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    re: 'bar grill', attn: ShopHound

    Since I can't respond to an existing thread, I'm wondering if there is other terminology for 'bar grills', or a direct link.

    Searching on Google (images) gives pictures of drinking places. Trying...
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    Aprilaire replacement media

    Anyone know of a readily available replacement for an AA #201 media? Can either be pleated fan-fold, or box type (Model 2200 unit). Pressure drop must be less than the 20l (.18 wc @ 1600 CFM).
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    Thanks, FC. The rust is confined to the junction...

    Thanks, FC. The rust is confined to the junction of the filter and liquid line, so no problem.

    Amp
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    RE: rust on OD filter/drier

    In a current thread regarding refrigerant leak, a PRO stated (in part):

    "I suspect what you are calling accumulator is really a liquid line filter/drier, and when they are outside they rust after...
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    You're right. At the time of the original PM, I...

    You're right. At the time of the original PM, I questioned the tech and he said that the owner wants (all) the motors lubed. Could you comment on exactly what the effect of lubing them would be? ...
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    Questions re: PMs

    In the past, when performing a 'winter' PM, the tech would apply a drop or two of oil to the shaft of the VS blower motor. Likewise, to the (bearing) of the inducer.

    The product manual states...
  7. Rule requiring High Efficiency Furnaces Eliminated

    Like the title says:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20130115_U_S__scuttles_rule_requiring_high-efficiency_furnaces.html
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    True. I have to say that when I selected the...

    True. I have to say that when I selected the system, I opted for the 'basic' coil (RCQD) as I wanted maximum dehumidification, rather than highER SEER. While we have raised the SP a degree or so,...
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    I believe I may have found the answer (partly, at...

    I believe I may have found the answer (partly, at least).

    Reading on a little further, there are airflow tables. With standard cooling, "first stage airflow is 50% of high cooling on low stage" ...
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    As per the furnace manual: IFC #62-24174-02 ...

    As per the furnace manual:

    IFC #62-24174-02

    "To achieve high SEER operation, turn dip switch #6 of SW1 to the 'on' position. This will enable the furnace operation for 16 SEER. ....."



    I...
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    ? re: high SEER (Attn: Baldloonie)

    In another thread, Baldloonie wrote:

    "Ducts in the attic? That can kill performance right there. If the 1st floor unit has a basement furnace, that helps since the ducts are in a cold basement.
    ...
  12. Do you install the (bypass) humidifier unit (not...

    Do you install the (bypass) humidifier unit (not the bypass) on the supply or return? If on return, wouldn't hot air from supply, mixing with the return air possibly cause confusion as seen by the...
  13. Just to reiterate, that's 43 outdoors, 39...

    Just to reiterate, that's 43 outdoors, 39 indoors. Right?
  14. Adding a humidiier to a Rheem Modulating furnace

    I have an RGFD unit now in its 4h heating season. It runs flawlessly except for an occasional thermostat glitch (reported previously), which I believe is under control.

    Since installation, static...
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    New Lennox furnace for '12

    In a current thread regarding the Lennox G61 furnace, it was stated that it will be replaced in '12 with a new furnace.

    Is there any 'public' information available re: that furnace?
    Thanks.
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    Beenthere, could you explain the effect of one...

    Beenthere, could you explain the effect of one over the other? Thanks.
  18. Thread: Just curious

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    Street Rd.! Oh lucky you.

    Street Rd.! Oh lucky you.
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    You are correct in your statements. I was...

    You are correct in your statements. I was thinking in terms of a small company, which wouldn't (or could not profit by) need the most complicated system, rather, adding a couple of processes to...
  20. Thread: Just curious

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    I am surprised, that in this day and age, even...

    I am surprised, that in this day and age, even small/medium companies (mine is small) don't use computers to a greater extent.
  21. Thread: Just curious

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    Just curious

    Had my winter PM a few days ago, and the tech (new to the company) got out of the truck and proceeded to march up to my front door minus tools.

    When I asked him about his tools, he said that his...
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    Another Rheem Mod Stat thread (update)

    Some time ago, I reported a (perceived) problem with my thermostat. Originally, it was a model 401, which was replaced by a model 411.

    The reported problem was that on particularly cold mornings,...
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    Thanks for that clarification--I'll stick with...

    Thanks for that clarification--I'll stick with the 201.

