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    Nutone blower question

    Have noticed my gaspack blower is cutting off and on in heat mode. It is a Nutone model R6GF. Doesn't do this in a/c mode just heat. Installed in March 2010 so I'm just getting the heat going. It...
  2. Thread: Goodman??

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    Wow this thread really went downhill fast. Thanks...

    Wow this thread really went downhill fast. Thanks for all the helpful answers, those who really tried. To me some of this was just :argue:. Guess I kinda figured it would go this way when I asked. I...
  3. Thread: 1 more ?---Nutone

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    1 more ?---Nutone

    Never heard of them. I am asking questions cause I don't want to make a mistake. Got a bid on a Nutone gaspack. I am assuming it's the 14 seer, it qualifies for the tax rebate....
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    Problem with that is I don't know what parts are...

    Problem with that is I don't know what parts are and aren't available locally. One guy tells me he has to wait for Carrier parts. The Nutone unit has me curious. Still unsure of the Goodman.
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    Package unit selection

    I'm going to repost my other 2 threads into this one simple(I hope) thread. 14 year old Carrier gas pack is history, 48sx. Heat exchanger is cracked, not going to fix. I will replace the complete...
  6. Thread: Goodman??

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    One thing I noticed on the Goodman website is the...

    One thing I noticed on the Goodman website is the warranty--"The heat exchanger in this Goodman brand packaged unit is covered by a 20-Year Limited Warranty* and all functional parts are covered by a...
  7. Thread: Goodman??

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    Thanks, that is the type of answers I am looking...

    Thanks, that is the type of answers I am looking for.
  8. Thread: Goodman??

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    Guess I opened a can of worms, huh. Have gotten 2...

    Guess I opened a can of worms, huh. Have gotten 2 quotes. One installed my unit and uses Carrier. The other guy is a trusted friend and uses Goodman and believes in them. He told me about the 10...
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    Carrier 48ES?? is what was recommended by the guy...

    Carrier 48ES?? is what was recommended by the guy who installed the old unit. Said it's a no bells and whistles simple unit new version of the old 48sx. Guessing I will get comparable service from...
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    My hvac guy checked and confirmed my guess, heat...

    My hvac guy checked and confirmed my guess, heat exchanger is cracked. Guess 13 years is good. However I am leary that he is recommending Goodman to replace it with(I posted a seperate thread), have...
  11. Thread: Goodman??

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    Goodman??

    Alright it has been determined it is time for a new pkg unit. The guy I use uses Goodman. Suggested a Goodman 13 seer 3 ton or a 15 seer higher up model. What's the good and bad on Goodman? Have read...
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    Pkg unit suggestions

    Looking soon to replace my gas-pack. It is a 15 year old Carrier 48sx. I have had no problems from this unit for the first 13 years. Now age has set in and things are breaking. I have replaced the...
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    Package unit recommendations

    I may be in the market for a new unit this year and need some info on what to look for these days. My old unit is a Carrier 48sx installed in 1996. Things are starting to break. I may want to go with...
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    Well on the HVAC calculator report it shows a 15"...

    Well on the HVAC calculator report it shows a 15" return. Mine is 16" so I uess I'm good there. Don't know if the company that installed my gas pack ran a Manual D or not but from the HVAC calc....
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    Return duct options

    What is better flex duct or hard duct for return? Currently return is 16" flex duct but thinking of getting it changed to hard duct if that is better. I also realize the noise level may also...
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    That's a hard sell on alternative fuel vehicles....

    That's a hard sell on alternative fuel vehicles. As long as you can fuel on almost any street I don't believe people will buy the alternative fuels. Besides there not all their made out to be....
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    Thanks TB. This was basically a Ebay unit I got...

    Thanks TB. This was basically a Ebay unit I got cheap to test with. When I have to replace my gaspack unit I will get a good dehu unit to go in the system. Not a good test day really, 35% and 91...
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    Crawl space humidity

    Put a dehu in my crawl space to pull the moisture out. Couple questions. What humidity level should I shoot for? It averages about 50%-60%. 6 mil plastic over the ground and all vents are sealed. How...
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    Before the filter?, don't think that's possible....

    Before the filter?, don't think that's possible. Wall mounted filter grill. No filter housing at the unit.
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    OK I broke down and bought a Comfort Aire 50 pint...

    OK I broke down and bought a Comfort Aire 50 pint unit. I have done a little research first and Comfort aire brand is supposed to be one of the better cheap portables. A little small for 1500 sq ft I...
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    I already have a model 25 Dwyer and would like to...

    I already have a model 25 Dwyer and would like to keep a check on static pressure also.
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    Another static pressure question

    What would be the best locations for monitoring static pressure on a package unit? I plan on installing the static tips on the return duct and supply duct as close as possible to the outdoor unit....
  23. Thread: Filters

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    I don't have a place for a media type filter,...

    I don't have a place for a media type filter, package unit. Only have the filter grille setup. Better for me because I can see it everyday and won't forget it. And if I leave the plastic on, my...
  24. Thread: Filters

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    Filters

    I currently use the 3M filters for my unit at the grille. I know they are highly restrictive and I want something better. Are these Honeywell Merv 8 filters pretty good?...
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    I put mine in about a foot ahead of the booster...

