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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...

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    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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