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    Don't spend the extra money on an IAQ t-stat. The...

    Don't spend the extra money on an IAQ t-stat. The t-stat you have does everything you need. The dehumidification settings in your air handler plus your current 8000 will do everything you are...
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    Two of the dipswitches need to be set in that air...

    Two of the dipswitches need to be set in that air handler and it will have the dehumidification mode. I believe it is dip switches 7&8 however you should have the installers come back and do so.
    SRJ
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    I had installed Ducane units for the past 7 years...

    I had installed Ducane units for the past 7 years and recently stopped. Three of the last four units were defective. One was DOA and two developed leaks in the outdoor units within six months. The...
  4. Thread: Ducane units

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    Ducane units

    Wrong forum
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    deejoe. Don't you think it would be better in...

    deejoe. Don't you think it would be better in this case (supplies from the ceiling) that the high returns be louvered and the low ones not? That way there would be no chance of short cycling in the...
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    You are assuming that each piece of equipment is...

    You are assuming that each piece of equipment is the same efficiency. Just a thought.
    SRJ
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    Working in PA myself, I'd think high supplies and...

    Working in PA myself, I'd think high supplies and high returns would be assanine. Common sense would dictate there would be significant short cycling and little cross ventilation. If they have high...
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    Here in central PA I use 10" legs. Most HVAC...

    Here in central PA I use 10" legs. Most HVAC contractors use 6" legs but for the extra few dollars I think the 10" is worth it. Drifting snow can be a problem at times and the extra 4" might be worth...
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    Re: curious -

    I agree. I usually try to have at least 3 RA per ton cutting out a 3 1/2 by 13 plate (42-45sq in). I feel I'm starving the system at less. We need to realize these are not straight shots but usually...
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    I would say drafts is the main culprit. I live in...

    I would say drafts is the main culprit. I live in a house with 2x4 outside walls and no housewrap. Though not felt as like you would expect drafts to feel like, it can make your 71 feel colder.
    SRJ
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    taterbugbrown. I ran into the exact same thing on...

    taterbugbrown. I ran into the exact same thing on a 3 year old Ducane heat pump. Plug worked itself loose. Check into that first.
    SRJ
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    I had defended Lux on this website on several...

    I had defended Lux on this website on several previous occasions. I had installed many of them for about four years or so without any problems. However, last year I had two LUX t-stats do exactly...
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    OK, OK BaldLoonie..I give. One question for you...

    OK, OK BaldLoonie..I give. One question for you though. On those new composite bottoms have you installed heat pumps with legs? If so have you had any compressor noise thru that bottom? If so, have...
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    Actually the ONLY difference between the Tappan...

    Actually the ONLY difference between the Tappan and Gibson is the warranty and the casing. They both come off the same line and only the jackets at the end are installed differently. The MAYTAG is...
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    I have installed the Ducane line for about 7...

    I have installed the Ducane line for about 7 years and other than one heat pump problem (bad braze joint) I have never had any problems with them. The gas furnace cabinets have more air leakage on...
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    Around here there are a lot of Hallmark oil...

    Around here there are a lot of Hallmark oil furnaces due to a large oil company installing them. They are a dependable mid-line oil furnace that you will be happy with as long as it installed...
  17. Thread: Payne?

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    I totally disagree with the comparison between...

    I totally disagree with the comparison between Payne and Frigidaire. Having installed both I find the quality pretty much even with th Fridgidaire having a much better warranty. That being said, the...
  18. Thread: ducane

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    Their condensing units are fine. Installing them...

    Their condensing units are fine. Installing them for years my only problem has been with 2 heat pump units. The new style (13 SEER) seems more protected than the older units. You should feel...
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    Just a hobby to get away.

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    and get a little muddy
    SRJ

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    I'm a one man show with a part-time helper and...

    I'm a one man show with a part-time helper and this is my busiest time since I've started (8 years). Like DocHVAC of course in this instance doing only new construction helps (with AC installations...
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    I quit smokeless tobacco after 13 years. Just set...

    I quit smokeless tobacco after 13 years. Just set your mind to it..and use plenty of those little root beer barrel candies!! I've never craved it again.
    SRJ
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    Being another Cowboy fan, I can't believe you...

    Being another Cowboy fan, I can't believe you said that. I have always been a Cowboy fan but Michael Irvin was the KING of pushoffs. Didn't like him then..don't like him now
    SRJ
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    I'm a Cowboys fan soooooo.....GO SEAHAWKS!!! SRJ

    I'm a Cowboys fan soooooo.....GO SEAHAWKS!!!
    SRJ
  24. Re: Re: Father Bill.......

    Goats is still a helluva lot better than that poor ole 6 year old (now 10 year old) girl.
    SRJ
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    Have a happy and prosperous New Year! I again...

