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    Gee guys, this thread back from the dead. I sold...

    Gee guys, this thread back from the dead. I sold that condo well over a year ago. Anyways, I ended up carpeting the return box (carpet aired out for months), then I wedged up a USPS cardboard box...
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    OK. Thanks. Makes sense.

    OK. Thanks. Makes sense.
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    One speed blower, not variable...except manually....

    One speed blower, not variable...except manually.
    My t-stat program isn't being implemented by the units default programmed energy efficiency, maybe.
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    It's not a variable speed unit. The two 4 inch...

    It's not a variable speed unit. The two 4 inch aluminum tublear "jets" get louder, one does anyways.
    I don't know much about furnaces, maybe the unit calls for more gas too.

    As far as me...
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    I posted out of frustration that one tech didn't...

    I posted out of frustration that one tech didn't consider that. He basically told me to leave it like it is. $ please.

    I posted to see if any here would say it can or can't be changed, before I...
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    It probably is just a dipswitch setting needed....

    It probably is just a dipswitch setting needed. Nothing in the user manual deals with messing with dipswitches on the unit, but I checked out the units dipswitch area and just am not sure how to...
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    The t-stat is a Venstar T1900. I read the manual...

    The t-stat is a Venstar T1900. I read the manual and believe I set it right to have the second stage not fire up. So, I'm thinking the unit itself is taking control (as was replied to). I'll have...
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    Ya,well great. A tech will come in with limited...

    Ya,well great. A tech will come in with limited knowledge, say it can't be helped (to cover for his vast knowledge) and leave with my 45 bucks.

    One has.

    The idea that units board will...
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    I read the t-stat manual and set the interval...

    I read the t-stat manual and set the interval time between the first stage and when the second stage should kick in. I set it high enough a time that the second stage should not have kicked on.
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    Stop second stage from kicking in, noisy

    I have a 886 sq. ft condo and live in So. California. 2 years ago I had a Carrier Performance series furnace installed, hallway closet. It's a 2 stage furnace. For the life of me, I cannot prevent...
  11. With a small dwelling, you might want to go with...

    With a small dwelling, you might want to go with a washable electronic air cleaner. I have a 900 sq. ft. condo and just the cooking fumes would have me changing the flex system air cleaner filter...
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    You can't really have high energy efficiency and...

    You can't really have high energy efficiency and low price too. I settled on the Carrier Performance series, it's between the Comfort series (lowest) and the Infinity series (highest).

    As...
  13. Thread: Chimney caps

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    Loew's has some cheaper ones. Their a cinch to...

    Loew's has some cheaper ones. Their a cinch to install, less than a minute to attach them.
    The ones pictured below fit onto a clay riser, don't know if those fit over the old full opening type...
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    Mis-directing airflow at the return area is...

    Mis-directing airflow at the return area is crucial to reducing noise.
    I looked into metal baffles or whatnot, but those on the net wouldn't fit and I'm not about to spend hundreds of dollars and...
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    Mis-directing airflow at the return box area is...

    Mis-directing airflow at the return box area is crucial to reducing noise.
    I looked into metal baffles or whatnot, but those on the net wouldn't fit and I'm not about to spend hundreds of dollars...
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    I lined the box with sheetrock if that's what ya...

    I lined the box with sheetrock if that's what ya mean, then stapled carpet over it. Most boxes have exposed framing and I cut sheetrock to fit and carpeted over it.
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    There are odor free sound insulation solutions,...

    There are odor free sound insulation solutions, but they are damn expensive. I bought some remnant carpeting and there's enough leftover that I can rip out the old (hand stapled in for easy...
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    I wanted to keep with a high end Carrier furnace,...

    I wanted to keep with a high end Carrier furnace, so what were my options?
    Do they make the Performance models in many btu sizes? I thought they were limited to certain btu's.
    It's the same size...
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    Keeping second Performance heater jet off?

    I have a Carrier Performance heater, installed a year ago or so. It works fine,
    only...I have a small 880 sq.ft condo with the unit in the hall closet.

    Since I live in So. Calif. the single...
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    8 or 9 years seems too early to replace it, if it...

    8 or 9 years seems too early to replace it, if it was a quality unit to begin with.

    I had AC installed last year, and the airhandler goes on top of the heater unit that's 20 years old, but still...
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    Carrier incentives are overwith by this time of...

    Carrier incentives are overwith by this time of summer. The time to hit them up for a rebate is spring. My last years rebate for my Carrier AC install ended around July 1st.
    If you're replacing...
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    After calling the company to schedule someone to...

    After calling the company to schedule someone to check out the noise, I canceled them. I'm not spending $50 for "out of their warranty" service charge to tell me AC's get noiser over time (which he...
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    Carrier 38HDR AC making louder noise

    A year ago I had a Carrier 38HDR slimline condenser installed on my entry patio deck. This unit is Carriers quietest. I live near the coast so it hasn't exactly been overworked. As of just the last...
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    This may or may not be the same issue you...

    This may or may not be the same issue you had...but,

    I had too much air flow noise, but seeing as how my 887 sq.ft condo had only 2 registers for the living/dining/kitchen/hall, I needed the...
  25. Enjoy the 4th and don't get your fingers blown...

    Enjoy the 4th and don't get your fingers blown off.
    So Calif is a safe and sane (as in lame-safe) fireworks state. Sparklers maybe.

    Happy 4th America!

    http://www.fireworkspop.com/Liberty_.htm
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    What I did while waiting around for the...

