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Zone problems

@ January 25, 2012 9:01 AM in Dual zone: Zone 2 only works when Zone 1 is running

If I am correct, you have a warm air heat and cool system?  If in fact it is zoned, there are quite a few manufacturer products available.  It could be anything including but not limited to:  Since most dampers are power closed:
-Failed relay, Disconnected wire, bad damper linkage, Etc...
Almost sounds like zone #2 is always open and only gets conditioned air when zone 1 calls.  Definitely needs to be looked at.  Ask your maintenance dept if they installed it.  If not, call professional.  This is not a guessing game.

Hope this helped.

Mike T.

Several to choose from.

@ January 23, 2012 7:45 AM in Automatic dialing for boiler

Google Auto-Dialing and check out several stand alone systems to suit your needs.

Mike T.

It's a typical ORC control.

@ January 17, 2012 4:11 PM in Tekmar 400 series

This control you will like.  Offers ORC out door reset control for your boiler with Priority DHW if so desired.  Incorporates the use of zoning with zone valves or switch to pump control with the addition of isolation relays to activate pumps.  User selectable set points and minimum water temp control.  Google Tekmar controls and you can find literature to answer all of your questions.

Mike T.

"Anything is possible"

@ January 13, 2012 11:36 PM in Converting antique oil furnace to gas

I to can appreciate your love for original character of the house kind of thinking, But,......I cannot seem to make the correlation between the cost of fuel oil, the actual conversion, and nostalgia.  If this particular heating application was some kind of incredible technology back in  the day, I could see "keeping her afloat". 
     At best, the efficiency of the existing equipment is roughly 40 to 45%.  Having said that, I think you would love nothing more than to save some money since you are concerned about the current cost of fuel.  Only you can weigh the cost of "modernizing" your old furnace.  There is only one problem,...The cost to save the look you seek will surely require real modern money.
     I would up date the equipment just for the sake of having the piece of mind that it will work and not cost you an arm and a leg.

My .02

Mike T.

20 plus years old?

@ December 19, 2011 8:15 AM in Gas Furnace help

I'd be willing to bet your furnace is 20 + years or older.  What it sounds like, is the old style "Baso" pilot safety.  The pilot burner needs to be cleaned which in turn will provide a stronger pilot flame to t-couple.  This should be done by a professional as is can be tricky to access........

Mike T.

Gas pressure.

@ December 17, 2011 4:20 AM in Gas flame oscillating

Yea, we need to know the pressure in and out of the existing GV on the furnace.  The pressure may be there, but volume could be the culprit.  Check the name plate on the furnace for min/max input settings and go from there.  Since the furnace draws or consumes the most propane, this in where it will be most noticeable. 
You said the pressures were OK,......According to whom and how and where was it measured?  Just curious.

Mike T.


@ December 16, 2011 10:49 AM in twinning furnace help

Are you using this application you speak of for a restaurant as a means of new MUA?  Make up air?


@ December 16, 2011 9:51 AM in cad program

I tried typing in a search on google and there are a whole lot of programs in different price ranges.  I to would love to have a program like this, but nothing I know or use comes to mind.  If you buy one and like it, let all of us know.  Google search HVAC wiring diagrams software.

Mike T.

Control Board, Bryant.

@ December 11, 2011 9:30 PM in Control Board, Bryant.

Yes I know Don't buy any electrical on the Internet.  But......  Have and have had in the box, new Control Board Relocation Kit for bryant VAr. speed Ind, PSC blower.  Retailed for aprox 400 Wholesale.  Kit # HK42F2011/ KGAHC0301FRW.
Had this board for 7 years, never used.  Still in box, professionals only, will back operation of Circuit board 100%.  I do not remember the Mod of Bryant furnace, But cross match through dealer will answer that Q:.    It's just sitting around collecting dust and will give it away for a song.  Any questions, give me a shout and we'll chat about it.  Pictures available if you need a peek.

Mike T.

Your post

@ December 11, 2011 9:07 PM in Johnson Controls Ignition control

Not a bad idea to get a pro in there to actually see what's happening.  The blinking light may be normal operation, but with not knowing and or looking up your control I could not even point you in the right direction.

Mike T.

Error codes?

