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    Actually, they conducted tracer gas studies and...

    Actually, they conducted tracer gas studies and proved if you don't pull your car out of the garage and close the door, CO will seep into the home. If you have negative vent pressure and drill a hole...
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    Be careful when using government efficiency...

    Be careful when using government efficiency ratings to discuss HVAC performance. Those numbers get so jacked in so many goofy ways you would not believe. For example, the gov't AFUE test for high...
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    The docs you seek are proprietary with mfrs A hx...

    The docs you seek are proprietary with mfrs
    A hx is designed at certain air flows at certain temps- change either and you change heat transfer. As a hx heats up heat transfer falls off (hot to...
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    They should have been able to take a mirror,...

    They should have been able to take a mirror, insert it in the rectangular opening at the rear base of the unit and look up to see where the air enters around the 5" exhaust pipe. If it's blocked,...
  5. Thread: Exhaust Fail

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    Looks like a B-vent for a unit heater on the...

    Looks like a B-vent for a unit heater on the right above the roof. Those things should be outlawed. Add to it the CO from the industrial lift trucks. Looks like someone hit the garage door on the...
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    You can shop around or you can put your contact...

    You can shop around or you can put your contact info. into your profile and I'll call you. I'm in Delco.

    Level II is per the Nat'l Fire Protection Assn.'s NFPA 211. I sit on the cmte. that writes...
  7. Actually, under the Unaffordable Healthcare Act,...

    Actually, under the Unaffordable Healthcare Act, mammograms and other routine screenings have been pushed back until later in life. Even if the Fascists pay for it, good luck getting scheduled in....
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    You should get a Level II inspection before...

    You should get a Level II inspection before proceeding. There are a lot of things that can be wrong with steelform fireplaces the untrained laypublic and most chimney sweeps don't even recognize.
  9. This will void the warranty and listing. Get...

    This will void the warranty and listing. Get tested to know what chemical sensitivities you have which will then guide you towards your choices. Typically, radiant heating is preferred for people...
  10. Thread: Seems legit

    by hearthman
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    Just wow!

    Just wow!
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    You should not be installing stovepipe through...

    You should not be installing stovepipe through any roof--combustible or not. You need a "chimney". All factory chimney mfrs. I know of now offer a dead soft aluminum flashing cone for metal roofs....
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    The firebox is the heat exchanger in a wood or...

    The firebox is the heat exchanger in a wood or gas insert and some pellet inserts. If the firebox is cracked, there is no recognized field repair. The warranty and listing are voided. The code...
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    The pressure relief discharge must meet the class...

    The pressure relief discharge must meet the class of service. In this case, that would require a CPVC 3/4". It must terminate above an approved DWV line with an air gap so any discharge is visible...
  14. mikeroc, please read the Site Rules.

    mikeroc, please read the Site Rules.
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    Doug, where do you think the air comes in with...

    Doug, where do you think the air comes in with non-FVIR water heaters? Every one I've ever seen takes in air from the base, too. The difference is with a FVIR, there is a flame arrestor wire gauze...
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    WH must be in a metal pan to legal drainage or a...

    WH must be in a metal pan to legal drainage or a wet alarm in pan with drain capped. The TPR discharge must terminate in a conspicuous place within 6" of the floor or a suitable drain with an air...
  17. No other buildings that burned were built like...

    No other buildings that burned were built like WTC nor were they hit by airplanes. The Empire State Bdg. withstood a B-25 hit because it was built so radically different from the WTC. For one, it is...
  18. Wood undergoes three stages of combustion: ...

    Wood undergoes three stages of combustion:
    pyrolysis, where heat begins breaking chemical bonds causing the release of volatiles, which are combustible(stage one). If this happens quickly, you can...
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    Gary, I think the last surviving sections of...

    Gary, I think the last surviving sections of Temco chimney went about 10-15 years ago. There is no approved replacement chimney or repair. I'm afraid your only option is to replace the whole thing....
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    A little history would help here. Yes, Carter...

    A little history would help here. Yes, Carter inherited some problems. When we over-produced oil to support the Vietnam War, OPEC was looking for an excuse to spank us and got it in Oct.'73 when we...
  21. I have not heard a single licensed cause and...

    I have not heard a single licensed cause and origin fire investigator corroborate this BS about the temps. inside the WTC not being sufficient for the steel to fail. Here is one example of evidence...
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    I used one for over 13 years several times a day....

    I used one for over 13 years several times a day. We called it "an EKG" or electro-cardiogram. I was a paramedic but it's actually the same thing just adapted to a specific application. If someone...
  23. The chimney must be suitable for the class of...

    The chimney must be suitable for the class of service--that means it must be properly sized, of the proper material, resistant to corrosion from flue gases and erosion from weather externally, be...
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    Oby-wan knows what ISIS and ISIL stand for. He's...

    Oby-wan knows what ISIS and ISIL stand for. He's trying to divert attention from what the Q'ran says claiming these monsters are somehow outside of the teachings of Islam and therefore that would...
  25. Jon, please don't take offense but it sure sounds...

    Jon, please don't take offense but it sure sounds like you're asking for DIY advice here, which is blatantly and strictly forbidden. See Site Rules. Doug was poking fun at you DIY. This Ask Our Pros...
  26. Best response yet. Anyone posting on YouTube...