    I put mine in about a foot ahead of the booster fan.
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    Dehumidifier options

    I want to put a dehumidifier in my crawlspace. Ground has been covered w/ 6mil plastic. Vents have been covered and sealed. As much as I would like to, Aprilaire and SanteFe are not options, way more...
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    This is the best one yet...

    This is the best one yet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKoB0MHVBvM
  28. Thread: Your trucks A/C

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    Add no oil unless you get a can that has a small...

    Add no oil unless you get a can that has a small oil charge with it. I would add 1 can of freon and see what happens. If that doesn't do it take it to a shop. You do not need a license for 134A, only...
  29. Just curious, what type, brand did you use. I am...

    Just curious, what type, brand did you use. I am ready to do my attic and still have questions.
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    Radiant barrier questions

    I know this subject has been beat to death. No doubts it's a money saver. But what do I look for in a brand, preforated or solid, foil over foil or foil-foam-foil. Comparing the different products...
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    What he means is there should be a 20 degree...

    What he means is there should be a 20 degree difference in temp between the return grille and the supply registers. Roughly of course. But can vary between 12-20 degrees. Yours is only 5 degrees. In...
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    Don't know if this will help but I'm in the same...

    Don't know if this will help but I'm in the same area, West Columbia. This week has been miserable to say the least. My 2.5 ton unit is just a little undersized for my house. Return temp at the...
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    Return filtering options

    I currently use 1" pleated 3M filter. Not sure of the merv rating but guess around 8-10. I like the idea of the 4" filter for better filtering. Is there one that will fit the 1" return grille setup?...
  34. Thread: 134a pressures

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    Sounded like a shadetree to me fixing to get a...

    Sounded like a shadetree to me fixing to get a faceful of 134. Not a good thing. So yes I did take it kinda serious.
  35. Thread: 134a pressures

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    Well 200 high side and 120 low side it ain't...

    Well 200 high side and 120 low side it ain't working. High seems close but low side should be anywhere from 20 to 45. Without know ambient temp and humidity you can only guess. Not knowing what...
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    I like that. Sounds like myself. I couldn't...

    I like that. Sounds like myself. I couldn't understand for the longest time why every man couldn't take care of a vehicle. I thought it was a basic and common trait that men were born with. Then I...
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    I am a HO and not in the hvac business. I'm a...

    I am a HO and not in the hvac business. I'm a transit bus mechanic by trade. I do work on mobile R22 systems as well as anything mechanical on a vehicle. Am I capable of working on my home hvac unit?...
  38. Thread: shoulder lurking

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    When I worked for a Chevy dealer some customers...

    When I worked for a Chevy dealer some customers would always be pokin around under their vehicle while I was working on it. I would promptly take about a 15-30 minute restroom break or long enough...
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    OK, explain? My thinking. Facing up better...

    OK, explain? My thinking. Facing up better filtration. Facing down, cooler air at the floor, better efficiency. Probably not much though. Oh and I change my filter once every 200-300 hours or roughly...
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    Filter return grille

    Should be a fairly simple question. Which way should the return grill pull air from, floor or ceiling. Return is 20x25 wall mounted. I can turn it either way just not sure of the best way.
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    Thanks guys. Just needed some insite as the best...

    Thanks guys. Just needed some insite as the best way to go before summer gets here. And yes I would consider SC as having a pretty humid climate. Also do I need to worry about the condensate under...
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    Crawl space humidity

    I've put down 6 mil plastic covering the ground in my crawl space. If nothing else it makes it a little nicer when I have to go in the crawlspace. I have been monitering the humidity also, it ranges...
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    Less than six months old. Haven't really noticed...

    Less than six months old. Haven't really noticed when it happens. Just run the hot water and notice it's only warm. I'll try and catch the conditions if it happens again.
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    No other appliances in the same room. HVAC unit...

    No other appliances in the same room. HVAC unit is a gas pack on the other end of the house. And the kitchen fan isn't vented to to outside, it's just a circulating type hood not a vented hood. Dryer...
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    Let me rephrase my question

    since my other thread was locked. I have been running the bathroom vent fan with all the nice temps outside. Open a couple windows to get in fresh air. Could this cause a pilot light to go out in a...
  46. Thread: Pilot light

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    It is still under warranty, I installed in...

    It is still under warranty, I installed in November. Just want to know if there is anything common I can look at before calling for a service call. First time it happened the burner vent screen was...
  47. Thread: Pilot light

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    Pilot light

    Not an HVAC question but a NG water heater. Pilot light went out twice in the last month. Today it has gone out 3 times. Heater was replaced 6 months ago, AO Smith. Pretty basic swap out as the old...
  48. Thread: Fresh air

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    The unit prices I've seen on ERV's are enough to...

    The unit prices I've seen on ERV's are enough to know my cheap rear doesn't want it :D . I believe in the KISS principle(keep it simple stupid):D . I have looked at the Honeywell automated damper...
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    So would it be an acceptable idea of adding an...

    So would it be an acceptable idea of adding an automated small damper(4" maybe 6") to the return side and have some kind of control setup that would allow it to be open when the system runs?...
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    I did find this on the web--...

    I did find this on the web-- http://www.aircycler.com/ . But there seems to be no monitoring of outside conditions other than temp. Doesn't keep a check on humidity. I suppose the way it's run the...
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