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    Good deal.

    Good deal.
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    Yeah that should work fine... all you have to do...

    Yeah that should work fine... all you have to do is pass air off the plenum through the water panel in order to make it work. You should also put a damper in your flex line off the plenum so you can...
  3. Well yeah... if you fail to plan, then you plan...

    Well yeah... if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.

    In my 1st reply to this question I said:

    "Absolutely... But don't plant anything that will block the airflow to the condensing unit, and...
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    ok.. this will put you closer to the subject at...

    ok.. this will put you closer to the subject at hand

    http://www.nrel.gov/hydrogen/proj_wind_hydrogen.html
  5. The article also discusses the extra heat load...

    The article also discusses the extra heat load from the sun beating on the condensing coil.

    The answer is YES, it is beneficial to shade the condensing unit from the sun.
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    No... you don't want to cap it off, you have to...

    No... you don't want to cap it off, you have to pull heated air through the water panel.

    Here is a link to all of Aprilaire's Manuals:
    ...
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    what model humidifier do you have?

    what model humidifier do you have?
  8. Nice one sparks :)

    Nice one sparks :)
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    Poll: True.

    True.
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    Poll: ...not to mention 30"hg of vacuum is an...

    ...not to mention 30"hg of vacuum is an impossibility. If a "technician" trusts the needle on his/her compound guages to be zeroed perfectly and totally accurate then they are not a technician.
  11. Absolutely... But don't plant anything that will...

    Absolutely... But don't plant anything that will block the airflow to the condensing unit, and remember to give the service technician at least 2 feet on each side of the machine to service it and...
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    ...and the occaisional visit from the Nuclear...

    ...and the occaisional visit from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Dude :rolleyes:
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    Yeah you guys are right... Hydrogen is a...

    Yeah you guys are right... Hydrogen is a wonderful fuel, and very easy to produce... but not cheap. Right now its just not cost efficient or eco friendly to produce hydrogen: ie burning fossil fuels...
  14. Thread: Portable AC

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    I have seen posts by others looking for manuals...

    I have seen posts by others looking for manuals for this and similar models of this air conditioner sold at Home Depot where the owners stated that they did not even get a manual when they purchased...
  15. Thread: humidifier

    by air-doctor
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    http://www.trane.com/Residential/downloads/manuals...

    http://www.trane.com/Residential/downloads/manuals/Thermostats/TCONT800.pdf

    Hope this helps :cool:
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    You geniuses better inform NATE then... cuz its a...

    You geniuses better inform NATE then... cuz its a question on some of their tests and the answer is true according to them.
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    I can almost see the lil wheels in your head...

    I can almost see the lil wheels in your head spinning... good to get all you guys thinking. Some good arguments were posted to this question and actually it got way more attention than I anticipated....
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    Some.

    Some.
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    That's true... and that's why ya can't beat a...

    That's true... and that's why ya can't beat a cold beer (or 5). Have a good night guys.
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    OK so it was the 2nd last thing I had to say...

    OK so it was the 2nd last thing I had to say about the subject... Great Argument Mark, but you still can't convince me that the air that has contacted the coil surface isn't cooling the rest of the...
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    Well this is the last thing I have to say about...

    Well this is the last thing I have to say about the subject... If the evaporator coil cannot cool the air below the dewpoint then its pretty friggin useless as an air conditioner.
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    Thanks BigJon... that was the point I was trying...

    Thanks BigJon... that was the point I was trying to make with the chainsaw, caulk and fan.
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    Good point Jeff... but fog does not have to be...

    Good point Jeff... but fog does not have to be present for 100% humidity
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    No... but it will heat the house

    No... but it will heat the house
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    Maybe if ya cut a hole in the wall with a...

    Maybe if ya cut a hole in the wall with a chainsaw and stick the condensing coil on the back of the frigde through the hole... use about 6 tubes of caulk to seal the air leakage between the cabinet...
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    The air that is coming out of the evaporator has...

    The air that is coming out of the evaporator has not yet had a chance to mix with the air that has leaked around the coil...

    but ok nevermind... shoulda known you experts wouldn't appreciate a...
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    That's also true Ed... but I didn't say Supply...

