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    Quote Originally Posted by coharra88 View Post
    That's a good practice i see so many jobs with undersized return or just one return.It's best to have one in every bedroom if not ducted at least a transfer
    I see undersized duct at 90% of the houses I go to. I lose several change outs because I price them to add vents or increase the duct size. Itís honestly impressive to see how tough some of the R22 systems are. They can have Zero airflow, under charged/over charged, with years of dirt and grass on the condenser coil and never check up. You only get the service call because itís a few degrees off on the stat, when itís 95 outside lol

    Point being Iíve started going out of my way to insure our new high pressurized systems have as much air as they can get and that itís balanced correctly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    I've used 1 1/2" Electrical tape. UV Rated better looking then the cheap plastic with all the writing on it!

    Hate wire ties on armor flex
    Where do you get 1-1/2" electrical tape?
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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    thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemach View Post
    Where do you get 1-1/2" electrical tape?
    https://www.mscdirect.com/industrial...ical-tape.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrAverageAguy View Post
    I see undersized duct at 90% of the houses I go to. I lose several change outs because I price them to add vents or increase the duct size. Itís honestly impressive to see how tough some of the R22 systems are. They can have Zero airflow, under charged/over charged, with years of dirt and grass on the condenser coil and never check up. You only get the service call because itís a few degrees off on the stat, when itís 95 outside lol

    Point being Iíve started going out of my way to insure our new high pressurized systems have as much air as they can get and that itís balanced correctly.


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    They worked because they are often oversized systems. Maybe next time try a fujitsu slim duct option.

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    I always make it a point to have my way and not install a furnace before the drywall is done, I don't even install ductwork if I can help it.
    It's not what you're capable of doing that defines you, it's what you do on a daily basis.

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    I just loving how you mounted the equipment, big thumbs up.👍👍
    It's not what you're capable of doing that defines you, it's what you do on a daily basis.

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    One thing I like to do when wrapping snaplock is put my straps on first and Then wrap, because in Florida I need all that good R value, I feel like over time it could start to sweat on the bottom because of the metal strap cutting into the insulation. What do you want think about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coharra88 View Post
    One thing I like to do when wrapping snaplock is put my straps on first and Then wrap, because in Florida I need all that good R value, I feel like over time it could start to sweat on the bottom because of the metal strap cutting into the insulation. What do you want think about that?
    I can see your theory being true especially in your climate and mine due to hot summers and high humidity. I think it would be easier to add a 3Ē strip if insulation on the outside to ďcushionĒ the strap. Also about the high humidity, depending on where the duct is condensation will form on the outside if the trunkline regardless of the R value or how sealed the duct is...Iíve argued with inspectors seven times about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UrAverageAguy View Post
    The main breaker panel is about 10í away from the unit.


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    Install looks very clean and nice. Code here always makes us install a switch right at the unit, they say just in case thereís a problem and it needs to be turned off or someone getting electrocuted, or as a safety if you are working on it and someoneís blow drying their hair, trips the breaker and comes along and turns all the breakers back on and you get lit up or even killed, and he said it really mean, I wanted to cry... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrAverageAguy View Post
    I see undersized duct at 90% of the houses I go to. I lose several change outs because I price them to add vents or increase the duct size. It’s honestly impressive to see how tough some of the R22 systems are. They can have Zero airflow, under charged/over charged, with years of dirt and grass on the condenser coil and never check up. You only get the service call because it’s a few degrees off on the stat, when it’s 95 outside lol

    Point being I’ve started going out of my way to insure our new high pressurized systems have as much air as they can get and that it’s balanced correctly.


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    Man, I am in the same boat, but they always call me to come when “that other guy” wont answer his phone after he is paid and “done” I just don’t get it, how some of these guys can sleep at night

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