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    I saw a lot of head-scratchers like this is new...

    I saw a lot of head-scratchers like this is new construction. I had a furnace wired to the doorbell wires instead of the thermostat, a furnace where the two wire from the A/C was connected to R & C...
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    I'm not sure if you priced this out or not, but...

    I'm not sure if you priced this out or not, but tying into a newly run gas line is not going to be cheap.

    Is there a spot where you could put a furnace into a closet (or make a closet) and then...
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    As Scroll compressors go, the best IMO has always...

    As Scroll compressors go, the best IMO has always been Copeland. They invented the compliant scroll, they know it better than anyone. I've seen Copeland scrolls take beatings like no other...
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    Even on dry ship units? If so - make sure you...

    Even on dry ship units? If so - make sure you don't have multiple driers on the system. What's the indoor metering? Cap tube? Piston? TXV? It's not a coincidence this happened - and it will...
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    Whatever brand you decide on, you will need their...

    Whatever brand you decide on, you will need their proprietary communicating thermostat to properly utilize all of the available features. As nice as your Honeywell Prestige is, it will not get you...
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    I would highly recommend against buying a coil...

    I would highly recommend against buying a coil yourself. If there are issues with it later (or if you get the wrong one) you will likely be stuck with it. Your contractor should be able to locate...
  7. I highly recommend you call someone out to help...

    I highly recommend you call someone out to help you. Taking these apart is a pain for experienced technicians, it's a lot of small parts and certain items (like the blower wheel) can be fragile. I...
  8. Something doesn't sound right. A proper plenum...

    Something doesn't sound right. A proper plenum should be mostly air-tight even without tape. The tape is not there to hold it together, it's there to make sure it's 100% sealed. Tape shouldn't be...
  9. Not necessarily. If you had a leak, as it loses...

    Not necessarily. If you had a leak, as it loses charge it would freeze up when running. Eventually enough refrigerant would leak out and the line would stop freezing.



    This would not cause...
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    Good to hear. Keep us updated!

    Good to hear. Keep us updated!
  11. Ran into something similar once...guy was...

    Ran into something similar once...guy was "backfeeding" his panel. Main came into a 60A double-pole on the right side instead of into the top. He lost a leg somewhere, once I traced it back and saw...
  12. I've personally used them a handful of times. ...

    I've personally used them a handful of times. The nice part about the QwikLugs is that they'll fit over a spade/post terminal.
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    You're in that equipment gray area. I would...

    You're in that equipment gray area. I would recommend the following:

    - If you're going to be staying the house long-term, replace the SYSTEM. Get a new heat pump and a matched air handler. Most...
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    Looks pretty decent. I can't tell if there's a...

    Looks pretty decent. I can't tell if there's a trap on the drain or not (there should be), and they could've run the lineset a little more to the left to accommodate opening the coil up. In...
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    1.) We don't discuss pricing on these boards...

    1.) We don't discuss pricing on these boards because it can vary by region.

    2.) It's not a good idea to supply your own equipment. The manufacturer won't warranty any equipment sold online,...
  16. That hissing noise was likely the internal relief...

    That hissing noise was likely the internal relief in the compressor opening up due to excess pressure. This can be caused by a few things, but usually it's a combination of a bad/restricted metering...
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    I used to do work for all the major home warranty...

    I used to do work for all the major home warranty companies. I'm not a fan. They are sold to homeowners with the promise that if anything breaks it's going to be replaced free of charge (or for...
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    I have worked for a couple places that had GPS in...

    I have worked for a couple places that had GPS in the trucks, that was bad enough. There's a tendency nowadays to "micro-manage" things to death in this business. I was a good tech, I did my share...
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    How long is the line set? Vertical lift? Oil...

    How long is the line set? Vertical lift? Oil trap? Matched coil? Unit model/serial? Airflow? Pressure readings? SH/SC? Driers changed? Start components good?

    Or maybe you're just...
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    Beware the phrase "...warrants to the original...

    Beware the phrase "...warrants to the original owner...". It started with companies requiring registration to get the full warranty, now you need to install a matched/rated system AND register it...
  21. Wow, not sure where you found this guy but...

    Wow, not sure where you found this guy but there's a reason his price is 1/3 of the other guys and it's not his dedication to quality.

    Be very careful what you get.
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    A packaged unit may make the installation easier,...

    A packaged unit may make the installation easier, and will certainly be easier to service.

    I wouldn't run the entire branch runs in flex, you will kill your airflow. It's OK to use a few feet of...
  23. Well, without being there to diagnose it myself...

    Well, without being there to diagnose it myself it's tough to tell you 100% what the issue is. It may be that the compressor has an internal issue and after it runs for a while it overheats or...
  24. Do you have electric heat inside or a gas...

