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  1. Thread: Pipe vs flex duct?

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    ok thank you for your time.

    ok thank you for your time.
  2. Thread: Pipe vs flex duct?

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    hmm ok..I think what he said from the bid i'm...

    hmm ok..I think what he said from the bid i'm reading is it was all to be done is either flexduct or the round pipe....he said 2 main supply lines...1 is 30' long and is 16" and the other is 15' long...
  3. Thread: Pipe vs flex duct?

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    Pipe vs flex duct?

    Hi All -

    My contractor is giving me an option for round pipe vs flex ducting....he says their should be no difference in airflow but I dont know....if I have him do it it flex duct it is cheaper...
  4. Thread: Zoning

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    that is a nice link, I shall give a read ..thank...

    that is a nice link, I shall give a read ..thank you
  5. Thread: Zoning

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    the layout is an L angle type.....not just a...

    the layout is an L angle type.....not just a rectangle type of home with the bedrooms being in the back L part..its abou 1700 sq ft total
  6. Thread: Zoning

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    Zoning

    Was wondering what the opinion was on zoning systems? My home is only single story but we spend most of the time in only one area of it....to me zoning seems to make sense...was wondering what the...
  7. Thread: Return Air Options

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    Your not obtrusive at all...appreciate the...

    Your not obtrusive at all...appreciate the help....thanks again
  8. Thread: Return Air Options

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    well i'm not as efficient as you are lol....yes...

    well i'm not as efficient as you are lol....yes i'm in the desert area, but its pretty humid here also..not a lot of dry heat........and the system is 35 years old and way overdue for a...
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    thanks for the replies all....well I went up into...

    thanks for the replies all....well I went up into my attic today and I counted 7 - 8" registers and 2 - 4" ones that I have now in my home....will a 3.5 ton work well with these type of registers? Or...
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    Sorry pstu, I thought I mentioned before I live...

    Sorry pstu, I thought I mentioned before I live in so calif......I understand what your saying but according to the software it says I ned a 4 ton unit....my home is about 60 yeas old and over half...
  11. Thread: Return Air Options

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    thanks for the reply...I sent you an email on the...

    thanks for the reply...I sent you an email on the one you had listed in your profile....really appreciate the help from everyone here..thank you
  12. Thread: Return Air Options

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    Thanks for the info Rep..not sure what it all...

    Thanks for the info Rep..not sure what it all means tho...right now I know we have 1 - 16" round return in our hallway ceiling because when I change the filter I can see the numbers on the piping...
  13. Thread: Return Air Options

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    Hi again - Well I did the manual J cals with...

    Hi again -

    Well I did the manual J cals with the software you suggested and it turns out I do need a 4 ton unit based upon all the data.....I even changed the options to have my home as insulated...
  14. Thread: Return Air Options

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    Thanks again everyone for all the great...

    Thanks again everyone for all the great information and your help..im off to do my MJ calcs and calling for more bids next week....thanks again
  15. Thread: Return Air Options

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    oh and one more question please...I have been...

    oh and one more question please...I have been reading on this site today about a manual j calculation..is this something I can do to help me know if the contractor who bids on my house is where I...
  16. Thread: Return Air Options

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    sounds like i have more calls to make...

    sounds like i have more calls to make then..thanks again for your help..hopefully I will find the right contractor soon
  17. Thread: Return Air Options

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    hmm..well now you have me really concerned...let...

    hmm..well now you have me really concerned...let me ask you this...what size do you feel we should have for 1700 sq feet instead of the 4 ton this contractor recommended?...that way when I get...
  18. Thread: Return Air Options

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    yes, with the current 3 ton we have the back part...

    yes, with the current 3 ton we have the back part of the house is cool, but it has insulation and does not get a lot of sun..and is near the hallway air return....but the front part, den,kitch,lr is...
  19. Thread: Return Air Options

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    Appreciate all the input thank you, if we only...

    Appreciate all the input thank you, if we only have him put a media filter as you suggest and he removes the filter from the return air we have in the hallway wont that increase the noise level at...
  20. Thread: Return Air Options

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    Return Air Options

    Greets All -

    We are getting a 3 ton system replaced with a 4 ton system and our contractor says he needs to add some more return air ducts....the problem is that our furnace is in the attic so we...
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    ah I see my apologies.. I remember this site from...

    ah I see my apologies.. I remember this site from 2-3 years back and was able to get some good advice then on my issue. I serviced the unit myself last year ..cleaned the manifold and checked for...
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    Greetings- I have an old stand alone coleman...

    Greetings-

    I have an old stand alone coleman heater unit and am having problems with it. The pilot light is staying lit but when I turn the thermostat on to call up the main burner it will not...
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