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    Right Angle Air Cleaner

    Hi guys, I'm planning on having a right angle air cleaner installed and wanted your opinions. The ones I'm looking at are the Trion Air Bear and GeneralAire MAC-L. The Air Bear says it acts like a...
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    OK, so how did you do that, X? You never stated...

    OK, so how did you do that, X? You never stated what modifications you've done to your house to reduce the heat gain that much. I'm guessing you have quite a few trees shading your house, but...
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    They replaced the TXV. Tech took readings, and...

    They replaced the TXV. Tech took readings, and left me with the following:

    OAT: 85 *F
    High: 205 psi
    Low: 79 psi
    SC: 13 *F
    SH: 15 *F

    The gurgling is gone at the valve now; it sounds like a...
  4. Yes. But would they have pro-status on...

    Yes. But would they have pro-status on hvac-talk.com? Regardless, that doesn't change my opinion that it should be open to everyone. Obviously that's still up to the admins here.
  5. Why would it need to be pro-member only? There...

    Why would it need to be pro-member only? There are probably some very insightful people out there (not just some regular bob, but ones who hold BPI certifications/etc. and do things like energy...
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    I've seen the "spaghetti monster" from another...

    I've seen the "spaghetti monster" from another thread. My system is nothing like that. The majority of the ductwork is metal. When the auditor took his TESP readings 2 Winters ago, he measured...
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    The garage gets hot on hot days. It usually runs...

    The garage gets hot on hot days. It usually runs about 5-10 degrees cooler than the outdoor temp. The LL temp is one degree cooler at the evap than it is at the condenser. I will try to get...
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    The lineset runs between the upstairs floor, and...

    The lineset runs between the upstairs floor, and garage ceiling. This is an area where a thermal bypass used to exist, but I have since sealed the area with EPS and spray foam. The lineset length...
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    Duh, I should have known that. As usual, the...

    Duh, I should have known that. As usual, the tech didn't write them down. The only readings I've gotten in writing from any of the companies I've had out is because I asked them to write them down.
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    The ones on the first page would be the ones...

    The ones on the first page would be the ones taken when the SH and SC readings were taken.

    Since the superheat dropped to 10 when the bulb was put into the warm water, that shows the valve is...
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    Any ideas on my last TXV question, shophound?

    Any ideas on my last TXV question, shophound?
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    Sorry guys, I've been out-of-town the past few...

    Sorry guys, I've been out-of-town the past few days.



    Not like it makes a huge difference, but I'm at 948 feet in elevation. So it'd be:

    1405 CFM x 4.35 x 6.18 = 37770.6 / 12000 = 3.14...
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    TXV isn't adjusted, and unfortunately, the bulb...

    TXV isn't adjusted, and unfortunately, the bulb isn't replaceable. Bulb is replaceable on some commercial TXVs, right? Seems dumb to me that the charge in the bulb could go bad (for whatever...
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    Hopefully that answers all of your questions. :)

    Hopefully that answers all of your questions. :)
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    That's correct. No zoning or manual dampers...

    That's correct. No zoning or manual dampers either, unfortunately.
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    Sorry, I'm not sure I follow. The main return...

    Sorry, I'm not sure I follow. The main return trunk is 20" x 12" and the panned returns feed it. I have six 8"x16" (l/w of return grilles) and one 8" x 32" panned returns feeding the main return...
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    I live close to Kansas City. The joists are 16"...

    I live close to Kansas City. The joists are 16" on center. The panned joists downstairs go up the wall to meet the main return trunk. The panned joists upstairs go down to meet the main return...
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    I've attached the extended performance data for...

    I've attached the extended performance data for my system to this post. Here are the numbers for the A/C equipment:

    Brand: Armstrong Air
    Condensing Unit: 2SCU13LE142P
    Coil: EC1P43CM
    TXV...
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    Thanks for all the insight. My house is a slab,...

    Thanks for all the insight. My house is a slab, so no basement or crawl space.

    I'm not sure if you saw my earlier post (this thread is starting to get really long), but I measured the airflow...
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    Hey shophound. Are you saying that you think...

    Hey shophound. Are you saying that you think there's a problem with the CFM going across the e-coil, or being delivered to the supply registers?

    What pictures would you like? I have a total of 4...
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    When the subcooling was at 10 degrees, there was...

    When the subcooling was at 10 degrees, there was gurgling at the TXV and the superheat was 30 degrees. He added more refrigerant and the subcooling went to 18 degrees and superheat down to 18...
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    The point I was making in noting all of the...

    The point I was making in noting all of the things I've done to improve the home, is that I've slowly reduced both sensible and latent loads on the system, but since I've started doing those things,...
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    Airflow

    The company that was out last week called me back and said that they think it is the TXV. I asked them if they wanted to come back out and check airflow before condemning it, and they responded that...
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    Hopefully those of you who post to this site...

