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    Have done a leak test n the gas line. I knw you...

    Have done a leak test n the gas line. I knw you said e gas co checked their meter and reg.
  2. I worked for the utility co and after hours ran...

    I worked for the utility co and after hours ran service calls. Some nights I had to work overtime and then run calls. I di it for thirteen tears.
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    I guess you realize this is an eight year old...

    I guess you realize this is an eight year old post?
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    I went to the wrong address on seasonal check and...

    I went to the wrong address on seasonal check and when the blower came on it let the smoke out. The people let me in with no question, I guess because it was an apt. I told them the problem and left....
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    So many remarks about the rod itself and nothing...

    So many remarks about the rod itself and nothing ever mentioned concerning the wire that connects it. It is so easy to use a screwdriver and jumper to simulate the flame rod and wire during as one...
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    Open reads don't mean a whole lot, sure it's one...

    Open reads don't mean a whole lot, sure it's one test but not the means all test. Everybody speaks to a PG-9 style (750 MV open read factory fresh) what about the old PG-1 that almost every floor...
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    Pull plate off motor and look on backside

    Pull plate off motor and look on backside
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    I might add, when cleaning that pilot, with the...

    I might add, when cleaning that pilot, with the pilot in your hand and he orifice removed, look thru thru and you will see a venturi. About midway there is a hole that can become linted and affects...
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    You want them all to be just a cap

    You want them all to be just a cap
  10. Does the noise appear before the blower starts?...

    Does the noise appear before the blower starts? If yes it may be an undersized flex connector
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    Sounds like time to try the old screwdriver to...

    Sounds like time to try the old screwdriver to the ear and try to pinpoint area
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    I didn't read all the posts, maybe someone...

    I didn't read all the posts, maybe someone already mentioned the time honored coffee can repair.
  13. This is where I am, retired and my wholesale...

    This is where I am, retired and my wholesale company went out. So I buy off the internet, not very often do I need anything though.
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    I just went on EBay and they have many solenoid...

    I just went on EBay and they have many solenoid valves and coils.
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    Are you able to send a picture of the entire...

    Are you able to send a picture of the entire control area and the furnace
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    Are trying to find a replacement? Maybe easier to...

    Are trying to find a replacement? Maybe easier to remove all the controls and either convert to millivolt or 24 volt since you have line voltage for the transformer. I know most will answer sell a...
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    Company policy was to change any copper pilot...

    Company policy was to change any copper pilot tubing we found. Seems all had some degree of sulphate restriction. I have found many copper connectors with the flares gone and choked to the point of...
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    Some jobs are 4 tens and people love it. Actually...

    Some jobs are 4 tens and people love it. Actually they get to work their day off for overtime and still have the weekend free
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    Several years ago our local Johnstone had a...

    Several years ago our local Johnstone had a female working the counter. She was the in house expert on motors.
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    I drain the water lines and leave stat at 55 in...

    I drain the water lines and leave stat at 55 in Portland Oregon area
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    Same as keeping jumper in green-yellow and...

    Same as keeping jumper in green-yellow and yellow-white at the same time. Keeps coil pulled in
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    You may want to take the pilot out of the system...

    You may want to take the pilot out of the system for testing. Unplug the molex plug. Install a jumper in the green and yellow holes. After pilot lights remove jumper and install in the white and...
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    What appliance are asking about and what is the...

    What appliance are asking about and what is the delivery pressure from the meter? If nat gas probably 7".
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    Testing a millivolts system is a little different...

    Testing a millivolts system is a little different from a 24volt system. You must know the values of various pilot generators, what reads to expect across the different test points. What read would...
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    I think you are correct. They took over the old...

    I think you are correct. They took over the old General Controls co.
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    Norton igniter. 3.2-3.6 amps Carborundum 2.5-3.0...

    Norton igniter. 3.2-3.6 amps
    Carborundum 2.5-3.0
    You need to take an amp reading
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    An open read is pretty much useless unless it is...

