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    I installed 2 Trane xv95's with XL16i heat pumps,...

    I installed 2 Trane xv95's with XL16i heat pumps, CleanEffects on both, and Honeywell IAQ thermostats. I'll shoot you an email with more details.
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    They lied. :) I'm in Buffalo and just had two...

    They lied. :) I'm in Buffalo and just had two heat pumps installed in my house, but went through the same thing. Out of five contractors, 2 basically refused, and 2 put the change from AC to HP at...
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    Yep, I have the chart; the pressure drop at 800,...

    Yep, I have the chart; the pressure drop at 800, 1000, and 1200 CFM is .10, .14, and .19. I'm not positive on the actual CFM's being delivered at this point, since my static is above the blower...
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    Also keep in mind, if you haven't yet gotten the...

    Also keep in mind, if you haven't yet gotten the quotes, the added expense to go from a straight AC unit to a HP may be less than you think. In my case with Trane XL16i's, after figuring in the...
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    You think it's possible to get it much below .25...

    You think it's possible to get it much below .25 for that elbow & filter? Enough so to make it worth it?

    Thanks!!
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    Okay, so I pulled the CleanEffects and stuck my...

    Okay, so I pulled the CleanEffects and stuck my head in there, the turning vanes aren't curved per se, but they do have four angles in them forming a curve, more or less. So better than I thought I...
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    Ahhhh, that's a MUCH nicer elbow than mine, lol. ...

    Ahhhh, that's a MUCH nicer elbow than mine, lol. I *think* the vanes had a little bit of an angle to them, like a 2-3" piece of metal with maybe a 45 degree angle or so in the middle. I honestly...
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    I was actually wondering about screens or...

    I was actually wondering about screens or protection of some sort, after the install. I looked at a few others in adjacent houses, none of which had screens either, so I just figured "eh, I guess...
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    *drool* Perhaps the non-pros would be able to...

    *drool* Perhaps the non-pros would be able to get a copy to pass on to their local pros who might be less knowledgeable? lol :D
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    Rub it in! :o

    Rub it in! :o
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    DING DING DING! Sadly, it's true....

    DING DING DING! Sadly, it's true....
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    I'll have to take a look when I get home, I know...

    I'll have to take a look when I get home, I know there are a couple of wire nutted connections next to the EIM, so perhaps they did it that way...
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    Hmmm...hard to describe. I've attached two pics....

    Hmmm...hard to describe. I've attached two pics. One is my fantastic artistic rendering of how they were angled. They were actually in a little "rack" that was attached to the inside of the ell. ...
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    I totally missed that the first time around. ...

    I totally missed that the first time around. That return trunk is actually lined. I never knew it, just noticed that when they had a piece of it open during the install. I'm guessing the installer...
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    I guess it's time to get someone back out with a...

    I guess it's time to get someone back out with a drill and a pressure gauge. :D
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    Of course that looks like the best option --...

    Of course that looks like the best option -- that's exactly what my return trunk line looks like. However, my furnace is further down the line. If they were to tap into it and go straight down, it...
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    Ah, that clarifies it. I was having trouble...

    Ah, that clarifies it. I was having trouble envisioning it. That makes sense, makes me wonder why it wasn't done like that to begin with....
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    How would you make that transition? The...

    How would you make that transition? The installer did actually build that piece of it from scratch; it's the only part of the returns that they touched -- so I'm guessing I'm going to have to offer...
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    Here are a few more that may give a better...

    Here are a few more that may give a better picture.

    beenthere, how would you make that connection?
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    Hmmm, I'd be VERY happy if I have another...

    Hmmm, I'd be VERY happy if I have another problem, lol. It's a CleanEffects filter, according to the specs from the installer manual it should be creating a .19" PD at 1200 CFM. I don't have actual...
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    Yeah, it was surprisingly hard to get a good shot...

    Yeah, it was surprisingly hard to get a good shot that close lol. I figured I'd throw 'em up anyway and see what was said. :) I'll have to find a flashlight to light it up better and try again...
  22. Both at the same time. If you have the manual,...

    Both at the same time. If you have the manual, on page 23 there is a chart showing what is energized on what type of call. I've attached below...
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    Interesting. Another "rule of thumb?" lol. That...

    Interesting. Another "rule of thumb?" lol. That would make sense as to why I was given 24x8 returns on 3 ton systems....
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    I too have high static pressure

    This is sort of a continuation of: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=176863

    My readings are (with a wet coil):

    Stage 1 -- +.34", -.56" (set to 80% of 1200cfm)
    Stage 2 -- +.44", -.65"...
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    Wiring

    Wiring: IAQ #1, Unit #1, IAQ #2, Unit #2.
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