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  1. Thread: furnace filters

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    Pretty much what the other service tech at the...

    Pretty much what the other service tech at the hvac shop said. Also mentioned how the pleated filter would generally be better at filtering smaller particulate/dust from coming in. Regular...
  2. Thread: furnace filters

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    The suggestion from a local hvac...

    The suggestion from a local hvac supplier/installer was to go with a 1-inch pleated filter, and to probably add a support in the center of the plenum, as suggested here also. The idea of having an...
  3. Thread: furnace filters

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    furnace filters

    At the facility where I work we need to acquire new air filters that fit well in the (three) oil-fired furnaces that operate there. These are older furnaces, Dunham-Bush make. I have specific model...
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    I found an AO Smith equivalent motor in Johnstone...

    I found an AO Smith equivalent motor in Johnstone Supply catalog.
  5. Thread: drip pan dilemma

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    I assume you are a half decent tech. Since the...

    I assume you are a half decent tech. Since the problem is a no-brainer please describe exactly how you would deal with it so I know exactly what to do or what otherwise I will want to tell a...
  6. Thread: drip pan dilemma

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    Please describe with a little more detail, if...

    Please describe with a little more detail, if possible, what part of the pan I would be trimming down to size to make it fit and be situated properly.
  7. Thread: drip pan dilemma

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    I knew their had to be some trick to it. Thanks...

    I knew their had to be some trick to it. Thanks fridgeguy I'll try doing what what you suggest. Likely there won't be enough slack or give in the copper line to lift the unit high enough, though. ...
  8. Thread: drip pan dilemma

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    Does the original pan there (not that new one)...

    Does the original pan there (not that new one) look in any way like it ever was the right situation? How can it contain water with those slits in the front corners and those slots in the back edge? ...
  9. Thread: drip pan dilemma

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    drip pan dilemma

    In the restaurant kitchen where I work we have a Raetone reach-in cooler, the style with the condenser etc. on top of the unit. I'm not sure how the original design for the drip tube and pan is...
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    refractory bad shape

    We have a pair of Ajax inclined water tube boilers that provide the heat at the hotel where I work as a maintenance person. These are fairly old boilers, probably close to 25 years since...
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    Yeah, definitely. Can route some heating duct...

    Yeah, definitely. Can route some heating duct into the room fairly easy. thanks again
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    Our fuel supplier does give us a thinner oil mix...

    Our fuel supplier does give us a thinner oil mix in the winter to help compensate for the colder temperatures. However, our day tank was installed in a utility garden and grounds supply room with no...
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    Will definitely do the things you mention. Thanks...

    Will definitely do the things you mention. Thanks for the good sense advice, chillersandcontrols.
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    Could you briefly explain how having the day tank...

    Could you briefly explain how having the day tank in a cold room sort of defeats the purpose? thanks
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    Its a pretty huge outdoor tank (4000 gal), so...

    Its a pretty huge outdoor tank (4000 gal), so might be kind of a big job to try to insulate the tank walls. The day tank is in a non-heated room that gets cold, even very cold sometimes, and it is...
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    No the day tank doesnt seem to have an obvious...

    No the day tank doesnt seem to have an obvious vent. And it is in an inside room where no rain or water otherwise could overflow in.
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    Yes the main tank is graded but there is no...

    Yes the main tank is graded but there is no apparent drainage opening visible at the bottom of the tank on the low end. However, at the low end there is a manhole-sized opening with a steel round...
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    water in day tank

    At the hotel where I work, the fuel for our oil-fired boilers is transferred 30-40 yards from its outdoor above-ground 4000 gal storage tank to a smaller (100 gal) "day tank" like this one....
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    I heated it up (duh, why didn't I even think of...

    I heated it up (duh, why didn't I even think of that?), and they slid right off.

    thanks for all the tips, guys...
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    "squirrel cage" removal

    In the hotel where I work as a maintenance person we have some Trane horizontal cabinet coil heaters. In at least one of these units the blower assembly is in particularly bad shape and needs to be...
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    thanks Maxter for the tips and the link. I...

    thanks Maxter for the tips and the link. I noticed the Trane brand motor sticker said it should be oiled every six months. But the Magnetek motor didn't mention it. Also, I didn't really see any...
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    Never mind. I found an AO Smith equivalent motor...

    Never mind. I found an AO Smith equivalent motor in Johnstone Supply catalog. The shaft on each side is actually 10 1/2" long, not 9" as I originally thought.
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    trane force flo blower motor

    In the hotel where I work as a maintenance person, there are three separate but identical Trane horizontal Force-Flo cabinet heaters installed in the utility area. These are old units, installed...
  24. Thread: nozzle size/type

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    I don't work on them every day, but have had...

    I don't work on them every day, but have had enough experience with oil burners to know how to pull the firing assembly and clean it up, check/adjust the electrode gap, replace the nozzle if...
  25. Thread: nozzle size/type

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    nozzle size/type

    I need a new nozzle for the firing assembly on my home heating boiler oil furnace. The one I need is .75 80 degree A. But everyone in my area is out of that particular one at this time. One place...
  26. Thread: copper tube fins

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    I'm with airhead too. But first I need to check...

