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    Yes, and complicated by the fact that the shower...

    Yes, and complicated by the fact that the shower valve is a flow regulating device itself, plus a big lag time between the heater and a shower.
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    Here's another thing. We've had this almost a...

    Here's another thing. We've had this almost a year and since I got the igniter working correctly, it's been giving very satisfactory service. But, recently we were doing some repair work in the...
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    I thought I'd add another chapter in this story....

    I thought I'd add another chapter in this story. The latest thing to happen was finding that the wire leading to the igniter electrode was arcing through the insulation to adjacent metal parts on the...
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    I have learned there is a product called a wet...

    I have learned there is a product called a wet switch which will detect the presence of water in the secondary pan and turn off the AC when it happens. My evaporator case is such that I could install...
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    Secondary condensate drain installation

    Both of my AC units are in my attic so I want to make sure the secondary drain is working properly. I just had one unit replaced. The primary drain is working and piped to the house sewer system. The...
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    Back to square one. Today my AC guy came and...

    Back to square one. Today my AC guy came and pronounced the compressor dead, so I've ordered a new 3 ton condenser and evaporator coil (Goodman R-410A). He said he would come and start it up once...
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    It happens that my fears of a totally dead...

    It happens that my fears of a totally dead condenser were unfounded. They came back today and replaced the starting capacitor on the compressor and it's now running again. Thanks again to everyone...
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    What you meant to say was that diesel has more...

    What you meant to say was that diesel has more energy content per volume, not per unit of mass. The heating value of gasoline and diesel on a per Kg basis are about the same with gasoline being...
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    They have been working for me a long time, so I...

    They have been working for me a long time, so I trust them, but it did occur to me that they screwed up. The lead person on the call was someone who has been here many times, but he did have a kid...
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    Well, I went out and got a window unit this...

    Well, I went out and got a window unit this morning which will at least allow me to be in my office until I can figure out what to do. I did have a phone call with the my AC repair service (they were...
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    I'm simply going to ask him if he will install it...

    I'm simply going to ask him if he will install it if I buy it. He can always say no. I have done most of my own home repairs my entire life and no doubt saved a bunch of money in the process. I do...
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    Thanks jimbo. What are your thoughts on R22 vs...

    Thanks jimbo. What are your thoughts on R22 vs 410? I know the 22 is being phased out, but there are evidently some issues with the 410, especially when converting an existing system. I've done some...
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    Replace AC unit

    My house has 15 yrs old. It has 2 Goodman AC units, 1 for up and 1 for down. The up unit (CK-30 1B) has bit the dust. I would like to replace it with a 3 ton unit and do as much of the work as...
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    I have noticed that the igniter will sometimes...

    I have noticed that the igniter will sometimes spark and the pilot does not light. This was happening yesterday. I have measured the gas pressure so I'm confident that is not a problem.
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    Thanks for the comments. One of the things that...

    Thanks for the comments. One of the things that happened early on was that the Bosch technician had me set the water flow to minimum. I left it there on the assumption that he knew what the best...
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    Bosch 1600H Experience

    I installed one of these in December of 2010. FYI,I am the owner and installer and not a plumber. I had no problems with the installation. There was an initial startup problem due to a stuck...
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