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    Wow... Are you a service tech? This check of...

    Wow... Are you a service tech?

    This check of the orifice has likely ruined your compressor... That much crud flowing through to kill a dryer, has left a LOT still in the system, and the...
  2. The pads are excellent, but the way they used...

    The pads are excellent, but the way they used them is shameful...

    The brackets should have been placed so the feet are directly supported.

    I think you will be ok, but I don't like it. The pads...
  3. More on the dehumidifier. Humidity, or...

    More on the dehumidifier.

    Humidity, or sensible heat, is the HARDEST heat for an air conditioner to remove. It takes running ac time to get it out. In humid Tampa, the system simply cannot run...
  4. Ok, Tampa... Sunny, hot, and humid... The...

    Ok, Tampa... Sunny, hot, and humid... The trifecta of cooling needs.

    A whole house dehumidifier will benefit you dramatically.

    If the electric bills are high with the small house you have, then...
  5. how are you calculating the 1275cfm? what...

    how are you calculating the 1275cfm?

    what tonnage equipment are you using?

    how are you calculating the 600 and 180 CFM?


    if you truly have 1275 supply capacity... without factoring...
  6. Stop doing your own work... Get an HVAC pro to...

    Stop doing your own work...

    Get an HVAC pro to hook up the correct drain to this system and it will work great.
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    Where is the ductwork in the house? How old is...

    Where is the ductwork in the house?

    How old is the ductwork in the house?

    Fl has a lot of cooling issues. The high humidity, and high temps are very difficult to handle. Attic ventilation is a...
  8. I still think it has nothing to do with the...

    I still think it has nothing to do with the stat... He has stated the indoor unit is still running when the outdoor unit shuts down... Thermostat still calling, it's gotta be something in the outdoor...
  9. nope. if the thermostat is calibrated, it...

    nope.

    if the thermostat is calibrated, it should run until the room temp reaches setpoint...

    if the unit is shutting down, when the indoor unit is blowing, it may be dirty and need service......
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    those ESTIMATES on a equipment sales website are...

    those ESTIMATES on a equipment sales website are aimed at single floor houses...

    the actual number of occupants, the amount of glass and doors, the direction the house faces, and many other...
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    a trap stops the air from leaking out the 3/4"...

    a trap stops the air from leaking out the 3/4" hole in the coil...

    it's VERY common for gas furnace installers to not use a trap because it'll drain better without one. they also cover all...
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    posting a picture of the actual drain line, with...

    posting a picture of the actual drain line, with everything connected, so we know what you have will help us diagnose why it's not draining...

    attempt to show level, so we can see how far off the...
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    another thought to put towards saving money on...

    another thought to put towards saving money on the install is... 5 tons is likely too big for the house.

    I bet you could be VERY comfortable with a 3 or 3.5 ton system and tight sealed R8...
  14. ok. uber newbie! flushing is not even...

    ok.

    uber newbie!

    flushing is not even necessary, but it's good to do. they gotta make sure ALL the flush chemical is removed from the lines. a full bottle of N2 is often needed.

    one thing...
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    I'm guessing you installed the system?

    I'm guessing you installed the system?
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    forget the trap for the moment... look at the...

    forget the trap for the moment...

    look at the air handler. there are two fittings connected. one is open, one has a pipe on it.

    the open one should have a water level shut off switch on it, and...
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    what a rip off... I would STRONGLY have...

    what a rip off...

    I would STRONGLY have advised you to replace the entire system with a new R410 system in the first place. a 30 year old air handler likely is cutting your capacity by 25% and who...
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    side note... I love the massive amount of...

    side note...

    I love the massive amount of primer on the overflow pan drain, but zero primer on any of the actual drain line fittings...
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    I'd get the contractor out that installed it, and...

    I'd get the contractor out that installed it, and have them totally rework the drain properly... the unit likely needs to be higher off the floor to better drain, and have room for a trap closer to...
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    the little fitting beside the pipe should have a...

    the little fitting beside the pipe should have a overflow shutoff on it, not be open to the attic.

    plug that hole, and the water should drain properly.

    honestly, that drain system needs to be...
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    I bet my daddy did that! sooooooooooooooooooo...

    I bet my daddy did that!

    sooooooooooooooooooo many service calls with the wires..

    yup... here in charlotte...
  22. Thread: Oy Vey

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    ... no nitrogen flow...

    ... no nitrogen flow...
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    I have been looking EVERYWHERE for my tubing...

    I have been looking EVERYWHERE for my tubing cutter... hey, can you send it to me please...
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    I'm calling it a Chinese resturant... seen...

    I'm calling it a Chinese resturant...

    seen SOOOOOOO many similar repairs...
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    wow... I certainly hope you red tagged the...

    wow...

