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Old 01-27-2011, 03:40 PM   #101
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I didnt really touch a/c or gas furnaces in the UK, except wiring the supplies for them.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:27 PM   #102
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and the condensor for the air handler on the far left, American Standard


That one looks like a Goodman to me.



I dont want to argue with any one. I just wanted to post the pics of my thermostat fire. Because it looked so much like the OPs.

I know there are so many different brands of heat pumps and so many different configurations of ways of operating that we were both right. There is no black and white in the industry.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:33 PM   #103
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Hey man, no worries and sorry for acting a bit of a fool. I enjoy hvacr and enjoy having someone else who knows about it to debate with.

And I am no heat pump pro. Here in Houston we don't have very many of them, I've personally only installed two heat pump systems in over a decade so that pretty much sums up my experience with them. I'm always learning more and more about hvacr.

Anywho, no arguements. It's all good.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:37 PM   #104
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The next time I go back out to that job I'll double check to see what the make of the condensing unit is. You might be right, I didn't really pay attention outside of if it was getting it's call for cool along with the 460 3 phase high voltage. It was after I found the problem in the air handler.
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This happened to my mothers House last night when she turned on the boiler to warm up the house the thermostat went up in flames it was replaced over a year ago with a digital thermostat from home depot . Thank god the house didn't go up in flames and what's really troubling is that the fire alarms didn't go off and they all have fresh batteries.
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This happened to my mothers House last night when she turned on the boiler to warm up the house the thermostat went up in flames it was replaced over a year ago with a digital thermostat from home depot . Thank god the house didn't go up in flames and what's really troubling is that the fire alarms didn't go off and they all have fresh batteries.

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Wow, that thread is 7 years old. I had forgotten about that. Looks like you got lucky no one got hurt and the house is still there
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This happened to my mothers House last night when she turned on the boiler to warm up the house the thermostat went up in flames it was replaced over a year ago with a digital thermostat from home depot . Thank god the house didn't go up in flames and what's really troubling is that the fire alarms didn't go off and they all have fresh batteries.

What kind of smoke detectors are they & where were they located? That really is concerning that they didn't go off.
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What kind of smoke detectors are they & where were they located? That really is concerning that they didn't go off.
I been wondering too .,

If the OP's smoke detectors are more than 10 years old they are pretty much useless.
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This happened to my mothers House last night when she turned on the boiler to warm up the house the thermostat went up in flames it was replaced over a year ago with a digital thermostat from home depot .

Thank god the house didn't go up in flames and what's really troubling is that the fire alarms didn't go off and they all have fresh batteries.
Can you tell us what brand and model of thermostat that was?
Have you reported it to your insurance company?

Can you tell us how old the smoke detector is and were is is mounted?
Correct placement of a smoke detector is essential if you want it to work correctly. To close to a wall or corner and it can’t sense the smoke.
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My own house has 11 smoke detectors. I figure at least one of them ought to trigger f there's a fire. I'm not super concerned about my stuff burning up, but I'd like to get out before I burn up.
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What kind of smoke detectors are they & where were they located? That really is concerning that they didn't go off.
Maybe the ones that have the recall going on.
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