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  1. Poll: Re: "What is it?" Segments...a possible improvement?

    Yes, it's definitely not a training session but it IS a hands-on "how-to" show. What's wrong with wanting less "yuck-yuck" and more "how-to"?

    These are all likable hosts who all have a lot of fun...
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    Congratulations on your 520th TOH forum posting! Maybe less time on the Internet is in order... ;)

    Brilliant reply though... and in a forum where we all watch & discuss the same 30-minute weekly...
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    Lately it seems like each host is given the floor for his own stand-up comedy routine with dangerous props.

    This week's prop... err... I mean... device was a self-contained refrigeration unit for...
  4. Poll: Re: "What is it?" Segments...a possible improvement?

    I agree with fellow commenters...

    1. Jokes are very lame. What makes the lame jokes even worse is the poor execution since these guys are not real actors or comedians.

    2. What an incredible...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    I totally agree... most people would never spend the extra cash hiring plumbers to install mixing valves let alone all the extra energy needed to keep the water at 140+. Plus the extra maintenance...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    Would experts from This Old House be qualified as an "authoritative resource" ?

    An article from This Old House Magazine with Rich Trethewey consulting...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    According to the US Department of Energy, my "recall" is not so bad...

    120 F - "... a setting of 120F provides comfortable hot water for most uses."
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    I would imagine that it would only affect the amount of time required to initially heat up that potable water in the storage tank.

    Domestic hot water is in the 110 - 120 range if I recall...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    You have a furnace or a boiler?

    You meant Rich Trethewey, not Tom Silva, right?

    ... just making absolutely sure we're all talking about the same episode.
  10. Re: old water softener, new water heater, smelly water

    I was actually considering doing the same with the shop vac. It doesn't take long to accumulate and last time very difficult to flush.
  11. Re: old water softener, new water heater, smelly water

    I have my own well, no water softener, and an electric WH. Water comes in from the well, goes through a whole-house sediment filter, and then straight into the water heater.

    The white crusty...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    So you confused a boiler used for heating the entire home in winter with a domestic water heater used for making hot tap water? You must have missed most of the segment where Rich was pointing at...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    :eek: Just "maybe"? How about, boiler water controls are "definitely" not for a furnace?

    LOL
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    1. The boiler heats (and pumps) the water based on the thermostat (room air) and the Tekmar (water temp & outside air temp)

    2. The hot water flows to the radiators in the rooms.

    3. The...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    I'm sure Tekmar would be happy to help you out as well for only the cost of the long distance phone call.
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    I believe that was $1000 including the professional installation. Also seems very high.

    (Sorry I thought you were a spammer. With your very first post being a link, it's hard to tell.)



    I...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    Their video is posted ****** for free, but $429 seems way too pricey for something that can be found for less than $150. You wouldn't happen to be the guy who put up that web page, would you?
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    I can understand that line of thinking... however, the unit can be programmed to any temperature cutoff. How can your vendor say that it "drops the water temp too low" without knowing the programmed...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    I'm no boiler expert. I'd suggest looking at this page and/or calling them...

    http://www.tekmarcontrols.com/prod.html
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    I think the unit in the episode was installed on a single-zone system where everything is controlled by a single room thermostat. (Rich specifically mentioned the thermostat's call for heat during...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    Hi Howardl- Before seeing any literature or knowing the model number, my experience as an electrical engineer familiar with industrial control systems led me to believe that it has to be connected to...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    Hi-

    Could you freeze-frame on the front panel and see if it's marked anyplace as a model 256? I think it is but maybe you can verify.

    According to this diagram, model number is under the...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    Thanks for the suggestion but I could probably get more out of that money by tightening up the house a bit more instead. It seems that the more cracks I seal up, the more I find. The current...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    If that's addressed to the last post in the thread, no. My old boiler would run less as it normally does and water temperature would be much lower as it normally is on warmer days. This control...
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    Re: Weather Response Heating Control System

    Yes, exactly.
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