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  1. Perhaps a mini split will do.. otherwise (if duct...

    Perhaps a mini split will do.. otherwise (if duct system is already there) an ECM blower motor upgrade is possible. But if new furnace is needed; 40K might be the correct size: You Need a Pro to...
  2. With all that said, the better installers install...

    With all that said, the better installers install better equipment than otherwise mentioned.. I've seen it and I do it.. I'm very particular in what goes in in my installs, and I'm sure other...
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    NO.. The duct system has alot to be desire.....

    NO..

    The duct system has alot to be desire..
    They did not design your system correctly. You need to call someone who knows what they are doing.
    I'm not sure how we can help you out.
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    How do you know you need a 5 Ton unit/system...?

    How do you know you need a 5 Ton unit/system...?
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    Obviously, it should depend on your utility rates...

    Obviously, it should depend on your utility rates and fuel cost. For example: up here in the North Country where it's probably the coldest in the lower 48, we still install ASHP's. It is justified...
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    Who did you talked to at WaterFurnace? What did...

    Who did you talked to at WaterFurnace?
    What did they tell you to do or not do?

    From a WF dealer..
  7. Go with the 95%; sealed combustion anytime.....

    Go with the 95%; sealed combustion anytime..
    Sorry about not giving any payback period.. To me health, comfort and less troublesome is miuch appreciated in the long run..
  8. Thread: AEROSEAL

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    How about sharing saving costs!! I liked to see...

    How about sharing saving costs!! I liked to see savings, so would my customers.. Is it worth it??
    Thanks..
  9. Thread: New HVAC build

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    I'm curious to know the Total Heat Loss, the...

    I'm curious to know the Total Heat Loss, the total Heat Gain, and your total Sensible Heat Gain... Was the Heat-Load calc from you or from your installer?



    Sounds like two-stage furnace is in...
  10. Thread: New HVAC build

    by arc8
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    Bryant and Carrier are equivalent in every...

    Bryant and Carrier are equivalent in every respect except in color and the design of the front doors (all use same parts and warranties). But, there are numerous models to choose from, for example...
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    Waterfurnace (WF) does not work with HO directly,...

    Waterfurnace (WF) does not work with HO directly, they rely on their dealers to take care of their clients. If you were to call WF, they would recommend local dealers for you to deal with them; it's...
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    Forget any ideas!! I'm not going to guess. I...

    Forget any ideas!! I'm not going to guess.
    I need the fault code number/s.
    Adding water and AF one time okay, but several times not okay, how many times did you mean to say, I need more info.
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    Are you nearby ND/MN area? Then I can help.....

    Are you nearby ND/MN area? Then I can help.. Otherwise, I don't do long distant work.
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    If your interested doing pittsburgh seams using a...

    If your interested doing pittsburgh seams using a break and mallet check out the videos on sheetmetal on youtube..
    I can't remember which video, but it's there..
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    You better inquire your local inspector. The...

    You better inquire your local inspector.
    The town I'm in requires us to follow the manufactures recommendations first, if not then the Mech code will apply instead.
    Which in the latter case I've...
  16. This is what happens in cases like this when...

    This is what happens in cases like this when shooting in the dark. I really couldn't help you because the proposal has already gone out in what you promise them.
    Basically it looks like you're...
  17. lithnights, Your average HVAC won't do it or...

    lithnights,

    Your average HVAC won't do it or don't know how to.. If I were building MY house, I would find and demand my choosing of companies unless this builder is a Topnotch company, speaking...
  18. I missed something! I did not see his Heat Load...

    I missed something!
    I did not see his Heat Load anywhere, nor did I see his utilities rate..

    If his electric rate is high and his Heat loss is higher than 45,000, then I can agree, till then, I...
  19. I concur..

    I concur..
  20. I vote for one system. If you know how to...

    I vote for one system.
    If you know how to design, then it should not be a problem with only one system, especially when you mentioned a dual-fuel set up... you have your backup already built-in!...
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    Poll: Cooling load of course. It doesn't matter if...

    Cooling load of course. It doesn't matter if you're in a heat dominated area!! How would anyone size an ASHP two-stage in the Northern Climates?? The same way!!! I've seen my competitor's do it the...
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    Is it Cost effective?

    Having a pool indoor and extracting its heat and heating the pool (pool boiler) to maintain its temp just to increase its efficiency (Geo unit); is it cost effective?

    Anyone!!
  23. Thread: Gun Show Accident

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    The same way you take alcohol away from folks....

    The same way you take alcohol away from folks....
  24. Doing it right..

    I think he doesn't care according to his responses. He just wants to wing it...
  25. This is not a diy project. Was there any...

    This is not a diy project.


