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    I've read this engineering study because the...

    I've read this engineering study because the company I work for wants to sell these. They say 35% of the market has 80% furnaces with degraded temp sensors for fan control. Theres no way thats...
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    Just for you hurtinhvac heres a couple pics i...

    Just for you hurtinhvac heres a couple pics i took during my last trip to St Louis.467661467671467681
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    I think lennox makes ducane, so I guess you could...

    I think lennox makes ducane, so I guess you could call that an inside out lennox. Thankfully the majority of hackery I come across is new customers on no heat calls.
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    Stack temp alone is not enough to tell if it's...

    Stack temp alone is not enough to tell if it's over fired we need the rest of the combustion analysis.
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    Sorry about all the sideways pics, my android...

    Sorry about all the sideways pics, my android phone never did this. I'm alo not very computer savy maybe one of the moderators can help me out.
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    but wait theres more

    467361467461467451467441467431467421467411467381467371this one is sideways, the drip leg is upside down467471
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    Some of my favorites fom this season

    humidistat above the humidifier on the supply467261
    that arrow is only a suggestion anyways right?467331
    just put them zone dampers anywhere467321
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    "but won't it recirculate?"467301
    "naw...
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    10.5 on lp seems high, those covers on the heat...

    10.5 on lp seems high, those covers on the heat exchanger like to hide cracks. Last one of those I saw had 19 cracks, pull the heat exchanger and you will find them.467221467231467241467251
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    That's the best example of "eh, close enough"...

    That's the best example of "eh, close enough" I've ever seen.
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    Triangle tube boiler has a stainless steel heat...

    Triangle tube boiler has a stainless steel heat exchanger, W-M is aluminum. That's one major difference. The most significant difference though will be your familiarity with the TT boiler and its...
  11. Potheads are lazy, that looks more like the drug...

    Potheads are lazy, that looks more like the drug of choice is crystal meth.
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    1/4 " thick steel, same heat exchanger for gas,...

    1/4 " thick steel, same heat exchanger for gas, oil, or coal. Yeah those old trucks last forever as long as you can stand the fuel mileage.
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    Maybe in your climate, its a very different story...

    Maybe in your climate, its a very different story when the design temp is -10*.
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    Good point, I always hated when people say "they...

    Good point, I always hated when people say "they don't make em like they used to" and now I see how my post sounds exactly like that. The only thing I like about that furnace is the way the front...
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    Why can't furnace manufacturers put a nice easily...

    Why can't furnace manufacturers put a nice easily removable door for inspecting the heat exchanger like that. 43 years old and that one is probably fine, today I found a badly cracked heat exchanger...
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    The info I have says the first two numbers of the...

    The info I have says the first two numbers of the s/n are the year of manufacture. Unless there's a cp in front of the s/n. There's a recall on williamsons too, here's a link....
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    Judging by the expansion tank support and the...

    Judging by the expansion tank support and the missing switch plate, the drip leg is the least of the hacks there.
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    Electric wh is cheaper for the realtor to install...

    Electric wh is cheaper for the realtor to install when building the house, less gas piping and less venting. They aren't living there so they don't care about efficiency, the really cheap furnaces...
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    Your sposed to jam a rock in the crankcase heater...

    Your sposed to jam a rock in the crankcase heater to take up the slack.
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    Looks like the temp sensor in the flue for...

    Looks like the temp sensor in the flue for proving flame, those are no very safe. The only way I would work on that is if it were updated to a modern oil burner head.
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    And prices in the open forum will get you in...

    And prices in the open forum will get you in trouble, the rules are in place for good reasons.
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    Me too, Hsi's and spark modules don't cost that...

    Me too, Hsi's and spark modules don't cost that much. The furnace in the pics looks like somethings about to start on fire. I could see doing it on a natural draft furnace but an induced draft, just...
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    You win, I was in a couple really bad rentals...

    You win, I was in a couple really bad rentals this week but nothing that compares to that.
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    The extremes made it frost, normal will just be...

    The extremes made it frost, normal will just be condensation and that will lead to mold very quickly. It sucks to open brand new drywall and paint, but a problem like that will only get worse.
  25. Zero is nothing, the last two days have been -18*...

    Zero is nothing, the last two days have been -18* F here (that is -27.7 in Celsius for the rest of the world)
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