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  1. Thread: ice machine

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    "i can imaginge all the welding and grinding dust...

    "i can imaginge all the welding and grinding dust flying around and plugging a condenser coil in no time! "

    You are right about the dust problem. We have a down draft grinding table and a big...
  2. Thread: ice machine

    by 7echo
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    ice machine

    We need a small ice maker, primarily for emergency use. It will be placed in our welding shop and, for the most part, be used in case of a burn. Any suggestions on size, brand, type, etc are...
  3. Thread: jumper duct

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    The doorway will lead to a mud room that will...

    The doorway will lead to a mud room that will have an exterior door. This will become the main entrance and will be opened frequently. I can undercut some, and will look for space for a jumper duct....
  4. Thread: jumper duct

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    jumper duct

    Having a conversation with my contractor about an addition. Trying to figure out a return air dimension and path that works well. The options are limited, there is no attic, no crawl space. If we are...
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    hepa vacs and filters

    Reading through threads I see recommendations to use a hepa vacuum cleaner to control dust and mites. Any recommendations as to quality brands to consider, or informational sites like this with no...
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    media+eac, or media?

    I have a new evolution system with Perfect Air Purifier. Installer set up control for media. Tech came by a couple days later for a condensate pump problem. While here he checked the set up and said...
  7. Thread: AC/heat options

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    AC/heat options

    I am remodeling and am at the phase to deal with the utility/mud room. The utility will have washer/dryer with a pocket door separating it from the mudroom. The utility room will be about 10' x 8',...
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    I just spent some serious coin on a new system...

    I just spent some serious coin on a new system and would really have appreciated something like this. The dealer I used had the system I purchased(Evolution) set up in their lobby so I got a little...
  9. Thread: quote details

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    quote details

    What sort of details are important to have noted on a quote?

    I have interviewed several contractors for my re-model and they have varying levels of detail on their quotes. I figure if I don't...
  10. Thread: plenum options

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    Equipment will be Bryant Evolution with the...

    Equipment will be Bryant Evolution with the Perfect Air Purifier. I will make sure the louvers have enough free area. I figure a standard size door with full length louvers at 1/4" gap will be more...
  11. Thread: plenum options

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    plenum options

    All new system, including duct work, going in during remodel. The indoor parts will be located in a small closet(4' wide x 6' deep), centrally located, in the 1400 sq ft home. Talking to several...
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    Agreed, no real market. Give it to the...

    Agreed, no real market. Give it to the contractor, donate it to habitat for humanity or a similar outfit, put it by the street and see how long it lasts : )
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    beenthere, For my project I am not thinking of...

    beenthere,
    For my project I am not thinking of doing this, just thought I would ask and generate some discussion on the options. However, it wouldn't be an entire swap, just maybe, what, 25% more...
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    shophound has the best idea yet- Install a...

    shophound has the best idea yet-
    Install a mini-split. Way more cost than a window unit(and more cooling), but you will have something to take with you when you get the high dollar, repeating, 5...
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    no man j-options?

    OK, I have a question about the 'mythical' man J. I say mythical because for myself, and it seems lots of others, finding a contractor to do a proper load calc is impossible.
    Say you are going...
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    what about the compressor???

    Dumping the heated exhaust from the AC onto the compressor is going to kill the compressor as well. Like the AC guys suggest, you need to bust a hole and mount that unit so the exhaust is outside.
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    Private Drive

    Private Drive
  18. Best way to save some cash is to back up...

    Best way to save some cash is to back up everything, don't do anything to the shed, put the 'puter in there and run it 'til it dies. Keeping it backed up. Blow it out once in a while.
    We run...
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    Ultra-Aire and Aprilaire dehumidifiers

    Researching these 2 brands I think it is recommended that the Ultra-Aire not be attached directly to the return plenum. In the Aprilaire brochure it appears the unit can be ducted directly into the...
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    Those are great! I have been collecting...

    Those are great! I have been collecting machinery(mostly wood and metal working) badges for a while. Trying to figure out a nice way to display them.
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    Thanks for the comments. Teddy Bear, the 65...

    Thanks for the comments.
    Teddy Bear, the 65 might be the trick, problem is I want this done in a few weeks. I kind of want to avoid an in the room model. I prefer having it out of sight.
    ...
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    whole house dehumidifier

    I see the Ultra Aire 90H is sized for 2200 sq ft. I am strapped for space(no attic) and have 1400 sq ft. I am thinking about this as an add to my new HVAC system I am having installed soon. Any...
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    Sorry, I wasn't thinking about the aesthetics,...

    Sorry, I wasn't thinking about the aesthetics, buy should have. They are obvious-big plastic boxes hanging on the wall as opposed to supply register maybe 8" x 14".

    That is why I like it...
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    Would a CityMulti work in this situation? I think...

    Would a CityMulti work in this situation? I think they are available down to 3 tons now? Maybe the pro's will comment on one of these type systems. You can check them out, made by Mitsubishi.
  25. Thread: coils-slope vs A

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    coils-slope vs A

    What do you guys see as advantages/disadvantages to the 2 coil options?

    Also, any disadvantage of the FE4V 002 to the 003 ? I think the 002 is smaller and will cost me a 1/2 SEER point, is...
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    I don't know why wood wouldn't be as good as...

    I don't know why wood wouldn't be as good as metal. Heck, 3/4 " ply is much stronger than 16 ga steel. I am not talking about a kludge scabbed together from 1 x 2s and OSB. It would be lined with...
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    Dan, NOT DIY!!!

