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Rheem Tankless Heater

Hi folks, I haven't been on this forum for almost 5 years, it's good to be back.
My question is about a Rheem 240V, 6 kW electric tankless heater, Model # 685366, suitable to supply hot water to a...
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Posted By torpedo203

Talking re exiting a generator

if you haven't used the generator in a long time, the residual field magnetism might be completely gone, preventing a voltage from building up.

you can try the following:

a. remove the brush...
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Posted By torpedo203

I have the SSC1 power ventor for my hot water...

I have the SSC1 power ventor for my hot water boiler and have been operating it for the past 12 years.
My house is very tight and I have a central heat exchanger/ventilation system.
My furnace is...
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Posted By torpedo203

Boiler Jacket

I have a question for the learned folks on this board.

I'm thinking about buying an insulation jacket for my hot waterboiler with a DHW coil. It's made from a highly heat resistant material with...
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My impeller had worn down a lot from clearing my...

My impeller had worn down a lot from clearing my long gravel driveway. I had a gap between impeller and housing of 1 inch or more which severely reduced the throwing distance, especially with wet...
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Posted By torpedo203

NJ - I'm not sure if what I did to the aquastat...

NJ - I'm not sure if what I did to the aquastat qualifies as a mod in the real sense of the word.

I just applied 110V to terminal ZC of the aquastat with a jumper from L1(hot) to ZC.

If would...
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Posted By torpedo203

NJ - Well put:) That's what I meant to sayBeer...

NJ - Well put:) That's what I meant to sayBeer 4U2

I do heat my DHW with a tankless coil ( I know from your posts that you hate tankless coils) but I've had them for 30 years and I'm very happy...
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Posted By torpedo203

Question for the experts

I've been wondering about the feature on a triple aquastat, that kills the circulator during a heatcall until the boiler water temp reaches a point higher than "low" limit( low limit minus 10 deg...
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Posted By torpedo203

I never run any of my engines during hibernation....

I never run any of my engines during hibernation. Unless you run them long enough to get them thoroughly warmed up, you'll probably do more harm than good. The culprit is the creation of condensation...
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Posted By torpedo203

Using Fuel Stabilizer

A lot of people seem to be having problems with carbs gumming up and dying due to "old/stale fuel".
I'd just like to share with you what has worked for me for the last 40 years:)
I have several...
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I'm on my second heating season with the Beckett...

I'm on my second heating season with the Beckett HM and I'm no HVAC pro by any stretch of the imagination, just an average DIY'er with a good knowledge of a little bit of everything.
Common sense...
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Posted By torpedo203

Test tube, my heatsensor is strapped right to...

Test tube,
my heatsensor is strapped right to the cast iron boiler output pipe and I insulated it with a piece of foam pipe insulation and wrapped the whole thing with metal tape. I also have a...
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Posted By torpedo203

Hi fellow bluenose:) It sure sounds like the...

Hi fellow bluenose:)
It sure sounds like the drive belt is stretched giving you the problem.
I'd get a new one and replace it asap, winter has just started and I have a feeling we're in for a lot...
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Posted By torpedo203

Hi, interesting thread! I installed the...

Hi,
interesting thread!
I installed the Beckett HM( poor cousin of your Intellicon HM) last January and initially had a similiar problem as yours ie. lockout, although mine was intermittant which I...
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Posted By torpedo203

I set my hi limit to 180 which means that the...

I set my hi limit to 180 which means that the burner will shut off at 180 and come back on again at 170 (180 - 10) provided there's a heat call. This can mean a lot of cycling on and off when it's...
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Posted By torpedo203

this will explain it - the difference is nothing...

this will explain it - the difference is nothing short of amazing:)
it's well worth the effort!!!...
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Posted By torpedo203

I would say that's definately the reason for the...

I would say that's definately the reason for the "short throw".
You should be able to straighten them out as long as they are not bent to badly. Also beware of any cracks - you don't want the thing...
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I'm a dud when it comes posting pics on a forum....

I'm a dud when it comes posting pics on a forum. I know you have to put them on some kind of a sharing site and I don't know how:o
Pics won't show anything anyway because I repainted the whole...
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Posted By torpedo203

10 year old MTD Snow Blower

Just thought I'd share this with all of you:)
Last year my Snow Blower was barely able to throw snow far enough to be useful, especially the wet, heavy snow/slush we can have around here.
Engine...
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Posted By torpedo203

I'd like to invite you use your blower during one...

I'd like to invite you use your blower during one of our typical maritime winters ie.
10 to 15 cm of snow @ a temp of -10 C followed by 50 mm of freezing rain & rain @ a temp of +2 C followed by...
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Posted By torpedo203

Interesting thread! I have a boiler with the...

Interesting thread!

I have a boiler with the Tjernlund Sideshot SS 1C and an F5 Riello Burner.
System is almost 12 years old and worked well until about 2 years ago when burner exhibited similiar...
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Posted By torpedo203

Hi, I had exactly the same thing happening last...

Hi,
I had exactly the same thing happening last year with my carb (Tecumseh engine)
I bought a kit and after re-assembly the gas was leaking from the needle.
I'm sorry I can't remember how the...
12-25-08, 03:17 PM
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Posted By torpedo203

Where I live (Canada) you can only use a floating...

Where I live (Canada) you can only use a floating neutral generator with a run of the mill transfer switch since the only point of neutral bonding is in the main panel.
If you have a bonded neutral...
12-20-08, 06:50 PM
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Posted By torpedo203

Thanks for your reply Buzz, I'm in Nova Scotia...

Thanks for your reply Buzz,
I'm in Nova Scotia where the rules in my municipality (Halifax) state that ALL transfer panel installations SHALL BE DONE by a licensed electrical contractor. They won't...
12-19-08, 06:33 PM
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Posted By torpedo203

I just looked through the 2006 CEC at our library...

I just looked through the 2006 CEC at our library and found rule 6-212(1).

However, there are also some other rules on 12-3034 Wiring Space in Enclosures, which seem to say the exact...
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