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How to calculate indirect water heater first hour rating.

I would like to calculate the first hour rating of an indirect knowing only the btu input, temperature rise needed, and water usage rate. Does anyone know how to go about this?
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Hydronic Air Handler

Do they make hydronic air handlers for cooling that don't come with a coil for r-410?
11-23-18, 08:43 AM
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Bud, my current heatloss is approx. 35,000 btu/hr...

Bud, my current heatloss is approx. 35,000 btu/hr with 72 degree indoor temp and 10 degree outdoor temp. Since moving in, I have installed cellulose insulation in the first floor walls and spray foam...
11-23-18, 08:40 AM
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I have calculated the increased cost of air...

I have calculated the increased cost of air source and ground source. The increased cost of running air source is higher than running ground source. However, the costs of installation are reversed. I...
11-23-18, 08:37 AM
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I am considering replacement to reduce CO2 output.

I am considering replacement to reduce CO2 output.
11-20-18, 03:46 PM
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Considering replacing gas boiler with heat pump.

So I have been looking into replacing my gas boiler with a heat pump. At first I was only considering and air source but I am not considering ground source.

I would like to know what...
06-19-18, 03:24 PM
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Posted By drooplug

Tempress II Mixing valve leaking from stem.

I have a Tempress II mixing valve that is leaking from the stem. When I take it apart, I don't readily see a seal that can be replaced. It doesn't seam like a new cartridge would fix the problem. Any...
01-16-18, 02:38 PM
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Square D QO. The test button is white. It isn't...

Square D QO. The test button is white. It isn't terribly old. I would say 2-3 years. I pushed the test button several times while all those breaker tripping was happening. Otherwise, I don't...
01-14-18, 06:07 PM
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I ran the mixer on another receptacle on the same...

I ran the mixer on another receptacle on the same circuit and it tripped the circuit. So it does not appear to be that GFCI outlet.

I have since replaced the outdoor light and all seems to be...
01-12-18, 02:44 PM
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AFCI Breaker Troubleshooting

I was having some intermittent tipping of an AFCI breaker. It has recently become more common and has allowed me to do some trouble shooting. The circuit supplies two bedrooms, a hall light, the...
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It's not even close to a perpetual motion...

It's not even close to a perpetual motion machine. At no point did I suggest 0 energy loss. That is what a perpetual motion machine is.

I didn't invent this idea myself. It has been done before...
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It is poor attitudes. I will refer to post #5...

It is poor attitudes. I will refer to post #5 again. The first paragraph: "Yeah. This is definitely more of a mental exercise, and I'm well aware that this is unlikely to be practical."
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I don't quite understand the poor attitudes here....

I don't quite understand the poor attitudes here. No one is obligated to respond.
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Yes. My home heating system is a...

Yes.



My home heating system is a boiler.
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Posted By drooplug

Insulation .

Insulation .
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Posted By drooplug

It absolutely can be done and has been done. With...

It absolutely can be done and has been done. With an above ground tank? No. But That wasn't what I was suggsting. And whether it makes sense for me to do is another story. But I thought I made that...
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Posted By drooplug

Mike, you are misunderstanding what I am trying...

Mike, you are misunderstanding what I am trying to do. I am looking to store solar energy in the summer for use in the winter.
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Yeah. This is definitely more of a mental...

Yeah. This is definitely more of a mental exercise, and I'm well aware that this is unlikely to be practical.

For heating, I was thinking thermal solar collectors and/or picking up heat from my...
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Posted By drooplug

How many btus in a tank of water?

I want to figure out how many btus I can store in a tank of water. I understand that it takes 1 but to raise 1 pound of water 1 degree F. Is it possible to reverse the formula to achieve my results? ...
03-06-17, 04:26 PM
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Posted By drooplug

Are the 50 amp receptacles sized for a double...

Are the 50 amp receptacles sized for a double gang box?

Should I wait for the appliance before I size the breaker?

What's the minimum code for an electric stove circuit for a new build?
03-06-17, 04:07 PM
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Posted By drooplug

Ok. Will do. Thanks, Pete.

Ok. Will do. Thanks, Pete.
03-06-17, 03:50 PM
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Hmm. It's less than $20 difference between 8/3...

Hmm. It's less than $20 difference between 8/3 and 6/3. I suppose I could just run 6/3 and not worry about it.
03-06-17, 03:47 PM
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Blarg. I don't have the appliance yet and I would...

Blarg. I don't have the appliance yet and I would like to run the circuit before it arrives.
03-06-17, 03:27 PM
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Posted By drooplug

Electric Range Wiring Confusion

I have a new electric range on the way and I am trying to figure out exactly what the electrical needs are. It is an LG LDE4411 and this is the manual: LG LDE4411ST Support: Manuals, Warranty & More...
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Ok. I haven't really dug back into this until...

Ok. I haven't really dug back into this until tonight. The boiler did stop heating water at least 2-3 times since my original post. Unfortunately, by the time I realized there was a problem, the...
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