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    In regard to tires: Fix-A-Flat is an emergency...

    In regard to tires:

    Fix-A-Flat is an emergency 'just get me to the shop' type product. It injects a plastic-y goo which hardens and also inflates the tire at least sufficiently for low speed...
  2. What area of the world is your house in? What...

    What area of the world is your house in?

    What is the roof made of?

    What color is the roof?

    What are the wall construction materials ?

    What color are the walls?
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    I have several times come across horizontal...

    I have several times come across horizontal mounted furnaces with the ignitor at the top of the rack and the flame sensor at the bottom. Usually removing and reversing the rack end-for-end solves...
  4. Maybe the ID Tags were lost when the units fell...

    Maybe the ID Tags were lost when the units fell off the back of the truck?
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    Where is this job? I've got some nice panels I...

    Where is this job? I've got some nice panels I was keeping for a project that I am now not going to do.


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    As I understand it: the tankless' control system...

    As I understand it: the tankless' control system varies the firing rate of the burner to achieve the outlet set point. So with low flow the firing rate is low and it increases with water flow rate...
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    Speaking of finding cool things: I just found a...

    Speaking of finding cool things: I just found a very cool flow meter (I think it said Universal on it) with the plastic plugs still in it - it's arranged for horizontal flow - which will make the...
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    As of yesterday I was going to abandon the entire...

    As of yesterday I was going to abandon the entire solar water heating project. But last night while 'cleaning up' I found a new 40 gallon tank-with-coil water tank - what gets added to a condensing...
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    I agreed with you until you mentioned electric...

    I agreed with you until you mentioned electric water heating. <g>

    1. Electric water heaters cost less to buy
    2. Electric water heaters are easily controlled on and off with a timer.
    3. For...
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    I can't either - that's why I was hoping that The...

    I can't either - that's why I was hoping that The Really Smart guys here could tell my story so it ended up with a better / happier ending. <g>

    But just for some basic comparison math type stuff: ...
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    Solar hot water heating ?

    Some years ago I installed some hydronic solar collectors. They are installed in southern NJ at a 56 angle and facing within a few degrees of Solar South. 105 square feet of collector surface.
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  12. That is true: inlet pressure and temperature...

    That is true: inlet pressure and temperature impact TXV capacity.

    So with a constant-low-head-pressure (400 ton condenser on 150 compressor package) system I would want to use the multipliers...
  13. With standard-issue TXV's you want to have at...

    With standard-issue TXV's you want to have at least a 100 lb. PD across the valve in order for the TXV to maintain accurate control of SSH. So I always use "normal operating suction pressure PLUS...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mRn9chmRAY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mRn9chmRAY
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    This one: ...

    This one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVFjGc6NxKo

    I don't where the hell it came from but I could hear in my head when I first came to this morning. I'm kinda of glad it did.
  16. Are you an accountant? Or do you live in Chester...

    Are you an accountant? Or do you live in Chester Pennsylvania ?

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    How funny would that be? Damn; I read...

    How funny would that be? <g>

    Damn; I read about this crap years ago and . . . . here it is!!!

    I guess it's like planting an oak tree. You will never live to see it full size - but you plant...
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    Damn! I'm Way too late! <g>
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  19. I suspect that your sensor is just goofin too....

    I suspect that your sensor is just goofin too. <g>
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  20. I would have to sketch it out to be sure - but...

    I would have to sketch it out to be sure - but can't you wire W to power the fuel-unit directly - although through a N/C contact?

    But power the relay coil through a remote-bulb stat so that when...
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    Mine was repaired the wrong way. Water...

    Mine was repaired the wrong way. <g>

    Water meter in the house so the small spring that suddenly appeared didn't concern me all that much. Later in the Screaming Busy summer time (of course! <g>)...
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    Your own fault - you should have kept the garage...

    Your own fault - you should have kept the garage heated. <g>
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    You will want to make Sure that the room...

    You will want to make Sure that the room containing your cooling equipment does not have ANY connection to an unconditioned space. Such as an attic, basement, crawlspace, or joist spaces. While...
  24. When heat anticipators were actually small...

    When heat anticipators were actually small electric heaters inside the wall thermostat - the adjustment was accomplished by a moving a small moveable wiper-contact which effectively made the...
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    I wonder how they got it to stick so consistently...

    I wonder how they got it to stick so consistently well? Whenever I try to non-cavity apply foam - it just falls right off of it's own weight before setting up.
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    I bet that ductwork doesn't sweat or lose / gain...

