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  1. I use go payment from intuit. Never had a...

    I use go payment from intuit. Never had a problem swiped or keyed in. The one thing I like is that you can switch from monthly fee/lower swipe rate, to no fee/slightly higher swipe rate. I switch to...
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    So sad. So sorry for your loss.

    So sad. So sorry for your loss.
  3. I'll stick with the personal touch of calling...

    I'll stick with the personal touch of calling them. It only takes a minute, and it's what's missing from 'service' these days.
  4. The bigger issue is system design. If it is a...

    The bigger issue is system design. If it is a furnace, the system probably started out as a coal/gravity system. Then maybe in the late 60's/early 70's, the furnace was replaced. The poor design is...
  5. Despite the comments from the oil haters, make...

    Despite the comments from the oil haters, make sure you are actually comparing the numbers properly with oil vs. nat gas.
    In my area oil was cheaper than nat gas 6 out of the last 10 years, when...
  6. I'd think Bob is in your backyard. I'd hire him...

    I'd think Bob is in your backyard. I'd hire him to consult/fix in a second!

    Can your contractor shoot the room with a thermal imaging camera?
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    Check out this site for a little more direction. ...

    Check out this site for a little more direction. They seem to be in tune with all things radiant-especially cooling.
    http://www.radiantprofessionalsalliance.org/Pages/default.aspx
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    Hey Moe, I know why the pipe is clogged...there's...

    Hey Moe, I know why the pipe is clogged...there's wires in it..
  9. Hopefully if you are considering underfloor, the...

    Hopefully if you are considering underfloor, the design is with the extruded aluminum plates and not just a staple up. You can also do radiant on top of the subfloor with products like Warmboard,...
  10. The problem probably starts with 2 pipe set up,...

    The problem probably starts with 2 pipe set up, and to a lesser degree, overhead lines. Having to restart indicates a vacuum leak somewhere in the supply lines and the pump losing it's prime.

    1....
  11. Uh......what are you talking about...and do you...

    Uh......what are you talking about...and do you have a question?
    If you're talking about cleaning all the crap out an old oil tank, you obviously figured out you didn't do it correctly. You need to...
  12. Why did they feel the need to clear the lines...

    Why did they feel the need to clear the lines with a compressor if the filter was clean? Were they smart enough to remove the filter element, blow the line, replace the element, or did they just...
  13. A few things that will kill a fuel pump. High...

    A few things that will kill a fuel pump. High suction (vacuum)-caused by blockage and/or improper piping, or a block/plugged return line-which will kill a pump in seconds. Both units, if properly...
  14. We dumped tea in the Boston Harbor once... ...

    We dumped tea in the Boston Harbor once...

    More and more taxes...killing the small business person.
  15. Nothing on/around the gas valve?

    Nothing on/around the gas valve?
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    Expansion tank isn't a buffer tank. I would...

    Expansion tank isn't a buffer tank.
    I would suggest you get someone who knows more about system design. You're wasting your money on a mod/con oversized by a factor of more than 2. They make...
  17. Thread: PA folks

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    good, occasionally severe, good, good....probably...

    good, occasionally severe, good, good....probably the same in most places-depends on what you make of it.
    Typical systems-depends what part of PA.
    Heat pumps are present but don't dominate. ...
  18. I thought this problem sounded familiar...same...

    I thought this problem sounded familiar...same response. Constantly having to bleed is a sure sign of something else going on. I'd bet the tech adjusted the heat anticipator setting, causing it to...
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    Well dump..."just looking from my truck guy..."...

    Well dump..."just looking from my truck guy..." and ask the other guy, or any 'professional' to show you their calculations.
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    "I'll be right back. Maybe I should make sure the...

    "I'll be right back. Maybe I should make sure the H/O insurance is paid and my will is up to date."
  21. It's never easy. As you get more experience, and...

    It's never easy. As you get more experience, and been burned, you bring up as many possibilities (and put them in writing) as you can think of before you start.
    A perfect example for your...
  22. Don't caulk that crack! You already stumbled...

    Don't caulk that crack! You already stumbled onto the solution...




    The radon affects the draft, the range hood affects the draft. You need to provide combustion air from the outside to your...
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    I'll bet your back in 4 years with that same...

    I'll bet your back in 4 years with that same problem....they never learn.
    "Why get the maintenance...it's just got fixed"
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    Wonder if he has a tv sitting on top of a larger...

