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    Somehow, I think this unit used the same...

    Somehow, I think this unit used the same terminals for the line voltage neutral and the secondary common. Or something like that.

    Either that, or I was just over tired. Been real cold here.
    ...
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    I'm not following you. Could you explain further?

    I'm not following you. Could you explain further?
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    It was the transformer secondary. Which was just...

    It was the transformer secondary. Which was just grounded to the casing.
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    Miller oil furnace - strange voltages

    Worked on a Miller oil furnace today and found some very strange voltage on the common off the transformer (58 volts). I was not there to deal with the furnace it was running just fine, but a self...
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    I think this problem is prevalent throughout the...

    I think this problem is prevalent throughout the industry. I assume it is some code. Never checked on that.

    I wish they didn't put the knockouts in at all. I have resigned myself to using my...
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    If you only have one socket available in your...

    If you only have one socket available in your panel, you can always use a mini-breaker to replace another single pole breaker. Then you have a spare socket available.

    But if you are dead set on...
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    What is with the 5 year warranty? AFAIK all...

    What is with the 5 year warranty? AFAIK all equipment today comes with a 10 year warranty.

    If you are loosing a pound a year, have that line set replaced if you did not confirm where the leak...
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    Don't let the communicating system throw ya. ...

    Don't let the communicating system throw ya. Just read the install manual and take it one step at a time. It will go fine.

    Hey, we are here for you if you need any help.

    I installed and did...
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    So far, so good. Have not seen any trouble with...

    So far, so good. Have not seen any trouble with my installs. Most problems I see is the module, not the motor itself.
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    Around here, draining a hot water heater is...

    Around here, draining a hot water heater is called regular maintenance, even with city water. We are sitting on a bed of limestone. And although it may not extend the life of the unit, if not done...
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    Didn't know Obama was such a techie

    USA helps out Korea
  12. Thread: Retirement job

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    ...Laughter...

    ...Laughter...
  13. Thread: UF Wire

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    Great idea! Thanks.

    Great idea!

    Thanks.
  14. Thread: UF Wire

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    I think I have one of those somewhere. I will...

    I think I have one of those somewhere. I will dig it out and give that a try.

    Thanks.
  15. Thread: UF Wire

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    That is normally how I do it. I hear you on...

    That is normally how I do it.

    I hear you on the blood loss. That is what I am trying to avoid. I was hoping for some magic way to do it without the blood loss.

    The new stuff isn't so bad. ...
  16. Thread: UF Wire

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    UF Wire

    I was wondering if anyone has some "trick" for striping UF wire. You know, the stuff you want to get out the sawzall for.

    Sometimes it is all dried out and even a new utility knife blade has...
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    Not familiar with Robert Shaw. I am sure they...

    Not familiar with Robert Shaw. I am sure they make high end and low end thermostats, like everyone else. If it is an older model, I would look at an upgrade. A lot has changed in the past few...
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    Honeywell thermostats will maintain within one...

    Honeywell thermostats will maintain within one degree of set temp. It could be that you have some sort of deadband set.

    You will pay for the new Honeywell that I mentioned in less than one...
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    One of the best thermostats to do this is the...

    One of the best thermostats to do this is the Honeywell 8000 series. If you don't have enough wires run to the outside already, you can set up an outdoor sensor via wi-fi. Look for Honeywell 8321. ...
  21. Those look like my hands right now. Except my...

    Those look like my hands right now. Except my cuts are bigger.

    That was a very powerful story. Thanks for sharing it.
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    I have installed half a dozen and never put in a...

    I have installed half a dozen and never put in a pan heater. I was told by Mitsubishi support that as long as I used the lifts (Pump Ups) I did not need to use a pan heater. No problems yet.
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    AFAIK you are not allowed to braze Mitsubishi...

    AFAIK you are not allowed to braze Mitsubishi units. Not filter/dryer.
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    Then I would set it to the highest differential...

    Then I would set it to the highest differential that you can (time & temp).

    Use a set back less than the temp differential or none at all.
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    Sometimes you just need to take a step back and...

    Sometimes you just need to take a step back and look at it from a little distance. Then think about the sequence of operation and how the current flows. Then think about what would cause that fuse...
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    Bet that ain't B-Vent. I will bet it is single...

    Bet that ain't B-Vent. I will bet it is single walled.
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    My Appion VCRT works everytime. Not problem. I...

