Install of an Anthraking 110?

Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: SSS33 On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:39 am

I recently had my furnace installed in my basement. The install has left a little to be desired. The basement is boderline unbearable with the temperature. I have the coal trol set at 72deg upstairs, and the basement temp is 90+. I was under the impression that the furnace would not significantly heat the basement. A little residual heat and that was it. The top floor of the house is 62deg so it seems the furnace is not moving sufficient air. Should the existing air handler from the existing heat pump be isolated from the system. I'm thinking yah! Would that alone account for the lack of air movement throughout the house and the exceedingly high temps in the basement. Its hot enough that I get warm water from the cold water handle on the faucet. Any help or insight would be great. What else could be causing this? The cold air return is tied directly to existing return system if that helps.
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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:08 am

You are correct that something is very wrong here. I have a general understanding of the issue but better people than me are on this board that can and will answer your post.

Where do you live?

Also, pictures are worth a thousand type written words. Please post some pictures so we can help you better.
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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:37 am

Get your installer back on the job and have him do the job right.

Greg L
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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:40 am

LsFarm wrote:Get your installer back on the job and have him do the job right.

Greg L



Ditto. Its definitely letting air out in your basement somewhere. I believe you called here yesterday. You have to find where you are loosing air to the basement. Who did the install was it done by a knowledgeable HVAC tech or DIY. You need to make sure the air travels where you need it. You may need louvers or a baffle plate to prevent reverse flow. Do you have the return air from upstairs hooked to the AK110 fan ?
Thanks, Dave
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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: SSS33 On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:33 pm

I had the installer back out today to tidy up some work, and he will be isolating the existing distribution system from the furnace. I will report back on the results. Yes, the return is connected to the home and not drawing air from the basement. Thanks for the replies
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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:00 pm

SSS33 wrote:I had the installer back out today to tidy up some work, and he will be isolating the existing distribution system from the furnace. I will report back on the results. Yes, the return is connected to the home and not drawing air from the basement. Thanks for the replies


How are things going?
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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: SSS33 On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:50 pm

I put in a piece of 1/2 in ply wood where the filter would go in the old air handler. I am not seeing much boost in air flow at the other end of the house, but the basement is not quit as warm( still warmer than i thought it would be) and the temp seems more consistent throughout the house. I am hoping that cutting off the air flow in the old unit will close that loop. The plywood is at the bottom of the air handler and not the top. Do you think it would work better closer to the top where it meets the main supply line? Thanks for all your help it is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: Blackdiamonddoug On: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:31 am

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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:40 pm

minnick95@live.com wrote:
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That doesn't look like a furnace. 8-)
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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:44 pm

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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: SSS33 On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:57 pm

Hopefully these pics come through. Sorry it took so long to post them. I have been away and only home for a day or two at a time. This is the install of the anthraking 110. The last picture is if the existing air handler. I had the installer back out and he placed a piece of fiber board where the old filter would go. Just under the pipe you can see. Is this going to effectively stop the airflow or should it be closer to the top where the plenum meets the supply line? Overall the unit has been working well but it has not been tested to hard with cold weather. Any comments or suggestions would be helpful. I also have a question about the humidifier that is on the old unit. Is there any way to get it to work with the coal stove without disconnecting it from the original unit. I believe the humidifier only runs when the furnace calls for heat and the blower is operating. How do you all keep the humidity above 15% in your homes. It's a little dry in this house. Thanks all
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Re: Install of an Anthraking 110?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:07 pm

SSS33 wrote: I believe the humidifier only runs when the furnace calls for heat and the blower is operating. How do you all keep the humidity above 15% in your homes. It's a little dry in this house. Thanks all


Some type of isolation relays?
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