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08-20-08, 05:45 AM
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Posted By barkleydoggy

You're right, my bad! I should have said HEPA...

You're right, my bad! I should have said HEPA "quality" filter. Nevertheless, I've had very good service with these.

http://www.air-purifier-home.com/azfilters/
08-19-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,215
Posted By barkleydoggy

Keeping the room air clean is important but a...

Keeping the room air clean is important but a more important reason to clean the air is to keep the equipment clean. I use the 1" disposible HEPA filters and change them twice a year. So far, in...
08-18-08, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By barkleydoggy

If your condenser fan motor and fan capacitor...

If your condenser fan motor and fan capacitor were replaced as Jim said is not a bad price. It's standard to replace the capacitor when you replace the motor...at least I would anyway.
The...
08-16-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By barkleydoggy

Try turning it off and on just like you would...

Try turning it off and on just like you would during a storm but do it on a nice dry day and see if it trips the breaker. The storm may not have anything to do with your problem.
08-16-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,989
Posted By barkleydoggy

What Matt and Jarredsdad said! But also, you say...

What Matt and Jarredsdad said! But also, you say you plan to wire from one heater to the second one. Be SURE you don't wire the second heater in series with the first one. That's a great link Matt...
08-14-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,946
Posted By barkleydoggy

Like the other poster said, be sure it's an open...

Like the other poster said, be sure it's an open circuit in the heating element and not a control problem. You may want to disconnect (isolate) all the wires going to the heat strip and ohm it out....
08-14-08, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,755
Posted By barkleydoggy

I agree with all the others! Not only will a leak...

I agree with all the others! Not only will a leak kill the compressor, it will kill your electric bill, the ozone, your wallet, and other components of your AC. Excess heat is the enemy as Greg...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-14-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By barkleydoggy

I have a 50gal direct vent LP gas water heater...

I have a 50gal direct vent LP gas water heater which has been great since we built the house 10yrs ago. However gas was around $1.20/gal then and it was the best and cheapest way to heat water. Now,...
08-08-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,225
Posted By barkleydoggy

Dave, Do you have a voltmeter so you can check...

Dave,
Do you have a voltmeter so you can check the voltage on those wires? Can you trace those wires back to the main panel and see where they go?
08-08-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By barkleydoggy

How much will you pay for heat this winter?

Although this is not a repair or service question, I think it relates to DIYers for obvious reasons.
How many now use propane, fuel oil, kerosene, or natural gas to heat their homes? Also, how much...
08-08-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By barkleydoggy

Did you actually check a fuse or do you have a...

Did you actually check a fuse or do you have a breaker box. There should be a breaker in the main panel and either a breaker, fuse, or disconnect box at the furnace. Also there should be a breaker...
08-08-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,039
Posted By barkleydoggy

It is an interesting problem and I'm sure there...

It is an interesting problem and I'm sure there is a reason(s) for it. Sometimes there are multiple problems that seem to defy physics until you break it down into rudimentary pieces. I don't know if...
08-08-08, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,844
Posted By barkleydoggy

Are there only 6 registers or supply ducts and...

Are there only 6 registers or supply ducts and what size are they?
08-08-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,844
Posted By barkleydoggy

Are you saying it was around 77 outside at night...

Are you saying it was around 77 outside at night and the indoor temp was 82 in the morning and you have a split of 17 degrees?
Is there much condensation coming from the drain?
08-08-08, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,039
Posted By barkleydoggy

Not sure if you mean condensate pan, but are you...

Not sure if you mean condensate pan, but are you saying there is no water coming from the condensate drain outside and the indoor coil pan is bone dry and you live in Savannah?
08-08-08, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,844
Posted By barkleydoggy

Now I'm a little confused too. It must be hotter...

Now I'm a little confused too. It must be hotter than 81 outside if the best you can get is 82 inside. A summer design temp of 81 degrees is not hot but the humidity seems pretty high. Nevertheless,...
08-08-08, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,844
Posted By barkleydoggy

What is the average summer temp. and humidity for...

What is the average summer temp. and humidity for your location (NOLA) I presume? Did anyone actually do a manual "J" heat loss/gain calculation?
If you've had three contractors say the system is...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-07-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 987
Posted By barkleydoggy

Hi Bob! Difficult to know without more info. If...

Hi Bob!
Difficult to know without more info. If the old breaker is really old it may just need replacing. Does the newer water heater have larger elements than the older one? A 4500 watt element...
08-07-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,039
Posted By barkleydoggy

It would be interesting to know about the...

It would be interesting to know about the condensate. Here we go with theory again, but in order to cool air, one must remove the moisture (dehumidfy) because there is lots of heat trapped in those...
08-07-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,443
Posted By barkleydoggy

Spraying water on a hot condenser coil would help...

Spraying water on a hot condenser coil would help bring down the head (high side) operating pressure and temp due to the evaporative cooling of the coil. But at what cost? Void warranty, mineral...
08-07-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,039
Posted By barkleydoggy

Tinman has the right idea. Check the air temp...

Tinman has the right idea. Check the air temp going into the return grill and check the air coming out of the register. Then check the air temp going into the condenser outside and check the air temp...
08-07-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93,918
Posted By barkleydoggy

I also agree. A leak that big should be easy to...

I also agree. A leak that big should be easy to spot. Also it would be likely that there would be oil at or around a leak that size too. Did the guy who replaced the coil show you where the leak was...
08-06-08, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,175
Posted By barkleydoggy

http://www.achrnews.com/CDA/Archives/1125693a794dc...

http://www.achrnews.com/CDA/Archives/1125693a794dc010VgnVCM100000f932a8c0____
http://64.226.146.90/Tutorials/Motor%20Starting%20Capacitors.htm

Is your understanding different than this? You must...
08-05-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,175
Posted By barkleydoggy

In some places they still refer to fractional...

In some places they still refer to fractional compressor start relays as current relays. The little plug on start relay that plugs onto the start and run windings energizes the start windings and...
Replies: 3
Views: 8,058
Posted By barkleydoggy

That's OK Jeff. If you could measure the temp. at...

That's OK Jeff. If you could measure the temp. at the register and the temp at the return grill it may be possible to determine if your air temp is too cold and causing the condensate on the...
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