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    I've seen people cut 2 wrenches and weld the ones...

    I've seen people cut 2 wrenches and weld the ones they wanted together to make a specialty tool, mostly in a machine shop.
  2. I run a business, I complain about the costs too....

    I run a business, I complain about the costs too. Many are ridiculous, mainly permits.

    I pay a gov't body (person) to 'permit' me to do the work. The AHJ collects a fee, and has no skin in the...
  3. You probably need the license. Then, if that...

    You probably need the license. Then, if that city has an earned income tax, you'll need to file that and pay that tax with quarterly/annual statements, and depending on volume, maybe monthly.
    It's...
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    The best comfort for heat will simply come from...

    The best comfort for heat will simply come from radiant-floors, could be ceilings, walls, heated towel bars, etc. if needed.
    As the others mentioned, designed properly, installed properly,...
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    Do they offer technical training or is it all...

    Do they offer technical training or is it all sales training?
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    You guys don't know what you're talking about. ...

    You guys don't know what you're talking about. That trap keeps the gas from getting sucked back out of the unit, so it doesn't have to be bled...:gah:
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    I would get NO work done...

    I would get NO work done...
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    Double posted it...

    Double posted it...
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    I can't agree with you @beenthere. Depending on...

    I can't agree with you @beenthere. Depending on electric rates, an indirect will cost less to make hot water, especially with a modern, properly sized boiler like an EK (with or without storage...
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    How's the gas pressure? What were the results of...

    How's the gas pressure? What were the results of the combustion test?
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    Kids? Teenagers looking for their stash?

    Kids? Teenagers looking for their stash?
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    You’re boiler is way oversized and the reason why...

    You’re boiler is way oversized and the reason why you’re using so much oil.
    Especially true if you can recover from a 20 degree setback.
    Properly sized/properly installed modern boiler would save...
  13. Thread: CO detector

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    Industrial Pro...

    Industrial Pro
    https://sensorcon.com/collections/carbon-monoxide-meters?gclid=CjwKCAiAu9vwBRAEEiwAzvjq-0HmUkcR0W7Teq5p6gzPFUEnJvZtsWVgiETtcawCIGwhiVMONVgOuhoCBvoQAvD_BwE
  14. Thread: Loud Furnce

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    Could simply be out of balance.

    Could simply be out of balance.
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    Funny. What was the plan after it was pulled off...

    Funny. What was the plan after it was pulled off of it's base?
    Those machines have GPS tracking.
  16. It’s probably on one of your neighbors units. ...

    It’s probably on one of your neighbors units. Like the others mentioned, not a job to do yourself, and you’re still going to have to find a cover.
  17. Hydrostat 3200, get/replace the well. Then you...

    Hydrostat 3200, get/replace the well. Then you have low water cut-off, and circulator hold off to help prevent low temperature return water.

    If you have shut off valves on the supply and return,...
  18. If you turn the lo limit down in the summer, it's...

    If you turn the lo limit down in the summer, it's not a problem. You're boiler will be condensing for only a few minutes.
    The lo limit controls both the minimum temperature to fire the boiler,...
  19. Thread: Long range

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    How long we talking?

    How long we talking?
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    I don’t see it as any different then using a...

    I don’t see it as any different then using a manual or mechanical setback.
    I do wonder if hacking a tstat with geofencing may be a new high tech way to know when to rob a house.
  21. I think he also wants to control the fresh air...

    I think he also wants to control the fresh air damper. Seems like you are going to have to use a control that senses temperature in the wood stove or it's flue to open damper on temp rise, and close...
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    With a combustion analyzer, or a thermometer.

    With a combustion analyzer, or a thermometer.
  23. Pretty confused too. If I guess correctly, you...

    Pretty confused too.
    If I guess correctly, you had some chimney work done to a chimney that's not in use...
    They probably knocked some old soot that was sitting there loose.
    You find a spot in the...
  24. Email them to me, email in my profile. Probably...

    Email them to me, email in my profile. Probably can't post a response in an open forum, but I can put it in the locked forum to see if we/other members can figure it out. Also, thread started on...
  25. Maybe you can find an electronics person that can...

    Maybe you can find an electronics person that can fix the board. Do you have a wiring diagram for the unit?
    Is this the board:
  26. You might want to try this company:...

