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    Yeah I certainly wish it had that option....

    Yeah I certainly wish it had that option. Thinking about getting an Ecobee SMARTSi at this point.
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    Hi BaldLoonie! Looking at my thermostat I only...

    Hi BaldLoonie! Looking at my thermostat I only have an option 250 to control my second stage heating cycle. There is no 240 option on my thermostat even though it is listed in the manual!
    I have...
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    Honeywell 8580 WIFI cycling often

    Hi all,

    I recently had to replace my Pro1 IAQ thermostat (failed touchscreen). I chose the Honeywell 8580 Wi-Fi. I notice when it is cold outside it cycles considerably more than when I had my old...
  4. Thread: Nut Drivers

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    For what it's worth, they also offer an...

    For what it's worth, they also offer an extended-reach version:

    http://www.service.kleintools.com/Tools/PRD/Category/Multi-Bit%20Screwdriver/Nut%20Driver%20SCREWDRIV-MULTIBIT/Product/32560


    ...
  5. Thread: Nut Drivers

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    Sounds good, I may have to get one. It looked...

    Sounds good, I may have to get one. It looked like they have a longer reach as well.
  6. Thread: Nut Drivers

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    Anyone ever try the Klein Heavy-Duty Multi-Bit...

    Anyone ever try the Klein Heavy-Duty Multi-Bit Screwdriver/Nut Driver 32557? I saw this in Home Depot, and it looks more "heavy-duty" compared to the 11-in-1.

    Klein link:
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    Would it be OK to use foam here?

    Hi all,

    I caught a mouse inside my home and was looking to seal openings outside.
    Looks like where my line set, power and control line is coming out has a big gap. It goes up about 4 inches ...
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    Yeah, I figure go left and maybe two elbows and I...

    Yeah, I figure go left and maybe two elbows and I could lower the run.
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    That's a Honeywell Truestream humidifier drain...

    That's a Honeywell Truestream humidifier drain line. Yes, I like the links Mark sent.
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    Any suggestions as to re-routing it?

    Any suggestions as to re-routing it?
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    It's all glued in that area except on the bottom...

    It's all glued in that area except on the bottom where it separates.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone! I had tried...

    Thanks for the replies everyone! I had tried rubber o-rings inside before which didn't really help. I was considering using silicone tape (neat stuff), but that would only be temporary as it would...
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    Condensate line issue

    Hi everyone. Before I call a pro in I figured I would ask advice here first. I have a slow drip condensate line drip from a non-glued junction. I can't glue it becuase I need to remove, or pivot,...
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    What kind of shelf life do modern run capacitors...

    What kind of shelf life do modern run capacitors have?
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    Well, times are tough I suppose. Could be someone...

    Well, times are tough I suppose. Could be someone looking for a cheap free high...:)
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    Thank you both, I appreciate the responses. I had...

    Thank you both, I appreciate the responses. I had initially considered calling the contractor, but I wasn't sure if the cap was missing from the get-go or someone had taken it. I would feel bad about...
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    Service valve cap question

    Hi everyone,

    I noticed on my condensing unit that the suction line service valve cap is missing. The system was installed in April, and I'm not sure how long the cap has been missing. I hope the...
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    I was calling for humidity. I don't think my home...

    I was calling for humidity. I don't think my home is very "tight" so to speak, but the large differences in the hygrometers and the humidstat has me puzzled.
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    Interesting. I wonder if that is the cause of my...

    Interesting. I wonder if that is the cause of my low-reading issue, or I just have an inaccurate humidstat? For testing for a while, I had the heating and cooling off and just let the humidifier run...
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    An addition to the above post, I left the setting...

    An addition to the above post, I left the setting at 35% and now it is humidifying with the other two hygrometers showing humidity in the upper 40's!
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    I took your suggestion. My portable was reading...

    I took your suggestion. My portable was reading 48%. The Honeywell humidstat, when manually changed, would engage at 40% and cut back off around 30%.
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    Honewell TrueSteam humidstat accuracy?

