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08-19-12, 05:07 PM
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Posted By 54regcab

Sequencer 24a34-1

You could use a sequencer to control the blower. It would have about a 10 second delay after the compressor kicked on. You could even add one to the condenser for the fan outside but it might be a...
04-26-05, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By 54regcab

Sometimes all the turbines need is a few drops of...

Sometimes all the turbines need is a few drops of oil in the bearings. Turbines should always be turning except in the early morning or on a cloudy day with no wind. The heat exiting the attic will...
10-23-04, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,233
Posted By 54regcab

Considering around here attic fans only last an...

Considering around here attic fans only last an average of about 5 years, buying a new fan probably is the way to go.
10-23-04, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,750
Posted By 54regcab

It probably won't matter much. if you want to...

It probably won't matter much. if you want to improve efficeincy I would replace the blown in stuff with rolled in insulation. It seems the blown in stuff compresses/settles easily and looses it's R...
10-23-04, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,405
Posted By 54regcab

Unless you just LOVE the house you are in it may...

Unless you just LOVE the house you are in it may be cheaper simply to sell your house and move to a larger one. Keep in mind your home's sale price will rarely be significantly more than others on...
08-23-04, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By 54regcab

I would try to have the intake on the north or...

I would try to have the intake on the north or east side and the exhaust on the west or south side.
Of course the best solution would be to pull the air from the soffits all the way around the...
08-23-04, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,118
Posted By 54regcab

Lightbulb That "brillo pad" stuff is extremely restrictive...

That "brillo pad" stuff is extremely restrictive and blocks 90% of the airflow. It's just a poor design. In our part of the country (Oklahoma) wind turbines are popular and work well, but we have one...
08-01-04, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,701
Posted By 54regcab

Red face We are in Oklahoma City. In July the average high...

We are in Oklahoma City. In July the average high is in the 90's with lows being in the 70's. House built in 1999, Attic is insulated to R30, 1600sq ft conditioned area with another 400 sq ft for...
07-29-04, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,701
Posted By 54regcab

Talking Optimum attic fan setting

What is the best tempature to set the attic fan to come on at ?
07-18-04, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,243
Posted By 54regcab

here's an idea

Remove every other peice of blocking and replace it with 1/4" "hardware cloth"

Soffit Vent (http://www.auctionphotobank.com/upload/109019923785.jpg)
Replies: 5
Views: 3,278
Posted By 54regcab

If the exact IC doesn't correct the problem check...

If the exact IC doesn't correct the problem check for high ESR in the capacitors in the SMPS circuit.
06-27-04, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,012
Posted By 54regcab

Exclamation On top of everythign else

If they put a 5ton in when only 3 or 4 tons was really needed you are only getting 13 to 14 SEER.
Did the contractor do a LOAD CALCULATION to determine correct sizing, of did he just put the same...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-07-04, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,356
Posted By 54regcab

Not exactly 1/2

You are only saving the STANDBY LOSSES for the 12 hours the WH is off, not the USAGE losses.
Still for $35 it pays for itself fairly quickly, especially if it's a DIY install.
Remember to reset the...
Replies: 10
Views: 5,818
Posted By 54regcab

Personally I think installing a 4" thick pleated...

Personally I think installing a 4" thick pleated filter offers the best bang for the $$$
Just have your HVAC contractor have the filter slot made for a 4" filter instead of a 1", you don't need and...
05-07-04, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,166
Posted By 54regcab

I wouldn't replace windows stricity based on ROI...

I wouldn't replace windows stricity based on ROI if your current windows work properly and are reasonably draft free.
Do it for other reasons but don't count on getting your $$$ back in energy...
Replies: 15
Views: 25,281
Posted By 54regcab

If the budget doesn't allow for 2 set of vents in...

If the budget doesn't allow for 2 set of vents in each room (the best solution) try one of these:

1: If you cool more of the year than heat, put supply high and return low
2: If you heat more of...
05-05-04, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,940
Posted By 54regcab

4" pleated

Check into getting the return modified to accept a standard 4" pleated filter.
05-05-04, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By 54regcab

UNDERSIZED furnace

Wow this the first time I've ever heard of this, almost all of them are grossly oversized around here.
DO make sure the issue is with the furnace itself and not a ductwork/insulation issue.
-3 is...
05-05-04, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,021
Posted By 54regcab

Power @ gas valve

You need to know if you are getting power @ the gas valve or not, pretty simple task for a qualified tech.
BTW these units are notorious for poor connections throughout the system.
Any little...
05-05-04, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,043
Posted By 54regcab

$150 motor for a 20yr old furnace.

Personally I think it would be worthwhile to go ahead and get a new correctly sized furnace.
If you plan on runnign the fan all the time get a varible speed, they use about the same power as a 100W...
05-05-04, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By 54regcab

Any deep filter 4" or greater will help alot. ...

Any deep filter 4" or greater will help alot.
If an Aprilaire isn't i nthe budget consider havign the filter rack modified to accept a standard 4" filter.
The difficulty and cost will vary greatly...
05-05-04, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By 54regcab

How difficult would it be to pull a new wire to...

How difficult would it be to pull a new wire to the thermostat ?
That way you could use the fan switch and even program fan operation if your thermostat has that feature.
Forum: Water Heaters
05-05-04, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,642
Posted By 54regcab

Actually

The WH has done this since it was new, I have also seen several other gas WH's do the same thing when temps are set to the lower settings.
Tank is 2 years old, located in interior closet
Dip tub is...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-05-04, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,642
Posted By 54regcab

Wide temp differential on gas WH

Is it normal for gas water heaters to have a wide differential between "cut-in" and "cut-out" tempatures ?
I have noticed if the WH hasn't been used for over 16 hours the water seems lukewarm, but...
05-04-04, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,024
Posted By 54regcab

2 units

You will be very sorry if you don't do 2 full units, the tempatures will never be right, always cold downstairs and hot upstairs.
Make sure they size teh 2 untis by COOLING LOAD, not by sq ft.
Even...
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