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  1. Fiscal conservative and social liberal. No one...

    Fiscal conservative and social liberal. No one deserves special treatment or exclusion. Nothing else matters IMHO.
  2. Thread: All electric

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    Manual J is a heat loss/gain calculation that...

    Manual J is a heat loss/gain calculation that determines what the actual heating/cooling needs of your house are. This is how the size of the installed equipment is determined. Most companies will...
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    Realist: is that an oil frurnace HX? If so, what...

    Realist: is that an oil frurnace HX? If so, what brand/model? Just curious, as I have many oil furnaces in my area and I don't recognize the HX from the pic. Thanks!
  4. You need to determine if there is a one-way...

    You need to determine if there is a one-way damper in the vent system. Usually they are installed at the outlet of the hood fan, but there could be one at the termination to outside. If this was...
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    One thing you can do yourself is get an accurate...

    One thing you can do yourself is get an accurate thermometer and measure the temperatures at a return grille and at the supply register closest to the furnace. Post here what these temps are and we...
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    That's a good way to test the cell itself. If...

    That's a good way to test the cell itself. If the cell tests OK and still have it shutting down, then you need to check resistance while installed & running. Then it's usually an issue with 'seeing...
  7. From the sounds of it, you have a hot water...

    From the sounds of it, you have a hot water heating system with an oil fired boiler & a seperate forced air system that does AC only? You have baseboard rads? If so it sounds like it is a wiring...
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    The best thing to do is find one who you feel...

    The best thing to do is find one who you feel comfortable with, then ask to talk to some of their previous customers. In particular, try to find ones that have had an issue with their system and how...
  9. Another possibility is that if you are getting...

    Another possibility is that if you are getting low on LP in the tank, the odorant (mercaptain) tends to settle to the bottom and greatly increases the concentration which increases over the years. ...
  10. One of the biggest components of natural...

    One of the biggest components of natural gas/propane combustion is water vapour! Doubtless this was the cause of the moisture issue.
  11. Have a look at a good combo electronic/media air...

    Have a look at a good combo electronic/media air cleaner like the York Affinity, Carrier Infinity, or Trane clean effects. I have installed the first two and the customers are very happy with them.
  12. 1. Get someone OTHER than the salesman who...

    1. Get someone OTHER than the salesman who understands duct design to look at what you have.

    2. You are correct.

    3. There is a high limit safety that shuts off the burners if the temps get too...
  13. Others will be along soon to comment on your...

    Others will be along soon to comment on your issues, but my first piece of advice is:
    If you do not feel comfortable and confident that you are making a well informed decision..... STOP!!!
    Cancel...
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    It sounds like normal defrost cycles. If the...

    It sounds like normal defrost cycles. If the system is wired & set up properly it should activate the aux. heat during the defrost cycle to prevent blowing cold air inside. Have an experienced tech...
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    Not sure about dealers in your area, but Regency...

    Not sure about dealers in your area, but Regency makes high quality fireplaces & inserts. Go to their web site & you should be able to find a dealer in your area.
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    Anyone read the article in CB about it being...

    Anyone read the article in CB about it being better to get a good salesman & train them enough to be a mediocre tech (because modern equipment has so much self-diagnostics built in) rather than the...
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    Good suggestions so far. Check the end cone for...

    Good suggestions so far. Check the end cone for splits/warping & carbon buildup. Check the z-dimension, and I'd put in a new nozzle as well as occasionally you'll get a bad one. (double check that...
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    I would go with Fujitsu, just because I am more...

    I would go with Fujitsu, just because I am more familiar with them. Been installing them for 2 years now with very few issues and good warranty service. As mentioned, proper install is the most...
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    In short, no. Take Hearthman's advice & have a...

    In short, no. Take Hearthman's advice & have a fireplace expert look at it. There could any number of things causing that tall flame from an improperly adjusted air shutter to a crack/split in the...
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    Propper ductwork sizing & design will be critical...

    Propper ductwork sizing & design will be critical to keep air noise to a minimum, otherwise that variable speed motor will ramp up to achieve the required air flow and sound like a tornado. Also...
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    An LP dual-fuel system would be a fairly good...

    An LP dual-fuel system would be a fairly good choice if nat gas is out of the question. You could set it up so that you could run just the furnace off of a generator in a power outage. Make sure...
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    What were your combustion numbers? What is the...

    What were your combustion numbers? What is the recommended nozzle for that unit? There are two boilers with cf burners I work on that were a mess when I first looked at them. They require +.01"...
  23. Haven't you ever seen a spark when plugging or...

    Haven't you ever seen a spark when plugging or un-plugging something? According to the BC Safety Authority they want 3' from anything that can be a source of a spark/ignition. This counts for gas...
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    Bingo.

    Bingo.
  25. Minimum 3' from any source of ignition, including...

    Minimum 3' from any source of ignition, including receptacles, disconnects, etc.
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