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    Looking for help in New Jersey

    If you're in Northern NJ/NYC area, I've used American Way Plumbing (877) 717-8383 and for my ductless AC, I've used GRC Mechanical. Both good ppl, I was happy with their service.
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    Remote sensor- thermostat

    I'm looking for a movable thermostat that connects wirelessly to a wall mounted controller. My thermostat is wired in the living room but I need to control the temperature in one of the bedrooms where the baby sleeps. If I lower the thermostat to 65 over night, it still makes it too warm in her...
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    Weird sounds coming out of minisplit

    My unit started making this noise this morning. It's been working fine all night, cooling to 75F. The unit is on the quiet mode. Is this normal?
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    Ice on My Ductless Mini Split

    Try cleaning the unit...dust may also be the culprit
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    Anyone here owns a portable AC unit ?

    Maybe if uou put it in energy saver mode it'll shut off...
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    Vinegar smell coming out of AC

    Thanks for the reply. The thing is, the smell isn't present all the time I turn on the unit so I can't call the technician hoping it'll smell on that particular day... I wish I could troubleshoot before calling the tech. Filter is clean, unit is about 8 months old so I don't think the...
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    Vinegar smell coming out of AC

    I vacuum cleaned the filters which were not too dirty to begin with....
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    Vinegar smell coming out of AC

    I have a Mitsubishi mini split that was installed last fall and we used it for heating over the winter and now when we started using it for cooling I've noticed a vinegar smell coming out of it. We have 5 zones but only one smells. Air filters and heat exchanger are clean, Mitsubishi tech...
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    Ductless AC operating question

    I've had a new system put in a few weeks ago and I have not been able to increase the fan speed or change the vane orientation. It is a multi zone system and am using it for heat right now setting the temp at 65 F. I turn it on and it blows air but no matter what setting I choose on the remote...
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    Ductless AC system

    Thanks all for the replies. A five zone ductless is about $5000 which I find acceptable. It's the labor cost that is ridiculous and the same high cost would apply to a conventional system (which has more disadvantages : ducts are impossible to instal in my house, I would have to cool the entire...
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    Ductless AC system

    Hi, thanks for the quick reply. Why would you say a few double zones are cheaper? Installation cost would be the same, right?
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    Ductless AC system

    Hi all I'm looking to get a five zone ductless system installed and the quotes I'm getting are insane ($17-$19k including equipment and installation). I'm located in NJ, are these reasonable, I think not since the equipment alone is around $5k, instalation cannot be $12 k or more. If anyone has...
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    Studs causing drywall bulging

    They're barely noticeable when I pass my hand on the wall. Only visible when the light hits that wall just right
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    Studs causing drywall bulging

    So this has nothing to do will humidity or some stuff like that? Thanks all, I was not looking forward to ripping out the wall
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    Studs causing drywall bulging

    Thank you for the replies, I just measured and the distance b/t bulges is 16" so it's studs. But what would cause them to bulge like that?
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    Studs causing drywall bulging

    Hi all Noob here with a question that I can't find answer to online. I've noticed lately that the wall has bulges running almost ceiling to floor at even intervals, same as stud spacing. Anyone has any idea what is causing it? I've read about ghosting but that's not it since this is a real...