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    The BIA has stated not to seal masonry unless it...

    The BIA has stated not to seal masonry unless it is 100% vapor permeable such as ChimneySaver, which DOES work as advertised. It sounds like you have a chimney made of soft, non-Severe Weather grade...
  2. I'm thinking the family of eight situation may...

    I'm thinking the family of eight situation may have been a murder/ suicide.

    There are so many warnings about not using gasoline engines inside or even near buildings it isn't funny. Still, it is...
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    The new taller

    The new taller <50 gallon WHs will not fit in a Lot of situations and those that do will likely spill flue gases into the building. For one, you have to increase the vent connector from 3" to 4" if...
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    Your chimney connector is highly suspect. Notice...

    Your chimney connector is highly suspect. Notice all the stains from condensation on the pipe and the wall behind it? Also, that pipe should not slope back. It should rise vertically as much as...
  5. This is an odd standard to list your device to....

    This is an odd standard to list your device to. I'm really curious about their strategy here and I smell a rat. As Jim said, this is not a true CO standard and the alert levels are up to the mfr. as...
  6. I know of no restriction on what can be sold in...

    I know of no restriction on what can be sold in hardware stores. Heck, they sell gas water heaters without restriction. UL2075 is intended for CO alarms in parking garages and similar locations where...
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    There are a number of issues to address here....

    There are a number of issues to address here. When the boiler was converted, the chimney should have undergone a Level II inspection by a qualified professional inspector to ascertain the suitability...
  8. Being a tenant puts you in a different situation....

    Being a tenant puts you in a different situation. I would send a letter to the landlord certified mail return receipt detailing your concerns based upon information from the service tech and other...
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    Not if but when the tape fails and the blanket...

    Not if but when the tape fails and the blanket falls down it will obstruct air passageways which can lead to overheating and permanent damage to the unit, incomplete combustion including the...
  10. Thread: Doc Bob

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    Please read Site Rules. No DIY in this forum. If...

    Please read Site Rules. No DIY in this forum. If you are a pro, get your post count up and apply for membership so we can freely discuss in the Pro locked forums.

    Thanks
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    If you do your Longest Run calcs. correctly, the...

    If you do your Longest Run calcs. correctly, the CSST charts will do the work for you. Don't worry about downsizing because those charts take into acct. the Equivalent Hydraulic Diameter (EHD), which...
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    TM, TC or the RTD ?

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    This is a comparison btw thermistors, RTDs and TCs. For comparison, an industrial 3 wire 100 Ohm RTD with a 316ss thermowell for measuring a process temp. and transmit a 4-20mA output would...
  13. There must be a listed firestop at the ceiling...

    There must be a listed firestop at the ceiling with an attic insulation shield to maintain the stated clearance to combustibles. If there is insulation against the roof deck, the penetration must...
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    How is a wood stove connected to a ahu?

    How is a wood stove connected to a ahu?
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    Can you please use some complete sentences and...

    Can you please use some complete sentences and punctuation?
    What make and model is the woodstove?
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    The illierate girlfriend's public comments on TV...

    The illierate girlfriend's public comments on TV after the trial should be evidence of perjury. She tried to sculpt the storyline to meet the timeline and geography. She said he ran to the point he...
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    This country is tone deaf about Travon Martin....

    This country is tone deaf about Travon Martin. The illiterate girlfriend admitted on national TV once the trial was over that Trayvon made it to his dad's house where they spoke on the phone...
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    Yes, as long as you provide one of two choices...

    Yes, as long as you provide one of two choices for the vent:
    a) a listed vent limiter but only if located in a well ventilated area without a ready ignition source or
    b) pipe the vent to the...
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    It looks like you have a ventfree fireplace. That...

    It looks like you have a ventfree fireplace. That means even if it is properly set up perfectly, clean and operating within mfrs. specs. it can still stink. As far as adjustments with ventfree, the...
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    This is 10 psi from the tank over to the house...

    This is 10 psi from the tank over to the house where a second stage regulator drops it down to 2 psi instead of the traditional 14 wci which is 1/2 psi.The end appliance is about 100 feet from this...
  21. I would contact your district attorney's office...

    I would contact your district attorney's office along with your state attorney general and file a possible fraud case. He has admitted defrauding you. You have a written contract and he knowingly...
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    Glad they hired a specialist

    No pics--story related to me about a house I worked on. I was called to install two LP gas direct vent insert fireplaces into a ~$1.5 million house earlier this year. I found multiple major gas...
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    Reset snap disc #2. Otherwise, this is beyond the...

    Reset snap disc #2. Otherwise, this is beyond the scope of this forum and we're not allowed to give DIY advice. If it is snap disc #2, this generally means the stove and liner need to be cleaned. See...
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    Flexseal is no different than using aluminum...

    Flexseal is no different than using aluminum coilstock on your exterior wood surfaces instead of paint---it covers us a problem instead of correcting it. Note the propellent for this stuff. Each use...
  25. Tell your contractor that double walled pipe is...

