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    Get a point & shoot infrared thermometer and...

    Get a point & shoot infrared thermometer and point it at the wall. Same kind of situation at a bagel place near me. Thermostat on partition wall, other side of wall was the ovens. Wall was about...
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    Tubing diameter/spacing is based on a room by...

    Tubing diameter/spacing is based on a room by room heat load-btu's needed, type of material (slab, sleepers, wetbed, warmboard, aluminum plates), and type of floor covering-r value if pad/carpet, or...
  3. Did you look here?...

    Did you look here?
    http://www.americanvan.com/stor-king-aluminum-drawer.html
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    Read my first post again...

    Read my first post again...
  5. Most good ones come as a kit with a printer. In...

    Most good ones come as a kit with a printer. In my opinion, you should at least leave a printout there, and take one with you (or save it on your analyzer). I usually staple it to the card I leave...
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    Once again, you don't know the what the pressure...

    Once again, you don't know the what the pressure is on the expansion tank unless it's isolated, or removed from the system. Just putting a pressure gauge on the tank is not accurate.
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    I don't think your boiler pressure is 60 PSI. ...

    I don't think your boiler pressure is 60 PSI. Can you post a pic of it? Also you can't check the pressure of your tank attached to your system under pressure. It needs to be isolated, the system...
  8. The indirect should be maintaining a min temp of...

    The indirect should be maintaining a min temp of 140 to eliminate the growth of legionella. But it should be mixed down much lower to prevent scalding in the domestic water lines, unless every...
  9. You appear to have a...

    You appear to have a grounding/bonding/electrolysis issue that needs the intervention of a very competent electrician
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    Your boiler is not 72psi. It would've blown up by...

    Your boiler is not 72psi. It would've blown up by now. Your reading the gauge wrong. You're looking at Feet of H20. On the other side of the blue line is PSI, which is probably slightly over 30...
  11. Maybe the circulator?

    Maybe the circulator?
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    Angie's List?..LMAO

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/03/24/web-site-angies-list-sued-for-fraud-in-federal-court-in-philadelphia/

    ...
  13. You got a leak, any tech would dump refrigerant...

    You got a leak, any tech would dump refrigerant in (twice) without finding a leak is not a person I would call back and pay. Leaks don't get better with time.
    If he wants to come out, find the leak...
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    I used a rotary one (haven't had it out in a few...

    I used a rotary one (haven't had it out in a few years) for checking the pitch on a bunch of steam mains in a basement that was divided up with lots of crap on the floor. This one could be tripod...
  15. Improper grounding/short circuit? How's the...

    Improper grounding/short circuit? How's the draft? Burner flange gasket good/tight? When you're running in heat mode, how hot does it get around the control. I had one with poor over fire draft...
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    What happens after he uses it for back up? ...

    What happens after he uses it for back up? Complete flush and hopefully no legionella?
    In a pinch I would just use some space heaters.
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    ALOT of Japanese people read...

    ALOT of Japanese people read Japanese..........:grin2:
    Seriously though, either get the name of the equipment and download an English Version, or stop by a Japanese restaurant, get some take out,...
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    Tell her 'You're welcome for me finding this...

    Tell her 'You're welcome for me finding this before the roofer killed you'. Then give her a price to fix everything properly. Seems like almost everyone doesn't have enough money to do the job...
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    I guess it's like leasing a car or paying a...

    I guess it's like leasing a car or paying a mortgage. If you cant write a check for it, you pay in installments....and pay and pay.
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    While youre addressing the thermostat issue to...

    While youre addressing the thermostat issue to keep you going, you said electric is cheap. I would SAFELY set up some electric heaters...STRONGLY recommend you have an electrician give it a look...
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    Do you have a humidifier? What make/model? If...

    Do you have a humidifier? What make/model? If you have one, I would start there, if that isn't the problem, then you got lots of investigating to do
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    If only anyone could just buy one at a big box...

    If only anyone could just buy one at a big box store........hmmmmm.
    Actually I know a few plumbers who should remove the "& Heating" lettering from their trucks, thinking just because they can...
  23. You have to dig a little deeper with the bids. ...

    You have to dig a little deeper with the bids. That boiler can be direct vented, under proper conditions. If those conditions are met, why would you want a power venter? Yes more maintenance, more...
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    Give it a whirl...what do you intend to mostly...

    Give it a whirl...what do you intend to mostly use if for? For $89 less the coupon they perennially run, have some fun with it. If it finds one cracked heat exchanger it paid for itself
    I use some...
  25. Did you ask them? Direct Vent or thru a chimney?...

