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    There’s dozens of HVAC groups. I joined about 10...

    There’s dozens of HVAC groups. I joined about 10 of them. Some are private, some are even secret, which means they are not listed and you can’t even find them by searching, you have to be invited...
  2. You need a fan center and maybe a RIB. Dont send...

    You need a fan center and maybe a RIB. Dont send 24v directly to T-T on the primary, you’ll smoke it.
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    I'd listen to the above advice, get a competent...

    I'd listen to the above advice, get a competent HVAC company in there to assess the situation. Even if you have to pay a couple hundred bucks to find out you are going to need to spend 10-20K to...
  4. Nope, nothing on the pipe. There's a lot wrong...

    Nope, nothing on the pipe. There's a lot wrong and illegal with that flue pipe, hiding it won't help.
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    Yeah that roof is just about toast. Someone is...

    Yeah that roof is just about toast. Someone is going to have to get that crap off if they ever want to fix the roof
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    Why the tarp...

    Why the tarp...
  7. It will raise the humidity level in the entire...

    It will raise the humidity level in the entire house. So if humidity isn't an issue you can give it a try.
    It only pulls in fresh air from the outside if you have a system that brings in fresh or,...
  8. And the little wrench

    And the little wrench
  9. Is the contractor you called the same one who...

    Is the contractor you called the same one who installed it? If so they should have walked you thru use, maintenance and controls. The manual kinda suck, which is why good contractors take the...
  10. Also your chimney connector can not exceed 10...

    Also your chimney connector can not exceed 10 feet from appliance to thimble. And your total equivalent length of chimney connector (factoring in the 3 elbows) should not exceed 75% of the chimney...
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    I just bought the Ridgid RP 340 after swearing...

    I just bought the Ridgid RP 340 after swearing for years I would never use them. Had a boiler to repipe in a place where I couldnít solder. I also used it for a water heater install.
    Pretty nice....
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    This is where it helps to have a nice 2 way...

    This is where it helps to have a nice 2 way relationship with a quality HVAC person/company.
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    I think you’re ok

    I think you’re ok
  14. Looks like you know it all and don’t need any...

    Looks like you know it all and don’t need any professional help. Good luck to you.
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    Stupid...good save on your part.

    Stupid...good save on your part.
  16. Is there a pump strainer? Seems like a...

    Is there a pump strainer? Seems like a combustion air, draft, and/or improper combustion set up.
    Really need a competent oil tech with the right tools.
  17. Thread: SLICK TRICK

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    Good one to remember...Yeah learned that from...

    Good one to remember...Yeah learned that from watching my buddy at his muffler shop years ago.
  18. Send a picture to the owner of the installing...

    Send a picture to the owner of the installing company. Tell him some hack came out and did this. Ask him if he can fix it, and the related damaged components, if necessary. Tell him money is no...
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    It’s not wired properly.

    It’s not wired properly.
  20. Ultra aire

    Ultra aire
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    What’s the make/model# of the thermostat?

    What’s the make/model# of the thermostat?
  22. Would love to send that pic to RIB...

    Would love to send that pic to RIB...
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    Isn't more humidity removed with a slower fan...

    Isn't more humidity removed with a slower fan speed?
  24. OP it’s nice you are thoughtful enough to ask. ...

    OP it’s nice you are thoughtful enough to ask. The first 3 comments cover it.
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    Probably thru the gift of sight, combined with...

    Probably thru the gift of sight, combined with his profession experience. Saw a gas meter outside, went to the basement to turn off a breaker, passed gas appliances on his way to the fan.
    Unless...
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    I wouldn’t use one. What I think the electrician...

    I wouldn’t use one. What I think the electrician is alluding to is that a whole house fan can and will depressurize the house. This could cause flue gas, containing CO, to dangerously spill into...
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    Run Forest, Run...

    Run Forest, Run...
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    At least he’s humble.

    At least he’s humble.
  29. I’ve had alarm systems for 20+years. The best is...

