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    I think Aprilaire has the best barometric bypass...

    I think Aprilaire has the best barometric bypass damper. As for zone panels my preference is to go with Honeywell Enviracom communicating system with the T9000 stats. This has the advantage in that...
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    Hows the gasket or is it a flare connection? Have...

    Hows the gasket or is it a flare connection? Have you tried a different ball valve (had them leak, too)?
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    Remember that the hoses are semi-permeable. They...

    Remember that the hoses are semi-permeable. They will still allow air to gradually seep through, just not at a high rate. Check the gasket on the hose and make sure it isn't bad. To verify leakage of...
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    I've got both. The air-acet has dust on it. While...

    I've got both. The air-acet has dust on it. While it does cost less to operate and still gets the job done it is slower. When there is a heat sink involved then it can get very difficult to braze...
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    Depends on. For the black ductboard (yellow is a...

    Depends on. For the black ductboard (yellow is a no-go for me) the ductboard costs 183% more than metal and insulation. Yellow ductboard cost 150% more. The only ductboard that I trust to stay...
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    If ductboard is installed so that it will not...

    If ductboard is installed so that it will not come apart it should cost more than metal. Sounds like someone gave a price for ductboard that will give you trouble. Go with the metal. There's no...
  7. Thread: Free at last!

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    Filter dryers are built in to the equipment I use.

    Filter dryers are built in to the equipment I use.
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    Where can I find the test reports?

    Where can I find the test reports?
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    If it's galvanized duct then it should be encased...

    If it's galvanized duct then it should be encased completely in concrete for the very problem you're having.
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    Wow!

    Wow!
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    Applied right the foil tape doesn't come off....

    Applied right the foil tape doesn't come off. However I've seen too much that has come off. Stick with the type that has the UL approval stamped on it.

    Personally I don't like foil tape. It tears...
  12. Thread: Free at last!

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    Free at last!

    Just yesterday I realized how free I've become of having to lug around various copper fittings like the ells & couplers for AC installs. I use the YJ tubing bender with the reverse bend attachment...
  13. It could be a number of things. To me it sounds...

    It could be a number of things. To me it sounds like the condensate drain lines are plugged.
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    Thaanks for the heads up. I'll go check it out.

    Thaanks for the heads up. I'll go check it out.
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    Variable speed compressors were tried before but...

    Variable speed compressors were tried before but currently are not in use in residential applications. Slowing a compressor down can cause oilflow problems is one reason why.
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    I agree with Steve and use the same clamp. It is...

    I agree with Steve and use the same clamp. It is quick and durable. I use it with the Fieldpice SC77.
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    1. Install a zone system with a barometric bypass...

    1. Install a zone system with a barometric bypass damper. There are different ways to install a zone system. It sounds like the tech you talked to sizes the ducts to handle a good portion of the...
  18. Is the equipment a relatively new install?

    Is the equipment a relatively new install?
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    It is recommended that systems be sized for 50% -...

    It is recommended that systems be sized for 50% - 55% RH; It sounds like they sized it right.

    You are correct in slowing down the blower for more moisture removal. You can go down to 400 CFM/ton...
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    Find an HVAC company that knows how to do Manual...

    Find an HVAC company that knows how to do Manual D duct sizing. If they know that then they'll know how to calculate what you need rather than just guessing.
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    EEKS! Way to go, now I'm going to have...

    EEKS! Way to go, now I'm going to have nightmares!

    That supply air plenum looks pretty square and so I am presuming it's about 22" x 22". It looks like those are 6" - 8" flex runs coming off of...
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    Double check the static pressure measurement in a...

    Double check the static pressure measurement in a different spot. It looks like there may have been some air turbulence throwing the # off.
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    It could be that the charge is not correct. Have...

    It could be that the charge is not correct. Have the installer come back and find out what's wrong.
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    It may be that Lennox has improperly installed...

    It may be that Lennox has improperly installed the valves which is causing the problem. For example (and I can't say if they still do it) at one time they told installers to install the bulb with the...
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    At the community college. You must be certified...

    At the community college. You must be certified to be using it on your home system.
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    CFM is only part of it. There is also FPM and...

    CFM is only part of it. There is also FPM and actual SP to consider along with grill size. A good airflow will be felt on a 6" pipe at 160 CFM through a 4x10 register. However on the very same system...
  27. 2 zones can be done off of one trunk but it would...

    2 zones can be done off of one trunk but it would be very costly. It would consist of a control damper on each run. Using 2 trunks would be cheaper.
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    WHen I was with one company we bought a Proformer...

