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Gas Furnace and Gas Water Heater use same chimney flue or liner?
answered in Gas Water Heater by darekrudy (21,730 points) 1,083 views
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we have water leaking from the bottom of the rubber sleeve that connects our exhaust motor and the pvc pipe (just as pictured). Because we didn't know what the part was or ... that there is a small (1/2") gap between the two pieces of pipe. Thanks.
answered in Heating System by darekrudy (21,730 points) 995 views
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I just had a new water heater installed and permit was pulled by the installers . The gas line is touching the water heater and the contractor wasn't sure if it will be a issue with city inspector
answered in Plumbing by darekrudy (21,730 points) 553 views
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For several years now, there has been a musty (moldy grain-like?) smell in our basement that seems to coincide with furnace usage in the fall and winter. ... assessment? mold inspector? etc. etc. THANK YOU for any insights you might provide.
answered in Heating System by darekrudy (21,730 points) 523 views
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I am remodeling a cabin. The existing wood burning stove is being replaced by a firebox I purchased. It has double wall insulated pipe, but we want it to hook to our existing flu. Can I put a 90 on a it and still expect it to draw?
answered in House Chimney by darekrudy (21,730 points) 1,026 views
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Hi, I have an old 2 family house in Chicago with original wood and some steel windows in it. All windows are in pretty bad shape but I had a few opinions from ... if I decide to install new vinyl windows. I'd appreciate your opinion. Thanks. Drake
answered in House Energy Savings by darekrudy (21,730 points) 3,121 views
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I have a Rheem water heater with a honeywell controller. I am getting a 6-3 blink code which states "Recycle Limit - Flame Lost" This water heater came installed in ... How do I check if theres adequate venting for the intake? Thanks! David
asked in Gas Water Heater by davidkimchee (120 points) 2,460 views
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I had a new furnace and air put in by a local outfit. They ran a new line out the otherside of my home, but just left the old one in place. ... regarding this question. I would appreciate your professional feedback on this. Sincerely, Pat Murphy
answered in Cooling System by darekrudy (21,730 points) 1,443 views
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When should you go with insulated liner? Is that insulated total length or just where chimney is exposed?
answered in House Chimney by darekrudy (21,730 points) 1,245 views
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Hate to drag this on but things keep popping up. Heating company called and said they weren't sure if we would like heating our 3400 sq.ft. old farm house with LP. Said even ... know if that has much to do with going to LP, as it is lower temp. heat.
answered in House Chimney by darekrudy (21,730 points) 833 views
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Estimates are in for liner. Need 6" stainless about 32' long. Price $1200. $280 for labor, is it possible for novice to do this work? Also, fuel oil furnace is ... only for old furnace to have problems. It's running fine now but concerned about age.
answered in House Chimney by darekrudy (21,730 points) 218 views
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The chimney runs through the center of the house with only exposure above roof. I guess I jumped to a liner before I know if that is the problem. The leaking through ... needed? Is there any kind of glaze to put on exposed bricks above roof line?
answered in House Chimney by darekrudy (21,730 points) 305 views
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The brick chimney has no liner. At the start of heating season I had furnace serviced, so I know combustion is good. Would it be best to use metal prefab liner or is it to old?
answered in House Chimney by darekrudy (21,730 points) 241 views
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Old brick chimney is clear looking up through trap door. On the second floor the chimney is skim coated and painted. A brown liquid is seeping through. 8 years ago it ... now with snow, slippery. Is it safe, doesn't seem like creosote acts this way?
answered in House Chimney by darekrudy (21,730 points) 679 views
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Want to create an inverted P-trap for heat in the vent circuit, as hot air won't want to go down to escape as easily. Would like to use ABS if ... floor for reduced noise and easier replacement, with an intake above the shower and exhaust outside.
answered in Bathrooms by darekrudy (21,730 points) 101 views
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