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  1. Thread: HVAC contractor

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    Bltinnc, do you do manual d/J ? Drk, the duct...

    Bltinnc, do you do manual d/J ?

    Drk, the duct cleaner actually did come back and try coating some of the interior of the main trunk with Fosters 40-20 paint. It did not help the musty odor. :(
  2. Thread: HVAC contractor

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    well, he measured the outside of the house. Then...

    well, he measured the outside of the house. Then each room inside. Also all the windows and doors. Looked in the crawl at existing supplies and in attic at the returns. Then discussed some of the...
  3. Thread: HVAC contractor

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    oh, I should mention that I am in the Greensboro...

    oh, I should mention that I am in the Greensboro area of North Carolina.
  4. Thread: HVAC contractor

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    HVAC contractor

    Hi,

    I've been having bad luck trying to find a (good) HVAC technician. What is the best way to locate someone? (yellow pages?)

    I have a 20 yr old, 1 story house and want to get the ductwork...
  5. Honeywell thermostats bother me due to the loud...

    Honeywell thermostats bother me due to the loud solenoid "click" sound everytime they cut on/off. Especially in the summer for the AC you get two "clicks".
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    I have a similar problem. I've replaced all of...

    I have a similar problem. I've replaced all of my supply flex ducts and still have a musty odor. I had the main trunk line cleaned and that did not fix it. However, my main trunk is interior lined...
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    thanks for all of the good inputs. Just to...

    thanks for all of the good inputs.

    Just to clarify: The supply consists of one trunk line which is metal and has inside insulation. This is where we can see the white mold/mildew. All of the...
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    we have vents in the crawl, so some circulation...

    we have vents in the crawl, so some circulation of outside air.

    I would not know who to call to get it checked...other than the HVAC techs and the duct cleaner guy.

    Its pretty humid here, in...
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    its sopping wet under there. I have put down...

    its sopping wet under there.

    I have put down plastic, but, all of the ductwork drips water. the new R6 flex, and the metal main trunk both drip.

    We have a french drain around the interior of...
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    We get the HVAC serviced 2 times/year. I had...

    We get the HVAC serviced 2 times/year. I had them both the HVAC technician and the duct cleaner check the unit (it is an outside trane gas pack unit). They did not find mold, contamination on the...
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    I have had problems with musty smelling air...

    I have had problems with musty smelling air coming from the air ducts. The first thing I did (the house is 18yrs old) is start replacing all of the old grey flex duct with R6 new silver flex duct. ...
  12. Thread: Supply air odor

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    thanks, I'll try reposting in residential. ...

    thanks, I'll try reposting in residential.

    I've called around here and "duct doctor" seems to be OK. They gave a free estimate today.
  13. Thread: Supply air odor

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    Seeking advice on getting HVAC problem fixed. ...

    Seeking advice on getting HVAC problem fixed.

    problem:
    Air has a "musty" odor. I can't determine if it is a moldy/mildew odor, or a "crawlspace" odor from a return leak sucking in air.

    I do...
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    thanks.. one other question, the "C"...

    thanks..

    one other question,

    the "C" terminal in the trane unit outside, which has a blue wire coming from it, does not connect to the thermostat.

    One person has told me that this might be...
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    The guy who serviced it said it automatically...

    The guy who serviced it said it automatically kicks over the 2nd stage heating, even with a single stage tstat. Is this correct? Seems like I read somewhere if you switch to a tstat capable of...
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    thanks for the reply, it is a 2-stage gas...

    thanks for the reply,

    it is a 2-stage gas heat, 1 stage cool unit outside.

    should the blue wire from the trane be hooked up to the common on the thermostat? Right now the blue from the trane...
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    I have been trying to replace the old thermostat...

    I have been trying to replace the old thermostat with a new digital honeywel thermostat for my trane XL1200. I hooked up the new thermostat like the old one...only 4 wires were available and I used...
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