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    Co detectors are not required in all electric...

    Co detectors are not required in all electric apartments... I'll bet there is construction going on, and a torpedo burner is running in it.
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    They are nice. Note the specs say 10 ' lift......

    They are nice. Note the specs say 10 ' lift... They go another 2' when you pull the pins and reverse the forks, but then you have to lift the item up 2' to set on the higher forks.
    I have use to one...
  3. yeah, I mentioned the glycol in the loop as a...

    yeah, I mentioned the glycol in the loop as a possibility, but the main boiler could still be an issue unless the entire boiler has the glycol.
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    it's all about your insurance. if something...

    it's all about your insurance.

    if something goes wrong in the house resulting in a payout, and the insurance company finds that the installed equipment has not been inspected, they can deny the...
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    if hard pipe is specified in the installation...

    if hard pipe is specified in the installation manual, hard pipe is required to pass inspection, if it's allowed, then an argument can be made.
  6. there is no question that the hydronic radiant...

    there is no question that the hydronic radiant heat floors would be the most efficient, and most comfortable... I'm just concerned about a vacation home that is unoccupied in the winter... no level...
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    so you are saying that the grommet in the furnace...

    so you are saying that the grommet in the furnace housing is protecting the flex from damage? I guess... no inspector in our area would pass that.
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    yeah... it's against code for a flex line to...

    yeah...
    it's against code for a flex line to pass through the cabinet.
  9. I have several on my truck... I toss them, when...

    I have several on my truck... I toss them, when I'm installing a txv...

    ask your local service tech.
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    not without certain tools. you could watch the...

    not without certain tools.

    you could watch the meter spin... as long as your water heater is not on, it should spin slowly, then ramp up faster if the strips are on.

    you might be able to tell...
  11. Without R the heat pump will not run in heat...

    Without R the heat pump will not run in heat mode, and it will not energize the compressor.
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    What is wrong with your old furnace?

    What is wrong with your old furnace?
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    Complain to the company. Pulling 13 amps on a 11...

    Complain to the company. Pulling 13 amps on a 11 amp system is NOT running fine. They should have checked WHAT was bringing the total amps up that high. Insist they replace the breaker when the...
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    ... Not installed to my standards. The circled...

    ... Not installed to my standards. The circled pipe was corrected in the piping redo. In my area often tape isn't allowed on gas pipe, and gas lines need metal strap secured with nails at a minimum....
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    I do hope you let your neighbor know that they...

    I do hope you let your neighbor know that they are getting inadequate burn, and substandard service. Their 90%furnace is likely wasting 10% or more of the fuel used...
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    What temp is showing? Most boilers are tripped...

    What temp is showing? Most boilers are tripped blowoff by pressure. Was the temp very low for a long time, then suddenly raised? I agree, dump the bucket, and replace it, and keep an eye on it...
    ...
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    As for the drain, you would need to ask your...

    As for the drain, you would need to ask your local authority, but here the furnace condensate is allowed to drain into a properly trapped drain...

    Not sure the difference between your floor...
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    "Refurbished" around here means parts are changed...

    "Refurbished" around here means parts are changed in the item being sold to bring the equipment up to as new specs...

    There is NO WAY anyone could truly refurbish a furnace and sell it for...
  19. Even with normal forced air heat, a vacation home...

    Even with normal forced air heat, a vacation home in Alaska with indoor plumbing is going to need winterizing that includes draining down all plumbing in the house... Power fails. Sometimes for days...
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    here is what you have to consider. This unit...

    here is what you have to consider.

    This unit has leaked out the refrigerant. If someone puts new refrigerant in, they likely have to install service ports, as window units don't come wit service...
  21. Unless you plan on keeping the building occupied,...

    Unless you plan on keeping the building occupied, I'd recommend against water loop floors... I suppose a design where the entire loop is sloped to completely drain down, or air is incorporated to...
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    I've done attic installs by myself without a...

    I've done attic installs by myself without a lift. Removing the blower, tying a rope to the unit and lifting is fairly simple.
    It's easier with a lift, and a helper makes quick work of it
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    Was this professionally installed? The electrical...

    Was this professionally installed? The electrical blocking the access door is a red flag to me. As is the tape joining the existing flue to the new...

    A trap IS REQUIRED on all ac systems that...
  24. Technically, a " system " would be, everything...

    Technically, a " system " would be, everything from the thermostat to the registers...
    In other words, a " system " would only be on new construction, or a complete retrofit that included all...
  25. the faq on the epa site states that new R22...

    the faq on the epa site states that new R22 containing systems not allowed after 2009... but since there is a loophole, I think there isn't anything the EPA can do about skirting the rules with dry...
  26. I think the Homeowner is responsible for...

