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    Duct insulation

    Has anyone used a product called Reflectic duct wrap. Reflective silver on both sides with bubble wrap insige says has R value of R8. Can this also be used on main trunk on outside even though has...
  2. Thread: Ducts Leaking

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    Ducts Leaking

    Just purchased a home 20 years old . When inspecting duct in crawlspace noticed condensation on main trunk and supply ducts. Currently gets in the
    90,s with high humidity. After inspection found...
  3. Thread: Heat Pump

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    Heat Pump

    I have a Rhemm 2 ton heat pump for upstairs in our home. I noticed lately when the outside unit, not the air handler first starts up its pretty loud with a loud hmmm noise then quites down. Also the...
  4. Thread: Cold feet

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    Cold Feet

    Thanks for your reply will add low air return and see what happens. Will also keep high return for cooling and switch between the two during seasons. Will let you know of results
  5. Thread: Cold feet

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    House in on crawelspace and have access to attic...

    House in on crawelspace and have access to attic area
  6. Thread: Cold feet

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    Cold feet

    Have a new two story home with a 3 ton gas forced air heat on first floor and a two ton heat pump on second floor. Return for all 1st floor is in ceiling hallway close to stairwell. When unit is on...
  7. Thread: Duct Size

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    Duct Size

    Noticed the master bathroom in our house gets a little cold so I went in the crawelspace to look at duct work also to adjust damers I had installed when we built house. Thay have a 25' run of 7"...
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    Exhaust and Comcustion Air Intakes

    I have a Rheemn 3 ton 7500 btu gas 90 plus downflow furnance RGTA 07EMAE8. I noticed that the exhaust is run horizontally and exits throught the side of the house and the combustion intake is in...
  9. Thread: Need Opinion

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    need opinion

    Locted in Western Kentucky Electric rate 0.12486 per Kilowatt Hour
  10. Thread: Need Opinion

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    Need Opinion

    Building a new home and HVAC Contractor recommended the following systems:

    1. Upstairs Rheem 2 ton RHKL Air handler with 15 Seer RPQL-JEZ Heat Pump.



    2 Downstairs: Rheem 3 ton ...
  11. Thread: New Home Hvac

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    New Home Hvac

    Have two Option for Hvac unit in new home:

    Option 1. Upstairs Rheem 3 ton RHSL Classic Air Handler with RPNL Classic 13 Seer Heat Pump. Down stairs Rheem 2 ton RGTA Classic 90 Plus Furnance...
  12. Thread: 13 or 14 Seer

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    13 or 14 Seer

    Building a new home and need to decide on Rheem 13 or 14 seer, with rebates offered about $ out of pocket for 14 seer is it worth it. Also should I upgrade to Rheem 95% 2 stage gas furnance from 93%...
  13. Thread: HVAC Load

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    HVAC Load

    Building a new house and my HVAC contractor has done a Manual J 8th edition calculation., not sure what the numbers mean but he said I could go with a 3 or 3 1/2 ton split system. The numbers below...
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    Gas pack vs split system

    Building a new home and have the choice of a gas pack unit or split system is one any better than the other?
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    air to air exchanger

    Curently building a new home and considering a air to air exchanger. Has anyone installed an air to air exchanger, do they really work and make a difference in the home. If so what would be some...
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    What size Hvac Unit

    Just received a quote on a new system on a new home were building. HVAC Contarctor did a J manual Calculation and said it could be a 3 or 3
    1/2 ton unit. Don,t want to oversize. Here are the...
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    HVAC in Crawlspace

    Currently building a new home and my HVAC contractor wants to put the gas furnance in the crawlspace. What are the positives and negatives by doing so. My crawlspace is about 6 blocks high where he...
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    Furnace location

    Were in the process of building a new house and our HVAC contractor want to put the furnace in the crawl space. Is this a good idea? Crawl space will be unvented.
  19. Thread: Air Filter

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    Looked for the blower speed on line and one page...

    Looked for the blower speed on line and one page said heat on high and another on low ? Have 3 1/2 rheemn gas pack B042JK10E. Also on said filter type 1" but 4" was installed would this cause any...
  20. Thread: Air Filter

    by Bigdog8
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    Air Filter

    Have a 20 x 25 x 4 pleated filter in system now while reading material on unit requirements ,3 1/2 ton gas pack it calls for 20 x 25 x 1 filter which one should I be using and why?
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    House is 2 years old, added insulation in the...

    House is 2 years old, added insulation in the attic this past summer Seems like longest on time last winter was 7-8 min. Unit does keep humidity levels in summer between 40-50 but keeps low levels...
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    System is two years old. Let my contractor know...

