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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #400 on: November 06, 2023, 08:51:30 PM »
Take good pictures and just swapping connectors from old board to new board. Make sure the power is off.
Did I mention to make sure the power is off!!!
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #401 on: November 06, 2023, 08:54:09 PM »
Got it, power off. Thanks!

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #402 on: November 07, 2023, 08:38:54 AM »
This is a 4" ac ceiling diffuser, drywall guy did a sloppy job, is there some kind of product I can easily install between the diffuser and the ceiling to cover up the hole instead of patching the drywall?


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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #403 on: November 07, 2023, 08:40:03 AM »
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I would patch it as it is a simple fix.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #404 on: November 07, 2023, 08:41:01 AM »
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Maybe try a base ring like people put around chandeliers?
Think it is called a ceiling medallion
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #405 on: November 07, 2023, 10:40:42 AM »
Yes, it is a furnace. A tech I called down told me the issue is the control board got water damaged, wanted $600 to replace. I can also see some water damage on the board itself.
How did it get water damaged? Condensation from not changing the filter?

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #406 on: November 07, 2023, 01:45:27 PM »
I would patch it as it is a simple fix.
Patch how? I have a gap do I just fill it up with plaster? else I need to cut a huge piece of the drywall
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #407 on: November 07, 2023, 01:47:24 PM »
Patch how? I have a gap do I just fill it up with plaster? else I need to cut a huge piece of the drywall
You can use drywall compound but depending how Bbg the space is you should use some type of mesh for strength.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #408 on: November 07, 2023, 04:23:55 PM »
You can use drywall compound but depending how Bbg the space is you should use some type of mesh for strength.
You can use 'tape' like you put over seams between drywall.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #409 on: November 07, 2023, 04:27:52 PM »
You can use 'tape' like you put over seams between drywall.
The side next to the pipe will have zero support
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #411 on: November 07, 2023, 05:32:25 PM »
The side next to the pipe will have zero support
You can back fill with liquid foam (great stuff). The tape or mesh will give it more strength.
If you decide to go this route, put the compound on in layers. 
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #412 on: November 08, 2023, 10:02:47 PM »
How did it get water damaged? Condensation from not changing the filter?

Not sure, the whole furnace was full of water way above the control board. I drilled a hole on the bottom for the water to drain.

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #413 on: May 21, 2024, 02:35:19 PM »
Any HVAC experts here that would know if a standard home forced-air-heat furnace requires a vent pipe to fresh air (more specifically - the room in which it's contained)?
 Following images show what sort of machine I'm referring to:





Note, I'm not referring to the flue pipe which goes to the chimney. I'm asking besides for the flue pipe which goes to a chimney, is there any need for fresh air in the room with this furnace?
I see there's a "fresh air inlet" in the image I attached. But I'm unsure what that's about, and the manual doesn't expound on it (nor give any "warnings" about it).  As you can see in the top image, the "return" is on the side where there's supposed to be some sort of filter perhaps, so that has nothing to do with this "fresh air inlet".

I'd appreciate if anyone who's knowledgeable in this field can answer this question.

TIA!

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #414 on: May 21, 2024, 03:10:41 PM »
It is house dependent with that type of furnace. You need enough fresh air for proper combustion and still not affect your air quality.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #415 on: May 21, 2024, 03:19:50 PM »
Any HVAC experts here that would know if a standard home forced-air-heat furnace requires a vent pipe to fresh air (more specifically - the room in which it's contained)?
 Following images show what sort of machine I'm referring to:





Note, I'm not referring to the flue pipe which goes to the chimney. I'm asking besides for the flue pipe which goes to a chimney, is there any need for fresh air in the room with this furnace?
I see there's a "fresh air inlet" in the image I attached. But I'm unsure what that's about, and the manual doesn't expound on it (nor give any "warnings" about it).  As you can see in the top image, the "return" is on the side where there's supposed to be some sort of filter perhaps, so that has nothing to do with this "fresh air inlet".

I'd appreciate if anyone who's knowledgeable in this field can answer this question.

TIA!


it's for combustion air, and yes the room needs to either, be a certain size, or be connected via vents to a room that is big enough, or have a vent to outside to bring fresh air in (it may not have to be hooked up directly to the furnace)

side note, in my opinion even if the room is big enough houses today are often built too airtight to not have a vent to outside, so i think a (powered) direct vent (2 pipes 1 fresh air for combustion and 1 for exhaust) is the best option.

whats the model number?

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #416 on: May 21, 2024, 03:56:12 PM »
side note, in my opinion even if the room is big enough houses today are often built too airtight to not have a vent to outside, so i think a (powered) direct vent (2 pipes 1 fresh air for combustion and 1 for exhaust) is the best option.
This has a flue, so it takes care of the exhaust pipe.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #417 on: May 21, 2024, 04:45:06 PM »
This has a flue, so it takes care of the exhaust pipe.

My concern is back drafting, a natural draft flue is bad in a tight house. A power vent is better (which i think this system has, and direct vent is best.


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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #418 on: May 21, 2024, 06:15:25 PM »
It is house dependent with that type of furnace. You need enough fresh air for proper combustion and still not affect your air quality.
So how do you reckon I go about figuring that out, short of paying an HVAC guy to come tell me?

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #419 on: May 21, 2024, 06:21:04 PM »
whats the model number?
Model number is: r801ca075417msa
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