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    For some reason this struck me as really funny....

    For some reason this struck me as really funny. The "cold snap" here in GA has got me a little loopy from lack of down time.
  2. Not all the Trane 90% furnaces are capable of...

    Not all the Trane 90% furnaces are capable of direct vent. The XB series are single pipe only.
  3. Thread: paperwork

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    I just fill out an invoice and a time sheet. ...

    I just fill out an invoice and a time sheet. Sometimes they verify times against the GPS in the van, but only if there's a lot of unbilled time during the day. We're supposedly in the process of...
  4. I know that Tjernlund makes a makeup air kit that...

    I know that Tjernlund makes a makeup air kit that will kick on with the furnace - and has an interlock that will shut the furnace off if the makeup air unit doesn't work - that I've seen in a few...
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    Maybe they needed a 40+7.5 and only had a 40+5...

    Maybe they needed a 40+7.5 and only had a 40+5 and a 7.5. Been there and done that a few times.
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    It's hard to make everyone happy, but it does...

    It's hard to make everyone happy, but it does seem like the unhappy post reviews a lot more. The company I work for sends out a ton of "How did we do?" postcards for people to fill out and send back...
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    I had one a few years back that was a cat breeder...

    I had one a few years back that was a cat breeder (read hoarder). The smell was so bad I only made it 5 feet into the basement before I ran out and puked in the yard. Told her she'd have to call...
  8. The technician should be able to pull past system...

    The technician should be able to pull past system events from the service menu to help figure out what's going on. I don't know of any particular issues that would make an Infinity system randomly...
  9. You can control the humidifier via the Nest 2 or...

    You can control the humidifier via the Nest 2 or the controller that comes with the Aprilaire 600. If you use the Nest you won't need the outdoor sensor or the controller that comes with the...
  10. Thread: THUMD300

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    If you want to run the humidifier in automatic...

    If you want to run the humidifier in automatic mode you'll have to install the outdoor sensor, it can't get the outdoor temps from the thermostat. Automatic mode uses outdoor temperature to help...
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    You may want to dig out your warranty paperwork...

    You may want to dig out your warranty paperwork for that tankless. I'm pretty sure the warranty on the heat exchanger is more than 4 years.
  12. I see HVAC moving in the same direction that...

    I see HVAC moving in the same direction that automotive has in the last 15-20 years. Technology advancements and proprietary hardware in equipment is going to force the techs who want to stay in the...
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    If it was a dry R22 unit maybe he forgot to let...

    If it was a dry R22 unit maybe he forgot to let the nitrogen out first. Happened to a guy I used to work with.
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    Carrier also makes an Infinity heat pump without...

    Carrier also makes an Infinity heat pump without the Greenspeed technology if you wanted to compare more apples to apples price wise.
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    Maybe an article that talks about how openly...

    Maybe an article that talks about how openly talking about a company's financial standing can actually boost employee participation. The company I work for has a state of the company meeting every...
  16. And more on topic. Got called out a couple...

    And more on topic. Got called out a couple summers ago for a no cool upstairs at 8:30 on a Saturday night. Drive 45 minutes across town and the customer answers the door and says, "You've gotta get...
  17. As somebody who grew up in South Jersey...

    As somebody who grew up in South Jersey (Burlington County) this struck me as really funny for some reason. I've tried to explain to my wife that there's North Jersey (New York 'burbs) and South...
  18. Glad you're still here to remind us about...

    Glad you're still here to remind us about checking before grabbing. I've seen so many disconnects that either don't turn off or have been bypassed that I always check before and after voltage. ...
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    Been using the Digi-cool 1250s for a few years...

    Been using the Digi-cool 1250s for a few years now and they hold up just fine. Been dropped, rained on, etc. and they just take it and keep going. Probably going to grab an AK900 in the near future...
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    I took a geothermal class a few years ago (direct...

    I took a geothermal class a few years ago (direct burial refrigerant lines) and that's what the head engineer/teacher said that he does for all their buried linesets. Purge the air out with...
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    We just use shipping tags with the wire (Avery...

    We just use shipping tags with the wire (Avery 11011). Big enough to jot down some information and way cheaper than buying something printed.
  22. The comfort difference between the Infinity and...

    The comfort difference between the Infinity and the Performance series will be a factor. It's easier for me to talk about the Infinity since I have one in my house. Furnaces are sized based on the...
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    The WAGS valve mentioned shuts off the water and...

    The WAGS valve mentioned shuts off the water and the gas (Water and Gas Shutoff = WAGS). I've had a few that have had to do their job and they worked well but unless they've changed the design...
  24. From the installation guide "A single stage...

    From the installation guide

    "A single stage or two--stage heating and
    cooling thermostat can be used with the furnace. The furnace control board CPU will control the furnace and outdoor unit...
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    The EXFlex filters are roughly the same...

    The EXFlex filters are roughly the same dimensions as the Honeywell media filters so almost any 16x25x4 should work.
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    Years ago went to a 3 system air conditioning...