    Hopefully those of you who post to this site understand how misinformed tipsrfine is, and that he's more interested in trying to start fights than learn. There are so many bullsh!t lies in his post,...
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    I was just outside a little while ago and...

    I was just outside a little while ago and measured 88.5 *F 6" from the condenser fins, and 108.0 discharge. However, I didn't note the indoor temp/RH at that time. The unit is 13-seer. Hopefully...
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    If there is a restriction, would the head...

    If there is a restriction, would the head pressure be abnormally high? I'll see if he can measure the liquid line temp before and after the filter drier.
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    Should he be using an anemometer? Are there...

    Should he be using an anemometer? Are there other methods for determining actual CFM?


    I think it was determined last year that the return drop right next to the blower/furnace is too small,...
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    The tech didn't have a manometer, so the TESP...

    The tech didn't have a manometer, so the TESP wasn't checked. However, some paper work from last year says it was 0.8" w.c. on medium (what it's on right now). From the blower performance chart,...
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    System Not Cooling Enough

    Hello, I'm having troubles with my A/C still (I've posted here before about it). Now that the weather's gotten warm in my area, I've noticed that the A/C can't really cool the house down until the...
  30. Thread: True Steam

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    Got one installed last Winter. Works great. If...

    Got one installed last Winter. Works great. If you use the remote mount kit, be sure to insulate the hose. For whatever reason, the remote mount kit does not come with insulation (and it should...
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    That's why the directions for remote mount say to...

    That's why the directions for remote mount say to install the hose with an upward slope towards the plenum. If there is any water, gravity will pull it back to the humidifier. Insulating the hose...
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    Fined or Imprisoned (Health Care)

    So, it looks like you can be fined up to $25,000 or imprisoned for 1-year if you don't have health insurance with the new ObamaCare plan:
    ...
  33. Thread: Koolduct???

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    That's usually the way it works. :yes: Local...

    That's usually the way it works. :yes: Local codes such as county, city, etc. can be much stricter than what the state outlines. For example, there is no statewide energy code for my state, but my...
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    I have one question for you; are you in the...

    I have one question for you; are you in the military?

    And, no where did I state that any control over my freedom was normal. That's your interpretation of what I said, and that's it.
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    Correct, but this isn't the late 1700s. If you...

    Correct, but this isn't the late 1700s. If you think a few civilians with AK47s stand a chance against what our military has, then you're mistaken. If there was some kind of disaster where it was...
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    Not like it really matters, as I agree with the...

    Not like it really matters, as I agree with the article, but the translation of Allahu Akbar is wrong.



    What it really means is that they believe their God is greater than not only "anyone...
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    Wow, didn't know the mods died and made you the...

    Wow, didn't know the mods died and made you the new moderator. :pop: :LOL:
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    What? No, it's not private. How else do you...

    What? No, it's not private. How else do you think I'm posting in here? :confused:
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    Don't pros have the ability to private message? ...

    Don't pros have the ability to private message? :LOL:
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    Because they don't practice a radical form of...

    Because they don't practice a radical form of Islam; I think more and more evidence is coming out that shows that this guy did. Extremists from any religion are bad news.
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    I'm pretty sure the '93 Sentra has a cat on it as...

    I'm pretty sure the '93 Sentra has a cat on it as well (along with other emission controls). :)
  42. Thread: Sharia

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    Research on what? Just because slavery was once...

    Research on what? Just because slavery was once acceptable, it must remain that way until eternity? Sorry, but civilizations advance, and begin to move away from the barbaric ideologies of the past.
  43. Thread: Sharia

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    How would you have any idea what being a slave...

    How would you have any idea what being a slave was like then, or even in recent history? Answer; you don't.

    I find it very interesting that a Christian is saying that [any kind of] slavery is, or...
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    Are you serious? The stuff the conservatives say...

    Are you serious? The stuff the conservatives say and get away with on here is just as bad. And again, no, I'm not a liberal.

    As far as the topic of this thread goes, I don't know why the shooter...
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    They had 90% furnaces 25 years ago. :)

    They had 90% furnaces 25 years ago. :)
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    The 12 GPD model requires a dedicated 15-amp...

    The 12 GPD model requires a dedicated 15-amp circuit, so that may be a concern for some (extra $$ for install if a circuit must be ran).

    sammy37, regardless of the length of remote mount hose...
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    If you can't see the real intent behind his...

    If you can't see the real intent behind his statement, then you need to wake up.
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    I understand that it's from your personal...

    I understand that it's from your personal experience. However, saying that someone will not be hard-working because they're a Liberal is a fallacious statement. Saying that someone will be...
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    What a statement. :eek2:

    What a statement. :eek2:
  50. Thread: Sharia

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    Forcing me to what? I didn't state a question. ...

    Forcing me to what? I didn't state a question. I expressed an opinion, which is what every other person does in this forum.



    Agreed.
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