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    javaman I have no experince with W-R T-stats...

    javaman

    I have no experince with W-R T-stats but most people on this site do prefer the HW VP 8320 or 8321. The main issue for you is probably that you need a 2-stage stat with your 2 stage...
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    javaman I have had the same issue. I got a...

    javaman

    I have had the same issue.

    I got a HW vision Pro 8320 T-Stat, and yes it will start right away in stage 2 if the temp difference is greater than 0.5C.

    I use recovery as well even...
  3. will check them out never thought of heatpump I...

    will check them out never thought of heatpump I have no idea how they work. I do not think heatpumps are common here.

    Thanks again I'm in the early stages of my research. Want to get the second...
  4. Thanks Was more looking for model and matching...

    Thanks

    Was more looking for model and matching the 2 stage blower not specific size. I have all my data...got blower test and complete HVAC CALC done 6 month ago. I'm aware of the size I need,...
  5. t527ed Since you are a Lennox dealer, could...

    t527ed

    Since you are a Lennox dealer, could you please give me your recommendation as to what would be a good AC to pair with my Lennox G61 36B -70K furnace-blower?

    I'm thinking to get an AC...
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    3CPH is the general opinion of many on this...

    3CPH is the general opinion of many on this board.

    Having said that it does not mean much if furnace is not sized correctly. IMHO
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    Hi arlene, I'm sure I get the efficiency...

    Hi arlene,

    I'm sure I get the efficiency although I do not have more than 2 bills so far. I used 57 therm up until the 10th of february.
    That compares to 149 Therms last year. It has been...
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    Jim Davis, When that is true, how come the...

    Jim Davis,
    When that is true, how come the numbers given by the manufacturers (in my case Lennox) are different?

    How can Lennox post false numbers?
    Afterall, if you know that the numbers are not...
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    "Low fire is always less efficient than High fire...

    "Low fire is always less efficient than High fire when it comes to BTUs delivered to the air stream versus gas input."

    If that is true, how come that the manufacturers state the opposite?

    For...
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    I'm a little puzzled. I have a 2 stage high...

    I'm a little puzzled.

    I have a 2 stage high efficiency furnace and my input/output values as provided by manufacturer stating the following.
    1st stage input 45,000 BTU's output 43,000 BTU's...
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    natural gas prices are high...thats for sure, at...

    natural gas prices are high...thats for sure, at least for North American standarts. It's about CAD $1.15 per therm here not to bad but I'm also not the average consumer. When I talk to my...
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    Just a heads up...I have the 1400 cfm version. ...

    Just a heads up...I have the 1400 cfm version. Installed it on the side of the house brick so no problem there. I suggest (unless they have changed it by now my unit is 6 yrs old) change the spring...
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    Hi Arlene, I'm doing well and I like my VP. ...

    Hi Arlene,

    I'm doing well and I like my VP. My system is is running smooth but I had the HVAC pro come back. Had water in the top furnace compartment just a little puddle which left behind a...
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    I believe that I read on another thread before...

    I believe that I read on another thread before that in maintenance, stage 2 will kick in if stage 1 is engaged 80% of any given hour. It will then switch back and forth between stage one and two. ...
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    If wired correctly, it will go straight into...

    If wired correctly, it will go straight into second stage during recovery mode if temp difference is >1F.
  16. you mentioned setbacks...if you in recovery mode...

    you mentioned setbacks...if you in recovery mode you do not want to start on low fire (limping along) for the first 10-15 before getting into 2nd stage.

    Two stage t-stat for sure will give you...
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    how are these furnaces marketed here? Are they...

    how are these furnaces marketed here?
    Are they claiming 100%+ efficiency are they being installed in the US and/or Canada?
    The HVAC pro I talked to said he installs them but the high price does...
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    It's a ripp off....for sure. One way for...

    It's a ripp off....for sure.

    One way for Germany to increase it's natural gas reserves 109% efficient furnaces. hahaha

    BTW, lostdude you are an HVAC pro right?
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    just a few weeks ago when I got quotes for my new...

    just a few weeks ago when I got quotes for my new furnace here in Canada I bounced it of the HVAC pro, the 100% plus efficiency that is. He explained it but that was well to technicl for me he new...
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    I did install it myself but I do not recommend...

    I did install it myself but I do not recommend it. If you are not absolutly sure what you are doing get a pro to install it.
    You could do more harm than good.
    You can't get yhe VP 8320 retail in...
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    top of the line boilers(for radiators)in Germany...

    top of the line boilers(for radiators)in Germany are over 100% for some time.

    Driving factors

    1. price...resources in North America are dirt cheap-still. There was very little incentive here...
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    koen I'm in TO and it has been very mild so...

    koen

    I'm in TO and it has been very mild so far this winter. Even out here.
    I have the G61-70k as well. My home is 2450 sqft and I have had the same concerns you had/have. (I know it can be a...
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    nvr2old harl's current t-stat is a 2-stage...

    nvr2old

    harl's current t-stat is a 2-stage already. Unless I miss something.

    Not sure what harl is looking for maybe just a little more control for the fan.
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    harl I have the same furnace as you and I'm...

    harl

    I have the same furnace as you and I'm using the Honeywell VP8320. It's the T-stat choice of many on this site.
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    arlene remember we thought that our T-stat...

    arlene

    remember we thought that our T-stat needed to be set higher to be comfortable. I now believe that I get away with a lower setting than with my old T-stat. I have my old T-stat over top of...
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    I agree with smokin68, they should have checked...

