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    carbon filters

    Do 1" carbon grill filters really work at reducing/eliminating regular cooking & other minor household odors?

    Glasfloss Carbotron filters look interesting but I have also seen where you can buy...
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    During A/C season the moisture from the AH...

    During A/C season the moisture from the AH coil/fan running 24x7 will result in increased humidity unless it is controled by a dehumidifier... Do some EAC's have their own fans and don't use the AH...
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    So this is a another scam like the units sold at...

    So this is a another scam like the units sold at Sharper Image?

    Is there any doc on what these ion machines as I don't think the CF have even a fan?
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    their website must of crashed as it was up...

    their website must of crashed as it was up earlier.... This sounds like a fraud as they show it clearing a smoked filled room...
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    Good point. I have heard from some that...

    Good point. I have heard from some that CleanEffects have ozone issues especially when run 24x7 in desert areas.

    CleanEffects also have many problems associated and not associated with the...
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    You run 24x7. You don't mind all the extra...

    You run 24x7. You don't mind all the extra summer humidity? Even in AZ deserts the A/C's dump moisture into homes especially during our humid months. Have you tested your indoor humidity level...
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    CF Bulb that is also an air cleaner?

    These guys claim their bulb doesn't produce any ozone or anything else which seems strange? How is it removing the smoke & cleaning the air?

    http://www.ionicbulb.com
  8. Ozone Test Strips

    A friend of mine had problems with his Sharper Image Ozone monster and used the following test strips to show how much ozone he was getting.

    http://ecobadge.com

    Seem to recall he even spoke...
  9. I'm just a HO but my noise was somehow coming...

    I'm just a HO but my noise was somehow coming from inside the discharge line going into the 4 way valve... If you connected your guage or held the line with alot of hand pressure it would pretty much...
  10. Problem Resolved - Hopefully!

    Local Trane office Super Tech ordered new copper discharge line going into the 4 way valve on my xl14i after isolating noise to it. New line was slightly larger and from the factory but nothing...
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    Poll: Great Post! Some unique issues I hadn't heard...

    Great Post! Some unique issues I hadn't heard much about before.

    I once helped a friend service his Clean Effect media with high pressure air which did little after the vacuum did nothing. What a...
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    Poll: my vote would be to forget the EAC and go with 5"...

    my vote would be to forget the EAC and go with 5" media--this option would also save lots of $$$ and service calls
  13. Another tech was onsite today and appears to have...

    Another tech was onsite today and appears to have isolated harmonics to copper tubing on the side/center above the king valve. (from what I saw)

    Says he might try wrapping it with something?
    ...
  14. emailed you as requested... Sad that 1 of the...

    emailed you as requested... Sad that 1 of the nations largest metro areas where almost everyone has A/C yet there are few that shine.
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    What do you think the likelyhood of the Trane TM...

    What do you think the likelyhood of the Trane TM paying the contractor to move the units if they weren't installed to spec? I've already waisted countless hours and extra money elsewhere on this...
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    So did you like any of the Hunter or other HEPA...

    So did you like any of the Hunter or other HEPA systems from any of the big box retailers? I have a Hunter model 30200 and too wondered about Hunter's?
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    Trane xl14i in a tight space

    I have two 1 yr old xl14i's w/r22 which sit next to my home with a 1' clearance on 3 sides ( w/only a 1 foot clearance between the 2 xl14's )

    Units do not have the std xl14i top but instead the...
  18. I've heard and talked with 2 of them b/4 and...

    I've heard and talked with 2 of them b/4 and haven't heard anything on the others so I'll check them all again.

    Comfort Specialist Dealers for Trane here in Phx is kinda a joke cause mine is 1 but...
  19. Yeah I might have to talk again with the Phx TM...

    Yeah I might have to talk again with the Phx TM who is ok but is in over his head too.

    Suspect he has a huge number of issues to manage and seemed too busy last time to bother with the customer...
  20. I wouldn't run the fan extra during the summer...

    I wouldn't run the fan extra during the summer A/C season as it will increase your humidity level and likely make the home feel sticky. During really cold/winter temps it could lower room temps...
  21. That phone number is out of service :confused:

    That phone number is out of service :confused:
  22. Any great Phoenix, AZ HVAC Repair Companies

    After a year of battling with my Trane contractor who installed 2 hp's for me I need to find someone to fix them. I can't even find my contractor listed on the Trane website anymore and they used to...
  23. Second Opinion--I think you are onto something as...

    Second Opinion--I think you are onto something as high pitched noise is back after outside temp cooled. <I had been a little warmer>

    Fan motor replacement did not correct problem.

    Tech said...
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    My concern was the 2 units previously had equal...

    My concern was the 2 units previously had equal splits and now the 1 with the new coil blows warmer air. Granted only 2F but otherwise the systems are identical in hardware/configuration.
  25. replacement of fan motor appears to have...

    replacement of fan motor appears to have corrected harmonics problem.

    unfortunately, tech damaged fan blades which are now on order.

    suspect he must of really messed em up as another tech told...
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    xl14i split differences

    Not sure what's up but had AH coil replaced a few months back and then noticed my splits no longer matched on my 2 xl14i three ton systems. Previously splits matched or were very close and now the...
  27. Interesting thought Second Opinion... Tech did...

