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    TRYING AGAING

    TRYING AGAING
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    H'e about in the middle of pic running to the...

    H'e about in the middle of pic running to the left just coming off the top of the creek and onto the road - and he's lookin over his shoulder. Looks like he has a hat on like the planters peanut man!...
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    First photo of 'Lil foot" appears?

    That's him crossing the creek about in the middle.529891
  4. Thread: still here

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    still here

    i'm still here.
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    It's a complicated subject for sure. Drug addicts...

    It's a complicated subject for sure. Drug addicts pretty much screw things up for everyone. The bottom line is we either have to take criminals off the street for good and throw away the key, or kill...
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    510531 Looks good! Thanks to all involved in...

    510531

    Looks good! Thanks to all involved in fix.
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    Still can't do it.

    Still can't do it.
  8. Sounds like another job being done without first...

    Sounds like another job being done without first doing manual J and manual D, which usually ends in big failure in the form of comfort problems, equipment failure, and high energy costs.
  9. Just because the air temperature is only 74 does...

    Just because the air temperature is only 74 does not mean a human cannot be experiencing discomfort. Many other factors involved on the comfort issue.
  10. So you've had people trained and experienced in...

    So you've had people trained and experienced in Building Science out to evaluate your home's envelope? That's good, because a lot of people make the mistake of just having an HVAC contractor out who...
  11. My advice would be to first look into getting...

    My advice would be to first look into getting that third floor's thermal envelope together, i.e., air sealing and insulation. Comfort cannot be provided by mechanical means alone.
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    Here are a couple of links to videos. I'm not...

    Here are a couple of links to videos. I'm not endorsing this company; they look good on the video, but the local franchise guys could always be hacks. Remember that the major source of heat transfer...
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    Gonna try using photobucket again and see what...

    Gonna try using photobucket again and see what happens. This should be a link to a pic of a room with knee walls. It pretty much proves the futility of trying to solve comfort problems in such an...
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    Hope this worked. It should be a pic of what your...

    Hope this worked. It should be a pic of what your a/c has to fight against on a hot sunny day. getting the envelope in better shape is the right move. Living in such a room is like being a french fry...
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    http://heatkit.com/graphics/mrt2.gif I was...

    http://heatkit.com/graphics/mrt2.gif

    I was able to just right click the picture directly from the website and hit "copy picture url" it is on and then hit paste to this posting.
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    I have not tried to do PDF's recently. I will hit...

    I have not tried to do PDF's recently. I will hit the "flag" button and get us some attention to this matter. I know of no other good way to send the administrators a message.
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    Can't upload image

    I have tried several times to upload an image from my computor using the "attachments" function, just like I always do, but the system will not let me do it. When I click "upload file", it just acts...
  18. Looks just don't mean much when it comes to...

    Looks just don't mean much when it comes to installing a "system". What does mean much is did you match the equipment size to the load of the home? Was there any work done on the home to reduce it's...
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    I would suggest first putting money into fixing...

    I would suggest first putting money into fixing your home's air leaks and any insulation issues - then look into equipment. High end equipment on a home with a lousy envelope AND improper duct...
  20. Sounds like you forgot that part about air...

    Sounds like you forgot that part about air sealing. Insulation without a good air seal is nothing but an air filter = no R value.
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    Is the upstairs unit located in the attic? If so,...

    Is the upstairs unit located in the attic? If so, and you're concerned about energy savings, then you should spend money on correcting all the energy loss associated with having your ducts in your...
  22. Also would the ducts being in the attic heat up...

    Also would the ducts being in the attic heat up the air going through the ducts as well?

    You can be losing up to 30% of capacity due to having the air handler and ducts in the attic. There's a...
  23. I'm dying of cancer and have retired. I still do...

    I'm dying of cancer and have retired. I still do the occasional audit when I'm feeling good. I also help people out with free advice over the phone as much as I am able. Sold my truck and closed my...
  24. Is your attic suitable for converting it into a...

    Is your attic suitable for converting it into a conditioned space, by spray foaming at the roof all the way down to the attic floor and then putting up wall framing and dry walling? Doing so can...
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    The HVAC equipment has to match the house; with...

    The HVAC equipment has to match the house; with all that water coming out of the condenser I'd say the equipment is fine, so fix the ducts and the house so they allow the equipment to do their job.
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    First step is to always clean the condenser and...

    First step is to always clean the condenser and evap coils. Always. Then analyze the process of what the equipment is supposed to do and in what sequence. What activates it, t-stat control or...
  27. Can you take a picture of the insulation? Make it...

