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  1. A CO sample in the duct system tells us nothing....

    A CO sample in the duct system tells us nothing. It does reveal that the technician has not been trained in the proper use of a combustion analyzer.
    If still have concerns, I recommend a low level...
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    Rust is the reaction of iron in the presence of...

    Rust is the reaction of iron in the presence of moisture and oxygen. If either one is eliminated then the metal will not rust any further.
    Provided they stopped the leak then it should not be any...
  3. Thread: Overpriced

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    It looks neat. To what are you referring?

    It looks neat. To what are you referring?
  4. Thread: Time flies

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    Wait until grandchildren come along. Though it's...

    Wait until grandchildren come along.
    Though it's not bad when things go smoothly.
  5. Are the ducts in the living space or in...

    Are the ducts in the living space or in unconditioned space?
  6. Goodman's poor record in years past has left me...

    Goodman's poor record in years past has left me with a low opinion of it. Goodman led the way in cutting costs and I still have that opinion. A 10 year warranty does not allay my concerns.
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    You may very well be right about outside air...

    You may very well be right about outside air being responsible for carrying in some moisture that led to the rust. I am curious about the need for a new inducer so soon. What went wrong with it?
    My...
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    I like the banging with a wrench. A wrench is the...

    I like the banging with a wrench. A wrench is the first tool I get out when checking a gas valve.
    ::DD:
  9. Thread: Ford Transit

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    My Transit has been ordered. I won't know until...

    My Transit has been ordered. I won't know until it arrives. I'll be glad to post later if you still need/want my experience.
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    That's what I have learned. I think the tank has...

    That's what I have learned. I think the tank has the heating element. The old one is discarded rather than cleaned. I think it is my responsibility as an American consumer to throw stuff out and get...
  11. ALWAYS take names. My story of dealing with Time...

    ALWAYS take names. My story of dealing with Time Warner Business Class is far too long to post, so I'll just say keep a record of each communication with name, date and time. Hold them accountable by...
  12. Oh man! Put some Vitamin E on that.

    Oh man! Put some Vitamin E on that.
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    I've been considering a switch from the Honeywell...

    I've been considering a switch from the Honeywell TruSteam to an Aprilaire 800. The Aprilaire claims to be very simple to service without the hassle of cleaning a heating element.
  14. So that's why Trane is so inaccessible. We...

    So that's why Trane is so inaccessible. We service a movie theater with 11 Trane rooftop units and I'm always left to my own devices to figure things out as Trane is not helpful at all.
    I learned...
  15. :couch: Waiting to see the outcome.

    :couch: Waiting to see the outcome.
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    I have had a TrueSteam humidifier for several...

    I have had a TrueSteam humidifier for several years. We added an RO system and found it helps. It is an expensive piece of equipment. I was considering a water softener when we upgraded our kitchen...
  17. I can't comment on the legality of making you pay...

    I can't comment on the legality of making you pay for repairs.
    I would question why they would object to your bringing to their attention obvious issues with the house. Is it their intention to sell...
  18. Thread: wshp

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    What you are asking sounds like DIY assistance...

    What you are asking sounds like DIY assistance which is not given here by rules of the site.
    Your best bet is to call in a good technician.
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    The smaller size is the limit of air volume to...

    The smaller size is the limit of air volume to the system. It does not matter how big the other portions of the system are.
    On a highway it's called a bottleneck.
  20. Two suggestions. 1. DO NOT buy a home warranty....

    Two suggestions.
    1. DO NOT buy a home warranty. In every instance I've encountered as a contractor or from talking to customers with home warranty contracts, it has been a nightmare. Check online...
  21. If you're selling in three months, just heat with...

    If you're selling in three months, just heat with emergency heat. Give the buyers a credit towards new equipment of their choosing.
    If I were buying a house I wouldn't want the cheap system the...
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    That's because Goodman is sold to DIY hacks.

    That's because Goodman is sold to DIY hacks.
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    There may be some information inside. I hate...

    There may be some information inside. I hate faded, illegible ratings plates. There's probably some numbers on the compressor about its size.
    Why do you need that info?
  24. The indoor unit is ancient. The blower is filthy....

    The indoor unit is ancient. The blower is filthy. The coil probably has enough dirt in it to severely restrict air flow. Time bring in Dr. Kavorkian. If they were mine I would positively replace...
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    Ditto. Find something else to worry about. :grin2:

    Ditto. Find something else to worry about. :grin2:
  26. Thread: Water Noise

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    As snupy said, some furnaces do not effectively...

    As snupy said, some furnaces do not effectively capture and drain the condensate. It could be a glitch in the installation or a design flaw. There should not be water in the draft inducer. PVC...
  27. The NCI CO alarm is good. NSI 3000...