    Interesting thought Second Opinion... Tech did isolate sound by running just compressor without fan.... But not fan without compressor?

    Fan is supposed to be replaced in the a.m. so we'll see how...
  28. Yeah I've had bearing issues/noises from bad pool...

    Yeah I've had bearing issues/noises from bad pool motors & w/automobiles.

    Just surprised it lasted an entire summer running tons but then it's only 11 months old.
  29. Trane xl14i bad fan motor on condenser unit?

    Had tech onsite for a strange harmonic/noise issue. Bad bearing type sound but also very similar to when my king valve wouldn't fully open and needed to be replaced day1.

    Tech hopefully has...
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    I have an xl14i where they removed the std top...

    I have an xl14i where they removed the std top and put the std metal top that I think they use for the XR series? < can't imagine anyone cutting it >

    Problem is like you say where std XL models...
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    tell em it's the dew point that really matters......

    tell em it's the dew point that really matters...

    relative humidity is just that relative and old school. :D
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    What EAC are you running? Could be getting ozone...

    What EAC are you running? Could be getting ozone for it?
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    anyone using carbon in homes for the ozone...

    anyone using carbon in homes for the ozone problem with EAC's? does it work well?
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    ozone now a problem for airlines

    Interesting that airlines have problems with ozone and actually "Narrow-body planes are the worst offenders, Weschler said, because they are often not equipped with the ozone-destroying catalysts...
  35. Thread: Ecologs

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    Ecologs

    Any heard of or tried this product in the USA?

    Just saw a show on cable ( How its Made ) about the Ecolog which I don't think has taken off in the USA. Technlogy is from Europe but a co out of...
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    Ecologs

    breathe easy--just saw a show on cable ( How its Made ) about the Ecolog which I don't think has taken off in the USA. Technlogy is from Europe but a co out of Canada is making these logs which...
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    xl14i harmonics w/no load

    I wanted to get a pros take b/4 I call for warranty service. (Trane factory 10 yr parts+labor)

    Have 2 xl14i's w/r22 which sit next to one another--both just under 1 yr old. (near my computer...
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    Not bad... But our avg high/low for Aug was...

    Not bad... But our avg high/low for Aug was 106F/85F & July was 105F/87F

    Too bad we still got another month over 100F.

    So the higher the DP the higher the cooling cost given the same DB temp? ...
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    That was the 24 hr avg dew point and temp for the...

    That was the 24 hr avg dew point and temp for the entire month. We had DP's in the 70's too with a cool 30 days over 110F this summer so far.

    RH is just that relative... Why not just use DP?
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    Do typical HVAC sizings (manual j) for HP's...

    Do typical HVAC sizings (manual j) for HP's handle these extremes with high DP?

    Being a homeowner I think the DP is the killer on the HP and not the temp as June is typically hotter but much lower...
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    Phx, AZ a dry heat?

    Just got the Aug numbers and this does not look like a dry place to me... People always say Phx is a dry place! Anyone have recent numbers for hot/humid city to compare against? Avg 24 temp 96...
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    EXACTLY my thoughts... Speaking of burning...

    EXACTLY my thoughts...

    Speaking of burning stuff, what about the IAQ's of traditional wood burning fireplaces? Wonder how many avoid them due to IAQ and heat/cooling loss?
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    how do you handle the increased humidity/DP with...

    how do you handle the increased humidity/DP with continuous fan mode operation during summer A/C season? I started noticing an issue and did some research and found IAQ folks avoid this during the...
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    BE - isn't paraffin wax a leftover residue of...

    BE - isn't paraffin wax a leftover residue of petroleum refining? Haven't heard mention of the petro byproducts?

    They claim soy candles burn cleaner producing very little to no black soot?

    Any...
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    does it go away with the EAC off? what is the...

    does it go away with the EAC off? what is the make/model of EAC?

    Also, I've heard ozone detectors are often problem plagued--what brand are you using?
  46. I suggest you review the many threads in the...

    I suggest you review the many threads in the Indoor Air Quality section.

    Many are not happy with the high cost & problems associated with the CleanEffects. Many instead opt to use special 5"...
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    Condensate Lines & AH

    I was wondering at what dew point there is enough coil moisture for condensate output? AH is located in an open attic here in Phx, AZ.

    In May-June here my condensate lines don't run but as soon...
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    I googled the hood and it's not cheap and is...

    I googled the hood and it's not cheap and is rated for 1100 CFM...

    Wonder what other 1100 CFM hood folks due to make that much air?

    In the short term I would open a nearby window & look into a...
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    For the money make sure you get a blower door...

    For the money make sure you get a blower door test, pressure readings from all the rooms with doors closed, and flowhood test run for each of the major rooms. This should give you an overall picture...
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    I think you're looking at an ERV or HRV to...

    I think you're looking at an ERV or HRV to replace the air but your HVAC pro should be able to direction as well as the pros here.

    Warning ERV's are not cheap and can cost you a couple plasma TV's...
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