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Hot air is lighter and requires less cfms to move it compared to your cooling air. It should be set to low or med low speed depending on how far you have to move the air

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I have installed a wood burning furnace and was hoping to run the blower on my goodman gms80703an and thermostat without having to ignight the gas furnace


If I am understanding you correctly, you are just wanting to circulate the air with your gas furnace and heat the air with your wood burning stove. You should be able to set the fan switch to the ON position and leave the heat/cool/off switch in the off position.

Nov 29, 2015 | Goodman Heating & Cooling

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How to Hookup Your Outdoor Wood Boiler


You just bought or a thinking of buying an <span style="font-weight: bold;">outdoor wood boiler.</span> How do you integrate that boiler into your existing <span style="font-weight: bold;">home heating system</span>? The guy selling you the boiler wants the sale and tells you that hooking it into your system is very simple.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Outdoor wood boilers </span>come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part bigger is better for these things. The next thing you need to consider is whether the <span style="font-weight: bold;">boiler is an open or closed system</span>. It does make a difference in the way it gets hooked up. <span style="font-weight: bold;">Closed systems</span> can be hooked right up to your <span style="font-weight: bold;">existing boiler system </span>in a <span style="font-weight: bold;">primary secondary configuration</span>. This means that the wood boiler circulates to two tees in your home system and the home system circulates the water through the home. The two waters mix through the tees.<br /><br />If your wood boiler is an <span style="font-weight: bold;">open system</span> then you need to install a <span style="font-weight: bold;">stainless steel flat plate heat exchanger </span>to divide the two waters. The hookup of the <span style="font-weight: bold;">heat exchanger</span> is not that hard if you follow the instructions properly. This heat exchanger is very effect in<span style="font-weight: bold;"> transferring the heat</span> from the wood boiler to the inside heating system. It also keeps the water of the<span style="font-weight: bold;"> inside system pressurized and isolated.</span><br /><br />If you are installing your outdoor furnace to a <span style="font-weight: bold;">hot air heating system</span> then you need to <span style="font-weight: bold;">buy a coil</span> similar to your car radiator to install in the plenum on the supply side of your <span style="font-weight: bold;">existing hot air furnace</span>. To this coil you will <span style="font-weight: bold;">hookup the water pipes from the outdoor boiler</span>. The water running through the coil will heat it up so that the air going through from the <span style="font-weight: bold;">hot air furnace </span>will be warmed. The water hookup for this style of heat is very simple, but the <span style="font-weight: bold;">electrical hookup of the blower, pump, and circulator </span>may not be as simple. You may need someone with a good electrical knowledge to make everything happen in the right sequence.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Outdoor wood boilers can heat your home effectively </span>if they are <span style="font-weight: bold;">installed to your existing heating system properly</span>. If they are installed properly you will notice no difference in the heating of your home. It will be <span style="font-weight: bold;">warm and comfortable.</span> Make sue that you do your research properly before trying to <span style="font-weight: bold;">install your outdoor wood boiler.</span>

on Feb 21, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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Outdoor Wood Stove Hot Air or Hot Water


You're getting a new wood stove and you have many decisions to make. Other than brand, you need to decide whether you will use hot air or hot water to get the heat from the wood stove to the living space.

If you have a hot water heating system already installed then you obviously need to have a water stove. If you are thinking about what to install in a new home or already have hot air then you need to consider what will be the best option for you.

Now if you are installing a new system then you want to go hot water. That is by far the best way of heating and will be the best way to heat using an outdoor wood stove. Hot water heating is one of the best ways to get great heat transfer from the fire to the water to the air.

If you have hot air heat and want to heat with wood then you can install a wood hot air furnace, and set it beside your existing furnace. The ductwork will have to be reworked to get the heat from the wood furnace to the existing ductwork. Or you can install a coil into the ductwork on the supply side of the furnace, for the water to run through from a hot water wood burner. This is probably the best way to heat if you have a hot air furnace. Installing the hot water coil is a very simple process and the piping is fairly easy to hookup.

Hot air wood furnaces are almost always a inside the structure appliance, which means that you have the mess of the wood and the ashes inside. This dust and dirt mess is something that is much better kept outside where it can be cleaned up much easier.

Bottom line here is that you want to use a hot water wood burning stove if you can. You will be much happier with the heat that you get from burning wood.

on Dec 08, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Newmac wood furnace


sounds like the motor has overheated and/or seized up from the overheating or age. see about getting it rebuilt or replaced

Jan 05, 2014 | HP Computers & Internet

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I have a Johnson aire ease ultra 90 gas furnance. I also have a outdoor wood furnance that has its own thermostat. On the original thermostat I turn the blower in the on position. I then set the outdoor...


