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    will do... Thanks for all the info..

    will do... Thanks for all the info..
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    what do you mean by sealed? All the duct work is...

    what do you mean by sealed? All the duct work is insulated, if that is what you mean..

    other than that it is your standard pea gravel filled, vented 4 ft crawl.


    btw: They just called to say...
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    Paul, I think you may be right. I think i...

    Paul,

    I think you may be right. I think i will start hunting for infiltration and places to tighten up. It seems to me, that the system may be pretty close to being right. And if I can work on...
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    Here is what i have: 1. Air infiltration is...

    Here is what i have:

    1. Air infiltration is really only possible on the second floor. I am going to start looking for it.

    2. Solar gain really should not be too bad, apart from the 1 large...
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    I only have 3 windows with a southern exposure...

    I only have 3 windows with a southern exposure (the other are under a covered porch. however one is very large over the great Room (5' x 7.5') but is Low e with argon filled... I do suspect that...
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    The cathedral ceiling is SIP (Structural...

    The cathedral ceiling is SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) at R49... There is a set of air returns near where the roof meats the upper wall, but only at one end of the house... (aside: in a timber...
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    I think in ours it would help more than hinder......

    I think in ours it would help more than hinder... but that is yet to be seen...:)
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    In case this helps:

    here is a link to some pic's of my house, and the construction thereof. It may give you an idea of the construction of it and the unique difficulties...

    http://www.seegerplatz.net/ourhouse.html
    ...
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    Yes. :) I do the Pre, Electronic and Post...

    Yes. :) I do the Pre, Electronic and Post filters..

    And no, it's not insulting. when i troubleshoot computers i ask the basics just to be sure. Gotta get all the facts. :)
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    Ok.. here is the deal on the second floor... This...

    Ok.. here is the deal on the second floor... This is the fault of the guy who helped build the house. He only put one register in each of the upper 4 rooms. We did this before the dry wallers came,...
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    We have an electronic filter... i don't remember...

    We have an electronic filter... i don't remember off hand.. but it's a honeywell as well, i think..

    we have been sure to clean the filters once a month and keep things flowing...
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    The can lights, are sealed and would only leak to...

    The can lights, are sealed and would only leak to the upstairs. which is supposed to be conditioned (but isn't very well for other reasons)

    No, we don't have any fans running. We really do need...
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    That's the thing, i feel like they know what they...

    That's the thing, i feel like they know what they are doing, with the exception of assuming that the unit is adequate, without question.

    But at this point they have checked everything to make...
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    I can hear it when i am next to the closet with...

    I can hear it when i am next to the closet with the air handler, yes. Not really from the ducts. In fact, when you put you hand over the ducts, when it is in stage 2 it is hard believe that it is...
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    They did set the thermostat up to go to 2nd stage...

    They did set the thermostat up to go to 2nd stage quicker (infact it runs most of the time on second stage) when it is hotter outside.

    The thermostate is a Honeywell vision pro IAQ...

    I...
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    That is why i turned the thermostat down to 71...

    That is why i turned the thermostat down to 71 degrees (- 3 degrees) to try to help it recover, which did kick the fan on high, and it ran run 14+ hours before it went down 1 degree. That seams...
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    They installed all the duct work when they put it...

    They installed all the duct work when they put it in and have checked that too. One of the techs said that there was definitely enough duct work to handle a 4 ton unit. (he was the first service...
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    He did it solely off square footage. I Think...

    He did it solely off square footage. I Think that the huge height/size of the great room is what it throwing his "rule of thumb" figures.

    They have been out and check the wiring, the temp drop ...
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    Is my Heat Pump Too Smal

    First the facts:
    location: Central Indiana
    Home size: 2800 sq ft about 2000 down and 800 up.
    Construction: Sip hybrid (downstairs and center core section all SIP panel with stick frame in the...
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