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    Looking at 'samair's reply, I think my contractor...

    Looking at 'samair's reply, I think my contractor had originally set up for the dehumidification. I have the 8321 as well. Reading his post, I remember that I found I did not like the fact that the...
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    Just a few comments about my previous post. The...

    Just a few comments about my previous post. The Honeywell people would not assist me because it was a contractor-installed thermostat and they told me to contact my contractor. I did not mind doing...
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    I have the Honeywell 8000 series (about a year...

    I have the Honeywell 8000 series (about a year old) and had the same problem. The manual said 3 degrees but when I went to set it, it would not get closer than 5 degrees. I called Honeywell and the...
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    There could definitely be a difference between...

    There could definitely be a difference between what your old stat and your new stat think is 71 degrees. I had a new furnace, A/C, and Honeywell stat installed in 2005. I set it to the same temps...
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    I agree with smokin68. I had a Toyota pickup for...

    I agree with smokin68. I had a Toyota pickup for 11 years until someone totaled it. I had about 175,000 miles on it. At about year 10 was when things like that A/C started having problems. That...
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    Sorry it took so long to reply to some of your...

    Sorry it took so long to reply to some of your comments.



    I live in a very humid climate and have been told that running the fan all of the time could lead to mold problems.



    The noise...
  7. Thread: Maytag

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    Does anyone know if Maytag's M1010 80% variable...

    Does anyone know if Maytag's M1010 80% variable speed furnaces have the motor ramping capabilities that a manufacturer like Lennox does? They really did not show it so I was wondering if they just...
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    I have a question about the PSC motor versus the...

    I have a question about the PSC motor versus the variable speed motor as it relates to noise. My furnace has always been located in a closet in my kitchen and is mounted on a raised platform. The...
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    I have been on your website a lot looking the...

    I have been on your website a lot looking the great information. I am trying to help a relative choose a new furnace for his house. He has a 5-ton A/C split system so there will be a pressure drop...
  10. The compressor itself does not have a blanket...

    The compressor itself does not have a blanket installed. The walls of the compartment where the compressor sits are covered with a layer of fiberglass batting. This condensing unit is supposed to...
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    I was reading an earlier post about...

    I was reading an earlier post about non-condensables and contamination:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=76803&pagenumber=1

    One thing I noticed was some discussion of having...
  12. I have a 2-stage Copeland scroll compressor in a...

    I have a 2-stage Copeland scroll compressor in a Lennox HSX19A-060 condensing unit. Two weeks after the installation, a Lennox brand hard start kit was added to try to stop the dimming of my lights....
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    The system had been running on second stage...

    The system had been running on second stage cooling for at least 10 minutes. They had changed the ramping of the indoor blower motor to go to 100% immediately rather than the "step" ramping. They...
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    I don't know how to measure the condenser...

    I don't know how to measure the condenser discharge air CFM. Is there some manual that has the value or do you have to use some kind of instrument? I gather from your wording that it is not the...
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    Iím sorry for such a long post. I have been...

    Iím sorry for such a long post. I have been reading a lot about charging methods, etc in the forum and in the ďFor your interestĒ sections. I had some measurements done at my house this week that...
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    Does anyone know how long Lennox has used the...

    Does anyone know how long Lennox has used the Approach Method as a way to charge some of their systems?
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    Besides the overcharge, there are some other...

    Besides the overcharge, there are some other issues which is why he was asked to come out by the dealer.
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    I have a question for any of the Lennox dealers. ...

    I have a question for any of the Lennox dealers. My new system with an HSXA-19 was not charged with the approach method. I asked the dealer to come back out and check the delta T and they found it...
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    I agree with fatbob. I had Lennox 2-stage system...

    I agree with fatbob. I had Lennox 2-stage system put in. I realized that it was never going to low stage. When the technician came out, he first changed out the thermostat and that did not help. ...
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    I recently had a Lennox G60UHV-60-110 furnace...

    I recently had a Lennox G60UHV-60-110 furnace installed with a 5 ton A/C. I was told by my Lennox dealer that they have had problems with the air deflector in the furnace rattling against the heat...
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    About 2 months ago, I had the following...

