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  1. Thread: Still humid

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    This is somewhat Chinese to me but one thing is...

    This is somewhat Chinese to me but one thing is ringing a bell: One technician said something to the effect that new thermostat is placed over where the old thermostat was and uses it's "inadequate"...
  2. Thread: Still humid

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    Yes they do have to size to the design conditions...

    Yes they do have to size to the design conditions for that area which is not summer or winter extreme temps and or humidity. Design conditions are an average of temperature s and humidity that you...
  3. Thread: Still humid

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    Even if the same builder built the same floor...

    Even if the same builder built the same floor plan it is very unlikely that they are the same house. If the house is on the opposite side of the street if the plan is flipped, the shading you have...
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    I have done some work in a assisted living...

    I have done some work in a assisted living facility, the have smoke dampers in the duct. They have so many places where the damper motors are practically inaccessible. I know of 2 that are within a...
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    It almost sound more like acoustic liner than...

    It almost sound more like acoustic liner than insulation. it seems some of it is listed as both but if it is acoustic liner the R-value isn't much.
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    Thanks I think I got it. He is installing...

    Thanks I think I got it.

    He is installing smaller equipment than was there but not a small as Man J would suggest.
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    I am not understanding this line. To me what it...

    I am not understanding this line. To me what it is saying is that you replaced a 2T with a 2.5 ton. Depending on brand/model/combination the actual output will vary but how do you end up with a...
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    Only possibility I can think of is if running the...

    Only possibility I can think of is if running the furnace the first time boiled the refrigerant out of the coil which then migrated to the outside unit. This would then let the refrigerant in the...
  9. On floor registers I always used ceiling height,...

    On floor registers I always used ceiling height, but never really concerned myself about it unless it was higher than normal ceiling height.
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    Unless you are running on cooling the outdoor...

    Unless you are running on cooling the outdoor unit should not be running unless you have a heat pump which you say it is not. Running an A/C in cold weather could cause the condensation you are...
  11. Go look in your register product...

    Go look in your register product guide/engineering manual. Different manufacturers will have different spread and throw for the same size/type register at different CFM.
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    If the old one short cycled and it is 47k out and...

    If the old one short cycled and it is 47k out and the smallest new one it 41k out on high fire then put in the 41k. Otherwise you just as well put in a single stage 40k out as the 56/40 will never...
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    ERV and HRV work the same except with 1...

    ERV and HRV work the same except with 1 difference the HRV only works on heat the ERV works on heat and moisture. The difference is in the media they use to transfer the heat/moisture from one air...
  14. I have never done it but sitting here reading the...

    I have never done it but sitting here reading the comments have any of you considered taking your boots/shoes off and wearing the booty as a shoe inside? Easy on /off, keeps your socks off the...
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    What has been said is important but there is...

    What has been said is important but there is another side to it also. You are talking 1 run if you just have a fan for this one run then what has been said is most of what needs considered.
    ...
  16. I remember when Pong came out, then Asteroids,...

    I remember when Pong came out, then Asteroids, wooo hooo. Ok, so much for video games.

    One thing I have noticed in this discussion about substance use is that those that think it is ok are...
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    Yeah, people in the country had an address but it...

    Yeah, people in the country had an address but it was not always displayed or located in the same place for easy locating. I don't know what it is like where you live but here people put address...
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    911 tag. They went around and named all the roads...

    911 tag. They went around and named all the roads then gave a number to each. If you call into 911 they could identify the house as they were all uniform. It made identifying rural homes much easier....
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    This reminds me of when I started. No cell...

    This reminds me of when I started. No cell phones, no consistent radio contact so you were always flying solo. I live in a rural area, when I started it was pre-911 so there were no blue and white...
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    Don't forget how exact they have to be with the...

    Don't forget how exact they have to be with the measurements as that elbow generally has to turn up between 2 joist and sometimes that is less than a 14.5" space. You wouldn't want to make up a 30"...
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    I have seen/admired those duct systems since I...

    I have seen/admired those duct systems since I started. I thought they were older than the 50’s. A lot of them I have seen were in aluminum which as I understood was from the use of steel for the war...
  22. [QUOTE=pageyjim;25964224] You missed the...

    You missed the point. He was claiming that the guys did good while using if I understood correctly. This had nothing to do with the pay they received. It was about how they may have been better not...
  23. [QUOTE=YOUNG FROSTY;25964193]Guys I don't even...

    [QUOTE=YOUNG FROSTY;25964193]Guys I don't even smoke weed I'm just not in support of making a harmless drug illegal and taboo. We can go in circles all day about how it affects your productivity but...
  24. You do realize there has not been a study in the...

    You do realize there has not been a study in the past 50 years that was not bought and paid for, right. Now if you were paying big money for a study do you want the truth or do you want 'your"...
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    This is a huge problem and it didn't just start...

