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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here. Please apply to the AOPC today, thank you.
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    I'm venting into an existing chimney, can the...

    I'm venting into an existing chimney, can the outside air kit still be installed?
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    Thanks, i will have him come out and fix the...

    Thanks, i will have him come out and fix the undersized return and supply to the 2nd floor. I appreciate all the help, and will let you know how it turns out.
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    No he didnt leave it. BTW...it runs a good amount...

    No he didnt leave it. BTW...it runs a good amount of the day, the thermostat is upsatirs, knowing it would be a bit warmer up there. On a 90 degree day, the unit runs most of the day just to keep it...
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    The pic is not great, its about 20 feet long. ...

    The pic is not great, its about 20 feet long.




    I had 3 estimates done, all with manual j done. All came up with 5ton. As many here are pointing out, lets say its oversized. Being that its...
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    No, not inspected. Should I try and convince him...

    No, not inspected. Should I try and convince him to change that 16 to an 18, maybe the 10 to a 12? That should give me about 2000cfm...no?
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    The second floor is 1200sq feet, and sort of like...

    The second floor is 1200sq feet, and sort of like a cape, so the solar/heat gain up there is tremendous. He did jcalc..or whatever you guys call it. Many windows, and NO shade. My thoughts are change...
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    ???????????? So what exactly does that mean?

    ???????????? So what exactly does that mean?
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    Need some advice for a poorly working CAC

    I have a brand new CAC installed in April, that hasnt been cooling properly, and just recently started leaking moisture into the secondary pan. It is a TRANE 5ton unit with Matching VS Blower Air...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise here. Please apply to the AOPC today, thank you.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    Your right, its not that model. Its the latest vs...

    Your right, its not that model. Its the latest vs ah from trane. I just don't understand why the insulation under the blower is wet, along with corrosion on the wire terminals already. Guess I will...
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    Filter is clean....check out my link. Why does...

    Filter is clean....check out my link. Why does that show the apex pointed toward the fan, away from the return???
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    Thanks, any ideas why I have alot of moisture...

    Thanks, any ideas why I have alot of moisture under the fan? The insulation is wet, and the emergency pan underneath has a decent amount of water.I will provide a link...on page 16....is a diagram....
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    Supply----fan-coil>---------Return air Don't...

    Supply----fan-coil>---------Return air
    Don't have pics at the moment, but my diagram shows my air handler. Return air comes from right, and coil "point" is as the diagram shows, then fan, then...
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    Reversed coil???

    I had a brand new trane installed in april. I have been wondering why my humidity spikes everytime the unit turns on. Well I noticed a decent amount of water in the drain pan. I looked inside AH,...
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    So I took original grill, removed the damper, and...

    So I took original grill, removed the damper, and opened the louvers a bit....quiet now! I don't need the damper, each run has one at the manifold.
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    looking for quiet supply registers

    My current system has the cheap stamped registers, which are quite noisy. When I remove the register its silent. What are some good options for quiet registers? Thanks.
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    My mistake, upstairs has a 10" return centrally...

    My mistake, upstairs has a 10" return centrally located in the hall and a 16" in the middle of the stairway goin up to the 2nd floor. The 3 bedrooms upstairs have 8" supplies. Downstairs has 6 6"...
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    I totally agree.

    I totally agree.
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    tech was here, took temp readings of ceilings and...

    tech was here, took temp readings of ceilings and interior walls...they are 80 degrees...he said adding more returns and supply won't help. Im going to have blown in insulation added to reduce...
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    OK, new update...yesterday was 93 outside,...

    OK, new update...yesterday was 93 outside, couldn't get it below 80 inside on second floor. compressor was running nonstop until 9pm. Installer is coming today. I think a return in each room upstairs...
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    tech came out, noticed coil freezing up a bit. he...

    tech came out, noticed coil freezing up a bit. he claimed it was due to the ducts feeding downstairs to be just about closed off. He opened all fully, and said let it run for a week, then call back...
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    1st of all I have 1 8in return for all of the...

    1st of all I have 1 8in return for all of the second floor, and I was thinking they could rerun the 6in ducts as 8in. So do I need a bigger return AND supply?
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    2700 sq ft home, 900 sqft on 2nd floor. R13 on...

    2700 sq ft home, 900 sqft on 2nd floor. R13 on walls and ceiling(I know this is low, but will have to do for now). 2 windows facing south with good shade, 5 windows facing west with no shade,along...
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    6x6 registers, I believe the insulated flex duct...

    6x6 registers, I believe the insulated flex duct is 6 inch....feeding each room up there. So maybe an 8 inch duct, with commercial register to keep the noise down???
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    The supply to the first floor has been turned...

