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    when you are cooling, do not keep thermostat to...

    when you are cooling, do not keep thermostat to fan on. leave it on auto. when you keep your fan on at all times your a/c works to remove humidity then shuts off but your fan keeps running. your coil...
  2. Thread: Downstairs return

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    if you say your house is really dry, try a duct...

    if you say your house is really dry, try a duct mounted humidifier. with a return in your basement it will pull in the dry air and add moisture to it. im from MN himidity is terrible here . dew...
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    a aprilaire himidifier is a smart investment ...

    a aprilaire himidifier is a smart investment especially w/ hardwood floors. if you can raise the humidity it makes it "feel" warmer. electronic air cleaners i feel are a waste of money. they...
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    thats funny what an idiot. im from mn been...

    thats funny what an idiot. im from mn been installing for 6 years now . 90's are the way to go. if that flue ices up its 100% from improper installion. i work with guys that have 3 months...
  5. Thread: Downstairs return

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    $500? holy shit thaTS alot should be more like...

    $500? holy **** thaTS alot should be more like 75-150. definetly need a return to help spread air for more equal distribution, remove humidity from the damp basement in summer and provide...
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    being as the room is entirely surrounded by...

    being as the room is entirely surrounded by unconditioned spaces (attic above garage below) lot of heat loss and gain. you will definetly HAVE to have sufficient supply and return . if i cant get...
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    im only a residential tinner and that house is...

    im only a residential tinner and that house is about 10,000 more sq ft then anything ive ever seen. im not sure about residential systems . thats most likey a commercial job. u start getting into...
  8. make sure to use a longthrow copper 90's where...

    make sure to use a longthrow copper 90's where needed. i use longthrows on anything bigger than 5/8
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    ive never seen a fan above a shower ever. a...

    ive never seen a fan above a shower ever. a small bathroom only needs a small 50 cfm fan usually by toilet. larger bathrooms yeah panasonic 90-110 cfm fans are nice near a whirlpool, if your...
  10. Thread: Auto a/c question

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    freeon is to exspensive i put water in there and...

    freeon is to exspensive i put water in there and it works great
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    is there a floor heat close to a tub in a...

    is there a floor heat close to a tub in a bathroom that maybe had water splashed into it? maybe near a front entry way? heats are usually placed near windows (most heat loss and gain) when there...
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    and id say for non stop running it costs maybe at...

    and id say for non stop running it costs maybe at most $20 a month
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    i have a 3/4 ton window a/c that cools a 900sq ft...

    i have a 3/4 ton window a/c that cools a 900sq ft rambler to 70 when its 90 degrees plus. when the temps dropped into the 70's at night , i had a heating only thermostat (only way of turning it off...
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    i would start by figuring out wht the return...

    i would start by figuring out wht the return airflow is so weak
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    hope u have clean filters, start by reaching hand...

    hope u have clean filters, start by reaching hand in register to see if a damper is closed inside the run. returns wont be dampered. probly just a bad run, not smooth, sharp bends etc. if u have...
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    quit being cheap metal pipe is much better...

    quit being cheap metal pipe is much better airflow than flex i wouldnt want 1 piece of flex anywhere in my house no limit to length? a 20 ft supply flex with a bunch of bends in it terrible...
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    sorry from minnesota. when i say heats i mean...

    sorry from minnesota. when i say heats i mean supplies :) read you had baseboard heat
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    how many heats ? how many returns? sizes of all? ...

    how many heats ? how many returns? sizes of all? nice smooth runs? sharp bends in flex is horrible. shouldnt run more than 10 feet of flex anyways per run, returns are more leniant. any longer...
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    what state u in? 50 yr old house id have my...

    what state u in? 50 yr old house id have my attic insulation professionally inspected and make sure those old ducts are nice and shiny on the inside. these are rough guesses only have so much...
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    something is obviosly wrong. i bet a new...

    something is obviosly wrong. i bet a new apprentice went to town in there and did alot of little hard to see but critical errors. i get to train these new guys in and it makes me feel like a...
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    thanks , kinda thought that after i already sent...

    thanks , kinda thought that after i already sent and thought about it. my dad has a eac in a 1600sq ft townhome he has 1 bedroom upstairs that doesnt cool good. i told him to always run his fan so...
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    would it be more efficient to turn a zone system...

    would it be more efficient to turn a zone system into a single zone system? no . be cheaper to operate at your comfortablities expense. i have nothing against single zone systems they work great. ...
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    why does keeping stat on auto remove more...

    why does keeping stat on auto remove more humidity then ON? just curious
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    most definetly need a return installed and maybe...

    most definetly need a return installed and maybe an additioinal supply. hard to say w/o seeing. a low installed return will help "pull" the heat which comes from the ceiling, helping spread the air...
  25. Thread: Flex Duct?

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    flex is great if used correctly. a smooth S run...

    flex is great if used correctly. a smooth S run in flex is better airflow than 2 hard sharp turns . where its straight use pipe and never use more than 10 feet of flex in a run.
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