I would first eliminate one furnace from the equation, the exterior wood furnace... turn its tstat down. Will the gas furnace then operate normally? Can you run the blower manually, as in summer mode? Make sure your filters are clean also... that can sometimes overload the blower.

Apr 12, 2017 | Heating & Cooling

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Hot Air Furnace - How to Troubleshoot the Blower


The furnace is hot and every once in a while the burner will come on for a short time and then go off again. But the blower that should be running to circulate the hot air from the furnace to the house is not working. How can you fix that? It really isn’t very hard.

It does not matter what the fuel of your hot air furnace is. If the blower is not circulating the air through the heater then you are not getting warm. The function of the blower is to move the heat from the heater to the space that need to be heated.

A few simple tests can tell you what your problem is. Do you have power going to the motor that runs the blower? If you have power going to the motor and it is very hot than maybe the blower wheel has come lose and it is stuck on something that is keeping it from turning. Try to turn the wheel to see if it is stuck. If the wheel is not hitting anything and just turns hard then the bearings of the motor are bad and the motor needs to be replaced. In some rare cases the motor has little tubes to the bearings and some oil can be worked into the bearings to free them up. This is a long a tedious process, but I have done it successfully a few times.

If the wheel is hitting something, then try to see if it can be fixed. Sometimes the set screw will just come lose from the shaft and repositioning the wheel and tightening the screw will fix the problem.

Sometimes power will be going to the motor and nothing at all is happening. Replacing the motor is then the only option. The worst case that happens and is one of the most common problems is for the hub of the blower wheel to brake off. This lets the inside of the wheel fall down on the motor shaft. The metal from the wheel will saw off the shaft of the motor rather quickly as it is spinning trying to run the blower. The result of this is a ruined wheel and motor.

This gives a brief overview of some of the many things that may happen to your blower in your hot air furnace. I have encountered many other things over the years, but these are the most common problems. It will give you a few things to look for if you are having problems. Be very careful because many times the edges of the metal pieces are very sharp. You can be cut very easily when checking or handling these parts. I know and have the scars to prove it! Do not be in a hurry and be safe.

on Dec 06, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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How to Hookup Your Outdoor Wood Boiler to Your Existing Heating System


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Outdoor wood boilers come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part bigger is better for these things. The next thing you need to consider is whether the boiler is open or closed. It does make a difference in the way it gets hooked up. Closed systems can be hooked right up to your existing boiler system in a primary secondary configuration. This means that the wood boiler circulates to two tees in your home system and the home system circulates the water through the home. The two waters mix through the tees.

If your wood boiler is an open system then you need to install a stainless steel flat plate heat exchanger to divide the two waters. The hookup of the heat exchanger is not that hard if you follow the instructions properly. This heat exchanger is very effect in transferring the heat from the wood boiler to the inside heating system. It also keeps the water of the inside system pressurized and isolated.

If you are installing your outdoor furnace to a hot air heating system then you need to buy a coil similar to your car radiator to install in the plenum on the supply side of your existing hot air furnace. To this coil you will hookup the water pipes from the outdoor boiler. The water running through the coil will heat it up so that the air going through from the hot air furnace will be warmed. The water hookup for this style of heat is very simple, but the electrical hookup of the blower, pump, and circulator may not be as simple. You may need someone with a good electrical knowledge to make everything happen in the right sequence.

Outdoor wood boilers can heat your home effectively if they are installed to your existing heating system properly. If they are installed properly you will notice no difference in the heating of your home. It will be warm and comfortable. Make sue that you do your research properly before trying to install your outdoor wood boiler.

on Dec 03, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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My goodman furnace, model number GDS80703AXBB has a red light bllinking 4 times and the panel says it means open high limit... how do i fix this?


Hello, a limit switch will open when the furnace gets too hot, the switch senses that the temperature is too hot and shut down the furnace for safety. Uusally a limit switch will open because of lack of airflow across the heat exchanger, this could be due to a dirty air filter, dirty blower wheel, or the blower motor itself is not running at the proper speed. I hope this helps.

Feb 16, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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Aprilaire


Commonly outdoor wood boilers use a hot water coil mounted in the ductwork above your furnace. In this application the Ruud furnace is still using its blower assembly to circulate the warm air from the boiler to your home. If this is the case. Have your heating guy install a #50 relay on the furnaces blower motor to activate your much needed humidifier. If this is not the case and your Ruud furnace is totally independent of the boiler. Still install the #50 relay in the furnace and manualy activate the fan only feature on your thermostat.
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Feb 21, 2009 | Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

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