    Best response yet. Anyone posting on YouTube knows there will always be detractors. Some are sincerely in honest disagreement with you while many are simply trolls looking to drag people down to...
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    What it all boils down to is this: Obama went on...

    What it all boils down to is this: Obama went on TV to attempt to make himself look better because he is a narcissist but most of all his mission was to sell Islam and something other than what it...
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    The Islamic State (IS) (Arabic: الدولة الإسلامية‎...

    The Islamic State (IS) (Arabic: الدولة الإسلامية‎ ad-Dawlah l-ʾIslāmiyyah), formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL /ˈaɪsəl/; Arabic acronym: داعش Dāʿish) or the Islamic State of Iraq...
  29. Thread: i'm 98%

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    Blue bushcraft knife. People have been saying I'm...

    Blue bushcraft knife. People have been saying I'm abnormal all my life. Young Frankenstein: "I-gor, whose brain did you steal?" "Abby. Abby Normal..."
  30. Always check the NEMA rating for outdoor mounted...

    Always check the NEMA rating for outdoor mounted boxes. I've seen a lot of indoor rated boxes outside. Even a NEMA 4x needs some protection.
  31. update on listed vent connectors

    I spoke with Nick Bruce at MG DuraVent regarding these connectors. Specifically, I asked him for written support that these connectors have been up-sized to accommodate the code required 20%...
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    Glad you are well. Praying for you.

    Glad you are well. Praying for you.
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    Well, your link did not contain a reference to...

    Well, your link did not contain a reference to what you think makes your point. Even type X drywall is NOT rated non-combustible. Some cementitious back boards fail the ASTM E-136 test. I'm going by...
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    The DOE is under attack (and rightly so) by mfrs....

    The DOE is under attack (and rightly so) by mfrs. and testing agencies. In their march to band all fossil fuels and leave the planet to the animals they have shot themselves in the foot repeatedly....
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    Please don't take offense but your information is...

    Please don't take offense but your information is incorrect. Type 'B' vent is listed under UL 441 under two test structures: a more traditional looking chase at 1.5" clearance to combustibles minimum...
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    When you say "real wood-burning fireplace", are...

    When you say "real wood-burning fireplace", are you referring to a masonry fireplace or a factory built fireplace you have modified?

    Generally the blower and motor come as a unit.
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    Can you provide your reference for this please?...

    Can you provide your reference for this please? TIA,
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    Did you try the SAE 20 weight oil q6 months as it...

    Did you try the SAE 20 weight oil q6 months as it states on the casing? What make and model appliance is this for? Just look it up in the parts list. Done.
  39. NFPA 211 is the main one. One week isn't much...

    NFPA 211 is the main one. One week isn't much time to prep. Make sure you focus sufficient time on the math so those calculations don't get you flustered. Travis is a great product but they are very...
  40. there is no way thst the only permit required in...

    there is no way thst the only permit required in NJ is electrical. you need a NJ licensed hvac contractor driving a vehicle with uour business name, lic. number and phone number plastered everywhere....
  41. I would treat them as "fireblocking" as described...

    I would treat them as "fireblocking" as described in the building codes. Anything penetrating floors/ ceilings/ walls and connecting spaces must be a contained system, such as ducts connected to the...
  42. Throw it back on the inspectors. It is a LISTED...

    Throw it back on the inspectors. It is a LISTED vent connector. Unless they have a local ordinance specifically banning it, they have no leg to stand on. It is listed to UL 441, which is B-vent,...
  43. They'll be putting TV monitors on rooftops now so...

    They'll be putting TV monitors on rooftops now so you'd better watch out because Big Brother is always watching. Vids of roofers and chimney sweeps peeing down DWV pipes so I'm sure HVAC techs will...
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    How are you going to ensure you keep sufficient...

    How are you going to ensure you keep sufficient clearance even though it is not tested or listed that way? CPVC is not approved for combustion venting either. It's still plastic against/ near...
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    If you're close enough to vent up the chimney as...

    If you're close enough to vent up the chimney as a 'chase' why can't you vent it all out the sidewall? Two pipe the furnace out the side then a power vented WH out the side further down? At least...
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    a "liner" is only tested and listed inside and...

    a "liner" is only tested and listed inside and existing one wythe (4" nominal) masonry chimney. Each appliance gets its own flue, except gas and oil atmospherically vented appliances, which can,...
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    Since you said the WH is tankless I should have...

    Since you said the WH is tankless I should have asked if it is a two pipe direct vent as well. If so, then MUA is not an issue for those but only for the dryer. IF it is rated at say 35,000 BTU/hr....
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    Can you cut and paste his words from the report?...

    Can you cut and paste his words from the report? Be sure to include any wording on the repairs. Home Inspectors are Not code inspectors by law. They can reference codes when required to back up a...
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    If you get it too close to the joint it can make...

    If you get it too close to the joint it can make it hard to heat the joint properly.
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    We laugh and bust on this 'Hackasaurus' but these...

    We laugh and bust on this 'Hackasaurus' but these types of videos do hold value in the proper hands. You can show them to apprentices holding a note pad and ask them to jot down the time and the...
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