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    natural gas line pressure test

    Hi all,

    For a final check (inspection is coming soon), my gas pipe was pumped up to 15 PSI. Over two weeks the gauge has dropped to around 6.5 PSI. When I checked the first night it was still...
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    So, to follow up, there apparently is a kit...

    So, to follow up, there apparently is a kit available from JCI that sits between the humidifier and the main board of the furnace, which essentially makes the humidifier appear to the system as a...
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    No HERS here, I think you got the threads...

    No HERS here, I think you got the threads crossed. :)
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    Thanks for all the feedback. We'll be sure to...

    Thanks for all the feedback. We'll be sure to have some makeup air added when we do the hood. Is it something your standard kitchen installer/remodeler will know nothing about? Generally just HVAC...
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    To recap, it sounds like there's no danger of my...

    To recap, it sounds like there's no danger of my gas appliances backdrafting but I should still get some makeup air somehow so I'm not pulling unfiltered air in through all my walls, and so that the...
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    Yah, I wasn't saying it would create less of a...

    Yah, I wasn't saying it would create less of a need to replace the 900 cfm, but that there was no combustion going on in the living area.
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    The water heater, from what I can tell, has a...

    The water heater, from what I can tell, has a pipe-within-a-pipe design where the vent pipe is inside the intake pipe. Is that common?

    edit: not sure if it matters, but it might since combustion...
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    So the issue is that not all direct vent is...

    So the issue is that not all direct vent is created equal?

    In other words, it might be direct vent where all the combustion air comes from outside under ideal conditions, but if it's not...
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    I'm near Seattle, Washington. About 20 miles...

    I'm near Seattle, Washington. About 20 miles inland. No A/C in the summer (not hot or humid enough to need it). Just the gas furnace for heat late fall until around this time (just got our first...
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    BTW the vent we're planning on using is this one:...

    BTW the vent we're planning on using is this one:
    http://www.anconahoods.com/ProductDetails.php?id=29

    Actually we already bought the 36" version of that, but since then have decided to not redo...
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    We're not that close to installing yet so we...

    We're not that close to installing yet so we haven't found someone yet.

    Are you getting at you don't think the average kitchen remodeling guys would be able to properly install higher CFM hoods?
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    The gas water heater is a State Select model...

    The gas water heater is a State Select model PR650XODS.
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    No, I meant they take their combustion air from...

    No, I meant they take their combustion air from outside. My new Coleman Echelon that was just installed definitely has intake and exhaust from/to outside. My gas water heater is also definitely...
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    makeup air

    The other thread on makeup air made me think.

    We will soon be installing some new kitchen appliances, including a hood. We were planning on going with a 900 CFM hood -- we like to fry asian style...
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    Rules against pros writing messages to their...

    Rules against pros writing messages to their (in)direct customers? edit: oh, it's because you don't have a * after your title.

    Anyhoo... hypothetically, for anyone who can answer(?), does the...
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    Hi, LibertyTree -- thanks again for coming out...

    Hi, LibertyTree -- thanks again for coming out and helping with our install.

    So with the wiring configuration you found -- is the communicating stat / furnace board making the decision to...
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    To answer my own question, there isn't really a...

    To answer my own question, there isn't really a CPH setting, it's the "minimum on time" and "minimum off time" that set the CPH, so with the (I assume default) setting of 5 minutes minimum on and 5...
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    Yes, as I said, this is his first install with...

    Yes, as I said, this is his first install with this type of model. But I figured it would be good to ask here, as well as asking him when he comes in again next week.

    I shouldn't have to figure...
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    Coleman Echelon post-install questions

    My Coleman Echelon modulating furnace CP9C060B12MP12C has been installed now, and I've got some post-install questions about some things. I'll also be asking my installer when he comes back to...
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    Thanks for all the feedback. BTW I'm definitely...

    Thanks for all the feedback. BTW I'm definitely going with the 10 year extended labor to match the 10 year parts. At first my installer was actually telling me basically not to buy the extended...
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    I mean scheduled maintenance. Are those...

    I mean scheduled maintenance. Are those scheduled maintenance or, "Hmm, not working as well as it should, should have someone come take a look." Those seem like things that shouldn't wear quickly...
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    I'm getting a Coleman Echelon condensing high eff...

    I'm getting a Coleman Echelon condensing high eff furnace, a honeywell F100 media filter, and an aprilaire 400 humidifier. Other than changing out the filter and the humidifier pad regularly (both...
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    Thanks for the feedback. It probably depends on...

    Thanks for the feedback. It probably depends on the fine print in each company's warranty regarding transfer to a new owner.

    For the maintenance on the systems -- some of it can be done by a...
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    extended labor warranties

    Every time I read a thread about the manufacturer backed extended 10 year labor warranties, everyone says to definitely go for it. You'll definitely have at least a couple service calls and that...
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    Right. So what I was getting at is say you have...

    Right. So what I was getting at is say you have two fully modulating (can modulate in 1% increments) furnaces -- a 60K and a 100K. The required output for the load at the time is 40K. So the 60K...
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