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    Quote Originally Posted by dunkman View Post
    Wow, I guess I'm going to have to change the way I do things. I've been setting them up to 3.5" with the factory orifices for 8 years and now I find out it's wrong?
    You might not need to adjust anything.

    The combustion readings on the particular piece of equipment that you are working on will give you this information.

    There are a lot of furnaces set to operate at 3.5" that are doing a great job.

    The problem is 3.5" of pressure assumes a perfectly sized orifice and a certain parameters for the fuel.
    If those parameters are met you're good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edbrown View Post
    So how exactly do you adjust oxygen levels in a 95% furnace? Different restrictor plates in the inducer?

    All of out techs use analyzers and adjust the air for atmoshpheric systems, but i have never heard of adjusting the air on a 95%. Have in extreme cases turned down manifold pressure for correct CO levels, etc.

    This is a very interesting conversation......
    You're on the right track here Ed.
    It has to do with controlling the amount of intake air and adjusting it for that particular installation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seatonheating View Post
    'cause he is a troll and his recommendations are funny. Let's just modify everything!!


    Tell you what. I'm going home and adjusting the gas pressures in my water heater because my kids take long showers..... Better combustion will equal more hot water, right?

    Pot this is kettle you're black.

    Before you start calling someone a troll you might want to go back to the business forum and delete all those hand grenade threads you've started.

    Your last statement is correct except it's done by a different method than adjusting gas pressure.
    Most water heater gas valves don't have pressure adjustments on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy-lvhm View Post
    I would be interested to see just how high your stack temperature shoots up when you do this as well. The proof would be in the combustion efficiency that pops up in your pretty little meter.

    I agree with seaton. Something doesn't add up. And who the hell made that orifice chart? Doesn't look very official to me.

    But this thread will live on I'm sure.
    Jeremy you can go to Anderson Forrester http://www.andersonforrester.com/ and get all the orifice charts you want. They are a good source for that type of information.

    Watch trusting the combustion efficiency number on a combustion analyzer.
    Unless the fuel parameters that are programmed into the analyzer are identical to the fuel you're using the efficiency calculations will be off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidr View Post
    You're on the right track here Ed.
    It has to do with controlling the amount of intake air and adjusting it for that particular installation.
    Um wouldn't this change according to outside temperature as well? The whole thing is flawed and you guys are trying to reinvent the wheel. More oxygen per volume in colder air right? This is why we are running screw driven chiller turbo coolers on power plants in AZ to get more out of our combustion process. SO when you set up and screw with all your furnace settings at 40 outdoor temp and then its -20 out things will change. Just like ANY piece of equipment you cannot make things perfect for all conditions. Test out your theory and you will see it all change at different temperatures.

    I know we all like to think we are smarter than the next guy but stop getting out of control. You show me proof on your so called huge savings per customer and maybe I will believe you. A system will not work properly with crappy ass duct work too but most of the time that is ignored. You think you have some sort of magic bullet by with a factory set up furnace? I do not. If this was truly an issue perhaps we should petition the manufacturers to send us a full set of orifices with each and every furnace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy-lvhm View Post
    Um wouldn't this change according to outside temperature as well? The whole thing is flawed and you guys are trying to reinvent the wheel. More oxygen per volume in colder air right? This is why we are running screw driven chiller turbo coolers on power plants in AZ to get more out of our combustion process. SO when you set up and screw with all your furnace settings at 40 outdoor temp and then its -20 out things will change. Just like ANY piece of equipment you cannot make things perfect for all conditions. Test out your theory and you will see it all change at different temperatures.

    I know we all like to think we are smarter than the next guy but stop getting out of control. You show me proof on your so called huge savings per customer and maybe I will believe you. A system will not work properly with crappy ass duct work too but most of the time that is ignored. You think you have some sort of magic bullet by with a factory set up furnace? I do not. If this was truly an issue perhaps we should petition the manufacturers to send us a full set of orifices with each and every furnace.
    Once the amount of combustion air is set that is it on a resi furnace, no more adjusting required on the air side after that unless you want to split hairs and start setting up a modulating combustion air intake based off of outdoor temperature.

    Don't know where the idea that there is some magic bullet came from in my post or any post I make. It sure would be nice if it was that simple unfortunately it's not.
    Anyone that's ever been to one of our classes knows there is more to this than what we discuss in an open forum, ductwork is one of those things we are really big on correcting too. There is a huge amount of opportunity out there for correcting messed up stuff.

    This definitely doesn't have anything to do with who is smarter than who. Not sure where that came from.

    This is about helping each other to learn there is more to this than meets the eye and helping to open those eyes to realize the things that are going on in the field.

    Read back to the front of this thread and you will see Chuck asked a simple question and was raked over the coals for it. That is what got out of control in this thread.
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    Actually chuck started with the accusatory attitude first. And why such a question popped on this particular thread is beyond me. This was a simple wall of pride post. From those pictures he had no indication that it wasn't set up to his standards. He was just trying to start a pissing match. And he accomplished it.

    It's all laughable to me. I just wanted to poke a hole in his theory. But then I am splitting hairs. I'm pretty sure he started that path.
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