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  1. besides catching more dirt, I was thinking the 4"...

    besides catching more dirt, I was thinking the 4" would offer less restriction than the 1" filters I am now using. Yeah, it would be nice if all filter manf would supply a resistance number or max...
  2. So, with all of the extra area given the 4" deep...

    So, with all of the extra area given the 4" deep pleats, this this filter should provide easier flow of air thru it, correct? I have a 3 ton running around approx 1000cfm. Ive always been worried...
  3. Question regarding the 4" filter with 1" flange

    I found a Honeywell 20" x 25" X4.375 with the 1" flange so it can be used it the return frame that is ceiling mounted. The depth that I have before the sheetrock and return flex starts is around...
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    Yes, I should have said that he set the blower...

    Yes, I should have said that he set the blower speed for the heat. I will check today and see if the 2 stage heat dipswitch is on. If it isnt, then I have my answer. If it is, then I will need to...
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    After reading the manual again, im thinking my...

    After reading the manual again, im thinking my unit may be set to single stage. I believe if it is in single stage, it will run in high heat the complete cycle. When 2 stage dipswitch is turned on,...
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    question regarding furnace operation

    I have a Goodman gme80703bx gas furnace. I believe its a 2 stage, meaning it will kick into high speed after a amount of time. This can be turned on or off with a dipswitch. Anyway...My question...
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    A co worker kept telling me how bad of a brown...

    A co worker kept telling me how bad of a brown recluse problem he had. I told him it was probably wolf spiders....and I'll be da@*#d if he didnt bring in a jar the next day that had 2 brown recluses....
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    Is there a way my tech could slow mine down this...

    Is there a way my tech could slow mine down this much? I suppose there is a way to test to make sure that all the liquid is evaporated before it gets back to the compressor? I have a TXV.
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    Just be sure to get a heat load calculation...

    Just be sure to get a heat load calculation before replacing a unit. 5 tons seems huge for a 2000sf home. 75 degrees on a 105 degree day running pretty much nonstop sounds about right. Just dont go...
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    I also have a oversized system. Is your system...

    I also have a oversized system. Is your system getting old, or are you replacing it just because its oversized? Since I have a TXV, I ended up slowing the blower down to somewhere around 330 cfm per...
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    What is the outside temp? Where do you live? 3 to...

    What is the outside temp? Where do you live? 3 to 7pm is usually the hottest part of the day. Your system may be running fine depending on the outside temp.
  12. Thread: NEW SYSTEM

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    Someone did a calculation on your home and came...

    Someone did a calculation on your home and came up with 2.9 tons for for 1150 sf? Did your 2 ton not cool enough?
  13. Udarrel, Do you know of any manf that makes the...

    Udarrel,
    Do you know of any manf that makes the 4" thick that fit in the 1" frame (assuming you have enough room in the ceiling to accept the 4")?
    This would be perfect. I was not aware that anyone...
  14. Besy room size air hepa cleaner under 300$

    I have looked into the Austin air purifiers. They seem top notch, but over $500. I have decided next year or the year after I am going to install a whole house dehumidifier and I will probably...
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    Mine was making a loud resonating, vibrating the...

    Mine was making a loud resonating, vibrating the line-set. Sounded like a a few amateurs attempting to play the trumpet:grin2:. Hard to describe. It was loud enough that when the unit shut off and...
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    question about whole house filters

    question regarding whole house air cleaners (example..april aire space guard) . Do these have to install right next to the air handler? Mine is in the attic, so I didnt know if these things will...
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    I just sealed mine from the inside with the...

    I just sealed mine from the inside with the silver tape. I think it helped with condensation I was having since warm air was coming in and hitting the cold register.
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    humidity just depends on where ya r. Houston is...

    humidity just depends on where ya r. Houston is pretty miserable and saturated. DFW humidity is all over the place. Last winter was snow and 12-14deg, while next winter may be no lower than 27deg. It...
  19. Just get you a used, small swamp cooler. Butch...

    Just get you a used, small swamp cooler. Butch wont complain about the humidity like we do.
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    If you can afford it, you may want to go ahead...

    If you can afford it, you may want to go ahead and get it fixed. I did the same thing. I was going to wait until the next year, then I guess the leak finally passed the point of no return.....On a...
  21. I have a small dehumidifier we use in the large...

    I have a small dehumidifier we use in the large bathroom when showering. The exaust fan does nothing to help. This really helps to prevent condensation on the register.
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    It looks like to me a rotobrush company could...

    It looks like to me a rotobrush company could easily contaminate your home. If they just came from a home that had moldy ducts, then come straight into your home blowing the previous homes mold...
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    Have you checked the humidity while running the...

    Have you checked the humidity while running the fan on AUTO? Is the 1600sf basement ducted at all or only the 2000sf? You may need to add dampers to the plenum to balance the airflow. If you...
  24. The tech is coming by today around 5, so we can...

    The tech is coming by today around 5, so we can see what happens. I appreciate all of the help and info. I stood between the outside and unit and the coils in the attic with the attic door down. The...
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    Do coils that have had R22 in them, but are R410...

    Do coils that have had R22 in them, but are R410 compatible, give you problems when you change from R22 to R410? I have always meant to ask this.
  26. Im not certain, but it visually appeared that the...

