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    ok, that makes the issue more clear. But if you...

    ok, that makes the issue more clear. But if you burn vent free logs, but WITH a vent and the vent properly open then it sounds like there would be no problem? I'm still getting the inspection, (today...
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    heh, I guess thats not a surprise. And no, it...

    heh, I guess thats not a surprise. And no, it hasn't been used in at least 3 years. The previous owners of the house claimed never to have lit it at all. The thing is full of cobwebs and dead bugs...
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    This is not the same fireplace as in the other...

    This is not the same fireplace as in the other post, this has no flu and is on an inside wall. It's a "temco" model ADF425 and the more I look at it the more confused I become ;) This has a gas pipe...
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    Thanks folks, I will get someone in to check them...

    Thanks folks, I will get someone in to check them out for me before I do anything. The vented fireplace is a Heatilator model GR6 and/or E42 both model numbers are listed on the plate. The...
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    clearance above a ventless insert?

    In the living room in this new house is a ventless fireplace, but since it's fairly small and has no flu and is on an inside wall there is a big open space in the wall above it in the fake chimeny....
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    can I burn a real fire in here?

    Hi Folks,

    We're recently moved to a new house with 2 fireplaces. Well... one and a half since the one in the living room isn't vented at all so a ventless is the only choice there. The unvented...
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    hi folks, I do really appreciate the comments....

    hi folks, I do really appreciate the comments. Equipment has been regularly serviced up until this year when they upped their price and I know it's getting towards the end of it's life anyway. It's...
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    In this case I'm wishing for comfort for the...

    In this case I'm wishing for comfort for the upstairs which simply can't keep up with the heat load on these 95 degree afternoons. I understand that will just place a portion of the load then on the...
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    return from one system into another...

    Hi Folks,

    As we're in the super hot part of the summer I'm sure a lot of people are finding that their AC can't really keep up. I can see that yesterday my upstairs AC unit ran solidly from 4pm...
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    is this a temporary install?

    It's been there several weeks now, sure hope they dont think it's a permanent install...

    I apologize for the picture, taken out the window of the car with the cellphone and I think I might have...
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    no clean out...

    Hi Folks,

    I've had the same company out to service my heat/ac units twice a year for the last 5 years. Get ready for heat, get ready for AC. Last fall after they had been here for heat I was in...
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    is that a chicken rotisserie over the return air...

    is that a chicken rotisserie over the return air duct? :D unless thats a down flow furnace that isn't going to cook your bird very well...
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    meh, same with everybody about everything. I'm...

    meh, same with everybody about everything. I'm only asking your advice because it will make me feel better if it's the same as what I've already decided to do, but I'll ignore it if it doesn't agree....
  14. I am also in GA, right on the coast. If we get an...

    I am also in GA, right on the coast. If we get an evacuation order one of the things they do is to turn off the gas! Of course it's to avoid fires rather than just to force everybody to get out. So a...
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    without that it wont start the motor. I dont...

    without that it wont start the motor. I dont service these things for a living, so others may have more practical information, but I remember the theory.

    A single phase electric motor can turn in...
  16. guys like that give the rest of us HO DIY'ers a...

    guys like that give the rest of us HO DIY'ers a bad name ;)

    There are certainly a lot of things that a motivated HO can accomplish without messing things up. But brazing in a new compressor and...
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    hi folks, thanks again for all the...

    hi folks,

    thanks again for all the information.

    Like I said the room is a dormer. about 3/4 of all the walls are either into attic space or to the outside. Originally the house only had 3.5"...
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    The beginning of last summer we did some work in...

    The beginning of last summer we did some work in his room also, that was adding a small 14x14 return but that just did not increase the air flow enough so that the room cools off. It's basically a...
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    bigger duct, or separate ducts?

    HI Folks,

    the duct carrying ac to my sons room is skinny, 6 or 8" and yet runs a long ways through the attic getting there. When it gets to his room it splits into 2 separate short runs to 2...
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    a very hard start...

    It's getting warm enough in the afternoon now here that on the last couple of sunny days my AC has wanted to come on. It was hot upstairs day before yesterday and I noticed that the thermostat had...
  21. has anybody bothered to explain to these people...

    has anybody bothered to explain to these people the difference in toxicity between the elemental mercury in a thermostat bulb and the organic compounds like methyl-mercury that are so very toxic in...
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    ladders...

    Some of these I've seen before posted here or elsewhere, but a few are new and just great fun to contemplate...


    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=21716
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    thanks everyone, that gives me a lot of options...

    thanks everyone, that gives me a lot of options to chat with them about. I really appreciate the info!
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    it's safe as far as pulling air past it, but the...

    it's safe as far as pulling air past it, but the reason you're not supposed to use it inside is if there is a fire it may contribute more dangerous elements to the smoke you're breathing and make it...
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    Or can it only be installed at the furnace? One...

    Or can it only be installed at the furnace? One of the improvements to the heating around here that is coming to the top of the list of things to spend our money on is getting a media filter...
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