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  1. Is the circulator in backwards? Can't tell...

    Is the circulator in backwards?
    Can't tell anything from the pictures, especially how it's piped, i.e primary-secondary, etc.
    Hard to help without knowing what the tech did and properly checked....
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    Double check the first pic

    Double check the first pic
  3. Thread: Job pricing

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    If you want to continue this thread, a moderator...

    If you want to continue this thread, a moderator will probably recommend to move it to a locked zone.
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    As you noted the flex should be up where the unit...

    As you noted the flex should be up where the unit is connected into the existing ductwork.
    Are you sure the unit is running properly? Seems like too high a temperature.
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    ::DD: Shark bites and flex...thank you home...

    ::DD:

    Shark bites and flex...thank you home depot.
    Drywall is considered combustible.
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    We call that 'putty hands'. You can change the...

    We call that 'putty hands'. You can change the t's to s's. Toughen them up! lol
    I'm pretty sure every time I touch sheet metal, I'm getting nicked too.
  7. Sorry to be harsh, but you got f*c**d. Anyone...

    Sorry to be harsh, but you got f*c**d. Anyone with any sense (or who read the manufacturer's instructions) should know to NEVER pump the old oil into the new tank. In many cases it voids the...
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    Usually a guy with the brain of a goldfish. ...

    Usually a guy with the brain of a goldfish. Forgets things in a few hours. Have to tell them the same thing everyday...always wants to know what time is lunch and when is quitting time. And seems...
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    Sounds like he didn't know either. Gotta be...

    Sounds like he didn't know either. Gotta be someone on here who knows the secret sauce.
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    For oil, throw this in the mix also. The effects...

    For oil, throw this in the mix also. The effects of combustion on cold oil. Outside tanks should have nozzle line heaters. Technically all oil burners should use nozzle line heaters.
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    The wheel could be out of balance (improper...

    The wheel could be out of balance (improper install), the motor mounts could be bad, loose, the wheel could just not be in the right place or came loose. Or whatever caused the first motor to burn...
  12. Why in the world would you want to try to use a...

    Why in the world would you want to try to use a used vent free fireplace? Get the life insurance (and fire insurance) paid up and current. And get yourself a low level (not home depot brand) low...
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    lol...I'm pretty sure I knew he wasn't a toddler.

    lol...I'm pretty sure I knew he wasn't a toddler.
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    What did 'he' say when you asked him?

    What did 'he' say when you asked him?
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    Nice. I usually try to commandeer the flat...

    Nice. I usually try to commandeer the flat stamped wrenches like the ones that come with tools like table saws (changing blades) and routers.
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    But you look so young. By the time I collect, it...

    But you look so young. By the time I collect, it will probably only be enough to cover utilities...
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    Those extension are only $132 bucks. Definitely...

    Those extension are only $132 bucks. Definitely a small price to save your life.

    I also saw an old timer (now estimating) who uses a simple piece of shoe lace to tie off the ladder onto the...
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    Venting looks suspect. Air scoop is not...

    Venting looks suspect. Air scoop is not installed correctly and is rotary phone technology. What's up with the 4 porcelains with the fuses? I agree a drain valve in the right place would make...
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    The ultra is not a steamer. Not saying you...

    The ultra is not a steamer. Not saying you couldn't make it steam if things went wrong.
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    You'd have to be pretty bad to go that far...

    You'd have to be pretty bad to go that far backwards...
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    Same tools, same skills, the 2 major differences...

    Same tools, same skills, the 2 major differences are they use stainless steel screws @ probably $1000/per, and no anesthesiologist needed.
  22. Thread: Mudd FML

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    Explosive boiler diarrhea. What? No selfie? ...

    Explosive boiler diarrhea.
    What? No selfie? You had to get hit.
    Why so much mud? I wonder if the inlet to the exp tank is all mucked up.
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    If that were a human you'd be making 7 figures...

    If that were a human you'd be making 7 figures working on bones.
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    Nooooooooooo. I'd look at an EK, epecially if...

    Nooooooooooo.

    I'd look at an EK, epecially if you need it to make domestic hot water.
    https://energykinetics.com/
    Can be vented thru the wall, and the burner can be swapped out for a power gas...
  25. What was the btu size & make and model of the...

