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  1. Wow...I do have many frowns :( but at least I...

    Wow...I do have many frowns :( but at least I now understand why 3 retailers said they would not put an insert in a factory built, and 3 said it was fine. Heartman, as always, made some really good...
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    Aprilaire 600M New Pipe Noise

    Hello,
    We have a York modulating furnace and an Aprilaire 600M humidifier. We had problems with the install of the furnace a couple of years ago (this form was a great resource), but now we have an...
  3. Regency Wood Insert vs. Heatilator Accelerator

    Hello,
    We have a small zero-clearance/factory built fireplace from the mid 1980s. The chimney is in good repair, with no rust or pitting. The problem is this fireplace doesnít add any heat to the...
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    Well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. So far,...

    Well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. So far, the furnace has worked since they replaced the board and the venter motor. When I asked about the transducer, I got a puzzled look on the tech's face,...
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    @freezeking2000: this is an upflow furnace I...

    @freezeking2000: this is an upflow furnace

    I didn't realize that the switches would reset themselves. Last night was the first time it reset itself.

    I want to get the venting fixed...
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    @spymoocow: thanks for the thoughts on the gas...

    @spymoocow: thanks for the thoughts on the gas pressure - I will have them look at it in the morning. Regarding the temperature rise, they took it last might and the rise was originally 76 to 107,...
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    Thanks for all the responses. I was able to get...

    Thanks for all the responses. I was able to get the tech back in tonight, since he was still close by. I will have to wait for the senior tech in the morning when they will likely change the...
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    Yes, they checked the venting, and it looked...

    Yes, they checked the venting, and it looked fine. There is a small 10 inch section between 2 elbows that is probably too close to level for my comfort, so they said they will change that out if the...
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    He made sure the burners were working, there were...

    He made sure the burners were working, there were no CO2 leaks, and did spend some time watching the blower ramp up, etc. So he did spend some time watching the setup. I don't think they'll be able...
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    You won't beleive this, but we already have the 5...

    You won't beleive this, but we already have the 5 read flashing lights and cold air blowing only 20 minutes after the tech left!! This is after a new hi limit switch, control board and venter...
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    Thanks for all of your help last night! To keep...

    Thanks for all of your help last night! To keep you updated, the owner of the HVAC company called this morning and said that we need to change the control board and venter motor. A very...
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    Well, it is still a mystery. When he first got...

    Well, it is still a mystery. When he first got in, with the red lights flashing, he first checked the wiring connections, and found it odd that the aux limit switch had no power, but it had...
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    Pipes are about 17 feet, with 5 elbows + the 2...

    Pipes are about 17 feet, with 5 elbows + the 2 elbows in the vent pipe outside of the exterior wall. This looks OK from what I can see in the manual. Could have been a straight run, with only 1...
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    Nothing is ever simple...even after a bunch of...

    Nothing is ever simple...even after a bunch of research, consumers just never know when the job is done right. This HVAC company I signed with and that is doung the servicing is on York's list of...
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    Thanks! is the auxillary switch the same as the...

    Thanks! is the auxillary switch the same as the high limit switch? and when you say the revision is the communicating board, was that meant for john regarding the newer models and teh flashing...
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    Thanks for the quick responses. I've rechecked...

    Thanks for the quick responses. I've rechecked the drain lines, and they are not full of water, and they do not sit in water it empties into the main drain, and sits a few inches above the water...
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    Arrgh! The contractor came back again last week...

    Arrgh! The contractor came back again last week and was confident that it was the hi-limit switch. He said it was impossible to tell if it was the switch or the board, but since they haven't had...
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    Thanks! The drain line from the furnace is...

    Thanks! The drain line from the furnace is veneted seperately, although it does tie in later to the drain tube of the humidifier and AC coil. I'll mention this to him on Monday. The problem...
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    My installer is pretty confident that it is...

    My installer is pretty confident that it is either a high limit switch problem, or a board problem. Either way it will be covered under warranty, but I hope this fixes the problem.

    No one on...
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    Yes, I change my Merv 10 or 11 filter at least 3...

