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  1. Thread: Payne vs rest

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    From a homeowner's perspective, I had a home...

    From a homeowner's perspective, I had a home warranty on my home and when my old AC failed, the home warranty company wanted to replace it with a Payne. Their own subcontractor told me Payne was...
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    Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean...

    Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

    Just the other day, I noticed a beer missing from 'fridge. Right afterwards, I was walking down the hall, I thought I heard...
  3. Thread: Useless question

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    Oh, if it's just the emblem on the fanblade, not...

    Oh, if it's just the emblem on the fanblade, not on the motor plate with a number with it, then it's probably not what I thought (ohms). Beats me!
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    I wouldn't think the compressor should be turning...

    I wouldn't think the compressor should be turning on and off every five minutes. Doesn't the cycles per hour setting default setting and the "Wait" feature prevent this? What's the "Wait" time when...
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    You can I think using the installer's menu...

    You can I think using the installer's menu options, but doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of having these types of AC's? I don't know if the XL15 has a multiple stage compressor or variable...
  6. Thread: Useless question

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    I would think it's the measure of electrical...

    I would think it's the measure of electrical resistance (in Ohms) of the fan motor maybe? Omega is the symbol for electrical resistance.
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    OK, thanks.

    OK, thanks.
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    Is that 20 years based on their calcs, on your...

    Is that 20 years based on their calcs, on your actual utility bill savings?
  9. Thread: kegerator

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    Is your neighbor's house for sale by any chance?

    Is your neighbor's house for sale by any chance?
  10. Thread: Hot Dog

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    Omaha Steaks makes a pretty darn special hot dog....

    Omaha Steaks makes a pretty darn special hot dog. I'm guessing they're not cheap, but my Dad got a meat of the month club to Omaha Steaks gift from a client last year. I happened to be there when...
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    Radiant Barrier Savings Calcs

    I know there is a monster radiant barrier thread here http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=112101 , I thought it best to start a new one for my specific question.

    Anyone use the radiant...
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    For the specific formulas that Beenthere used for...

    For the specific formulas that Beenthere used for comparing gas and electric, use these (with apologies to Beenthere)

    Gas rate per 1 million BTU = (cost per therm) divided by (100,000 BTU in a...
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    Not to dig an old thread, but I did a pork butt...

    Not to dig an old thread, but I did a pork butt for the first time on 4th of July. I did a rub and let it sit overnight in the fridge. I started the smoker (wood, wood chips and charcoal) and...
  14. Thread: Pig Roast Guru's

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    I've been to lplenty pig roasts growing up. Most...

    I've been to lplenty pig roasts growing up. Most I've seen were on cinder block spits, leave the head on if at all possible because it adds a big of authentic touch and you always have someone that...
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    Is it sweating over most of the plenum, or just...

    Is it sweating over most of the plenum, or just in a few locations? My old plenum portions (sheet metal, paper wrapped insulation) in the crawl space never sweats except where the insualtion is torn...
  16. Thread: Radiant Barrier

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    Thanks. I knew the goal wasn't air-tightness......

    Thanks. I knew the goal wasn't air-tightness... hence the perforated foil. I just wondered about the use of RB when you don;t have a ridge vent. The installation instructions on that page I cited...
  17. Thread: Radiant Barrier

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    I have a question about one of the installation...

    I have a question about one of the installation methods on that vendor's website. Here's a link to the specific set oif pics there
    http://www.atticfoil.com/foilinstallpics.htm

    In the top left...
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    Someone on here posted this link once, it's...

    Someone on here posted this link once, it's really helpful when comparing fuels to see what's cheaper. Use it with a grain of salt. I personally haven't specifically checked it's math by hand.
    ...
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    I have a dumb question considering you seem to...

    I have a dumb question considering you seem to have a good handle on things, but are than any local sources of humidity that may be affecting just the tstat? Like it sits right outside an unvented...
  20. In some areas, the local sewer authority (which...

    In some areas, the local sewer authority (which may not necessarily be the code administrating authority) prohibits condensate draining to the sewer. The Sewer Use Ordinance in this case is where...
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    I'll second somoene else's response to the attic...

    I'll second somoene else's response to the attic fan.... don't put one in.
    There may be a need for it (it rarely is needed though), but first you have to consider lots of things
    1. Cheaper...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    I was looking forward to seeing the replies on...

    I was looking forward to seeing the replies on this. My brother has a long single story house and was condsidering a duct booster fan to reach the far end. I'd like to give him some things to...
  24. Thread: HDPE ducting?

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    Isn't HDPE usually butt-welded? I mean you could...

    Isn't HDPE usually butt-welded? I mean you could glue it I guess, like PVC, but I don't recall seeing glued fittings in water or pressurized air HDPE applications. Not sure about ductwork. Maybe...
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    The 20 minute showers + 10 minutes of run time...

    The 20 minute showers + 10 minutes of run time after the shower was my concern.
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