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    The truck I bought had a compressor built in. ...

    The truck I bought had a compressor built in. Has two hose reels sticking out the back of the truck, one for dry air and one for tool air that is hooked to an automatic oiler. Comes in handy. ...
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    My supply house says if even the module is bad to...

    My supply house says if even the module is bad to replace both. That's coming from Luxaire.
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    Interesting looking dog for your avatar yny. ...

    Interesting looking dog for your avatar yny. Bernese?
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    Why don't ya shoot me a price as well.

    Why don't ya shoot me a price as well.
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    If it's oversized I'm thinking the second stage...

    If it's oversized I'm thinking the second stage would never kick in and defeat the purpose of a 2 stage unit.
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    What he was descriding was a manual D, not a J,...

    What he was descriding was a manual D, not a J, he clearly doesn't know the difference. Manual D is for ductwork design, I highly doubt that he knows how to do one. First things first, you need to...
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    Since when does Carrier have a better price than...

    Since when does Carrier have a better price than JCI? If anything, people are more apt to go with the name over a better product.
    No offense intended but, if you install the JCI mods as well as the...
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    Gonna have to respectfully disagree with you...

    Gonna have to respectfully disagree with you there. People are always making reference to when their furnace fires up and that cool shot of air comes out first as well as the temps that come out. ...
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    Really, why not?

    Really, why not?
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    You're going to get greater comfort out of the...

    You're going to get greater comfort out of the mod furnace. It will keep your house at the set point vs having a two stage cycling and having a temp swing depending on the heat anticipator settings....
  11. The demo I saw of it last year it had those...

    The demo I saw of it last year it had those features and I can't remember any others off the top of my head. That was back in Feb and I only played with it for a minute.
    You can plug it into any...
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    I haven't heard anything.:gah:

    I haven't heard anything.:gah:
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    I've seen them on the "smart" valves. Those...

    I've seen them on the "smart" valves. Those things suck. Everyone I talk to really can't stand them, more problems than anything else.
    Worked on a comfortmaker this week with the smart valve.
  14. Those furnaces CAN use indoor air and isn't...

    Those furnaces CAN use indoor air and isn't required to pull outside air. Another it prevents is condensate from forming in the intake pipe.
    Is it something I do? No, but it won't hurt the furnace...
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    Those vanes are designed for fiberglass...

    Those vanes are designed for fiberglass ductboard. Generally you won't see them in sheetmetal duct.
    Just have the fitting lined. If the fitting offsets down before it ells into the furnace it...
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    You would want that elbow elevated so that there...

    You would want that elbow elevated so that there is the least amount of resistance invovled. No pulling the air down into the elbow and then into the furnace. Just pull it in straight and up. As...
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    UNLESS, the contractor builds a return plenum...

    UNLESS, the contractor builds a return plenum that is an insulated elbow. I would probably go that route if a trunk is unable to be run. I think I would insulate with armaflex though as opposed to...
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    Where in MI are you?

    Where in MI are you?
  19. Have them replace the flex with metal duct runs...

    Have them replace the flex with metal duct runs and insulate. They do make a sleeve for the round duct, it's a bit of a pain, but it won't drop off unless it's destroyed. It's also more money than...
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    What kind of foundation are you sitting on Nick? ...

    What kind of foundation are you sitting on Nick? If it's a crawl, it should be fairly easy to run a trunk line and cut individual returns and delete the central grille. It will pull from the...
  21. Key phrase and word right there. While alot of...

    Key phrase and word right there. While alot of ducts may not be sealed, it's possible to (we'll call it) have a lesser amount of leaks but improperly sized ducts that will have a dynamic affect on...
  22. ::DD: I like that. I think that was the first...

    ::DD:

    I like that. I think that was the first time I laughed today.
  23. You're very cynical. Why can't you see the...

    You're very cynical.

    Why can't you see the positives in things?
  24. Oh, I remember other threads that we've posted...

    Oh, I remember other threads that we've posted on. One in particular stands out.

    You wish to single me out instead of posing a blanket question to every other professional on this thread. There...
  25. If you have a particular bone to pick with me I...

    If you have a particular bone to pick with me I suggest you send me a message. I know how to size duct according to the equipment that's quoted be it a home furnace up to an air house and automotive...
  26. You actually see 50% leaks in systems? What kind...

    You actually see 50% leaks in systems? What kind of hacks are in your area?

