Questions tagged [heating]

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Installing double-pole line voltage thermostat for 2 baseboard heaters

I'm trying to replace an old manual thermostat with a new digital thermostat for my line voltage baseboard heaters. If it's important, this particular thermostat simultaneously controls two separate ...
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No flow rate in underfloor heating manifold

I've recently fitted a Under Floor Heating system; a two room, four port manifold system. I filled the system from the hose connection as directed (flowing water through the circuits until there are ...
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Thermostatic Control of Simple Apartment Heater

My daughter's apartment has a very simple heater. As shown in the pictures below, it is an heater-coil unit with only a fan control. There is no temperature control or thermostatic feedback. So, for ...
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Energy-saving boiler settings?

Does it matter in terms of energy usage whether my gas heater is set to higher or lower temperature? Situation: - 2 floor house, all water radiators heated by the same gas boiler system -1st floor ...
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Heated flooring under subfloor

I'm trying to make the best of a bad situation here. New (old) house + slow drain + airhead teenage daughter = flooded 2nd floor bathroom. It flooded so bad that the ceiling in my entryway ...
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Connect two thermostats in parallel

I saw a thread about connecting two thermostats in parallel. I could not add comment to that thread , so I put question here again. My tenants always shut off thermostat or reduce temp when they are ...
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Alternatives to forced hot air in-wall units

My condo came with in-wall hot air units with a fan (one for the bedroom, one for the living room). I am very unhappy with this heating system and am looking for alternatives. It is very noisy (to ...
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How do I find flow and return of central heating spur?

I'm attempting to confirm which of the two pipes of my central heating spur is the flow and which is the return. The advice I've found so far says to look for marking: RED marking (either tape or ...
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coleman/york furnace 7 red flashes

My furnace "fails to start" 3 times, then it flashes 7 beeps and quits trying. I can hear it start then the flame "just stops" 3x in a row. What gives?
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Why can I not find a 120V programmable 2-pole thermostat

I'm wanting to connect a 120V wall heater to a programmable, 2-pole thermostat. The difference between 1 vs. 2 poles involves whether or not the thermostat can truly, completely cut power or not. ...
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How can I figure out why the low voltage furnace fuse blows on heat but not cool?

I have a Tempstar Model NTC6100KFG1 gas furnace. Furnace was working fine through the summer blowing the AC. It's been off for a month or two as we've been changing seasons here. When I went to turn ...
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How to use a gas fireplace and a furnace together?

So here's my setup: Living room has both a thermostat for the gas fireplace (dumb on/off thermostat) and a thermostat for the whole house (smart/Nest thermostat) on the wall together. Living room has ...
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Radiators taking so long to heat up

I live in a 3 bed det house and 4 years ago had a new Worcester boch boiler fitted and the majority of the radiators changed for new modern ones and all was fine. Recently have changed 3 of the old ...
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Safe way to close gaps around copper pipes?

I have baseboard heaters in my main living space. I can't see for sure without taking the covers off (which I haven't done yet) but it appears 2 copper pips come up from the basement (through the ...
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How can an existing Hive Active Heating installation be used without the use of the old Hub upon somebody moving house?

So, here's the situation: A person moves into a new house, the previous owners having previously decided to have the full Hive Active Heating suite installed (Hub + Wireless Thermostat + Receiver); ...
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Running AC/Heater when washing a cleanable filter

I have a heat pump/AC system with a washable air filter. I was told to clean the filter out and run water through it once a month. He told me to let the filter dry for 3 hours before replacing it. I ...
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How can I build custom air ducts for an in-wall heater?

I have a in-wall heater just like this one: (source: oly5star.com) It sucks cold air from lower part of vent, heats inside, and blows it out in the upper part of the vent. Now I have the basic ...
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Coleman furnace flame quits after 20 minutes

Coleman DGAA090BDTA furnace flame quits after 20 minutes, below thermostat temperature. Fails after 3 auto attempts to reignite. I power cycle unit, still does not ignite. Wait 15 minutes, ...
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Sizing Electric Baseboard Heat (Supplemental)

I have a 635 square foot finished basement insulated with closed-cell spray foam on the concrete. The climate here is zone 5A (Central NJ). I want to add supplemental heating via electric ...
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Baseboard Heating Loop Determination

I recently bought a house with baseboard heating. This is my first house with such a heating system and I've gone about trying to see how it is laid out but it is challenging given I don't want to ...
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two separate systems controlled by one controller (wifi)

I have two separate systems with two separate thermostats, cooling on the second floor and heating on the first. Is there a way to have a "main" thermostat on the first floor and control the cooling ...
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Crack in wall over heating duct

thanks in advance for any advice. We bought our 100-year-old house last summer, so this is our first winter in it. The walls are not insulated, so we can tell where the heat ducts run not only because ...
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Should I use Fire Bricks in Wood Stove

I recently bought a new place with a wood stove which needs the Fire Bricks replaced. I have read they reduce heat generation in the room and might not be needed. (More efficient without but possibly ...
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Fixing propane heater pilot ignition; spark misfiring?

So... I've got a pretty old heater somewhat similar to the picture below. It wasn't coming on so I took it apart, cleaned it (it was full of soot, corrosion and clogged) qnd changed the gas regulator (...
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Dual Thermostats: Which wire goes where?