    The NCI CO alarm is good. NSI 3000
    https://www.nationalcomfortinstitute.com/pro/index.cfm?pid=988#&pc=796&pr=397

    A good alarm is absolutely necessary if your heater is not vented. I still...
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    Change the dirty air filter and reset the high...

    Change the dirty air filter and reset the high pressure limit on the heat pump.
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    I have only one unit. No additional fans. The...

    I have only one unit. No additional fans. The units have a throw of around 30'. The building is open, without partitions. The discharge can be directed at different angles to reach all areas.

    As a...
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    What if there is no wind? Hot gases will rise and...

    What if there is no wind? Hot gases will rise and that's where the intake is.
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    Figure 32 has illustrations that represent your...

    Figure 32 has illustrations that represent your installation. None of them have the intake above the exhaust. It is common sense to have the exhaust higher so as not to recirculate the exhaust. A...
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    That is wrong. The exhaust gases are hot and will...

    That is wrong. The exhaust gases are hot and will rise as they exit. The intake should be below the exhaust.
    Trust me. I've corrected this situation more than once. You'll have problems when there...
  33. Thread: Nest thermostat

    by kdean1
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    Nest does not share with technicians why or what...

    Nest does not share with technicians why or what it is doing. How can I tell if it's working properly without that information.
    Oh, and their tech support people are clueless.
  34. What does the manufacturer require? I have...

    What does the manufacturer require? I have replaced zone panels because the original contractor failed to provide a transformer for the zone panel as required. Instead they used the control voltage...
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    P series is commercial and M series is...

    P series is commercial and M series is residential. Both have Hyper Heat models.
    The M series currently has a maximum capacity of 1.5 tons. The P series is available up to 3 tons.
    I have a 1.5...
  36. I like the wire on the "not used" terminal. I...

    I like the wire on the "not used" terminal. I wonder what it does?
    We do not/will not provide DIY advice. Call a technician to suss it out.
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    That's a question I would ask of Coleman.

    That's a question I would ask of Coleman.
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    How long is the pipe to the heater and what size...

    How long is the pipe to the heater and what size is it? Your description of the behavior sounds like the line does not have enough volume.
    Or could the orifices have been removed from the manifold...
  39. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! HAVE YOU LISTENED TO...

    FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! HAVE YOU LISTENED TO ANYTHING WE'VE POSTED?
    I'm out.
  40. FINALLY. The recommendation has been made...

    FINALLY.
    The recommendation has been made several times to call in a professional. It's time you do that.
    By your admission, you know very little about zoning. The purpose of this site not to...
  41. You have mentioned the wiring of the thermostat...

    You have mentioned the wiring of the thermostat several times. We get that. However NONE of us have questioned the thermostat because THAT'S NOT THE PROBLEM.
    Several excellent suggestions have been...
  42. Bypassing parts is a dangerous action. Don't call...

    Bypassing parts is a dangerous action. Don't call that guy out again.
    Get a real technician.
  43. The picture shows a 3 ton fan/coil unit built in...

    The picture shows a 3 ton fan/coil unit built in 2012. 3 speed blower. Piston, no TXV. Either there is no heater package installed or the installers didn't bother to put the sticker on with the...
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    You'll need to have a technician determine the...

    You'll need to have a technician determine the problem.

    We cannot give DIY advice as those are rules of the site.
  45. You should INSIST on a print out of the load...

    You should INSIST on a print out of the load calculation. Please post it here. You'll need to verify they used accurate design temperatures for your area.
  46. Thread: CA ?

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    We have an Insight and an Intech. Both are nice....

    We have an Insight and an Intech. Both are nice. If purchased from NCI they include the Dywer 450 draft gauge.
    I highly recommend the NCI combustion and CA class. It will make you re-examine what...
  47. Thread: PSI

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    I don't put out. My wife disapproves.

    I don't put out. My wife disapproves.
  48. You need to ask them for the Manual J (load...

    You need to ask them for the Manual J (load calculation) that justifies that much cooling. Push them hard on that. Oversizing results in short cycles and cold, humid air in cooling season.
    Are you...
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    I took out our EAC after 5 years. I was tired of...

    I took out our EAC after 5 years. I was tired of washing it and I never noticed an improvement in air quality. We don't smoke so odors weren't a problem. Why do you feel the need for an EAC along...
  50. I've seen much worse. The worst thing I see is...

    I've seen much worse. The worst thing I see is tight turns of the flex duct in a couple places.

    You have 8 tons of cooling? I hope you live in a 10,000 square foot house in a desert. If not then...
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