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09-12-19, 02:18 PM
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I agree that opening looks deliberate. Having...

I agree that opening looks deliberate. Having said that, I recently had to change my 3 ton condenser that was 20 years old. I bought a 407 c compatible condenser with a solvent in it that mixes with...
09-12-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Dkodgis

A Solution but not a pretty one I got the Nest...

A Solution but not a pretty one
I got the Nest working for my two-wire central air system. It was not pretty and when people hear how it works, they will either buy me a beer or call me ignorant.
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09-10-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By Dkodgis

I have read that every 125 ft, there is a voltage...

I have read that every 125 ft, there is a voltage drop of 10% so I always oversize my wires to the next gauge thickness for long run of 125 feet or more. So if I have a 20 amp circuit with 20 amp...
09-10-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By Dkodgis

If you are being tortured and it sounds like it,...

If you are being tortured and it sounds like it, and you spend time on the board, I think it is a wise choice to change it. You do not know what it looks like on the other side. It could be there is...
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By Dkodgis

It is your money. If your dealer is giving you...

It is your money. If your dealer is giving you problems or not listening, take your money elsewhere. There are other dealers. Regarding synthetic, my understanding is a spring pops in most oil...
09-10-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Dkodgis

Thank you for your advice. I am going to try the...

Thank you for your advice. I am going to try the transformer on Rh and C. I will let you know. I will put the red a/c wire on Rc, and he yellow a/c wire on Y1. I will check power at Rh and C, then...
09-09-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Dkodgis

It is air conditioning only. No heat.

It is air conditioning only. No heat.
09-09-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Dkodgis

Getting C wire to Nest using a transformer

I only have a two wire thermostat: Rc and Y.

Can someone please tell me how an external plug in transformer can power the Nest thermostat? I know one wire goes into the C terminal of the Nest. The...
09-01-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Dkodgis

I agree with you. I am sending it back. Getting...

I agree with you. I am sending it back. Getting it to work is like trying to make a cow meow.
08-31-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Dkodgis

Nest C wire, central air, transformer

I installed a Nest thermostat. I had to replace a contactor. I think it is Nest taking power from the red wire that is doing it. My wiring: a red wire, and a yellow wire. On the old (battery-backed...
08-24-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Dkodgis

Thank you all for your comments. I purchased a...

Thank you all for your comments. I purchased a 407c type condenser because that way I could still keep everything else (air handler, etc.) and I installed it today. Everything went well. It is nice...
08-18-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Dkodgis

Need equipment recommendation please

My central air condenser unit seized. I need to replace it. It is 19 years old, R22..

What are my options as in:

1)get a replacement condenser suitable for r-22 or 407 c so I can keep my...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,304
Posted By Dkodgis

I am not replacing the pump. My interest is...

I am not replacing the pump. My interest is understanding how the bedroom floor gets equal pump time vs. the basement. There was a time when it was difficult to get heat upstairs to the bedroom floor...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,304
Posted By Dkodgis

What size circulator pump for boiler?

I have long loops. First floor about 150 feet. Second floor about 175 ft. Master bedroom, about 150, Basement, 120. I have baseboard. The boiler is in the basement. 178,000 BTU with efficiency of...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By Dkodgis

Boiler is over pressure due to B & G pressure reducing valve

Hello all.

The service contract I have has helped me weather my boiler (178,000 BTU) getting over pressure and releasing water via the pressure relief valve.

I have well water and my pump...
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Dkodgis

Quick disconnect for Beckett burner unit?

At a rental property I own, a boiler was put into service. It has a quick disconnect plug on the wires from the electric gang box to the Beckett burner unit. This is so the boiler door swings open...
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Views: 621
Posted By Dkodgis

Thanks for the ideas. I will look on Ebay

Thanks for the ideas. I will look on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Dkodgis

Tridicator installation question

I want to install a temperature and pressure dual Tridicator gauge on the supply and the return sides of my boiler. I plan on shutting off my 1/8 valves in which the air vents are installed, tee off,...
Replies: 10
Views: 5,754
Posted By Dkodgis

My Firematic valve is also only partially...

My Firematic valve is also only partially closing. Fortunately, the oil company providing me a service plan covers this. How they will change it out with a full tank of oil...better them than me.
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By Dkodgis

Well now. I checked the nozzle and it is at 1.25...

Well now. I checked the nozzle and it is at 1.25 80 degrees, The system is rated for a 1.5 nozzle as per the plate on the boiler (178,000 btu). So I changed the nozzle and I got much more heat out...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By Dkodgis

I will post pics tomorrow but today I bled air out

Today I bled air out of the first floor loop. There was some but the temp got up to 78 on the first floor. So I thought I had all the air out but I'll see more tomorrow. I see I know very little...
01-02-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Dkodgis

Your vapor barrier should be on the insulation...

Your vapor barrier should be on the insulation side facing down toward your second floor. If you simply have insulation blown in between the rafters so that the insulation material is touching the...
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Dkodgis

Others can answer your post because they know...

Others can answer your post because they know more than I. However, you want to say "boiler" and not furnace. Furnace=blown hot air heat. Boiler=hot water heat
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By Dkodgis

Yes it is a delta t. The zones are fine for heat...

Yes it is a delta t. The zones are fine for heat calls when it is 15 degrees out. Get down to zero or cooler and the second and first floor zones, and the master bedroom zone, are not getting past...
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