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    It doesn't sound like it will be in the bathroom....

    It doesn't sound like it will be in the bathroom. It is acceptable to have a return in the hallway. I don't beleive I've ever seen a bathroom without a door.
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    X2, that's a big no no. Mold and ice come to...

    X2, that's a big no no. Mold and ice come to mind. Soffit and ridge don't always work like they're intended either.
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    Just a little dry humor. OP, you're going to...

    Just a little dry humor.

    OP, you're going to need fresh air ventilation for a house as tight and insulated as you describe. Depending on your climate either an ERV, HRV or ventilating dehumidifier.
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    Insulated spiral is ridiculously expensive....

    Insulated spiral is ridiculously expensive. Spiral duct is expensive enough. There's no need to insulate the duct in conditioned space. Make sure the duct is sized sufficiently, if it's too small it...
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    Doubt it but it needs to be remedied ASAP. Does...

    Doubt it but it needs to be remedied ASAP. Does it vent into a masonry chimney?
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    Supco 88 has been used for sticking refer parts...

    Supco 88 has been used for sticking refer parts for decades, it's much cheaper than AC renew too.
  7. If this 2006 voyager is used semi heavily then...

    If this 2006 voyager is used semi heavily then the heat exhanger needs to be looked at closely. Look at the seams in the tubes at the u bend. Pop the top off that thing and give it a once over before...
  8. Fraser-Johnston TM9X....

    Fraser-Johnston TM9X. http://www.fraserjohnston.com/product_details.aspx?ProductID=3013
  9. X2, there's only a couple left. Then you can find...

    X2, there's only a couple left. Then you can find the crack in the u bend of the heat exchanger and put all those parts on the shelf for stock...
  10. Thread: Reflok tool

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    X2. I watched a YouTube vid of a head to head...

    X2. I watched a YouTube vid of a head to head "battle" with reflok vs brazing with oxy/ace and the guy doing the brazing took forever. I could braze 5-10 1 1/8 fittings in the time it took him to do...
  11. nevermind, open forum...

    nevermind, open forum...
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    Tract home Residential new construction hvac is a...

    Tract home Residential new construction hvac is a battle over pennies. The extra few dollars it would have taken for the larger sized ducts and grilles would likely have lost them their profit....
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    Page 24 http://www.virginiaair.com/index.php/contractors/documents/doc_download/40-tm9x 7. Direct vent applications must be installed so the vent and combustion air pipes terminate in the same...
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    Dryer vented to the outside?

    Dryer vented to the outside?
  15. May have somehow pulled a control wire loose.

    May have somehow pulled a control wire loose.
  16. That would be a requirement for a 2 pipe...

    That would be a requirement for a 2 pipe configuration.
  17. 2 pipe is superior.

    2 pipe is superior.
  18. Hey, I like the way you rebut. Look in the table...

    Hey, I like the way you rebut. Look in the table of contents for venting and combustion air (or something to that effect) and it'll tell you all about it. I'm pretty sure the majority of furnaces...
  19. I wondered why they didn't just hook the old...

    I wondered why they didn't just hook the old combustion air pipe back up to the new furnace since it was already there. Now I assume you installed this yourself and didn't know where to put it...RFI...
  20. There's a ~2" hole in the burner cabinet...

    There's a ~2" hole in the burner cabinet somewhere that a pipe could be connected to if direct vent. If it's single piped then it get combustion air from The space around the furnace (mech room,...
  21. Inventively Makes stuff work

    Inventively Makes stuff work
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    It's the puking pumpkin in different colors.

    It's the puking pumpkin in different colors.
  23. Thread: smoke candles

    by jtrammel
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    Theatrical fog machine in the return duct and...

    Theatrical fog machine in the return duct and turn on the blower. You'll see every leak in the system. You can get them pretty cheap after Halloween or can rent a commercial type one from a special...
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    There's no way it's going to happen. That's my...

    There's no way it's going to happen. That's my hypothesis.
  25. Thread: CA ?

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    I like how you can remove the hose on the...

    I like how you can remove the hose on the bacharach so you don't ruin the sensors with moisture. I don't know if you can do that with the testo?
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    That's what I thought, but we tried washing the...

