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04-16-14, 11:05 AM
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Alan was dead on the money! thanks (also it...

Alan was dead on the money! thanks (also it was heating on the top element). A.O. Smith specs say that this unit will perform properly from 208v-230v +- 10%, so there appears to be a quite wide...
04-16-14, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,745
Posted By etbrown4

Water Heater Pulling 18 Amps Continuously - Not Heating

Been doing plumbing and electrical work for nearly 40 years and here is a new one for me.

50 gal elec water heater, maybe 3 years old. Rated 4500w

It is pulling 18a on both hot wires supplying...
08-25-12, 10:34 AM
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Views: 1,371
Posted By etbrown4

I appreciate the previous helpful suggestions! ...

I appreciate the previous helpful suggestions!

This was with the 8 year old 2 ton A/S counter flow fcu in cooling mode

The plot thickens....

The coil has been cleaned again and the underside...
08-18-12, 08:55 PM
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Views: 1,371
Posted By etbrown4

There is a drain trap and it is clear as is the...

There is a drain trap and it is clear as is the full drain line.

Not sure where the shield might go. This is an 8 yr old A/S unit which has worked perfectly until now. Wonder if I can get a cut...
08-18-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By etbrown4

Stubborn Condensate Leak on A-coil

Working on an improperly draining A coil in an American Standard downflow fan coil unit.

Maintenance guy allowed to filter to clog a month ago and some initial dust still could be slightly...
12-10-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,583
Posted By etbrown4

So what ever happened? I've seen Siemens...

So what ever happened?

I've seen Siemens panels like the one pictured. They were widely sold 15-20 years ago.

Siemens has the parts and they can be ordered through a distributor.

You may...
12-02-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By etbrown4

The panel is service equipment and needs the...

The panel is service equipment and needs the bonding screw. I'm just stuck finding where it goes in this particular Square D panel.
12-01-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By etbrown4

Withe the Square D Homeline Main Breaker panel,...

Withe the Square D Homeline Main Breaker panel, there is no obvious difference that I can see in the two neutral or grounding bars.

Looking at the design of the panel, it appears that you have the...
12-01-11, 04:30 PM
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Views: 2,560
Posted By etbrown4

Etbrown4: Neutral Bar - Left or Right?

This is an old thread but I thought I would give it a try.

In a Sq D homeline panel we have a neutral bar and a ground bar.

Is the neutral bar on the right or left?

We tried a few of the...
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Views: 884
Posted By etbrown4

poly over laminate

The two makers of poly recoat over laminate, WoodSolv and Varathane both say it works great. Anybody actually tried it?
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Views: 884
Posted By etbrown4

Applying Poly to Laminate

I've got some laminate which is badly scuffed. If tried some of the urethane laminate "polishes" like the one from Bona a $20 per quart. I found tha the Bona was a soft finish and wore through in a...
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Posted By etbrown4

Poulin WildThing Chainsaw Carb

I can't seem to pull any gas up to the sparkplug.

I have pumped gas up to the carb with the primer bulb and upon removing the top cover of the carb, can see gas emerge when the small rocker valve...
01-26-06, 10:18 AM
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Posted By etbrown4

Flue Damper on Oil Furnace?

Can folks tell me why gas furnaces may be equipped with automatic flue dampers, but it appears that oil furnaces almost never are. It appears that Honeywell etc., don't even make a damper approved...
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Views: 1,262
Posted By etbrown4

We all guessed wrong! I do appreciate the trys! It was an internally leaking coil!

This time it's not: It is rare but not unheard of to get a defective pressure reducing valve.
This time it's not: If there is a manual by-pass around the reducing valve, it could be leaking thru....
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Views: 1,262
Posted By etbrown4

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The boiler has a hot water coil which I am no longer using due to the installation of a seperate water heater. I will have to check to see if the water line still runs through the coil, or if that's...
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Posted By etbrown4

more - auto vents

I forgot to add: there are a few automatic vents on maybe 3-4 of the 20 or so radiators.
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Posted By etbrown4

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I've put in a new pressure reducing/water feeder valve, and even tested the original valve, which - don't you know tests a-ok. On the expansion tank it's the old style and I'm draining every drop,...
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Views: 1,262
Posted By etbrown4

boiler pressure problem

My system is regulated at 15psi yet even with a new regulator it runs up to 30 psi after a few days. I do not have domestic hot water.

The expansion tank starts off empty and is water logged...
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