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  1. This...

    This will show you the size difference and some other specs. Your HVAC company can do a Manual J, and D for you and pair the correct one(s) to your system.
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    I say either someone was just playing around with...

    I say either someone was just playing around with some extra thermostat wire and didn't care about their job or it is, as someone else suggested, a security wire to lock the unit down. I have seen...
  3. Could it be from something making a nest in the...

    Could it be from something making a nest in the exhaust such as a wasp nest? Does the exhaust slope to or away from the unit?

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    Good catch. I may have had a few drinks and was...

    Good catch. I may have had a few drinks and was using voice to text and didn't double-check.

    No trap installed but it is on the positive side of the system.

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    Why do I have to drill a new whole for wire?

    I think this company was onto something. Who cares about the 30 min it took me to clear the line and then tell the resident we have to replace the whole thing next week for X amount of $. I could...
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    An update. We Mostly finished. The last picture...

    An update. We Mostly finished. The last picture doesn't show the finished rock wall. We added a few extra layers to the corner. Now I am about to move out.... Decided I wanted a shop and I don't have...
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    We had a milk farm loose a unit and part of the...

    We had a milk farm loose a unit and part of the building due to a storm. Had to get the unit up and running that day but NO 407c or Dry units were available. It was a 3t unit. Purchased a 5t 410a...
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    Looks like, according to RHVAC9, I need 70cfm of...

    Looks like, according to RHVAC9, I need 70cfm of fresh air. Could do with a 6" pipe but 7" might be better with all the turns. I'll put the questions to the inspector this week. Maybe they will let...
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    Looking into our MC I found PVC ductwork is only...

    Looking into our MC I found PVC ductwork is only allowed below slab or in exhaust applications (though I was denied using pvc for bath exhaust a few years ago...). I may or may not be allowed an...
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    PVC for exposed fresh air duct?

    We are looking at installing a fresh air intake and dehumidifier for an earth sheltered house. Inside we will use wrapped metal but we are having a hard time deciding on what to use outside. We will...
  11. Thread: Oh Sparky...

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    ..... I've seen b-vent run through a return.......

    ..... I've seen b-vent run through a return.... Best I know it is still as such (was denied repair)
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    That's what I thought at first. What happened is...

    That's what I thought at first. What happened is when someone put this condenser in the conduit wasn't long enough so they cut it (almost looks like the used the torch) and cut the ground at the same...
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    Who needs a ground? Not this unit!

    Ground screw has never been touched. Not sure how long it has been like this but whoever put this condenser on here did it like that.

    I find this crap all the time at this complex. ...
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    We get below freezing every year. Our design temp...

    We get below freezing every year. Our design temp is 12 or 13F. Most of the time we are around 40ish...

    When we put in mini-splits that will function as a main source of heat we always do the low...
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    Replacing package unit with minisplits...

    We have a customer who has a 2 level house with a gas pack. 1st floor ducts are in the slab, second floor is in the floor joists.

    We are bidding on options and I thought mjni-split would be a good...
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    High-efficiency vented fireplace?

    We have a customer that has a bad flue pipe for his wood fireplace. He's wanting to go with a high efficiency insert but I'm not familiar with any. Normally we install the 80% varieties. We don't...
  17. Look at a horizontal discharge unit. Might give...

    Look at a horizontal discharge unit. Might give you more options.

    Example

    http://www.bryant.com/bryant/en/us/products/air-conditioners/538a/

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    I am white but my wife is Hispanic​. My...

    I am white but my wife is Hispanic​. My girlfriend before her was black. Had a few white girlfriends here and there. One of my best friends from college is Indian/African. As long as they are an...
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    Am I doing my math wrong or are you trying to...

    Am I doing my math wrong or are you trying to cool you house to 65 degrees Fahrenheit?

    75 (24) at 50% relative humidity is what you can expect on a design day (one of the normal hottest day of the...
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    Got a question. Can I use this stuff below grade...

    Got a question. Can I use this stuff below grade ? http://m.homedepot.com/p/R-Tech-1-1-2-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-R-5-78-Rigid-Foam-Insulation-320817/202532855

    Originally purchased the 2" blue stuff from...
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    I have a few that are almost kinked completely...

    I have a few that are almost kinked completely and they run and cool as expected of the residents.

    I wouldn't mess with it. If you ask him to change it then he will either A) Cut it out and use...
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    Had a bar on in the entertainment district a...

    Had a bar on in the entertainment district a bunch of fellow college friends would visit. On Thursday nights you pay the entry fee and they would refill YOUR mug until they ran out... Walmart sells...
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    You are talking about where the concrete wall...

    You are talking about where the concrete wall meets the Seder shake siding? Yes, I plan on putting flashing on it. Not sure if I have the money yet. I am WAY over budget so I am starting to see a...
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    Not familiar with a drainage composite. Are you...

    Not familiar with a drainage composite. Are you able to direct me to what you are referring to? I am using a heavier geotextile fabric to wrap around the gravel. Not sure if they are similar or not. ...
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    Nope. Actually hired my dad's friends step son to...

    Nope. Actually hired my dad's friends step son to run the machine. Have to wait till tomorrow to finish. Crappy tires and the ground is still wet.

