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10-26-20, 06:30 PM
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Furnace LP gas pressure issue

I just installed a 96% Goodman 40k btu furnace. The gas inlet pressure is 9.4 inch wc and the manifold pressure is about 8 inch wc. The manual calls for 10 inlet and 10 outlet. I converted the...
10-18-20, 03:36 PM
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Views: 103
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Goodman RF000142 Flue Vent question

I just installed a Goodman horizontal left side down with the flue pipe coming out of the top (was the side) of the furnace. It requires part RF000142 to catch the condensate from the PVC flue so it...
02-02-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
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Electric Furnace Quit

I have an electric forced-air furnace under the house that quit working. I noticed a burned electrical smell in the bedrooms and noticed the furnace would no longer call for heat from the...
01-07-20, 02:54 PM
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Views: 293
Posted By kmerr98277

Sink slow drain

Single sink master vanity with a slow drain through 1.5" trap. Instead of the typical slow drain, it sounds more like the drain is fighting for air. Almost like when you turn a pop can upside down...
12-30-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
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Kitchen sink trap height problem

I am wondering if I will have drainage problems with this setup:
I have a double kitchen sink with two tailpieces that connect to a horizontal piece and a p-trap going from there to the trap adapter...
03-02-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By kmerr98277

Also, the clogged pipe is behind kitchen cabinets...

Also, the clogged pipe is behind kitchen cabinets and runs through a 2x6 wall. I can access the pipe by removing some siding and plywood on the other side of the wall. My concern is if I cut into...
03-02-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By kmerr98277

The house is 30 years old and the piping is ABS. ...

The house is 30 years old and the piping is ABS. I snaked the horizontal branch from the sink to the vertical stack several times yesterday, but it is still clogged (takes about an hour to drain a...
02-27-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By kmerr98277

Even the plumber can't fix this slow drain

So the kitchen sink has a very slow drain. The kitchen branch drain is about 8 feet long and connects to a larger vertical drain that also drains the master bathroom upstairs. Everything upstairs...
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Views: 623
Posted By kmerr98277

Update: I detached the gas tube from the...

Update:

I detached the gas tube from the gas valve to the pilot and blew air through it. A small particle blew out near the pilot. I now get a high enough mV generated (280 mV) to get the...
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Views: 623
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Pilot way too big

I have a gas fireplace insert that looks to be about 20-30 years old. I think it is a Mendota. I replaced the thermopile because I couldn't get more than 220 mV from it. I bench-tested it and got...
06-08-17, 07:51 PM
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Views: 572
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Proper way to check voltages

I am diagnosing the starting circuit on my car. I need to test the starter solenoid, battery cables/connections, ignition, neutral safety switch, etc. When testing for voltage with a DMM does...
05-07-17, 08:52 PM
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Views: 2,142
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I measured the input btu: 66k for a 65k rated...

I measured the input btu: 66k for a 65k rated furnace. The manifold pressure is 4.5" WC. Specs says no more than 4. There are no adjustment screws on the valve for pressure ( valve is Williams...
05-07-17, 06:25 PM
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Views: 2,142
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Williams Wall Heater too hot?

I just installed a 65k btu top vent Williams counterflow natural gas wall heater. It replaced a identical unit that was 30-40 years older. The heat comes out the bottom of the unit, which is also...
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Posted By kmerr98277

How to install a vent pipe boot on rolled roofing

I need to put a vent pipe through the roof, which is 3' wide rolls of composite that looks like it was maybe put down with a torch. I am not sure how to overlap the roofing onto the boot. Should I...
03-31-17, 09:21 PM
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Views: 600
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What kind of cement for a polypropylene bathroom sink drain?

I am connecting a 1-1/4 bathroom sink drain and am using an extension with a flared end (solvent weld). I tried PVC cement, and was not very surprised it didn't bond at all, even after the full cure...
12-11-16, 07:15 PM
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Views: 531
Posted By kmerr98277

Clamp meter total current question

I want to measure the total amps used in my house when everything is turned on. If I get a reading on the two hot conductors that feed all of the breakers in my panel and add them together will this...
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Views: 301
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Fireplace blower not working

I have an Instaflame CFM NG fireplace insert. The blower quit working and the fireplace/mantel gets very hot, obviously. It is 18 years old but has been serviced every year. I may replace the...
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Views: 464
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Converting a fireplace from LP to NG.

I recently was given a Lopi Berkshire Propane fireplace. I need to convert it to natural gas but cannot find a conversion kit online. Is this possible to convert without a kit? I imagine the...
10-17-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By kmerr98277

I see what you are saying. The room you are...

I see what you are saying. The room you are calling the "closet" is actually about 6 x 15 feet and has a wide pass through going into it with no threshold.
10-16-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By kmerr98277

Is it pretty normal to start in separate rooms...

Is it pretty normal to start in separate rooms and try to make them meet up? I'm not quite following on how this would be done.
10-16-16, 07:01 AM
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Views: 1,963
Posted By kmerr98277

It is called Coretec Plus. It is a floating...

It is called Coretec Plus. It is a floating floor. The joists run perpendicular to the arrow in the drawing.

How about the room on the right side of the drawing? Can I work backwards into...
10-15-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By kmerr98277

Where should I start my flooring?

I am installing vinyl plank flooring (coretec plus). Should I start in the middle of the room or a against a wall? If I install in the middle of the room there is less chance of wandering away from...
09-22-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By kmerr98277

If you had to rip a whole row, for example if you...

If you had to rip a whole row, for example if you came around a corner against a wall, would you just score the whole length of the piece and snap it? The product is coretec plus which I believe is...
09-22-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By kmerr98277

How do I cut vinyl planks for heating registers?

How do I cut a rectangular section out of the side of vinyl plank flooring? Also, can it be ripped on a table saw? Thanks
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08-22-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By kmerr98277

Strange. I am working in a development of 67 new...

Strange. I am working in a development of 67 new homes as a carpenter. Each has 1" from the meter for about 35 feet which then tees 1 x 3/4 x 3/4. 3/4 to the tankless, and 3/4 to the rest of the...
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