HELP another dead tang!!!

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by reefer3, Feb 22, 2009.

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  1. reefer3

    reefer3 Astrea Snail

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    I put a Blueline 100 pump on the system after the move....the valve after the pump is turned half way off, so i don't think it's flow......natural light gonna be an issue as my entire room that the tank is in is all windows, was it a bad idea to move the tank to this room? Thanks
     
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  3. reefer3

    reefer3 Astrea Snail

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    okay dumb question, wouldn't i get lit up if there was any electric current in the tank, when i put my hand in it.
     
  4. reefer3

    reefer3 Astrea Snail

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    your airstone in the tank itself or in the sump? thanks

    Derrick
     
  5. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    In the sump.
     
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  6. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    By the way, does that hot water heater run on gas or fuel oil?
     
  7. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    And how is the room vented for fresh make up oxygen ?
     
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  9. reefer3

    reefer3 Astrea Snail

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    gas water heater and furnace
     
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    reefer3 Astrea Snail

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    ummmm....not sure what you mean i guess....the furnace and water heater are vented outside......the door to the utility room is usually left open, could there be gas fumes coming from the water heater??
     
  11. makinITwork

    makinITwork Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    you said you added a phosphate reactor, what are your levels? assume if you added one, they are high? I lost 2 tangs, only think I came up with was my phosphates were high ( everything else was low, normal or zero)
     
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  12. Tangster

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    When anything burns fossil fuel and a draft up a chimney or as many newer powdered vented furnaces and boiler and heats are now days then the equipment just sucks all the oxygen laden air in to the combustion chamber to burn the fuel. This create a vacuum and like the water heater in not powered vented I can see that .
    But if that door that is usually left open is closed then the carbon monoxide will be pulled back from the draft differer on the top ( thee legged little cap on top the smoke pipe sets on) and then it just builds up and if the furnace should come on during the night or day then its just three fold problem.

    Your local building code must have required a vent grill in that door if there was ever a door there when inspected ? or was that added when walls where built ?
    I'd vent it to the otside air myself like a dryer vent cap through the wall to allow any negative pressuer inside to pull i fresh air . and add a vent t that door also..