    About 2 months ago, I had the following installed:

    Lennox condensing unit (HSXA19-060) 5 ton, 2-stage scroll compressor
    Lennox matching evaporator coil (CX34-50/60C) with factory installed TXV...
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    [/b] What kind of equipment and sensors are used...

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    What kind of equipment and sensors are used to constantly monitor the static pressure and notify of a problem?
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    Thanks, go_redskins. The link of...

    Thanks, go_redskins. The link of buildingscience.com was very informative.
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    From what I have read on this forum, it is...

    From what I have read on this forum, it is important to have the refrigerant charge correct on your air conditoning system. What does an undercharge or an overcharge condition do? For instance,...
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    I found a website recently that sells...

    I found a website recently that sells thermostats. The really great thing is that they also have the operations manuals in pdf form. The link is:
    ...
  26. I have contacted the company about my concerns...

    I have contacted the company about my concerns and they are going to check it out. As far as the XC21-060, it is brand new this spring/summer. I know that it is supposed to be identical inside. ...
  27. For the people who have used the "Approach...

    For the people who have used the "Approach Method", can an infrared thermometer be used, or is it better to use the digital thermometer with the stem and insulate the stem on the liquid line as best...
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    As I have learned from this forum and my A/C...

    As I have learned from this forum and my A/C service person, most systems (usually furnaces) are rated for a maximum external static pressure. However, to really get the measurement, holes must be...
  29. So, since Lennox describes this charging...

    So, since Lennox describes this charging technique (approach method) in its installation manual, should that be the one that is followed or are there other valid options?
  30. First, I am a homeowner who has read a lot on...

    First, I am a homeowner who has read a lot on this forum including the "For Your Interest" articles.

    About a month ago, I had the following installed:

    Lennox condensing unit (HSXA19-060) 5 ton,...
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    Does anyone know why my old Honeywell Chronotherm...

    Does anyone know why my old Honeywell Chronotherm III is pretty quiet?
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    Boy, do I know what this person is talking about....

    Boy, do I know what this person is talking about. I just got a new Lennox 2-stage A/C, furnace system with the Lennox SignatureStat #81M2701. I can hear the relays all the way in the bedrooms as...
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    The outdoor unit is a Lennox HSXA19-060. I know...

    The outdoor unit is a Lennox HSXA19-060. I know this is a 2-stage system. The measurements I gave were when the system was on high (2nd) stage when the motor was at 100% speed.
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    From what I remember about the static pressure...

    From what I remember about the static pressure readings, the contractor measured between the entry to the blower and the top of the furnace for the .99 value. In addition, he drilled a hole just...
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    I looked in the manual that came with my...

    I looked in the manual that came with my evaporator coil. There is a table titled "Coil Static Pressure Reading (Dry Coil)". It has the following info for my model at 1600 cfm (doesn't show any...
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    I thought the evaporator coil was separate. It...

    I thought the evaporator coil was separate. It was not part of the furnace package. The coil is a separate part that was added. This ia all Lennox equipment.

    The filter is the Honeywell F100...
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    I forgot to say that my furnace has a variable...

    I forgot to say that my furnace has a variable speed motor. From what I have been told, it has a 'brain' that makes sure it reaches the desired amount of cfm's according to some settings inside the...
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    My furnace and evaporator coil are in a closet in...

    My furnace and evaporator coil are in a closet in my house. I have a 5 ton system. An A/C contractor measured my external static pressure (between the entry to the blower and the top of the...
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    They did put the Lennox kit on. I saw the box...

    They did put the Lennox kit on. I saw the box and the part number matched the one specified in the manual for my condensing unit model number.

    I have considered getting an electrician out to look...
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    I had a top of the line Lennox 2-stage system...

    I had a top of the line Lennox 2-stage system installed about a month ago (HSX-19 condensing unit, G60-UHV furnace, and coil). I was at home when everything was installed. I wanted some input about...
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    First, thank you very much for all of your input....

    First, thank you very much for all of your input. I checked the possibility of the noise being the refrigerant flow by turning off the A/C unitís breaker while running. I can still hear the noises...
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    About a month ago, I replaced my old furnace and...

    About a month ago, I replaced my old furnace and A/C with a new 5 ton air conditioner and furnace installed with a furnace-mounted media filter. In the beginning, the motor was very quiet. However,...
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