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  1. Some very good thoughts and points made here. ...

    Some very good thoughts and points made here.

    I assumed that the aquastat was installed as a high limit. We will typically install all the controls to maintain correct water temperature, then...
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    Boiler life expectancy and safety is primarily...

    Boiler life expectancy and safety is primarily dependent on installation and set-up. I would strongly advise a home owner not to attempt replacement of one on his own.
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    All good points

    All good points
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    That's a bit of a loaded question, that likely...

    That's a bit of a loaded question, that likely won't end in a simple answer. For a good read, try "Pumping away" by Dan Holohan.

    Modern high efficient boilers are very specific about pumping with...
  5. Want to make the most of my hydronic radiant heat system

    Without pouring through the manuals, at a glance it would appear to work with what you have. Complete with the wireless outdoor air sensor.
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    Especially seeing as how that unit had a 5 year...

    Especially seeing as how that unit had a 5 year parts warranty. So there was really no reason not to put an OEM motor back on if it failed.

    Your system is not 2 speed by the way.
  7. Honeywell has some nice wireless ODR systems,...

    Honeywell has some nice wireless ODR systems, couple of $$ though. It would be a shame to invest in one though if your boiler already has the capabilities built in. How does your boiler vent, any way...
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    Hm. I can see the rating plate in the thumbnail...

    Hm. I can see the rating plate in the thumbnail preview, but the model # is cut off. When I open in the thread, the picture does not display at all. Can you post text of the model #?
  9. Reading through your other post, a couple of...

    Reading through your other post, a couple of things jump out at me.

    Somebody stated that you have the wrong boiler pump (Taco 007) and that you should install either a Taco 0014 or a Grundfos...
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    Does the fan stop all together, or simply turn...

    Does the fan stop all together, or simply turn slower? The outside fan will stop running when the unit is in defrost.
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    R410a making us sick?

    I have had just a handful of smell complaints from homeowners that were resolved by replacing the evaporator coil. About 3 I think. In each case, the system showed no signs of leaking, was never...
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    https://www.google.ca/search?q=water+heater+spilli...

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=water+heater+spilling&prmd=ivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj-9ae6gN7KAhWLcD4KHZs7B8MQ_AUICCgB#imgrc=PakSCtwqN-fFbM%3A
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    It was not the gas pipe you were suppose to...

    It was not the gas pipe you were suppose to check.

    The water lines coming off the top of the tank should have plastic beauty collars around them, typically blue and red (hot and cold) look for...
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    I'm sorry, this is not a DIY site, if parts are...

    I'm sorry, this is not a DIY site, if parts are needed any licensed contractor can get warranty for you (if it still applies). Those are really great boilers, they log all their errors, making...
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    Wow. Glad your okay.

    Wow. Glad your okay.
  16. I highly doubt that Taco board is overriding the...

    I highly doubt that Taco board is overriding the boiler, it likely does not qualify as the "external thermal device" referred to in the manual. The Taco board just acts as a thermostat demand,...
  17. What Dan said. Or have your contractor set-up...

    What Dan said.

    Or have your contractor set-up the outdoor reset. That way, in mild weather, you would only give say 100F to your floors, but you could still program the boiler to run hotter water...
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    IAQ Meters and Testers.

    Guys.

    I want to start introducing more IAQ solutions tailored to my customers needs.

    I would like to invest in some sort of IAQ meter that I could take into a home, to help determine what IAQ...
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    Horizontal Armstrong in a outbuilding

    Ya, they really don't like you abandoning the provided traps and making your own. Plus, with all the pressure switch problems now behind me, I'm not looking for ANYTHING that might give me a nuisance...
  20. Gunning for a Darwin Award?

    Gunning for a Darwin Award?
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    That one made me laugh good.

    That one made me laugh good.
  22. Thread: Concord Rewire?

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    The OEM board for that furnace is no longer...

    The OEM board for that furnace is no longer manufactured. If you order the OEM part # for that board (X8609) they will send you a Honeywell universal ST9120U1011 kit. It's the exact same kit you...
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    Because you clearly have no idea how a pressure...

    Because you clearly have no idea how a pressure switch is designed to operate.

    YOU have a binary flip if your logic.

    A switch that makes at a lower pressure rating will allow your furnace to...
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    0.3 is less sensitive not more sensitive than...

    0.3 is less sensitive not more sensitive than 0.65. You have made a dangerous alteration to your furnace, that may cause damage, or harm to your household.
  25. Thread: Mini Split

    by LKJoel
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    I think that's the way things are heading. I...

