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    Old Post

    Paul , you sure dug this post from the grave... :)
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    Thanks Guys

    Thanks again. I was stopped by the user name and pass word. Thanks .
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    Does anyone know or have the cooling CFM spec for...

    Does anyone know or have the cooling CFM spec for a Arco Aire low boy oil furnace model # OLR 105A12A. Their web site does seem to have any usefull tech info. Any help Thanks.....
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    I like 72* , after being all day in the worst...

    I like 72* , after being all day in the worst wheather........... Screw the bills ,I want to be warm or chilled.........
  5. Thread: Experience

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    Too Long

    I have enough experience to know that I don't know it all.......
  6. Thread: Oil Furnace

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    I Second

    With the high temperture burners being used today you are crazy not buying a ThermoPride......

    Regards
    Oil Man of Thirty Years
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    Start Cap

    The Start cap is used as a switch. To get the compressor motor moving you need a large set of windings .There are two sets in the motor. At start both winding are working to get the motor spinning...
  8. Thread: TO HOT UPSTAIRS

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    Zoning

    We are assuming dampers were added for zoning? Just adding a thermostat is not Zoning..... It's moving the problem.


    Have the job done right and be comfortable .
  9. Thread: TO HOT UPSTAIRS

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    Set Up

    The builder installed a AC system but also uses it for heating. The AC return is bringing the heat upstair from the down stairs ceiling outlets. The cooler lower air needs to be conditioned for...
  10. Thread: TO HOT UPSTAIRS

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    Second Return

    You need to install a second return for downstairs. Bring it down near the floor. It does not have to be as large as the one you have now . You can switch off per season.
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    High Ceilings

    With convection heat the warm air will rise near the ceiling . A ceiling fan will bring it back down to mix the air.

    Radiant heat works great for high ceiling , the temperature is even...
  12. End Switch

    You have a bad end switch on the zone valve. Change the power head or the complete zone valve if out dated......
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    Salesman - Craftsman

    The rule of thumb is used on the estimate only. Once you sell the job then spend the time designing the system...
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    My Two cents

    #1 Hi V does a very good job mixing up the conditioned air which would work well for heating from the ceiling or AC from the floor. Yes it is more expensive. I would bring up using panal radiation...
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    Numbers

    The problem when you drop below 80 % of the Max firing rate is low CO2 and too low of a stack temperature. If you can produce proper numbers your fine...


    Seems like someone used a rule of...
  16. Thread: Mixing valve

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    Heat Trap

    It's a pipe configuation that traps migration of heat.......
  17. Thread: Mixing valve

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    Mixing valves

    A mixing valve needs a heat trap installed before the hot inlet to prevent premature failure. Read the paper work in the box .
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    Vertical

    Your right.......The 00's can run vertical if you boost up the pressure above 20# if pressure drops below 20# they make noise... I always ask "Why?" Why bother ? Install them hozontal and live in...
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    Correct

    The fan control or "B" aquastat belongs on the return side of the coil ,you are correct.

    The over heating problem..... Depends if your system uses flow or zone valves . They may have been...
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    Oil

    I drop them off at the Laundry in the morning and pick them up on my way home. All pressed and on hangers.....But when I do them at home Wisk and sudsy ammonia and let them soak for a while.....
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    Tank Pitch

    I was also taught pitch it away from the valve. I was also "told" to pitch it away . But if you think about it as a mechanic it's just a way to buy some time.


    What we want to do it install...
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    Pitch

    The most ideal way for a out side tank is pitch it toward the valve. Collecting water and dirt would breed sludge and a ice cube.
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    My firt two marriages did not last 7 years.....

    A contractor will give you one year . The manufacture may give you longer on the parts but you have to pay for labor...
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    Circulator is like a pump that moves the heated...

    Circulator is like a pump that moves the heated water through out the zone or system . Most likely by the boiler but does not have to be....

    System could use a circ per zone or may use one...
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    Simple Thought

    If you have a radiant slab remember it could takes hours to heat it up. Leave the thermostat on one temperature.....

    See if the zonevalve opens up ? No.....no power(bad transformer ,...
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