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  1. Thread: Fanhandler

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    Okay--$100 before it goes to ebay

    Okay--$100 before it goes to ebay
  2. Thread: Fanhandler

    by lyork
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    I have a HP-120 Fanhandler new in the box,--never...

    I have a HP-120 Fanhandler new in the box,--never got around to installing it. $120.00--email me with your phone number and I'll give you a call if interested
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    Yep, sounds like it's calling for the second...

    Yep, sounds like it's calling for the second stage, (which doesn't exist on your system) It's a 2 stage stat, so go in to the user settings and change your second stage differential to the max (...
  4. Thread: birds

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    Drill 4 small holes directly across from each...

    Drill 4 small holes directly across from each other 90 degrees apart, thread some heavy duty fishing line through the holes and stretch tightly. Should do the trick.
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    The gas fireplace surely added to your gas...

    The gas fireplace surely added to your gas consumption, and I'm sure the new windows here have helped me out. Comfort is a big factor in your choice of HVAC, so it sounds like we have both come out...
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    kssparten, no gas fireplace, wood fireplace...

    kssparten,
    no gas fireplace, wood fireplace which I hope to put an insert in soon. Setpoint 70 degrees 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. weekdays, and 8:00a.m. to 11:00 p.m....
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    I know that in the summer time it would actually...

    I know that in the summer time it would actually be more expensive to run the water heater and dryer, but not that much. At our current gas rates it is virtually break even. However, when you factor...
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    ksspartan, Here are my gas and electric bills...

    ksspartan,

    Here are my gas and electric bills recently received--

    Electric ending 3/1
    bill--$71.06
    usage--1609 kwh
    days--30
    avg temp--37 degrees
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    Ksspartan--yes, we talked on the phone that one...

    Ksspartan--yes, we talked on the phone that one night. Lennox hp26 4 ton single stage, Robertshaw 9820I stat, it looks just like the Lennox Signature stat on Lennox's website, google it and see if...
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    "Operating rate at 22'F is 2.78 kw/hr average for...

    "Operating rate at 22'F is 2.78 kw/hr average for heat pump
    Effective cost at 22'F for 13,158,420 BTU
    is $86.43 heat pump/electric strip versus $ 155.27 for gas.

    Gas per therm (100,000 BTU) is...
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    kssparten, gas bill---12-15-05 to 1-18-06, 4.3...

    kssparten, gas bill---12-15-05 to 1-18-06, 4.3 MCF, last year 16.80 MCF. I have a gas dryer and gas water heater, three girls in the house. Also might mention that my December electric bill also...
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    ksspartan, we've talked before about installers,...

    ksspartan, we've talked before about installers, systems, etc. 2800 s.f. 4 ton single stage lennox with dual fuel Kansas City area. High balance at 32, low balance at 20, 30 minute delay on the...
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    The outdoor stat generally needs it's wiring ran...

    The outdoor stat generally needs it's wiring ran separate from the thermostat. Also if it is ran near any other voltage wiring it could throw it off. One of the things I've seen is the wiring is ran...
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    Best bet that is available to homeowners is the...

    Best bet that is available to homeowners is the Sears water heater. Manufactured for them by State Industries. Since you don't really have a fuel option, just run down to your local Sears store and...
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    I'm not educated enough to give opinions on one...

    I'm not educated enough to give opinions on one brand or the other, but from what I've read I would indeed stay with the mini-split in the bonus room. The person who gave you the original quote was...
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    The new traps have a rubber flapper in them. They...

    The new traps have a rubber flapper in them. They typically are in the 3/4" nipple that threads into the tank itself. I've heard that if you in make a u-turn with the hot water pipe, that is the most...
  17. Thread: Oversize a 90+?

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    Quote is as follows from the above link. I'm not...

    Quote is as follows from the above link. I'm not educated enough to voice an opinion, interesting though.

    "A second type of condensing furnace or boiler uses a pulse
    combustion technology to...
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    Just a thought, do you have a gas water heater, a...

    Just a thought, do you have a gas water heater, a gas dryer? If you do then we need to look at the outside temperature compared to last year. It very well could be that your usage is mainly from...
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    I run a machine shop here in K.C. and we have...

    I run a machine shop here in K.C. and we have several mechanical engineers that I work closely with. I have a great deal of respect for them, but wouldn't ask any one of them to come look at my HVAC...
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    Can anybody register as a professional member?...

    Can anybody register as a professional member? Seems like I'm seeing more DIY posts by people with professional member status. Gets kind of confusing as I like to hear from professionals, not people...
  21. Thread: air filter

    by lyork
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    I guess it just goes to show that just because...

    I guess it just goes to show that just because it's an advanced system doesn't mean that it has to be a complicated problem. Also shows what the benefit is to having a reputable installer that you...
  22. Thread: air filter

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    Are we sure this just isn't the maintanence...

    Are we sure this just isn't the maintanence interval that the contractor has set in the thermostat for routine cleaning? If it is, then he didn't set the time interval correctly, 3 days should be...
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    Just went down this road, so here is the bottom...

