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  1. How exactly? Yep, this will bring the coil...

    How exactly?



    Yep, this will bring the coil temperature above the dew point. They specifically mention that this feature is supposed to kick in in low humidity, here:...
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    That's what I thought too until I decided to play...

    That's what I thought too until I decided to play with calendar API just for fun. Then, it turned out that it is actually very convenient - given the fact that there are many people in the family wth...
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    This kind of scheduling will be difficult to beat...

    This kind of scheduling will be difficult to beat on Arduino: http://diy-zoning.********.com/2010/01/faq-how-schedule-periods-work.html


    Fun? Yes. But then the family rebels (maybe not in your...
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    Late addition

    I'm currently moving my DIY Zoning open source project (which ran on Java for last ten years) to Android + Arduino combo.

    Details at:

    http://www.homeclimatecontrol.com/adk...
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    Sent a mail to the address you listed here -...

    Sent a mail to the address you listed here - check your spam folder if you don't see it in inbox.
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    They'll have to move all the webapp from a...

    They'll have to move all the webapp from a central server to individual thermostats, for starters. Serving pages is not difficult, rendering them (and navigating between) is. And security. And...
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    I had a gut feeling you'd say that :D And a...

    I had a gut feeling you'd say that :D

    And a little comment from myself - come on, guys, this is a technical forum. If you want to send a shill, please do it in such a way that doesn't insult the...
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    correct ...or even use them to gather...

    correct

    ...or even use them to gather aggregate stats that will allow them to improve the product

    They don't seem to be doing that. Actually, selling ads on a product support website sounds...
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    Indeed it does...

    Indeed it does.

    Now, *that* I would like to see. Prooflink, please?

    Such as?

    Well, good luck with that.
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    You just reminded me of the fortune cookie strip...

    You just reminded me of the fortune cookie strip that I pulled out many years ago and am carrying in my wallet since:

    We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't....
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    Here's a detailed personal experience...

    Here's a detailed personal experience report (hope I'm not boring regulars to death with this).

    As a matter of fact, quite a few. Honestly, it's been a while since I looked, but a casual Google...
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    :D Seems to be my prerogative to be acid... But,...

    :D Seems to be my prerogative to be acid... But, in my defense, I always back that up with irrefutable evidence. The silver lining in the cloud of being a chart geek.

    Man, news travel fast, don't...
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    As a matter of fact, it's not. I'd rather say...

    As a matter of fact, it's not. I'd rather say that it is hell bent on following whatever schedule it came up with.

    To me, the most infuriating feature of Nest is the lack of "hold" mode. It has...
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    (speaking as a consumer) Yes, it drives me nuts...

    (speaking as a consumer) Yes, it drives me nuts when someone tries to upsell me something I know damn well I don't need. ("Sir, you really need to replace that PCV valve for increased efficiency!")
    ...
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    I wasn't actually talking about a thermostat per...

    I wasn't actually talking about a thermostat per se. My pet peeve is zoning systems (see profile).
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    ...and what is that big difference between...

    ...and what is that big difference between residential and commercial to begin with?

    US residential HVAC market is stone age compared to Europe and Asia, and the only reason manufacturers get away...
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    Mine :D But you can't have it yet.

    Mine :D

    But you can't have it yet.
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    Some yes, some not that easy. Bugs are not that...

    Some yes, some not that easy. Bugs are not that difficult to fix, however, there are fundamental limitations due to the image the manufacturer chose - "the learning thermostat". It can't be made much...
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    I'd say that it's not even focused on that,...

    I'd say that it's not even focused on that, but...

    ...I daresay that they didn't even look at the point of a HVAC control. They are businessmen, and they only thing they were interested in is -...
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    Because I don't see. But of course (no sarcasm),...

    Because I don't see. But of course (no sarcasm), you have a better view into what's going on, so I'll take your word on tat.

    Agreed on all points. What I was trying to say, though, is I don't know...
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    Yep, I came from the other side of the fence :D ...

    Yep, I came from the other side of the fence :D


    ...and one thing Nest (and I, even before I heard of them) is doing that absolutely needs to happen is - HVAC systems *must* become intelligent...
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    This one won't be selling for many years....

    This one won't be selling for many years. Apparently, consumer electronics of this class have a very limited lifespan - about two years. My prediction is that they'll be manufacturing "plus", "ultra"...
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    As a consumer, I gotta agree with them on this....

    As a consumer, I gotta agree with them on this. I'm talking about hardware, not people - there are brilliant professionals I have deepest respect for.

    This is not a flamebait - feel free to look...
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    For fairness' sake, installing Nest is much less...

    For fairness' sake, installing Nest is much less painful than others :)

    But seriously, though, you gotta admit that those elitists hit the nail on the head. Never before average people (and HVAC...
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    Would be interesting to hear your long term...

    Would be interesting to hear your long term impressions. Mine can be summarized in two words - "sorely disappointed" - but I'm not their target audience.

    On the other hand, Nest itself is as...
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    Let's just say that the personality is pretty...

    Let's just say that the personality is pretty much identical to the old Round, with exception of being quite difficult to be told to keep the setpoint where it's told, but, in return, allowing to...
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    And will they be disappointed :) However, they...

