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I have a radiant heat system that i haven't run for about

i have a radiant heat system that i haven't run for about 1.5 years, i had to make a repair to it that i hadn't got around to. I took one of my circulatory pumps off and noticed it is very rusted inside and seems like it might even be corroded on the inside. is this normal? its maybe 6 yrs oldJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: what does that have to do with the pump?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: i have a system that is split in two halves. one halve (currently operating runs baseboards and the second half runs 2 zones of in floor heat. these pumps when operating make a whirring noise and get rather hot

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Rick

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Munchkin HE Furnace isn't running. I woke up to a cold house

Munchkin HE Furnace isn't running.Hi - I woke up to a cold house this morning and went downstairs to investigate. The TACO 6 zone controller is working and all TS are calling for heat. I can hear each of the zone circs running and they are all hot. But i'm not hearing the furnace fire at all and I have zero pressure reading in the main loop. I checked electric circuit and no breakers have flipped. I also tried to shut it off and turn it back on.Any suggestions for isolating the problem?

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Rick

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We just had a radiant heating system installed under a new

We just had a radiant heating system installed under a new tile floor in bathroom area.System was just installed during cold weather season in December in Bathroom which is part/adjacent to Bedroom. Thermostat does not register about 66 degrees for the floor temperature. Contractor says it will not ever go any higher until warmer weather. Says the heat produced under floor tends to gravitate toward the concrete slab flooring that does not have the system under it. True? false?

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Rick

Supervisor

27,356 satisfied customers
I have a 5 zone in-floor water-based radiant heating system.

I have a 5 zone in-floor water-based radiant heating system. One zone has always had trouble heating. The thermostat is OK. The furnace is trying to pump into the zone, but the output line is luke warme at best.JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: The themrostat is OK. It was replace a few years ago. That is not the problem. The system is filled with water & coolant. I know of no 'filters'.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Not unless it is simple.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The input and check circulator seems to be working on that zone. I suspect airbibb;e blockage

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Rick

Supervisor

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We have a 50 year old house that was built in 1963 with in

we have a 50 year old house that was built in 1963 with in concre slab radiant heating. This system has never been maintained and never used for as long as we have lived in the house (sin e 1983). Does this system still have water in the pipes?

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HVAC Guru

Service Technician

Associate Degree

28,196 satisfied customers
I have a weil mclain boiler that was installed in 2004. It's

Hi, I have a weil mclain boiler that was installed in 2004. It's a LP version and I have two problems: 1) when I take a shower the boiler comes on, runs its cycle and when it hits 4186 the power to it goes off. The screen is dark, the boiler is completely shut down. I have had plumbers and electricians out here, no one knows what is causing this and it will mean I won't have heat or hot water for the winter. 2) there is a leak somewhere in the system, I lose 2-4# ***** a day. I think we'll be able to put a valve on that to refill as necessary. The boiler itself had a maintenance kit put on it last October so it has been maintained. I really need help as I'm out of options for local service people.

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Rick

Supervisor

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We have ceiling radiant heat and have installed a whole

We have ceiling radiant heat and have installed a whole house fan in the attic. We folded back the cables and stapled them to a piece of drywall in the attic since we couldn't cut it or we would lose the heat for that area. What else can be done so that it will pass a home inspection for the sale of the home?JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: ?JA: What confuses you?Customer: Your answer doesn't have anything to do with the question askedJA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: I will try this again:JA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: We have ceiling radiant heat and have installed a whole house fan in the attic. We folded back the cables and stapled them to a piece of drywall in the attic since we couldn't cut it or we would lose the heat for that area. What else can be done so that it will pass a home inspection for the sale of the home?JA: Anything else you want the HVAC tech to know before I connect you?Customer: the heat works fine just want to see what should be done in the attic

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Daniel Plourde

plumbing, hvac technichian

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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I have a Honeywell chronotherm IV plus and I have no clue

I have a Honeywell chronotherm IV plus and I have no clue how to use it and the online instructions are confusing. Can you help?JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: I wanted to make it cooler but I don't hear anything coming on. I thought there would be an easy way to set it to factory defaults but it looks like all I achieved was. Changing it to the wrong temperature measurementsJA: Sometimes HVAC issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The HVAC Technician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Is there anything else important you think the HVAC Technician should know?Customer: I've never used this before. I'm used to radiant heat and window AC unitsJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the HVAC Technician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Gaztech

Owner

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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I have a ge weathertron bay28x139 or bay28x141 and want to

I have a ge weathertron bay28x139 or bay28x141 and want to hook up a Honeywell pro 2stage thermostat th6220d1028 not sure about wire it up can you asst?JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: The thermostat is malfunctioning needs to be changed was given the therm as a replacement at supply houseJA: Is there anything else the HVAC Technician should be aware of?Customer: No just not sure of certain wiresJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the HVAC Technician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Brian HVAC Guy

HVAC/R Consultant

High School

1,632 satisfied customers
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