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If you take a new tire and roll it on the ground...

If you take a new tire and roll it on the ground 1 rotation and measure how far it went say 3 feet, then do the same thing with tires 1/4 in shorter and roll them out 1 rotation it will not be quite...
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If the reset button you are speaking of is the...

If the reset button you are speaking of is the transformers circuit breaker, they do not take well to repeated tripping and end up tripping from being trashed sometimes, take an amp draw of the...
01-22-18, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

You can determine the MFD rating of a capacitor...

You can determine the MFD rating of a capacitor in or out of the system.
out of the system takea pigtail power cord from a lamp etc and attach a wire to each of the capacitors terminals, then plug...
01-22-18, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

If you mean the blower compartment door off while...

If you mean the blower compartment door off while running, no you should not, this is evidenced by the blower door having a switch that must be depressed by having the door in place, it must be...
01-22-18, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

Imagine you have ten 100 watt incandescent light...

Imagine you have ten 100 watt incandescent light bulbs.
ten 100 Watt lights operating for 1 hour will use 1 KWH.
a kWH is 1000 Watts running for 1 hour.
Say I pay .15 cents per KWH at the...
01-22-18, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

Decisions

If you have natural gas that is always cheaper unless you live next to a hydroelectric dam, propane is very expensive compared to natural gas plus it is heavier than air and will not rise and...
01-22-18, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

Ok if upon a call for heat your induced draft...

Ok if upon a call for heat your induced draft motor begins running, this in turn closes the pressure switch mounted on the induced draft motor housing thus proving the the induced draft motor is...
01-22-18, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

Imagine some one has rewired a lamp and reverse...

Imagine some one has rewired a lamp and reverse the polarity of the lamps wiring, every time you turn the lamp on the ground wire will be hot and not hot if the light is out. How old is this home? ...
01-22-18, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

I have seen this many times after everything was...

I have seen this many times after everything was replaced by several technicians.
The typical issue is not the pressure switch but the port or orifice on the induced draft housing where the rubber...
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Posted By Keith Grayson

At each radiator there should be a chrome looking...

At each radiator there should be a chrome looking device that will spurt air occasionally along with a bit of steam or water, not much, adding water is adding air to the system and all the air will...
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Posted By Keith Grayson

If the engine runs with the choke partially on...

If the engine runs with the choke partially on this indicates you have an obstruction that is restricting the gas flow up through the main jet in the carb, this only sucks up fuel due to airflow...
01-22-18, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

#1 NEVER EVER remove or bypass any safety device,...

#1 NEVER EVER remove or bypass any safety device, this is a terrible idea obviously, they are not optional devices they are there to save your life. the induced draft is vented outside as you stated...
01-22-18, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

If you have not had any breakers tripping I would...

If you have not had any breakers tripping I would not replace them, you can read the temperature of the breakers with a lazer type device about $20 at Harbor freight and unless one is warmer than the...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-22-18, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

The thermocouple is a pilot proving device , it...

The thermocouple is a pilot proving device , it creates a small electrical voltage (30 millivolts) which keeps the pilot valve open via a small electromagnet in the gas valve, after the red pilot...
01-22-18, 03:41 AM
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Posted By Keith Grayson

The lockout indicates it attempted to ignite 3...

The lockout indicates it attempted to ignite 3 times and failed, the reasons why can be numerous.
Upon a call for heat, the sequence of operation is,...

#1 The induced draft motor runs for 30...
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