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    Think air flow (the air being pulled into the...

    Think air flow (the air being pulled into the back of the evap.). Think disturbance of air flow (the line set). Think infiltration of humid outside air coming in at the wall junction right above...
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    Single family home? Attached garage? Is there a...

    Single family home?
    Attached garage?
    Is there a fresh air intake to the ductwork and if so where is it located outside and what is near it outside?
    Does it happen every night?
    Are there CO...
  3. Next time you need to "really crank up the ac"...

    Next time you need to "really crank up the ac" and it would be normal for the water to collect, open the hatch and leave it open while the unit is running. This would be to verify that there isn't a...
  4. That much water pooling below the air-handler is...

    That much water pooling below the air-handler is a leak of the condensate out of the air-handler. You need to find where the water leak is, not how to deal with the water that's leaking out from...
  5. Does the noise change at all when you take the...

    Does the noise change at all when you take the grill front off?
  6. As for your first concern, when connecting...

    As for your first concern, when connecting ductwork to the equipment there is the potential for air leakage unless some form of sealant process is used. If the equipment is in a conditioned space...
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    My first question I always ask customers is "Did...

    My first question I always ask customers is "Did you use any tools of any kind other than maybe a screwdriver on the unit after it came out of the box?" I ask this because I've seen dozens of brand...
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    brand new, right out of the box?

    brand new, right out of the box?
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    No, what you have shown is not class b venting. ...

    No, what you have shown is not class b venting.

    I also have never heard of a draft induced water heater that uses B vent, that is unless it's an instantaneous unit. Either way, the venting that...
  10. With radiant heat the type of installation will...

    With radiant heat the type of installation will determine how quick or slow it's response time is. This response really only comes into play in the spring and fall when most days you don't really...
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    Having the information about how much oil you've...

    Having the information about how much oil you've used in the past winters can give you a good starting point (with help from your installer for the new system, or the internet) to calculate how much...
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    Nothing a good hole saw and a tube of caulk...

    Nothing a good hole saw and a tube of caulk wouldn't fix. :grin2:
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    Is there a dentist's office or lab in the...

    Is there a dentist's office or lab in the building? The worst case of the slime I've ever found was in a dentist's office.

    Just a "thinking out-loud" suggestion, but experiment with one of your...
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    Look at the paper tags on the end lengths of the...

    Look at the paper tags on the end lengths of the noisy one and others that are quieter. If I remember right the last section is supposed to be what is called an attenuator tube. It's like a muffler...
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    I would go with a high efficient gas furnace for...

    I would go with a high efficient gas furnace for the forced air heating. I'd also suggest a heat pump instead of a straight AC.

    The option I'd go with for your hot water is an indirect water...
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    What's growing is air borne and coming from the...

    What's growing is air borne and coming from the air conditioning coil. We have a few areas in our service territory, only by certain lakes that grow the same crud. Start by trying an allergen type...
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    I've never seen them fail from simple expansion...

    I've never seen them fail from simple expansion and contraction. That is as long as they were installed correctly and the bare tubing isn't rubbing continuously on something. The tubing is very...
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    When building a new home the HVAC system should...

    When building a new home the HVAC system should be designed for comfort. While you can change most anything else about the house easily over the years after it's built, the HVAC system is something...
  19. If you're submitting a damage claim to your...

    If you're submitting a damage claim to your insurance company I would be providing the insurance company with the February invoice and the new one, making sure that the new one spells out their...
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    First of all the worry about needing makeup water...

    First of all the worry about needing makeup water on a sealed system assumes a leak. So, the question is how much "reserve" do you build into a system to protect it from a leak?

    What happens...
  21. You've found someone you like as a contractor and...

    You've found someone you like as a contractor and you like what he's telling you. If he assures you that the domestic hot water output of his setup is going to satisfy the needs as you've explained...
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    Guess I've never heard of a lighting source that...

    Guess I've never heard of a lighting source that can't be replaced with something more efficient, but a day is lost if you don't learn something new.

    Look up the manufacturer of the fixtures and...
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    They were impatient and couldn't wait for the...

    They were impatient and couldn't wait for the spiral ductwork to arrive.
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    The heat output percentage compared to watts...

    The heat output percentage compared to watts consumed is different for each different type of bulb. You can search for "heat from light bulbs" and find some info. With a chiller in the future and...
  25. That leaking zone valve may be stuck open and...

    That leaking zone valve may be stuck open and constantly sending heat to that zone without the thermostat calling. This should be checked by a service tech familiar with hot water heating systems. ...
  26. If you have no issues with the amount of hot...

