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  1. 10SEER unit almost at end of life, what to replace with

    Currently rocking an 11 yr old American Standard 10SEER outdoor unit. The indoor coil is an Armstrong 10SEER at least 13 yrs old. The system is currently 3 tons. The furnace was replaced in 1999...
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    Actually, mostly in the runtimes. It felt like...

    Actually, mostly in the runtimes. It felt like an awfully long time that the dehum was running to get to set point. They could maintain it, but dropping 5% RH (which was when the dehum would kick...
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    I went with the Santa Fe mainly because I wanted...

    I went with the Santa Fe mainly because I wanted a dehum I know could keep the basement dry (walmart, home depot, etc models struggled to keep up even though the basement isnt "wet" and were very...
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    I actually have a standalone dehum in the...

    I actually have a standalone dehum in the basement already along with a condensate pump for it and its hooked into a humidistat. it would have been nice to do away with it if the Fujitsu unit would...
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    You're probably right. My main goal of the...

    You're probably right. My main goal of the mini-split is heat (I dont even need the AC side, except possibly for dehum)

    Pints/hr moisture removal becomes less important, but still comparing...
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    Hmm, did not know that. Found something...

    Hmm, did not know that.

    Found something interesting though: there is a "3rd party wire kit" that is listed as an accessory, and one of the suggested uses is "Humidistat: turns system on/off based...
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    Thanks for the info. The dehum comments have...

    Thanks for the info.

    The dehum comments have me a little confused.....there is a specific dehum setting on the unit, the manuals make it seem like it works just like a dehum at that point, but I...
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    Mini-split equipment question

    Im looking to get a mini-split heat pump installed for basement heating. Looking at the units themselves, I had a couple questions.

    Ive narrowed it down to a Mits Mr Slim vs Fujitsu Halcyon.
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  9. So fixing the ductwork now is feasible, in that...

    So fixing the ductwork now is feasible, in that it will be in place for new equipment whenever it happens?

    Might be better on the wallet to do each piece separately as well, not sure though.
  10. Pretty sure mine suffers from not enough air...

    Pretty sure mine suffers from not enough air flow. I can get the sizes of the ductwork, but I believe I mentioned them on here before and was told they are likely too small.

    The furnace itself is...
  11. Thanks for the advice so far. I ran my house...

    Thanks for the advice so far.

    I ran my house thru the demo of HVAC-Calc but I dont think I can change the design temps (inside or outside). From the results it looks like my current furnace is...
  12. Fix ductwork now or wait for new equipment?

    I currently have a 10 yr old Oneida/Royal oil furnace. I get annual maintenance on it, so Im guessing its not going to die anytime soon.

    My issue is with my ductwork. Its most likely...
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    You know I meant to ask about running the fan...

    You know I meant to ask about running the fan continuous. My current zone panel/setup does not allow for this (its an old Honeywell zone system with a "master control" that allows heat/cool/fan, but...
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    Thanks for the additional replies. In the...

    Thanks for the additional replies.

    In the spring I plan on pulling down the "soffit" underneath the cantilevered MBR and drilling a hole or two to see if I can see any insulation. I have a...
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    Not really, yet. Currently adding some more...

    Not really, yet.

    Currently adding some more insulation. In the process, I found a few decent size ceiling penetrations (installed ceiling fans and forgot to seal up the holes around the boxes). ...
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    Not yet. While I dont know the exact results, I...

    Not yet. While I dont know the exact results, I do know it will show that the first floor (and possibly both floors) supply ducts are undersized. And since the ducts are built in the center of the...
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    Will try that, need to get one of those...

    Will try that, need to get one of those meat-thermometer-like thermometers so I can clip it right onto the supply register.

    I was also wondering if its possible the 1st floor being open to the...
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    When I sealed the branches, I actually removed...

    When I sealed the branches, I actually removed the flex lines completely so I could seal the "starter collars" that came off the trunk. Sealed the collars to the trunk, slathered mastic on the part...
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    All good suggestions :) I just prefer not having...

    All good suggestions :) I just prefer not having to walk around my house in a wool sweater.

    Both zones are on programmable t-stats, so thats not an issue. I might add more insulation to the...
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    OK another symptom.... Air coming thru the...

    OK another symptom....

    Air coming thru the ducts with the system completely off. I can feel a small amount of cold (presumably outdoor or attic) air coming thru each supply in the upstairs zone,...
  21. Thread: This sunday

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    I think its more of a baseball-like...

    I think its more of a baseball-like mentality....if you are pummelling your opponent, pull some of your starters (its good for your starters, and it doesnt make it seem like you are rubbing it in to...
  22. Thread: This sunday

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    Lots of talk about the possiblity of head-hunting...

    Lots of talk about the possiblity of head-hunting the Pats for "disrespectin" last week witha huge lead and going for it on 4th down.

    Think the Colts are gonna cash in on that contract? Im kinda...
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    There is no new equipment (earlier in the thread...

    There is no new equipment (earlier in the thread I mentioned our current equipment has plenty of life left on it, so an equipment replacement would be a waste right now.....in regards to getting rid...
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    I actually bought new t-stats a couple seasons...

    I actually bought new t-stats a couple seasons ago for just that reason.....they are now Robertshaw t-stats with an adjustable differential. I have it set to .5 degrees.

    -Chris
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    Heh, yet one more thing I forgot to mention :) ...

    Heh, yet one more thing I forgot to mention :) We have an Aprilaire 600 mounted on the return side, using cold water feed. I have it set in Auto mode, and usually end up leaving it in the middle of...
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