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    The picture is rotated, correct? The pile of...

    The picture is rotated, correct? The pile of "stuff" is laying on the bottom of the HE?
  2. You could call the installer and have the lamps...

    You could call the installer and have the lamps wired so that they are only powered when the furnace fan is running. That should eliminate the initial smell that you get when the fan comes on.
  3. Check the location. The planet where furnaces in...

    Check the location. The planet where furnaces in 1941 (and their ductwork) were sized for a house with zero insulation and 30 below zero. Actually a lot of those old furnaces were gravity units...
  4. Some UV-C lamps and the electronic air cleaner...

    Some UV-C lamps and the electronic air cleaner can both produce a ozone smell to a certain degree.

    If you can turn the power off to each individually you should be able to figure out which one...
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    I'm going to make an assumption that the home is...

    I'm going to make an assumption that the home is open design between the floors? In other words the heat that is being delivered to the main floor can migrate to the upper floors? If so, then what...
  6. A 20 year old furnace can have a lot of issues...

    A 20 year old furnace can have a lot of issues that are related to it's age. The one constant with those kinds of failures is that it usually takes an experienced service tech that is familiar with...
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    Just curious, how do you know that your HVAC...

    Just curious, how do you know that your HVAC system is the reason your energy bills are increasing?
  8. In my experience the reason most multiple stage...

    In my experience the reason most multiple stage furnace installations that fail at providing the comfort that it's "sold" for has everything to do with the ductwork that's connected to it.

    Too...
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    Hopefully someone has the model and serial number...

    Hopefully someone has the model and serial number and flags it as stolen, because sooner or later they'll be looking for warranty help.
  10. My guess would be that it has to do with the math...

    My guess would be that it has to do with the math of warming air as it moves across the heat exchangers and the parameters that the manufacturer has to meet to pass testing and approval.
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    Any number of things could be causing the...

    Any number of things could be causing the problems you are having and really none of them can be accurately diagnosed via the internet, besides this forum does not allow any DIY information to be...
  12. System, from you own comments you are...

    System, from you own comments you are concerned/worried about air flow from the registers with the new system. Keep in mind that with a 2 stage system, when it is in low stage, that the total air...
  13. There may be a really good reason the exhaust...

    There may be a really good reason the exhaust pipe has been installed the way it is. Have the tech. look at it and ask why he thinks it might be done that way.

    There are hundreds of them done...
  14. Let me list the things wrong I can see without...

    Let me list the things wrong I can see without trying too hard.
    1. The circulator is pumping away from the boiler, but it's pumping at the expansion tank. It should be located after the expansion...
  15. I'm thinking you should have a hydronics...

    I'm thinking you should have a hydronics specialist looks at your system first hand and have them give you their opinion on what is wrong. Not saying your mechanic didn't know what he was doing, but...
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    What recommendations did the technician make? ...

    What recommendations did the technician make? I'd go with what the person that actually saw the problem suggested.

    On some furnaces/situations the blocked heat exchanger is covered under...
  17. I'm not sure why you think the HVAC companies...

    I'm not sure why you think the HVAC companies think or treat you like you're crazy that would take a face to face meeting.

    I will suggest a change in how you approach the next time you have...
  18. I'm assuming the infinity stat was installed at...

    I'm assuming the infinity stat was installed at the same time as the furnace, correct?

    You did not indicate where you live to give us a clue as to the heat load on the home.

    You indicated...
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    Call your Carrier dealer and have them come back...

    Call your Carrier dealer and have them come back and assess the home for zoning with the Infinity zoning system. They are really the only qualified people that know the capabilities and limitations...
  20. A harness for sure. At my age I don't bounce as...

    A harness for sure. At my age I don't bounce as good as I used to even sliding off into 4' deep snow piles.
  21. It was -26F this morning, the schedule was to...

    It was -26F this morning, the schedule was to extend a concentric vent on a 5/12 pitched roof...... after I dug through 24" of snow to get to it.

    Luckily..... there we frozen up houses and...
  22. Thread: Cfm's

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    Does that unit have an infinity stat connected to...

    Does that unit have an infinity stat connected to it? If it does the unit is calculating CFM's and can tell you what it is. Of course you need to trust that the calculations are correct. :whistle:
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    First thing is you need to compare apples to...

    First thing is you need to compare apples to apples as they say.

    With the new install you said you added the basement to the heating load of the unit ("I opted to have 4 supplies and a 10"...
  24. The plastic wrapped furnace arrival is...

    The plastic wrapped furnace arrival is questionable, but the registration of a serial number involves a human or humans to not make a mistake with as many as a dozen numbers and possibly letters.
    ...
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    The temperature that comes out of the supply...

