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    I'll check back in 4 weeks to see how yesterday's...

    I'll check back in 4 weeks to see how yesterday's interview went.
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    So YOU told the contractor how you wanted him to...

    So YOU told the contractor how you wanted him to install it. He did that and now you're blaming him for doing it?
    If a customer tells me they want it installed in a way that I KNOW won't work, one...
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    I'm still trying to figure out how tomorrow is...

    I'm still trying to figure out how tomorrow is May 25th.
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    Yes, we do clean pipes and fittings.

    Yes, we do clean pipes and fittings.
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    I'm looking forward to replacing the contactor in...

    I'm looking forward to replacing the contactor in a few years.
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    It will cost whatever your contractor tells you....

    It will cost whatever your contractor tells you.

    1. We don't offer DIY advice.
    2. There's no way of knowing what is wrong with it from your description. We're not on site to diagnose it.
    3. We...
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    You'll find option 2 is too small. A single stud...

    You'll find option 2 is too small. A single stud space is likely to be too small for a single room and would be terribly undersized for two rooms.

    The first option sounds better from your...
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    Our air conditioner is sized correctly for our...

    Our air conditioner is sized correctly for our house. Several years ago we added a ducted dehumidifier so we didn't have to use the heat pump (in cooling) for dehumidification. The drawback to using...
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    What kind of air filter are you using? Is it...

    What kind of air filter are you using?
    Is it possible to remove the coil cover and hold up a piece of plexiglass so you can observe the water as the system runs?
  10. A thing of beauty! You can be proud of that.

    A thing of beauty! You can be proud of that.
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    It is likely to be both issues. A bigger blower...

    It is likely to be both issues. A bigger blower needs bigger a duct system.
    Start with the load calculation. I often find other contractors in my area want to install equipment that is nearly twice...
  12. Great video. Its two bad ppl don't care about...

    Great video. Its two bad ppl don't care about writing good. Don't axe me about it.
  13. Then you've heard it both wrong and right. "I...

    Then you've heard it both wrong and right. "I could care less" clearly means that they DO care.
    "I couldn't care less" means they don't care.
  14. Thermostats from big box stores are not the same...

    Thermostats from big box stores are not the same as contractor grade thermostats. I prefer the Honeywell Prestige 2.0 but if you want to spend less the 8000 is a good thermostat. You need one of the...
  15. The answer is an emphatic NO! A modern furnace...

    The answer is an emphatic NO! A modern furnace will not work with 4" ducts. No current furnace can move enough air through the ducts. Your contractor is correct. You will regret it if you ignore his...
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    If you can't see the hole then it can't leak....

    If you can't see the hole then it can't leak. Like playing peek-a-boo.
  17. I agree with Doug. If the tech is personable and...

    I agree with Doug. If the tech is personable and knowledgable I would hire him. I might discuss some form of dental cosmetic with him, but a missing tooth would not be a deal breaker.
  18. "COULDN'T care less" is the proper expression.

    "COULDN'T care less" is the proper expression.
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    Craft IPA for me. I'll be there the second...

    Craft IPA for me. I'll be there the second Tuesday of next week.
  20. Thread: mom

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    I'm sorry to hear it. Best wishes to you.

    I'm sorry to hear it. Best wishes to you.
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    Some putty can seal the hole. Most contractors...

    Some putty can seal the hole. Most contractors have it to seal holes for refrigerant tubing.
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    Seinfeld.

    Seinfeld.
  23. The size of the equipment seems reasonable. Can...

    The size of the equipment seems reasonable. Can you give us some pictures of the ducts in basement? What kind of air filter is in use? I am opposed to 1" pleated filters because they are so...
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    It was one of the best courses I have ever taken....

    It was one of the best courses I have ever taken. It made me reconsider much of what is taught as "common knowledge." It has certainly helped me solve problems. The course was 3 years ago and I still...
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    2' above anything within 10' horizonally. NOPE! ...

    2' above anything within 10' horizonally. NOPE!

    The condenser looks good, though. I'm curious about the pad. What is it made of?
  26. If those spaces will be conditioned they should...