    What I did while waiting around for the contractor to come over is...I simply downloaded the Carrier Installation pdf off their site (just for preliminary feasibility). It tells you in no uncertain...
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    I had a Carrier 38HDR 2 ton Slimline installed on...

    I had a Carrier 38HDR 2 ton Slimline installed on my condo entry deck. As you can see from the picture, it can be installed a mere 6" away from the wall. I suppose some peoples side walkway is so...
  28. Pumping 8 billion dollars into weatherizing homes...

    Pumping 8 billion dollars into weatherizing homes and businesses.

    OK..who makes out here?
  29. What is a 5 Billion Dollar weather proofing contractor?

    I am a state licensed contractor. That is, I passed the law part of the exam.

    All I need now is pass a rudimentry skillz exam and I can grab a chunk of the

    8 billion dollar stimulus bill.
    ...
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    Don't be surprised if the new furnaces ARE a bit...

    Don't be surprised if the new furnaces ARE a bit noiser than your older one.
    Mostly due to increased efficiency. If you buy a 2 stage furnace, you can disable the
    noiser second stage coming on,...
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    I think I figured out how, tho I've not done it...

    I think I figured out how, tho I've not done it yet (will do it myself)
    On my Venstar T1900 thermostat, one of it's features is that you can
    set the amount of time before the next stage starts. I...
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    Prevent 2nd stage of furnace kicking in?

    Background. Recently installed Carrier Performance 80 furnace. Southern California (mild winter temps), small 890 sq.ft 1 floor condo with furnace in hall
    closet.

    The first stage will sometimes...
  33. Carrier Performance furnace. Second stage noise

    Carrier Perfomance 80 gas furnace installed this summer. Venstar thermostat.
    So. California, so it doesn't get real real cold here.

    Most of the time I don't really need it, but at times do.
    ...
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    Plus...you can paint a smooth metal round vent...

    Plus...you can paint a smooth metal round vent duct (properly primed) to the room color to look better to your potential buyer. And...the paint will stick and won't start flaking off due to heat. ...
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    How about a dryer booster fan? ...

    How about a dryer booster fan?
    http://www.fantech.net/dryer_boosting.htm

    Maybe that dryer didn't have good exhaust flow by design and was suited
    for short vents directly to an outside wall.
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    Please be aware than any sound dampening material...

    Please be aware than any sound dampening material had better be absolutely odor free or the intake will suck up the smell into your condo.
    I've tried numerous materials and they all ended up putting...
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    Avoid any sound absorbing insulation material off...

    Avoid any sound absorbing insulation material off net sites. That stuff isn't odor neutral and the intake will draw up the smell into your home. I bought some, ripped it out.

    A pic of the inside...
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    Thanks...I wish there was some backflow round...

    Thanks...I wish there was some backflow round unit for 7" flex duct near the register where you could just force fit shove it in 6 or 7 inches...lol.

    Not sure what you mean by mounted vertically....
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    Good reply...Ya exhaust fan must definitely be...

    Good reply...Ya exhaust fan must definitely be causing some draw up.

    Bathroom door closed...exhaust fan outlet. A natural "draw" of air.

    The bathroom is where I mostly noticed this "draw" of...
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    Is there such a thing for ducts?

    I own a small 887 sq ft. condo with a hallway HVAC ac/heating unit installed last summer. This may sound strange, but what I notice is that some of the
    ceiling mounted ducts seem to be migrating...
  41. Package just arrived. A sweetheart of a US...

    Package just arrived. A sweetheart of a US postal carrier just delivered it personally at my condo door, sig required.

    I'll head to Radio Shack, but I'm not sure if they'll be of any help.
    ...
  42. Question for those in the know about power AC/DC power converters

    I recently bought some wireless TV headphones from AUS.
    I will receive a power converter that isn't US. Prong plugs are angled.
    You all know those black AC/DC power adapters that you plug in.
    ...
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    I would have thought that what you both agreed...

    I would have thought that what you both agreed upon would have been put in writing. Detailed in some way.

    Rats don't like the taste of the fiberglass insulation that surrounds flex ducting.
    ...
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    Don't settle for less than vent registers that...

    Don't settle for less than vent registers that have movable vanes.
    All quality installers will have included these kind in the bid.

    It's almost a given that these are to be installed. Some...
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    Not sure if this helps. Since it's too late, I...

    Not sure if this helps.
    Since it's too late, I assume you are getting registers with movable vanes. Turning half the vanes to direct air to the left, and the other half
    to direct air to the right...
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    BTW guys...thanks for all your replies. I yanked...

    BTW guys...thanks for all your replies. I yanked out $275+ of "silenceing" material. Money down the drain. Did it quiet your condo unit...you bet.
    Did it "smell?" yep. That's one thing those...
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    It's not that...he's trained (as all are) to...

    It's not that...he's trained (as all are) to explain away all but the obvious.
    Even the best of companies have employees like that.

    Windows open, fan blowing in cool fresh air, heater on for 3...
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    Check on shutting off the EAC and removed the...

    Check on shutting off the EAC and removed the metal filters.

    I plan on opening my windows and running the heater for a few hours.

    It was a pretty good install, tho they did no manual J and...
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    Hehehe. I went overboard and ripped out...

    Hehehe.

    I went overboard and ripped out anything remotely related to my "silenceing"
    attempts. I even ripped out the plenum board they lined the closet with.

    The furnace is modern in that it...
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    It's brand new. The AC smell is somewhat...

    It's brand new. The AC smell is somewhat noticable.
    I called out a tech who installed the unit.

    He described the smell as hot air. Hot air smells different.

    If worse comes to worse, as a...
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