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04-30-18, 03:22 PM
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Posted By katgoo

One condensate pump, 2 AC units

I have a single condensate pump and 2 AC units in my basements. The condensate pump's overflow switch is only wired to one of the two units. (I actually have a dehumidifier that's also draining to...
06-01-15, 09:18 AM
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Views: 1,069
Posted By katgoo

Water meter leaking, street-side shutoff valve missing in Philadelphia

I own a townhouse in Philadelphia. My water meter is leaking, the shutoff valve before the meter is non-functional, and the street-side shutoff valve is missing (most likely buried under the sidewalk...
05-14-14, 06:41 AM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By katgoo

PJMax - you are the best! MANY thanks. I misread...

PJMax - you are the best! MANY thanks. I misread a wiring diagram...

It was a disconnected thermostat wire at the control board terminal: the exposed part was still connected but the rest of the...
05-13-14, 07:00 PM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By katgoo

Lennox Elite Condenser will not turn on call for cool

My AC outside unit is not working. Here is what I tested:

(1) On the outside unit I do not get 24v across the contactor. When I manually press the contactor the unit is working.
(2) On the...
01-26-12, 07:16 AM
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Views: 19,359
Posted By katgoo

The upper frame and the remaining drywall are...

The upper frame and the remaining drywall are holding the walls for now. Right now, the bottom part of the drywall as well as most of the studs are cut:
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01-25-12, 04:16 PM
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Posted By katgoo

Adding a vapor barrier would be a very costly...

Adding a vapor barrier would be a very costly task, as I will have to remove all the drywall... Right now, the contractor cut the bottom 24" around the perimeter to allow the installation of the new...
01-25-12, 03:43 PM
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Posted By katgoo

The basement is below grade. The house was built...

The basement is below grade. The house was built in 1958, it has stone and mortar foundation walls and the previous owners finished the basement with drywall (basement is about 700 sq ft). The...
01-25-12, 02:15 PM
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Views: 19,359
Posted By katgoo

Finished basement: insulate walls or not?

I bought my house with a very nice finished basement. However, after a few months and a lot of rain I noticed that the basement was very damp and green mold started growing on the walls.

I called...
01-24-12, 12:39 PM
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Views: 6,175
Posted By katgoo

Yes, I am planning on adding it in the next week...

Yes, I am planning on adding it in the next week or so. I did notice condensation on the windows on colder days.
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Posted By katgoo

Gas water heater: pilot light would not stay on - resolved

Hi,

I recently started using this forum and wanted to share a solution I found to an issue. My boiler's pilot light turned off by itself and when I tried to light it back it would not stay on. I...
01-17-12, 12:22 PM
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Views: 6,175
Posted By katgoo

I just wanted to thank this forum again! I saved...

I just wanted to thank this forum again! I saved over a $1,000, had a lot of fun and the house feels great right now.

The end of my story was that I installed a second unit for my second furnace...
01-06-12, 08:25 AM
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Views: 5,169
Posted By katgoo

Yes, the wiring diagram that comes with the model...

Yes, the wiring diagram that comes with the model 60 humidistat allows the humidistat to turn the furnace's fan on (with no heat call). So, poonker, you are right:

-- You either use the Aprilaire...
01-05-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,169
Posted By katgoo

If you want the humidifier to run only when there...

If you want the humidifier to run only when there is call for heat, I would wire it differently. No need to change thermostat wiring and you eliminate a possible failure point (by not letting the...
01-05-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,175
Posted By katgoo

I have Model 60 digital control and my fan is set...

I have Model 60 digital control and my fan is set to auto at the thermostat.

I wired the humidifier as recommended by the manufacturer (with a transformer) and it is running on manual mode....
01-04-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,175
Posted By katgoo

It is a strange config. I have a split-level...

It is a strange config. I have a split-level house with a basement.

Unit 1 - bigger - has the humidifier installed. Serves basement, main level (kitchen and living room) and upper level (master...
01-03-12, 02:56 PM
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Posted By katgoo

I actually have 2 furnaces and I am trying to...

I actually have 2 furnaces and I am trying to provide enough humidity to the house with 1 humidifier... If all things fail, I guess I can install another unit on the second furnace, but for now I...
01-03-12, 12:46 PM
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Views: 6,175
Posted By katgoo

The reason that I am thinking about it is that I...

The reason that I am thinking about it is that I get 33% humidity on 30F days, which is a little too low. The humidistat is set on Manual mode/dial setting 7.

Jay - are you connected to hot water?
12-29-11, 09:43 PM
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Views: 6,175
Posted By katgoo

The unit is working. MANY thanks to this forum. ...

The unit is working. MANY thanks to this forum.

It seems that in manual mode you do not need a resistor - I just switched the little switch on the control box to "manual" mode and everything...
12-28-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,175
Posted By katgoo

OK - it does not make sense to connect to the...

OK - it does not make sense to connect to the 120v Neutral. Would the following work?

Humidistat ------- Fur
R----------------------R
C---------------------C
W-----------------W
G - not needed...
12-28-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,175
Posted By katgoo

Wiring help: Aprilaire Model 700a to Lennox Elite 650UH

Hi,

Great forum! Happy I found it. I am trying to wire an Aprilaire 700A to a Lennox Elite 650UH as follows:

* Humidifier works with heat call only
* No outdoor sensor

2 questions please:
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