    I’ve had alarm systems for 20+years. The best is a local company with local, maybe regional monitoring. I like the fact if a smoke/heat alarm goes off the fire department is notified immediately. ...
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    I’m sure they’ll fix it soon.

    I’m sure they’ll fix it soon.
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    Do you really refer to yourself in the 3rd person...

    Do you really refer to yourself in the 3rd person as 'the master'?
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    Be aware of those PECO stats. Same as the device...

    Be aware of those PECO stats. Same as the device they used to put on your AC. Remember they'll cut the customer off during peak load for up to an hour or more. When it's the stat (not this case)...
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    I assume you don't mean it wouldn't physically...

    I assume you don't mean it wouldn't physically spin if you tried to do it manually.
    Did you check/change the capacitor first?
    When you say 'stat calls for fan', you mean when you took the fan off...
  34. I see 'Peligro' on the sticker. Should be...

    I see 'Peligro' on the sticker. Should be covering the entire unit with that warning, in all languages.
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    Your first contractor is classic laziness. He...

    Your first contractor is classic laziness. He might get lucky. If not your comfort will suffer. The only way I’d buy what he was selling would be if you lived in a development of identical homes...
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    Wait til' 55, doesn’t get better. I’ve been...

    Wait til' 55, doesn’t get better.
    I’ve been using my scrap guy. Set it up. Have him help me carry down the new stuff after he yanks the old stuff.
    Otherwise I just call in some muscle for an hour...
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    It may take a minute to get online here, but...

    It may take a minute to get online here, but contractors have to earn professional status. Even then, they have to be vetted to be allowed to respond to homeowners.

    Funny how you call it a...
  38. It's not a silly question to ask. The main...

    It's not a silly question to ask.
    The main consideration is if you are in a secluded area or it's hard to get service or parts.
    Otherwise, I wouldn't bother. It's usually a pretty standard part...
  39. HVAC techs are considered essential. What region...

    HVAC techs are considered essential. What region are you located?
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    I wouldn’t put much weight to that. It’s...

    I wouldn’t put much weight to that. It’s probably more of a neutral/bonding issue.
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    Only thing that matters is if whatever contractor...

    Only thing that matters is if whatever contractor you pick wants to service all the equipment. If there’s an independent warranty exclusive to one contractor he should continue to honor it, but that...
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    Do what I said in my first post. All with the...

    Do what I said in my first post. All with the multi tool. Cut the plaster first. Then when you cut the lath, if one piece spans the entire hole, cut one side, leave about 3/8”, then cut the other...
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    Yeah they're junk. If you can't afford a...

    Yeah they're junk. If you can't afford a minisplit, take your chances with that or a window shaker.
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    Why would you want to bring in outside hot/humid...

    Why would you want to bring in outside hot/humid air (smell)? How about a minisplit?
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    Yes but you’ll probably have to run more wires...

    Yes but you’ll probably have to run more wires and maybe an isolation relay. Don’t know what kind of equipment you’re trying to control.
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    Multi tool, small shop vac. Save money and buy a...

    Multi tool, small shop vac. Save money and buy a bunch of blades from harbor freight. They’re not going to last long.
    Cut the plaster first with diamond, change to wood blade for wood lath. If...
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    So what's their plan? Are they going to fix...

    So what's their plan? Are they going to fix everything, remove all the mold?
    The flex looks pretty...lol
    The mold should be tested.
    Water drip/rust at the condensate drain is the most concerning.
  48. Using minisplits for heat exclusively is...

    Using minisplits for heat exclusively is possible, but depends on your climate/location. In general, they're kinda ugly and if you have a chopped up layout, you'll have to put many (ugly) indoor...
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    When you do a manual J, unfinished space are...

    When you do a manual J, unfinished space are included as a way to enter data for the calculation, but not really counted, if that makes sense. I'd insulate under all the living space floors, to keep...
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    Can you lower the fan speed?

    Can you lower the fan speed?
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