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    t527ed----that lennox filter 16 merv w/carbon...

    t527ed----that lennox filter 16 merv w/carbon would be perfect! (it would also do a better job with the ultra fine pm2.5 particles which i've read elsewhere may be harmful)

    May I ask you or...
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    hvac filter to reduce kitchen smells

    Hi,
    (Thanks for all the previous help btw)

    Many times particularly after cooking a big meal, the odors from cooking linger in the house for many, many hours. Thanksgiving it was the...
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    service AC now or after winter

    Hi,
    My Trane 20i (?) air conditioner was installed exactly one year ago. Should I have it serviced now with maybe one month left of use.... or should I do it the beginning of next season?
    ...
  4. Help--do natural gas lines fill with air, need be bled?

    Hi---
    I had a natural gas generator installed a few days ago. The installer removed a small part of the black pipe leading to my pool heater. He put a T there, and fitted a gas line to the...
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    I'm not sure of the other one unfortunately.

    I'm not sure of the other one unfortunately.
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    defrost fridge drip pan hose

    Hi,
    Can I bother you for a loosely related question? I removed a 1 foot, clogged and disgusting (defrost?) drip hose in the back of my fridge, it drips into the pan under the fridge. I replaced it...
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    Thanks both of you for the response. Obviously...

    Thanks both of you for the response. Obviously it lower my opinion of the installer. I was also dinged by not having "locking caps" on the outside air conditioner. Hard perhaps for you to say, but...
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    failed inspection: drain pan

    Hi,
    I finally got around to having the inspection on the york modulating furnace i had replaced upstairs. It failed inspection. Obviously i alerted the installer, who has a good reputation and i'm...
  9. How important slow fan speed, dehumidify air conditioner

    Hi,
    I just had a york modulating furnace, and correctly sized york air conditioner installed in my master bedroom area. 18k btu load---1.5 ton air. I asked for their recommended t stat, and it is a...
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    basement room 58% humidity

    Hi,
    I have a finished/conditioned basement, drywall on sides (?insulated also). There is a small, silly, maybe 150 sq ft door-ed off unfinished room. This tiny room isn't conditioned. The house...
  11. Got it installed last week, and it totally ROCKS!...

    Got it installed last week, and it totally ROCKS! Rooms are always at 70, never any drift, and the unit is SILENT. wow. thanks
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    floor return, will items drop in?

    Hi,
    I have my new york modulating installed. At least so far it is wonderful. The install guy who i've used before and trust, installed an additional return---on the floor. I realize exact...
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    I used 92 (rather than 88) for summer temp: 20k...

    I used 92 (rather than 88) for summer temp:
    20k sensible, 2,300 latent: 23k total.
    steve
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    Ok, thanks. So you would go ahead and get a 2...

    Ok, thanks. So you would go ahead and get a 2 ton, Mr Jtrammel? Or maybe 2.5?

    The NJ cool advantage ends up giving me $650 for the AC, but it expires in a few weeks. My unit is 17 years old, and...
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    Ok, thanks. May I ask about it being the second...

    Ok, thanks. May I ask about it being the second floor. There are two wide open stair cases, one on each end of the long hall. Is there a heat load added by this arrangement that isn't taken into...
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    Thanks very much all, and Dan for calculations. ...

    Thanks very much all, and Dan for calculations. Suckky. But i will at least be able to make several improvements.

    Thanks again!!!
    Steve
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    Ok, thanks for all the comments. I will ask them...

    Ok, thanks for all the comments. I will ask them to clean the coil, and seal whatever they can. I would love a duct blaster test, and will ask about it.

    Does my air conditioner "require" more...
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    upstairs AC 2 or 3 tons?

    Hi,
    I'm in the process of replacing my 80k single stage heater upstairs with a 60k trane modulating unit. The heat load is 41k.

    I'm considering taking advantage of soon to expire rebates, and...
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    cap on 3/4 inch pvc condensate pipe?

    Hi,
    I have two drains of 3/4 inch pvc pipe, one runs from the evaporator coil, and one runs from the condensing furnace---they merge and dump into a condensate pump. The higher one has a T on it,...
  20. How adjustable is york modulating furnace?

    Hi,
    I currently have a 18 y.o. 80K btu 92% efficent trane upstairs. It is for 1500 sq ft. It short cycles (like my bedroom system)---comes on for 5 minutes, temp goes up 2 degrees and goes off. The...
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    thanks very much! Very helpful. Steve

    thanks very much! Very helpful.

    Steve
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    Thanks for the help. As Shophound suggested, I...

    Thanks for the help. As Shophound suggested, I cannot easily find duct board.

    Back to plywood---is there a code (or more importantly safety) issue with plywood covering this sort of thing, then...
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    firecontrol, we bought the house 2 years ago,...

    firecontrol, we bought the house 2 years ago, built in 1995.

    9ftx9ftx9ft room. Nothing else, besides shelves, laundry sink. Solid door, with 2 inch cutout below.

    I guess i'm not too worried,...
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    jtrammel, thanks. I never thought of that. ...

    jtrammel, thanks. I never thought of that.

    Well it is definitely exhaust, and very weak at that.

    Looking briefly on the google, the dryer is 20k btu. The room is 729 cubic feet----using 20...
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    laundry room exhaust fan, why?

    Hi,
    I have a first floor washer/gas dryer room, and it happens to have an exhaust fan in the room. I don't have any moisture issues, and even in summer the room doesn't seem warm. Obviously the...
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    energy rater-----U ROCK!!!! That is exactly what...

    energy rater-----U ROCK!!!! That is exactly what it is, and thanks for the careful explanation.

