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    Blower Motor Stopping

    Hello All...

    I have a problem that started when the AC is running...it is not present when the heat was running over the winter. I have a 2.5 ton Rheem unit. During AC operation, the blower...
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    I guess I've been lucky over the last 5 years or...

    I guess I've been lucky over the last 5 years or so...

    Come to think of it...it makes sense why the cat food bowl is always remains full...he's dining out!

    But, you bring up a good point...
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    I purchased 2 covers from this company several...

    I purchased 2 covers from this company several years ago... they leave the bottom 3 inches of the units showing for air circulation...I shut my breakers off when I cover them.....I always clean the...
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    PAV's are a no...no... When it's 95* outside...

    PAV's are a no...no...

    When it's 95* outside my attic is 118* so I think it is ventilated enough...I have 3 gable ends and full ridge vents on all roof ridges...
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    I have about 12-15 inches of insulation already...

    I have about 12-15 inches of insulation already and the ductwork is fairly new, wrapped well. About 60% is run on the floor, but I do not see anyway around it. I am happy with the results, but...
  6. You could use the misters around the condensors...

    You could use the misters around the condensors to cool the air being pulled into them, not to spray directly on them....

    But I would then think you would need to clean the coils monthly to be...
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    I think the duct insulation is R6 or R8... ...

    I think the duct insulation is R6 or R8...

    Temp spread is good...

    I was planning on blowing in another 6 inches to help with the heat transfer...started thinking about the ductwork...would blow...
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    Ductwork and Insulation

    I plan on adding more blown-in insulation to my attic. I have made great strides in improving attic temp over the past year (95* outside temp, 118* attic temp in sun) and want to see if I can now...
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    So much for vacation....

    So much for vacation....
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    Wow...this thread is getting as hot as her...

    Wow...this thread is getting as hot as her house....
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    So...If I take a temp reading in the hallway at...

    So...If I take a temp reading in the hallway at 4ft level and it's 75*...then I take a temp at the ceiling(8ft) and it's 80*...is that the hot air rising or the heat transfer coming down from the...
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    Now, it's been a little breezy the past couple of...

    Now, it's been a little breezy the past couple of days, I don't know if the readings will change when it's hot and dead calm outside...we shall see...
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    Hey Gary... Roof is a 3 Tab Art shingle (elk...

    Hey Gary...

    Roof is a 3 Tab Art shingle (elk is the manufacturer)(They are thick & heavy)

    No trees at all...full sun

    Occasional soffet venting
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    http://www.attictent.com no radient...

    http://www.attictent.com


    no radient barrier...but I wish I could do it...

    7:52 sun is getting lower in the sky...outside temp 91.5* Attic 99.2*
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    6:30 here...outside 94.1* inside 77.3* Attic...

    6:30 here...outside 94.1* inside 77.3* Attic 103.6*

    Sunny

    Dewpoint 71*

    Heat Index 101*

    I am taking my attic measurement 8ft about the floor...
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    97* yesterday..my attic peaked at 113.7*...I...

    97* yesterday..my attic peaked at 113.7*...I cannot remember exactly before, but even with the PAV I think I was in the 120's...When I had my roof re-done a few years ago after a big hail storm. I...
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    How does it preform vs. radient barrier?

    How does it preform vs. radient barrier?
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    I have heard that icynene is great stuff...very...

    I have heard that icynene is great stuff...very expensive...would you remove the ridge vents as well?
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    Just wanted to throw this out here...I was a firm...

    Just wanted to throw this out here...I was a firm believer in PAV's until reading along on this forum. I have done a lot of work over the winter in the attic. Adding insulation...making sure all...
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    Does the room that you want to get more warm air...

    Does the room that you want to get more warm air into have a return?
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    My brother totally finished his basement and...

    My brother totally finished his basement and added a seperate unit....there is no worry weather is 100* or 20* outside...I Also know someone who tried to tie into existing system on first floor to...
  22. My filter slides into a track, I noticed if I...

    My filter slides into a track, I noticed if I placed a napkin close to the filter, it would move towards the gap inbetween the track and return plenum, being in the attic that could not be good,...
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    Would it be a good idea to lower the indoor...

    Would it be a good idea to lower the indoor desired temp from 78*down to 75* or 74*....the longer run times may produce more comfort....
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    Units only running 10 minutes when it is 100*...

    Units only running 10 minutes when it is 100* outside seems to short... may be oversized for the efficiency of the equiptment. A 2 ton or 2.5 ton unit will run longer, but longer run times means...
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    I too have used a misting system with good...

    I too have used a misting system with good results:

    http://www.plumbingsupply.com/misterscooldown.html

    The misters use <5 gallons per hour...coil temp is 8-10* cooler and condensor discharge...
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