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Garage overhead door top seal ideas

Te 16' sectional, overhead door in our new to us, house, has about a 1" gap between the top of the door and the header.
Looking or ideas for a seal for this, that works good, and will last.
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Posted By pirate

Are the 2 returns in the one room, the kind that...

Are the 2 returns in the one room, the kind that can be closed? Maybe designed to have 1 open for heat, and the other for AC.
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Posted By pirate

Are the 2 returns in the one room, the kind that...

Are the 2 returns in the one room, the kind that can be closed? Maybe designed to have 1 open for heat, and the other for AC.
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Posted By pirate

If you use rectangular vents, you could just box...

If you use rectangular vents, you could just box it in with wood.
And, or insulate the exterior wall.
07-18-14, 02:51 PM
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Posted By pirate

Would it work if you put in a return from the...

Would it work if you put in a return from the basement to the first floor?
07-17-14, 05:43 PM
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Posted By pirate

I had the same problem, with a Goodman system....

I had the same problem, with a Goodman system. Before I knew better, I called a "Pro" and he said I needed more return ducts!!!!! LOL
I researched it online on an appliance site, and was told the...
07-04-14, 03:57 PM
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Posted By pirate

I just had a 2ton system, with ductwork, put in...

I just had a 2ton system, with ductwork, put in my 850 -900 sf house. Most estimates were between $5200 and $7000.
The house is in sw FL and temps since it was installed 3 wks ago have been 85* to...
06-27-14, 07:17 PM
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Posted By pirate

Good point. I'll look into that. I thought it...

Good point. I'll look into that. I thought it would save $ as it would still be cooling, without the cost of running the compressor. I guess everythings a trade off.
Would you do it if it was your...
06-27-14, 06:45 PM
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Posted By pirate

Expected Temp and Humidity with AC?

Just had a split 2 ton 16 seer AC system installed. Single speed compressor and multi speed AH. (Manually change speeds) It has a delay feature that lets the AH fan run a bit after the compressor...
06-26-14, 03:40 PM
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Posted By pirate

Considering the price of caps, I would replace...

Considering the price of caps, I would replace both, if doing it myself.
06-26-14, 05:44 AM
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Posted By pirate

I would opt for replacement with a much more...

I would opt for replacement with a much more efficient system. Think about all the $ you will save every day it's on.
The price of R22 is rising all the time, so recharging will also.
06-26-14, 05:26 AM
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Posted By pirate

I'm not an AC Tech, but, why not disconnect both...

I'm not an AC Tech, but, why not disconnect both thermostat wires at each AH, and connect the 2 wires at 1 AH to get it to turn on, and see what happens? Thus eliminating the wires, and thermostats,...
06-25-14, 03:21 PM
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Posted By pirate

Technician: Ah, does this mean I don't get my...

Technician: Ah, does this mean I don't get my commission for all that unnecessary work?
06-23-14, 03:54 PM
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Posted By pirate

Damn! Note. Put wire cage around my new...

Damn! Note. Put wire cage around my new condensing unit!
06-23-14, 01:30 PM
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Posted By pirate

I guess you found out that "Professional" means...

I guess you found out that "Professional" means someone who get paid for his work, not that he knows what he's doing.

When they were leaving and asked for payment, I would tell them, I would send...
06-21-14, 07:18 PM
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Posted By pirate

Does your wife really want 71 degrees? We just...

Does your wife really want 71 degrees? We just put in a all new system (no central ac before) We find it comfortable at 77 degrees/53% humidity. If we are doing any physical work in the house, we...
06-21-14, 07:00 PM
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Posted By pirate

When you say "Air temp at intake 76.1F" do you...

When you say "Air temp at intake 76.1F" do you mean at return grill? If so, and the thermostat room temp is 78, the air from the supply registers, is being returned, before it cools the thermostat....
06-18-14, 10:24 AM
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Posted By pirate

On a rental I own, the AC had the lines (don't...

On a rental I own, the AC had the lines (don't remember which one) freezing up at the condensing unit.
The "Pro" came and looked at it and said the house needed more return ducts! He also said the...
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Posted By pirate

55 gallon drums

Making a burn barrel from a 55 gal barrel. Any ideas for a grate, or other idea to keep burning stuff in the barrel?
I really don't want any sparks, embers, etc. coming out of the barrel.
I was...
05-28-14, 07:58 PM
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Posted By pirate

I had him install a dryer. The dryer turned out...

I had him install a dryer. The dryer turned out to be the least of my problems.
He totally messed up the plenums, and ductboard ducts, as well as the wiring, registers, plumbing (refrigerant leaked...
05-11-14, 04:31 AM
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Posted By pirate

I understand the closet can be wood, sheetrock,...

I understand the closet can be wood, sheetrock, as well as the stand. But the return plenum is plywood.
Should any water be in the return plenum?

The drain pipe I see seems ok. It's a temp....
05-11-14, 03:55 AM
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Posted By pirate

Reading the paperwork that came with unit, a...

Reading the paperwork that came with unit, a dryer is supplied for install.
05-10-14, 06:55 PM
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Posted By pirate

New 2 ton install making me sick

So I hired a licensed ac man to install a new 2 ton system, with duct work. (No ac before.)
He got it running today. It's cooling the house down right now. However....

1) The air handler is...
05-10-14, 08:44 AM
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Posted By pirate

Is dryer required?

I'm in the middle of a new ac install, and noticed the guy didn't install a dryer He said he usually doesn't on new installs, but has one in his truck, if I want it installed I said install it.
This...
04-17-14, 12:46 PM
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Posted By pirate

I should have been more clear. I was interested...

I should have been more clear. I was interested in if a 2 speed fan on the compressor, makes much difference, as compared to a 2 stage compressor.
My thinking is, that the fan draws low current,...
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