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    manada_hill, as a DIYer who mostly watches this...

    manada_hill, as a DIYer who mostly watches this forum -- Sorry, but you won't get what you are looking for here. The forum rules cover why pretty well. I can't really give any advice (even if it were...
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    Also, remember that a customer who is unhappy is...

    Also, remember that a customer who is unhappy is more likely to complain than one that is satisfied is likely to praise. This seems to be even more so with the web -- you can find someone complaining...
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    A few questions from a non-pro...:whistle: 1)...

    A few questions from a non-pro...:whistle:

    1) Is this a DIY project?
    2) Is duct board allowed to penetrate the wall into the garage?
    3) Which is worse, furnace and ducts in attic, or furnace in...
  4. I'd say more like $15 tops. $45? No way... I...

    I'd say more like $15 tops. $45? No way...

    I had a front ball joint break loose on a car recently because the nut shattered (torqued to spec, BTW). Found it, and inside it looked like it was 50%...
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    Sounds like you are having fun! Unfortunately,...

    Sounds like you are having fun! Unfortunately, the question probably violates the no DIY policy of this site.
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    It is supposed to help the power company restore...

    It is supposed to help the power company restore power quicker if enough people turn off the big items until things have stabilized...
  7. The inspector here told me I couldn't foam around...

    The inspector here told me I couldn't foam around ABS drain pipe where it went up through a wall. "...it needs to be able to move with thermal expansion...cram some rock wool in there instead..."
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    Oops, please ignore...

    Oops, please ignore...
  9. No, yes, or maybe :whistle: About bringing in...

    No, yes, or maybe :whistle:

    About bringing in cold air at night. Whether or not to do this depends on the dew point. If it is too high, you will have more moisture to remove to keep you comfy...
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    I say forget about an attorney. The way I was...

    I say forget about an attorney. The way I was brought up, I guess ...
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    Not being a pro so don't take this as technical...

    Not being a pro so don't take this as technical advice. Has anyone measured the existing furnace ESP and/or drop across the filter (fan at AC speed)? My guess is the filter is too small. Just a...
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    Like I said ... the laws keep changing and could...

    Like I said ... the laws keep changing and could cost you a lot more than you could ever save if you get caught breaking one, even if you "didn't know".
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    Well now that you mention it, I've never parked...

    Well now that you mention it, I've never parked in a garage -- too many tools & stuff. 18 inches off the floor is supposed to take care of the fire danger, isn't it?
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    Can I have my * now? :angel:

    Can I have my * now? :angel:
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    Well, there's CO in the garage from cars. If the...

    Well, there's CO in the garage from cars. If the pressure in the house (duct) is lower than the garage because you run an exhaust fan or wind blowing into the garage or whatever, air will flow into...
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    I'd call the city inspector's and ask it that's...

    I'd call the city inspector's and ask it that's true. Somehow, I doubt it will pass.

    Don't know about San Jose, but the Santa Clara building department is really easy to talk to -- just show up...
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    Personally, I wouldn't mess with refrigerant...

    Personally, I wouldn't mess with refrigerant unless I was active in the field, even if I had an EPA card. The risk/reward of getting caught violating some new law is just not worth it. :.02: Maybe...
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    Someone has to sit around to pick up the phone...

    Someone has to sit around to pick up the phone and say no. Small price to pay...
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    This isn't going well :whistle:

    This isn't going well :whistle:
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    From a non-pro who dabbles where maybe he...

    From a non-pro who dabbles where maybe he shouldn't:

    If you are not a licensed HVAC contractor and you install equipment yourself (even if permitted/inspected/bought from authorized...
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    One thought from a non-pro. When they cleaned the...

    One thought from a non-pro. When they cleaned the coil, are you sure everything got sealed up again? Could be contributing to the "warmer air than before" (or not).
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    What part of CA (city/climate zone)? Not a...

    What part of CA (city/climate zone)?

    Not a pro, so please don't take this as technical advice:
    If you are trying to do this yourself, it can be a very, very long road and although it may not...
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    I donno:whistle: I was thinking maybe set up a...

    I donno:whistle: I was thinking maybe set up a good thermostat for humidity control during off-peak and temperature control during peak. I have no experience with the better systems out there (not a...
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    Whatever you do, don't go in your attic :angel:

    Whatever you do, don't go in your attic :angel:
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    Not true everywhere. This sort of thing varies...

    Not true everywhere. This sort of thing varies with location -- just like some building practices. The main thing IMHO is to understand and follow the local procedure exactly. (I've managed an...
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