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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I lack the...

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I lack the required certifications I'm afraid. I'll submit to give you guys something to chuckle over :)
  2. tell me about it. Mine's pretty impressive. Its...

    tell me about it. Mine's pretty impressive. Its 800 watt maximum current draw has so far fully made up for 2700 watts of electric baseboard heaters that it is replacing. They used to run full...
  3. The symptom with mine was that once started, it...

    The symptom with mine was that once started, it wouldn't turn off the outdoor unit unless I physically changed modes. This happened even when I manually set it back to the lowest temp setting. ...
  4. My YMGI did this right after it was installed...

    My YMGI did this right after it was installed too. HVAC guy diagnosed a bad board in the indoor unit. Replaced the next day and its been fine ever since. Have your installer come back to check...
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    Contractor in Milwaukee WI?

    My HVAC guy just went under the knife for rotator cuff surgery. He's a long time rock climber and the sport finally caught up with him it would seem.

    Anyway, he is out of commission for months...
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    unbelievable pic in post 1. It belongs in this...

    unbelievable pic in post 1. It belongs in this gallery...
  7. years ago the same thing happened to me... then I...

    years ago the same thing happened to me... then I flushed out my condenser coil. Could it be that simple?
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    Well, last January my electric bill was $389.20. ...

    Well, last January my electric bill was $389.20. The house is mostly LED lighting. Other electric items include high efficiency water heater/washer, server farm/computer room that draws $60/month...
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    Bummer, I was thinking the mini split could save...

    Bummer, I was thinking the mini split could save $30-$60/month over the baseboards simply by virtue of the fact that it uses 1.65KWH less to do the same thing. Maybe I should just concentrate on...
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    yup. The room definitely needs a new picture...

    yup. The room definitely needs a new picture window, new sliding doors and an additional layer of insulation in the attic. I know I have to do all of these but am trying to get the best bang for my...
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    Your simple test of the relay might tell you...

    Your simple test of the relay might tell you about the motor as the potential root cause. Did the low voltage winding fail or the high voltage contact? ;)
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    I pretty much thought the same but I'm wondering...

    I pretty much thought the same but I'm wondering about efficiency at the lowest temps since I'm on the northern edge of the climate reigon that this type of device is spec'ed for. I also wanted to...
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    mini-split in WI?

    Haven't posted here in a while... How's everybody doing?

    Here's my situation. The breezeway between the house and the garage was converted into a den back in the 60's. The 120 sq foot room has...
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    Duct work hack job. I'd rip it out if it were my...

    Duct work hack job. I'd rip it out if it were my house. In the good 'ol days, people took pride in their sheet-metal work and my ductwork reflects a guy who had that pride back in 1958. New...
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    IMO Let's get HomeStar passed folks. ...

    IMO

    Let's get HomeStar passed folks. Call/write your congressmen/reps. It's good for me the consumer and for you the installers/contractors as well.

    I'm working on windows/insulation upgrades...
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    Concur that axial duct booster fans are stupid,...

    Concur that axial duct booster fans are stupid, ineffective and should be taken off the market. Centrifugal booster fans such as the FKD series from fantech are a whole different story though. ...
  17. Hopefully your chimney is already lined or will...

    Hopefully your chimney is already lined or will be as part of your furnace install. Running your water heater alone in an unlined chimney will destroy it. Before that happens, the damaged chimney...
  18. Speaking of this, your chimney will need to be...

    Speaking of this, your chimney will need to be sleeved (if it isn't already) if you plan on continuing to use it for the water heater after you solve your furnace problem. The water heater alone...
  19. I take it that your furnace isn't the only thing...

    I take it that your furnace isn't the only thing that uses your existing chimney? I ask because there are several homes around here that run the pvc pipes up the existing chimneys. Not sure what...
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    Poll: My Heil has been purring along for 8 years now so...

    My Heil has been purring along for 8 years now so I voted for it even though I'm no pro. Of course its an 80% single stage. Not too much can go wrong with those...
  21. That must be a bit of a treacherous path to walk...

    That must be a bit of a treacherous path to walk for sure. I had my eyes opened here recently when one pro stated that a hvac system is at it's most efficient when it is running constantly to...
  22. Well, my understanding is that a load calculation...

    Well, my understanding is that a load calculation determines the most efficient system. Bigger is not better in HVAC because short cycling = lower efficiency/higher failure. The point here is that...
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    Damn! I have a 1941 Radio made by Philco, and a...

    Damn! I have a 1941 Radio made by Philco, and a beautiful piece of work it is... Is this what they make nowadays???

    Sorry for OT....
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    By "off my upgrade list" I mean this: I currently...

    By "off my upgrade list" I mean this: I currently have a honeywell drum humidifier that keeps the house at about 25-30% and doesn't use any water or electricity to speak of. Maintenance is...
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    I had no idea these devices used so much...

    I had no idea these devices used so much electricity. Well, guess I can scratch this off my HVAC upgrade list...
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