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    Also, if using the ComfortSense 7000 thermostat...

    Also, if using the ComfortSense 7000 thermostat when using the new version of the CBX32MV the new version of the 7000 thermostat (Y2081) is needed for everything to be happy.
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    The G60 and G60V are both 2-stage, the V using...

    The G60 and G60V are both 2-stage, the V using about 70% less electricity to operate the blower motor. Either blower motor can run continuously or operate on/off with the heat cycle. To get the full...
  3. Thread: Scrap

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    4 weeks ago I got 25 cents / pound. It pays to...

    4 weeks ago I got 25 cents / pound. It pays to call several scrap dealers ahead of time and get a quote.
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    A good stone mason will know how to clean the...

    A good stone mason will know how to clean the stone and mortar.

    The stone can be 'retucked' with a thin application of new mortar if needed or if a fresh look is wanted. The stone can can then be...
  5. Thread: PDA Devices

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    Have used HP iPac's for almost 4 years now for...

    Have used HP iPac's for almost 4 years now for myself and employees. Wireless works okay, but the battery doesn't last so we sync to the network with a cradle instead. Used this way the battery has...
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    Pasted from Yahoo News: Bethel, Vermont -...

    Pasted from Yahoo News:

    Bethel, Vermont - April 11, 2008

    More bad news for workers at Vermont Castings.

    The company has shut down its plants in Bethel and Randolph until May. About 150...
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    When you try to remove the Heatilator, you will...

    When you try to remove the Heatilator, you will find it easier to remove the chimney than to try to keep it in place.
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    By the way, ASHT pipe doesn't ship well. If it's...

    By the way, ASHT pipe doesn't ship well. If it's not on a pallet, expect damage if UPS'd or FedEx'd.
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    Read the installation manual. AC pipe is not...

    Read the installation manual.

    AC pipe is not recommended in cold climates. (the installation manual mentions this)

    ASHT is available in both stainless and galvanized exterior casing. The...
  10. Thread: Csst

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    We have used it on fireplaces and furnaces...

    We have used it on fireplaces and furnaces (Gastite brand) since 1993 with no problems. The manufactures have a detailed instruction guide with sizing charts.

    Read the manual from cover to cover....
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    You should not use galvanized pipe. Any...

    You should not use galvanized pipe. Any temperature above the melting point (787F) can cause vaporization of the coating. Metals or other compounds burned in the fire can react with the zinc as a...
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    Galvanized pipe can release zinc gases when...

    Galvanized pipe can release zinc gases when heated to temperatures in excess of 800 F, but that's not really the problem.

    What's important to know is the zinc (galvanized) coating on the pipe acts...
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    Hearthman - Are there any suggestions / specs you...

    Hearthman - Are there any suggestions / specs you know of concerning plasma or LCD TV's above the fireplace?
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    The service end of pellet stoves has the...

    The service end of pellet stoves has the potential of turning into a customer relations headache because of the numerous models available, the changes in models produced, types of controls used,...
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    A chimney is part of the fireplace system. So is...

    A chimney is part of the fireplace system. So is your chase.

    Look for a brand of fireplace that offers insulated chimney as an option. Security brand is one that works well. The fireplace and...
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    Poll: When interviewing job applicants I always ask...

    When interviewing job applicants I always ask "when can you start'. If they are currently employed and tell me they have to give their boss 2 weeks notice I take that as a sign of their integrity. If...
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    What is the serial number of the Pittsburgh...

    What is the serial number of the Pittsburgh machine?
  18. Thread: Aprilaire 5000

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    I have one of those 5000's - brand new in a box...

    I have one of those 5000's - brand new in a box on a shelf in the warehouse. I had just bought it before the self imolation became known. Instead of taking it back, the distributor sent me the 'fix...
  19. Check out your average mercury consumption when...

    Check out your average mercury consumption when eating fish

    http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/calculator/start.asp
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    Credit card companies are looking for ANY sign of...

    Credit card companies are looking for ANY sign of higher risk so it doesn't matter if you overpaid them. It doesn't count. It doesn't matter.

    The game of credit has its rules and depending on how...
  21. Thread: Gas lites

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    So what were the 'pegs' called?

    So what were the 'pegs' called?
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    The 'pegs' were used to rest the top of a ladder...

    The 'pegs' were used to rest the top of a ladder on
  23. Thread: Cell Phone Info

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    Things your cell phone can't do. ...

    Things your cell phone can't do.


    http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/business/a/cellphone_tips.htm
  24. Thread: Unknown facts

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    This reminds me - April Fools is this weekend. ...

    This reminds me - April Fools is this weekend.

    As a rule, many trivia 'facts' lists are falsehoods or misrepresentations. This list of 'unknown facts' is one of them, with more hoaxes than truths....
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    The AireFlo is for builders to use to make their...