    I think that's the way things are heading. I think your going to see more multi head and VRF units really take off in the coming years.
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    Yep, done it many times in a pinch. Gets the job...

    Yep, done it many times in a pinch. Gets the job done.
  27. Very well put.

    Very well put.
  28. Ya, that's their thing really tiny furnaces, and...

    Ya, that's their thing really tiny furnaces, and tiny ACs.

    It seams none of the US manufacturers want to touch them.

    We have sold several Dettsons, seam to do okay, no call backs yet that I'm...
  29. You got it. To hot to completely condense. ...

    You got it. To hot to completely condense.

    Did you say you had infloor to? That runs cold enough to really condense the flue gasses.

    I'm really sorry about your troubles, that sounds like a...
  30. Hydronic heating pipes can be run, and hung in...

    Hydronic heating pipes can be run, and hung in your joist space, insulation than placed under the pipes. This would be a very very effective way to heat, but it would not be real cheap to do.
  31. Montreal Quebec. Close, but not actually in...

    Montreal Quebec. Close, but not actually in Ontario.
  32. A HP may be more expensive, but that's not what...

    A HP may be more expensive, but that's not what you said, you said it was not capable.

    And you can't compare efficiencies of a gas boiler and a HP, your simply not comparing apples to apples. To...
  33. Where on earth are you that neither a ground...

    Where on earth are you that neither a ground source or air source HP will work. I'm in Canada, with a design temp of 0F and a ground source HP can heat a home almost year round. A good air sourced...
  34. The AOP forms were created with the sole intent...

    The AOP forms were created with the sole intent of home owner education. If a pro is posting here on his own time, getting nothing in return, it's because he believe in home owner education,...
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    You don't drive a 30 year old water heater to...

    You don't drive a 30 year old water heater to work?
  36. Who builds the most reliable/best 150K boiler ?

    Especially seeing as how it's doing DHW to. If it's in the budget, it's a great idea.

    As stated, choose a good installer first, and go with the brand they are most comfortable with, that being...
  37. Residential hvac manufacturing north of the boarder...

    What part of Ontario are you in?
    Viessman had a plant in Kitchener, they don't do any manufacturing, just support, R&D, warehousing etc.

    Napoleon I believe does manufacturing in Barrie.

    Of...
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    Is this a REAL problem or not?

    It appears to be a hairline crack in the vestibule panel, in Ontario here, the TSSA released a memo several years ago that reminded technicians that a cracked vestibule panel does not constitute a...
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    If it's any consolation, it's just as bad, if not...

    If it's any consolation, it's just as bad, if not worse for a Canadian crossing into the states.
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    It infuriates me that any tech would look at his...

    It infuriates me that any tech would look at his allayer, see 0.0%O2, 11.8%CO2, and declare that "the numbers look good". What on earth is he looking at! CO? And that was his only basis for declaring...
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    I don't know what part of the country you are in,...

    I don't know what part of the country you are in, but generally heat pumps are not sized to carry the full load of the house. That means that, while a HP may be able to keep your house at temp, it...
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    That's awesome !

    That's awesome !
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    Had almost the exact same thing. Only mine was 3...

    Had almost the exact same thing. Only mine was 3 rubber pieces, lodged halfway through the coil in 3 different passes. It was my senior tech (at the time) that found it, not me he was determined, and...
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    I heard a rumor that Emerson bought EcoVent....

    I heard a rumor that Emerson bought EcoVent. Anybody know if that's true?
  45. Thread: CO2

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    R22 comes in a green can.....

    R22 comes in a green can.....
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    Are your humidity problems only present in the...

    Are your humidity problems only present in the winter? If so, it sounds like you need an HRV installed. It will efficiently exhaust stale humid air from your house, and replace it with fresh dry air....
  47. I try not to get to crazy with parts on the...

    I try not to get to crazy with parts on the truck. But it is really nice if the office keeps a good stock of parts that one can access after hours.

    Off the top of my head,

    S8610U3009...
  48. I can't think of one potential city codes that...

    I can't think of one potential city codes that may address humidity levels alone. Although I do feel for your situation, as %70 RH is quite uncomfortable, I would not be happy either. What you can...
  49. Your running 3 dehumidifiers. At no point did it...

    Your running 3 dehumidifiers. At no point did it occurs to you to fix the root cause of your humidity problems. You obviously have a large moisture problem somewhere, that existed long before your MS...
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    Are you %100 certain that the center pipe is the...

    Are you %100 certain that the center pipe is the furnace exhaust, and not the intake, is there any chance somebody may have mistakenly swapped the 2?
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