    What was the btu size & make and model of the previous furnace?
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    I don't even recommend pushing it once! Many bad...

    I don't even recommend pushing it once! Many bad things could happen. Sometimes the contacts weld close. The burner runs without firing and loads the chamber with oil. Then they better hope it...
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    Best of luck for a speedy recovery. I'd...

    Best of luck for a speedy recovery. I'd recommend a place that handles athletes if it works for you and your insurance.
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    Didn't we just do this over at HH.com?...

    Didn't we just do this over at HH.com?
    https://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/178019/help-my-oil-burner-is-not-working#latest
    Same answers...
    You don't have the tools, training, knowledge or...
  29. Thread: Bad DIY

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    Happens all the time, especially with oil. ...

    Happens all the time, especially with oil. People seem a little more reluctant to diy with gas.
    Hope those flu symptoms weren't CO
  30. Did you get a good price? Sounds like they are...

    Did you get a good price?
    Sounds like they are new to the trade too.
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    You don’t need peppermint oil. You need to know...

    You don’t need peppermint oil. You need to know how to make a u-turn.

    I’ve dumped all those customers throughout the years.
    Animal/human piss, let the dogs dump in the basement, bugs,...
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    Looks simple enough to make.

    Looks simple enough to make.
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    Had to move 50lbs of crap to get to it. Notice...

    Had to move 50lbs of crap to get to it. Notice the foot print on the burner cover...Nice! Guess that's how you get to the overhead storage. Told them the next time I come back I'm repiping the...
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    At least they put a grill on the door. This is...

    At least they put a grill on the door.
    This is one I had last week.

    813201
  35. You're right, I mispoke. Correct replacement...

    You're right, I mispoke. Correct replacement motor, not always OEM
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    Depends on your aquastat. Basically, and...

    Depends on your aquastat.
    Basically, and leaving out the differential setting:
    -The circulator runs when there is a call for heat as long as the temperature sensed at the aquastat is above the...
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    I take my tool bucket, my case with liquid gauges...

    I take my tool bucket, my case with liquid gauges (for oil-pressure/vacuum), combustion analyzer and both meters out of my van and into the office (or my house) at the end of every day.
    One for the...
  38. I just don't see the Evergreen locally. My main...

    I just don't see the Evergreen locally. My main goal is to never use the rescue motor, to be frank, unless it's rescuing me! Always try to get the OEM, which is pretty easy for my customer base. ...
  39. What are you building?

    What are you building?
  40. Depends on your situation and your client base. ...

    Depends on your situation and your client base. By situation I mean easy access to OEM motors. I keep 2 different rescue motors for emergencies. On a night or weekend, or I can't get an OEM motor...
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    OP, sounds like you should work for that company.

    OP, sounds like you should work for that company.
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    Your landlord inspected it and removed the tag? ...

    Your landlord inspected it and removed the tag? He he was qualified to remove the tag and declare it 'safe', I bet the gas company would disagree.
    Get yourself a low level CO detector. Does the...
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    What you have there is a dangerous nightmare that...

    What you have there is a dangerous nightmare that could've never been inspected and approved by any AHJ.
    Asbestos, flue pipe hooked up illegally and a host of other problems.
    Seems like this is...
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    Vented, never ventless

    Vented, never ventless
  45. Refurb'd by who, and how?

    Refurb'd by who, and how?
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    Nice words Joe...back at ya. Enjoy your family...

    Nice words Joe...back at ya. Enjoy your family and friends, eat well, have a relaxing day.
    Hopefully it’s my first full day off since the beginning of October, with my next 2 days off Christmas...
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    Is dehumidification a primary concern in Arizona?

    Is dehumidification a primary concern in Arizona?
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    Id be concerned about dust and maintenance. ...

    Id be concerned about dust and maintenance. Ducted system with return filter grills is easier to maintain.
    Even a RTU.

    Also, will you be painting, or any other issues with VOC's?
  49. About the only thing you could do is shut off the...

    About the only thing you could do is shut off the unit, replace with good fresh batteries, turn back on.
    If that doesn’t work, you’re going to need a tech.
    Could be a bad thermostat, shorted wires,...
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    You heard the answer I received when I suggested...

    You heard the answer I received when I suggested it. Maybe you'll do better as you explained it better..
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