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    Sticky: Gee I wish I had one of those. I'd send them to...

    Gee I wish I had one of those. I'd send them to the 'National Do Not Call List' folks:eek2::oops::beat:
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    Forgot to tell you 1-TON a/c Manual J, was before...

    Forgot to tell you 1-TON a/c Manual J, was before I decided to replace all my windows with E3 and E2 double paned windows.
    Glass doors were already double paned. My thermometer gun shows the...
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    Thank you, it was a lot of effort to find the...

    Thank you, it was a lot of effort to find the information, but easy to understand. I did Msnual J every which way possible and never came up with 4.5T which is what my neighbor bought. I said to...
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    I have a little dehumidifier and I had to pour...

    I have a little dehumidifier and I had to pour out gallons and gallons of water each day and could never tell the difference in humidity. Eventually I couldn't lift the water bucket and don't use it...
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    Hi, I'm BAAACK. furnace and A/C have been in a...

    Hi, I'm BAAACK. furnace and A/C have been in a few years now, works wonderfully except for the remote thermostat. After a few hours on a new battery the unit cannot receive info from the remote...
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    I bought the use of the Manual J from this site...

    I bought the use of the Manual J from this site and it came out 1 ton a/c and a little furnace. I got larger because I just gave up trying to get what's right.,

    For some reason just the fan...
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    I'll try and figure out which number it is in the...

    I'll try and figure out which number it is in the documentation. The installer says the grill only needs to be as large as the opening under the filter. Noooooo. Besides they didn't enlarge that...
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    Hi Beenthere, Thanks for all your help. Any...

    Hi Beenthere,
    Thanks for all your help. Any ideas? I was thinking of putting my carbon monoxide alarm in the closet and turning on the heat. Is that a valid test? Should there be any carbon...
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    By the way, if I hadn't mentioned it before, but...

    By the way, if I hadn't mentioned it before, but I did check the code and the largest unit which would fit was 2 1/2 tons needed 36" clearance from neighbor's house. There is about 5 1/2 feet...
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    Hi I'm back, I had forgotten how to get to this...

    Hi I'm back, I had forgotten how to get to this site, and the name of it. because my computer croaked and I got a new one.

    Having gone 1 1/2 years without heat and always procrastinating because...
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    Sticky: I'm glad I'm not the only one

    This is what I have done too, good way to find out if shady, if they accept bogus info.

    For phone calls, just put the phone down and walk away. You save someone else from getting one or two calls.
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    solution found!

    insurance company paid for replacement It fell about25 feet onto concrete, it was a tin can thing

    Thanks, that's my answer. I'll put a few layers of aluminum foil around it so it will make noise...
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    Ohhhh, I wouldlike to know what those bad things are so I won't do them.

    OOOps.. like what? I have seen things that my response was 'I'm not doin that!!' Please post when you see something.
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    I saw on Ask This Old House today a balloon to...

    I saw on Ask This Old House today a balloon to put up the chimney. Well..so my original idea wasn't so bad.
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    They are mean spirited and just generally evil....

    They are mean spirited and just generally evil.
    Thank you to all vets who protect our country and our way of life, except of course for these idiots and the courts who help them.
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    Still another HVAC guy today, he brought along...

    Still another HVAC guy today, he brought along his techie. He knew the 36" rule to neighbor's property. Took a copy of Manual J. Told me a bunch of stuff--no BS. I wondered about his comments...
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    I just got my electric bill for a month of no...

    I just got my electric bill for a month of no furnace, heating small area with electricity. Electric bill including all the extras (tax etc.) went up about $13. Consider more lights on too.
    Gas in...
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    I just noticed I had not posted this info: On...

    I just noticed I had not posted this info: On the coldest days I turn off the furnace and use a little electric space heater. By space I mean an area just a little larger than my body. So when...
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    Thanks FarleyRedfield Always helps to have...

    Thanks FarleyRedfield

    Always helps to have encouragement.
    A friend :callpro:just told me my offer to settle on the horrible remodel was all wrong:eek2: way too low, said I should go to municipal...
  20. Is that a still? When's the party?

    Is that a still? When's the party?
  21. Around here the wires come out the BACK of the...

    Around here the wires come out the BACK of the breaker panel. They are in a wallboard 'tunnel' 6" x 14" which runs the length of the garage and into the house.
    You don't see any wires, anywhere. ...
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    Thanks Tedkidd, I have still another man...

    Thanks Tedkidd,

    I have still another man coming out Saturday, recommended by my insurance agent. I told him what I wanted and he's going to research it. He says he consistently replaces old 100...
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    Yes! Cannot find a thank you button this site....

    Yes!
    Cannot find a thank you button this site.
    THANK YOU :eek2: yelling it.

    I'll take a copy of the Manual J report WITHOUT the room sizes on it.

    I felt better after the:couch:
    gail
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    What do you think?

    I think my next tact will be to go to a sales office, get them to write up a proposal with the sizes I want and then let them see my house.

    Bet they won't cancel the deal?

    What do you think?...
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    Why don't they listen?

    :argue::censored: Well, it was really all I could do to :bhave:!!

