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  1. cool...thanks, beenthere. Downloading now.

    cool...thanks, beenthere. Downloading now.
  2. shophound, Thanks for taking the time to look....

    shophound,

    Thanks for taking the time to look. I temporarily sealed those openings near the hacked return grill a couple of weeks ago and the house is still as dusty as ever.

    I don't know...
  3. I had someone out yesterday to look at my ducts...

    I had someone out yesterday to look at my ducts and he said my system was oversized by using sq ft and house type, he said, 1 ton per 600 sq ft would work. I asked him about Manual J and he said...
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    I'm in central TX with medium-high humidity. The...

    I'm in central TX with medium-high humidity. The contractors I've talked to would be using flex duct.

    As to my other question - any thoughts on fiberglass dust in the living area?
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    Fiberglass contamination - how bad is this?

    In addition to problems with my system sizing, I'm fairly certain I have a good amount of fiberglass dust throughout my entire house. I don't know if it's coming from the loose stuff in the attic...
  6. A quick update: I've had 2 contractors over to...

    A quick update:

    I've had 2 contractors over to get an estimate for new ducts. Both independently said that my system was oversized for my situation and that the correct thing to do would be to...
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    SRASS, Learn from my mistakes as an uninformed...

    SRASS,

    Learn from my mistakes as an uninformed homeowner and do your homework thoroughly before selecting a contractor for the job. Ask questions here, search the forums and the web and be as...
  8. You're not entirely correct - I didn't have...

    You're not entirely correct - I didn't have anybody tell me I needed any extra stuff then have the cheapest guy come out to say I didn't need all that and he can do it for less. Time (work and...
  9. Yes, the original system was 2 1/2 tons. I can't...

    Yes, the original system was 2 1/2 tons. I can't tell you the make/model, but I distinctly remember the contractor deciding to match the tonnage of the new system to the old one.
  10. With the info I've given and the replies so far,...

    With the info I've given and the replies so far, I'm hoping the suggestions to look at and resolve issues with my ducts fixes this. The problem now is to find a contractor capable and willing to do...
  11. Thanks to all who replied so far... The...

    Thanks to all who replied so far...

    The installer did not make any adjustments to the air handler settings. In truth, I didn't even know that was possible until I opened the installers manual...
  12. dano and beenthere - Thanks for the...

    dano and beenthere -

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'm not going back to the original contractor. It's not that I'm unwilling to share any blame or unwilling to communicate, but due to reasons too...
  13. None of these things were asked so I just assumed...

    None of these things were asked so I just assumed that's how this stuff was done. In fact, the installer took a look at the existing system and said something along the lines of "I can make this...
  14. I won't provide any pricing info since that's...

    I won't provide any pricing info since that's against the rules but I will honestly admit I went with the second lowest of 4-5 contractors I called. Time and circumstances didn't allow me to shop...
  15. New install - possibly oversized, lots of dust

    I had a new system installed this summer. Due to an impending planned vacation and my own lack of HVAC knowledge, I fear I chose the wrong contractor for the job.

    I've since researched and...
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    This argument might have held some water ten...

    This argument might have held some water ten years ago but not today with the amount of readily accessible information available to anyone with a computer and a connection. Now, online information...
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    Both parties are responsible. Due to the nature...

    Both parties are responsible. Due to the nature of the business (rife with hacks, lack of any sort of consumer protection), it is the consumer's responsibility to educate himself before signing on...
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    Contractor recommendation for Austin, TX

    Needed for duct work.

    Any solid reputable recommendations?
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    Yeah, I'm not too taken with the neatness of the...

    Yeah, I'm not too taken with the neatness of the job of the tech who did the install. It does introduce some unease as to whether other aspects of the job were done right.

    I did voice my concerns...
  20. Thread: I need HELP!

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    I was recently in the same situation. My AC went...

    I was recently in the same situation. My AC went out on me and needed to be replaced. I'm clueless about anything related to AC systems.

    Based on my experience with my new AC install and from...
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    Sure thing. Here's a shot of the liquid line and...

    Sure thing. Here's a shot of the liquid line and another of the ductwork above the coil.

    Not very aesthetic, but what makes that duct connection interesting?
    ...
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    Thanks again guys for the quick info.

    Thanks again guys for the quick info.
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    Since it's summer here, I've been mostly looking...

    Since it's summer here, I've been mostly looking at the cooling aspect of the new system. I was just looking at my system to see if I'm getting any condensation dripping into the unit after a long...
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    Hehe... I didn't mean to cause such an uproar. I...

    Hehe... I didn't mean to cause such an uproar. I was genuinely curious. It has turned out to be an informative thread for me.
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    Great replies and feedback guys. Good and...

    Great replies and feedback guys. Good and interesting info - especially the detailed photos from Mark Beiser.
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