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Yesterday, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Steamboy

Steve; in your #9 post you said that It must be a...

Steve; in your #9 post you said that It must be a gasket or seal because when I removed it, it was glued or bounded to the bottom. So , were you able to get the pilot out of the unit and if so did...
06-22-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Steamboy

The next to the bottom picture and the bottom...

The next to the bottom picture and the bottom picture show the pilot tubing and a red wire and a small metal plate. That small plate with the 2 holes in it looks as if the 2 retaining screws have...
06-21-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Steamboy

First item; the manual PJ indicated is not the...

First item; the manual PJ indicated is not the correct one, sorry PJ. Instead go to.(williamscomfortprod.com/product/forsaire-furnace) and on the right column of the literature click on-- English...
06-21-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Steamboy

I am confused about the part you are trying to...

I am confused about the part you are trying to replace. I never worked on your exact furnace model, have been retired for 12 years but will try to help. My questions are; what is the part you are...
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Steamboy

It all depends on what type of connection the...

It all depends on what type of connection the bottom half of the union has. If it is threaded, you will have to drain that piping or the whole system unless that section can be isolated, break the...
06-06-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 637
Posted By Steamboy

You need to find a good service tech that can...

You need to find a good service tech that can actually trouble shoot the problems that you are having with the A?C unit. Just guessing that the problem is here or there will not fix anything. If the...
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By Steamboy

WOW, a pi**ing contest between 2 long time...

WOW, a pi**ing contest between 2 long time members Doughess and Spott. I thought that we were not supposed to judge any other members for their answers that we deem wrong. I know this because I have...
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Steamboy

My advice would be to follow @Spotts...

My advice would be to follow @Spotts recommendations, he is pretty much spot on (pardon the pun). If you decide to replace the radiator valves I would contract that out since it a tough job that...
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Steamboy

When I finished my basement 18+ years ago I...

When I finished my basement 18+ years ago I installed my basement returns similar to those proposed by the heating company. I used start collars and 6" flexible piping similar to dryer exhaust...
Replies: 25
Views: 703
Posted By Steamboy

Wow, I haven,t seen one of those in many years....

Wow, I haven,t seen one of those in many years. It may drip at certain pressures but I have never seen one mounted like that I believe that yours is mounted backwards and is piped to the valves...
05-09-19, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Steamboy

Unless I do not fully understand the question,...

Unless I do not fully understand the question, why not power the thermostat from a dedicated source and use isolation relays to power each piece or equipment. Relays can be bought in any number of...
Replies: 25
Views: 703
Posted By Steamboy

I am not sure what you are looking for but check...

I am not sure what you are looking for but check out these part numbers to see if this is similar to the item you are referencing; B&G model #110197LF or 110198LF. If these are not what you are...
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Views: 481
Posted By Steamboy

`In my original rant, I was just informing you on...

`In my original rant, I was just informing you on how the old hot water systems ran when the boiler, piping and radiation held a massive amount of water. With the newer very small boilers , smaller...
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Views: 481
Posted By Steamboy

When I started in the heating business in the...

When I started in the heating business in the late 1960's almost all hot water systems utilized cast iron radiation, with either standing radiators or recessed convectors. The idea then was to run...
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Views: 246
Posted By Steamboy

There are many things that can be the cause of...

There are many things that can be the cause of poor chimney draft, a back draft, or flue gas spillage into the room instead of up the chimney. Among the causes are; A very tight house, a poorly...
04-18-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Steamboy

I would recommend that you call in a professional...

I would recommend that you call in a professional to assess the installation and the needed cleaning. They can give the unit and installation a "once over" and make recommendations.
04-18-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Steamboy

It would help to know where in the world you are...

It would help to know where in the world you are since the climate makes a big difference in the size of the A/C unit. By my rough calculations, the 3 ton may have been too large especially where I...
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Views: 174
Posted By Steamboy

It is someone's attempt at installing a primary...

It is someone's attempt at installing a primary and secondary loop. Something I can not see is the pump for the boiler piping. If there is one inside the boiler panels that is not shown on your...
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Views: 278
Posted By Steamboy

Was this heating system converted from steam to...

Was this heating system converted from steam to hot water? A better picture is needed so more of the piping can be observed. It could be an old air separator or part of a condensate return trap...
04-14-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Steamboy

I would look for the refrigerant leak. Usually,...

I would look for the refrigerant leak. Usually, but not always, there will be an oily residue at the spot of the leak. Most leaks occur at a connection point. If you find one have it corrected. My...
04-14-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Steamboy

The fan you are referencing can be powered by any...

The fan you are referencing can be powered by any motor from 1/4HP to 1.5 HP.according to Dayton. The actual required HP of the motor is dependent upon the RPM and the amount of the " resistence to...
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Views: 115
Posted By Steamboy

In basements I always installed returns at or...

In basements I always installed returns at or near the floor since cold air is heavy and sinks to the lowest level. For the heating supply, I had these round ceiling diffusers (registers) in my...
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Steamboy

First, you need to know the manufacturer of the...

First, you need to know the manufacturer of the radiators. Radiators that do not have push nipples on the tops of the sections are for steam only. Radiators that have push nipples in the bottom and...
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Steamboy

On every hot water boiler I serviced there was...

On every hot water boiler I serviced there was always at least 2 temperature controls controlling the boiler. Both devices were installed into or as close to the boiler as possible so they would...
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Steamboy

With every device on the boiler working properly...

With every device on the boiler working properly there is no pressure increase above the normal operating parameters.at any time during the firing of the boiler and the heating of the house as long...
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