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    Thanks for the response- it wasn't intuitive to...

    Thanks for the response- it wasn't intuitive to me.
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    Refrigerant- IMC Degree of Hazard

    In the IMC (International Mechanical Code), Table 1103.1 lists a 'Degree of Hazard'. This is enumerated as a 3 digit listing 1-4-2 meaning a degree of hazard for health-fire-reactivity respectively....
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    Stealing from 'GENDUCT' a little...

    Another option may be to stop the water.

    I am assuming the foundation is cracked somewhere around the perimeter of the home where you can see it; try contacting a foundation repair company to...
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    You will have to back into it...

    First, check with the stove/fireplace manufacturer.... if that doesn't work, try below.

    It depends on the size of your stove/fireplace and how much wood you burn.

    I found this website (two...
  5. Thread: Wisconsin

    by eyeseeitall
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    What would you do without the following: police...

    What would you do without the following: police departments, fire departments, postal service, municipal governments that have public works departments, teachers, army, navy, coast guard, marines.....
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    Don't forget the primer!

    Don't forget the primer!
  7. Thread: Wisconsin

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    In WI, the unions agreed to wage and healthcare...

    In WI, the unions agreed to wage and healthcare concessions and Gov. Walker said that's not good enough and has proceeded to steamroll the unions in an effort to eliminate the Union by eliminating...
  8. It would take a really strong downdraft in the...

    It would take a really strong downdraft in the chimney to push the water heater gases down, into the furnace vent connector and then into the furnace. It will only rarely happen- assuming the house...
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    Billymons & Logdoc- while I have never installed...

    Billymons & Logdoc- while I have never installed any of these systems, I would generally agree with you... but I know that there are very, very few homeowners that would maintain their ventless...
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    If for some reason the combustion process is off...

    If for some reason the combustion process is off a little bit, you could easily end up with larger amount of carbon monoxide being produced than intended.

    If for any reason that unit isn't burning...
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    I have to agree- this is a great tactic I only...

    I have to agree- this is a great tactic I only recently learned, but it works great on keeping ice from forming on the blades when you are not driving.

    FWIW- Goodyear all rubber blades from...
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    Fun AC Story

    In my previous life as a home inspector, I had a client that had hired me to inspect their new home built by a large builder; this was one summer during the 05-06 boom in the Chicago area. On my...
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    Illinois has passed adopted the 2009...

    Illinois has passed adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code- which requires load calcs on every job- new or replacement. Enforecement by different AHJs varies still as not everyone...
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    Correct-20 btu/h per each cubic foot- and its the...

    Correct-20 btu/h per each cubic foot- and its the IFGC (Fuel Gas Code), not the IMC- thank you for the heads up.
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    I like the fact that everyone here dislikes the...

    I like the fact that everyone here dislikes the ventless units and prefers direct venting. You want the byproducts of combustion to go outside, not into your living space. In addition, ventless...
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    I second this. Get Manual J and Manual D calcs...

    I second this. Get Manual J and Manual D calcs done if possible. If you ask for these and the contractor says something like- "I have been doing this for 5/10/20/50 years and I can tell what size...
  17. The above should have been a reply to Bwally...

    The above should have been a reply to Bwally...
  18. Agreed.:yes:

    Agreed.:yes:
  19. Due to all the garbage we now know that may be...

    Due to all the garbage we now know that may be floating around in the air of any crawlspace very few of us would view the current installation and think that is an acceptable method. It is the home...
  20. From the original quote from the home inspector,...

    From the original quote from the home inspector, I don't see anywhere where he states this installation is 'unsafe'- but it is clear he relates his concerns about this installation- which is...
  21. I do agree with most of the nay-sayers in...

    I do agree with most of the nay-sayers in principle in that every situation is different and it really needs a good HVAC contractor and a client who is aware of what is being done so that if they...
  22. Thread: CO ALARM

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    I am assuming you have confirmed no blocked...

    I am assuming you have confirmed no blocked vents/flues, adequate combustion/dilution air, and no 12 hp whole house fan adjacent to the fuel burning equipment... check gas pressure? Limit switch...
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