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02-26-10, 07:16 PM
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Posted By kwsilb

Yep- seen that

I had some leaks that were so bad that water condensed on overhead ducts and dripped back into the unit through the vents, generating errors. Seems like it was the big tank gasket that had gotten...
10-07-09, 11:13 PM
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Views: 1,367
Posted By kwsilb

Use both!

I had similar issues, but ripped out my flow-through before deciding that both was the way to go... Details here:...
03-30-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,429
Posted By kwsilb

That alone sounds pretty wrong- that drain is not...

That alone sounds pretty wrong- that drain is not a continuous drain like a flow-through unit; it should only drain water every once in a while to flush... Have you ever had the water sensors...
03-17-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,429
Posted By kwsilb

Dank49, You sound like you might be...

Dank49,

You sound like you might be desperate enough to try my setup- I'm running a TrueSteam in conjunction with a flowthrough (you'd need one on each circuit I presume). I think it's far better...
03-08-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,695
Posted By kwsilb

Ramblings about humidity

I'll try to explain a bit more, although I'm not a HVAC pro, just a tinkerer...

Anyway, for the torx/gasket thing, my TS was leaking through the gasket near the water sensors. If you open the...
03-07-09, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,695
Posted By kwsilb

That sounds very familiar... I replaced an...

That sounds very familiar... I replaced an Aprilaire 560 with a 12-gal TrueSteam and was very dissatisfied until I put the 560 back on as well as the TrueSteam. Of course, I later found that there...
03-05-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,613
Posted By kwsilb

As a reminder, if you're not on well water, it...

As a reminder, if you're not on well water, it would seem that a different flow-through unit would deposit less due to it's "self-flushing" (a.k.a. water-wasting!) design.
03-02-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By kwsilb

Now I think I'm caught up. If I understand...

Now I think I'm caught up. If I understand correctly, you would need all DIP switches off. If you don't want the TrueSteam to be able to turn on the fan (you said you only want it to work when the...
03-01-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By kwsilb

Do you have any other wires running to the...

Do you have any other wires running to the TrueSteam? What type of humidistat are you using?
03-01-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By kwsilb

The clear cover is just some tape I believe- use...

The clear cover is just some tape I believe- use a pencil or knife tip to force the switch up right through the clear plastic. I'm not familiar with your furnace- you said C is connected to H? is...
02-28-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By kwsilb

Are you sure you hooked up a wire from 'R' on the...

Are you sure you hooked up a wire from 'R' on the furnace to the 'R' on the TrueSteam?

The DIP switches are under the top cover, on the circuit board. Page 18 of the manual at...
02-23-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,613
Posted By kwsilb

No drain = not good for mineral-laden water?

From the 400 Owners Manual:


I have no experience with the 400, but it looks like it has no drain (except one for emergencies) so it can't flush away the minerals like most of the other units. ...
02-20-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,012
Posted By kwsilb

For anyone who stumbles across this, I wanted to...

For anyone who stumbles across this, I wanted to give the TrueSteam a fair shake. I found later that the TS was leaking steam out the gasket near the water sensors, which was undoubtedly messing up...
02-04-09, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,671
Posted By kwsilb

mikedg, I don't think you'll be happy with a...

mikedg,

I don't think you'll be happy with a single unit, even a 12-gallon unit in a 3800 SF house. In my experience (detailed here:...
01-27-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,012
Posted By kwsilb

Happy High Humidity- TrueSteam AND flow-through installed

I'm finally happy with my new TrueSteam- all it took was reinstalling my old flow-through bypass and running them both side-by-side. By itself, the 12-gallon TrueSteam was running 24/7, and...
01-27-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By kwsilb

Also- have you checked your DIP switch settings? ...

Also- have you checked your DIP switch settings? Just a thought...
01-26-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,192
Posted By kwsilb

I think I may have fixed it! :beers: When...

I think I may have fixed it! :beers:

When I got home it was showing error 6- "Water Overflow Sensed". I followed the troubleshooting steps from the manual, including The picture for this is...
01-26-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By kwsilb

Have you tried hooking up just the 'W'? Im...

Have you tried hooking up just the 'W'? Im wondering if the isolation they describe is needed for the 'G', but if you're interested when the heat is on only, that would be the most important...
01-26-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By kwsilb

Quick thoughts- have you Set the desired...

Quick thoughts- have you
Set the desired humidity level up high enough to guarantee that it should need to come on?
Made sure the frost protection is not kicking in? (set the level to 9 or so...
01-26-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,192
Posted By kwsilb

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm not sure quite...

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm not sure quite what you mean, however, about the pressures- isn't the supply duct under positive pressure?

It is near an inside duct corner, however, and I can see...
01-25-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,192
Posted By kwsilb

TrueSteam leaking steam?

Has anyone ever had a problem with a TrueSteam unit leaking steam out the top? I'm pretty sure that's whats going on, but let me digress...

I moved the unit to a new location on the side of a...
01-25-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By kwsilb

Yes. Although with the 'W' wire, you could...

Yes. Although with the 'W' wire, you could probably get it from the furnace or the thermostat, since they're connected anyway. And with 'G', if you've wired it up per the TrueSteam diagram, you can...
01-24-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By kwsilb

Hooking up 'W' gives it the ability to know when...

Hooking up 'W' gives it the ability to know when the heat is on, which, if you set parameter 25 (page 18 of https://customer.honeywell.com/techlit/pdf/69-0000s/69-2072.pdf) to zero, will operate the...
01-22-09, 05:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,429
Posted By kwsilb

Auto-Flushing will get rid of the gunk that...

Auto-Flushing will get rid of the gunk that naturally collects when you leave water standing; they both do that, and if they didn't, things would get disastrous pretty quickly. But heating elements...
01-20-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By kwsilb

I agree- it's badly written. I just wired up a...

I agree- it's badly written. I just wired up a TrueSteam with TrueIAQ for "automatic" use, but I didn't do step 'B'- I only wired it as the diagram shows...!

To understand why this is OK, it will...
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