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  1. Thread: Air Purifiers

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    Have you had a chance to use the Dylos to test...

    Have you had a chance to use the Dylos to test the cleaning ability of the Idylis against the IQAir?
  2. Thread: Air Purifiers

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    I've been reading a bunch of reviews of different...

    I've been reading a bunch of reviews of different units. This review is very interesting because the author tests the a high end unit as well as some lower end models using a particle counter. The...
  3. Thread: Air Purifiers

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    What do folks think of the CADR criticism...

    What do folks think of the CADR criticism mentioned in the following article?

    http://www.air-purifier-power.com/cadr.html
  4. Thread: Air Purifiers

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    That that is the same report with the top 2 rated...

    That that is the same report with the top 2 rated units that have been discontinued (at least as far as I can tell by searching for them).
  5. Thread: Air Purifiers

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    Wow, so glad you guys joined this thread. I have...

    Wow, so glad you guys joined this thread. I have learned a ton!

    I did purchase a Honeywell air purifier (like the following although my model is a 50300)
    ...
  6. Thread: Air Purifiers

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    Any suggestions on units that perform well? I...

    Any suggestions on units that perform well?

    I checked the Consumer Reports article but the top suggestions have been discontinued.
  7. Thread: Air Purifiers

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    Air Purifiers

    What is the general consensus on the stand alone air purifier hardware? Can they really clean the air for the room they are located in (assuming you buy one that is rated for the sq/ft of the room)?
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    Bump. Can someone provide average and max...

    Bump.

    Can someone provide average and max temps for a vent pipe for a gas furnace?
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    That makes sense. But I've been taking temp...

    That makes sense. But I've been taking temp reading at least 3x per day and I've yet to see it get over 180 degrees F. However, I'm still going to remove the tape as a precaution.

    What's the...
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    Is non-flammable the same thing as...

    Is non-flammable the same thing as non-combustible?
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    I'm going to tackle this project on Saturday. Any...

    I'm going to tackle this project on Saturday. Any tips for removal? I'm thinking I'm just going to have to scrape off what I can and then clean the rest with solvent.
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    Any tips on how to remove this butyl backed tape....

    Any tips on how to remove this butyl backed tape. When the pipe is hot its a gooey mess. I suspect that it will be easier to remove first thing in the morning when the pipe is cold (maybe 35 degrees).
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    Good info here. I was aware of the limitations of...

    Good info here. I was aware of the limitations of measuring shiny material (thanks to a manual I found on the web) so I checked it with a coverite thermometer first. Once I knew it wasn't hot enough...
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    I've got a CO monitor already. No leaks. BTW, the...

    I've got a CO monitor already. No leaks. BTW, the tape was installed by the HVAC contractor.
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    I don't want to use tape, rather the tape is...

    I don't want to use tape, rather the tape is already there. Here's the situation...as some of you may have read in another thread I am having burn related odors from a GEM42. Because of that I read...
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    I've got a fairly standard forced air setup with...

    I've got a fairly standard forced air setup with a gas furnace.
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    The highest temp I measured with an IR...

    The highest temp I measured with an IR thermometer was about 180 degrees F.
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    One problem: Incompatabilities: Acids, Metals...

    One problem:

    Incompatabilities: Acids, Metals such as aluminum, tin, lead and zinc in an alkaline environment
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    Who said anything about a leak? I'm asking IF...

    Who said anything about a leak? I'm asking IF there are any tapes like this that can be used in that type of application.

    I just found this link via google:
    ...
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    Butyl and Mastic tapes?

    Are there any butyl or mastic tapes that can be used on furnace venting?

    Examples are:

    Hardcast's line of Rolled Elastomeric Duct Sealants

    and

    NASHUA Foil Mastic Butyl Rubber Tape
  21. Thread: GEM 42 Questions

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    Thanks for the excellent responses. So, when...

    Thanks for the excellent responses. So, when operating properly will these units burn odor free?
  22. Thread: GEM 42 Questions

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    I have a CO meter and it is reading zero parts...

    I have a CO meter and it is reading zero parts per million. If I had a leak wouldn't the CO be escaping too?
  23. Thread: GEM 42 Questions

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    Now that you mention it I recall a tech coming...

    Now that you mention it I recall a tech coming out to do something safety related.
  24. Thread: GEM 42 Questions

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    GEM 42 Questions

    I have a GEM 42 and I'm a bit confused about its operation. When reading the manual and also the Heat&Glo website FAQ it seems like the IPI should turn the pilot off when the fireplace is not in use....
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