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    There's no way to change that unless I download...

    There's no way to change that unless I download the data to CSV and make new graphs with Excel or something, and don't think excel will do the runtime graph like that at the bottom.
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    No one?

    No one?
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    Question on cycling - with fun graphs

    My house has 2 furnaces. Due to the addition of a second story and some addition onto the east side of the house, the previous owners added a second furnace. They didn't bother to touch most of the...
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    I just grabbed an Aprilaire 600M. The control is...

    I just grabbed an Aprilaire 600M. The control is going in the trash since the Ecobee will control it.

    I also grabbed a 6" motorized normally closed damper. That way, the bypass will only be open...
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    Steam humidifiers?

    What's the general consensus on these?

    I'm looking at having a Honeywell TrueSteam unit installed in one of my furnaces. I have a couple of concerns:

    - I'm on well water, and it has a lot of...
  6. I took static pressure readings at the furnace: ...

    I took static pressure readings at the furnace:

    After AC coil: 0.36" WC
    Return (before filter): -0.33" WC
    Total: 0.69" WC

    Isn't this a little excessive? It might be expected, because the...
  7. It's obvious from the plugs and the "patches"...

    It's obvious from the plugs and the "patches" done in the ductwork that they've had it cleaned. I'm a little concerned that the cleaning knocked an unscrewed duct loose.
  8. The bedroom (3), master closet (1), and master...

    The bedroom (3), master closet (1), and master bathroom (1) have a total of 5 registers, and that is all cold. On the same trunk is a register for an office, and a register for another bedroom, for...
  9. Hah! Found it here on the last page of the...

    Hah! Found it here on the last page of the document. Changed switch 3 to "on".

    http://www.columbiapipe.com/PIN_ASSETS/PIN_Data/parsed/ICP_Commercial/Installation_Guide/44106202000.pdf
  10. 2 furnace system, one room not heating well

    I have 2 furnaces. An 80k btu Day and Night that heats the west side of the house, and a 60k btu Luxaire that heats the east side of the house. Both furnaces heat all 3 floors, they aren't set up...
  11. I do not have the installation manual. The only...

    I do not have the installation manual. The only manual I have is one that shows schematics and CFM flow tables. There is nothing in there relating to the DIP switch settings except for the ones...
  12. Relinquishing control of 2nd stage to thermostat

    I have a Day and Night furnace installed in 2011. The thermostat was set up as a single stage thermostat, and the furnace is set to go to high fire after 12 mins of being on low fire. I want the...
  13. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    So the inspector came back and said that this...

    So the inspector came back and said that this equipment not only has problems, but it's really at the end of its serviceable life and should be replaced. So, if things work out and I go through with...
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    I haven't found anyone I trust in the Minneapolis...

    I haven't found anyone I trust in the Minneapolis area. Every HVAC contractor I've found here seems to know less than I do. Any recommendations?
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    Looking for advice on 2-furnace house

    I'm looking at a house that has 2 furnaces and 2 AC units in it. Today was the inspection.

    One of the furnaces is from 1994 and heats the left side of the house, and the other is from 2011 and...
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    To be fair, this isn't exactly uncommon...

    To be fair, this isn't exactly uncommon purchasing behavior. I, and people I know have gone on similar shopping sprees after a bonus from work or when someone was running a great sale (minus the...
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    I carry mine concealed also, even though we can...

    I carry mine concealed also, even though we can open carry here. Back when those signs had major consequences for violating them though, I did not carry into places with signs. I did not want to...
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    Pretty sure you have to obey the signs in CO, or...

    Pretty sure you have to obey the signs in CO, or risk getting in major trouble. MN used to be that way, but now the business can only ask you to leave and you can be charged with trespassing if you...
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    I didn't know this thread was supposed to be...

    I didn't know this thread was supposed to be about talking out our feelings. I certainly feel for the victims and their families. But there are also people here trying to imply that banning guns...
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    I carry when I am traveling to places I have...

