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  1. To me it is a 3/4" hole in my ductwork. I would...

    To me it is a 3/4" hole in my ductwork. I would patch that. I understand your reason.
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    I'm a little biased on the new furnace. Had some...

    I'm a little biased on the new furnace. Had some input on these. The return is smaller because it is a downflow zero clearance capable furnace. The flue and inlet air pipes go out the top (or bottom...
  3. No trap on the AC drain?

    No trap on the AC drain?
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    Baldloonie Where did you get the instructions?

    Baldloonie
    Where did you get the instructions?
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    Heres more stuff...

    Heres more stuff
    http://www.apiofnhanddeltat.com/linked/rheem_90_plus_new_furnace.pdf
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    New Rheem Furnace video

    http://www.gormanindustries.com/Rheem_High_Impact_360PlusOne_WMV.wmv
  7. I had one just last week. Fan and condenser...

    I had one just last week. Fan and condenser seemed fine. High head only problem. Just for fun I used a strobo tach on the fan and it was running way to slow. Changed the motor/capacitor and bingo all...
  8. Fan

    Keep it simple

    Outdoor fan not turning fast enough. Motor shot; dirty condenser
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    Dual Fuel

    Have you considered a Dual Fuel unit? Rheem makes a RQPW that is 14SEER and 8+ HSPF with a gas backup when the HP cant keep up. Other companies make one but I don't know the model #
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    What a bizzare request. The unit is designed to...

    What a bizzare request. The unit is designed to operate at a given temperature rise in heat. You want to override that to overcome a bad duct layout. A consideration is that would take a unit out of...
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    I have used R-3 per inch of log with success....

    I have used R-3 per inch of log with success. There is a delay in the transfer of heat so the peaks change. In my opinion it has more to do with lowering the (or raising) the design temperature. The...
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    Basically there are two versions of gas heat. An...

    Basically there are two versions of gas heat. An 80% furnace and a 90+ furnace. The reason there is not a 85% furnace is the flue gasses start condensing at that range and the heat exchangers have to...
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    None work with both gas and heat pump operating...

    None work with both gas and heat pump operating at the same time. On package units the heat pump coils are before the gas heat exchanger. The hot air off the heat pump will make safety switches trip...
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    I need to re-state that the 22 code is an open...

    I need to re-state that the 22 code is an open limit. When the limit opens it will shut off the gas and keep the blower on until it re-sets. I would only expect to see it during a gas heat call and...
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    The yellow wire on the thermostat should be on Y....

    The yellow wire on the thermostat should be on Y. The yellow wire on the furnace should be on YH/Y2.

    11 is four failed ignitons. Could be someone left the gas valve shut off.

    22 is a failed...
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    That yellow wire is sticking too far out and...

    That yellow wire is sticking too far out and almost or is hitting a resistor. Your installer should be careful to not stick the wires out too far.
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    Rez You could just post your own thread with a...

    Rez

    You could just post your own thread with a title like "How I hook up a Mod stat"

    Seem like you want to be sure everyone see's this.
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    Rheem has SS standard in their dual fuel unit and...

    Rheem has SS standard in their dual fuel unit and it is an option on all others. The dual fuel RQPW would be my choice. 14 SEER 81% furnace 8.2 HSPF. Looks effiicient enough for me, better than alot...
  19. Thread: Service Normal?

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    I guess my point is that I like this field of...

    I guess my point is that I like this field of work but I hate to clean up other people's messes. This is the part I hate that this customer paid for the work and tried to keep up on the maintenence...
  20. Thread: Service Normal?

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    To be honest, I rally didn't feel like cleaning...

    To be honest, I rally didn't feel like cleaning the evaporator and the suction pressure was still good. It was late and hot and I told him it needs to be done but I just didn't feel like doing it...
  21. Thread: Service Normal?

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    Service Normal?

    I, like everyone else, have been on several emergency calls lately that have gotten under my skin.

    A classic example

    Guy calls hot in his house and says he need more freon (classic). I go over...
  22. Thread: EER vs. SEER

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    What I posted is how it is calculated by the ARI...

    What I posted is how it is calculated by the ARI standards, by manufacturers.
    If a unit is sized for a given load it will run almost continuosly during peak periods of energy usage at the efficency...
  23. Thread: EER vs. SEER

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    Is that your rule of thumb. Kinda like 1 ton for...

    Is that your rule of thumb. Kinda like 1 ton for every 400 sqft.
  24. Thread: EER vs. SEER

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    The label EER is measured at 80 indoor air 95...

    The label EER is measured at 80 indoor air 95 outdoor air running continuosly.

    The label SEER is measured by using an EER (not related to the label EER) measured @ 80 indoor and 82 outdoor and...
  25. I sold a home last year that was in a flooded...

    I sold a home last year that was in a flooded market with alot of similar homes, some that had much better locations. Mine was on a corner with high traffic and a steep hill to mow on one side. I had...
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    EER is capacitiy divided by watts at the set...