    Do you have electric heat inside or a gas furnace? If you have electric heat, it's possible that a part has failed and the electric strips are running at the same time the AC is. This would spin...
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    Sounds like the liquid lines are flashing, could...

    Sounds like the liquid lines are flashing, could it be that they are now essentially one big DX coil?
  26. True, but even a homeowner in a professional...

    True, but even a homeowner in a professional state of denial can't argue with neon green UV dye highlighting a breach.
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    They make a spray for air filters that makes them...

    They make a spray for air filters that makes them "tackier", but I'm not sure you can use it on those plastic filters. I also would advise you against trying to use a different filter or modifying...
  28. 1. That furnace is 29 years old. You need a new...

    1. That furnace is 29 years old. You need a new one.

    2. The heat exchangers in those furnaces had a tendency to crack and/or rot out. I would recommend a thorough inspection with a camera or a...
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    I've pulled the start cap/relay combos before and...

    I've pulled the start cap/relay combos before and put a booster kit on when I've needed to get something running right away. Worked with a guy that did this exact thing once on a Trane HP. ...
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    I can't imagine how anyone would be able to...

    I can't imagine how anyone would be able to rebuild a tin can compressor profitably. The amount of labor required to cut it open, diagnose it, replace the worn/bad parts, re-weld it, pressure test...
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    I can't speak for other companies, but as a...

    I can't speak for other companies, but as a national company we are over-the-top anal about compliance. In order to get R22 from us you have to have a VALID CFC certification copied on file with us....
  32. You may have a sticky evap TXV.

    You may have a sticky evap TXV.
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    ^^^^ This. Yours can't be the first one that's...

    ^^^^ This. Yours can't be the first one that's been replaced. Also, check out Skypak and National Comfort Products.
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    Without knowing the exact model #'s of your...

    Without knowing the exact model #'s of your equipment it's hard to say 100%. We don't assist DIY with wiring issues on this website, BUT I can tell you this: Most furnaces that have Y1 and Y2...
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    This website doesn't assist DIY repairmen. I...

    This website doesn't assist DIY repairmen. I suggest you call someone out to look at this for you. Attempting your own repair can be dangerous (220V is nothing to play with), and you may end up...
  36. Dual fuel, but with ACs. I like it. All we need...

    Dual fuel, but with ACs. I like it. All we need to do is design a fancy control for it and sell it to Carrier.
  37. Some thoughts: - It's not possible to charge a...

    Some thoughts:

    - It's not possible to charge a mini-split correctly by simply looking at gauges or guessing. Charges have to be weighed in with an amount calculated by measuring the lines, etc. ...
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    A quick check of Allied and ADP coils shows they...

    A quick check of Allied and ADP coils shows they offer 14.5 x 21 (or 21.5) but no 23. Maybe try Allstyle?
  39. We can't give specific advice or information on...

    We can't give specific advice or information on how to wire a system on this forum, but wiring it across W1 and C is a pretty common practice and should be OK. As for the outdoor sensor, if they had...
  40. Your desuperheater...caught FIRE? I would love...

    Your desuperheater...caught FIRE? I would love to hear how that could've happened.



    Bryant/Carrier's GT series is (if I'm not mistaken) just a re-labeled Climatemaster. They're generally a...
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    Some people get 6 months out of a Spacegard, some...

    Some people get 6 months out of a Spacegard, some get a year or more. It will depend on how dirty your duct system is and how much you use the unit. If it's only on for half the year you probably...
  42. Thread: Piston size

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    Unless the indoor coil already came shipped with...

    Unless the indoor coil already came shipped with the correct piston, right?
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    It should be replaced. A technician may even be...

    It should be replaced. A technician may even be able to take the coil out without having to disconnect the lines.
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    Cut some cardboard and block it off.

    Cut some cardboard and block it off.
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    Without seeing exactly how your setup is wired...

    Without seeing exactly how your setup is wired it's tough to say, but I doubt you're running a true two stage system on just 5 wires when one is needed for common. More than likely the installers...
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    Does it make it ICE COLD? :angel:

    Does it make it ICE COLD?
    :angel:
  47. It's better if you think long enough ahead to...

    It's better if you think long enough ahead to replace it all. There's a pretty good chance you could find an aftermarket coil (ADP or Allstyle, for example) that would fit your air handler. R410A...
  48. We don't offer DIY advice on this forum - you can...

    We don't offer DIY advice on this forum - you can try calling Honeywell's consumer support line. The number is on the back of your instructions.

    You may want to have a service tech install this...
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    That's a Carrier Infinity Zone thermostat. ...

    That's a Carrier Infinity Zone thermostat. Highly doubtful you'll find one online. You could call some Carrier dealers in your area and see if they can get you one. You may want to have someone...
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    Suction filters can be left in permanently. In...

    Suction filters can be left in permanently. In bad burnout situations, sometimes guys will come back in a few weeks and swap them.
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