    The supply to the first floor has been turned down drastically, which in turn made the supplies upstairs extremely noisy. It balanced up and down a little, but its still warm up there. I'm no expert,...
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    Tech came out, tested freon....everything is to...

    Tech came out, tested freon....everything is to spec. Says I need more insulation in attic. While I agree somewhat, shouldn't I at least be able to get the temp lower than the outside temp? Wtf??? I...
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    Its strictly a cac system using the ducts. I have...

    Its strictly a cac system using the ducts. I have baseboard hw for heat. There are dampers on the takeoffs from the manifold. They are all open fully. I'm guessing the installer can cut down on the...
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    Brand new install' never had cac. Installer put...

    Brand new install' never had cac. Installer put stat upstairs because he said it would be a a few degrees warmer up there. Yesterday temp was 83 outside, I couldn't get the temp inside(upstairs)...
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    That's the plan. I was just wondering if my...

    That's the plan. I was just wondering if my current setup sounds OK? With my little knowledge, I'm thinking a return in each room should help recirculate that hot air up ther through the ah.
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    new ac install, not cooling second floor

    Just had a 5ton trance cac installed with variable speed ah. This weekend has been 80-85 with a decent amount of humidity. 1st floor of my house cools to 68, but second floor only cools to 78-79! I...
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    horizontal trane air handler

    Just got new cac installed. Installer did a very nice, clean install. My one concern is I'm wondering if he used a vertical air handler turned on its side to be used as a horizontal one. Is other a...
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    new cac install next week

    Getting a new cac next week. All new, no previous system. Getting the trane 16 seer multi stage with variable speed air handler. Installer wants to put thermo on second floor since its much warmer up...
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    Unfortunately there is not. I live on a dead end....

    Unfortunately there is not. I live on a dead end. My neighborhood does not have any gas. But the new neighborhood on the other side of the dead end has gas. I would be paying them to extend the main...
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    I agree, but I was concerned with the initial...

    I agree, but I was concerned with the initial cost of bringing the gas to the house, then paying the installer to bring the gas to the other side of the house where the boiler will be, and anything...
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    We currently have a 40 gallon oil fired, and that...

    We currently have a 40 gallon oil fired, and that is suitable.
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    Thanks, suggestions for indirect hw?

    Thanks, suggestions for indirect hw?
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    I live in the northeast, so no heat pump for me....

    I live in the northeast, so no heat pump for me. Not sure why I wanna stay with oil, your right, its insanely expensive. So what do you recommend? A he condensing gas boiler, with an indirect tank? I...
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    need some advice on maybe switching to gas

    I will be needing a new boiler and hot water heater in the near future. I currently have an oil fired boiler, and a separate oil fired hw heater. My local gas company is offering to extend the main...
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    Having a new heating system insatlled

    My mothers cottage has never had heat. We are getting some estimates to have a complete system installed. We have had 2 companies in so far, and the are both recomending a propane wall hung boiler....
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    Thanks, that actually makes sense. So would it...

    Thanks, that actually makes sense.

    So would it make sense to have my hvac tech install a txv on my fixed system? Sounds like it would run a little more eff, and help extend the life of the...
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    So then how does a txv valve prevent that? I know...

    So then how does a txv valve prevent that? I know it adjusts refridgerant, how would it "know" if it were slugging the compressor?
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    But what if the orffice in the coil is bigger...

    But what if the orffice in the coil is bigger than specified? Lets say the condenser called for a .52, but a .56 was installed? What effect would this have? Just curious.
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    How loud is it? It is normal to be slightly...

    How loud is it? It is normal to be slightly louder when it 1st kicks on.
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    47% still seems a bit high to me. I have a house...

    47% still seems a bit high to me. I have a house that was built in 1955, i updated all the windows and insulaltion in the walls, only 6in in the attic so far, and have been able to keep humidity down...
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    Well dont be too envious. We have the 2nd highest...

    Well dont be too envious. We have the 2nd highest EL and gas rates in the country here, not to mention contracters are more expensive also.




    Yeah, thats exactly what they will be doing.
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    well, i just decided. I am going for 6 inches of...

    well, i just decided. I am going for 6 inches of cellulose over the existing 6" fiberglass. I get a 20% check back from my local gas co. And an aditional 30% tax credit. Hopefully it will pay for...
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    plenty of ventilation up there. ridge vent, and...

    plenty of ventilation up there. ridge vent, and gable vent on each end. Every wire opening, and light fixture will be sealed by me before they add the insulation. I am thinking about going with 9"...
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    i am on long island ny

    i am on long island ny
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