    EER is capacitiy divided by watts at the set indoor and outdoor conditions of 80 dry bulb 67 wet bulb indoor and 95 outdoor temperatures. SEER is taking the EER on low speed compressor (if available)...
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    Huh?

    Huh?
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    It's been said already but I just have to chime...

    It's been said already but I just have to chime in. In a two story or multiple story home the home will stratify by roughly 2 if the floors have any shared or open areas in common like a cathedral...
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    To the log R issue. Use standard insulation...

    To the log R issue. Use standard insulation rules. I wouldn't have expected you to be confused.
  30. It's been said that you are in the prime zone for...

    It's been said that you are in the prime zone for Dual Fuel. Enough said. I like the option (freedom?) to switch fuels in heat in this radically changing era of energy upheaval. There's an effort...
  31. Probably shouldn't say anything here but I can't...

    Probably shouldn't say anything here but I can't help it. When all of us by cars or trucks we spend 20-30K. Gas milage is a consideration but features rule the roost. No discussion on how long to pay...
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    This is your call. Log homes are not standard...

    This is your call. Log homes are not standard construction. I have used 3 per inch successfully. If its a 1-1/2 story the walls upstairs won't apply. The r factor downstairs will maybe change the...
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    I've read studies on log homes that indicate R...

    I've read studies on log homes that indicate R value is R1 per inch of log. That is based on the actual measured R factor test. There is an argument that has merit that has also been tested saying...
  34. Dual fuel is to save on heating cost during...

    Dual fuel is to save on heating cost during temperatures below roughly 30. They do this by switching over to gas heat below this temperature.
    Heat pumps are more efficient above 30. Since a heat...
  35. That unit has an X motor which is an ECM motor...

    That unit has an X motor which is an ECM motor without the controls. It will operate like a standard motor but save on electrical usage. I don't believe it has humidity control on it. It is a 14 SEER...
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    If I could get a Dual Fuel for the same price as...

    If I could get a Dual Fuel for the same price as a Gas/AC unit no question Dual Fuel. The two stage AC is a game (IMO) to get higher SEER with less coil. See thread ...
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    I don't have an exact answer but since no one...

    I don't have an exact answer but since no one else is chiming in here's my opinion.

    Every time I question manufacturers on these kind of things/or read on the rules it seems to be a statistic's...
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    I would look for a Dual Fuel package unit. Most...

    I would look for a Dual Fuel package unit. Most manufactuters make a 13SEER. Rheem makes a 14 SEER (RQPW-B036JK08E)with standard stainless steel heat exchanger.
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    Some two stage units are decieving. I'd rather...

    Some two stage units are decieving. I'd rather have a high EER than SEER in a hot area.

    EER is measured at 80 indoor air 95 outdoor air running continuosly.

    SEER is measured by using the EER...
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    You have a history with this thing. Warrantee is...

    You have a history with this thing. Warrantee is the word.
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    I think that Manual J is the only established way...

    I think that Manual J is the only established way of consistantly sizing equipment. The results are repeatable. There is no other method other than a guess by the installer. All systems of...
  42. I got that info off of Rheemote.net. The RGPL is...

    I got that info off of Rheemote.net. The RGPL is in historical information and the RGPR is in current info. Maybe this is recent and they keep it in the directory until the wharehouses are empty.
  43. The RGPL is the older noisier version of th RGPR....

    The RGPL is the older noisier version of th RGPR. The RGPL is not made any more.
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    :eek: Velocity and CFM rise and fall together...

    :eek:

    Velocity and CFM rise and fall together

    What is the link between a car AC compressor cycling on a LP switch and a home with a closed vent?

    I say blather, blather
  45. My home is similar. I could have zoned and used a...

    My home is similar. I could have zoned and used a single 4 ton (2500 sq ft.) I chose two systems and oversized to a 2 ton up 3 ton down. I added the load for the vaults to the upstairs system in the...
  46. The RGFD is not a two stage. It's a whole...

    The RGFD is not a two stage. It's a whole different animal with like 13 stages with a mod stat and three stages if it's dummied up for traditional stats. As suggested, keep the old t-stat sytem for...
  47. Thread: SEER vs EER

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    EER is measured at 80 indoor air 95 outdoor air...

    EER is measured at 80 indoor air 95 outdoor air running continuosly.

    SEER is measured by using the EER above and calculating in a factor for the unit running under a lighter load cycling on and...
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    There are others out there. I think Carrier has...

    There are others out there. I think Carrier has one and Rheem. The Rheem is 14 SEER and 8 HSPF. I don't know Carriers. Rheem is RQPW model. The HEIL seems problematic.
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    How do you like that RQPW? It's new this year I...

    How do you like that RQPW? It's new this year I believe?
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    Another reason for $ is the outdoor coil is...

    Another reason for $ is the outdoor coil is configured differently for HP operation making the coil larger.
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