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    My aunt still has one of those bathroom heaters,...

    My aunt still has one of those bathroom heaters, and uses it. She lights it to take chill out of the room then turns it off and takes her bath or shower. She has lived in that house 60 years and will...
  2. Thread: Lawnmowers

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    I have a John Deer self propelled front wheel...

    I have a John Deer self propelled front wheel drive. Like the way it will adjust to your walking speed and isn't too cumbersome to use as a trim mower when locked out of self propelled mode. Brigs...
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    I use a flow regulator mfg by uniweld. A lot of...

    I use a flow regulator mfg by uniweld. A lot of brazing can be done with a little nitrogen. As someone already mentioned, do not try to braze with any pressure on the system. If anyone thinks...
  4. 10 year old Lennox 2 stage furnace 13 seer AC, no...

    10 year old Lennox 2 stage furnace 13 seer AC, no problems yet. I replaced the Invesys thermostat with a new vision pro and outdoor sensor. Now I don't need to find my glasses to check the outdoor...
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    That install belongs on the wall of shame! You...

    That install belongs on the wall of shame! You should be concerned about the equipment even if all of the ductwork and poor installation issues are corrected. I would be willing to bet the system...
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    I wouldn't make any changes in the furnace...

    I wouldn't make any changes in the furnace installation yourself. I do know that what you are considering isn't approved by the mfg. The venting and combustion air intake of any furnace is covered...
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    :confused:I would never pump down any system, new...

    :confused:I would never pump down any system, new or old junker without a set of gauges on the unit! Can't figure why any service technician would tell a Handy homeowner to do such a thing. A ten min...
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    Matt, glad it all worked out for you...sorry you...

    Matt, glad it all worked out for you...sorry you had such a experience!! I don't support DIY repairs for many reasons, safety being at top of list. Couldn't be any more unsafe than the guys working...
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    That is probably going to cause problems with...

    That is probably going to cause problems with room overheating during the heating season. The combined heat from the furnace and the electronic equipment will make it real toasty in there. The room...
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    I am a HVAC service technician, who has had a two...

    I am a HVAC service technician, who has had a two stage Lennox in my home for 8 years. Don't have much time or desire to check measure or fool with the furnace in my own home:D I do pay attention to...
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    Noise? Possibly a little more noise than the old...

    Noise? Possibly a little more noise than the old Reznor it replaced. My heater is located between two rooms and the old reznor was just low enough to bump head on. The hot dawg is only 13 inches from...
  12. If you are talking about the honeywell smart...

    If you are talking about the honeywell smart valve with a little green led on it a steady light means the valve has failed. In any case you can't fix the problem yourself. Make the call to have it...
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    You need to have It looked at by a service...

    You need to have It looked at by a service technician. I have the same style heater in my garage a 30000 btu unit,it works great, no problems at all. Agree the problem may be venting related or...
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    I would question the contractor who told you to...

    I would question the contractor who told you to connect the black wire to anything. You should NOT make any wire changes to the system! The company who installed the board should be the one to check...
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    If the valve on your old lennox had pilot button...

    If the valve on your old lennox had pilot button on the left side and a separate pilot on and off valve on the top, it is a slow open and closing valve. The G8 and 12 furnaces may encounter pilot...
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    I have seen them on some very old equipment,...

    I have seen them on some very old equipment, Essex valve with brown cover , they had a bimetal actuator with heater coil. They were slow opening and closing.
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    Lady said she was going to have someone to look...

    Lady said she was going to have someone to look at system, don't see how she has violated any rule on here;) I would not use the unit or shut gas off to the furnace until you can have the system...
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    Ok guys tomorrow I will heat a jug of 410 until...

    Ok guys tomorrow I will heat a jug of 410 until it just about floats, then it will be much easier to carry to roof. I will update on how it goes.:D
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    Fan assisted furnaces vented into old unlined...

    Fan assisted furnaces vented into old unlined chimneys are not good and CAN cause the problem you are experiencing. Hope you are able to get problem resolved soon.
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    I changed a compressor in one of those last...

    I changed a compressor in one of those last month! The air handler was a small unit and would require some major work on the rental apartment to change the indoor part of the system. It was a waste...
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    I changed a compressor in one of those last...

    I changed a compressor in one of those last month! The air handler was a small unit and would require major work on the rental apartment to change the indoor part of the system. It was a waste of...
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    As a matter of fact they DO, most storage tank...

    As a matter of fact they DO, most storage tank type natural draft water heater's use standing pilots, you propane unit probably has a pizo ignitor button used to spark light the STANDING pilot. A...
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    I have used the tjernlund side wall vent kit with...

    I have used the tjernlund side wall vent kit with good results, a pilot saver kit should be installed otherwise the pilot will go out whenever the power fails, even for a few seconds. This isn NOT a...
  25. I would have the contractor recheck the vent...

    I would have the contractor recheck the vent termination. In the installation manual you should find the correct vent terminations for your furnace. I am not sure the pictured termation is correct....
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    Buy a new coil, have friend provide food for the...

    Buy a new coil, have friend provide food for the evening, charge him cost on material and be done with it.
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    I have a Aunt who still has her original furnace...

