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  1. Thread: Dust

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    Thanks for the information. Will adding a fresh...

    Thanks for the information. Will adding a fresh air on return side help any?
  2. Thread: Dust

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    Dust

    Is this an incorrect assumption: Regarding dust entering home via AC system, is it more likely to be on the return side since the supply side is pressured for supply to rooms?

    Trying to help son...
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    Thanks, 3 is not possible unless it is moved in a...

    Thanks, 3 is not possible unless it is moved in a closet and I think that would make the room hotter.

    Thanks
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    Return air noise- Human

    Scenario is a 2 story condo. The main return air is located in kitchen, and runs straight up. In the attic, is the Furnace and coil.

    On the second floor is a bedroom right at the top of this...
  5. Thanks for the clarification.

    Thanks for the clarification.
  6. There is plenty of room to work, did not know...

    There is plenty of room to work, did not know that spray was available option?

    Hmmmmm.
  7. Thanks for your thoughts, will get quotes.

    Thanks for your thoughts, will get quotes.
  8. Duct Question: Flex replacement or Re do

    Older 60"s home. Definately need to have the attic insulated and metal round duct work re-sealed and wrapped.

    Hence the question: would it be better to keep the old and have it re-sealed and...
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    Thanks for your help and suggestions. At this...

    Thanks for your help and suggestions. At this point, the old batt insulation is the only thing ther, not much. That is why I was wanting to address the ac issues so we would not have to mess up any...
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    Thanks, you have pretty much hit the nail on the...

    Thanks, you have pretty much hit the nail on the head as far as the attic description.
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    I am talking about dust that accumilates on...

    I am talking about dust that accumilates on furniture, dont see any on the registers.
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    Thanks! Would a simple fix be the...

    Thanks!

    Would a simple fix be the installation of a media filter and forget the return air one? rather than trying to figure out how to seal the return air chamber?
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    Dust in home

    Would it be a correct assumption that dust in a home coming from an ac system, made of metal ducting, would stand a greater chance of entering the sytem before the air handler, than afterwards iin...
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    2 stage or single stage heat exchanger

    Where do you draw the line in installing/recommending the 2 stage? Customer request to save money? Old uninsulated home versus new tighter home?

    Or because of their efficiency you recommend...
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    Guys, Nothing hidden here, it was just a...

    Guys,

    Nothing hidden here, it was just a question. Just wanted to know if there was any reason or should the supply plenum be balanced with equal sizes on each side.

    Thanks for all of the...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    Sorry when I say balance I me equal number of...

    Sorry when I say balance I me equal number of same size ducts on each side. In other words you wouldnt want 4 8 inch on one side and 3 6 on the other, so to speak.

    Thanks
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    I did not ask if I had an issue, I asked if a...

    I did not ask if I had an issue, I asked if a plenum should be balanced. I am not asking how to do anything.

    Thanks
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    Supply Plenum

    While up in the attic doing my monthly check of my water heaters I was looking at my 2 ac units and noticed one had more large supply lines on one side while the other appeared to be better balanced....
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    Thanks Keith for another angle to this question!

    Thanks Keith for another angle to this question!
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    Again thanks for the input, understand and agree!

    Again thanks for the input, understand and agree!
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    THanks older 60's home so I am sure you are...

    THanks older 60's home so I am sure you are right. AC added long after home was built because this home had the Gas heaters in the bathrooms.

    Thanks
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    Thanks for your response!

    Thanks for your response!
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    Question regarding answers seen here

    I have read several times here warnings from pros telling us layman that upsizing may not be an option because the ductwork may not be able to handle the new higher cfm unit.

    So here is my...
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    yes its the name of my computer business...

    yes its the name of my computer business Star*Dot*Star computer consulting. most folks dont understand the old commands.

    today I just use star-dot-star.biz
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    The current duct work is metal and the longest...

    The current duct work is metal and the longest run to the back bedroom with the lowest volume is about 30 feet.
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    about 1700 square feet

    about 1700 square feet<
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    Horizontal system in attic, yes.

    Horizontal system in attic, yes.
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    Probably my bad, talking about the supply side...

    Probably my bad, talking about the supply side after the furnace where the air is distributed to duct lines?
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    no just a plenum with traditional round metal...

    no just a plenum with traditional round metal ducts attached.

    I assume that the premium way to distribute the air would be a sophisticated trunk system, or is this over kill for a residential...
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    Plenum question

    Would ducts at the end of a plenum (on sides) have a tendency to pull more air? because they are at the end?
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    Pascone10, Just curious, it appears to be a great...

    Pascone10, Just curious, it appears to be a great piece of equipment. Was wondering if the cost made it a prohibited item for most. (probably just the shade tree guys) Too rich for my blood! Im...
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    computerized test equipment

    Had a tech out to check a heat pump system. He pulled out a Fieldtest SMAN3 nd immediately had numbers to work with.

    Questions: How many of you guys are using this type of guage? Do you find...
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    why not just add additional 12 x 12 in each...

    why not just add additional 12 x 12 in each (ceiling) bedroom and have a good mix of air going to the unit?

    Had isssue with upstairs, replaced system and installed in ceiling 12 x 12 returns in...
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    Thanks guys.

    Thanks guys.
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    dumb coil question

    are all coils created equally? What I mean is, given any system that is correctly installed and charged, do all coils hit the same temp or are there different coils?

    Thanks and dont laugh to...
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    thanks dont want the moisture in the attic and...

    thanks dont want the moisture in the attic and insulation
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    Thank will wrap it.

    Thank will wrap it.
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    yes water running out the other end and even used...

    yes water running out the other end and even used a shop vac on it today to make sure of no clog

    Just never heard of wrapping drain line
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    the line is cold, but I was thinking that it was...

    the line is cold, but I was thinking that it was cold due to the water inside.

    I was thinking if a leak or condenation, it was running down the pvc within the wrap. I just did not think that...
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    wet drain line

    In my sons attic today and I noticed about ten feet from the coil that the outside of the main PVC drain line was damp.

    Knowing or thinking that at 10 feet away it could not condensation? or...
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    Very true, could have been an innocent mistake on...

    Very true, could have been an innocent mistake on the condensor upgrade based on a mis-read of the specs of the furnace.

    Thanks
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    Skippedover, I appreciate your thoughts but no...

    Skippedover, I appreciate your thoughts but no system has been bought. My son bought this house and I was wondering about the specs on the furnace since it appeared to be old and we were thinking...
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    here is the best pic I have.....sorry, yes the...

    here is the best pic I have.....sorry, yes the coil is wider than the furnace

    Yes we want to add 3 additional vents so the added cfm will be good.
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    Here is the coil information: Model:...

    Here is the coil information:

    Model: 6H36S-H3X42-48/H3X 44-48

    BTU: 48,000

    So it looks like I have a 4 ton coil and condensor and a 1200 CFM furnace.

    Looks like an upgrade is possible for...
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    Thanks, you answered my questions. Looks like...

    Thanks, you answered my questions. Looks like they replaced the outside condensor with a 4 ton unit and the furnace is rated for 1200 cfm, 3 tons.

    Will see if I can read anything on the coil...
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    Thanks, so thats a 3 ton furnace? with 48K heat...

    Thanks, so thats a 3 ton furnace? with 48K heat BTU'S?
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    Older York Furnace Diamond 80

    Can someone point me to the specs for this unit:

    York Diamond 80 P3HUA12N04801C

    Thanks
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    OK if this is truly the case, I should get him...

    OK if this is truly the case, I should get him back out to check and recover, but if he made that mistake, maybe I should call some one else!

    I would imagine that gage readings now would really be...
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