    Just went down this road, so here is the bottom line in my opinion. Cost up front is considerabley more, savings on running one compared to the newer tank style, about 20%. Anuual cost on running a...
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    I too live in the Kansas City area, 2800 s.f....

    I too live in the Kansas City area, 2800 s.f. house and a Lennox HP26 4 ton heat pump. 30 degrees is the general concensus for the cut-off on the heat pump in our area. My house was built in 1981,...
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    ksspartan--duel fuel kit coupled with a vision...

    ksspartan--duel fuel kit coupled with a vision pro stat? Which model of vision pro? Duel fuel kit locks out the features of certain Vision pro stats. 2 stage heat pump with fossil fuel back-up...
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    That's the problem with gas water heaters--61%...

    That's the problem with gas water heaters--61% efficient is the norm unless you look at tankless (which I have, the power vent is the problem as my furnance is using about the only place I can do...
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    Yes--thermostat is set for add-on heat, locks out...

    Yes--thermostat is set for add-on heat, locks out compressor when calling for aux heat/second stage.
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    Well in our area they mainly burn coal, also I'm...

    Well in our area they mainly burn coal, also I'm pretty sure some of the power comes from Wolf Creek which is nuclear, hence our electric rates. My wife and a 6 and 11 year old, I have already taken...
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    4 degrees right now until outside stat gets...

    4 degrees right now until outside stat gets installed and balance point set so that the furnace does not come on at all. Dual fuel set-up that we are basically locking out until the temp drops.
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    I am needing to replace my hot water heater one...

    I am needing to replace my hot water heater one way or the other. With everything going on with gas prices I am seriously wondering if I should replace my current natural gas with an electric. Latest...
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    ksspartan, my friend works for Fagan, commercial...

    ksspartan, my friend works for Fagan, commercial applications, and did this as a favor for me. We use Shawnee heating and cooling at my shop, I couldn't really give them a whole hearted...
  32. Thread: Confused in KC

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    Well I live in Shawnee, Kansas (a suburb of K.C.)...

    Well I live in Shawnee, Kansas (a suburb of K.C.) I had my Heat pump system installed by a friend of mine that does commercial heating and cooling here in town. It's a Lennox single stage 4 ton heat...
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    No aux heat here, fossil fuel back up with 4...

    No aux heat here, fossil fuel back up with 4 degree differential before it calls for back up heat.I guess it just goes to show my install company knew what they were doing!
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    Thanks guys--I have a 4 ton Lennox Heat pump with...

    Thanks guys--I have a 4 ton Lennox Heat pump with TXV. Outside temp is 41 degrees, return is 70 degrees, supply is 95 degrees. Sounds like everything is running good then!
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    Okay, just a quick question on a heat pump. How...

    Okay, just a quick question on a heat pump. How much temp rise can I expect to get? I was getting 18 to 22 degree drop in a.c. mode depending on outside conditions. Should it be about the same in...
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    Check your current thermostat for 24 volts across...

    Check your current thermostat for 24 volts across the "R" and "C" terminals. That will determine if you have 24 volts going to your thermostat. Some of the Robertshaw therms are battery operated, if...
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    My Robertshaw is adjustable in .5 increments from...

    My Robertshaw is adjustable in .5 increments from .5 to 3.0. The Honeywell that I replaced it with apparently had a .5 differential, and I never saw it move from the setting of 74. I now have my new...
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    I'd go for a thermostat with a larger...

    I'd go for a thermostat with a larger differential, (see my post on "short cycling problem solved). Even with my Honeywell stat set on 3 cph, it still seemed like it was always on,off,on,off. My...
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    Some of you may remember my earlier post...

    Some of you may remember my earlier post regarding a thermostat with a larger differential. I had a new 4 ton lennox heat pump system installed this year (HP26, G51, txv, new lennox coil etc.) My...
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    Not sure about the thermostat situation, but I do...

    Not sure about the thermostat situation, but I do know there is some truth in his statement. On our Computer controlled milling machines and lathes (CNC equipment) if we program with standard...
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    Called and they are going to put in a Robertshaw,...

    Called and they are going to put in a Robertshaw, he said I can adjust it up to 3 degrees if I felt like it. Any opinions? They said it a 9801i ?
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    I was wondering if anyone knows of some...

    I was wondering if anyone knows of some thermostats that have a 2 degree differential for when it calls for heat/cool. I won't be installing this myself, I will call my installer and ask them to get...
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    Okay, I have a question about putting a timer on...

    Okay, I have a question about putting a timer on my heat pump. You may have seen my earlier post about upgrading my windows and siding. I think my system is a little oversized now. IT's 4 ton in a...
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    O.K.--I have searched the forums and read quite a...

    O.K.--I have searched the forums and read quite a bit of good information here, but have a question or two that I thought you all might be able to answer. I live in Kansas City in a 2800 s.f. front...
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