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Forum: HVAC 03-04-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By BadgerBoilerMN
A condensing boiler in the house, properly sized...

A condensing boiler in the house, properly sized to the loads with and indirect and a trench to the garage.

It all starts with a detailed ACCA Manual 'J' heat load.

DIY radiant design; always...
Forum: HVAC 02-21-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By flashheatingand
Circuit board? granted, they are trying to phase...

Circuit board? granted, they are trying to phase out the basic furnaces. But a system with a simple circuit board isn't all that fancy. ;)
Forum: HVAC 02-18-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,437
Posted By Lettusbee
I have a 50x100 shop with 14' ceilings, and it...

I have a 50x100 shop with 14' ceilings, and it has a long infrared unit running down the middle. At 14' high, it burns my head when I work directly underneath. I'd hate to think of one of those at...
Forum: HVAC 02-11-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,821
Posted By flashheatingand
Perhaps that would be nice. But, kinda like a...

Perhaps that would be nice. But, kinda like a customer who wants a free quotes. That stuff takes time and/or cost money. Nothing is free. Besides, whats to say the person who does the man J/D...
Forum: HVAC 02-08-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By slowsol
Lol. That's an interesting strategy. Just get a...

Lol. That's an interesting strategy. Just get a bunch of bids and the guys in the middle probably have it right.
Forum: HVAC 02-08-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By beenthere
A start collar of take of on the end cap will...

A start collar of take of on the end cap will cause lots of turbulence, can actually cause less air flow in the supply. Better to take off of the top of the duct. The fewer ells the better, as it is...
Forum: HVAC 02-07-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By flashheatingand
I would go off the top of the trunk as opposed at...

I would go off the top of the trunk as opposed at the end. Static pressure thing. Bitchin air off that run is likely, but, it might effect the flow to the rest of the system.
Forum: HVAC 11-22-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,431
Posted By CrpntrFrk
Everyone gets in a hurry and makes mistakes. It...

Everyone gets in a hurry and makes mistakes. It is how you take care of those mistakes that will define your character.

Takes a good, big man to admit on an open forum that he messed...
Forum: HVAC 11-19-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,985
Posted By beenthere
See if a duct cleaning company can clean the...

See if a duct cleaning company can clean the ducts. And also see if you can find the source of the soot getting into the ducts.
Forum: HVAC 10-08-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,700
Posted By Anti-wingnut
Is the HO bat sh*** nuts?

Is the HO bat sh*** nuts?
Forum: HVAC 09-01-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,735
Posted By Inner10
Some don't have an L terminal, the L terminal is...

Some don't have an L terminal, the L terminal is the status wire output from the heat pump.
Forum: HVAC 08-30-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,989
Posted By beenthere
Its whether or not others know its a code...

Its whether or not others know its a code violation.

We're born with very little common sense. We learn most of it.
Forum: HVAC 08-07-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By beenthere
You want to find a company familiar with your...

You want to find a company familiar with your brand of boiler.

You may want to go to Trinity's website and look for listed contractors in your area.
Forum: HVAC 07-14-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,512
Posted By beenthere
3M filters are too restrictive. Go with...

3M filters are too restrictive. Go with Honeywell, or some other brand other then 3M.
Forum: HVAC 05-20-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,044
Posted By flashheatingand
Might as well use mastic if you are going to seal...

Might as well use mastic if you are going to seal the seams. Sure there is leakage at the seem. But it its negligible if the ends are open. The air flows to least resistance. I would bee more...
Forum: HVAC 05-20-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,044
Posted By BadgerBoilerMN
My father was a commercial tinner and taught me...

My father was a commercial tinner and taught me to make good tight joints. Still a good skill today and should not be overlooked. But certainly "old school" since the ICC requires tapes joints.
...
Forum: HVAC 02-09-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,348
Posted By accessheating
Condensation! 80's don't have that...

Condensation! 80's don't have that...
Forum: HVAC 06-10-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 123,948
Posted By flashheatingand
Generally speaking, it's the older units that...

Generally speaking, it's the older units that have leak issues, and the units are out of warranty. The way I see it, it's a reasonable last-ditch effort. I just let the h/o know my take on the...
Forum: HVAC 05-17-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By flashheatingand
I wasn't familiar with the freewatt plus warm air...

I wasn't familiar with the freewatt plus warm air system that you mentioned, so I did a google.

My take, when it comes to hvac, k.i.s.s.. Fancy folks, just like po folks, want reliable heat, and...
Forum: HVAC 05-15-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,444
Posted By CENTERLINE MV
Was this comment really necessary?

Was this comment really necessary?
Forum: HVAC 04-04-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,508
Posted By flashheatingand
Perhaps banning smoking is one way of handling...

Perhaps banning smoking is one way of handling the situation. However, figuring a way to accommodate all parties is more beneficial for our trade.
Forum: HVAC 03-29-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,955
Posted By beenthere
You were lied to as far as R410A systems being...

You were lied to as far as R410A systems being temperamental and difficult to install correctly.
Forum: HVAC 02-10-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,509
Posted By beenthere
They can call a contractor out all they want....

They can call a contractor out all they want. Mark up is mark up. its needed to stay in business, and to keep an inventory.

While I reuse their refrigerant when I have to open the system. When I...
Forum: HVAC 12-29-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,278
Posted By beenthere
You first have to determine if the particular one...

You first have to determine if the particular one your looking at is in violation of the NFGC. Which means checking chimney size. If its not, then nothing to really do/recommend. If it is, then the...
Forum: HVAC 12-28-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,278
Posted By beenthere
Reline the chimney. Nat draft water heater...

Reline the chimney.

Nat draft water heater with a 3" breech by code can't be vented into a chimney with an area greater then 49 sq in.

With a 4" breech, 87.9 sq in.

Lining a chimney is...
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