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    Re: Top 3-5 Central Air Units

    I'll agree with moto, the infinity system is awe some
  2. Thread: air flow problems

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    Re: air flow problems

    Sounds like your ductwork needs to be insulated, as for changing to flexduct I wouldn't as you'll lose more air, unless you go to the next size up. Nothing is better that metal for ductwork, flex is...
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    Re: Cold air return & drain pipe

    I'm not sure about the plumbing but have my doubts, I do know that electrical cannot pass through ductwork
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    Re: Swamp Cooler to AC conversion

    You don't have to insulate ductwork if it's in a wall or if it is in a conditioned space, the cooling will stop the condensing.
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    Re: Central A/C Filters - Air Flow

    Yep, use the cheapo's for sure, if there was plenty of airflow before and it didn't need rebalancing. The Merv 13's are good if you have alergies.
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    Re: Range hood duct work

    The oval your talking about is called oval because of the shape , 6" oval will carry the same amount of air as 6" round but the oval will be wider than the 6", (obviously). I did a bit of research...
  7. Thread: Heating System

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    Re: Heating System

    Radiant is great but is designed not to be shut off, this is because of how long it takes to catch up or heat a space but once it gets to temp it's worth it. Heat pumps are good to but even though...
  8. Thread: a/c leaking

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    Re: a/c leaking

    Is it leaking from the primary drain pan or the secondary drain pan?? Either way check your PVC drain connections where the glue may have failed. Also a little more info might be nice, can't see it...
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    Re: how to replace old registerboxes

    I don't know any installer that would use duct tape, use silver back or foil tape. If you use duct tape you'll be back up in the attic in a week doing it right. If your going to use flex duct make...
  10. Thread: air conditioning

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    Re: air conditioning

    If you haven't had your A/C tuned up or had a PM done there could be a film or what we call skode (really nasty looking stuff) in you primary drain pan. Also your Evap or A coil may need a cleaning,...
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    Re: downspout used as dryer duct

    If you can't get by the wires stop the dryer duct short of them and reroute out the wall, then patch the roof.
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    Re: mystery electrical issue

    If the panel's 40 years old and your having that type of an issue it might be best to get the Electrician back and have him take a look. It may be just the breakers, while everything is working move...
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    Re: noise in my plumbing

    As for the banging you could have a little air trapped in your water line, do you have a boiler ?
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    Re: Duct or Ductless Air

    It depends on the amount of ductwork you have to replace, you may be able to save money going Ductless depending on the square footage of the space being conditioned. You may need a multi evap...
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    Re: Thermostat Question (Bolier and AC Handler)

    If you have the Carrier Infinity System you need the Carrier Stat that is made for that system. Your Stat is not the out door reset, the reset is mounted outside and tells the boiler the outside...
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    Re: Water in AC Unit Drip Pan

    I agree with Keith, this is why it's important to have a Pre Season check done every year before you start your A/C. It also ensures that your Unit will be running trouble free for the summer.
  17. Thread: Tuck tape vs ???

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    Re: Tuck tape vs ???

    I googled it and found it at Home Depot
  18. Thread: What size furnace

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    Re: What size furnace

    The only way to be absolutely certain of the correct size furnace is to make sure the HVAC Contractor does a Load Calculation, if he doesn't move on to another. Make sure you get at least 4 Quotes...
  19. Thread: Split a/c

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    Re: Split a/c

    The air handler, (evap) gets installed inside. For a Ductless split it mounts on a wall, for the Air Handler it would go in the attic or cellar.
  20. Thread: back yard

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    Re: back yard

    pawcuffs ??
  21. Thread: Spiderwort

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    Spiderwort

    I'm getting ready to put some flowers in but have a lot of Spiderwort that has been coming up for years from the people next doors yard. It comes up under the fence and fills a strip that runs along...
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    Re: install backup condenser pipe or drain pan

    I don't know what the Inspector is talking about when he mentioned a "back up condenser pipe". When I do the drain from the secondary pan I run it so that it drains out over a window, one that is...
  23. Re: Sin gle and dual zone ductless mini-split systems

    If your friend is a Contractor he should be able to get it for you cheaper than you can get it yourself, as for the install it should take 4-6 hrs.
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    Re: Outdoor temp sensor to control oil burner

    Try looking for an "Outdoor Reset" that's what you want and there's plenty of info on the Net. To avoid any problems down the road you should have A Tech that knows what he's doing put it in.
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    Re: updating baseboard heating with split system

    Your probably talking about a Ductless Split which the Evap. would be mounted on the interior wall. You can get these with Multi Evaps that would be installed in diff. rooms and use the one...
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