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    "Default" Make up air in Average Homes?

    Since no home I personally know of has a make up air system installed, (granted, none in my social circle have a custom home, all tract builder here) there must be some assumption/saftey margin that...
  2. How would such a device be triggered by the vent...

    How would such a device be triggered by the vent hood being activated? What about a variable speed device (such as the range hood/blower) I'll be using?

    Thanks,
  3. It is an exterior blower from Viking, controls...

    It is an exterior blower from Viking, controls will be variable speed (so I can dial in the speed I want vs. having 3-4 presets), so I can always run it lower.

    The unit I had originally (cheapo GE...
  4. I'm in an unincorporated part of the county. No...

    I'm in an unincorporated part of the county. No permits or inspections other than for water/sewage are required. (I still want to be safe, however)
    I have two water heaters and two furnaces (all...
  5. Properly Sizing Kitchen Vent Hood CFM and Makeup Air?

    Hello,

    I'm in the midst of a kitchen remodel and have selected and ordered a hood with external blower. Sized per the salesperson's recommendation at 1200cfm (900cfm would have been the next size...
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    I'm back, still trying to troubleshoot this. I've...

    I'm back, still trying to troubleshoot this. I've monitored the room throughout this summer (it's not over yet of course, Austin, TX), and have done some experimenting. I'm thinking your suggestion...
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    Probably Red Zinfendel (sp?) or something. I'm...

    Probably Red Zinfendel (sp?) or something. I'm not much of a wine drinker.
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    Yes, I have EAC's in the house (two systems,one...

    Yes, I have EAC's in the house (two systems,one each). I just discovered that one of them was defective, and after replacing the PCB now the upstairs has the same smell as I noted in the master...
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    This was exactly how the HVAC contractor...

    This was exactly how the HVAC contractor installed it. So it shouldn't have been pierced with screws?
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    Pictures below (I've pulled off and will leave...

    Pictures below (I've pulled off and will leave off the tape I applied)
    They are in order and all together show the complete in-attic assembly.
    I screwed the 1st elbow in exactly as was the original...
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    Nope it seams to be always colder, regardless of...

    Nope it seams to be always colder, regardless of season.
    I really didn't start measuring temps in the room this past winter (the one we just had) though and will see how it goes when I start using...
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    I used double wall Type B elbows. They all...

    I used double wall Type B elbows.
    They all locked together, I just wanted to make it better. :)
    I'll pull the tape off.
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    Type B Gas vent sealing tape?

    I noticed both of the 45/60 elbows on my exhaust vent pipe had seperated in the middle of the elbow joints. (I found this while photographing the setup for my other thread). Ran out to Home Depot...
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    I don't know why I didn't think of this before......

    I don't know why I didn't think of this before...
    Ever since we moved in we sometimes notice a "fresh" smell in this room.
    I don't know how to really describe it, of any rhyme or reason as to why,...
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    Additional Reterns: This was new construction,...

    Additional Reterns:
    This was new construction, so the additional returns were added to modify the default design, supposedly everything was rebalanced by the HVAC contractor.
    So, I've only ever...
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    OK, I found the Installation manual for the...

    OK,

    I found the Installation manual for the EAC.
    I also verified I have the EACAAXCC0014-A01 Model.

    According to the manuals (for 50CVA and EACA) The EAC-1 terminal provides for a maximum of...
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    More Pictures, (From the Attic)

    Here are more pictures, this time from the attic.

    1) Return Branches
    2) Alt. View Return Branches
    3) Alt. Alt. View Return Branches
    4) Hallway Return Box
    5) Conditioned Air Ducts 5 of 'em (all...
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    Pictures attached. 1) Hallway outside of Master...

    Pictures attached.
    1) Hallway outside of Master Bedroom
    2) Master Bedroom (master bath door visible) (Note ceiling fan visible in all photos for orientation purposes)
    3) Return (and input #1)
    4)...
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    Hello, thanks. Model info follows: HVAC...

    Hello, thanks. Model info follows:

    HVAC Equipment
    Upstairs
    Furnace 58CVA070---10112 66,000 Btuh Input Capacity
    Evaporator Coil CK3BXA024017AAAA
    Condenser 38EZG024---301-- 2 Ton
    ...
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    Carrier 58CVA and ECA questions

    Hello,

    I was double checking the settings on my system and have two questions.
    (Table of my stuff below)

    1) Is my thermostat a "2-stage" thermostat? (I have Thermidistat units, I checked the...
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    Master Bedroom Always Colder

    Hello,

    I'm trying to diagnose a problem, but don't know where to go from here.

    Situation:
    Master Bedroom is always 5 degrees colder than rest of house. We've only been here two years, but it...
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