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    What were the symptoms? Txv not metering...

    What were the symptoms? Txv not metering properly? How did you diagnose it?

    'The more you know, the more you realize you don't know'
  2. Teddybear will likely be along soon and you will...

    Teddybear will likely be along soon and you will be mesmerized by his knowledge and great looks

    'The more you know, the more you realize you don't know'
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    3/4 pex and a pex clamp on the barb 'The more...

    3/4 pex and a pex clamp on the barb

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    I bought a navac 6cfm last week and tried it out...

    I bought a navac 6cfm last week and tried it out on a recovery cylinder. It seemed to be a bit slower than the jb 6cfm i have used forever. The exhaust comes out around the fill cap and seems odd. It...
  5. Maybe i am missing something.... heating and...

    Maybe i am missing something.... heating and cooling airflows are set differently. You will have 2 different speeds.

    'The more you know, the more you realize you don't know'
  6. I have a tankless (of course i have the luxury of...

    I have a tankless (of course i have the luxury of installing and servicing it myself) but i would not suggest one to a family member unless they had a specific need for one (high water usage such as...
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    What happens when both units are calling for...

    What happens when both units are calling for cooling? Do they both blow 40deg air?

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    Do you mean that needlenose and bending the...

    Do you mean that needlenose and bending the needle is unnecessary? :),,, havent used analog gauges in 5yrs

    'The more you know, the more you realize you don't know'
  9. Your design cfm is based on the greater of the...

    Your design cfm is based on the greater of the heating or cooling cfm needed. In your case 48283 btus of heating would yield the 908cfm.
    48283 would yield you 49degree temp rise for heating....
  10. Sounds like your contractor has experience and...

    Sounds like your contractor has experience and cares about your comfort ad opposed to a buck. Sounds like a keeper

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    In the western world, we typically fail in...

    In the western world, we typically fail in realizing the importance of water treatment. Depending on the materials of the boiler and piping system treatment options vast. Ph, total disolved solids,...
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    Manufactured homes are built to a different...

    Manufactured homes are built to a different standard that conventional stick built homes. Fire is the biggest concern. In order for a furnace to be installed in a manufacturered home, it needs...
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    Last time i was in a rack room i closed the place...

    Last time i was in a rack room i closed the place at 2am and a couple hundred dollars lighter

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  14. Thread: Navien NFC

    by kangaroogod
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    Nfc 'The more you know, the more you realize...

    Nfc

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    A friend if mine sent me pics of pdm linesets he...

    A friend if mine sent me pics of pdm linesets he installed 2yrs ago. Pinhole leaks....
  16. Baseboard has zero particulate removal ability....

    Baseboard has zero particulate removal ability. Forced air has a filter that catches particulate. It also has the ability to humidify, dehumidify and purify

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    I have heard that some manufacturers have gone to...

    I have heard that some manufacturers have gone to vegetable oil during manufacturing for environmental reasons and this oil can have negative effects of microbial growth. I am not sure how thorough...
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    i would put a floor grill in and get rid of the...

    i would put a floor grill in and get rid of the wall return. A little blocker in the joist bay at you can insulate the area in the wall when your done.

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    Very common for the era (at least around here)....

    Very common for the era (at least around here). Winter is almost over. You likely have supplies on the inside walls also. If you had a wheelbarrow full of cash you could have the system redone. How...
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    Job security. 'The more you know, the more...

    Job security.

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  21. I have installed a few (mostly in unique...

    I have installed a few (mostly in unique applications) and they work well but i would not consider one unless it was the last option or you have unique humidity requirements. They cost quite a bit to...
  22. Thread: No words

    by kangaroogod
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    If you take the cover off, you can make the...

    If you take the cover off, you can make the connection inside, run 2 wire where the black wires go through and put the cover on although it is against the listing and probably nec. The reason they...
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    I also have the drive assist although i have sent...

    I also have the drive assist although i have sent it back and it has replaced 2x because it freezes multiple times a day. My latest works great (i think the update is glitchy)

    'The more you know,...
  24. Every time i have encountered recirculation i...

    Every time i have encountered recirculation i have seen 02 to drop several percentage points. Although you should sit there indefinitely.

    'The more you know, the more you realize you don't know'
  25. My crystal ball says you will be back because the...

    My crystal ball says you will be back because the roof jack is rotted out. It will recirculate exhaust back into the intake when holes appear in the inner pipe. It will do exactly as you described
    ...
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    Could always go the unico route with a hot water...