    System is two years old. Let my contractor know about cycle time. Didn,t seemed too concerned said as long it satisfied the thermostat seems ok. . Installed a Honeywell true steam HM506...
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    Have a 90 series Blue White Rogers Single Stage

    Have a 90 series Blue White Rogers Single Stage
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    HVAC cycle time

    Have a 2044 sq ft house with a 3 1/2 ton gas pack unit that cycles 5 min on 20 min off. Keep themostat at 71 Outside temp around 45 during day 26 at night does this seem normal run time?
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    Thanks for all the advise

    Thanks for all the advise
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    Themostat location

    Have a home with a 14' cathedral ceiling in the living room. Seems cold compared to the back of the house with 8' ceilings, which is to be expected. Currently the thermostat is located in the hall...
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    Humidifier for home

    Looking at purchasing a whole house humidifier for the house this year. Last year house was too dry around 20% at times. Been looking at the Aprilaire brand are these good humidifers or is there...
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    OK Thanks for your help

    OK Thanks for your help
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    I know where the evaporator coil is and how to...

    I know where the evaporator coil is and how to get to it. Whats the best way to clean and cleaning solution to use.
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    He didn,t bother to look where I did for any...

    He didn,t bother to look where I did for any leaks. He only looked in the places he could readily see. I asked him for the tape so I could fix any leaks if found . Should there be an improvement in...
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    gas pack duct connections

    Same contractor.
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    Gas Pack Duct connections

    Have a 3 1/2 ton gas pack with ductwork runing thru crawelspace. Recently noticed a problem with a musty smell coming from a/c when comes on, Called HVAC contractor to check. Looked at coil said it...
  33. Thread: Mastic Tape

    by Bigdog8
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    Mastic Tape

    Where can you buy mastic tape online and whats the best brand and type to use? Have seen people say Hardcast 367-17 is best.
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    Closing off vent

    Have a toe kick vent in the kitchen which is next to dishwasher. Noticed this summer moisture on floor in crawel space by this vent would it be wise to block off. Have another vent in kitchen which...
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    Cleaning evaporator coil

    Whats the best cleaner to use when cleaning the evaporator coil on a 3 1/2 ton rheem gas pack. Also have a toe kick vent in the kitchen which is next to dishwasher. Noticed moisture on floor in...
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    HVAC Vents smell

    Whats best to use to clean evaporator coil?
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    hvac vents smell

    For about the last 2 weeks a musty order has started coming from our vents when a/c is on. What should I check, to find where the smell could be coming from and how do I fix it. Unit is only a 2...
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    duct work is off the ground

    duct work is off the ground
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    duct work is off the ground.

    duct work is off the ground.
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    Musty smell from hvac vents

    Just recently noticed a musty smell coming from our vents seems all vents not just one, when ac is on. Have a 3 1/2 Ton gas pack unit about 2 years old. Ductwork runs thru crawel space and noticed...
  41. Thread: Hvac unit size

    by Bigdog8
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    Hvac unit size

    Were currently putting a 720 sq ft on our home which will have a seperate cooling and heating unit. Load calculations call for 1.4 ton cooling unit and 25920 btu heating unit. My HVAC contractor is...
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    Reduce Blower Speed

    Have 3 1/2 ton Rheem gas pack unit Can I reduce blower speed on A/C from high to med or low without hurting unit. What drawbacks if any are there by doing this.
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    Blower motor speed

    Have a 3-1/2 ton Rheemn gas pack that has 3 blower speeds. Currently has A/C on high and Heat on low speeds. Would it affect the operation if I was to lower the speed for the A/C to med or low...
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    Split unit in crawel space

    My HVAC contractor is installing a split system for our home addition in the crawel space. Currently this is 6 mil plastic for ground cover then about 3 inch pea gravel would it be OK to put unit on...
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    Condensation on duckwork

    Recently noticed condensation on my duckwork located in my vented crawel space. Did not notice problem last year. I did seal all joints with mastic during fall so this is first year using after...
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    Furnace location

    I,m adding an addition to our home for my father in law, about 720 sq ft and want a seperate unit for this addtion so that my father in law can control. HVAC contractor wants to put in split system...
  47. Thread: HAC size

    by Bigdog8
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    HAC size

    Built new home last year 2044 sq ft. 3.5 ton Rheemn gas pack unit was installed. I question the HVAC contractor on size of unit and he said may have been able to get away with 3 ton but would run...
  48. Thread: HVAC run time

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    HVAC run time

    Have 3 1/2 ton rheemn gas pack that runs 5 min off 17 min this has been average for the past 2 months i,ve been keeping track. Is this normal for such short run time" I,ve read its not good for short...
  49. Thread: Size Hvac unit

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    Have one return in hall and one in master bedroom...

    Have one return in hall and one in master bedroom other rooms seem fine because only 8' ceiling w/exception of one bedroom with 12' Vaulted ceiling. Seems 3 1/2 unit to big had another house this...
  50. Thread: Size Hvac unit

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    Have one return in hall and one in master bedroom...

    Have one return in hall and one in master bedroom other rooms seem fine because only 8' ceiling w/exception of one bedroom with 12' Vaulted ceiling. Seems 3 1/2 unit to big had another house this...
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