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Yup straps... if not enough slack, or the lazy...

Yup straps... if not enough slack, or the lazy route, try and reduce the angle of the bends as much as possible by snaking the tubing a little left or right so that last picture of the 90 degree bend...
06-14-11, 03:36 PM
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Lots of factors go into determining the right...

Lots of factors go into determining the right SEER rating for you home and overall return on investment. I think a SEER rating of 15 would generally be fine for Ohio as suggested. For a 1500 sq foot...
06-14-11, 03:28 PM
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The limiting factor is the oil sump capacity in...

The limiting factor is the oil sump capacity in the compressor. You must also consider the slope and number of elbows in the line. Overall though I agree 40 feet should be fine and doesn't seem like...
06-06-11, 03:56 PM
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Good deal! For 3 levels you were wise to use a...

Good deal! For 3 levels you were wise to use a lighter filter to encourage increased airflow. Beyond that see if you can find a sticker on the furnance as to when the last time the ducts were...
06-06-11, 12:36 PM
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Somehow I missed those previous replies... sorry...

Somehow I missed those previous replies... sorry about that, but now I'm confused... is it the air blower inside your house or the condensor fan outside your house... or you have 2 seperate problems?...
06-06-11, 12:33 PM
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When you say compressor fan, you mean the fan on...

When you say compressor fan, you mean the fan on the top (usually) of the outdoor unit, right? This is actually the condensor fan that helps remove heat from the condensor coils. You definitely need...
05-26-11, 03:52 PM
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Either manually, or if your thermostat is digital...

Either manually, or if your thermostat is digital and can set a schedule, it's usually recommend to go ahead and let the house flucuate 3-5 degrees (hot or cold season dependent) when you're not in...
05-26-11, 03:45 PM
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When you say the downstairs blower is running...

When you say the downstairs blower is running this is your air handler or furnace fan, correct? If that's running and you have NO air coming out... warm or cool... then you've probably just got...
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As previous repy indicated you'll need to have a...

As previous repy indicated you'll need to have a head load done and likely a whole new duct installed... are you close to the furnance room in the basement rec room? If so is the single vent you have...
05-22-11, 11:32 AM
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Agree, you don't want your filters coil or even...

Agree, you don't want your filters coil or even you fan getting dirty and clogged and you've got to have some filters in there. The cheaper the better though for a poor return air situation as HEPA...
05-22-11, 11:22 AM
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What matters the most is the compressor as it's...

What matters the most is the compressor as it's the most expensive piece of the unit and that's what you'll want to compare apples to apples on. What you should also be considering over seeking a...
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