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    Correct measurement for replacement window

    I am replacing a large front window opening with vinyl windows from Lowe's. It will actually be 3 double hung windows that will come as one unit from Pella. The actual measurement right now is 66...
  3. Question: 3rd dui?

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    Good thing she didn't kill herself, huh...

    Good thing she didn't kill herself, huh...
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    Definitely changing out the faucet can add...

    Definitely changing out the faucet can add appeal. Maybe even a new toilet seat. Stay away from darker colors when you paint. White, Off-White and very light yellow is good...
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    Pilot is lit...

    Pilot is lit...
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    It could be either. Remove the thermostat. Jump...

    It could be either. Remove the thermostat. Jump from the Red terminal (R) to the White terminal (W) and see if the heat comes on. If so, you have a bad t-stat. If not, then I'm guessing the gas valve...
  7. Question: Heat Exchanger

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    Most have at least a 20 year heat exchanger...

    Most have at least a 20 year heat exchanger warranty on them. Any Comfortmaker dealer can get this info for you and arrange for replacement. Of course, you will pay for the labor to install it unless...
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    I'd call a roofer, since it only happens during a...

    I'd call a roofer, since it only happens during a hard rain.
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    Did he check the outlet pressure when the valve...

    Did he check the outlet pressure when the valve opens?
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    Do not use the furnace. It can and will kill you....

    Do not use the furnace. It can and will kill you. It would work for AC with no problem...
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    Not going to happen cheaply. Two different...

    Not going to happen cheaply. Two different animals... There are conversion kits available for some models, but not all... Also, it will never be very efficient...
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    If it was only the first time after the system...

    If it was only the first time after the system has not been used for awhile, then some odor is normal. All the dust and such that sits all summer long in the heat exchanger gets burned on the first...
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    That's a 2 1/2 ton 12 SEER unit...

    That's a 2 1/2 ton 12 SEER unit...
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    If the blower wheel is dirty, it can vibrate from...

    If the blower wheel is dirty, it can vibrate from being out of balance, causing the rattle you are having...
  15. Comfortmakers are notorious for being sensative...

    Comfortmakers are notorious for being sensative to icing, as well as incorrectly pitched vent/intake piping. Have the service tech check the pitch of the pipes and make sure there are no sags or low...
  16. Question: Steam pipe

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    It must be threaded pipe. No rubber boots, Etc...

    It must be threaded pipe. No rubber boots, Etc...
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    If the humidity level is low and the humidstat is...

    If the humidity level is low and the humidstat is calling for humidity, then yes, it should come on...
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    If you have the stat set to Fan ON and it's not...

    If you have the stat set to Fan ON and it's not working, then most likely it is a problem is the fan relay or with the motor itself. Putting line voltage directly to the motor would verify this as...
  19. Question: Baseboard heat

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    Either you have an obstruction or air in the...

    Either you have an obstruction or air in the line. Sometimes calcium deposits will clog the lines...
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    .4 will do it...

    .4 will do it...
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    Add an inline Tee at the furnace end of the...

    Add an inline Tee at the furnace end of the condensate hose. Point it up. This will prevent the "Vapor Lock" from happening. Of course, if the drain hose clogs, it will back up and overflow the Tee...
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    If it's lack of airflow, then the first place to...

    If it's lack of airflow, then the first place to start is the filter to make sure it is clean...
  23. With no wires connected other than line voltage...

    With no wires connected other than line voltage to the transformer, you should have 24 volts across the low voltage load side of it...
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    You should have a Humidifier Pad inside the unit....

    You should have a Humidifier Pad inside the unit. The water enters the Pad at the top and cascades down it. If it missing, you need to get one. Turn the Humidistat (Humidity Controler) off until it's...
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    http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/media/img/nordyne/...

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    First thing I would check is the filter. Make...

    First thing I would check is the filter. Make sure it's not clogged. Is the blower coming on and is there a good amount of air coming from the vents? It would not overheat unless the filter, the "A"...
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    Best to install a pump and pump it to a drain......

