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    Does it matter which hard start kit to use -...

    Does it matter which hard start kit to use - carriers or the 521 kit?

    Thanks...al
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    Ahh ok.

    Ahh ok.
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    I know this is probably an HVAC thing, but what...

    I know this is probably an HVAC thing, but what does this mean?

    Al
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    Ok. Here's the deal. I have 3 installation...

    Ok. Here's the deal. I have 3 installation manuals (furnace, AC and coil). I don't have an owners manual. The AC install manual references an owner's manual for care and maintenance, which I...
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    No owners manual, just the equipment install...

    No owners manual, just the equipment install manuals.

    Thanks
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    Behappy, I am in the process of installing a...

    Behappy, I am in the process of installing a whole house surge protector now.



    Doug, can you tell me where to find such language? I've looked through the Carrier booklets left by the company...
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Jt, I've been...

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Jt, I've been looking into a whole house surge protector, which will cover all things.

    Wahoo, I wandered the same thing. Why didn't install or offer it when it...
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    Annual inspections

    Are you required to have an annual inspection to maintain your warranty? I have a Carrier unit if that helps.

    Thanks...Al
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    Are these really needed?

    I had a new system installed in July 2013. The system consist of the following:

    Carrier InfinityŽ 17 Central Air Conditioner (24ANB7)
    Carrier InfinityŽ 98 Gas Furnace (59MN7)

    I had an annual...
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    Thanks for the insight everyone. I was curious.

    Thanks for the insight everyone. I was curious.
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    I will check the owners manual to see if they...

    I will check the owners manual to see if they recommend anything.

    Thanks
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    I will try and get some photos tomorrow if I get...

    I will try and get some photos tomorrow if I get home before dark and post them. The furnace is a Carrier 59MN7. The total length of the pipe is about 18' each; the exhaust has 4 elbows (1 long...
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    superfittertech, why do you assume there's...

    superfittertech, why do you assume there's something wrong?



    The HVAC company installed 2" pvc pipes out the back of the house, per the manufacturer's specs; intake down low and the exhaust up...
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    High Efficiency intake/exhaust pipes

    Hello all. I was sitting here thinking. Should I install something over these pipes to keep, say birds from nesting, or critters from trying to enter them. If so, what's best to use in this...
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    I can see owners turning them on and forgetting...

    I can see owners turning them on and forgetting the cover was on. I never thought of pulling the disconnect. I've always taken the cover off before starting the unit, but accidents do happen. So,...
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    AC Compressor Cover

    Is it ok to install a cover over the outdoor AC unit for the winter to protect it from the snow etc? If so, are there any in particular that you would recommend? If not, why not? I thought I'd...
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    Thanks everyone for the help and tips. Al

    Thanks everyone for the help and tips.

    Al
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    I did not take it that way. I just needed to...

    I did not take it that way. I just needed to clear things up, so the thread did not go sideways and stay on topic. If anyone else has a suggestion for a water heater, I'd like to hear.
    ...
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    The pipe is, as I recall a Radon pipe, however,...

    The pipe is, as I recall a Radon pipe, however, there's no fan or apparatus attached to it (believe me, I know this house inside out); it's just there. From what I recall, the builder just had to...
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    It's a gas unit and the exhaust is piped to the...

    It's a gas unit and the exhaust is piped to the the roof, per code. The restrictions (assuming we are talking about high efficiency) are that I have no place to send the piping. The one place I...
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    See post #4. No chimney, but I do have 3" pipe...

    See post #4. No chimney, but I do have 3" pipe that runs from the basement to the roof. The builder installed it I guess for Radon testing or something, but I don't know.

    To the poster about the...
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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I am...

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I am starting the research now.

    Short story: My Moms hot water heater leaked from the pressure valve one year and when I walk into the house my glasses...
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    I agree and that's why I am starting my search...

