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Feb
23
comment Can I run a central air conditioner in the winter?
Do the radiators lack the usual mechanical valves you can tighten to reduce or eliminate water flow to them? That's what I always used to use back in university when we had a central boiler for the whole campus and horribly over-heated buildings.
Jan
28
comment Buying used heat pump/AC
Yeah, charging is something I'm planning to get help with ("finish it up").
Jan
28
comment Buying used heat pump/AC
My plan was to get the tools I need and do the installation work and just have a certified AC tech (who's retired and not physically able to do much of the work himself) look it over and finish it up. Ductwork is already there from an old furnace system I'm taking out, so in theory the installation is just running the refrigerant lines and doing the electrical work - my understanding is these systems run on 240V rather than 120V, right?
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comment How can I repair a chewed-through power cable?
@jdlugosz: That's part of why I said don't splice. Just attach the new plug to what's left of the cable and then plug it into a high-quality extension cord.
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comment How do I convert an A/C window unit from thermostat to humidistat control?
I guess I could always do like in my car (where this is not wasteful, unlike in a house) and just run both AC and heat to keep it dry but not too cold... ;-)
Jul
4
comment How do I convert an A/C window unit from thermostat to humidistat control?
I have a dehumidifier (unused, sitting in the basement), but I'd rather not use it since it takes up space, makes more noise, and requires regular emptying or a place to run a drain hose.
Jul
4
comment How do I convert an A/C window unit from thermostat to humidistat control?
All of those look like they're for the range where condensation is happening, near 100% humidity. I couldn't tell if they're adjustable to a more reasonable target like 30-40% or even lower (since the sample is to be taken at the dryest point, near the unit, it's conceivable I'd want to set it much lower than the normal comfort level).
Jul
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