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  1. I would assume it is at the left end of the...

    I would assume it is at the left end of the combustion box(penis/sight glass)
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    Does the dryer have an outside termination? If...

    Does the dryer have an outside termination? If not, my advice is to get it vented outside in a fairly short run woth minimal elbows, and all with hard pipe. Tin tape all seams. No screwing it...
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    Check the screw clamps near where the vent pipe...

    Check the screw clamps near where the vent pipe leaves the furnace. Apparently this is a very common spot to have a condensate leak. I just found this out the other day by a service buddy, and mine...
  4. That smaller damper is a standard residential...

    That smaller damper is a standard residential install around here. I believe they do that, so the operator can’t ‘completely’ close off the fresh air intake. That damper and pipe were supposed to be...
  5. Thread: Ventilation

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    Check your furnaces manual regarding venting....

    Check your furnaces manual regarding venting. Also, the furnace intake (90’ elbow down) should be 18” from the ground, so it’ll be above the accumulated snow.
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    Its for folks who (usually) have a low or mid...

    Its for folks who (usually) have a low or mid efficient furnace and gravity vented hot water tanks. Its to make the combustion air pot/terminal not continually dump cold air into the furnace room....
  7. Donít replace your mid efficient furnace. Those...

    Donít replace your mid efficient furnace. Those things are usually great and you should run into fewer problems keeping it over getting a new high efficient model. You certainly can still get ac. It...
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    I had a similar situation with the control board...

    I had a similar situation with the control board on my furnace doing wacky things when I had my central air conditioner running. I figured it was a relay built into the board. Since I don’t have that...
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    Yes, that’s the stuff. Great product.

    Yes, that’s the stuff. Great product.
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    Get a can of pro-seal(blue lid ice cream bucket)...

    Get a can of pro-seal(blue lid ice cream bucket) from Brimark. Also get a couple 1”-2” wide brushes for applying it into the joints. Rip off any duct tape on the joints. Apply the sealer everywhere...
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    Also,make sure you keep your blinds up a few...

    Also,make sure you keep your blinds up a few inches from the sill to allow some airflow to hit the windows, and reduce the air from stagnating and condensing. I always lower my humidistat a few...
  12. Glad my advice worked out for you.

    Glad my advice worked out for you.
  13. All i can say is ensure ALL of them are clear....

    All i can say is ensure ALL of them are clear. Then reset your tank and watch it go through the sequences.
  14. And i guess you could have a faulty pressure...

    And i guess you could have a faulty pressure switch, as that is what the diagnostic code is dishing out. $80 part i assume. The pressure switch will be somewhere at the top of the tank attached to...
  15. How many pipes you got coming out? You should...

    How many pipes you got coming out? You should have 2 for your furnace(single furnace) and 2 for your tank(single tank). Unless you have a concentric setup(all in one vent). Ensure you are focused on...
  16. Sounds like a high efficient tank with sidewall...

    Sounds like a high efficient tank with sidewall venting. First thing to check is the vents terminations on the side of your home. Ensure they arenít blocked with snow/ice. Could be jammed in there a...
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    Problem is, I’m pretty sure the city outlawed 3”...

    Problem is, I’m pretty sure the city outlawed 3” diameter b/c-vent several years ago.
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    I thought if the tank was under 100k btu, that...

    I thought if the tank was under 100k btu, that you shouldn’t need to bring in combustion air. Regardless, you should have adequate air for the tank to run properly, but just have yourself a strange...
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    4” stainless flex pipe/fancy pipe. Don’t worry,...

    4” stainless flex pipe/fancy pipe. Don’t worry, its usually a simple job to install it, especially with 2 people.
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    To meet code, when the furnace replacers...

    To meet code, when the furnace replacers installed the new furnace and detached the old vent from the stack vent, they should have installed a stainless liner. I assume the replacement was never...
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    J-hop, if you planted some shrubs around it and a...

    J-hop, if you planted some shrubs around it and a little fancy section of fence to hide it, it'd likely work out well. You also could get a slimline condensor and itd tuck up nicely to your home....
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    No it means only on the corner/end unit that is...

