Questions tagged [heating]

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Extra powerful boiler short-cycling and overfilling

I have a gas powered steam radiator heating system with 8 radiators in the entire house. I replaced my old heating boiler with Crown Bsi138enpzzpsu 138K BTU which is way too powerful for my house. My ...
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Heating not turning on

I live in a warm place, so I never use the heating. It is only a few weeks in the year that it gets cold enough for me to turn the heating, so this is the first time I tried to turn on the heating. ...
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Problem controlling propane free-standing stove with a millivolt thermostat

Heat only millivolt non-programmable thermostat stops turning propane stove on after 20 years. Stove turns on/off just fine using manual switch in back of stove. So I assume thermostat bad and replace ...
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LP fireplace: My pilot and burner both shut down

My Pleasant Hearth liquid propane fireplace (it's either 20k or 30k BTUs) is only a year old. I am using a 100 lb tank attached to a copper line (with a regulator, of course). I live in Maine, so the ...
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How do I move a hot-water convector?

I have a "breakfast nook" section of my kitchen with a large hot water convector installed along the baseboards of two walls. Because of other elements in the heating system located close ...
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Why doesn't my solar water heater provide enough hot water for a few showers?

I bought a Helioakmi compact 200 solar heater. It’s properly installed but even with the electric element on it’s still not heating enough water for a few showers. In the evening the water is cold. I ...
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RV heating and cooling using multiple sources of fuel

I'm trying to design an all terrain/all weather RV for some extreme camping and I'm wondering if it's possible to have a multiple fuel source heating/cooling/refrigeration system. I want to be able ...
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Cracked Heat Exchanger Carbon Monoxide

If there was a crack in a heat exchanger in a natural gas forced hot air furnace, would it trigger a Carbon Monoxide detector to go off? This is NOT happening in my house. The reason why I am asking ...
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How to find source of leak in heating pipes under concrete / glued floors?

Update 2021.01.11 In case this helps anyone - I was able to trace the leak and make the repair in the end. Steps were this: Locate leak as closely as possible by isolating areas of the heating system ...
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Do I have a bad heating element in my electric boiler?

I have a Dettson Hydra20. Two days ago we woke up to 17C inside the house instead of the 21C set on the thermostat. The water temp on the boiler was at 40C and not moving. I also have a gas fired ...
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Can a dryer heat coil be used after it gets bent out of shape?

I was taking apart my dryer, and in getting the drum out, I bent some of the coils in the heating element. I don't see anything broken, it's just not as spaced evenly in a couple of places. I'm going ...
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Air intake for a condo apartment

I am renovating a top-floor apartment (gutted it entirely & rebuilding everything). With new windows and doors, spray foam insulation etc, the space is becoming quite air-tight. I will be putting ...
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Is this open supply duct in my vented crawl space necessary?

New (first-time) home owner here (4 months in). I recently discovered what at first seemed like an un/disconnected supply-side duct in our vented (open) crawl space. Photo attached. After several ...
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Cleaning electric heaters

I own a home heated with the wall mounted wall heaters that need to be cleaned every year. The way it's recommended to clean them is just simply remove the cover and vacuum out to the insides, if not ...
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Is it ok to blow hot air under the floor?

I have two story house and downstairs is always colder. Head feels fine but feet are cold and you can feel cold coming from the floor. The house have no basement but is built on a concrete slab. The ...
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Why does my first floor thermostat also make my third floor baseboards turn on?

(Possibly related to this question but I do not have the expertise to diagnose at the level of the author of that question) I moved into a new house recently that was billed as having three heating ...
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What could cause a thermostat to distribute electricity to only one heater out of two?

I have two electric heaters on the same circuit. They are connected in parallel, or at least the wires all come in the same box where the thermostat is installed. Previous setup: 1 heater had a built-...
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Pro T705 thermostat: heat kicks on when it drops below 64.5 despite it being set to kick on at 60

I have a Pro T705 thermostat. At night, I have it set to only heat when the temperature drops below 60 degrees F. I have the wake up temperature set to 73 degrees. I have a Netamo system in the same ...
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Bleeding an old baseboard radiator

Background: Third floor radiators are cold. Pressure hovering around 11. Went to bleed everything and got stuck. I have these old things on the first floor: I can't find a traditional valve, all I ...
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Vent filter for floor intake grille?

I have an intake on the floor, it's 6x30 and I can't seem to find a vent filter for it. I know there's a filter down inside the heater but I am trying to prevent pet hair from entering the duct and I ...
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Two zone hvac on single compressor [closed]

I have a two zone HVAC system with two compressors (A and B). When I run the heat on Zone 1, it uses compressor A and when I run the heat on Zone 2, it also uses compressor A. When I run the A/C, it ...
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Grundfos Alpha pump shows 0 GPM but consumes power and heating works?

I have some heating zones which run off a Grundfos Alpha pump which is set to the "auto" mode. Heating seems to work fine - rooms heat up normally and this doesn't seem to take an unusually ...
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Element wattage for electric radiators

I'm looking for clarity about electric towel rails/radiators and wattages. Hope you can help. I want to connect a heated electric only towel rail into a circuit that has a smart home 'puck' switch ...
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Wiring Infrared Patio Heating Systems

We're thinking about installing an infrared patio heater – according to a local dealer a CD-6024 (2 - 3000 W / 240 V elements for a total of 6000 watts) would do the job. For the controls they ...
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Aprilaire 700 Humidifier hookup to a communicating Trane furnace

I have a Trane communicating furnace controlled by Trane's version of a Nexia XL1050 (thermostat and humidistat). I want to hookup an Aprilaire 700 humidifier. I could use the Aprilaire's humidistat, ...
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Nest thermostat heating way beyond set temperature

