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    Thank you, but you still didn't really say what...

    Thank you, but you still didn't really say what specifically is wrong with it and how it should be done better. Any examples?
    I live outside the city limits, and I don't see anything in the county...
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    Interesting. I never heard of it decreasing...

    Interesting. I never heard of it decreasing efficiency. How does that happen? :) I always thought of the single pipe as a last-resort for retrofits.



    It was actually done by a local HVAC...
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    Looks like an old air cleaner. Best to repair it,...

    Looks like an old air cleaner. Best to repair it, remove it, or ignore it??
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    What is this old box?

    Any ideas what this big box by the furnace is? It's obviously older, with a pipe sticking out of one side and a wire sticking out of the other. Don't think it could have been an AC coil because the...
  5. The 2nd photo is pretty irrelevant, lol. Just...

    The 2nd photo is pretty irrelevant, lol. Just showing area around unit.
    Yes, that's the wet spot. It seems kind of oily too. Will have to get a tech out to check it.
    Septic system. Maybe they did...
  6. Here is a picture of the wet spot in the attic: ...

    Here is a picture of the wet spot in the attic:

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  7. New House Questions: Consedate Pumps, Wet Spot, Inadequate return air.

    My parents just bought a new home, I was checking the HVAC and had a few questions. There are 3 heat pumps. 1 per floor. Home is 10 years old.

    1. The 2 air handlers in the basement have there...
  8. Like I said, the chimney was removed during a...

    Like I said, the chimney was removed during a renovation. The is now a room directly above it.




    I see that after more research. Would about power-vent? Don't they use PVC, and it could go...
  9. Converting Disconnected Wood Fireplace to Gas

    Hello,

    I am moving into a house with this big brick fireplace. It used to burn wood, but the chimney was closed off during a past renovation, and there is now a room above it. :Faint:

    I would...
  10. Anyone? Lots of helpful replies before, and...

    Anyone? Lots of helpful replies before, and everyone disappears when the pictures come in, lol.
  11. So this is what I found under the fireplace....

    So this is what I found under the fireplace. Notice how there is about a half inch gap around the unused flue cap. Could this be enough to cause a back draft? I wouldn't think the two fireplace flues...
  12. Thanks for all the replies. Furnace was replaced...

    Thanks for all the replies.
    Furnace was replaced and now has the PVC vent system, after everything else happened. There may have been CO issues in the past, but should be okay now.
    Still not sure...
  13. Smoke In Basement After Duct Work Addition

    House is 2 stories + basement. The chimney has two flues. One for a wood burning fireplace on first floor, the other capped off in the basement. Perhaps originally intended for a 2nd fireplace, or...
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    I don't think mold should be an issue in this...

    I don't think mold should be an issue in this case, because the thermostat monitors relative humidity and it typically does not go above 55% in the summer. Right?
    Like I said the ductwork can't be...
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    Other issue is lowering it more causes poor...

    Other issue is lowering it more causes poor airflow in some rooms. It's 3 floors, about 13 conditioned rooms on 1 system and 1 zone. And you know the drill... bad ductwork that can't be fixed
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    Basically just an "everything is normal" based on...

    Basically just an "everything is normal" based on the pressures and stuff they tested, and the CFM target of 400cfm per ton was just a rule-of-thumb.
    Just seemed odd to me that the board was set to...
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    Well if the CFM is lowered anymore, the Delta T...

    Well if the CFM is lowered anymore, the Delta T will get too high...
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    Delta T Alert Limits

    How do you recommend setting Delta T diagnostic alerts? this is what I have now, does everything seem reasonable? Are the margins set too widely? Is the 10 degree increase for 2nd stage typical?:
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    HVAC Basics

    I am trying to understand HVAC better.

    I know that an air conditioner does not produce cold air, it just moves the heat in the air to where ever the condensor coil is. Heat pump is same thing in...
  20. No idea who originally installed it. It's a 3...

    No idea who originally installed it. It's a 3 ton, 11 SEER, r22 American Standard condenser.




    But I thought variable speed ECM blowers could monitor and regulate RPM well?


    If it takes...
  21. Need 560cfm Per Ton To Get Correct DeltaT

    Sorry for asking so many questions lately. I hear everyone say air conditioners should have 350-450cfm per ton and provide a 15 to 20 degree F deltaT. Well my system was set at 1700cfm for 3ton AC...
  22. Gas Line Condensation Dripping In Furnace

    Today is hot and humid with lots of AC. I just took the cover off the furnace to check something, and there is condensation on the gas line after it enters the furnace and goes past the valve. So...
  23. Just a little low voltage electric box, why?...

    Just a little low voltage electric box, why? That's the only place to put it, it's a tight space.
  24. Thanks. I can't open the sheet metal, that would...

    Thanks. I can't open the sheet metal, that would be DIY. I saw it years ago. It's american standard, 3ton, r22, installed in 2004 if that tells anything about the coil shape? I saw it years ago and...
  25. Drilling Into Plenum Without Hitting Coil

    Hi,

    I need to drill 2 screw holes in the plenum above the furnace to mount something. I don't want to hit the evaporator coil or damage it. I know it's shaped like an A, but not sure exactly what...
  26. Just a typical internet connection with a router....

