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    Looks great. I think I would have mounted the EIM...

    Looks great. I think I would have mounted the EIM somewhere else, at least where it could be better serviced. No worries on the gas flex, thats all we use here.
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    I've got three old 80's Ford diesel trucks, two...

    I've got three old 80's Ford diesel trucks, two with aftermarket turbos and have found that in keeping the fuel cranked down and the timing set right, will give more power as opposed to rolling coal...
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    I know it's not common for most of you guys but...

    I know it's not common for most of you guys but this is why I prefer rooftop units. Rtu's dont get near the dirt or damage that I see on some of these poor cu's.
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    Not a Goodman. By the colors, I was thinking...

    Not a Goodman. By the colors, I was thinking Trane.
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    Thats the era when Goodman had so many HX...

    Thats the era when Goodman had so many HX failures.
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    Dumbest one in the valley also!

    Dumbest one in the valley also!
  7. Thread: NO!

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    I'm affraid I dont agree with changing a unit...

    I'm affraid I dont agree with changing a unit around from the factory design. I've seen people here cut holes into package units to compensate for wrong duct locations but I bet when it comes to...
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    Yeah mine is on the roof. Do you remember the...

    Yeah mine is on the roof.

    Do you remember the story a few years back? Goodman had a large run of units that had no UV protection in the paint, they faded to a real ugly chalky light gray in less...
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    Thats the same unit I put on our house, little 3...

    Thats the same unit I put on our house, little 3 ton unit cools our 1835 sq ft quite well. Has a very noisy recip though, had to put a compressor blanket on it.
    The paint still sucks on this...
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    I hope I didnt sound harsh, just learned over the...

    I hope I didnt sound harsh, just learned over the years that hacks do stupid things and quite a few jobs have hidden surprises.
  11. :eek2: I'm speechless!

    :eek2: I'm speechless!
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    Rooftop resi has been the norm out west for many...

    Rooftop resi has been the norm out west for many many years. I really like having one complete package up on the roof and out of the way.
    However, they dont offer too many options for two stage heat...
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    Someone should have noticed the duct arrangement...

    Someone should have noticed the duct arrangement in the attic when the job was bid, then you would know that it was an over/under setup to begin with.
    Dont know why the last installer didnt just...
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    Wow, surprised to see a swamp cooler in Florida....

    Wow, surprised to see a swamp cooler in Florida. I'm sure it must be for just make up air but you definately wouldnt want to hook water up to it in that enviornment.
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    When people do crappy work like this, it's either...

    When people do crappy work like this, it's either because they dont like their job, or they have zero common sense. Usually the latter.
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    Its mounted in the supply. Thats the craziest...

    Its mounted in the supply. Thats the craziest thing I've ever seen and completely useless.
  17. Thats an over/under roof top unit. Kinda scary...

    Thats an over/under roof top unit. Kinda scary when they mount em like that.
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    The old Amana in pic #3, those were great units,...

    The old Amana in pic #3, those were great units, however the slanted evap coil occasionaly would drip down the return duct on downshot setups. All in all, they ran like tanks.
  19. Thread: Package unit

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    Thats an awful small supply for that size of...

    Thats an awful small supply for that size of unit, wonder what the return looks like?
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    It was a nice turnout. I took a few moments to...

    It was a nice turnout. I took a few moments to introduce myself to his daughters and listen to them walk down memory lane.

    Marvin talked highly of you Doug and your Digi-cool program. Once in a...
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    His daughter just called me and told me the news....

    His daughter just called me and told me the news. For anyone that lives in the Vegas area, there will be a gathering for him at the Sahara saloon this coming monday evening at 7:00 PM.

    I too will...
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    That GPH Goodman is a non convertible unit,...

    That GPH Goodman is a non convertible unit, horizontal discharge only.
    A double changeover box would have worked fine, used many here and they only require an extra couple feet of space.
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    I would say that is one rock solid unit!:grin2:

    I would say that is one rock solid unit!:grin2:
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    I always hated these units, Goodman coppied the...

    I always hated these units, Goodman coppied the same design on theirs. We still have hundredes of these old Rheem and Goodmans around here.
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    I thought we couldnt post technical info? I just...

    I thought we couldnt post technical info? I just made simple suggestions to help the homeowner get the best install.
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    Yes, those look nice. I especially like the first...

