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    I'm just trying to help a brother out that's got...

    I'm just trying to help a brother out that's got a burned up motor on a holiday weekend. To my knowledge, everything worked fine at 1125 rpm.
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    Blower motor speed question

    Would a drop from 1125 rpm to 1075 rpm on a blower motor cause enough reduction in airflow to be a problem?
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    Revisiting my new system one month later

    To recap:

    My old system: '95 vintage Goodman Janitrol heat pump installed by home builder.

    My new system: 15/16 SEER Maytag heat pump with VS AH and two stage compressor.


    Energy usage,...
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    My new heat pump is on a plastic pad. The...

    My new heat pump is on a plastic pad. The installer told me that the plastic helps to make it quieter.

    He knows more about it than me, so who am I to question him?
  5. I'd keep calling companies. I was in your shoes...

    I'd keep calling companies. I was in your shoes a few weeks ago. I called 8 companies before I found the right one. When the guy from the right company walked into my home, I knew it pretty...
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    I went up in the attic this morning to take a...

    I went up in the attic this morning to take a look at the current condition of my dryer's vent duct and roof cap. It hasn't been that long since I cleaned the thing out, but it was completely...
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    The book that came with it just says vision pro...

    The book that came with it just says vision pro IAQ, no model is mentioned.

    When it told me it would be Honeywell touch screen, the only questions I asked were if it would properly control both...
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    Honeywell touch screen.....8000 series, I think.

    Honeywell touch screen.....8000 series, I think.
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    I'll make a point to do that. The praise is...

    I'll make a point to do that. The praise is deserved.
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    I've been tracking the readings on my electric...

    I've been tracking the readings on my electric meter daily since the install.
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    One thing I've noticed about my new heat pump

    My new heat pump system has a two stage compressor and variable speed air handler.....

    Every time I walk by my thermostat, I notice that the set point and the inside temp are identical. I love it.
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    Doing it is not an issue. Finding the suitable...

    Doing it is not an issue. Finding the suitable part to do the job properly is my problem. That is really the only bit of knowledge that I was seeking with this thread.
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    Clarifying once again, maybe I didn't do a very...

    Clarifying once again, maybe I didn't do a very good job of wording my original post:

    The only reason I am making a change at all is to get rid of the screen. Whatever cap I change to, a screen...
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    A couple of points of clarification: I don't...

    A couple of points of clarification:

    I don't think that I should just remove the screen from my existing cap because there would then be no barrier to keep critters from crawling into the duct. I...
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    Mrlight, venting the thing through a sidewall is...

    Mrlight, venting the thing through a sidewall is not an option. I wish it was.

    I could easily vent it into the garage through a sidewall, but I don't want to do that. I've seen what all of the...
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    Catman, is this the roof cap from Grainger that...

    Catman, is this the roof cap from Grainger that you use? If so, is the damper in it fairly forgiving with differing roof angles?

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/2C905
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    Not exactly a question about HVAC

    This isn't an HVAC question, but I'm sure that some of you guys that do ductwork in new construction can probably answer it for me.....

    The clothes dryer in my house vents through the roof. I...
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    I've got a kerosene heater in my shop and I can...

    I've got a kerosene heater in my shop and I can make it as warm as I need it to be in there. I've also got cable TV and a comfortable chair out there.

    What else could I need?
  19. It looks like there are a lot of litle nit-picky...

    It looks like there are a lot of litle nit-picky things about the install, but no major issues. That makes me feel pretty good about it. It DOES look a lot neater than the installation of the old...
  20. Sorry, I took so long to get the "after" pics up....

    Sorry, I took so long to get the "after" pics up. I've been really tied up with a project at work the last couple of days.

    Here they are:
    ...
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    12 everything. For 12 years, all I pay for is...

    12 everything. For 12 years, all I pay for is filters.
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    Brian, I just had a new system installed today. ...

    Brian, I just had a new system installed today. Several weeks ago, I was in the same situation that you are in now. Just when I reached my frustration point (you can read all about it in my "long...
  23. I think it was. They completed it in 6.5 hours....

    I think it was. They completed it in 6.5 hours.

    I forgot to mention this. The lead installer took his own before and after pictures. He told me that the company runs a contest every month for...
  24. It is dark now. I had to work late tonight and I...

    It is dark now. I had to work late tonight and I will have to start early in the morning, so the "after" pics won't be up until tomorrow evening at the earliest.

    Like many of you, I'm in the...
  25. I wrapped the quack tape around the cover because...

    I wrapped the quack tape around the cover because the insulation on the inside of the cover was falling off. I know it is ugly. I was going more for function than form when I did that.
  26. By request, here are the before and after pics of my new install

    Here are the "before" pics. I probably won't get the "after" pics up until tomorrow.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/etex21/DSCN0951.jpg
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    You bet, I'll do that.

