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    btw, ar_hvac_man said "never used" not "never...

    btw, ar_hvac_man said "never used" not "never use". He wasn't telling you not to use it.
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    Adrian, I should have said "as Adrian says"...

    Adrian, I should have said "as Adrian says" instead of "as Adrian seems to think"...they're basically the same, but the latter implies that I don't believe what you're saying, which isn't true.
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    From what my service tech told me, the new air...

    From what my service tech told me, the new air handlers and A/C units communicate directly with each other, but a side effect of that is that they won't work with the old Trane zoning systems because...
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    He didn't state which product he was using to...

    He didn't state which product he was using to zone, figured it was Trane as well. Sorry to muddy the waters.
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    I just talked to the service guy for my trane...

    I just talked to the service guy for my trane dealer on Friday and he's pretty knowledgable about the zoning systems. He said that the current Trane zoning stuff is all getting phased out and...
  6. Thread: multi zoning

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    One thing to consider about the zoning system is...

    One thing to consider about the zoning system is how much you could save on a month to month basis.

    I replaced my 30 year old A/C & furnace with a 4-zone Trane system that is a xl19i, so it has...
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    For a temporary solution there are also very...

    For a temporary solution there are also very affordable digital stats you can get from home depot, etc that will give you some control over when your system comes on and shuts off. That's what I did...
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    Well, I bought the cheap unit and looked it over...

    Well, I bought the cheap unit and looked it over thoroughly to see what I'd be in for with mounting it through the wall. I've decided it's not worth the hassle... instead I'm going to go with a much...
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    For financial reasons, I may go with a...

    For financial reasons, I may go with a small/cheap window unit. If it dies and I can't find a replacement, I can always expand the hole and reframe it to fit a standard sized unit. For now, I'm...
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    Thanks all for the thoughts... much appreciated.

    Thanks all for the thoughts... much appreciated.
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    Good points... but as long as I can slide out the...

    Good points... but as long as I can slide out the guts and the side vents aren't blocked, I should be ok right?
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    Wall mounted window Air Conditioner?

    I was wondering if I could get some opinions on framing a hole and wall mounting a window air conditioner. Are there any reasons why this won't work?

    I'm trying to get some small units in each...
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    I've got one with a fan that blows over a wet...

    I've got one with a fan that blows over a wet grid. I have it set so that it just barely trickles out the waste tube. It humidifies fine.

    Can you guys think of any downside to doing it this...
  14. Also, do not trust your humidistat. Mine is off...

    Also, do not trust your humidistat. Mine is off by 10-15%.

    Use the following site to see how accurate your humidistat is. After doing that, I would suggest starting at 40%.
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    Good explanation :) thanks.

    Good explanation :) thanks.
  16. I have one that's about 10x4 and we picked it up...

    I have one that's about 10x4 and we picked it up at the local Home Depot. For the kitchen hood, it's on the outside, but you could easily have it facing in. It's got a spring to keep it closed...
  17. I wouldn't think you would want to cut a hole in...

    I wouldn't think you would want to cut a hole in the furnace, it's made to take make-up air from the surrounding air, but yes 4" of make-up air would be better than nothing. A better option might be...
  18. For #5, I would think keeping the door to the...

    For #5, I would think keeping the door to the room closed wouldn't be necessary, it would just keep the outdoor air (make-up) from mixing with the rest of the house. So #5 might be a cheaper,...
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    I can't comment on your design concerns, but I...

    I can't comment on your design concerns, but I went from a 30 yr old A/C & furnace to a Trane 4-zone 80% Furnace and 19 Seer A/C unit and between the zoning (we only live downstairs), higher...
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    The main problem I see is that it's too close to...

    The main problem I see is that it's too close to the stairwell. If you went on the other side of the support post, it might not feel as cramped and you might be able to go with a transition under...
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    I would imagine it would be possible to have...

    I would imagine it would be possible to have custom sheetmetal ductwork to go under the i-beam that is wider and not as tall.

    I talked to my brother who is a civil engineer about this same...
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    Probably the best way to do this is to check your...

    Probably the best way to do this is to check your different hygrometers against the actual relative humidity of the room.

    To determine the actual relative humidity of the room, use the...
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    I have a Trane system with a variable speed...

    I have a Trane system with a variable speed furnace that provides variable CFM according to the zones open and stage of the compressor. I don't have a barometric bypass and it works fine. I think...
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    Right, but is there any potential for damage due...

    Right, but is there any potential for damage due to strain on the motor, or anything else I should worry about? If I'm concerned, I suppose I could have them come out and measure the static...
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    No, so if the pressure got to be too much that...

    No, so if the pressure got to be too much that could definitely cause problems (as happened when they first installed and got one of the dampers wired backwards). Under normal operations though, the...
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    Going to hijack this a bit... When I got my...

