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04-05-08, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Duct Guy

Oh yes, I saw this happening a third time. In...

Oh yes, I saw this happening a third time. In that case it was a 35 year-old suspended unit heater with a rusted-out heat exchanger. It even had two visible holes in it.

When the fan came on it...
04-05-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,955
Posted By Duct Guy

I have seen this happen before (flame rollout...

I have seen this happen before (flame rollout effecting the limit switch). In one case the cause turned out to be an extremely dirty heat exchanger. The second time it was because a squirrel went...
04-04-08, 01:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,145
Posted By Duct Guy

All that trouble and you could have just wired...

All that trouble and you could have just wired the humidifier to terminals W and C. That way the humidifier can only come on if there is a call for heat.

My opinion is that it is not a good idea...
04-04-08, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,120
Posted By Duct Guy

This can be easily fixed. :thumbup: First,...

This can be easily fixed. :thumbup:

First, make sure the water tray can hold water. Take it out, clean it and check it carefully for cracks. If it's ok, then put it back and turn the water on and...
04-03-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,749
Posted By Duct Guy

I've come across this many times and usually the...

I've come across this many times and usually the problem is caused by blockage. Take the vent off and see if you can find a piece of insulation, a shirt or a towel stuffed in there.

You can also...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,267
Posted By Duct Guy

Why did you move your ductwork up into the attic?...

Why did you move your ductwork up into the attic?
Just kidding. :)

My last post doesn't make sense then, does it? I thought you were talking about getting rid of an eye sore in your basement.
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Views: 1,448
Posted By Duct Guy

My first thought when reading this thread was...

My first thought when reading this thread was also that the builder is covering up for himself or his installer.

New furnaces come with multiple speed blowers anyway, so it should be no problem...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,759
Posted By Duct Guy

Excellent advice. But if there's still water in...

Excellent advice. But if there's still water in there then you will want to get a wet vac and suck out as much of the water as possible.

Next time they use their furnace, they may notice a musty...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,309
Posted By Duct Guy

If the insulation on the pipe is or was wet then...

If the insulation on the pipe is or was wet then you will want to replace that. But is it really necessary for you to replace the whole length of the pipe?

If you re-connect the run and leave...
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Views: 4,232
Posted By Duct Guy

After reading this thread my impression is that...

After reading this thread my impression is that the block end was removed because your furnace was starved for air. I'd leave it as is.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By Duct Guy

Is it possible to add in a new duct run off of...

Is it possible to add in a new duct run off of your main duct in the attic? If you can get one vent above each window that would work best.

Be careful when adding a transfer duct or vents between...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,267
Posted By Duct Guy

I agree with Ed. Replacing your duct system "just...

I agree with Ed. Replacing your duct system "just because" is a big and unnecessary expense. If there are any problems with airflow anywhere in the home, they can usually be fixed for a fraction of...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By Duct Guy

The gap has been there all along anyway, so it's...

The gap has been there all along anyway, so it's not causing any new problems. I'd just duct tape a piece of filter media over the opening for now. That will help keep the dust out of the duct until...
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