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07-17-19, 06:21 AM
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Posted By tomf63

I just had that Goodman installed here in NJ. 3...

I just had that Goodman installed here in NJ. 3 Ton unit, 2800 sq ft home. It handles our 90 degree days just fine. Keeps my whole house at 74 with on problem. This was a replacement for an old...
07-11-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By tomf63

If the method as you describe as "wham,bam" is...

If the method as you describe as "wham,bam" is resulting in the unit operating correctly when their gone, then the charge is correct.

HOWEVER - You are accomplishing nothing because the service...
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Views: 207
Posted By tomf63

That warning is there for a good reason, a reason...

That warning is there for a good reason, a reason you may never know until you do what it warns you not to do.
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Posted By tomf63

The low setting (red knob on the right) is what...

The low setting (red knob on the right) is what controls the temp for your hot water with there isn't a call for heat. You can turn that down to 150 or as needed to maintain descent hot water.
05-02-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By tomf63

I would look up and read the caution information...

I would look up and read the caution information on that product. This is a USA based board and members most likely will not be familiar with health warnings on products in other countries.
04-25-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By tomf63

Sounds like that A/C has lost it's refrigerant...

Sounds like that A/C has lost it's refrigerant charge. Your best bet is to buy a new one. I'm also surprised a window A/C is getting that box down to 50 without the coils freezing over.
04-25-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By tomf63

Perhaps a ceiling fan to keep the air in the room...

Perhaps a ceiling fan to keep the air in the room lightly circulated would be the answer if indeed the temp difference is that large.
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Posted By tomf63

JB Weld would be a good choice to "fix it". I've...

JB Weld would be a good choice to "fix it". I've used that stuff on a cracked transfer case on an old Ford Explorer. Sold it 3 years after the repair, never a drop from the repair !!
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Views: 189
Posted By tomf63

Noble Combi 199 Boiler Primary loop

Buddy of mine had the Noble Combi 199 propane fired boiler installed last year. It seems to be using a ton of fuel to heat his 2,000 Sq ft home. I took a look at it and first thing that pops out is...
01-23-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By tomf63

Astuff - I believe that's what I've got. I will...

Astuff - I believe that's what I've got. I will verify, thanks for your help.
01-23-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By tomf63

Smart T-Stats, no controller just Honeywell...

Smart T-Stats, no controller just Honeywell valves, 2 transformers, 4 zones total. End switches are connected to TT on the boiler controls.
01-22-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By tomf63

Can 1 T-Stat control 2 Zone Valves?

Want to control 2 zones with 1 stat, how would I wire it up? Can I just put the TT in parallel with the valves or will that overload the transformer?
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By tomf63

What type of heat emitters, baseboard or...

What type of heat emitters, baseboard or radiators???? Is the boiler reaching the high limit or just continuing to run without satisfying the t-stat? If the boiler is cycling at 180, then perhaps...
01-15-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By tomf63

Good airflow and not very hot air seems to point...

Good airflow and not very hot air seems to point to a defective limit switch, perhaps tripping before it's set point. I'd change that switch and see how it operates.
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Views: 525
Posted By tomf63

Had the same issue here. I invested in an...

Had the same issue here. I invested in an IntelliCon HW+ piggyback controller. It's totally eliminated the short cycling and has saved me quite a bit on fuel consumption. It holds off the burner...
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By tomf63

I've used the pumice stick in my toilet to get...

I've used the pumice stick in my toilet to get rid of hard water stains, just soap it up really good, it will act as lubrication. Lightly rub the stick on the stain and it removes it quickly and...
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Views: 489
Posted By tomf63

You said you didn't mind spending the money, so...

You said you didn't mind spending the money, so pick up the Toyota pads and call it a day. They will be the best performing pad for everyday use.
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By tomf63

I had a Craftsman garage door opener that did the...

I had a Craftsman garage door opener that did the same thing. Turned out there was a simple starting capacitor for the motor that had gone bad. Might want to see if that motor has a start cap, it's...
10-26-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By tomf63

After you dump the antifreeze in, put plastic...

After you dump the antifreeze in, put plastic wrap over the bowl.
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By tomf63

I'm gonna throw something out here. I've got a...

I'm gonna throw something out here. I've got a Stihl Edger and Blower, both 2 cycle machines, owned them almost 20 years now. I've never once measured the ratio of oil to gas. Basically I fill the...
10-16-18, 01:11 PM
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Views: 388
Posted By tomf63

The big question is why did you install an...

The big question is why did you install an oversized boiler in the first place?
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Views: 235
Posted By tomf63

Do you know what size boiler you need? Natural...

Do you know what size boiler you need? Natural gas or Oil fired?

A quick search on Ebay turns up a few units.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By tomf63

And as per Doorman, that's most likely the reason...

And as per Doorman, that's most likely the reason it didn't stop when excessive down force was encountered. The opener thinks it's opening when it's actually closing. No safety was triggered which...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-10-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By tomf63

Fossil fuels are coal, oil and natural gas. ...

Fossil fuels are coal, oil and natural gas.

This is still confusing, is there a natural gas line running into your furnace?
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By tomf63

The float isn't what sets the water level, it's...

The float isn't what sets the water level, it's there as an additional water fill cut off in case the fill valve fails or isn't shut off in time. I had an issue with sediment constantly clogging the...
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