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    You da man.........:cheers:

    You da man.........:cheers:
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    I have found that many small chunks of charcoal...

    I have found that many small chunks of charcoal tend to smother air inside the chimney. My bright idea works good: Take a toilet paper cardboard roll and hold it inside whilst you pile the charcoal...
  3. UPDATE Trane tech just left. He opened the...

    UPDATE

    Trane tech just left. He opened the cover, pulled out the pre-filter and put it back. Closed the cover and said "one latch was not right. It was only half closed". He pulled the power...
  4. Pre-Filter red light blinking. Just cleaned ??

    Our 2011 Clean Effects on a new 16i/Hyperion was serviced 11/21 and Trane dealer cleaned all the filters with a hose and water, which he thought was fine....but I have been reading this might not be...
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    Thanks for the reply. I have a 16i not an 18i. ...

    Thanks for the reply. I have a 16i not an 18i.

    I have been noticing that the temp sensor inside the outdoor unit tells the X950 that ambient air is 5 to 10 degrees warmer than my readings. The...
  6. second O: Did you mean the lockout setpoints...

    second O:

    Did you mean the lockout setpoints can be between 0 to 50 degrees?
  7. UPDATE. 11:15 OR time. 48 degrees outside. ...

    UPDATE. 11:15 OR time. 48 degrees outside. Compressor on. Back to normal. Outdoor sensor says 50 degrees, so there is a 2 degree difference, not the 3-5 degrees I postulated.

    I let you know...
  8. Hi all and thanks for your replies. I talked to...

    Hi all and thanks for your replies. I talked to one of the installers (who now works for another company) and he said he set the lockout for 35 degrees. It was about that cold this a.m.

    It is...
  9. I changed both 40A fuses..... two times. ...

    I changed both 40A fuses..... two times. Compressor will not start when I ask T-stat to up the heat. Just strips.
  10. Well, as luck would have it, just now I have...

    Well, as luck would have it, just now I have stage 1 or 2 heat strips ON without the compressor being on. Air flow is about 40-50% out of the registers....altho the 950 display says air flow is...
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    Trane XL950: Defrost cycle show ?

    New XL18i and Hyperion A/H with above stat.

    I don't see in the XL950 User's Guide (or on the stat panel) if a defrost cycle has been activated.

    My guess is it might not show. Anyone have the...
  12. I see there is a relay panel attached to the side...

    I see there is a relay panel attached to the side of the A/H. It is BAY24VRPAC52DA. I have the installation guide.

    It appears that if I take the cover off, there are lights inside that will tell...
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    Well, yeah I knew that. But why pay the power...

    Well, yeah I knew that. But why pay the power company when you have cheap power already stored up in your battery bank.
  14. adam. Dealer went out of business. Yes it is a...

    adam. Dealer went out of business. Yes it is a H/P. PS: are you related to Bill W. from TX?

    cat. The XL950 is the newfangeled one with a 7"x4" digital screen.
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    For cooling after the sun goes down.......would...

    For cooling after the sun goes down.......would you not need a large bank of 6V HD batteries to release their electricity via an inverter to change voltage back into 120V AC?
  16. Trane: How to tell if heat strips are on ?

    Our installing dealer went kaput. I can ask other local Trane dealers but I thought I would start here.

    New XL16i with TAM7AOC42H Hyperion and BAYEVAC10BK1A electric heaters. XL950 T-stat.

    I...
  17. Re hitting the RESET button: If I hold it down...

    Re hitting the RESET button: If I hold it down for 1-2 seconds only the red flashing light will go off. Right? This is what I want as I am ONLY cleaning the pre-filter.

    If I continue to hold...
  18. second opinion: The XL950 is difficult for me...

    second opinion:

    The XL950 is difficult for me to navigate. Even tho I have the user's guide. Thought I could bypass fooling with it......and by turning off the Hyperion circuit breaker......it...
  19. Clean Effects pre filter: cleaning procedure OK?

    Rather than shut off the XL950 t-stat, I thought I could hit the C/E power button to OFF, pull the small power cable and shut off the circuit breaker on the Hyperion and pull the C/E door off. Sound...
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    Thanks. Our dealer closed up their doors...

    Thanks. Our dealer closed up their doors recently. All techs are gone.

    Do you think the installer looks at the house interior and surrounding area and sets the time based on those parameters? ...
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    Question about Trane Clean Effects

    I was told that the mechanism for the Clean Effects telling me it is time to clean the filter/cell is..........elapsed time. You watch the green blinking lights go up the scale until a flashing red...
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    Air sealing results. Seem OK ?

    2200 sf single level house. 2 occupants, 3 bedrooms.

    Pre CFM50 4028
    Pre VP 175

    Post CFM50 1649
    Post VP 72

    The air sealing...
  23. Trane area rep in southern Oregon ???

    There is some discombobulation in a local Trane office. We just had some equipment installed and now are a bit worried about service due to recently departed personnel.

    In order for me to stay...
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    TESP is Totally Enclosed Static Pressure ???? ...

    TESP is Totally Enclosed Static Pressure ???? Could not find in HVAC glossary and is a guess. How did I do?
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    try www.johnmills.net for various mfrs and...

    try www.johnmills.net for various mfrs and sub-brands
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    The reason I asked my question is.......I am the...

