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  1. I don't think a low return will do enough. My...

    I don't think a low return will do enough. My preference is supply registers in the wall above the baseboard. It will involve cutting the drywall and putting oval pipe in the wall, then repair the...
  2. Your model may not have an adjustable...

    Your model may not have an adjustable differential. Post model number.
    I prefer Honeywell thermostats. The 800 model and the Prestige are excellent.
  3. Both of those humidifiers are flow-through...

    Both of those humidifiers are flow-through models. A steam humidifier is much more effective. I have used the Honeywell Trusteam but they require a lot of maintenance. I've read great things about...
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    5 tons for a 2,400 sq. ft. house?! I hope you...

    5 tons for a 2,400 sq. ft. house?! I hope you live in Death Valley or the system is WAY too big. I'm glad I'm not involved in that job.
    You'll be ahead to hire a contractor to calculate the load for...
  5. I am the boss and I want to know when my...

    I am the boss and I want to know when my employees are breaking the law.
    As the boss, I'd give my grandson ONE warning. Any other illegal activity and he's fired. He learns the right way or he's OUT!
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    The purpose of this site is primarily for...

    The purpose of this site is primarily for technicians. The Ask Our Pros section is for basic questions. Site rules are that we may not give technical "DIY" instructions.
    The pressure switch for the...
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    I'm also curious about the manufacturer's specs...

    I'm also curious about the manufacturer's specs for ducting.
    Is the 20x16 plate insulated? If not, there will be lots of condensation on it in the summer.
    This could be a new design or just a...
  8. You did not initially tell us that it is only...

    You did not initially tell us that it is only this crew that vents the refrigerant. The boss would want to know what these bozos are doing because their actions can hurt his company. You need to tell...
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    I can't make sense of your description. "attached...

    I can't make sense of your description. "attached a square piece of metal in front of the air handler, no supply plenum at all." Do you mean the blower outlet is capped and fittings are attached to...
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    Is the vertical supply trunk the only one in the...

    Is the vertical supply trunk the only one in the attic? If flex runs from that to all the registers that is a much greater restriction than the orientation of the fan/coil unit. In addition, the...
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    Thank you. Now it's fantastic.

    Thank you. Now it's fantastic.
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    He's right, in part. Your system needs all the...

    He's right, in part. Your system needs all the air flow it can get. Low air flow may have caused the burners to short cycle. He'd only know if he did more than shine a light.
    Find someone who will...
  13. The builder and contractor will probably stick...

    The builder and contractor will probably stick together.
    Have another contractor assess the system. You'll have to pay them for their work.
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    The answer is maybe. EACs add very little to...

    The answer is maybe. EACs add very little to static pressure. The best course is to have TESP measured to deterimine if your system can cope with a media filter.
    I removed our EAC because I got...
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    Stop fiddling with thermometers and register...

    Stop fiddling with thermometers and register temperatures. The burners should stay on until the call for heat is satisfied. We all think that is what is not happening.
  16. Our crew recovers the refrigerant, then...

    Our crew recovers the refrigerant, then dismantles the unit in place to make it easy to remove. There's nothing in your description to indicate improper recovery or disconnection. Just sloppy.
    The...
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    Good advice. 13 year old system from your...

    Good advice.
    13 year old system from your description. It may well last another cooling season or two. If it is working well now, you can probably afford to wait if you prefer to pay cash rather...
  18. PHM has the right idea. Go to a place that does...

    PHM has the right idea. Go to a place that does things legally and with integrity. Your company knows they are criminals. Turn them in.
  19. I could use one. I ordered one at the beginning...

    I could use one. I ordered one at the beginning of December but the dealer says it has been awaiting the installation of the shelf package for more than two weeks at another location.
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    BTW, you should learn the difference between...

    BTW, you should learn the difference between induction and inducer.
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    This is indeed a site for professionals. To...

    This is indeed a site for professionals. To achieve professional status you need to have 15 posts of a technical nature and then request professional status. Once that happens you can access the...
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    x2. Don't put the health and safety of those in...

    x2. Don't put the health and safety of those in the house at risk.
  23. You can do all the troubleshooting you want,...

    You can do all the troubleshooting you want, however the policy of this site is "no DIY advice will be given." It's at the top of this page as well as in the user agreement you were supposed to read.
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    To what are you referring? Your statement does...

    To what are you referring? Your statement does not make sense.
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    Please do not ask DIY questions. Site policy...

    Please do not ask DIY questions. Site policy prohibits answering your question.
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    Choose the one that was properly sized for the...