    Best to install a pump and pump it to a drain... Do you have A/C?

    Like this:

    Little Giant VCMA-20ULS, 1/30 HP, 80 GPH - Automatic Condensate Removal Pump w/ safety switch, 6' power cord...
  28. If you popped a hole in the tubing behind the...

    If you popped a hole in the tubing behind the wall, then the wall will have to be at least partially removed for access to repair it. No magic powder is going to fix it... It must be replaced or...
  29. You must have voltage going to it or it will not...

    You must have voltage going to it or it will not work. It requires 24 volts to the gas valve to open it on a call for heat. There is usually a transformer nearby that drops the voltage from 110 to 24...
  30. With the 90+ efficiency units coming with a...

    With the 90+ efficiency units coming with a lifetime replacement and the 80+ coming with a 20 year on the heat exchanger, with 5 years for parts, I don't see how you can go wrong. I like the units...
  31. Luxaire is a fine unit, both A/C and Furnace....

    Luxaire is a fine unit, both A/C and Furnace. Made by York and very dependable. Uses the same main parts as York. Only the enclosures/color are different. We've sold them for many years and have had...
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    Do you have a smoke alarm in the area?

    Do you have a smoke alarm in the area?
  33. That happens a lot when the return air duct is...

    That happens a lot when the return air duct is installed in the wall or floor right above the furnace. Not too much you can do about it other than see if a HVAC installer could re-route the return...
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    Amen...

    Amen...
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    Are there or are there not 2 brown wires coming...

    Are there or are there not 2 brown wires coming from the blower motor? And are they for sure hooked to the motor? If yes to both, then you need to get a capacitor on there (5 MFD). If not, then...
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    That is not the capacitor. That is the...

    That is not the capacitor. That is the transformer in the second pic... The capacitor is where I said it should be unless someone moved it to a different location (Unlikely)..

    This is a...
  37. Question: Heat pump

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    Normal operation for a heat pump. Nothing to...

    Normal operation for a heat pump. Nothing to worry about...
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    No harm in leaving it. It will act as a sound...

    No harm in leaving it. It will act as a sound deadener between floors...
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    The ABC's are just different setting for...

    The ABC's are just different setting for temperature. If it's too hot, turn it down some more... I would start at the "C"...
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    I will agree that the Goodman/Janitrol A/C...

    I will agree that the Goodman/Janitrol A/C condensing unit have few problems, but I cannot give any kind of positive recommedation for their furnaces. Nothing but trouble will await you. Do yourself...
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    You would be amazed at how far water can travel...

    You would be amazed at how far water can travel to find it's way into a structure. It could be originating almost anywhere on the roof and finding it's way to the neighbors walls... Best to call...
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    It will look like the one below or similar and be...

    It will look like the one below or similar and be located near
    The burners tips...

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    The lowest blower speed possible will be achieved...

    The lowest blower speed possible will be achieved by using the red wire from the blower motor to the fan control. What wires are hooked up now? Low speed would not be recommeded for A/C usage, as it...
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    If you are referring to the flame sensor, a...

    If you are referring to the flame sensor, a little emery cloth sanding type action will do the trick..
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    Reach back up under that silver panel. It will be...

    Reach back up under that silver panel. It will be bolted to the blower housing...

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    Do your radiators have bleeders?

    Do your radiators have bleeders?
  48. You would have to see if the humidifier is 24...

    You would have to see if the humidifier is 24 volts or 120 volts. If 24 volts, you should be able to hook it up if the thermostat you have puts out 24 volts on those 2 wires when calling for...
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    Unless you are comfortable with soldering...

    Unless you are comfortable with soldering connections, then I would replace the board as you have certainly determined the problem...
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    It sounds to me like the flame sensor may be...

    It sounds to me like the flame sensor may be dirty and not detecting flame as it should. This would cause the unit to try to ignite several times and then lock out until you turn the power off and...
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