    That's also true Ed... but I didn't say Supply Temperature... I said air leaving the evaporator... as soon as the air travels into the duct system it mixes with the slightly warmer air in the...
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    That's true I didn't... but I did clarify the...

    That's true I didn't... but I did clarify the question after a few responses:
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    Simple physics... if air is cooled below the...

    Simple physics... if air is cooled below the dewpoint it is at 100% humidity. I'll admit that its kind of a trick question... but its a fact nonetheless

    Dew point
    From Wikipedia, the free...
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    So your argument is that because less than 100%...

    So your argument is that because less than 100% of the air contacts the coil surfaces the air temperature leaving the evaporator is not cooled below the dewpoint?
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    I sure hope so... but the point is that the...

    I sure hope so... but the point is that the warmer air is the more moisture it holds... so air at 75 degrees holds more moisture than 55 degree air. Air cooled below the dewpoint is at 100% humidity.
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    Its not a theory... its a fact... look it up

    Its not a theory... its a fact... look it up
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    What's the dog's name again?

    What's the dog's name again?
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    In order to remove moisture from the air, the air...

    In order to remove moisture from the air, the air must be cooled below
    the dewpoint. For example 75 degree air entering a 45 degree evaporator
    coil at 55% relative humidity and exiting the...
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    (At Least) one wiseguy in every crowd... let's...

    (At Least) one wiseguy in every crowd... let's assume its summertime and its 75 degrees and 55% relative humidity in the house and the A/C is running with an evaporator temperature of 45 degrees.
    ...
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    LOL this is a true or false question

    LOL this is a true or false question
  37. Thread: humidifier

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    What is the make/model number of the thermostat?

    What is the make/model number of the thermostat?
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    True or False?

    True or False... Air leaving the evaporator coil is at 100% humidity
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    try switching the thermostats from the kitchen...

    try switching the thermostats from the kitchen and one of the zones that cools properly and see if the problem changes places.
  40. ok... so do you have lots of windows letting the...

    ok... so do you have lots of windows letting the sun shine in on the 2nd floor?
    Sounds like your attic insulation is sufficient, hard to look what's in the walls.
    There are only so many things you...
  41. Check for restrictions in the return air,...

    Check for restrictions in the return air, although you stated its a brand new system the problem could be a very dirty air filter or a return grill being blocked by a dresser, etc. Also you stated...
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    Based on the fact that you are having water...

    Based on the fact that you are having water leakage and poor cooling I believe that the evapoartor coil in the attic air handler is freezing up... either due to the system not being fully charged...
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    Could be a few different things... Since this...

    Could be a few different things... Since this forum is not for DIY you will need to call a service technician to diagnose the problem, preferably one with Carrier Zoning System experience.
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    Definitely not worth replacing a heat exchanger...

    Definitely not worth replacing a heat exchanger in a 22 year old furnace. Go with a new system, whichever one you decide on.
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    That must be why Johnson Controls bought York...

    That must be why Johnson Controls bought York then... they like the cabinets
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    Its probably fine... personally I wouldn't worry...

    Its probably fine... personally I wouldn't worry about it unless you smell gas or notice a large change over time.
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    without knowing what type of furnace you have its...

    without knowing what type of furnace you have its hard to say why the needle on the meter moved... does your furnace have a standing pilot light that is lit? As far as CO detectors are concerned,...
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    Not sure what you mean by energized in heating......

    Not sure what you mean by energized in heating... and have nothing against Trane/American Standard, They make great equipment. But if you look at the innovations that York has made in heat exchanger...
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    Yeah I remember the Stoughton toranado well......

    Yeah I remember the Stoughton toranado well... One of your resident's electric bills was carried on the wind to Michigan. Anyway... give the A/C a rest tonight and get it serviced soon. Good night
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    I'm 40 miles east of stoughton... and the weather...

    I'm 40 miles east of stoughton... and the weather in south east wisconsin was about the worst in the entire country from what I've seen on the weather reports. Its raining here too Bec :(
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