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the first picture appears to be dish or clothes washer drain hoses. But to answer your questions: if the hoses are pliable or soft enough any short length of (PVC?) pipe similar to the inside diameter of the hose should suffice as a coupler to join two sections. Secure with hose clamps. Regarding splicing into an irrigation system; if it is not under ...


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I know its a little late but I had a similar problem and my coils were stopped up with dirt. I cleaned my coils with coil cleaner and a tooth brush and rinsed with water. Make sure you brush with the grain on the coil so it doesn't get damaged. Then rinse with water. I repeated this process 3 times because it was so dirty. I used a pump up sprayer to rinse. ...


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Yes, that should be either plugged, or plumbed as a secondary drain. A 3/4" MNPT plug should do the trick.


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Considering the circumstances you may be facing having to shift your premises back to the previously workable configuration!! On another track you could consider using a different type of portable A/C unit altogether. There are available floor standing units that vent out through a large flexible hose to a window. There is typically an adjustable panel ...


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A device like this air purifier can reduce the amount of dust that accumulates in a room, at least according to its product sheet and many of the customer reviews. It would seem it can't completely eliminate dust, only reduce it (or perhaps more accurately, relocate it). Air Purifier on Wikipedia also talks about different types of purifiers and their ...


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I have had the issue on and off for several issues where my neighbor's A/C unit start up dims my lights. FPL has come out and tightened the ground lugs in the HandHold out by the street, seems to work for a short period of time then starts happening. One time they even told me the lugs in my meter can at my home were bad. I had a certified electrician ...


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First off, if you're using a cheap flexible vinyl tube like this. You're probably losing most of your cool air, before it even reaches your house. Instead, you'll want to use an insulated duct. I'd recommend a rigid duct, but flexible duct is probably acceptable for this application. Something like this flexible insulated duct is probably acceptable. ...


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While this is rigid, it is better for connecting flex pipe.


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Adding a return and/or additional supplies may help. Adding a supply and a return would almost certainly help -- it might be overkill, but you could always close them off if needed. The important point, however, is that this is a question of balance relative to other rooms. Knowing the best solution requires understanding the layout of your home and the ...


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Each time they dim there is an audible pause in the operation of the unit. Very short pauses, like of about a second. Sounds like a chattering contactor. Causes may be from scorching on the contacts or from too low a voltage to pull it in properly. Replace the batteries in your thermostat. Inspect all of the contactors in the condenser, if you are ...


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The only technical reason that this isn't possible is that the coil needs a specific amount of air to flow through it when it's cooling. So to select the correct coil, you need to know the CFM of the air moving through the air handler. Not impossible to figure out or measure, but might not be easy for an air handler as old as yours. However, if I was a ...


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I have installed Goodman for years with hardly any problems. The warranties are very good (10 year parts and compressor) plus you can purchase a labor warranty. I warranty my labor for a year after installation. Also if you need parts after the manufacturer warranty they are less expensive than most other brands. It does depend on the installer. If Goodman ...


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Cutting a hole in your foundation almost always requires an engineer, and is almost never a do-it-yourself project. You'll need an engineer, to tell you how to carry the load around the opening. And you'll likely need tools and knowledge you don't have, to actually cut the hole.


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Comment from: What should I consider when cutting/making a window in a concrete foundation? I wouldn't do this without an L shaped metal lintel on the inside to support the load above and also prevent crack/total failure of the veneer. My only thought would be to cut the hole for the window then immediately move to the interior of the home and cut a ...


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This is not uncommon. Reasonably cheap to fix, and you should fix it to extend the life of your A/C compressor. If the compressor is being starved for voltage, it could wear out sooner than it should. This guy explains it in great detail. You need what's called a "Hard Start Kit" - it's essentially a second capacitor to help out. Think of a capacitor ...


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I have the same situation, only a sliding glass door. Next to it is a floor vent where the heat comes out during the winter. To fix the problem I removed the vent cap, and connected the hot air flow vent to the floor to blow into my duct work. The air actually cools off before it gets to any other room. I set the AC on a boot pan, and ran a round ...


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Don't let him install your unit. Yes, you should pump the unit with dry nitrogen to check for leaks, then evacuate the system with a two stage pump.


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If the transformer does not have one leg grounded, then you could measure 24 volts at the contactor when the thermostat is not calling for cool. This is because you're measuring between one leg of the transformer (24 volts), and a floating wire (0 volts). When the thermostat calls for cool, you'll still measure 24 volts if the leads are not attached to ...



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