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  1. anything else? thanks /j

    anything else?

    thanks
    /j
  2. thanks!

    thanks!
  3. Failed evaporator coil in Bryant Evolution system. Should I be asking any questions?

    Hi - I have a Bryant Evolution System from 2007. Air-handler in the attic. I was losing coolant this spring and on the 2nd visit they diagnosed it as a failed evaporator coil in the air handler. ...
  4. "You would be concerned with the odors from your...

    "You would be concerned with the odors from your drain being pulled into your system."

    Duh! - thanks!

    "And you say there is a deep hole on one side, which makes me wonder if you didn't supply a...
  5. umm - the downspout doesn't go anywhere - just...

    umm - the downspout doesn't go anywhere - just pushes the water 1' from the house 8-}
  6. Hey Ranger - thanks for all the thoughts. What's...

    Hey Ranger - thanks for all the thoughts. What's the difference between tie-ing it to the drain system (there's a PVC vent pipe that goes right nearby the air-handler in the attic, might need only...
  7. Thanks snupycb. The drain line comes down the...

    Thanks snupycb. The drain line comes down the back of my house. I assume you're talking about a buried line? How deep? I wouldn't run a surface line out into the middle of my back yard (people...
  8. I'm looking to understand how I could pipe it...

    I'm looking to understand how I could pipe it away from the house. Ants like to live near water.
  9. Thanks Marc - but just for other readers, the...

    Thanks Marc - but just for other readers, the latter is exactly what I did, and I believe what's happened is that the water is exposed to underground pests (Ants). So if I'm going to do it right I...
  10. Thanks garychance - that's what I thought I was...

    Thanks garychance - that's what I thought I was doing with the hole in the ground filled with gravel. Maybe I should re-do it in some sort of enclosed fashion (like maybe weed block with some small...
  11. So you've had your fun. What I'm really asking...

    So you've had your fun. What I'm really asking is are there any non-obvious options for terminating the drain pipe other than letting it puddle right next to the house? (and of course, if it...
  12. no one?

    no one?
  13. Condensation water draws ants - how to divert away from house?

    Hi - My A/C air-handler is in the attic, and the condensation drains down the side of the house in a pipe, and spills out right next to the house, leaving constant puddles in the summer. The house...
  14. Hi small-change - I appreciate the advice, and...

    Hi small-change - I appreciate the advice, and yes, it could well be due to corrosion or sediment, but what's the value of verifying it? Can't do anything about it. Might as well change the tank...
  15. Thanks - My problem with this one is that the...

    Thanks - My problem with this one is that the thermostat has gone out twice now so I'd prefer something of higher quality.

    Unfortunately the heat is FHA, and the tank is at a low point in my...
  16. Recommend brand/model gas water heater w/hard water?

    Hi all, and happy new year.

    I'm getting tired of my nearly 6-year old 40g. gas Bradford-White. A couple of years ago the water wasn't getting too hot, and replacing the stat (warranty, but cost...
  17. its outdoors, hose might freeze (i'm in new...

    its outdoors, hose might freeze (i'm in new england)
  18. well, it's been draining outside (into the...

    well, it's been draining outside (into the crawlspace) for 4 years with no ill effects, so the gravel ditch should work (my only goal is to keep the water from the critters). The crawl space is...
  19. The washing machine drain is at the other end of...

    The washing machine drain is at the other end of the house - through multiple finished rooms. Otherwise this is what I'd do.

    and I completely apologize to anyone I may have inadvertently offended...
  20. so what do you recommend?

    so what do you recommend?
  21. I could dig the hole and put stones into it -...

    I could dig the hole and put stones into it - that's what I did with my A/C runoff. But it's a low crawlspace and difficult to work in, and I'm never sure that the critters won't make their way down...
  22. Hi - I appreciate your comment. I suppose one...

    Hi - I appreciate your comment. I suppose one approach would to get multiple contractors to come out and give multiple approaches and quotes, and then present them here for comment, but since I'm...
  23. How connect condensate pump into PVC drain pipe?

    Hi - When my furnace was replaced a few years ago, they ran the condensate drain out into a crawl space under a back room (the nearest utility sink is on the other side of the house, through finished...
  24. I'm on contract for a spring checkout, but those...

    I'm on contract for a spring checkout, but those don't start for a month or so
  25. ACTUALLY - I replaced the filter (upgraded the...

    ACTUALLY - I replaced the filter (upgraded the Aprilaire 2200 to the new #213 filter) last August. I have separate heat & A/C systems and so this filter has only about 10 weeks of use. I'm thinking...
  26. Roger on the air filter.. So really no...

    Roger on the air filter..

    So really no reason to run it continually..... ok.

    thanks
    /j
  27. Spring startup of 2007 Bryant Evolution system

    Hi - I live in New England. I have a 2007 Bryant Evolution A/C system. I leave the power to the condenser on all winter (there's an internal heater, i think?)

