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    most of the estimaters I've seen are more...

    most of the estimaters I've seen are more salesmen than install/service tech. If there is a major error in the duct sizing of the unit, then a service technician should be able to tell just by...
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    Don't worry, there hasn't been a unit I haven't...

    Don't worry, there hasn't been a unit I haven't fixed yet... "knocks on wood" :cool:
  3. Please have your friend check the pressures,...

    Please have your friend check the pressures, because if you ask here Beenthere will remind you of the strict no do it yourself rules..:cool: I'm just wondering where he's been, because everytime I...
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    If you look on some manufacturer's websites you...

    If you look on some manufacturer's websites you can see the decibel ratings on them, I can't remember what the quietest is but they have some quieter than that unit. That's not very loud, but there...
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    Glad to hear you found a good technician ;)

    Glad to hear you found a good technician ;)
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    the only time I've seen a "plastic pad" is when...

    the only time I've seen a "plastic pad" is when there's no concrete. Yeah you don't want the unit vibrating in the dirt, might dig a hole eventually :p
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    how do I put my e-mail up in my public profile?

    how do I put my e-mail up in my public profile?
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    I live in Phoenix, AZ so if you live you can...

    I live in Phoenix, AZ so if you live you can e-mail me with the contractors you've had at your house and I can tell you if that's the problem. There's a lot of very poor residential companies in...
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    Udarrel, you ever install or deal with an Aire...

    Udarrel, you ever install or deal with an Aire Flo unit... split system? Might change your mind LOL, but generally speaking I'd say you're right. :cool:
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    Goodman, decent unit, not my favorite, but...

    Goodman, decent unit, not my favorite, but certainly not the worst... and as for Home Warranties... they suck... the home warranty company contracts the HVAC guy to do the work at 160-185 per call...
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    I only know what he's talking about because I...

    I only know what he's talking about because I went to a customer's house and said what happened to that panel and the customer said it came like that... I was OH... duhhh LOL
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    If there was a problem with the airflow on the...

    If there was a problem with the airflow on the condenser coil, the suction should be a lot higher I would think because the heat isn't being released...???
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    LOL, nice pics but that panel is not on either of...

    LOL, nice pics but that panel is not on either of those pics... let me see if I can find something, but then I don't know how I would point to it anyway :D
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    makes the unit look cheaper without that panel......

    makes the unit look cheaper without that panel... get less rain/weather exposure without it.. ??? It's that annoying panel you have to take off so that you can easily get to the service ports/king...
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    I thought those units were almost identical. ...

    I thought those units were almost identical. That panel almost has to fit... they make that same cabinet for sooo many trane units...
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    It's 100% a restriction, I can't find your exact...

    It's 100% a restriction, I can't find your exact unit online, but those units have screens inside of the lines... look for a spot where the copper has been rolled... If you open the indoor coil and...
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    damn Beenthere... I know you've been there, but...

    damn Beenthere... I know you've been there, but please don't go there... isn't any information good to have in case he's not getting that Bryant... if I remember correctly he hasn't made a purchase...
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    Can't remember what the model number is, but a...

    Can't remember what the model number is, but a 410A coil from York seems to have a decent amount of leaks... about 5% of the ones we've installed...:cool:
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    Just some FYI... if you get a t-stat with a...

    Just some FYI... if you get a t-stat with a humidity control... the hum control will activate and actually slow your variable speed fan down by 12-15% depending on the model you get slow the air flow...
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    You're missing a number, but anyway the company I...

    You're missing a number, but anyway the company I work for installs these unit and I've never seen one leak... I though all those leak problems were in the past... I have seen the drain pan crack...
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    And if you have the money definitely go with the...

    And if you have the money definitely go with the variable speed... there's a lot of advantages... only disadvantage is that if it does go out in 15 years it will be more expensive to replace... good...
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    RUUUUUUUDDDDDDDDDD, in my opinion, trane is not...

    RUUUUUUUDDDDDDDDDD, in my opinion, trane is not worth the extra cost, the trane 14i is a very good unit, but I'd go with Ruud/Rheem....:cool:
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    I cant find the schematic on that unit at the...

    I cant find the schematic on that unit at the moment, but I'm sure that board has a spade fuse. If you have a short in the low voltage system like a crimped t-stat wire then the spade fuse will...
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    scott open that box and tell me if it has a...

    scott open that box and tell me if it has a purple spade fuse that you would find in a car... should have a number 3 on it.... purple fuse with number 3
  25. Did the a/c technician tell you where it's...

    Did the a/c technician tell you where it's leaking? If the indoor coil is leaking then the repair will be most of the cost of replacing the whole unit. Also the Bryant unit you have my have a 10...
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    Copeland is the brand of the compressor that is...