    Could always go the unico route with a hot water coil. Did a job several years back, unico in the attic with a hot water coil. Used a plate heat exchanger so we could run glycol. Heated the plate...
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    I too despise 90%ers in the attic. Put a sealed...

    I too despise 90%ers in the attic. Put a sealed combustion furnace in an upstairs closet and duct it up.

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    Throw some smurf tube of your favorite color over...

    Throw some smurf tube of your favorite color over it and call it a day.

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  29. Probably precharged aeroquip linesets... i hear...

    Probably precharged aeroquip linesets... i hear goodman is coming out with a horizontal discharge condenser... looks like a winner

    'The more you know, the more you realize you don't know'
  30. Must be a real process to change boards or...

    Must be a real process to change boards or service the units. A little more spacing and wind baffles would solve the discharge air issues.

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  31. Unfortunately adjusting the main safety device on...

    Unfortunately adjusting the main safety device on the boiler is not something we can discuss. Every situation is different and without being at the home the liability would be to great to discuss. I...
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    The boiler has a 1/2 mpt, the 3/4 pvc connects to...

    The boiler has a 1/2 mpt, the 3/4 pvc connects to a pvx 1/2fm x 3/4 glue to a coupling. We also add a tee or drill a hole in the top of the horozontal 90 to create a vented drain. If the 3/4 falls...
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    The stubs are part of the manifold and are...

    The stubs are part of the manifold and are capped. They are there for an indirect, if you use an indirect you can cut the capped copper and pipe 1" off the stubs so it would be on the primary loop....
  34. There may not be enough baseboard to provide...

    There may not be enough baseboard to provide enough heat to the home at 180deg. If this is the case then there are options of adding additional baseboard or increasing the water temperature to get...
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    Runs to a laundry tub 15' away 'The more you...

    Runs to a laundry tub 15' away

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    Yeah,,, unfortunatly when we relocated the tank...

    Yeah,,, unfortunatly when we relocated the tank type water heater, the tank was placed 15' away and we needed to fish the water line through a ceiling. That wasnt going to happen with copper.
    ...
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    The main drain should be discharging to an...

    The main drain should be discharging to an approved location. The secondary drain pan should never have water in it. The secondary pan is there for nothing more than preventing water damage to the...
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    Wood to gas

    I dont usually post and this is probably not rhe absolute best job but i was bored. Customer had an outdoor wood boiler and was getting older and didnt want to deal with it. The space was super...
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    Is there a vaccum relief valve on the top or just...

    Is there a vaccum relief valve on the top or just a prv?

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    We have about 70 bacharach units in the field,...

    We have about 70 bacharach units in the field, probably 50/50 co only and analysers (many of which bought through ttt btw) and i find them great except the pumps in them suck. They get 'dirty' very...
  41. The thermocouple as you referenced is a device...

    The thermocouple as you referenced is a device that makes electricity when heated. This electricity powers a safety system in the gas valve to ensure the pilot is lit before turning on the gas. The...
  42. Sounds like you need a tech to look at it. Smells...

    Sounds like you need a tech to look at it. Smells typically are an indication or overheating of componants. Although furnaces are designed to be safe, they are not guaranteed bulletproof.

    'The...
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    Although the whole system is crazy, i wish nys...

    Although the whole system is crazy, i wish nys would go to srec's

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    I may be incorrect but i belive it is probably...

    I may be incorrect but i belive it is probably named bluflame is because it is made by accutools (awesome company) which is the maker or the bluvac evacuation gauges

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  45. Its about time :) 'The more you know, the more...

    Its about time :)

    'The more you know, the more you realize you don't know'
  46. All manufacturers design furnaces so that there...

    All manufacturers design furnaces so that there is a large level of fudge factor so that uneducated and poorly equipped persons can install them and still provide a good level of safety. Highly...
  47. It is a lab condition apples to apples number....

    It is a lab condition apples to apples number. The installation/application along with proper commissioning by the installer will dictate the efficiency. There are so many variables that play a role...
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    A simple manometer reading on the intake will...

    A simple manometer reading on the intake will tell you if you have an obstruction. Pressurizing the intake with a vaccum cleaner may tell you something as well

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  49. Thread: Spray foam

    by kangaroogod
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    Spray foam gun cleaner ...

    Spray foam gun cleaner
    https://www.gltproducts.com/products/poly-clean-foam-gun-cleaner-21006

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    The wholesale cost of a furnace is only part of...

    The wholesale cost of a furnace is only part of the installed cost. I bet you could have a guy put a new unit in himself in a few hours flat. The quality will be terrible, no start ups, no warranty...
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