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    Thanks for all the comments. The HVAC guy...

    Thanks for all the comments. The HVAC guy reworked the return and put in a 14x14 in. grill. It still hums. I can feel the vanes vibrating. Does anyone know a manufacturer that makes a 14x 14 inch...
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    noisy single return

    I have a 1.5 ton A/C unit for our sunroom. The unit had a kinked flex return [done by a previous remodeling company] and therefore a vent was placed in the side of the mian return. I wanted to fix it...
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    Power outage and A/C

    My owner's manual says that if the main power to the A/C is out for more than 3 hours, I should wait 3 hours after the power is restored to turn the thermostat back on or the a/c system could be...
  4. Floor is already in. I agree that is is poor...

    Floor is already in. I agree that is is poor planning. We have a high quality toilet. We may have to live with it since the missus does not think it is a problem. I have a question to the HVAC guys...
  5. keeping a supply vent from acting like a drain

    I am having a bathroom remodeled. I just noticed that the HVAC guy put the supply register on the floor about a foot from the toilet. It appears the new supply will be flush to the floor. The old...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I eventually...

    Thanks for all the replies. I eventually convinced the HVAC guy to drop below the joists with a 45 to drop down any another one to go back up. Is it really true that two 45s equal one 90 when they...
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    If the area would stay the same for a "smooshed...

    If the area would stay the same for a "smooshed duct" then it would be the same if you severely "smooshed" one diameter of the duct to !/2 inch.
    We had a flex duct for our return which was...
  8. Thread: Skylights

    by heetseeker
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    I can see the sky and the tree leaves thru the...

    I can see the sky and the tree leaves thru the cap. It is like having two screens over yor window.
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    ovaled round duct

    I am having HVAC duct work done. Because of new plumbing in a joist space
    there is no room for putting back a 6 in round duct in the joist space. The hvac man wants to distort the 6 inch duct ...
  10. Thread: Skylights

    by heetseeker
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    They sell sunblocker caps for skylights. Google...

    They sell sunblocker caps for skylights. Google Pfifer Suntex and you will find sites that sell it. I have three 2x6 foot skylights and I bought the suntex and the wife made caps. BIG IMPROVEMENT!...
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    PSTU Thanks for your help. The HVAC guy came...

    PSTU
    Thanks for your help. The HVAC guy came today and spoke to my wife. Turns out that we can add a real return to the bedroom. So your first suggestion was correct. If the HVAC guy is correct ,...
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    Dash How do you measure your grill area? Are...

    Dash
    How do you measure your grill area? Are you talking about the size of the grill cover or are you talking about the actual size of the louvers on the grill or are you talking about the free...
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    PSTU and Designer Dan Thanks for your comments....

    PSTU and Designer Dan
    Thanks for your comments. I have enjoyed and learned from many of your prior posts. Thanks to both of you for the articles.
    PSTU I wish we could enlarge the return or add...
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    Return Air Pathway by Tamarack technologies

    I have a master bedroom that has been expanded in the past and still has a small lone air return and 3 supplies. The air return is not adequate and the room heats or cools poorly with the door...
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    Dash Could you please explain how adding...

    Dash
    Could you please explain how adding returns increases the static pressure
    and decreases the airflow. Thanks
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    If you run constant fan in the winter check if...

    If you run constant fan in the winter check if your humidifier is running constantly with a constant drain of water. This may happen especially in very cold weather since the humidifier may have...
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    Thanks hvaclover

    Thanks hvaclover
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    hvaclover We have a 4 inch pleated filter...

    hvaclover We have a 4 inch pleated filter spaceguard filter. Is that adequate to keep drywall dust out of the furnace? You sat to "run a blower that will trap sanding debris; you can usually rent...
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    By grills do you mean the return vents? If so...

    By grills do you mean the return vents? If so where can I get them? Shutting the furnace down for a few months in the upper midwest is not really a good option.
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    We are likely to remodel the kitchen this winter....

    We are likely to remodel the kitchen this winter. Is there any recommendation to protect the new furnace? I have an april aire pleated filter on the return to the furnace. Will that protect the...
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    We have had good luck using an exterior solar...

    We have had good luck using an exterior solar screen on our west facing skylights. http://www.newcoproducts.bc.ca/solarshade.htm is one of many that sell this stuff.
    It provides shade without...
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    What do you think of the modified butyl backed...

    What do you think of the modified butyl backed foil tapes such as made by Hardcast? Service temp is -23 to 200F. 40 year life.
    I couldnt find someone who would use mastic.
  23. Baldloonie Can the all these thermostats be...

    Baldloonie
    Can the all these thermostats be installed on a 2 stage furnace/1 stage a/c American Standard system with a vs blower? Can this be done without voiding the extended warranty? How do...
  24. You can cut down on your heat gain by installing...

    You can cut down on your heat gain by installing sun screening on the OUTSIDE of your windows so less heat gets thru your windows. It is like window screen but blocks more light. You still can see...
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    I have a 4 ton 12 seer A/S scroll/txv unit that...

    I have a 4 ton 12 seer A/S scroll/txv unit that was installed last year. The distributor said a hard start kit is recommended by the manufacturer and therefore one was installed. From that...
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    My contractor said he has not installed a 2 stage...

