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  1. HVAC
    I'm getting some quotes on an A/C and gas furnace replacement in Southern California. The house is about 930sqft, single level. Current A/C is 20 years old, and furnace 35. Winters here, I'd say, are fairly mild - 28-30 is about the lowest it gets, and that may be only 5-7 days during winter...
  2. Electrical
    Hello, We have lived in our Montreal, QC, Canada 2 storey cottage home since 1981 which has had the same electrical panel ever since. It is a 200 AMP Sylvania GTE CAT No. BC40200 40 circuit panel that uses Commander breakers with 2 unused slots. Our panel is 34 years old. We use baseboard...
  3. HVAC
    I bought my house 2 years ago in the summer, it is a 50 year old home with what the inspectors believe to be a 30+ year old HVAC system. I have a gas furnace in the basement and the outside unit. It is currently still working... but not sure how much life is left. I have been given a Trane...
  4. HVAC
    I have a White Rodgers Type 1F57W-314 tstat that I need to wire to my furnace/ac unit. The Tstat has the following terminals on it, Y1, Y2, R, G, W1 & W2. The furnace has the following terminals on it, C, G, R, Y, W1 & W2. The W1 & W2 terminals in the furnace/ac unit were jumpered together, I...
  5. HVAC
    I live in Toronto. The house is was built in 1902. Major renovations to the electrical, heating and plumbing were done in 1995. I am going to build a walk out entrance for the basement. As a result, I will be underpinning the floor to increase ceiling height. In order to maximize the living...
  6. HVAC
    I am installing new ductwork in my home, currently there is no A/C and the heat is hot water radiators. I am using mastic and UL rated foil tape to seal all the joints and connections. My question is, can I apply the foil tape to the inside of the duct? In other words, since this is all new...
  7. HVAC
    Hello, I know this is a sore subject for many "pros" out there, but after receiving quotes in excess of $9000 to replace a 14YO 3-Ton split unit, I've decide to do all the replacement myself, but leave the real art of refrigerant recovery (might do pump down procedures myself), brazing...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    My gas range vents throgh the roof it is getting water in the pipe, i tried changing the roof cap put on rainproof cap, still getting water in the vent pipe i noticed the pipe going through the attic and out the roof is thin alluminum but it is sealed and in good shape on roof, could this...
  9. HVAC
    I am trying to wire a RobertShaw 9870i thermostat to a Luxaire FL9T two-stage high efficiency gas furnace and a Luxaire HL3A single-stage heat pump. The thermostat supports controlling a heat pump in both Standard mode, where the compressor is left on during Aux heating, or Add-On mode where...
  10. HVAC
    I am finishing a bathroom in my basement. The bathroom is "sandwiched" between the exterior wall and the unfinished utility area where the furnace sits. It is a fairly new house and when I got an estimate for the central A/C in the past, they said the outside unit would connect to the furnace...
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