    Copeland is the brand of the compressor that is in a Carrier unit, other brands such as Goodman/York use copeland compressors in their units as well... If you don't replace the compressor, you will...
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    you could set both of your t-stats at 8 or 10...

    you could set both of your t-stats at 8 or 10 degrees cooler then what the current temp is then take temperature reading at the supplies/vents. Then set both t-stats for 1 degree under what the...
  28. Great, I just posted, LOL...

    Great, I just posted, LOL...
  29. You should have it checked, but if you noticed...

    You should have it checked, but if you noticed when you took off the thermostat there's 4-6 wires on it and for the cooling you're going to be using the Y terminal... so if that wire is yellow let's...
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    Beenthere, I'm not sure what you are saying......

    Beenthere, I'm not sure what you are saying... the fan on... continuous fan is adjustable, but you have to adjust the high/low speeds to change it... it's like we're saying the same thing. Some...
  31. if you go to York's website they'll have all the...

    if you go to York's website they'll have all the technical info you can ask for... the 5ton 8T Heatpump get up to 15.15 seer when properly matched so look around on the website for Luxaire stuff or...
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    I wrote that because he was talking about having...

    I wrote that because he was talking about having trouble getting airflow to the third floor... To be more specific whatever you set the dip-switches or jumpers at will give you certain cfm's... fan...
  33. specs as far as effiency or size in inches? I...

    specs as far as effiency or size in inches? I have to call the Trane dealer sometimes if I can't find the information online.
  34. First off what did they put in... model...

    First off what did they put in... model numbers... and a good thing to check is if the T-stat is set at 73 then check the temperature on the return air duct, then check the temperature at a few of...
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    If you'd like more airflow there's a set of...

    If you'd like more airflow there's a set of jumpers in your air handler/furnace. The manual that comes with the unit tell you with Cool jumper and ADJust jumper at C,D then airflow will be at 1863...
  36. I've seen a couple copper line sets ran through...

    I've seen a couple copper line sets ran through PVC pipe, but that practice has completely stopped in AZ at least... :cool:
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    thanks beenthere... I think my reading...

    thanks beenthere... I think my reading comprhension is low, that's the third time I've done that :)
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    sorry :)

    sorry :)
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    Can you be more specific about which piece of...

    Can you be more specific about which piece of equipment starts up and when... The air handler should never be off while the condenser unit is running... The air handler will stay on for 30-90...
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    93mastercraft, where are you located? pricing I...

    93mastercraft, where are you located? pricing I wouldn't worry about... everything he did sounds normal... You should never need to add or remove r-22 unless you are overcharged or have a leak... ...
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    If the unit didnt originally come with a "hard...

    If the unit didnt originally come with a "hard start" start capacitor and they had to install one to get the compressor to come on then it's only a matter of time before that compressor won't come on...
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    I've seen a lot of units having sweating pipes...

    I've seen a lot of units having sweating pipes that arent positioned properly over the drain pan and/or they are touching the outer panel. This will cause a very slow drip. If the condensate was...
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    Not only electrical/copper line sets, but also...

    Not only electrical/copper line sets, but also you'll need some kind of pvc drain line... so make sure that won't be a pain in the ass. The correct answer would be to do a load calculation on your...
  44. If the air coming out of the vents is very loud,...

    If the air coming out of the vents is very loud, then it's an airflow issue. For example if the air flow/velocity is too great out of one vent then it's been setup wrong. If the noise is coming...
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    Sorry beenthere :) wasn't thinking that the coil...

    Sorry beenthere :) wasn't thinking that the coil was from Trane... I still hate those superboosts and this is just another reason I dont like equipment that's not matched up properly.
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    Super boost = 2 wire "hard start" = more problems...

    Super boost = 2 wire "hard start" = more problems than if they put in a 3 wire system. The hard start is a start capacitor with a relay. There's a million units that have TXV's and no hard start. ...
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    yeah, I'll strap it, tape it with venture tape...

    yeah, I'll strap it, tape it with venture tape and seal it with mastic... I see duct with duct tape come off all the time...
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    Kokomo

    The company I work for installs 90% Carrier products over the past 3 years. I've only changed out one coil. The only time recently I saw a major problem with units are two of Lennox's more...
  49. Thread: Power Surge

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    I've only seen a power surge 3 times and...

    I've only seen a power surge 3 times and everytime it blows up the capacitor and/or wiring. You can go outside and see if the outdoor fan is spinning or not, because your compressor will hiss as a...
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    Out of the new Rudd and Amana I've seen, I've...

    Out of the new Rudd and Amana I've seen, I've found less problems with the Rudd. Always seems like the capacitors leak on the Rudd. I've found several manufacturing problems with the Amana. So if...
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