    Years ago went to a 3 system air conditioning check. House was being remodeled and all 3 condensers were cut loose and sitting under a tree. Spent 15 minutes explaining to the customer that I can't...
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    Where does the drain line from the air handler...

    Where does the drain line from the air handler go? If it's tied into the sewer/septic system and the installer didn't prime the drain trap that's supposed to be in the line you could be picking up...
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    The only way you can get a significant bump in...

    The only way you can get a significant bump in efficiency is to add a heat pump to your house. All electric heaters provide 3.414 BTUs per watt whether they are new or 25 years old. Both companies...
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    Picture #2 makes me think that I've been to this...

    Picture #2 makes me think that I've been to this house before and that I'm the one that condemned the flue to begin with. If the house is in the Stone Mtn area, then I think it was me - kinda...
  30. I too would demand new lines. If the salesman...

    I too would demand new lines. If the salesman told you they were a part of the job I'd make sure it gets done. I haven't installed in a while, but I don't ever remember a residential lineset taking...
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    Getting a media filter on top of a downflow...

    Getting a media filter on top of a downflow furnace can be tricky to say the least. Depending on the width and model of the furnace, they may be able to bring the flue out of the side of the furnace...
  32. The 38TDB is not really a true Infinity...

    The 38TDB is not really a true Infinity communicating outdoor unit even though it is a 2 stage outdoor unit. Your problem may be something as simple as a setup error in the controller or a wiring...
  33. If you've had companies that have come out who...

    If you've had companies that have come out who won't look at the user interface I'd say it's time for a new company. If your system is a true Infinity indoor and out you need to find someone who...
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    I've installed a few nests, two on heat pumps. As...

    I've installed a few nests, two on heat pumps. As far as the coolness factor goes I'd give it a thumbs up, but it's not all that "smart" a thermostat when it comes to HVAC technology. It's really...
  35. So are you replacing the evaporator or not? If...

    So are you replacing the evaporator or not? If not, you need to make sure the old one is rated for R410A.
  36. Maybe it's been too long a day and I'm being...

    Maybe it's been too long a day and I'm being dense, but I can't seem to get a handle on the configuration of your system. Is the air handler in the horizontal position laying directly on the...
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    Sounds like the drain has a trap in it somewhere...

    Sounds like the drain has a trap in it somewhere that it's not supposed to have, giving the sludge a place to build up. May be worth the effort to find the low spot and repitch the drain to prevent...
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    How clean is the condenser coil? High head...

    How clean is the condenser coil? High head because of a dirty condenser could be throwing off the rest of your numbers.
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    If the blower motor fails the evaporator coil...

    If the blower motor fails the evaporator coil will freeze and you run the risk of sending liquid refrigerant back to the compressor.
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    May want to recheck those model #s. The CNPVP2417...

    May want to recheck those model #s. The CNPVP2417 is a 2 ton, 17 inch wide coil and the CNPVP4221 is a 3.5 ton coil. Condenser model # indicates a 3.5 ton outdoor unit so a 2 ton coil is too small.
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    The backup generator sizing will depend more on...

    The backup generator sizing will depend more on what else you want to run besides the air conditioner. I took a quick look at Generac's online sizing guide and the minimum you'd need for a 5 ton...
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    Maratherm is under the ICP umbrella - Heil,...

    Maratherm is under the ICP umbrella - Heil, Tempstar, etc. Any of their distributors should be able to find you a compressor.
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    I'd recommend a different company and a leak...

    I'd recommend a different company and a leak check. If the system is only 3 years old it's probably still under warranty, depending on the manufacturer.
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    Carrier seems to have gotten the leaking...

    Carrier seems to have gotten the leaking evaporator coils and condenser coils down to a reasonable minimum of late. Our local tech rep said that, with the move to aluminum evap coils, the production...
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    If it's just cut the tech should be able to...

    If it's just cut the tech should be able to splice it back together fairly easily. If it pulled out of the motor then you're in for a motor replacement.
  46. +1 If you don't get a sealed combustion...

    +1

    If you don't get a sealed combustion (direct vent) furnace you'll have to get combustion air to the equipment somehow.
  47. I would definitely have them come back and take a...

    I would definitely have them come back and take a look if it's not performing to your satisfaction. I would ask for a supervisor or senior tech to come out and go through the setup of the system and...
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    Sticky: Guess we'll have to find something to do. I'm in...

    Guess we'll have to find something to do. I'm in NY until Friday, but I'll be around Saturday.
    EPA - when are you flying in? If you need a few suggestions on things to do shoot me an email (in my...
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    Don't have an SMAN yet but I thought I'd chime in...

    Don't have an SMAN yet but I thought I'd chime in with a "this kind of preemptive customer service is why I buy Fieldpiece whenever I can" kind of statement.
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    Don't have the Trane specs for capacity loss for...

    Don't have the Trane specs for capacity loss for smaller linesets handy, but I do have the Carrier/Bryant ones. On most of the models I looked up you have a 1% capacity loss for lengths from 26-50...
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