    You bet, I'll do that.
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    It's as if you were reading my "long rant"...

    It's as if you were reading my "long rant" thread.....

    When I get ready to do something, I immerse myself in the subject and learn as much as I can. This site has been a big part of my HVAC...
  29. You bet I will. I'll tell everyone that I know...

    You bet I will. I'll tell everyone that I know about the great experience that I've had with dealer 6.

    I cross Fork nearly every day. When you get ready to come this way let me know and I'll buy...
  30. The clock on dealer 5 now sits at 3 business days...

    The clock on dealer 5 now sits at 3 business days with no return phone call.

    Question: Why make an initial contact with a customer if you're not going to bother to return any of the subsequent...
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    Thanks to this forum

    Thanks to everyone this forum. I've received quite an education here the last couple of weeks. My new Maytag heat pump will be installed tomorrow. I finally found a dealer that met all of my...
  32. Dealer 6 just sold me a system. He contacted me...

    Dealer 6 just sold me a system. He contacted me before 8:00 this morning and was in my home at 8:30. He asked questions. He answered my questions. He addressed all of my concerns. He did a heat...
  33. Mr. Bill, I understand what you are saying. ...

    Mr. Bill, I understand what you are saying.

    This what bothers me: The one guy that seemed to go through the motions of a load calc initially said 4 ton, but then said 3 ton after doing his...
  34. I forgot to address this part of your post. ...

    I forgot to address this part of your post.

    I've taken care of this system. When we bought the house new, it came with this Goodman system. The first thing that we discovered is that the filter...
  35. I am ready to buy now. My wife was ready to buy...

    I am ready to buy now. My wife was ready to buy two weeks ago. We just need for somebody to come sell us something.

    Before I spend several thousand dollars on anything, I am going to do my...
  36. not far from there

    not far from there
  37. I went back and amended my other post, probably...

    I went back and amended my other post, probably after you read it.....

    I am east of the Dallas market and north of the Tyler market......about an hour and a half from either place.
  38. I am in northeast Texas, east of the Dallas...

    I am in northeast Texas, east of the Dallas market and north of the Tyler market.

    Yes, I have found that out about the 0% offers. The manufacturer websites make it sound like they are offering...
  39. Okay, I think I am back at square one and I am getting frustrated. (long rant)

    I'm beginning to think that none of the dealers around here want my money. I want to buy a higher end system (probably 16-18 SEER) and I want for it to be sized properly. The main reason I am doing...
  40. I have to admit a certain bias against Bristol...

    I have to admit a certain bias against Bristol compressors in general. The Bristol compressor in my junky 12 year old Goodman Janitrol system shorted internally to ground last spring. A buddy of...
  41. Thanks for that info, Plainspoken. How do the...

    Thanks for that info, Plainspoken.

    How do the two compressors compare with regard to efficiency and reliability?
  42. I just discovered this about Bryant Evolution

    The Bryant Evolution heat pumps actually come in three different models -- 288A, 286A, and 698B.....

    The 288A has the Copeland scroll compressor while the other two models have reciprocating...
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    I'll try to remember to do that. After talking...

    I'll try to remember to do that.

    After talking to the Frigidaire dealer Friday night, I am now leaning back toward Frigidaire again. I didn't realize that his bid included the sales tax. The two...
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    Yeah, I probably should have mentioned that. I...

    Yeah, I probably should have mentioned that. I am in northeast Texas. I use the A/C for about 8 months out of the year.....March-October, or something like that.

    In some ways, heat is an...
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    Heat Pump vs. A/C with Electric Heat

    I apologize for asking so many questions this week. I'm getting ready to spend a lot of money on a system and I just want to be sure that I've covered all the bases and that I make the right...
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    I agree with you.

    I agree with you.
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    Is that a standard operating procedure for the...

    Is that a standard operating procedure for the industry, charging customers acquisition fees for warranty parts from the manufacturer that you represent?

    It seems odd to me. I'm in the service...
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    My mind is definitely leaning in one direction...

    My mind is definitely leaning in one direction right now, and it was leaning toward the Frigidaire guy before I had the Bryant guy out. I guess he sold me.

    Maybe I just came here for a little...
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    I'll add this: I was very impressed with the...

    I'll add this:

    I was very impressed with the knowledge exhibited by the Bryant guy. He was the only guy that I've had out that noted that my current system is mismatched -- a 3 ton outside unit...
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    Well, like I said, I am impressed with both...

    Well, like I said, I am impressed with both dealer/contractors and I believe that either will do a fine job and will stand behind their work and their product.

    Thanks for the input.
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