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    If I find a tough joint. I break out the 15% Sil...

    If I find a tough joint. I break out the 15% Sil Flo's. It's really only for dirty joints. On a new unit, some Scotch bright or sand cloth does wonders.

    I use a #2 tip for most everything
  2. I like the motion version might be good for...

    I like the motion version might be good for those places that want dirt simple setup of a programmable t-stat.

    The venstar can be set for range limits. see page 8-4 in the manual for heat mode....
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    So you really have 2 16" returns. If so...

    So you really have 2 16" returns. If so you''re good too. Not sure what type of filter you have, looks to be either a 5" media or a electronic.

    I also noticed you have a gas water heater, but...
  4. I have gone places and they tell me they turn the...

    I have gone places and they tell me they turn the t-stat all the way up or down and its still not working. So I think a lot of people think a t-stat is like a gas pedal. So what are you to do?...
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    The old school of thought or rule of thumb was 6...

    The old school of thought or rule of thumb was 6 sq per 1000 btus. 4 tons is 48k btus or 48x6=288 you have 2 14" ducts for about 300.

    So with no tools to measure I can see where somebody came...
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    I was talking with a Broan rep and he was telling...

    I was talking with a Broan rep and he was telling me where the builder was saying the fans were not working, they found the bath fans were not getting the makeup air they needed. Second hand story...
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    If the heat pumps stops working the occupant will...

    If the heat pumps stops working the occupant will notice it.
    The temp switch could be adjusted to just run the furnace.
    not having the right t-stat means it will only run one or the other.
  8. We really don't know anything. Have the tech...

    We really don't know anything. Have the tech measure the S.P. across the air handler. Then measure from the return to the air handler. ( return section) Then measure from the air handler to the...
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    I would be asking the hvac company to measure...

    I would be asking the hvac company to measure your static pressure and see if that U turn should be changed.

    Tip. When taking a ph pic. hold your finger on the screen until the light comes on,...
  10. The technician should have measured the systems...

    The technician should have measured the systems static pressure (S.P.). It could be on your paper work. The constant torque motors are great motors, but if the systems static pressure is high...
  11. Thread: Heat pump SOS

    by r-290
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    I hate when you have to guess on the make and...

    I hate when you have to guess on the make and model because the label was been sun bleached away. I can take a picture with my ph and some times see the outline of the numbers.
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    For Heat Pumps I like to see some gravel around...

    For Heat Pumps I like to see some gravel around the unit. This way when they defrost the water has a place to go. Plus it keeps the weeds away too.

    Glad to hear you found a good contractor to...
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    They work just fine. Is it a flow hood? No. ...

    They work just fine. Is it a flow hood? No. But for 9/10 of what we do they are awesome.
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    All new windows are made correctly. It's not...

    All new windows are made correctly. It's not like my house with casement windows LOL, yes changing one at a time.

    You can add a fan to draw out 80 CFM as Teddy bear mentioned, but with new homes...
  15. You mean the new 20 v lithium? Lithium battery...

    You mean the new 20 v lithium? Lithium battery are awesome. I have the Milwaukee m18 stuff.
    It works great
  16. Thread: Aluminum Oxide

    by r-290
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    I clean all my joints, as I hate finding a...

    I clean all my joints, as I hate finding a leaker. I use what ever I have. sand paper/sand cloth/scotch bright. I wipe them off with my hand to remove any trace oxide. I using 0%, have been...
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    my 3 cents would be get the model that is 96.2 %...

    my 3 cents would be get the model that is 96.2 % AFUE as it qualifys for a rebate. You need 16 SEER to get rebates with most utility's and the Feds.
    As for running the fan all the time, I hate...
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    Since I run my own shop, I too would have said I...

    Since I run my own shop, I too would have said I don't fill units that are flat. I would have said we need to find the leak. Otherwise your calling me back all pissed off in a few months.

    Or...
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    Yes all the tabs are a bugger. After like the...

    Yes all the tabs are a bugger. After like the second install and, you have not started knocking them out before hand (10 times easier) there not much more we can do but have you try to get them...
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    big mike sounds like a tech too me and just needs...

    big mike sounds like a tech too me and just needs to apply for pro
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    I went to somebody's house on a no heat. I ask...

    I went to somebody's house on a no heat. I ask what the issue was, just to make sure we were both on the same page. i.e. no heat vs t-stat issue or what ever. But they proceed to show me how...
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    Its pretty simple. They said the flue was not...

    Its pretty simple. They said the flue was not right. Something got inside the secondary heat ex-changer. Could be a dead rat. Did they pull the inducer motor? We don't know. Let the...
  23. Glad it all worked out.

    Glad it all worked out.
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    The issue for me is the tight spaces you have to...

    The issue for me is the tight spaces you have to get into. A lot of homes have the attic access in the closet.:gah:
    Sometimes I add a new return in the hallway and that gives me access. Or cut a...
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    If you want to have your system tested, then duct...

