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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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Eric Kjelshus commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Can you trust your Load Calc Software?
"Solar gain is a very very big thing.  This may the biggest and important to show on loads.   Next big thing is duct work is it sealed? "
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Eric Kjelshus commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Can you trust your Load Calc Software?
"Your out a very important note, Wrightsoft encourages equipment selection to be done via Manual S and WS is the only software that gathers Manual S data directly from the manufacturers.   When I started AC 40 yr ago the coils were very small…"
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Eric Kjelshus replied to Christopher Morin's discussion Can you trust your Load Calc Software? in the group Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D
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"I have to market to my own data base.   One hot spot is LP gas prices -- its just under $5 gal.  running adds in papers is a waste of cash $780 lead call.  I have some luck with web pages, $34 lead call.  Yellow pages hits on…"
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"I like to see 2 hot water heating tanks the 1st is for the desuper heater and 2nd is hooked up to power  with out 2 tanks there is not energy saving. I like to see more support on all pipes just to much wiggle room to pinch pipe. If you flush 3…"
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"Nest stat is just ezsy to use.   small good and does a lot.  just does not work with 2 stage things or heat pump 2nd stage. or much more than very base things"
Jan 16
Tom Delconte replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion Low Gas Pressure
"Agreed. hope your gas company cooperated with you, and your gas quality problem is solved!"
Jan 15
Eric Kjelshus replied to billy g pinnick jr's discussion We are past the point of who's fault is it....
"The manufacture home has higher SP ( rated Static Pressure) supply and no return  so some are rated to .8 to 1" in water vs most res are .5 in water.  Most Manufacture homes have a little room off the hall way  so the fan is a…"
Jan 13
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Low Gas Pressure

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 Column then the regulator goes down to 4" then at burner is 3.5"   today at -10 outside  I find 2.1" at burner and the flame rod does not keep the burner on.   On the good side the BTU per burner is less and matches the load to home better, with most furnaces oversized.  Down side is close to sooting…See More
Jan 13
Eric Kjelshus commented on Christopher Morin's blog post The Basics: Superheat
"I had a printer ask for just 2' superheat +-1'  to keep the paper very dry and never shut down the air handler/AC unit no case heater.    Most ask for 8'+ up to 30' superheat  next to the compresser.  so…"
Jan 10
Dennis Heidner replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion Low Gas Pressure
"Has utility suggested where water is entering system...I can't imagine it being on the low pressure side of the meter...not in that quantity...  unless it somehow runs underground... it should be above water level.  Or are the low…"
Jan 10
Tom Delconte replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion Low Gas Pressure
"Eric: OK, I get it. You are a conscientious guy trying to solve this problem for your customers. You must be right, that the low gas pressure is allowing the water in. Action Idea: call the gas company and tell them that: the gas pressure may…"
Jan 10
Eric Kjelshus replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion Low Gas Pressure
"today 36' and rain   just not a low gas  today to day is 6.4" water coll coming past gas meter .   I empted 4 traps/drip legs and all had lots of water in them.    My thinking is when gas presser is low- water…"
Jan 10
Tom Delconte replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion Low Gas Pressure
"Hello Eric, Sorry to hear you're having a quality problem with natural gas in your area. The cold weather may have contributed, but it's unusual for natural gas analyses to run anything less than 98% methane(CH4). To answer your question,…"
Jan 10
Dennis Heidner replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion Low Gas Pressure
"Water in their side of the high pressure line?  Interesting  if so,  I thought they'd have traps for that along the way at the various compressor and storage facilities. I also thought they had inline gas drying... If they are…"
Jan 9

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

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