    I carry when I am traveling to places I have never been and have an inkling that it might not be safe. I carry to the bank when I am going in or leaving with large amounts of cash (despite the sign...
  22. I can't remember if the increased airflow was...

    I can't remember if the increased airflow was with the filter door in or out. I see where you are coming from though. It is likely I don't have sufficient return flow. I only have 2 returns for the...
  23. Thanks to NCI, I found a guy 5 mins from me that...

    Thanks to NCI, I found a guy 5 mins from me that is NCI and NATE certified. He confirmed my readings. It's an ADC coil, and the pressure drop should be 0.19". The blower is filled with crap, so the...
  24. I found a local guy that was recommended by NCI....

    I found a local guy that was recommended by NCI. After speaking with him on the phone, I feel really comfortable that he'll be able to help me out. He is coming out Tuesday.

    Thanks for everyone's...
  25. Is it possible to determine CFM at a vent using just a manometer?

    Just like the title says. Just curious.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    You can get rechargeable batteries to replace the...

    You can get rechargeable batteries to replace the CR123A's in your Surefire lights. Do a search for 3.0v 16340. There is also a 3.6v version of it which is more common.

    These LED modules work...
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    I am kind of a flashlight geek. I have been...

    I am kind of a flashlight geek. I have been buying LED lights from dx.com. For $30 or less you can get something that would cost over $200 here in the US. They all use lithium polymer rechargeables...
  28. That's a great idea. I think my local power...

    That's a great idea. I think my local power company will recommend people also.

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  29. Ok, measurements... Temp at a vent closest to...

    Ok, measurements...

    Temp at a vent closest to furnace: 60.3F
    Temp at a vent on the far south of the house: 65.5F
    Temp at a vent in the bedroom over garage: 64.3F
    Temp right after AC coil: 58.8F...
  30. I was going to put them in from memory, but I...

    I was going to put them in from memory, but I don't remember all of the values off the top of my head. I will retake the readings tonight at each point and post them.

    So the "available external...
  31. I should point out that every one of these guys...

    I should point out that every one of these guys thinks a Manual J, Manual D, etc are a waste of time and you can calculate everything based on rule of thumb.

    The only reason I'm sitting here...
  32. I'm in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I'm...

    I'm in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I'm reluctant to ever call another Trane dealer. The pricing I got from the two I mentioned above was way out of line, and a 3rd one told me over the phone,...
  33. Yes, it worked last year. And I had my summer...

    Yes, it worked last year. And I had my summer temp set to 72.





    Sorry, I should elaborate on this. I have large rectangular trunk lines, and the ductwork to the vents running off of that...
  34. I'm in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. My...

    I'm in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

    My experience with HVAC guys at this house and my last house have all been disasters except for one company that doesn't do residential anymore.

    If...
  35. Where does my problem lie? Static pressure readings inside

    In an effort to try to pin down where my problem is before I have someone come and redo ductwork, replace parts, or clean; I'm trying to figure out where my problem lies. Not a single HVAC guy I've...
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    Here's a photo of the system. It looks like a...

    Here's a photo of the system. It looks like a premade panel, but that's because I bought all of the parts directly from a supplier, including the metal mounting plate behind it.

    The run to the...
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    PEX for hydronic heat question

    My house had PEX put in all of the concrete floors for hydronic heating, but the previous owner never hooked it up. I performed a leakdown test on it, and it all tested out fine. I built my own...
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    We had an 800ft artesian well drilled on a ranch...

    We had an 800ft artesian well drilled on a ranch I worked on. It was capped off like an oil well, the hose coming off it was the size of a firehose, and it would fill a 10,000 gallon tank in about...
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    Does anyone know if the web interface for this...

    Does anyone know if the web interface for this provides a SOAP API so it can be integrated into home automation controls (such as Vera)?

    Also, this thing looks suspiciously like HAL. "I...
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