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    great! thanks for the confirmation. Ok, I'll...

    great! thanks for the confirmation.

    Ok, I'll do some research on some local HVAC specialists and give them a call for estimates. I guess I'll try to ask around for referrals for good ones around...
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    Wow, that looks much different than ours. Our...

    Wow, that looks much different than ours. Our vent currently looks something like this:

    Should we get this type replaced as well?
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    Oh I see. I would have imagined that the top of...

    Oh I see. I would have imagined that the top of the vent pipe needed something to cover up the opening and I thought that part was the thing that we needed.

    Ok, we won't wait then and give...
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    Yes, the top of the chase itself seems to be...

    Yes, the top of the chase itself seems to be missing something like the image posted. It's completely opened up top which I can imagine was either never done by the previous contractor or blew off...
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    I wanted to help clarify the point I was making...

    I wanted to help clarify the point I was making above. What is missing up top is a 'top plate'? Here's an image of what looks to be missing.

    So I can imagine that since it's open and exposed, the...
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    Thank you all for your thoughts. And sorry for...

    Thank you all for your thoughts. And sorry for not being able to give more info or pictures...

    Interesting that you mentioned about the chimney liner as I know the entire chimney is made of wood...
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    Water leaking and white powder at flue joint

    Hello. I was looking for some expert advice and suggestions to a problem I noticed down in my basement.

    My HVAC unit has been running well for the past couple of years but I've noticed that my...
  8. Thank you for your response. I wasn't aware of...

    Thank you for your response. I wasn't aware of Manual D and it's impressive to see this software.

    Yes, I'll look for someone who has this expertise. I'm located in New York city. Any...
  9. Thank you all for your advice. Yes, there...

    Thank you all for your advice.

    Yes, there definately seems to be too little venting, especially since one of them is a 4" supply! I wish I knew more about this before.

    Unfortunately I've...
  10. I think you're right as I imagined it was too big...

    I think you're right as I imagined it was too big also. The basement and the first floor that it is cooling/heating is only about 1400 sq ft. in total.

    I think I'll add a damper but also reduce...
  11. Thank you both for your suggestions. You're both...

    Thank you both for your suggestions. You're both correct as I know there aren't any dampers in any of the ducts.

    We have 5 supply registers in total and none of them have anything in terms of air...
  12. What causes one vent to be stronger than others?

    Hello, I was looking for some help. We have a 3 ton HVAC unit with 5 ducts sending air. Two of them are 8", 2 are 6" and the last one is a 4".

    The situation is that all of them are fairly quiet...
  13. Hello, I'm looking for some help to correct a...

    Hello, I'm looking for some help to correct a poor hvac installation in my home. I live in the NYC area and I hope to find one that can fix a few major problems with my system.

    First, I need to...
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    Thanks for your feedback tinknocker. I noticed...

    Thanks for your feedback tinknocker. I noticed you are from Tom's River, NJ. Any chance you work in the NYC area?

    And if not, anyone you can recommend that you trust to correct my situation?
    ...
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    RoBoTeq, you seemed to have missed my point in...

    RoBoTeq, you seemed to have missed my point in reading that I was aware that there is a problem and I am trying to inform myself as best as I can. If you know that you are in a potential 'death'...
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    Thanks aircooled53. I did think about this but...

    Thanks aircooled53. I did think about this but didn't know if it was feasible. As you said, create a duct through the laundry room into the hvac room.

    It's a tough situation in that room and I...
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    While I do appreciate your response dec, I don't...

    While I do appreciate your response dec, I don't appreciate your attitude.

    Yes, it is hazardous and yes, it can cause death and this is why I ask questions so I can be informed in making...
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    Right, thank you so much Penguin. It makes sense...

    Right, thank you so much Penguin. It makes sense to me.

    Of course if we ran both units independently, then the scenario you described shouldn't happen but we all know that's not realistic and...
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    Thanks for the warnings! I will contact a pro. ...

    Thanks for the warnings! I will contact a pro.

    Can you explain why the return air in a gas dryer room can cause problems? I just want to be informed as much as possible when I speak with a local...
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    Thanks for your feedback coolguysfl. Please allow...

    Thanks for your feedback coolguysfl. Please allow me to give more details. Both the laundry dryer and the HVAC use gas. The laundry room was already made next to the HVAC room but there was never a...
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    Hello, I was looking for some help. I have a...

    Hello, I was looking for some help. I have a situation where I have a 3 ton HVAC system in a room but there is no good place to put run direct return air into this HVAC room.

    The majority of the...
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    Thank you Mark for your advice. Also, forgive...

    Thank you Mark for your advice.

    Also, forgive me if I posted this as a non-professional. I've read some posts and was not aware that this site was meant for professionals, etc.

    Although I...
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    Thank you all for your feedback. I was thinking...

    Thank you all for your feedback. I was thinking about getting rid of the mister. Why does the mister ruin the HVAC systems? I always thought the older standing water systems were worse.

    So far, I...
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    Hello, I have a two zone HVAC system in my home...

    Hello, I have a two zone HVAC system in my home (one for downstairs, one for upstairs) and I had a general question about humidification.

    When the system was put in, the contractor only put in...
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