    Have a happy and prosperous New Year! I again want to thank all fellow members for their advice this year (including getting me to get away from those LUX T-stats-LOL)
    SRJ
  26. Thread: Clothes dryer

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    OK, OK. I have learned many things on this site...

    OK, OK. I have learned many things on this site that has helped me this past year but one thing that confuses me a little on this post is the following: when a DIY comes here to ask for HVAC tech...
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    I don't thinks it's "obviously" a t-stat problem....

    I don't thinks it's "obviously" a t-stat problem. If the other rooms were comfortable at 70 degrees it seems as though that particular room MAY have too much baseboard. Generally on hot water...
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    If you have a saddle tap (valve that pierces...

    If you have a saddle tap (valve that pierces existing water line) and a high mineral content in your water it's best to leave your valve wide open due to the fact that minerals will eventually close...
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    Chances of a wiring problem I think is remote if...

    Chances of a wiring problem I think is remote if the unit is 6 years old has run fine up till now. I agree, call in a service company to troubleshoot. Also if the unit has been that way for awhile,...
  30. Thread: Quads anyone?

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    I have a new Yamaha Kodiak 450 after having a...

    I have a new Yamaha Kodiak 450 after having a Kodiak 400 for four years. Good quality and nice with the auto tranny.
    Buck
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    Nice job! Only one question though. Where do you...

    Nice job! Only one question though. Where do you find attics like that? I'm usually in an attic with 2 feet heighth and my face in the fiberglass.
    SRJ
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    I've had good luck with the Ducanes also. Simple...

    I've had good luck with the Ducanes also. Simple unit that works well. Don't worry about the 12 SEER. Most people are satisfied with the 12 SEER. Naturally the higher the SEER (and specially the HSPF...
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    Just out of curiousity. Was your old furnace...

    Just out of curiousity. Was your old furnace 150,00BTU and only ran 30 minutes out of every hour?
    Sounds to me like the furnace is fine (for now). I'd understand your concern if it was not keeping...
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    Here's a somewhat silly question for all the...

    Here's a somewhat silly question for all the professionals. If you install a dual fuel system, other than the variable speed, is there ANY benefit to the two stage unit. Seems to me that the heat...
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    I had this same problem with a house I did two...

    I had this same problem with a house I did two years ago. Turned out it was a faulty meter. The sound traveled thru the black iron gas line.
    Buck
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    I'm a Frigidaire dealer and I am impressed with...

    I'm a Frigidaire dealer and I am impressed with the systems. As far as being "flimsy", well, I disagree. They are a good unit (especially air handlers) and the outdoor unit cabinets protect the coil....
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    Hey pgb104. If you're in the State College PA...

    Hey pgb104. If you're in the State College PA area, give me a call at 342-6682 or e-mail at SBuckJ@hotmail.com. I'm only 26 miles away.
    Spencer
    SRJ Heating & Cooling
  38. Thread: Nordyne

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    Yes they all come of the same line. I was lucky...

    Yes they all come of the same line. I was lucky enough to see one of their lines near St Louis a few months back. A very clean and organized shop. All the equipment came off the same line with...
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    I agree the SS1 and SS2 are the best power...

    I agree the SS1 and SS2 are the best power venters out there and I Have seen them last anywhere from 7 to 16 years. The main thing is setting up the furnace/boiler correctly so that it burns cleanly....
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    I agree...$.04 per KW hour ...I need to get me...

    I agree...$.04 per KW hour ...I need to get me some of that!!!
    SRJ
  41. If by chance it is a fossil fuel back-up with two...

    If by chance it is a fossil fuel back-up with two 24v power sources, then a relay is needed. Believe me...I've had the same problem before, at my own home. Some oil furnaces (Armstrong for one) has...
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    I usually like to pre-feed the electric water...

    I usually like to pre-feed the electric water tank by running it through the domestic coil of the boiler first. The main reason is that the water flowing through the coil will keep the coil "flushed"...
  43. Being from central PA myself, it depends on your...

    Being from central PA myself, it depends on your utility company. If you have Allegheny or Penelec, the electric would probably be the way to go. If you have unilec or Petrolec, the answer would more...
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    For many years in this area PVC was used for vent...

    For many years in this area PVC was used for vent piping and to my knowledge nothing bad has ever come from that. That being said, what you will find in most cases is that codes REQUIRE black iron...
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    I've always used a balance point sheet to size my...

    I've always used a balance point sheet to size my heat pump equipment. In PA the heat loss is typically double the heat gain but by sizing the equipment between the heating and cooling loads I...
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    Yes, call a tech and have him/her see if there is...

    Yes, call a tech and have him/her see if there is an Aprilaire current sensing relay gone goofy. It happens.
    SRJ
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