Eric Kjelshus
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Low Gas Pressure
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I have been running no heat calls all day - today I have found  lots of very low gas pressure you can run the Nat Gas hot water heater or 95% furnace.   Most days I find 5" to 5.5" and higher water…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Delconte Jan 15.

 

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Sep 1
Eric Kjelshus replied to Christopher Talarico's discussion Heating with Tankless Water Heater & Hydronic Air Handler vs. Gas Furnace
"I find the tank less hot water lime up.   I have a condensate pump that I pump white vinegar or such(delimeing) into the one quart heat exchange.  its 1.5 hr once a yr just to keep the tankless from over heating.  I do put a magnet on…"
Sep 1
Eric Kjelshus commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Top 5 Changes to ACCA Manual S
"I run loads each day.  BUT my completion does not,    I see so much over sizing  last job was needing 34,000 and he put in 120,000 BTU's ( the box fit)  I took out 1/2 the burners so the BTU fit the duct work and closer…"
Aug 28
Eric Kjelshus replied to Howard Katzman's discussion UV lights on filters
"Air advice .com on there reports marks what in bad and red mark and higher is bad or above the EPA limit.  I found the CO is lower than other ways  and dirt to be higher than TSI and gray wolf.  but over all a good start point of how…"
Aug 10
Eric Kjelshus replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"one bottle rocket got stuck on the top ridge vent.  The 3 tap with 3/8" chip board just took off in fire with maybe more than one hit. He was shooting 10 at a time,  I do not see a sprinkler in the building would have helped this…"
Aug 9
Eric Kjelshus replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"Last week I went to burn job 2 yr old home, they shot bottle rockets at each other,  Just how quickly it burned with most of wood is pre composted.  The only thing that stopped the fire was 16" of fiber in attic and they sealed the…"
Aug 9
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VISTA AC

"what do you clean it with?  Most RTU are just nasty - grease from Kitchen to concrete  dust to road tar to bird dropping "
Aug 7
Eric Kjelshus replied to Howard Katzman's discussion UV lights on filters
"I put a watt meter on my unit at home with UV and ECM motor Ele air cleaner  last yr was $210 ( with out tax and other charges) for both on 24/7/365.   The ECM motor is on CIR so its some 450 FPM or 300 CFM or low low speed. til AC or heat…"
Aug 7
Eric Kjelshus commented on Hal Skinner's photo
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VISTA AC

"I have seen roof top units leak 45% on both supply and return.   I have see the slitter between supply and return just rot with leaking air- conditioned air hits hot air than rains.   Yours is more just color than sealing, black is 93% and…"
Aug 7
Eric Kjelshus replied to Stephen Standley's discussion Which reading is more reliable on a Minneapolis Duct Blaster?
"It may not be the Blaster but the water vapor presser inside, air speed outside.  I have also found duct leaks change with attic temp.  I have found return air leaks if in a stud of wall change with Relativity Humidity in wood and sheet…"
Aug 7
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WT*

"I took 3 HOBO's and put in flue gas B1 pipe very top - mid way - at breaching ( in basement)  with a over sized 80% my house before change out but after sealing and high R was done, when from R-13 attic to R49 and sealed all holes walls…"
Jul 15
Eric Kjelshus replied to George Matthews's discussion Flow Grid suggestions?
"I like the flat true flow plate when it fits-  if not the by pass is very very large.   Or if the presser is to high  its off some.   I have used 4 True flow plates  on a 2 ton spit system to find air flow.  …"
Jul 10
Eric Kjelshus replied to George Matthews's discussion Flow Grid suggestions?
"I have 3 hoods - low flow ( 10-500 CFM)  Med flow (40-1500 CFM)  high flow (50-2000CFM) Open grid  for kitchen hoods. Plus hot wire plus presser plus other testing tools.   I test the air flow 3 ways  on each major job just…"
Jul 9
Eric Kjelshus commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Top 5 A/C Code Requirements not Enforced
"We just did comm job 50 sf per ton 100% outside air,  res very tight home with R- 20 wall and R-60 attic R-10 windows casement 1100 sf per ton.   Use better soft ware"
Jun 16
Eric Kjelshus replied to John Shillito's discussion Fixing a water heater?
"when we do cleaning for air conditioning or furnace work we also clean the air filter on the FVIR hot water heater.  look at my web sight under "peak"  HVAC  www.ericsenergy.com   I have seen 100's of full hot…"
Jun 12
Eric Kjelshus replied to John Shillito's discussion Fixing a water heater?
"9 ways to get high CO.  High presser low presser  impingement ( rust on burner- mis alined burner) to high flue presser lack of flue,  low temp very high temp. Flue to small or to cold   I find most plumber do not tune up hot…"
Jun 11

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At 6:02am on December 16, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Eric,

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