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    I use Payne equipment because I am familiar with...

    I use Payne equipment because I am familiar with it. I worked for a Carrier dealer for a number of years. When my customers ask I go into how itís not the name on the equipment that counts itís who...
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    A press of my logo would be awesome. Wouldnít...

    A press of my logo would be awesome. Wouldnít even know where to get one these days. Any ideas?
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    Lol. Love it. Thank you very much. I measure...

    Lol. Love it. Thank you very much. I measure everything up before hand and have all the metal made before I start the job. That way I donít keep people without ac or heating more than a day. This...
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    No turning vanes in the box, maybe turbulence has...

    No turning vanes in the box, maybe turbulence has something to do with it there but I wouldnít think so. Return duct was .18, after filter was .48. I should of spent more time investigating but I...
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    I agree I believe the IFGC says a nipple of any...

    I agree I believe the IFGC says a nipple of any size.


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    The company I used to work for has been using...

    The company I used to work for has been using pressure treated pads for years. They outlast the equipment. I remember changing 20+ year old equipment and the wood was just fine, we of course changed...
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    They all cant be perfect

    New system install, addressed comfort concerns, explained only way for me to make them more comfortable is to take a whole system approach addressing all ductwork issues not just replacing equipment....
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    Most homes here are all metal trunks, round metal...

    Most homes here are all metal trunks, round metal supplies and panned returns. They also leak like a siv, causing plenty to feel their installs are adequate but in reality theyíre not. I sealed all...
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    .13 Filter drop, .14 coil drop, .1 supply duct,...

    .13 Filter drop, .14 coil drop, .1 supply duct, .1 return duct.
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    The is total static. Itís a 2 ton AC. That static...

    The is total static. Itís a 2 ton AC. That static is actually high heat airflow, closer to 1000 cfm. The static is taken before the coil and after the filter. If you look closely you can see the test...
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    My experience with the Dependable 92 is large...

    My experience with the Dependable 92 is large cracks on the collector box and blown out HX on the first bend. I think the collector box was a manufacturing issue, HX failures due to over sizing, over...
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    Iím in Michigan so most of my installations are...

    Iím in Michigan so most of my installations are in basements. I am currently designing and installing a new system in an attic of a slab home. So not terrible as the home is gutted and Iím not...
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    House was built in 2003, data tag is a Goodman...

    House was built in 2003, data tag is a Goodman 2003 manufacture date. Goodman must of kept the janitrol tag for awhile.

    Thank you


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    TESP, Cutting equipment size in half certainly helps but airflow entering and exiting equipment has the highest impact...
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    Another Retrofit

    Typical 20 year old home, uncomfortable homeowner, noisy equipment, multiple breakdowns. Cut equipment size in half per load calc, custom ductwork to improve airflow through equipment, sealed...
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    No, previous furnace was condensing, did not use...

    No, previous furnace was condensing, did not use chimney.

    Water heater has its own liner.


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    Tight Quarters

    Couldnít get too fancy here but made an improvement. ...
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    Depends if youíre Union or Non Union. In the...

    Depends if youíre Union or Non Union. In the union you have training hrs to become journeyman.

    Non union, there are no journeyman cards only the mechanical license. You need 3 years under a...
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    Gorgeous plenum! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Gorgeous plenum!


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  21. Yes thatís what I mean. I donít think that option...

    Yes thatís what I mean. I donít think that option is available on the vertical analog control.

    If it were it would be under accessories>humidifier>humidify with fan.

    You would have to update...
  22. Do you have the Evolution control? Is it the...

    Do you have the Evolution control? Is it the white vertical one with analog buttons or the touch screen control?

    Do you have model and serial number of the furnace and control?

    On the Carrier...
  23. Thread: duct design ?

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    Why not pick a less restrictive filter? I use the...

    Why not pick a less restrictive filter? I use the following budget to pick my filters, coils and size ductwork.

    Coil PD max 2.5Ē
    Filter PD max 1.5Ē
    Supply Duct .05Ē
    Return Duct .05Ē

    If Iím...
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    Beautiful! I agree your standards shouldnít lower...

    Beautiful! I agree your standards shouldnít lower just because itís a rental. Awesome work Bill keep posting!


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  25. Thread: My Home

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    Lol


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    Dehumidifier. Homeowner had it existing but just...

    Dehumidifier. Homeowner had it existing but just sitting in the mechanical room. I suggested ducting it in for more use.


