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  1. thats not water and dust... That's highly...

    thats not water and dust... That's highly corrosive condensate eating holes thru the cabinet. That could be a serious issue with the heat exchanger and probably is. Also how did that get so dusty?...
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    I talked to these guys a few days ago. They are...

    I talked to these guys a few days ago. They are ridiculously low ballers. They tell you what margin you can use, tell you how much they think the parts should cost, how long they think it should...
  3. We just installed another Zone system this week...

    We just installed another Zone system this week in a two story with just one unit. The house had a measured temp difference of 8 between up/down before. Now its 0.
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    Hey that Goodman tour is really cool. I liked the...

    Hey that Goodman tour is really cool. I liked the end best when the guys are slamming the condenser coils down on the tables. I always wondered why they leak so much....

    As soon as the Chinese...
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    Codes explain the max recommended FPM velocity as...

    Codes explain the max recommended FPM velocity as do the grill manufactures. To much Velocity is noisy but otherwise is okay if the design is right. To little is generally bad unless your cooling a...
  6. Thread: Racist Reid?

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    No its because his book just came out. He looking...

    No its because his book just came out. He looking for your attention.
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    Well this was the first few IAQ that we installed...

    Well this was the first few IAQ that we installed going back several years ago and they were only days old. Before that we made all the connections on the equipment Terminal board but that changed...
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    My head is spining....

    My head is spining....
  9. NATE just seems like one more "middle man" trying...

    NATE just seems like one more "middle man" trying for his piece of the pie.
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    The thermostat doesn't slow the fan instead the...

    The thermostat doesn't slow the fan instead the furnace controls fan speed. The control only tells the furnace if its in fan "on" mode or if its in fan "on" with a call for heat or cool.

    If he...
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    We all went to a Carolina Hurricane's game on a...

    We all went to a Carolina Hurricane's game on a Saturday night at the begining of December so everyone could focus on family near Christmas. I payed for it all including their families. As for...
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    XB is louder!

    XB is louder!
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    I would recommend a Honeywell I.A.Q. it can do...

    I would recommend a Honeywell I.A.Q. it can do all the things you want and more. The 803 cannot slow the blower but then again NO thermostat can that I'm aware of. With some Trane Furnaces which I...
  14. 70k is carrier sizing and 80k for most other...

    70k is carrier sizing and 80k for most other brands. They don't come in small increments (next larger would be 90k or 100k) so they are getting as close as they can. A good load may help you save a...
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    Your exceeding the Face velocity of the return...

    Your exceeding the Face velocity of the return grill. The return ductwork needs to be tested and adjustment. I'm surprised to here you complain in the heating mode because normally the blower fan...
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    THANKS! That the way I like it.

    THANKS! That the way I like it.
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    We always ask for name and phone number. They...

    We always ask for name and phone number. They will hang up if not legit. Then you can often times call the number back and you will be prompted to remove your number from the list. If the call ID is...
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    This forum is backwards!

    Every other forum I have ever used list the first post first and the last at the bottom of the last page but this site is completely backwards and new post are shown on the top of the first page. It...
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    Take two aspirin and call a contractor.

    Take two aspirin and call a contractor.
  20. Get the humidifier serviced. They need Service at...

    Get the humidifier serviced. They need Service at least twice a year. If no service as been done it will use more water and produce less humidity. If its not serviced again it the spring it will...
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    This topic got off the rails. Let me clear up the...

    This topic got off the rails. Let me clear up the return issue....
    WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE! We all know a return a return can only be perfect in a heat or cool only climate. For those of us that...
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    Are they running a humidifier in the house?...

    Are they running a humidifier in the house? Sounds like a lot of humidity must be present in the air for condensation to be forming.
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    A humidifier too? Have you serviced that yourself?

    A humidifier too? Have you serviced that yourself?
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    That thing is a mess! NM don't call me... ...

    That thing is a mess! NM don't call me...


    Just Kidding. I don't think I can tell you how to make sense of that as it s breaks the forum DIY rules but you need to have someone to figure it out....
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    What about in the Middle? :couch:

    What about in the Middle?
    :couch:
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    So for the retired folks that have lived in their...

    So for the retired folks that have lived in their houses for many decades without ever fixing this problem, and all of a sudden its now so bad its unbearable, but there going to tear the house down...
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    I cannot help but want to tell you how BAD this...

