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    Thanks again guys, appreciate your time in...

    Thanks again guys, appreciate your time in responding to this thread.

    Kevin
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    We checked that prior to the install and found...

    We checked that prior to the install and found that the existing lines for both systems are 3/8 and 3/4, which is in accordance with Amana's recomendations/requirements.
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    Thanks again guys for all of your comments. I...

    Thanks again guys for all of your comments. I had a good close out discussion with my contractor, he didn't use nitrogen during braze or pressure test but did pull a vacuum (got my wife to show him...
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    OK, thanks to all for your responses, I'll try to...

    OK, thanks to all for your responses, I'll try to cover all the points raised:

    Firstly I agree with the suggestions not to go overboard with any false accusing, etc. I'm not here to get...
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    Guys, thanks for your replys:- coolwhip I was...

    Guys, thanks for your replys:-

    coolwhip
    I was working from home for the duration of the install (two & half days), I watched them say 50% of the time, tried to keep an eye on what I thought was...
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    I've just had two of my HVAC systems replaced and...

    I've just had two of my HVAC systems replaced and I have a few concerns regarding the linesets. The replacement systems are both R-22 so I decided to reuse the existing linesets and just have the...
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    icyflame. I was just kidding, actually thought...

    icyflame. I was just kidding, actually thought your comment was funny and would have added a smiley face if I knew how. Hopefully BaldLoonie saw it the same way too. Apologies to all if I set off...
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    Originally posted by icyflame [B] ...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by icyflame
    [B]

    Humm should probably get back on subject before this thread deteriorates any further....

    The system functionally operates OK, it's just a little noisy...
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    BaldLoonie (is that what your wife calls you!). ...

    BaldLoonie (is that what your wife calls you!). Thanks for the reply.

    So it sounds like the fan speed should have been correctly set by the factory. The plastic restrictive registers were...
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    Hello Dash, thank you for your reply. I don't...

    Hello Dash, thank you for your reply.

    I don't have the actual number with me, but I can check tonight. It's an Amana - variable speed, 2 stage, 80% efficient, 115,000 BTU (I think) and it's...
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    I have a variable speed 2 stage furnace, the...

    I have a variable speed 2 stage furnace, the registers seem quite noisy, with a high air flow, particularily on high fire. I'm aware that there's a 400 CFM per ton rule for AC, is there a similar...
  12. Thread: Can I downsize?

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    Thanks for your responses. There's a 4 ft wide...

    Thanks for your responses.

    There's a 4 ft wide door opening between the kitchen/family room and the dining room, but it isn't fitted with a door. The dining room, formal lounge (2 storey),...
  13. Thread: Can I downsize?

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    Black Adder, thanks for the quick reply. As...

    Black Adder, thanks for the quick reply.

    As some more background, the overall performance of the current system really started to deteriorate is year. I had it serviced in the spring and the tech...
  14. Thread: Can I downsize?

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    I'm currently planning the change out of a 17...

    I'm currently planning the change out of a 17 years old 2.5 ton system that serves my kitchen/family/utility/powder/dining room. My house is located in Houston, TX. I want the dining room removed...
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    I spoke with the Honeywell tech support line this...

    I spoke with the Honeywell tech support line this morning and the tech confirmed that a new 'communicating' VisonPro thermostat was being released in a few months that will be compatable with the...
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    'not a filter expert' Thanks for the response. ...

    'not a filter expert' Thanks for the response.

    What will be better about the new Envirazone system and what are the benefits of VisonPro capabilities?

    Thanks
    Kevin
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    After doing some research on the various zone...

    After doing some research on the various zone control systems available, I'm leaning toward Honeywell's networked zoning system called Envirazone. I like the functionality of the Envirazone system,...
  18. Thread: Radiant Barrier

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    The results are disapointing

    I was hoping to hear that you achieved better results, however I wouldn't be too downhearted, without wishing to cause offence I think your test method could have been improved.

    Firstly, 2" from...
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    Apologies for hijacking this thread...

    I'm also looking in to zoning for the replacement of one of my systems this Fall/Winter. I'm looking for a system that controls the heat/cool ligh/low staging and fan speed, based upon number of...
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    Looking to replace my exist 3 ton upflow system...

    Looking to replace my exist 3 ton upflow system with a 16 SEER 2-Stage heat/cool with VS furnace. I've been advised that it would be better to change to a horizontal furnace as it's better for...
  21. Thread: Radiant Barrier

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    ibanda I live in Houston and am currently...

    ibanda

    I live in Houston and am currently collecting data to evaluate the effectiveness of spraying on a RB. Look forward to your results.
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    Sealy B. Thanks for your response. Can you...

    Sealy B.

    Thanks for your response. Can you use the Carrier Infinity zone control that you mention with other HVAC equipment (e.g. Amana) or does it have to be matched with Carrier equipment? If...
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    Citywide: Thanks for your response. I had a...

    Citywide:
    Thanks for your response. I had a quick look at the DIGITRACT4 but I'm not convinced that it will properly control the VS fan, unless it allows the Amana air handler to run its'...
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    I live in Katy, TX and my house has 3 HVAC...

    I live in Katy, TX and my house has 3 HVAC systems - 2.5 ton, 3 ton and 4 ton. Last November I had the 4 ton system replaced with a 14 SEER Amana system by one of the forum members - Robinair. I'm...
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    BaldLoonie & Classical, thank you for your...

    BaldLoonie & Classical, thank you for your assistance, it's much appreciated. How do I get contact details for Mr Bill and Classical. Not sure about the forum rules, are you allowed to post them?
    ...
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    Thanks, I will definately give him a shot, my...

    Thanks, I will definately give him a shot, my response was supposed to be 'tongue-in-cheek', I couldn't figure out how to add a smiley face at the end.
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    Very perceptive mrbillpro, there's nothing worse...

    Very perceptive mrbillpro, there's nothing worse than working for an "engineer" that knows just enough to be dangerous.....
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    Thanks BaldLoonie, I've submitted an estimate...

    Thanks BaldLoonie, I've submitted an estimate request via the link provided.
    Regards
    Kevin
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    I am looks for good contractor to replace my...

    I am looks for good contractor to replace my existing 5 ton/125k BTU system in Katy, TX. I would like to get this done before the year end. Any contractor recomendations please.

    Thanks in...
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    Coil Leak Qustion

    Thanks guys, appreciate the responses.

    How long will my system continue to operate with a leaking coil. Presumable I will notice a reduction in system performance to the point where it's just...
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    Good morning all, I stumbled on the forum this...

    Good morning all,

    I stumbled on the forum this week and after reading through some of the posts/response have been impressed by the "well of knowledge" here.

    OK having got the sucking-up out of...
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