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    Just received word from tech support that it is a...

    Just received word from tech support that it is a "welded steel nipple" coming out of the tank.
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    Thanks for pointing that out. It did not occur to...

    Thanks for pointing that out. It did not occur to me that the water in the hot water tank must remain potable because I would never drink it or cook with it. It tastes terrible. In old houses like...
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    pressure relief valve mineral deposits

    I have begun to pay more attention to the furnace and hot water heater (installed a few years ago). A couple of contractors have pointed out things that were done wrong or incompletely by the oil...
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    Thanks for the clarifications.

    Thanks for the clarifications.
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    is 'forced draft' same as 'direct vent'?

    The Field Controls Draft Control Guide recommends damper placement as close to the furnace as possible (but 12" beyond a stack switch) except for 'forced draft' systems. Is 'forced draft' another...
  6. Don't see any way to edit my post: just want to...

    Don't see any way to edit my post: just want to make clear, when I say "considering relocating" I mean "considering having it relocated". I don't plan to do the work myself but I do want to know...
  7. computing space requirements for duct elbows

    I am considering relocating damper Tee from horizontal to vertical with the goal of getting better vent rise and to relocate the test hole so it's code-compliant. But space is very tight and I'm not...
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    I can see the images now, but not because I...

    I can see the images now, but not because I discovered any solution. There are thumbnails now where there used to be hyperlinks.
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    Thanks, heaterman. Software is what I do to put...

    Thanks, heaterman. Software is what I do to put food on the table, but I cannot figure out what's going on. It's a strange thing being able to post an image yet unable to see it.
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    unable to see images I attach

    Whenever I attach an image to my posts, I see the links for the attachments, but when I click on the link I "do not have permission" to see the image.
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    snap-type connectors

    Would snap-type connectors be allowed for an oil furnace in the locations marked in green on the attached diagram, so the entire S-assembly (elbows + damper-tee) could be removed for annual service...
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    I have been unable to find a definition of...

    I have been unable to find a definition of "breeching" that is clear to me. What/where exactly is the "breeching"?

    Our test hole is only 3-1/2" inches from the rear wall of the furnace.

    Thanks
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    can damper Tee be placed on this rise?

    Is it permitted to place the damper Tee on a section of steeply rising pipe as shown in the attached diagram?

    We have been told that the vent rise of our oil furnace ought to be improved, because...
  14. Thanks for the info about GST. A combusion test...

    Thanks for the info about GST. A combusion test was done a couple of days ago. The tech showed me the monitor which read 350 F.
  15. insulating chimney liner for oil furnace 86 AFUE

    I've gotten three different insulation plans on chimney liner bids for a two-storey house with masonry chimney exposed on three faces, with a step-in midway (not sure what the proper term is for this...
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    Thanks, it is a chimney, so you're confirming...

    Thanks, it is a chimney, so you're confirming what I was just told on the phone. That's good. It has been serviced annually, but by the oil company, and so I just set up an inspection with a...
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    There was no installation manual left with us,...

    There was no installation manual left with us, and that is a link I found when searching for my model. But I just found out that the Direct Vent manual is not the right manual because we have a...
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    Here's a link to the manual: ...

    Here's a link to the manual:

    http://www.buderus.us/files/201001221723430.G115_DirectVentInstallationManual-122006.pdf.

    G115/4 98 Mbtu/hr
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    new member

    I am a software developer who doesn't know much at all about HVAC, and only recently have I started to pay attention to what's installed in my house. I guess there are HVAC guys who only recently...
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    NEVER a barometric damper in exhaust vent

    We bought a new high-efficiency 86 AFUE oil burner a couple of years ago, replacing an ancient coal burner that had been converted to oil. The oil delivery company sold the new one to us and...
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