    The temperature that comes out of the supply registers really has nothing to do with whether or not the unit will heat the home. What does matter on whether the unit will heat your home and whether...
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    It's the red tank looking thing inside the boiler...

    It's the red tank looking thing inside the boiler cabinet.
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    Issue: Air handler quits heating due to lack of...

    Issue: Air handler quits heating due to lack of flow. The lack of flow has been identified as being due to air trapped in the piping to the air handler that is the highest point in the system.
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    Putting together a hydronic system that heats...

    Putting together a hydronic system that heats well in all conditions and is as efficient at doing it as possible starts with doing the math.
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    If your existing system already is struggling...

    If your existing system already is struggling with the home I would suggest starting by having what you have now professionally looked at. A lot of "builder grade" installs have two things in...
  30. First I'm curious as to why the need to...

    First I'm curious as to why the need to pressurize the system. As a "modern" hydronic system is supposed to be a sealed system, no added water/pressure should be needed unless there is a problem and...
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    Agreeing with above comments. I'd suggest...

    Agreeing with above comments. I'd suggest installing LP high efficient boilers either as replacements or at a minimum backup for the geo units.

    Without someone that is trained and experienced...
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    A single cup of wet sawdust will dry and go the...

    A single cup of wet sawdust will dry and go the 158' with very low CFM's as long as you don't introduce another cup of material until all the original material makes it to the end.

    The variables...
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    I'm guessing someone put the auto air vent on...

    I'm guessing someone put the auto air vent on there because if that expansion tank is the only way and place for air in the system to go to .... where is the air scoop feeding it???

    I'd suggest...
  34. If you plan on keeping the home heated during...

    If you plan on keeping the home heated during your away times, radiant/boiler/hydronic heating is the way to go. The main reason is if you install forced air you are going to heat the home while...
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    Try calling the company that recently replaced...

    Try calling the company that recently replaced the zone valve. Explain that the zone they worked on is again not heating. Depending on how long it's been since the repair, and the policy of the...
  36. A relief valve that is connected to a pipe that...

    A relief valve that is connected to a pipe that goes UP? That plumber have a license?
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    What you've done so far is a fire waiting to...

    What you've done so far is a fire waiting to happen...... just a matter of time and the right circumstances.

    Either hire a professional to do it correctly or do a lot more research. Most of all...
  38. Most furnace manuals describe the procedure you...

    Most furnace manuals describe the procedure you should use for the particular furnace.
  39. Finding a good hydronics contractor with...

    Finding a good hydronics contractor with experience in both baseboard and radiant heat is the first priority. No matter how much you educate yourself by taking online courses you will not...
  40. Cooling without taking the moisture out of the...

    Cooling without taking the moisture out of the air is simple, don't let the surface/component that is doing the cooling drop below the dew point of the air in the space. No condensation formed on...
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    One would hope that wasn't done by a legit HVAC...

    One would hope that wasn't done by a legit HVAC company.
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    Not a problem!!! Just turn the fan around and...

    Not a problem!!! Just turn the fan around and make it blow down. :whistle::grin2:
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    Somebody forgot to pull a plug from a length of...

    Somebody forgot to pull a plug from a length of ACR tubing?

    Should have showed as an issue when the line was purged with nitrogen during brazing........ I would think.
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    You need to find a tech that has been trained on...

    You need to find a tech that has been trained on the unit and that Quietside's technical will talk to (because they're trained in the unit).

    The unit sounds like it needs normal maintenance and...
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    Was the inlet pressure measured while the unit...

    Was the inlet pressure measured while the unit was firing?
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    Then I'll assume they were presented as better /...

    Then I'll assume they were presented as better / best options. In that case the choice is yours to make on what your "gut feeling" and check book will feel comfortable with. If the installer said...
  47. Starting with the concrete pad room. Gathering...

    Starting with the concrete pad room. Gathering information on this "branch" would be where I'd start. First by measuring heat loss and air flow of each of the registers in this space. If the...
  48. Not being familiar with where you live and the...

    Not being familiar with where you live and the outdoor conditions I'll start with asking if the humidity outside is normally high? If it is, then an ERV, when it runs, will potentially increase the...
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    A manufacturer's name doesn't make one boiler...

    A manufacturer's name doesn't make one boiler really better than the next. What really matters is who is installing and maintaining it. If you've got two different quotes and you're trying to...
  50. As I see it you have two problems. The first one...

    As I see it you have two problems. The first one being the engineer or whoever designed the layout for the ductwork/system didn't have a clue or the experience to be doing it. The second problem is...
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