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  1. You can't put anything on the roof, but you can...

    You can't put anything on the roof, but you can hang ugly window shakers out every window. Good thing they don't require you to use oil lamps for lighting.
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    When you head upstairs to bed turn the fan...

    When you head upstairs to bed turn the fan control on the thermostat to ON instead of AUTO. The blower will run and keep the air in the home mixed between floors and your thermostat will turn the AC...
  3. If you are talking about the average duct booster...

    If you are talking about the average duct booster with the standard fan blades don't waste your money or time. By your description the ductwork you have going to the second floor would only be able...
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    Where do you live and what kind of home do you...

    Where do you live and what kind of home do you live in that would require a 90K furnace for 1300 sq ft? You didn't mention the size of the AC, but if they sized that the same way they sized the...
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    OUCH!!! As there is no one place to start with...

    OUCH!!!

    As there is no one place to start with any comments on how the job was done, as you tell it, I will only say "I agree".

    If it were me I would do a few things. First I wouldn't pay them...
  6. The question is to basic with not enough...

    The question is to basic with not enough information (if there is more to the story). It's like asking if you should buy a new car because you need new tires, one need does not necessarily require...
  7. In the building trades everyone needs to give a...

    In the building trades everyone needs to give a little so that the project functions, has longevity and is problem free. If you need to get a riser from point A to point B and do so while keeping in...
  8. You don't want the heat generated by the HW coil...

    You don't want the heat generated by the HW coil being pulled across your blower motor and control board electronics inside of the AH.
  9. I guess my question would be why are you going to...

    I guess my question would be why are you going to wait until fall to have someone look at your problem that is happening now? Now is when a good tech can measure and check exactly what is going on...
  10. If the coil is leaking, then yes it needs to be...

    If the coil is leaking, then yes it needs to be replaced.
  11. Call around to other dealers for pricing on...

    Call around to other dealers for pricing on replacing the part.

    To take 2 hours or 1 1/2 hours to diagnose a 41 code reason tells me the techs your present company is sending out are possibly...
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    Other than the electricity it uses, blower motors...

    Other than the electricity it uses, blower motors are basically designed to do just what yours is doing.

    Mine runs 24/7 365 and has for over 10 years.
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    Everything depends on what is plugging the drain....

    Everything depends on what is plugging the drain. It's possible the drain line isn't slopped correctly for the entire length and is allowing debris to settle out and cause the stoppage. It's also...
  14. Read all of the paperwork and booklets that came...

    Read all of the paperwork and booklets that came with the equipment and/or visit the manufacturer's website to check on their requirements to maintain the warranties they provide. If the warranty in...
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    Well obviously the problem is the guy used the...

    Well obviously the problem is the guy used the wrong color duct tape.
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    When will customers learn, you get exactly what...

    When will customers learn, you get exactly what you pay for in this business.
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    You paid the contractor to install your new...

    You paid the contractor to install your new system and they also agreed to install your existing UV system, but they aren't installing it to your specifications/wishes. Unless they can show you in...
  18. The only concern I have is your comment about the...

    The only concern I have is your comment about the HRV and recycling the air in the room 5-6 times an hour. That is a LOT of air movement and in a theater air movement makes noise, the larger volume...
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    Doing building maintenance all of those years I...

    Doing building maintenance all of those years I would think you would have gotten to know some HVAC techs that work for companies around you, or even the HVAC people at the local supply houses. ...
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    When you need to de-humidify and noise and heat...

    When you need to de-humidify and noise and heat aren't a problem.

    Only thing missing is the 5 gallon bucket on the floor for the drain.
  21. Is the workshop attached to the house? Is there...

    Is the workshop attached to the house? Is there water piping going to the Dunham unit or gas piping and some form of chimney?

    The Munchkin "should have" a pump of it's own and from your...
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    Ok, nobody else asked so I will.... Goober the...

    Ok, nobody else asked so I will....

    Goober the maintenance man obviously had you there to do something, did he finally run out of targets and wanted you to fix the leak? Or to rip off the owner...
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    "Ignorance is bliss"

    "Ignorance is bliss"
  24. Residential equipment is designed to work at a...

    Residential equipment is designed to work at a designed amount of static pressure seen by the air handler blower.

    Symptoms of inadequate ductwork can be inadequate cooling or heating of the...
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    All it's missing is being bound together with a...

    All it's missing is being bound together with a couple old socks. OH WAIT!, there's a zip tie.... definitely not DIY.
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    I haven't seen that since the days of the...

