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    Thanks for the help ................ I'm...

    Thanks for the help ................ I'm wondering ... they could have called it a cube ......... they are small ..... like a brick~
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    For the seven years I have owned the house my...

    For the seven years I have owned the house my local oil company serviced everything -- they actually liked the small Bryant units and called them bricks ... the previous owner installed them just...
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    This is a 3 ton ?

    I got one of the bids back ... and it mentions my existing equipment as 2 tons ?? I had two identical (looking) AC condensers ... my servicing oil company called them "Bryant bricks". The model...
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    OK .. I see .. So one intake from outside to the...

    OK .. I see .. So one intake from outside to the ultra-air unit and then from the unit to the supply ducts out to the house (After the HVAC unit). Also, adding additional intakes from basement and...
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    Thanks for your help! So understanding...

    Thanks for your help!

    So understanding things correctly -- no benefit having the baths connected to anything -- exhaust them to the outside as would be a typical setup.

    Now I am a bit...
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    So no thoughts? Reading the other recent...

    So no thoughts?

    Reading the other recent thread regarding adding a ERV .... same as an HRV? the recommendation from Teddy Bear was not to use one in DC area .. we are close .. but maybe not...
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    HRV and dehumidifier

    After reading numerous posts regarding ventilation and dehumidifiers..... I'm convinced. I'm wondering what is the best way to proceed with my rebuild. The house before my fire was quite tight --...
  8. Thread: Buried ductwork

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    The main structure is a church built in 1873 that...

    The main structure is a church built in 1873 that was converted to a house about 20 years ago - no way to run ducts unless they go under the lower level slab. I have not looked into getting...
  9. Thread: Buried ductwork

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    The water issue is why I am asking. The Blue Duct...

    The water issue is why I am asking. The Blue Duct is sold as being waterproof and also providing some level of insulation. I also remember seeing some PVC duct someplace that went together like...
  10. Thread: Buried ductwork

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    Buried ductwork

    Has anyone used a product called "The Blue Duct" or similar PVC HVAC duct designed to be burred?

    I ask because a code issue has just come up and I am going to have to rip out more of a slab in my...
  11. Thread: Duct board?

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    Is duct board more prevalent in some areas of the...

    Is duct board more prevalent in some areas of the country? Just wondering where it excels. Is it only used in situations where the ducts are exposed and accessible ... or can it be used inside...
  12. Thread: Duct board?

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    Both units will be inside the conditioned space...

    Both units will be inside the conditioned space ... one will be located in a completely new addition -- we are making a mechanical room for it in the lower level. The other will be located in what...
  13. Thread: Duct board?

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    I remember seeing the duct board on This Old...

    I remember seeing the duct board on This Old House many years ago --- If memory serves me correctly they used some kind of fitting that glued to it for the flex connection ... I don't think the take...
  14. Thread: Duct board?

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    Duct board?

    Just received more details on an earlier estimate ... reading it over ... I see duct board and flex specified. I never gave the duct board a thought ,,, but I specifically said I was not going to...
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    Thanks Rodney ..... I understand now. I forgot...

    Thanks Rodney ..... I understand now. I forgot that the air handler has the evaporator inside where the furnace would normally go -- so the H20 HX sits on top like the evaporator would on a typical...
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    Duel fuel Question and VS HP

    I'm still a little confused about back up/ aux. heat in a duel fuel set up.

    I'm not sure why it took me so long to understand that upgrading to a full modulating furnace was not required ... as...
  17. I am going to have a Pro ..... But the Pro's...

    I am going to have a Pro ..... But the Pro's have all said three tons and mid 30+k .... SO .....I am asking ... and checking my figures. Half the building is Structural Insulated Panels ..... And...
  18. Am I figuring this correctly -- BTU's needed

    I have been using a 4000w 220v electric heater (Fahrenheat F2544) to heat my studio this year. The specification sheet lists this having an output of 13650 BTU's -- I always have it on "high"...
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    Sorry - The Geothermal was in reference to the...

    Sorry - The Geothermal was in reference to the main house ... I was not thinking Geo for the studio. The fire destroyed the main house... it was originally a small stone church. The rebuild is going...
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    I see .... so the equipment cost for the better...

    I see .... so the equipment cost for the better packaged unit is more than a comparable split system. I see that many of the packaged units are not as quiet .... when viewing the specifications. I...
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    I'm planning on replacing the floor in the older...

    I'm planning on replacing the floor in the older section -- it still has the original sloped concrete floor from 40 years ago. (it's not flat and has a lot of cracks). Having a wood floor in that...
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    I guess my post was a bit confusing ..... I only...

    I guess my post was a bit confusing ..... I only need the heater to maintain 65 degrees in the winter .... I could always have some additional heat source for the very cold days. It is a studio...
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    Is the point of a package unit to save space? ...

    Is the point of a package unit to save space? Or is it more of a cost issue? They look to be cheaper and don't come in many variations. The thought was to place the unit in the middle of the two...
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    Packaged unit: ever a good idea?

    My 1700sf out building (shop/garage) is currently heated with a single 35k Empire direct vent propane heater - No AC. I'm going to do some upgrades to the space and I want to add AC. It was suggested...
  25. Thread: Polaris WH

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    One of the contractors -- not an HVAC guy --...

