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    UPDATE: ok he just told me the ac place told him...

    UPDATE:
    ok he just told me the ac place told him yes it was plumbing copper (its a ac/elec/plumbing business) so they have to add the insulation when they come back tomorrow. Didnt know thats done...
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    I probably could but didnt want to be THAT nosey...

    I probably could but didnt want to be THAT nosey lol but this stuff is very thick walled. Ive had linesets put in many times and that copper is pretty thin walled and can be bent fairly easy, but not...
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    HVAC copper or plumbing copper?

    Next door neighbor is having a outside unit installed, the copper lines are ran waiting on the guy to come back this week. To me it looks like thick walled plumbing copper instead of the thin wall...
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    Outside unit in shade or sun?

    Does it really matter? Will it run better, cool better and be better if its in a shady spot?
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    son what a lack of respect for an old veteran,...

    son what a lack of respect for an old veteran, but fair enough about the breaker, thanks for your reply.
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    son i dont believe they had breakers when i was...

    son i dont believe they had breakers when i was born, so no i dont think it would last as long as an old veteran.
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    man what an answer. Ive lived 75+ years and ive...

    man what an answer. Ive lived 75+ years and ive never heard of that but guess they do since it did.
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    Breaker goes bad?

    got a call from a tenant,outside ac unit wouldnt come on, I called the ac guy, 30 minutes later he calls back and said there was breaker on the ac disconnect that was bad, replaced it and problem...
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    but why? Its almost like many dont want...

    but why? Its almost like many dont want homeowners even coming to the forum. I can see if someone was saying how to wire this or that or asking how to install something but just simple questions...
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    you sure are a suspicious guy. Rest assure I am...

    you sure are a suspicious guy. Rest assure I am just conveying what was told to me, so yes you are wrong.
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    Is this true?

    Got a rent house in another town 200+ miles away, tenant called and said their kid busted the thermostat off the wall, good thing is they will pay for it. In all my rentals I try to have the...
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    no ac yet, waiting until warm weather (april-may)...

    no ac yet, waiting until warm weather (april-may) to have it installed rather than it sitting over winter since the place is being remodeled right now.

    Low and behold, now remember im no hvac...
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    2 ton air handler with 8kw heat, no ac yet. Maybe...

    2 ton air handler with 8kw heat, no ac yet. Maybe it is the fact that it has no closet door, just dont know but compared to my 3.5 ton i have in my own home it just seem to click louder when the unit...
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    Goodman ARUF 2 ton

    Has a pretty loud CLICK when it comes on or turns off, sounds like its right behind the breaker on the front, havent called the installer yet but wonder how normal is that? Seems louder than my other...
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    understand but what i was wondering is taking it...

    understand but what i was wondering is taking it off the plenum UNDER the ceiling to where you can see the duct when you open the door to the ac closet.

    This is a straight Amana ac/heat unit near...
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    Is this normal

    Just bought a small rental last week and now its time for the hvac install since it had window units. My ac guy is installing a 1.5 ton unit, 8kw heat, hes putting in all the duct work too.

    This...
  17. Yes it was registered for warranty. Low and...

    Yes it was registered for warranty. Low and behold Goodman sent me a decal today by ups!
  18. Just had a new Goodman air handler installed

    in rent house, 2 ton, ac place said it doesnt have the manufacturer decal on it because its can be a Goodman or Amana (which it says Goodman on a technical decal stuck on the front).

    Sounds like...
  19. How can you get by with an unvented gas heater?...

    How can you get by with an unvented gas heater? Does it stink or burn your eyes or what?
  20. Some type of small propane room heater

    elderly lady down the road is looking for some type of free standing or guess could be wall mounted propane heater to heat a little less that a 400 sq ft room. I remember those old style Dearborn gas...
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    You know to be honest, im not sure all the people...

    You know to be honest, im not sure all the people posting on this thread even really know what they're doing, kinda like internet ac guys with a lot of time on their hands lol, but now there are some...
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    whoa some real smart arse answers for an old man...

    whoa some real smart arse answers for an old man that fought in ww2, thanks fellers. I didnt say i keep it on 72, i just said it can cool it down to 72 easily if i wanted. Normally i keep it on 78...
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    Is this the perfect AC?

    101 outside, 70% humidity, can cool the house down to 72 easily, cycles usually 2 times an hour, 45% humidity, 3 ton goodman. Just wonderin' is this exactly what it should do? :couch: Oh yeah 1650 sq...
  24. are they basically mainteinence free?

    The outside units? other than keeping limbs/shrubs and brush away and hosing off the coils occasionally to keep them somewhat clean? what else needs to be done?
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    So the way i understand it is if the opening is...