    If those spaces will be conditioned they should have been included. However, the load for basements is very small. I don't expect the lack of inclusion is responsible for "major performance...
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    Ditto

    Ditto
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    It is called a dual fuel system. Instead of an...

    It is called a dual fuel system. Instead of an air conditioner it has a heat pump. They are both controlled by a Honeywell Prestige thermostat which incorporates the "fossil fuel" control for...
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    Except wives. :)

    Except wives. :)
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    Geothermal system. If that's too expensive...

    Geothermal system. If that's too expensive initially, then consider and all electric heat pump system.

    Are you getting a fireplace or a wood burning stove? Fireplaces lose a lot of heat through...
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    Then I guess I'll have to replace it. Too bad, it...

    Then I guess I'll have to replace it. Too bad, it was working so well. ;)

    OP, are you going to buy this online and install it yourself?
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    For comparison, I have a building that is...

    For comparison, I have a building that is 32'x48'. Walls 2x6, 10' high and a vaulted ceiling with R30 fiberglass insulation. One overhead door and one man door. No windows.
    I have a 1.5 ton...
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    Service call first. You need to find out what's...

    Service call first. You need to find out what's wrong first. Many company's will apply the cost of the service call towards new equipment if you have to replace it.
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    I love the idea of putting in the same size as...

    I love the idea of putting in the same size as your neighbors! ::DD:

    And the idea of DOUBLING the size of the current equipment.
    All this on the original duct system for 2 tonss!
    They're all...
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    I agree with BaldLoonie. Either the AC is too big...

    I agree with BaldLoonie. Either the AC is too big or the furnace is too big. Unless you've been given the load calculation from the original installation, your contractor should do the load calc. It...
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    I was going to suggest that the 1-1/2" drain...

    I was going to suggest that the 1-1/2" drain issue might be better addressed by a plumber. If you choose new equipment you still need to decide where to drain the condensate. New equipment will...
  37. Are you a project manager or one who works in...

    Are you a project manager or one who works in this space?
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    We cannot offer technical advice in AOP which is...

    We cannot offer technical advice in AOP which is an open forum. I've asked a moderator to move this to the tech to tech forum.
    Your question appears that it is not DIY, be we need some evidence of...
  39. Tell him HE will be responsible for water damage...

    Tell him HE will be responsible for water damage when the indoor coil freezes and spills onto the floor and then soaks the ceiling of the space below.

    For rental properties I install a thermostat...
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    click on the link in my signature to find a...

    click on the link in my signature to find a contractor
  41. Thread: Heat pump tips

    by kdean1
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    AIR FLOW!

    AIR FLOW!
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    It is hard to determine anything from the...

    It is hard to determine anything from the pictures. I recommend you have it examined by a technician as they can view the entire situation and resolve it.
  43. Much depends on air flow. That is a good filter,...

    Much depends on air flow. That is a good filter, but it does increase static pressure. If used on an undersized duct system it can lead to the problem you're experiencing. A loaded filter adds even...
  44. The usual cause is low indoor air flow. Do NOT...

    The usual cause is low indoor air flow. Do NOT use a 1" pleated air filter because they are too restrictive. Use an inexpensive fiberglass filter and change it regularly, even monthly. Chances are...
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    If there is a TXV in the system, you'd better...

    If there is a TXV in the system, you'd better evacuate from both sides or you may not be evacuating the entire system. It will speed up your evacuation as well.
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    1. Should I get a whole house air cleaner with a...

    1. Should I get a whole house air cleaner with a fixed speed air handler or a 4"-5" media filter with a variable speed air handler so I could run the air handler to get added filtration when heating...
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    Nothing wrong. I just have more experience with...

    Nothing wrong. I just have more experience with Honeywell products.
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    The Honeywell Prestige is a terrific thermostat....

    The Honeywell Prestige is a terrific thermostat. Get the one with EIM which uses two wires to the stat. It can accomodate 4 heat and 2 cool stages plus humidifier, dehumidification, and ventilation....
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    You should be aware that we do not provide advice...

    You should be aware that we do not provide advice to DIY.
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    You admit you are a DIYer. Please read and obey...

    You admit you are a DIYer. Please read and obey the posted rules in red at the top of the page.
    You're fiddling with dangerous forces. Call a pro.
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