    I agree with smokin68, they should have checked the wires...their fault, do not pay an extra cent.
    IMHO
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    2 stage furnace 2 stage T-stat I converted...

    2 stage furnace 2 stage T-stat

    I converted myself ran for 3 weeks on single t-stat 2 stage t-stat made a big difference for me. I use setback a lot and with a two stage T-stat the furnace will...
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    mayguy, what I did not like, was mainly that I...

    mayguy,

    what I did not like, was mainly that I lost control. For example right now the outside temp has been mostly at about 34F for almost 2 weeks the AR worked fine. I'm all for using only the...
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    beenthere thanks for your answers I will leave...

    beenthere

    thanks for your answers I will leave it at the current factory setting for heat. It's working fine, just thought I cold make a little adjustment for quieter comfort. I'm glad I ask the...
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    just confirming my current fan speed. 1st...

    just confirming my current fan speed.

    1st stage input 45k out 43k fan 865 cfm
    2nd stage input 66K out ~61k fan 960 cfm

    beenthere
    I was thinking of 780 in low fire and 845 in high fire
    won't...
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    Hi all, great forum learned a lot reading many of...

    Hi all, great forum learned a lot reading many of the threads

    I was wondering if there are any negative effects if I turn down my variable fan speed while in heating mode. Currently I use the...
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    cn About the cph. I had a Honeywell CT 3400...

    cn

    About the cph. I had a Honeywell CT 3400 for the last 14 years. I was able to adjust the CPH slightly switching to the 90+ AFUE setting ( there was an adjustment screw in the back of the...
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    thanks for the description I have set the AR at...

    thanks for the description
    I have set the AR at 65F for 6:30 I get up at 6 though :)Temp dropping 9C overnight.
    Wiring: here is what I did ...I followed instructions in the installation...
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    thanks arlene It seems to work well, cycles...

    thanks arlene

    It seems to work well, cycles between 2 stages in recovery, fanspeed is adjusting as well at te same time. I definetaly like the red light takes the guessing of the stages away.
    ...
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    Jumper works like a charm

    Jumper works like a charm
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    arlene will play around with the settings...

    arlene

    will play around with the settings tonight.

    Will try the jumper tonight, looks straight forward. Makes sense to me why the wire would light up the LED in W2. Having read the...
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    Installed the VP8320 late last night, so far so...

    Installed the VP8320 late last night, so far so good.

    Seem to work ok although it appears to start up on 2nd stage heat, also I'm not sure the fan speed differs at all.

    In set up code option...
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    bdawg/mayguy got my VP8320 will install in the...

    bdawg/mayguy

    got my VP8320 will install in the next few days.

    Will give Adaptive Recovery a try for sure, might have gotten better over the last 15 yrs. Seems like most of you like it - a lot....
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    I will give AR a try again. Generally I do not...

    I will give AR a try again. Generally I do not like the heat on when I'm sleeping. Love to wake up to a cold house and the furnace to come on the same time the alarm rings.

    It's what I grew up...
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    Thanks mayguy so an aditional 3 wires (a total...

    Thanks mayguy

    so an aditional 3 wires (a total of 6) will do to run all functions with forced air and AC for the VP 8320.

    Thats good to know, I will probably run the wires before the VP arrives.
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    peter1001 good on you you gave me hope. :) ...

    peter1001

    good on you

    you gave me hope. :) I do not like that option and I have a VP 8320 in the mail arriving soon.
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    If I can't turn off adaptive recovery on any...

    If I can't turn off adaptive recovery on any honeywell thermostat I would/will be pissed off regardless of the serial #. I would never buy anything Honywell again. It's absolutley annoying IMHO. ...
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    No I won't, it's just like a computers...

    No I won't, it's just like a computers motherboard...used to overclock my old computer.

    I will follow instructions and turn the power off.

    I have one question, can anybody give me a...
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    I'll keep you posted. My VP 8320 has to clear...

    I'll keep you posted. My VP 8320 has to clear CDN Customs.

    If it does not work I let you what not to do. And I order a new furnace:)

    P.S. I should start using a spell check.
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    my current thermostat has allmost all these...

    my current thermostat has allmost all these functions i.e. 5+1+1 and for settings per day also "hold" which I use all the time. But even on high efficiency furnace setting I cant get below 4 CPH on...
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    Hi arlene thanks, I bought the same one, Ebay...

    Hi arlene

    thanks, I bought the same one, Ebay was the only place for me to get one (it's on the way).

    Called 4 HVAC Pro's, only one called me back with an outrages quote. Will get it probably...
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    thanks rohalon you are probably right, my...

    thanks rohalon

    you are probably right, my attic on that side of the house is not well insulated. It's the side I'm attached to with my neighbour (it's a semi 2.5 story)It's only a few feet in the...
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    Hi arlene yep we have the same setup and pretty...

    Hi arlene yep we have the same setup and pretty much the same issues.
    I think we both have old drafty holmes :) in about the same climate. I whish I had paid more attention to my old furnace i.e....
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    I have the same furnace as arlen an experiment...

    I have the same furnace as arlen an experiment the same difference. In my case I still have the old Honeywell CT3400 thermostat (new VP 8320 is on it's way).

    Before I got away with 65-68F in the...
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    thanks arlene I will try buying one which is...

    thanks arlene

    I will try buying one which is not that easy here in Canada.

    My g61mpv yesterday cycled 4 times in 65 min about 8 min on and 10 min of at 18F outside. All on low flame.
    Want to...
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