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  1. Thread: Payne vs rest

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    From a homeowner's perspective, I had a home...

    From a homeowner's perspective, I had a home warranty on my home and when my old AC failed, the home warranty company wanted to replace it with a Payne. Their own subcontractor told me Payne was...
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    Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean...

    Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

    Just the other day, I noticed a beer missing from 'fridge. Right afterwards, I was walking down the hall, I thought I heard...
  3. Thread: Useless question

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    Oh, if it's just the emblem on the fanblade, not...

    Oh, if it's just the emblem on the fanblade, not on the motor plate with a number with it, then it's probably not what I thought (ohms). Beats me!
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    I wouldn't think the compressor should be turning...

    I wouldn't think the compressor should be turning on and off every five minutes. Doesn't the cycles per hour setting default setting and the "Wait" feature prevent this? What's the "Wait" time when...
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    You can I think using the installer's menu...

    You can I think using the installer's menu options, but doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of having these types of AC's? I don't know if the XL15 has a multiple stage compressor or variable...
  6. Thread: Useless question

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    I would think it's the measure of electrical...

    I would think it's the measure of electrical resistance (in Ohms) of the fan motor maybe? Omega is the symbol for electrical resistance.
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    OK, thanks.

    OK, thanks.
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    Is that 20 years based on their calcs, on your...

    Is that 20 years based on their calcs, on your actual utility bill savings?
  9. Thread: kegerator

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    Is your neighbor's house for sale by any chance?

    Is your neighbor's house for sale by any chance?
  10. Thread: Hot Dog

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    Omaha Steaks makes a pretty darn special hot dog....

    Omaha Steaks makes a pretty darn special hot dog. I'm guessing they're not cheap, but my Dad got a meat of the month club to Omaha Steaks gift from a client last year. I happened to be there when...
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    Radiant Barrier Savings Calcs

    I know there is a monster radiant barrier thread here http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=112101 , I thought it best to start a new one for my specific question.

    Anyone use the radiant...
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    For the specific formulas that Beenthere used for...

    For the specific formulas that Beenthere used for comparing gas and electric, use these (with apologies to Beenthere)

    Gas rate per 1 million BTU = (cost per therm) divided by (100,000 BTU in a...
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    Not to dig an old thread, but I did a pork butt...

    Not to dig an old thread, but I did a pork butt for the first time on 4th of July. I did a rub and let it sit overnight in the fridge. I started the smoker (wood, wood chips and charcoal) and...
  14. Thread: Pig Roast Guru's

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    I've been to lplenty pig roasts growing up. Most...

    I've been to lplenty pig roasts growing up. Most I've seen were on cinder block spits, leave the head on if at all possible because it adds a big of authentic touch and you always have someone that...
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    Is it sweating over most of the plenum, or just...

    Is it sweating over most of the plenum, or just in a few locations? My old plenum portions (sheet metal, paper wrapped insulation) in the crawl space never sweats except where the insualtion is torn...
  16. Thread: Radiant Barrier

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    Thanks. I knew the goal wasn't air-tightness......

    Thanks. I knew the goal wasn't air-tightness... hence the perforated foil. I just wondered about the use of RB when you don;t have a ridge vent. The installation instructions on that page I cited...
  17. Thread: Radiant Barrier

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    I have a question about one of the installation...

    I have a question about one of the installation methods on that vendor's website. Here's a link to the specific set oif pics there
    http://www.atticfoil.com/foilinstallpics.htm

    In the top left...
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    Someone on here posted this link once, it's...

    Someone on here posted this link once, it's really helpful when comparing fuels to see what's cheaper. Use it with a grain of salt. I personally haven't specifically checked it's math by hand.
    ...
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    I have a dumb question considering you seem to...

    I have a dumb question considering you seem to have a good handle on things, but are than any local sources of humidity that may be affecting just the tstat? Like it sits right outside an unvented...
  20. In some areas, the local sewer authority (which...

    In some areas, the local sewer authority (which may not necessarily be the code administrating authority) prohibits condensate draining to the sewer. The Sewer Use Ordinance in this case is where...
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    I'll second somoene else's response to the attic...

    I'll second somoene else's response to the attic fan.... don't put one in.
    There may be a need for it (it rarely is needed though), but first you have to consider lots of things
    1. Cheaper...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    I was looking forward to seeing the replies on...

    I was looking forward to seeing the replies on this. My brother has a long single story house and was condsidering a duct booster fan to reach the far end. I'd like to give him some things to...
  24. Thread: HDPE ducting?

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    Isn't HDPE usually butt-welded? I mean you could...

    Isn't HDPE usually butt-welded? I mean you could glue it I guess, like PVC, but I don't recall seeing glued fittings in water or pressurized air HDPE applications. Not sure about ductwork. Maybe...
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    The 20 minute showers + 10 minutes of run time...