    So the way i understand it is if the opening is too small the unit starves for air and doesnt push as mush out the vents? Kind of like me breathing or blowing thru a straw? Im sure i will let this...
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    so its 18x30 now, you telling me a 24x30 would...

    so its 18x30 now, you telling me a 24x30 would really make a lot of difference? Just 8 inches larger? Why would a 2x3 be an overkill? Im not doubting anything you boys say Im just trying to...
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    Return air grill/opening size

    howdy, bought a medium size (1600 sq ft) home other day and having some remodeling done on it, previous owners had a heat/air unit replaced last year. My AC guy says i should have the return air...
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    well since its all done now i will just wait...

    well since its all done now i will just wait until the overseas junk fails then next time demand an usa made one. Appreciate you guys replies.
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    This is good to know from you guys on the board,...

    This is good to know from you guys on the board, he did replace it with a crappy china made one, wish he had gave me the choice to go with an american one if there is such a thing even if it was more...
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    i guess so but doesnt even seem like it would be...

    i guess so but doesnt even seem like it would be a few bucks difference in them since they buy them by the boatload, looks like it would be pennies but i suppose pennies add up to billion dollar...
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    370v vs 470v capacitor

    Howdy fellers, to make a long story short i have a rent house in a town 250 miles away. AC stopped working last fall right before the fall/winter cool down so i didnt get the ac fixed until today at...
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    if they are good for the unit why dont they come...

    if they are good for the unit why dont they come installed on the units from the factory like dryers are. They dont seem to cost much to buy or have installed.
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    he didnt say mine was having a hard time...

    he didnt say mine was having a hard time starting, just that it makes all compressors last longer and that all should have them, is that a fib or what.
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    Hard Start kit?

    Recently had the capacitor replaced in a rental homes 3 ton Goodman. While talking to the ac guy today to get his address of where to send the check (im not in the same town) he brought up that i...
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    UPDATE--the capacitor blew, simple saturday fix...

    UPDATE--the capacitor blew, simple saturday fix for the AC guy.
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    understood, my only DIY would be hosing them off

    understood, my only DIY would be hosing them off
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    thanks JT, warranty was 5 years on that unit. I...

    thanks JT, warranty was 5 years on that unit. I was just worried about the compressor since she had been running it without the fan turning.
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    whos asking for DIY? im 74 years old, 2 hours...

    whos asking for DIY? im 74 years old, 2 hours away and the woman in the house is 78 years old, you think im looking for DIY? I was just asking for opinions on what i might be facing when the guy does...
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    Goodman outside condensor

    Hi there, just got a call from a elderly woman in my rental unit which is about a 2 hour drive from me.

    Shes reporting the outside units fan isnt coming on BUT that the air coming from the ducts...
  40. Ive read about how ducts can be too small...

    and that seems to be a common problem but can they be too large?
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    Outside temps

    whats the coolest outdoor temp that an ac should be operated at? Theres been a couple cool fronts lately that knocked the night lows into the upper 50s or lower 60s but the house is slow to cool so...
  42. so the "swing" is the amount the temp will vary...

    so the "swing" is the amount the temp will vary in a room then right? ok thanks so what is the normal swing for a system?
  43. Please explain what the "setback" is on a thermostat

    Is it the stat setting that allows a wider range of temps? For instance say i set the stat to 78 and have a 2 degree setback, does that mean the ac wont go off until it hits 76? or does it mean the...
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    Alternate heat

    living in a rural area of texas the electric will go out fairly often in winter thus making our electric heat useless. So we are debating whether to go a free standing wood stove or a larger vented...
  45. The closet where the ac handler is located...

    is pretty warm compared to the rest of the house, would it be worth it to wrap it in some type of insulation or not? Kind of like wrapping the hot water heater to retain its heat but wrapping the Ah...
  46. just wondered really, didnt know that all...

    just wondered really, didnt know that all commercials are roof top mounts
  47. Whats the difference between residential and small commercial heat/ac units?

    Are the commercial units more heavy duty? Built better? Or what and why dont you see more small commercial units in homes?
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    highest outside air temps this house may see this...

    highest outside air temps this house may see this summer is 100 to 105, this is near dallas texas.

    although the house is almost shaded all day now, soon some trees will be removed so additional...
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    how about this situation

    built a house, 2x6 exterior walls with r19, inside 5/8" sheetrock, outside 1/2" osb, house wrap, then hardie board siding.

    Ceiling r60 cellulose blown in, 5/8" sheetrock.

    1600 total sq ft...
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    digital and hers so the instructions say is set...

    digital and hers so the instructions say is set at a 5 degree default, you can do a 3 degree but a wire has to be switched to a different terminal, on that model 3 has to be much better than 5.
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