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09-06-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Nick12

"Here are some pictures of the wire that was...

"Here are some pictures of the wire that was under the metal staple. I pounded these staples about as hard as I could with a 16 oz hammer. What appears to be exposed conductor on the white wire is...
09-06-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Nick12

"Since you said there were no wires or cables...

"Since you said there were no wires or cables where the second fire started, there is no point talking about an alleged staple.

Did the fire start within 24 hours of when the contractor packed up...
09-04-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Nick12

"Was there any electrical cable or anything else...

"Was there any electrical cable or anything else electric where the second fire started?"
The second fire was in the attic above a newly installed drywall ceiling. There are no outlets there. The...
09-03-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Nick12

Thanks for the replies. I should say "most...

Thanks for the replies. I should say "most likely " are my words. I haven't seen a report yet. After the fire in april this year the investigator said there was evidence of arcing when we were at...
09-02-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Nick12

Electrical (?) house fire

I have an 85 yo single family house. It was completely rehabbed, including wiring 3 years ago.
Four months ago there was a house fire in the attic where the roof meets the wall. The insurance...
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Nick12

Good points. It's a rental property. The kitchen...

Good points. It's a rental property. The kitchen is nearby. They are responsible but with kids you never know. I didn't see anything at the base of the toilet, but didn't really ha6a good look.
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Nick12

Slow draining toilet

I have a slow emptying toilet. It's on the 2nd floor. Sink and bathtub draining ok in same bathroom. I plunged and went in with at toilet auger but no change. There was some wax on the auger so...
07-13-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Nick12

By the way they didn't stop working at exactly...

By the way they didn't stop working at exactly the same time. Upstairs stoped a couple of weeks ago and down stairs today.
07-13-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Nick12

Yes its a bit of a coincidence which made me...

Yes its a bit of a coincidence which made me think I was overlooking something.
The indoor fans do not come on in the FAN mode! They should come on immediately, or after several second, right.
07-13-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Nick12

OK, I should have given more info.... Its two...

OK, I should have given more info....
Its two furnaces- one in attic and one in basement. There are two compressors outside and there are two thermostats. Each system is independent - one for 2nd...
07-13-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Nick12

indoor fan (A/C) not working

Hi all,
We have a 2 zone a/c and heat (Nat. gas, forced air).
For both zones the outside fans are coming on. The larger copper lines getting cold (with condensation) and the smaller line is warm....
Replies: 8
Views: 2,877
Posted By Nick12

Thanks. Not to worry. So the one I have should...

Thanks. Not to worry.
So the one I have should be OK?

They are both "30" - which is the volume?
Was wondering what the "ET" vs. "HXT" was. Is this important?
Replies: 8
Views: 2,877
Posted By Nick12

Sorry for an confusion. This is not for potable...

Sorry for an confusion. This is not for potable water this is a pumped hot water radiator heating system - gas fired boiler.
Replies: 8
Views: 2,877
Posted By Nick12

Right type of expansion tank?

Hi all,
I am replacing an expansion tank on a hot water heating system.
The existing tank says: ET-30, working pressure 60psi, 1/2" NPT hex

I bought a replacement tank at Home Depot: HTX30, 4.8...
Replies: 9
Views: 6,553
Posted By Nick12

Thanks guys, Sounds like good advice. I'll get...

Thanks guys,
Sounds like good advice. I'll get to that when it gets a bit warmer here in NJ and I can shut down the heat for a while. It wasn't much higher than 20 F today.

Nick
Replies: 9
Views: 6,553
Posted By Nick12

Thanks Sid, The inlet valve seems to open and...

Thanks Sid,
The inlet valve seems to open and shut - I can turn it to a stop each way and the Spindle goes up and down. But it may still be blocked.

All other rads are OK . Did not check...
Replies: 9
Views: 6,553
Posted By Nick12

Steam radiator not getting hot

Hi,
I have a one pipe steam system.
One radiator does not get hot/warm at all.
The pipe feeding the rad in the basement is hot for only about one foot from the main steam line.
I took of the...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-21-13, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By Nick12

Thanks, That's what I was thinking. I was just...

Thanks,
That's what I was thinking. I was just guessing on the age. I couldn't find any info from the Serial number. I hope the cause is not a draft or humidity or something like that. Anyway, at...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-21-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By Nick12

Pilot light does not stay lit

Hi everyone.
I have a 30 gal GE water heater. The pilot light goes out periodically - sometimes it's OK for a few months but now it's going out every couple of days.

I replaced the thermocouple...
11-25-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 30,631
Posted By Nick12

Efficiency of burner conversion

Just wondering what the efficiency of a converted (oil-to-gas burner) would be compared to replacing with a mid/high efficiency gas furnace.
I'm looking to do a conversion from oil to gas and want...
11-16-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By Nick12

oil-to-gas conversion?

Hi everyone,
I recently bought a (about 1,500 sq ft) rental property in central NJ.
The existing heating is forced air with an oil furnace.

I noticed a seepage of oil from the bottom of the side...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By Nick12

Thanks for the replies. Both boilers are Crown...

Thanks for the replies.
Both boilers are Crown Boiler Model ABF 105 PPD

The PSI and temp on the 2nd floor boiler are 20 psi and 180 degree (1st floor is about 10 psi)
The valve on one of the...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By Nick12

The valve - if that is the correct term- to...

The valve - if that is the correct term- to regulate the water inflow to each radiator.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By Nick12

Hot water radiator(s) don't heat properly

Hi,
I have a two unit rental property with forced hot water heating. Each unit has its own boiler.

It seems that 2 of the 4 radiators on the 2nd floor are not heating up properly or are heating...
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