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  1. Also your original 150k might have been correct...

    Also your original 150k might have been correct when the home was built.
    If new windows, doors, added insulation etc... have been installed over the years then your R value has changed.

    We don't...
  2. Looks like we're a nearing the end of this...

    Looks like we're a nearing the end of this discussion.

    My only input is,
    Why would anyone install an 80% furnace these days?
    And if you're comparing single stage and 2 stage systems a 2 stage...
  3. I believe Adaptive Intelligent Recovery is to...

    I believe Adaptive Intelligent Recovery is to make sure the system is at setpoint on a programmable thermostat at the appointed time set by the customer and to do that with the minimum stages...
  4. I bet your headaches are gone.

    I bet your headaches are gone.
  5. Thread: Slant Fin

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    :)

    :)
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    ???

    ???
  7. Thread: Slant Fin

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    The fittings are cheap. It's the tool that is the...

    The fittings are cheap. It's the tool that is the costly upfront price.
    Nothing like connecting pipe with water still sitting in it!
  8. Thread: Slant Fin

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    Special fittings for the propress and can be used...

    Special fittings for the propress and can be used on hot water systems.
    Copper, brass, valves...you name it
  9. Nothing to do with your defrost issue, But if...

    Nothing to do with your defrost issue,

    But if this is an accurate supply static pressure reading,
    You either don't have enough supply runs or you have dampers closed down.
    Either way it's...
  10. Thread: Slant Fin

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    I love my Pro Press!

    I love my Pro Press!
  11. SE Pennsylvania - Growing Residential Company!

    Tru North Heating and Air, Inc is a growing residential HVAC service company located in Downingtown, PA and we are looking for key individuals that want to be a part of our team!

    We are a premium...
  12. Thread: Odd noise

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    Rider77, I think you need to take that one step...

    Rider77, I think you need to take that one step further and specify the expensive 3M micro pleat filters are very restrictive.

    Anything you put in the duct will be restrictive at some level. The...
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    Never seen CAT wiring in any hvac system. I've...

    Never seen CAT wiring in any hvac system. I've used fiber and CAT5 in automation controls but not in the manufactured hvac systems.
    If it's 24v control then your CAT wiring is a problem. Even...
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    Here's a thought, You said the Service valves...

    Here's a thought,
    You said the Service valves are all the way open...
    Maybe the type of service valve you have is now back seated and closed. Try turning the service valved clockwise 1/2 turn and...
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    Registered

    Registered
  16. Ask home warranty to send a different company for...

    Ask home warranty to send a different company for a second opinion
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    Great. Where are these items located?

    Great.
    Where are these items located?
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    Maybe it's only running single stage and never...

    Maybe it's only running single stage and never ramps up.
    When I find a heat pump with half, or less, of the outdoor coil frozen solid it usually means under charged. If it's a 2 stage heat pump...
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    No gas exiting the automatic gas valve on first...

    No gas exiting the automatic gas valve on first try? But it will light the second or third?
    Don't be so quick to replace parts.
    The only way to find the problem is to spend time with the unit....
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    Rain or undercharge. If there are...

    Rain or undercharge.
    If there are noncondensibles you will see an un-even frosting pattern across the whole coil.

    ~smoke~
  21. Thread: 2 stage furnace.

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    nismo1, check out the Honeywell wireless stats....

    nismo1, check out the Honeywell wireless stats. You can get them in a Focus Pro style up to the Prestige line. 2wire or no wire applications

    ~smoke~
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    On another note, what company is turning away a...

    On another note, what company is turning away a service call? At least send some out to check out the system and gain a customer.

    ~smoke~
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    Heat Pumps don't "suck", it might be under...

    Heat Pumps don't "suck", it might be under charged if only half the coil is freezing up. If it has a defrost sensor it might be located at the other end of the coil and not reach the specified temp...
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    6howards, you dug up a thread from last summer

    6howards, you dug up a thread from last summer
  25. Thread: 2 stage furnace.

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    How often does a customer buy a 2 stage furnace...

    How often does a customer buy a 2 stage furnace without a 2 stage air conditioner? Why would you force a furnace to run for 5-10 or even 20 minutes before kicking in to second stage when the customer...
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    The fundamentals of the refrigeration circuit...

    The fundamentals of the refrigeration circuit between 22 and 410 are the same. The pressures are just higher with 410.

    If you have 25* of subcooling then either you are overcharged by a lot or...
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    If it were a heat pump I would guess check valves...

    If it were a heat pump I would guess check valves equalizing.

    Scroll compressor, system equalizing would be my guess.
  28. Perfect example how he didn't take care of the...