    I have a Aunt who still has her original furnace in the house she lives in. The unit is 50 something Lennox GH series. I have inspected th exchanger very carefuly each year for sevral years. Darned...
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    If the compressor is out of warranty the...

    If the compressor is out of warranty the replacement doesn't need to be a carrier part or even the same brand of compressor. Your service company should have no problem in finding a matching...
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    Hey are any of you guys old enough to remember...

    Hey are any of you guys old enough to remember the Lennox HS8's? American standard and York had similar units, these pulled condenser air through bottom of unit and exhausted it up through condenser...
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    Time to retire the old thing, I doubt the system...

    Time to retire the old thing, I doubt the system is in good enough condition to warrant replaceing the compressor, which is the only choice you have to keep that antique in operation. A new condenser...
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    Both companys that I have worked for do NOT pay...

    Both companys that I have worked for do NOT pay technicians for sale of equipment or parts. I would advise customers when it was time for replacement, then turn things over to sales people, sometimes...
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    This summer my wife is getting to THAT AGE where...

    This summer my wife is getting to THAT AGE where her internal thermostat is in need of some calibration. We are at 72 or lower and I need to wear extra clothes in the evening to be comfortable. I...
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    If the termination is correct I wouldn't think...

    If the termination is correct I wouldn't think wind should be a problem. I would have a different technician check the furnace vent system for proper size and installation, sometimes the smallest...
  34. Thread: Hacked Flue

    by Wirenut
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    OH CRAP I looked at it and thought just water...

    OH CRAP I looked at it and thought just water heater was venting into the Bvent, but second look told me someone was very stupid or just didnot care
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    It is a real turn off for me if someone bashes...

    It is a real turn off for me if someone bashes another product or company. Lately a salesman at chevy dealership was talking down a local Ford garage and ford vehicle's in general. I have owned both...
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    Hydrotherm pulse boiler, almost cousin to lennox...

    Hydrotherm pulse boiler, almost cousin to lennox pulse furnace:) same type of combustion and yep the can be a pain. Some say the spark plugs in lennox pulse are difficult to remove but just try to...
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    Eric The furnace you describe sure sounds like...

    Eric
    The furnace you describe sure sounds like an old beast. If the pilot safety is separate from the gas valve you might have a old unit with a WILD pilot, that is the gas is NOT 100% shut off....
  38. Your furnace will work either way, but I think if...

    Your furnace will work either way, but I think if you spend the money for a two stage furnace the you should also have a two stage thermostat. If pulling a thermostat wire that has enough conductors...
  39. Thread: What did I do?

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    Yes let us know what the problem was. I don't...

    Yes let us know what the problem was. I don't think anyone here including myself was trying to talk you through a DIY repair, :cool: I guess some didn't READ the part of my post that said a service...
  40. Thread: What did I do?

    by Wirenut
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    A service call is needed for sure. My crystal...

    A service call is needed for sure. My crystal ball tells me your run capacitor is bad!! it is one of several not too expensive possibility's:). Whatever is wrong your not running the unit for a...
  41. I hope you don't think this a smart a** answer. I...

    I hope you don't think this a smart a** answer. I am a HVAC mechanic and like to think I am good at my trade. I have the brakes on my truck and family car replace by a auto mechanic. Don't risk a lot...
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    I second the white button, try it, make sure it...

    I second the white button, try it, make sure it is pulled out. Now even if that fixes your problem you should have your gas furnace check out by a pro, especially if it has been a while since the...
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    I wouldn't alter the termination, the exhaust is...

    I wouldn't alter the termination, the exhaust is usually terminated straight up like you describe. My bet is your problem will return, technician will need to dig a little deeper to find problem.
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    IF you can slope the vent properly and it MUST be...

    IF you can slope the vent properly and it MUST be insulated it might be possible to extend the vent. I have seen vent's run under decks then terminated and work ok. You must follow the venting...
  45. EASE of SERVICE ????? Just make sure we don't...

    EASE of SERVICE ????? Just make sure we don't need to crawl or climb to get to the unit, or need to fire it up just to locate it in a very cluttered basement. You think I am kidding don't you.
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    It was -8 here this morning, I am not sure what...

    It was -8 here this morning, I am not sure what the wind chill was. My first call was a RTU on a tall building, sure was looking for some of that global warming:D
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    Sunday emergency calls are charged at double time...

    Sunday emergency calls are charged at double time rate at most shops, and they can be very expensive. Did you ask the price for a call out? I always give the customer some idea about the cost for the...
  48. You should get another technician to look at the...

    You should get another technician to look at the furnace ASAP! Without actually looking at the unit everyone here is just guessing.The reason I would get another technician is because it is quite...
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    Yep 3 amp is about right for a Lennox Q3 drive...

    Yep 3 amp is about right for a Lennox Q3 drive running on low speed, full load amperage was 6 amp on high speed.
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    If it were not Christmas eve I would tell you to...

    If it were not Christmas eve I would tell you to have it checked before it fails on Christmas eve.:) :) I would have the furnace serviced asap because the condition you describe sounds like a new...
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