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  1. Should be B vent all the way. No single wall.

    Should be B vent all the way. No single wall.
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    https://www.hillsdale.edu/ Unabashedly...

    https://www.hillsdale.edu/

    Unabashedly Constitutional college that will NOT take any Federal $$$ and is free to teach a real old fashioned liberal arts education.
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    This is helpful in explaining the types of...

    This is helpful in explaining the types of repair. I have heard too many mesh stories to use that method....

    https://www.sportshernia.com/no-mesh-hernia-repair/types-repair/
  4. Are you making hot water with this boiler as well?

    Are you making hot water with this boiler as well?
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    Thankful for a God who loves me... and hot...

    Thankful for a God who loves me... and hot running water!
  6. double..

    double..
  7. Big capital expense, but might consider an...

    Big capital expense, but might consider an air-to-air heat exchanger that takes all the exhaust air (bath vents) from the building in a common duct and transfers the recovered heat into the supply...
  8. Whirlpool seems to be the best of the breed for...

    Whirlpool seems to be the best of the breed for cost vs reliability. I keep an eye on the market as I have a 20 year old Amana bottom freezer, single upper door, no ice maker... Icemakers are a big...
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    Might check with mfg for a recall. They were...

    Might check with mfg for a recall. They were discontinued in Nov 2018.
  10. Going from a "sidearm" off the boiler to a heat...

    Going from a "sidearm" off the boiler to a heat pump water heater will be an expensive shock as it will be really slow about making hot water. Going from pretty much endless hot water to a triage...
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    Has two PS on it, right? One proving the inducer...

    Has two PS on it, right? One proving the inducer and the other (2 ports) for blocked secondary/plugged drain..

    Had a Ruud that about a thousand bees committed suicide in and ended up in the...
  12. Folks seem to forget that three countries...

    Folks seem to forget that three countries attacked Israel in 1967 and Israel bet the holy snot out of then and expanded their borders. Spoils of a war not started by them. Fast forward to 1976 (I...
  13. Hey, the "convert or die" routine has worked...

    Hey, the "convert or die" routine has worked well. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world....

    And sadly, Christianity is on the wane. (as an aside, CHRISTians do not commit...
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    Like the dryer vent used as a flue connector!...

    Like the dryer vent used as a flue connector! Nice touch.
  15. 15 CFM per person minimum. 10 folks in the...

    15 CFM per person minimum. 10 folks in the room... 150CFM HRV..

    Or just have an inline duct fan blow unconditioned air into the room? Then you will need more cooling/heating to compensate. $$...
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    INFILTRATION not insulation.... As in blower...

    INFILTRATION not insulation.... As in blower door test on the home.
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    7 myths of gun control..... Author?

    7 myths of gun control..... Author?
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    Someone take the aftermarket board and change a...

    Someone take the aftermarket board and change a jumper to DSI? As long as it sees a pilot flame it will fault if so.
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    Who said it was inspected?

    Who said it was inspected?
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    OLD humidistat... 40 years or so?

    OLD humidistat... 40 years or so?
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    I think he went in to have the head of the...

    I think he went in to have the head of the "intelligence" committee removed from his sphincter... Was getting painful.
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    Everybody has and knows how to use military...

    Everybody has and knows how to use military rifles..

    Swiss have not been involved in any wars nor been invaded since about 1400.
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    You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't...

    You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright, but we'll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you'll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won't...
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    College? Was not aware by his actions that he'd...

    College? Was not aware by his actions that he'd finished HS... ;-)
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    Success does not consist in never making mistakes...

    Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

    George Bernard Shaw
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    People who think they know everything are a great...

    People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.


    Isaac Asimov
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    Most of man's trouble comes from his inability to...

    Most of man's trouble comes from his inability to be still.

    Blaise Pascal
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    If I believe in God and life after death and you...

    If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die.

    However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything.

    Blaise Pascal
  29. Any tech worth a hoot should be able to retrofit...

    Any tech worth a hoot should be able to retrofit a sequencer. It is not "rocket science"
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    Nothing is fool proof... They breed better fools...

    Nothing is fool proof... They breed better fools every year.

    me.
  31. "Income inequality" has been more a result of...

