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  1. Those are not different voltage taps. They do...

    Those are not different voltage taps. They do not make a control to do what you want, for good reason. You'd be overheating the furnace and possibly damaging it. There are a few things you can do:...
  2. Usually if it won't fit through the opening the...

    Usually if it won't fit through the opening the ole Sawz-all comes out to play.
  3. That's a liquid line stub. Contact your local...

    That's a liquid line stub. Contact your local Carrier or Bryant dealer.
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    Sounds like a defrost cycle. While defrosting,...

    Sounds like a defrost cycle. While defrosting, the outdoor fan may be off and the unit can be a little noisy. The "smoke" is actually steam/water vapor evaporating off of the outdoor coil.

    It's...
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    1. Yes ignitor is a wear and tear item that fails...

    1. Yes ignitor is a wear and tear item that fails suddenly. I do agree that 115 ohms sounds high.
    2. Don't spend more than a few dollars on a 1" filter. It just chokes off airflow through the...
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    15-20 years. No, it's not a common occurrance...

    15-20 years. No, it's not a common occurrance but I have seen it a few times.



    Length depends on the furnace size and mfg recommendations. Without seeing your job in person I can't really...
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    I found one online within 5 minutes of searching....

    I found one online within 5 minutes of searching. I'm not sure why you're having trouble. Unfortunately I can't post links here but Google led me there fairly quick.
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    Is this a gas log set?

    Is this a gas log set?
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    "refurbished furnaces" (aka "used") are a bad...

    "refurbished furnaces" (aka "used") are a bad idea. Not sure how it is in Canada, but here installing a used unit can void the ratings. Also, if a used furnace is installed and catches fire it may...
  10. Will furnace manufacturers only honor warranty if you use their brand of ther...

    Weren't there some Amana units that required their stat for warranty? Also some Rheem thermostats wouldn't be warranted unless they were installed on the correct furnace (Contours). I also know on...
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    The washer, dryer, and probaby that...

    The washer, dryer, and probaby that fridge/freezer need to move IMO. The new furnace shouldn't be as large or heavy as the existing one, and the old one can be removed in pieces.
  12. Aside from the fact that you shouldn't be...

    Aside from the fact that you shouldn't be installing a used 20 year old furnace anywhere, power burners are not toys. They require proper setup by an experienced technician using the proper...
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    If cost isn't a consideration, then metal ducts. ...

    If cost isn't a consideration, then metal ducts. You can buy insulating sleeves for metal ducting. I would get all the ductwork installed, sealed with mastic, and insulated before you re-install...
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    Do you have a humidifier still? If you have the...

    Do you have a humidifier still? If you have the Vision Pro IAQ then hopefully the installer tied that control into it. A lot of times companies will leave the old control on the wall rather than an...
  15. Please call a professional. Attempting to repair...

    Please call a professional. Attempting to repair this yourself could cost more (in unneeded parts and wasted time) then just getting someone to look at it. That GUJ has to be minimum 15 years old,...
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    I'm curious where you bought a top end Rheem...

    I'm curious where you bought a top end Rheem system from? Typical engineer though - can't resist the urge to brag about how smart you are. Had you just posted here that you got a new system and...
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    I was responding to the arrogant tone of his...

    I was responding to the arrogant tone of his post. He took the time to let us all know that he feels he's overly qualified to be doing this, by reading his question I disagree.



    Really,...
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    Crap like that was the reason I always told them...

    Crap like that was the reason I always told them before I fixed anything that payment was due today. Had a few pull the "call my home warranty" gag on me, joke was on them. More than one went...
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    1. There's no such thing as "R410A oil". R410A...

    1. There's no such thing as "R410A oil". R410A is a refrigerant, it is only miscible with one type of oil.
    2. Yes, you need to oil the flares on mini-splits. You also need to make those flares...
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    Probably, yes. When the system reverses for...

    Probably, yes. When the system reverses for defrost you are probably hearing some liquid flash indoors. Shouldn't be anything to worry about.
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    Wonder if he'll tell the insurance adjusters...

    Wonder if he'll tell the insurance adjusters about all the money he saved re-wiring his handler himself? You know, when they come to examine the smoldering remains of his house.
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    There's plenty of old GE cubes plugging away...

    There's plenty of old GE cubes plugging away here. See them every summer.
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    That's been field converted to a misting...

    That's been field converted to a misting humidifier.
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    Replacing a compressor, especially in a...

