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    Thank you. All of the settings on the air...

    Thank you. All of the settings on the air handler control board are as they should be. So everything is good!

    :)
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    Thanks beshvac. I know I can use the 002 with...

    Thanks beshvac. I know I can use the 002 with the 3 ton condenser, but don't know if that's with the factory-installed 2 ton TXV or whether the TXV needs to be changed to match the condenser size.
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    Any Carrier heratpump experts out there?

    OK, two new heatpump systems installed; one has a 3 ton outdoor unit (25HCD336) with a 3-5 ton indoor unit (FV4CNF005), the other has a 3 ton outdoor unit (25HCD336) with a nominal 1.5-3 ton indoor...
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    Yes, that's what the local distributor said but...

    Yes, that's what the local distributor said but the official response from Carrier was no (?!):

    "Thank you for contacting Carrier. The air handlers do not have coils made entirely of aluminum. ...
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    Yes, I had heard that for Carrier's separate...

    Yes, I had heard that for Carrier's separate evaporator coils. Their website still refers to "copper coil with aluminum fins" on their air handlers. Do you know if they now use all aluminum coils...
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    formicary corrosion

    Question for all the hard-core pros! Formicary corrosion occurs in copper and copper alloy coils when oxygen, water and organic acids are present. Pretty much all evaporator coils are made with...
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    Well, just got off the phone with Goodman and...

    Well, just got off the phone with Goodman and they confirmed that the two units are identical mechanically and electronically except for the compressor blanket, the coil size and the warranty.
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    Wahoo: It's not that close to interfere with the...

    Wahoo: It's not that close to interfere with the smaller units but it may with the larger ones.

    Rodney: Yes, I understand that installation is everything. Glad to hear that the newer Goodman...
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    Wahoo: Good question. I want the AVPTC to...

    Wahoo:

    Good question. I want the AVPTC to enable thermostat-controlled dehumidification via reduced fan speed. It's only a little more expensive than the PSC motor air handlers that might...
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    Thanks. This is why I'm confused - am I correct...

    Thanks. This is why I'm confused - am I correct that the 14 SEER SSX/ASX units are identical to the 13 SEER GSX units with the exception of the compressor blanket (which might impact the noise...
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    Goodman heatpumps

    Hello all:

    I find myself in the undesirable position of having to replace both heatpumps in my house. Currently have two 9 year old builder grade Carrier units which have been money sinks since...
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    Not sure what you mean (or why). Can you...

    Not sure what you mean (or why). Can you elaborate?

    Thanks,

    keith
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    Unfortunately, space is somewhat limited, hence...

    Unfortunately, space is somewhat limited, hence the smaller cube. We've had the RPCC for over 20 years and it's been pretty reliable. Maybe we just got lucky.
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    Oh, shoot, you're kidding me, right? Might as...

    Oh, shoot, you're kidding me, right? Might as well have a goodman sitting there next to the other one, then.

    :mad:
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    Rhem condenser color?

    Hello all:

    Not so strange a question as it may seem - I need to replace a (green) 1.5 ton Rheem RPCC heatpump that will be sitting next to a 3 year old (green) Rheem RASL036JEZ A/C condenser...
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    Thanks for the comments so far. I was thinking...

    Thanks for the comments so far. I was thinking of the GSZ130361 and AVPTC31371 (lowest grade condenser and variable speed air handler) which actually delivers 14 SEER. Would it be worth the...
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    "Builder Grade" (bad?)

    Evenin' all:

    I'm in the unfortunate position of having to replace two heatpump split systems in our newly-acquired retirement residence. Current units are 8 year old, 3 ton, R22, Carrier...
  18. VERY heavy frost - coils and innards complete...

    VERY heavy frost - coils and innards complete covered. Not a solid block of ice like I've seen on inside A/C evaporators but enough that I think pretty much all of the heat is coming from the...
  19. Unfortunately, we aren't usually there long...

    Unfortunately, we aren't usually there long enough to figure out exactly what's going on (weekends only). It usually corrects itself because the temperatures fluctuate below and above freezin (i's...
  20. Hard to tell if it's heating as the auxilliary...

    Hard to tell if it's heating as the auxilliary heat is coming on automatically. Maybe the heatpump is heating but can't keep up and the aux heat is coming on; or maybe the heatpump isn't heating...
  21. Heat pump condensers (2) both freezing over - Need local HVAC-Talk Pro!

    Hi all:

    I'm having a strange problem with my upstairs and downstairs heatpumps. The house is on Smith Mountain Lake in SW Virginia (humidity?) and when the weather gets cold (freezing or just...
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    Repairing bird damage to bathroom vent

    Birds have made nests in the bathroom vent outlet of our recently purchased house. I took off the external vent cover and found the ductwork (4” uninsulated plastic accordion dryer duct) all torn to...
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    Contractor Locator Map

    Where can this be found?
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    In general, the coil is supported by (attached...

