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    The crawl space needs to be completely sealed....

    The crawl space needs to be completely sealed. The RH in there will get into the 90's if the vents aren't closed and there's no vapor barrier. Once it's sealed I would recommend a new DH though just...
  2. maybe it could work but by the time you modify...

    maybe it could work but by the time you modify either the panel or the coil piping to get everything reconnected and support the coil if its horizontally mounted the money saved on the goodman coil...
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    I have a Sruface pro and a windows phone so count...

    I have a Sruface pro and a windows phone so count me in the small market share that wants this!
  4. The compressor is not running when called for and...

    The compressor is not running when called for and it sees no difference between the saturation and suction sensor.

    Edit: Damn too late! but yeah, that will through in a wrench in your diagnostics...
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    The modules from the Gentech Evergreen motor work...

    The modules from the Gentech Evergreen motor work great too and often are the same price or less than the OEM module alone and available at pretty much every supply house. Match the HP of course....
  6. Thanks Timebuilder, that's the most concise...

    Thanks Timebuilder, that's the most concise description anyone has laid out on that topic. Basically the 180 degree phase difference can only be considered an inversion and not a separate phase...
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    Drill to the center of the earth and make peace...

    Drill to the center of the earth and make peace with the subterranean lizard people in hopes that they will help us overthrow the Obama administration so we can finally get REAL president?
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    No the question is, why is this posted in a...

    No the question is, why is this posted in a technical forum?
  9. Apologies to the OP for the derailment. The...

    Apologies to the OP for the derailment. The importance of understanding electrical theory can't be overstated in this trade, so keep it up. Sometimes the difference between a good tech and a great...
  10. If you were to take a voltage reading between...

    If you were to take a voltage reading between capacitor common and the " run" side of the contactor, what would it read?
  11. Other than the obvious function of providing...

    Other than the obvious function of providing power to the the fan and herm terminals there is nothing that can be done on the capacitor common that can't be done from the contactor terminal that the...
  12. Common on the capacitor is nothing more than an...

    Common on the capacitor is nothing more than an extension or hub of the Line voltage that the run windings connect to.
  13. Also despite the terminology, 240v single power...

    Also despite the terminology, 240v single power has 2 distinct phases. I will never understand that, I just accepted it and moved on lol
  14. Common on the cap is common only for the cap. It...

    Common on the cap is common only for the cap. It is completely unrelated to the motor commons.
  15. That is baffling. Does the sound disappear...

    That is baffling. Does the sound disappear immediately after the condenser shuts off continue for a few seconds? It may be originating in the condenser or the air handler. Which thermostat do you...
  16. Just remember that there is no Common winding,...

    Just remember that there is no Common winding, only start and run. The run winding gets supplied with 120v and the common supplies the other line of 120. The start winding is fed voltage that goes...
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    Where do you live and what temperature are you...

    Where do you live and what temperature are you trying to maintain in the afternoon?
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    Holy sweet baby jesus... They really jammed 4...

    Holy sweet baby jesus... They really jammed 4 rotary comps into this thing! lol I don't know guy's I mean it was cooling, maybe these guy's are the smart ones. That thing is an engineering marvel IMO.
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    Just because the air handler says 3621 in the...

    Just because the air handler says 3621 in the number doesn't mean it's not a 3.5 ton system. The condenser is what determines the bulk of of the system capacity and yours is 3.5 tons.

    Since the...
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    The condenser is 3.5 tons and the air handler is...

    The condenser is 3.5 tons and the air handler is 3 tons nominal but is still a rated match for that condenser.
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    Do not use the SUPCO start kit it is a cheap 2...

    Do not use the SUPCO start kit it is a cheap 2 wire connection! Install on of the industry standard 3 wire connection kits. Use either the OEM part or a 5-2-1 Start kit. I would probably change the...
  22. I've used pancrete with success a few times....

    I've used pancrete with success a few times. Sealed up some pans on some old floor mount chilled water air handlers and sealed the base pans on some old rtu's that were just trying to get by for a...
  23. If the compressor valves were bad, neither of...

    If the compressor valves were bad, neither of them could pump. It's
    likely an electrical issue and not with the board.
  24. Thread: X13 motors

    by SoFlaDave
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    My experience is the same and it definitely...

    My experience is the same and it definitely related to moisture as I have had zero issues with the X13 motors in tranes Hyperion series AH and they are not exposed to moisture like standard air...
  25. That is the sad truth about our industry and I...