    The reason I asked my question is.......I am the dimwit who roofed in his pool equipment area which also contained our old 1993 York condenser. The exhaust air was restricted and it was a lot colder...
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    I see the Trane XLi series outdoor unit has a...

    I see the Trane XLi series outdoor unit has a "side" discharge and the A/S has the conventional "top" discharge.

    Is there really a difference or is it just cosmetic with no real difference?
    ...
  28. Maybe I should take a different tack. Now, our...

    Maybe I should take a different tack.

    Now, our old 1993 York puts out 95 degree heat on a 40 degree day, with only the compressor running. With the heat strip(s) on we get 125-135 degree heat out...
  29. I guess it could get complicated for the...

    I guess it could get complicated for the contractor, depending on my ductwork, insulation and air leaks, etc. I was not going to pin down the HVAC person, but had read on another site it might be a...
  30. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but......should...

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but......should the guarantee specify compressor only running. Or with heat strip assisting?
  31. btuhack: The 96 degree number came from another...

    btuhack: The 96 degree number came from another website and did not state a location or area. This seems to be close to our home near Grants Pass. We have been here for only 6 years. Came from...
  32. Do I need a "Performance" or "Comfort" guarantee?

    We are about ready to buy a new split system heat pump AND new ducting.

    I picked up a TON of good info on how to pick a contractor and what questions to ask. A Thousand Thanks.

    Now......should...
  33. Thank you for your comments. gib's son: A/R...

    Thank you for your comments.

    gib's son: A/R duct coming out of the air handler is 16 inches. All the HVAC contractors who have looked around and given me estimates, say so.
    Except one....who...
  34. Do I have a minor or major air return issue?

    2200 s.f. single level house. 1993, 3.5 ton York split unit. One 20x25 air return in hallway ceiling. It has a 3M MIRV 6 one inch filter installed and it bows upward when unit running. I realize...
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    The condenser is a 1993 York. You know, if I...

    The condenser is a 1993 York.

    You know, if I could compose a coherent paragraph......I would not have to go back again and again to get is right.

    Thanks, hvacvegas and others for your thoughts.
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    I just now re-read hvaclasvegas post. Don't see...

    I just now re-read hvaclasvegas post. Don't see any corrosion on the condenser. Pool was installed in 1993 and we moved here in 2006. Guess we are ok. Pool is 20 feet from condenser and a 6 foot...
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    Uhhh.......I should have said Chlorine Tablet...

    Uhhh.......I should have said Chlorine Tablet Floater.

    Which raises a question I had not considered: There is no LIQUID chlorine in the area. There are chlorine TABLETS close by. They are in a...
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    See my recent post today under "Heat Pump Dummy...

    See my recent post today under "Heat Pump Dummy Question #2" for a similar situation and how I resolved it.........or NOT.
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    This week I built a wood box to enclose the top...

    This week I built a wood box to enclose the top of the entire unit and went up and out 90 degrees to vent above the fence and out into space.

    The vent opening is 20" high by 33" wide and a LOT of...
  40. Thank you for your replies. I was not clear...

    Thank you for your replies.

    I was not clear about wanting to keep our 1993 York 3.5 ton unit going as long as possible, AFTER all the improvements made. We do. If it lasts 6 days, 6 months or 6...
  41. :gah: I forgot to mention that a new air return...

    :gah: I forgot to mention that a new air return will be done when new ducting is installed. :censored:
  42. A question about heat pump sizing and duct sizing

    I have been reading a lot of threads and am learning a bit.

    Here is our situation: Our 1993 York 3.5 ton split system is getting old and it is inefficient and expensive to maintain. We have had...
  43. Many thanks for all your suggestions, comments...

    Many thanks for all your suggestions, comments and questions.

    When I do more research and digest what is in this thread, I get back. :cheers:
  44. Thank you for your comments so far. george2: ...

    Thank you for your comments so far.

    george2: A/Handler is in the garage. Ducting is under the house with a 2 foot clearance. It is CertainTeed fiberboard 14 inch trunk with flex ducts to 11...
  45. Integrated zoning vs. Bypass zoning ????

    Trane HVAC guy here yesterday as we are getting quotes to replace our 1993 York 3.5 ton, split heat pump AND ducting....when the time comes.

    He was doing Manual D calcs and said why not split your...
  46. Nutech-Airia/Lifebreath TFP 3000 HEPA air cleaner ???

    We need to install a whole house air cleaner, now. Not sure about AprilAire or CleanEffects/AccuClean. Saw a reference on this forum to Lifebreath TFP3000 HEPA. Works on "Dullien Principle". ...
  47. Foam on top of the cellulose? Or did you mean on...

    Foam on top of the cellulose? Or did you mean on the walls and ceiling? Or both?
  48. Blown in insulation: cellulose, fiberglass or mineral wool ?

    We are going to replace our 1993 split unit heat pump one of these days. Our trunk/flex lines are not up to par and will be replaced with the new heat pump.

    Now......we have in our attic about 6...
  49. Oops. Guess I should have read the fine print a...

    Oops. Guess I should have read the fine print a little more closely. Think I read that equipment prices were a no-no. Sounds like $$ for services should not be mentioned.

    Mea culpa, mea culpa,...
  50. No chimney in the house. There was a duct...

    No chimney in the house. There was a duct cleaning person here today. NADCA member and Trade Ally of OR Energy Trust. He did a free door blower test (which mimics a 20 mph wind outside, sayeth he)...
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