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    Condensation on outside of windows

    Got central air installed a few months ago. Woke of this morning and most of the windows in my house were 'fogged up'. The condensation is on the outside of the windows, not the inside. I assume...
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    Collars Sweating

    The collars that connect my ducts to the main lines (not sure what I should be calling it) are sweating today. They are in my garage. The garage is not climate controlled. Enough condensation...
  3. Thread: Dust Question

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    Good news. The supposed dust issue went away on...

    Good news. The supposed dust issue went away on its own, so it must have been related to moving around old existing dust or dust that was in the ducts from the original install (or from the...
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    At this risk of being politically incorrect, I'd...

    At this risk of being politically incorrect, I'd love to hire a team of midgets/dwarves to do a bunch of things down there for me, including a good cleaning of the concrete floor. The ceiling is...
  5. Thread: Dust Question

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    So far so good....Been over a day now since she...

    So far so good....Been over a day now since she dusted. The system has been running as you would normally expect w/ outside temps at 35 degrees and no noticable new dust....Stay tuned...

    One...
  6. Thread: Dust Question

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    OK, I get the idea. Filters won't help w/ this...

    OK, I get the idea. Filters won't help w/ this issue. So I either 1.) I have a leaky duct(s) or 2.) This symptom my wife is seeing may just be the result of this system stirring up a lot of dust...
  7. Thread: Dust Question

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    What has been in there so far is: Flanders...

    What has been in there so far is: Flanders PrecisionAire E-Z flow 18x25x1.

    The replacements I ordered: MERV 8 Pleated 18x25x1 ........below is a link to them
    ...
  8. Thread: Dust Question

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    Dust Question

    Recently had a HP installed. It has been running for about a month now. The wife is complaining of increased dust in the house (from the system) since it was installed. Is this normal? Will it go...
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    How does one reduce the static? Can't say...

    How does one reduce the static?



    Can't say for sure as the door has been left open the entire time since the system has ben installed. But I am fairly confident the answer is yes....
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    Placement of ducts

    I have an average size bedrrom (10' x 12'). It has an 8' ceiling. The temp in this room is running about 3 degrees cooler than the rest of the house. It is heated by a Heat Pump. I know this is...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Apology accepted. Glad you finally admitted you...

    Apology accepted. Glad you finally admitted you were wrong. Hopefully this will prevent you from jumping to conclusions in the future. QED.
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    It is about 32 degrees outside. T-stat is set at...

    It is about 32 degrees outside. T-stat is set at 70. System runs for about 11-13 mins, shuts itself off, sits idle for about 11 mins and then repeats. I'm not sure if this what one would normally...
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    Cycling Questions

    Are there are any rules of thumb regarding how long a system (HP/AC) should run before it turns itself off (t-stat controlled) in a properly designed system? How about how long it should be off...
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    At this point, I can't tell if you are...

    At this point, I can't tell if you are intentioinally baiting me by continuing to call me a liar or if you are just plain ignorant (I'm leaning toward the latter). I stated multiple times in this...
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    So now you are calling me a liar!!!! Do you want...

    So now you are calling me a liar!!!! Do you want the number of my pro so you can call him yourself and confirm that I hired him to install a 2 unit system. One 4-Ton HP and one seprate 4-ton AC...
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    I am not asking you tell me how to wire it. And...

    I am not asking you tell me how to wire it. And as I stated in my original post, this is NOT a DIY job.

    In regards to the wiring solution you suggest, is it a modification within the t-stat or...
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    I would prefer to get an answer from the "pros"...

    I would prefer to get an answer from the "pros" on this board before I speak to mine. I have found this approach to be most effective. If you prefer not to answer my question, that is your choice,...
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    Sorry...I don't know what you are trying to tell...

    Sorry...I don't know what you are trying to tell me here. Can you elaborate or point me to a link that has more info.....
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    Motorized Damper Issue

    I have a room this fed heat and cooling through a duct that has a t-stat controlled motorized damper built into it. The Damper is the "Normally Opened" version. Here is a link to it.
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  21. Thread: O/T -- Sort of

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    O/T -- Sort of

    I have a bed room that my new HP is struggling to heat. I know the system is sized properly, the problem I have w/ this one room is due to drafting. I know I need to fix the drafting problem. It...
  22. No. Average the same as other houses I have...

    No. Average the same as other houses I have lived.
  23. Thank you....This answers all my...

    Thank you....This answers all my questions...............BTW, the kick start device will be installed by a pro, not me. The electrician I spoke of is only going to check the wiring coming into the...
  24. Thank you....THis answers all my questions.

    Thank you....THis answers all my questions.
  25. [QUOTE=beenthere;1778714]The hard start is...

    [QUOTE=beenthere;1778714]The hard start is installed in the OD unit.
    Depends on the unit, weather the ID fan starts at the same time as teh OD unit.
    QUOTE]

    Here is link to my unit, can you tell...
  26. Kick Start Questions..as well as a few others

    I am in the process of getting a kick start device installed on my central AC/HP system. I have several questions related to this device. 1.) This is one is not directly realted to the device, but...
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    OK, let me try it w/out any links. I am looking...