I have two heating systems in my house, oil and wood. I’m currently swapping out old mercury thermostats with new ones. I’ve got the wood one replaced with a newer analog one which I think is okay, ...
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Connect 2 heating controllers to one boiler

I have 2 heating systems: Drayton Wiser with 2 zones (to use for radiators and hot water) Heatmiser UH8-RF (to use for 3 zoned underfloor heating) And I have one boiler for the whole house. I want ...
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connecting bulk propane to generator

I live in a rural area and have a ~125 gallon propane tank on a concrete slab that is serviced by a mobile propane delivery company. We use it for hot water, the gas range, and our forced air heating ...
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Moved into flat, cold water tank leaking, can it be removed?

Background I've moved into a flat recently and have been renovating. I'm doing all the work myself - have installed a new bathroom, new kitchen, new shower and cistern etc. and now I've realised the ...
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My 2.5 ton HVAC unit

We put in a new 2.5 ton Trane HVAC unit, and when it hits 90 outside, it won’t hold 74 degrees inside. (1400-1500 sq. Ft). Will it help to put in a 3 ton unit, or will it do more harm than good?
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What is the R-Value of plastic over a window?

So we're about to have a cold snap (20 degrees, cold for us here in Central Texas). I have old windows on the house in need of replacement, but for now, I did a hack for the next week/month: I placed ...
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Why circulator on heatpump Armstrong S-25 BF Cast Iron In-Line Pump, 1/12 hp breaks every year?

I have a 4 zone water based heating system. One S-25 BF Cast Iron In-Line Pump, 1/12 hp heat pump for all 4 zones. The spring circulator breaks every year. It just broken again eventhough the assembly ...
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HoneyWell baseboard thermostat

Hello everyone! Need some help here (trying to help a family member) They recently purchased a home that has a furnace and AC ( with central air) in each room there at these honeywell thermostats. ...
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Is hydro air more efficient than gas/oil?

I have heard different things about hydro air systems. I am considering getting one because it is a 5000 SF house and a 1500+ SF addition is planned and I heard that it is easier to expand a hydro ...
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Baseboard heat - Installed and then drywall around

I'm in a 1980s house that has baseboard heat. The baseboards are pretty beat up so was going to use a product like neatheat or baseboarder to cover. When I started looking at the way that they were ...
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How does a temperature regulator with a single wire work?

In my office building we have a heating dial that has a single wire coming out of it. The wire is connected to some simple mechanical gadget that is in turn connected to the radiator. When the dial is ...
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HVAC: attic heat loss

Should a ventilated attic (w. Openings in the eaves) be warm in the middle of a cold winter that has a heat pump installed as the heating system for the living area below. If it is warm does that mean ...
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Can you heat an entire house with wall-mounted gas heaters?

My house currently is heated by a hot-water boiler, with radiators in the main rooms. The bedrooms have no radiators (it's an old house and I guess when it was built they figured the central radiators ...
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Heating element in oven not working - can I still use it?

We noticed a few days ago that one of 2 heating elements in the oven is not glowing. I would assume that would mean that for some reason it has stopped working. I did notice recently that whenever I ...
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Baseboard wiring

I'm planning to do something similar to this wiring diagram, but using only 1 thermostat : How to Wire 3 baseboard Heaters with 2 Thermostats Since there'll be too many wires for the thermostat box, ...
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Insects coming from gap under baseboard radiator, seeking solution

I have a ground-level apartment in Metro Detroit, Michigan and am renting. I have old-style baseboard radiator heat with a large opening that goes across the length of it, as shown in the photo. ...
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HVAC Heat Supply - Register type (Square Register or Round Diffuser?)

We are adding new heat supply runs to our basement ceiling. We have had 3 HVAC contractors look at it and all 3 want to use 5" round air diffusers instead of the normal metal square registers. Here ...
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Hot tub heater turns off when both vents are open

My hot tub will turn on if one of the vents to the heater is shut. As soon as I open both the hot tub turns off. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Move floor vent into the wall

Currently right by the toilet in my bath there is a heating register on the floor. I want to build a small wall at the same location and have the heat exit out of the base of that wall. Is there a ...
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Can I reverse my heating zone?

I have a three zone hot water boiler based heating system. The boiler is currently at one end of my ranch style house. The radiators appear to be directionless (no valves or anything). One of the ...
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Most cost effective thermostat setting: consistent temperature vs. lowest temperature possible

The problem: Our heating bills are about 25% higher than our average neighbors according to our bill, yet our temperature is always as low as we can stand it (mid 50's), we have excellent insulation ...
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How do I know if my high limit and low limit are set correctly on my aquastat?

I have a boiler that is only providing heat for my heated water baseboard system with 4 zones. I've always thought that the high limit on the aquastat was set too low. The temperature on the boiler ...
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How do I remove the head from this Giacomini TRV?

I'm unsure of how to remove the head of this old TRV. It looks like part of it has been removed already. I haven't tried removing or unscrewing anything yet.
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Dropped item in furnace duct

While trying to stop the ticking noise coning from my furnace ducts, I accidentally dropped a small piece of fire retardant foam (as you can see in the below photos) in one of the vertical furnace ...
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How do I use this valve properly?

I have a valve in my heating system that I don't understand. I have searched on the internet but I haven't been able to find any information on it. What I do know is that the valve's purpose is that ...
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Heating basement floor with water heater

Can I simply add a loop of pex from my water heater, under my flooring, and back into itself? Would I need some sort of pump? I haven't laid the tile yet and water heater is right on the outside wall ...

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