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    As a teenager I worked for a paving company. We...

    As a teenager I worked for a paving company. We put our shovels in diesel fuel when they got coated with asphalt. Cleaned right up.
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    I haven't read the threads, but my high school...

    I haven't read the threads, but my high school years were 55-59. The best of the best. I'm sure cruising, cars,girls, music have already been mentioned many times.
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    I know this will sound crazy and I mean no...

    I know this will sound crazy and I mean no disrespect. Are you turning the control knob to on or off. Since you mentioned working on a ladder.
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    I'm kinda wondering curious about the condom on...

    I'm kinda wondering curious about the condom on the floor
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    The valve you described was Honeywell. The...

    The valve you described was Honeywell. The bi-metal flame switch was added after market I blieve, don't think I ever saw one I thought was OEM and those burners were always needing cleaning and...
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    As long as we're talking old floor furnace,...

    As long as we're talking old floor furnace, remember the model with a belt drive blower?
  7. Suppose to be 84 Thursday, we ran the AC a couple...

    Suppose to be 84 Thursday, we ran the AC a couple of weeks ago. San Jose, Ca
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    Actually some of the old ones had 24 volt valves...

    Actually some of the old ones had 24 volt valves with a lava tip pilot and no safety. OEM
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    Nothing unusual, I've worked many.

    Nothing unusual, I've worked many.
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    I remember those days. General Controls was my...

    I remember those days. General Controls was my best friend
  11. Oops Im on the wrong thread

    Oops Im on the wrong thread
  12. The way I read the instructions, you need to...

    The way I read the instructions, you need to remove back and close in jumper, seems like quite an effort though.
  13. I'm looking at my HS35 and the instructions are...

    I'm looking at my HS35 and the instructions are labeled HS36 and al I can see is to calibrate in both temps remove back and make adjustments. I'll keep looking.
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    Your speaking of an a/h that is part of a heat...

    Your speaking of an a/h that is part of a heat pump or electric heat system. No fossil fuel to produce carbon monoxide.
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    Recirculation if blower compartment door is left...

    Recirculation if blower compartment door is left off
  16. Thread: Locked LP tank?

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    I would not consider a law to be required to do a...

    I would not consider a law to be required to do a line/leak test on a meter or tank that was in the off position. I have seen several accidents when that simple procedure was not followed. What if...
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    I've drilled orifices for many years, never had a...

    I've drilled orifices for many years, never had a problem. If it was a propane to natural I always installed an adjustable reg
  18. Thread: Locked LP tank?

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    I would never turn on a system I could not do a...

    I would never turn on a system I could not do a line test on!!
  19. Thread: Duct take offs

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    Isn't he scoop actually called a "scavenger"?

    Isn't he scoop actually called a "scavenger"?
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    I've worked on many of these furnaces, the weak...

    I've worked on many of these furnaces, the weak spot was the Thermac gas valve safeties
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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.
  22. 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
  30. 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.
  33. 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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