    WHen I was with one company we bought a Proformer ( http://www.dtsgraphics.com/proformer/SModels/s_models.htm ). Ours was 6' and it did good for the price/weight. Their 4' brake is probably one to...
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    Call this store, they had one last week: (801)...

    Call this store, they had one last week: (801) 393-3911
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    You have 3 days left to get them on sale at...

    You have 3 days left to get them on sale at Johnstone...
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    It's not just the adding or subtracting, it's the...

    It's not just the adding or subtracting, it's the accuracy. I get frustrated when the mechanical refrigerant gauges lose their accuracy and I don't realize it until the measurements don't add up. In...
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    Use the Yelow Jacket digital manifold. It will...

    Use the Yelow Jacket digital manifold. It will tell you the SH or SC and then you won't need the extra tool.
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    Haiku really sucks! It doesn't make any sense!...

    Haiku really sucks!
    It doesn't make any sense!
    Take a look at it!

    First about the rhyme.
    Why don't they make haiku rhyme?
    That is so stupid!

    Poetry must rhyme!
    Without rhyming it is plain.
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    I live in a 5000'+ altitude. Thus our standard...

    I live in a 5000'+ altitude. Thus our standard pressure is in the 12PSIG range rather than 14.6 PSIG. The pocket PT charts for refrigerants are usually based on PSIG at sea level as is the scale on...
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    Hey Doug, If you don't want to go the route of...

    Hey Doug,

    If you don't want to go the route of using a barometric pressure sensor, and if there are 3 free ports on the microcontroller, then how about putting a 3 switch dip switch on the board...
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    Whereas most ACs this summer will be R-22 I will...

    Whereas most ACs this summer will be R-22 I will just memorize the saturation temperature differences and compensate directly off the superheat/subcooling reading. After about the 50th unit I think...
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    Digi-cool/Yellow Jacket Gripe

    I bought the digital Yellow Jacket and have 2 gripes about it. The first is that it isn't altitude compensated. Now I know that the gauge will always be off on the PSIG scale and I STILL will have to...
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    If you want to go the less-expensive route then...

    If you want to go the less-expensive route then you could get a manometer, such as the one fieldpiece makes, a static pressure probe, and surgical tubing. You can get the static pressure probes with...
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    Poll: Are you sayign Goodman's mini-carbide ignitor is...

    Are you sayign Goodman's mini-carbide ignitor is the same as York's carbide ignitor which is the same as Trane's nitride ignitor?
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    Poll: Ok, I did have an item that is wrong. The new...

    Ok, I did have an item that is wrong. The new GMS8 doesn't have insulation in the blower compartment at all; In other words, it's like a builder's model T or AS.

    Oh yes, I guess a filter rack...
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    Poll: Using a little algebra it also reads: Great...

    Using a little algebra it also reads: Great equipment = Lousy equipment - Lousy installation.

    I fit there:D:D:D
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    Poll: Check out the last thread I started in Religon...

    Check out the last thread I started in Religon and Politics... Perhaps that will clarify.:D
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    You can get some nice Robinair digital gauges for...

    You can get some nice Robinair digital gauges for a little more than $400... But it is only a 2 valve manifold. I guess TIF sells replacement didgital gauges which will go on a normal maniflod in the...
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    Especially when the gauge goes out of calibration...

    Especially when the gauge goes out of calibration or drifts after it is zeroed....
  45. Thread: Tube expander

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    Yes. You make my loss look insignificant.

    Yes. You make my loss look insignificant.
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    Poll: Wasn't it you that once said an installer is...

    Wasn't it you that once said an installer is required to install by the manual? It's in the installation manual and it is based on first and second hand experience. You HAVE read and DO follow the...
  47. Thread: Plasma tables

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    Plasma tables

    We're looking at getting a plasma table. I've only used 2 tables (one was the Lockformer Vulcan). Consideration is being given to this brand: http://www.dynatorch.com/

    Has anyone used this one?...
  48. Thread: Airflow tools?

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    But now if you are doing temp rise then there is...

    But now if you are doing temp rise then there is lots of room for error on the part of the BTU input on the furnace. In order to be accurate you would first need to clock the gas meter to verify the...
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    Geeze. 2 days ago my bag of tools was stolen that...

    Geeze. 2 days ago my bag of tools was stolen that had my meters in it. Now I don't feel so bad...
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    Poll: Actually it is a valid argument against all...

    Actually it is a valid argument against all manufacturers that use the same part if a person is standing back and tryign to determine the quality of a unit. If Ford, Chevy, and Dodge all used nylon...
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