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    I bought the use of the Manual J from this site...

    I bought the use of the Manual J from this site and it came out 1 ton a/c and a little furnace. I got larger because I just gave up trying to get what's right.,

    For some reason just the fan...
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    I'll try and figure out which number it is in the...

    I'll try and figure out which number it is in the documentation. The installer says the grill only needs to be as large as the opening under the filter. Noooooo. Besides they didn't enlarge that...
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    Hi Beenthere, Thanks for all your help. Any...

    Hi Beenthere,
    Thanks for all your help. Any ideas? I was thinking of putting my carbon monoxide alarm in the closet and turning on the heat. Is that a valid test? Should there be any carbon...
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    By the way, if I hadn't mentioned it before, but...

    By the way, if I hadn't mentioned it before, but I did check the code and the largest unit which would fit was 2 1/2 tons needed 36" clearance from neighbor's house. There is about 5 1/2 feet...
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    Hi I'm back, I had forgotten how to get to this...

    Hi I'm back, I had forgotten how to get to this site, and the name of it. because my computer croaked and I got a new one.

    Having gone 1 1/2 years without heat and always procrastinating because...
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    Sticky: I'm glad I'm not the only one

    This is what I have done too, good way to find out if shady, if they accept bogus info.

    For phone calls, just put the phone down and walk away. You save someone else from getting one or two calls.
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    solution found!

    insurance company paid for replacement It fell about25 feet onto concrete, it was a tin can thing

    Thanks, that's my answer. I'll put a few layers of aluminum foil around it so it will make noise...
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    Ohhhh, I wouldlike to know what those bad things are so I won't do them.

    OOOps.. like what? I have seen things that my response was 'I'm not doin that!!' Please post when you see something.
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    I saw on Ask This Old House today a balloon to...

    I saw on Ask This Old House today a balloon to put up the chimney. Well..so my original idea wasn't so bad.
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    They are mean spirited and just generally evil....

    They are mean spirited and just generally evil.
    Thank you to all vets who protect our country and our way of life, except of course for these idiots and the courts who help them.
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    Still another HVAC guy today, he brought along...

    Still another HVAC guy today, he brought along his techie. He knew the 36" rule to neighbor's property. Took a copy of Manual J. Told me a bunch of stuff--no BS. I wondered about his comments...
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    I just got my electric bill for a month of no...

    I just got my electric bill for a month of no furnace, heating small area with electricity. Electric bill including all the extras (tax etc.) went up about $13. Consider more lights on too.
    Gas in...
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    I just noticed I had not posted this info: On...

    I just noticed I had not posted this info: On the coldest days I turn off the furnace and use a little electric space heater. By space I mean an area just a little larger than my body. So when...
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    Thanks FarleyRedfield Always helps to have...

    Thanks FarleyRedfield

    Always helps to have encouragement.
    A friend :callpro:just told me my offer to settle on the horrible remodel was all wrong:eek2: way too low, said I should go to municipal...
  15. Is that a still? When's the party?

    Is that a still? When's the party?
  16. Around here the wires come out the BACK of the...

    Around here the wires come out the BACK of the breaker panel. They are in a wallboard 'tunnel' 6" x 14" which runs the length of the garage and into the house.
    You don't see any wires, anywhere. ...
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    Thanks Tedkidd, I have still another man...

    Thanks Tedkidd,

    I have still another man coming out Saturday, recommended by my insurance agent. I told him what I wanted and he's going to research it. He says he consistently replaces old 100...
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    Yes! Cannot find a thank you button this site....

    Yes!
    Cannot find a thank you button this site.
    THANK YOU :eek2: yelling it.

    I'll take a copy of the Manual J report WITHOUT the room sizes on it.

    I felt better after the:couch:
    gail
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    What do you think?

    I think my next tact will be to go to a sales office, get them to write up a proposal with the sizes I want and then let them see my house.

    Bet they won't cancel the deal?

    What do you think?...
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    Why don't they listen?

    :argue::censored: Well, it was really all I could do to :bhave:!!

    The lady at HD snagged me Monday and I let her send out a HVAC guy on the condition only that we discuss sizes first. I wrote on...
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    Where I live it gets cold in the evening almost...

    Where I live it gets cold in the evening almost every hot day. Blowing hot air out one window(that becomes the hottest room in the house) and blowing air in one window helps somewhat. But here we...
  22. ROFL! rolf?? He should put it on water skiis.

    ROFL! rolf??
    He should put it on water skiis.
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    HVAC-calc came up with the numbers I used except...

    HVAC-calc came up with the numbers I used except 80 degrees outside design temp in summer is too low. At 80 degrees I don't need a/c at all so why would I design for that? So I upped it. Average...
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    I asked about heat pumps and they all say they...

    I asked about heat pumps and they all say they don't use them here. Can't remember why, but it made sense at the time. One reason was natural gas is cheaper than electricity.
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    were they looking for more work later, fire, dryrot?

    My building inspector required proof the vent went outside, the contractor never gave him proof. Thank goodness, because much later I found out it was
    1. an unlicensed electrician,
    2. did not...
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