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    Another Crawlspace Incapulation question

    I have a typical split level with a 650 sq. ft. crawl about 4 feet high cinder block underground, vented, fiberglass insulation under floor, no hvac etc in crawl I have a fair proposal to remove...
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    Thanks for the reply, I knew that from reading...

    Thanks for the reply, I knew that from reading posts on this forum for several years. I have also read that while tricky you could get close by adding freon as the tech did. In about 6 weeks the...
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    adding refrigerant in heat mode

    Westinghouse FT4be-030k 410a. I had a tune-up late Nov., Tech found a leak where you hook up the gauges to check pressures and he replaced the valve. He suggested a leak test but I elected to hold...
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    I have this stat and the aux is set at 9 as...

    I have this stat and the aux is set at 9 as recomended by Honeywell. I would like a more definitive answer from the pros on setting it to 3. This stat reminds me of the computer Hal in 2001 A Space...
  5. I will ask him about lowering the sensor. Be...

    I will ask him about lowering the sensor. Be great if you could post up the results of your parts list search. Thanks for the time you take helping me and others with hvac questions.
  6. Yes, the pump is up on feet and the sensor looks...

    Yes, the pump is up on feet and the sensor looks like it is on the third copper rung from the bottom. This system was installed 2 years ago with a time temp board. The installer received a couple...
  7. ice around bottom of coil Westinghouse ft4be

    I have ice buildup around the bottom of the coil from defrost condensate that seems to gather there on a ledge at the bottom of the coil. Ice also builds up in the bottom and freezes, sometimes...
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    I am in Virginia and mine has been running non...

    I am in Virginia and mine has been running non stop all night, plus using the aux from time to time to hold 70. Balance point about 28, temperature around 23........normal?
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    Mine was mounted in the attic two years ago, ...

    Mine was mounted in the attic two years ago, seems to work ok in Virginia. It was hard for me to get used to this stat since my old one had a 2 degree differential and did not cycle the equipment...
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    Thanks Stamas, btw great avatar, Slim Pickins I...

    Thanks Stamas, btw great avatar, Slim Pickins I believe. Played in two of my favorite movies...Dr. Strangelove and Blazing Saddles. More beans Mr Taggart? I'd said you've had enough! Funny guy! ...
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    Westinghouse ft4be defrost boards

    I have a 4t4be that was installed last year that came with a time temp board. My dealer replaced this with a demand board and new sensors. after the next couple of units he ordered came with the...
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    Westinghouse FT4BE frost on copper tubing

    Switched over from cooling to heating, cooling ok, noticed supply air was not very warm. I went outside and saw that the copper tubes coming from the orfice were heavly frosted. No frost on the...
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    I think mine does too. Would you suggest...

    I think mine does too. Would you suggest changing the module as well as the stat or only the stat itself?
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    Thanks, I will contact my installer, hope he...

    Thanks, I will contact my installer, hope he agrees!
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    Honeywell IAQ not keeping correct time

    My IAQ, less than a year old, is losing about 10 minutes a month to the correct time. Seems to be working ok otherwise but hard to tell with this stat. Should I ignore or have my installer change...
  16. Wouldn't you use less electricity on an annual...

    Wouldn't you use less electricity on an annual basis if you are cooling with a heat pump, (electric backup), a "tad" over sized rather than under sized?
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    Homeowner here, I had a system installed last...

    Homeowner here, I had a system installed last fall, symptoms same as yours when I switched to air conditioning. Turned out to be a cracked pan as described above. My guy installed another and all...
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    edit: upstairs hall is always a couple degrees...

    edit: upstairs hall is always a couple degrees WARMER
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    Honeywell IAQ on cold wall

    New heatpump system with electric backup installed in typical 68 split level. Stat is on cold inside wall between the two levels. Wall is colder to the touch than outside wall. IAQ is erratic...
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    I had a Westy 4t4be installed a couple of months...

    I had a Westy 4t4be installed a couple of months ago with a time temp board. Installer said the next one he installed had a demand board and in the future all 14 seer and above would come with the...
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    Not to hijack your thread but I have a problem(or...

    Not to hijack your thread but I have a problem(or not) with my heat pump with electric strip backup, honeywell iaq that is similar to yours. The stat is on perm. hold so recovery is disabled. The...
  22. Thread: lower cfm

    by Snark
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    I think the velocity from the supplies are a...

    I think the velocity from the supplies are a little high. Not loud or whistling or too noisy and certainly tolerable. I have been reading other threads where they reduced the cfm to 300 per ton...
  23. Thread: lower cfm

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    lower cfm

    Can you lower your cfm to 352 per ton in the heat mode on a nordyne variable speed airhandler? Poor duct system but was wondering if this could be a practical solution. Thanks!
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    Thanks guys, I knew this stat would hold a real...

    Thanks guys, I knew this stat would hold a real tight temp. from the knowledge I gained surfing this forum. My old system had a differential stat. with a wide swing so this one takes some getting...
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    Normal or short cycle.....IAQ

    I had a new heat pump installed with a iaq stat. set at 3 cph. Last night I checked the cycle rate at 44 degrees outside and 70 set. The set temp. stayed at 70. The system cycled as follows: 13 on...
  26. Thread: Enough return

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    I took the grill cover off and no difference in...

    I took the grill cover off and no difference in sound that I could detect. The dementions on the small return are correct. This is a retrofit on a split level done 15 years ago that had electric...
  27. Thread: Enough return

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    Also took out the duct filter and replaced with a...

    Also took out the duct filter and replaced with a 5 inch media filter in the handler
  28. Thread: Enough return

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    Sorry for the double post! The grills are 14x24...

    Sorry for the double post! The grills are 14x24 and 12x12 but I removed the largest and it does not seem to help. The contractor replaced the box over the grill in the ceiling from duct board to...
  29. Thread: Enough return

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    Enough return

    Generally speaking, is a 16 inch flex duct and a 8 inch flex but attached to 4x12metal duct enough return for a 2.5 ton, variable speed, media filter heat pump. 12 supplies. This is a recent change...
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    Enough return

    Generally speaking, is a 16 inch flex duct and a 8 inch flex but attached to 4x12metal duct enough return for a 2.5 ton, variable speed, media filter heat pump. 12 supplies. This is a recent change...
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