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    Been using RIDGID tools since I started in the...

    Been using RIDGID tools since I started in the trades ('69) Never a problem. Milwaukee as well.
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    That's your best option.. no use doing it twice.

    That's your best option.. no use doing it twice.
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    STERNO - Absolutely NOT!! Nor can you safely use...

    STERNO - Absolutely NOT!! Nor can you safely use a BBQ or any other open flame heat source without endangering your family/house/property - Family being 1st. YIKES!
  4. Checked one in a house couple years ago... don't...

    Checked one in a house couple years ago... don't know if drain & trap froze first, but thing was hooped - hx busted, ventor, & probably primary too. Owner's own fault, but that's what happened.
  5. Beenthere is right - the drop-in or 80% is best...

    Beenthere is right - the drop-in or 80% is best (or electric baseboard) for that app. One freeze would 'toast' a condensing unit.
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    Which valve, & what medium - gas/liquid?

    Which valve, & what medium - gas/liquid?
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    You can contact Garland/Manitowoc & get that info...

    You can contact Garland/Manitowoc & get that info from tech support. The website will locate your closest support tech.
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    You must have a manometer if you work on gas...

    You must have a manometer if you work on gas units anyways. A good manometer (digital) is not expensive. You have other tools in your box/bag @ the same price. You need to apply for pro membership...
  9. Thread: HRV Sizing

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    HRV's require flow balancing to operate properly....

    HRV's require flow balancing to operate properly. The larger unit may wok as you have suggested, but there should be dampers on the piping to balance the flows, & it should be done with proper...
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    Then, figger out how the water got in, & stop...

    Then, figger out how the water got in, & stop it...how old is the tank?
  11. Google 'Navien' to access their web site. I chose...

    Google 'Navien' to access their web site. I chose the Navien over others due to their venting options, efficiency & installation factors. I chose the Enerworks system because of the certifications,...
  12. I have a Navien CR-210A, being fed by an...

    I have a Navien CR-210A, being fed by an Enerworks 2 panel system (Solar). I put a mixing valve on the outlet of the solar storage to limit the Navien supply temp to 140f, so it doesn't trip the...
  13. Thread: combustion air

    by Moose
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    That outside air to the return duct is to provide...

    That outside air to the return duct is to provide fresh, tempered air to your home, when the furnace is operating. Will probably increase fuel usage somewhat in cold temps. Also will help to...
  14. Thread: combustion air

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    The OP may be describing a "make-up" air ducted...

    The OP may be describing a "make-up" air ducted to the return air duct. Used to be.. a waxed sono tube, or metal pipe from outside for fresh air - for combustion, make-up air for house. Should be...
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    Is your chimney an exterior masonry (brick or...

    Is your chimney an exterior masonry (brick or other?) Do you have make-up air for the wood & oil? Sounds like the oil burner is having to warm the chimney before it will run properly, then it's ok....
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    Pellet stoves require electricity. Most aren't...

    Pellet stoves require electricity. Most aren't trouble-free. You would better spend your money on insulation & weather-proofing
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    Highest seer, best installer/reputation

    Highest seer, best installer/reputation
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    Turn it on, & use a thermal camera or laser temp...

    Turn it on, & use a thermal camera or laser temp 'gun' to find the hot spots/cables.
  19. Thread: Clean House

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    Well..sometimes ya gotta slip on yur body condom...

    Well..sometimes ya gotta slip on yur body condom & git-er-dun. :)
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    I have one similar to yours....when showering I...

    I have one similar to yours....when showering I get a 15F temperture rise to the tankless I have installed. I have a well/pump water system, & I notice a pressure drop when the pump cycles. That...
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    Perhaps air intake filter plugged?

    Perhaps air intake filter plugged?
  22. Thread: Smokey House

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    Rule of thumb...chimney 2' higher than any point...

    Rule of thumb...chimney 2' higher than any point within 10'.
  23. Listen to ted....separate your heating system &...

    Listen to ted....separate your heating system & domestic water. Do the math. again...google legionnella - the results should frighten you.
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    The picture of the burner - top right - the...

    The picture of the burner - top right - the orifices appear to be plugged? If so, could be your problem...will affect ignition & flame sense.
  25. Time for a new one.

    Time for a new one.
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    The 1st. stage reg. pressure is fine, BUT..is the...