    The first time i turn it on in the...
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    Thanks BT - never thought about using the hot...

    Thanks BT - never thought about using the hot water for the humidifier - I can suggest that.

    House is quite well built, and addition (2nd floor) is very tight.

    Thanks, I appreciate it.
    /j
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    Hi - I talked to the contractor. Recaping:...

    Hi - I talked to the contractor.

    Recaping: The basement heating system heats only the basement and the first floor, the 2nd floor is heated by a different system in the attic. (house is 3500 sq...
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    Hi BT - this is something I'm aware of - Sills...

    Hi BT - this is something I'm aware of - Sills are fine. We used to run into a problem where

    a) there was no storm window
    b) shade was kept down all day.

    This somehow created a confined area...
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    Sorry BT - was on my blackberry yesterday, I...

    Sorry BT - was on my blackberry yesterday, I don't think I direct-replied to this.

    Yes, the little skuttle does (according to the stat, and an independent (albeit cheapie) digital meter in one...
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    No, they don't actually. I think it's because we...

    No, they don't actually. I think it's because we also have storms.

    BTW - belated congrats on being promoted to moderator, nice to have a friend in high places 8-}
    /j
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    Geez BT - I hate to disagree with you, but I...

    Geez BT - I hate to disagree with you, but I don't have window sweat and I keep the evolution stat set at 35% while the temp bumps between the 30s and single digits. House stays comfortable...
    /j
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    You know - I was thinking - why would I want the...

    You know - I was thinking - why would I want the indoor relative humidity to vary with outside temperature. Isn't that the PROBLEM I'm trying to fix??? 8-}

    I mean, if it's cold enough to fire up...
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    Are you sure? I have an evolution system...

    Are you sure? I have an evolution system (w/evolution stat) in my house and it doesn't do that. The humidistat has a hard setting in 5% increments.
    /j
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    Thanks TB, BT - the more I think about it, the...

    Thanks TB, BT - the more I think about it, the more I question his contractor.

    For example - The suggestion that it's better for the the humidifier to still be running when the system isn't...
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    BT - actually pretty tight. It's an old (1940s)...

    BT - actually pretty tight. It's an old (1940s) house, but pretty tight (plaster walls).

    GD - I'm not doubting steam will work, just thinking evaporative will also work, at lower cost and pain. ...
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    Steam or Evaporative?, special situation

    My parents home was originally a ranch with a basement, with FHA heating system. They added a 2nd floor, which is heated by another FHA system in the Attic. The house is dry. The humidifier in the...
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    Weirdest thing - I opened it up for the first...

    Weirdest thing - I opened it up for the first time (i.e., disconnected the reservoir), put it back together, and the noise went away - whirr-quiet like the old one now.

    Go figure...
    /j
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    i put my own feet on the new one - it's not a...

    i put my own feet on the new one - it's not a vibration, the motor just seems to have a much richer, more motor-y sound
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    Little Giant Condensate Pump Qn

    So I recently replaced my Little Giant VCMA 20UL Condensate Pump (that stopped working) with a VCMX 20UL. my wife picked up the new one for me, and looked in the box just to see that it was the same...
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    i'm sorry guys, but based on a lot of experience...

    i'm sorry guys, but based on a lot of experience here in NE (I went through an experience where I ended up calling several different contractors over a period of a year), (and helping my brother try...
  43. I need one today. But I realize I can connect my...

    I need one today. But I realize I can connect my own "safety switch" (just stick some open (very low-voltage/low-current) wires at the top of the tank. If the water gets that high it will close the...
  44. thanks for the tip! My local shop has the newer...

    thanks for the tip! My local shop has the newer (VCMX) model for about the same cost. - think I'll go for the newer one.

    (Unfortunately, no one carries the model with the safety switch)
  45. I'd be willing to replace it with a little more...

    I'd be willing to replace it with a little more expensive item if that item lasted more than 3 years. 8-}
  46. I'm in NE as well, and my water is hard, but the...

    I'm in NE as well, and my water is hard, but the furnace doesn't take any of my water supply in?

    It didn't 'look' that gunky - I guess I'll have to clean the new one
    thanks
    /j
  47. Thanks - the reservoir in mine didn't seem dirty...

    Thanks - the reservoir in mine didn't seem dirty - not sure what you mean by flush it out - take the top off and rinse it?

    Also - Can I use a 15ULx if it's only pushing the water up about 8' (it...
  48. Recommend Condensate Pump? (need one today)

    Hi - My VCMA-20ULT died after 3 years. Replace it with another one? Or is there something better?

    and if this is a good unit - Can I use a 15ULx if it's only pushing the water up about 8', and...
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    thanks

    thanks
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    less than 1lb. of 410A, never charged (and I...

    less than 1lb. of 410A, never charged (and I suspect, never properly tested) since it was installed. No labor warranty. Parts warranty until 2017.

    Agree about proper charge - which is why I...
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