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    We spray the 1 inch filters with Pam. Don't...

    We spray the 1 inch filters with Pam. Don't believe i would leave the filter out more than a day or so.
  2. Time has nothing to do with this duct work. It is...

    Time has nothing to do with this duct work. It is a bad job. Take off all the insulation. Seal all joints re insulate with R-8. Add hangers where needed. Might need to have the duct cleaned and you...
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    We will have to leave this one alone. This is not...

    We will have to leave this one alone. This is not a DIY site. Call for some help
  4. Look at the filter every 30 days and just change...

    Look at the filter every 30 days and just change it when necessary. Whole it us to the light and you can see if it is dirty. Having animals, a hole in the dryer vent or cooking a lot will determine...
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    I would rebuild the pad and make it treated wood....

    I would rebuild the pad and make it treated wood. Or concrete block then it will outlast the unit.
  6. Find another tek. That motor is available. You...

    Find another tek. That motor is available. You might have to pay for it.
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    yes-It has to turn a certain way. You will need...

    yes-It has to turn a certain way. You will need to measure it in all directions and the shaft size. Take the old on to a supply house. You can see where the old set screw was and put the new one at...
  8. Sounds like just a small problem. But we are not...

    Sounds like just a small problem. But we are not suppose to help you with DIY
  9. Please get some help. You can do some damage that...

    Please get some help. You can do some damage that is going to cost someone. I doubt that you could have added 7 pounds
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    Almost sure it is the motor. Get some help so you...

    Almost sure it is the motor. Get some help so you can stay warm.
  11. With your returns too small make sure you have a...

    With your returns too small make sure you have a by-pass duct and it is working and not blocked closed.
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    Remember those vent less wall heaters are...

    Remember those vent less wall heaters are dangerous. You will be breathing that carbon monoxide. Have a detector in you house.
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    You will need 10 KW. Go ahead and fix it like it...

    You will need 10 KW. Go ahead and fix it like it should be. Then you will be warm if your compressor goes out.
  14. If your system is working-Just thank him and...

    If your system is working-Just thank him and forget it. We all are working 24 hours a day.
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    I would get someone else to help you out. Might...

    I would get someone else to help you out. Might be just something simple. Have him service the unit while he is there.
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    Be careful. You do not want to pull exhaust air...

    Be careful. You do not want to pull exhaust air up into your house.
  17. Sounds like you are OK. What was your outside...

    Sounds like you are OK. What was your outside temperature this morning?
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    You still might have some one check the furnace...

    You still might have some one check the furnace out. You might have something else wrong. Messing with gas is dangerous.
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    Need to see a picture of how you got it connected...

    Need to see a picture of how you got it connected to the stove. You might need a hood over the stove.
  20. Your coil can be cleaned. Get a pro to help you....

    Your coil can be cleaned. Get a pro to help you. He will clean the pan and also do what ever needs to be done to get rid of the smell.
  21. If you think it is coming from one of the...

    If you think it is coming from one of the elements. Take one lose at a time and this will tell you if one is causing the noise. Are you sure the pump is turning in the right direction? Pressure gauge...
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    You need to be real careful. Even a small amount...

    You need to be real careful. Even a small amount of asbestos is dangerous. This could cost a lot to make the house livable.
    Again be CAREFUL
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    Some of the ducts could have come apart. The...

    Some of the ducts could have come apart. The filter could be stopped up. You might have a pro service the system. Should not be hard to fine if it has worked before this fall.
  24. Just set the stat where you are comfortable and...

    Just set the stat where you are comfortable and leave it alone and the strips want come on until they are needed. I doubt that the company has a patent on a stat.
  25. Pretty pictures-But you need help. Someone would...

    Pretty pictures-But you need help. Someone would have to see the whole system to be able to help you. Could be air in the system or your system is not balanced. The expansion tank could be bad. (Full...
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    Have not seen anyone that can clean flex duct....

    Have not seen anyone that can clean flex duct. They say that they can-But cutting out a section the dust-lent is still in the flex. The liner is torn and leaking air. Concrete dust that get wet...
  27. You are trying to do something that this heating...

