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Blower fan works w/ a/c “auto”, not with heat “auto”

I know there are similar questions out there but are there any new ideas? When I turn on my heater, the gas fires up but the fan doesn't turn on. I know the fan is still working because it will turn ...
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How far does bookcase have to be next to baseboard heater?

How far does furniture have to be from the side of a baseboard heater? My bookcase will be 2 inches from the side of the baseboard heater, I would like it to be closer so I can use the outlet on the ...
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Why is my gas heater shutting down the flame and pilot?

I have a KINGSMAN gas heater, Model FV-5000N, quits working. After I relight pilot, turn switch to on, the flame lights and begins to heat, then after about 30 seconds, there is an audible click from ...
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Making my own heater coil [closed]

So I am working on a project to which I need a heater. Currently I am using a cheapo heat gun that I purchased at Harbor Freight which works decently but I would like my heat to be more evenly ...
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King wall heater - fan works but no heat

The other day our King wall heater stopped working. The fan spins but no heat. I took it apart and cleaned it, I also reset the breaker and the unit itself (via the instructions to turn off the ...
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Safe heater options for small cabin with no electric [closed]

I'm trying to set up a safe heater for an 8'x20' cabin. The cabin is based on a standard steel container. I want one that doesn't require electric, and exhausts any fumes to the outside. I'm in the ...
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240v Cove Heater Wiring

So I'm planning on wiring in three 240v cove heaters in my master bedroom and bathroom (on two separate thermostats). I've read through the manufacturer installation instructions, as well as ...
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What does this lever do near my gas heater?

I am not entirely sure what this big duct work is for. Its not the exhaust, because im sure the exhaust is the smaller duct on the gar left side (exiting form the enter image description heretop). The ...
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Changing input to water heater

If I'm changing the input (and output) hoses in my gas water heater, do I need to drain the tank first? Or can I just shut off the water, shut off the gas to water heater and disconnect both hoses? ...
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Add Heater to Circuit - 14 AWG to 10 AWG on 30A breaker?

My new home has ductless wall heaters (Cadet specifically). I want to add a new wall and install another heater in it. In checking my panel, I see that the seven original heaters are on four dedicated ...
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Base electric heater safety/precaution

I have a base heater that is installed in a wall (dry wall). I noticed that after a while the wall right above the heater gets very hot to the touch. My concern is that this could be a fire hazard. ...
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Can mold survive on copper? [closed]

Also, does copper kill mold and mold spores? Does copper prevent mold such as 'black mold even.
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Connecting 30 Water Heater with 15 Gallon Under the Counter

Could someone point me in the right direction how to install a 30 gal water heater with an existing 15 gallon under the counter water heater? It would be installed in the carport storage room beside ...
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How far should my wall be from my furnace/water heater?

) we are refinishing the basement and are enclosing the furnace/water heater, leaving a thin 27" door. My water heater sits back beside my furnace and the enclosure is going to be square so I think ...
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Mount TV above baseboard heater

I need to mount my tv on a wall, or maybe just leave it on the stand, but the only wall that works has a baseboard heater on it. I've seen other questions about TVs over fireplaces, but my TV is ...
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Ductless Mini Split System for Cooling, Heating, and Dehumidification [closed]

I have a 22x24 foot building that I'd like to heat, cool, and dehumidify in East Texas. I'm specifically interested in purchasing a ductless mini split system to achieve this, but I have the ...
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Can you leave cold water running (inlet) through gas water heater - with the heating element actuall OFF?

I think this is a stupid question. It makes sense to me, that you could run cold water from the main line into the tank, without actually having the water heater on (gas) - or actively heating water. ...
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Any ideas for reattaching these baseboard heaters to the wall?

This baseboard heater (Hunter Heatmaster Convection Baseboard Heater - Model 35514) has come away from the wall. Its twin is having a similar problem. It seems neither was installed using a drywall ...
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Tankless water heater - Electric issue

I have a AuqaPower Tankless water heater I installed myself 2 years ago. I used the old wire from old (tank) water heater and I ran a new wire for the 2nd place. It has worked great for 2 years and ...
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On demand water heater using a propane tank

I have a single wide trailer. (The main gas line blew out the back and is under code so $4,000.00 to fix it plus permits because the main need to be moved from under the Trailer). I would like to ...
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Shower water temperature has changed in 2 of our upper level bathrooms…one is scalding hot & one is freezing cold!

We have 3 upper level bathrooms where the shower temp has drastically changed in "2" of them. Our master bedroom shower all of a sudden only puts out only COLD water & my son's shower is scalding ...
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Hot water lasting only for 1 minute

I just moved into a shared home and noticed that the hot water in my shower lasts for only about a minute before it turns ice cold. I told my landlord about this and he said he would rise the heat ...
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Why is my A/C unit running when the heater runs?

So it finally got cold here in AZ. We switched our thermostat from A/C to Heat. Now for some reason when the electric heater runs, the A/C condenser unit outside kicks on too. This is our first winter ...
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How do I diagnose a thermostat and HVAC that intermittently doesn't respond?

My gas heater for the whole house does not follow the thermostat settings on some mornings. I have set it to 70 degrees at 6 am but now it is still 60 at 8 am. This happens weekly once or so and seems ...
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Natural Gas water heater safety designs

Do new gas water heaters have safety features that shut off the gas valve if they over heat? I have one that the pilot will be off and water all around the tank but we cannot find out where the water ...
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Tubular heater placement in garage

I've purchased a 4ft tubular thermostatic heater for my garage to hopefully keep the frost/moisture at bay. I have two options to install it either at the top or the wall near the roof, or near the ...
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Smart wall heater thermostat line voltage from high to low.