    My setup: heat: 1200 CFM (Max); cool: 95% of the time <1200 CFM. PD across the filter (1200/1600) x .18 = .135 PD.
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    Loonie, not doubting your information, but just...

    Loonie, not doubting your information, but just seems counter-intuitive that a higher MERV filter (13? about twice as restrictive) would only be .03" higher PD (see below).

    If true, do you think...
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    Aprilaire media cleaner/media question

    I was checking the Aprilaire site to see what was new and was surprised to see that the model 2200 unit is no longer listed, and has defaulted to the model 2210.

    When the upgrade kit was...
  26. Could the pipes be in different pressure zones...

    Could the pipes be in different pressure zones (length/elbows)?
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    During my installation, the 'helper' had to run...

    During my installation, the 'helper' had to run to the shop for something. The installer was running new thermostat wiring and I could sense (swearing) that he was having a difficult time.

    I...
  28. O.K., perhaps I got confused. Should that be not...

    O.K., perhaps I got confused. Should that be not running together in heating, i.e.,, either/or?
  29. Not meaning to hijack this thread, but I have to...

    Not meaning to hijack this thread, but I have to ask.

    I could swear that I read (possibly here) that in a dual fuel system, the furnace will not run during defrost (pressure problem?), as opposed...
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    Should I be concerned

    A little over 3 years ago, I had my furnace/ac changed out.

    Based on my interviewing of contractors, and knowledge gained here, I chose a small company (about 5 trucks on the street).

    Rating my...
  31. Thread: scam warning

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    Mr. Felix will become John Doe.

    Mr. Felix will become John Doe.
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    Any problem with occasionally adding a little...

    Any problem with occasionally adding a little bleach to the (acid resistant) condensate pump? I'ts about 4' from the coil.
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    I'm glad you clarified that.

    I'm glad you clarified that.
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    ?????

    ?????
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    Did you mean to say UNscrupulous?

    Did you mean to say UNscrupulous?
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    With regard to medication, I can speak with...

    With regard to medication, I can speak with authority. There are many differences in (store/generic vs brand) medication, that lie beneath the surface, i.e., reading a list of ingredients.

    One...
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    Thanks for your comment. The odor seems to be...

    Thanks for your comment. The odor seems to be gone.

    Since (currently) the heating demand has been minimal, the (Rheem) mod thermostat chooses an initial firing rate designed to match the demand,...
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    Is this dirty sock syndrome?

    Is dirty sock syndrome restricted to cooling, or can it occur during heating?

    Two or three weeks ago, we had 1 or 2 mornings where the furnace fired up. Didn't notice anything unusual odor-wise....
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    As a PSE&G customer, I would ask for the model...

    As a PSE&G customer, I would ask for the model number of that thermostat. Also, how often do they invoke the 15 minute outage.
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    Where's the Bear?

    Where's the Bear?
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    Is there a ** in the house?

    Is there a ** in the house?
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    My experience: After replacing a 20 yr old,...

    My experience: After replacing a 20 yr old, oversized behemoth, with a smaller-sized modulating furnace (with outdoor combustion air) w/ vs blower, static shocks have been eliminated. Was...
  43. Thread: Baxman

    by ampulman
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    Two stage stat will give greater comfort. ...

    Two stage stat will give greater comfort. Contractor could have opted for single stage stat to trim the estimate, or perhaps you don't have enough wires in your walls (extra labor) necessitating...
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    I think that might be a bit of a stretch. Went...

    I think that might be a bit of a stretch. Went into my local HD rental ctr and inquired if they carried (HVAC) sheet metal tools (available to buy next door). They didn't.



    Judging by other...
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    Ditto. Not to mention, 'bending the truth'.

    Ditto. Not to mention, 'bending the truth'.
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    Sounds like another 'cash for clunkers' deal. ...

    Sounds like another 'cash for clunkers' deal. Now, that really worked out well.

    I guess you'll have to pump acid through the scrapped unit (can't have anyone reusing a workable unit.
  47. Thread: Thermostats?

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    Not directly. It is possible to do so with the...

    Not directly. It is possible to do so with the installation of other equipment.
  48. Yeh, like Alec Baldwin 'played a pilot' before.

    Yeh, like Alec Baldwin 'played a pilot' before.
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    Well, this homeowner will likely be here until...

    Well, this homeowner will likely be here until he's carried out, so we'll see.
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    If the HX fails, Rheem will replace the furnace...

    If the HX fails, Rheem will replace the furnace (original owner).
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