    If you want to have your system tested, then duct testing would do that more then an inspection. Inspectors use those reports to know how the system is performing. This allows inspectors to look...
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    3.5 tons of A/C They are using the higher BTU...

    3.5 tons of A/C

    They are using the higher BTU furnace to blow more air as you have 10' ceilings. Or since your house is located in a wind tunnel they are making up for that.

    FWIW the...
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    13 amps is way high for a 2 ton unit. I just...

    13 amps is way high for a 2 ton unit. I just worked on a 2.5 ton heat pump and it was pulling 9.1 amps.
    Plus you need to add the fan motor and crank case heater if it has one to your total.

    13...
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    I would not get to OCD, couple things. We don't...

    I would not get to OCD, couple things. We don't even know which state your in. California requires a duct test on a new install, but if your system passed that before switching out the cabinet...
  29. Have you used that tstat for dual fuel before? ...

    Have you used that tstat for dual fuel before? Or do you need the trane 802 stat?

    I would set the temp set point higher so you can watch it switch over. Use ice water to force change to oil...
  30. Is it 3/8"

    Is it 3/8"
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    Rats can't chew through metal. I would figure...

    Rats can't chew through metal. I would figure out the rat issue first. You might need to spray fire sealer if you had lots of rats. It's used to seal smells in. I would never use duct board. ...
  32. Its a lot cheaper to install an r410 system as...

    Its a lot cheaper to install an r410 system as you don't pay for r22 and txv. But with a warranty company a contractor does what they ask
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    Wow. Good for you, reading the install manual. ...

    Wow. Good for you, reading the install manual. The real issue will be when they figure out the old furnace won't fit through the access. To many times they add trim reducing the width . one more...
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    Easy for him to check wire gauge as he said he...

    Easy for him to check wire gauge as he said he worked in electrical. But pulling 13 amps on a 15 is very close to max. The name plate will give you the electrical data and you can double check...
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    Glad it all worked out. :cheers: On the Mit's...

    Glad it all worked out. :cheers:

    On the Mit's you have to open the panel to get access to the second port.
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    Do they pay on time? I have a rental company...

    Do they pay on time? I have a rental company that waits 90 days to pay. :( I add 15% to cover for the hassle.
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    Yep Cali. Wow its must be a slow time, there...

    Yep Cali. Wow its must be a slow time, there are slots available. :)
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    No Concealed carry permit. They just started...

    No Concealed carry permit. They just started to easy up on the permits, but its still about a 2 year wait. A friend just went through the process, and they only issue so many permits per year. ...
  39. this might offer some insight. without some pics...

    this might offer some insight. without some pics its just a guessing game.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1203231-Goodman-GMS90904CXAA-leaking-question
  40. It was like 10 years ago American standard had a...

    It was like 10 years ago American standard had a recall for this issue as the cpvc plastic was cracking and water would get all over.
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    Since carrying a loaded gun is not allowed, I...

    Since carrying a loaded gun is not allowed, I might start carrying a bow and arrow.
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    Diagonal Cutters work great for pulling romex...

    Diagonal Cutters work great for pulling romex wire staples. You can grip the side and rock the handles down and out comes the staple.

    cool gel used as a lube when bending copper tubing.
  43. Would need to see a picture. Most furnaces...

    Would need to see a picture.

    Most furnaces error out when the flue backs up with water and they stop running.

    It's possible that a connection is leaking. PVC pipe will sag with time, so make...
  44. Thread: Payne furnace

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    Adam there could be several reason for the issue....

    Adam there could be several reason for the issue. Sounds like your on the right track. You will need to read up on what the furnace it trying to do. Fwiw the manual won't help much more than...
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    For 2013 in ca. but right now its just a...

    For 2013 in ca. but right now its just a suggestion? based on there wording

    B. Insulation for Refrigerant Lines in Split System Air Conditioners
    150.0(j)2 and 3, 150.0(m)9 Two refrigerant...
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    you just need to follow proper purge. I had a...

    you just need to follow proper purge.

    I had a job where thief stole some of the copper lineset and I repaired it. you are correct in that the connection to the unit is flare only
  47. You can get one of these flex drivers. 1/4 and...

    You can get one of these flex drivers. 1/4 and 5/16 the tip is reversible. I use mine all the time to save some skin

    http://d2pbmlo3fglvvr.cloudfront.net/product/large/2PA79_AS01.JPG
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    might not be weird, but most every outdoor unit...

    might not be weird, but most every outdoor unit here has wasps / hornets and or black widow spiders.
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    Do Mini-Splits heat well in upper midwest? Yes...

    Do Mini-Splits heat well in upper midwest?

    Yes they work fine until is gets really cold outside. Anytime its below 17 degrees your on the slippery slope looking at the mitsubishi chart.

    I...
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    I've thought about this. I have some rental...

    I've thought about this. I have some rental units I service and the filters are removed and never replaced.

    I'm thinking a 4-6" sheet metal box with the front cover that is removable, so you can...
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