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  1. Hey guys, if you have an issue with an engair...

    Hey guys, if you have an issue with an engair product, Alnoor is the man to talk to. Model and serial help. And a bit of trivia, Carnak cut his teeth there.
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    Head does matter. But we are talking a closed...

    Head does matter. But we are talking a closed system. Take all your piping and stand it up or lay it on its side, the circ doesn't care. Or know. Circs, like water are dumb. They will only do...
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    Sometimes. But here is another point. I'm...

    Sometimes. But here is another point. I'm assuming the pump is in the penthouse with the boiler. If it is, then pressure vs. height is irrelevant. What you need to know is what is the minimum...
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    ????? Bubbles escaping??????

    ????? Bubbles escaping??????
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    Why?

    Why?
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    Think of driving on the highway. 0-60 you burn a...

    Think of driving on the highway.
    0-60 you burn a lot of gas. Once you are cruising at 60, you burn less gas. 0-60-0 with no cruising time is short-cycling
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    Why monday, something special happening...

    Why monday, something special happening tomorrow?:p
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    454411 3/4" relief, glycol system, relief was...

    454411

    3/4" relief, glycol system, relief was weeping, but there was nothing coming out the drip. The water was evaporating before it got to the drip tube. 17 hydrotherms, I can inspect the...
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    Ok, I'll nitpick:grin2: Turn the pump heads a...

    Ok, I'll nitpick:grin2:
    Turn the pump heads a 1/4 turn. Grundfos spent a lot of money to design their logo.

    On a more serious note, I hate it when the drip tube from a relief valve is soldered...
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    Call the factory and run through the setup. We...

    Call the factory and run through the setup. We had a similar problem, factory rep tried to set it up, we have a new control coming
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    Talk to your grundfos rep. They have a magna3...

    Talk to your grundfos rep. They have a magna3 like that.
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    Always wondered about using a hydraulic pump.

    Always wondered about using a hydraulic pump.
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    http://www.goclc.com/products/Work-Gloves-Winter-S...

    http://www.goclc.com/products/Work-Gloves-Winter-Sports-Lined/2061
    Our design temp is -23f and we see -40.
    These are the best gloves I've ever used for working.
  14. Some bbq valves have a bypass built in for...

    Some bbq valves have a bypass built in for minimum fire. Problem with converting is, unless a new valve is used, Nat gas may not be able to sustain a flame on min, but it will still pass gas. ...
  15. late to the party, sorry. You don't need...

    late to the party, sorry.

    You don't need practice exams. You need to know the code, and the math for your trade. Four answers for each question, one right, one distractor, (seems plausible) and...
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    step down transformer?

    step down transformer?
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    Now for the second part of this discussion. I'm...

    Now for the second part of this discussion. I'm guessing that you don't feel right about playing with the valve. Good. Live and learn. Lots of stuff goes on like this all the time. Look at the...
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    You just messed with the internal parts of a gas...

    You just messed with the internal parts of a gas valve. Just guessing, but I doubt that it will get below freezing in Oregon tonite. Cool kids and staff ain't life and death emergency.
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    But having a valve before the pressure relief...

    But having a valve before the pressure relief valve isn't exactly the smartest idea.
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    Our design temp is -23f. We see -40f. That's...

    Our design temp is -23f. We see -40f. That's actual temperature, not windchill. Natural gas is 60-70% cheaper than electricity.
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    Up here in my part of the great white north, ...

    Up here in my part of the great white north, there is no such thing as strip heat in commercial.
  22. Canadian Gasfitters, comments wanted.

    Hi all. Gasfitter A and B is now a Red Seal trade in Canada. I've started a thread in Licensing, Laws, Codes and Certification looking for comments.
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    It's currently -32c here. Saturday is supposed...

    It's currently -32c here. Saturday is supposed to be -3c. Anytime you want to move, let us know:yes:
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    Ned, shoot me an email if you want, I'll give you...

