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Forum: Water Heaters
02-08-13, 11:53 AM
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Posted By hmc1570

I cleaned the corderite disk really good. I...

I cleaned the corderite disk really good. I turned off the gas, took out the burner assembly, and blue some air down onto the disk. I had a long nylon brush and ran it along the bottom of the disk....
Forum: Water Heaters
01-29-13, 10:34 PM
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Views: 46,453
Posted By hmc1570

Thanks Mike. A.O. Smith sent me a brush to use...

Thanks Mike. A.O. Smith sent me a brush to use to clean the disk. I suppose I could borrow a vacuum (wood floors). I'll give it the best try I can. If that is the problem,,,,,it'll save me money;...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-29-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 46,453
Posted By hmc1570

Pilot looks good. About a half inch high and...

Pilot looks good. About a half inch high and blue. I have to buy the whole pilot assembly since this has an in-line fuse I can't just replace the thermocouple alone.

I hope I don't have to...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-29-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 46,453
Posted By hmc1570

A. O. Smith Water Heater Pilot Won't Stay Lit

I have a A. O. Smith GCV 30 100 Water Heater, Serial Number: M06J040984 MFG: 12/20/2006.

It was installed in Feb 2007. Had the Pilot Assembly replaced by an authorized servicer in 2010.

My...
05-16-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By hmc1570

No. I am being hopeful. My home warranty says...

No. I am being hopeful. My home warranty says any covered system will be repaired; if it cannot be repaired it will be replaced and all I pay is the service fee. I got a new water heater installed...
05-02-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By hmc1570

Thanks Vic, I think I'll check the BBB website...

Thanks Vic, I think I'll check the BBB website for the companies in my area and pick a good one to do just what you suggested. Alternatively, I could report the breaker problem to my Home Waranty...
05-02-11, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By hmc1570

I just thought I would update the information...

I just thought I would update the information here. I haven't had a recurrance of the tripped breaker, so I am going to assume for now it was just an anomaly. Usually a few of the A/C companies in...
04-19-11, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By hmc1570

Thank you all for your replies. I have been...

Thank you all for your replies. I have been avoiding the thought of replacing the compressor. I have been hoping it would malfunction enough to be replaced rather than repaired - I have a home...
04-18-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By hmc1570

Outside Breaker Tripping

I searched threads and found some info on this but need more.

I have an old (15 years plus) A/C system that has been working ok since I bought the house in 1996. I replaced the outside breaker in...
04-11-11, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By hmc1570

Houston204 -- thanks for the reply. I'll keep...

Houston204 -- thanks for the reply. I'll keep that in mind when re-arranging my living room.

jim-connor -- thanks for the compliment. Don't want to overwork my A/C.
04-10-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By hmc1570

Clearance around A/C return

I have a return in the living room and one in the laundry room. I bought a new "L" type desk that is open on the underside (no back panel going to the floor). How close can i get to my A/C return...
06-23-10, 08:44 AM
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Views: 1,172
Posted By hmc1570

Jay, thanks for the reply. Yes its a cheap stat...

Jay, thanks for the reply. Yes its a cheap stat - wmart ......

I moved it last night to an opposite wall in the hallway because of another issue see this post...
06-22-10, 08:15 PM
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Views: 1,172
Posted By hmc1570

Wire from unit to thermostat

the wire in my house runs outside the unit in the closet through the ceiling; along the ceiling in the attic and down through the wall.

can the heat in the attic affect the temperature censor on...
06-21-10, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,540
Posted By hmc1570

Just an update

Soffett vents are in (although I still need to get up there and make sure all the insulation is moved to allow air to flow in). Turbine vent installed.

This has made somewhat a difference in the...
05-31-10, 04:12 AM
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Views: 6,540
Posted By hmc1570

thanks for replying. I was hoping moving the...

thanks for replying. I was hoping moving the thermostat would be the last choice. I climed up in the attic to see how hard it would be and found the wire just runs along the attic floor from the...
05-30-10, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,540
Posted By hmc1570

should I move my thermostat?

My thermostat is currently in a hallway near the bedrooms and bathroom. It is on a wall just on the other of the water heater closet and right below the attic access (which has no insulation on the...
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Views: 4,155
Posted By hmc1570

Lefty, thanks for the advice and extra info. ...

Lefty, thanks for the advice and extra info. I"ll have to re-evaluate my plan.

Mitch
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Views: 4,155
Posted By hmc1570

Thanks for the reply. My reason for asking...

Thanks for the reply. My reason for asking relates to the roof I'm putting on. I am going to put corrugated tin on the roof and running the joists the 10' span would cause me some difficulties.
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Views: 4,155
Posted By hmc1570

Patio Cover - How to hang joists

I am building a 16' x 10' patio cover (free standing). The 16' span runs along the house while the 10' span runs from the house out. The slope is about 12" over the 10' span. My joists are going...
08-08-08, 02:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,145
Posted By hmc1570

Update

Well, I called American Home Shield and told them the situation. They put me on a three way call with the contractor who recommended just coming to look it over. If any problems found, they could...
07-27-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,145
Posted By hmc1570

I was just trying to detemine if it was "broken"....

I was just trying to detemine if it was "broken". I didn't want to call AHS for a non-repair issue.

If I get the "rejuvination" service from the local contractor and he finds a need for repair...
07-26-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,145
Posted By hmc1570

model numbers

As you can tell, I am clueless.

Here are the model numbers

Inside unit where the coil is on top of the furnace
519DXS036000MAAA
Carrier

Outside unit
590ANX036000ABAA
07-26-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,145
Posted By hmc1570

I appreciate what you are saying. But I don't...

I appreciate what you are saying. But I don't have the equipment or expertise to do all those tests.

I can short the thermostat wires. but See if the A/C - Airhandler/Furnace units cycles! If it...
07-26-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,145
Posted By hmc1570

yes. this opening is directly above the air...

yes. this opening is directly above the air handler. I can see into the attic. there is a door on the closet (which stays closed).

If the screen were not there, I could put my hand up into the...
07-26-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,145
Posted By hmc1570

Understood. Is that hole into the attic a...

Understood.

Is that hole into the attic a concern?
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