    I certainly hope you red tagged the furnace if all you did was change the coil and drains...
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    the trap vent needs to have a higher stack! if...

    the trap vent needs to have a higher stack! if the drain outlet plugs up, the vent can overflow into the attic. mud dobbers make a mess in the fall...
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    PAINT IT!!! pvc likes to crystallize after sun...

    PAINT IT!!!

    pvc likes to crystallize after sun exposure!
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    well... assuming you don't empty the recovery...

    well... assuming you don't empty the recovery tank recharging the system it does...
    and in this case, I'm fairly confident the system is overcharged... so it should work.
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    Ok. Here's the deal... The internal dryer appears...

    Ok. Here's the deal... The internal dryer appears plugged. Additional refrigerant was added to compensate. Likely the system is overcharged. It's possible when the evaporator coil was changed...
  30. Wow. Fewer blades, and smaller to boot... ...

    Wow.

    Fewer blades, and smaller to boot...

    The problem is now twofold. I hope the original blade is still intact. We are not allowed to assist with any DIY... Sorry.

    The best advice I can...
  31. If the house never had ac why install it now?...

    If the house never had ac why install it now? Most likely a simple dehumidification system added to your new furnace will be far more comfortable, and much more affordable.
  32. Ok... Prepare yourself... The likelihood that...

    Ok... Prepare yourself...

    The likelihood that your builder installed 5 ton system is actually DELIVERING 5 tons (2000cfm) is slight to nonexistent.
    Most, if not ALL builder installed duct systems...
  33. Thread: Filter Dryer

    by vstech
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    Ok, now you are stating the reasons for the...

    Ok, now you are stating the reasons for the switch, but you then have company A out for service? I'm confused. If the company seemed great why they didn't earn your business for the service?
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    Can you post some wide angle shots of the unit?...

    Can you post some wide angle shots of the unit? I'd like to see how the drain is flowing.
    Also, if you list the number and size of supply and return ducts, it may be obvious why it drips.
  35. I'm assuming your old coil is being changed due...

    I'm assuming your old coil is being changed due to compressor failure? If so, that coil is better than a clogged one. But I'd want one without a dent in my car...
  36. There is not enough info to give you an answer....

    There is not enough info to give you an answer. It's all about heat rise, is ac on the system, is there a filter on the return? What size... Etc.
    All these things a contractor will know to check and...
  37. Thread: Filter Dryer

    by vstech
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    No point beating a dead horse about the mistake...

    No point beating a dead horse about the mistake the op made accepting the low bid. Lesson learned. Coils been changed. The true test will be five years down the road. Will the system hold on? Will it...
  38. as the refigerant wars get more and more...

    as the refigerant wars get more and more prevalent, and equipment efficiencies continuously improve... the logic of repairing major issues with older equipment becomes unwise.

    as to helping you...
  39. So... How many square feet to this place?

    So... How many square feet to this place?
  40. Wow... We are trying to assist you in the...

    Wow... We are trying to assist you in the process... VERY FEW CONTRACTORS understand to what extent foam sealing affects the load calculation and equipment selection in a house...
    ESPECIALLY in hot...
  41. That's a BIG IF... The house is foam sealed...

    That's a BIG IF... The house is foam sealed attic? And it needs 6 tons, AND the contractor thinks humidity will properly controlled? Wow... Must be SOME house!
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    I googled it... Neato...

    I googled it... Neato...
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    U Um... Swamp coolers require a tad more than...

    U

    Um... Swamp coolers require a tad more than straw and air to cool... And I'd love to see the car that used one for cooling...
  44. The coil can be used successfully, but it may not...

    The coil can be used successfully, but it may not work as a match for a 14SEER condenser. See if you can get a 13SEER QUOTE... Or you may have to replace it...
  45. Contractor locator should get you a well...

    Contractor locator should get you a well qualified tech out to size the unit for ya.

    Best way to shop for comfort is to shop for a well respected contractor. They should put in writing what you...
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    Oy! Odd indeed... Refrigerant lines are NOT to...

    Oy!

    Odd indeed... Refrigerant lines are NOT to be messed with without EPA certification and refrigerant understanding... And a permit for the work in my area...
  47. Water source heatpumps have zero external...

    Water source heatpumps have zero external footprint, are ultra high efficiency, and offer 30%tax break federal and most states offer additional breaks...
  48. The most common response I get is "I like the...

    The most common response I get is "I like the house 64F all during the summer" my response is usually... Well where do you like it in the winter?
    78 is the most common answer, some like it even...
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    Yup, I've seen many failures where all or some...

    Yup, I've seen many failures where all or some strips remain energized in the off position... A good tech will fix it.
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    Where do you live? The tech needs to come back...

    Where do you live?

    The tech needs to come back out and take a LOT of measurements.

    Wet bulb in home, wet bulb at coil, intake and discharge. Static pressures before and inbetween all sections...
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