    The 20 minute showers + 10 minutes of run time after the shower was my concern.
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    ERV or HRV - for bathroom vent fan

    My locale is Greenville in Upstate South Carolina
    I have an older home, single story brick ranch
    ok insulation, single pane windows w/ storm windows
    I had a new Trane system 16i HP with 80k BTU...
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    If loving that system is wrong, then I don't want...

    If loving that system is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
  28. see this link for the Federal IRS answer...

    see this link for the Federal IRS answer
    http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154657,00.html

    It looks like it says (last line) that the equipment must be placed in service prior to 1/1/2008....
  29. Thread: Advice please!!!

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    American Home Shield (AHS) I think thesecret is...

    American Home Shield (AHS)
    I think thesecret is doing things in order.
    1. I called in with a complaint of no cooling
    2. They sent a repair guy within 2-3 days
    3. He told me the leak was the coil...
  30. Thread: Advice please!!!

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    I had a home warranty through a larger company (3...

    I had a home warranty through a larger company (3 initials) and when our AC was deemed unrepairable by their contracted repairguy, I asked them ahead of time what the cash payment would be if I...
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    Thanks - I'll remove the filter at the furnace....

    Thanks - I'll remove the filter at the furnace. It's the black, plastic one that has little to no resistance to anything but large particles. The installers said I didn't really need it since I have...
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    How dusty are your clients' homes that a 1"...

    How dusty are your clients' homes that a 1" pleated filter is only good for less than 30 days?!? I have 3 returns (20x20, and 2 10x14s) and each one has a 1" pleated filter (3M's second best model)...
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    Just be certain that you segregate the non-HVAC...

    Just be certain that you segregate the non-HVAC related costs out of the electrical and gas bills. For example, the lowest electrical and gas bill of the year can be called your base utility bill. ...
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    Sorry - I shoudl have been more clear. I was...

    Sorry - I shoudl have been more clear. I was asking if you could move the outdoor unit to a location outside that is closer to the indoor/furnace units- but there may not be a closer location. I...
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    If you're considering a brand new system, is it...

    If you're considering a brand new system, is it possible to just move the planned location of the new outside unit to a closer location outside to the furnace location?
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    Look under a few manufacturer's websites and get...

    Look under a few manufacturer's websites and get a few names of factory trained local guys (no that doesn;t always mean they are the best). Also ask friends, co workers, etc. for anyone they have...
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    It's all relative - see the third paragraph in my...

    It's all relative - see the third paragraph in my response in this thread to something someone else said.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?p=1818829#poststop

    :D
  38. Thread: Radiant Barrier

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    Do you mind posting the link to that...

    Do you mind posting the link to that environmental forum?

    Thanks!
  39. Thread: Radiant Barrier

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    I think it is in this thread, but a poster named...

    I think it is in this thread, but a poster named PSTU posted a link to a dealer he used with a description of the product and what he thought of it. If I recall, PSTU liked the thicker stuff as it...
  40. Thread: Radiant Barrier

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    Your understanding of fluid mechanics puzzles me....

    Your understanding of fluid mechanics puzzles me. Your statements about ridge vents are the identical (not sure if word for word, but very, very close) words used by another alternative to ridge...
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    Payback period and return on investment give you...

    Payback period and return on investment give you a similar direction, but are two different terms. One is a percent of your investment you can eventually recover by choosing Option A over Option B,...
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    That's a good tool ACman. If you don;t have...

    That's a good tool ACman.

    If you don;t have any idea about cooling hour, the way I did it when making the decision for my system (existing home) was take your lowest electric bill in the last 2-3...
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    I don't have much time right now, but here is a...

    I don't have much time right now, but here is a link that may be useful/interesting to you in helping determine this for your situation.

    http://warmair.net/html/fuel_cost_comparisons.htm
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    Just a HO, but I would think try to address any...

    Just a HO, but I would think try to address any obvious air leaks first, so you can be spending your money and time on things you may not be aware of. Examples could include outlets, lighting...
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    Thanks for everyone's replies!

    Thanks for everyone's replies!
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    Furnace in crawlspace - dust question

    My furnace (Trane XV90 80k) is installed in my vented crawlspace. The exhaust is vented out of the crawlspace, but the air supply is not piped to the crawl/foundation wall. It obtains combustion...
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    How long is the duct, how many bends, what's the...

    How long is the duct, how many bends, what's the duct made of?
    These are things that go into determining what the theoretical amount of air a fan will push through that duct. Someone will be along...
  48. They can't put a mechanics lien on the your...

    They can't put a mechanics lien on the your property if the contract provides for arbitration in the case of disputes, can they? This of coure assumes that the HO does not interfere/slow down the...
  49. I would write out your concerns in a letter...

    I would write out your concerns in a letter referred to as your punch list with an explanation of why you believe they are not correct yet. You owe them for parts because you are now in possession...
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    You don;t have to be a pro to understand the...

    You don;t have to be a pro to understand the basics of heat loss/gains from a home. Having a basic understanding of what goes into a heat loss/gain program is a huge step for a HO to get a better...
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