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re: Window Unit or Portable A/C - Includes a high quality, expert-drawn MS Paint composition! - Citica8
I understand. Throttling airflow at the register pressurizes the ductwork vs just the plenum...
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re: Window Unit or Portable A/C - Includes a high quality, expert-drawn MS Paint composition! - Citica8
Dampers are before or in the ductwork, not at the registers. Dampers allow the pressure to build in the plenum which should improve the airflow to other rooms. It’s like partially kinking a water hose next to the supply vs trying to put your finger over the end. Nice even flow vs an uneven and e...
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re: New Riding Mower Cut Off And Won't Start - Citica8
[quote]That usually means that a safety feature/switch is either doing what it is supposed to do or has malfunctioned. [/quote] Mine does this every time. I’ve just gotten accustomed to when I lift the seat to check the fuel level I wiggle the pressure switch before I get on it. ...
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re: A/C Ducting Design - Jumper Ducts for Hot Bedrooms with a Hallway Return - Citica8
[quote] I still think your issue is they are not receiving enough air from the handler.[/quote] Agree. Which is why I recommended having someone come out and look at the system. Could be losing air between the returns and the vents, or the coil could need to be cleaned. ...
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re: A/C Ducting Design - Jumper Ducts for Hot Bedrooms with a Hallway Return - Citica8
A HVAC company that’s big enough should have someone available to come out and take a few readings for airflow and temperature, if they don’t, call another one. Some will have infrared cameras, it could be an insulation issue. You might think it’s explained well, but it’s got little pieces of in...
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re: A/C Ducting Design - Jumper Ducts for Hot Bedrooms with a Hallway Return - Citica8
Have you tried adjusting the damper going to the rooms from the plenum? Could be something simple. Before I cut holes and/or re-engineered a system, I’d get someone to come out at look at what you have, take some airflow and temperature readings, maybe service the system and then give you a reco...
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re: A/C Experts Questions - Citica8
Unfortunately the typical homeowner would be unaware or unable to recognize these things. The best advice I can give is if you’re going to overhaul your entire system, or if you need work done in general, try your best to do it between late fall early spring. Business is typically slower and att...
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re: TV over the fireplace - Citica8
By being wrong? The wall mount wasn’t even around until the 2000s I’ve never seen a 3’ deep mantle strong enough to handle a 600lb 27” TV...
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re: A/C Experts Questions - Citica8
How efficient it is. How long it lasts. Unfortunately, unless there are glaring issues where equipment meets up, it’s not something you’ll see before the performance starts to suffer. Also keep in mind these guys are spending hours in 130-150 degree attics, often in awkward and cramped ...
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re: What’s the latest you’ve ever gone before backing out of closing on a home? - Citica8
[quote]missing grout between brick along base of foundation [/quote] I hope you’re not talking about weep holes, cause those need to be there. ...
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re: TV over the fireplace - Citica8
[quote]Welcome to the 90s.[/quote] Yeah, those tube and projection TVs above the fireplace were all the rage in the 90s. Ah, the good ol days ...
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re: Black Vultures nesting in box stands - Citica8
[quote]OP will have to burn down the stand[/quote] [quote]Got Blaze[/quote] name checks out...
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re: DIY HVAC Coil Cleaning - Citica8
Different circumstances require different solutions. I promise I’m conscious of how I cut grass, and blow off my driveway. I can’t say the same about my neighbor. I’ve talked with quite a few HVAC people who say that those specific cleaning products have their place but should not be overuse...
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re: DIY HVAC Coil Cleaning - Citica8
You have a point, it does have an etching effect on the fins, which is why I only use it once a year, I also use under the recommended mix ratio (8:1 water to cleaner for lightly soiled, I’m probably half of that) and rinse it extremely well. Annual service cleaning often involves using that exact c...
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re: DIY HVAC Coil Cleaning - Citica8
Turn unit off from thermostat Kill power at the disconnect If either of these steps are beyond your comfort zone, call someone. No sense trying to save a few bucks and mess up something more expensive. Undo the where the fan is attached, will differ on each unit. Spray water from inside of...
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re: How A Photographer Captured The Beauty of Siberian Tigers - Citica8
[quote]This guy will make you feel like a pansy for considering an all day sit on the stand to be "hard hunting".[/quote] Not sure who considers that hard, and it doesn't make me feel like a pussy, it makes me feel normal. I'm not spending my days away from work in voluntary solitary confinement...
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re: What type of garden hose do you own/recommend? - Citica8
[quote]I [b]bought[/b] industrial type hoses [/quote] [img]https://media.giphy.com/media/K64409MbT84rm/giphy.gif[/img]...
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re: Recommendation for HVAC systems for house with spray foam insulation - Citica8
[quote]f you want to get fancy you can incorporate a whole house dehumidifier in addition to the energy recovery ventilation system. [/quote] It was brought up in another thread that whole home dehumidifiers are more of a retrofit thing, where as a two stage or variable speed system will accompl...
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re: Recommendations on outdoor refrigerators - Citica8
I’ve heard more complaints about the outdoor rated ones going out than the cheap mini fridges. You can replace the mini fridges 3x for what you pay for an outdoor rated one. Similar to the outdoor rated TVs. ...
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re: Landscape Lighting Wiring - Citica8
I’m sure they’ve made improvements to some of the connectors in the last 10 years, but past experience tells me to stay away from them. The small prongs on those inline connectors will corrode much quicker and give you more issues than a silicone filled wire nut, wrapped in electrical tape. I’m pret...
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