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  1. The last two posts are spot on. 200 cfm's is 200...

    The last two posts are spot on. 200 cfm's is 200 cfm's whether it be from one register or five. I personally work for builders that demand bedroom returns and for some that only want to centrally...
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    Whats the R-value and what kind of time savings...

    Whats the R-value and what kind of time savings do you get from it.
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    Each was controlled by its own stat. Two have...

    Each was controlled by its own stat.
    Two have auxillary heat.
    They are suspened approx. 15 feet apart so I was thinking about using the two on the ends as first stage and the one in the center as...
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    Yeah, what I really meant to say was Dayton is...

    Yeah, what I really meant to say was Dayton is the best because you can get it at Graingers.
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    Has anyone else thought about using spray foam...

    Has anyone else thought about using spray foam insulation on ductwork? I wrapped the metal duct at my dads house with 2 1/4" fsk and then two wraps of reflectix with an airspace between them and it...
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    Final Answer

    To finally give these HO's what they want I will take a chance on be blackballed and come right out and say it. John Zinc makes the best furnace, fedders the best air handler and sears make the best...
  7. Last week I was at Townhome complex owned by a...

    Last week I was at Townhome complex owned by a real estate company R?Max or something and what do I see out of the corner of my eye, a non english speaking maintenance guy hiding around the corner...
  8. Thread: Wet Floors

    by buddylee
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    Are they shutting down the air at night and...

    Are they shutting down the air at night and leaving the make up air in the kitchen running, had a huge problem with that at a local restaurant. Took engineer 2 months to figure out why the ceiling...
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    staging heat pumps

    I've recently taken over service at a local catholic church and school. They are remodeling the caffeteria and it has three split 5 ton heat pumps that i've moved but have not started up yet. I was...
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    As a Rheem Team member I would have to say go...

    As a Rheem Team member I would have to say go with Rheem but we are also a Bryant dealer and I would own a Lennox furnace before a Bryant but I hate to work on either of them.
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    You'd be fine with the two stage compressor. The...

    You'd be fine with the two stage compressor. The reason I asked about the air handler as backup is that I suggest the Rheem system because for added comfort it has a watt restrictor that allows the...
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    So thats why my girlfriend makes me pancakes...

    So thats why my girlfriend makes me pancakes every morning. I just thought she loved me.
  13. At least theres a p trap in that drain line.

    At least theres a p trap in that drain line.
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    I saw this same setup at a bar once. They took...

    I saw this same setup at a bar once. They took out the three window units in the brick wall and ran two supplies and one return in. They used regular indoor flex and didn't even cut off the excess...
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    When you say air handler are you talking about a...

    When you say air handler are you talking about a new gas furnace or electric backup. That will make a difference.
  16. The A coil is easier to clean but thats about all...

    The A coil is easier to clean but thats about all I can say as our local Carrier distributor only stocks the N coils. But I'm sure one won't necesarily outlast the other.
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    I once called for an inspection on a new home and...

    I once called for an inspection on a new home and when the inspector got there he said that the yard was too muddy and he would come back later and when I told him we were on a strick deadline the...
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    Same amount of problems with all brands, only...

    Same amount of problems with all brands, only major difference is btu ratings and sound levels.
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    You fall into zone C which includes areas as far...

    You fall into zone C which includes areas as far north as Harrisburg, which recommends you go with an ERV. I highly recomend them in many new homes as they continue to get tighter. But they can...
  20. Thread: Code E6

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    I believe it means call for service. But...

    I believe it means call for service.
    But seriously what brand are we talking about here?
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    The 14 SEER Heritage will give you an EER of 11...

    The 14 SEER Heritage will give you an EER of 11 to 11.4 depending on the air handler model with an average cooling cost of $240 and heating cost of 550.
    The 16 will give you 11.4 to 12.4 "" ""...
  22. Thread: Slackery!!!!

    by buddylee
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    Cut the guy some slack, he did the best he could,...

    Cut the guy some slack, he did the best he could, I mean he got it up there right.
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    I think my cousin did that job, I bought him a...

    I think my cousin did that job, I bought him a fisher price tool kit and he's been installing ever since.
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    In the last few years goodman has made a quality...

    In the last few years goodman has made a quality product and I've sold many of them. If noise level was a concern I did sell a different brand. Recently I sell about 20 Percent Goodman mostly to...
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    I say save a little money and go with an...

    I say save a little money and go with an aprilaire spaceguard filter and add the hrv. Seems to work pretty well on majority of older homes in our area. And not much cost to run and less maintenance....
  26. I install Rheem and Trane equipment and as far as...

    I install Rheem and Trane equipment and as far as reliability goes I see no major difference. Trane just costs a little more. Go with the variable speed and whatever refrigerant you feel is right....
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    In a warmer climate where cooling is used more...

    In a warmer climate where cooling is used more often look at the EER value instead of the SEER rating. A five ton Heritage at 16 SEER will give you a 10.7 EER value where the Lennox Xp at 16 SEER...
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    I agree with acjoe. Where I'm located ac runs...

    I agree with acjoe. Where I'm located ac runs about 70% of the year or more and the humidity is outrageous so its common for coils in this area to look like that after one long summer. They really...
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