    You might want to try this company:...
  27. bad

    bad
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    Looks like only the delay on time is adjustable.

    Looks like only the delay on time is adjustable.
  29. Yeah would've helped if you mentioned that first.

    Yeah would've helped if you mentioned that first.
  30. Can't seem to find the manual...might be a job...

    Can't seem to find the manual...might be a job for Rundawg....
    Has to be fixable with a universal board, even if you have to make your own molex connector, or re-use the molex connector if it's not...
  31. It's most likely oversized and unfortunately...

    It's most likely oversized and unfortunately working correctly, although it may need a proper cleaning/tune-up. Did you change your air filter or put on a very restrictive air filter? Which air...
  32. Did you try contacting Armstrong. Seems like you...

    Did you try contacting Armstrong. Seems like you should be able to use a universal board, or rewire with a fan center and a couple other components.
    Can you post a pic of the board?
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    Are you sure you didn't short something out by...

    Are you sure you didn't short something out by not killing the power to whatever is on the other end of the wires (zone valve or zone control)? Then reversing them definitely didn't help.
  34. Thread: Eye problem

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    Dry eye sounds like bs along the lines of...

    Dry eye sounds like bs along the lines of restless leg syndrome and acid reflux disease.
    I’d take a hard look ar your diet and see what deficiencies you may have
  35. Should system changover be on manual?

    Should system changover be on manual?
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    Radiant designed/installed right is always great,...

    Radiant designed/installed right is always great, you have to decide if it's worth the costs.
    I think you should reconsider the minisplits and/or a ducted system w/dehumidifier. You need to control...
  37. First thing first, it's not piped to code. The...

    First thing first, it's not piped to code. The ball valve is not allowed, only the firomatic valve. That being said, I hate firomatics. Also, if it's a pure gravity run, you should have an OSV...
  38. Where you located.

    Where you located.
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    I’ve farted around with different printers, none...

    I’ve farted around with different printers, none seem to hold up to very hot/very cold. Might be easier to get the customer to sign the invoice on your iPad, and email it to them. Or get back to...
  40. Thread: Generac

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    My nat gas 25kw Kohler was installed with plastic...

    My nat gas 25kw Kohler was installed with plastic pipe, mega press fittings, wrapped and tracer wire. 1 1/4" pipe due to the length of pipe. Upsized regulator to get proper flow to gen plus all the...
  41. Or to put it another way, non technical HVAC...

    Or to put it another way, non technical HVAC way...

    Every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.
    I want to keep hitting my hand with the hammer.
    But I don't want it to hurt.
    So you're...
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    Is it actually low on water when the lwco shuts...

    Is it actually low on water when the lwco shuts it down? I assume it's not steam.
    Usually you need the first couple of threads clean for continuity.
  43. Thread: Generac

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    Looking good. A few down, a million to go. Is...

    Looking good. A few down, a million to go.
    Is the first one just sitting on the dirt?
    My personal recommendation is to get them up higher. For one, easier to work on the controls on your knees...
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    Is that what first landed on the moon?...Ground...

    Is that what first landed on the moon?...Ground control to Major Tom...
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    You could buy a new, same mixing valve, isolate...

    You could buy a new, same mixing valve, isolate and drain, replace the guts of the old valve with the guts of the new to see if that fixes it.
    I would get a small indirect and pipe it as it’s own...
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    Nice. Maybe get some gift wrap tubes and you can...

    Nice. Maybe get some gift wrap tubes and you can really direct the flow...
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    Looking good... better than my soldering that's...

    Looking good... better than my soldering that's for sure.
    How many times did you want to kick that steel column you had to constantly work around?
    If you don't have the water on yet, do yourself a...
  48. You either need a newer zone control that has a...

    You either need a newer zone control that has a common, or you'll need to rewire your Nest correctly. Years ago, power robbing thermostats required a resistor, it's all in their instructions, which...
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    You have to close the vertical one first. I...

    You have to close the vertical one first. I would take the handle off of the horizontal and bend it into a U, or a 45
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    I have the Insight Plus, like it the best of all...

    I have the Insight Plus, like it the best of all the others I've had thru the years, couldn't tell you if there is much difference between the two..
    I wonder if anyone or Jim Davis has an opinion...
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