    An open read is pretty much useless unless it is low. I've seen thermocouples show an open read of 21-22 or so and show 0-1 under load. Remember the values such as 30mv. 250mv. 750mv are open reads...
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    My SWAG is a dirty pilot or restricted orifice

    My SWAG is a dirty pilot or restricted orifice
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    Millivolt systems can be tricky if you have...

    Millivolt systems can be tricky if you have limited experience with them. First you need to know the types of pilot generators and their ratings. Next where to take reads , what they mean and what...
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    What, thermocoupler ?

    What, thermocoupler ?
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    Four items put DNP products into continuos fan...

    Four items put DNP products into continuos fan and no heat
    1-bad transformer 2-open limit/rollout switch 3-open fuse link 4- bad board
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    Spark generator for a 3 wire system??

    Spark generator for a 3 wire system??
  33. Thread: 60s what is it?

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    Magic Chef

    Magic Chef
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    I had the filters across the back of the truck on...

    I had the filters across the back of the truck on top of old metal file drawers I used for fittings. Seemed to work pretty well, open double back doors and they were right there.
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    Speaking of old Lennox units, who remembers the...

    Speaking of old Lennox units, who remembers the in-wall unit, no blower, millivolt system. Sorry I don't have a model number. If memory serves me it was rated at 50,000.
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    [/B] Landmark Series Replaced several hx...

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    Landmark Series
    Replaced several hx sections in horizontals. Was pretty quick
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    Keep it going, I've worked on zillions of those....

    Keep it going, I've worked on zillions of those. Love them, easy to troubleshoot and pretty much bulletproof.
  38. PG-9 open read factory fresh-750mv G-250...

    PG-9 open read factory fresh-750mv
    G-250 -------------------------250mv
    PG-1---------------------------320mv
    With the thermostat calling for heat, take reads at the gas valve as follows. 1-...
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    Nobody has mentioned energizing the tstat and...

    Nobody has mentioned energizing the tstat and have the blower come on after a few seconds when the gas is off. That is a sure indication there is a "heat assist" fan switch (control) installed.
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    One problem that occurs is a power outage. If...

    One problem that occurs is a power outage. If the furnace is in operation at the time of the outage the limit will open.
  41. Thread: What be it?

    by mike3
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    Fraser-Johnston

    Fraser-Johnston
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    Wrong terminology used here. It is not a heater...

    Wrong terminology used here. It is not a heater for the LIMIT. Camstat was one of the mgf's. They had 6 wire controls and 4 wire controls. Lennox and DNP used them several years ago, before...
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    Hasn't run in 10 years, heck yes there is a...

    Hasn't run in 10 years, heck yes there is a spider in there
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    Bingo, I taught our guys to take proper reads...

    Bingo, I taught our guys to take proper reads FIRST and then if in doubt use jumper and screwdriver and also take read from that.
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    Won't be the fuse link, that puts blower into...

    Won't be the fuse link, that puts blower into continuous operation and nothing else.
    hmm got to think a bit. Have you tried bypassing thermostat?
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    We supplied all of our guys with this tool. ...

    We supplied all of our guys with this tool. Although the one the guys had when I started in the mid sixties were a better quality.
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    Years ago Lennox came out with a service bulletin...

    Years ago Lennox came out with a service bulletin that said to wash area where soap was used with clear water.
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    Sounds like you have a classic "floating" flame. ...

    Sounds like you have a classic "floating" flame. Poor venting, clear the HX of crap. It is restricted and not allowing the products of combustion to vent and the flame is recirculating seeking...
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    Pilot orifice cleaning tool(s) we used to have...

    Pilot orifice cleaning tool(s) we used to have "stick drills" that came in "MTD" sizes that were great
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    I'm thinking that is a left over coil from a...

    I'm thinking that is a left over coil from a hydraulic thermostat on a gas valve. The coil reacts to temp and the gas valve responds.
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