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    Definitely. Hopefully, that goes without saying....

    Definitely. Hopefully, that goes without saying.

    Ran across one this summer where the company (out of business now, of course) sold an extended (in house) warranty.

    How do you...
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    First; there are not enough registers (airflow)....

    First; there are not enough registers (airflow).

    Secondly, you might try "dumping" some heat under the floor.

    Thirdly, add more registers or increase the airflow and then zone.

    My family...
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    TempStar used to require that you had to have the...

    TempStar used to require that you had to have the furnace "serviced" once a year to keep the 10 year labor protection in effect.

    Don't fall for that trick. Otherwise, I think the extended...
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    A public servant should be held to higher...

    A public servant should be held to higher standards because of the public trust.

    They should throw the bum into jail and throw away the key.

    This is the tip of the iceberg for this thief.
  5. We did a home ur size with one furnace and one...

    We did a home ur size with one furnace and one A/C and eight (8) zones.

    Works like a dream.
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    Looks like a seam to me. I probably would...

    Looks like a seam to me.

    I probably would believe to two companies that said it was okay.
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    Load calcs. are great, unless you can't get the...

    Load calcs. are great, unless you can't get the air where it's needed.

    You have a 3 ton (27 yrs.) and someone wants to install a 4 ton. Mistake....in so many ways.

    Sounds like a 3 ton 2-stage...
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    With the ductwork in the attic and the (sun)...

    With the ductwork in the attic and the (sun) exposure, the 2.5 ton is probably the one for you.

    I get by because the A/C is NEVER off (my wifes fear of dust).

    Most people will open the...
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    My home is a 2,250 sq. ft. 2 story built in 1946....

    My home is a 2,250 sq. ft. 2 story built in 1946. East/west exposure with awning, however.

    No insulation in the sidewalls and terrible windows, although they do have (lousy) alum. storms.

    At...
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    Where will the new ductwork go? Attic, basement...

    Where will the new ductwork go? Attic, basement or crawl space? How is the home insulated, windows and storm doors?

    What is the homes exposure to the sun? Does the home have awnings or shade...
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    B.L. I've lived in my home for 32 yrs. The...

    B.L.

    I've lived in my home for 32 yrs. The home had an old GE 2.5 ton. It cooled; i.e. dehumidified, like a dream. I could keep the stat at 76-78 and be comfortable.

    Replaced it with a newer...
  12. How many returns are there? Take a grille...

    How many returns are there?

    Take a grille (or 2) off and notice the differance.
  13. They either don't know or don't care. Both of...

    They either don't know or don't care. Both of which is a bad thing.
  14. A VS motor will NOT be quieter if there is not...

    A VS motor will NOT be quieter if there is not enough RA.

    People think a VS motor is a cure all. Wrong.
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    It boils down to how its designed, installed and...

    It boils down to how its designed, installed and service after the sale.

    Spend some time reading these posts and you'll understand what I'm trying to say.
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    Normally, the high static is caused by a lack of...

    Normally, the high static is caused by a lack of return air; i.e. filter (size or type), ductwork (too small), or grilles (number and/or size).

    I saw a new (5 year old) house last year with a bad...
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    We have some LP systems in the country. I size...

    We have some LP systems in the country. I size the gas line as if they'll get natural gas someday.
  18. Unfortunately, this is probably true. But it...

    Unfortunately, this is probably true. But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know why this is..............cost.

    If flex is done incorrectly (metal the same thing) you'll be sorry for a long...
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    I had hear that 35 years ago from a guy that...

    I had hear that 35 years ago from a guy that really knew his stuff.

    But like you mentioned it's counter intuitive to logical thinking.

    Thank you for confirming what I had been told. I think...
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    I assume the 14" went to a 14" tee and then...

    I assume the 14" went to a 14" tee and then reduces (both ways) to 10"?

    That would be 400 cfm each way. Remember flex kills airflow.
  21. I'm surprised that the 5 ton systems will...

    I'm surprised that the 5 ton systems will accomplish the 15.00 SEER (no problem there), 12.50 EER (problem ?) and 8.5 HSPF (problem ?).

    I'm too lazy to look it up. Let me know.
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    FE4ANF006010 (10kw) or 011 (11 kw) or (015) you...

    FE4ANF006010 (10kw) or 011 (11 kw) or (015) you guessed it.

    I would recommend the Infinity zone system and the Infinity control.

    It's a really nice (quiet) zone system that doesn't require a...
  23. A five ton system requires a lot of airflow and...

    A five ton system requires a lot of airflow and knowledge. Go with the best company. The product is the last thing to worry about. The Bryant is variable speed. Is the Am. Std. also variable?
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    Sounds like a real botch job. 14" pipe is...

    Sounds like a real botch job.

    14" pipe is good for 1,000 cfm. 10" pipe is good for 400 cfm. 8" pipe is good for 240 cfm. 6" pipe is good for 110 cfm.

    When flex is used, reduce the airflow...
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    I sell York but used to sell Carrier. I lean...

    I sell York but used to sell Carrier. I lean towards the Carrier (slightly).

