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  1. Thread: furnace filter

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    Nope, it's a Garrison 2 pack I from a local...

    Nope, it's a Garrison 2 pack I from a local hardware store. They were the only place in town that had my size (20x24x1).

    I was thinking of just vacuuming the 4" filter and reuse it. Any...
  2. Thread: furnace filter

    by powerg
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    I guess I will return the 1" filter back to the...

    I guess I will return the 1" filter back to the store.

    Thanks!!!
  3. Thread: furnace filter

    by powerg
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    So use the 4" filter only and leave the 1" empty,...

    So use the 4" filter only and leave the 1" empty, correct?
  4. Thread: furnace filter

    by powerg
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    furnace filter

    I have a question regarding furnace filters. I have a Lennox 4 ton heat pump with a Lennox air handler and a PMAC 20 filter box that can hold a 4" filter. I've noticed that that air handler also...
  5. Thread: By-pass damper

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    Now I am confused. I got desparate and I called...

    Now I am confused. I got desparate and I called Lennon support in Texas and the tech told me that I do require a bypass damper with the Harmony III. He told me the coil must has enough CFM or it...
  6. Thread: By-pass damper

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    By-pass damper

    Hi All,

    This is my setup:
    Lennox 4 Ton HPX15 Heat pump
    Lennox CBX32MV air handler
    Lennox PMAC-20 Air cleaner
    Two Lennox touchscreen t-stats
    Harmony III zone control
    12" by-pass damper...
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    I don't need a bypass damper? Does the Harmony 3...

    I don't need a bypass damper? Does the Harmony 3 control pressure? I just found out that I need to get a whole new bypass damper to get the missing counter weight!

    The t-stat does not have...
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    Thanks for the reply. I hope I explained it...

    Thanks for the reply.

    I hope I explained it well. A bypass damper is the sames a barometric damper right with a counter weight? I tested the system today in both heating and cooling mode. ...
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    Thanks for the reply. So the t-stat has AUTO...

    Thanks for the reply.

    So the t-stat has AUTO and EM.HEAT as an swtich but because I have the Harmony 3 installed as well, the t-stat does not show these two switches?

    I can only turn on...
  10. Thread: t-stat problem

    by powerg
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    t-stat problem

    I still need help with my t-stat. I have a Lennox Touchscreen programmable t-stat model number 8320. The SYSTEM option only has COOL, HEAT, and OFF. It's missing the AUTO and EM.HEAT. I looked...
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    Hi all, I just talked to the heat pump...

    Hi all,

    I just talked to the heat pump contractor about my problem. He said we are missing a weight for the bypass damper and currently the damper is set open using a vise grip. We lost the...
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    I should say one more thing...the outside unit...

    I should say one more thing...the outside unit fan is cycling on and off...I am not sure if the compressor is doing the same thing. When the fan is off, does it mean the compressor is off as well? ...
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    Thanks for the replies. There is air coming...

    Thanks for the replies.

    There is air coming from the ducts but a less than what am I use to (my parents place has a gas furnace and it has more air coming out of that system).

    When the...
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    thanks for the response. both the compressor...

    thanks for the response.

    both the compressor and fan stays on for a few mininutes...then the compressor would stop but the fan would continue...then later (5-10 mins later) the compressor would...
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    heat pump/air handler question

    Hi,

    I have a question regarding heating/cooling using a heat pump system.

    First, my system conist of the following.
    Lennox CBX32MV air handler
    Lennox HPX15-4 ton heat pump
    Lennox HC-PMAC20...
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    There is poly holding the insulation but it's not...

    There is poly holding the insulation but it's not sealed but I don't think there will be any moisture problem. That is foil tape, not duct tape holding the ducts. Do I need mastic or some duct...
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    All the ducts are new. It was just put in. In...

    All the ducts are new. It was just put in. In the crawl space, there is insulation in the floor joist but none on the perimiter or on the ducts. The floor in the crawl space a bit dirty from...
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    System: Lennox furnace with 4 ton unit. DUAL...

    System: Lennox furnace with 4 ton unit. DUAL ZONE setup with two or three electronic dampers. I'm not sure about one of them because there is a second supply line that connects back to the return. ...
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    I am trying to post an image...bear with me. ...

    I am trying to post an image...bear with me.

    http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/1125/dscn54160vy.jpg
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    It was not intention to get instructions on how...

    It was not intention to get instructions on how to install the ducts. I posted on this forum to get some opinions and advice on the duct work that was installed in my house -- not to get detail...
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    Dec, sounds like you got screwed by some of your...

    Dec, sounds like you got screwed by some of your customers and you are venting out some of your frustrations in this forum. I am not here to get instructions on how to install ducts. ...
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    I will try to take some pictures tonight and post...

    I will try to take some pictures tonight and post them. How do I attach the file?
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    I'm not trying to weasle out of paying him or try...

