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  1. #1
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    Jun 2008
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    Saint Leonard, Md.
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    compact air handler

    need to replace a 3 ton carrier split system. air handler is in attic with a 20 inch access opening. does anyone know a manufacturer who makes an air handler less than 20x20? doesn't matter how tall it is...thanks!

  2. #2
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    Aug 2004
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    North Richland Hills, Texas
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    Time to make a bigger access...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2010
    Location
    NE Alabama
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    Ditto larger access. Your not going to change the AC handler often but sizing the handler on access hole is not a good idea.

  4. #4
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    Jun 2008
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    Saint Leonard, Md.
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    okay...thanks guys...may be stepping away from this side job...lol

  5. #5
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    Jan 2001
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    Pamnyra VA.
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    What size is the return grill?

  6. #6
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    Jun 2008
    Location
    Saint Leonard, Md.
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    the same...i need 2 look at the trim on the attic access closer...already know the old unit has 2 b taken apart. it is much larger...wonder why ppl wait till 90 degree weather 2 have a 36 year old unit replaced...lol

  7. #7
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    Because they aren't inconvenienced until it doesn't work

  8. #8
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    Aug 2010
    Location
    West Monroe, LA
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibme View Post
    What size is the return grill?
    Good question!!! I think I know where you are going on this one. If the return is bigger then the attic access take it up there that way. I have done this Many times. Also do you have room to cut in a bigger return air grill? If so you can take it up that way if the current return is to small to do so. Also alot easier to fix by adding a bigger return.

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