    Did you ask them? Direct Vent or thru a chimney? Chimney needs to be lined?
    Either the one's not recommending the power vent, missed something that the one suggesting the power vent saw, or the one...
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    Wouldn't surprise me, when you get a one and only...

    Wouldn't surprise me, when you get a one and only post from someone, if it isn't an attempt at a free plug for their own site
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    With a name like that they have to be...

    With a name like that they have to be bad.....lol...Just kidding I don't know anything about them.
    But, good reviews can be invented. Bad reviews can not have all the important information, just...
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    Might be a vacuum leak at the filter or strainer...

    Might be a vacuum leak at the filter or strainer (sucking in air). Or if there are any compression fittings that were bumped. Not all air leaks result in fuel leaks
    I bring all this up because it...
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    I have a hard time believing 6' of line dipping...

    I have a hard time believing 6' of line dipping into the tank is leaking air
    Does the fuel line go into the tank from the top? If so you are purging it wrong.
    Also, dumping 4 gallons is just a...
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    All 3 boilers are good choices, and youre up in...

    All 3 boilers are good choices, and youre up in Riello country, so no problem with parts/service for that superior burner (Carlin is also nice too, especially for gas). Make sure they properly size...
  31. I would check with your local authority (fire...

    I would check with your local authority (fire marshall, etc.) One here requires a Level II inspection cert & a cleaning, others demand a liner. Doesnt have to be SS for gas, but always SS for oil.
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    Good stuff 2sac. I took 'mark' things to let me...

    Good stuff 2sac. I took 'mark' things to let me know if someone touched/changed anything.
    I'm in a different situation then you. One man show, do all hvac repairs myself, mostly oil.
    First...
  33. I would start with the radon company. Maybe...

    I would start with the radon company. Maybe there's a broken pipe. It shouldn't be pulling that much room/crawlspace/basement air thru the system and out of the house. What's the manometer look...
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    And you have a LWCO...not always mandatory, but...

    And you have a LWCO...not always mandatory, but should be.
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    It takes two weeks to get a replacement? Must be...

    It takes two weeks to get a replacement? Must be walking it with a handtruck from pittsburg.
    What I would do is shut it down, disconnect it, cap off the pipes. What if the power goes off for a...
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    Sid Harvey's, RE Michel

    Sid Harvey's, RE Michel
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    Nope

    Nope
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    Plug it into your Delorean, drive 55MPH, go back...

    Plug it into your Delorean, drive 55MPH, go back to the future?
  39. Soooooooo....what's your question?

    Soooooooo....what's your question?
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    Its easier to email to yourself and attach from pc

    Its easier to email to yourself and attach from pc
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    Pretty nice, but that probably wouldn't work for...

    Pretty nice, but that probably wouldn't work for me. The constant shuffling to get to different tools would drive me bonkers. But it is a pretty convenient way to take your gear a long distance...
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    I would go with a small remote control car with a...

    I would go with a small remote control car with a go camera you can watch/record with your iPhone/iPad
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    Of course document everything, before and after. ...

    Of course document everything, before and after. But be very careful with holding/not returning their deposit. Laws are very clear what you have to do, to legally deny them their deposit, and the...
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    What kind of thermostat. There may be a few...

    What kind of thermostat. There may be a few things happening at almost the same time. For example, with a heat pump, maybe the aux heat changes the fan speed. Maybe you have a thermostat that...
  45. There is no issue to shut off main water supply...

    There is no issue to shut off main water supply for heating itself since it's closed water loop.
    Not entirely true. If your boiler or system leaks, and the boiler has no water in it, you will dry...
  46. Also when it comes on, what does the thermostat...

    Also when it comes on, what does the thermostat read as far as mode.
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    Rigid and Rothenberger Pipe threaders. The Roth...

    Rigid and Rothenberger Pipe threaders. The Roth and Rigid are an extra 30% off here:
    http://www.zoro.com/g/Pipe%20Threading%20Machines/00063035/
  48. why? make sure the hole were the thermostat wire...

    why? make sure the hole were the thermostat wire penetrates the wall is sealed, the t-stat is not on an outside wall, and set the thermostat for comfort-don't get too hung up on the actually number....
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    Well if its coming from his garage heater and...

    Well if its coming from his garage heater and into your home, it's carbon monoxide. Why not put a CO detector on your window sill to confirm. It also could be coming from his heater, up into your...
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    The furnace may not be the main culprit. Is this...

    The furnace may not be the main culprit. Is this a new install or a new problem? Dirty/clogged air filter. Could be mold. Could be the air is too dry (no/broken humidifier). Could be your indoor...
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