    Yes, I change my Merv 10 or 11 filter at least 3 times per year (I listen to you guys, and gals, on this forum), and the installer said that the filter was fine.

    The horizontal runs have only a...
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    York with NO HEAT

    We had a York Affinity 9.C Series Modulating Furnace (80,000BTU) installed in March of 2008, and had no problems last winter. Today, we had no heat and the circut board had 5 red flashes repeating. ...
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    @ all you hardworking techs: Thanks for all of...

    @ all you hardworking techs: Thanks for all of the help guys, this forum is the best!

    @doc holiday: Our Lifebreath HRV has an interchangeable core, so it can be converted to an ERV - but we were...
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    Sounds like I'm back to needing the humidifier to...

    Sounds like I'm back to needing the humidifier to run longer than the mod furnace currently does.

    If I upgrade to the IAQ, will the Aprilaire 600M humifidfier be able to run independently from...
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    No, we don't have an outdoor temperature sensor...

    No, we don't have an outdoor temperature sensor (I don't know if one can be hooked up to the TH8321 T-Stat).

    I'll have the installer check the water flow orifice at the next tune-up, and...
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    Thanks beenthere. If by "orfice size" you mean...

    Thanks beenthere.

    If by "orfice size" you mean the size of the opening on the cold air return where the humidifier sits, then it is already cut out to fit the entire humidifier area (when I take...
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    York-Aprilaire Humidity Problem

    Last year after reading many of your posts, and searching to find the right installer, we purchased the following system for our 2500SF 2-storey home:

    York Affinity 9.C Series Modulating Furnace...
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    Yes, Iíll be getting the York 80,000 BTU Affinity...

    Yes, Iíll be getting the York 80,000 BTU Affinity with the 8T series A/C, but he gave me 2 options on this size:

    PC9B12 furnace with the CZE036 A/C

    or

    PC9C16 furnace with the CZE038 A/C

    I...
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    Thanks for the comments, I think I'll go with the...

    Thanks for the comments, I think I'll go with the York. The dealer is closer and the overall warranty is better (and I like the 1% modulating too!). I'll firm up a contract Monday.

    I think...
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    I'll have to check to see where the CFM's are...

    I'll have to check to see where the CFM's are listed in my report - I've been so focused on sizing the BTU's I didn't even think of CFMs.

    Winter design temps: Indoor 72F, Outdoor -2F
    Summer...
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    Yes that is the Total cooling load. Sensible...

    Yes that is the Total cooling load. Sensible cooling is 28,500 Btuh.

    Is that the number I should be looking at?

    Also, how will I know if I need a 4 ton drive for the furnace? I don't...
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    Load Calc York Affinity vs. Bryant/Carrier

    I would have preferred the Rheem modulating furnace, but based on the QUALITY of the local installers, Iíll be going with either the York Affinity modulating or the Bryant/Carrier Evolution/Infinity...
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    I believe the cabinet or rack is internal, and is...

    I believe the cabinet or rack is internal, and is only 16x25x1, but from reading this forum, some members say that some furnace cabinets/racks are easily expanded to fit thicker media. I was...
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    Comfortmaker or Tempstar Filter Cabinet

    I'm trying to determine if I can use a decent media filter in the existing cabinet of the new furnace I am about to order. My installer says I need to get an additional Honeywell F100, F200, or...
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    Lennox?

    Baldloonie: Are you speaking of the Pureair system or the Healty Climate 16? I'm looking at the PureAir, but can't find any info on the amount of pressure drop or how frequently the filters clog...
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    Thanks for all your help everyone!! and to garyg...

    Thanks for all your help everyone!! and to garyg for directing me to this site.

    This site (which means each of you) is a wealth of information, and it's great to see you all sharing your...
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    I shouldn't have a problem with parts. I'm just...

    I shouldn't have a problem with parts. I'm just outside of Toronto, and it looks like both brands are well served here. Based on the helpful comments so far, I'm leaning towards the Arcoaire.
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    Ducane vs. Arcoaire

    We are not looking for a "high-end" furnace, but a good quality high-efficiency furnace with a good install. Aircoaire and Ducane both seem to be units that offer good value for their price.
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