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07-26-14, 06:30 PM
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Hayward Super Pump Impeller gasket orientation

All,

I was replacing the motor on my Hayward Super Pump when I unscrewed the impeller, it slipped out of my hand and hit the floor scattering several parts about.

There is a stainless collar,...
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Posted By dac122

Those two 90s will add quite a bit of...

Those two 90s will add quite a bit of restriction. I would likewise find a way to avoid that solution.
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Are you running in mode C or D? They have...

Are you running in mode C or D? They have different air/fuel mixture ratios. D is the factory settings and will use less pellets, but C will use much more.
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What about a freestanding gas fireplace put in...

What about a freestanding gas fireplace put in that fireplace. You should be able to run the gas B vent straight up the fireplace flue.
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It is possible the fireplace has always had a...

It is possible the fireplace has always had a drafting problem. As has been mentioned here try using dry wood first to be sure that was not your problem. You could even try one of those duraflame...
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Posted By dac122

Cement board (over a combusitible surface) is...

Cement board (over a combusitible surface) is considered acceptable noncombustible material to meet clearance requirements. I do not believe a hearth rug over a combustible surface is acceptable.
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Posted By dac122

Sounds like you are really thinking this through...

Sounds like you are really thinking this through and being as conservative as possible. Leaving a gap is a great idea for both air circulation, as you mentioned, but also as a way to inspect things....
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Posted By dac122

I can't imagine a problem so long as you maintain...

I can't imagine a problem so long as you maintain clearance from combustibles you should be fine. In theory you don't need any thimbles, if you don't mind installing detailed work around pipes. Its...
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You've just stumble across the great OAK (Outside...

You've just stumble across the great OAK (Outside Air Intake) debate. This is truly one of the most discussed things over at hearth.com.

Manufacturers say it to be safe (probably because their...
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Posted By dac122

It sounds like you have an ideal drafting...

It sounds like you have an ideal drafting situation with a long vertical run, clearing the peak nicely, and limited restrictions.

However, two things come to mind:
1. As mentioned, depending...
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I am not sure you need to have it insulated,...

I am not sure you need to have it insulated, which is a large part of that cost, but then you do have a non-traditional installation. You are on the right track matching cross-sectional areas of...
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Posted By dac122

Compare the cost of 1 million BTUs of heat for...

Compare the cost of 1 million BTUs of heat for oil versus electric resistance:

Resistance electric heat at 14.5 cents per KWH, 100% efficient:
(1,000,000 / 3414) x .145 / 1.00
= 42.48

#2 Heat...
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Without splitting hairs, pilot, I would like to...

Without splitting hairs, pilot, I would like to correct you in saying electric resistive heaters are nearly 100% efficient in converting their fuel to heat. It is only because electric rates are so...
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Posted By dac122

The infrared heaters are basically the same...

The infrared heaters are basically the same efficiency as other electric heaters, around 100%.

Assuming your wiring can handle a hand full of these heaters, and depending on your oil cost per...
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Posted By dac122

In my locale this is allowed, but check the...

In my locale this is allowed, but check the manufacturer's installation, your local codes office, and homeowners to see what they prefer.
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I will third what has already been said: be sure...

I will third what has already been said: be sure to follow all local code and what your homeowners says.

Do you have a preference for where this stove must be: near a wall, or can it be in the...
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Great! So you now know a bunch. The other...

Great! So you now know a bunch.

The other way to establish draft is with a hair dryer. Get your fire ready, point the hair dryer up the flue and run for several minutes.

I have done it with a...
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Posted By dac122

That is good to hear. You now know your problem...

That is good to hear. You now know your problem is draft. Your next experiment to quantify the problem could be to open the window, get the fire going well, close the window, see how it does while...
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That sounds a little close. Yes, check the...

That sounds a little close. Yes, check the installation instructions, or just call the manufacturer, or a local dealer. I'm thinking you should extend your intake another 6"-18" away, and you...
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While you could get away with it, to achieve...

While you could get away with it, to achieve proper drafting with a wood stove, I would not recommend using 3"-4" pipe with a wood stoves. To date, I do not know of any wood stoves that allow for...
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Posted By dac122

Bud is correct that you do not want to employ the...

Bud is correct that you do not want to employ the open window as a permanent means to use this fireplace, but rather to ascertain if that is your issue and by how much.

The real issue may be...
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Posted By dac122

Has this fireplace ever worked correctly, or did...

Has this fireplace ever worked correctly, or did you move in last year and just cannot get it working right?

What sized pipe are we dealing with: 6", 7", 8"? How far above the nearest...
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Posted By dac122

I have the exact same model BIS you do. I recall...

I have the exact same model BIS you do. I recall fishing my fingers up and around those levers to discover they both feed the air box from their respective ends.

We burn wood all year long and...
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Posted By dac122

From looking at the site, I cannot determine its...

From looking at the site, I cannot determine its pros over simply lining the chimney. Why did the inspector recommend this over a liner? I should think a liner will have all the safety benefits and...
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Posted By dac122

So, yes, it sounds like getting rid of what you...

So, yes, it sounds like getting rid of what you have is needed to move forward. And yes as said be sure to remove in a methodical fashion. My brother recently removed his wood insert without...
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