    Have to put concrete patch at the bottom of the...
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    Started taking the dirt off the side. They did...

    Started taking the dirt off the side. They did have some crappy drains put in (guessing 5-8 years ago) but they were clogged. Has a PVC pipe on top of footer but wasn't downhill so not doing much.
    ...
  27. Probably would fly here. I could see it now......

    Probably would fly here. I could see it now... Man, putting this unit here will help keep the unit cooler and run more efficient with the vent sucking all the hot air away....

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    First thing, Buy a humidistat. If the humidity is...

    First thing, Buy a humidistat. If the humidity is high then you need to address that. More airflow from furnace or a dehumidifier.


    I would have your airflow checked just in case... But, assuming...
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    The foam is for insulating mainly. Help with...

    The foam is for insulating mainly. Help with preventing condensation on the inside of the wall. It also provides a protection for the water proofing.

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    This topic has made some good conversation. ...

    This topic has made some good conversation.

    For clarification, on this specific house, the concrete wall in question is non-load bearing, is poured, is about 4" thick x 4-5' tall x 85' long. The...
  31. Also, talk to someone about bringing the ductwork...

    Also, talk to someone about bringing the ductwork and furnace inside the home envelope and out of that attic.

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  32. I didn't read any of the post, sorry. But what I...

    I didn't read any of the post, sorry. But what I can tell you is that you need to 1) you need to have a load calculation done (manual j).
    2) you need to have someone design your duct system for you...
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    A few questions: 1) is the basement fully...

    A few questions:

    1) is the basement fully underground
    2) are the basement walls insulated on the inside, outside, both or not at all?
    3) Are the floors (basement ceiling) insulated?
    4) what do...
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    Nothing. I will daylight the French drain away...

    Nothing. I will daylight the French drain away from the house. The two gutters on the front will be run with solid PVC and daylighted near the French drain .

    I was thinking 4" but two of the...
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    One more thing. I have about 90' worth for the...

    One more thing. I have about 90' worth for the French drain. How do I figure out how big of a perforated pipe I need? Supply houses here have only 3&4" I don't want to lay a 4" 90' long pipe and find...
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    Another slow update. Thank you everyone for...

    Another slow update.

    Thank you everyone for helping out. This house has been quite the project and leaning experience.

    They built the house (all cedar mind you) below grade. After they were...
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    Since you posted... This house has two gas...

    Since you posted... This house has two gas packs... Are your units compatible with a package unit or does a unit need to find a home inside the house and ducting go from there?

    Sent from my...
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    Electrical looks good. All copper and has a...

    Electrical looks good. All copper and has a grounding rod. Does not have a main disconnect so I will put one in eventually. Have a few plugs/light switches need to figure out but not many.

    Not on...
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    I am not a lanscaping professional so a...

    I am not a lanscaping professional so a discussion is welcome if someone thinks I may be going down the wrong path.

    What I have been contemplating is digging along the concrete wall and next to...
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    I budgeted for the gutters and a few other...

    I budgeted for the gutters and a few other things... Was planning on degrading the front over the course of the next few months. Was planning on doing a French drain and the water line next year. So...
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    I have it and think it is a great gauge. Has...

    I have it and think it is a great gauge. Has withstood much abuse. I use it as a backup now that I primarily use digital.

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    Why is it bad when connected to a significant...

    Why is it bad when connected to a significant amount of copper pipe? I don't disagree though that the galvanized needs to go. I'm hoping to start a French drain within the next month and I will do it...
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    It is city water. The meter us at the top of the...

    It is city water. The meter us at the top of the driveway. Has copper going into and out of the meter but galvanized entering my garage. Goes underground till it enters my garage about 10-15 feet...
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    It is copper at the meter but it is galvanized as...

    It is copper at the meter but it is galvanized as it comes out of the ground Into the garage. Galvanized runs along garage floor (covered by wooden enclosure) then it turns to copper somehow as it...
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    Also, what is the max psi for residential water...

    Also, what is the max psi for residential water pipe? I am sitting at 140..... isn't it suppose to be 60?

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    So the way this thing Is laid out... I have from...

    So the way this thing Is laid out... I have from the floor a short piece up, then a t that goes to the downstairs sinks and up. Going up it goes between the floors were it had some type of 45 and...
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    The guy I have working with me was against...

    The guy I have working with me was against ripping out the walls. Told him it is best to look for mold and any other possibilities of water now than later. So with that he agreed to help. Good news...
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    An update after it stopped raining and started...

    An update after it stopped raining and started again...

    First, the house is an as-is house... Foreclosed on after original owners passed away then a LLC purchased it. They rented it out then...
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    You guys are a wealth of knowledge on this. Thank...

    You guys are a wealth of knowledge on this. Thank you for posting your thoughts/views.



    1st is North looking south. The section with the rails is the garage. It has its own host of issues I...
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    Thank you everyone for the feedback. ...

    Thank you everyone for the feedback.

    Answer-Man , the picture with the sheetrock is underground up to the 4' level. The wood behind the insulation has concrete behind it (not sure if anything is...
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