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    I would go with the XV20 also, I one of the mid...

    I would go with the XV20 also, I one of the mid 80`s models (XV15 back then) and the outdoor unit is still pumping away. The indoor unit was replaced about 5 years ago due to a leak in the evaporator...
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    I have checked on the stat we have at our office...

    I have checked on the stat we have at our office and called our Trane tech guy and we do not see a way to make the screen dark other than what seems you have already done by making a black screen...
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    Trane uses Zwave technology in the thermostats...

    Trane uses Zwave technology in the thermostats they provide and opperates through the Nexia Home Intelligence service. They have a new stat, the 624 that is a really nice one at a good price.
    You...
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    Nest and variable speed

    We installed three Trane 16i 2 speed systems and the owner of the new home owner provided us with the Nest thermostats he wanted to use and they have been running good but we had one system start...
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    Yes I knew the mini port was text only but he...

    Yes I knew the mini port was text only but he wanted to see if the ip address that is labeled on the panel was correct. We have the ip listed but still it wont connect, am wandering if the windows 7...
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    Okay, new delimma, I`ve gotten several different...

    Okay, new delimma, I`ve gotten several different connectors. We have tried the usb to 9 pin to rj12 cable to the summit board and it would not connect. Then a friend said he uses an ethernet cable...
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    Thanks very much guy`s that puts me in the right...

    Thanks very much guy`s that puts me in the right direction so i`ll see what I can come up with.
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    I was told that windows 7 took a different usb...

    I was told that windows 7 took a different usb connecter butt my contact is out of town and no oneelse seems to know that. Even a computer guy told me that different items you are trying to connect ...
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    Clunks in the outdoor unit could be animals...

    Clunks in the outdoor unit could be animals getting into the fan blades or you could have some hard starting issues in the fan or compressor.
    Best to have a tech come out and service the equipment...
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    Tracer Summit connection

    Hi guy`s, just a quick question: can someone tell me the proper USB connection I need to connect our laptop with windows 7 installed so we can access the summit system. I have the 9 pin to RJ12...
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    In a typical system set up you would have an air...

    In a typical system set up you would have an air handler which would sit on top of a plateform which would be sealed with a return air grille that allows the air to inter the system and your fiter...
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    Honeywell PRO 6000 is battery operated and...

    Honeywell PRO 6000 is battery operated and programmable. You have an installers guide that you will have to be able to understand what type system you have and how to configure it to operate your...
  13. Thread: Brand???

    by mlc1955
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    is luxaire v/s model # for the blower. To get...

    is luxaire v/s model # for the blower. To get tonnage you need to get the model # of the coil that is installed.
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    Sounds like there may be freon issues, will need...

    Sounds like there may be freon issues, will need to have system serviced.
  15. You are not styck with the contractor, even if...

    You are not styck with the contractor, even if you have a 10 year parts and labor warranty you can still use another Trane deater for warranty issues. And I also am well pleased with the reliability...
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    What mode of operation are you asking for, cool...

    What mode of operation are you asking for, cool or heat and are these heat pump systems. If you are asking for the system to cool in the cooler weather this could drive the suction pressure down...
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    Whatever beand you use if you are concerned about...

    Whatever beand you use if you are concerned about power consumption then the higher the SEER rating the les the power useage. Bear in mind the higher the SEER rating the higher the cost. Stick to...
  18. You said the thermostat was on emergency heat...

    You said the thermostat was on emergency heat which will also prevent the outdoor unit from coming on. It should be in the heat mode to operate properly, the auxilary heat may not be big enough to...
  19. Sticky: Good to have you guys here. We all need advise...

    Good to have you guys here. We all need advise from time to time so ask away and hope you can help us to.
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    I agree on looks like a crack. Normally heat...

    I agree on looks like a crack. Normally heat exchangers last quiet awhile but who s willing to take the chance of not waking up tomorrow?
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    #1, If you have a 2 speed system you should...

    #1, If you have a 2 speed system you should alresdy have a variable speed blower but that doesnt mean it will speed up or slow down to match how many zones are calling. It only means it will match...
  22. I am not familiar with the crestron stat but the...

    I am not familiar with the crestron stat but the xl20 is a communicating system so the stat has to be communicating and im sure you would want that to be a matching communicating stat for proper...
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    Do you have a serial #

    Do you have a serial #
  24. I`m not a big fan of zoneing, but if I were to do...

    I`m not a big fan of zoneing, but if I were to do that and had plenty of room to get the dampers and extra return air from basement in I beleive i would go with 2 stage equipment so that I could set...
  25. Thread: ok what is it?

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    I think I would rule out low airflow across the...

    I think I would rule out low airflow across the indoor coil because if that was driving the high up usually the suction would go up also. Generally a refrigerant flow restriction makes the head go go...
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    Your 16 seer is a 2 step system which means at...