    I bet that ductwork doesn't sweat or lose / gain heat to the ambient. <g>
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    No, but I do wonder why clouds at sea, even right...

    No, but I do wonder why clouds at sea, even right near the coast, always have flat bottoms? The tops and sides are puffy and random shapes - but the bottoms are always flat; like they are sitting...
  28. All the time? Only when it is not heating? Only...

    All the time? Only when it is not heating? Only when it is being asked to heat?
  29. I'm not sure either. It's a concept that...

    I'm not sure either.

    It's a concept that I've pondered for some years. I do agree that white roofing is probably un-needed anywhere that AC isn't needed. But I do not think that even a fully...
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    You welcome and Good Luck with it all. You may...

    You welcome and Good Luck with it all.

    You may wish to go to the Harris Products website and see for yourself. It's Well Worth the time to see what they have to say about brazing and soldering...
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    Harris 500K Aluminum Solder (also available in a...

    Harris 500K Aluminum Solder (also available in a small package: flux 1 oz; solder 1 oz)

    Procedure:

    1. Clean the area to be soldered

    2. Apply Stay Clean aluminum flux

    3. If using an open...
  32. 1. I would not live in such an area. It's...

    1. I would not live in such an area. It's un-American. Actually it is: anti-American-ism.

    2. Solar reflective metal roofing comes in Lots of colors which are not white.

    I use white because...
  33. It will matter to Me - I own Exxon-Mobil. ...

    It will matter to Me - I own Exxon-Mobil. <g>

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  34. Nonetheless; I can take it even further off...

    Nonetheless; I can take it even further off topic by attacking the premise. <g>

    Most of what is stated here is based on both the present energy requirements and the assumption of perpetually...
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    Inducer only holding water. I agree with your...

    Inducer only holding water. I agree with your logic which is why I asked him to check for those things specifically - but I also considered that the inducer has no drain and the collector box Might...
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    Walking? Nope; I not even walking to the...

    Walking? Nope; I not even walking to the airport to get on the plane. And not even flying to the job site for a couple more weeks.

    Still; no problems with the furnace last season, repeated...
  37. The article states: 1. LAES takes filtered...

    The article states:

    1. LAES takes filtered ambient air and stores it so it can be used to create electricity later, just like CAES.

    2. But LAES liquifies the air rather than compressing it,...
  38. Heating a pool - anybody familiar with this ?

    How can I calculate the heat loss of a NJ residential swimming pool? About 40,000 gallons.

    Ignoring heat losses; to raise the temperature one degree per hour will require about 320,000 BTU's. ...
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    Oooops! Looks like you beat me to it!

    Oooops! Looks like you beat me to it! <g>
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    Stevie Miller - not Wonder.

    Stevie Miller - not Wonder.
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    Out of almost idle curiosity: What are his...

    Out of almost idle curiosity: What are his politics?

    Hell; I don't bother myself to any real degree with the politics of actual politicians - why give any interest to what a performer's politics...
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    Here's a new version of that same theme - ...

    Here's a new version of that same theme -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vQpW9XRiyM

    <g>
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    This is the kind of music that I can't get out of...

    This is the kind of music that I can't get out of My head -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_egp4Hqc8Q
  44. Always bear in mind that any damned fool can make...

    Always bear in mind that any damned fool can make things complicated; it is simplicity that is true genius. Quality engineering is also that way.
  45. Design the system footprint thin and long - so...

    Design the system footprint thin and long - so that no component is behind any other component. And make both of the long sides as easily removable panels.

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  46. Speaking very generally it seems that designing a...

    Speaking very generally it seems that designing a cooling system which will always be at least partially loaded to cool the brine and then maintain the actual set point by adding heat to the fluid...
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    And just like that - more info arrives! I...

    And just like that - more info arrives! <g>

    I came up with a list of questions which had come to me, that was a while ago, and just now received some answers.

    The house was recently painted...
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    This furnace is not new nor recently installed. ...

    This furnace is not new nor recently installed. I don't know how old it but I would guess it's been there maybe ten years. No history is available before last winter. The inducer motor probably...
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    I was thinking originally here of space heating -...

    I was thinking originally here of space heating - as I thought that's what the OP was asking about. But now that you have made me forget that box - I think an argument could be made for battery...
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    Hmmm . . . that is true but let me think about it...

    Hmmm . . . that is true but let me think about it more. Isn't all the heat produced going to eventually end up in the air anyway? Although; I suppose it would then be at lower temperature - the...
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