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    Thanks to all for the information. I did want to...

    Thanks to all for the information. I did want to avoid taking the plastic hood off every fall and spring to uninstall/install the blanket. I am going to just leave it off. I have to turn on the...
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    Thanks for the quick reply. Does anyone know how...

    Thanks for the quick reply. Does anyone know how loud this unit is without it's blanket on the compressor?

    If anything I think it would allow the compressor to run cooler.:confused:

    I was...
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    Trane XL14i compressor cover

    I evicted a couple of mice today from my outdoor unit. They chewed the orange compressor blanket on the inside near the top and pulled out some insulation for bedding. It is not a total loss, I...
  4. The heat in the winter is so -so. The bedrooms...

    The heat in the winter is so -so. The bedrooms are colder that the rest of the house. The bedrooms are furthest from the boiler so it makes sense that they would be colder. Is there a general setting...
  5. Mine are currently set to Hi->180 and Lo->150...

    Mine are currently set to Hi->180 and Lo->150 (Degrees F) with a Diff of 10.

    It has been set like this for as long as I have owned the home. I am wondering why the tech would have set it this way...
  6. The outdoor reset he said is a device that the...

    The outdoor reset he said is a device that the oil company can install that automatically lowers the boiler temp in the summer. He called it an outdoor reset, maybe its referred to differently by...
  7. Hi, I have an oil fired boiler for baseboard heat...

    Hi, I have an oil fired boiler for baseboard heat that heats my domestic hot water as well. I had my oil company that does the annual cleaning and tune up over the other day. I asked the tech about...
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    Thats a nice looking unit! Don't hide it away.

    Thats a nice looking unit! Don't hide it away.
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    That is the most honest answer I have heard thus...

    That is the most honest answer I have heard thus far!

    If the other "Pros" would cut and paste your response everytime a DIY'er stumbles across this message board and asks a question, then people...
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    That is true. Everytime I walk into Advance Auto...

    That is true. Everytime I walk into Advance Auto Parts here in the Northeast, they actually have tv monitors placed around the store with "how to" footage playing on replacing brakepads, water pumps,...
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    At 72 my humidity stays around 42-45%. I have a...

    At 72 my humidity stays around 42-45%. I have a hygrometer I check it with. Anything over 50% I can't take. I considered a Thermidistat, but my electric bill sounds like a good deal, so I'm going to...
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    The thermostat is at 72 while home, and 85 while...

    The thermostat is at 72 while home, and 85 while away. If I set the tstat to 78, the AC wouldnt come on. My house doesn't get that hot without AC, just humid and stuffy. Different parts of the...
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    Doesn't Nevada temps get into the 100's though?...

    Doesn't Nevada temps get into the 100's though? Here on the east coast it is mid 80's to 90 topps. But we did get a taste of the heat wave last week and it was 100 here. The weathermen were in their...
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    We got our Mid June to mid July utility bill. The...

    We got our Mid June to mid July utility bill. The electric is usually $65-$75 a month without AC. The bill with AC was $114. I figure the AC is about $50 more per month to use. Does this sound like...
  15. Thread: Which Mastic

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    I have an attic system that I would like to go...

    I have an attic system that I would like to go over with mastic. I will be applying it over the foil tape at the supplys where the flex comes off the main trunk then goes to the boot. Could someone...
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    The system does AC only, no heat. Th water does...

    The system does AC only, no heat. Th water does drain out the condensate drain, but doesn't a little water stay in the AHU's pan? Im not clear on the internal assembly of air handlers. Anyone got a...
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    Even though it is hot out and we still use the...

    Even though it is hot out and we still use the AC, I am wondering what, if any steps I should take to my AH in the attic when we are done with the AC season. Do I need to pour any antibacterial...
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    While I cant post the guys address on the...

    While I cant post the guys address on the internet for the whole world to see, I can say that it is in a mediocre part of the island.He is a heavy fella, so the heat really get to him I guess.
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    He did mention that he likes it 60-65 degrees in...

    He did mention that he likes it 60-65 degrees in the summer. Maybe that's why they spec'd 5 ton?? It is a bit oversized sounding to me...
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    Guy I work with has an 800 sq feet beach house....

    Guy I work with has an 800 sq feet beach house. He has average windows and gets lots of sun. Insulation is normal. He was getting bids for new attic AC and they all suggest between 4 and 5 ton...
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    Heres a chiller article about Honda's cooling...

    Heres a chiller article about Honda's cooling setup. Notice how they won't discuss pricing on the system?
    ...
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    I wonder what kind of testing the engineers do on...

    I wonder what kind of testing the engineers do on HVAC equipment. My system is in my attic and the temp is well over 125 degrees up there. I have an outdoor thermometer mounted in the attic and thats...
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    Also, unless your electric service account...

    Also, unless your electric service account mandates that Utility control box for whatever reason, have the electrician remove it. Why would you want the Utility Company controlling your comfort?...
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    Sorry, but that XL14i being placed like that is...