    You are trying to do something that this heating system will not do. You might need a second heater or a storage tank with all controls and pump to do the job you want. When the children get to be...
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    We normally have as aquastat to keep the water...

    We normally have as aquastat to keep the water hot in the boiler, and a stat. to turn on the pump to heat up each zone as called for. The stats. are not wired to the boiler. Get someone that knows...
  29. You might just get you a free standing electric...

    You might just get you a free standing electric heater. No noise at all.
  30. I have found that cleaning the ducts do not do a...

    I have found that cleaning the ducts do not do a very good job of getting fine particles out of the ducts. And for flex ducts the only way to clean them is to change them. We are using R-8 now and...
  31. Thats the reason we use very few of the VS...

    Thats the reason we use very few of the VS motors. When the supply houses start keeping them in stock and the price comes down we will start recommending them. Made in Mexico does not help They tell...
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    Are you sure you have 15KW strips? On all 15KW...

    Are you sure you have 15KW strips? On all 15KW strips we have two sources of power.
  33. It might be possible that the cause is that the...

    It might be possible that the cause is that the furnace was used during construction. I have had this problem in a few houses. Some had a 1/4 inch of sheetrock and building dust in the bottom of the...
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    The dry ICP units have been working fine for me....

    The dry ICP units have been working fine for me. All the poor people have not dies yet. I am asked to keep it working for at least one more year. And that is what I do.
  35. When you have low humidity you will have very...

    When you have low humidity you will have very little water coming out of your drain line. If there is no moister in the air you will have no water running out. Have that drain line cleaned out each...
  36. Keep in mind that we are beginning to have...

    Keep in mind that we are beginning to have trouble with legionary decease in low hot water temperatures.
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    Are you sure that the cabinet does not have holes...

    Are you sure that the cabinet does not have holes in it so water will drain out even if it rains a lot. There is no plugs in these holes. Put four bricks under the unit and this will let the water...
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    Get the installer to solve the problem. A little...

    Get the installer to solve the problem. A little padding or arm-o-flex will solve the nose problem.
  39. You get the room sized for heating and cooling....

    You get the room sized for heating and cooling. Then get a unit that will work with three outlets and you can have even heating and cooling throughout your space.
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    Try to get someone that knows something about...

    Try to get someone that knows something about your tankless water heater. There are very few supply houses that have parts for them. It is going to be a while before everyone knows how to fix them....
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    Get an electrician to help you. You could mess up...

    Get an electrician to help you. You could mess up and then nothing would work.
  42. Good for you. Glad you get it running better....

    Good for you. Glad you get it running better. Changing that fixed orifice and stat. did the job. Thank goodness for cooling weather. Those attics have been hot this summer.
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    Your low voltage wiring can be bad and you can...

    Your low voltage wiring can be bad and you can not see it. You need to get someone to take the low voltage wire loose and ohm out each wire. I have had this problem and it is rough to fine sometimes....
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    Go ahead with the R-22 unit. If it is done right...

    Go ahead with the R-22 unit. If it is done right and the other parts of your system are check out and repaired if necessary you should be OK for a number of years.
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    When you have different temp. in the house you...

    When you have different temp. in the house you might turn the stat. fan to on and this will keep the temp. pretty close in each room. Your installer could do another balancing and this would help...
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    You did get a 3 ton system. Do you really need a...

    You did get a 3 ton system. Do you really need a 3 1/2 system? What size was on your quote?
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    The system is 20+ years old. If you have the...

    The system is 20+ years old. If you have the money and are planning to stay in the house for many more years, put in a complete new system. Your family will thank you and you will be comfortable for...
  48. Keep in mind there are millions of R-22 units out...

    Keep in mind there are millions of R-22 units out there and they ask me to keep them running one more year. And I take care of it. All the poor are not dead yet.
  49. My information is that R-22 is still being made....

    My information is that R-22 is still being made. Just a certain amount each year. It is cheaper now that it has been in years.
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    If it's over ten years it is metal and less that...

    If it's over ten years it is metal and less that it is plastic. (In most cases) Get you a piece if 24 gauge galv metal and slide it under your bad pan then put the new liner material over the bottom...
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