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  1. Thread: Need help sizing.

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    So the statement on their home page,...

    So the statement on their home page, http://www.natex.org/, that they are a non-profit certification program is fraudulent?
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    I don't understand. Are you saying don't know...

    I don't understand. Are you saying don't know where the end of the condensate line is?

    If you want to put something in the trap you can use RV antifreeze. It's used for freeze protection in RV...
  3. Thread: No heat...Again!

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    Two degrees warmer than my place. Look at it this...

    Two degrees warmer than my place. Look at it this way, you are saving on heating costs.

    :couchhide:
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    Originally Posted by HeyBob Are they gonna...

    Originally Posted by HeyBob

    Are they gonna let the HVAC contractor drive his ugly truck into their pristine "Stepford" style neighborhood or must he also hide that from view while at your home?...
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    A modulating furnace is one that has many stages...

    A modulating furnace is one that has many stages of heat, as opposed to two or three stages - or just one (burner on or off). It puts out just enough heat to do the job-and no more-which improves its...
  6. Thread: Oil vs. Propane.

    by Trog
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    You can't compare propane and oil prices per...

    You can't compare propane and oil prices per gallon without taking into consideration the heat energy available from those gallons. They are significantly different. The numbers are here.

    You...
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    There are dozens of posts on this site detailing...

    There are dozens of posts on this site detailing why that statement is not true. I don't understand why it keeps getting repeated. :anyone:
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    As long as the heat pump's COP is more than 1.0...

    As long as the heat pump's COP is more than 1.0 it is putting out more heat per kilowatt consumed that the heat strips. Why would you want to turn off the most efficient heat source and rely solely...
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    That's not correct. The balance point is the...

    That's not correct. The balance point is the temperature at which the heat pump alone can just maintain the set temperature. Below the balance point, auxiliary heat is required in addition to the...
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    CPH will provide you with better comfort, while...

    CPH will provide you with better comfort, while an adjustable differential may save you some money, if you manage it carefully.

    A lot of people on this site will disagree with me on the last part....
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    It's a low end builder's grade thermostat. If you...

    It's a low end builder's grade thermostat. If you have a two stage heat pump, it won't work. If you have a single stage heat pump, it will work like a low end builder's grade thermostat. :eek:
  12. Thread: Heat Pump Squeal

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    Yeah, sort of. Imagine, if you will, crappy...

    Yeah, sort of.

    Imagine, if you will, crappy import bearings with "square" balls finally decide they've had enough of going in circles and momentarily protest in shrill voice. Enter the service...
  13. Your professional service person can get the...

    Your professional service person can get the entire unit for about the price of the board. Google is his friend. :angel:
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    Fuel Oil.

    Fuel Oil.
  15. Too late.:nopity::pileon:

    Too late.:nopity::pileon:
  16. Beat me to it. I once had an AC unit with...

    Beat me to it.

    I once had an AC unit with strips do something similar. Called for heat and got both. I got dizzy watching the meter.
  17. Thread: Goodman/Badman

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    Soon to be sponsored by the Staples...

    Soon to be sponsored by the Staples http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitter_production/profile_images/181566650/easy-button_normal.jpg Easy Button

    :whistle:
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    One of the best place is under the eaves on the...

    One of the best place is under the eaves on the north side. With a well insulated house, radiated heat from the structure should be very minimal as long as the rest of the mounting criteria are met.
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    Outside air temperature sensors should be mounted...

    Outside air temperature sensors should be mounted in a location meeting all of the following criteria.

    1. Never ever in direct sunlight. Watch out for seasonal changes.

    2. Where air can...
  20. Thread: Rheem vs. Carrier

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    I feel better. We put in a 16 SEER Rheem system. ...

    I feel better. We put in a 16 SEER Rheem system. :)

    Thanks.
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    I don't think anybody said that. The defrost...

    I don't think anybody said that. The defrost mechanism inside the HP turns on the aux heat during defrost. The 'stat doesn't have any control over defrost.

    Some of us indicated we sometimes turn...
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    Why would you leave the power on when you are...

    Why would you leave the power on when you are wiring something? That's just asking for problems.

    I know. It was a "short" cut. :oops:
  23. Thread: Rheem vs. Carrier

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    Can you elaborate on that, or at least indicate...

    Can you elaborate on that, or at least indicate what model range is involved. Inquiring Rheem HP owners want to know.
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    I have some more information for you. There are...

    I have some more information for you. There are some folks on a home automation board working with the API. Look at this thread.

    Also, Honeywell filed for a patent for a method of reading bus...
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    GE sold the division. They licensed their name to...

    GE sold the division. They licensed their name to the new owners, Regal Beloit, for a specified number of years. GE themselves no longer manufactures the ECM motors.
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    Good one. You got me. :patriot:

    Good one. You got me. :patriot:
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    Franky, I think you under-reacted. Suggesting...