    Choose the one that was properly sized for the house with a load calculation. The contractor who does that is the one that is concerned with a good installation.
    I see many more Goodman furnaces...
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    First item - replace the pleated filter with a...

    First item - replace the pleated filter with a fiberglass one. That will make the system quieter by removing the restriction.
    Then have the system assessed by a contractor with a good understanding...
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    The policy of this site is no DIY. What you are...

    The policy of this site is no DIY. What you are attempting is DIY.
    A qualified person with an understanding of the operation of your system will be able to diagnosis the problem. The color of the...
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    Guys, it's not hard to deal with posters who...

    Guys, it's not hard to deal with posters who disregard the clear statement that there is no DIY help given here. Click on the little black triangle at the bottom left of the post and report the DIY....
  30. I fully agree that 2 tons is too big. 1.5 ton is...

    I fully agree that 2 tons is too big. 1.5 ton is probably too big but that's the smallest split system made.
    A ductless system will be the best match for size because they adjust their capacity to...
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    You haven't mentioned testing any of the...

    You haven't mentioned testing any of the components you've replaced. That is not a good diagnostic process. That is why there are doubts as to whether you're a technician or someone masquerading as...
  32. You need to find out if they are actually short...

    You need to find out if they are actually short cycling or just under a low load.
    What is the outside temperature when this happens?
    In fact, give us more information. You say wall units - are...
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    Compatible with all oils. The blue can be used...

    Compatible with all oils. The blue can be used for all refer applications (from what I've read.)
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    I suspect the 1100 CFM is for when the air...

    I suspect the 1100 CFM is for when the air conditioner is used. A static pressure of .4 is excellent.
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    :putergreet:Hi Alex. Welcome aboard.

    :putergreet:Hi Alex. Welcome aboard.
  36. Heat pumps are plentiful in Ohio. If a customer...

    Heat pumps are plentiful in Ohio. If a customer has an LP or electric furnace, a heat pump will save lots of $. If you can't fix it in during the winter then you DON'T know what you're doing.
  37. Pack it in rice over night. The rice will...

    Pack it in rice over night.
    The rice will attract Asians who will come and fix it.
    :grin2:
  38. Some manufacturers specify that the pipe be...

    Some manufacturers specify that the pipe be reduced outside the house to increase the velocity of the exhaust so it will disperse away from the house.
    If there's is a gas smell turn it off or have...
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    Mike Holmes has sold his soul to 3M by endorsing...

    Mike Holmes has sold his soul to 3M by endorsing Filtrete filters. Pleated 1" filters are all too restrictive. Filtrete is the worst of the bunch. Lowe's does not care about your furnace - only their...
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    ::DD: Please send pictures of this!

    ::DD: Please send pictures of this!
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    Pad arms? I assume that is what I know of as a...

    Pad arms? I assume that is what I know of as a wall bracket. They are an excellent choice for dealing with sloping ground. I think they are required by some local codes. There are ways of isolating...
  42. 90 Days printed on the filter is a guess. Many...

    90 Days printed on the filter is a guess. Many factors affect filter life, such as pets, dirt road, remodeling in the house, children, frequency of cleaning house, etc. I had two old ladies whose...
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    You haven't mentioned what kind of filter you're...

    You haven't mentioned what kind of filter you're using. The worst filter is a 1" pleated filter. The woven material is too dense and it restricts the flow of air needed by the furnace. The technician...
  44. There are more things to test than you have or...

    There are more things to test than you have or can provide. As this site has a no DIY policy, our advice is hire a professional.
  45. Reported DIY to moderator.

    Reported DIY to moderator.
  46. Your best bet is to hire an experienced...

    Your best bet is to hire an experienced geothermal contractor. They can identify what you have and what will be needed to replace it. Have you asked the homeowner's association if units have been...
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    You should call HVAC companies and ask them if...

    You should call HVAC companies and ask them if they work with Honeywell thermostats and zone systems BEFORE agreeing to a service call.
    What seems like a no-brainer matter of setting up a...
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    The fact that his price was A LOT lower than the...

    The fact that his price was A LOT lower than the others should have been a BIG RED FLAG. The only way you'll have the job done properly is to pay for it. At this point you need to have the whole...
  49. Choose one - furnace, heat pump. The other one...

    Choose one - furnace, heat pump. The other one won't heat.
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    x2 for the possibility of a cracked heat...

    x2 for the possibility of a cracked heat exchanger. Have a professional check your system.
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