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    Yes the coil is piped with 1" copper. The output...

    Yes the coil is piped with 1" copper. The output of my boiler is 97,000 BTU. The company installed a mixing valve and had me jack up my tank temperature to 160. The boiler is set to 180 for hot...
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    When calling for hot water, the boiler...

    When calling for hot water, the boiler temperature is supposed to get up to 180 degrees. The hot water zone is on priority.

    How does one determine if there is a dip tube issue? I would like to...
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    UPDATE #2: The HVAC owner and supervisor came...

    UPDATE #2:

    The HVAC owner and supervisor came out and verified that I am only getting 10-15 minutes of hot water with one low-flow showerhead in use and use of any other hot water demand...
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    I will let you know what happens. Thank you for...

    I will let you know what happens. Thank you for your help!
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    I just want to be able to take two showers at the...

    I just want to be able to take two showers at the same time. This current setup won't work for me. Right now, I have to plan clothes washing or dish washing around a shower (and a quick shower at...
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    The shower head is rated at 2 gpm and the kitchen...

    The shower head is rated at 2 gpm and the kitchen faucet (intermittent use) is rated at 2 gpm. So no more than 4 gpm or maximum if on full hot water.

    If the minimum is 141,000, then my boiler is...
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    The tech confirmed that only the hot water tank...

    The tech confirmed that only the hot water tank zone was open. I turned on the showerhead to a "normal" showerhead temperature. If there is any other hot water demand (HE washer, dishwasher,...
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    UPDATE: Turns out that the HTP Super Stor Tank...

    UPDATE: Turns out that the HTP Super Stor Tank was plumbed backwards. So the hot water from the boiler was entering the top of the coil, superheating the hot water at the top of the tank. The HVAC...
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    I looked at the manual and the installer did not...

    I looked at the manual and the installer did not install the tank correctly. There is no mixing valve on my installation.

    4 service calls and counting....

    After the mixing valve is installed,...
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    Where does the mixing valve go? Currently,...

    Where does the mixing valve go?

    Currently, the " domestic hot water copper line comes out of the SuperStor tank where the TP valve is and up into my house. The only cold water going into the...
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    According to the Manual J calculations, the...

    According to the Manual J calculations, the boiler heats 3,817 square feet or 31,096 cubic feet.
    The AquaStat located on the HTP Super Stor tank.
    The water temp from the boiler is 185 degrees...
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    Hot Water Too Hot on New Install!

    I just had a new boiler & hot water tank installed in December and my hot water is way too hot. The installer has been here several times and is still trying to figure what is going on.

    Here is...
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    The technician just checked for leaks and left. ...

    The technician just checked for leaks and left. There were no startup checks done.
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    Awful Hissing Noise

    I just had central AC installed in my home. The Condenser is an Amana ASX140421 and the air handler in the attic is a Goodman ARUF42C14. The refrigerant lines run two stories up the outside of my...
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    AC Discharge Line Insulation

    Should the portion of the discharge line INSIDE the condenser coil be insulated? I had my residential AC unit serviced and the service tech replaced the black insulation on the discharge line...
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    Are Radiant Barriers Worth the Money?

    I live in Central Massachusetts and have a 7-year old, 2-story colonial. My attic is unfinished and only accessible by a pull down ladder. National Grid (my electric company) sent me information...
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    I would definitely recommend a Santa Fe...

    I would definitely recommend a Santa Fe dehumidifier. I live in MA and have a 2,100 sq ft two-story colonial. I burnt through three of the smaller dehumidifiers from Home Depot at $250 a pop. They...
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    I've tried the Flanders NaturalAire Standard...

    I've tried the Flanders NaturalAire Standard pleated filters from HD. I find that after a couple of days of use, they bend in half because the cardboard filter fram is flimsy. Is this normal?

    I...
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    I have an Aprilaire 6202 zone control hooked up...

    I have an Aprilaire 6202 zone control hooked up to two White Rodgers 90 Series Thermostats. I do have two dampers installed (one at the beginning of each supply run), but I don't know what a bypass...
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    The contractor installed a complete second zone...

    The contractor installed a complete second zone for the second floor. They used Aprilaire dampers and zone control box. I have two White Rodgers 90 series thermostats, one for each floor.
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    I have a White Rodgers Series 90 and the...

    I have a White Rodgers Series 90 and the anticipation value is adjustable. The HVAC contractor (who I will never use again) set up the thermostat originally.
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    Two Thermostat Questions

    Question #1: My AC system is oversized for my home. The HVAC contractor installed an AC system on my one zone force hot air system. It could not cool the second floor and so the contractor...
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    Teddy Bear, In your reply to my post you said...

    Teddy Bear,

    In your reply to my post you said that many use these dehumidifers to keep the whole house dry in the summer. How would a dehumidifer in my basement dehumidify my entire house? Would...
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    Basement Humidifier

    After reading the many rave reviews about Therma-Stor's Santa Fe dehumidifiers, I would like to get one for my basement. But I have two questions.

    (1) My basement is 700 square feet. The Santa...
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    Teddy bear thanks for the info. One last...

    Teddy bear thanks for the info. One last question: I have my Aprilaire 8126 set to vent 10 minutes every hour. Is this enough? The 6" ventilation duct runs about 10 feet to my return. My home is...
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    I doubled checked and confirms that the Aprilaire...

    I doubled checked and confirms that the Aprilaire 8126 is on the return side of the furnace (air going into the furnace). The Aprilaire 8126 does have the outdoor sensor on it.

    On the hottest days...
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    I have a Concord Air 90+ furnance and a American...

    I have a Concord Air 90+ furnance and a American Standard Alligence 14.

    The HVAC contractor who put the heating system in, came back and put the AC system in. They claim it was properly sized.
    ...
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    Do I Need A Whole House Dehumidifier?

    During the summertime, the humidity levels in my house run between 48 to 54% with 50% being the average. The HVAC company which installed my AC unit says these humidity levels are too high and...
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    Aprilaire 8126 Humidity Problems

    I have an Aprilaire 8126 installed in my home. The problem in the summer is that when the unit calls for ventilation when the AC is NOT calling for cooling. The unit turns on the blower to circulate...
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    No, I purchased the house from a contractor. I...

    No, I purchased the house from a contractor. I hired the same HVAC company who installed the entire system, to come install the humidifier.

    What is the optimal % humidity for a home?
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    Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

    I'm tired of dry skin and static electricity in my house!

    I have an Aprilaire 700 Humidifer installed just after my 90+ efficiency natural gas fired forced hot air furnance. The humidifier is in...
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    I live in Massachusetts and I have an American...

    I live in Massachusetts and I have an American Standard Allegiance 14 AC unit. Should I cover the unit in the Fall and in the Winter to keep out leaves and snow & ice?

    And does anybody know how I...
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    I don't have a bypass. You are correct, it had...

    I don't have a bypass. You are correct, it had the coil installed and then I added the condenser about two years later.

    I've had problems with the AC portion of the system from the beginning...
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    The second floor main duct is in the basement and...

    The second floor main duct is in the basement and the individual ducts going upstairs branch off of this.

    There are three returns on the first floor and one return on the second floor.
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    I have a 2000 sq ft 2-story home in...

    I have a 2000 sq ft 2-story home in Massachusetts. When I purchased the home (new)a few years ago, it had a Concord Air natural gas forced hot air furnace. It was rated at 3.5 tons. It also had a...
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    I have a new two story house (2,050 sq ft) built...

    I have a new two story house (2,050 sq ft) built in 2003. When I bought the house it had a Concord Air 90 gas furnace (90,000 BTU/hr output) and a Concord Air 3.5 ton coil both located in the...
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