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    We sell Westinghouse 15+ SEER 410a HPs all the...

    We sell Westinghouse 15+ SEER 410a HPs all the time. I have one on my house for 1.5 yrs now. I've had 0 problems with my installs or my system. Its far quieter than the 10 SEER Lennox we replaced...
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    Undersized lineset decreases cooling capacity,...

    Undersized lineset decreases cooling capacity, therefore, it affects SEER negatively. SEER being the ratio between KWH used to produce X tons of cooling.
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    Get this mess sized and installed by a pro. That...

    Get this mess sized and installed by a pro. That is not a DIY project. Of course, if you don't, you've got no one to blame but yourself. One of the most messed up duct systems I've ever seen was...
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    Make Sure that you have the lineset in the groove...

    Make Sure that you have the lineset in the groove and that the copper is clean without too much corrosion or oil on it before using it.

    I don't know the Fluke 16, but my Fluke has a set screw to...
  5. You're missing some basic thermodynamic prinicples

    The reason flex duct jacket and insulation fills up with water has nothing to do with the condensate drain or evaporator coils, unless something is badly tilted and poor ductwork runs allow water...
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    'Nuf Said.

    'Nuf Said.
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    Thanks for the Hug Chillbilly.

    I feel better.
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    Southern Hospitality

    I find it amusing that a guy from NJ has to ask how to show hospitality to someone in their home. Anyone else find this interesting or amusing?

    Some things we just know in the South.

    I...
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    POSITIVE COMMENTS

    Ok, Let me get this straight:

    You're mad at me because I called a guy whom you like and "trust" whom you are backchecking his advise on an anoymous website based on your admittedly inadequate...
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    Well done, you get an A. Come on down and I'll...

    Well done, you get an A. Come on down and I'll feed you some catfish and hushpuppies.

    Mike
  11. Thread: Heil Heat pump

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    Be more assertive with your HVAC friend, don't...

    Be more assertive with your HVAC friend, don't wait for him to offer to come look, tell him you'll buy him pizza and beer. LOL.
  12. No, your AC 37K is cooling capacity, 87K is your...

    No, your AC 37K is cooling capacity, 87K is your heating capacity. Two totally seperate things.
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    Hehehe, Canadians just can't take a joke. eh? ...

    Hehehe, Canadians just can't take a joke. eh?

    Like that time, the Montreal team played a game and they flew the Canadian flag upside down. I mean really, sometimes leaves hang down off tree...
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    Good word use of the word "Pedantic"! LOL I...

    Good word use of the word "Pedantic"! LOL

    I can't vouch for HVAC Calc, I use Wrightsoft and love it. I took Hank Rutkowski's EPIC instructor course a few years ago and got convicted of the...
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    YOu really need to hire a contractor that can...

    YOu really need to hire a contractor that can produce a Manual J & D on the house. Let him guide you on what system will meet your specific requirements. Generally speaking, Variable Speed Blowers...
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    Irascible, Good point on the TEL, and my 72...

    Irascible,

    Good point on the TEL, and my 72 sq. in per ton rule of thumb is just that. Without SP readings and more info it's just a quick way to see how much trouble we're in when looking at a...
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    What should your superheat be? In order to...

    What should your superheat be? In order to determine that you need outdoor condensor air entering temp and indoor wetbulb air temp as close to the return side of the coil as you can get.

    1 degree...
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    Why would you need A/C in Canada? Talk about...

    Why would you need A/C in Canada? Talk about selling ice to Eskimos.

    Mike from Hot/Humid Mississippi.
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    It's not a reliable indicator of anything without...

    It's not a reliable indicator of anything without actual measurements.

    You need pressure and temprerature readings for us to make any guesses.
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    OK, it seems to be airflow class day on this...

    OK, it seems to be airflow class day on this site.

    First of all, your HVAC contractor should have done a Manual J to properly size the A/C equipment and subsequently done a Manual D to design and...
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    I had to weigh in on this one, because it hits...

    I had to weigh in on this one, because it hits close to home for our business. There are Lies, Damn Lies, and then Statistics. What you haven't said is how the contractor measured the various...
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    Get a Manual J & D done by a certified ACCA pro. ...

    Get a Manual J & D done by a certified ACCA pro. Have them perform a DuctBlaster test to determine your total duct leakage. Have them determine if the ductwork you have will work if sealed properly...
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    I make a living going behind these guys and fixing this kind of stuff for HO's.

    One other thing to make sure is that the return duct is adequetly sized for the unit you have, you didn't give any...
  24. Good question. The kid's rooms being comfortable...

    Good question. The kid's rooms being comfortable has little to do with the power vent question. Comfort is a factor of how well the upstairs A/C is performing and how well the upstairs rooms are...
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    Your static is way high! 0.5 WC inches is the...

    Your static is way high! 0.5 WC inches is the maximum design recommended on the plate in most furncaces. YES, high static can and will shorten the life of your blower and your A/C coil and...
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