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  1. Thread: furnace filters

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    Pretty much what the other service tech at the...

    Pretty much what the other service tech at the hvac shop said. Also mentioned how the pleated filter would generally be better at filtering smaller particulate/dust from coming in. Regular...
  2. Thread: furnace filters

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    The suggestion from a local hvac...

    The suggestion from a local hvac supplier/installer was to go with a 1-inch pleated filter, and to probably add a support in the center of the plenum, as suggested here also. The idea of having an...
  3. Thread: furnace filters

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    furnace filters

    At the facility where I work we need to acquire new air filters that fit well in the (three) oil-fired furnaces that operate there. These are older furnaces, Dunham-Bush make. I have specific model...
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    I found an AO Smith equivalent motor in Johnstone...

    I found an AO Smith equivalent motor in Johnstone Supply catalog.
  5. Thread: drip pan dilemma

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    I assume you are a half decent tech. Since the...

    I assume you are a half decent tech. Since the problem is a no-brainer please describe exactly how you would deal with it so I know exactly what to do or what otherwise I will want to tell a...
  6. Thread: drip pan dilemma

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    Please describe with a little more detail, if...

    Please describe with a little more detail, if possible, what part of the pan I would be trimming down to size to make it fit and be situated properly.
  7. Thread: drip pan dilemma

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    I knew their had to be some trick to it. Thanks...

    I knew their had to be some trick to it. Thanks fridgeguy I'll try doing what what you suggest. Likely there won't be enough slack or give in the copper line to lift the unit high enough, though. ...
  8. Thread: drip pan dilemma

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    Does the original pan there (not that new one)...

    Does the original pan there (not that new one) look in any way like it ever was the right situation? How can it contain water with those slits in the front corners and those slots in the back edge? ...
  9. Thread: drip pan dilemma

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    drip pan dilemma

    In the restaurant kitchen where I work we have a Raetone reach-in cooler, the style with the condenser etc. on top of the unit. I'm not sure how the original design for the drip tube and pan is...
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    refractory bad shape

    We have a pair of Ajax inclined water tube boilers that provide the heat at the hotel where I work as a maintenance person. These are fairly old boilers, probably close to 25 years since...
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    Yeah, definitely. Can route some heating duct...

    Yeah, definitely. Can route some heating duct into the room fairly easy. thanks again
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    Our fuel supplier does give us a thinner oil mix...

    Our fuel supplier does give us a thinner oil mix in the winter to help compensate for the colder temperatures. However, our day tank was installed in a utility garden and grounds supply room with no...
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    Will definitely do the things you mention. Thanks...

    Will definitely do the things you mention. Thanks for the good sense advice, chillersandcontrols.
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    Could you briefly explain how having the day tank...

    Could you briefly explain how having the day tank in a cold room sort of defeats the purpose? thanks
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    Its a pretty huge outdoor tank (4000 gal), so...

    Its a pretty huge outdoor tank (4000 gal), so might be kind of a big job to try to insulate the tank walls. The day tank is in a non-heated room that gets cold, even very cold sometimes, and it is...
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    No the day tank doesnt seem to have an obvious...

    No the day tank doesnt seem to have an obvious vent. And it is in an inside room where no rain or water otherwise could overflow in.
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    Yes the main tank is graded but there is no...

    Yes the main tank is graded but there is no apparent drainage opening visible at the bottom of the tank on the low end. However, at the low end there is a manhole-sized opening with a steel round...
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    water in day tank

    At the hotel where I work, the fuel for our oil-fired boilers is transferred 30-40 yards from its outdoor above-ground 4000 gal storage tank to a smaller (100 gal) "day tank" like this one....
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    I heated it up (duh, why didn't I even think of...

    I heated it up (duh, why didn't I even think of that?), and they slid right off.

    thanks for all the tips, guys...
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    "squirrel cage" removal

    In the hotel where I work as a maintenance person we have some Trane horizontal cabinet coil heaters. In at least one of these units the blower assembly is in particularly bad shape and needs to be...
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    thanks Maxter for the tips and the link. I...

    thanks Maxter for the tips and the link. I noticed the Trane brand motor sticker said it should be oiled every six months. But the Magnetek motor didn't mention it. Also, I didn't really see any...
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    Never mind. I found an AO Smith equivalent motor...

    Never mind. I found an AO Smith equivalent motor in Johnstone Supply catalog. The shaft on each side is actually 10 1/2" long, not 9" as I originally thought.
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    trane force flo blower motor

    In the hotel where I work as a maintenance person, there are three separate but identical Trane horizontal Force-Flo cabinet heaters installed in the utility area. These are old units, installed...
  24. Thread: nozzle size/type

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    I don't work on them every day, but have had...

    I don't work on them every day, but have had enough experience with oil burners to know how to pull the firing assembly and clean it up, check/adjust the electrode gap, replace the nozzle if...
  25. Thread: nozzle size/type

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    nozzle size/type

    I need a new nozzle for the firing assembly on my home heating boiler oil furnace. The one I need is .75 80 degree A. But everyone in my area is out of that particular one at this time. One place...
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