@ December 11, 2011 8:41 PM in ecr utica

You can try shutting off power to the system for a min or 2 then reapplying power.  This will reset and the boiler will try again to fire off.  Let us know what happens as we often never find out what the out come is when questions are asked.  Service calls should ALWAYS be returned to customers within the hour, at least.  It's our Job and basically common courtesy.  It might be something coincidental, try not to worry too much.

Mike T.

Short cycling.

@ December 11, 2011 8:31 PM in Question about a honeywell pressuretrol 404 f 1367 setting

In your post, I did not see what you meant by short cycling.  Since many factors can exist in what you are seeing, and were somewhat addressed above, a good preventatine maintenance plan would be a great idea to at least keep a track record of how the system operates on a yearly basis.

Mike T.

Be Safe.

@ December 4, 2011 7:52 AM in Combustion air in a sealed attic

Connot emagine why customer want's to seal attic.  Thoes eves provide fresh air for a reason.  Any ways..........his may help you in your decision.

Mike T.


@ December 4, 2011 6:56 AM in Viega Zone Control

Your taco zone control is probably referring to the VA (volt ampers) of the total load the secondary side of the transformer can handle without burning out.  Not sure how you have it wired up, but on the name plate it will give you the contact rating and max. va not to exceed.

Hope this helped.

Mike T.

Thanks Mike

@ December 2, 2011 6:07 PM in York Technical Site?

Still need it and thank you.  Was hoping for quicker response from fellow "Wall" members, but don't go out of your way.  I will contact my local chapter York dealer.  Thank "God" it was not an emergency.  Forward it if you get a chance.

Again Thanks Mike.

Mike T.


@ December 2, 2011 6:14 AM in Furnace blows too much air into small zone.

While zoning you system allows direct control to selected areas, it is concerning that the by-Pass was not installed in the first place.  The furnace is Mod, but still has minimum settings that have to be, First:selected/via dip switch settings and 2nd meeting the required settings for a given application.  Since there is a multitude of factors that come into play,  no quick answer can be provided at this time.  Can you call the contractor with the complaint and have them continue addressing the problem? 

My .02

Mike T.

York Technical Site?

@ December 2, 2011 6:04 AM in York Technical Site?

Good morning, looking for York's technical web site to download technical data on Hi/Eff-MOD Furnace.  I need to get technical specs on factory settings, because someone thought changing values would make the furnace work.

Mike T.

Your Q:?

@ November 25, 2011 6:26 AM in tripping rollout switch

Do not assume that I was jumping to any conclusions.  Read your own post and what would you do?  I apologise if my comments sounded vane.  That was not my intention.  Every year there are numerous articles of CO deaths that may have been avoided and since I can only use words to try to stop this, I commented "Just in case".  Yea the HX could be cracked.  Tim has covered a few senerios.

Mike T.

Thanks Tim...

@ November 23, 2011 9:27 PM in tripping rollout switch

I know sometimes I sound condescending, but in this case, The RED lights were going off and I said what I said.  Dan, you and all others I have not met yet are a true ASSET to this forum.

Enjoy the TURKEY,....  It's thawed right???lol...:-)=

Mike T.

2/B frank......?

@ November 23, 2011 9:06 PM in tripping rollout switch

You Q: in and of itself is why nobody will respond.  "All due Respect", What do you think? 
Are you in this business?
Did you visit this job?
What did you find?
What are you conclusions?
Are there any safe alternatives?
Was this just a phone call???
I cannot stress this enough.  Seems like everyone has the answer and a quick fix, but It is....!!!!!!!! and could possibly be someones life at Risk or even more dreadful,.an entire FAMILY.
"You have a Customer"????  A Tenant ?

Seek Pro/Help

Mike T.

Couple things...

@ November 22, 2011 6:37 AM in Forced air Furnace fails to restart

See if you can give us an actual incoming and manifold gas pressure.  Disconnect your t-stat at furnace and jump the system out.  You are basically the t-stat.  I'm looking to see if voltage drop exists.  Also check you 24 volt side of the t-former for at least 24 and also 24 to ground on what ever side is hot.

See if this helps.

Mike T.

Entire system need work.

@ November 15, 2011 8:19 AM in Do you laugh or do you RUN!!

I especially like how each joint was brazed instead of soft 95/5.  Actually this entire system can be professionally corrected to look good and work even better with little effort.  Yea, I have seen the water tank flue,.......( Whom ever did that should be barred from practicing in this field.  "The only thing that flows down hill is water and S--t.

Mike T.
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