    Hi Everyone. I had a new system installed recently with a Honeywell TrueSteam (6 gallon capacity) with a H8908 humidstat installed in the return ductwork.

    I was wondering if anyone had issues...
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    Thank you. I will email them and see if it is the...

    Thank you. I will email them and see if it is the correct model.

    It was the availabilty that made me look for other options, I really couldn't find anything online for the "fil 18-32" so I...
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    Hi Blitzz86, I have a 15x20 in it now. It's a bit...

    Hi Blitzz86, I have a 15x20 in it now. It's a bit loose side to side and I can't get the front cover on because the filter sticks out the front slightly. Do you ever have this issue? (It initally had...
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    I thank you again. With the current tight 16x20...

    I thank you again. With the current tight 16x20 filter in there the front cover over the filter wont fit on correctly (from side to side). I will initially seek out the Goodman filter, and go from...
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    Thanks JAH0983. Any recommendation for a filter...

    Thanks JAH0983. Any recommendation for a filter the can be cut to size that will work well with my system? I have only seen washable ones like that, and I would rather not use a washable one from...
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    Goodman air filter question

    Hi everyone. I had a Goodman aruf182416 air handler installed recently. Apparently it takes a Goodman "FIL 18-32". I have only found reference to this online as a 15x21 filter. Any ideas where to get...
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    Heh, it does look like a toaster. It kind of...

    Heh, it does look like a toaster. It kind of looks like hell these days actually. I admit I like how the fan is orientated since it is under a deck.
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    Thanks for the reply BaldLoonie. It's time for a...

    Thanks for the reply BaldLoonie. It's time for a complete new 2 ton system! No I must do some research on brands.
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    Hi CynicX, I appreciate the reply. I am in...

    Hi CynicX, I appreciate the reply. I am in Crofton.

    I agree with you. I am going to have the entire system replaced at this point. I've been told I may have to reuse the line set as there is no...
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    Hi BaldLoonie. The model of the machine PE024S-5....

    Hi BaldLoonie. The model of the machine PE024S-5. I can look for the compressor model number, but I am thinking of getting a complete new system at this point as opposed to a new compressor.
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    Not to raise a dead thread, but my compressor is...

    Not to raise a dead thread, but my compressor is shot.

    Can anyone decode the model number? At this point I am not sure if this actually is a 1.5 or 2 ton unit and I need to know which it is.
    ...
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    Thanks for the replys! It is a split system...

    Thanks for the replys!

    It is a split system with a Lennox air handler (I assume they were installed together). It looks almost exactly like the one BaldLoonie posted, but mine is a bit more...
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    Determining age of Magic Chef heat pump?

    Can anyone help me with this? Model number is PE024S-5. I believe it is a 2 ton unit.

    Serial: A06633KKA


    Thanks for any help!:)
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    Will this help? ...

    Will this help?

    http://www.scacdtechsupport.com/ac-pressure-chart.asp
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    Yes, it did start heating with the rerfigerant...

    Yes, it did start heating with the rerfigerant added (2nd stage heat was purposely disconnected at the time). The technician felt the reversing valve was doing a good job. For what it's worth, I also...
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    Had a tech out, it appears I was a about a pound...

    Had a tech out, it appears I was a about a pound low on refrigerant. Also some of the insulation on my lines is poor. I was surprised since it still cooled well! Live and learn..

    Matt
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    I had wrongly figured that the problem was the...

    I had wrongly figured that the problem was the new thermostat at the time. However, I've known now for a while that the thermostat was not the issue. Shortly after it began to warm and I didn't think...
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    Heat pump cools but does not heat.

    Hi everyone,

    I have a question regarding my heat pump. Cooling works absolutley fine, with a ~15 degree differential. However heating just blows room temperature air! Last winter, in heating...
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    Hard start device as preventative maintenance?

    Hi Everyone,

    I was wondering what folks here thought about installing these in older units as preventive maintenance? I'm running a 18 year-old heat pump (which is running OK) and was considering...
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