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    There are other sites that cater more towards the...

    There are other sites that cater more towards the DIYer. This just happens to not be one of them.
    That’s why we put the bright red banner at the top of the page.
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    The site doesn’t allow technical information in...

    The site doesn’t allow technical information in the open forum, so I’m not certain where you’ve gotten diy instruction here.
    ...
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    Could have failed. Have you contacted a service...

    Could have failed.
    Have you contacted a service company to fully diagnose the issue and/or check out the rest of the furnace?
    Unfortunately we cannot give diy advice here.
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    If you were to price 6”-20” PVC pipe and...

    If you were to price 6”-20” PVC pipe and fittings, you’d quickly find out why it isn’t used for ductwork.
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    What does your service technician suggest to fix...

    What does your service technician suggest to fix the problem?
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    Sorry, we cannot be of help to DIY projects.

    Sorry, we cannot be of help to DIY projects.
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    Is your installing company unable to provide this...

    Is your installing company unable to provide this information? They should be able to tell you how to properly do everything per code.
  8. I’d lean on them to dissect a “failed” switch....

    I’d lean on them to dissect a “failed” switch. And see exactly what’s wrong with it.
    A pressure switch is a simple device, it’s a diaphragm with electrical contacts on one side.
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    You should have seen it when we bought the place....

    You should have seen it when we bought the place. Both columns were rotten and not even touching the ground.
    Those are in the landfill now. Replaced with fiberglass.
  10. I would say your getting contamination and/or...

    I would say your getting contamination and/or water into your pressure switch.
    Has anyone tried to clean them or are they just replaced? They can get clogged up.
  11. Thread: Bye bye oil

    by rider77
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    Beautiful work as always. Did you push the...

    Beautiful work as always.
    Did you push the furnace back or cut that wooden wall? The space looks wider where the old furnace sat.
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    Here’s the night view for anyone interested. This...

    Here’s the night view for anyone interested. This is with the front lights on, which I leave on all night.

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    Neither. There’s a pay app to record or store the...

    Neither. There’s a pay app to record or store the data, or something like that. I don’t do that.
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    It can be wired to bring on the auxiliary heat,...

    It can be wired to bring on the auxiliary heat, in your case that would be the oil burner, during defrost.
    But you can see where demand defrost would save not only in unnecessary defrost cycle use,...
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    I bought the ring, got a online deal straight...

    I bought the ring, got a online deal straight from the manufacturer for $200 for the ring and indoor chime.
    Only issue I had was I had to reset my router to get it to pair.
    Other then that, it...
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    Must be something on your end for the link, it...

    Must be something on your end for the link, it seems ok to me.
    Demand defrost will only send the heat pump into defrost when needed. As opposed to simple timers on others that will defrost the...
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    The only thing that would sway me to a certain...

    The only thing that would sway me to a certain brand is if demand defrost is available.
    Anything else, focus more on proper sizing and installation. Installs are done wrong more then they are done...
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    Is this a ventless or vented fireplace?

    Is this a ventless or vented fireplace?
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    Humidistat for a whole house humidifier.

    Humidistat for a whole house humidifier.
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    Don’t see a photo. But it could be a humidifier.

    Don’t see a photo.
    But it could be a humidifier.
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    The industry is beginning to favor brazing over...

    The industry is beginning to favor brazing over flairing.
    Now take that with a grain of salt as it’s been about 10 years since my last C/M class, and I’ve primary been a Samsung rep since then. But...
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    What’s the model number of the furnace?

    What’s the model number of the furnace?
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    Compressor will say right on the data tag what...

    Compressor will say right on the data tag what oil is in it.
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    Fan settings are just for comfort mostly. Set it...

    Fan settings are just for comfort mostly. Set it to auto and let it to it’s thing. It’ll run most all the time anyway.
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    Doesn’t matter much what size you have, make sure...

    Doesn’t matter much what size you have, make sure the installer does a heat loss calculation to determine what size furnace you need.
    It wasn’t necessary the right size back then, plus a lot has...
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    Is this because you want to replace the furnace...

    Is this because you want to replace the furnace and don’t know what size to buy?
  27. Thread: York Rooftop

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    So this is a predator unit. What control board?...