    If you have no issues with the amount of hot water that the system supplies I would tell them thank you for the suggestion, but no thanks.
  27. I can't imagine a chimney liner bringing the cost...

    I can't imagine a chimney liner bringing the cost of a cast iron boiler (87%) inline with a mod-con or even the GV-4 90+. Especially seeing as you live in a ranch home. Every boiler is going to...
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    If that fitting/port on the bottom of the inducer...

    If that fitting/port on the bottom of the inducer is in fact where all the condensate is coming from then there is two things that could have happened, either it's a bad component that has started...
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    From the pictures it's a bit hard to tell exactly...

    From the pictures it's a bit hard to tell exactly where the condensate came from, but from what is visible it looks like an install done by an amateur. What they will do about the rust damage to a...
  30. Thread: New combi

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    The choice should be driven by who you're going...

    The choice should be driven by who you're going to get to install and service it. Their experience with the equipment they stand behind and have been installing the most would give you installers...
  31. New gets you all new warranties, something to...

    New gets you all new warranties, something to consider on a 13 year old piece of equipment.
  32. Do the refrigerant lines use that same chase to...

    Do the refrigerant lines use that same chase to get outside?

    Either way I guess this company never heard of a core drill or a condensate pump. The definitely have the market cornered on guys...
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    If you're looking for general answers why not...

    If you're looking for general answers why not call around to the local LP suppliers. If you give them the address you might find the one that is leasing that tank, whether or not they'll tell you...
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    The ones I've paid attention to always come back...

    The ones I've paid attention to always come back on in whatever mode they were in before the power was lost. Guess I'll have to add this to my list of things to check out.
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    The decision really is up to you and how much...

    The decision really is up to you and how much expense you're ready to continue to put into this system. If you're ok with spending X amount of money to "hopefully" patch this leak with an additive...
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    You turn the boiler temp knob to get the digital...

    You turn the boiler temp knob to get the digital display to indicate the temp you want to set. At least that is how I've done it just like it says in the instructions. Does the brightness of the...
  37. If you decide to bury it I would suggest making...

    If you decide to bury it I would suggest making sure all joints are sealed the very best they can be and with the very best product. Once it's under the blown in that process becomes next to...
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    Where I work we call the valve with the blue...

    Where I work we call the valve with the blue handle on the supply side of the regulator a gas cock. :whistle: I know, it's not on the low pressure side, but the proximity of everything I would be...
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    You're basically out of luck with getting the...

    You're basically out of luck with getting the energy report for kw's as it requires the communicating AC unit and there is no way to retrofit the basic unit.
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    Do you have an infinity AC/HP unit? I'm thinking...

    Do you have an infinity AC/HP unit? I'm thinking the electrical usage info comes from the infinity communicating AC/HP unit itself.
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    About the leaking furnace calls, on the one I...

    About the leaking furnace calls, on the one I mentioned the elbow had slid off and there was no evidence anywhere on the blower deck or in the blower compartment of any moisture. Now...... does that...
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    double post

    double post
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    A mobile home furnace and it's roof jack are...

    A mobile home furnace and it's roof jack are considered one assembly, meaning that the roof jack assembly is part of the furnace. Any modifications to what comes out of the box is outside the...
  44. Did you have a previous system with a humidifier...

    Did you have a previous system with a humidifier that maintained humidity at the level you'd set it at? And if you did what were the particulars of that system.

    Reason I ask is it is possible...
  45. The "on the cheap" bandaide fix would be to...

    The "on the cheap" bandaide fix would be to replicate the manual restriction you've experimented with (closing off balancing dampers) with a powered damper with it's own thermostat for the space that...
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    Posting pictures of what you're describing will...

    Posting pictures of what you're describing will help in getting specific answers.
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    Could you site the law please? I could see this...

    Could you site the law please? I could see this being nice info when dealing with a customer under certain circumstances.
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    It would be nice if this thread would die a nice...

    It would be nice if this thread would die a nice quiet death with all issues resolved and moving on to the next issue with another piece of equipment. Not going to happen I guess.

    The newest...
  49. I'm suspecting this is system fluid leaking out...

    I'm suspecting this is system fluid leaking out through the valve's stem. If that's the case then you're looking at replacing the valve. Not sure what the previous owner would have put in the...
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    You're on the right path. The "pinging" noises...

    You're on the right path. The "pinging" noises are usually due to expansion of the elements in the baseboards as they heat up and cool down. As they do this they either grow or shrink and if that...
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