    Your 16 seer is a 2 step system which means at 1st call you have about 80% capacity come on and fan speed should level out at same. if it gets the second call it will speed up to full capacity and...
  27. Thread: New Heat Pump

    by mlc1955
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    I agree they will all work but there are...

    I agree they will all work but there are diferences in the units so do some homework. some are more noisy than others and some are put together better. Carrier, Lennox better than the others....
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    Agreed! you need to utillize the extra btus from...

    Agreed! you need to utillize the extra btus from that unit. You can install a mortorized damper and thermostat in that area but it would only open and close the damper and not control the system on...
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    Sounds like you do have seperate power circuits...

    Sounds like you do have seperate power circuits to each unit and the outdoor breaker is the trippinng breaker. So you may only have a 5kw heat strip inside and in 20* weather that doesnt do much....
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    I think i would go with the 2 stage upstairs and...

    I think i would go with the 2 stage upstairs and the single down but go with a variable speed blower downstairs so that when you run the fan only during winter it will only run at half speed. True...
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    Thats just hilarious, I beleive that scared him...

    Thats just hilarious, I beleive that scared him enough to quit his sideline job and have to buy a new pair of shorts
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    I would not want a double call either, probably...

    I would not want a double call either, probably burn up board but you can prevent that with a standard fan relay. Simply wire the normal fan wire through the normally closed points and wire the white...
  33. Have you considered the foam insulation? That...

    Have you considered the foam insulation? That could reduce the heating and cooling load and save a little on that cost and i would go with the higher seer rating which will help keep the electric...
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    I agree on having surge protectors at the power...

    I agree on having surge protectors at the power panel reguardlessbut has anyone mentioned adding a seperate ground wire to the appliance sothat you have a full time ground weather it is plugged in or...
  35. Sounds like possible motor problem, if it is...

    Sounds like possible motor problem, if it is drawing .5 amps below full load amps at 210v then at 230v it would be over amping. The average running amps should never be that close to fla or it will...
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    I tend to agree with wahoo, standard 1" filter...

    I tend to agree with wahoo, standard 1" filter and replace every maximum 30 days of use. 3 tons and up 22x20x1.
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    I agree on dampers in supply only but as long as...

    I agree on dampers in supply only but as long as you have plenty of return air for the required air flow when that area is sealed off, i dont know why you couldnt use a damper in the basement to...
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    I agree with Bill but did you have a contract...

    I agree with Bill but did you have a contract that spelled out what you said you were going to provide and did he sign it, that way there is no discssion or misunderstanding.
  39. Thread: why

    by mlc1955
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    LOL dont want to over work that switch.

    LOL dont want to over work that switch.
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    ODT should not have it locked out, be sure...

    ODT should not have it locked out, be sure settings on stat arent back to default due to power outage and pressure seems ok for lp but way to low on hp. Get system working right then recheck.
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    Wow motoguy how much air do get out that 4'x10"...

    Wow motoguy how much air do get out that 4'x10" outlet, lol just playing.
  42. Thread: ketch

    by mlc1955
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    I beleive your system is either not charged right...

    I beleive your system is either not charged right or not wired right, but you need eyes on the system to trouble shoot correctly. If you trust your friend call him back or call a good company for a...
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    Yeah I have a place here called Camp Baldwin, a...

    Yeah I have a place here called Camp Baldwin, a church retreat facility with a lot of equipment and to keep power bill down I installed toggle switches on all of theirs so the strips will come on for...
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    What tstat do you have? not sure why you cant use...

    What tstat do you have? not sure why you cant use auto, and i beleive the low ambient is a want to have not a need to have. Is your system a standard heat pump system?
  45. Thread: ketch

    by mlc1955
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    First problem A friend did it! I dont know what...

    First problem A friend did it! I dont know what your outside temps are running but you should be able to get about 85 to 90* air from the vents if its around 30* outside and yes the air blowing out...
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    Yes the wire was supposed to be behind the board....

    Yes the wire was supposed to be behind the board. Yes the panels do leak air around them, you notice it alot now because now there is a possitive pressure on those panels where before it was...
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    little more info. are you saying you have a geo...

    little more info. are you saying you have a geo system with backup heat and the backup heat comes with the compressor?
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    You will also need to make sure the hydronic coil...

    You will also need to make sure the hydronic coil does not restrict airflow in the system to much.
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    what you have to consider is if the 7 outlets you...

    what you have to consider is if the 7 outlets you have were sized to carry the amount of air required for a 3 ton system was correct and you add 3 more outlets then you are asking that unit for more...
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    There is nothing wrong with the 803 stat if set...

    There is nothing wrong with the 803 stat if set up properly, tmeperature can be adjusted but is done in the setup procedure, the honeywell you showed will work but you should ask your dealer about...
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