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    I think Hearthman would say if your installer is...

    I think Hearthman would say if your installer is certified by the National Fireplace Institute, then you are good to go.
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    How exactly would you conduct such research?

    How exactly would you conduct such research?
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    I've not seen any sign that anyone is arguing...

    I've not seen any sign that anyone is arguing with anyone. Hearthman asks me questions to clarify my situation, and I ask him questions to clarify my understanding.



    You mean if you want it...
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    Hearthman, I hope you're still out there. I'm...

    Hearthman,

    I hope you're still out there. I'm wondering what you think of the practice of omitting the stove pipe entirely, and connecting the stove directly to the chimney pipe? They say it...
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    What is it about a colder climate that makes them...

    What is it about a colder climate that makes them feel that way?



    How can you tell that you have, or have had, a chimney fire?



    To my way of thinking, this will be the most dangerous part...
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    That's because I think ICC Excel is the only one...

    That's because I think ICC Excel is the only one sold in the US that meets the higher Canadian standard. Am I wrong? By your reasoning that the higher HT standard was necessary because formerly the...
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    Hearthman, Thanks for another helpful reply. ...

    Hearthman,

    Thanks for another helpful reply.

    Has there ever been a catastrophic chimney fire in a class A chimney that was *not* UL103HT? What about in a 103HT chimney that was not ICC Excel?
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    Hearthman, Thanks for your helpful reply. I'll...

    Hearthman,

    Thanks for your helpful reply. I'll try to address the issues you raised:

    1. This is a remodel of existing construction; no chimney currently exists.

    2. There is no question that...
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    new appliance for retrofit

    Does anybody on this forum have the knowledge and experience to recommend a new appliance for retrofit? By "appliance" I mean a wood stove, or a manufactured zero-clearance fireplace, or a masonry...
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    register filters?

    I understand flex duct cannot be cleaned like hard pipe. That being the case, is there such a thing as a register filter that prevents any mold spores in the flex duct from entering the living space?
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    sharing holes

    Is there anything wrong with thermostat cable sharing a framing hole with Romex?
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    Let me explain why I'm asking: Some contractors...

    Let me explain why I'm asking: Some contractors are doing what's called "energy retrofits" where you take a poorly insulated, leaky house and you seal it tighter and add insulation. Which means that...
  13. Thread: line set size

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    line set size

    Which is worse/better, running a split system heat pump with a line set diameter that is too small, or too large?
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    I always thought I was a good listener. What...

    I always thought I was a good listener. What exactly do you want me to hear?
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    Current stat does NOT read outdoor temp, and the...

    Current stat does NOT read outdoor temp, and the system is not designed for lowest operating cost. I still think the Honeywell pair has too many bells and whistles. I'm just trying to find the lowest...
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    Alright. Are there any other competing brands I...

    Alright. Are there any other competing brands I should consider?
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    Honeywell is certainly a good brand, but still...

    Honeywell is certainly a good brand, but still looks like too many bells and whistles. What do you see that looks like a good match?
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    Hmmm. Not exactly what I had in mind. There is no...

    Hmmm. Not exactly what I had in mind. There is no need to display outdoor temperature and humidity, and this is not a zoned system.
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    wirelessly communicating thermostats

    Current thermostat for a Ruud 2.5 ton heat pump is a broken Braeburn and will be replaced on Friday. It's downstairs, and the single return is upstairs. Does there exist a pair of thermostats that...
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    More info: The air handler and coils are about 6...

    More info: The air handler and coils are about 6 years old, but the compressor is only 2 years old.
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    swapping ECM for PSC fan motors

    I know a HO who runs the fan on his Ruud UBHC-17J11NFD air handler (2.5 ton heat pump) continuously in the summer to help keep the temperature a bit more consistent between the upstairs and...
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    All right. Do you want the 3 elbows in both the...

    All right. Do you want the 3 elbows in both the liquid and suction lines?
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    Kevin, good articles. There are already 3 elbows...

    Kevin, good articles. There are already 3 elbows in the large line, none in the small. Do you want them in both? And what would you say is the best way to secure linesets to wood framing?
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    Ruud 2.5 ton. Joists not visible - drywall is up....

    Ruud 2.5 ton. Joists not visible - drywall is up. Compressor on grade, air handler on 2nd story.
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    Alright. I guess that makes sense. Is there any...

    Alright. I guess that makes sense. Is there any way to reduce the vibration so that it is not heard within the house?
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