    Can you take a picture of the insulation? Make it a close up so we can get a good look.
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    Amen! Spread the word.

    Amen! Spread the word.
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    I wish I could find the easy way to convince...

    I wish I could find the easy way to convince homeowners of the facts above in red - before it's too late!
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    Check your warranties. I believe many...

    Check your warranties. I believe many manufacturer's have a one year warranty that allows you to have them come back out and tear their crappy system out and refund you your money; this is why you...
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    I assume your ducts are in the attic? You can be...

    I assume your ducts are in the attic? You can be losing 30% of your a/c's capacity due to air leakage and heat gain from the hot attic into the duct systems. You are correct in getting those knee...
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    Just remember that the ugly jobs are not the only...

    Just remember that the ugly jobs are not the only ones that deserve to be on the Wall of Shame. Lots of very pretty looking installs out there that are total Wall of Shamer's because they are grossly...
  33. You guys make me afraid. Any other HVAC...

    You guys make me afraid. Any other HVAC contractor's out there want to assure the public that electricity prices have not been going up and will continue to soar? Getting your name on that list will...
  34. I don't have the energy to wake the dead this...

    I don't have the energy to wake the dead this morning Dan. Anybody wit a brain that knows how to research the issue on the internet will be able to find more than enough on why electricity prices are...
  35. Money put into fixing the house and better...

    Money put into fixing the house and better equipping it to keep the elements out is the best move you can make right now, with energy prices expected to skyrocket; timing it to coincide with already...
  36. Maybe installing a Rawal valve:...

    Maybe installing a Rawal valve:
    http://www.rawal.com/dehumidification-energy-efficient-air-conditioning
  37. First, get some quotes on replacing your roof...

    First, get some quotes on replacing your roof with an energy efficient roofing system;
    http://portlandroofingcompany.net/energystar.htm
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    The AOP forum has been hacked!

    I get redirected to other websites when I try to read or post in the AOP forum, especially the "Conflicting info" thread.
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    It would have to be one hell of a well built...

    It would have to be one hell of a well built home. Try and find a good HVAC contractor, preferably one who is BPI or RESNET certified in the building science aspect of the home, and find out what you...
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    This a great example of why in many instances...

    This a great example of why in many instances homeowners would be wise putting their money into getting their duct system fixed rather than buying all new high efficiency equipment. Just can't have a...
  41. The first step one should take for increasing the...

    The first step one should take for increasing the comfort of their home is finding out what can be done to better air seal and insulate the home, along with ways to keep the sunlight off the windows....
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    Sounds like someone working for a company that...

    Sounds like someone working for a company that pays "spiffs" to their "techs" for making sales.
  43. Using a home's humidity levels to determine...

    Using a home's humidity levels to determine whether they are getting enough fresh air changes is really not the way to go, correct? I remember you were part of a study that showed that really tight...
  44. First step should be to find out if the humidity...

    First step should be to find out if the humidity is mostly coming from outside or inside; if outside, then you should try and get some air sealing done.

    If you plan on leaving the fan in the "on"...
  45. Find a tech who has a volt meter and knows how to...

    Find a tech who has a volt meter and knows how to use it. When a unit stops working that has supply power to it, it is a simple matter to methodically troubleshoot the problem. You have not had a pro...
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    The ducts in the attic is a major problem. That...

    The ducts in the attic is a major problem. That little bit of insulation on the flex ducts and main trunk line does little to stop the heat exchange between a 140 degree f attic and 50 degree supply...
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    I was had to install a big heavy piece of hard...

    I was had to install a big heavy piece of hard rubber on the refrigerant lines right after the compressor due to vibration issues. The item was actually made for this purpose and sold at the supply...
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    I went to prison when I was 17 years old (1979)...

    I went to prison when I was 17 years old (1979) and did 15 years on a life sentence. I was 32 (1994) when I got out and dicked around with warehouse jobs and such that I got through labor ready as a...
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    Poll: That seems like an odd thing for you to say to...

    That seems like an odd thing for you to say to me; I haven't noticed you say something similar to the others in this forum. I don't remember asking you to be my spiritual adviser, so please refrain...
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    Poll: 505301Here's a pic of my new and reduced in size...

    505301Here's a pic of my new and reduced in size tomato plant. I have just enough energy to maintain it, and it's been producing very well. I also have a few strawberry's growing in that same pot.
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