    I cannot help but want to tell you how BAD this advise is. Maybe even worse if your customer doesn't have the money to pay to clean a coil or the added utility bill from loss of air in the ductwork....
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    I like how Goodman says right on there website...

    I like how Goodman says right on there website "don't buy online it voids your warranty" yet they sell the crap out of it.

    We don't do it period! I wish no contractors would. If you do it for that...
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    Fire department should roll a non-emergency tech...

    Fire department should roll a non-emergency tech to look at it if your really worried.
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    Not a DIY site. Ask the people you bought it...

    Not a DIY site. Ask the people you bought it from. Unless you bought it online then good luck getting a hold of them...
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    Sure. Here in NC the board could not get the IRC...

    Sure. Here in NC the board could not get the IRC to change their code requirement so instead the board changed the Contractors license law for Contractors.

    21 NCAC 50 .0505 GENERAL SUPERVISION AND...
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    First time I ever heard that the old ones don't...

    First time I ever heard that the old ones don't need permits. Who told you that? The contractor or the local building department?

    THIS IS WHY THEY REQUIRE PERMITS! SO HOMEOWNERS DON"T HAVE TO...
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    Check with: NC Department of Environment and...

    Check with:
    NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    Division of Radiation Protection
    3825 Barrett Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609-7221
    (919) 571-4141

    They used to mail free self test kits...
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    +1 Here in Raleigh Air leakage is a bad problem....

    +1 Here in Raleigh Air leakage is a bad problem. So is a two story with one system. In January 2010 it will no longer be legal to install a single zone system for a two story house in NC. In fact a...
  35. That Trane XL16 two stage is an awesome HP unit!...

    That Trane XL16 two stage is an awesome HP unit! Rest assured you have one of the better systems on the block. There not cheap but defiantly worth the money. I installed mine a little different.
    I...
  36. well i hope this isn't going to break DYI rules...

    well i hope this isn't going to break DYI rules but instead of pouring in water to the trap use mineral oil in the winter. It won't evaporate or Freeze.
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    I know wrightsoft is ACCA approaved which could...

    I know wrightsoft is ACCA approaved which could be helpful for permits etc... I'm not sure if HVAC calc is. I have used both HVAC is easy to use. Wrightsoft is too.
  38. You really need to have your "Balance point"...

    You really need to have your "Balance point" temp. You get this from your contractor. It will tell you the point at which the when heat the home needs at lower temps matches the output heat of the...
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    Nope its not right for someone if its not a big...

    Nope its not right for someone if its not a big enough $$$$ problem for them. But for some it can be a very uncomfortable experiance to life in a house like that. I have personal experiance with it...
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    Nope its not right for someone if its not a big...

    Nope its not right for someone if its not a big enough $$$$ problem for them. But for some it can be a very uncomfortable experience to life in a house like that. I have personal experience with it...
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    Lets us know if it felt like a window was open...

    Lets us know if it felt like a window was open all night...
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    Infinity control boards are expensive. Use a...

    Infinity control boards are expensive. Use a clean generator or wear a sweater.
  43. +1 need the Furnace.

    +1 need the Furnace.
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    I would side with the contractor DF is very...

    I would side with the contractor DF is very broad. DF it is but it has no Balance point control is all or it could be a manual control outdoor thermostat installed in the HP to call for AUX at a set...
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    No fan ever solved any balance problems and thats...

    No fan ever solved any balance problems and thats a balance problem. Its a costly problem but adding a Zoning system will solve it and make it right.
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    I had one once never thought I would say...

    I had one once never thought I would say "remember them.."
  47. Cap it with a 3/4 inch PVC cap at Home Depot $.50...

    Cap it with a 3/4 inch PVC cap at Home Depot $.50 Any thing can be used including a clean rag.
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    Kenmore! Man I like that A/C unit with the Ice...

    Kenmore! Man I like that A/C unit with the Ice Maker and Night Light.
  49. They may have the AUX set for a lock out until...

    They may have the AUX set for a lock out until low temp and Droop Control. That means that even if its warm out if the system has to recover more than 2 than it will ask for backup heat also. Anyway...
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    Bob make its hard to pass up! He is an expert you...

    Bob make its hard to pass up! He is an expert you know.
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