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    Show me your unit!

    Errr..wrong wording maybe. Show off your own system. I finally got around to replacing mine. I went with the B-vent and dilution bit till I can line my chimney. Three fireplaces so I have no clue how much the thing snakes yet.
    Be kind now and don't nit pick me. yes the p=trap

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    The heating man finally replaces his. by SouthWestDreams , on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Show me your unit!

    Is that 5" flue pipe? Oh ya, where is your ptrap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glennhvac View Post
    Errr..wrong wording maybe. Show off your own system. I finally got around to replacing mine. I went with the B-vent and dilution bit till I can line my chimney. Three fireplaces so I have no clue how much the thing snakes yet.
    Be kind now and don't nit pick me. yes the p=trap

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    The heating man finally replaces his. by SouthWestDreams , on Flickr[/IMG]
    You couldnt have been a little neater or used a level or tape measure?Whay you have to make it look all professional and symetrical and neat looking?Why you do such great looking expert work?KIddding kidding, That really looks good, looks just like I told you to do it

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    p trap why? drain for the humidifer I would have ran it so if the drain gets plug it would not back up in to the coil.... I would have not put the humidastat so close to the humidifier. or put in a IAQ. why did you put in a 80% not a 90%? you said Be kind now and don't nit pick me. not nit picking just showing how you can look at a good install and find something that you could do diffrent. as i dont do install I have to be the one to fix it when it goes wrong. as that is all said it looks good and I would have you put mine in. o did i say it is a very good install. how long did it take you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREGHVACGUY View Post
    p trap why? drain for the humidifer I would have ran it so if the drain gets plug it would not back up in to the coil.... I would have not put the humidastat so close to the humidifier. or put in a IAQ. why did you put in a 80% not a 90%? you said Be kind now and don't nit pick me. not nit picking just showing how you can look at a good install and find something that you could do diffrent. as i dont do install I have to be the one to fix it when it goes wrong. as that is all said it looks good and I would have you put mine in. o did i say it is a very good install. how long did it take you?
    Good points and questions. P traps are actually required on coils. Actually there are two points water can escape should the humid drain plug up but hard to see or out of the photo. One is where the humid drain enters the larger pvc and another is a tee at floor just beside r/a.
    I had installed the humidifier,e/a/c and uv years ago and left that as is. A 90 would have posed venting problems for me regarding a deck and many windows. I worked on it off and on but I guess it took maybe 9 hours total. Will do line and condenser in spring. And thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas-Tech View Post
    Show me your unit!

    Is that 5" flue pipe? Oh ya, where is your ptrap
    No it is 6 inch as required. Now I may be wrong but I can not see that b-vent has more friction then regular pipe so I am not sure why they want it increased in size. Their goal with b-vent is to keep the flue gases as hot as possible on the way to the chimney and it would seem to me that with more surface area of b-vent the reverse would be true!
    I may pose that question in the forum.

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    The vent kit is used as a way to keep the chimney drafting all the time so it stays warm enough to prevent the flue gases from condensing on an exterior chimney. Since you didn't put the 95% furnace in how bout a heat pump instead of a condenser and turn this into a dual fuel system. It will compensate for the 80% furnace. The honeywell IAQ kit makes it a snap and you don't need a million wires. It can be combined with a plenum sensor for defrost. That way the furnace will only run during the coldest part of the winter.

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    Real nice tones in that picture! Haha did you guys read any of the comments on the flickr page?

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    The humidistat is supposed to be a minimum of 12" above the humidifier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewd33 View Post
    The vent kit is used as a way to keep the chimney drafting all the time so it stays warm enough to prevent the flue gases from condensing on an exterior chimney. Since you didn't put the 95% furnace in how bout a heat pump instead of a condenser and turn this into a dual fuel system. It will compensate for the 80% furnace. The honeywell IAQ kit makes it a snap and you don't need a million wires. It can be combined with a plenum sensor for defrost. That way the furnace will only run during the coldest part of the winter.
    Andrew, I know what the vent kit does, Iwas curious why 6" over 4". In thinking about it it may be that they want 6" bvent over the normal 4" single wall is to provide more dilution air then 4" would provide.
    Heat pump? I still can't see them for Chicago applications personally. The only ones around here (which I do not service) are hooked to electric furnaces. The other issue I have is that this is one of those homes where they put the supplies up high on the inside walls and the returns along the outside. They did this for a few years in the early 50's it seems. The end result is I need some throw to get that heat across the darn room and sadly that kind of killed the idea of 2 stage for me with that low blower speed on low fire.

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    I was hoping to see an Iron Fireman feeding coal into a pretty boiler, and all I get is a gas furnace like I see every day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bja105 View Post
    I was hoping to see an Iron Fireman feeding coal into a pretty boiler, and all I get is a gas furnace like I see every day!
    Furnace tags are over here Jason. Truthfully, I have not come across a new one in years! And there is a cast iron fireman feeding coal in there
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/southwe...7604472975528/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glennhvac View Post
    No it is 6 inch as required. Now I may be wrong but I can not see that b-vent has more friction then regular pipe so I am not sure why they want it increased in size. Their goal with b-vent is to keep the flue gases as hot as possible on the way to the chimney and it would seem to me that with more surface area of b-vent the reverse would be true!
    I may pose that question in the forum.
    I would agree with you on that, I would have thought 4" would have been good.
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