    The 1st. stage reg. pressure is fine, BUT..is the orifice sized properly? for the load? What is the length? 100' of .75" copper tube @ 10 psi = 2.5 million btu. with a 5 psi press. drop. Think you...
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    There are strap-on heating pads available for LP...

    There are strap-on heating pads available for LP tanks - may be cheaper/easier than a vaporizer. Your LP supplier should know this... also should know the tank vapor rate @ various temps, & can...
  28. If a heat loss hasn't been done... must do that...

    If a heat loss hasn't been done... must do that first. 36M could be too much, 49M could be too little. What about a/c? Your contractor/installer must do the math first.
  29. Thread: Fireplace insert

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    Wood is a whole new ball-game. You need to know...

    Wood is a whole new ball-game. You need to know that fuel quality affects the ability of the unit to heat an area. Most wood stoves/fireplaces are over-rated (for the area they can heat.) Also need a...
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    Ok.. 1st stage = 10 psi? what is the total load...

    Ok.. 1st stage = 10 psi? what is the total load in btu? Distance from tank to 2nd stg. reg.? Again - load in btu, & what is your 2nd stg. reg set at (" wc) -Now.. pipe size from reg to units? Who...
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    How can the contractor blame you? He installed...

    How can the contractor blame you? He installed it... he can fix it. The condensate must not drain onto the gas line...(acidic) Must not freeze.. put on a heat tape & insulation, & extend the drain...
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    Is the burner clean?

    Is the burner clean?
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    If the price difference isn't too large, go with...

    If the price difference isn't too large, go with the 95/VS. You will love the way the fan can be set up to circulate (the wood heat).
  34. As said, the responsibility is yours. That valve...

    As said, the responsibility is yours. That valve could work OK for 10 yrs, or fail tonite. Your call, but you know it could be damaged. :( ALWAYS open the union fitting after the gas cock, prior to...
  35. Thread: Radiant Flooring

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    Be sure your contractor does a heat loss for each...

    Be sure your contractor does a heat loss for each room, tubing lay-out & required fluid temperature, designed for your location, & your flooring. Backside insulation is a must (as many have found...
  36. How is your home for comfort - floors warm...

    How is your home for comfort - floors warm enough, house warm enough - too warm? Just remember that the slab will take 24-48 hr. to respond. So don't expect an instant reaction.
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    You also need it for your bath fan(s) & range...

    You also need it for your bath fan(s) & range hood exhaust. As long as it meets code, you should be good. This way, it's filtered & blended.
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    As Hearthman says - get it inspected by a...

    As Hearthman says - get it inspected by a certified wood energy pro. Obviously your installers can't find the issue, & not safe to operate that way.
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    As far as your two furnaces being vented thru the...

    As far as your two furnaces being vented thru the same chimney.. depends on your local codes. In some jurisdictions, you are allowed to vent them both in the same chimney... if the 'solid' (wood)...
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    Get the best you can afford = highest effiency....

    Get the best you can afford = highest effiency. Then your preferences = internet access etc. etc.
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    I would say..fix up the oil - because you already...

    I would say..fix up the oil - because you already have it - furnace, tank, piping etc. And winter is about half done for this year. Is he operating the furnace fan to move the wood heated air around?
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    Google: blower door test for your area - will be...

    Google: blower door test for your area - will be several there.
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    Maybe you need to change to a higher quality...

    Maybe you need to change to a higher quality product.
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    Your HVAC pro will have access to that type of...

    Your HVAC pro will have access to that type of grille. Used to be a store in Vancouver that dealt in retro - style registers & grilles, furniture etc. Can't remember the name...Granville St.?
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    Lots out there.. your installer will be the key...

    Lots out there.. your installer will be the key in this project. A combo unit may not supply the dhw you need... depending on your use habits.
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    Hope you are using nat. gas?

    Hope you are using nat. gas?
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    Al. heat exchangers have their own ghosts....

    Al. heat exchangers have their own ghosts. Properly done, they are good. Improper install & set-up will ruin any unit - even a 'tank'. Design & install is key, as with any system.
  48. Get a couple more quotes.

    Get a couple more quotes.
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    Double-check your breaker. Turn it all the way...

    Double-check your breaker. Turn it all the way off, then back on... if nothing, call your hvac tech.
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    If you are discussing gas piping, many...

    If you are discussing gas piping, many jurisdictions won't allow 'street fittings'. As said, one reason is internal size reduction, another could be that street fittings are often cast as opposed to...
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