Plumbing For Natural Gas ??? - HVAC - Page 5 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2008, 12:24 AM   #61
Member
 
hvaclover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Suburbs of Detroit Mi
Posts: 3,704
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Plumbing for natural gas ???


The other channel is down.

Advertisement

__________________
Just slow, not stupid.
hvaclover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2008, 01:07 AM   #62
1921 Sears&Robuc
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: The other Buffalo!
Posts: 109
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Plumbing for natural gas ???


Quote:
Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
That would mean they would have to be less then 2000 watts(6,826 BTUs) each.
Which the ones you have may be under 2000 watts.

A 30 amp breaker should not have more then a 24 amp continuous load drawn on it(continuous load is considered 3 consecutive hours of use).

The NEC has several sections on it.

I use to work for an Electrical/HVAC company.

Lots and lots of reading to stay up with codes.
Yes they are spec'd as 6800btu's, and the draw rate per spec. charts are 7.4 amps, thats why three of them in curcuit would of been a 30 amp breaker!(7.4 amps x3 units =22.2 draw amps, overload for a 20 amp breaker) And I am sorry to be so rebutal,I tend to forget or not take into account that just cause i dont have codes then that dont mean everyone else don't!

Quote:
Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
We do electric heat. And the rooms require a separate fused circuit for each base board. local code.
You said you have no codes where you live so you are following the manufacturer's instruction which are minimum NEC code requirements.
Local municipalities can make the local code more restrictive which is what we have locally and has proven to be much safer. As Beenthere has pointed out.
That was a very magnanimous gesture offering those new items you mentioned.

But I hold to my belief that used is an accident waiting to happen. That is my firm opinion.
"I am sorry" to be so rebutal,I tend to forget or not take into account that just cause I dont have codes then that don't mean everyone else don't! I just sit here thinking if something is right for me, then it should be good for everyone else, but that is generally not the case.
I took offense to my need to want to help someone with something of mine that is of good quality, and condition(2 items new, and one slightly used), ( thats the way i was raised, and thats how we do it in these parts of the world!) Dont let some one buy something new when you have what they want or need! but again thats just how we do things around these parts not to mentioned the way i was raised!
So if my items are code compliance for your region/jurisdiction zoning then your welcome to them!
Yes you (hvaclover) are entitled to your belief, about buying used. Alot of people feel the same way as you so your not out in the cold alone!
And I give you kudos, for sticking to what you belive in!
__________________
My house, a 1921 Sears-Robuk 1 1/2 story 4 bedroom, 2 bath 1975 sqr ft house! Ordered March 1921, delivered via: railcar 1922, assembled October 1922! Ignorance is not having the knowledge of', Stupidity is having the knowledge of' and not using it!
MrShadetree0222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2008, 12:07 AM   #63
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 30
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Plumbing for natural gas ???


Thanks for the offer of the base board heaters but my father brought us a few electric space heaters that work fine. I live in North Texas so it doesn't get really cold here. I'm thinking about trying to get a central air system next year. I have a huge attic that will accomodate one nicely. I don't have a house payment or rent to pay so along with my tax return I may be able to swing it. Getting this old house in shape is alot of work. I just installed a new ceiling in one room, painted the rear porch and entry way, and did some other work. I'm so exhausted I can barely walk. lol.
DVLCHLD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2008, 11:36 AM   #64
Member
 
hvaclover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Suburbs of Detroit Mi
Posts: 3,704
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Plumbing for natural gas ???


Might think about doing the heat at the same time as the a/c.

Good luck.

Advertisement

__________________
Just slow, not stupid.
hvaclover is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
plumbing a new sink kchiasson Plumbing 1 09-23-2008 04:04 PM
missed the plumbing in the slab!!! fauer Plumbing 7 03-03-2008 08:37 PM
Connecting new plumbing into existing plumbing Just do it guy Plumbing 2 02-18-2008 10:36 PM
Shower Plumbing Ron Plumbing 1 08-15-2007 12:38 PM
new plumbing in kitchen What have I done Plumbing 1 07-29-2006 12:14 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts