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  1. From what I understand, it's probably an...

    From what I understand, it's probably an intermittent igniter, intermittent gas valve, or maybe a problem with the control board or wiring between the igniter and control board.

    From years of...
  2. I know he pulled one of the electrical...

    I know he pulled one of the electrical connections from the vacuum sensor, and the board threw the expected code... I don't think he measured the vacuum to see if the inducer is borderline.
  3. Tempstar PGF330080K no heat and 6+1 code. Works fine for a while after power reset.

    My Mom has a Tempstar PGF330080K that has had an issue a few times where she'll notice it's cold, the main blower is on, and the furnace is off. The thermostat is calling for Heat.

    The first...
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    I'm guessing the polyester filter comment is from...

    I'm guessing the polyester filter comment is from the deleted post? Would that happen to be something like this washable one?

    http://flandersfilters.com/products/adjustable-filters/

    I was...
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    Maybe I misunderstood... I have two 14x25 filters...

    Maybe I misunderstood... I have two 14x25 filters (messed up on the earlier 16" dimension I put in) - so 700 square inches/200 should be a bare minimum match to the 3.5 ton system, shouldn't it?
    ...
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    I assumed there was a guess there... there's no...

    I assumed there was a guess there... there's no way they can account for air quality - but is there a formula that they're using for run time?

    I backed my thermostat's timer off from 30 days to 10...
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    Filter "Day" life ratings

    I've noticed that the cheap filters say they are "30 day" filters, while some of the mid-priced ones are "90 day" filters.

    Is there some sort of industry standard on what these "day ratings" mean?...
  8. So in theory, is a vent after a deep trap a good...

    So in theory, is a vent after a deep trap a good idea?

    Heath
  9. Condensate Drain Question - Horizontal HP Air Handler - Attic Installation

    This is a horizontal attic air handler installation.

    >>> return >>>> a coil >>>>> fan >>>>> ducts to house

    This is a Trane system installed in 2005 if that makes a difference.

    A couple of...
  10. Thanks for the recommendation Mark. The EWCs...

    Thanks for the recommendation Mark. The EWCs have been working great for a few days now!

    Heath
  11. Sounds familiar :grin2: Thanks for all of the...

    Sounds familiar :grin2:

    Thanks for all of the help guys... I think I'll have them replaced with the EWC MRK style if they'll drop out after they reach the open or closed position rather than just...
  12. I was wondering about that. It seemed like a bad...

    I was wondering about that. It seemed like a bad design for them to be running continuously. Is there a particular EWC unit that you would recommend that I suggest to my HVAC guy?

    I'm thinking...
  13. Finally got up in the attic with a camera. Here...

    Finally got up in the attic with a camera. Here are some pictures of the damper actuators. Does anyone know if they're repairable, or am I going to need to have them replaced?

    A video, mostly to...
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    Talk about digging up a thread from the ash heap!...

    Talk about digging up a thread from the ash heap!

    I ended up installing a dual fuel, but single stage equipment. The extra investment in multistage equipment for the furnace, when it was mostly...
  15. Motor noise from Carrier Power Open/Power Close Dampers

    I have a Carrier Comfort Maker zone system that was installed in my house when it was built in 1997. These are the three wire power open / power close style dampers. When I had the system replaced,...
  16. Bryant Furnace - Main blower runs for 10 seconds before ignition sequence

    Furnace M# 359AAV036060AAAA
    Zone: Honeywell HZ432

    I have a new 95% Bryant Furnace controlled through a Honeywell HZ432 zone board. It's a dual fuel setup, so the thermostat calls for heat using...
  17. Just to follow up, my technican/installer/dealer...

    Just to follow up, my technican/installer/dealer had what looked like a "Bryant convention" at my house a few weeks ago. The senior tech. support rep, junior tech. support rep, and sales rep joined...
  18. Oh absolutely! I have no intention of escalating...

    Oh absolutely! I have no intention of escalating this to Carrier. All of the calls made have been between my installer/tech. and his technical rep. - not from me. I have a great deal of confidence...
  19. This furnace is rated to pull air into the unit...

    This furnace is rated to pull air into the unit from the attic, but I wonder if the make-up air isn't sufficient in that area. I have vented soffits and a ridge vent, but the furnace is located...
  20. Great suggestions! In Alaska I bet your...

    Great suggestions! In Alaska I bet your equipment sees outer edges of it's design limits on a regular basis - so you're probably up on having everything right just to keep it working!

    I think...
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    To some extent I'm "that guy" but I try to stay...

    To some extent I'm "that guy" but I try to stay out of the way and leave when there's nothing to see. In my situation, I have a genuine interest in how things work, so I'm always trying to...
  22. I think that's where we're headed. The tech. has...

    I think that's where we're headed. The tech. has been in contact with the factory, but the technical rep. for this area is out of town - so he's dealing with someone else over the phone until our...
  23. Natural gas. The gas input pressure was...

    Natural gas.

    The gas input pressure was tested. This furnace is the same size as the old one but is rated at 95% efficient vs. 80% on the old one.

    The tech. was back today and checked the...
  24. One pipe from the furnace. Input air is being...

    One pipe from the furnace. Input air is being pulled in out of the attic...