    Wonder if he has a tv sitting on top of a larger tv in the living room
  25. You're really not suppose to have both ridge and...

    You're really not suppose to have both ridge and gable vents. Ridge and soffit, or ridge and gable. I don't like power attic fans at all. If the roof is properly vented, and the attic...
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    That was a lot of words to say Chinese stuff is...

    That was a lot of words to say Chinese stuff is crap, and Chinese manufactures consistently lie.
  27. I think your condensing. Sustained return water...

    I think your condensing. Sustained return water temps below 130 degrees
  28. Access, Access, Access. Make lots of access...

    Access, Access, Access. Make lots of access panels, not only for return air, but for component replacement, blower motor servicing so I can replace a cap or clean the fan blades w/out having to...
  29. Your spending all that dough, the speaker is...

    Your spending all that dough, the speaker is going to block the old hole, and there is access from the crawl space. But you'd rather spend all your brain cells figuring out the cfm, and if it's...
  30. Move the vent.

    Move the vent.
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    As mentioned, you need an actual heat loss...

    As mentioned, you need an actual heat loss performed-room by room. The heat loss tells you how many btu's you need per room, which will tell you how much baseboard you will need @ 180 degree water...
  32. You shouldn't smell any oil. More important to...

    You shouldn't smell any oil. More important to find the cause. Could be something simple.
    Could also be something completely unrelated to the oil heat.
    If you had nat gas and you smelled it,...
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    H/O. Our heater is not working. Can you come out...

    H/O. Our heater is not working. Can you come out and fix it. I know I had an annual serviced scheduled for the end of the month, but can you come out tomorrow?
    Me. Sure I'll see what's wrong,...
  34. Thread: Flare tee

    by STEVEusaPA
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    Box wrench, correct size, w/ open end on tee (or...

    Box wrench, correct size, w/ open end on tee (or adjustable wrench), screwdriver thru the hole on wrench usually works for me.
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    Don, you've been on here over a year now. What...

    Don, you've been on here over a year now. What are the rules.....?
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    You got 2 ears and one mouth. Listen twice as...

    You got 2 ears and one mouth. Listen twice as much as you talk.
    Other then that...good luck :)
    Hopefully you'll find a good mentor, who's enthusiastic about teaching. Of course you are going to...
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    I think they were just having a little fun. Hope...

    I think they were just having a little fun. Hope you're feeling better.
    I would assume you are going to need someone to install/fix you're problem. Let the tech track down the part and install. ...
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    Oh I didn't realize I was in charge of looking...

    Oh I didn't realize I was in charge of looking for the part.
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    You could do either. If you were calling me, I...

    You could do either. If you were calling me, I would want to wait for it to fail again, and not reset it. It will help the tech to better diagnose the problem. You cant fix it if it's working,...
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    I wonder if he calls his doctor in the same way?

    I wonder if he calls his doctor in the same way?
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    Why don't you just put 'Heat-N-Glo Part number:...

    Why don't you just put 'Heat-N-Glo Part number: 454-276A' into google, and you'll get a couple hundred hits.
  42. I went thru this with my father. I would let him...

    I went thru this with my father. I would let him spew his nonsense, and then just do things my (the right) way. Then I bought the business off of him and he retired. But he'll still pop in and...
  43. Yes, that's normal. I've been at it a little...

    Yes, that's normal. I've been at it a little over 25 years, and sometimes things 'unclick'. There's always something new to learn, and 1000's of things to remember.


    Yeah schools are good for...
  44. Was there suppose to be a question?

    Was there suppose to be a question?
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    70-95K btu's for heating in Florida? Is there a...

    70-95K btu's for heating in Florida? Is there a Florida up north I don't know about?
  46. Did the person suggesting this hair brained idea...

    Did the person suggesting this hair brained idea have a working demo of this, with the data to support it? You'd be better of with a solar collector to a hot water storage tank. The storage tanks...
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    It actually is significant. If I can find some...

    It actually is significant. If I can find some data, I'll post it.
    The slow moving air isn't picking up the btu's because the fins are basically insulated. Check the temperature of the water going...
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    Combustion analyzer...yes.

    Combustion analyzer...yes.
  49. Supongo InglÚs isnt su lengua materna ya que si...

    Supongo InglÚs isnt su lengua materna ya que si se tratara de que wouldve leer las reglas sobre ' n DIY " -Spanish

    Ich denke, Englisch ist nicht Ihre erste Sprache , denn wenn es waren Sie , die...
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