    I haven't seen that since the days of the pre-charged equipment and guys that didn't know how to braze or even solder.

    I wonder where the oil is?
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    Being the ductwork is for AC and it's in the...

    Being the ductwork is for AC and it's in the attic it doesn't really matter what position the vapor barrier is in or if you remove it........... unless it is a continuous sealed vapor barrier you...
  28. I'm not aware of a replacement or improved...

    I'm not aware of a replacement or improved alternative. What you might want to do though is have a contractor that is experienced with this type of zoning system check things out. It's very...
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    Your information given indicates that your...

    Your information given indicates that your installer did not do/install what they had specified. That being said, it brings into question everything else they did.

    Was the installer an...
  30. Thread: Duhhh!

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    "Yeah, but it held a 300 micron vacuum for 20...

    "Yeah, but it held a 300 micron vacuum for 20 minutes!" :whistle:
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    One person's perfect is another person's...

    One person's perfect is another person's nightmare.
  32. You'll need to figure out if it's an air movement...

    You'll need to figure out if it's an air movement related noise or a mechanical noise. Air noises can sometimes start after time if a little bit of dust or lint get on the louvers of the registers,...
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    Add up all the wattage of the equipment in the...

    Add up all the wattage of the equipment in the room. Multiply the total wattage by 3.41, that's the btu's (basically) it produces that you'll need to take care of. As for people, figure 500...
  34. Turn the fan to auto. Turn on the AC, my guess...

    Turn the fan to auto. Turn on the AC, my guess is the fan will wait about 25 seconds to come on after the outdoor unit starts.

    It's a fan timing circuit in whatever unit you have that blows the...
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    Sounds as if the policy of the company you...

    Sounds as if the policy of the company you called, or at least the technicians, is "change enough parts and it will work".

    Pretty sad when the homeowner has to think of actually pouring water...
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    Just so I understand, you're shutting your pump...

    Just so I understand, you're shutting your pump off with it connected to your gauge set and the valves to the system open with the system in a vacuum?

    I was taught to always break the vacuum to...
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    Just a thought, but you might want to talk to any...

    Just a thought, but you might want to talk to any local HVAC businesses in your area and see if they'd be interested in bartering work you can do for them verses what they can do for you. We come...
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    Thread after thread is started here about how a...

    Thread after thread is started here about how a two story house doesn't cool well on the second floor and the answer is usually always the same.... you need more return and supply capacity to the...
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    Yes

    Yes
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    We install these units all the time and I've...

    We install these units all the time and I've never seen nor heard of one doing what you are describing.

    The next time the outdoor unit is running sit a clear glass of water on top of the unit. ...
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    I'd say it's time to find and hire a Bryant...

    I'd say it's time to find and hire a Bryant dealer to come salvage what they can. I'd be interesting to hear what a Bryant dealer would have to say about you being able to buy the equipment directly...
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    I would suggest planning on a good sized...

    I would suggest planning on a good sized buffering tank in the system.
  43. That would explain the unbalanced air flow...

    That would explain the unbalanced air flow issues, double wide units always suffer from this to one degree or another. The "fix" is to get the air from the furnace equally to both sides and that's...
  44. I may have missed it, but where was the new...

    I may have missed it, but where was the new furnace installed? Upstairs where the original mobile home furnace had been or in the basement?

    I lost track of this thread for awhile but after...
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    Garages connected to the home must be separated...

    Garages connected to the home must be separated by a fire wall. When the duct work penetrates that structure it must have a fire damper installed. That's one part of the code.

    The other part of...
  46. It depends on what your building inspector has to...

    It depends on what your building inspector has to say about your house. We always consider it conditioned space if it's inside of a continuously insulated "box/walls" and then hope the building...
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    First off, if the hood manufacturer recommends...

    First off, if the hood manufacturer recommends 1200 cfm's for the fume hood that is the minimum amount of air that should be moved through it to protect those using it. That means the exhaust fan,...
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    What are they using this fume hood to exhaust? ...

    What are they using this fume hood to exhaust? The size/capacity of the exhaust is dependent on a lot of variables.

    Depending on a LOT of factors, in some cases make-up air can be supplied via...
  49. We're working a job where there is a dry system...

    We're working a job where there is a dry system installed, waiting for the W I freezer and cooler to be installed. There isn't any CPVC in the system and they are right next to one another. Good...
  50. Homeowner: "I can't understand it!? We run the...

    Homeowner: "I can't understand it!? We run the fan all the time and let the AC cycle. As soon as the outside unit quits the humidity in the house skyrockets!!! You think it's my thermostat?"
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