    Franky, I think you under-reacted. Suggesting someone touch potentially live 240 VAC terminals in a public forum isn't funny under any circumstances. If I was a mod, the post would have been deleted,...
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    Well, that was a joke. I'm not sure what IAQ...

    Well, that was a joke.

    I'm not sure what IAQ function you would use to fire off the dishwasher, though. I have quite a bit of experience controlling stuff that is a long distance away, but I...
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    Yeah, but that only works if you have a Honeywell...

    Yeah, but that only works if you have a Honeywell dishwasher.

    As in, "Honey, well it's nice and comfy in here since I got you that VisionPro IAQ thermostat you wanted. Why don't you start washing...
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    Defrost itself doesn't have anything to do with...

    Defrost itself doesn't have anything to do with the strips. Aux heat to counter the cold from the defrost operation does depend on the strips. If you "ensure" they don't come on by cuting the power...
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    Make sure whoever comes out has experience with...

    Make sure whoever comes out has experience with the VisionPro IAQ. Not all do. And get the outdoor sensor for it. They are inexpensive, but make sure the installer reads the installation instructions...
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    Some useful archived links. ...

    Some useful archived links.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20041024162919/customer.honeywell.com/enviracom/Enviracom_API.doc

    This one is a laugh. Note the "open" standard claim.
    ...
  33. Thread: G3 Exam:

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    Here you need to be breathing, and after dealing...

    Here you need to be breathing, and after dealing with one tech, I'm not sure about that.
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    See what you can do with this...

    See what you can do with this.

    Note: For anyone wondering about this. Despite what you can read into the description on the linked web page, this stuff does not talk directly to the Honeywell...
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    I read that as 750 sf on the main level and 750...

    I read that as 750 sf on the main level and 750 sf of unfinished basement. Is that what you meant?
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    Honeywell 68-3063.pdf give the RS-232 Module to...

    Honeywell 68-3063.pdf give the RS-232 Module to EnviraCom protocol. This is a Honeywell publicly available document (to everyone). It does not give the application level information.

    It does show...
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    I believe that the VisionPro IAQ can be...

    I believe that the VisionPro IAQ can be controlled via an RS-232 port. Check out Honeywell's W8735A1005 Serial Adapter. Also, check out the W8735A1005 Telephone Access Module (TAM).

    The Serial...
  38. From page 4 of the Operating Manual, the display...

    From page 4 of the Operating Manual, the display should read Aux Heat On.
  39. You got my curiosity up, so I tried to pull the...

    You got my curiosity up, so I tried to pull the thread up and found a way to do it. I did not hack HVAC-Talk or otherwise abuse my account here or anywhere else. I would mention what I did, but I...
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    Figure a higher retail price, labor, and probably...

    Figure a higher retail price, labor, and probably a significant bill from an electrician.

    There is a good chance that some heavy wiring will have to be run from your air handler to the AC service...
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    You do know that you can't just bolt that thing...

    You do know that you can't just bolt that thing in without making sure your wiring has the necessary capacity? Odds are it doesn't. Done wrong, you will have no heat.

    You really only have two safe...
  42. If the wireless system operates under FCC part 15...

    If the wireless system operates under FCC part 15 rules, which seems likely, it is subject to interference. That interference could be coming from a neighbor, who may well have received an electronic...
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    Tighter homes tend to have higher VOC...

    Tighter homes tend to have higher VOC concentrations. So prolonging coil life is yet another reason for installing some sort of air exchange device in your house, especially your tightly sealed new...
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    You have a 3 ton heat pump, which is a full blown...

    You have a 3 ton heat pump, which is a full blown 36,000 BTU air conditioner in the defrost mode. You have roughly 34,000 BTU of heat strips--if everything is hooked up right. You are going to get...
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    False Advertising

    Apparently you can stop a Trane. :rolleyes:
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    He certainly shouldn't rewire the thermostat. I...

    He certainly shouldn't rewire the thermostat. I think having a tech look at it is not a bad idea, I just hope he doesn't use the one that advised him to run emergency heat all the time.
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    Emergency heat is the heat strips on and the heat...

    Emergency heat is the heat strips on and the heat pump off. Auxiliary heat is the heat pump and the heat strips both on. Defrost is the heat pump acting as an air conditioner with the heat strips on....
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    When the unit is defrosting, it is running as an...

    When the unit is defrosting, it is running as an air conditioner, not as a heat pump. This is normal. The heat strips merely counteract the cold air being generated by the defrost operation. It will...
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    This thread is starting to get interesting. :pop:

    This thread is starting to get interesting. :pop:
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    Definitely two units: One furnace and one wood...

    Definitely two units: One furnace and one wood stove. That way you don't have to go to the hotel just because the power is out, and your pipes won't freeze because you're gone.

    :)
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