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    I almost always used SDR26 PVC in 4" as it was...

    I almost always used SDR26 PVC in 4" as it was drip proof, flowed much better than any flex OR metal. And it has the same inside diameter as 4" round duct. Bath fans tend to be very wheezy so less...
  2. Look at PVI. Seems like good equipment. Would...

    Look at PVI. Seems like good equipment. Would have bought three of them except the owner's son said Rinnai was the one to use... NOT.
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    I have installed HE furnaces in attics before (in...

    I have installed HE furnaces in attics before (in MT no less) BUT the FAU was an upright with the FG on the bottom so that the traps, secondary etc were all essentially inside the structure....
  4. AIR FRESHENER! ;-)

    AIR FRESHENER! ;-)
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    I too have been of the "touchy feely" type and...

    I too have been of the "touchy feely" type and find that without gauges and tools, just observation and feel gets you pretty well into a diagnosis. I use the feely method on a lot of small...
  6. Nest probably does not respond as fast as the...

    Nest probably does not respond as fast as the furnace's motherboard is looking for. Remove nest from sub base and try the on off regime with a jumper and see if the system does what the instructions...
  7. gov't babble and confusion..... but penalties for...

    gov't babble and confusion..... but penalties for non compliance.

    I miss my Constitutional Republic.

    Socialism cum communism really sux.
  8. Am plowing thru the medicare crap myself. My...

    Am plowing thru the medicare crap myself. My thought are that the part C folks tend to offer vision, dental and drugs as a part of their plan for the same $$ as you'd pay the gov't for part A and B....
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    Radiant tube heaters hanging from the center...

    Radiant tube heaters hanging from the center supports. Esp if sides are open.
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    Plate HX could be an issue if that is what has...

    Plate HX could be an issue if that is what has changed over 25 years of operation.

    You can make an iceberg underground! I also feel that seasonal "recharge" could be a factor along with the HX and...
  11. Old tanks running low have a pot load of...

    Old tanks running low have a pot load of mercaptan dumped into the supply lines. I'll swear that it seeps through the pores of the piping sometimes..
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    They hire sadists... Esp in PRC. Every item in a...

    They hire sadists... Esp in PRC. Every item in a package is wrapped in plastic and tied multiple times.

    Plus it has about 30 twists!

    Prefer the plastic clips on food items.
  13. Probably be less money and hassle to just replace...

    Probably be less money and hassle to just replace with a new H/P. Plus you get a warranty which you will not get with a "conversion"
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    Prior oil boiler probably was a major contributor...

    Prior oil boiler probably was a major contributor to the black plague.....
  15. Braze the NG spuds shut and redrill for LPG. Use...

    Braze the NG spuds shut and redrill for LPG. Use a drill press for accurate alignment tho....
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    I'm pretty sure this is what is coming for all of...

    I'm pretty sure this is what is coming for all of America under the o'Biden administration.

    Time to short gas utilities? Including LPG?
  17. I used a 100# LP tank for storing reclaimed R22...

    I used a 100# LP tank for storing reclaimed R22 many years back. If you were to use LP tank, I'd be somewhat concerned at the cleanliness of it. Do not want to inject contaminated refrigerant into...
  18. .....and some future plumber will curse your very...

    .....and some future plumber will curse your very existence! ;-)
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    Looks like slime mold to me.. ...

    Looks like slime mold to me..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elqwn7k2Wwk
  20. I'd go with wired. Old house with no interior...

    I'd go with wired. Old house with no interior wall insulation and possibly balloon framing should be relatively easy to pull some 18-5 stat wire. I do like the Honeywell stats. Redlink might be an...
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    I'd offset the register so it was not in the walk...

    I'd offset the register so it was not in the walk path, but under the fixed panel.
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    apparently you have enough stack to create a good...

    apparently you have enough stack to create a good draft..... Just needed a good condensate pump.

    I'd be willing to bet that the cool flue gas is killing that masonry too.
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    Local LP dealer is a good source for the PE pipe...

    Local LP dealer is a good source for the PE pipe and risers...
  24. Dirt on the ignitor can cause issues too. ...

    Dirt on the ignitor can cause issues too.

    Ruud/Rheem's early HSI furnaces had the ignitor mounted horizontally and issued a "fix" that turned the ignitor to the vertical and solved a lot of...
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    Jill Biden probably feels the same about emptying...

