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Last Post on March 10, 2013
@ March 10, 2013 9:33 PM in adjusting the air on a power flame gas burnerthanks for the help,however the pdf that is online is the same one that is shipped with the burner.it does not explain how to adjust the air.i have all the combustion test equpment necessary to work on this burner as i have before.i was just wondering if anyone had experience with powerflame,that's all.
@ March 10, 2013 1:27 PM in Gas light partsi was able to find the parts from a company called modern home products,and then bought them locally.they worked perfect.thanks to all
@ March 10, 2013 1:22 PM in adjusting the air on a power flame gas burnerdoes anyone know how to adjust the air intake on a powerflame model# fdm 225 gas burner? i have attached some pictures of the burner in question,and have contacted the manufacturer and they were of little help,they just kept saying yes to everything.it was as if they were unsure.it has a damper on the intake side that is attached to the mod.motor it opens as the motor, which is linked to the gas valve turns.the problem is unless the burner is in high fire,which is rare,the buner produces too much co.the manufacturer says to undo the setscrew on the mod. motor and open it that way,that does not seem right to me,but i am unsure as well. thanks to all
@ March 1, 2013 7:15 PM in Gas light partsDoes anyone know where to get parts for gas lights that you would have installed at a house? I have a customer that has one that is about thirty years old, that there is no manufacturer or make on. I am looking to replace the control knob that is broken, if the part or rebuild kit is available.thanks to all.
@ February 25, 2013 7:14 PM in underground ductworkthanks to all. the duct is being used for supply air from a gas fired furnace into an addition on a house.i found it in the imc code 603.8,i am going to make a copy of this part of the code,and send to the builder,and then i will get a cutsheet on the duct to show the homeowner that this is the only thing that can be used in the ground.at this point i would rather lose the job,then do something that is going to cause a code or health issue.you are right there is no amount of money worth that as there is always another job to do. thanks again
@ February 25, 2013 1:45 PM in underground ductworkdoes anyone know what type of ductwork is suitable to be installed in the slab (underground) we have a job that we have given them a price on transient ductwork (plastic duct with a lining on the outside that is made to go in the ground) the customer balked at that price and the builder is saying that that type of duct is not needed and regular sheet metal duct is ok.i have told them that i do not feel comfortable installing anything but the plastic ductwork,because once it is in the slab,there is no turning back.i have also gone back on jobs with regular duct underground where it has filled up with water.i can't find anything in the international mechanical code that addresses this,and did not know if anyone knew of an ashrae standard for this.any assistance would be very helpful. thanks to all.
@ February 5, 2013 10:24 PM in ductwork in slabdoes anyone know the current standards for installing ducts in a concrete slab? we have a job that we are installing transit duct (duct with a coating that makes it suitable to be installed in the ground) i looked in the imc,and all it says that ducts should be suitable to be installed underground,and in acca manual d there is nothing that mentions anything about installing ducts in a slab.thanks to all
@ February 2, 2013 8:11 PM in schemenauer unit ventilatordoes anyone know if parts or coils are still available for schemenauer unit ventilators originally made in holland,ohio? i have two that i need to replace the hot water coils in them.thanks to all
@ January 30, 2013 10:35 PM in base board heat thermostatdoes anyone make a line voltage,electric heat thermostat that is digital? most of the ones that i have seen just have a temperature scale or a wamer-cooler scale.thanks to all.
@ January 11, 2013 11:14 AM in Type of glycolDoes anyone know of an instrument that can determine what type of glycol is in a system? I have a refractor meter that tells the freeze point, but it does not tell the type. Thanks to all.
@ January 10, 2013 10:31 PM in parts for this valve available?it is a trane valve.thank you for your help.does anyone know if anyone still makes a valve like this or can i just replace it with a hoffman type 185? thanks again
@ January 10, 2013 8:38 PM in type of system?with a system that has cast iron rads,shutoff valves located at the top of the rad,with just a return union on the outlet,no trap.is this a vapor/vac.sytem?the system has vents located at the end of each return.also a radatior supply valve on a two pipe steam sytem can it be modulated to control the amount of heat the radatior puts out? i thought that on one pipe system this will effect the flow of condensate that returns to the boiler,but was unsure about a two pipe system.thanks to all.