    Perfect example how he didn't take care of the homeowner by assuming the quick fix would suffice.
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    It's been working fine since 2001, I'm sure it's...

    It's been working fine since 2001, I'm sure it's not a design issue.
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    But after all of this he still needs to call a...

    But after all of this he still needs to call a technician. Sounds like too much homeowner diagnostic to me, wasting time and not finding the answers because you need test equipment.

    Checking an...
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    Additional $.02, Attic fan's intended purpose is...

    Additional $.02,
    Attic fan's intended purpose is to draw the heat out of your attic to reduce the penetration in you conditioned space.

    As mentioned above, the whole house fan in your ceiling,...
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    Hell, it's been a while since I wired one of...

    Hell, it's been a while since I wired one of these. One thing for certain, the VisionPro IAQ will control it properly if wired correctly.

    If memory serves me, I believe there should be a lead...
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    It doesn't sound like your indoor and outdoor...

    It doesn't sound like your indoor and outdoor units are a match.
    23 SEER outdoor with a 16 SEER indoor unit?

    Definitely need more info on this.
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    You would have to go up there and see. You could...

    You would have to go up there and see. You could test it but shutting the economizer and see what happens to your airflow.
    Typical poor distribution for RTU's.
  35. Thread: on call

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    For most of your calls you can diagnose almost...

    For most of your calls you can diagnose almost anything with a multi meter, small flashlight and a 10 in 1 screwdriver.
    I started using a mini 10v impact driver with a 5/16 nut driver to speed up my...
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    Oxy/Ace is also the only way to go if you have...

    Oxy/Ace is also the only way to go if you have any wind outside.
    I was trained with an Oxy/Ace rig. I've never owned a turbo torch head. The only time it's a pain is when you have to drag it across...
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    48 psi suction with 21* sub cooling? Sounds like...

    48 psi suction with 21* sub cooling? Sounds like a you need to find the restriction.

    ~smoke~
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    I'm shooting in the dark because I don't know and...

    I'm shooting in the dark because I don't know and just guessing but is there a connector you need to put on the harness plug for the 3rd zone? Sort of like a jumper so the computer thinks something...
  39. Thread: Contactors

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    Single pole contactor with shunt. ~smoke~

    Single pole contactor with shunt.


    ~smoke~
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    "-messed up the control board" Is the "Blower...

    "-messed up the control board"

    Is the "Blower Timer Delay Relay" located on the control board?
    I do believe this would be part of the control circuit.

    It is very difficult for the Pro's to...
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    Either you -messed up the control board...

    Either you
    -messed up the control board
    -mis-wired the low voltage
    -mis-wired the line voltage

    Without the proper testing equipment and the know-how it is too difficult to explain and this...
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    Do you know the actual square footage of your...

    Do you know the actual square footage of your house?
    I know that we are often surprised on here but I doubt someone would put a 2.5 ton system on a 2600sqft house.

    From the sounds of it, you...
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    Thanks hotrodrob! I figured that vacuum pump...

    Thanks hotrodrob!

    I figured that vacuum pump oil was a more refined mineral oil but will it hurt the pump to run compressor mineral oil?

    Any additional input is greatly appreciated!

    I am at...
  44. Thread: strange call

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    Not really your scenario but I found a condenser...

    Not really your scenario but I found a condenser fan running half the rpm's and running backwards one time.
    Fan motor was shorted to ground and the way it shorted internally the one side of the...
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    I am in a location in a part of the world where I...

    I am in a location in a part of the world where I cannot go down to Johnstone Supply and pick up a quart of vacuum pump oil.

    This is someone's idea of a temporary fix but I'm not convinced. I am...
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    Vacuum pump oil info needed!

    Someone please clarify something for me.

    I have always had the understanding that vacuum pump oil was a specific type of oil. That is why we purchase it at our supply house instead of any...
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    ^^with 30* of Subcooling and 22* Delta T? Low...

    ^^with 30* of Subcooling and 22* Delta T? Low charge?^^

    I bet there is a restriction and other people have added refrigerant to keep the indoor coil from freezing up. Completely flooded the...
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    Basic answer, the system has to first remove...

    Basic answer, the system has to first remove humidity before it will drop the temperature. So if your house was hot and full of humidity it could take a while. Hours.

    If you have concerns, call...
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    Call the company back and ask them to send a...

    Call the company back and ask them to send a different technician and that you still have the same problem.

    Something is wrong somewhere.

    ~smoke~
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    I would not recommend changing the airflow...

    I would not recommend changing the airflow setting unless you know what you're doing. The furnace and the air conditioner are rated for a specific amount of cfm. Most air handlers/furnaces (blower...
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