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    Slomins did come and tune up my burner. They...

    Slomins did come and tune up my burner. They pulled out the burner, after having never been removed in 4 years, to clean out the inner chamber and the only thing we found was a pile that would...
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    yeah, in landscaping we call them grass cutters...

    yeah, in landscaping we call them grass cutters or landscapers. Guess which ones do the better job? Unfortunately, they all call themselves qualified landscapers.

    Not looking to take anyone's...
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    udarrwel, thanks for the honesty and the info. ...

    udarrwel,
    thanks for the honesty and the info. you have been super informative and trust me, the knowledge you have imparted is well appreciated.

    DD,
    I can completely understand hard work. ...
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    If it has already been listed, why isn't it a...

    If it has already been listed, why isn't it a 'sticky' in this forum or can someone direct me to where I can find it?

    thanks
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    Why leave it to someone else? Are we afraid to...

    Why leave it to someone else?

    Are we afraid to post the correct way such that another may be caught doing it the wrong way and cause a little extra work to a collegue?

    The right way is just the...
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    Chlorine smell with humidifier

    Guys,
    I have a Honeywell TruSteam 12gal/day steam humidifier. If it has been running, I notice a smell of chlorine when I come into the house. Is this normal? I have always replaced the filter...
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    Thanks for the comments. I had never owned a...

    Thanks for the comments. I had never owned a home with forced hot air and this is my first. Gas wasn't available when I purchased the home but now the line has been brought up to the neighbors...
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    I got a reply that they will look into getting...

    I got a reply that they will look into getting the parts. I really do appreciate the lengths Steve is going. I hope Slomin's knows the quality guy they have. Thanks Steve!!
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    Slomins did not do the install. Gelber and Sons...

    Slomins did not do the install. Gelber and Sons did. They did a superb job unfortunately they only do installs and not maintenance.

    I called Thermopride back and they suggested for the OH6...
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    Finally spoke to a few people at Slomin's and...

    Finally spoke to a few people at Slomin's and after talking with Steve there, they came to the decision that it would be easy to remove the burner flange to access the inner chamber of the heat...
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    1/2013 update (4 years of ownership): Still...

    1/2013 update (4 years of ownership):

    Still love my Thermopride OH6 single stage Riello burner and ECM motor . I think we determined that it used just less than 700 gallons during the recent...
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    I live on Long Island (NY). the system was...

    I live on Long Island (NY).

    the system was already there, they only upgraded the furnace. none of the new ductwok they added was insulated nor did they susggest doing it. They added a new duct...
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    What is the right way for it to be insulated? ...

    What is the right way for it to be insulated?



    Exterior/interior?
    From sktn77a comment, it appears it should have been done internally.

    What other factors?

    I am a rather new homeowner...
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    Ok the rules are as follows: 2. Do-It-Yourself...

    Ok the rules are as follows:

    2. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) - not here.

    This site is for industry professionals and folks seeking HVAC/R advice and knowledge. Please do not ask for step by step...
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    ductwork insulation - Can I and How??

    I have forced hot air and would like to know if I can/should insulate the return and the feed at the furnace?

    If I can insulate, what should I use? how thick should it be?

    Foil in our out?
    ...
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    Convert the prices to heat to common units, say...

    Convert the prices to heat to common units, say BTUs and then compare. I always thought that the cost per BTU was as follows:

    Propane $ > natural gas $ > oil $

    If you have oil, it is still the...
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    I am not a HVAC pro but do have a HWL TrueSteam...

    I am not a HVAC pro but do have a HWL TrueSteam unit (12GPD) and Vision Pro thermostat.

    I really love the hands off nature of the thermostat. Unfortunately my home is rather leaky (1.4 air...
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    He did use an analyzer but I do not recall him...

    He did use an analyzer but I do not recall him giving a printout.

    I will check the paperwork, just in case I missed it.

    Frank

    If I do not have it, I'll post it ASAP
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    CO2 was 12.5 They claim my efficiency with the...

    CO2 was 12.5
    They claim my efficiency with the new nozzle is 86%.
    Exhaust gas was 325 deg. F
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    I probably wouldn't if this wasn't a tune up...

    I probably wouldn't if this wasn't a tune up covered by an already paid for contract.

    I did some searching and I looked a t the various nozzle companies. Based on the fact that this is a hollow...
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    ThermoPride OH6 -Riello Which nozzle?

    Guys,

    I have had installed last year a ThermoPride OH6FA072DV4R single stage oil furnace with a Riello BF3 burner. Awesome unit. I was just measured at 86% efficiency!

    In looking at the...
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    Basically, I didn't feel that heating at a slower...

    Basically, I didn't feel that heating at a slower rate was worth it for the size and conditions I have. Also, It was already getting expensive and I also felt that this is a rather new technology...
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    I know with mine that my house is rather leaky...