    Tell your contractor that double walled pipe is not tested or listed for a Category IV appliance, which is what your new one is. It is not approved for positive vent pressure, which your new one is....
  26. Thread: Co alarm

    by hearthman
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    UL listed CO alarms are unreliable (by design)...

    UL listed CO alarms are unreliable (by design) and often alert "false positives". However, you cannot take the chance it's nothing so you need to call 911 after you've evacuated the building and...
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    What a hack! He should have used:...

    What a hack! He should have used: https://www.getflexseal.com/?MID=6169917
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    He said he didn't have his "namonitor" to check...

    He said he didn't have his "namonitor" to check the pressure switch. Has no clue about DSI ignition systems or flame rectification or safety or sanity. I guess he just needs to replace those melted...
  29. Fp 640 is the replacement for the SC56. It can do...

    Fp 640 is the replacement for the SC56. It can do everything you need in HVAC from a DMM, clamp meter and digital thermometer all in one sleek, strong well though-out unit. The SC640 is basically the...
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    I don't consider oil "goop" but regardless you...

    I don't consider oil "goop" but regardless you don't want ANY foreign 'material' to enter the lumen of the tubing. Yes, I know Nylog is supposedly bullet proof compatible with refrigerant oils but...
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    Why are you playing with an electrical component...

    Why are you playing with an electrical component you are not trained or qualified to touch? Please do humanity and stop tinkering. These things are not kids Christmas erector sets. BTW, you may have...
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    If they had only used UL 181 a/b-FX tape....

    If they had only used UL 181 a/b-FX tape....
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    copper tube handbook

    See attachment. No goop on flares. :beat:
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    What impresses me is that if you're resorting to...

    What impresses me is that if you're resorting to consulting with an internet blog on wire sizing, that is all the more reason not to do it. As Timebuilder and others have tried to convey to you, this...
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    'Like'

    'Like'
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    AC13, you keep using that word "safe" as if one...

    AC13, you keep using that word "safe" as if one of us or some dopey manufacturer or service tech hold the power to grant you that state. It is a fantasy and impossible to attain. You may get safe-er...
  37. 1-no 2-in lieu of switch underneath. Use one or...

    1-no
    2-in lieu of switch underneath. Use one or the other but not both
    3-rock wool insulation. Used to create a glowing ember effect. See the manual
    4-ember material annually or as needed. Logs...
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    http://www.appliedsafety.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

    http://www.appliedsafety.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ansi_z535dot6_article.pdf
    http://www.appliancemagazine.com/editorial.php?article=1851


    Here are just two resources for the ANSI stds. on...
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    If you find a condition you think is improper and...

    If you find a condition you think is improper and presents a hazard to the occupants of the building, you have an obligation to warn them fully. That means written communication identifying the...
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    Fieldpiece SC56. Does it all and no problems....

    Fieldpiece SC56. Does it all and no problems. Very slender so it packs well in my bag. One handed operation.
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    Actually, you should get what's called a "level...

    Actually, you should get what's called a "level II inspection" by a chimney professional before you go any further. The suitability of the chimney will be determined along with the need for possible...
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    Billygoat, those are referred to as "slammers"...

    Billygoat, those are referred to as "slammers" because they were just slammed into the fireplace with no listed liner as required. They are inefficient polluting creosote factories responsible for a...
  43. You should refer to the listed instructions for...

    You should refer to the listed instructions for proper installation and operation. If you're still having problems, contact one of the several Quad dealers in MD. The blue lights are just an initial...
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    This HG unit is a factory built fireplace...

    This HG unit is a factory built fireplace designed for built in construction on a combustible floor.
    An 'insert' goes into an approved masonry fireplace. The dilemma with a see-thru insert are the...
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    This is NOT a DIY forum. See Site Rules. Before...

    This is NOT a DIY forum. See Site Rules. Before you attempt to have gas logs installed, you should have a level II inspection of the fireplace and chimney. To run the gas, you should leave that up to...
  46. You size woodstoves the same as you size...

    You size woodstoves the same as you size furnaces--by the size of the area to be heated, type of construction, etc. In order to install a woodstove insert, you first need a Level II inspection to see...
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    The valves are rated for 1/2 psi or 14 wci per...

    The valves are rated for 1/2 psi or 14 wci per ANSI Z21.78
    LPG valves are typically intended to operate with a min. inlet pressure under full house load at 11-14 wci so you can deliver a consistent...
  48. Please provide make and model.

    Please provide make and model.
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    you need a level II inspection of that chimney...

    you need a level II inspection of that chimney before connecting a woodstove. Failure to do so may result in burning your house down and your insurance company denying a claim. The chimney would need...
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    I pull the wires and install them on a rocker...

    I pull the wires and install them on a rocker switch. That way I can turn it on or kill it by the rocker and I can easily close the panel. When done, I Ohm out the door interlock switch then...
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