    I think the Homeowner is responsible for inspection... they should call one in, and verify the work is legal, and passes inspection. and that the contractors are legally authorized to perform the...
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    how is he "estimating" the .4? why estimate?...

    how is he "estimating" the .4?

    why estimate? there are tools that will accurately measure the static total.
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    it's 0.10lbs through the hole, but on the...

    it's 0.10lbs through the hole, but on the outside, it's accumulative pressure building against the patch... the entire width of the patch... I think it'll fail in short order. unless the patch bond...
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    I find it hard to believe that any patch will...

    I find it hard to believe that any patch will hold up to 400+ pressure High temp gas...
  30. unfortunately, oversized equipment with...

    unfortunately, oversized equipment with undersized ductwork is the norm.

    what's correct, and what is installed are rarely the same in an average home.
  31. 14x20 with 1" pleated filters will be perfect for...

    14x20 with 1" pleated filters will be perfect for a 1.5 ton system. with a 3 ton system, those two returns would need to have merv1 fiberglass filters in them.
  32. ok... that type of supply outlets will be very...

    ok... that type of supply outlets will be very difficult to figure airflow... if you have little air now, in the bath&entry, it'll be worse with a small system, UNLESS you have the supply adjusted to...
  33. figure 50-75cfm per supply outlet. total divide...

    figure 50-75cfm per supply outlet. total divide by 400 and that gives you the number of tons the ductwork is designed for.

    take the return size and convert to square inches. divide by 200 and that...
  34. how many supply outlets do you have in the house?

    how many supply outlets do you have in the house?
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    before attempting this type of patch, I'd let the...

    before attempting this type of patch, I'd let the house sit with the thermostat off for at least 2 hours. that way, the lowest pressure will be in the system.
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    on a 240v circuit, EVERYTHING IN THE PANEL IS HOT...

    on a 240v circuit, EVERYTHING IN THE PANEL IS HOT AT ALL TIMES... but it does not have a complete circuit. the relays control the complete circuit.

    if you have an element hot as in GLOWING all the...
  37. typical builder low bid install... too large a...

    typical builder low bid install...

    too large a unit for the structure, poorly designed ductwork, and low temp ducts and air handler, in enclosed space, equals moisture. the dust in the air...
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    Our site doesn't allow us to offer DIY...

    Our site doesn't allow us to offer DIY assistance. Sorry.
  39. Yes, seriously damaged ductwork can create a...

    Yes, seriously damaged ductwork can create a negative pressure scenario in the house, and if you have a gas water heater indoors, it can dump both CO2 and CO into the home!
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    but every undersized in conduit wire is a fire...

    but every undersized in conduit wire is a fire hazzard... if not a failure point in the wiring.
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    we are unable to advise wire size and connection...

    we are unable to advise wire size and connection techniques on the open forum. build up your post count, and submit your credentials and apply for pro status, and the training materials are abundant.
  42. most forms of oxidation of combustibles results...

    most forms of oxidation of combustibles results in a quantity of CO2. Breathing, burning, and driving are all forms of oxidation. yes, natural gas, and other fuels burning will release CO2 if the...
  43. please describe your home, the tightness of the...

    please describe your home, the tightness of the construction, and the insulation and vapor barrier type.

    your chart is only showing a peak of around 700ppm... and unless you have a fresh air...
  44. or would it be a #10?...

    or would it be a #10?...
  45. I love how the power supply company can hang #8...

    I love how the power supply company can hang #8 wire from the pole, and call it a 60 amp service...
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    There are specific rules that dictate wire size....

    There are specific rules that dictate wire size. And protection requirements for heating elements... Follow those rules, or have an electrician perform the wiring.
  47. Ugh... I'd have to see it. Often the service will...

    Ugh... I'd have to see it. Often the service will have a range and water heater on them... That pretty much uses up a 60 amp service.
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    Whips are for condensers, not air handlers...

    Whips are for condensers, not air handlers...
  49. unless you tighten up the envelope of the house,...

    unless you tighten up the envelope of the house, humidity is going to be a problem without a humidifier.

    we are not allowed to discuss pricing on the open forums, sorry.
  50. send me an email, I'll come by and work up a load...

    send me an email, I'll come by and work up a load calc for you.

    there are several options, but all are oversized. the minisplit will certainly work, but they are pricy.

    I'll see if there are...
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