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    Long time no post. We actually managed to live...

    Long time no post. We actually managed to live without the AC last summer. Fortunately, our nights generally cool off, so we opened the house at night and closed up in the morning. Only about 10...
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    The repair guy said the repair needed is only...

    The repair guy said the repair needed is only about $400 less than a new condenser unit, so it does not make sense to repair it.

    Are there questions I should ask to better assess the...
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    Replacement unit advice - So Cal

    My compressor stopped working, and it's decision time. I have a 1980-era furnace that still works, and presumably the coil is that old too. The Carrier outdoor condenser is 10-15 years old, I...
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    hearthman - thanks for the reply and the...

    hearthman - thanks for the reply and the terminology. I don't have a pic of the actual chimney termination cap, as I don't have a tall enough ladder. I was hoping to see if there is a proper...
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    When I say "metal chimney cap," I mean one of...

    When I say "metal chimney cap," I mean one of these
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    Thanks. From what I've seen around the house, an...

    Thanks. From what I've seen around the house, an incompetent builder seems likely.


    So it would be OK to seal the flue to the metal chimney cap? I was just concerned that it might need that...
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    Outside air sailing in and around fireplace

    I have a ~1980 Fireplace Manufacturers Inc. Model 42A fireplace insert. Fireplace Manufacturers Inc of Santa Ana sold the company to DESA International in 1998, which filed for bankruptcy in 2008. ...
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