    I was a little hesitant of plywood, thinking that drywall would be more of a fire stop, but at...
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    air seal attic: plywood ok?

    Hi,
    In the name making my HVAC more effective, may i ask a question about plywood in the attic. The house has a 10x6 x4 foot deep sized built in wooden display case, with an area for a minifridge....
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    gravity, thanks. There wasn't anyone within 35...

    gravity, thanks. There wasn't anyone within 35 miles of me. I do have a hvac company i trust, and will mention it to them. The only other sources would be the stove downstairs, or perhaps the...
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    Should i shut off the furnace?

    Should i shut off the furnace?
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    HELP, low peak carbon monoxide reading

    Hi,

    I have three furnaces in my house, and low level co monitors in bedrooms (and one in the basement near the furnace/hot water heaters checking for backdrafts). For two of the furnaces, the...
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    Variable speed furnace amps?

    Hi,
    Can i bother someone to explain what is the amp rating of my trane xv95 120btu furnace----the plate inside says "15 amps", I am comparing this to an old single speed 80 btu trane xe90 i...
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    Well thanks. But what is the rule, if there is...

    Well thanks. But what is the rule, if there is one, about turning on an air conditioner when it is cooler outside? Can't do it but only a few minutes? Under 60? 50? If one of my kids turned it on...
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    how tell which breaker to AC unit?

    Hi, i have 2 3ton AC units, the breaker boxes just say "AC." and "AC". I'm having a generator installed/transfer panel and need to select a specific AC--is there a way to tell which breaker goes...
  34. billygoat22--thanks. Steve

    billygoat22--thanks. Steve
  35. mmj614, thanks. You know i'm paying a plumber to...

    mmj614, thanks. You know i'm paying a plumber to put in the natural gas pipe. My friend, who is an qualified electrician, tells me he will install it for me. He hasn't done it before is the...
  36. mmj614--thanks, that is exactly what i wanted to...

    mmj614--thanks, that is exactly what i wanted to know. I think i will downsize the generator a bit, and try keeping the air, but on the load shed circuit. I have a huge house, and the generator...
  37. Thanks. I'm looking at natural gas whole or...

    Thanks. I'm looking at natural gas whole or partial house solutions. Just can't decide between a small unit, to run the furnace fan, lights, fridge, which is really all i need. Or for 25% more...
  38. Ok. I'm in NJ, i care mostly about...

    Ok. I'm in NJ, i care mostly about heat/fridge/lights.

    But will intermittent on/off cycles from the transfer panel damage my air conditioner?

    Steve
  39. generator, abrupt loss of power to air conditioner, damage?

    Hi,
    I'm in the process of getting a natural gas home backup generator. Some of the units come with electronic transfer switches that "load shed" or claim to manage high amp equipment like the air...
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    Small change. It is an aprilaire 560, I can't...

    Small change. It is an aprilaire 560, I can't find a model number on the honeywell. The 110 v cord goes into the unit---just outside the unit, in the back what i believe to be the...
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    Using air cleaner transformer ok?

    Hi,
    Thanks for all the other help!

    My aprilaire humidifier is powered off the honeywell electronic air cleaner. I donít use the fancy inserts-- i use paper media filters (fat several inch...
  42. Thanks for the comments. Tedkidd--not a comfort...

    Thanks for the comments.
    Tedkidd--not a comfort issue. The wife thinks its just fine, but now that i know how a furnace is suppose to run in ideal conditions (and our xv95 in the main part of the...
  43. temp drift: thermostat or oversized heater?

    Hi,
    I have a 80k btu single stage trane xe90, 17 years old supplying my 1500 sq ft bedroom/study area. I'm sure it is oversized. There is a single no-name thermostat in the bedroom, that was...
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    Well thanks, and I will alert the tech to save a...

    Well thanks, and I will alert the tech to save a second trip.

    I'm concerned that there could be other leaks.....the only reason I see these two is that gravity is letting water leak. Who's to say...
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    Furnace PVC exhaust leak

    Hi, now that the furnace is on, I've noticed two very small water leaks from the PVC exhaust pipe junctions. Trane direct vent xv95. Maybe 1 tablespoon of water a day. On one I noticed a blob of...
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    condensor aluminum metal fins bent

    Hi,
    Can I ask about the condensor on my refrigerator? It is a 17 y.o. subzero with the condensor on top. I was told that i should vacuum it with the brush attachment to remove dust. I'm guessing...
  47. A related question, is it sort of impossible to...

    A related question, is it sort of impossible to crack the heat exchanger on the xv95 because there is the discharge air sensor or some other sensor? The unit that the xv95 replaced was a 15 year old...
  48. Motoguy128-thanks. It says air temp rise range...

    Motoguy128-thanks. It says air temp rise range 40-70.

    It ran for 2 years kicking into second stage. I guess it would have shut down if the limit was reached, so it isn't a safety issue, but just...
  49. Leave Trane xv95 in first stage, problems?

    Hi,
    When I got my new air conditioner, I was told the manual J heat need was 91k btu. My oversized heater puts out 114/78 btu. I've dropped some money on upgrading my returns and supplies in an...
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    Mr. Tedkidd, hmm. I'm going to have to think...

    Mr. Tedkidd, hmm. I'm going to have to think about that one. Maybe a bit of OCD.

    What should the temp be in an "unheated" equipment room in winter. The furnace and hot water heaters throw off...
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