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#1 help pl0x

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:40 PM

I'll trade you guys a/c advice for computer advice? Lol. In all seriousness, I'm able to help with any a/c or heating problems one might encounter. Leave a post here and I'll do my best to help.

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#2 Kryptonite


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Posted 25 March 2011 - 07:54 AM

Hey help pl0x's,

It took me a little extra time to sign in today because neither Firefox nor Explorer will launch. I'm access BC from Outlook.

Trying to reslove my own Heating/AC problem ( minor in my own estimation ) was met with sales pitches basically for one of two things. 1 A service plan and 2 A new Unit. 1 cost about $200.00 2 8500 ( ya better hurry before the gov tax credit ends ) ( and, "Oh, by the way: you may qualify for local credits and rebates. Let me give you the information to read about 'how you apply'." i honestly wonder how many people see the angle here and how many resent it as i do...selling me on "such a deal!"

Is it REALLY about "safety"?

Is there a furnace approved sealant ( like caulk )


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:18 AM

No fire safe caulking really that I know of, there is furnace tape, not DUCT tape. Furnace tape is made of a metallic material used to close off duct work and vent pipes. Not sure it will work for you application but it's out there

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 04:10 PM

If you have cracks in your fire box you really have come to the end of safe usage of that heater. There are some products out there that are "suggested" for use with wood burning stoves. Specifically... a caulk which is rated at 2000 degrees F by Rutland, you will have to do your own search for it. When the fire box reaches the point where it starts cracking you are looking at other dangers, like carbon monoxide poisoning. At that point the gasses don't exhaust as the should because of other leaks in the exhaust system.

Here's the tried and true method... Get bids from contractors in your area. If you have questions about them you can call your local contractor's licensing board to check their pedigree. If you get enough bids that suggest the same treatment you will have a good idea of what you need to do.

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