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    I sell a lot of naviens and they have some...

    I sell a lot of naviens and they have some advantages over the rinnais

    As said, get a good installer and you won't be sorry...
  2. Win the odd weather we have been having I...

    Win the odd weather we have been having I understand the desire to service the unit early, but it is still too cool here to adequately service a system. I'm guessing we are not close to you, as it's...
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    Oh, one more thing... I'm fairly certain...

    Oh, one more thing...

    I'm fairly certain everyone is familiar with "the refrigeration feel"...
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    Big difference between a refrigeration technician...

    Big difference between a refrigeration technician and a tech that works on refrigerators...

    Anyway, this forum is for homeowners to discuss their central heating, ventilation and air conditioning...
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    +1 especially since the square footage is on a...

    +1 especially since the square footage is on a multilevel space.

    DUCTWORK is primary to comfort reaching the desired locations.

    Humidity control can be a major comfort concern as well. 74 is on...
  6. I'd remove the carpet, lay down cardboard paper,...

    I'd remove the carpet, lay down cardboard paper, and watch it for moisture. I bet you find some...
  7. My company is similar to company 2. however, 10...

    My company is similar to company 2. however, 10 minutes seems worthless to create a system profile for a quote.

    30% could be the difference between a company staying in business paying salaries...
  8. I think what he is saying, is the concrete needs...

    I think what he is saying, is the concrete needs to breathe. since the slab was poured as a garage floor, no plastic was put under it, and moisture travels through. putting plastic on top between the...
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    keep in mind... the heating load is matched with...

    keep in mind... the heating load is matched with auxiliary heating... the heat pump size needs to match the cooling load. unless you have zero need for cooling...
  10. ok... the sound you heard could have been a lot...

    ok... the sound you heard could have been a lot of things, but the air pattern described makes me think, bad blower motor/indoor unit problem. a full service needs to be done on the system before...
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    You realize this could kill her right? There is...

    You realize this could kill her right?
    There is a reason all water beds have heaters in them...prevention of hypothermia.
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    And, the possible debris left in the condenser...

    And, the possible debris left in the condenser...
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    With the phase out of R22 dramatically raising...

    With the phase out of R22 dramatically raising the cost of repairs, there really isn't a choice here... reusing refrigerant that has Soot in it from a blown compressor is not wise, plus the cleanup...
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    Let's put it this way... The compressor has...

    Let's put it this way...

    The compressor has failed, making it impossible to determine other damages... so if you authorize only the compressor be replaced you chance ALL that was affected by the...
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    The big problem with lighting struck units is the...

    The big problem with lighting struck units is the ancillary damages that WILL show up after the partial repairs are done. If just the compressor is changed, a week later the blower and transformer...
  16. so... you are proposing, to build a pump and tank...

    so... you are proposing, to build a pump and tank system to fill this tank you bury, does it drain back to the river?

    then you are having another pump circulate water/glycol etc... through the...
  17. most likely you will need to get them online. ...

    most likely you will need to get them online.

    or support your local contractor... box stores aren't likely to handle them that large.
  18. I agree... Compressor is pymping. But if a megohm...

    I agree... Compressor is pymping. But if a megohm test showed damaged windings from excessive running in a vacuum, a good tech may repair the pressure issue only to have the compressor fail. Was a...
  19. Thread: Water leak

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    Doug, your weighting style reminds me of a user...

    Doug, your weighting style reminds me of a user on another forum I visit... do you drive a mercedes?

    Anyway, the trap is indeed important, and yes the slime will plug it up, which is why a service...
  20. Thread: Storage of 410a

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    keep it away from heat AND MOISTURE! you don't...

    keep it away from heat AND MOISTURE! you don't want rust to attack the cylinder. that jug has a LOT of pressure in it.
  21. oh, I'm sure your house could be affordably and...

    oh, I'm sure your house could be affordably and comfortably cooled with 2 tons, but your house envelope likely needs repair.

    give us the EXACT numbers the blower door test came up with.
  22. wow... all that glass, and high ceilings and...

    wow...

    all that glass, and high ceilings and only 2 tons.

    Get, a LOAD calculation. see what you have to actually deal with!

    if the system is struggling to hold temp, and the utilities are...
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    How many supply registers do you have? What size...

    How many supply registers do you have? What size are they? Can you tell what size the duct feeding the register is?
    Which direction does the large windows face? How many sides of your house are...
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    I'd love to meet the genius that installed that...

    I'd love to meet the genius that installed that thermostat wire in the furnace... wow.
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    Just looking at the system, I'm guessing what is...

    Just looking at the system, I'm guessing what is wrong.

    you need a technician to find the problem. we cannot explain all the details needed to trace the problem.


    it's not SIMPLE.

    it's...
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    let them come. have them provide ALL the...

    let them come.

    have them provide ALL the information we mentioned you need.

    verity with them the thermostat is not set to bring in the strips immediately.
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    I think this should be moved to the tech to tech...

