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06-02-16, 11:35 PM
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Posted By dr.gj

thanks for your help....the model nums are: ...

thanks for your help....the model nums are:

3 ton 4A7A4036L1000AA
2 ton 4A7A4024L1000AA

brand is AMERICAN STANDARD
06-02-16, 11:29 PM
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Posted By dr.gj

pj max and carbide tipped.... 1. i have city...

pj max and carbide tipped....

1. i have city water (not well)

2. the inlet to the house is thru a pressure reducer set at 65psi...i.e., the normal system is about 65 psi.

3. a while back i...
06-01-16, 08:48 PM
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Posted By dr.gj

A/C compressor protection

as posted last month, i had 2 new american standard systems installed. theseare simple, single-stage units...one 2 ton, the other 3.

while having some electrical work done, the main power was...
06-01-16, 08:31 PM
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Posted By dr.gj

Better hot water heater expansion solution?

i have seen and read about POPPET type valves and expansion TANKS.

i have been in this house for many years...when i moved in there was no water expansion tank or relief valve (except the usual...
04-19-16, 05:28 PM
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Posted By dr.gj

thanks

thanks ..pjmax and former...
04-08-16, 06:17 PM
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Posted By dr.gj

American Standard A/C question

first- thanks to all who responded to my question on HARD START KIT. for now, i am staying with what i got- i.e. no additional kit (on 3 ton)

as the units were being installed, a new fact...
03-31-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By dr.gj

for the 2-ton a. the specifications state:...

for the 2-ton
a. the specifications state: start kit factory installed
b. there are two capacitors and and extra relay

so it is not just a run cap

in comparison, the 3-ton...
a. specs say...
03-31-16, 09:07 PM
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Posted By dr.gj

in the installation instructions, the kit is...

in the installation instructions, the kit is listed as an option....so if the installer ( a licensed pro) installs it per mfr instructions, why would that void the warranty?
03-26-16, 03:17 PM
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Views: 864
Posted By dr.gj

question on american standard/trane AC

the issue is to install a START-KIT or not....

searching the forums, i see quite a bit of useful info on the subject but i homing i can find some specific help before dive into into it.

having...
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Views: 1,307
Posted By dr.gj

i have already raised this with carlin. as one...

i have already raised this with carlin. as one would expect, they don't want to be held responsible for giving bad advice. so they said you NEVER want to use higher btu burner....use as close as...
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Posted By dr.gj

. from some convoluted path i am converging...

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from some convoluted path i am converging to the same number



i am using (have to use) boiler efficiency for calculating input rating. the guidance by another pro is

input rating...
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Posted By dr.gj

no resistsance- as i just posted, i tried the...

no resistsance- as i just posted, i tried the link in lawrosa's post ....i will try to find the tool


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i think you are in similar climate...so if i use your info (to scale though world is...
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Posted By dr.gj

slantfin liink unavailable

lawrosa...i tried the slantfin link in your post & i get a msg - page not available...i will try to find it directly.

however, i ran into another model that suggests 30 - 40 btu/sf for our climate...
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Posted By dr.gj

not sure why you think slantfin calculation is...

not sure why you think slantfin calculation is any better.

i ran the following 2 calculations and they both come 140K+ without the basement addition for 85%

Boiler BTU Calculator - Boiler...
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Posted By dr.gj

for my situation in morris, nj, based on last...

for my situation in morris, nj, based on last year's oil bills and current gas prices, the oil to gas will save me about 1500+ yr...it is only a 3-yr-back if i go with just changing the burner. (oil...
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Posted By dr.gj

jason first.... let me repeat what has...

jason

first....

let me repeat what has been said as this would not only change your upfront cost but also the the ongoing fuel cost. 155k is way too big. again, i am assuming your 1700sf...
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Posted By dr.gj

if you don't do mod-con, you are down to 85% afue...

if you don't do mod-con, you are down to 85% afue (like the units you have indicated)....same as
conversion...

the recommendation of the pros who looked at the project was to go max afue (95%)....
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Posted By dr.gj

must have mod-con direct vent unit

lawrosa,

our current UO5 is direct vented...we do not have a conventional chimney. so the unit you ref cannot be used (unless we add a new chimney)

unless we put in a new chimney, we must have...
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Posted By dr.gj

some data from my conversion project

jason,

not sure if you seen my post---in similar boat , getting gas in a coupe weeks, converting all but dryer to gas. had a couple contractors give estimates and did some calculations- here is...
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Posted By dr.gj

some facts about about the conversion project

furd....thanks for your reply.

i asked WM, they referred me to 2 burner manufacturers....carlin & wayne

carlin said- yes, they have a specific burner for WM UO5

no liner needed. we have...
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Views: 1,307
Posted By dr.gj

thanks....yes the conversion will save me over...

thanks....yes the conversion will save me over 5K...
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Views: 1,307
Posted By dr.gj

conversion ok with our town

our town's code allow it...a friend of mine has done it for his carrier boiler a year ago.

i was hoping to find some first-hand feedback on WM UO5 before i commit to it. the price diff between...
08-27-14, 08:36 PM
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Posted By dr.gj

converting oil to gas

i was looking for any personal experience on on converting a WM uo-5 boiler to gas. carlin combustion makes a burner that they say will do the job but i wanted to see anyone has done it using carlin...
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Posted By dr.gj

well....technology changes...there is new stuff...

well....technology changes...there is new stuff every day.

just got confirmation from carlin- they have a model designed specifically for UO5.

they make burners upto 275K btu

here is the...
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Posted By dr.gj

the house is 3400 sf. the boiler is bit...

the house is 3400 sf. the boiler is bit over-sized for possible future basement finishing.

weil said talk to carlin combustion- they make a conversion burner

carlin said yes, no problem,...
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