    So this is a predator unit.
    What control board? 1A? SSE?
    I shouldn’t have to advise anyone, but check the heat exchanger. Should be one of the first steps when walking up to one of these.
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    I’ve been prescribed percs several times in my...

    I’ve been prescribed percs several times in my life, ranging from 5 mg to 20 mg.
    I only took them when absolutely necessary.
    But honestly, I never did see what all the fuss was about with folks...
  29. Refrigerant reacts quickly and very noticeably...

    Refrigerant reacts quickly and very noticeably with changing temperature.
    Trace refrigerant is used with a high pressure nitrogen test to give the leak detector something to detect.
    Assuming your...
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    My dad had triple bypass in 2011. This was after...

    My dad had triple bypass in 2011. This was after 2 back to back minor heat attacks in 1995. He wound up taking early retirement later that year.
    It was kind of ironic because in the spring I took...
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    Poor performance, failure to deliver full rated...

    Poor performance, failure to deliver full rated capacity, possible damage from refrigerant floodback to compressor, the unit is probably loud while running.
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    I hope you have more then a single 16” flex for...

    I hope you have more then a single 16” flex for return. If not, your return is pretty significantly undersized.
  33. All these parts can be easily tested. Flame rod...

    All these parts can be easily tested. Flame rod and gas valve included.
  34. No it doesn’t sound like a gas valve.

    No it doesn’t sound like a gas valve.
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    We usually go to the open house at Dover AFB when...

    We usually go to the open house at Dover AFB when they have them-every couple years or so. Everything there is very interesting and entertaining.
    This year they had an F-22 demonstration. That...
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    The unit itself cannot be pitched. It should be...

    The unit itself cannot be pitched.
    It should be installed to maintain the minimum clearances listed.
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    Check the contractor locator map here on the site.

    Check the contractor locator map here on the site.
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    Is that your only return? If so, what size is...

    Is that your only return?
    If so, what size is that flex duct?
    What tonnage unit do you have?
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    Buddy of mine at work, got a deer a couple weeks...

    Buddy of mine at work, got a deer a couple weeks ago. He butchered it and made venison bologna with pepper jack cheese mixed in, then smoked it.
    It was good stuff while it lasted.
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    The black and brindle couple on the bottom are...

    The black and brindle couple on the bottom are mother/daughter. The red one is from Germany and is about the most primal dog I’ve ever met.

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    A lot of the guys around here are switching to...

    A lot of the guys around here are switching to 6.5 Creedmore for white tale. In the right gun it’s comfortable to shoot with big stopping power and long range.
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    Look at your local UA. You go to school and learn...

    Look at your local UA. You go to school and learn on the job.
    The guys going through our program earn college credits via the classes. And you don’t pay for school.
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    Here are the rules for the banner at the top of...

    Here are the rules for the banner at the top of the page.
    Unfortunately this site cannot be of help to walk you through troubleshooting.
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    Op, if you want to fix your own furnace, this...

    Op, if you want to fix your own furnace, this isn’t the place to ask how to do so. Please note the bright red banner at the top of the page.
    We have a contractor locator map here on the site that...
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    Is that what your tech wanted to do? Via what...

    Is that what your tech wanted to do? Via what diagnostic information?
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    What does your service technician suggest to fix...

    What does your service technician suggest to fix the problem?
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    Yup, time for a call. It’s probably time the...

    Yup, time for a call.
    It’s probably time the burners were cleaned and the unit PMed anyway before winter really sets in.
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    Unfortunately we cannot offer you any technical...

    Unfortunately we cannot offer you any technical information, as this site doesn’t allow for diy instruction.
    I’d see if there’s anyone familiar with the brand in your area. Maybe look at the...
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    Who installed the unit? Maybe call them and see...

    Who installed the unit? Maybe call them and see if they have someone knowledgeable.
    Mr Cool, is this one of those cheap internet sourced units?
  50. Thread: Rheem hm2417ja

    by rider77
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    Make sure your breakers and power switches are...

    Make sure your breakers and power switches are on.
    Beyond that, it’s probably time to call your service provider.
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