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    Do you have a picture of this "rack"?

    Do you have a picture of this "rack"?
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    Ac systems are sized for a specific airflow....

    Ac systems are sized for a specific airflow. Closing vents cuts back the airflow, and results in low pressures and can damage the equipment.
  3. What temp is it in the attic?

    What temp is it in the attic?
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    Going to need mor information on why you are...

    Going to need mor information on why you are cutting it.
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    Several possibilities, i recommend keeping the...

    Several possibilities, i recommend keeping the appointment and asking for specific reasons.
  6. Best bet is to call a contractor. Second...

    Best bet is to call a contractor.

    Second choice would be to call nest tech support. Their website should have the number if you don't have the manual.

    Our site isn't allowed to offer tech...
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    As long as the furnace is in safe operating...

    As long as the furnace is in safe operating condition, it should be repairable
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    You may be surprised by the large size of the...

    You may be surprised by the large size of the insulation... new energy codes require thicker insulation than the old lines.
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    If it came in a roll, rubber insulated large...

    If it came in a roll, rubber insulated large line, its refrigeration tubing.
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    ok, perfect! the attic blown in insulation...

    ok, perfect!

    the attic blown in insulation needs to come out.

    I know... that sucks, but it's the best scenario. get the blown in sucked out, go over all the rafters and seal them to the...
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    are you sure it's bad? it might just need some...

    are you sure it's bad? it might just need some oil in the cups...
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    wow... a hub mounted condenser fan motor! ...

    wow...

    a hub mounted condenser fan motor!

    amazing...

    it's been a LONG time since I've changed one of those!

    if you can read the motor dataplate it should be matchable... if not, an expert...
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    because YOU are not a licensed contractor...

    because YOU are not a licensed contractor shopping at the manufacturers wholesaler...
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    yes. adding a modern heat pump will lessen...

    yes.

    adding a modern heat pump will lessen your heating needs in the winter, and depending on your elevation, drop your propane use considerably.

    I'm a bit west of you, but similar climates......
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    another issue you may be facing is, the pathway...

    another issue you may be facing is, the pathway TO the narrow duct opening is obstructed, or reduced so, there is little transition space for the air to spread out/concentrate in.
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    I'm going to guess arizona? weak airflow is...

    I'm going to guess arizona?

    weak airflow is from poorly designed ductwork.

    get a contractor in there that will properly design your duct system.

    pay them to perform the needed remedy.
    ...
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    no. the resistor is important for the unit....

    no.

    the resistor is important for the unit. removing it can damage the relay.
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    that would be a bad plan. if the female...

    that would be a bad plan.

    if the female threads in the pan are cracked, you need a new pan...

    you might try cleaning it up very well, getting some primer, pvc glue the crack, then get a hose...
  19. Are you certain it is a 410 unit?

    Are you certain it is a 410 unit?
  20. No way to know without tools for readings. ...

    No way to know without tools for readings.

    Best to get a tech out there.
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    How does this question belong in residential ask...

    How does this question belong in residential ask our pros section?

    No DIY allowed here.

    If you are a contractor, you will need to submit your credentials and have the admin get you professional...
  22. 22 degree drop across coil is working pretty...

    22 degree drop across coil is working pretty well... i would need cfm numbers to determine if it is working well... but your lack of comfort in mild weather makes me think low airflow.
  23. Second box store system complaint in a many...

    Second box store system complaint in a many days... trend? Or example
  24. Attic ventilation, partition sealing, and...

    Attic ventilation, partition sealing, and insulation are critical to upper floor comfort...
  25. Ground source heat pumps. Can be configured on...

    Ground source heat pumps. Can be configured on open loop from a well, or a closed loop in the ground, or in a lake, or a vertical set of pipes drilled into the ground.
  26. I understand you want to enter the 21st century...

    I understand you want to enter the 21st century and all... But a heat pump is not the type system to install a programmable thermostat.

    Heat pumps need stable constant temp settings...