    I agree and that's why I am starting my search now. I will be off of work for 2+ weeks soon and I am trying to have this ready for install. I had the HVAC replaced in the summer, so I'd like to do...
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    Hot water heater

    Not sure if this falls under HVAC, but I saw a post on hotwater heaters, the general discussion board has a noted for homeowners to ask questions here and I've been asked by several HVAC companies if...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    I made it very clear that I believe young folks...

    I made it very clear that I believe young folks should be working and not living off welfare. I won't take up for any deadbeats, because I know the crap I went through, the sacrafices I made to get...
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    Ughh I think you are the one that's blind. This...

    Ughh I think you are the one that's blind. This thread has race all over it. Read the post more carefully will you. See post #11
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    Would you give them a job if they were willing to...

    Would you give them a job if they were willing to learn the trade?
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    Not my words, but the words from someone who did...

    Not my words, but the words from someone who did not publish his/her name that I found online regarding welfare.

    The countless whites who whimper about blacks on welfare as if it's a black-only...
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    There are just as many WHITES on welfare as...

    There are just as many WHITES on welfare as blacks, sorry (even ole' Newty came to grips with this during the presidential campaign). So, you would be cutting off your neighbors lights and AC. I...
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    WOOOOOW

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    WOOOOOOW
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    Haha!. I call it a jack leg system, but it's...

    Haha!. I call it a jack leg system, but it's effective. That's what I have to work with because ripping out walls and such is not an option - just working with what I have



    I have the...
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    I'm thinking to the other open supplies.

    I'm thinking to the other open supplies.
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    Thanks for the reply. What would be the...

    Thanks for the reply.



    What would be the difference in what I'm doing, when compared to a duct system that allows you to manually shut down a section
    of the home? I have a neighbor whose...
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    Btw, how do I create a signature?

    Btw, how do I create a signature?
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    Manually controlled dampers?

    The ducting system for my HVAC is all down stairs in the basement, with supply runs to the basement, 1st and 2nd levels. The builder did no zoning at all (house built 15 yrs ago). The basement is...
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    Shophound, here's a picture of the max flow...

    Shophound, here's a picture of the max flow registers I found at HD. There is alot more spacing when compared to the existing registers.

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    Al
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    Btw, Shophound, what's your thoughts on the...

    Btw, Shophound, what's your thoughts on the registers in the photo?
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    I will have to get a picture from the store. The...

    I will have to get a picture from the store. The website doesn't show them, so I will post a picture up later.
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    Wouldn't that also include the use of the proper...

    Wouldn't that also include the use of the proper registers? Aren't they part of the equation, too?
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    Where then why the pros around here suggest the...

    Where then why the pros around here suggest the use of better flowing register vents or commercial style grills? Also, do the grills above in the photo look to be restrictive? Are they the...
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    Here are few images of the register vents ...

    Here are few images of the register vents

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    I saw some high flow vents at the Home Depot. The grill or bars were spaced wide apart. They definitely had less bars/grills and...
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    Udarrel that is a bit over my head to be honest,...

    Udarrel that is a bit over my head to be honest, but the HVAC company measured the ducting system and stated that it can handle up to a 4 ton unit (current unit is 3 ton), so I'm not sure how that...
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    Thanks Shophound. Which one would work best for...

    Thanks Shophound. Which one would work best for floor registers?
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    Better flowing register vents

    Can anyone of the pros here provide a link to companies that sell better flowing register vents that you purchase from or provide the names of the register vents you use, so that I can google them? ...
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    I'm looking into the safety switch as mentioned...

    I'm looking into the safety switch as mentioned by vstech. The problem is the filter location, which looks to make it difficult to get one in the secondary discharge port.



    It's definitely...
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    Ok. I see your point. Oh, and another thing the...

    Ok. I see your point. Oh, and another thing the condensate drain line is only 1/2". I know mine is 3/4. Shouldn't it had been 3/4"? Maybe code was different when the house was built or that's...
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    Thanks for taking the time to respond. Al

    Thanks for taking the time to respond.

    Al
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    Condensate drain issue...photos included

    I received a call from my tenant that the AC system was leaking water. Immediately I thought condensate line must be clogged. As you can see from the second image, the installer did not connect...
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