Cadet's blog provided an approach on connecting a smart thermostat to a Com-Pak wall heater by connecting it to a relay/transformer. They have recently updated and changed their post to not recommend ...
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Trying to wire a 240v line-voltage thermostat

I am trying to replace my old 240v line-voltage thermostat with a modern version. The problem is that after wiring the new version in like the old it doesn't work. I have (2) 12-2 wires coming out of ...
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What does code 15 on a pennco gas boiler series 15b mean?

I have new pennco gas boiler,series 15b. It reading the code sta 15. I don't understand the explanation for code 15 in book. I think it may have to do with thermostat?
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Replaced HVAC Transformer, still have no output voltage

My HVAC stopped working, no matter what state the thermostat is in there is no fan, no compressor, no heat, etc. Using a multimeter, I found that the output voltage on the transformer was 0V. ...
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Why is my hot water baseboard heater not heating?

I have classic cast iron radiators in my house and then one "modern" one pictured below. It was installed in the 80s from what I know. It doesn't seem to produce much heat at all. It is properly ...
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How to insulate around a celing heater?

I just installed a heater in the ceiling of my bathroom and am trying to decide how to insulate around it. The insulation in my attic is the fluffy, blown insulation (cellulose maybe? not exactly ...
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Should a hole develop in the tip of a thermocouple after it is installed in a gas heater and lighted?

I just replaced the thermocouple in my gas heater as the pilot wouldn't stay on after lighting. The old thermocouple had developed a hole in the tip and the tip was discolored when I removed it. I ...
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What type of garage heater should I connect to my 30A circuit? [closed]

i want to heat my garage with a garage heater. My garage is already wired with a NEMA 6-30 plug on a dedicated 30 Amp breaker. What can i use to heart my garage using this existing set up? What ...
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What's wrong with an electrical outlet that will power a lamp but not a space heater?

Thought my space heater had died when I plugged it in and it wouldn't turn on, not even the "on" indicator light, so I went out and bought a new one. When the new one wouldn't work either, I tested ...
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Remove small 30 inch baseboard Heater

We have a small baseboard heater in our kitchen that we never use. It has it's own thermostat and turn on and off switch, but is on the same breaker as the other 4 baseboard heaters in the house......
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Elevating a Gas Hot Water Heater

We just bought a major fixer-upper, our gas hot water heater is in an unfinished basement (storm cellar) on a dirt floor with nothing protecting the bottom and providing for runoff. We do have a tube ...
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What is the third pipe leading to my water heater?

Ok here's a riddle. :) So there are three pipes coming out of this wall to what used to be a gas water heater. The one on the right is the cold water, the one on the left will pour cold water if the ...
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Powervent Water Heater Has Cold Air coming into Vent

I have just had a new powervent water heater installed by a licensed plumber. All looks well and runs well except the fact that there is a big draft coming back into the vent while the blower is not ...
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Why does my non-vented gas fireplace turn off after a few minutes?

I have a non vented gas fireplace, brand new, it has a screen on the front and logs. The pilot light is strong and stays lit, however the main flames turn off after a few minutes even when the ...
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How to manage one heat zone with two thermostats?

Main house: forced steam/radiators with a simple programmable thermostat. Addition (large family room): forced hot water baseboard with an old-school dial thermostat. But there is only one zone. When ...
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Do I need to shut off gas water heater if I turn off water?

I'm renting a house in Washington DC but the house is going to be empty all of December since I am going home for Christmas. I'm very concerned about the pipes bursting. I would just leave the house ...
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Piggyback power to dual water heaters

Can I piggyback the power to two water heaters using the same breaker by just doing a junction box and running power to each water heater? Or do I need to run seperate line from the circuit box to the ...
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How can I make this old space heater more quiet?

I have an old space heater running along the outside-facing walls. It's a very simple heater: it consists of a pipe, a heat sink all along it, and a cover. I don't know what's inside the pipe; most ...
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Geyser holds too much water

I have a gravity fed system. The geyser takes 300L which uses a lot of energy to heat. I only switch it on to heat in the evening. Is there any way one can lower the ball valve so it takes less water ...
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Upgrade to a tankless heater

My water heater went out and I'd like to replace it with a tankless. Electrical setup is as follows: A.O.Smith 50gal water heater - 1, 30amp double pole breaker Tankless needs - 2, 40amp double pole ...
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Is it safe to unplug my electric water heater daily to save energy?

Could you please help me answer the following questions? 1) Will unplugging my water heater from the socket when not in use damage it? 2) Which energy-saving timer will work with my water heater? ...
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Water Heater Replacement - Old unit with AC Lines?

Been a lurker for awhile but now need a bit of help. Recently bought a house (Built 1992) with an original 20+ year old AO Smith short boy water heater. Still works, another win for AO Smith however ...
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Furnace problem

My furnace kicks on like it should when it reaches temp it shuts off but maybe a minute later the fan kicks on, runs 10 seconds and shuts off it does this three times before it stops. My brother says ...
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220 wiring old to new

I have two lines, one with two bare wires red and black, the other line has a red a black a white and a ground wire. How do I hook them together? I know I'm not supposed to put a neutral with a ground ...