    Sorry, but that XL14i being placed like that is out of sheer laziness- plain and simple. I have the XL14i and it is facing the correct way-with the service panel facing the house. Cut those bushes,...
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    I was up in my 120+ degree attic and I noticed...

    I was up in my 120+ degree attic and I noticed that my Trane VS air handler's cabinet was hot to the touch. Would using a radiant barrier on top of the AH make it stay any cooler? Everything is good...
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    Yes, the grey color! The system uses an...

    Yes, the grey color! The system uses an aquabooster. Does the coil still need the gasket changed? It has never had it done.
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    So thats who makes those boilers. I see them in...

    So thats who makes those boilers. I see them in the wall of pride pictures. I like how the blower motor has the metal box around it. I'll have to check those out. Nice looking units!
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    What is an outdoor reset exactly?

    What is an outdoor reset exactly?
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    I had a dimming issue when I got my AC installed....

    I had a dimming issue when I got my AC installed. The entire service had been replaced the previous year so I knew it wasn't that.
    The Utility Company came out and found that one of the 2 110VAC...
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    Thanks for the info

    Does weil Mclain still make good units? Our is A weil mclain circa 1988. It is is good shape and passes all the tests that our tech does on it every year. I don't have any experience with other...
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    I use a oil fired boiler for baseboard heat and...

    I use a oil fired boiler for baseboard heat and hot water. I have a weil mclain that is about 83-84% efficient when tested annually. If I were to replace it, would I be able to find a 90+% eff. oil...
  34. Thread: CFM setting

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    I already am able to stay at 72. Before, 72 felt...

    I already am able to stay at 72. Before, 72 felt uncomfortable. I will give it a few days to dry things out so to speak, then try 73.Thanks again.
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    I am now set to 350 CFM per ton. The return is...

    I am now set to 350 CFM per ton. The return is alot quieter and humidity is down 7 %. I have longer run times now as well, which will help with humidity removal for sure. My house is small, and the...
  36. Thread: CFM setting

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    I'm now running at 350CFM/ton and the system is...

    I'm now running at 350CFM/ton and the system is alot quieter at the supplys and more so at the return. The humidity also went down. My kitchen was 73.6 degrees at 54% RH while at 400CFM. Now it is...
  37. Thread: CFM setting

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    My Trane air handler is model TWE031E13F variable...

    My Trane air handler is model TWE031E13F variable speed. and my compressor is Trane model XL14i. I have R-22 I believe.

    Do I have a TXV and what does this do? Thanks
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    My house -with all the windows shut and A/C off,...

    My house -with all the windows shut and A/C off, will not get above 77-78 degrees all day long. I have a well insulated home I guess. The house will feel stuffy though!

    We never see 100 degree...
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    It is a 14x30 return filter, so the grille must...

    It is a 14x30 return filter, so the grille must be that size.
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    I guess if up here in CT where our highs are...

    I guess if up here in CT where our highs are 80-85 degrees, then 71-72 is an appropriate temperature. If I lived in arizona where highs were in the triple digits, then 76-78 would be considered cool!
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    Thanks for the replies. Yes, the installer put a...

    Thanks for the replies. Yes, the installer put a 90deg bend in the return flex. I was thinking of taking the blue filter's cardboard frame off the f ilter element and placing that in place and...
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    Thanks for the replies. I dont really have a...

    Thanks for the replies. I dont really have a humidity problem, but after reading how some keep their tstats on 78, I wonder why I cant. The installer did a load calc and all, I guess its because in...
  43. Thread: CFM setting

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    There is only 1 return in the system in the...

    There is only 1 return in the system in the hallway.
    I am thinking that if I set it lower (to 350cfm), then it will remove more humidity. But I wonder if it will make that big of a difference. I...
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    So a noisy return usually means that there aren't...

    So a noisy return usually means that there aren't enough returns on the system or that the CFM is set too high?
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    No, the air sound is constant while comfort R is...

    No, the air sound is constant while comfort R is running, then at 100% blower speed, the sound is constant as well. I will say this however, with that return grille open and my head up in there with...
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    Hi, I have a single level 1164sq foot ranch with...

    Hi, I have a single level 1164sq foot ranch with a 2.5ton Trane XL14i w/ a VS AHU in the attic. Currently it is set to 400CFM/ton. When Comfort R reaches it's 8 minute end point, and the AH ramps up...
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    I just went and checked, it's a 14" return. Its...

    I just went and checked, it's a 14" return. Its about 5' long to the media filter. I can always change the AH dip switch setting from the current 400CFM/ton to 350CFM/ton. I just don't feel like...
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    Im not really sure... Maybe 14"? What are...

    Im not really sure... Maybe 14"? What are standard return sizes in single return systems? I may be able to recall if I heard what standard sizes there are. Thanks
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    I just tried removing the blue filter. With the...

    I just tried removing the blue filter. With the return grille shut, the metal is vibrating making an annoying resonating sound. The lack of the blue filter lets the grille sit loosely closed (which...
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    I'm not sure why they put the blue filter there....

    I'm not sure why they put the blue filter there. Maybe to keep dust buildup from getting in the return flex over time??
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