    That is the sad truth about our industry and I can see the difference in quality after being in the field for just 14 yrs. I had a 30+ yr old GE/ Trane system that the compressor had been miswired...
  26. I apologize if this had been brought up already...

    I apologize if this had been brought up already but there are a few things to address.
    1: Ductless mini splits run the indoor fan constantly to keep air moving over the temperature sensor and they...
  27. Yeah, its against building code to seal the eaves...

    Yeah, its against building code to seal the eaves at least in my area.
  28. The ducts sweat because the dewpoint raises as...

    The ducts sweat because the dewpoint raises as the temp drops and humidity goes up. We get that all the time down here on houses with spray foamed attics. The temperature in the attic stays in the...
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    Yes eventually it would freeze up if it ran long...

    Yes eventually it would freeze up if it ran long enough.
  30. Thread: Bad cap

    by SoFlaDave
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    Congrats on learning another valuable diagnostic...

    Congrats on learning another valuable diagnostic lesson! Also, the 5-2-1 start kit is the only way to go.
  31. The tstat has it's own bridge but you need a...

    The tstat has it's own bridge but you need a dedicated bridge for the locks,lights etc.
  32. It sounds like a failed TXV. The filter drier is...

    It sounds like a failed TXV. The filter drier is on the inside of the condenser so unless he installed a second one outside of the condenser he would not be reading high pressure on the liquid line....
  33. Thread: Work Pants

    by SoFlaDave
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    We started buying TruSpec cargo's from an army...

    We started buying TruSpec cargo's from an army surplus place and they are phenomenal. Light weight but tear resistant tons of pockets and really comfortable. Nice price as well.
    ...
  34. Not in the case of these units, no. If you...

    Not in the case of these units, no. If you absolutely need it sealed just for piece of mind than use anything but foil tape and on the exterior only.

    There are gaskets and rings that need to be...
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    I have no idea what the differences are because...

    I have no idea what the differences are because their website description is identical on both models. Not a fan of the gauges because they crack easily but I hate all plastic gauges really. I put...
  36. Sealing the panels on these units is a waste of...

    Sealing the panels on these units is a waste of time and energy IMO. Anyone that puts foil tape all over an air handler is a terrible person and should be deported to a remote island lol.
  37. The price varies significantly across the country...

    The price varies significantly across the country that's why no one is answering that question. I will tell you that the entire system is under warranty till 2015 and there is no way it should cost $...
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    That would be great Jim. My android device just...

    That would be great Jim. My android device just died and I switched to a windows device and I miss the app already. With the Microsoft Surface 3 looking very promising I hope you guys can make it...
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    Not sure whether its been asked or not, but are...

    Not sure whether its been asked or not, but are there any plans for a Windows phone app?
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    Just wanted to say that even without the hardware...

    Just wanted to say that even without the hardware the app is fantastic! I got some good practical use out of the performance calculations today just plugging in data from my other hardware and...
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    I submitted my resume. Have you been with them...

    I submitted my resume. Have you been with them since you moved down here, Nutshell?
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    PM sent. Forgot to mention I also have some...

    PM sent. Forgot to mention I also have some electronics engineering experience if it's applicable to the position.
  43. if its a mechanical fitted TXV there is no way to...

    if its a mechanical fitted TXV there is no way to put it in backwards because its male on one side and female on the other.
  44. The XV series will only work with a TAM8C air...

    The XV series will only work with a TAM8C air handler. I would put that contractor in last place on your list of bids.
  45. We just put our first XV20 in yesterday and it is...

    We just put our first XV20 in yesterday and it is an incredible piece of engineering. The XL950 controller is extremely user friendly and the Nexia remote access is free if the controller is the only...
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    They used to go by the first letter which was...

    They used to go by the first letter which was assigned to the year. Someone surely has the date code table around here.
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    In related news, I sent my 6 year old Fieldpiece...

    In related news, I sent my 6 year old Fieldpiece HS36 that the temp went out on and it was $60 + shipping to them only :)
  48. +1 Bad cap is the most common reason for this.

    +1 Bad cap is the most common reason for this.
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    It's more to do with the compression ratio, the...

    It's more to do with the compression ratio, the difference between low and high side that effects amp draw. Typically in air conditioning applications the ratio is 3:1 for example 70 PSIG suction and...
  50. I think all the pro's here are, or should be...

    I think all the pro's here are, or should be grateful to the OP for hiring a licensed contractor and I personally hope that he is satisfied with the installation. We all love installation pics here....
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