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    how does a ewc install? Anywehere to find a PDF?...

    how does a ewc install? Anywehere to find a PDF? I am having a energy audit Friday(Blower Door Test)
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    There isn't much point in discussing the...

    There isn't much point in discussing the Aprilaire since I won't be installing it again.

    I don't see an answer to the following:

    "I just did a test. I have my IAQ set at 45% running only on...
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    I was under the impression the Aprilaire was a...

    I was under the impression the Aprilaire was a powered humidifier. 600A I think.
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    Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, it is not...

    Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, it is not easy to close up a old house with a real brownstone exterior. I do some every year, but it is impossible to do all at once. I have renovated 5 of...
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    I am in a worse situation then you. Right now my...

    I am in a worse situation then you. Right now my humidity is at 25%. The humidity outside is 30%. This thing runs 24/7 and does very little. The installer says there is nothing wrong with the unit...
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    My problem is worse. I have a 12gal Trusesteam...

    My problem is worse. I have a 12gal Trusesteam that is operational and it hasn't made a dentfor like a month. The humiidiity outside is higher then inside.
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    Anyone else want to chime in on the Tstats?

    Anyone else want to chime in on the Tstats?
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    Thanks for the explanation. My Carrier unit also...

    Thanks for the explanation. My Carrier unit also has outdoor temperature sensors hooked up to it. I have no problem replacing this clunky Tstat if there is a real benefit.
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    Builtin control of what? The Carrier Tstat has...

    Builtin control of what? The Carrier Tstat has humidity control. Is this something different?
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    I have 8 wire in the wall.

    I have 8 wire in the wall.
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    Thanks Grumpy.

    Thanks Grumpy.
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    Someone must have an opinion on this.:)

    Someone must have an opinion on this.:)
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    TrueSteam Tstat question

    I want to have a Truesteam hunidifier installed on my Lennox variable speed furnace. My system currently uses a Carrier Thermostat with Humidity Control(6yr old). Would it be wise to replace this...
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    I insisted on 10 years parts and labor.

    I insisted on 10 years parts and labor.
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    'Thanks Tinknocker for bringing this up. It now...

    'Thanks Tinknocker for bringing this up. It now appears that Lennox Complete Care will pay for R22 Recharge and Coil Replacement.

    Today is a good day.
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    I'm trying to find that out. I believe it is only...

    I'm trying to find that out. I believe it is only covered with a complete care plus plan, not the standard complete care plan. When I go to their website I only see Complete Care PLus. Perhaps they...
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    Yes I'm sorry. Ok fair is fair. That is the only...

    Yes I'm sorry. Ok fair is fair. That is the only thing that is relevant. Thanks.
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    $XX per lb is a fair price?

    $XX per lb is a fair price?
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    Thank you very much Tecman. I realize there is...

    Thank you very much Tecman. I realize there is more to it, but the price seemed excessive in this case. At least I now know what I need and can compare apples to apples. Thanks again.
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    liquid line capacity

    Approximately how much R22 does 94 feet of 3/8 copper line hold? My system had a leak in the evap coil and it is being replaced this week. Fortunately under Lennox Complete care warranty(parts and...
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    Condensor stopped spinning

    My Lennox Sig condenser is not coming on when there is a call for AC. I recently moved my Tstat, but never checked if the AC was working. I assumed since the heat worked and the furnace turned on,...
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    Sorry Doc, I must have missed your post. It is...

    Sorry Doc, I must have missed your post.
    It is not possible to make the existing return much bigger. I can make the existing duct maybe 10" wider, but that is about it. It looks like I am going to...
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    So you both agree my current return trunk is too...

    So you both agree my current return trunk is too small, correct? Regardless of my return opening. I will need another separate return trunk and opening. How far away should it be from the 1st...
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    Hmm. Another 26 x 8 return would be physically...

    Hmm. Another 26 x 8 return would be physically impossible.

    What is an "ell"?

    "Another return about the same size would help, if it can be tied in that the 26 x 8 isn't pulling all the air."
    ...
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    I am using a large April Air Media Filter. I have...

    I am using a large April Air Media Filter. I have even taken the filter out and it does not make much of a difference. Duct installer blames the furnace and the floor return opening. Basically...
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    The noise is from air rushing through the return....

    The noise is from air rushing through the return. I have lowered the blower speeds, it doesn't make much of a difference.
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    Return too small

    My return is 8 x 26 rigid metal(unlined) duct(20 feet long 2 90 degree bends) for a 3 ton variable speed system. My central return grille is 8 x 30(quality HArt & Cooley Floor return). The return is...
  28. Thanks.