    OK, let me try it w/out any links. I am looking for opinions on motorized dampers. In particular, I am looking for opinions on the Honeywell ARD 8" and Suncourt 8" ZC108P. The Honeywell costs...
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    Honeywell vs Suncourt Dampers

    I am looking for opinions on these two competing products:

    LINKS DELETED BY AUTHOR BEFORE GETTING FLAMED TOO BADLY
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    E-mail sent to the address I found at the website...

    E-mail sent to the address I found at the website listed in your public profile. Thanks.
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    Wow!!!! I just got the quote on the cable...

    Wow!!!! I just got the quote on the cable controlled dampers. They are actually MORE than the thermostat controlled motorized dampers. So obviously the cable solution is out!! I need to decide...
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    Just got the quote from my HVAC pro on the...

    Just got the quote from my HVAC pro on the motorized dampers (w/ themostat control) and it proved to be cost prohibitive :( I asked him to work up a price on the cable controlled options. We'll see...
  32. Thread: Flex Questions

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    Flex Questions

    I just had an AC/HP system installed whereby flex ducts were installed in my 4' crawlspace. The crawlspace is a poured concrete floor and cinderblock walls. I notice that there are some instances...
  33. Thread: Hard-Start-Kits

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    Hard-Start-Kits

    I am opening this thread as a follow up to another one opened yesterday. In that one, I explained that I was having an issue w/ lights flickering when my Heat Pump compressor turned on. Several...
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    No.

    No.
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    No, Ducane.

    No, Ducane.
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    I'll do my best at answering these questions: ...

    I'll do my best at answering these questions:

    SIZE=4-Ton...Here is the link..http://www.ducanehvac.com/heat_2hp14.asp

    Don't know the size of the wire...Feed is not long, maybe 15'-20'.

    I am...
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    Lights flickering when compressor turns on

    The lights in my house flicker whenever the 4-Ton AC/Heat Pump compressor turns on. The compressor was just installed today. It is a new installation (not a replacement). I intend to talk to my...
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    Thanks for all the info. I am going w/ the...

    Thanks for all the info. I am going w/ the themostat controlled slave solution (w/ the motorized damper). Pro will be installing as soon as the parts arrive.

    Thanks again.
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    I found the damper you mentioned and talked w/ my...

    I found the damper you mentioned and talked w/ my contractor about installing it. Alternatively, he suggested that I go w/ a low-voltage motorized damper that can be controlled w/ a switch/knob that...
  40. Thread: Pad vs Slab

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    The pad I am looking at is not made of concrete. ...

    The pad I am looking at is not made of concrete. It is made of some type of heavy duty commercial plastic composite.
  41. Thread: Pad vs Slab

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    Pad vs Slab

    What are your thoughts regarding using a poured concrete slab as base for a condensor versus one of the 2" pads that are sold by HVAC supply houses. The pad would sit on untreated Earth (combination...
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    The room cools perfectly in the summer. The only...

    The room cools perfectly in the summer. The only problem is that it gets too hot in the winter. Sure sounds like the slave solution is the best one, but would be more work/cost that the manual...
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    Wow. That sounds EXACTLY like what I need. ...

    Wow. That sounds EXACTLY like what I need. Thanks a lot. I will research a little more and then talk w/ a pro about getting it done. Thanks again!!!
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    If damper adjustments damage the system, why do...

    If damper adjustments damage the system, why do dampers even exist? Keep in mind, I am tampering w/ a very small % of the overall system. This is one (small) supply of a system of 12 supplies (most...
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    Just a home office, but I have the following heat...

    Just a home office, but I have the following heat generating equipemnt in it : LCD TV, LCD computer monitor, lap top computer, tower computer, fax maching, DTV recevier (HD) -- generates a lot of...
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I am going to try...

    Thanks for all the feedback. I am going to try manage the situation by adjusting the dampers each season and see where that gets me.

    I really did not want to introduce another coooling system...
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    Hot Room Question

    I have a very small "hot" room (100 sq ft out of a 2400 sq ft house) that I am trying to control the climate via central AC/Heat Pump. It requires very little heating in the winter (but does require...
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    I am at +/- 3 degrees. Sounds like I am OK. ...

    I am at +/- 3 degrees. Sounds like I am OK. Just feels a little funny when I walk from one of the rooms that is +3 degrees from the thermosat to one of the ones that is -3 degrees. That 6 degree...
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    Balancing Question

    In a 2400 Sq ft home w/ 8 rooms spread on two floors (7 on floor 1; 1 on floor 2) there is a central Central Air system (and heat pump). The entire home is a single zone w/ the thermostat in the...
  50. Thread: Grill Questions

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    Grill Questions

    How sung should grills fit into the cavity in which they sit? Should they clip in somehow or do they just lie in (on top of) the hole? Is it normal for there to be any type of rattling heard from...
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