    Do I test for leakage or just duct sizing?
    Unless the customer asks for a leakage test no I don't because I charge for...
  27. "C" is the best option. "A" and "B" both suck. ...

    "C" is the best option. "A" and "B" both suck. If it were a square elbow than you would want turning vanes in there. Basically they sort of mimic airplane wings or some just look like cresent...
  28. Cap and tap is bad for air flow. Elbows (radius...

    Cap and tap is bad for air flow. Elbows (radius in particular) are good for air flow. You don't want to increase resistance, particularly in one that has high resistance to begin with. The theory...
  29. Still not buying why they didn't address the...

    Still not buying why they didn't address the issue before the proposal. 50% is huge and ductwork is suppose to be looked at as part of the process. That includes the bid process. You can not...
  30. I would suggest keeping the returns high. I like...

    I would suggest keeping the returns high. I like to see supplies at baseboard level and the returns up high and at the opposite side of the room. It helps entrain the air, kind of mixes in a circle...
  31. You've done good. You've read the different...

    You've done good. You've read the different opinion's and made a good decision on said comments and resaoning behind them. You'll be very happy when it's all said and done.
  32. Your not going to lose 50% of air from leaks. ...

    Your not going to lose 50% of air from leaks. Period. In your other thread when the duct was mentioned, I do believe I said that capping that line and tapping it would be wrong to due to airflow. ...
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    Where exactly is the leak and why can't it be...

    Where exactly is the leak and why can't it be fixed?
  34. Alright. Here I was loading both barrel's...

    Alright. Here I was loading both barrel's getting ready for a throw down.
  35. What you have to realize is that if a fan...

    What you have to realize is that if a fan operates too high with such low fire, it will cool the HX down. This in turn will negate the modulation. The blower has to be capable of the full range of...
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    I've had my J/B 7 cfm for about 12 years and...

    I've had my J/B 7 cfm for about 12 years and still runs great. I still have the original box and I keep it in there throughout the winter. I like taking care of my tools.
  37. I know I'm going to regret this, but........ WHY?...

    I know I'm going to regret this, but........ WHY? If the unit is run closer to the joints and horizontal, there is less ductwork required, less angles to build static, and you're dealing with 700...
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    Amen brother.:LOL:

    Amen brother.:LOL:
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    Like I said, I was just playing devil's advocate....

    Like I said, I was just playing devil's advocate. All my customers have been/are happy. I tell each homeowner the benefits and potential pitfalls of everything I install. Ultimately, they make the...
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    I'm gonna remember you said that. May be the...

    I'm gonna remember you said that. May be the only time.:D
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    Interesting thought. Even if the house is...

    Interesting thought. Even if the house is completely open? Bedrooms on one side of house and open layout from there on out. I like that idea, but wouldn't it defeat the total comfort of the mod...
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    Trust me I know exactly what your saying...... ...

    Trust me I know exactly what your saying...... However, let's say you have a 3200 sqft ranch. Load comes out to, let's say 93000 BTU. You well know, the mods we sell are 80 or 100. Given the...
  43. Vibration isolation as well as the fact that it...

    Vibration isolation as well as the fact that it states in the installation manual to hang it. Seeing is how your in TN (was stationed in memphis 2+ yrs) your having air installed as well? You'll...
  44. I would suggest a horizontal furnace HUNG from...

    I would suggest a horizontal furnace HUNG from the rafters. Put a main trunk for both the supply and the return and have shorter runs going to the registers. Having a tapped plenum with all the...
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    Less air entrainment, less comfort. IMHO. I...

    Less air entrainment, less comfort. IMHO. I personally can't stand centralized returns.
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    Yeah, but it's still restrictive. I don't like...

    Yeah, but it's still restrictive. I don't like the high low either, still restrictive and won't work really well for pulling air from a space that size. If there is a basement involved possibly...
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    Why not have a contractor install duct to the...

    Why not have a contractor install duct to the main return trunk and know you have it done the right way? You may get better flow than you have now, but it still won't be correct and you won't...
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    Remember, by doing this you will also allow every...

    Remember, by doing this you will also allow every sound to travel through that space. Fine if you were to be liviing alone, but as soon as someone else is in the house it causes issues.
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    Just to play devils advocate here...... Last...

    Just to play devils advocate here...... Last year we saw below normal temps for extended amounts of time. While that suits me fine because I like ice fishing. Houses and slightly undersized...
  50. Thread: Ouch!

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    Please don't tell us you stuck a compressor...

    Please don't tell us you stuck a compressor somewhere.:eek:
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