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    Breaking the back of a furnace

    Has anyone heard of breaking the back of a furnace? This is when you run ductwork off the back the supply plenum on an upflow furnace. My understanding is, because of the airflow pattern through the...
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    are these manifolds compatible for regular...

    are these manifolds compatible for regular mechanical gauges or are they only for the 1250,s?
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    The leak problems are on all brands. I would look...

    The leak problems are on all brands. I would look into 10 year parts and labor.
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    Thanks guys. I take it there's not any specific...

    Thanks guys. I take it there's not any specific classes or certifications to take that would help. I should just get the knowledge by experience.
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    Have you seen any information on how to get into...

    Have you seen any information on how to get into it?
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    Advice?

    Looking for advice on how to get into the controls side of our industry? I have 12yrs in the residential side and am getting burned out? Controls seems to be pretty interesting but with no real...
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    that's great! i paid 129.00 at hd about 1 1/2...

    that's great! i paid 129.00 at hd about 1 1/2 years ago for the same kit. love mine. love your price though.
  8. Just out of curiosity, Ever looked into the...

    Just out of curiosity, Ever looked into the Carrier Infinity air cleaner?
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    MCJO I sent you an e-mail

    MCJO I sent you an e-mail
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    thanks guys

    thanks guys
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    Any good business software?

    Hey I am wondering if anyone knows of a good business software program that has the capabilities of connecting pda's for invoice purposes? I used to know someone at a company that used pda's for all...
  12. I personally like Carrier. They are always on the...

    I personally like Carrier. They are always on the leading edge of the industry. They also have the only air cleaner that claims to "catch and kill" influenza. But like everyone has stated, the best...
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    Thanks for all the advice guys.

    Thanks for all the advice guys.
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    Glass ceiling?

    I'm looking to get some advice from any business owners or managers. Little background. I have 10 and a half years experience in residential/light commercial. All with the same company. I have...
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    huh?

    huh?
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    You are possibly leaking air aroung the supply...

    You are possibly leaking air aroung the supply ducts and evaporator coil. Either buy some 181 tape and seal up any air leak you can feel around the unit, or, spend the $ to get a proffessional to...
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    dad, can you tell me where you can get any...

    dad, can you tell me where you can get any information on the drain line needing a cap to relieve pressure? Is it in a manufacturers INO manual or in any HVAC textbook?
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    If it were my house I would look into a ducted...

    If it were my house I would look into a ducted system. Maybe a two stage furnace. Also I would absolutly get my ducts insulated. That would be the most efficient way to heat your home. I would also...
  19. We have been installing Mr. Slim units for years....

    We have been installing Mr. Slim units for years. We always use clear plastic hose without any issues. The indoor unit comes with a corrogated plastic drain connector where we connect the plastic...
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    You should have your duckwork checked by a...

    You should have your duckwork checked by a qualified contractor. Lack of ductwork cause the system to draw air from from anywhere it can. If the door is closed it will suck it from the cracks around...
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    I agree. I wish my electric bills were under...

    I agree. I wish my electric bills were under 200.00 on my 1600+ sq ft home. Not too bad.
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    I would go with a 3 ton. You seem to be worrying...

    I would go with a 3 ton. You seem to be worrying about a 1/2 ton difference. With a vs indoor unit and a 2 stage outdoor unit you should be able to configure it to suit your specific needs. Than if...
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    I also work for a CFAD and we are replacing...

    I also work for a CFAD and we are replacing e-coils like crazy in the atlanta area. We were told the ATA coils were not going to stop formicary corrosion they would just slow it down. The most...
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    I would be suspect of anyone unprofessional...

    I would be suspect of anyone unprofessional enough to call a co-worker stupid. You can definitely turn the speed down to a 3.5 ton. If the velocity is still high at 1400cfm(3.5 ton) than you should...
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    I think you should look into having your HVAC...

    I think you should look into having your HVAC contractor put in a wireless t-stat. Then you could move it where ever or whenever you want. Very handy.
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    You can rig it any way you want but the end...

    You can rig it any way you want but the end result will be the same. An expensive motor module repair and(or) more expensive compressor. When all else fails do it right.:D
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    All we get are tin plated coils. That's Carrier's...

