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Posted By xpogi

Headlight lens foggy

1999 Chevy Venture Van

Over the last couple of years headlight lenses have developed a "frosty" appearance and are no longer clear. Safety is an issue because the effectiveness of the headlights...
02-19-09, 08:13 PM
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Posted By xpogi

IMHO York has the most bang for the buck. And if...

IMHO York has the most bang for the buck. And if you are really a tree huger, they have the only 98% gas furnace on the market.
02-05-09, 05:50 PM
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Posted By xpogi

4 flash code beans that the furnace's heat...

4 flash code beans that the furnace's heat exchanger is overheating. This could very well be caused by a the modification you describe. You need to increase airflow to make up for the restriction. If...
02-02-09, 05:36 PM
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Posted By xpogi

I was told that because I don't have an outdoor...

I was told that because I don't have an outdoor cleanout I would have to sign a release saying I wouldn't sue them if all the sewage blew back into the basement and I was told that probably would...
02-01-09, 04:54 PM
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Posted By xpogi

sewer line degreaser

Looking for recommendations for a treatment for a cast iron sewer line that is in otherwise in good shape but has a considerable build up of greasy sludge. Unlike most home sewer problems the sludge...
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Posted By xpogi

Thanks. Just what I needed.

Thanks. Just what I needed.
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Posted By xpogi

Cam position sensor 99 Chevy Venture Van

Anybody know where the cam position sensor is located on a '99 Chevy Venture Minivan? How easy is it to replace?
01-29-09, 07:24 PM
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Posted By xpogi

The manual reset limit switch is on the blower...

The manual reset limit switch is on the blower shelf. It normally only opens if the blower fails. There is also an auto-reset limit on the vest panel above the burner assembly. The two limits are...
01-27-09, 08:37 PM
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Posted By xpogi

Thanks Grady but I don't see it. All I see to...

Thanks Grady but I don't see it. All I see to edit is:


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01-27-09, 08:21 PM
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Posted By xpogi

How about this? ...

How about this?
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01-27-09, 07:27 PM
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Posted By xpogi

Well I think there is, it's called a signature...

Well I think there is, it's called a signature line but I don't see a place in the profile pages to enter one. Funny thing there is an option to turn them off.

I was going to use a link to this...
01-27-09, 11:27 AM
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Posted By xpogi

Xpogi's disclamer

I have 15 years experience in gas furnace design but almost no experience in real, in the home service so take that into consideration when you follow my advise. It may be long on theory but a bit...
01-26-09, 08:40 PM
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Posted By xpogi

I suspect the hum he hears is the 24V damper...

I suspect the hum he hears is the 24V damper motor. It is my guess that the damper is defective. If the information I have is right (and it's right out of the Coleman Evcon service manual) the...
01-26-09, 06:01 PM
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Posted By xpogi

OK, I located a wiring diagram for your furnace. ...

OK, I located a wiring diagram for your furnace.

Your furnace is natural draft which means that there isn't a combustion air blower. It gets improved efficiency from using a motor driven flue...
01-25-09, 08:00 AM
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Posted By xpogi

Are you sure you have power to your furnace? If...

Are you sure you have power to your furnace? If you have an AC voltmeter, locate the power transformer on the furnace and see if you have approximately 115Volts on one side and 24Volts on the other....
01-24-09, 10:36 PM
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Posted By xpogi

First make sure the fan switch on the thermostat...

First make sure the fan switch on the thermostat is in the "auto" rather than the "on" position. If so go to the furnace. Open the blower door, tape the door switch so you will have power when with...
01-24-09, 07:34 PM
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Posted By xpogi

No need to shut of the gas. The hose from the...

No need to shut of the gas. The hose from the burner box and gas valve will have no gas in it. Kind of technical but it as a "vent" for the pressure switch and gas valve that goes to one side of the...
01-24-09, 12:30 PM
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Posted By xpogi

Furnace logic 101

Don't have a specific fix but perhaps I can explain the control logic and that may aid you in troubleshooting. It works like this:

When the control board senses a call for heat from the thermostat...
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Posted By xpogi

99 Chevy Venture Overhead Console Display Dead

A couple months ago the display in the overhead console of my 1999 Chevy minivan started acting erratically. (Sometimes blinking off, sometimes shifting from F to C, miles to kilometers etc.) A...
01-19-09, 06:00 PM
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Posted By xpogi

The number stamped on the connector is most...

The number stamped on the connector is most likely a part number for the company that makes the wire harness for Carrier. The connector is likely manufactured by Tyco Electronics. It's a bit of a...
01-18-09, 06:01 PM
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Posted By xpogi

I presume you mean CO emissions but lets take a...

I presume you mean CO emissions but lets take a step back. It was probably left "drafty" for combustion air. Does your furnace have a combustion air pipe and a flue pipe or just a flue pipe? If it...
01-18-09, 05:44 PM
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Posted By xpogi

I don't think they are made by Molex. I will...

I don't think they are made by Molex. I will check tomorrow and see if I can find a manufacturer. How many pins?
01-18-09, 08:17 AM
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Posted By xpogi

Perhaps someone who has tried this can chime in...

Perhaps someone who has tried this can chime in but I see no reason from a purely theoretical standpoint why this wouldn't work unless there would be a problem with the heat anticipators. In...
01-18-09, 07:48 AM
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Posted By xpogi

Sound levels are something manufacturers are...

Sound levels are something manufacturers are finally addressing. My company's new furnaces are much quieter than their old ones but that doesn't help you out. The first induced draft furnace I...
01-18-09, 07:38 AM
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Views: 1,938
Posted By xpogi

Glad I could help and thanks for expanding my...

Glad I could help and thanks for expanding my vocabulary. "Mercaptan" Had to look that one up. :)
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