    The lady at HD snagged me Monday and I let her send out a HVAC guy on the condition only that we discuss sizes first. I wrote on...
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    Where I live it gets cold in the evening almost...

    Where I live it gets cold in the evening almost every hot day. Blowing hot air out one window(that becomes the hottest room in the house) and blowing air in one window helps somewhat. But here we...
  27. ROFL! rolf?? He should put it on water skiis.

    ROFL! rolf??
    He should put it on water skiis.
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    HVAC-calc came up with the numbers I used except...

    HVAC-calc came up with the numbers I used except 80 degrees outside design temp in summer is too low. At 80 degrees I don't need a/c at all so why would I design for that? So I upped it. Average...
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    I asked about heat pumps and they all say they...

    I asked about heat pumps and they all say they don't use them here. Can't remember why, but it made sense at the time. One reason was natural gas is cheaper than electricity.
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    were they looking for more work later, fire, dryrot?

    My building inspector required proof the vent went outside, the contractor never gave him proof. Thank goodness, because much later I found out it was
    1. an unlicensed electrician,
    2. did not...
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    sealed to the ceiling

    Thank you, does that mean caulk the metal rectangular can to the drywall? My new HVAC contractor(I hope) said he would do that. You can see daylight thru the gaps in the drywall next to the new...
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    size of grille?

    I have a lot more confidence with someone who double checks.

    Is the area immediately before the filter in a furnace considered a duct?

    I saw somewhere a formula for sizing the input grille,...
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    Hey, I may have my HVAC man

    Way back 36 years ago I chose to pay a lot more for housing once instead of putting it all into gas for the car and a/c forever.

    Well, I think I may have found my man. He is going to check with...
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    following your lead

    Good to know all that information, thanks.

    I'll get the air direction changed off ceiling and walls and towards the center of the rooms and try that a while before moving ducts, moving ducts is...
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    Naw, I'm just happy, usually. I raised the...

    Naw, I'm just happy, usually.

    I raised the outside summer design temp by 5 degrees and got these results.

    Read page 7 of the HVAC-calc manual, my house similar to Mr. North, but half the size. ...
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    answering your questions

    To answer your questions:
    Trying not to depress people like I was for about 4 months.

    Homeowner's Assoc. does not allow window a/c. Anyway it would take 8 of them. Had one once and it cooled...
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    blower sizing

    Beenthere,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Wish you were here installing these things, I'd be done with disagreements.

    I assume not special order to get it larger because they try to always...
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    going from Manual J numbers to buying furnace and a/c

    Hi all,
    Ok, I have done Manual J :putergreet: and have numbers.
    Sensible 10,546 Latent 1530 total 12,076 heat 30,716
    I need verification that I'm doing the sizing right.

    For the furnace I...
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    water heaters uh oh, that too?

    Uh Oh!! Water heaters? OMG can something go wrong with replacing one of those?? I need a new one any day now. Don't do this to me. Two years over warranty, I think they last so long because I...
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    Put in a spacer on the screw between the grille...

    Put in a spacer on the screw between the grille and the ceiling and fill in around the duct so bugs won't crawl into the house. Some of the air can come out before the grille.

    Or just put on a...
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    Have them eliminate the 'register' thing with the...

    Have them eliminate the 'register' thing with the adjustable louvers--grille only. If your air will not get the ceiling dirty it can be set off the ceiling.
    Save a lot of work.
    But you still...
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    HUH

    I figured closed meant one or the other.

    Tying of wires, sorry I'm not knowledgeable enough to follow you, don't know the terminology. Do you mean make the wires act as though something is...
  43. I was told my ducts would need upgrading for a/c...

    I was told my ducts would need upgrading for a/c until I did HVAC-calc and found the A/c only needed to be 1/3 what they were trying to sell me.
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    I need Holmes to the rescue

    Maybe Holmes would come here.

    Does Failed closed means if off, electricity still went thru? Scarey.:troll2:<---electrocuted hair. Or is closed means the circuit is closed?

    There will be no...
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    my two cents

    That's a pretty good sized bathroom, you do need heat there. What is a two way? Air comes out in two directions? Sometimes they put no thought at all into house design. One of mine makes the...
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    I filed a complaint against my contractor

    They should have several shows about filing complaints and claims on contractors bonds.:payattention:

    This is how I found this forum. Googling 'bad tile job' and bouncing around from website to...
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    If no heat loss I don't need to do anything

    Thanks, so I will wait until I have heat again then put a thermometer in there to see if cold is coming down, and see if something with smoke goes up.

    I don't want to modify it I just want to plug...
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    any info is helpful to me, thanks for clarification

    We are just chatting:D don't let anyone make you feel :beat:

    This is supposed to be fun.


    isn't it?
    gail
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    Beenthere, Don says HVAC-CALC matches Manual J. ...

    Beenthere,
    Don says HVAC-CALC matches Manual J.

    I plan to cover the glass anyway.

    When I get all thru tweaking and have my 3 reports for "actual now", "improvements this year", and...
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    Question about HVAC-calc My attic, about...

    Question about HVAC-calc


    My attic, about 1200 sq feet, has 3 vents about a foot square each, that's all.
    Is this called a 'ventilated attic?' There are no fans, and that seems like not...
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