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  1. A bit more information about how this thermostat...

    A bit more information about how this thermostat is behaving:

    If the ambient temperature is below the setpoint, it behaves as I described before. In Programmed mode, I can override to decrease...
  2. Thanks, Howard -- I already have the Owner's...

    Thanks, Howard -- I already have the Owner's Manual and the Installation Manual, and both say I can override the programmed setpoint with the up and down buttons, but in fact I can only override...
  3. Hi, folks. I recently had a new gas forced-air...

    Hi, folks.

    I recently had a new gas forced-air heating system installed in my home. Since I got a two-stage furnace, I requested a two-stage thermostat. The installer didn't have a residential...
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    Re: other side of the coin

    Yeah, vent rise is the issue here. I've got an 11' run to get to the vertical flue on the side of the hosue. Plus, the basement (only 6' ceiling) has flooded at least once to a significant depth...
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    He said he's not a water heater guy, but he...

    He said he's not a water heater guy, but he thinks probably the burners may be dirty.

    Additional info: the heater is about 10-12 yrs old, and there's a rusty "bathtub ring" around the basement...
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    In the course of installing my new central...

    In the course of installing my new central heating, the installer discovered that my water heater is not firing up correctly -- the flame "rolls out" after a 2-3 second delay, and he says that's not...
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    I know. As I mentioned, this is all being...

    I know.

    As I mentioned, this is all being ripped out and redone in about a month or so. The contractor has already been selected. He just has to wait until the structural pest repair work is...
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    Thanks for the warning. I live in Oakland, CA,...

    Thanks for the warning.

    I live in Oakland, CA, so it really *doesn't* get very cold here at all. Fortunately, the only thing in use is the hot water heater. And the CO detector has never gone...
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    And what's wrong with a B-vent up the side of the...

    And what's wrong with a B-vent up the side of the house?
    :-)

    I've got three flues up the sides of my house, besides the masonry fireplace chimney: One Patten flue (terra cotta-lined...
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    superdave44, Did you ask him if it was...

    superdave44,

    Did you ask him if it was Calcium Chloride ( CaCL2)?
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    Well, I can't imagine it would be related to...

    Well, I can't imagine it would be related to this:
    http://www.pioneerair.com/MSDS_VERI-DRY_40+.pdf

    but there certainly is great potential for confusion due to the name!
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    Thanks, guys. Dash, he won't price out with...

    Thanks, guys.

    Dash, he won't price out with anything other than alumaflex. His boss just doesn't want to use anything less. I agree with you about trusting his duct sizing more.

    The...
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    I'm getting estimates to retrofit my 1919 house,...

    I'm getting estimates to retrofit my 1919 house, converting from 3 floor furnaces to central gas heat. I have one lowball estimate, one high estimate, and one mid-range estimate (with two more that...
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    Thanks, bigbird -- He has an ad on this web site,...

    Thanks, bigbird -- He has an ad on this web site, so I've already sent an e-mail (haven't heard back yet). How do you know of him?

    Sorry to hear about your Oakland experience. My guess is you...
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    I live in Oakland CA, in a 1351 sq. foot 1919...

    I live in Oakland CA, in a 1351 sq. foot 1919 bungalow, and am getting ready to convert the three floor furnaces to gas, force-air central heating (not DIY -- I'm getting estimates now). I do not...
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