    This is a huge problem and it didn't just start last year.

    I went through trade school in the 70's. We learned Man J and D but then we learned that we did not need to be that specific with the...
  26. I was thinking that earlier. How miserable...

    I was thinking that earlier.

    How miserable do you have to be to need to get high, stoned, drunk. buzzed, or what ever other term you want to apply, just to cope. If you say it is not coping but...
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    Both actually. It seems that equipment goes...

    Both actually. It seems that equipment goes longer between breakdowns but I don't. lol My tolerance for ignorance is shrinking. It seems like I see so many things being done that people in this...
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    Great looking work, I just have to ask why? The...

    Great looking work, I just have to ask why? The why is not on the duct but on location. As an old phart I would have turned the furnace 180 and moved the condenser out of the corner for easier...
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    With the blower running and the hum noticeable go...

    With the blower running and the hum noticeable go around to your return vents and put your hand lightly on each one. When you find the one you will feel it vibrating and as you put more pressure on...
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    I hired a kid fresh out of tech school, farm boy...

    I hired a kid fresh out of tech school, farm boy which are usually handy at most things. I have him ride with me for a while so I can see how he works, what he knows, etc. Of course we are talking...
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    What/how does the drain line run outside the...

    What/how does the drain line run outside the furnace, PVC, vinyl tube, pump?
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    Wayne, I think a lot of push back is from NCI...

    Wayne, I think a lot of push back is from NCI courses and similar. I have taken several and they answer a lot of questions and seem to be the experts, you learn what they teach and unless you figure...
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    11 is kind of young but in furnace years that...

    11 is kind of young but in furnace years that would be close to 80 so it could be a prostate issue.
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    It sounds like you are going through the floor...

    It sounds like you are going through the floor and ceiling of the structure. Most locales require a firestop at each level ie floor/ceiling. Since fire can penetrate flex it makes a firestop...
  35. Seems like shared neutrals are against the NEC...

    Seems like shared neutrals are against the NEC except specific situations.
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    If you are running through different levels you...

    If you are running through different levels you may want to check your local code as flex may not meet fire standard.
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    The control board is factory wired to run heating...

    The control board is factory wired to run heating speed as constant fan for the reasons i gave. It has nothing to do with whether the thermostat is set on heat/cool/off.

    I do remember years ago...
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    That brings up a bad memory, thanks a lot. ...

    That brings up a bad memory, thanks a lot.

    Replacing a heat pump out in the country, electric back up. The furnace had a pull out type disconnect built into the front of it to kill power for...
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    How are you hooked up, you should not get any mA...

    How are you hooked up, you should not get any mA before ignition.
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    As I said many furnace manufacturer have had...

    As I said many furnace manufacturer have had issues with chambers going bad because at start up the fan was running to fast to let the chamber heat up properly so it started to condense flue gasses. ...
  41. Ecobee is a good stat, there are many good WiFi...

    Ecobee is a good stat, there are many good WiFi stats, find one that will do all the things you want like alerts for being out of temp range, Geo fencing, maybe certain reports. You haven't really...
  42. First we understand the rules and live by them so...

    First we understand the rules and live by them so we can keep our site, which apparently you don't understand the rules or reason behind them.

    Second you were given the best advise and refuse to...
  43. That would be YES for everyone on this thread...

    That would be YES for everyone on this thread except one.
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    Post #3

    Post #3
  45. It is not complicated in general but it sounds...

    It is not complicated in general but it sounds like you want to isolate the NEST from the furnace. That complicates things a bit as extra components are used. Seems to me it would be much easier to...
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    Put a plenum elbow in the supply and most of your...

    Put a plenum elbow in the supply and most of your issues go away.

    A plenum elbow is an elbow that goes inside the plenum and faces the direction of air flow so it creates a sort of venturi...
  47. Thread: Foot problems?

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    I would try the Dr Schoel's Tri Comfort. They...

    I would try the Dr Schoel's Tri Comfort. They work great for plantar's so I can't say what they would do with Achilles pain. Are you doing a lot of ladder work which would put more pressure on the...
  48. My father -in - law worked union construction his...

    My father -in - law worked union construction his whole life, built bridges, power plants and even worked a few nukes. At one of the nuke jobs they had a little bakery just down the road from the...
  49. Right and wrong at the same time. You are...

    Right and wrong at the same time.

    You are right I really don't care what my employees did (no longer have employees) when they were off the clock, it was their time to relax and enjoy life. All...
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    It would depend on the system. Many gas furnaces...

    It would depend on the system. Many gas furnaces run constant fan at heating speed. This is done so there is not too much air across the heat exchanger when the furnace starts. As I understand it...
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