    Just a typical internet connection with a router. I have no issue using WiFi or plugging the RedLink gateway into an ethernet port.

    I guess instead of using RedLink for the temperature sensor, I...
  27. Help Choosing a (Honeywell) Thermostat

    I highlighted my questions in bold to make this easier to read.

    I've got another Rheem 200 series stat failing. Always the same issue, randomly starts showing weird temperatures. Looking to...
  28. There is a dehumidifier down there already...

    There is a dehumidifier down there already though, keeps it around 45% or so, but doesn't warm it up much. It is pretty old and over-sized though.
    EDIT: Just noticed you suggested minisplit too. I...
  29. Yeah. I guess a mini split head could go down...

    Yeah. I guess a mini split head could go down there, to produce heat in the summer. Are there any minisplit systems that can be set to heat and cool at the same time on the same condenser? Like...
  30. Oh, really, I was expecting the opposite. I...

    Oh, really, I was expecting the opposite. I thought bigger companies would be more strict in how they do things. Thanks for the tip!
  31. Okay, so I should just keep calling places until...

    Okay, so I should just keep calling places until I find one that will do it?




    Awe, I wounder why they don't work well and fail so much. Unfortunately, the ductwork can't be fixed in this...
  32. Feedback on Two Quotes for Fixing Issues

    I had two companies come out to give me a quote about my issue of cold basement and bad airflow to 2 second floor rooms. I have been heavily pushing the duct booster idea for the 2 rooms.

    Company...
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    Thank you for the detailed reply. A free standing...

    Thank you for the detailed reply. A free standing dehumidifier is currently used in the basement, but it's old, loud, over-sized and needs replaced. I was hoping to get a wall mount unit, with...
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    Basement Cold In Summer

    Single system installed in finished basement. In the summer, when the AC is running to cool the 1st and 2nd floors, the basement is often around 63 degrees. Basement supplies are mostly closed off,...
  35. Thank you, but that's expensive. I don't have a...

    Thank you, but that's expensive. I don't have a compatible water heater, and I don't feel like it's worth the cost. Would the Rheem 500 series thermostat serve my needs?
  36. Automatic Humidistat Replacment Options

    Hello, I am planning to upgrade my AprilAire 600 humidifier with automatic humidity control. The current humidistat is manual in a inconvenient to reach location on the return duct, and it is also...
  37. New Contruction Photos: Everything Look Right?

    My Aunt is building a new house, and I got some pictures of the HVAC. Does anyone see any red flags that will be hard to fix later, or does everything look good?
    2 ton air handler. Thank you, your...
  38. No, just by the Air Handler. No, not a heatpump,...

    No, just by the Air Handler. No, not a heatpump, just AC.

    I am not sure, that is getting over my head, but I am willing to learn.

    Here is a picture of where the line-set enters the evaporator...
  39. Strange Sound At Evap. Coil at beginning and end of cycle

    I have a 3 ton, 11 SEER American Standard condenser unit. have noticed resently, at the beginning and end of each cycle, the evaporator coil or the lineset where it connects makes a hissing sound. It...
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    Because the duct work is not acsesable. And I...

    Because the duct work is not acsesable. And I don't want to spend thousands cuting up and repairing drywall. Its textured too, and would be hard to match.



    Because airflow is inconsistent...
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    Bad Ductwork - Removing Registers

    My 1992 house's ductwork is not sized and designed properly, leading to all kinds of annoying sounds and inconsistent temperature. Very little of the ductwork is accsesable though because the...
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    Why? What is wrong with pleated filters? What...

    Why? What is wrong with pleated filters? What should be used? Thanks
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    Filter Not Sealed

    My Ant recently had a new furnace installed. But the filter is not sealed How bad is this? Is it common? Is it easy to fix?
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    Thank you
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    Fixing Undersized Ductwork

    My ductwork is not designed or sized properly. Different rooms are different tempretures and there is a lot of noise from the ductwork. I am having some flooring redone and will have acses to the...
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    Classroom Unit Ventilators

    I have some questions about unit ventilators. Anyone have experience working with these or know where to get replacement parts?

    Specifically the American Air Filter AV series.
    ...
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    Retrofit HE Furnace Venting

    Now that 90% AFUE is required for new furnace installs in the north. When you are replacing old units vented with a metal chimney flue to new PVC vented units. What do you do when running new PVC...
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    Thank you all for your help.

    Thank you all for your help.
  48. Air Conditioning On Under-Sized Ductwork

    I have a 3 ton central air conditioner. The furnace is in the basement, and had poor airflow from the registers on the 2nd (top) floor. I had the furnace replaced and told them about the issue, so...
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    Sorry, I did not know. I removed it from my post,...

    Sorry, I did not know. I removed it from my post, but its still in your quote.

    Also, when the fan does die, will the unit overheat and become more damaged, or would an 11 year old unit shut itself...
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    Thank you. Any other opinions?

    Thank you. Any other opinions?
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