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11-14-11, 07:07 AM
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Posted By dgbehrends

I tweaked the settings on it to soften the water...

I tweaked the settings on it to soften the water more. It goes through what I believe is a normal amount of salt, and we don't get any build up minerals on any of our shower heads, faucets, or the...
11-12-11, 11:47 PM
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Views: 4,617
Posted By dgbehrends

sorry for the thread necro but....

I was doing my annual vinegar soak of my Truesteam and decided to check out what additional information on cleaning this thing might be available. It looks like Honeywell put out a set of videos for...
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Views: 75,727
Posted By dgbehrends

Procrastination played a part, but the problem...

Procrastination played a part, but the problem was intermittent meaning it would slowly leak for a while causing the valve to operate once every hour or so, and then there would be a time when the...
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Views: 75,727
Posted By dgbehrends

I called American Standard finally, and after a...

I called American Standard finally, and after a couple of minutes on hold talked to a customer service person who was polite and said they would ship me a new flapper seal (blue) and a new flush...
01-17-11, 08:30 AM
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Views: 2,357
Posted By dgbehrends

Yep, RainX at walmart, near their tires section.

Yep, RainX at walmart, near their tires section.
01-16-11, 06:58 PM
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Views: 2,357
Posted By dgbehrends

I got myself a 3.5 ounce bottle of the anti fog...

I got myself a 3.5 ounce bottle of the anti fog stuff for less than four bucks, soaked a paper towel and rubbed about half the bottle on the bottoms of 20+ windows. The product does what its...
12-29-10, 08:58 PM
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Posted By dgbehrends

I get about 1" of condensation on some of my...

I get about 1" of condensation on some of my windows on the upper floor. I'm going to try some anti fog stuff to see if that makes any difference.
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Views: 75,727
Posted By dgbehrends

yet another leaking flush valve on a champion 4

I installed this toilet in Nov 2007. It has a date on it from earlier in the year. It's model 4266. It has the black flush assembly with the blue valve flapper. About 9 months ago, (yes I'm a...
04-01-10, 09:54 PM
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Views: 4,040
Posted By dgbehrends

Hi Jay, Here is a thread that describes how I...

Hi Jay,
Here is a thread that describes how I initially hooked up my Venmar HE 2.6
http://forum.doityourself.com/humidifiers-dehumidifiers/376343-help-wiring-hrv-honeywell-8335-zone-board.html

I...
03-20-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By dgbehrends

Mine was set to 18 so I bumped it up to 22. ...

Mine was set to 18 so I bumped it up to 22. We'll see if that makes a difference.
03-16-10, 09:19 PM
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Views: 4,617
Posted By dgbehrends

I opened up the filter that I had on my truesteam...

I opened up the filter that I had on my truesteam for over a year it looks like it is brand new. I'm not going to change my new filter for a couple of years. They cost $20 a piece....
03-16-10, 09:16 PM
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Views: 1,051
Posted By dgbehrends

water test results and filter examination

Hi Jay,
I finally got the water test done. Here is a picture
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8606/waterqualitytests003.th.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/waterqualitytests003.jpg/)
Looks...
02-27-10, 01:30 PM
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Views: 1,051
Posted By dgbehrends

I hate the smell of Vinegar but what the heck, I...

I hate the smell of Vinegar but what the heck, I gave it a try. I unplugged my 12 gallon truesteam unit. Filled up the tank with a mix of 75% Distilled White Vinegar and 25% water. Reattaching the...
02-27-10, 01:22 PM
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Views: 4,617
Posted By dgbehrends

Follow up...

On another forum, a kind gentleman who has been there and done that, suggested I soak the heating element in Vinegar. I hate the smell of Vinegar but what the heck, I gave it a try. I unplugged my...
02-07-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,911
Posted By dgbehrends

Yep, you need to fix the problem above. If you...

Yep, you need to fix the problem above. If you need a remote mount then the TrueSteam is probably your only option.
Get the blower door test done, that will tell you how bad your problem really...
01-31-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,482
Posted By dgbehrends

Thanks Jay, if your not swamped with customers...

Thanks Jay, if your not swamped with customers I'll stop by and say Hi!
01-31-10, 07:34 PM
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Views: 2,482
Posted By dgbehrends

I don't see mineral build up on my shower head or...

I don't see mineral build up on my shower head or in the dishwasher or clothes washer and the water seems to generate a lot of suds wit the soap. The salt has been a little too low for a few days on...
01-31-10, 05:47 PM
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Views: 2,482
Posted By dgbehrends

Hi Jay, Yes it is tied to the water softener....

Hi Jay,
Yes it is tied to the water softener. You asked me that in a different post about a year ago, and I didn't see your question until today. Sorry about that. It also has the standard...
01-31-10, 04:12 PM
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Views: 798
Posted By dgbehrends

I bought several of these humidity sensors and...

I bought several of these humidity sensors and placed them around the house.
Enviracaire E10 Digital Humidity/Temperature
They are the cheapest unit I could find, and they work great. Search...
01-31-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,482
Posted By dgbehrends

Regarding the warranty, if you buy it online, you...

Regarding the warranty, if you buy it online, you can't go straight to honeywell like Jay says. This is because honeywell expects a professional installation of the unit. If you DIY on the...
01-31-10, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By dgbehrends

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6862/truesteamh...

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6862/truesteamhumidifier008.th.jpg (http://img246.imageshack.us/i/truesteamhumidifier008.jpg/)
That's what my heating element looks like, and no amount of...
01-31-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,617
Posted By dgbehrends

Hi Jay, I missed your question about hard/soft...

Hi Jay, I missed your question about hard/soft water hook up from last spring. The true steam water line is hooked up to the line coming out of my water softerner, so I am getting soft water to the...
01-31-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,617
Posted By dgbehrends

It's time for another cleaning, and I bought the...

It's time for another cleaning, and I bought the scouring pads for not-stick pans and china dishware. The picture above of my heating element looks the same. I was not able to remove it with a rag...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By dgbehrends

I decided to use the watertite stuff in my first...

I decided to use the watertite stuff in my first post. I used backing rod for the larger cracks. The stuff works pretty good, it sealed all of my cracks up and is flexible so any additional...
11-14-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,944
Posted By dgbehrends

I spoke to Venmar about changing the wiring and...

I spoke to Venmar about changing the wiring and they said it would void my warranty and didn't acknowledge whether it would work or not. I've got under two years left on the warranty so I'm going to...
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