    All we get are tin plated coils. That's Carrier's fix to a leaking evaporator coil issues. The reason they gave is the two dissimilar metals(copper+aluminum) cause leaks within the warranty period....
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    There has absolutely been an increase and Carrier...

    There has absolutely been an increase and Carrier has just announced another one coming real soon. The infinity is a great product and I (a Carrier dealer by the way) strongly recommend it. We are 18...
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    Did adding 3lbs make the txv stop freezing?That...

    Did adding 3lbs make the txv stop freezing?That does't make sense. the txv will maintain constant superheat regardless of an overcharge.
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    We used inficon tek-mate,inficon D-select, now on...

    We used inficon tek-mate,inficon D-select, now on a yellow jacket. Do find leaks but not consistently.
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    13 seer,

    This is absolutely sound advice. Not only with government changes on SEER ratings but also on refrigerants. In about 18 months manufacturers will no longer be allowed to make units that run with...
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    huh?

    I don't understand? If it has a txv, why are you concerned about the superheat reading? Did the txv open when you warmed it?If the valve is not opening up than more 410 should not help.
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    410a leak problems

    Id like to know if anyone else is having any problems finding 410 leaks? The company I work for is on the third different leak detector with no consistent results. We have also tried dye, again, no...
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    I agree, thats actually better than most people,s...

    I agree, thats actually better than most people,s system's at 100. Just be glad its 71 and not 81.
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    I have worked for the same company for over ten...

    I have worked for the same company for over ten years and we slowly move our techs from straight hourly to hourly plus jbh (job billed hours) to finally straight jbh. I happen to love getting paid...
  36. :) Along with making sure your contractor is NATE...

    :) Along with making sure your contractor is NATE certified, you may also contact the manufactures of the equipment you are looking into and they will give you names of factory authorized...
  37. Dust?

    If dust in your house is the problem, an air cleaner is not going to help. The dust is comming from outside. A high efficiencey air cleaner is not going to stop the dust unless you put one at evey...
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    Static pressure should ideally be around 0.5-in...

    Static pressure should ideally be around 0.5-in wc -0.7in wc External Static Pressure. The difference between - and + press. can only help diagnose where there is a problem.(return/supply)

    Also a...
  39. Sounds like you have a problem with your Zone...

    Sounds like you have a problem with your Zone system. The point of a zone system is to help with the big temp difference. What type of zone system do you have? Have you had it checked? How old is it?
  40. I would recommend you cut your losses with that...

    I would recommend you cut your losses with that contractor and call Carrier to find out who they recommend in your area. I know it may cost you more but you need an educated service tech to find and...
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    Most of the heatpump problems you are hearing...

    Most of the heatpump problems you are hearing about are all true. I dont know if tempstar has the technology, if not you may want to look at other manufactures like Carrier or Trane, who offer the...
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    They are ok as long as you have an educated...

    They are ok as long as you have an educated dealer install it.

    Why not both. That would be my suggestion. I love the Duel Fuel system I installed in my home. Its the best of both worlds. But...
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    If your system is old you may want to think about...

    If your system is old you may want to think about upgrading to a 2 speed ac with a variable speed indoor unit that can adjust its capacity based on the amount fo demand.:D
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    Infinity

    The good thing about the infinity zone system is that it can modulate the zones. They are not just open/close dampers. It uses a zone controller usually located at the indoor unit which is where the...
  45. Also It would be smart of you to go with a...

    Also It would be smart of you to go with a company that is a NATE certified,and factory authorized dealer. Whatever brand you choose.
  46. Duel Fuel

    Infinity 24HNA6, which is a 16 seer 2 speed product with a CNP evap coil. Infinity 58MVB, which is a 90% gas (propane convertible) furnace. The infinity zone system. Rebates for that system run $1000...
  47. thermidistat

    The fuse blew for a reason. You either have a short in the thermistat wire, the outdoor control wire(24v), or there is something wrong with the MVP circuit board.
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    Problem Solved

    I would suggest you look at an infinity zone system. Its the best of both worlds. You get a main controller on the main(that controls both levels) with a remote sensor for your upstairs. You can even...
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