    The zone system, including the weighted bypass damper, is essentially unchanged from the old furnace and a/c setup...
  25. The wind does blow from that direction, but it...

    The wind does blow from that direction, but it hasn't been particularly windy, and there is a large break of Leyland Cypress trees on that side of the house that should reduce that wind flow a good...
  26. New Bryant 95% Furnace tripping flame roll-out sensor

    I had a new dual fuel system installed in the spring, and now that it's getting cold the furnace portion is getting used for the first time...

    This furnace has two flame roll-out sensors, and the...
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    I'll take a look at the trap and make sure it has...

    I'll take a look at the trap and make sure it has the proper drop and is clean...

    Thanks!

    Heath
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    Source for Trane Installation Manual?

    I have a Trane HP with an air handler that's not draining properly. I would like to see if there is an installation .pdf available online that would tell me how the condensate drain line should be...
  29. I called Honeywell and was told no, I need two...

    I called Honeywell and was told no, I need two sensors.

    Thanks for your help!

    Heath
  30. Can two Honeywell TH8000 series thermostats be fed by one outdoor temp. sensor?

    Has anyone wired one outdoor temperature sensor to two thermostats in parallel (or series if that works better)? I'm not being cheap and trying to avoid buying two sensors. I would like to...
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    Rinnai Hydronic A/H vs. 95% Furnace

    I'm looking at replacing my HVAC system, and installing a 95% condensing tankless water heater from Rinnai in the next couple of weeks. I would prefer not getting into a huge discussion about...
  32. As a Bryant Dealer, what equipment do you think...

    As a Bryant Dealer, what equipment do you think would match what I'm looking for? I think the company I'm going to use does excellent work, but I'm not convinced that he's very creative when it...
  33. I have a feeling it's a recent line change......

    I have a feeling it's a recent line change... from what I can tell my contractor called his local representative for the information he was giving me - so maybe it's not common knowledge.

    From...
  34. Ryan - I really appreciate all of your help! ...

    Ryan - I really appreciate all of your help!

    According to Bryant's site, the Legacy 95, Preferred 90x, Preferred 95 and Preferred 95i and of course all of the Evolution furnaces have an...
  35. So the only way to utilize the variable speed...

    So the only way to utilize the variable speed blower would be to use the Evolution controls? I have an "investment" (in quotes since the word investment implies profit, which is sadly no longer the...
  36. Thanks for fixing the title...

    Thanks for fixing the title...
  37. Bryant dual fuel without Evolution and tax credits?

    I just talked to my HVAC contractor, and long story short, I'm being told that there's no way to get the tax credit for a dual fuel system unless I go with the Evolution system. I would be all for...
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    Gotta love a contractor that has his own "wall of...

    Gotta love a contractor that has his own "wall of shame" pictures on his web site!

    Heath
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    I am a big fan of Arctic Air. They installed a...

    I am a big fan of Arctic Air. They installed a new system in my parent's house, and will probably put one in mine sometime this year. No pressure sales style and high quality work - at least to my...
  40. :couchhide: Well... put me on the wall of...

    :couchhide:

    Well... put me on the wall of shame. They installed a GrandAire condenser with the old air handler today. Compressor swap was a no-go with the warranty company. Probably getting...
  41. If I had to guess (which I do because I really...

    If I had to guess (which I do because I really don't know) I would say that warm air from your house is hitting cold air in the attic causing condensation. Again, I'm no expert, but I'd say that...
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    It's beautiful out there. I used to visit Denver...

    It's beautiful out there. I used to visit Denver in July and August to visit my Grandmother while I was growing up. It amazed me that sweat actually helps cool you there, and that you can walk...
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    That's one heck of a question during a cold snap...

    That's one heck of a question during a cold snap that most of the country is facing! Where do you live, and when can I come visit?

    I'm sure there are a lot of theories on this, but one I have...
  44. My tenant is loving his $200 below market rate...

    My tenant is loving his $200 below market rate month to month lease. It's a friend of a friend deal... Part of our agreement was that we would keep my overhead low. It's working well for both of...
  45. That's what is a little interesting about this...

    That's what is a little interesting about this one... the company is, as best I can tell, a reputable company. They are a BBB member with no complaints noted on the BBB web site, NATE certified,...
  46. Our appointment this afternoon is on hold. I...

    Our appointment this afternoon is on hold. I called the warranty company with my concerns, and they are talking with the contractor to see if mating the condensor with the old evaporator is possible...
  47. Yeah, we have plenty of hot weather and humidity...

    Yeah, we have plenty of hot weather and humidity here in Columbia. It'll be intersting if they replace the condenser with an R22 unit and then have to replace the evaporator later (like this summer)...
  48. I'm not sure I understand... do you mean that...

    I'm not sure I understand... do you mean that Carrier does not allow matchups on coils made before 1982, but will support it on evaporator coils manufactured after 1982 with some additional measures?...
  49. AR, I feel sure no permit is being pulled. ...

    AR,

    I feel sure no permit is being pulled. It's not common for that to be done in our market for changeouts. South Carolina isn't exactly a hotbed for governmental oversight :D

    I will...
  50. Replacing just the condenser on an old Carrier HP?

    I have a rental condo with a home warranty. My tenant called saying that the HP was tripping the 40A breaker feeding it as well as the 100A main - so I called the home warranty company. The...
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