    I'm not trying to weasle out of paying him or try to pay less for his work. After reading this forum, I was able to get a better understanding of what to expect. After what was being installed in...
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    I can probably do a better job if I was told what...

    I can probably do a better job if I was told what to do and how to do it.
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    There is no inspection of heating system here.

    There is no inspection of heating system here.
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    If I insulate the crawlspace I will do it myself...

    If I insulate the crawlspace I will do it myself and later plug up the registers that in there. Yeah, body insulate ducts in crawlspace around here.
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    Is there a way to insulate the ducts after it has...

    Is there a way to insulate the ducts after it has been installed?
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    I had called about 4 companies that installs heat...

    I had called about 4 companies that installs heat pumps. They sub contract the duct contractors. Only two companies were able to get back to me with a duct contractor. All other companies said...
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    I hope someone can help me answer this one. The...

    I hope someone can help me answer this one. The duct contractor is going to put registers in my crawlspace because it's easier to do that instead of insulating all the ducts. The crawlspace is...
  30. Thread: ducts

    by powerg
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    I'm currently renovating my entire house to...

    I'm currently renovating my entire house to convert my electric baseboard heating to a heat pump system. That is why there is insualtion in the floor joist. I guess the duct contractor does not...
  31. Thread: ducts

    by powerg
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    Thanks Rob for the excellent explanation. What...

    Thanks Rob for the excellent explanation.

    What I noticed so far in my crawspace is the main trunk which is a round 11" attached to several 6 " near the end of the trunk. I don't think there is a...
  32. Thread: ducts

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    Why should it not be placed closer then 14" from...

    Why should it not be placed closer then 14" from the end of the main trunk line?
  33. Thread: ducts

    by powerg
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    Thanks for the reply. Currently my system...

    Thanks for the reply.

    Currently my system being installed is a Lennox 4 ton heat pump with a variable speed Lennox furnace.

    The ducts being installed are dual zone with electronic dampers. ...
  34. Thread: ducts

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    Right now the ducts are being installed. So I...

    Right now the ducts are being installed. So I was wondering if it matters where the 6" ducts are coming out from the main trunk (either side by side or farther apart). My contractor say that it's a...
  35. Thread: ducts

    by powerg
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    Hi have a question regarding the placement of the...

    Hi have a question regarding the placement of the ducts. The duct contractor installed several 6" supply ducts really close together near the end of the main supply ducts. Is this okay or should...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Can the condenser unit of the heat pump system be...

    Can the condenser unit of the heat pump system be installed under the deck's stairs or does it have to installed somewhere more open?
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    thanks for the advice.

    thanks for the advice.
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    docholiday, a single zone system will work fine...

    docholiday, a single zone system will work fine for a two level house where the upstair is normally hotter than downstairs? How o you keep both levels at the same temp without zoning?
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    I asked the company why they don't do heat load...

    I asked the company why they don't do heat load calculations and he said that the numbers are are lower that what they prefer -- because we living in a heating climat, he is more concerned of...
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    The company who wanted to install the York or...

    The company who wanted to install the York or Trane unit was telling me that zoning will not make a difference and that it will cost significantly more to install if we want it. He said it's not...
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    Thanks for your response Black Adder. So far I...

    Thanks for your response Black Adder. So far I only have been able to get two quotes. Company A quoted me a York Affinity 4 ton unit with a 5 ton variable speed air handler and installation of...
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    So are you telling me that the contractor is not...

    So are you telling me that the contractor is not doing it wrong? 80 cfms per grill is wrong?
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    Company B called back and said they don't use...

    Company B called back and said they don't use Manual J to determine heat load calculations. They basically try to achieve a 80 cfm in all registers. Does this sound right? Also, he said they do...
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    I would freak if I needed a 8-ton unit to...

    I would freak if I needed a 8-ton unit to heat/cool my house! I wonder what you will require if you live in a house (6400 sf) with almost all windows in Death Valley?
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    Is that correct? I'm getting a system installed...

    Is that correct? I'm getting a system installed in my house and the contractors are putting in a 4 or 5 ton unit to service 3100 sf. Where do you live, Death Valley?
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    Just talked to Company B and she said the the...

    Just talked to Company B and she said the the ducts in the crawl space will only be insulated 6 feet from supply and return trunk. He said no need to insulate the trunk. This okay?
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    HVAC contractors and sheet metal duct installers...

    HVAC contractors and sheet metal duct installers are quite busy in our area these days, so it was hard to get someone to come by and give us an estimate to install ducts and the heat pump equipment. ...
  49. Thread: ducts and vents

    by powerg
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    Why not have a return duct in the kitchen,...

    Why not have a return duct in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry? Just curious.
  50. Thread: ducts and vents

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    Thanks for the advice.

    Thanks for the advice.
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