    I think this should be moved to the tech to tech forum... not AOP...
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    I've serviced a TON of the old carrier/bryant...

    I've serviced a TON of the old carrier/bryant aluminum evaporators... mostly cleaning. no rust, no leaks no problems. they did not have compression fittings to the linesets, they had flare. HUGE...
  29. all the technical schools around here have a...

    all the technical schools around here have a callout for contractors to hire students. I've never heard of a school using a residence to train them on an install.

    I've certainly heard of schools...
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    I do this work every day. the cost difference...

    I do this work every day.

    the cost difference in PARTS is negligible between a compressor and a new unit. and you get a matched system with full warranty that hopefully will be properly sized to...
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    probably the hair...:grin2:

    probably the hair...:grin2:
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    the biggest drawback to HV ducts is the MASSIVE...

    the biggest drawback to HV ducts is the MASSIVE blower motor required to produce it. that thing uses as much electricity as the compressor in some cases...

    My 120Year old house has an under floor...
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    while I have encountered linesets with corrosion...

    while I have encountered linesets with corrosion resulting in replacement need, I cannot IMAGINE how aluminum linesets would be viable.

    the majority of copper failures are in the evaporator coil,...
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    OLD furnaces did not have regulators with their...

    OLD furnaces did not have regulators with their gas valves built in, so an EXTERNAL regulator was used to regulate pressure.

    new modern furnaces have a built in regulator, but it needs a max of 7"...
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    hard to fathom what would be different with the...

    hard to fathom what would be different with the new furnace besides pressure.

    the gas needs to be 7" supplied into the gas valve of the new furnace... perhaps your regulator drops it to 3.5? I bet...
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    have you had the gas tested? measured for...

    have you had the gas tested? measured for pressure? perhaps the pressure regulator has failed?
  37. Thread: Bryant vs. Heil

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    it's REALLY all about the contractor. the...

    it's REALLY all about the contractor.

    the equipment is essentially the same.
  38. wattage rating of a genset will be on BOTH legs...

    wattage rating of a genset will be on BOTH legs of the genset... so if your total load on the furnace is 1400watts, and the starting wats is 3000 watts, you would need a 6000watt genset to handle the...
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    If the fan speed in heat mode is too high, the...

    If the fan speed in heat mode is too high, the heat exchanger can condense acidic moisture inside, causing premature failure... The temp rise needs to be in spec on a furnace.
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    Cold humid air feels colder than cold dry air...

    Cold humid air feels colder than cold dry air because the humidity clings to you, and it will be foggy. Heated humid air feels warmer because the humidity prevents your body from evaporating. .....
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    hopefully, the tool will come with instructions...

    hopefully, the tool will come with instructions to help you determine the use of it.

    most rely on measuring the opening and counting the fins, and guessing the surface area, then calculating from...
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    this is laughable... seriously. the builder takes...

    this is laughable... seriously. the builder takes the lowest bidder... they do not size the equipment. they certainly do not verify the ductwork meets what is installed.


    once you get us some...
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    depending on glass, shade, roof color, window...

    depending on glass, shade, roof color, window overhang, direction of building facing and insulating of the structure, along with MANY other variables, you can have anywhere from 300sqft per ton of...
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    well, heck... that site selling equipment online...

    well, heck... that site selling equipment online says it should be 5 tons, so gosh, I guess they know what they are talking about... :gah:


    that site has a disclaimer on it saying a load...
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    right now, R22 is marginally affordable... when...

    right now, R22 is marginally affordable... when EPA cut production a year or so the price on a jug SKYROCKETED... so... I'm guessing by 2019, the price of a jug will be about 4 times the high price...
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    um... wow... what a waste of efficiency...

    um... wow... what a waste of efficiency...
  47. classic. spend twice as much installing giant...

    classic.

    spend twice as much installing giant equipment to cool the space a well insulate system would need 1/3 the amount...

    is the ground floor on a crawlspace? seal it.

    is the attic fully...
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    sorry, not enough information over the internet...

    sorry, not enough information over the internet to diagnose the problem.

    could be a door switch wired wrong, could be a bad ground wire that's loose, could be any number of things... did they...
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    30 minutes on, and an hour off, in 105F temps...

    30 minutes on, and an hour off, in 105F temps equals an oversized system short cycling... that is the definition of short cycling. closer sizing would be running an hour, them off for 30 minutes,...
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    I have never seen dog urine cause that much...

    I have never seen dog urine cause that much damage... but I don't know how big the dogs were!

    the lower left of the image, shows typical dog urine damage, the holes appear to be hail or lawnmower...
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