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    510531 Looks good! Thanks to all involved in...

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    Looks good! Thanks to all involved in fix.
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    Still can't do it.

    Still can't do it.
  3. Sounds like another job being done without first...

    Sounds like another job being done without first doing manual J and manual D, which usually ends in big failure in the form of comfort problems, equipment failure, and high energy costs.
  4. Just because the air temperature is only 74 does...

    Just because the air temperature is only 74 does not mean a human cannot be experiencing discomfort. Many other factors involved on the comfort issue.
  5. So you've had people trained and experienced in...

    So you've had people trained and experienced in Building Science out to evaluate your home's envelope? That's good, because a lot of people make the mistake of just having an HVAC contractor out who...
  6. My advice would be to first look into getting...

    My advice would be to first look into getting that third floor's thermal envelope together, i.e., air sealing and insulation. Comfort cannot be provided by mechanical means alone.
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    Here are a couple of links to videos. I'm not...

    Here are a couple of links to videos. I'm not endorsing this company; they look good on the video, but the local franchise guys could always be hacks. Remember that the major source of heat transfer...
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    Gonna try using photobucket again and see what...

    Gonna try using photobucket again and see what happens. This should be a link to a pic of a room with knee walls. It pretty much proves the futility of trying to solve comfort problems in such an...
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    Hope this worked. It should be a pic of what your...

    Hope this worked. It should be a pic of what your a/c has to fight against on a hot sunny day. getting the envelope in better shape is the right move. Living in such a room is like being a french fry...
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    http://heatkit.com/graphics/mrt2.gif I was...

    http://heatkit.com/graphics/mrt2.gif

    I was able to just right click the picture directly from the website and hit "copy picture url" it is on and then hit paste to this posting.
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    I have not tried to do PDF's recently. I will hit...

    I have not tried to do PDF's recently. I will hit the "flag" button and get us some attention to this matter. I know of no other good way to send the administrators a message.
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    Can't upload image

    I have tried several times to upload an image from my computor using the "attachments" function, just like I always do, but the system will not let me do it. When I click "upload file", it just acts...
  13. Looks just don't mean much when it comes to...

    Looks just don't mean much when it comes to installing a "system". What does mean much is did you match the equipment size to the load of the home? Was there any work done on the home to reduce it's...
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    I would suggest first putting money into fixing...

    I would suggest first putting money into fixing your home's air leaks and any insulation issues - then look into equipment. High end equipment on a home with a lousy envelope AND improper duct...
  15. Sounds like you forgot that part about air...

    Sounds like you forgot that part about air sealing. Insulation without a good air seal is nothing but an air filter = no R value.
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    Is the upstairs unit located in the attic? If so,...

    Is the upstairs unit located in the attic? If so, and you're concerned about energy savings, then you should spend money on correcting all the energy loss associated with having your ducts in your...
  17. Also would the ducts being in the attic heat up...

    Also would the ducts being in the attic heat up the air going through the ducts as well?

    You can be losing up to 30% of capacity due to having the air handler and ducts in the attic. There's a...
  18. I'm dying of cancer and have retired. I still do...

    I'm dying of cancer and have retired. I still do the occasional audit when I'm feeling good. I also help people out with free advice over the phone as much as I am able. Sold my truck and closed my...
  19. Is your attic suitable for converting it into a...

    Is your attic suitable for converting it into a conditioned space, by spray foaming at the roof all the way down to the attic floor and then putting up wall framing and dry walling? Doing so can...
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    The HVAC equipment has to match the house; with...

    The HVAC equipment has to match the house; with all that water coming out of the condenser I'd say the equipment is fine, so fix the ducts and the house so they allow the equipment to do their job.
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    First step is to always clean the condenser and...

    First step is to always clean the condenser and evap coils. Always. Then analyze the process of what the equipment is supposed to do and in what sequence. What activates it, t-stat control or...
  22. Can you take a picture of the insulation? Make it...

    Can you take a picture of the insulation? Make it a close up so we can get a good look.
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    Amen! Spread the word.

    Amen! Spread the word.
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    I wish I could find the easy way to convince...

    I wish I could find the easy way to convince homeowners of the facts above in red - before it's too late!
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    Check your warranties. I believe many...

    Check your warranties. I believe many manufacturer's have a one year warranty that allows you to have them come back out and tear their crappy system out and refund you your money; this is why you...
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