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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.
  6. 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...
  9. 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...
  13. 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
  14. 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
  19. 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...
  22. 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. ...
  23. What are you building?

    What are you building?
  24. 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
  29. 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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    Iíd be concerned about dust and maintenance. ...

    Iíd 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?
  33. 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..
  35. What's the goal here? Use the tank as storage...

    What's the goal here? Use the tank as storage and charge it with the boiler in the winter, then use heat pump only in the summer?
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    That's not how radiant works. If the sun was...

    That's not how radiant works. If the sun was beating on the tile, would it be warm or cold?
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    How about radiant in the ceiling? You'll only...

    How about radiant in the ceiling? You'll only lose 1 1/4"
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    I wouldn't even look at Angie's List or Google. ...

    I wouldn't even look at Angie's List or Google. Referrals are the way to go.
  39. WRONG! It's the red wire nut on the green wires....

    WRONG! It's the red wire nut on the green wires. Everyone knows red wire nuts are for red wires, and green for green wires...lol
  40. How many conductors allowed in that box?

    How many conductors allowed in that box?
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    Buderus is an excellent boiler. Usually the...

    Buderus is an excellent boiler. Usually the problem is with the installation, maintenance and/or water quality.
    What problems are you having?
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    You better hope the cover wasn't blown off by...

    You better hope the cover wasn't blown off by delayed ignition.
    I'd look for a recommendation of someone else. A professional that really knows how to check out your system, heat exchanger and...
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    I think the weight of your porch roof is putting...

    I think the weight of your porch roof is putting too much stress on your columns...jk.
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    I canít really visualize what you are proposing...

    I canít really visualize what you are proposing and what is existing.
    A tee is usually much more equivalent pipe length than an elbow. Do you need the tee? Even a wye would be better.
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    I use blink, about 2 years now. Works fine....

    I use blink, about 2 years now. Works fine.
    They just added the doorbell, 2way talk camera. Plan on getting it soon.
    App works fine, no monthly fee/subscription.
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    Temperature sensor probably won’t help. You’ll...

    Temperature sensor probably won’t help. You’ll get overshoot on the floor, unless you can control the floor with a separate thermostat acting as a high limit and dialing in the outdoor reset, using...
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    Did they do a Manual J heat loss, and properly...

    Did they do a Manual J heat loss, and properly commission the new install? Or even evaluate the existing ductwork to see if it would handle the proper flow rate.

    Probably the new furnace blower...
  48. Thread: van setup

    by STEVEusaPA
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    I'll assume you work for yourself? Even if you...

    I'll assume you work for yourself? Even if you don't it also helps to track every part you use in a database, as well as every serviceable part on every piece of equipment in your customer base. ...
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    Also, try saving another file and see if it gives...

    Also, try saving another file and see if it gives you an option (or tell you) where the file will go.
    On Windows you can also try checking 'Recent Places'.
    But like Dan stated if you just type in...
  50. Charge for inspection, write it up, get them to...

    Charge for inspection, write it up, get them to sign. If it's something more serious, send them a follow up letter.
    If it's something dangerous/life-threatening, do what's legally acceptable for...
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