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    Slantfin Bobcat S2 switch?

    Slantfin Bobcat 120 control mod has a switch in the front labeled S2 anyone know what it is? It's not in any schematics? Website literature doesn't show it either.

    Switching from NG to propane is...
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    Re: Deck weight limit

    Thanks to everyone for some great advice. We have decided to ditch the idea and dig up the "leveled" driveway and have a new driveway run downhill alongside the house. Included will be a new deck on...
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    Re: Deck weight limit

    In my town it is based on cost If project is over $10K then you need architect to draw up the plans or at least be approved by. I wanted to go to him with some knowledge of what to expect but I guess...
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    Re: Deck weight limit

    @ Cougars1996,

    We did consider a retaining wall but it will bury the Basement windows and also prevent my neighbor from getting his lawnmower from the back of his house to the front. His driveway...
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    Re: Deck weight limit

    Thanks, Fencepost. That explains a lot. I would like to have an architect draw up the plans to take to the building inspector. I was interested, before i do that, in finding out what kind of...
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    Deck weight limit

    My driveway ends with a 4' drop onto my side lawn. I was thinking of extending the driveway by one car length by building a pressure treated deck. I'd like it to be strong enough to hold a car but...
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    Re: Slant Fin Boiler Good or Bad?

    I am surprised to see how long this post is running.
    I have had my Bobcat installed since October 2008 and it has been flawless and extremely efficient.
    Almost at the end of our 3rd winter and the...
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    Re: Slant Fin Boiler Good or Bad?

    Actually mine has been in since August not october. How expensive are the boards or igniters should I keep a spare around?
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    Re: Slant Fin Boiler Good or Bad?

    I must admit these posts are making me nervous but it has been installed since October and no problems. We have had a few below zero nights and I am extremely happy with the Bobcat.
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    Re: Secondary Furnace Cut-off Switch

    What you say makes total sense. The switch at the top of the stairs and at the doorway to the boiler room is on a 3 way loop but on the wall next to the boiler is a cut off switch to the boiler with...
  11. Thread: Bad zone valve

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    Re: Bad zone valve

    Thanks NashuaTech, I know of one place where the pipe runs up through the floor and it presses against the sub floor. I will also check the hangers that are accessible in the basement.
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    Re: Secondary Furnace Cut-off Switch

    My daughter just bought a house in up state NY and I had to install a 3 way switch for the boiler (adding the second to the top of the basement stairs) as per the mortgage company. For easy access...
  13. Thread: Bad zone valve

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    Bad zone valve

    I get a load pipe bang from the forced hot water baseboard. I keep trying to catch it when the zone valve shuts down but a watched pot never boils. I am assuming it is the zone valve shutting down to...
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    painting tin ceiling

    Hi Guys,
    I purchased a hundred year old house 5 years ago. The dining room has a "tin" ceiling. It was obvious when I bought it that the ceiling was painted to hide the fact the old paint was...
  15. Thread: Floor 4" off

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    Floor 4" off

    One of those days with a bunch of ideas but not sure which is best. The kitchen floor from one end to the other is about 4" off. This is a 107 year old house. In the basement under the kitchen, it is...
  16. Thread: Old heating oil

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    Old heating oil

    I recently converted to natural gas. The old oil fired boiler went after I filled up the tank with $1K worth of fuel (what timing). We decided to convert instead of replacing it with a new oil fired...
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    Re: baseboard heating noise

    I'm not a professional but I did have the same problem. It can be caused by two things, air in the line or not enough water. The air issues sometimes can be solved just by opening (leave unscrewed 1...
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    Re: Sulphur smell in water lines

    It can be caused by your hot water heater, do you have an electric hot water heater?
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    Re: Beeping Smoke Detector

    Good point :o
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    Re: 150 amp service overload?

    Thanks Canuk,
    It does make sense. There is 4/0 aluminum wire supplying the service panel but only a 150 amp main breaker. I was once told that each leg could only equal 150 amps. I thought it might...
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    Re: Beeping Smoke Detector

    I had the same problem with my smoke detectors. They are hard wired but have battery back up. I kept changing the batteries but they kept chirping. Call me a dunce it took a week or so but found out...
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    Re: Upside down outlets

    I installed all my outlets ground wire up. I believe in NY it is code now. Then again I was also told that bedrooms now require arc fault breakers, so I did that too. When I had the inspection I was...
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    150 amp service overload?

    I have a 150 amp service that may be overloaded. I thought if you have 150 amp service the total amp ratings on the breakers shouldn't equal more then 150 on each bus. If you add the breakers up I...
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    Re: Slant Fin Boiler Good or Bad?

    I have had mine in operation for a week and there have been no issues. Knock on wood. I do not use a DHW tank with the unit. The only change I made was the compensation slope from the default 1.0 to...
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    Re: Why line chimney?

    Thanks for all the info. Seeing that it runs through the center of my house I'm glad to know that my chimney may last a little longer now.
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