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    Poll: Had a sphincterotomy yesterday. Looking forward...

    Had a sphincterotomy yesterday. Looking forward to my first BM - NOT!!! LOL.
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    Any chance of turning that attic into a finished...

    Any chance of turning that attic into a finished space? You can be losing up to 30% efficiency on your equipment due to it being in the attic. Having the roof spray foamed and sealed from outside is...
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    Don't let them use the wall cavities as pathways...

    Don't let them use the wall cavities as pathways for the return air, or at least try and air seal them as good as you can. The wall cavities have air pathways that connect directly to the...
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    T-stat on 2nd floor and 1st floor is warmer?...

    T-stat on 2nd floor and 1st floor is warmer? Usually it is the opposite. I would focus your attention on finding out how good your home's "envelope" is, i.e., air leakage and insulation issues.
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    Hopefully Teddy Bear will come along here and...

    Hopefully Teddy Bear will come along here and advise you about having a whole house de-humdifier installed. Saying your wife needs the air temp to be 68 degrees is meaningless without knowing the...
  6. I believe the OP when he/she states they cannot...

    I believe the OP when he/she states they cannot find anyone competent to turn the project over to. I hope he/she will find some forum that does allow DIY advice.
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    The first thing you should do is your homework -...

    The first thing you should do is your homework - which you have clearly started on. The next step is to get someone who is BPI or RESNET certified to test and evaluate your home for air leakage and...
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    Poll: Last rad treatment was the 9th. Now I wait 'til...

    Last rad treatment was the 9th. Now I wait 'til May 9th to get another scan to see if tumor shrank enough for surgery. I also have surgery on Tuesday for whatever is being a major pain in my butt....
  9. The last few times I've tried to post, or just...

    The last few times I've tried to post, or just read other posts, some advertisement starts playing and it won't let me make the post.

    You should have to click an add before it starts playing, and...
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    Poll: Hello Frank!

    Hello Frank!
  11. I am sorry to hear about this, but it's good for...

    I am sorry to hear about this, but it's good for you to put it out here for the other homeowners to read. There is a definite problem with what the manufacturers promise about their equipment and...
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    Tipsrfine, what is a TESP test, and how would...

    Tipsrfine, what is a TESP test, and how would that be done?

    Total External Static Pressure. It is everything that resist against your blower motor. The old PSC motors were commonly rated to blow...
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    I don't know about that larger coil being...

    I don't know about that larger coil being desirable. The best way forward would be to test the TESP of the system to find out what the available static pressure is left. If it turns out any new coil...
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    That would depend on how old the existing evap...

    That would depend on how old the existing evap coil is. The newer coils are more efficient, meaning that they have much more fins per square inch, which increases your static pressure. So, if you...
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    Swimming pool pumps can burn a lot of electricity...

    Swimming pool pumps can burn a lot of electricity and homeowners can be tricked into thinking their high summer elct bills are the fault of their a/c's.

    Is that 2nd floor office over a garage or...
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    Hey O'Mally, do you have a swimming pool?

    Hey O'Mally, do you have a swimming pool?
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    Poll: I did go back and read the front postings, but I...

    I did go back and read the front postings, but I didn't remember the name of the guy who started it. LOOOONGGG thread.
  18. It was more important to first have the air leaks...

    It was more important to first have the air leaks between the attic and the home air sealed before adding insulation.

    It is best to have baffles in every joist, but then again, attic ventilation...
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    Poll: Who's Frank? Had another one of those heart...

    Who's Frank? Had another one of those heart beating 230 beats per min again this morning. My wife was with me this time and it scared her because she said I turned white as a cotton ball and was...
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    Poll: I still have 3 more radiation treatments to go....

    I still have 3 more radiation treatments to go. After that, I have to wait 4 weeks before they do another CT scan to see if it shrank. I won't know anything before then.

    The surgeon had said that...
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    This new format sucks. The ad space is bigger than the forum space.
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    There are some on-line companies that do this....

    There are some on-line companies that do this. Not very expensive either.
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    Sorry, I must have mis-read your post about the...

    Sorry, I must have mis-read your post about the duct run. If it is indeed within the specs, then the only other reason for the drips has to be condensation being caused by the vapor condensing inside...
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    Due to installers exceeding the duct...

    Due to installers exceeding the duct specifications for a bathroom fan, the fan usually delivers half or less than what it is rated for. A stronger fan may overcome the static pressures created by...
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    How about a Carrier Greenspeed; that thing can...

    How about a Carrier Greenspeed; that thing can throttle down from 5 tons to 2 and 1/2 tons, but it will modulate between the temp range - not a 2 speed.
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