    I'm with airhead too. But first I need to check the specs and do the math :(to determine feasiblity with current system.
  27. Thread: copper tube fins

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    Thanks. One question (at this time): what do...

    Thanks. One question (at this time): what do you mean by "convert to ft of head."
  28. Thread: copper tube fins

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    What's a good method to find out my GPM flow and...

    What's a good method to find out my GPM flow and whether the system could cover the extra load required for any additional baseboard (either standard or HO?) GPM flow of my circ pump, square footage...
  29. Thread: copper tube fins

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    Haven't been getting any pinhole leaks (yet). ...

    Haven't been getting any pinhole leaks (yet). What is high output baseboard and how does it differ from the standard? Is it more durable somehow? Where do I get some?
  30. Thread: copper tube fins

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    After further consultation and consideration I've...

    After further consultation and consideration I've decided my crazy "re-finning" idea isn't such a hot idea, that it wouldn't work because the fins are pressed onto the tubing at the manufacturer so...
  31. Thread: copper tube fins

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    I didn't remove any damaged aluminum square fins....

    I didn't remove any damaged aluminum square fins. I removed some that weren't damaged. They were located on the end of the finned tube next to the joint where the finned tube connects to the...
  32. Thread: copper tube fins

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    copper tube fins

    In my garage there is an exposed 8' run of 3/4" rigid copper line which is a section of the circulatory system plumbing of the hot water boiler which heats the house. I would prefer that this 8' run...
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    Thanks Freezeking for the lead. Those would be...

    Thanks Freezeking for the lead. Those would be awesome.
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    Will probably go with this after I rip the entire...

    Will probably go with this after I rip the entire existing cover off:
    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/5E300
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    Thanks BB. Step by step and we'll see how things...

    Thanks BB. Step by step and we'll see how things go. Don't really want to refinance the family farm at this point yet.
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    Yes, the wood on top was installed at the same...

    Yes, the wood on top was installed at the same time. Someone apparently thought the holes drilled in the top of the 3/4" boards would suffice to the heat to rise up and out into the room from the...
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    Now that you've mentioned it, a few years ago the...

    Now that you've mentioned it, a few years ago the then existing metal covering (which didn't go all the way to the floor but had gotten all ugly and beaten-up looking) was "remodeled", that is, it...
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    When the wall panel is in place, the wall panel...

    When the wall panel is in place, the wall panel goes all the way to the floor. I'm not sure what exactly you mean when you ask what is the dimension of the finned surface, but the length of the...
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    zone valve problem?

    The photo below is a zone valve that I am wondering is functioning correctly. I am wondering because the room which this heater normally normally heats is not getting warm enough like it used to. The...
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    goldenrod filter, seal leaky

    I have one of these Goldenrod brand water block fuel filter assemblies (no. 496) installed inline from my heating oil tank. I put a new filter element in it, along with the new rubber gasket that...
  41. Thread: 350 pound fridge

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    Thanks howard33 for the info. I went to...

    Thanks howard33 for the info.
    I went to Amana.com website, clicked on link for customer service, then clicked on link called Contact us, but all it had on that page was the option to contact them...
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    Thanks pulaskivacr. I will conclude then from...

    Thanks pulaskivacr. I will conclude then from your advice and others posting in this thread I need to I can go ahead and transport it on its side if I'm just careful about it, and it will be fine.
  43. Thread: 350 pound fridge

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    I'm not complaining, but just mentioning the fact...

    I'm not complaining, but just mentioning the fact that the big fridge is excessively large for the amount of refrigeration-requiring food we happen to keep on hand. Plus, our relatively small size...
  44. Thread: 350 pound fridge

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    I sent an email to Amana customer service to ask...

    I sent an email to Amana customer service to ask but they haven't responded back. It's been over 24 hours since I sent the inquiry. Maybe if I don't get a response after tomorrow I'll see what...
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    See what I mean? Some say its okay, some say its...

    See what I mean? Some say its okay, some say its not. I'm right back where I started, don't know what to believe.:confused:
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    No I don't feel lucky. I suppose I won't turn it...

    No I don't feel lucky. I suppose I won't turn it on its side then. Guess I could rent a truck $:mad:$ with a lift so I can move it upright. Thanks for the advice
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    transporting refrigerator

    I need to move my eight year old refrigerator out of the kitchen and into a truck so I can transport it to a different house. It weighs 350 pounds. We could easily manage getting it into the back...
  48. Thread: 350 pound fridge

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    This one doesn't have a manufacture date shown. ...

    This one doesn't have a manufacture date shown. I believe it's coded somehow within the serial number. Have had no luck researching online to know how to decipher the code for this particular model.
  49. Thread: 350 pound fridge

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    350 pound fridge

    A big 26.5 cubic ft Amana side-by-side fridge came with the house we bought. It's way too big for us (two people) so we want to get rid of it and get a more sensible-sized fridge instead. It works...
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    If saving floor space is the only advantage of a...

    If saving floor space is the only advantage of a boiler with a tankless coil then I see no reason why she (mother in law) has one in her house. The boiler is in the basement of her big old house...
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