    In general, the coil is supported by (attached to) the furnace. Some installations even have a flexible coupling between the coil and the supply ductwork, which wouldn't support any weight. The...
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    When you know what the OPs system consists of,...

    When you know what the OPs system consists of, you can offer a definitive recommendation. Until then, your opinion is as worthwhile (or worthless) as anyone else's.
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    Hmmmmm............. well, I guess we all know...

    Hmmmmm............. well, I guess we all know whose glass is half empty!
  27. Presumably your insurance paid for the repairs...

    Presumably your insurance paid for the repairs and remediation. You should speak to your insurance company first. But if you don't get an immediate commitment from them at this stage, seek legal...
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    Well, it depends on the indoor unit. Many air...

    Well, it depends on the indoor unit. Many air handlers are compatible with either.
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    What about it?

    What about it?
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    Not sure what your question is?

    Not sure what your question is?
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    Well, so it water. A spraying with bleach would...

    Well, so it water. A spraying with bleach would get rid of the mold, drain off pretty quickly and be further washed off with condensate.

    I'm not saying you should spray the coil every day but I...
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    A heatpump should work fine 80% of the time (+/-...

    A heatpump should work fine 80% of the time (+/- seeing as we don't know where you live). A relatively simple swap of your outdoor condenser and thermostat shouldn't be too expensive. I can't see...
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    Hmmm....... What is "vapor rise"?

    Hmmm....... What is "vapor rise"?
  34. Not if the tech knows what he's doing. Your...

    Not if the tech knows what he's doing. Your first post said "They measured the output at the nearest vent and it was 46 degrees on a 65 degree day". 65 degrees inside the house, or 65 degrees...
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    I've seen this admonition many times on this...

    I've seen this admonition many times on this site. Why not?
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    And yet another angle - older funaces were...

    And yet another angle - older funaces were designed for higher heat differentials and didn't need the higer airflow of modern high efficiency furnaces. Thus the ductwork could be smaller for a given...
  37. +1. Do a little more digging to see which model...

    +1. Do a little more digging to see which model furnace you have. Most furnaces under 90,000 BTU can deliver 1200CFM (which your 3 ton AC needs, nominally).
  38. Sounds like your system has never worked...

    Sounds like your system has never worked satisfactorily. You may have an issue with the ductwork, airflow balancing, or a system problem/malfunction. I'd get a couple more estimates on both...
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    Look into duct liners for your original ducts.

    Look into duct liners for your original ducts.
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    Get a proper heatload analysis done before...

    Get a proper heatload analysis done before getting bids on a new system. I doubt very much adding insulation cut your heating requirements in half, but the proper analysis will give you the exact...
  42. I think they are referring to the Rheem 412...

    I think they are referring to the Rheem 412 thermostat. If you're not using a modulating furnace (which you aren't) I believe you can use the White Rogers comparable heatpump thermostat - the...
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    If pricing of HVAC systems was more transparent,...

    If pricing of HVAC systems was more transparent, the profession wouldn't be in this situation. There are just too many examples of homeowners getting ripped off that you can hardly blame them for...
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    Stick with the media filter.

    Stick with the media filter.
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    Eddie27970: Please put your location in your...

    Eddie27970: Please put your location in your profile. If your handle is your zip code, I have a name and number of the local Rheem distributor who will probably be able to help (at least better...
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    Agree with the previous 2 posts - the RANL series...

    Agree with the previous 2 posts - the RANL series is better built than the AJN series. But if both are installed correctly, I doubt you'll notice any difference. I have one of the old Rheem "cube"...
  47. I wouldn't be too hard on the previous owner. ...

    I wouldn't be too hard on the previous owner. The system should work fine. There appears to be a problem with the installation. Is your buddy completely familiar with heat pumps? They're more...
  48. Is the ductwork insulated? If not, some...

    Is the ductwork insulated? If not, some insulating wrap would help the problem. Check the airflow, make sure it's not blocked (dirty filter, etc). What's the delta across the coil?
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    I must say that I think it IS up to manufacturers...

    I must say that I think it IS up to manufacturers and professional organizations to police the trade. Unfortunately, manufacturers currently don't do that and neither do organizations such as ACCA. ...
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    60,000 BTU might be on the low side but,...

    60,000 BTU might be on the low side but, remember, heat rises and whatever you put into that room will mostly find its way upstairs, eventually (a sort of "auto-zoning"). ;)
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