    Thanks.
  29. A/A 700 should be able to humidify up to 4,200...

    A/A 700 should be able to humidify up to 4,200 sq. ft. ,see www.aprilaire.com. As far as hearing "swoosh" of water, are you on a private well, or city water supply?

    City water. Correction...
  30. You are correct it is not sound lined. I assume...

    You are correct it is not sound lined. I assume this would require disassembling the return duct, installing a liner and reassembling the return duct right? Sounds like a half of day of work and will...
  31. It is possible. I am sure of it. But in this case...

    It is possible. I am sure of it. But in this case it is not the cause. This thing just transmits the sound. I mean it makes no difference if I remove the huge media filter and leave that area open....
  32. I can hear it every time the valve kicks in. I...

    I can hear it every time the valve kicks in. I can actually hear the initial water swoosh sound. As you stated, it doesn't even work very well. I am alwalys fighting with humidity in my house of...
  33. Aprilaire Humidifier Mounted on Return is loud!

    I had my Aprilaire Model 700 Humidifier Mounted on Return duct next to the furnace. Now I can her that sucker every time it is on. It is loud and annoying. The sounds just carries through the return...
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    Sorry what is SA and RA ? Supply and Return? I...

    Sorry what is SA and RA ? Supply and Return? I have 2 supply trunks, together they roughly equal 254 sq inch.
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    sorry my mistake. My Condenser is 3 ton. I guess...

    sorry my mistake. My Condenser is 3 ton. I guess that makes more sense:

    Lennox HS21-036P(2 stage 16 seer) with a 4 ton coil.

    I have a suspicion much of my duct work is undersized. How can I...
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    My first floor is almost 2000 Sqft. The furnace...

    My first floor is almost 2000 Sqft. The furnace has never failed in 5 years, so I assume the blower speed was adjusted. My home is easy to cool, hard to heat. Sounds crazy, but I have a stone house...
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    Furnace: Lennox GV32V5-100-5 Dash the return...

    Furnace: Lennox GV32V5-100-5

    Dash the return duct is not 8 x 30, it is 26 x 8.
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    2cnd floor has a separate system. There are no...

    2cnd floor has a separate system. There are no bangs or clicks. Just the sound of air velocity, no whistling though.
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    Yes of course. I just want to be armed with as...

    Yes of course. I just want to be armed with as much information as possible.

    So adding another opening to the return is not going to do much. I will need at least another 8 x 8 return. That may be...
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    What do you mean by one take off? Also furnace is...

    What do you mean by one take off? Also furnace is 2 stage. Reasonable quiet when fan and low stage is running. Obviously a little objectionable in stage 2.
    Also how can I test if static pressure is...
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    Supply trunk 1: 14 x 8 Supply trunk 2: 18 x 8 ...

    Supply trunk 1: 14 x 8
    Supply trunk 2: 18 x 8

    Both taper down 4 inches in width at some point in the run.
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    The screen makes no difference in this case....

    The screen makes no difference in this case. Sounds the same on or off. It the duct itself is large enough, I could easily put another 30 x 8 opening directly on the other side of the wall.
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    I don't have a grill on it yet, just a...

    I don't have a grill on it yet, just a screen(screen door screen to prevent cats from adventures). It is not loud(not rattling or thumping), just the audible sound of a lot of air moving through an...
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    Sounds reasonable. How much more should I look to...

    Sounds reasonable. How much more should I look to add(minimum)? They are not fully paid yet and have some other things to correct. How many CFM does a 26 x 8 duct carry(416?)?
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    Grille is in the floor not wall. Goes into a good...

    Grille is in the floor not wall. Goes into a good deep box.
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    If you saw the architecture of the home, you...

    If you saw the architecture of the home, you would understand why. Every hvac
    contractor who came recommend a central return due to the home layout. Just because each room previously had a return,...
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    This is all new duct work. The contractor stated...

    This is all new duct work. The contractor stated he would have liked it a little bigger, but there are many design limitations(old house). He replaced ducts based on calculations(room sizes, windows,...
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    Concerned about duct install

    I just had my 1st floor ducts replaced(old one were 60 years old). I have a 2 ton Lennox system(1900 Sqft 1st level, seperate system on level 2), the central return is 26 X 8 rectangle metal duct....
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