Eric Kjelshus
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What made this chimney fall down?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Nov 13. 7 Replies

what made this chimney fall down?  2 years after a 80% furnace was put in.  Over sized heating system after building sealedContinue

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Low Gas Pressure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom DelConte Jan 15, 2014. 8 Replies

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

 

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Eric Kjelshus replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion What made this chimney fall down?
"I see each day that acidity can rot masonry, so keep the flue gas above the dew point.   around 255' and above with natural gas will keep flue gas above dew point.   I have seen cast iron floor drain flake apart in one…"
Nov 13
Ed Whitaker replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion What made this chimney fall down?
"   I did not see any reference to acidity in the condensate. The acidity will quickly damage the masonry joints. This is why liners and exhaust lines are nearly always acid resistant. This is why the condensate drains are neutralized with…"
Nov 13
Eric Kjelshus replied to Dav Camras's discussion Manual J (SD) for custom, luxury homes
"what time of year?  If mid summer late afternoon -Yes add a unit just for the party room.   I just did a very low energy house that has a bridge party each monday at 3 pm with 16 extra body's - extra drinks - extra food - ended…"
Nov 7
Eric Kjelshus replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"With super cheap natural gas prices now, still worth going all electric?  Tankless needs a lot more maintenance  delime each year plus costs of extra power used?"
Oct 20
Eric Kjelshus replied to John Shillito's discussion Fixing a water heater?
"You can get combustion air from from the supply air from blower.   If blower is on 24/7/365 and seal the return air duct and filter slot.  Make the furnace room postive and add air to combustion.   I have seen to much…"
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Eric Kjelshus replied to John Shillito's discussion Fixing a water heater?
"1 can not tell by flame.   New water heaters you look though a small little opening -  you can not see the flame.    We need a flue gas meter to read the O2 and CO  and flue temp.    2. right on - must look at…"
Oct 5
Eric Kjelshus replied to Gregory Cisco's discussion Abandoning under-slab HVAC ductwork which fills with groundwater seasonally.
"In Kansas City a lot of "cardboard" for supply was used in slab on grade.  1950-1970 If very well drained - no roof leaks no waste water back ups, could still work.   Thats a lot of If's.    Last job I drilled to…"
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Who among us tracks the accuracy of Manual J?

Posted on February 27, 2016 at 11:06pm 4 Comments

Who among us tracks the accuracy of Manual J?

I have hour meters on maybe 20 systems now.    I like to see the run time when it's "4" degrees in Kansas City.  99% rate in KC is +4' degrees.  My goal at 4' is 100% run time.   I have a super sealed home 2,100 square feet  with a 2 ton ground type heat pump R-30 walls, R-60 attic, R-8 windows & doors with 98% run time @ "+ 4' ".  When the strip heat turned on, it smelled up the home with the dirt  off the 5 KW strip, heat…

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not a Video - not a true photo

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 9:16pm 2 Comments

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This is using still and moving camera,   Then gets stitched with software.     Tell me what you think?   On the photo that move you slow it or speed it up or go all the way around.   
Google give big points with using it.   Some say more than video.  

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At 10:46am on October 23, 2016, Robert Zockoff said…

Eric,

My client has 2 very different ManJ reports from 2 HVAC distributors. What would you charge for a full design with including ducts? It will be about 8 zones with air source heat pump and 50% radiant.

Thanks,

BobZockoff

At 9:02am on December 16, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Eric,

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