    And will they be disappointed :) However, they will be disappointed right away - the compatibility checker on the site will tell them.

    Actually, it sorta can. In a hilarious way, too - they use...
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    Despite the fact that (based on the short video)...

    Despite the fact that (based on the short video) ICY beats Nest hands down on some features, Nest beats it (and 99% of others) based on ease of installation and ease of use, mostly. It's like most...
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    Yeah, I'm trying to keep that up to date :D ...

    Yeah, I'm trying to keep that up to date :D



    I am also keeping an eye on competition, both not to let myself fall asleep on the laurels and for those who don't want to go the DIY route:...
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    You didn't mention whether you're willing to go...

    You didn't mention whether you're willing to go the DIY route - so let me throw in something I was working on for a while now that will do what you want:

    http://homeclimatecontrol.com/

    Going...
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    Trane XE1200 original condenser fan motor vs 4M206?

    Those who still remember, how does 4M206 compare to the original motor installed in Trane XE1200?

    I don't know what motivated the guy that installed 4M206 there to do it (may be it was just...
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    I don't quite follow your logic. It was a real...

    I don't quite follow your logic.

    It was a real HVAC contractor that installed something that wasn't supposed to be there, made wiring wrong, choose wrong RPM - why would I want to call another...
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    Nice to see you around, too :D It was the...

    Nice to see you around, too :D



    It was the cap all right. If I had the equipment, I'd see it immediately (just like I suspected), but it took me a blind shot and a short trip to get a...
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    4M206 in Trane XE1200 no start, which cap?

    Symptoms: condenser fan motor doesn't start by itself, starts when pushed. First idea - start cap.

    Complications:

    - The condenser fan motor is not the one originally used in XE1200, it is...
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    No :D But of course. There's a link to...

    No :D



    But of course.

    There's a link to an article that is of little interest to English speakers, about how screwed up the idea of infrastructure was in Soviet Union and post-Soviet...
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    There's a lot of things in that house that puzzle...

    There's a lot of things in that house that puzzle me - the previous one was the stupidity of the airflow going down from the return filter, then making a 180 degree turn and coming up the AC/furnace...
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    Got the pictures, finally. Anything funny with...

    Got the pictures, finally. Anything funny with the way the flue is routed?

    new heater installed
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    Kev-Bo: This is indeed the return. Look at the...

    Kev-Bo: This is indeed the return. Look at the notes at the photos, they say where the filter (and return intake) is (on the left).

    ndfrozen: Yep, three evenings so far. All that rack was...
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    Gas pipe in the plenum?

    A water heater at my friend's house gave up yesterday, in a catastrophic way. But, as the zebra joke goes, it was the white stripe.

    In the process of uninstallation and further inspection it was...
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    R Value of "Great Stuff" and other foams?

    Been looking for it for a while now, and didn't see any other than a cursory mention that it is about 6...8. Anyone has better information?
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    Insulation between conditioned spaces?

    Wiring saga continues... Opened drywall on the wall between two rooms - lo and behold, there's insulation. A little twist - this wall is a remodel, used to be external facing, now internal (there...
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    dhvac: contamination by drywall and wood debris...

    dhvac: contamination by drywall and wood debris is what I'm concerned about. As well as unintended compression - conduits had to be installed, took some free space, now the insulation is jammed.
    ...
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    11 year old insulation - replace or leave it be?

    Doing wiring - some spaces are open. Good chance to replace the insulation - wonder if it is yet necessary.

    Insulation's been installed in 1996. Some of it is Certainteed R-30 (above ceiling),...
  44. ... and Bryant Evolution?

    I would also dare to guess that there's no other system that offers anything like it?

    Unrelated, any opinions about Bryant Evolution (http://www.haleymechanical.com/evolution-system.htm)? Is this...
  45. Carrier Infinity System Access Module - the Ethernet one

    Did it ever materialize? ETA was declared to be mid-2007, it is past that already, no press releases...
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    It could be worse - you could spend half of your...

    It could be worse - you could spend half of your life gaining experience and then find our job exported :mad:
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    Air Duster: Thanks, I'm touched. It's been a...

    Air Duster: Thanks, I'm touched. It's been a while since anyone dug my ghost up from the place it's been resting at :)

    Regarding DIY Zoning... It's not the end of the road. More, bigger and better...
  48. Thread: Lennox Blues

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    Update: Here's what the tech wrote in the...

    Update:

    Here's what the tech wrote in the statement (copied with his permission):

    --------------8<----------------------------------------------
    outdoor TXV bleeding refrigerant through the...
  49. Thread: Lennox Blues

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    May have been my mistake; I assumed he brazed it...

    May have been my mistake; I assumed he brazed it on - I tried to avoid breathing down tech's neck



    Well, I guess I'll find out tomorrow morning, when another tech comes out


    That I don't...
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    Air handler: M/N CB31MV-51-1P, S/N 5800G 12XXX...

    Air handler: M/N CB31MV-51-1P, S/N 5800G 12XXX
    Condenser: M/N HP26-042-7P, S/N 5800G 18XXX

    Hope you don't need the missing part of the serial numbers.
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