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  1. Jon, please don't take offense but it sure sounds...

    Jon, please don't take offense but it sure sounds like you're asking for DIY advice here, which is blatantly and strictly forbidden. See Site Rules. Doug was poking fun at you DIY. This Ask Our Pros...
  2. Best response yet. Anyone posting on YouTube...

    Best response yet. Anyone posting on YouTube knows there will always be detractors. Some are sincerely in honest disagreement with you while many are simply trolls looking to drag people down to...
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    What it all boils down to is this: Obama went on...

    What it all boils down to is this: Obama went on TV to attempt to make himself look better because he is a narcissist but most of all his mission was to sell Islam and something other than what it...
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    The Islamic State (IS) (Arabic: الدولة الإسلامية‎...

    The Islamic State (IS) (Arabic: الدولة الإسلامية‎ ad-Dawlah l-ʾIslāmiyyah), formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL /ˈaɪsəl/; Arabic acronym: داعش Dāʿish) or the Islamic State of Iraq...
  5. Thread: i'm 98%

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    Blue bushcraft knife. People have been saying I'm...

    Blue bushcraft knife. People have been saying I'm abnormal all my life. Young Frankenstein: "I-gor, whose brain did you steal?" "Abby. Abby Normal..."
  6. Always check the NEMA rating for outdoor mounted...

    Always check the NEMA rating for outdoor mounted boxes. I've seen a lot of indoor rated boxes outside. Even a NEMA 4x needs some protection.
  7. update on listed vent connectors

    I spoke with Nick Bruce at MG DuraVent regarding these connectors. Specifically, I asked him for written support that these connectors have been up-sized to accommodate the code required 20%...
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    Glad you are well. Praying for you.

    Glad you are well. Praying for you.
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    Well, your link did not contain a reference to...

    Well, your link did not contain a reference to what you think makes your point. Even type X drywall is NOT rated non-combustible. Some cementitious back boards fail the ASTM E-136 test. I'm going by...
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    The DOE is under attack (and rightly so) by mfrs....

    The DOE is under attack (and rightly so) by mfrs. and testing agencies. In their march to band all fossil fuels and leave the planet to the animals they have shot themselves in the foot repeatedly....
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    Please don't take offense but your information is...

    Please don't take offense but your information is incorrect. Type 'B' vent is listed under UL 441 under two test structures: a more traditional looking chase at 1.5" clearance to combustibles minimum...
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    When you say "real wood-burning fireplace", are...

    When you say "real wood-burning fireplace", are you referring to a masonry fireplace or a factory built fireplace you have modified?

    Generally the blower and motor come as a unit.
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    Can you provide your reference for this please?...

    Can you provide your reference for this please? TIA,
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    Did you try the SAE 20 weight oil q6 months as it...

    Did you try the SAE 20 weight oil q6 months as it states on the casing? What make and model appliance is this for? Just look it up in the parts list. Done.
  15. NFPA 211 is the main one. One week isn't much...

    NFPA 211 is the main one. One week isn't much time to prep. Make sure you focus sufficient time on the math so those calculations don't get you flustered. Travis is a great product but they are very...
  16. there is no way thst the only permit required in...

    there is no way thst the only permit required in NJ is electrical. you need a NJ licensed hvac contractor driving a vehicle with uour business name, lic. number and phone number plastered everywhere....
  17. I would treat them as "fireblocking" as described...

    I would treat them as "fireblocking" as described in the building codes. Anything penetrating floors/ ceilings/ walls and connecting spaces must be a contained system, such as ducts connected to the...
  18. Throw it back on the inspectors. It is a LISTED...

    Throw it back on the inspectors. It is a LISTED vent connector. Unless they have a local ordinance specifically banning it, they have no leg to stand on. It is listed to UL 441, which is B-vent,...
  19. They'll be putting TV monitors on rooftops now so...

    They'll be putting TV monitors on rooftops now so you'd better watch out because Big Brother is always watching. Vids of roofers and chimney sweeps peeing down DWV pipes so I'm sure HVAC techs will...
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    How are you going to ensure you keep sufficient...

    How are you going to ensure you keep sufficient clearance even though it is not tested or listed that way? CPVC is not approved for combustion venting either. It's still plastic against/ near...
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    If you're close enough to vent up the chimney as...

    If you're close enough to vent up the chimney as a 'chase' why can't you vent it all out the sidewall? Two pipe the furnace out the side then a power vented WH out the side further down? At least...
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    a "liner" is only tested and listed inside and...

    a "liner" is only tested and listed inside and existing one wythe (4" nominal) masonry chimney. Each appliance gets its own flue, except gas and oil atmospherically vented appliances, which can,...
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    Since you said the WH is tankless I should have...

    Since you said the WH is tankless I should have asked if it is a two pipe direct vent as well. If so, then MUA is not an issue for those but only for the dryer. IF it is rated at say 35,000 BTU/hr....
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    Can you cut and paste his words from the report?...

    Can you cut and paste his words from the report? Be sure to include any wording on the repairs. Home Inspectors are Not code inspectors by law. They can reference codes when required to back up a...
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    If you get it too close to the joint it can make...

    If you get it too close to the joint it can make it hard to heat the joint properly.
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