    That said, it ALWAYS depends on the company you're dealing with first and formost.
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    The "box' can be 14"-16" tall with the SpaceGard...

    The "box' can be 14"-16" tall with the SpaceGard on top then the furnace.
    The "drop" goes into the box. The return (air) goes in the bottom of the furnace not the side (s) as normally done.
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    With a E.C.M. motor (variable-speed) it will...

    With a E.C.M. motor (variable-speed) it will adjust to the restriction (both the supply and return).

    As you take steps to reduce the restriction to the airflow, you'll hear the noise level...
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    A return system needs some restriction I've been...

    A return system needs some restriction I've been told.

    In other words it shouldn't just "free wheel"; i.e. without a blower door or something like that.

    But I see so many homes that don't...
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    I have a H & C book also. My point is to try and...

    I have a H & C book also. My point is to try and reduce the air noise.

    Can you move 1,200 cfm through a 20 x20? Sure. Quietly? Probably not.

    The H & C book says you can move 1342 cfm at...
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    We buy an inexpensive 4" high filter rack that...

    We buy an inexpensive 4" high filter rack that will take a 16 x 25 1" or 2" filter.

    That will work for the 17.5" wide furnaces. They also make a 21" wide rack for 20 x 25 filters.
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    If it were my house, I would elevate the furnace...

    If it were my house, I would elevate the furnace on a box with a SpaceGard or similar filter underneth. Then connect the "drop" to that box.

    The blower motor is on that side of the furnace...
  32. I wanted to add that Carrier (seems like always)...

    I wanted to add that Carrier (seems like always) runs a "free" 10 yr. P & L promotion in the spring and fall with some dealers REALLY stretching it out in both seasons.

    I'm surprised (not really...
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    The way we do it here (with condos or...

    The way we do it here (with condos or apartments), is to elevate the airhandler (or furnace) on a platform with the water heater and let it free draw through the return air grille.

    So adding...
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    beshvac, See my post below. todd

    beshvac,

    See my post below.

    todd
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    The rule of thumb for properly sizing return air...

    The rule of thumb for properly sizing return air grilles is to multiply the H. x W. X 2.

    400 cfm per ton. 3 X 400 = 1200 needed. 20 X 20 = 400 X 2 = 800.

    I agree with the man that wanted to...
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    Your situation calls for a IAQ or Infinity stat...

    Your situation calls for a IAQ or Infinity stat (control). But I'm concerned that you can't get the A/C upstairs.

    Maybe (a big maybe) the 2-stage and variable speed will help.

    If you can get...
  37. It sounds like a 3.5 ton based on your...

    It sounds like a 3.5 ton based on your requirements would have been the right unit.

    We tend to "oversize" (a loss term) based on the way (a lot) of people run their A/C units. Not everyone runs...
  38. If it's a Carrier money back quarantee, and if...

    If it's a Carrier money back quarantee, and if you didn't sign the (Carrier)paperwork, you might be screwed.
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    My first concern and question is; why is the...

    My first concern and question is; why is the furnace in such bad shape in only7 years?

    That needs to be addressed first.
  40. Stamas is right. Not much paperwork and you can...

    Stamas is right. Not much paperwork and you can go with any Carrier dealer.

    If he doesn't want your business, I would go else where.........duh.
  41. The contractor isn't taking your satisfaction...

    The contractor isn't taking your satisfaction very seriously.

    That's too bad.

    If I were he, I would offer to insulate your home or add an attic fan or something if I was sure my sizing was...
  42. Also, 3.5 ton sounds heavy. Is your house a two...

    Also, 3.5 ton sounds heavy. Is your house a two story? How well is the second floor cooling?
  43. Sounds like you don't have enough return air. ...

    Sounds like you don't have enough return air. It's a very common problem everyone seems to overlook.
  44. Why in the world would you have Sears sell you a...

    Why in the world would you have Sears sell you a system?

    They just sub it to the lowest bidder.

    I wouldn't have flex in my home if it was given to me.
  45. Thread: lookin good!

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    It might have been level originally. I like...

    It might have been level originally.

    I like the the service door access panel against the house.
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    You need to give us more information. Where...

    You need to give us more information.

    Where are you located?

    Is the house a ranch, 2-story or something else?

    I like the zoning idea, what areas will be zoned?
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    Restriction is about more than the filter type. ...

    Restriction is about more than the filter type. It's also about size; i.e. 16x25, 20x20, 20x25.

    I would (recommend) checking the RA duct back to the A/H as well.
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    The return is border line. Could be the grilles....

    The return is border line. Could be the grilles. Sizes, please. Although you said with the filter cabinet open you still had high SP.

    I don't understand the 3-12" supplies. Is this in a...
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    That's good to hear. Sometimes with new...

    That's good to hear. Sometimes with new construction, it can get ugly. It all depends were you live.
  50. The board or the ground are probably the cause...

    The board or the ground are probably the cause but one would hope the Lennox tech would know this.

    Something else I've seen, is a lack of proper return. The furnaces short cycle thus wearing out...
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