    Yes, those look nice. I especially like the first one with the non adjustable curb.
    Also, some residential units provide a little less airflow when mounted downshot. The Goodman GPG is the worst for...
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    I dont know what the norm is in Mesa Jason but in...

    I dont know what the norm is in Mesa Jason but in Vegas, the only people using these adjustable curbs are mostly hacks and that is so they can get in and get out quick. Like I said in my last post,...
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    First off, an adjustable store bought roof curb...

    First off, an adjustable store bought roof curb requires no skill from the contractor. A good contractor will measure the pitch of your roof, measure your existing ductwork on the roof and have a...
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    In all of the pics, those roof curbs are sitting...

    In all of the pics, those roof curbs are sitting on top of the shingles. Those adjustable curbs need to be slid under the shingles.

    I'm not a fan of pulling flex duct through the roof and...
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    I've seen his stuff and I think he advertises on...

    I've seen his stuff and I think he advertises on craigslist. Thats what I would consider kind of Hack.
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    I have no problem with a curb adapter on a...

    I have no problem with a curb adapter on a commercial building when it's done right.
    As far as residential, most hacks around here are using adjustable pre made roof curbs and not even properly...
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    Some will argue that mounting the unit downshot...

    Some will argue that mounting the unit downshot is better, maybe I would prefer to do it with a stand and not a roof curb. In the future when someone has to replace that unit, it will be easier to...
  33. I understand doing it right, I wont do a job...

    I understand doing it right, I wont do a job unless it's right. Eventually these units around here that have been put on adjustable curbs are going to need to be replaced, especially since most of...
  34. Funny you mention the railings, because I was...

    Funny you mention the railings, because I was born and raised in the Fresno area and most residential rooftop units over a certain pitch, had a catwalk mounted around them. You definately dont see...
  35. On another note to precison havc, your install...

    On another note to precison havc, your install looks great and it appears that you do nice work. Always nice to see the stat wire protected, I get really annoyed when I see stat wire exposed all over...
  36. I'm afraid after growing up with old timers and...

    I'm afraid after growing up with old timers and doing many rooftop changeouts, I hate residential roof curbs! What happens now when someone comes along and has to replace that unit with a unit that...
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    The OP is making a little confusion with his...

    The OP is making a little confusion with his terminology. I thought he needed a new compressor also by his wording. I think he is refering to replacing his condensing unit, along with replacing the...
  38. I'm curious as to what size the return duct is?...

    I'm curious as to what size the return duct is? What size is the return grill?
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    And now that I think about it, Rheem/Ruud may be...

    And now that I think about it, Rheem/Ruud may be the only one that makes a 1.5 ton packaged unit. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Dont go bigger. If you want, you can download the...

    Dont go bigger. If you want, you can download the software from this site and run your own load calc to see what your home truly needs. Did the 1.5 ton do its job properly? What shape is your...
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    Dont raise the unit and vent it downshot, looks...

    Dont raise the unit and vent it downshot, looks like hell sometimes.
    Find a competent shop to build an over/under to side by side transition, it usually doesnt set the unit too far back from the...
  42. Thread: burn out!

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    Anythings possible, it may have heated up or...

    Anythings possible, it may have heated up or melted in hidden areas when everything shorted out.
  43. Thread: burn out!

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    I would ask for new thermostat wire also

    I would ask for new thermostat wire also
  44. Thread: burn out!

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    Thats exactly what I said in the beginning and...

    Thats exactly what I said in the beginning and you're very lucky you only lost a couple boards and thermostat, could have been the whole house.
  45. Thread: burn out!

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    That still doesn't explain why things fried,...

    That still doesn't explain why things fried, still gotta be something else screwed up.
  46. Thread: burn out!

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    No contractor in his right mind, could honestly...

    No contractor in his right mind, could honestly think that your problem would be caused by a slightly undersized line circuit to a condensor. Sounds to me like a low voltage wire got in contact with...
  47. Kinda makes you wonder how some of these guys...

    Kinda makes you wonder how some of these guys even make it.
  48. Good deal, glad it's fixed.

    Good deal, glad it's fixed.
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    I think the idea of having a packaged heat pump...

    I think the idea of having a packaged heat pump or gas pack on a mobile home makes sense.
    I find the noise level of having the whole mess outside, is much more tolerable than what usually comes...
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    Any brand package unit, properly sized, installed...

    Any brand package unit, properly sized, installed and maintained, will last at least 15 years.
    Find a good contractor and go for it.
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