@ January 8, 2013 4:44 PM in parts for this valve available?I have no problem changing the valve if I can find on that will fit in this existing space. Where is the lit section on this site that you refer to . Thanks to all
@ January 6, 2013 8:27 PM in parts for this valve available?i went on a call in which there was a steam valve on a radiator that will not close and the flow of steam keeps coming,and the room overheats.it is a manual valve so i believe the internal parts are just worn out.the only information that i can get off the valve is the chicon regulator company and that's it.i have attached a picture,does anyone know if the parts to this valve are available? thanks to all
@ January 3, 2013 7:57 PM in hole near geotherm fieldi went on a call today at a house that we did not install the geotherm system,but have done all the service on it for the last five years.the system currently works fine with no operating problems.the house has five florida heat pumps installed on the loop.the whole system is eight years old.the homeowner noticed a hole in the backyard that is about five inchs in diameter in diameter and appx. 25 feet deep.it is located directly over the ground loop.i put a tape measure down through it and the whole tape measure had no signs of noticable moisture anywhere on it.the only thing i think this could be is a dry hole from where they were going to install his well.the only thing that concerns me is that it is so close to the geotherm field.all the measurements and readings that i took today do not indicated that there is a problem with the geotherm system.i was going to tell him to go ahead and back fill it and forget about it,but was wondering if anyone else has ever ran into this with a geotherm system.thanks to all.i have attached a picture of this hole.
@ December 30, 2012 8:51 PM in leak checking a water cooled condenserdoes anyone have any other ideas on how to tell if a water cooled condenser is leaking refrigerant? i normally will check for oil in the water or if possible isolate it from the system and pressure test just the condenser.this can be time consuming.looking for any other ways.thanks to all
@ December 12, 2012 11:49 AM in Gas meterThanks, I am going to call the gas company today and see if I can get that.we have only lived in the house two months, and before that the house was unoccupied for 9 months, so I don't think last years would be a good comparison.
@ December 12, 2012 7:50 AM in Gas meterThanks, but if I was to install the meter that our local utility provides, I would need a lot more room.i was looking for something smaller that is available through a vendor in 1/2 fpt.
@ December 11, 2012 10:42 PM in Gas meterDoes anyone know of a meter that can be placed inline to a residential gas furnace to measure the cu ft of gas that the furnace uses over a month? I installed a high efficiency furnace in my home, and for piece of mind I would like to see what the useage is compared to the old furnace. Thanks to all
@ December 9, 2012 6:16 PM in boiler salvageable?i checked a boiler the other day that was tripping the flame rollout switch.upon inspection of the boiler's heat exchanger by taking off the draft hood,the first three sections of the heat exchanger were clear with no issues.the last two, that were closest to the low water cutoff connection,were completetly plugged they had a wet, red, clay like material that was appeared to be parts of the heat exchanger.the boiler had been off for two days and was at room temperature.upon restarting the boiler it was spilling co into the room,so the power and gas was shut off to the boiler.this boiler is 12 years old and the heat exchanger is out of warranty.it appeared to me as if the system has been taking on a lot of feed water,or there are some main vents issue.would it be worth it to replace the damaged sections or the whole boiler?thanks to all,i have attached two pictures.
@ December 7, 2012 3:28 PM in boiler skimmingdoes a residential steam boiler need to be skimmed every year regardless of the water condition,and the gauge glass showing no signs of oil droplets or bouncing? i know this is ever important to do at the time of installation,and monitored to see if more skimming is needed.i did not know if this is something that should be done every year as a pm.thanks to all
@ December 5, 2012 2:58 PM in heat pump replacementThanks for the help, I found a rheem heat pump that in the spec shows it's good with 1/4 liquid line. That will save this family a lot of money in material cost and drywall repair. Thanks again.