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  1. HVAC
    We are trying to remodel our kitchen ourselves and have everything out, down to the studs. We can run the interior vent work from the microwave to the outside wall but we are not sure what is the best way to go through the wall. We have aluminum siding that we think has asbestos under it. Any...
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    I have a condo in a hundred-year-old building & the Builder put the HVAC (open draw near open vent to the hallway) in the same small closet as the Washer-Dryer hookups. A recent inspection by a Air Cleanliness expert told me that this design is bad, even dangerous, and possibly against code...
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    I am converting my attic and want to have an independent heating/cooling system. I have priced mini-splits and may go that route. Right now I'm looking at around 5000.00 for what I need. I want to look into one of the type of systems that are in hotels--they are floor model air...
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    There's a baseboard hot water radiator in my son's room, and yesterday it was completely cold. I remembered you were supposed to open up the valves and let all the stuff out that might be clogging the line. So I got a screwdriver and opened them: these are screws at the top of the baseboard, not...
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    We are renting a house. There are 2 thermostats, one located in the master bedroom upstairs and one in a "den". Problem: Guests are staying with us indefinetely, they occupy 2 rooms which includes the den. We are freezing in the living area because they keep the door closed. They are nice &...
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    It has been bled by the person that delivered the oil AND I bled it again, thinking that was the problem. It runs for a few minutes and then shuts off. I think it is a Beckett Model AFG, it also says Honeywell R8184 G 1427.
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    In my home I have 3 floor registers that are not hooked up to my HVAC system. Will it hurt my system to split the existing duct lines to make the other unused registers work?
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    I am a student at the University of Georgia, and I am doing research for my senior thesis. As part of my research, I need to find out how much the cost of installing a furnace varies across America. I am interested in how much it costs for the furnace itself plus the labor to install it (the...
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    I am installing electrical for a new A/C system on a residential rehab project. I am confused about running power from the main breaker box to the 2.5 ton condenser. I was told I needed a 220 line with a double 20A breaker. Because I am running less than twenty feet away, I was told to purchase...
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    I just recently had my gas furnace replaced. I called in a professional to diagnose why we could smell gas at times, especially when the heat started up. The diagnosis was that we needed a new furnace due to a rusted out hole in the metal cabinet near the condesate drain. The professional...
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    I think this question is going to require a very high level of knowledge but I see there are some highly qualified individuals in this forum. I bought a duplex that I am rehabbing and have been made aware by code enforcement that the heating system does not work. There is no air conditioning...
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    I have a Trane 3 1/2 ton residential TTB042D100A unit. It stopped working suddenly and trips the breaker immediately on start. . Never had an issue with it unit now. It is just 8 years old. I measured the resistance on the compressor, I get 1.0 OHM from start from S-R and S-C and .03 OHM from R...
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    Drip pan on A/C with major problems TO someone that reads this I hope this will be an easy one, or it could end up being a very nasty problem. A frinds small house must have had the air handler put in before the roof. We are NO room to move. As happens this time of year in Florida the drain...
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    I am doing some structural work in my basement and the only way to get in the steel is to take down a span of ductwork, or to cut it. It looks like I can take out the piece I need to, it's about 3 feet long, on one end is an elbow that turns it upstairs through the floor, and the other end it...
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    I've been told that some Trane dealers are now switching to American Standard heat pumps due to continuing price increases that are making Trane not price competitive in certain areas. They are also being told and therefore telling new customers that American Std heat pumps are exactly the same...
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