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    This is not the way it should work. The wiring...

    This is not the way it should work. The wiring needs to be changed.

    The pump should turn on when the thermostat calls for heat and should turn off when the thermostat no longer calls for heat.
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    The problem you describe is almost always caused...

    The problem you describe is almost always caused by poorly installed and/or inadequate insulation in the garage ceiling. You may also have other insulation or air leakage deficiencies.
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    Another good reason not to oversize is that...

    Another good reason not to oversize is that larger furnaces are noisier.
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    This is not necessarily true: check out the...

    This is not necessarily true: check out the charging instructions for fixed orifice Lennox equipment.
  5. Thread: attic vening

    by Panama
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    It's all about radiation from the roof to the...

    It's all about radiation from the roof to the insulation and then into the house through the ceiling. Manual J may not ask about the amount of attic ventilation, but it does ask about the type and...
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    Follow Billva's advice and you will save a lot of...

    Follow Billva's advice and you will save a lot of money over the years. It takes about 8,700 Btus to evaporate one gallon of water. This is true whether you heat the water to evaporate it or...
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    You are essentially correct. An uninsulated...

    You are essentially correct. An uninsulated floor over a normally vented crawl space will not increase the cooling load significantly.

    The biggest problem with HVAC-Calc (unless there is a new...
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    ACH nat = 0.69 = NOT GOOD AT ALL. Good is < 0.25

    ACH nat = 0.69 = NOT GOOD AT ALL. Good is < 0.25
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    Dry homes are usually caused by air leakage to...

    Dry homes are usually caused by air leakage to and from the outside. The air leakage problem is exacerbated by forced air systems with supply/return imbalances -- particulary in bedrooms with...
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    Springfield digital -- six or seven bucks at...

    Springfield digital -- six or seven bucks at Walmart.
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    Since it wasn't cheap, why not make it look...

    Since it wasn't cheap, why not make it look really pretty:

    http://www.accovers.com
  12. Thread: rule of thumb

    by Panama
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    No.

    No.
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    http://www.accovers.com

    http://www.accovers.com
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    Most likely causes are insulation faults and air...

    Most likely causes are insulation faults and air leakage. The best approach is to shell out three or four hundred bucks for a good home energy audit that includes a blower door test and some sort of...
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    Here is an article showing how to design and...

    Here is an article showing how to design and build a proper trap: http://www.hpac.com/member/archive/pdf/2001/1001/brusha.pdf#search='condensate%20traps%20for%20cooling%20coils'
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    Better grab the installation booklet before the...

    Better grab the installation booklet before the installer messes it up using it for knee pads. The city inspector may want to see it, too.
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    You probably can find a contractor with a Duct...

    You probably can find a contractor with a Duct Blaster here http: http://www.energyconservatory.com.
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    And you can't check for proper charge just by...

    And you can't check for proper charge just by measuring pressures.
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    Isn't world trade wonderful! My neighborhood has...

    Isn't world trade wonderful! My neighborhood has a number of Australian Breezeair evaporative coolers. Best swamp cooler on the market!
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    A house does hold A LOT of heat -- particularly...

    A house does hold A LOT of heat -- particularly one built with brick. Our AC has run only 4 hours this month with most of it occurring after 9:00 p.m. when the thermostat sets back from 73F to 71F....
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    True. I call it aggressive air: it sucks the...

    True. I call it aggressive air: it sucks the moisture right out of you.
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    Originally posted by Carnak [B] You...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Carnak
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    You are 100% correct. The actual air flow must be increased about 21% (more in mountain communities) to get the equivalent of sea level mass flow.

    The...
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    Two conditions really help reduce the AC...

    Two conditions really help reduce the AC equipment needs in Denver, but increase the risk of the indoor coil freezing up.

    First, the latent load of a typical home in the Denver area is negative. ...
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    The C33-42 coil is a size B. The C33-44 is a...

    The C33-42 coil is a size B. The C33-44 is a size C. Your furnace is a size C and should be matched with a size C coil. The both have the same face area, but the fin spacing is different.
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    http://www.unicosystem.com is up and running.

    http://www.unicosystem.com is up and running.
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