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05-22-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By tomwalsh

Ever seen the movie Space Balls? "She's gone...

Ever seen the movie Space Balls?

"She's gone from suck to blow!"
05-22-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,717
Posted By tomwalsh

ground-source heat pump :) stay away from...

ground-source heat pump :)

stay away from electric heat except for emerg. systems. you'll be paying the cost of this country going green.
05-22-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By tomwalsh

swammi says: while trying to save the world,...

swammi says: while trying to save the world, homeowner wired their new set-back thermostat incorrectly.

how many transformers does one need to go through before debugging their system for a short?
05-22-09, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By tomwalsh

Thermostat not active -> dead 24V transformer ...

Thermostat not active -> dead 24V transformer
dead 24V Transformer -> blower motor not turning on
blower motor not turning on -> frozen coil
froen coil -> wet floor

but why is the compressor on?
05-22-09, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 61,650
Posted By tomwalsh

check for loose wire @ thermostat. did you put a...

check for loose wire @ thermostat. did you put a new one in this year? any work done on your basement/walls where thermostat wire runs?

do you know if your system is one where the compressor...
05-21-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 64,488
Posted By tomwalsh

because it's always cool when bleach pops up in...

because it's always cool when bleach pops up in your face :)
05-21-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 64,488
Posted By tomwalsh

I would make sure the condensate isn't going...

I would make sure the condensate isn't going somewhere else, like your walls or ceiling. Check the drain pan, or operate it with the coil cover, not blower cover, removed. You can blow out a clogged...
05-21-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 64,488
Posted By tomwalsh

Could be the volume of the condensate is enough...

Could be the volume of the condensate is enough to fill the drain tube, or it is simply re-evaporating. The laws of thermodynamics still apply in the mile-high city, so if your system is removing...
05-21-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,028
Posted By tomwalsh

Armstrong Air Air Handler - Always on / Parts list?

Hello,

I have an Armstrong air handler that won't turn off -- I believe the fan relay is failing in the closed position.

It's an MB series blower/coil, with a MB12 blower paired with a MC36...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,644
Posted By tomwalsh

Part cost aside, is one better a better solution...

Part cost aside, is one better a better solution than the other? The manifold of pipes leaving the supply-end of the boiler heats up a lot, where the swing-checks are now.

Does it make a diff if...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,644
Posted By tomwalsh

Help: Call for heat by indirect HW heater = passive heating throughout home

Hi all,

I recently did what I thought to be a 1-to-1 swap of a Smith series 8 boiler in my home. The boiler heats a three zone hot-water baseboard system, with a fourth circulator for an indirect...
04-02-07, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,789
Posted By tomwalsh

Thanks

Thanks for the advice - I"m probably going to spot-patch with M/H Ready Patch & cover with a decent oil primer.
04-01-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,789
Posted By tomwalsh

Cool Will an oil based primer cover rusty nail-heads from a drywall job?

So, I have a project that, of course, has taken way too long...but maybe my procrastination has payed off! A simple job really - removing old wood wall paneling that was on top of drywall/gypsum. ...
Replies: 19
Views: 23,794
Posted By tomwalsh

I did not mean swap my oil system out! My point...

I did not mean swap my oil system out! My point is, my current hydronic system is really inefficient when the difference between the outside and inside temperatures is small (fall, spring, this...
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Views: 23,794
Posted By tomwalsh

But what about the leak

Thanks for the input so far - you guys have really expanded my choices. But I'm trying to delay making that choice for as long as I can, so I can design and engineer my dream heat-pump,...
Replies: 19
Views: 23,794
Posted By tomwalsh

He's not the contractor, yet! The current burner...

He's not the contractor, yet! The current burner is severely oversized, and I'm waist deep in doing my own therm calcs - I'll compare the house's dH loss vs. boiler BTU's before I go forward. Any...
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Views: 23,794
Posted By tomwalsh

Red face Boiler Leak: Delaying the inevitable to avoid being fleeced

I have an older HB Smith sectional boiler heated with a newer Carlin oil burner.

Bad news: There is a small leak above the waterline in the boiler. I found the leak after turning down the...
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