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  1. Thread: Need help sizing.

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    So the statement on their home page,...

    So the statement on their home page, http://www.natex.org/, that they are a non-profit certification program is fraudulent?
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    I don't understand. Are you saying don't know...

    I don't understand. Are you saying don't know where the end of the condensate line is?

    If you want to put something in the trap you can use RV antifreeze. It's used for freeze protection in RV...
  3. Thread: No heat...Again!

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    Two degrees warmer than my place. Look at it this...

    Two degrees warmer than my place. Look at it this way, you are saving on heating costs.

    :couchhide:
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    Originally Posted by HeyBob Are they gonna...

    Originally Posted by HeyBob

    Are they gonna let the HVAC contractor drive his ugly truck into their pristine "Stepford" style neighborhood or must he also hide that from view while at your home?...
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    A modulating furnace is one that has many stages...

    A modulating furnace is one that has many stages of heat, as opposed to two or three stages - or just one (burner on or off). It puts out just enough heat to do the job-and no more-which improves its...
  6. Thread: Oil vs. Propane.

    by Trog
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    You can't compare propane and oil prices per...

    You can't compare propane and oil prices per gallon without taking into consideration the heat energy available from those gallons. They are significantly different. The numbers are here.

    You...
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    There are dozens of posts on this site detailing...

    There are dozens of posts on this site detailing why that statement is not true. I don't understand why it keeps getting repeated. :anyone:
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    As long as the heat pump's COP is more than 1.0...

    As long as the heat pump's COP is more than 1.0 it is putting out more heat per kilowatt consumed that the heat strips. Why would you want to turn off the most efficient heat source and rely solely...
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    That's not correct. The balance point is the...

    That's not correct. The balance point is the temperature at which the heat pump alone can just maintain the set temperature. Below the balance point, auxiliary heat is required in addition to the...
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    CPH will provide you with better comfort, while...

    CPH will provide you with better comfort, while an adjustable differential may save you some money, if you manage it carefully.

    A lot of people on this site will disagree with me on the last part....
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    It's a low end builder's grade thermostat. If you...

    It's a low end builder's grade thermostat. If you have a two stage heat pump, it won't work. If you have a single stage heat pump, it will work like a low end builder's grade thermostat. :eek:
  12. Thread: Heat Pump Squeal

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    Yeah, sort of. Imagine, if you will, crappy...

    Yeah, sort of.

    Imagine, if you will, crappy import bearings with "square" balls finally decide they've had enough of going in circles and momentarily protest in shrill voice. Enter the service...
  13. Your professional service person can get the...

    Your professional service person can get the entire unit for about the price of the board. Google is his friend. :angel:
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    Fuel Oil.

    Fuel Oil.
  15. Too late.:nopity::pileon:

    Too late.:nopity::pileon:
  16. Beat me to it. I once had an AC unit with...

    Beat me to it.

    I once had an AC unit with strips do something similar. Called for heat and got both. I got dizzy watching the meter.
  17. Thread: Goodman/Badman

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    Soon to be sponsored by the Staples...

    Soon to be sponsored by the Staples http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitter_production/profile_images/181566650/easy-button_normal.jpg Easy Button

    :whistle:
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    One of the best place is under the eaves on the...

    One of the best place is under the eaves on the north side. With a well insulated house, radiated heat from the structure should be very minimal as long as the rest of the mounting criteria are met.
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    Outside air temperature sensors should be mounted...

    Outside air temperature sensors should be mounted in a location meeting all of the following criteria.

    1. Never ever in direct sunlight. Watch out for seasonal changes.

    2. Where air can...
  20. Thread: Rheem vs. Carrier

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    I feel better. We put in a 16 SEER Rheem system. ...

    I feel better. We put in a 16 SEER Rheem system. :)

    Thanks.
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    I don't think anybody said that. The defrost...

    I don't think anybody said that. The defrost mechanism inside the HP turns on the aux heat during defrost. The 'stat doesn't have any control over defrost.

    Some of us indicated we sometimes turn...
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    Why would you leave the power on when you are...

    Why would you leave the power on when you are wiring something? That's just asking for problems.

    I know. It was a "short" cut. :oops:
  23. Thread: Rheem vs. Carrier

    by Trog
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    Can you elaborate on that, or at least indicate...

    Can you elaborate on that, or at least indicate what model range is involved. Inquiring Rheem HP owners want to know.
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    I have some more information for you. There are...

    I have some more information for you. There are some folks on a home automation board working with the API. Look at this thread.

    Also, Honeywell filed for a patent for a method of reading bus...
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    GE sold the division. They licensed their name to...

    GE sold the division. They licensed their name to the new owners, Regal Beloit, for a specified number of years. GE themselves no longer manufactures the ECM motors.
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