    Jill Biden probably feels the same about emptying out the basement! ;-)
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    water meter..

    water meter..
  27. McCall is a nice area. Sold a lot of Seisco...

    McCall is a nice area. Sold a lot of Seisco modulating electric water heaters/"boilers" for radiant in that area about 20 years ago when I was a rep. Was a very cool product that is now owned by AO...
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    Horizontal application. A coil.

    Horizontal application. A coil.
  29. McCall? Sandpoint? or...

    McCall? Sandpoint? or...
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    Might want to look into a heat pump in such a...

    Might want to look into a heat pump in such a mild heating climate.
  31. Not enough R/A. Need more. Or less restrictive...

    Not enough R/A. Need more. Or less restrictive filters...
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    This book was written many years ago by a fellow...

    This book was written many years ago by a fellow that was building one in Missoula MT and needed no aux heat or cooling. Some of the ventilation ideas were quite genius. Would have liked to build on...
  33. These wall furnaces are terribly inefficient...

    These wall furnaces are terribly inefficient probably 70-75% efficiency. So if 35,000BTU then about 10,000 going out the pipe!
  34. New chain smoking neighbors in a home close by...

    New chain smoking neighbors in a home close by perhaps? Fresh air intake could exacerbate the issue if it brings in that smoke. When my neighbors are smoking outside it is detectable by my bloodhound...
  35. Dettson web site shows distributors in California...

    Dettson web site shows distributors in California and some on east coast. Certainly would consider some electric baseboard for backup if cabin is unoccupied in the winter.
  36. Probably something simple, but you need to hire a...

    Probably something simple, but you need to hire a pro as gas appliances are not something you should be tinkering with.
  37. Interesting. Modulating gas in a tiny package and...

    Interesting. Modulating gas in a tiny package and 2" ductwork..
  38. Yeah, it is tough to get used to the noises some...

    Yeah, it is tough to get used to the noises some of the new furnaces make. Some worse than others. Inshot burners in an open nacelle are another complaint I got when they first came on the market in...
  39. Thread: AHR show

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    AHR is/was a great show. I fear that such events...

    AHR is/was a great show. I fear that such events are going to be history, sadly. If not Wuhan Flu, then another engineered plague will arrive and as the deep state is feeling its oats over the...
  40. Looks like a swivel mount for a camera... The...

    Looks like a swivel mount for a camera... The wire probably goes to a wall wart transformer somewhere.....
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    I got really tired of plumbers just setting a...

    I got really tired of plumbers just setting a water heater, plumbing the gas and demanding that we vent and gas. This with absolutely no consideration of WHERE the vent would be run and terminated......
  42. Sounds like velocity noise to me. Could be a...

    Sounds like velocity noise to me. Could be a pinch in the line inside the wall.
  43. Unless you have a need for hot water somewhere...

    Unless you have a need for hot water somewhere else, boiler and fan coil are much more expensive and fussy. This from a guy that has installed and loves radiant floors.

    I'd spring for a fully...
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    Expansion tank after the pump? That'll do it.

    Expansion tank after the pump? That'll do it.
  45. This? ...

    This?

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Speedi-Products-1-2-Gal-Water-Base-Duct-Mastic-Sealant-AC-DMS-0-5/202907021
  46. Piston is a fixed orifice. That dog don't hunt.. ...

    Piston is a fixed orifice. That dog don't hunt..

    My thoughts are moisture, just a wee bit circulating in the system and freezing in the orofice, then passing thru.

    Based on your experience...
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    Have worked on old Henry RF 13.56mHz generators...

    Have worked on old Henry RF 13.56mHz generators in the 5-10kW class. Big tubes. Vicious bite over fairly long distances. Had 3 phase mercury displacement contactors. Those were fun when they exploded...
  48. If Amazon can use battery power for the 100,000...

    If Amazon can use battery power for the 100,000 vehicles on order and make their even more demanding delivery runs, I'm sure that they will work as a service van as well. At least in an urban...
  49. Try contacting a chimney flue relining company....

    Try contacting a chimney flue relining company. They have a technique for inserting an inflatable "sausage" and pumping mud in the annulus. Then they pull the liner. Might be a save in your case if...
  50. If this is an antique brick chimney, it is...

    If this is an antique brick chimney, it is probably not lined with a clay liner. Is this the case?

    As to the vent minimum, as you do have a 40' tall chimney, I'd say call the Mfg and explain your...
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