    That's what I thought, but we tried washing the coil with multiple cleaners, replacing the return duct and uv light before installing the gps thing and nothing satisfied them until the gps. I'm not...
  27. Thread: CA ?

    by jtrammel
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    The testo 320 and the bacharach insight plus are...

    The testo 320 and the bacharach insight plus are in the same league.

    The 310 and Intech are in the same league

    I prefer bacharach, it's just personal preference.

    If you wait til...
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    I thought the gps 2400 was snake oil until last...

    I thought the gps 2400 was snake oil until last winter we had a customer with an odd smell that none of us (techs) could smell. We installed a gps 2400 as a Hail Mary and the smell went away within a...
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    I'm thinking too hard... For some reason my gut...

    I'm thinking too hard... For some reason my gut is telling me the boiler scenario (which I have seen) is different than the refrigerant circuit scenerio just cant put my finger on what it is... Yet....
  30. A huge MISTAKE out of nothing. Bigger is...

    A huge MISTAKE out of nothing.

    Bigger is rarely, if ever, better.
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    Jtrammel can't make it... Honey do list is too...

    Jtrammel can't make it... Honey do list is too full.
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    There's no way it's plausible without a large...

    There's no way it's plausible without a large quantity leaking out of one leak and another leak acting like a vacuum sucking stuff in because of the other leak leaking at a much higher rate. In that...
  33. It's the same output as the old 80% furnace....

    It's the same output as the old 80% furnace. Bigger isn't better. If you must, ask him for a cash discount for the smaller unit and take your family out to dinner. That would cost him A LOT less than...
  34. Pricing isn't allowed. It will vary drastically...

    Pricing isn't allowed. It will vary drastically from company to company.
  35. 400sqft/ton is oversized for a house built in...

    400sqft/ton is oversized for a house built in 1900, much less 2014... I thought Florida required manual J to get a permit? Maybe that's just some municipalities. New construction ought to be closer...
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    It depends on how the system is designed. If it's...

    It depends on how the system is designed. If it's designed for hard pipe then the flex size has to be increased. As long as flex is installed properly then it's just as good or better than hard pipe...
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    The only way I see it could work is if say there...

    The only way I see it could work is if say there is a leak in the evaporator and the condenser ruptures blowing the charge. As the charge is being blown it sucks in water/air through the evap leak....
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    I'll give you $100

    I'll give you $100
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    I know of 3 electrical contractors in town using...

    I know of 3 electrical contractors in town using these on RNC and they are reputable companies. I'm sure they're like anything else, as long as installed properly they work great same as a wing nut.
  40. Thread: So? Who won ?

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    Dems probably cheated, did they recount since it...

    Dems probably cheated, did they recount since it was so close?
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    X2. You can have all the HEPA, UV, American Red...

    X2. You can have all the HEPA, UV, American Red Cross Air scrubbers, EAC's, etc that the world has to offer but if your duct system isn't properly sized, sealed and insulated, your attic floor is...
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    I always think "hack" when I see electrical tape...

    I always think "hack" when I see electrical tape on wire nut connections.
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    I've noticed a lot of electricians around here...

    I've noticed a lot of electricians around here using these now http://diy.blogoverflow.com/2012/01/tool-review-ideal-in-sure-push-in-wire-connectors/
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    It tells you on the packaging of the wire nuts...

    It tells you on the packaging of the wire nuts how to do it. They all say that pretwisting is NOT necessary. My guess is because that's how they are listed by UL since UL can't know how each person...
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    Nothing can get in until there is zero psig. It's...

    Nothing can get in until there is zero psig. It's physically impossible.
  46. You'll be sorry if you go bigger. Bigger is...

    You'll be sorry if you go bigger. Bigger is rarely, if ever, better. 2 tons should be more than enough for 1200sqft. Your ductwork is likely too small for 2.5 tons, let alone 3 tons of airflow.
  47. That's a significant increase in cost on package...

    That's a significant increase in cost on package units.
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    They've been talking about it for a while now.

    They've been talking about it for a while now.
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    Word of mouth travels fast. If they're doinh...

    Word of mouth travels fast. If they're doinh shoddy work and are supposed to be a reputable contractor word will get around and they'll lose jobs, customers and capitalism will take its course. I...
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    Affinity, LX or latitude? Model # would be...

    Affinity, LX or latitude? Model # would be helpful. I've installed hundreds with no problems.
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