    No it means only on the corner/end unit that is beside the street, not neighbouring units. You would have to put the condensor at the front or rear of the property. Your condo may have rules...
  23. There appears to be a 1" drop by that brown...

    There appears to be a 1" drop by that brown flashing (3rd pic) for what I assume is the skylight. That looks really shoddy, and I would try and slip a piece of flashing in that spot. I'd also go...
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    I've seen 'hacks' where people use a disposable...

    I've seen 'hacks' where people use a disposable shower cap and zip ties to make a bag around the installed faucet/spout tip and fill with CLR for a few hours. Worked well on a shower head in a bath...
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    Do you have your property report? Personally I'd...

    Do you have your property report? Personally I'd try and build whatever fence I could on my side. I wouldn't want my pets road-meat because of someone else's negligence. Would a spring actuated...
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    I had a home built in 07 with 2x6 walls,...

    I had a home built in 07 with 2x6 walls, styrofoam and osb, with 24centres. To keep the walls rigid, they added steel bands from each corner of the walls like a big X. Jayman called it their 'quantum...
  27. From a story I recall on the news about a guy...

    From a story I recall on the news about a guy with a badly cracked garage slab. They used a quarter as a test, can't remember how deep into the crack it has to go, though.
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    I thoroughly love the red-light warning you...

    I thoroughly love the red-light warning you implemented. Great way to shame friends and family members and to always have a chuckle about it. Any other ideas on the horizon, rage2?
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    My neighbour had a 24x24 built last year. The...

    My neighbour had a 24x24 built last year. The contractor stapled a an ad to the corner of the garage that read "this can be yours for 19k.
  30. Where does the preheater piping hook up to inside...

    Where does the preheater piping hook up to inside your home after the inlet from outside? I assume it is hooked up directly to your furnaces return air line. And if so, if your furnace blower ever...
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    Could be the spring or the small electromagnet...

    Could be the spring or the small electromagnet that is part of the gas valve assembly.thermocouple coulda been bad, or not in the flame properly, wire from the thermocouple was severed. Or you didnt...
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    Pretty much any hot water tank or furnace or gas...

    Pretty much any hot water tank or furnace or gas fireplace has some sort of thermocouple, thermopile or flame sensor to ensure a flame is present. It is an active fail-safe that will shut down the...
  33. Thread: landscaping

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    Speaking of decade90, i purchased a piece of...

    Speaking of decade90, i purchased a piece of artificial turf from them for my dog to do his business on. Easy company to deal with, gave me a good price, as it was extra stock.
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    Thanks, i have some education and experience in...

    Thanks, i have some education and experience in the field.
    It sure does take away from the other areas, as you have a total amount of static pressure the blower on your furnace can exert to push n...
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    If the bathroom has an exterior wall, it needs a...

    If the bathroom has an exterior wall, it needs a supply vent. Ideally, run the bathroom supply in an interior wall down to near the floor. Do not install a return in the bathroom. Bathroom will...
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    You'll need a 4" round wall vent for the dryer...

    You'll need a 4" round wall vent for the dryer exhaust. It should only have a back draft damper on the outlet(no mesh). Then when you install bath fan, replace the wall vent with one that has the...
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    If it matters at all, that place used to be...

    If it matters at all, that place used to be called something else 2 years ago. They had a going out of business sale, but I didnt find many deals worth jumping on. Then, it seemed like overnight,...
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    Tik tok, that is a bit surprising, as it's not...

    Tik tok, that is a bit surprising, as it's not the norm. That's great for you, are they all fairly accessible? Is it an older home? I will install them in my home when I redo my supply main.
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    Right. Looks welded from afar. Good job.

    Right. Looks welded from afar. Good job.
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    I doubt you will have any of those dampers...

    I doubt you will have any of those dampers installed as Tik-tok mentioned earlier. Only place you should find one of those is on your fresh air intake to your return. Basically, the only manual...
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