    Im not certain, but it visually appeared that the outside fan was spinning at a slower rpm at 5pm sunday then it did last night at 9pm. I didnt put a meter on it to see if there are power...
  27. Thanks for the feedback. I will try turning the...

    Thanks for the feedback. I will try turning the tstat to off instead of turning it up. Ive been having my wide turn the tstat up while im outside, and again while im standing in the garage between...
  28. Well, The tech came out and it did not do the...

    Well, The tech came out and it did not do the grind. The thing is it does it during the heat of the day and stops about the time the sun goes down. Really strange. The outside temp does not really...
  29. below is the system components. Im not sure what...

    below is the system components. Im not sure what type of compressor. Are some of these piston type.

    I have a question thats not related to my sytsem. I just want to know what physically takes...
  30. When I go back and read my posts, im surprised I...

    When I go back and read my posts, im surprised I didnt get more crap from everyone. My posts were a little like a frantic old lady. I was running a fever(still am a little) yesterday over 100 and...
  31. hey Cooked, What exactly is the point of...

    hey Cooked,
    What exactly is the point of replying at all if its just going to be a smart axx reply? Funny how you didnt answer any questions (except the speed) but you obviously took the time to...
  32. ok...so im pretty sure the "sounds like a...

    ok...so im pretty sure the "sounds like a trumpet, car horn and high frequency vibrating" that lasts for approx 6 seconds right when the compressor shuts off is the pressure equalizing. My question...
  33. its a really loud resonating. I called my tech...

    its a really loud resonating. I called my tech and left a message. Its a 3 ton goodman gme8. What could make a compressor go out prematurely? It is set on medium speed, so I know the volume isnt...
  34. I just turned the tstat up to turn the compressor...

    I just turned the tstat up to turn the compressor off. I did hear a slight buzzing noize. I can hear it resonate from the lines in the attic. I suppose the compressor shuts off outside and then the...
  35. resonating/vibrating lines when compressor shuts off

    Its over 100 so the ac has been running alot. I noticed it yesterday once and once today. The system still seems to cool fine when it comes back on. Both times, after a long cycle of a hour or 2, I...
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    5 tons is is alot of AC for a 2300sq home. Less...

    5 tons is is alot of AC for a 2300sq home. Less than 500sf per ton. I also live in the ft worth area. Is is a variable speed blower? If not, do you know what speed the blower is set to? My new...
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    2.5t sounds small, but 4 could be to big. Dont...

    2.5t sounds small, but 4 could be to big. Dont skimp on comfort. I would find a company that will do a heat load calculation, period. good luck
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    thanks shophound. I am going to contact both of...

    thanks shophound. I am going to contact both of these places and go over the details.
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    If I knew of a competent technician, I would call...

    If I knew of a competent technician, I would call him out here tomorrow to inspect the whole system. I have called many, but haven't had much luck. Do you know anyone in my area. Last year it was...
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    no plants, fish tanks. 2 people. The drain looks...

    no plants, fish tanks. 2 people. The drain looks good (had another tech look at it last year). The drain goes into a drain pipe in the attic that runs down into the master bedroom sink drain. I have...
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    actually, yes, I forgot about lowering the...

    actually, yes, I forgot about lowering the temperature will increase rh. I was thinking about it only in the humidity aspect. Its incredible how much difference there is between the new and old...
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    He is coming out to check things Monday. My...

    He is coming out to check things Monday. My question still is ...does an ac system put humidity in the air when it first comes on, then has to run awhile to draw it back out? OR, does a properly...
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    2nd year with oversized system

    I have a couple of questions. I replaced a 3 ton with a 3 ton. I learned my lesson, no heat calculation etc. Fan is set to auto. Does a ac that runs short cycles actually add humidity to the air? The...
  44. my tech said this was normal, but I still dont...

    my tech said this was normal, but I still dont think it is. I am going to call Goodmans hotline and ask them. The home is 12 years old, and the ac/furnace is 8 or 9 months old. If this is a Goodman...
  45. When I unplug and plug it back in, it comes right...

    When I unplug and plug it back in, it comes right back on. If the pressure was not high enough yet, wouldnt the unit still have to wait? I can wait a little longer if it happens again.
  46. i dont really need to to keep running when the...

    i dont really need to to keep running when the power goes out, I just need to figure out why it isnt resetting and coming back on when the power goes out, then comes back on shortly after. When the...
  47. I believe Oncor (Encore) is the one that keeps up...

    I believe Oncor (Encore) is the one that keeps up with the grid and distributes power. TXU says they have no control over it. Do you live in a very dense area? My mom lives out of the city around 16...
  48. isnt that the truth. The buses with the teams...

    isnt that the truth. The buses with the teams were both being accompanied to the stadium with like 4 sanding trucks, the works...while everyone else was stuck in the ditch. The local news had some...
  49. yes, It wasnt tripped, so I didnt think about...

    yes, It wasnt tripped, so I didnt think about that. I will try that next time. As far as the problem. Its not a big deal when Im home, and it doesnt normally get this cold, so the rolling blackouts...
  50. Ive lived here my whole life, and have never had...

    Ive lived here my whole life, and have never had TXU do rolling blackouts across the state due to power usage because of the 10degree temps and ice. Its hard to believe that every time the...
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