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Old 10-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #31
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Is this what you call a cracked heat exchanger? I wasn't there when the tech came to look at the heater but this is the only cracked I found.
yep the crack is just above pilot and runs to the screw....ben sr

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Old 10-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #32
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Some furnace have a plate that replaces that cracked part. If the head exchanger itself is sound have the tech look into it. They're cheap and don't take much labor to install, half hour or so.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #33
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Back in the day we had low boys, mid boys and high boys. that definetly was a high boy. Coleman and ICG had em and usually the fans were so small and poor the AC did not work worth a da*mn either.

With that nice new 4 foot plenum you can stick 2 AC coils in now. Beauty

that's a Cdn Bob and Doug McKenzie sayin for great.
I know what it means 'Ya think Im A HOSER or sompthin'?

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Old 10-03-2013, 07:46 PM   #34
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Actually we are absorbin Nordth Dakota. Minysotah and wherever the else it is cold as heck below our border. Got lots of Red Green fans in the Dakotas and Minnesota. I guess they like our kulture.

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Actually we are absorbin Nordth Dakota. Minysotah and wherever the else it is cold as heck below our border. Got lots of Red Green fans in the Dakotas and Minnesota. I guess they like our kulture.

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no. it's just the beer they like.

(Jeeze ...doin' these Scandanavian-North American impersonations is thirsty work. Need anoder' Blue))
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:09 PM   #36
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You must like dat der Fargo movee.

Just like yer Uncle (say Hi to the ole guy), always thirsty
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:26 PM   #37
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He's been busy playing with all his new Testo and FP toys he bought for heating service.

He used no less than one Testo 510 manometer, an FP differential manometer, a UEI manometer an Apollo VI differential thermometer and a Testo 320 combustion analyzer on a furnace clean and check today.

Talk about overkill.

I'm gonna have to get a coup going .....
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #38
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Going to need a pack mule to haul those toys if he gets any more or get the Nephew to do the haulin.
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Going to need a pack mule to haul those toys if he gets any more or get the Nephew to do the haulin.
He's running out of the top shelf big ticket items. The biggest thing he bought was an $80 Supco Megger. Just a convenience item. He's frothing at the mouth over a $500 Fluke megger he saw on YouTube. That's for his refer work.

This megger makes sense for checking refer comps for moisture content.

The hell of it is when he buys something he gets one for me too!
My friggin truck has more electronic gear than the Space Shuttle! Jeeze...I am all for staying current with hvacr instrument technology, but I am still getting the feel for the Testo 320 analyzer and all the new physc and air flow instruments he threw at me in the last six months.

how he keeps track of how all these instruments work is beyond me. I have to remind him of everything else, but the instruments he's got down pat.

Oye.

I'm gonna go crash.
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Off topic, I hate that gas line to the water heater.
Is it the color or what yuri said? I looked for a nice blue line but all I could get was yellow.
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How about one of these? This is cool but wwwaaayyyy beyond a DIYer... but maybe not beyond uncle?

http://www.aikencolon.com/fluke-vt02...FclDMgodTR8A3A

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He's running out of the top shelf big ticket items. The biggest thing he bought was an $80 Supco Megger. Just a convenience item. He's frothing at the mouth over a $500 Fluke megger he saw on YouTube.
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That brought a tear to my eye. I've only known ol Smokey for 20 years but me & him have become the best of pals.

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Your water heater is more efficient then your furnace. Your furnace has an AFUE of 60% as I recall.

Think of it as a pal that is always borrowing money from you, and never paying it back.
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In response to pollcat. I hear you.

My hotwater boiler is a weil mclain 50 years old. My man says He can still get parts for it. If its not leaking internally your good to go. They don't make like mine anymore. With the cast iron.
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In response to pollcat. I hear you.

My hotwater boiler is a weil mclain 50 years old. My man says He can still get parts for it. If its not leaking internally your good to go. They don't make like mine anymore. With the cast iron.
They still make cast iron boilers. They're still installed every day. Weil McLain, Peerless, Slantfin, Burnham, Buderous, and others.

The cast iron is a bit thinner due to the DOE regs on efficiency.

Your boiler is probably also 60% AFUE, or less. Would changing it out pay back in a timely manor, can't tell from here. But most boilers from 50 years ago hold too much water, and cost 15% more to use because of that reason alone. If its gas fired with a barometric hood, thats another 15 to 20% operating cost increase. The larger flue passageways of those old boilers leaves a lot of the heat in the combusted gasses go up the chimney, which is another potential 5 to 10% loss in efficiency.

It may last another 50 years. But then again, with proper care and maintenance, a car can last 100 years. Is your daily use car, 50 years old.
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Well my heating bill isn't outrageous. It usually runs during the cold months around 125.00-150.00 I do have it serviced every season. I was planing on replacing it. I then got thrown a curve ball. My guy committed suicide. Shocked everybody in my town .I was going to order one from pexsupply. New weil mclain. He was going to mess around in summer time with getting it installed. No rush. Then he committed suicide. We even picked it out together. He couldn't even get it for there price.

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