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    Jerry, you were absolutely right!! I phoned Moen ...

    Jerry, you were absolutely right!! I phoned Moen
    and they said they would sent out the new cartridge including the special tool to remove/install the cartridge. No charge to me at all. Thanks for...
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    Moen bathroom faucet cartridge replacing

    Our bathroom basin faucet knob is very hard {sticky} to pull up. There is a "cartridge" inside that can be removed and either replaced or cleaned of any gook accumulation. I have had no experience...
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    A little "proof reading" is needed here. There...

    A little "proof reading" is needed here. There is a lot of difference in the word "CAN'T" and the word "CAN
    I think you meant to say........ I CAN HEAR DRIP BUT THERE'S NO LEAK
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    black specks in water filter

    i have a 150' drilled well, located approx 50' from the house. The supply line runs to the inside,(basement) and enters the pressure tank and then goes to the filter.and then to the softener and then...
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    Yes ,Gator37 has given good advice. it's the same...

    Yes ,Gator37 has given good advice. it's the same advice given by me and some others .
    Your MAIN TRUNK duct is either not large enough to supply those 25 6" takeoffs.
    Or it also could be that...
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    25 supplys at 6" apiece adds up to (28" x 25= 700...

    25 supplys at 6" apiece adds up to (28" x 25= 700 inches of air. But the main is only 8x20= 160 inches. That means the MAIN DUCT is much TOO SMALL to handle this amount of supply takeoffs.
    You...
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    DaveHo; Yes an NG/Propane furnace, especially one...

    DaveHo; Yes an NG/Propane furnace, especially one in a confined area, needs combustion air. But the amount is based on the amount of BTU's the furnace burner gives out
    .Example; For a home of 1500...
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    most homes in the 1500 sq ft range on 1 floor may...

    most homes in the 1500 sq ft range on 1 floor may require 240-300 sq inches of RETURN AIR, but you say you have a 20x20 along with several others sized at 7x11. That means you could have total of...
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    combustion air ???? (LOL) I don't think so .The poster said it is in a 1400 sq ft HOUSE, not a large MALL.
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    That is why I mentioned not to use this method in...

    That is why I mentioned not to use this method in the heating season.
    note; there are many furnaces out there that the lower blower door can be removed with no problem being created to the rest of...
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    one easy way to circulate the cool air from the...

    one easy way to circulate the cool air from the basement(especially if there are no returns in the basement) is to simply remove the blower door of the furnace, install a makeshift filter over this...
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    That statement is not correct. You do not want a...

    That statement is not correct. You do not want a return in the bathroom or the kitchen areas. Having a return in these areas simply sends any odors thru out the rest of the home.
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    Same questions, same answers. check previous...

    Same questions, same answers.
    check previous posts.
  14. Thread: Return Air

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    A bit of MATH may help you. A 6" diameter supply...

    A bit of MATH may help you.
    A 6" diameter supply has a capacity of approx 28 inches of air. If you have 2 of these 6" supply pipes then you have a total of approx 56 of supply air trying to go...
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    Robbing one supply to feed another is not the...

    Robbing one supply to feed another is not the answer. As I suggest on an earlier posting cut a 5" into the plenum,run it to the wall and transform it to a 3x10 duct down to near floor level and...
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    You can put in a 3-1/4 x10 duct in the wall...

    You can put in a 3-1/4 x10 duct in the wall cavities if you have no room for a 5" pipe.Use a 3 1/4 x 10 to a 6 x 10 register elbow at the terminating point. Once above the wall simply transition...
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    If it were my home I would just install 2 -5"...

    If it were my home I would just install 2 -5" diameter supplys from the plenum,and run them down to approx 6" above the floor level . Terminate each supply pipe with a 5"- 4x10 register boot, c/w...
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    I agree with Hj fully. Get a sheet metal worker...

    I agree with Hj fully. Get a sheet metal worker or fully compentent furnace installer to fab you up with some fittings to acheive this depth reduction.
    If I was doing this job, having been a metal...
  19. Thread: HVAC Trunk Sizing

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    The ONLY proper way is to use a Manual "D" in...

    The ONLY proper way is to use a Manual "D" in order to obtain correct duct sizes. Any other means would just be a guess and could result in a waste of money/heat. You also have to consider the size...
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    f_ armer; Now you are on the right track.Just...

    f_ armer; Now you are on the right track.Just make sure the foam is approx 3" away from the pipe and you should be ok. Good luck.
  21. So, exactly what I have been saying all along...

    So, exactly what I have been saying all along ....."as long as the exterior wall stud cavities are insulated and air-tight then it can be suited for a Return air passage if absolutely necessary.
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  22. . Dana; The above 'quote' is from an earlier...

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    Dana; The above 'quote' is from an earlier posting of mine to the poster" lithnights". Again,INTERIOR walls areBEST but if it really comes down to the last resort an exterior wall is ok as long...
  23. Vapor barrier is always needed but as to where...

    Vapor barrier is always needed but as to where exactly depends on the climate of the area of where it is to be installed.
    A vapor barrier always goes to the heated or warm side of the insulation.In...
  24. To whom it may concern; Wooden joist spaces,...

    To whom it may concern; Wooden joist spaces, wall stud cavities, etc are used for the Return air passages in millions of homes in N. America without any problems.
  25. Yes, it is pretty well the idea same as I posted...

    Yes, it is pretty well the idea same as I posted earlier,but with the added fixing of the problem wall.And if you do cut in this new floor return you shouldn't have no joist in the way because the...
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