    Replacing a compressor, especially in a refrigeration application, is not a DIY project. Call a professional in before you make it worse.
  25. Looks like dust, might possibly be some "growth"...

    Looks like dust, might possibly be some "growth" there. Nobody could really call it mold without testing. I would say a thorough duct cleaning, unit cleaning, sanitizing, and possibly a UV light...
  26. Quick answer: No, there's no cheap/easy way out...

    Quick answer: No, there's no cheap/easy way out of it. Epoxy, leak lock, tapes, etc will not stop refrigerant.
  27. They should be tested with his manometer teed...

    They should be tested with his manometer teed into each side, then subtract the two for the correct reading.
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    I highly doubt you'll be able to locate an LP kit...

    I highly doubt you'll be able to locate an LP kit for a furnace that old. Why are you converting it?
  29. The first joint at the furnace isn't supposed to...

    The first joint at the furnace isn't supposed to be glued at all, Trane recommends it be sealed with high temp silicone in case it needs to be removed later for service.

    From the install manual:...
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    I notice the ones we're getting from Allied say...

    I notice the ones we're getting from Allied say "Honeywell" in their part description. I guess the generic "Costa Rica" clones were too much trouble?
  31. Mold in old air handler? Need advice please, PICs included.

    1. It's irresponsible to declare that "mold" without having it tested. Most places will just tell you that you have growth there. Either way, it shouldn't be there.
    2. 20 years is nearing the...
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    That's a P1WHD12L06006A. It's an old...

    That's a P1WHD12L06006A. It's an old Luxaire/York outdoor gas furnace. York lists it as obsolete, the only part still available for it is the ignitor. Considering the age, it's probably best if...
  33. You are probably going to want to get a...

    You are probably going to want to get a contractor in your area that specializes in geothermal to thoroughly examine the system. 21 years old is nearing the end of the expected life, and these units...
  34. They must be vented separately. If the...

    They must be vented separately. If the appearance of the pipes is a concern the furnace can have a termination kit installed to make it look nicer.
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    Not sure what you're pointing out. Page 13...

    Not sure what you're pointing out. Page 13 mentions you only have to be 12" off a window with a termination, but that would still fail an inspection here.
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    You cannot locate it under a window, even with a...

    You cannot locate it under a window, even with a termination kit.
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    Were you getting any faults?

    Were you getting any faults?
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    I have repeatedly had to change out Glowfly...

    I have repeatedly had to change out Glowfly ignitors that were used in place of 80V ignitors because the Glowfly wouldn't get hot enough to ignite the gas.
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    Maybe you had some air trapped in the lines? The...

    Maybe you had some air trapped in the lines? The furnace "locks out" after a set number of tries - cycling the power resets it and allows it to try again.
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    HP/oil dual energy system question

    On a normal heat pump w/electric strips the defrost control sends a signal in to bring the backup heat on during defrost so you're not getting cold air from the vents. On dual fuel applications I...
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    A competent HVAC company should be able to solve...

    A competent HVAC company should be able to solve this for you, yes.
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    I think the larger concern should be what killed...

    I think the larger concern should be what killed a 6 year old furnace?
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    Burning wood requires loads of combustion air...

    Burning wood requires loads of combustion air (fresh air). It sounds like exhaust is being pulled back into the house, which is actually a very dangerous situation. You will likely need to bring in...
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    Yes, call a technician out and it professionally...

    Yes, call a technician out and it professionally checked out.

    This site doesn't offer DIY advice, you probably didn't see the multiple warnings about that when you signed up and posted.

    You've...
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    My experience with HW companies was 99% negative....

    My experience with HW companies was 99% negative. When the policies are bought, people assume their furnace is 100% covered and are shocked to find out they don't get a new one if it can be fixed,...
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    They don't AFAIK. Nordyne operates the Maytag...

    They don't AFAIK. Nordyne operates the Maytag HVAC website, which is devoid of any information on this. Google wasn't much help either. I can call my Nordyne rep tomorrow and ask, not sure if that...
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    I feel like you've already answered your own...

    I feel like you've already answered your own question.
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    Labor warranty is optional on those units.

    Labor warranty is optional on those units.
  49. All brands can experience a breakdown before the...

    All brands can experience a breakdown before the first year is up. We sell Nordyne and Revolv/Stylecrest, haven't really seen a lot of failures out of either. What's more important is the...
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    How old is the unit? The warranty applies to...

    How old is the unit? The warranty applies to parts only, the $250 labor is if they replace the entire unit for you (which they don't do for a board). If it's over 1 year old you have to pay the...
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