    Was there any space conditioning in the basement before?
    It's never wise to cut out any holes (rectangular or otherwise) and to add registers to them for the sake of...
  26. Doing the right thing is the smart move no matter...

    Doing the right thing is the smart move no matter what men may say or do.

    May you be smart to know the difference..

    Godspeed.
  27. It tells more than this. 1. Heatloss tells me...

    It tells more than this.

    1. Heatloss tells me what capacity I need for heating...
    2. Heatloss tells me what amount of air flow I need...
    3. Heatgain tells me what amount of airflow I need...
    4....
  28. I disagree... How would you know the proper...

    I disagree...
    How would you know the proper airflow if no Heat-Calc is done? Answer that!!
    How would you know if the AC is even the right size? Really guys...

    You do a disservice every time a...
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    We should re-consider for more capital...

    We should re-consider for more capital punishment.

    I'm for lives, but a punishment for murder, even one should be a Capital Offense.. To the chair..

    BTW, Mr Cal, I'm for guns; the right to...
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    No email...

    No email...
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    I actually need/want to be able to go below the 0...

    I actually need/want to be able to go below the 0 degree temp line. Not all my intersect lines are above the 0 degree section (Economical BP).

    Welling, you should have it by now...
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    I've notice you did get the file. What would...

    I've notice you did get the file.

    What would be nice is if I could get in the program (unlock it) and did some modifications to it... anyone!
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    I've seen your email in your profiles, did you...

    I've seen your email in your profiles, did you get it?
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    Really Cool! I've yet to install one. Perhaps...

    Really Cool!

    I've yet to install one.
    Perhaps 2013.
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    Formula

    lan,

    Here's a formula for figuring out the tank size.336421

    Sure, you can use water heater tanks, but it would require you to pull out the elements and put nipples in them.
    The 3/4" on top can...
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    Question: What is the lowest capacity that the...

    Question:

    What is the lowest capacity that the Mod/Con produces verses your lowest heatload would be? Do they match?
    If your boiler lowest output is higher than any zone's needed capacity; you...
  37. See http://www.icpusa.com/ for info.

    See http://www.icpusa.com/ for info.
  38. These are the others: Arcoaire, Day & Night, Heil...

    These are the others: Arcoaire, Day & Night, Heil and Keeprite.
  39. Since i work with carrier products, i've have...

    Since i work with carrier products, i've have some thoughts.

    United Technology: owns Carrier, Bryant, Payne, all ICP products.

    Carrier has their own proprietary designs that they do not share...
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    Pictures are unnecessary unless I'm the...

    Pictures are unnecessary unless I'm the contractor bidding the job.

    You need advise, then take dan sw fl advise. That would be the most logical way of determining proper air flow.

    The airflow...
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    Those are not the ideal stats for HP or dual-fuel...

    Those are not the ideal stats for HP or dual-fuel setups.

    Those are low (cheaper stats) installed by unprofessionals.

    I've seen my top competitor install those stats for Geo systems; and this...
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    It's an important problem

    We may know this on HVAC-talk, too bad the rest of the nation is blind to this!

    This has been around for awhile, before my time, the Republican party knew about a long too. But have we republicans...
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    I can email you what I have, it is an excel file...

    I can email you what I have, it is an excel file as you said.

    You can check it out and decide for yourself. I do use it occasionally.
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    I heard it both ways.

    I heard it both ways.
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    From the gas furnace first: (upstream) furnace >...

    From the gas furnace first: (upstream) furnace > Refer coil > plenum heater > and so on...
    any other way would be incorrect.

    does this answer your question?
  46. Thread: 46k in MN

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    Is comfort your main goal? or is annual operating...

    Is comfort your main goal? or is annual operating cost more important?

    At -15F, probably not, unless your design condition is above -15F for heating.

    Is the new furnace output above 100% of...
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    If a GEO is involved for Radiant heating, then I...

    If a GEO is involved for Radiant heating, then I would highly recommend that the water temp be no higher than 100F at full heat. Other than this, radiant floor is okay anywhere.
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    I think he said 70K is the output. When figuring...

    I think he said 70K is the output. When figuring 60F TR I came up with 1166 CFM!
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    I'm sure that furnace requires a 3 ton blower for...

    I'm sure that furnace requires a 3 ton blower for its heating output. You just have "to" design the ductwork for less than 1200 CFM if that's the case with AC.

    Anyone: How low velocity would any...
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    1. It's a 3 Ton unit. I haven't seen the air flow...

    1. It's a 3 Ton unit. I haven't seen the air flow chart of the this unit.

    2. The trunk is big enough for 1300 CFM!

    3. It shouldn't, otherwise the velocity would be low (not enough umph!).
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