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    I found the information on water usage. The...

    I found the information on water usage. The Honeywell HE 300 evap rate is .75 gph. The feed rate is 1.5 gph (estimated based on a 2 to 1 ratio published by Honeywell). The gpd capacity is 18. Given...
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    I checked out the HE 300 tonight. It looks like a...

    I checked out the HE 300 tonight. It looks like a much better design than the Aprilaire 700-especially from a sound perspective. 20db quiter is a lot. Besides the squirrel cage fan I like the DC...
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    philjafo, Which powered Honeywells are you...

    philjafo,
    Which powered Honeywells are you putting in, the HE 300 or HE 365?
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    In looking for differences the Aprilaire, General...

    In looking for differences the Aprilaire, General Aire, and Honeywell all use a 1300 RPM motor, while the Skuttle's is 1550 RPM. I don't know if that would affect decibel levels or not. Just...
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    What's the quietest powered humidifier?

    Who makes the quietest power humidifier? I own and have installed many Aprilaire 700s over the years. This model works great, is reliable, and also makes lots of noise.
    I haven't tried the...
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    Low latent heat removal with two stage ACs

    I've been noticing that the high SEER two stage air conditioners, especially those that are ARI certified with matching coils and furnaces, seem to have have relatively low latent heat removal...
  7. Thanks. I forgot all about this resource. I just...

    Thanks. I forgot all about this resource. I just re-registered. It will be 1-2 days before my registration will be processed. In the mean time does anybody know how the UHC-TST550CMMS works as a...
  8. RUUD UHC-TST550CMMS stat humidity control question

    I have another RUUD Mod. install to do. I love these things. I'm looking for an on-line source to see the manual for the UHC-TST550CMMS thermostat and the RGFE furnace. The condenser would be a...
  9. I talked to my Ruud distributor about a week a...

    I talked to my Ruud distributor about a week a go. He has no idea when the 95% Mod will be available.
  10. Is the Rheem/Ruud 95% mod now available? Adam Schuster says it is.

    I just read an article in the 3rd Quarter National Edition of HVAC Insider titled 'This Heating Season, Educating Homeowners Will Make All the Difference' by Adam Schuster. In the article the author...
  11. Will Ruud/Rheem come out with a 95% efficient Modulating Furnace?

    I've heard rumblings that Ruud/Rheem is considering coming out with a 95% efficient Modulating Furnace that would qualify for the energy tax credit? Anybody know anything about this? If this is true...
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    2010 Energy Tax Credit

    Any chance the Energy Tax Credit will be extended to 2011, or will pending Home Star legislation take it's place? Any thoughts on this?
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    I do run a humidifier in the winter. It has a...

    I do run a humidifier in the winter. It has a hard time maintaining a comfortable level-perhaps due to air leakage from the whole house fan. I know this fan leaks a lot in the summer since it's...
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    Whole House Fan ?

    My 2300 sq. ft. midwest home has a whole house fan in the second floor hallway ceiling, ducted to the outside through 2 sets of louvers ( 1 in, 1 on the side of the house). I rarely use this fan. I...
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    My local HD has the Makita 10.8v impactor for...

    My local HD has the Makita 10.8v impactor for $149, or a kit that includes both the 10.8v impactor and the 10.8v driver for $129. Yeah, I know, this doesn't make sense. You'd think the kit would be...
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    Milwaukee vs Makita Impactor

    I'm looking for a light, comfortable, durable impactor for HVAC service and instalation work. It needs to handle cold midwest winters too. I'm considering the Milwaukee 2401-22 12v and the Makita...
  17. The right angle Air Bear came in today through my...

    The right angle Air Bear came in today through my wholesale house. The paperwork indicates it has the same static pressure drop per cfm as the 'straight' Air Bears. Looks well made and easy to...
  18. Would the right angle Air Bear have the same...

    Would the right angle Air Bear have the same specs. and static drop as the straight version? Anybody put in the right angle version? If so, any tips?
  19. Merv clarification-Air Bear & Aprilaire-Return Ducting?

    I have a customer with undersized return ducting and a grossly undersized air filter. Her system has been freezing up. The system has a 3 1/2 ton 13 SEER R-22 condenser with a 4 ton upflow TXV A...
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    CN What kind of furnace do you have? Is it a...

    CN
    What kind of furnace do you have? Is it a RUUD/RHEEM Modulating furnace? At 40% output on the lowest stage, the Mod. is quite a bit different than single stage furnaces.
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    Last winter I installed a RUUD upflow Modulating...

    Last winter I installed a RUUD upflow Modulating furnace in my own home. It works great and is as quiet as can be. This winter I got around to installing a humidifier. Last year I read a post on this...
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    Many years ago I did a system estimate (system...

    Many years ago I did a system estimate (system was functioning fine, just upgrading) that reminds me a bit of this scenerio. The customer was a very abusive businessman. He fit the A hole description...
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    I 'hear' what you're saying. Seems like nearly...

    I 'hear' what you're saying. Seems like nearly all the electronic stats have noisy relays. I put a RUUD Mod furnace and Contour stat in over the winter. The Contour stat is noisy as can be. It makes...
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    I need to balance the air flow in a system,...

    I need to balance the air flow in a system, preferably with dampers installed in the 6 inch round metal branch ducts. Some of these branches are up to 14 feet away from the trunkline. Where's the...
  25. Already tightened all the connections in the...

    Already tightened all the connections in the panel. Keep in mind the 4 new A/V circuits have grounds but the older circuits in the house feeding motors and refrigeration are 12/2 and/or 12/3 with NO...
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