    "Income inequality" has been more a result of government rules and regulations that "raise the drawbridge" on opportunities to start a small business... Even to braid hair you have to have a license!...
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    To many, this may come as a shock. Socialism has...

    To many, this may come as a shock. Socialism has failed wherever it has been tried and communism has cost the lives of more people than any other ideology in a comparable amount of time. Historical...
  33. Minimum wage laws exclude most teens looking for...

    Minimum wage laws exclude most teens looking for their first part-time jobs. Also pushes automation for customer "service" like the phone he-- you get calling anyone these days. Even Micky Dees is...
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    Run some hot water through it. Drain well! First...

    Run some hot water through it. Drain well! First recovery, make sure oil is not 400F so you do not blow it up with a steam explosion. I've done this with my PF90
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    Over 700,000 taxpaying citizens left CA last...

    Over 700,000 taxpaying citizens left CA last year... More than 50k of them came to NV... Most go to TX and WA... Be prepared for a CA mindset in your home town!
  36. Whatever you do end up installing, please do your...

    Whatever you do end up installing, please do your equipment a favor and install a surge protector. Any board for any machine will cause you heart palpitations...

    That said, I'd like to try a Bosch...
  37. I'd be interested in a picture of the "corroded"...

    I'd be interested in a picture of the "corroded" gas valve. I have not seen one before in my 40+ years in the trade. ;-)

    If this furnace pulls any air from the adjacent laundry, or the...
  38. Generally, heating. Causes a high compression...

    Generally, heating. Causes a high compression ratio at low ambients.

    When I was installing Ruud equipment, the mfg said to leave 'em run no matter how cold it was outside. (if using resistance...
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    Rotary compressors are highly efficient. Only...

    Rotary compressors are highly efficient. Only reason they were not used in larger systems is the vanes wear and leak too quickly. Now we are starting to see larger systems like the Bosch resi unit on...
  40. If cost of kW demand is an issue, the VFD's might...

    If cost of kW demand is an issue, the VFD's might be ahead in this horse race.
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    I have a 40 year old Stanley one quart SS thermos...

    I have a 40 year old Stanley one quart SS thermos that keeps my coffee hot for 10 hours or more. Not sure if the new Chinese made ones are as good, but they have a good rep with me.
  42. Might look at the heatinghelp dot com site. They...

    Might look at the heatinghelp dot com site. They are almost exclusively "wetheads" and was where I went for guidance when I was in the wet end of the trade..

    That said, modulating, condensing...
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    Ya know PJ, I grew up in the hippy-dippy era of...

    Ya know PJ, I grew up in the hippy-dippy era of "the new ice age" and it was every bit the hysteria that "global warming" is today. Paul Ehrlich was on the news every day. Cited the "consensus of...
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    ....and if you are a climate nazzi, the following...

    ....and if you are a climate nazzi, the following Greenpeace article should put you into paroxysms of panic.

    https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2019/03/28/china-new-coal-plants-2030-climate/
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    50 years of being wrong... A compendium of print...

    50 years of being wrong... A compendium of print media failed climate and population predictions.. Vedddy inneresting!

    https://cei.org/blog/wrong-again-50-years-failed-eco-pocalyptic-predictions
  46. Sounds like something to do with the reversing...

    Sounds like something to do with the reversing valve. Some sort of resonant frequency generated when in heating mode and up to operating pressure in OD coil.
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    PTCR is a positive coefficient thermistor.......

    PTCR is a positive coefficient thermistor.... Works by allowing current to flow to the start windings when cold and as current flows through the thermistor, it heats up and "chokes off" the current...
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    When I was doing new construction, I made the...

    When I was doing new construction, I made the contractor read and sign a disclaimer that the warranty was void if used during construction....

    Then offered one of my recycled electric furnaces to...
  49. all the info you should need at:...

    all the info you should need at: http://www.hartandcooley.com/files/assets/files/1377616028_010056-GasVentChimneySizingApplicationGuide_0813.pdf

    Willing to bet it is not the furnace's fault...
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    If you need glycol in a boiler, you do not want...

    If you need glycol in a boiler, you do not want plain make up water! Small leak, after time, just water in system and freeze damage happens.

    Cheapish glycol makeup system: Well pressure/bladder...
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