have to note: Last house had a furnace...

    And, just have to note:
    Last house had a furnace dated 1947 - isn't it amazing how people managed to heat their houses without a dozen safety monitors? Yeah, I know these modern things are wonders...
  13. Thanks again for your suggestions and concerns....

    Thanks again for your suggestions and concerns.
    Living in CA (we're ALL broke, esp. the state), many/most low-income programs have been cut or eliminated - I am severely disabled - just bending is...
  14. Actually, I have pretty much given up hope of...

    Actually, I have pretty much given up hope of pulling this one off DIY - my questions are whether I will have to pay the premium for a straight plug-in, or if it is reasonable to expect the little...
  15. Forgot to mention - my credit is in as good a...

    Forgot to mention - my credit is in as good a shape as my income - somebody would have to be pretty desparate to finance anything.

    Could the guts from another model be spliced into this box? At...
  16. Old Lennox (RIP) - What am I looking at, and what is the best way to proceed

    Situation:
    Lennox G24M3X-75A-4 has been dying slowly (sugar cubes replaced with real relays), decided to go out with a flare. Literally. The lower right corner of the board (where the 110 connectors...
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    Speaking of Water Heater Installs...

    Ran across this while house-hunting...

    http://www.idxcentral.com/images/mls/metro/respix/1/80068581_10_n.jpg

    You like?
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    Don't have a can handy...

    The stuff I used - same as I've seen everywhere, so we're PROBABLY talking about the same stuff...
    Yes, dip slowly, remove slowly, air dry. Repeat process for heavier/thicker coating.
    Yes, they can...
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    Start or Start/Run?

    I saw reference to "hard start" capacitors (apparently, these are "boosters") - this made me think we were talking about straight-forward cap start motors (my father wrote specs for all kinds of...
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    Another Q

    Is there any conceivable reason to install the units under the STAIRS (lowest overhead, least airflow?) instead of under the deck (i.e. 4' to the right of the chosen location)?

    Was this a builder...
  21. Paper drywall tape will span a couple of inches...

    Paper drywall tape will span a couple of inches without trouble. Ideally, it would attach on both sides of the gap, but you might want to give it a shot. saturate the tape with mud, smooth with...
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    Speaking of flex ducts...

    I suspect their internal ridges in flex lowers the efficency of moving air, whan compared to rigid (sheet metal) ducts. Am I right to assume that the flex slows down airflow compared to the rigid?...
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    Actually, at least in this case, it really meant...

    Actually, at least in this case, it really meant camera - to produce the negative, to produce the plate, to mount on the offset - bizarre, huh? eta: upon reflection, it may have been a direct...
  24. Thread: A Good Read

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    There's an old saying

    That you live your grandparent's life
    (social/political/economic cycles).

    When my grandparents were my age, the year was very close to 1929.

    Let's hope that old saying is full of it, huh?
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    As one with 30+ years in IT - most worker-bee...

    As one with 30+ years in IT - most worker-bee development work is going to India.

    Pilots - ummm... I see the continuing consolidation in the airlines well, continuing. Every (well, 3 of 4) flight...
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