    My Appion VCRT works everytime. Not problem. I went from YJ to C&D and then Appion. They grap the Schrader Core the best.
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    How's that working out on the efficiency test...

    How's that working out on the efficiency test with your Combustion Analyzer?
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    Not sure about the filter, but study up on your...

    Not sure about the filter, but study up on your UV lights. That is where all the airborne spores will be annihilated. Get the right one that does the job you want done. Some are better than...
  30. Adding a heat pump instead of just air...

    Adding a heat pump instead of just air conditioning does not add that much to the install price since all the wiring is already in place and you are using your boiler for back up heat. I think it...
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    Nest tech support will help you with this issue. ...

    Nest tech support will help you with this issue. You will be able to talk to someone knowledgeable within a few minutes. They do know what they are doing.

    To get answers like you want you need...
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    I am not getting those results. Are you doing...

    I am not getting those results. Are you doing something different than before?
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    My recommendation is to move up to a Honeywell...

    My recommendation is to move up to a Honeywell TH8321R1001. It will give you the ability to lock out the back up heat via hard wire or wi-fi. It will also allow "Intelligent Adaptive Recovery"...
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    That sounds like a good theory to me. I am sure...

    That sounds like a good theory to me. I am sure there is some logic to it that I don't get.

    But it will do the same on a pressure switch error.

    Some engineers...
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    That is correct. On the panel with the error...

    That is correct. On the panel with the error codes it does explain this.

    Carrier, Bryant, Payne acts this way after the third limit trip.

    Why 3 hours? Who knows.
  36. Not sure that R-744 would be appropriate for a...

    Not sure that R-744 would be appropriate for a freezer. Thought it was only good for medium temp.
  37. The Aprilaire 400 series humidifier has a...

    The Aprilaire 400 series humidifier has a reservoir with a float system the does not continuously run water over the water panel. It uses a sponge effect to pull water up from the bottom.

    Make...
  38. I absolutely agree with pscmsg. The most...

    I absolutely agree with pscmsg.

    The most important thing is the person installing it.

    Make sure they check out the duct work and airflow for the size you are putting in.

    Was a load...
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    I like the gray PVC for rub protection on the low...

    I like the gray PVC for rub protection on the low voltage.. Nice idea, think I will do that on the next one.
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    You should not jumper out the high limit!

    Questions?
    Will the fan run if you turn the fan on from the thermostat?

    I had one that would not turn on with the furnace but you could make it run...
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    Honeywell TH8321R Can be programmed or not. ...

    Honeywell TH8321R

    Can be programmed or not. Can lock out electric heat stips above a certain temp.

    The most control of any stat.
  42. Thread: Advice Needed

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    No paper copy that I know if. I got the SAM on a...

    No paper copy that I know if. I got the SAM on a DVD. IIRC I got the DVD free when I joined or maybe when I renewed my membership, not sure now.

    Just about all you will need (and more) will be...
  43. Some of the new scrolls actually seem to have a...

    Some of the new scrolls actually seem to have a bypass if the pressure builds up to a certain point. So I would say that this could be limited to how far they will pump down.
  44. Thread: Boiler Advice

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    That is good advice right there. There could...

    That is good advice right there.

    There could definitely be some other issue that has caused that leak. If you just replace it, it may happen again. You have to find the real cause.

    Also I am...
  45. You have got to be kidding me... You have docs...

    You have got to be kidding me...

    You have docs that prove that your system was installed incorrectly and since it is more that one year after installation, the installing contractor refuses to...
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    Ding! Ding! Ding! I think you have a winner...

    Ding! Ding! Ding!

    I think you have a winner right there.

    Great simple solution right there.

    Now why didn't I think of that?
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    I know how you feel about getting it running. ...

    I know how you feel about getting it running. Can be frustrating when you just can't due to some issue out of your control.
  48. I am not sure that Honeywell TH 6320R1004 will...

    I am not sure that Honeywell TH 6320R1004 will work with a dual fuel system.

    But I could be wrong.
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    Do you have online access?

    Do you have online access?
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    Look for a Service Alert from the manufacturer. ...

    Look for a Service Alert from the manufacturer. Just had an issue with a Carrier install. So far, the Service Alert solution solved it. Had to do with a pressure switch issue.
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