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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-18-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,587
Posted By Servicetech
I've got a kitchenaid, it uses spark ignition for...

I've got a kitchenaid, it uses spark ignition for stovetop and oven.
Forum: Conservation 10-30-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By Servicetech
Why not put in one of those Marey gas tankless...

Why not put in one of those Marey gas tankless units? Same $300, saves space, and no pilot light. Even vents with standard B vent. Gas valve DOES NOT modulate, that's' why it's only $300. You must...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-03-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By Servicetech
Real World Ceiling Fan CFM

Has anybody done testing on delivered CFM of ceiling fans? Energy star has a test room where the blades are 40 5/8" from the ceiling, but this rarely happens in living rooms. Perhaps manufacturers...
Forum: Conservation 06-12-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,064
Posted By Servicetech
Compressor amps are VERY sensitive to head...

Compressor amps are VERY sensitive to head pressure. Outdoor temp and total CFM are the major players, provided system charge or indoor airflow haven’t been messed with. Was the outdoor temp about...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-04-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,810
Posted By Servicetech
Regulators are only about $20 at supplyhouse.com

Regulators are only about $20 at supplyhouse.com
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-30-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,810
Posted By Servicetech
Look at the Takagi, $500 buys a decent water...

Look at the Takagi, $500 buys a decent water heater.
2Psi systems are only in certain parts of the country.
https://www.socalgas.com/for-your-business/builder-services/elevated-pressure
Forum: Conservation 05-22-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,406
Posted By Servicetech
Wait until utilities start implementing time of...

Wait until utilities start implementing time of use electric rates. They only need the grids full capacity for a few hours per week, and they will charge more during peak demand times. For a utility,...
Forum: Conservation 05-22-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,406
Posted By Servicetech
There are 29.3KWH in a therm of gas. 29.3 x.11...

There are 29.3KWH in a therm of gas. 29.3 x.11 cents per KWH (do you stay under 600KWH most months?, most people don’t) = $3.22 Gas is 44 cents, you need a COP of 3.22/.44 = 7.3 for the HPWH to make...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-28-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,076
Posted By Servicetech
How big is the house? Unless its 3,000sqft or...

How big is the house? Unless its 3,000sqft or REALLY leaky, a 100k furnace shouldn't have to run wide open with a 17f outdoor temp.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-28-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,076
Posted By Servicetech
Odds are VERY HIGH the 3 ton systems was only...

Odds are VERY HIGH the 3 ton systems was only delivering about 2 tons. This is why the house was hot, it wasn't because the 3 ton wasn't big enough. To get the full 3 tons ductwork and system charge...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-17-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,076
Posted By Servicetech
An easier way is to clock system run time on a...

An easier way is to clock system run time on a design day. Do so after thermostat has been at the same set point for at least 1 hour. In most houses you will find the furnace runs less than 50% (aka...
Forum: Conservation 04-16-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,600
Posted By Servicetech
50KWH during the heat of the summer. 100+ degree...

50KWH during the heat of the summer. 100+ degree days will do that !!!
Forum: Product Reviews 04-16-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,888
Posted By Servicetech
How bad was it about stripping small appliance...

How bad was it about stripping small appliance screws? What about size/weight?
For big projects I agree, the 18v is the way to go.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-16-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,076
Posted By Servicetech
AC oversizing penalty has 4 major factors: ...

AC oversizing penalty has 4 major factors:

1: Poor humidity removal during part load conditions. Those humid days in the 80's people will turn their AC down to 70 or below to get humidity relief....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-16-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,616
Posted By Servicetech
Large ain't the word for it !! That's a HUGE...

Large ain't the word for it !!
That's a HUGE raised garden bed !!

We may do a small 4' x 8' next year.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-06-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,810
Posted By Servicetech
Some newer houses is "medium pressure" 2psi gas...

Some newer houses is "medium pressure" 2psi gas systems. You may be able to use the existing gas line and just add a $20 regulator.
Forum: Conservation 03-15-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,823
Posted By Servicetech
To hit 85% you have to get the air/fuel ratio...

To hit 85% you have to get the air/fuel ratio exactly right. At 83% you start having condensation problems. You’re talking about modifications to get THREE PERCENT. In TEXAS you will NEVER see the...
Forum: Conservation 03-15-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,823
Posted By Servicetech
100k furnace would run 1/3 of the time on a...

100k furnace would run 1/3 of the time on a design day, mush less on a normal day. Look at Therms burned in a month to get a better look at actual run time.
Forum: Conservation 03-13-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,823
Posted By Servicetech
85% That's the MAXIMUM efficiency you can get out...

85% That's the MAXIMUM efficiency you can get out of a non-condensing gas appliance. The other 15% of the combustion process is latent heat, and you must condense the combustion gasses to capture it....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-14-15, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,319
Posted By Servicetech
Carrier ComfortChoice...

Carrier ComfortChoice (http://www.comfortchoice.com/)
Free from the local electric company.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-04-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Servicetech
Question Typical Pilot Light Fuel Consumption?

Want to make sure I got the estimate right:
Typical pilot is .018 orifice which burns 800BTU @ 3.5" gas pressure.
70 Therms per year to keep pilot lit.

For those that have actually measured...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-20-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,020
Posted By Servicetech
Most systems aren't undersized, but they DO under...

Most systems aren't undersized, but they DO under perform. very few systems actually deliver their rated capacity.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-19-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,489
Posted By Servicetech
Run natural gas if you have gas at your house....

Run natural gas if you have gas at your house. Costs 1/3 vs electric in most areas.
Forum: Lighting 06-21-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,566
Posted By Servicetech
Home Depot had some Phillips 800 lumen 2 pack for...

Home Depot had some Phillips 800 lumen 2 pack for $5.
Forum: Product Reviews 05-17-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,888
Posted By Servicetech
Back when I did appliance repair I found the 12v...

Back when I did appliance repair I found the 12v impact more than strong enough for driving screws. Couldn't see spending more for a heavier more powerful tool.
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