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  1. Doubtful. Anyone with any sense knows that an...

    Doubtful. Anyone with any sense knows that an insurance industry based system isn't going to work and will be the most expensive around. Single payer would be several times more efficient (wiping...
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    Non-ideal tankless application

    I've done a relocation since my last time on the forum. While waiting for my home to sell, I've been in a smaller, older, much more expensive rental (lucky me) in a warm climate. Among this home's...
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    Assuming that your AC is running some, you want...

    Assuming that your AC is running some, you want it to run in its lowest stage with minimal blower flow. (Lowest stage results in longer run time, lower blower flow = more subcooling and...
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    If the tank has a non-welded thermowell, then it...

    If the tank has a non-welded thermowell, then it should be possible to replace the thermowell.
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    Correct. The sound is definitely coming from...

    Correct.

    The sound is definitely coming from the PRV as I discovered standing next to it when a station turned on and subsides as the sprinkler heads all begin flowing. It happens each time a...
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    No problem there. It is the inventorying of the...

    No problem there. It is the inventorying of the lines that sends the PRV way over rated flow for awhile, resulting in chatter. Valve chatter is something I generally don't like to experience. In...
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    My system wasn't designed by me (keep that in...

    My system wasn't designed by me (keep that in mind.) Street pressure can be pretty high here, in the range of 120 psi at night, hence the PRV. Our lawn sprinkler draw is after the PRV as are the...
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    Do sprinkler systems kill PRV's?

    I'm wondering if the short life of the PRV's in my home plumbing is related to the sprinkler system. Unlike the previous homeowner that apparently thought he was growing corn, I only use the...
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    Haven't used ones specifically for water heaters,...

    Haven't used ones specifically for water heaters, but have had leaks as you describe from one made for washers and a particularly nasty blow out in one connected to a kitchen faucet.
  10. Not sure if you bought one already or not:...

    Not sure if you bought one already or not: "pulling the plug" general means killing an option rather than selecting it, but it sounds like you went with it instead. In case you haven't already got...
  11. Agreed, that fitting and the hose appear to be...

    Agreed, that fitting and the hose appear to be connected to the discharge side of the blower, not the suction side.
  12. I'm assuming that this is not a power vent type...

    I'm assuming that this is not a power vent type heater, just a run of the mill type.

    A picture would likely help. The questions are where is the water actually coming from and when? Is it...
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    I am not an HVAC tech, but here is my...

    I am not an HVAC tech, but here is my understanding.

    Several things can cause frost up:
    1. Low refrigerant charge and therefore low suction pressure. This results in the coil running too cold....
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    Two things primarily: Existing damage in some...

    Two things primarily:
    Existing damage in some seams from duct drips (which I seem to have cured by sealing what I could reach.) And wanting to replace the existing ducts behind that sheet rock with...
  15. Everyone seems to have had trouble with the the...

    Everyone seems to have had trouble with the the Unitrol gas valves for awhile (including Rheem and others...BW had the same set up for awhile, but they have far fewer installed.) At some point...
  16. Shouldn't impact those connections unless you are...

    Shouldn't impact those connections unless you are already seeing drips of course. However, the loose nuts suggest there might be/have been a poor seal around the faucet body to the sink. So if...
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    I have a somewhat similar set up in climate that...

    I have a somewhat similar set up in climate that runs considerably hotter than NJ in summer and colder in winter. The primary issues I see with the bed rooms are likely several fold: 1. Lack of...
  18. The one they used had a condensate reservoir that...

    The one they used had a condensate reservoir that had to be periodically emptied when in use. They indicated that another user would not empty the thing and couldn't understand why it didn't dry! ...
  19. To add to this, I have had exactly one pair of...

    To add to this, I have had exactly one pair of shorts damaged by the front loader, the only damage so far. (This is much less than the average annual damage from the top loader that we've...
  20. To add to what I wrote earlier: the primary...

    To add to what I wrote earlier: the primary problem of many water heaters in recent years has been a failure in the gas control valve/thermostat--particularly those with Unitrol valves. For the...
  21. Typically this is a problem with the gas control...

    Typically this is a problem with the gas control valve/thermostat.
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    I was guessing it would be around 2 tons. 15A...

    I was guessing it would be around 2 tons. 15A doesn't seem out of line considering the 30A for the our 4 ton system.



    As long as you don't exceed the rating of the wiring it shouldn't hurt. ...
  23. I'm not an HVAC tech or an electrician but I...

    I'm not an HVAC tech or an electrician but I wonder if it should have a larger capacitor. If the current HVAC tech hasn't figured out a solution after three tries at the same problem in two years,...
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    As it ages it will likely pull more amps. So 15A...

    As it ages it will likely pull more amps. So 15A might be okay early in its life, but in its "golden years" it could be marginal or less than that, especially when it tries to start. They put...
  25. My in-laws had some experience with one while...

    My in-laws had some experience with one while living in Europe. They said it worked okay. I've never used one, but am curious about them.
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