    My contractor said he has not installed a 2 stage stat. How do I find a contractor that is proficient in installing a white rodgers or totaline stat that controls humidity in a Amer. Std system with...
  27. re2ell thanks for your response. I always...

    re2ell
    thanks for your response. I always enjoy your comments. You seem to be very knowledgeable.
  28. I have a TXV for the reasons stated above. I have...

    I have a TXV for the reasons stated above. I have read on this board that the TXV will fail while the orifice rarely fails unless it gets blocked by crud. What is a typical lifespan of a txv and is...
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    wyounger Do you know of any compatability...

    wyounger
    Do you know of any compatability issues with Tranes/ American Standard's Comfort R and the Thermidistat?
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    Thankyou for the replies. I saw a setup on the...

    Thankyou for the replies.
    I saw a setup on the central city website in houston that used an interesting setup. They put a ball valve shutoff on both the coil side of the condensate drain line and a...
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    My A/S installer connected the a/c condensate...

    My A/S installer connected the a/c condensate lines from both a/c units above the furnaces and the humidifier into a common 3/4 inch PVC line that drains into the floor drain. There is no provision...
  32. BaldLoonie Thanks for your detailed reply....

    BaldLoonie
    Thanks for your detailed reply. Given the quality of your prior posts it did not make sense to me why you did not use the secondary drain. Thanks for explaining your reasoning.
    I...
  33. I have recently had two A/S furnaces and A/C...

    I have recently had two A/S furnaces and A/C units installed and I just noticed that the secondary drain ports
    are not connected to a drain line. I have been reading up on this in the forum and got...
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    Wisc Thanks for the wonderfully detailed answer....

    Wisc Thanks for the wonderfully detailed answer. I will look when I get home for an xtra red plug. Do A/S cased coil pans have an overflow port or drain?
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    If you have a water heater you will likely need a...

    If you have a water heater you will likely need a chimney liner with the 90% as well Do a search for "orphaned water heater"
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    Wisc I have a similar set up for my a/c drain...

    Wisc
    I have a similar set up for my a/c drain and humidifier.
    How often does PVC pipe clog and why? What do you recommend to prevent this problem? Seems to me that if there are separate drains...
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    Sadlier I realize that too high a static...

    Sadlier
    I realize that too high a static pressure is not helpful. That is why I was interested to know if my static would go down if I had a coil with a lower pressure drop. I am happy the PD is...
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    Baldloonie Thanks for the info on the pressure...

    Baldloonie
    Thanks for the info on the pressure drop.
    Outdoor unit is A/S 2A7A2048A1000AA which I have been told is a 4 ton with a scroll compressor. Have a hard start unit since it made my lights...
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    I seem to recall that static pressure makes a...

    I seem to recall that static pressure makes a difference on how much power is used with a PSC motor. Paradoxically the higher the static the less power is used but the less air is moved. Is that...
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    My coil was switched from a A/S TXC050C4HPDO to...

    My coil was switched from a A/S TXC050C4HPDO to a high efficiency coil which is 6 inches taller,TXC065S3HPCO.
    Do they list the static pressure drops for coils. I would like to know if the larger...
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    I am curious why you have said that I have done...

    I am curious why you have said that I have done DYI work.
    What DYI work are you referring to? I have not done DYI work except opening up a plugged return that I discovered without the help of this...
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    I was hoping Jutzya or anyone knowledgeable about...

    I was hoping Jutzya or anyone knowledgeable about A/S furnaces would see my reply to the question about what model furnace I have. I still would like to know if the timer is adjustable.
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    The model number of the furnace is AUD120R9V5K4....

    The model number of the furnace is AUD120R9V5K4. I guess Doc was kidding when he said the time could be made to go to zero. I do think I have read on this forum that a stage can be locked out. Can...
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    I have a two stage A/S 80% with a VS blower with...

    I have a two stage A/S 80% with a VS blower with a single stage stat. I would like to know if it is possible to have the furnace timer adjusted for a shorter or a longer time in the first stage. I...
  45. Thread: TXV

    by heetseeker
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    Again thanks for the replies. Big game, I will...

    Again thanks for the replies. Big game, I will try to check the temperature drop this summer. 2Hot, I am cautious because of all the problems posters have described on this forum. Maybe we are just...
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    What is a charging manifold and why is it a sign...

    What is a charging manifold and why is it a sign of a poor installlation?
  47. Thread: TXV

    by heetseeker
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    Thanks airworx but your explanation is too...

    Thanks airworx but your explanation is too technical for me. are there symptoms that a homeowner, not a HVAC tech, could check for?
  48. Thread: TXV

    by heetseeker
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    I appreciate the replies. What are the symptoms...

    I appreciate the replies. What are the symptoms of low suction or high superheat? I saw in another post that an improperly functioning TXV will hunt, overfeed or starve a system. Do these cause any...
  49. Thread: TXV

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    I do appreciate the replies but I was hoping for...

    I do appreciate the replies but I was hoping for more specifics. Specifically what would a homeowner look for that might indicate a problem with a TXV. I requested the TXV because of what I have...
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    See my post. I am sure the Pros will confirm that...

    See my post. I am sure the Pros will confirm that it can be done.
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