I installed a new (2020 model) Nest thermostat, which is replacing a basic battery-powered Honeywell thermostat that we had. The wiring is W/R/G/Y. The Nest thermostat keeps heating WAY beyond the ...
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Upgrading thermostat: 2 baseboard heaters (6 wires)

I'm upgrading a thermostat, and the installation isn't quite as simple as I'd hoped. In this COVID era, I think I'd like to avoid having an electrician inside my home... Some facts: the circuit ...
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Updating baseboard radiator

My house was built in the 50s and I believe the baseboard radiators are original. We just bought the house and I went to go clean them. I realized most of them are rusty and painted over making them ...
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Armstrong circuit board [closed]

What would cause the burn spot around the white diode? on the left side of circuit board st9160b 1068 I notice it on all the pictures I have seen
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Is high temperature an issue with underfloor heating?

I have an underfloor heating installed and it takes significant amount of time (~2 hours) for the floor to heat up when pushing 30-35C hot water into the pipes Is it a problem if I set a much higher ...
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Should these valves stop my hot water?

I'm trying to shut off the hot water supply to repair the kitchen tap. Unfortunately I can't see any isolator valves near the tap, so I'm puzzling over how to shut off hot water for the whole house. I ...
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help me find C wire on williamson boiler and where should I connect it

I have Williamson boiler GWA 140,000 BTU. I have 2 zones in my house for heating. On one zone I want to install smart thermostat so, I need C wire. The old thermostat for this zone had 2 wires: red ...
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Force Furnace Blower to Run on Separate Schedule to Circulate Air

Appreciate any and all insights you might provide. I could tamper with this until I figured it out but I'm hoping that your collective expertise will save me some time and keep me safe! I've got an ...
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How to turn off old Mears M7-D thermostat controlling electric baseboard heating

I cannot figure out how to turn off the electric heating on this old unit that was installed probably around 50 years ago. Counterclockwise or clockwise, the electric heating element in the baseboard ...
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Is 10/3 @ 240 with ground good enough for a short run from sub panel to sauna heater?

I'm no pro, so I'm sorry in advance for doing my own work, but I enjoy the learning and experience. I've run aluminum 4/3 out to a new sauna with a sub-panel, roughly 100', which houses 2x single pole ...
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Zone valves and air purge

I have a 3 zone boiler system with baseboard heating. Zone 1 & 2 have nest thermostats, zone3 has a non-programable thermostat. Zone 2 & 3 are not getting hot. Pipes are hot about 3-4 feet out ...
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Carlin ez gas conversion to Bryant oil furnace

I have a wiring issue regarding a Bryant 369aano36105 oil fired furnace and a Carlin 60200fr EZ gas burner conversion. When the thermostat calls, the burner kicks on but after the fan delay lapses the ...
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Why is the spigot on my oil heater dripping?

We have fuel oil and a Beckett oil burner that heats our house. I just noticed water is dripping out of this hosebib/spigot at the bottom of it: What could be causing this and how can I troubleshoot? ...
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Bryant Furnace problem

I have a Bryant furnace model #355CAV060100 when the thermostat is set in heat mode and on auto the heat comes on but the blower fan runs in low speed. If i switch the selector on evolution thermostat ...
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Honeywell temperature attained but app says heating

Recently set thermostat on iphone at 63, heat mode, but phone says 65 inside," heating". Usually it would give me the temperature of the inside of the house and only tell me if it is ...
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Flue heat exchanger for guest house

I recently acquired a property which has a separate guest house (or sauna house). The building is recently built, 55 sq. meter, concrete foundation, 300mm block walls with 50-75mm polystyrene ...
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My Mercury thermostat clicks on when I manipulate it but immediately shuts off

My Mercury thermostat clicksks on/ off if I manipulate the dial by pushing in but then immediately shuts off. I checked housing it's ok but why would it not be turning my furnace on? It just ...
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Options for adding a timer on heated towel rail socket in UK toilet

I live in the UK - my downstairs toilet consists of just a small sink and a toilet. Next to the sink is a heated towel rail which is wired straight into the socket, and is controlled by a switch. I ...
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Furnace blower sometimes won't come on

I have a gas-powered forced air furnace. The last time I had a repair man look at it, he said it's 30 years old, so it's getting harder to find replacement parts. It recently developed an intermittent ...
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My central heating comes on when it feels like it

I have checked the wireless thermostat is sending a demand signal to the receiver but boiler isn't firing up (BTW my hot water on demand is working fine). Later on the heating comes on until I turn it ...
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How do I convert an old Satchwell/Sunvic TLX2203 thermostat wiring to line voltage wiring?

I have an old Satchwell/Sunvic TLX2203 thermostat. It has 3 wires connected to it which look to be: switched live (green) live (red) neutral (black) (at least I think that's the case) I would like ...
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Will window shrink-wrap make a noticeable difference in heating bill in house with single-paned windows?

I'm curious how well the window shrink wrap really works. I moved into an older house (1927) in Lincoln, Nebraska, this summer. It's all single pane windows with a window screen and a storm window, as ...
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How to identify Direct Return vs Reverse Return Pipe

Is there an easy way to tell if a hydronic heating system has direct return pipe or reverse return pipe?
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Water heater not producing hot water but everything seems to be working?

We just bought a house and the previous owner had a brand new water heater installed. The first day we took a shower it was not very warm and the next day there was no hot water at all. I checked the ...
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Is it the control board or is it the induction fan?

I've got an older Goodman (GME80905CXAB) that doesn't seem to heat. Blower motor turns on just fine for cool but not at all when there's a call for heat. I can confirm ~120 volts are going into the ...

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