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    logdoc, really don't understand the stab but will...

    logdoc, really don't understand the stab but will elaborate. I am trained HVAC many pieces of paper in a filefolder somewhere in my closet gathering dust say just that.

    I have been employed going...
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    Just a side note put in a gas log set in from...

    Just a side note put in a gas log set in from formation creation couple days ago and printed in their nonmenclature it said that soot accumulation is normal as well as gives it a charring realistic...
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    HM, So do techs do the NFI cert and the CSIA? my...

    HM, So do techs do the NFI cert and the CSIA? my boss has the CSIA sweep cert, but the NFI seems more bang for your buck. They have all the classes included with subscription and is bundled with the...
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    Thanks Hearthman Appreciate it.

    Thanks Hearthman Appreciate it.
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    Certifications Hearthman

    So Hearthman and anyone else who can chime in. I am in California going to be making a run at the hearth certs, wood first, then gas, last pellet. Then my N.A.T.E stuff later in the year. We don't...
  6. Thread: Our Installers

    by ashtree
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    Once my boss gave the go head to do pm service...

    Once my boss gave the go head to do pm service runs I explained I needed nitro, flow meter, vac pump, micron gauge, 3 sets of gauges, recovery machines, core removal tools, etc... Got what I wanted...
  7. I wondered about the CO alarms because was at a...

    I wondered about the CO alarms because was at a seminar last week and was told that it only picks up above 70 ppm and wondered why would they mandate them here in Cali if it was ineffective? Hey I...
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    The potential relay got me stuck when I first...

    The potential relay got me stuck when I first entered trade because a lot if guys on units I would work on at college would not wire them correctly, it through me off because the schematic is on the...
  9. Have a customer stressing the same issue but in...

    Have a customer stressing the same issue but in my limited experience carbon monoxide is a byproduct of incomplete combustion and logs misaligned pressures etc could influence that so the cleaning...
  10. Lahrs is right won't show up on the DMM but with...

    Lahrs is right won't show up on the DMM but with Meggers so inexpensive the SupcoM500 was like 89.00 I last check it will give you another measurement tool to point in the right direction. Polarity...
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    Understand your a fellow tradesman but have...

    Understand your a fellow tradesman but have someone that works on these day in and day out to put their eyes on it. It will save your most precious commodity. ( Time) the money for a guy to wire...
  12. I work in a pretty small shop me boss , and a new...

    I work in a pretty small shop me boss , and a new chimney tech. Been testing out the afterhours thing 2 calls last month as a dry run think it could be fruitful in our niche of the heating side then...
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    Ipi systems number of operations

    So in the course of a day I call tech/factories least 2 times a day. I do it for part numbers , verify stuff, and ask for any associated problems with models etc. We work on pellets, gas, wood, ac ,...
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    Hire a tech from a local fireplace shop they will...

    Hire a tech from a local fireplace shop they will help you out from guessing and spending too much on a simple repair. worked on a couple heatilators this week. One was a module, another was a...
  15. I ohm out the valves all the time 2-3.5 head etc....

    I ohm out the valves all the time 2-3.5 head etc. only condemned a couple this last year on OL and some valve show OL but operate fine but before I condemn I do another 3-5 tests and call tech to...
  16. So with pilot only readings should be above...

    So with pilot only readings should be above 350-475 mv DC, when burners kick on that would drop down and can go as low as 50-150 depending if you have a thermocouple or just t pile by itself. If I...
  17. Thread: gas logs

    by ashtree
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    Everyday almost every insert I work on I am...

    Everyday almost every insert I work on I am educating the customer blowers, burners, batteries , glass, moisture , and doing my best to save them money by finding the problem by thoroughly measuring...
  18. Thread: gas logs

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    Thanks for the info, customers are astonished...

    Thanks for the info, customers are astonished that it doesn't come off after 3-4 years of no cleaning or service and explain the the odorizer/film needs to be clean off of glass at least after every...
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    So Hearthman, in a manual I read once that the...

    So Hearthman, in a manual I read once that the odorizer (mercaptan) that they put in gas actually causes white filmy residue/ as well as combustion byproduct etc.. Not sure if it was a Mendota dxv...
  20. Thread: HSI HELP

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    Thanks for the info, I always verify through...

    Thanks for the info, I always verify through manufacuer initially and or nonmenclature. Log it in my paperwork and file it in my truck and move to the next call have a cool one guys.
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    I meg out everything supco m500 I believe best...

    I meg out everything supco m500 I believe best buck and a half I spent can even show the customer resistance good or bad on motors etc.. Some good techs on YouTube actually reference and show how to...
  22. Had one a couple weeks ago do that regulator...

    Had one a couple weeks ago do that regulator hi/low problem fixed but tested valve , t-pile , etc. and verified thru Manu... So yeah have a tech go out to minimize guessing/cost. and for safety...
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    What DV said, and don't skimp on the...

    What DV said, and don't skimp on the piping/venting you'll regret it and if you don't pipe up years later with major creosote issues you'll be having a pretty expensive conversation with a tech or a...
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    Conversion kits are awesome, had a homeowner book...

    Conversion kits are awesome, had a homeowner book us to do just a conversion, he was a smart man. If the contractor went at it he would of missed quite a bit keep us posted if the kits are available...
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    Thanks guys will check on those, appreciate the...

    Thanks guys will check on those, appreciate the input. Know it sounds weird but preparing for the spring and summer now preventative/predictive maintenance/N.A.T.E info. I am in the beginning of the...
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