    The...
  27. Before the compressor is unrecoverable, I'd get a...

    Before the compressor is unrecoverable, I'd get a commercial contractor in there to evaluate the install and find the problem.

    Those compressors are not cheap!
  28. Is the outdoor section near the HRV by any...

    Is the outdoor section near the HRV by any chance? It may be possible to draw in the discharge air from the condenser to add heat efficiently...
  29. Is it a delta 3 or a wye or... and is it matched?

    Is it a delta 3 or a wye or... and is it matched?
  30. I would start by calling an electrician... ...

    I would start by calling an electrician...

    But with the disconnect off do you have power to all 3 legs?
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    Then its wired wrong and the tech needs to be...

    Then its wired wrong and the tech needs to be fired.
  32. Sounds like the installers mixed up jobs... get...

    Sounds like the installers mixed up jobs... get ALL model and serial numbers... if it isnt a match, that 18 may not function... if it is the wrong tonnage it can cause issues in the home.
  33. Does your recovery equipment have instructions? ...

    Does your recovery equipment have instructions?

    Why consolidate it? Just turn in both tanks...
  34. Diaken OWNS amanna/goodman... if that tells you...

    Diaken OWNS amanna/goodman... if that tells you anything.
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    the effect would be no cooling, or a burned up...

    the effect would be no cooling, or a burned up compressor and condenser fan wiring.
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    not enough information to answer. we'd need...

    not enough information to answer.

    we'd need the entire wiring setup.

    this site will not allow us to explain how to wire a capacitor.

    basically, it bypasses the capacitor from the...
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    Did you look at the picture he linked to?

    Did you look at the picture he linked to?
  38. No. To install a 410 condenser at a minimum,...

    No.

    To install a 410 condenser at a minimum, the air handler will need to be modified.

    It CAN be connected to the air handler, but the coil in the air handler will need modification.
  39. actually, with the improvements made, and...

    actually, with the improvements made, and planned... you could be getting proper cooling with less than a ton of cooling...

    I'd get those final adjustments made to the envelope, and do a full...
  40. Nice! I agree, a safety switch is a good idea.

    Nice!

    I agree, a safety switch is a good idea.
  41. It is a 1" hole in your ductwork dumping...

    It is a 1" hole in your ductwork dumping conditioned air outside...

    It causes a negative pressure in the house drawing additional unconditioned air in...

    Current energy codes deem it a...
  42. I would need a closeup pic of the coil model...

    I would need a closeup pic of the coil model number, or the installation manual page on draining. but the ? Connector appears to be the actual primary connection... Rheem/Ruud coils have a weird...
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    Put it back, take out the flap... That is...

    Put it back, take out the flap...

    That is REQUIRED COMBUSTION AIR for your furnace and water heater!!!
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    However, the change in heat gain will be minimal....

    However, the change in heat gain will be minimal.

    Sealing up the ceiling would be far more productive.
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    I do agree that a contractor would use the...

    I do agree that a contractor would use the correct insulation, and they would seal the return box with mastic.
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    I disagree. Paper (the vapor barrier such as it...

    I disagree. Paper (the vapor barrier such as it is in wall insulation) should face the attic.
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    I have boxed in stud bays for filter grill sizing...

    I have boxed in stud bays for filter grill sizing before. In a hallway or other non load bearing area it is common practice. If you contact a carpenter they can explain how it is done.

    I do not...
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    I know whats wrong. And any tech on this site...

    I know whats wrong. And any tech on this site would know whars wrong just looking at your system.

    We cant tell you how to fix it on this site...

    But it is the most common problem when a hack...
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    Nobody told you to call another tech... We...

    Nobody told you to call another tech...

    We told you to get a tech that is qualified and will get the correct parts.

    I have NEVER found a problem mechanically or electrically i walked away from...
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    ok... call your power company. see if there...

    ok...

    call your power company. see if there is a low voltage condition on your house. it can't be tested with a standard meter.
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