    One of the contractors -- not an HVAC guy -- mentioned that he had a 1k tank buried and purchases his own propane ... this has worked out well for him. Having a buried tank was recommended by my...
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    I have two of the Infinity 2 stage reciprocating...

    I have two of the Infinity 2 stage reciprocating unit installed in two different houses - I can not hear them. I have to look out of the window to see if they are running!

    Even standing next to...
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    I actually thought that the belt was too tight...

    I actually thought that the belt was too tight when I took a look at the unit.

    It was late (after midnight) and I only went out to the house because my alarm company called to tell me the temp...
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    I installed an LG heatpump in a small addition I...

    I installed an LG heatpump in a small addition I had built and it has worked out very well -- I installed one of the newer "artcool" units with the inverter comp.
  29. Wow -- I had two of these installed -- I want to...

    Wow -- I had two of these installed -- I want to say 1985?

    I had one installed in one house and loved it so much I had it installed in a second house.

    I had very little problems with them - I...
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    Well, I had message when I got home last night...

    Well, I had message when I got home last night telling me that the motor (1/2 hp) in the unit was a correct one they recommended for the unit.

    Not the question I wanted answered -- or asked them...
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    I do understand the pricing of the motors -- and...

    I do understand the pricing of the motors -- and they obviously need to make a profit for the cost to carry and lug the parts around and obviously all the other items required in business today
    ...
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    I actually have the the manual -- it does call...

    I actually have the the manual -- it does call for a 1/2 hp motor.

    I know more about these old units than I need to:)


    My current house had an old oil unit that had a 3/4 baldor capacitor...
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    My house is a converted church - and the heating...

    My house is a converted church - and the heating layout is very strange.

    This main heater is large and does run run a lot -- often after the burner stops the fan will restart 3 or 4 times to...
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    Furnace blower motor

    I purchased a second house a few years ago and inherited two old oil furnaces and an oil hot water heater. I had hoped that I would have new systems installed by now but progress on the whole place...
  35. Thread: LG Artcool

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    LG Artcool

    I have to decide on one of the mini-splits tomorrow - Friday. The contractor needs to see it and put the line in before they spray foam.

    I was wondering if anyone is familiar with the new LG...
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    Interesting point! With all the problems that...

    Interesting point!

    With all the problems that can be introduced when complex ductwork is involved -- the simplicity of the mini-splits gives them the advantage in that regard. But, since the whole...
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    That was my thinking on the SEER difference --...

    That was my thinking on the SEER difference -- But I was still surprised that Sanyo was only a 16 since it looks like a new model.
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    Thank for the additional info on Hannabery. ...

    Thank for the additional info on Hannabery.

    This house is a very old converted church and is a strange project - but I do not want to hijack the thread.
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    Great thread -- this is my upcoming winter...

    Great thread -- this is my upcoming winter project.

    I have a house in the New Hope area and I have been thinking about geo to replace my two very old oil units. No NG available -- trying to...
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    Sanyo minisplit SEER - long

    Good evening all:

    I am in the process of having a small addition built onto my house located in NJ. This is being done to enlarge an existing room -- new section is about 14x14 with 11" cathedral...
  41. Thread: strange

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    strange

    Hi all:

    I have a large cape cod style house in NJ with a second floor dormer and a rather large single story room off the back of the 1st floor. When I moved in about nine years ago I remodeled...
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    I am trying to figure out a way to have only one...

    I am trying to figure out a way to have only one unit installed -- even with two units one will have to be zoned (and both units will have to dump into the largest space - not the best set up.

    So...
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    The church has been converted to a house -- it...

    The church has been converted to a house -- it has foam insulation -- and is quite tight. The heating units are old forced air oil units- also very old oil DHW heater . I need to remove the two...
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    The house is in Bucks county -- near New Hope, PA...

    The house is in Bucks county -- near New Hope, PA

    People are telling me that a heat pump wiil work for most of the year.

    It just looks like if I use a fan coil I give up a lot of control -- and...
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    I am really stuck with a few issues: I know...

    I am really stuck with a few issues:

    I know that I want to go with heat pumps for my house - a converted church - in Eastern Pennsylvania.

    Does anyone know how the evolution control works with...
  46. Thread: spacepac

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    I do not see any spacepac units above 13seer --...

    I do not see any spacepac units above 13seer -- why is this.

    Also - someone told me that a spacepac unit can be zoned - I see nothing about this! Can you zone them?

    Any help?

    Thanks
  47. Thread: heat pumps

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    The point I was trying to make was that when you...

    The point I was trying to make was that when you look at the Bryant/Carrier line -- say Evolution

    The same size and type of compressor - The HP does not deliver the same SEER in the A/C mode as...
  48. Thread: heat pumps

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    I was going over the est. for two new Bryant A/C...

    I was going over the est. for two new Bryant A/C systems (one with zones) in my house after going with a zoned Bryant heat and A/C system for my mother's house. Both in NJ

    With all the talk about...
  49. Thread: Church Mess

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    The problem is that I can not use the ducts under...

    The problem is that I can not use the ducts under the slab -- these will need to be sealed to solve the radon problem. I will have to move the air handlers to the center front and center rear of the...
  50. Thread: Church Mess

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    Well I am on to my next project -- Having just...

    Well I am on to my next project -- Having just signed for a Bryant system for my mother's house last Friday. Thanks for all the help!

    I just bought a Church in eastern Pensylvania (last week),...
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