    Ned, shoot me an email if you want, I'll give you a number you can text if you have a quick question.
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    Talk to the suppliers of the baking and food...

    Talk to the suppliers of the baking and food handling equipment. That is standard off the shelf stuff for them. The bakery should be able to give you a reps name.
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    How far north? You need to get your hands on a...

    How far north? You need to get your hands on a magnahelic or manometer and check the pressures. Talk to your rep, he should be able to help.
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    ABS pipe. And the glue for that is a solvent.

    ABS pipe. And the glue for that is a solvent.
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    we had a guy use a screwdriver as a temp rod. ...

    we had a guy use a screwdriver as a temp rod. It worked.
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    how about doing work for the relatives of the...

    how about doing work for the relatives of the owners of three different competitors.:grin2:
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    300,000 cast iron with an injection pump...

    300,000 cast iron with an injection pump controlled by a tekmar.
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    Couldn't afford a coat of paint on the...

    Couldn't afford a coat of paint on the plywood?:whistle::grin2:

    A boiler drain between the ball valve and the x-tank would be nice for service.
  32. I seem to remember from a seminar that you have...

    I seem to remember from a seminar that you have to make sure the manifold hasn't been twisted off axis. ( if that makes sense) there was a picture where the manifold and burners HAD BEEN REMOVED...
  33. run a small flat blade screwdriver between the...

    run a small flat blade screwdriver between the fins of the pilot run. IIRC you should be able to run a dime between them.
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    Are there problems? Yes. Pump orientation is...

    Are there problems? Yes. Pump orientation is one. But guess what guys. That piping is not responsible for the air getting in the system. There are thousands of systems that pump into the boiler...
  35. "If it was a fuel gas, my money is on propane" ...

    "If it was a fuel gas, my money is on propane"

    I've seen Nat gas do that. Guy in town decided to kill himself by gassing with Nat gas. Probably watched to many English movies. His problem was...
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    And the really shocking part? Ben is a...

    And the really shocking part?

    Ben is a Canadian!:eek:
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    Very seldom is a t-couple in a water heater bad. ...

    Very seldom is a t-couple in a water heater bad. If it is going out, check the fvr screen. Usually it is dirty and needs cleaning.
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    What's with the two red handles?:p

    What's with the two red handles?:p
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    We have to have drips. The real question is why...

    We have to have drips. The real question is why do those responsible for adopting the codes think they know more than those who write the codes?
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    So not 149, but specific to Manitoba.

    So not 149, but specific to Manitoba.
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    what's the code reference? Local?

    what's the code reference? Local?
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    What's wrong with copper to steel? Spirotop on...

    What's wrong with copper to steel? Spirotop on top of the boiler buddy.
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    What type of boiler? If it is a fin-tube, you...

    What type of boiler? If it is a fin-tube, you have to make sure the fins are clean.
  44. Since when is there no liability?

    Since when is there no liability?
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    Rule 2-322(2) "When installed outdoors, arc...

    Rule 2-322(2) "When installed outdoors, arc producing electrical equiment shall not be installed within 1M of the discharge of a combustible gas relief device or vent."
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    Here is some general stuff. You usually have a...

    Here is some general stuff. You usually have a power source, a switch and a load.

    Three of the best pieces of advice I ever got. Never assume the white wire is neutral, never assume the hot...
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    We call them farmstats up here. Heavy duty...

    We call them farmstats up here. Heavy duty thermostat, good for dirt and dusty conditions. Sounds like they are using it as a low temp alarm.
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    What it boils down to (pun intended) is there are...

    What it boils down to (pun intended) is there are many different ways to pipe a system, different types of boilers, heat emitters, pumps, control strategies and even piping. Combustion efficiency...
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    Close. Some modcons only require one pump, but...

    Close. Some modcons only require one pump, but you still have to pump into the boiler.
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    So, how come most modcons have to be pumped into...

    So, how come most modcons have to be pumped into the boiler?
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