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    Well done! The results look terrific.

    Well done! The results look terrific.
  2. In addition to the previous excellent...

    In addition to the previous excellent suggestions, you may need to look into the distribution of air from the duct system. That may involve a detailed load calculation and some measurements of the...
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    Our furnace, as in MINE, at my house. How is that...

    Our furnace, as in MINE, at my house. How is that being a smart ass? Don't be so quick to take offense.

    Buy any size furnace you like. If the duct system isn't big enough you'll have high static...
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    I can't tell anything from the picture. Back up...

    I can't tell anything from the picture. Back up and take another one.
    Tape on the vent is a no-no.
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    What sort of class? Technical? Sales? Lennox...

    What sort of class? Technical? Sales?
    Lennox thinks all their parts are made of gold and they charge accordingly.
    Our two-stage, variable speed, 92% efficient furnace is 13 years old. No failures...
  6. The unit being 14 SEER should have nothing to do...

    The unit being 14 SEER should have nothing to do with the liquid line. The control wiring will be the same for all SEER ratings. A two-stage heat pump will have minor differences.
    How many heat...
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    I must question your assertions. The very...

    I must question your assertions.

    The very first thing is getting a calculation of the load for the house.
    Do not assume 4 ton cooling and 100k Btu heating. Oversized equipment will never give you...
  8. Are the elbows long radius or short radius? Can...

    Are the elbows long radius or short radius? Can some of the 90*s be replaced with 45* to reduce the equivalent length? Do it by the book.
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    Far too little information to hazard a guess. How...

    Far too little information to hazard a guess. How old is the unit? When was the filter changed? What kind of filter? Is the coil frozen? What size is the duct system? Has the air flow been measured...
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    That's a terrible idea. Opening the system to...

    That's a terrible idea. Opening the system to change a filter drier is completely unnecessary. There's more risk of introducing contaminants by opening the system.
  11. Thread: Blu Vac

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    That's a sweet set up!

    That's a sweet set up!
  12. My own experience with an electronic air cleaner...

    My own experience with an electronic air cleaner is that the monthly cleaning becomes such a hassle that I began neglecting it. Ouf course that reduced its effectiveness. Even when it was clean I...
  13. It's either propane or profane.

    It's either propane or profane.
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    I find it impossible to believe that 4 oz. made...

    I find it impossible to believe that 4 oz. made that much difference.
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    I think Home Advisor used to be Service Magic....

    I think Home Advisor used to be Service Magic. It's a scam. They charge several contractors for what they call referrals. The contractors race to call the referral which may be nothing more than a...
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    Have you called manufacturer's tech support?

    Have you called manufacturer's tech support?
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    "works good" means nothing, in addition to being...

    "works good" means nothing, in addition to being lousy grammar.
    The real story is in details - refrigerant pressures, pipe temperatures, air temperatures, etc. It needs to be checked again.
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    How would I know? There's no way of knowing from...

    How would I know? There's no way of knowing from what you've told us.
    You need to have it looked at by a technician instead of just changing parts.
  19. Are there windows or skylights that cause...

    Are there windows or skylights that cause additional heat gain during those times? Perhaps you need a home energy rater to check your house.
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    Those dimensions look like a window air...

    Those dimensions look like a window air conditioner. They're all different. That's why they are intended to be installed in a window instead of a wall.
    If it were a PTAC unit you'd be able to find a...
  21. The compressor sounds like it is struggling...

    The compressor sounds like it is struggling against either too much refrigerant (overcharged) or a restriction. That's why we asked for pressures and temperatures.
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    1. Are you a technician? 2. What readings do you...

    1. Are you a technician?
    2. What readings do you have for the loop? Temperatures and GPM
  23. More than likely the sound is from the compressor.

    More than likely the sound is from the compressor.
  24. You are disconnecting a wiring harness and...

    You are disconnecting a wiring harness and individual wires. That is DIY, no matter how you defend it.
    If your technician cannot fix it then he should call for the distributor's tech rep to get...
  25. It appears you are attempting a DIY repair. We...

