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    Hey I'll respond, even two years later. Still...

    Hey I'll respond, even two years later.

    Still plugging along great. We go through about 250 gal of oil a winter for a 1200 sf house in New England, I believe that's pretty economical as oil...
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    Nope, been to Michigan once just passing through.

    Nope, been to Michigan once just passing through.
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    At least one of these posts talks about getting a...

    At least one of these posts talks about getting a tetanus booster and finding nothing on the needle. I hope that was the case. One of them (maybe the same one) also said he put the syringe in his...
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    We've got the same set up with the piped in...

    We've got the same set up with the piped in combustion air and it saves on infiltration big time. Great furnace. Our net stack temp runs about 335 deg at 90.1 efficiency.

    On our third year here's...
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    You didn't include any info on size/BTU...

    You didn't include any info on size/BTU requirements and/or other brands your contractor might be able to install. I'll agree with all that the contractor is the most important factor.

    Given a...
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    Truly some ugly replies in this thread. You...

    Truly some ugly replies in this thread.

    You may have better luck sending those photos you take to the owner of the company in addition to posting here. If he/she didn't come out to QA their...
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    Haven't seen it mentioned yet but there are other...

    Haven't seen it mentioned yet but there are other costs associated with keeping an 80 pct or going to 90+.

    If you keep the 80, you may need to reline your flue. This can match the cost of the...
  8. Thread: I Wonder

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    Agreed that the structural and code issues need...

    Agreed that the structural and code issues need to be addressed, but from recent experience here perhaps the HO/contractor considered the neighbors.

    My neighbor decided that 75 deg summer nights...
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    Why does Dick do this?

    Two reasons.

    Dick's too cheap to hire a pro; or,

    See Dick hire the largest HVAC contractor in Norfolk VA.

    See Dick ask for the best, most reliable system they could install.

    See @#$th...
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    We've got a Thermopride that is one fine oil...

    We've got a Thermopride that is one fine oil furnace. Built like a tank, sheet metal like a 57 Chevy. With a Riello burner and a .5 gph nozzle very efficient, like 200 gal for a 1200 sf house over...
  11. Hank, no pro but we had a Thermopride that looks...

    Hank, no pro but we had a Thermopride that looks identical to yours put in a year and a half ago (ours running a .5gph nozzle giving us about 60k btu output, 70k btu in at about 90 pct efficiency). ...
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    Funny, that's the same one our highly recommended...

    Funny, that's the same one our highly recommended HVAC company in Norfolk VA used...when installing a 125k btu Janitrol where 60k would do... "the best you can buy." Had about a year asking you...
  13. Did they design the return air for 55k? Don't...

    Did they design the return air for 55k? Don't think Thermopride goes that low, ours with .5gph nozzle still is rated at 70k (ok, input). We ended up putting in another return even though ours...
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    I mostly read these and don't post, but I'm...

    I mostly read these and don't post, but I'm amazed that this guy still doesn't get it. Just for fun and because there's nothing much doing, a .65 gph nozzle will have to run longer than the 1.0 gph...
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    You might ask the contractor though if both...

    You might ask the contractor though if both appliances can share the chimney. Almost certainly code will preclude a standard water heater's vent sharing the chimney with the pvc.

    But you asked...
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    Christina; sounds like you could have bought our...

    Christina; sounds like you could have bought our old house in Norfolk! 125k btu Janitrol installed in 1999, way oversized; could likely have done a 70k btu. We're up north now. Be happy with a...
  17. Agree totally on the Thermopride. We're in the...

    Agree totally on the Thermopride. We're in the NE too and replaced with a OH6 and a Riello burner. Beat the price on any gas furnace, quiet, and very fuel efficient. Looking at the efficiency test...
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    You might reconsider the switch to gas from oil,...

    You might reconsider the switch to gas from oil, especially if you're going to an 80 pct unit. We ran the numbers last year in the NE and cost per btu was lower for oil, even at the inflated oil...
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    Didn't read closely enough, new CO detector. ...

    Didn't read closely enough, new CO detector. Couldn't delete the prior for some reason.
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    Obviously you got to check all the sources of CO...

    Obviously you got to check all the sources of CO including outside, but...

    Our previous, heat-pump equipped home with a CO detector (for the fireplace) alarmed. No fire. No auto exhaust. No...
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    Tstat click

    Just about the click on the round Honeywells. Our old one was a mercury switch, no click. Replaced with a new round Honeywell, clicks on and off--apparently no more mercury switch. Heat...
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    Never noticed so many of the new high efficiency...

    Never noticed so many of the new high efficiency furnaces in our neighborhood until we replaced our system (that vents through the chimney). Part of the criteria for design was to not impact our...
  23. Just to prove that hacking is not confine to HVAC...

    Just to prove that hacking is not confine to HVAC (present company excluded) be wary of the Termite Company.

    We were billed $XXX to lay it out in the crawl of our Norfolk VA house. Came home to...
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    I deleted the post as not worth the pain, ...

    I deleted the post as not worth the pain,

    DJ and the dude from Portland have a good deal I guess: no temp swing, two cycles an hour, and a perfectly sized system.

    [Edited by dave davis on...
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    Can't speak to hot water heat but just installed...

    Can't speak to hot water heat but just installed a Thermopride oil furnace after long deliberation, here in RI. In the process figured cost for oil, gas, wood, and even coal--oil was just a little...
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