    Going to hijack this a bit...

    When I got my new system put in last summer, they increased the unfiltered return size as much as they reasonably could, but it's still only a little over 2 sq ft for...
  27. I think the idea is balance. The greater heating...

    I think the idea is balance. The greater heating need is near the windows/walls, so that's why he directs the airflow there. Now if your rooms are really large I can see that not working well.
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    Guys... think of it this way. Watts are how hard...

    Guys... think of it this way. Watts are how hard it is (how much power it takes) to do something (lift a weight, light a lightbulb, etc). Watt Hours are a measure of how much energy you expend for...
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    I was thinking about installing solar at my house...

    I was thinking about installing solar at my house as we've got excellent southern exposure on the top of a hill. My uncle who is an electrician talked me away from it due to the degredation of the...
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    I'm not sure where you are in Southern...

    I'm not sure where you are in Southern California, but for me, the cost of each additional KWH is $.25 where each additional Therm is at most $1.5. I found a simple efficiency calculator...
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    Due to space constraints I went with a tankless...

    Due to space constraints I went with a tankless water heater. The unlimited hot water has been nice as has the savings from the lower gas bill (although I'm sure I would have saved some on the gas...
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    That would make sense... I would imagine...

    That would make sense... I would imagine dehumidify mode would supercede Comfort-R. After all, from what I understand that's what Comfort-R is trying to do, provide longer cooling cycles to increase...
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    I think you might be a bit confused. Someone...

    I think you might be a bit confused. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the blower cannot by itself lower the humidity. The A/C lowers the humidity as the moisture condenses out...
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    No, I don't know for sure whether they wired it...

    No, I don't know for sure whether they wired it for 2nd stage... I would assume they would have, but I'll take a look and call them if it doesn't make sense to me. I have all the install...
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    Thanks again Mark :) I guess I'll just have to...

    Thanks again Mark :)

    I guess I'll just have to watch the system to try and get an idea which stage it's running in. I just want to make sure it's not running in 2nd stage all the time.

    Just...
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    It's an XV80i/XL19i furnace & A/C. I assume...

    It's an XV80i/XL19i furnace & A/C. I assume that's what you meant by 2 heat/2 cool conventional. Yes, the scheduler (as well as the other thermostats) tells me whether I'm running 50% or 100%...
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    Trane integrated zone system master scheduler and...

    Trane integrated zone system master scheduler and 3 thermostats (they look the same but less buttons)

    When the heat comes on, it just says AuxHt in the lower right hand corner.
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    Bummer, I guess I'll work on training my ear then...

    Bummer, I guess I'll work on training my ear then :)
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    Trane XV80 furnace question

    Is there a fairly easy way to determine which stage the furnace is using?
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    That sounds like what pstu has, good to know in...

    That sounds like what pstu has, good to know in case I need it. I think I'll start with Comfort-R and go from there. Thanks Mark! :)
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    I took it as regarding my living in So Cal......

    I took it as regarding my living in So Cal... last summer it was oddly humid...we got up around 75% outside.

    My guess would be that if my system is having trouble bringing that down to a...
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    That works too :) Thanks.

    That works too :) Thanks.
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    Hey guys, I'm curious, Nashent had said there are...

    Hey guys, I'm curious, Nashent had said there are options for humidistat.

    How would that affect the operation of the A/C?

    I currently have a XV80, XL19i, Trane 4-zone system...would it be...
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    Blackfeather, The science of it is this... A...

    Blackfeather,

    The science of it is this... A surface's reflectivity of energy is inversly proportional to it's emissivity (how much energy it gives off). You'll see RB rated at 97% reflective, 3%...
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    Good to know, thanks :)

    Good to know, thanks :)
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    http://www.cdc.gov/nasd/docs/d000701-d000800/d0007...

    http://www.cdc.gov/nasd/docs/d000701-d000800/d000766/d000766.html

    "FLAME INDICATES EFFICIENCY

    The flames on most burners that use a gaseous fuel such as natural gas or liquified petroleum gas...
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combustion...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combustion
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide

    From what I'm reading there, most of the Nitrogen that is present comes from the air and most of that isn't...
  48. I wouldn't think it woud be any more of an issue...

    I wouldn't think it woud be any more of an issue than the condensation that collects on the coil while running the A/C.

    I had my dealer come out and wire my system this way and it was very helpful...
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    I put a portable unit in our upstairs office and...

    I put a portable unit in our upstairs office and vented the exaust hose down into the garage...the setup worked well enough, but because the condensor was in the room itself it was annoyingly loud...
  50. She/he.. *shrugs* I was playing the odds off the...

    She/he.. *shrugs* I was playing the odds off the name, next time I'll just use 'it'. The rest was just teasin'...hope you didn't get too bent out of shape over it.
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