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https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/A...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/A1atYuJdoVS.pdf


Page five of the manual proves that at least some of these heaters ARE vented appliances.

That being the case, my unvented...
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Some instruction manuals for unvented heaters and...

Some instruction manuals for unvented heaters and fireplaces DO specify that a window be left open for ventilation, a lot more than a quarter of an inch though.

But of course MOST people never...
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<<My question is: when there's not enough oxygen...

<<My question is: when there's not enough oxygen in the air for a flame--is there really enough to stay conscious? >>


The oxygen depletion shut off feature is designed to shut off the pilot...
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<<I have a long history living with ventless...

<<I have a long history living with ventless heaters which also includes gas ovens/ranges as they too don't have a vent. I have a great confidence in their safety.>>


Gas ovens and ranges are...
12-02-16, 11:52 AM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

<<- Temperature switch activates heater fan when...

<<- Temperature switch activates heater fan when drops below certain temp as it should>>



There are two fans in the furnace. A big fan circulates air around the house.

A small fan, ...
12-01-16, 12:48 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

<<Even if I'm not getting any faults from the...

<<Even if I'm not getting any faults from the board, could the board still be the problem? I can score one for about 100 bucks.

>>


Yes, it could.

Sounds to me lie you have multiple...
11-30-16, 12:07 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

You need to track the drainage system back to the...

You need to track the drainage system back to the inducer motor housing, and identify anything plugged along the way.

Usually that's not too hard to do.
11-30-16, 11:58 AM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

No. However, I've worked on thousands of...

No.


However, I've worked on thousands of different furnaces. Most modern gas fired forced air furnaces operate on very similar ways.

So it isn't necessary for a skilled person have worked...
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

http://www.ruralking.com/media/blfa_files/Mr._Heat...

http://www.ruralking.com/media/blfa_files/Mr._Heater_20_000_BTU_Natural_Gas_Blue_Flame_Heater_MHVFB20TBNG.pdf


Read, understand and follow ALL the warnings for your appliance.

For example, ...
11-28-16, 08:16 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

<<I measured the gas pressure on the inlet and...

<<I measured the gas pressure on the inlet and outlet sides of the gas valve. I have 10 inches water column on both.>>


Ummm. In most cases the combination electric gas valve contains a...
11-28-16, 08:04 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

The usual problem when the inducer fan is kicking...

The usual problem when the inducer fan is kicking up water is that the drain system is plugged with algae and/or other junk.

Usually the drain system can be disassembled and flushed with water to...
11-28-16, 08:01 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

Thank you PJ Max--- That's a useful feature...

Thank you PJ Max---

That's a useful feature I didn't know about!
11-28-16, 07:57 PM
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Actually, you can bypass the flame sensor. ...

Actually, you can bypass the flame sensor.

the flame sensor is just a way of exposing the voltage on the flame sensor wire to the furnace burner flames.

So you can connect the flame sensor...
11-28-16, 11:54 AM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

Board Computer Flops Again!

Once again this board flopped and failed, causing a detailed reply to be lost!


There seems to be a limitless variety of ways this board fails, too.
11-27-16, 02:25 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

Probably. To be thorough, remove the bolts...

Probably.

To be thorough, remove the bolts that hold the inducer motor to the furnace chassis and pull out the inducer motor assembly.

Will the inducer motor power up when removed from the...
11-27-16, 02:17 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

The one big advantage of Payne and the other...

The one big advantage of Payne and the other Carrier brands is that Carrier makes by far the largest number of furnaces.

That means that if a repairman can fix ANYTHING, he is probably going to...
11-27-16, 02:12 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

https://www.manualguru.com/carrier/58ssb/users-man...

https://www.manualguru.com/carrier/58ssb/users-manual/page-4

A circuit diagram for your furnace is above. You may want to print that out and tape it to the inside of the blower compartment door,...
11-26-16, 02:30 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

The most common reason for the circuit board fuse...

The most common reason for the circuit board fuse to blow is that the thermostat wire becomes caught in the furnace sheet metal or duct work someplace and form a low voltage short circuit to ground....
11-25-16, 02:48 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

Turn the furnace off and leave it off until it's...

Turn the furnace off and leave it off until it's been inspected by a competent repairman.

If you have natural gas, call your utility. Often the utility will send a competent person out right...
11-25-16, 02:45 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

The installation manual for your furnace s at: ...

The installation manual for your furnace s at:

http://www.lennox.com/lib/legacy-res/pdfs/installation_maintenance/Lennox_G61MPV_IOM.pdf


Look at Figure 2 on page 4. You appear to have a...
11-25-16, 01:44 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

Four gold stars for roughneck! ****!

Four gold stars for roughneck!

****!
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

Yes, I suspect that's true. In my view, ...

Yes, I suspect that's true.

In my view, the repairman isn't liable for the damage, which was caused by a worn out gasket rather than any negligence by him.

There are high temperature caulks...
11-23-16, 02:36 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/gas-oil-home-hea...

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/gas-oil-home-heating-furnaces/573089-troubleshooting-high-limit-switch-problems-furnace.html

Read through the thread above. Your are both trying to identify a...
11-23-16, 01:52 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

Do you have some warm air registers with a lot of...

Do you have some warm air registers with a lot of warm air coming out?


Furnaces produce a limited amount of warm air. If it's all coming out a few vents, there wont be enough to pressurize the...
11-23-16, 01:48 PM
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Posted By SeattlePioneer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLCqi2-Ywmk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLCqi2-Ywmk


Here's a u tube video showing how a manometer is used to diagnose furnace air flow problems.


There are lots of videos and explanations of how...
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