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11-23-12, 12:16 PM
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Posted By 400E

Thanks for the tip about zip ties. I see...

Thanks for the tip about zip ties.

I see online that Rectorseal makes a product called "EZ Trap" which is a clear trap attached to PVC fittings and is designed for AC condensate lines. Even comes...
11-23-12, 08:50 AM
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Posted By 400E

Both sound like great ways to do this. ...

Both sound like great ways to do this.

Looking at the condensate drain for my high-efficiency furnace, they made sort of a trap/air gap out of a PVC tee with one leg open to the atmosphere and I...
11-22-12, 01:27 PM
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Posted By 400E

Tips for connecting PVC to drain outlet on Aprilaire 600/Trane 300?

Please see another thread I have recently posted to where I talked about how using an aftermarket paper humidifier pad clogged up the garden hose that drains my Trane 300 (= Aprilaire 600)...
11-22-12, 12:03 PM
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Posted By 400E

Great advice, everyone. Have ordered a genuine...

Great advice, everyone. Have ordered a genuine Aprilaire pad, and I will look into the air infiltration issue. Excellent point about bringing in dry outside air.

I think I will also replace the...
11-22-12, 08:26 AM
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Posted By 400E

Update -- paper panel clogs drain line?

I decided to try these paper humidifier panels again this season to try to get more humidity into the air. Today noticed that the drain line was clogged and water spilling onto my basement floor. I...
02-29-12, 05:50 PM
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Posted By 400E

Grady, Thanks for weighing in on this. How...

Grady,
Thanks for weighing in on this.
How would I know that a MERV 8 1" filter is too restrictive?
In other words, any other tests you recommend other than checking return and supply air temps as...
12-18-11, 01:15 PM
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Posted By 400E

Thanks - that is helpful. I like the idea of...

Thanks - that is helpful. I like the idea of having a chance to do a a little empirical research using the temperature difference. Had not heard that idea before but like it!

I do have AC - in...
12-18-11, 01:11 PM
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Posted By 400E

Thanks! I now can see the wisdom in OEM products.

Thanks! I now can see the wisdom in OEM products.
12-17-11, 09:20 PM
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Posted By 400E

Furnace filter - cost vs quality

I hope this hasn't been talked about to death on this forum as I haven't been around here much for a while, but here goes.

Would like input on how to pick a furnace filter for a gas furnace. I...
12-17-11, 09:05 PM
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Posted By 400E

Any experience with PAPER humidifier pads?

I have a Trane 300 humidifier (similar to Aprilaire 600) and this fall I put in a white paper media pad instead of the usual coated metal mesh one. It is supposed to be higher efficiency and so will...
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Posted By 400E

Mystery solved!

Great tip about being the joint between sections. No, door has never been hit.

I kept looking at the joint between the sections from inside, and couldn't see any problem. I finally took a look...
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Posted By 400E

New hinge, but pops and creaks

Well, I replaced the hinge today. Those things are pretty robust!

Lubed up the hinge and the roller stem. Darned if that hinge joint still doesn't creak and even pop as it goes up the track....
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Posted By 400E

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Here's the hinge.
Thanks.
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Posted By 400E

Ironically, I had just lubed the hinges and stems...

Ironically, I had just lubed the hinges and stems about 3 weeks ago.

Probably a coincidence...
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Posted By 400E

The "image" button is asking for a URL - not sure...

The "image" button is asking for a URL - not sure how to point it to my desktop where the pic is.


Yes, the hinges are powder-coated white. I will go to the dealer tomorrow.

My question is -...
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Posted By 400E

I have a pic of the hinge but can't seem to...

I have a pic of the hinge but can't seem to attach it - my profile says I can't post attachments -

any suggestions?

PS it is a Centura door, about 4 years old. It has tapered beveled edges at...
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Posted By 400E

Broken Raynor door hinge

My garage door started making a clicking sound when the door was nearly fully raised. I looked at the hinges and the bottom hinge on one side of the door was broken - the "ear" that holds the pin...
01-11-10, 06:12 AM
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Posted By 400E

Yep, I switched it to hot last winter based on...

Yep, I switched it to hot last winter based on advice I read here. Did seem to help a little.
01-10-10, 10:14 PM
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Posted By 400E

Thanks, Jay - yes, damper open and getting...

Thanks, Jay -

yes, damper open and getting good air flow. It just doesn't feel particularly warm, so I am a little suspicious that I'm getting room temp. air instead of air warmed by the coil.
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01-10-10, 06:46 PM
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Posted By 400E

UPDATE: I noticed the furnace filter was a month...

UPDATE: I noticed the furnace filter was a month old, pretty dirty, and partially collapsed (being pulled toward the fan). I put in a clean filter and the HP is much quieter, but still seems noisier...
01-10-10, 03:59 PM
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Posted By 400E

Good thoughts. Fan speed seems pretty high to...

Good thoughts.
Fan speed seems pretty high to me.

Yes, it is a duel-fuel system with HP lockout, and the noise is only when running the HP.

We do have a VisionPro stat so am pretty sure am...
01-10-10, 03:38 PM
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Posted By 400E

Humidifier bypass duct near A-coil

Hello,
I have had trouble this winter getting adequate humidity from my Trane model 300 (same as Aprilaire 600). It's mounted on the return plenum. I noticed today that the bypass duct comes off the...
01-10-10, 03:31 PM
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Posted By 400E

LOUD HP after furnace change

I have an 8-year-old Lenox HP, which has been working well. Last week had to replace the old natural gas furnace and got a Trane XV95 unit. It's been very cold here so running on aux heat until...
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Posted By 400E

Thanks! Sounds like wax is still the best...

Thanks!
Sounds like wax is still the best method.
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Posted By 400E

Any particular problems with 'em? I was planning...

Any particular problems with 'em? I was planning on trying them out myself this week.
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