    I am hiring one of 2 contractors to install the system. A complete system, including duct work. I MIGHT build the return air cabinet since that is something I can do better than the contractors, if...
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    Hi Guys, I got a few views, but no comments....

    Hi Guys,
    I got a few views, but no comments. Would really appreciate some feed back. If I need to I can re-post and break it up into different threads, if you think that will help. Please let me...
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    return air plenum

    I have room for a large(approx 40" x 30" ) plenum return for a VS air handler to sit on, though I am not sure about how tall I can make it-guess maybe 25". I want the beast to be quiet and I am going...
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    Most of my (admittedly little) knowledge on HVAC...

    Most of my (admittedly little) knowledge on HVAC came from reading threads and participating on this site for 9 or 10 months. And I got a few tid bits from one good tech where I work. I also have a...
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    beenthere- The unit always cycled and never ran...

    beenthere-
    The unit always cycled and never ran 24/7, but I have found it ok to be set at 74 during the hot days when we are home. At night I crank that stat down to 70 or 69 and it does cycle. The...
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    Thanks for the link dan. Will running on 1st...

    Thanks for the link dan.

    Will running on 1st stage not be as effective at humidity removal? If I really only need 2 ton will the unit spend almost all its life running on 1st stage, wasting the...
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    To answer dash- 1. Sensible is 32,162 ...

    To answer dash-

    1. Sensible is 32,162
    Latent is 3118

    2.Indoor design temp is 73

    3. I measured carefully and double checked. Insulation is the tricky one, which brings me to-

    ...
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    over size/under size

    The more I learn, the more I find out how little I know. So I am asking, again, for comments from you all.
    Lets say that I can't find a contractor that will/can do a load calc. I have narrowed...
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    Anecdotally, I think the winters are warmer-when...

    Anecdotally, I think the winters are warmer-when I went to fall football games in the '70s I remember it being cold, and we have photos of people in winter jackets in September. However, I think all...
  36. Thread: Camping Trailer

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    If you survived 4 people in a tent you might be...

    If you survived 4 people in a tent you might be fine with an inexpensive fiber glass trailer. Check out fiberglassrv.com

    Some folks consider them a hard sided tent.
    I have a few friends with...
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    air purifier of pleated?

    I can get the Evolution/Infinity Air Purifier, or a 4 or 5 inch pleated merv 11 filter set up for my new unit. I would appreciate comments on the 2 options.

    Thanks for your time!
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    Biblepoet wrote--Seriously...Larry Norman. ...

    Biblepoet wrote--Seriously...Larry Norman.

    Wow, I hadn't heard he passed. I was going to list him along with Duane Allman.
  39. Thread: Meat slicer

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    100 years ago the avg life span was 47. Not...

    100 years ago the avg life span was 47.
    Not that I totally disagree, however. I think in this era of 24 hour news they have to fill some time with 'consumer alert' news. We have to take some of...
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    I was on Cumberland Island around 1991. Talking...

    I was on Cumberland Island around 1991. Talking with a ranger and he said 'Check it out' and pointed to the river. There was a trident putting out to sea. I remember a few things-those things are...
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    I don't think the walls have insulation, at least...

    I don't think the walls have insulation, at least I know some of them don't. It will be difficult to insulate the roof. I might could have some thing blown in, but one company was concerned it would...
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    '57 Studebaker Golden Hawk Renault Alpine A110...

    '57 Studebaker Golden Hawk
    Renault Alpine A110
    One of those giant Dakar rally trucks- there is a youtube of one passing one of the cars at over 150 mph in the desert- would be way cool and sure...
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    After seeing some of the guts, ummm, bad word...

    After seeing some of the guts, ummm, bad word choice there, I should say - After seeing some of the inside of the ice makers over in the refrigeration and ice making forum I would have to say -- ICE!...
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    Little or no insulation is one problem. There is...

    Little or no insulation is one problem. There is a 6.5 inch space between the ceiling and the roof with only reflective paper, nothing else. Also, it gets hot and humid here. When I did a load...
  45. Thread: new install

    by 7echo
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    Thanks for the reply Irascible. The 10 percent is...

    Thanks for the reply Irascible. The 10 percent is really just for the example so as to avoid using prices. The reality is that there is a budget that must be shared. If I want the top of the line,...
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    If we go with the 3 ton and it is running a great...

    If we go with the 3 ton and it is running a great majority of the time in 1st stage, will it not do as good of a job and de-humidification? How does the VS air handler affect the situation?
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    This job includes all new duct work, sized and...

    This job includes all new duct work, sized and installed appropriately. And as to the t'stat-it will be either Evolution or Infinity.
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    Design conditions are 93 summer, 27 winter, 116...

    Design conditions are 93 summer, 27 winter, 116 grains of moisture. Inside is 73 summer, 70 winter, 55 percent humidity. The dog water never froze this year(so far), but it did drop enough a few...
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    calc vs equipment options

    If the calc comes in at 2.5 and the plan is for 2 stage outdoor/VS fan indoors would you go with 2 ton or 3 ton? Why?
    1200 sq ft, high humidity, straight heat pump.

    Thanks in advance!
  50. Thread: new install

    by 7echo
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    Forgot to mention-I am getting rid of Nat Gas so...

    Forgot to mention-I am getting rid of Nat Gas so will have <relatively> easy access to a 4" duct through the roof for adding outside air. However, our outdoor air can get real funky-an example, for...
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