    It appears you are attempting a DIY repair. We don't give DIY advice. You can ask about your thermostat settings if you like but that is not probably not the problem.
    You really need to get a...
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    DIY not allowed here. Reported to moderator.

    DIY not allowed here. Reported to moderator.
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    He? Didn't you say this is your furnace? We...

    He? Didn't you say this is your furnace?
    We don't give advice for replacing parts. That violates the no DIY rule.
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    Parts may be available but it's so old you'll be...

    Parts may be available but it's so old you'll be better of with new equipment. A technician will be able to tell you why it is not running. It may not be as bad as you think.
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    It appears to be in a basement mechanical room....

    It appears to be in a basement mechanical room. If the drain is cleaned periodically it will work fine.
  30. YOU should not.

    YOU should not.
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    All geothermal systems I have encountered provide...

    All geothermal systems I have encountered provide heat as well as cooling. Is it possible the gas heat will be second stage heat instead of the exclusive source of heat as you describe?
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    I'm guessing it is 10 kW instead of 15 kW. That...

    I'm guessing it is 10 kW instead of 15 kW. That refers to the size of the electric heater package. That's the amount of secondary heat. Neither will affect the performance of the heat pump.
    Amps...
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    You're stating with the premise that you need...

    You're stating with the premise that you need more air flow. From the extent of your posts and questions you need to have the whole system inspected. The system includes the ducts, fan coil unit,...
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    Cooling it faster will make it uncomfortably...

    Cooling it faster will make it uncomfortably humid. You're going about it all wrong.
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    In general, I find 1" pleated filters, especially...

    In general, I find 1" pleated filters, especially the 3M Filtrete, restrict air flow to the point that neither the furnace nor the air conditioner work properly. For a 1" rack I prefer a fiberglass...
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    Your duct system is probably loose/leaking. Is...

    Your duct system is probably loose/leaking. Is this a new duct system? What kind of insulation fell out, attic insulation or duct insulation? The most likely reason you can HEAR the blower in the...
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    It will of course proportionately increase air...

    It will of course proportionately increase air flow. The short ducts will get lots more and the long ducts will get a little more. It won't make the hot room cold. It will make the cold rooms colder....
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    What!? And spend money!?

    What!? And spend money!?
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    I just looked at your other posts. You've made...

    I just looked at your other posts. You've made many posts about the problems with your heat pump. There is not a simple fix for a broken heat pump or a poor air distribution system.
    The ONLY way to...
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    Be sure to report yourself to the EPA for venting...

    Be sure to report yourself to the EPA for venting refrigerant.

    ::DD:
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    What do you think will get more air to the...

    What do you think will get more air to the undersupplied areas without sending more air to the well supplied areas?

    It is not possible to remedy a bad duct system without rebuilding it.

    It...
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    The problem is probably that the ducts are too...

    The problem is probably that the ducts are too small or not enough of them. Adjusting the blower will not improve matters. A properly designed duct system is the solution.
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    see above

    see above
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    Now we know how it passed inspection.

    Now we know how it passed inspection.
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    The actress who played Ellie May died last year....

    The actress who played Ellie May died last year. :(

    No write-in votes for Mrs. Howell?
  46. 2old has it right. You'll be making a BIG mistake...

    2old has it right. You'll be making a BIG mistake using only electric heat. Either have the present system checked or install a new heat pump.

    Heat pumps provide all the heat down to around 30*....
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    DIY not allowed. Reported to moderators.

    DIY not allowed. Reported to moderators.
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    The dislike was a mistake. There really should be...

    The dislike was a mistake. There really should be a way to undo a like/dislike.

    Instead, the age old question- Ginger or Mary Ann? :grin2:
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    No. Dry contacts use whatever device is connected...

    No. Dry contacts use whatever device is connected to it. They can be used to sound an alarm or turn something on (or off).
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    Site rules prohibit DIY advice. You can replace...

    Site rules prohibit DIY advice. You can replace anything and everything or call a technician.
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