    The AireFlo is for builders to use to make their house cheap as possible to build. If you live in Toronto, there is no reason to install anything but the G61MPV. It will pay for its extra cost in...
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    Variable speed (ECM) motors use substantially...

    Variable speed (ECM) motors use substantially less (up to 70%) electrical power to operate than a standard induction motor. The actual comparison depends of course on the furnace model. Because of...
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    For those dealers who are reluctant to spend more...

    For those dealers who are reluctant to spend more than 1 day of training per year - in 2002 I paid airfare, hotel, etc. for everyone in my business to attend HPA and get certified in 1 or more of the...
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    I would think somebody would be interested, just...

    I would think somebody would be interested, just the customer list alone should be worth something. One thing for sure, if the business continues with someone else, make sure you sell the business,...
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    It is generaly accepted that your last heat run...

    It is generaly accepted that your last heat run should be at least 18" from the end of the duct
  30. Thread: Lennox info

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    Google

    Google
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    If you had a Chevy pickup and it was having...

    If you had a Chevy pickup and it was having engine problems, would you replace just one spark plug?
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    A Lennox G60UH comes with factory settings for a...

    A Lennox G60UH comes with factory settings for a 2 stage thermostat. A single stage thermostat will work okay too, but if a single stage thermostat is to be used, the furnace will perform as if it is...
  33. Thread: Little Johnny

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    It doesn't hurt as long as you keep your thumbs...

    It doesn't hurt as long as you keep your thumbs out from between the bricks.
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    When you say you used soap, please tell me you...

    When you say you used soap, please tell me you are not actually using soap
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    The most recognizable furnace brand name is...

    The most recognizable furnace brand name is Lennox.

    80% to 90% = 11% Lennox variable speed tops out at 94-95% depending on model. 80% to 95% = 16% less energy

    Variable speed motors use about...
  36. Thread: lennox furnace..

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    Put my first one in late '94. I think they were...

    Put my first one in late '94. I think they were great. They fit a wide range of applications and most of them I put in are still going strong. If only Lennox didn't go with the stainless steel tank....
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    What if there were a projection tv in the center...

    What if there were a projection tv in the center of a room with a 360 degree (circular) screen, that from any chair in the room you would be sitting in front of it. There would be a limitation on how...
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    This reminds me of the time I was called to...

    This reminds me of the time I was called to service a toilet that wouldn't flush. (Turns out the sewer was froze). The people had kept using the toilet and I swear the pile of crap and paper was so...
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    Would you accept the contractor putting used...

    Would you accept the contractor putting used carpet throughout your new house? How about scratched and dented doors? Chipped plumbing fixtures?

    I never understood why people would pay for & move...
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    Plumbers have prevented more disease than doctors...

    Plumbers have prevented more disease than doctors have ever cured.

    Condensate drain into a vent stack? This is an item best left to a plumber. Differing codes would at the very least require an...
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    Basically, the G40 is a builders model. Go with...

    Basically, the G40 is a builders model. Go with the G50. Several features of the G50 are not found on the G40 and they are worth the extra money.
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    Some wood stove / fireplace homeowner...

    Some wood stove / fireplace homeowner instructions state to use cord wood only (kindling is okay). Allways use your wood burning appliance for what it is designed for. A fire box full of kiln dried...
  43. Thread: HHT bails on EXPO

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    Not only is it expensive to get there, but with...

    Not only is it expensive to get there, but with 179 different flight combinations available, it can't be done in less than three hops from Wisconsin. (and two airlines). Many flights combinations are...
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    Unfortunately it's the look that sells the...

    Unfortunately it's the look that sells the customer, and for the look, nothing can replace cast iron.
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    Thursday, as I was installing the glass door on a...

    Thursday, as I was installing the glass door on a Napoleon Starfire, I realized the engineer who designed it was left handed. And I'm not.

    Score one point for the lefty's.
  46. Thread: lyemance damper

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    The humidity in the air inside your house is...

    The humidity in the air inside your house is condensing on the cold metal of the damper.
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    Well, it is possible that 1300 gallons were used,...

    Well, it is possible that 1300 gallons were used, but the furnaces almost never shut off.

    Articles on Btu content per gallon varies from 84562 to 95475, but most seem to settle on around 91,000 to...
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    You should put some money into more attic...

    You should put some money into more attic insulation as well as new windows.

    Google 'energy policy act of 2005' for IRS tax credit info regarding insulation, windows and furnaces.

    A 96,000 Btu...
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    Lennox furnaces during the time of the G776...

    Lennox furnaces during the time of the G776 control typically had a three year parts warranty from date of installation
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    At certain times of the day, these things put a...

    At certain times of the day, these things put a serious amount of particulates into the air. Then the owner decides to burn their trash along with the wood.

    Ahh, that smell of buring plastic and...
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