    I know with mine that my house is rather leaky and so with the 9 GPD model it was running contantly for about a week. That's when I got fed up and called to excange it with the 12 GPD model. This...
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    lousy salesmen! Where's the truth in...

    lousy salesmen! Where's the truth in advertising!!!
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    I have a question.... I have heard that if a...

    I have a question....

    I have heard that if a house is tight it could and often does not need humidification.

    Only a looser home does.

    If this is true then why would they rate a...
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    I think that the air coming in the return side...

    I think that the air coming in the return side won't be as hot and so less water will be evaporated. Putting it on the supply side, you have the air heated and this will evap your water.

    Cold air...
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    I thought the calc was giving out grams/cu. ft....

    I thought the calc was giving out grams/cu. ft. not grains/cu. ft.?

    Is it like ~15grains to the gram and 2,200 grams to the pound (approx.)

    nevertheless, the unit on a per hour basis is only...
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    Granted, I am a programmer and so my math could...

    Granted, I am a programmer and so my math could be off LOL :)
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    That's close to 99 lbs of water in the air! This...

    That's close to 99 lbs of water in the air!
    This humidifier only releases about 4 lbs of water per hour! If my air changes a little over 1 per hour it appears it will be tough to affect the humidity...
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    I thouught of it and looked at the calculator and...

    I thouught of it and looked at the calculator and saw that 45% humidity is something like 4gr/cu. ft. I have about 1400 sq ft. and assume they are 8ft ceilings = ~11,200 cu. ft.

    11,200 * 4 =...
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    I was thinking that maybe I might getting...

    I was thinking that maybe I might getting condensation in my ducts. besides a camera, how can I determine if my humidity is condensing out before reaching the vents?

    I was thinking of insulating...
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    I agree and this is why I was thinking of trying...

    I agree and this is why I was thinking of trying a reduced CFM fan setting. THis would evap more humidity per unit of time and thus should result in more humid air coming out of the vents.

    What...
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    As far as I understand, a powered unit does not...

    As far as I understand, a powered unit does not need to duct air back to the return side of the furnace but it still needs heat from the furnace to evaporate the water. the power is to move air over...
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    Not to mention that when we took out the 1958...

    Not to mention that when we took out the 1958 General Motors furnace we found the heat exchanger had rusted and a hole was found in the top. We were getting some exhaust gases into the house I am...
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    This is the calculator I used:...

    This is the calculator I used:
    http://www.vaisala.com/humiditycalculator/?SectionUri=%2finstruments%2frhcalc
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    Just to let you know, I calculated the PPM of...

    Just to let you know, I calculated the PPM of water in 30 deg. F air and it was 1677.55.

    I then calculated the RH for air with this much water at 73.4 deg. F and it was about 6% RH!!!

    Your...
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    Roccol, If you look at the specs in the booklet...

    Roccol,
    If you look at the specs in the booklet for sizing which model for a given size house, these values are for Tight fitting homes. I had an energy audit and found my 1400sq. ft. home was a...
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    ThermoPride OH6 oil furnace - FANTASTIC!!!

    I had a Thermopride OH6 with ECM motor and I want to throw some good press their way for making a fantastic furnace.

    It is oil fired with a single stage Riello burner (2 stage is available but I...
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    Make sure the sensor is away form electrical...

    Make sure the sensor is away form electrical wires and not rolled up. Cut it to length. Anything that affects resistance will alter its reading.

    I have a Little Giant also. It handles...
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    Roccol, just remember that we are talking...

    Roccol, just remember that we are talking relative humidity - the amount of moisture a given temp of air is capable of holding. Cold air can hold less than warm air. If you take outside air and...
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    I did hear from a rep that the ambient temp near...

    I did hear from a rep that the ambient temp near the humidifier needs to be no lower than 60deg. I have a rather large vent feeding fresh air in and the compartment is somewhat closed off by the...
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    This time, I can feel the duct getting warmer...

    This time, I can feel the duct getting warmer near the steam unit. Before it wasn't or at least not that noticable.

    I cna actually feel the bucket getting almost too hot to touch (sometime...
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    I was able to replace the 9gpd with the 12 gpd...

    I was able to replace the 9gpd with the 12 gpd and it has helped. FOr about 2weeks I was able to get 45% RH. Unfortunately it has gotten rather cold now (high of ~33 deg F) and it has been having a...
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    the water valve is opened. I did a cleaning...

    the water valve is opened. I did a cleaning cycle to make sure. I have a condensate pump that takes the water to the drain and I did see water come out.
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    TrueSteam and Vision Pro IAQ Humidifying Help

    Guys,
    I just had installed a Thermopride OH6 with ECM motor (3 wks ago) and a Honeywell TrueSteam (9gpd) humidifier with Vision Pro IAQ thermostat (including the outdoor temp sensor). I have a...
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