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    So how do you go about your installs? Your sheet...

    So how do you go about your installs? Your sheet metal work has to be time consuming. I remember seeing your install van in a post, so you make all your fittings on site?

    For example when I do an...
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    Wow. That had to of taken some time. All worth it...

    Wow. That had to of taken some time. All worth it after that result. I notice a lot of your customers have pretty old equipment, that Carrier has to be close to 30 years. Or is that just the norm in...
  29. Thread: Fun

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    Flawless! Beautiful ductwork. Thanks for posting!...

    Flawless! Beautiful ductwork. Thanks for posting!


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  30. So are you saying you attach your metal to...

    So are you saying you attach your metal to everything using pop rivets? Not zip screws?


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  31. Yes!!! So glad to see another one of your...

    Yes!!! So glad to see another one of your installed. Looks beautiful, just your pictures alone really changed the way I make metal and do installations. Thank you for sharing!


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  32. Thread: My Home

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    Thanks! I insulated the ducts connecting to the...

    Thanks! I insulated the ducts connecting to the outside after. I donít like flex unless itís straight runs so I did metal pipe here. Then insulated with R8 after the fact.


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  33. Thread: My Home

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    No. Thereís just less room for error. If youíre...

    No. Thereís just less room for error. If youíre making everything on site itís not that big of a deal. I usually make all my fittings before I do the job, so my pre measurements are critical.

    ...
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    That box is awesome!!! Did you make them with...

    That box is awesome!!! Did you make them with vane rails? Or pre made vanes?


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    Thanks! I stay away from pumps when I can, Iíve...

    Thanks! I stay away from pumps when I can, Iíve been on to many calls 2-4 years down the road with a failed pump. This is a mechanical room and storage, homeowner did not mind drain across floor as...
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    Did not install or mess with the water heater. ...

    Did not install or mess with the water heater.


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  37. Thread: Zoned system

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    Nice and clean. Great work. I love the wiring on...

    Nice and clean. Great work. I love the wiring on the zone panel.


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    Final Pics. Very happy with how this turned out....

    Final Pics. Very happy with how this turned out. Homeowner is beyond happy with what was done. He will have a comfortable and worry free system for years to come. ...
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    Here are the metal pics. Final pics tomorrow. ...

    Here are the metal pics. Final pics tomorrow. ...
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    That one isnít my favorite. My favorite is this...

    That one isnít my favorite. My favorite is this one. This person has not looked at the fitting selection section in manual D..... or knows of the book....
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    Fixing a disaster

    Homeowner had zoning added to his single stage 20+ year old system. Needless to say it performed poorly, never comfortable didnít keep up during demand conditions even with being drastically over...
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    I order them from ULINE. Document holders. They...

    I order them from ULINE. Document holders. They come in many colors.


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  43. Thread: My Home

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    Thank you! I put a lot of time and effort into...

    Thank you! I put a lot of time and effort into the metal. Yes the house was new construction so water heater was not done at the time of picture. All up and running now.


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  44. Thread: My Home

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    Lol..... ok. The ERV that I purchased comes with...

    Lol..... ok. The ERV that I purchased comes with brackets attached for mounting. There are rubber isolation pads used when attached. I have no vibration or excess noise complaints. I install...
  45. Thread: My Home

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    No turning veins. I try to make sure my radius...

    No turning veins. I try to make sure my radius fittings are large enough and try to keep a 1:1 ratio so I donít need them.


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  46. Thread: My Home

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    Oh no those have mastic installed on them. I find...

    Oh no those have mastic installed on them. I find masticing the entire fitting looks better than just the seams. And I guess as you pointed out gives it some character [emoji4]


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  47. Thread: My Home

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    Thanks John! I think itís about a 9Ē throat. I...

    Thanks John! I think itís about a 9Ē throat. I always try to install my return drop at the back of the trunk, this allows me to have the longest throat. Sometimes you have constraints in peopleís...
  48. Thread: My Home

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    Not sure if youíre referring to the mastic........

    Not sure if youíre referring to the mastic..... or the radius fittings lol. All fitting were made by me in my shop. Trying to keep craftsmanship alive in the residential market.


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  49. Thread: My Home

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    Ultra Aire 70h is ducted into system, has supply...

    Ultra Aire 70h is ducted into system, has supply backdraft damper and tee fitting with damper. This allows me to put some dehumidifier air into the basement until I finish it with supply and returns....
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