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    Ok so its an old post, but it was scary close to...

    Ok so its an old post, but it was scary close to what I have.
    ( Google found it)
    R22
    Suction pressure 125, temp 75 ( 125=67° ) so 8° superheat.
    Liquid line 215
    outdoor temp 94
    I figured it...
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    Are you sure the fan speed for cooling is set to...

    Are you sure the fan speed for cooling is set to med-low? Slowing the fan down will make the coil a bit colder and remove more moisture from the air.

    City or area vs state would help a bit too as...
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    Writesoft allows you to enter the cost of gas,...

    Writesoft allows you to enter the cost of gas, elect,etc. Looks like you will bespending $1100 with either co.
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    On a quick glance, I noticed they used a 72...

    On a quick glance, I noticed they used a 72 degrees for winter. Here they tell us to use 70 degrees. they made a note because of elevation about it.
  5. Thread: HVAC in Attic

    by binford
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    Forgot to add, you need to doulbe seal...

    Forgot to add, you need to doulbe seal everything. I used duct mastic, tape, and ty-raps, and screws to hold everything together. When I say doulbe seal I mean you need to put mastic on the inside...
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    They have not finalized the changes yet, so I...

    They have not finalized the changes yet, so I can't get any PDF docs

    Here is the 2005 stuff
    http://www.energy.ca.gov/2005publications/CEC-400-2005-005/chapters_4q/4_Building_HVAC.pdf
    ...
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    We only have about 6 months before the new 2009...

    We only have about 6 months before the new 2009 energy code changes take affect, which will force builder's and remodeler's to make homes even more energy efficient.

    Here is a bulletin, notice the...
  8. Thread: HVAC in Attic

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    I did not say install them so they leak....

    I did not say install them so they leak. :rolleyes: Who's paying for that independent audit to be performed by a company that specializes in this type of testing. Can you say rape me please!!! ...
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    Yes you are correct the return air vent has less...

    Yes you are correct the return air vent has less insulation then the rest of the attic, but in the big picture your windows have even less R value. ;)
    Does the acttic access door have insulation?
    ...
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    It's just a fact that duct work outside...

    It's just a fact that duct work outside conditioned space will cost you more in operating costs. You did not say where you live, but here in California most every new home has the unit in the...
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    Deep fried, baked, BBQ on the spit. never did...

    Deep fried, baked, BBQ on the spit. never did the smoke version.

    So far everyone likes it cooked on the spit. Takes about the same time as baking. I just use a Weber with a rotisserie and put...
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    Agree! I think you already realized you have...

    Agree!

    I think you already realized you have an air flow issue, you just need more air going up stairs and less going down stairs. I think the contractor was hoping the VS fan would overcome duct...
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    I feel your not explaining yourself fully. ...

    I feel your not explaining yourself fully.

    It should run until the house is at the t-stat set point and it should not run when above the t-stat set point:confused:
    The weather varies and the...
  14. Thread: Garage heater?

    by binford
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    Cheap, Fast, Good. Pick two;) Those electric...

    Cheap, Fast, Good. Pick two;)

    Those electric one's look good.

    FWIW. You can have gas via a propane tank too.
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    To measure the SP, you really need those little...

    To measure the SP, you really need those little magnetic probes, that you slip in and the magnet hold them in place. The holes are designed to prevent a mis reading and just measure SP. think of...
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    Nice job on the write up and pictures. I...

    Nice job on the write up and pictures.

    I did not see your NI. bottle connection, was it on the pump? I noticed you use a shut off valve on the pump port connection too. Is the one on the...
  17. I've been seeing a lot of systems that seem to be...

    I've been seeing a lot of systems that seem to be way over kill on new construction, maybe if the housing industry got it's chit together and quit running R6 duct work in the attic it would help. ...
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    that's a big hassle and last resort!! Send the...

    that's a big hassle and last resort!! Send the contractor a reg. letter stating you need them to re submit the required paper work as per PG&E request. A copy needs to also go to PG&E customer...
  19. Thread: Is This Legit?

    by binford
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    The internet prices are still over my cost, plus...

    The internet prices are still over my cost, plus there is shipping.
    you can use the internet to better understand why some units cost more than others. I would be looking towards 410a as the r22...
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    Bait and switch? You discuss rebates and its not...

    Bait and switch? You discuss rebates and its not on the contract that seems strange. I guess your SOL if the contact has a check mark for duct testing and rebates and it's not marked or written...
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    Maybe the crew notices that they can draw a 500...

    Maybe the crew notices that they can draw a 500 micron (mTorr) on the line set and it holds, but when the condensor valves are open they can't seem to hold a 500 and assume the oil is vaporizing?
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    Humm, got radon. you did not say what part of...

    Humm, got radon. you did not say what part of the country you live in.

    I suspect you meant "under" the slab vs in the slab. I guess I took it literally.

    Your going to need to look at PVC...
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    Thanks, I will call in the morning

    Thanks, I will call in the morning
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    I have a bad Thermostat on Silver King...

    I have a bad Thermostat on Silver King refrigerator model SKTTR7F.

    I am looking for some good places to order commercial refrigeration parts. (aka good prices)

    Fixitshop.com wants $90...
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    Been a long time, since I been on this board,...

    Been a long time, since I been on this board, glad to see a lot of good tech's still posting. 80 CO bigtime OUCH!! All I can say is my flue gas is lower than that.

    For sure turn it off, until...
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