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  1. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florida Joy View Post
    I'm not interested in jerry-rigging my filter grille with sheet metal sleeves, as you suggest, or wood blocking, as suggested by 54regcab. I want to use the 5" filters described in the video in my existing 1" filter grille, without modifications, since the cavity is deep enough. Tell me why I shouldn't do that?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=sOJ0dte_z-Y
    They obviously don't know what type of filter you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    They obviously don't know what type of filter you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florida Joy View Post
    I'm not interested in jerry-rigging my filter grille with sheet metal sleeves, as you suggest, or wood blocking, as suggested by 54regcab. I want to use the 5" filters described in the video in my existing 1" filter grille, without modifications, since the cavity is deep enough. Tell me why I shouldn't do that?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=sOJ0dte_z-Y
    I did mine that way to prevent having to use special order media. It was worth the extra work to modify the return grill in order to use low cost off the shelf filters. The cost of having your HVAC installer modify the return (wood or sheetmetal, let your installer decide) will pay for itself with lower cost filter purchases. There may even be a custom return grill that your installer could simply install in place of your 1" model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 54regcab View Post
    I did mine that way to prevent having to use special order media. It was worth the extra work to modify the return grill in order to use low cost off the shelf filters. The cost of having your HVAC installer modify the return (wood or sheetmetal, let your installer decide) will pay for itself with lower cost filter purchases. There may even be a custom return grill that your installer could simply install in place of your 1" model.
    Not interested in modifying the return grill.

    I've made up my mind, I'm stubborn, and I'll do it my way! If the 5" filter for the 1" grill costs too much, I'll get them wholesale through RE Michel where my son is manager. Thanks anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florida Joy View Post
    Not interested in modifying the return grill.

    I've made up my mind, I'm stubborn, and I'll do it my way! If the 5" filter for the 1" grill costs too much, I'll get them wholesale through RE Michel where my son is manager. Thanks anyway!
    Custom orders are expensive even at the wholesale level. Odds are you will get fed up with the custom media and just go back to using 1" filters. But if you want to to it the hard way that's up to you.

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    Your son is a manager at R.E. Michels, and he can't recommend a contractor for your HVAC system installation! Or find someone to measure static?! Wow........
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    Quote Originally Posted by 54regcab View Post
    Custom orders are expensive even at the wholesale level. Odds are you will get fed up with the custom media and just go back to using 1" filters. But if you want to to it the hard way that's up to you.
    It's not custom order most hvac supply houses have fc40s on the shelf

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    There seems to be a lot of HVAC professionals here who don't know what is available to them.

    If I am reading Florida Joy's comments properly, his son does not work in the same area that he lives in, so how would he be familiar with local contractors? Besides, Florida Joy seems to already have a contractor he is working with.

    I have to agree with Florida Joy's informed decision to go with using the 5" filter grill filters. That is the most rational way to resolve his specific problem without having to reinvent the wheel or do major surgery on what amounts to a rash.
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    Uh....maybe he could call the local branch? But yes, you are correct....I did not see that post that states he lives somewhere else. What post number is it?

    He's in Orlando, and she's Florida joy, My mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by energy star View Post
    Your son is a manager at R.E. Michels, and he can't recommend a contractor for your HVAC system installation! Or find someone to measure static?! Wow........
    HEY... don't disrespect my son! I haven't discussed any of this with him yet! He lives in another county and is busy with his own problems, wife and 4 kids, 6-day work week, etc, etc. I'll talk to him before I make any decisions, but I don't expect him to be involved with the details on a daily basis. Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by energy star View Post
    Uh....maybe he could call the local branch? But yes, you are correct....I did not see that post that states he lives somewhere else. What post number is it?

    He's in Orlando, and she's Florida joy, My mistake.
    RE Michel has no branches in my county. I don't live in Orlando. I'm a she, not a he.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florida Joy View Post
    RE Michel has no branches in my county. I don't live in Orlando. I'm a she (yes, I said, "she's in Florida"), not a he (He's in Orlando and a manager at Michels).

    Yes, we got it.
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